Wednesday, December 31, 2008


It is sooooooo nice to be home!!!!!

We have been in Adelaide the past 11 days staying with the in-laws for Christmas, and as lovely as it is soooooo nice to be home!!!!!

I will be updating with some photos shortly, so I hope to get to it tonight, but if not, it will be in the next few days.

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve and a great New Year....(hopefully mine will be an early night after travelling all day...LOL....Party animal that I am)

Saturday, December 13, 2008 really is starting to look like xmas here

Here is my latest Layout for the JINGLE ALL THE WAY competition at MYSTICAL SCRAPBOOKS. You had to use a tree on your layout. I lifted this layered tree idea from my friend Kells

This is a Christmas ATC that I did as a challenge over at SCRAP LOUNGE.

This bauble I made as the OTP challegne for THE SCRAPBOOK ESTABLISHMENT cyber crop

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Xmas pics...putting up the tree

Dont usually post just images of the kids, usually wait til I scrapped them, but these are a bit too cute ....thought you might like to see them now, to get you in the spirit of things.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


At Mystical Scrapbooks, they are having a Christmas Inspired competition. Here are a few example from the past 3 weeks

And this Layout is the example for the current STUCK sketch

Hope you are all having a wonderful day and getting into the spirit of things...after all it is Christmas

Monday, December 1, 2008

Puzzles...need your vote...LOL

Here is the latest Puzzles sketch take....if you want to vote for me follow the link and select me..cheers MWAH

And then a few more things that I have been up to lately. I havent really scrapped an awful lot lately, I have been a bit mojo zapped, but at least I have managed a few Layouts...not my usual standard though..

This layout is the current Sketch at STUCK

This little one is for a CYBER CROP challenge over at Scrap Boutique
This is the example I did using the Decemeber Criteria at WHITE WITH 1: White, Feastive colours and bling

This layout is for the Scrapbook Savvy scraplift. I have used this design before as it is a pagemaps sketch and I love it

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Another Nomination

Been nominated by the lovely Kathleen this time. So here goes another set of nominations

So here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees
Here are my 5 nominees:
Skye her designs are so funky and her life is an interesting read
Dee cos she is my GF and a super scrapper /card maker
Kirsty, she is an awesome scrapper and came so close to winning SYTYCS (she had my vote)
Jolene this girl knows how to scrap, she is totally awesome
Sara this chickie

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Busy Busy

Here are my latest Layouts and creations

These next layoust are for Scrapboutique.

This one is their monthly Challenge to use a Poem on a layout, and I found this awesome one about little boys..have a read

This layout is part of their Cyber Crop this weekend. It is a Liz sketch and you had to use the letters from REMEMBER on your page, I have used Robot, Elephant, Magic Mesh, Edge pinked, Mixed font title, Bracket, Elements sticker from BG, and Rocket

This Layout is also part of the CC at Boutique. The Criteria are: 2 or more photos, journalling 20+ words, and a happy occassion

This layout is just a Layout I did using a Pencillines Sketch No110

This Layout is for The Scrapbook Establishment monthly sketch

These next 2 Layouts are for the Jingle All the Way Competition at Mystical Scrapbooks.
They are having a Christmas themed Challenge for 3 weeks

Finally, This Layout is the sketch at Wicked Princess. Thought I might as well give it a go.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Here is a Layout for SAVVY, where the challenge was making a decorative edge on your Layout

This is also a SAVVY use glitter as a feature
This is another SAVVY Layout, for Julie's Word it Up - Peas and Carrots journalling about the difference in 2 people...Charlie and Angus are my obvious subjects

This Layout was for the CC at Forever Always last weekend... use 4 photos, 3 circles, 2 PP strips, and 1 word title

Finally, this Layout is for the current CIS sketch blog SKETCH..

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Finally Published

I cannot believe how long it took, but I have made it...FINALLY...into a magazine. This Layout was accepted about 6 months ago, and it is in the current SCRAPBOOK CREATIONS magazine (vol7. no9 - pg 80)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I have been given this awesome award by the Lovely Aga. It is nice to ahve some awesome person like Aga nominate me on her blog...whoo hooo..thanks

The Rules are :-1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Here are my choices of Blogs






So go on and check out these awesome girls, and their fabulous designs

Friday, November 14, 2008

Winning Layout

Last month at Out of the Hat, I won a kaiser pack for this Layout. The Criteria were: Black and White photo, paint, and and doodled flourishes
And here is what I received today in the mail from the girls, 4x Kaiser Xmas papers, mini album, rubons, stamp, rhinestones shape, and a baggie full of embellies like ribbon, buttons, and flowers....very nice..thanks

Latest works of ART...

this layout was for a challenge making your own paper ribbons at Crafting In Style CC
This was their OTP challenge, make a door hanger.

Firstly, this Layout is one of the Pencillines #110. Really enjoyed using this sketch with it's circle element (doodled with a circle template just like Kells)

This one is a half map, as a part of the Cyber crop at Mystical last weekend

This is the Current STUCK sketch #64, my example as the CT

This layout is an example for a class I am teaching on using the HS distressor and creating a Xmas layout at my LSS

I have been a little busy as you can see, but have really enjoyed all the challenges

Well I think it is a right off

...yep...our car that is.

On Wednesday, the boys and I were involved in a car accident. An elderly man pulled out of a car park and wanted to turn right across a 4 lane main road at 5.30pm at peak time. He decided he had waited long enough, and decided to pull out right in front of me, I could only break for like 5-10 metres before I ran right into his front right panel and drivers door.

Luckily he was ok. The police issued him with a Failure it Give Way fine, and we got away unscathed.

Since the accident , poor Charlie (DS3), has been traumatised with nightmares and nigth sweats. He also cannot hold a conversation without the accident being the main topic. The poor guys is very concerned about the 'broken' car, and is worried about us being 'hurt' even though we are all ok. I will post a picture of the car once I get a shot.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Another heap of scrappy goodness

Okay, so another load of layouts to share...where do I start?

how about here!

This Layout is the sketch for Nov at Forever Always. I havent been on the site for a while, but came across the sketch and loved it. The picture is Charlie after he had a tiger face paint at a school fair...he loved it. PP are BG Granola...gotta love that tiger print..LOL

This next one is done using the Novemeber sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Had a little trouble getting the right PP for the photos, so thanks Mel for the papers

This Layout is for the Scrap Boutique's Stash Stomper (Rub-ons) and sketch Challenge. I have used 12 different rubons, and their sketch to create this LO

This Layout is for the Crafting In Style Cyber Crop this weekend, using their sketch. But I did forget to use the Quote that was provided...LOL. Cute sketch though and a great chance to use a photo series

This Layout is for the Monthly sketch at Bon's Scraps. Loved the simplicity of the example from the sketch on the site, so desperately tried to replicate it..I very rarely do plain and simple, so Im not sure if I pulled it off

This Layout is the example Layout for this weeks Sketch blog at Crafting in Style. I love the sketch and thought I did a pretty good job at altering it to suit me..LOL

This Layout is for the Title Tempter CHallenge this month at Crafting In Style...loved the titles this month, very boy orientated I thought

This Layout is my first ever one for Scrapbooking for Less. I loved their sketch, so thought I would give it a go...gorgeous picture of my son Charlie dont you think?

So that is about it. I have been working on an altered Monogram for a birthday present, so I hope to share that soon.
Please leave a comment if you feel the need..thanks

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Heavy on the images

Apologies that this post is heavy on the images, but hopefully you will enjoy the show nonetheless.

These 4 Layouts are my entry Layouts for the STUCK CT position

This Layout is for PUZZLE SKETCHES for October (so if you like it....follow the link and vote for me..*shameless plug*)

This Layout I did last weekend for the CYBER CROP at BOUTIQUE

This Layout is for Scrapbooks SAVVY Techique CHallenge for October

My Current example on WHITE WITH 1 for Novemeber Criteria (White, and Lime, with Scallops...head over and enter this month, heaps of prizes up for grabs)