Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Just for fun ...

... I've just Tweeted a little game. No prizes (unless some kind designer is reading this post & wants to sponsor??? Tee-hee!), it's just for fun!!! The "rules" of the game are simple ...

1) Take a photo of yourself NOW! No time to apply a fresh coat of lippy, don't worry about brushing your hair and heck, if you're still in your PJ's who cares!!! Take a photo RIGHT NOW!!! Upload and share with me @suefalstaff on Twitter.

2) There are no other rules

Here's my photo ... I'm dressed but haven't put my face on yet and my hair is in desparate need of some straightening attention ... but this is me!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Back as promised ...

... and I suppose I'd better make this a worth-while post, right? Well, I'm not 100% sure how to achieve that, but I'll give it some serious thought whilst I type. So what's been happening in the two weeks I've been MIA?

Well, I've been busy, busy, busy! About 2 months ago, a good friend of mine asked me to design and make all the wedding invites and favours for her sons wedding. Eeeekkkkkk ... what a daunting task!!! It's one thing to design and makes cards for personal use, but to have the responsibility for creating something for the "BIGGEST DAY IN YOUR LIFE" was just a little scary, let me tell you! None-the-less, 3 weeks ago on a sunny Saturday lunch time, I met up with Jemma-Jo (bride-to-be) and Paula (mother-of-the-groom) and we talked through some ideas about style, size, font choice and colour schemes. We had such a lovely time and by the end of lunch, most of the decisions had been made; all that was left, was for me to mock up a couple of demo invites and favours.

I've started work on the invites. They're really simple and elegant, a classic choice of font, printed onto ivory hammer embossed effect card, matted onto chocolate brown cardstock, which in turn is matted onto more of the ivory card, a simple butterfly motif with ivory pearl body completes the effect. Here's a teeny, tiny peak ...

On a scrapping front, there are some amazing kits out there in digiland right now, here are just a couple of my current favourites:

Secret Notes from Joyce Paul Designs (available at mscraps)

Circles Of Life from Ninascraps Designs (available at oscraps)

So whilst I've been typing this post I've figured that I should offer you a quick FREEBIE ... does that sound OK to you? I'm continuing to experiment with designing digital papers and elements, and this time I thought I'd try my hand at creating some wordart (WA) ... oh boy, it's tougher than it looks! I'm not sure how I feel about this kit, but I'm gonna put it out here and hope you guys will provide me with some honest feedback ... seriously, I want / need to know what you like / dislike about it, OK?

Chit Chat #1 is a selection of WA based around our love of text talk .. you know, LOL and KWIM!

Click here to download

Remember, honest feedback please. I'm a big girl, I can take constructive criticism without getting upset!

Right, that's all from me for now. I'll be back again later in the week, but in the mean time, you can always find me on Twitter(!) ... I know ... who'd have thought it ... me a Twitter convert. LOL!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

It's been far too long ...

... and once again, I have no real excuse! And as if that wasn't enough, this is gonna be a very short post. I just wanted to pop by and say "hi!" and to let you know that I'll be back tomorrow with something a bit more fulfilling!

Until then, I'll just leave you with some photos I took yesterday ... warm sunshine, mojitos and Jamie Oliver's Moorish porkchops ... the perfect excuse for a BBQ!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Tweet, tweet, tweet ...

... oscraps in now on Twitter! OK, so I've no idea what that really means for me or you ... but lots of my very good friends are excited about this, so I figured I'd get excited too!!! Seriously ... although I know NOTHING about Twitter, I'm willing to embrace new technology ... so I've signed up and you can find me @suefalstaff.

To celebrate the new venture, oscraps has a fantastic offer ... follow them on Twitter and not only will you get the latest scoop on events and enjoy access to exclusive offers that will only be available via Twitter, but as an extra "thank you", all followers will get this elements pack FREE when they reach 300 followers.

What are you waiting for??? Follow oscraps on Twitter!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Real quick and simple ...

... do you wanna win freebies? Che Yang's week long store launch continues and she's having one heck of a party over at her blog ... go check it out for chances to win $$$ to her store and details on how to win freebie kits!!!

Friday, 2 April 2010

And the winners are ...

... hang on a second ... before I announce the lucky recipients of the 5 x $5 coupons to Sue Cummings' store at Oscraps, I just want to say a BIG "thank you" to everyone who took the time to leave a comment ... reading about your best &/or worst gifts made me laugh and cry!

OK, back to the exciting stuff and in true Hollywood fashion ... I'm opening the golden envelope ... pulling out the card inside ... and oh my ... it gives me great pleasure to announce ... the winners are ...

Congratulations Ruebchensmum, Rainee, Kristi, Lime & Dady ... you've each won a coupon!!! Please send me an email ( to claim your prize.

Thanks for playing my little game! If you weren't lucky this time round, don't worry ... just head on over to my friend Mirjam's (aka schneeflocke) blog for another chance to win!!! Woo-hoo ... the gift giving just keeps on going!

Hope you have a fabulous Easter weekend everyone!!!