Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Here is the current sketch at Inspired Blueprints #34...nice to ahve a cirlce sketch for a change!

And here is my take on it. Love the colour combination in this one

Head on over and have a go at the sketches...they are heps of fun!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend of Cyber Crops in October

Savvy is having their Cyber Crop at the moment, and Lisa Challenged us to create a layout about an important woman in our lives like a friend, using some pink. This is a layout I created as a tribute to my friend Lynn, who was a childhood best friend and has since become great friends with again!

close-up of the embellishment cluster!

This is a layout I created using the STUCK ?! sketch for October, to meet the criteria of the Enchanted Scrapbooks Cybercrop challenge set by Tiff. We had to use an entire packet of something on a layout. I used a whole packet of Kaisercraft rubons 'Duchess'.
Close up

Hope you are all having a great week so far!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

All About me...LOL

2 layouts with me on very rare indeed!

This is the last layout in the Family Ties competition at Mystical Scrapbooks. I had to do a yellow,teal, brown and kraft layout about my best friends.
Well My sister and my Mum are my best friends so that is who I scrapped about!

And at Savvy this weekend the Cyber Crop is Pink Themed! Kayla has a challenge to scrap a layout ahout yourself, using pink and one other colour, bling, and a quote by K.Yamada.
I decided to use another vine from Lynette Jackson. She has these gorgeous multi stem vines available gor purchase on her BLOG

Close up of the vine!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cherry Blossom Vines and a reminder

!!!! Dont forget to enter your Layouts in the 'What Is Old Is New' challenge site
using this sketch and feature patterned paper as your background,
for you chance to win a Guest DT spot and the choice of any of Novembers kits!!!!

An Online friend of mine, Lynette Jackson, has started making these gorgeous Cherry Blossom Vines. They are just divine, and are simply great to work with.

They come in different colours and are for sale on her blog

Here is a close up of the delicate vine!

If you are interested in purchasing the vines or having a look at what else Lynette has for sale, check out her blog

Monday, October 19, 2009


Here is the latest sketch at Inspired Blueprints...#33
And here is how I interpreted the sketch

How about having a bash at it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A little bit of Christmas

Can you believe that Christmas will be here soon. You just have to look around the shops to know that the Jolly man in Red will be here soon.

Anna sent me some gorgeous new Crate Christmas paper "North Pole"and embellishments and they are just too cute I had to get out last years photos and scrap!

I also got send some of the new Kaisercraft paper range "rewind", and great this layout!

And then I thought I would share this Layout I did for the Family Ties Competition at Mystical Scrapbooks at the Moment. This week we had to do a layout using the colours Hot pink, Orange, Aqua/teal and black, with the theme of grandparents or Aunts/uncles!

Hope you all have a great weekend. We are!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thanks Girls

Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who has taken the time to Congratulate me on making the Master shortlist on my blog, facebook, by email and in real life. You know that it means so much to me to have so many scrapping 'friends' out there!

I really hope to see some of my inspirational Scrappy mates make the cut! GOOD LUCK GIRLS!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

TOOT TOOT!!! and a sketch

FIRSTLY and most excitedly...I have made the Master Shortlist for 2009. I am soooooo excited, and am happy to be on their with my local scrapping buddies Kellie Lusted, Emma Allen and My sister Susan Longman. Not to mention a whole array of other talented online scrapping friends!

And no for some scrapping to share
Here is a layout I did using the sketch at BON'S this month.
Loved the curved edge at the top, and that picture of Angus and Duncan!

Hope you are all soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some from the weekend

Here is my take ont the Savvy sketch that the wonderful Lisa choice from Page Maps.
My Charlie boy loves helping dad with the mowing, and always wants to do it on his 'mown'. All we need now is to teach him how to go in a straight line...ROFL

This is my second Layout for the Family Ties Comp at Mystical Scrapbooks.
We had to do a layout about our child/children using pastels and journalling
Love this 'So saffron' Stampin up Ribbon...just gorgeous!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


The sketch and my take on the sketch!

The new Inspired Blueprints sketch has been put up on the blog...why not have a crack at it

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tree/Cloud Swap final products....AWESOME

Just love the final products in the gorgeous Tree/Cloud Swap on SCRAP THE BOYS....
bet you wish you had joined in now???

Why not join in the current swap...ORANGE! Head over to SCRAP THE BOYS and follow the instructions

Monday, October 5, 2009

Swaps and sketches!

This is Octobers sketch that I created for Anna's this month. I would love to see your take on it in the gallery over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. If you do create a layout based on it leave me a link in the comments here as I would love to see it!

Anna's Craft Cupboard Sketch for October using the Little Shoe Box Papers 'Robots Unplugged'


Now for the
OCTOBER Embellishment SWAP....
this Month is a Colour swap!

What's involved?

- head over to Scrap the Boys via the link and check out the rules of engagement...LOL

-Create 1 orange embellishment per person in the swap eg. journal blocks, buttons, ribbons, stamped images, animals...whatever..let you imagine go WILD

-Send out to Wendy by the 21st october with a stamped self addressed envelope

-International Swappers welcome. Please include a self addressed envelope

I would love to see people get creative and have fun joining in!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

'What Is Old Is New' kit release for OCTOBER

This month I got to play with the awesome Boy kit "Dark Night" and I tell you what it is great value for money ...just $15.50...and I made 4 layouts and 2 cards from it!




You really should do yourself a favour and check out the rest of the kits. they are so cute and such gret value! I know Mel would love to hear from you at 'What's Old Is New'

And then while you are there check out the sketch Blog challenge site for your chance to win some of the kits.
Here is the sketch I created and all you have to do is use
patterned paper as your base and create layout using this sketch!

And here is my layout example!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Haven't been scrapping much!

Mainly because I ahve been away at the Coast all week taking in the sun and the surf! The kids loved it and it was great to get out of the normal rat race. I have had a ball playing with my new camera and managed to get a few great shots.!

What I did manage to do before I went away was this layout for Enchanted Scrapbooks during their Cyber crop. Loved the colours in these papers!

I have Kayla coming up just for a quick visit today to drop off and pick up stuff! It is going to be so nice to see her again!