Thursday, September 30, 2010

sept scrap the boys

Scrap the boys blog this month have a challenge to create a LO about your boys' nickname and how it came about. 
 Of course i chose to scrap this little guy Andrew. The only one of my 3 boys that doesn't really have a nickname apart from the occaisional Andy-Pandy Jack a Dandy. (obviously a little long for a nickname which is why we don't use it that often). haha.
Well there are other reasons this fellow doesn't really have a nickname.  The main reason being
he prefers it that way.  Fair enough we respect your wishes buddy and Andy it is. :)

not sure what the whole elf look was about here (hope there's no permanent damage to your ears)!!!!!!
i used some lost & found by MME, Prima, jenni bowlin, tim holtz, pink paisley, basic grey, girls paperie, glimmermist and jilly bean soup.
Love these MME Brads they are just gorgeous.

Leonie. x

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

still excited

this Mag came out last week and guess what????????????
 it has my first ever published LO's in it. (2 at once wow, even better)
super excited to get my subscription in the mail and see my work in print!!!

Quite a thrill!

cubby building

it's kept them occupied for the past three days.
that's gotta be a win during school holidays!
 the kids put a ladder over our back fence, scale the fence
and fun, fun, fun.
They collect sticks and branches
leaves, and more sticks and branches!!!!
and ta da
a cubby house!!

So great to see the kids exploring, climbing and building.
And on the other side of the fence i've been weeding, weeding and more weeding.
With lots of help from my Mum, (man she really sets the pace)!!!
without her help i'm sure we'd still have waist high weeds in our garden beds (well Maggies waist height at least) haha.
So three official days of school holidays left and i'm hoping the appeal of cubby building continues!
Leonie.  xx

Sunday, September 26, 2010


What the heck is happening over my back fence.........????????

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This past week has been cybercrop time at Bonsscrap's 
Here are the challenges;
A sketch by SKYE
"1) I want to see a PRE DIGI photo! Or a non digi photo, maybe a school photo, or one of you when you were younger?
my photo is of me as a baby, definitely predigi.
2) Nicknames -  I want to see a nickname somewhere on your page!
my nickname is ...
3) Shapes - My page uses lots and LOTS of circles! I want to see your page similarly focus on a shape!"
i chose lovehearts

you can use...WHITE, BLACK, CREAM and GREY
these are the ONLY colours you are allowed to use.
Stamping, detailed stitching and title beginning with the words 'are we...?'

i got to scraplift one of
making sure to use sideways elements, negative alpha's and matt our photo.
i used some chip chop shop embellishments (the cute cloud and blue doiley lace) and a purple pumpkin button
And that's my sweet little lot!
i have a ton of photo's from the weekend though so be back soon.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

get picky give away

wanna win this?
A new challenge site for multiphoto LO's 
And they're having a give away
go check out GET PICKY!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a couple...

a couple of LO's for the CC at SBT50
this is the criteria for the first LO:

"How Annoying!!
this challenge is about, annoying song lyrics!!
 scrap a layout, using lyrics from an annoying song!   use at least a line of the lyrics, not just one word! We have to be able to recognise the song, either by your choice of photo, or by the lyrics you use!

also the following criteria on your layout:
- bright colours
- layering with foam tape
- beads!"
MY song was from way back in the eighties by The Waitresses- 'I know what boys like'
can you remember that far back lol. Well I can and this was one annoying song!

foam tape

and the second LO's criteria were:
"using the lyrics from ..."I Wanna Rock n Roll All Night"
use lyrics from the song somewhere on your layout, BUT you will need to use a line / phrase (one word is not enough!)

In addition to the lyrics, you will also need to include the following:
1. use at least 2 photos
2. a ticket
3. at least one piece of altered chipboard"

The line i used was of course 'you're lookin' fancy and i like your style'
my altered chipboard were butterflies that i misted and then painted with crackle paint

and some tickets
I was initially a bit scared with all these detailed criteria about song lyrics etc, but once i got thinking i was happy with what i came up with!

Monday, September 20, 2010


We spent the day yesterday at Steglitz with 4 other families and their kids (16 including ours)
The kids had ball playing and exploring.

There were a couple of light showers but not enough to dampen our little fire!
There were lots of things to occupy 16 young children.

There were large rivers to conquer!

and technically engineered bridges to cross....
just in case you weren't able to cross those large rivers on your own!

If you were feeling unwell like these twin boys you could just sit...
and soak up the bush surrounds (or sleep in the car for a couple of hours)!

There were other technically engineered feets of wonder to achieve.
Like building great dams!

or if inclined you could scale the side of the mountain and explore caves...

of course getting down from the side of the mountain means sliding down on your bum!
(i have lots of clothes soaking in nappysan this morning)....

And if all that isn't enough adventure for you there's alway a game of cricket to fall back on.

Thanks for a great day

Saturday, September 18, 2010

a trip to the art gallery

Maggie really enjoys art!
She spends nearly every waking moment drawing/ cutting/ pasting anything crafty she loves.
 At preschool she has been learning about artists and famous pieces of art
Not sure why but she has taking a real liking to Van Goghs 'starry starry night'.
You know this one
she even drew her own version of  'starry starry night' (which i've scrapped, but not photographed)
Anyway i thought she would like to visit a real art gallery so that's why we went here a week ago
Photographs aren't allowed inside thegallery but we did get some of the outside of this lovely building.
I really enjoyed going to the gallery with you Maggie, watching you skip about from one painting to the next
choosing which were you favorites.
I cherish these Wednesdays (the one day you're not at preschool) that we have spent together this year. Just the two of us, or should i say three of us.

Of course 'Little Mommy' came with us aswell, she still goes most places with you.

Six LO's and the one where we lost the prelim....

The first 3 of this buch of layouts are all using bons sept kits

lots of yummy girly papers and some gorgeous new MME papers in the girl kit.
and crate paper and basic grey in the boy kit
the challenge was to scrap a photo that was taken 12 months ago and journal about how life is changed or stayed the same.
extra criteria were a) painting (other than on your background Cardstock). see the little blue and white whiskers i painted on their faces(hehe)
b) a stamped title or quote
c) two dates; the date of your your photo and the date of your journaling.
I really enjoyed this challenge, I got to use the prima masks bought here 
i'll be using them again lots i'm sure
Unfortunately all our excited anticipation was for naught, our team put up a dismal performance in the prelim final and that's our season over for 2010:(  Still we can't complain the Geelong Cats have had lots of success in the last four years.
One thing i am thankful for is the way my sweet hubby behaves regarding sporting loses. He's such a great role model for our boys and girl, (not that she is all that interested in footy or sport at the moment-give it time though lol) he doesn't bag or rubbish other teams. He accepts his teams' failures and although he obviously likes it when he wins (who doesn't) he takes it all in his stride.  I've always admired his good sportsmanship and hope that our kids model their behaviour on their Dad :).  Not that their mother is a bad sport or anything, lol.

The next two layouts were done for the september Cyber crop at Scrapbooking top 50
all the challenges are about mysic and lyrics, lots of fun.
the criteria for this lo was to use 1)music paper, 2)monochromatic & 3) pearls.
i used some Kaisercraft PP's and the music paper is 7gypsies.
the buttons and lace doiley are from Purple Pumpkin. Sam has the most gorgeous fabric covered buttons and fabric flowers love them. 
the criteria for this mini challenge was to use individual music notes
and a LO smaller than 12x12" mine is 6x12"
i used another Purple pumpkin button on this LO. See the gorgeous little mushroom, so cute!!

so thats two of the 5 challenges down for this cyber crop and they're not due til the 26th sept. so i still have a week to do the other three challenges.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

baby face &...

Another lo from this weekend this time with the girl kit from bons

and this one. A photo of Andrew and Hamish that's a couple of years old. I came across it and
wondered why it hadn't been scrapped before.
Love this pic of the two of them, taken in preschool:)
I used the restoration range from crate paper from this kit
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