Friday, March 27, 2015

Linky Loves...

Well hello there friends!
Welcome to another week of...

1. Invisible bookends! Now this is a nifty little crafty idea! See how to make them HERE!

2. And from the same site - marbling with shaving cream. The kids would LOVE this!

3. I always love getting a peek into the lovely Janelle's home - HERE she shows her obsession with bed linen! I think she has such a knack for design and interior decorating!

4. Ten top jokes for kids - my eldest loves a good knock-knock joke :-D

5. Ummm...HELLO! This is totally cute!

Have a great weekend!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kraft+ Plus Challenge...

The new Kraft+ Plus challenge blog launched their first challenge last month in February and it went off with a bang.
I didn't get round to entering....but when the March challenge went up I was keen to get an entry in.
Here is the brief...

ALL THAT GLITTERS!
Can't go past that hey!?!

Here is my entry...


I have gone for quite a grungy, textured background - I actually love this look on Kraft bases.

I haven't followed the sketch STRICTLY but some elements are there like the washi tape strips across the page. It's all about interpretation hey!? ;-)


In the way of bling, I have used some silver glitter paste by Bo Bunny to add some stenciled hearts to the background. They glitter real pretty! 
Also, you can't go wrong with sequins and some diamante-clad alphas.


If you would like to play along with this months challenge, hop on over HERE and check out the deets plus the DT samples and prize sponsors!

Thanks for popping by :-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, March 20, 2015

Linky Loves...

Hello!
I am on retreat in South Australia this weekend - I so need a break so this is absolutely WONDERFUL!!

Here is this week's list of...

1. I have quite a challenging 3 year old so this article stuck out to me like a sore thumb when I came across it. The main thing I got from reading this is...Focus more on discipline than punishment. Have a read, it's quite interesting.

2. It was quite emotional watching this video of a couple experiencing the birth of their third child 2500 miles apart!

3. A Nut Free One Minute Slice - can't really go past that can ya!?!

4. Today's children's fads VS the 90's kids (like me!) fads!

5. Can't help but have a little cackle at this vid! Giggling babies really are the best!

Enjoy your weekend!
I know I am!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Jot Mood Board - March 2015...

Hi all :-)
So we are nearly half way through the month of March - have you checked out the mood board challenge over at Jot Magazine??

Well, here it is - designed by moi ;-)

I absolutely loved putting this colour scheme together - it's so fresh and crisp!

So here is the sample page that I created using this mood board - I don't think it will be the last time though as I am totally crushing this colour palette!


I knew EXACTLY what photos I wanted to use for this piece. They'd been sitting there ready to scrap. We love sunflowers around here and Sprout was super excited to be able to plant some and watch them grow. It has been quite an experience for her :-)

You can view all the details over on the Jot blog HERE - and have a geezer at all the lovely works that the other Jot girls have created as well. Very inspiring!
You have until the end of the month to enter and there is a voucher from A Piece of Cake Designs up for grabs for the winner.

Happy Creating!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, March 13, 2015

Linky Loves...

Hello friends - how has your week been?
Well, however it has been I hope you enjoy this weeks list of...

1. Just the title of this article got me reading this! And it was rather interesting.

2. This article pulled the heartstrings a bit - many mothers may relate.

3. I got tears in my eyes at the part about the lady in the grocery aisle in this article, cos I've been there but thankfully I have experienced understanding and support which is WAY more helpful!!

4. So - have you found your soul mate? hehe - I only read these articles because it intrigues me as to what the writers claim to know that others may not PLUS deep down I'm kind of a soppy romantic and quite enjoy the lovey dovey soulmate stories/articles ;-)

5. I've made quite a few versions of apple crumple but not a pie - this post has spurred me on to give it a go. Now to decide whether I should get all MKR and make my own pastry or stick with the store-bought for now? ;-)

Have a splendid weekend friends!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

15 Favourite Bloggers...

Hi folks!
You may remember me doing three different posts at the end of last year listing 15 things each day before the year 2015.

Well, Kellie of Give A Girl A Blog is keeping this up throughout this year as well. And I think it's a great idea.
She recently posted about 15 of her favourite blogs she likes to read/look at.

So I'm going with that too!


Keep in mind, this is just 15 of my favourite blogs - my blog list is quite a sizeable one so it's good I'm only listing 15 or else this could be going on forever! LOL!

So here we go...

1. Well, Kellie Winnell of course ;-) - Give A Girl a Blog - we just have some creative connection I can't explain...completely different styles but an utmost respect and adoration of her work. LOVE HER STAMPS she creates over at Kellie Stamps - check em out!!

2. Mel of One Crafty Mumma - a little bit of everything here and I LOVE that. She is probably my most greatest creative 'enabler'!! Many a crochet and crafty projects I have started (and still going - haha) because I read her blog! LOL! And she is an absolutely beautiful person - and I know this because I have actually met her!!

3. Elsie & Emma of A Beautiful Mess - awesome DIYs, great photography, yummy recipes, home interior and decor inspiration, and groovy creative projects to try...such variety. I love it!

4. Jodie - Polka Dot Creative ... such a beautiful, honest, inspiring and creative soul this one xx

5. The Jot blog! My most favourite creative magazine - love designing on this team!

6. Stephanie Bryan of Stephanie Makes - I am always in complete awe and totally inspired when I see her work. She creates the most gorgeous scrapbook pages, mini-books and such, ya just wanna jump right into your craft room and create!

7. Janelle of The Janelle Wind Collection - love seeing her stitching/quilting projects and snippets of her home and just glimpses into her life! She possesses such a lovely, kind, giving, and generous spirit and I am honoured to have her as a friend (even if we haven't met in real life yet...one day though!!)

8. Raquel Bowman of Cut.Paste.Repeat - I can't get enough of her work. She creates the most gorgeous, well designed layouts, I am always WOWED by everything she pumps out. And she has the most adorable two kids!

9. Maggie Holmes Design - okay I know, another scrapbooking/memory keeping blog but it's my thing so I just can't apologise ;-)
I adore everything about Maggie's products, her creativity, and her flair for beautiful, sparkly, vintage-meets-modern design.

10. Kelly Exeter of A Life Less Frantic - just the name alone draws me in...who wouldn't want a more simple, relaxed, less frantic life sometimes. I enjoy reading her very simple, encouraging posts that give honest, do-able suggestions on how to improve the way you do life and cope with its frantic-ness (yes I like to make up my own words! haha!).

11. Marc and Angel Hack Life - Practical tips for a productive life. I love productivity and this site is great for the kick up the butt I need sometimes in order to just get things done! And I'm just a sucker for these self-help kinda reads.

12. On that same note - I always end up at this blog, Becoming Minimalist. My husband said to me once, "You keep liking all these bods posts on Facebook but I'm just not seeing the fruits of what you are reading and liking!"...he keeps it real. No fluff and stuff from him - LOL!
I have a very strong desire to simplify, declutter by home but yes, it is a slow process for me unfortunately. This blog gives me the shove I need into keeping at it!

13. Ali Edwards - she is all about the story. We all have one to tell and are living our own story every day. i love how she lets us into her life. I love what she designs and shares with us to use in our own creative displays of our documented life stories.

14. A Piece of Cake Designs blog - I love the kits from here. And I am so honoured to currently be on the design team here. 

15. And every Monday, my mother updates her blog with what is happening around their home, what she is making or cooking etc. Aptly named Dot's Tidbits - great way to keep up with family far away!

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So there you have it.
15 of my favourite blogs.

Now I shall leave you with a lovely quote...

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My mantra.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, March 6, 2015

Linky Loves...

Hiya!
Here is this week's post of...

1. I am popping THIS list of weight-loss tips in my planner to keep referring to for encouragement and motivation.

2. Ok! So I always love a glimpse into somebody craft room and their organisation but a Maggie Holmes Craft Room Tour - that bumps it right into a MUST SEE!!! Totally loving how everything looks!

3. I soooo wanna make these! I've always wanted baskets like these - why didn't I think of making them myself!?!

4. Organisation +++ with IKEA - probably one of my most favourite places to shop (and eat!)

5. I've made something similar to these before and they were DELISH!! Gonna give these ones a go too - I reckon they'll be just as good!

Have a super awesome weekend!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna