Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post for 2010

New Year’s Eve always bring around memories and thoughts of happiness and sorrow for many people. I must admit that we have had a pretty great 2010, and I am happy with the majority of things we have managed to get up to this year. Hope that you all behave yourselves tonight and stay safe!

This week I have been playing along with the Savvy Cybercrop, and have managed to get 3 challenge layouts done so far.

Anthea’s challenge –scrap the highlight of your year


Sandra’s Challenge- Scrap what has change for you in 2010


Sara’s challenge- Scrap your favourite photo of 2010 (taken by Emma Allen)


Didn’t get around to doing Kerryn’s challenge of scrapping a photo from every month of 2010…cos I cannot print at home, and couldn’t get into town

Happy New Year to all my friends

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Exciting News for the New Year

I am so excited to be joining the talented GIRLS at Storyboard Kits…YAY!

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Can’t wait to share the layouts from the new kit with you!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Page Maps sketch and StoryBoard Kits


This is my take on the Becky Fleck sketch in the post below. Read that post on how you can win with Storyboard Kits.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Want to WIN a stunning Kit??

Storyboard Kits is sponsoring the latest PageMaps sketch by Becky Fleck!

To enter, create a layout based on this sketch, in any size, any orientation, any way you want to interpret it and using any products you would like. The contest starts today and ends at midnight, Sunday, January 2, 2011(MST).  You must link your layout to this post on the PageMaps blog.  You could win "Fisher" - the beautiful Christmas themed kit released in December ...

And best of all, this contest is open to everyone, everywhere.   Now, here's your chance to also win with Storyboard Kits too!!

Simply link your PageMaps entry on the Storyboard blog as well, and you could win this mini album and paper pack by Little Yellow Bicycle! Two winners will be chosen.  Entries must be linked no later than midnight 2 January 2011. Please upload your entries to your blog and link your entries back to the Storyboard kits blog. Make sure you link direct to the post on your blog that your layout is in. Don't have a blog? You can also link to an online gallery, photobucket or facebook. Please add your name to the details

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas everyone!

Just wanted to wish all my online and IRL friends a very Happy and Safe Christmas. Hope that you get spoilt by the Big Man, and have a terrific day with family and friends tomorrow.

I have a couple of layouts to share with you.

Firstly this layout is one I did for PJ for her Scrapbooking from Scratch retreat that she held not too long ago. She asked me to do an example for the sketch she was teaching.

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And this layout is for San’s 54321 challenge at Savvy

-5 photos, 4sprays of mist, 3 papers, 2 chippies, 1 dash of bling


And finally a layout for the CC at Bon’s this month. Using the sketch created by Mal


So that is it now till after Christmas…as I don’t see me being able to get to my scrap desk tomorrow…hopefully get a heap of photos for future use though!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Some people like a challenge..

I know I do. So I was super inspired to get cracking on a couple of layouts that San and Kel set me yesterday. So here they are.

San, this is for you..using the STUCK?! sketch


This was created almost wholey using the products San sent me, cos she felt sorry for me not having any PUPRLE in my stash…ROFL


And then the terrificly talented Kel and I were bored on FB last night and decided to challenge one another, so here is my layout with her criteria

-Circles, yellow, masking, and stitching

and I decided to incorporate the ABC ‘N’ challenge at Savvy which included : needlework, numbers and N title


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Trying a little Vintage…. maybe not….but I did try!

This layout is for the Challenge Heaven WORD challenge this month to use SUNSHINE in your title. I love this picture of Angus checking out the daffodils on the first day of spring…cute


And some close ups of the flowers, cos I hardly ever use flowers



And then this layout is for their QUOTE challenge, using  “A Day At…..”


Monday, December 20, 2010

ABC…Pirates and Pumpkins

I am doing my best at getting through Kerryn’s ABC challenges at Savvy this year, and this month I have managed the “p” and “o” criteria layouts

”P” –criteria Pleats and Paint with a “P” title


“O”- criteria OVALS and Orange with a “O” title


little close up of my hand made pumpkin heads (jack-o-lantern)


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Little Boy Step By Step

Here is my latest Step By Step at Anna’s craft cupboard focussing mainly on a couple of techniques.

And the end result layout being thing…

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Simply Adore

yes, Love this WE’RE SAVVY kit from Scrapbook Savvy, and of course I simply adore my DH. So what a perfect combination to create this cute LO. The kit is filled with Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934, and matching little bits and pieces….ADORE IT


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Beach and Xmas…go together right?

Well they do with these layouts that I created from the DT kit from Anna’s Craft Cupboard. I love playing with these ranges

Firstly, ‘Everybody Loves Christmas’ from ECHO PARK


And a close up of the crackle paint effect


And then there is this on using the Kaiser Seaside collection


check out the cute rub-on on the photo


And then there is this one using the ECHO PARK ‘Little Boy’ range


Hope you are having fun and enjoying the FESTY season!

Friday, December 10, 2010

my new step by step at Anna’s

I used some of the CUTE Cosmo Cricket ‘Togetherness’ papers and elements to create this cute layout of my Sister Susan and Niece Evie.

Step by Steps on on Anna’s Craft Cupboard

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Playing with my DT kit

Yep…it’s official…I love Anna’s Craft Cupboard. She has the latest and greatest products in store and is one of the most generous store owners I know. Anna always send me SO MUCH product each month, it is hard not to create some great layouts

So far this month I have created a layout using the Kaisercraft Seaside Collection


And I have also used the gorgeous ‘Everyone Loves Christmas’ range from Echo Park to create this one


So if you LOVE Anna’s Craft Cupboard as much as me…head on over, and check out some of the new releases

Monday, December 6, 2010

great colour combo

This is another layout I managed to squeeze in before my gorgeous DT kit arrive.

Playing along in the Colour challenge at Savvy with a terrific combination by Sara- orange, teal, black and white…Ashton on his first sleep over


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Savvy Sketch

Loving the challenges over at Savvy this month….I decided to get stuck straight into the sketch that Anthea did for December

Here is what I did…picture are from the Savvy retreat


Saturday, December 4, 2010

White with 1…Dec

I havent played along at White With 1 since being on the CT a long time ago, and I was so pleased when it started up again.

This month the criteria is WHITE, GREY and MASKING, I used the Heidi Swapp polka dot mask on my cardstock with glimmermist


Thursday, December 2, 2010

NEW month = New Challenges (December)

I love a fresh month and all the new challenges that come along with it. Here are a few to get stuck into before the crazy Christmas period.

Kraft It Up has a great challenge, scrap the christmas photos with Non- Christmas Colours. HERE IS MINE:


Close up of the Ribbons…



Scrap the Boys have an awesome Christmas Inspired CHALLENGE..

“DANCER OR PRANCER”…does your boy like to Dance or Pose for the camera….catch them in the act

Charlie is a Dancer…Well a DAGGY DANCER…but his cousin Ash ROCKS IT and actually does HIP HOP at classes


Inspired Blueprints has a great great DOUBLE SKETCH for you this fortnight…

And here is my take on the sketch…CHRISTMAS PHOTOS


Close Up of the banners

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So hopefully there are a few challenges there to get you inspired and get your MOJO flowing…HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Savvy Christmas Cyber Crop

I have been playing along with the CC at Savvy this weekend gone, and had a heap of fun catching up with some Christmas photos before the new ones arrive this year.

I Did this LO for Sara’s Challenge to do  Xmas layout with Non Christmas papers (using Bella Blvd Midterm, and MME Alphabet Soup)


And then I did a layout based on a picture full of pastel Christmas baubles, and I immediately thought of this gorgeous picture of my niece. We had to use 2 photos, so I created a Xmas tree embellishment using a photo of our tree


And Finally …..Sar took us through a blind scrap, which I had to admit I totally SUCK at, and needed a lot of help with the instructions…and ended up with this beauty of a LO…thanks Sar


So all in all, I am pretty stoked to have played along, cos I am loving my laytous