Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas...

With the silly season in full swing, its Christmas eve and I have 3 days off to spend some much needed time with my beautiful family.....YAYYYY!!!

So much has been happening and working almost full time in the lead up to Christmas I have not had a lot of time for scrapping....let alone sharing any work!! With my body clock still in night shift routine here I am at 4am wide awake and feeling like I should be working BLAGH!!!

But what better time to think about all my fellow blog followers and thank you all for taking the time over the last 12 months to pop past, catch up on my crazy life and to see what creations have been happening.

So to each and everyone of you, I wish you the very best for a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

Now since its Christmas I thought I would share my Christmas Angel. With thanks to the very talented Melanie Forbes, I had a go at making a Angel from an old dish washing liquid bottle....oh my god how simple and fun these are!! This one I made for my MIL for Christmas, she loves hand made things and with all the gifts I have made her over the years I am thinking I will have to pull out my cabinet making skills and pull together a display cabinet LOL!!

So now I present to you......Christmas Angel

Full Front View - Christmas Angel.

Top Close Up - Christmas Angel.

Back View - Christmas Angel

I also made a set of 3 little houses that stand in front of my Christmas Angel. Another fav of my MIL's is my little houses that I put together (she almost has a village now LOL!!) I used the matching papers from Kaiser that I used on the Christmas Angel.

Christmas Village - OTP Houses.

A layout I created in the start of December, I have had this pic for 12 months now and it was only by going through the last 12 months of pictures that I realised that I had not scrapped up these gorgeous Santa pics. The girls Brownie unit is lucky to have a very special Santa that takes the time to come past every year and see the girls and their families......So do you believe in Santa??

Do you believe in Santa?? - Layout - December 2011

And this very last layout I created was from another old pic I found of myself and my gorgeous hubby at my cousins wedding back in 2009.

Its rare for the hubby and I to get a pic together, so I was thrilled when I found this one.

Us - Layout - December 2011

So with that, I wish you all the very best for Christmas and New Year, and look forward to sharing much more with you all in the coming year.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Saturday, November 12, 2011

RAK winner...

And the winner is.....

Come on down Michelle.
Michelle left me this lovely comment: i just started to follow your blog....i love all your creations!!

Michelle, if you could please contact me via the Twiddleybitz Ning, I will get your RAK off to you this week.

Cheers again to all who took part in the blog hop, it was a HUGE success and all the girls from Twiddley look forward to keeping you all inspired.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen M xox

Monday, November 7, 2011

Last Minute Hoppers...

Just letting you all know that I will close off taking comments for the Twiddleybitz Blog hop at midnight tonight (AEST). The winner for my RAK will be posted on here and on the Twiddleybitz ning tomorrow lunch time.

Once the winner is announced, and if you are the lucky person, could you please message me on the Twiddleybitz Ning so your prize can be posted out.

Once again a very big thank you to all that took the time to stop by and leave some lovely words.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen M xox

Sunday, November 6, 2011


A very BIG Twiddley welcome to you all.

I see that you have all managed to hop your way over to my blog from the very talented Geraldine Pasinati and I look forward to sharing some of my recent projects with you all. Just remember that Geraldine's blog now has 2 secret words to collect, so be sure to keep your eyes open and grab that 2nd word!!

Firstly I am just giving you the "thumbs" up LOL, that due to a recent accident, I have broken my right thumb and the work that I wished to have finished and share with now sitting on the back burner (insert very sad face) until I get the use of my thumb back again.

Ok so onto some sharing of my recent work.....

I love this layout, it has A BEAUTIFUL picture of my daughter Matilda when she was 4 and its one of my all time fav pics of her.

Layout - little girl.

Layout - Handsome Prince
Another fav layout of recent, my little man Kai on his 5th Birthday. Gee he has grown so much since this pic was taken almost 2 years ago!!

This next one is my 2 older girls, likewise they have both grown so much since this pic was taken yet its another one of my favs!!

Layout - My Sweet Girls

Finally my latest off the page creation. I combined 12 ATC's (artist trading cards) with a Santa Sleigh and the large Easel. I love the Vintage Christmas theme and when I saw the latest Kaiser range they were perfect!!

And now finally to finish up a little sneak of some of the goodies that are in my RAK that is up for grabs. Be sure to leave a comment and I will place you all into the draw to win some gorgeous Twiddley and lots of other yummies.

So best you now be hopping along to the ever so talented Ann-Marie Cox, who I am sure will blow your minds with her amazing work. Also make sure that if you are in the Sydney area today then pop on down to the Papercraft show at Penrith and catch up with Nic & Andrew.

Until next time, take care of you and thanks again for hopping along on the Twiddleybitz blog hop. Mwah Karen M xox

Friday, November 4, 2011

RAKAMANIA, Blog Hop has started...

Ok Ladies, the blog hop has offically started.

Be sure to pop on over to the Twiddleybitz Ning to start your weekend of blog hopping and remember to leave a comment as you go to be in the running to win yourself some gorgeous RAKS that are on offer. Oh and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for the secret "WORDS"!!

So until Sunday when I post for my leg of the hop, take care of you and happy hopping LOL!!

Mwah Karen xox

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rakamania Blog Hop

Starting on Friday the 4th of November the Twiddleybitz DT are having a bloghop.
And not just any ol' run of the mill bloghop.....

oh no...
uh uh!!

We are having a RAKAMANIA BLOG HOP!!

Each of the DT members are putting up a RAK for you to win and also showing you some gorgeous work on their blogs in the process.
It all starts on Friday November the 4th at 5pm (AEST)

So keep an eye out on the Ning for more details and the schedule, because that is where the

RAKamania Blog Hop will start!!

And not only will there be prizes from the DT members on the actual Hop, but there will also be prizes to be won on the Ning during the weekend and also on Facebook.

Like our page on Facebook to keep up to date with what is happening on the hop!!
Twiddleybitz on FaceBook

We also have prizes on offer for those of you going to the Paper Crafts Festival in Penrith on Sunday of that same weekend. Make sure to pop into the NIng to see how you can win some Twiddleybitz just for stopping by the Twiddleybitz booth at the Show and saying hello. :-)

We do hope you will join us for what we are sure will be a fun and inspiring and prize packed RAKamania Blog Hop...!

More details on the Ning soon!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Twiddley In Sydney...

For all you paper craft people out there in the Sydney area, be sure to pop on down to the Australian Paper Crafts Festival and check out the ever so amazing and talented Team from Twiddleybitz.

Andrew and Nic, will be there along with some of the DT girls, so be sure to pop past the stand and fill up your stash with lots of yummy Twiddley!!

Until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lots of Twiddley....

With School holidays over and my week of annual leave done and dusted it gave me the opportunity to scrap up a few more layouts!

Firstly a sneak peek of my next upcoming class.

To Reach For the Sky - Layout using lots of Twiddleybitz and designed perfectly for little boys. Teamed up with the Kaiser Little Toot range, this layout is bright and funky with lots happening on the page.

Class Details - Friday 21st October at 7:30pm.
Scrappers Delit'e - Rooftop, Shop 212 Upper Level Gladstone Park Shopping Centre.
To secure a spot be sure to call the shop on (03) 93351100.

These next two layouts I created were screaming Websters Pages. I have had the photos of my little man with Mums prized roses for over 12 months now, but just had to find the right papers to team them up with. Once again with lots of Twiddleybitz I created layouts that I am really happy with.

Nans Magical Garden - Layout.

The Flower of Love - Layout.

For full details of what I have used on these layouts be sure to pop on over to the Twiddleybitz Ning. Along with my work you will come across plenty of inspiration and projects that the amazing DT girls have created.

Another layout I created using more Twiddleybitz. I rarely scrap pictures of my wedding day, but just love this pic and the end result turned out better than I had hoped!

Our Special Day - Layout.

Well that's all for today, kids need to be picked up from school soon and I have a million other jobs that need attending too.

So until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lots to Share....

Lots to share, so lets get down to business.....

School holidays are in full swing and I have been fortunate enough to have a week off from work. I have been looking forward to spending some much needed time with the kids, and some much needed time at the scrap desk.

So firstly I will share whats been happening on the scrapping side....

40 Garden Tea invites for the lovely Nadine, She is getting married and I was approached to make these up. Simple but elegant, and she was so pleased with the finished product!! And keep a look out over the next coming weeks as I now have an order for her Hens Night Invitations!!

I have been creating for Twiddleybitz, and have to say a HUGE thanks to Nicole Skender (aka Mrs Boss Lady of Twiddleybitz) for the ever so gorgeous Twiddleybitz Tweenies she sent me. They are perfect size for ATC's. Stay tuned as these ATC's will become part of a OTP project.

12 Christmas ATC's

And I finally managed to finish off the remaining 3 layouts from Geraldine's class kit. I am so pleased with how they all turned out and it was nice to actually scrap and not have to think about how I am going to set it all out....follow the picture and tah dah the layouts are complete LOL!!

Memories - Layout

Backyard Summer Fun - Layout

Party - Layout

They are not all exactly the same, I have made a few changes to Geraldine's original layouts but am really happy with the end results.

So until next time....which will be later today when I have a heap more to share, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Monday, September 19, 2011

2 Layouts...

Finally some layouts to share....

These 2 layouts were created using a 5 layout class kit from the very talented Geraldine Pasinati. I was booked to attend her class, but due to the hubby and his work commitments, I was not able to attend however Geraldine put a kit aside for me.

This first layout - Our Special Day was created using gorgeous Websters Papers & some Twiddleybitz. I changed a couple of things (flowers etc) but apart from that I am totally in love with this layout of my beautiful niece Penelope.

Our Special Day - Layout September 2011

This next layout was created using more Websters Papers and with a couple of changes again, I scrapped another layout that I am totally in love with.

Layout - September 2011

Anyhow that's all for today, I still have 3 layouts to complete to finish off the kit.
So until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Here come's the bride....Twiddleybitz style!

After endless hours of hand sewing and beading may I present to you.....

My bride to be Miss Charlotte....

I have had the Twiddleybitz form dress for a while now and just had to wait for the right moment of "MOJO" to arrive to bring it all together. I have seen many beautiful Miss Charlotte form dresses put together with paper and the likes, but wanted to make her a real bride with bridal tulle & delustered satin. I also wanted a stand for her, like a pedestal in a bridal shop where the train hangs & flows from the back of the dress to the floor, and what better to use than the Twiddleybitz cup cake for 1 stand. I have also incorporated some Twiddleybitz Nero into embellishments of her dress and on the table.

Front View - Miss Charlotte


Side View - Showing full length of train.


Detailed view of waist band and Twiddleybitz Nero.


Base view of cup cake table.

Now if you are one for a challenge, then head on over to the Twiddleybitz ning and check out the gallery for more photos for if you can name all the traditional something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue then I have a RAK up for grabs. Post your answers in the comments section and first to name all 4 correctly wins.

Anyhow that's all for now, so until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Friday, September 2, 2011

More Twiddley goodness...

Hello again, after a flat chat weekend/week that has just passed I thought I would share with you my latest work created for Twiddleybitz.

Paperific was a HUGE event for Twiddleybitz and I was lucky enough to run the make and take table on the Sunday. I have to say that I think every customer that passed through the stand was blown away with the amazing work that was on display by all the talented DT girls.

I created the following work:

New Little Princess - Layout

Up close of the horse & carriage

Once again more pics of my beautiful new niece Penelope Lee have been scrapped!

New Family Member - Layout

I also created some more ATC's for the show, unfortunately I forgot to photograph them before sending them on to Nic. There is 5 in this set and they had the Steam Punk theme happening.

Steam Punk ATC - this one belongs to a set of 5

And this last layout was created just for me, I could have sent it on the road with Nic, but have decided that I will likely re-create and use it for a upcoming class at Scrappers Delite.

Discover - Layout

So until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Monday, August 29, 2011

A new baby...

Hello All,
Without any further delay I present to you my beautiful new niece Penelope Lee Simmonds. Penelope arrived on August 5th 2011 weighing in at a healthy 6Lb 12Oz into the arms of her loving parents Bec (my sister) and Lee.
After what seemed like the impossible they were finally blessed with the most delightful and gorgeous baby girl.

Penelope Lee Simmonds.

And this is the keepsake tin that I made for Penelope. Bec had seen many of these that I had made in the past and all she wanted was one of her own for the new bubs. I had great pleasure in making this and knowing that finally she had one.

Anyhow that is all for today, will be back in the next day or so to upload some scrapping work that I had completed for Paperific, along with some other bits and pieces.

Until next time take care of you.

Mwah Karen xox

Friday, August 19, 2011

"HUGE" scrapping update....

Hello to all...

Many apologies to all that pop past my blog and see that nothing has been updated or added in so long, but as per always life is flat chat with heaps happening.

So to get back into the swing of things, I have a few projects to share that I created for Twiddleybitz. They attended the Perth Papercraft Expo in July and this is what I created:

ATC's - Set of 4 with a winged things theme.
Birds 1 & 2.

ATC's - Set of 4 with a winged things theme.
Butterflies 1 & 2

To create these ATC's I used the following products:

Bluebird Silhouettes - BIR006
Mini Multi Butterfly Pack (7) - BUT008
Fine Fern Leaves Assorted - FER002
Itty Bitty Alphas - ALPHA005 - Choc
Itty Bitty Alphas - ALPHA005 - Pink

The next 2 layouts are so different to each other. I thought that creating 2 totally different style layouts would show how versatile the ever so yummy Twiddleybitz chipboard is to use.

Tuppence for Pa.

For this layout I used the following products:
Butterfly Small pack (8 pack) - BUT006
Paris Lamp Post Short - GAt001
Fairy Temple Wrought Iron Border - BOR015

Tonka - build 'em' tough.

For this layout I used the following products:
Black Alpha's - ALP002
Bulldozer Silhouette Cut - TRA003

Winter Garden Shadow Box.

To create the shadow box I used the following products:
Shadow Box Plain - SBP003
Funky Attic Town House - FAH001
Hanging Sign Post Lantern - HLP001
Bluebirds Silhouettes - BIR006
Piece of fence from Arch Gate with Fence - GAT004.

So there you have it, I have quite a bit more to share but that will have to wait until after Melbourne's Paperific Expo. Speaking of which are you attending?? Be sure to get on down as Twiddleybitz will once again be show casing all the amazing DT work and plenty of Twiddley goodness on offer.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June sketch challenge at Twiddleybitz...

Morning all, have you been over to the Twiddleybitz Ning lately?? If not head on over to have a look at the gorgeous June Sketch challenge on offer.

I had so much fun creating this layout for the sketch challenge, and with a few minor changes and adding my own spin I created this....

Water Babies - June Sketch Challenge.
That's all for today, have heaps more to share over the next couple of days, so be sure to pop back and see what I have to reveal.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Time to reveal...

Hey Everyone, after some sleepless nights, many hours of hard work and the Brisbane Expo all over I can reveal to you my latest Twiddleybitz projects. Everything was secret squirrel with only a couple of sneak peek pics that I was allowed to share, but now I bring to you.....

12x12 Floating Frame and Funky Church.
Otherwise know as "Timeless Memories"

Winged Heart Shadow Box - Small

Matching pair of 6x6 Shadow Boxes and House Kits
Altered Dress Shop - Above
Family Home - Above

I also completed 2 boys layouts for the Expo and created:

Total Madness - Boys Layout
Go Higher - Boys Layout.
I am also super excited to share with you that I have been selected as the Featured DT Designer for this week on the Twiddleybitz ning site. My Floating Frame with the Funky Church is on the Home page along with the product listing should you wish to recreate this OTP project.

Until next time, take care of you and happy scrapping.
Mwah Karen xox