Monday, November 30, 2009

In my mailbox

Today, the postie brought me my latest Scrapbooking Memories mag .... and inside it is this:

Pretty cool or what?? My 2nd published layout :-). Now, I might go and put my feet up and read the rest of the mag ... LOL!!!

Not much else happening on the scrapping front at the moment, but am hoping to do some more very soon - maybe when I don't feel quite so tired! Oh for a good night's sleep!!!

Have a great week :-)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Today's project..

was this. Another tissue box.... quite like the colours of this one. Love those Kaisercraft chipboard butterflies too. They look cute with a little paint and bling :-).
This is the front ... close up of the said butterfly ...
Not much else from me at the moment - not that I can share anyway. Am working on "secret DT stuff" at the moment and will reveal next month sometime. LOL!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A double!!

Once upon a time I did heaps of doubles - on the impression that facing pages in my albums should be matching. Hahaha - got over that fairly quick :-). I don't do many doubles now, but here is one that I just HAD to do as a double and quite enjoyed it really! It's another beach one - old news I know, sorry.
Oh to have another one of those holidays *sigh*!!!

Then, I realised that I haven't shared this card before either so here you go :-). It was for a comp at SOU. It is actually using one piece of pp, carefully cutting out the different pieces and turning them over to use the reverse!! Can you tell?? lol!

Not much other scrapping happening ATM, but want to make some more Christmas cards so that's my next project along with some DT work. Fun!!! :-)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CUTE giveaway

How cute are these!!!??? Wouldn't they just look gorgeous on a layout?! The lovely Michelle is celebrating the opening of her new Etsy store Lil' Red Rocket and is hosting a giveaway on her blog!
Just love those little cars and of course, the colour of these ----> lol
Head on over for a look here

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Monday :-)

These Monday's seem to roll around pretty quick these days don't they! I managed to do a couple of challenges over the weekend so thought I'd share :-). Savvy had their CC on and I did this page for Sara's "Remember" challenge:

"Remember This Special Time:

The criteria was using the word "remember" somewhere on the page (mine's quite obvious!), minimum of 3 colours, and at least 4 lines of journalling. It's a bit of a different page for me (again) - don't do a lot of 'white space'!

This next LO is for the 123 challenge this month which was to use a Stuck?!Sketch (I used Nov002), a baby pic and a die cut. Double chance to win this month since it was using a Stuck?!Sketch as well. Two challenges in one - bonus!!

"Ten Tiny Toes" (using another of Linley's gorgeous pics):

That's it from me today.... til next time ... have a great week :-)

Friday, November 20, 2009

DT sketch

Every month the DT (at SOU) have to scrap a LO using a sketch. So, here is my take on this month's sketch.... it's up on the SOU blog as well as the other DT member's LO's - check them out here. I have used more pics from the photo shoot with Linley.

This was the fantastic sketch we used and it was designed by forum member LG Belarmino:

Well another scorcher here - what a heat wave! I am looking forward to the Cybercrop over at Savvy - it starts tonight. I'm sure there will be lots of inspiration and I could do with a little bit at the moment!!
Hope everyone has had a fantastic week and has a great weekend. Many thanks to those who leave lovely comments - you make my day :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A fun competition...

The lovely Tiff has a competition on her blog at the moment... the prize is a fabulous Rusty Pickle pack!! To enter, you have to make a LO, card or OTP project with Rusty Pickle products (or use some selected range names). How fun! I had some old Grinch-mas papers and matching stamp set, so thought it was time to do some more Christmas cards! I really liked this blue and red combo - just a bit different from the "traditional" Christmas colours.
I used all RP products except for the flowers and star rhinestones. Then, while I was "on a roll".... I made these:
They are all made with the same double-sided piece of paper ... with a few extra bits and pieces from my stash. (There is some RP stickers there too if you look hard enough!)
Well, I guess I should work out just how many more cards I need to make! (Before I get too carried away and make too many ...hahaha!!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Scrap the Girls!

I missed the Scrap the Girls challenge last month (can't remember what happened now), so really wanted to get this month's done. It was a colour combination challenge this time: blue, red, white and orange. Very fresh and summery! This is what I came up with:
In case you can't read it, the journalling says "Friendship is.... wearing matching T-shirts!" LOL! These girls are just soooo cute together!

Hope everyone is having a great week and managing to stay cool, am so glad for air-conditioning here!

PS. I've just realised how well this LO matches my blog! hehehe!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Some Fun...

Check this out at Scraps of Us ... it looks like it will be heaps of fun!
Basically, those that play will design a sketch at the start of each week in December and it gets given to someone else to create a LO with! It is a non-elimination competition and there is a big prize pool!!

No scrapping to share today - we had a very busy weekend and didn't manage to squeeze scrapping in at all! Hope to catch up this week :-)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Little Miss B

This is the LO I started yesterday. It's a bit different for me, don't you think? I used the Sketch of the Week over at Scraps of Us - I just loved it - not very often I instantly love a sketch!
The pic of "Little Miss B" is another of Linley's and is such a typical cheeky giggly look of Bethany's. I love it :-). I thought these Heidi Grace papers just went so well with the colours of her hat too.

Well, it's Friday again so hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Many thanks to all those who leave comments here - much appreciated :-). Oh by the way, you might have to look out for ANOTHER LO of mine being published!! Will update when I know which issue etc :-)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Scrappy Day

I've had a scrap day today - was SOOO nice just to sit down and chat and scrap :-). Here is one LO I completed, and I have one still in the process!

This is for a fab site I have just discovered called Out Of The Hat Scrap Challenge. The three criteria this month were: A tree, 3 pics of different sizes and die-cut paper. Really disappointed in how the pic of this LO turned out - it looks better in real life, trust me!! LOL! The colours here are just wrong but can't seem to make it any better?!?!

Loving these photos of Linley's - the one of Dallas with the little frown on his face would have to be one of my all time favourites!

Hard to believe, but he's 12 weeks old now. Where has the time gone! I had him weighed on Wednesday and he is 6.83kg - a real little chubba :-) and oh so cute :-). Well, of course his mummy would think so ...LOL.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Finally feel like scrapping again and have done a few pages. Here's one I can share with you:
This was for Emma's 54321 challange over at Savvy. The criteria was:
5 circles (not including brads/eyelets)
4 pp's (not including circles)
3 brads/eyelets
2 photos
1 handmade item (flower)
I quite like these kinds of challenges - and now Emma will have one every month - yay!!
Have also been working on DT things - stay tuned and I'll reveal at a later date :-). Hope everyone is having a great week. I'm off to see what else I can create. Oh, after I hang out some washing ... :-)

Monday, November 9, 2009

A blog award!

Thanks to the lovely Sam, my blog has been given it's very first award! (check out Sam's fabulous creations here)...

Here are the rules of this award:
1. You can only use ONE word

2. Pass this along to FIVE of your favourite bloggers
3. Alert them that you have given them this award

1. Where is your cellphone? BENCH

2. Your hair? LONG

3. Your mother? LOVELY

4. Your father? GREAT

5. Your fave food? CHOCOLATE

6. Your dream last night? FORGOTTEN

7. Your fave drink? MILO

8. Your dream/goal? HAPPINESS

9. What room are you in? DINING

10. Your hobby? SCRAPBOOKING


12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? HOLIDAYING!

13. Where were you last night? HOME

14. Something that you aren't? TIDY

15. Muffins? YUM

16. Wish list item? SCRAPROOM

17. Where did you grow up? QUEENSLAND

18. Last thing you did? EAT

19. What are you wearing? CLOTHES

20. Your TV? NONE

21. Your pets? NONE

22. Friends? IMPORTANT

23. Your life? PERFECT

24. Your mood? TIRED

25. Missing someone? KIM

26. Vehicle? RAV4

27. Something you're not wearing? SHOES

28. Your fave store? SCRAPSAVVY

29. Your fave colour? PINK

30. Last time you laughed? TODAY

31. Last time you cried? RECENTLY

32. Your best friend? TRINE

33. One place I go to over and over? BED

34. One person who emails regularly? SONYA

35. Fave place to eat? OUT!

Now, my five chosen bloggers are these very talented girls:






Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November challenge

Just thought I would share with you my challenge for November over at SOU. Since Christmas is so close, I thought I would challenge everyone to make a Christmas card with at least one stamp on it. Here is my example:
And that reminds me that I do have to get working on the Christmas card list - time will get away for sure. Seems to fly at this time of the year more than any - or maybe that's just my perception?

Happy card making everyone .... lol :-)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Yellow embellies

I am not a big fan of yellow, but check out these embellies I received in the mail yesterday from the 'yellow embellishment' swap over at Savvy! They are very cute!
Now, I just have to find somewhere to use them all :-).... lol

Well, my challenge for November is up on Scraps Of Us ... will be back later to post it here as well. For now, I'm off to find something to eat ... I think I have a bit of my appetite back so maybe that's a good sign!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Weekend scrap pics

Bit of an average weekend here, with all of us sick, but before all that happened, I did manage to get some scrapping done! These are from the cybercrop at SOU. "Yawn" is for Sam's challenge which was to use 3 photos, a rubon and scraps of pp's. (I did add the buttons and Heidi Swapp sticker later cos I just couldn't help it!! lol)
These two cards were for my challenge, which was to use items found in the kitchen! For this first card, I have used a paddle pop stick, patty cake paper, alfoil and cut a flower out of a paper napkin.
For this next one, I used a silver paper doily as the background and stamped circles with carrots to make the flowers. I did use small amounts of other supplies from my stash also - as you can see.
Hope everyone has a great week!