Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What Is Old Is New Sketch Challenge November

I feel like I haven't posted a lo in ages! I have done a few things but they have been for DTs so I haven't been able to post them up as yet. I had a little operation this week and have been "lounge bound", the only thing I have been able to do is handstitch, so I came up with these lovely pinwheel flowers, if you look closely you will see little crystal beads around the edges of some of them. They took me hours to stitch lying down on the couch!! it was alot of fun though!! The organza ones are handmade too, my lovely buddy Jodie showed me how to make them.

Cheers for now

Monday, November 16, 2009

My 40th Birthday Gift

I had a lovely party this weekend with family and friends, it was my 40th so I thought it should be celebrated. My beautiful sister Sharon came down with the most fantastic gift possible. She has started an album for me. It is so beautiful I couldn't believe it! I wanted to share just some of the gorgeous los that Shaz has done, there is still more to go too, can't wait!

Mum & Me (about 3 months)

Don't you just love the gorgeous ponchos & matching beanies! Mum crocheted these for us, complete with matching socks - Love it!!

I will show you all some more soon

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Perth Ladies!

Artful Arby is having a clean out check out her blog and get in touch with her for a rummage through her stuff, lucky you guys!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

White with 1 - November Challenge

Hi all, not sure if you have checked out the new White with 1 Challenge for this month, it is Apricot plus use the word "Perfect" in your title. Here is my LO for this challenge.

I wasn't sure what to use for this one but I found these beautiful pics of roses that my MIL took and they were "perfect"!! So head on over to White with 1 and have a look at the gorgeous CT layouts and get working on yours!!!

Bye for now

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mister Turtle

Yay I've got a DT job with Mister Turtle!! Rebecca has decided to open a bricks and mortar shop in Perth and is after a design team to help her inspire all of her customers! If you are interested click here to go to Rebeccas blog and check out the requirements. I'm very excited to be joining Rebeccas team and also on board is my sister Shaz, so thats going to be extra fun!!

cheers for now xx

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Aussie Scrapjack for October

Here's my take on one of the many gorgeous Jacks for October. I chose this one as it was way different from my usual style. I had fun playing with paint and watercolour pencils, and it was very quick to do.

Here is the original layout by Mel Nunn:

and here is my Jack of it:

Mine is alot busier, I did get a bit carried away with the paint!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Arrrrrggggg! I can't find my desk

or anything else for that matter! Why does my scrap spot always look like this? and why do my ribbons keep getting all mixed up? I'm sure there is a naughty scrap fairy who creeps in here at night just to mix up my stuff! I think I need help!!

To say that I'm a messy scrapper is an understatement (just ask the girls I scrap with how many things I loose each time we get together). I have so many things on the go and tidying up so I can work just doesn't fit in (sigh). Much to Daryls' disgust I am slowly moving things into the front room hehehe! Last time I did that it lasted about 2 months before I got notice to leave or my stuff was going out onto the verge for the rubbish pick up!!

cheers for now xx

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Woo Hoo I made the Top 50!

Yay I'm very happy to say I made the top 50 Scrapbooking Memories Masters list! I feel very honoured to have been chosen, there are alot of fab scrappers in that list and I am delighted to have been included. Congratulations to everyone who made the top 50!! WOW

Now the waiting begins, cross all your fingers and toes for me!

Bye for now

Cupcake Yum

I was blog surfing the other day and came across this gorgeous cupcake card, you pull the cherry on top and out comes the tag to write on. I found it on Ingvild Bolmes' blog. WOW her stuff is beautiful, and her cupcakes are stunning! She is a dt member for Prima so need I say more! She put together a fantastic tutorial on how to make the cupcakes. This is my first which came out quite cute. It took about 3hrs to make so if you're into quick cards then this isnt the way to go lol. Anyway the kids want them for their teachers for Christmas pressies, phew thats going to take a while!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What is Old is New Sketch Challenge October

Hi all, I went scrapping at my buddy Pippas' house last week and I did the WIOIN sketch challenge for October.

This is the sketch:

and this is my interpretation:

This is my 7yo dressed up for bookweek as an American Indian. Its a big event at our school each year and even though it is alot of fun getting them organised, it does take a bit of preparation. This year was quite easy, luckily, as I am very busy with TAFE and other things!

Bye for now

Thursday, October 1, 2009

White with 1 - October Challenge

Hi all, the new White with 1 Challenge is up!

The criteria for this month is White with Duck egg blue plus distressing, so get to it and start creating. I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Here is my LO for this month.

Don't you just love that sweet little vintage button on the rh side? Its one of Jodie's lovely pieces, just love her stuff!
cheers for now!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Aussie Scrapjack for September

We are going to Esperance tomorrow so I was on a mission to finish my Scrapjack. I was really puzzled over this one, and then I was looking through Esthers' latest art book and there is a pic of a tree with these words of 9yo wisdom just waiting for me!

The Tree of Life
As you go through life there will be lots of dead ends,
There will be lots of things to unjumble,
But remember to always be HAPPY!

I think she is way older than her years!!

See those tiny doilies? Lucky me, I went to visit my lovely bud Jodie the other day and she gave me a bag full of tiny dyed doilies, I'm just so lucky! Have a look on Jodies' blog creativity and love , Jodie is giving a whole heap of her beautiful hand made embellishments away this week, so just go on over there and leave a comment so you can be in the draw!

Keep safe on your holidays!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

White with 1 Challenge Blog

Oh YAY, I made it onto the White with 1 Challenge Blog Creative Team, I am really stoked! My first creative team WOW! I am really chuffed to be included in with such talented scrappers including my very own scrap buddy Pippa! Have a look and see who else is on the team!

Here are the layouts I put in:

White with Pink and no flowers! Phew this was a challenge! but here is Hudson with his latest fancy - Grace. We went to our scrapping group last week for the first time all term since I have been at TAFE, when I went to get him from the creche he came running up saying "Mummy can I play at Grace's house cause I LOVE HER". How cute!

White with Yellow and Flourishes -This is another one of Hudson with his gorgeous cousin Kady. Unfortunately for us Daryl's sister Yoland, her husband David and kids Jai and Kady live in the UK so we only get to see them every couple of years. Kady and Hudson are only 6 weeks apart so when they get together they have a ball.

So thats my big news and I hope you will all enter the challenges over at White with 1!
cheers from one happy camper!!

What Is Old Is New Sketch Challenge

Well you would think I was busy or something! Sorry I haven's posted for a while but life is quite busy at the moment. I thought I would share this layout I did for the What Is Old Is New Sketch Challenge this month. This is a fabulous blog, I am so in love with the What Is Old Is New Kits, they are jammed packed full of gorgeous stuff, check it out!

The sign on the teddy says "Biggest Smile" but I'm not sure if it was for the Teddy or for Hudson!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Don't Ya Just LOOOOOOVE Prima

I do! Look at all these yummy things coming out. Pop over to the Prima blog and have a look at the fab things their DT are doing with these yummies!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Aussie Scrapjack for August

Well there were 2 Jacks this month and I was left thinking very hard about which one to do, they were both so different. This is what I came up with for Ann Lederhoses' Jack and if I get time I might just do Stacey Youngs' too!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Scrap the Boys

Well I've finished got my Scrap the Boys LO for August, the theme was Masterchef. So here it is!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

PageMaps Sketch Challenge

I was lucky enough to get out last night and go scrapping at my friend Sharas' house YAY, I got 1 and a half layouts done, I think concentrating on doing sketches and challenges really gets my creativity flowing faster as I normally take weeks to finish 1 layout!!

I have only just discovered the PageMaps challenges (thanks Vikki!) and I absolutely love the sketches so here is a link to PageMaps check it out!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Fletch found this lizard yesterday in the bush across the road from our house. He went over to play today and guess what! Lizard was still there! This time I wasn't going to let him go without doing a photo shoot!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lets Get Shabby August Challenge

I was lucky enough to get out of the house last night for some scrapping with Katrina and Jodie. I did this layout for the Lets Get Shabby challenge. When I got home I realised I had 2 layouts for this challenge YAY how good am I!!! The brief was to use gingham and flowers together, I'm pretty happy with both of these. The green one I did the other day and put on the blog then realised it fits the Let's Get Shabby brief too!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

White with 1 - August Challenge

Here is my white with 1 challenge layout for August. The brief was white with neutrals (cream through brown) and vintage embellishments. I got some of my doilys and sprayed them with brown glimmermist then cut them out and made different flowers. I've also been having heaps of fun making gorgeous roses out of love heart shapes. The large rose in the middle at the bottom is one of these. Such fun!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Day

Well after getting the heads up on Sunday that we had swine flu, I prepared myself for a week of having the kids home with me. Now I love my kiddies but... I'm sure all you mums out there know what it is like when you have all of them at home, half sick half well, annoying each other, annoying me with "mum I'm bored", "mum he hit me", mum, mum, mum, mum, mum; I'm changing my name, I'm going to be called "Wanahakilogobilligen" now just to confuse them and it might make them a bit less bored while they are trying to work out how to say it!!!

Anyway poor things have been very ill, but obviously they are on the mend if they can annoy me and each other so much!
bye for now!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Adore that Cheeky Smile

I'm feeling alot better, finished 2 TAFE assessments so I thought I would treat myself to a scrap! I did this one tonight and loved every minute of it, it was great fun to do.

I made my own background with a large doily and some glimmermist spray then cut around the edge with scallop edged scissors, it came out very beautiful and I have a lovely green doily to use on another project later on! how versatile!

TC Girls I'm thinking that I get alot more done when I scrap alone, I did too much talking at TC, who would've thought!!!!
cheers for now.

Friday, July 31, 2009


My Friday has consisted of sleep, panadol and more sleep. All of my kids have it too. I have crawled out of bed briefly to make sure everyone is ok and now am heading back to cuddle up with my 4yo who was the last to get the symptoms this morning. Oh well thats life isn't it. Hope you are all well.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Here is a layout I put together today for the AtoZ Scraplets sketch challenge . I have used a gorgeous blue glimmermist, which is right out of my comfort zone, I'm a real pink girl!! I am doing quite alot of things without any patterned papers at the moment. Cheers for now!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Let's Get Shabby Challenge

Well I have completed my first Let's Get Shabby Challenge. I was inspired by the glamorous feathers and flowers in the gorgeous picture for the challenge.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jodies New Etsy Shop

My friend Jodie has opened an Etsy shop full of the most gorgeous handmade bits n pieces, arent they just lovely!!

Here is a link to the shop Go and check it out!


Friday, July 10, 2009

My First Aussie Scrapjack!

I did this on Monday night when Jodie came over to play! We both did our Scrapjacks. I'm pretty happy with it although I find it really hard to scrap Daz sometimes. My gorgeous mum in law took this pic at Esthers birthday party this year. You can't see properly in this photo but if you look closely at the glasses there are reflections of us all in them, really cool!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Embellishbits Layout

Here is a quick layout I put together for Leanne over at Embellishbits.com.au using a Twiddleybitz Boy Corner Flourish, some of those gorgeous roses and the new black flourish ribbon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Lets Get Shabby

Jodie showed me this gorgeous blog last night, it is very much my style at the moment! Click on the photo on the sidebar and have a look!