Friday, February 24, 2012

Scrap the boys Feb

Just sharing my February Scrap the Boys layout.
The challenge this month is a sketch
Head over here to check it out.
And let me tell you,
It really does pay to pay more attention when blog hopping!
I just went to the scrap the boys page to link this post and found out my 
January entry was one of the winners! Very nice surprise.
And I've visited the page page to get this sketch, don't know how I missed that!!!

Anyhow here's my take on the February sketch.

Using the October Afternoon Sasparilla range for some 
pirate pics of one of my boys.

Added some Purple Pumpkin and Lil red Rocket buttons.

And a couple of little shout outs
If you haven't heard yet about this fab new Kit club 
starting in March then 
go check out the blog here.
I can't wait to get my hands on one of these
Kits, even better share this and you could win one!

And last but certainly not least if any of you lovely people that visit here have any budding young scrappers in your household, -I know my 7yo often likes to scrap with Mum. You must
go to Show Us Your Stuff blog in March to see their new Junior Scrappers Challenge.
It's called Sophie's Corner.

Cheers, have a lovely weekend. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

for no particular reason...

A couple of layouts I've done over the last month.
for no particular reason other than I wanted to document these photo's.

My Mum's 70th birthday last year

I used to dabble in decoupage...a long time ago,
and I recently came across heaps of images I had cut out but never used.

These floral ones were perfect for this pink paisley paper.

And some Prima embellishments.

And a Christmas layout using Crate paper and lil red rocket Christmas embellishments.
The Child with the Santa hat pulled over his face, well that's a whole other story/page
yet to be told!

 Some journalling about the kids each wanting to put the angel on the tree every year.  

and me of course taking a picture of each child doing this exact thing!
Our poor little Angel on the Tree!

Cheers, hope you've had a great weekend.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Show us Your Stuff -recipe challenge.

February 15th challenge at Show Us your Stuff is a recipe challenge

Use at least 3 pieces of patterned paper
Use 3 embellishments
Use at least 1 heart
Use some paint somewhere on your layout!

I scrapped some pictures of my second son Andrew, playing T-Ball.
I kid you not since before he could walk he has been fascinated 
with ball's. When he was a toddler he gave up his cute little soft toy and slept with a football 
He's since taken that cute lil softie back into his bed each night which I think is just the sweetest thing to do, especially for an eight year old boy. But then that's the sort of kid he is, Sweet! xx

I used washi tape from D-lish Scraps to bind the kraft shipping tags, also from
D-Lish. I then made a little banner from the tags with some twine and used this to 
base my title on. 

I made this flower from the October Afternoon Sarsparilla Flower Sack.
Sprinkled each layer with water and scrunched it up a little then put a 
wooden button from D-Lish as the flower center.

Head over here to check out the other fabulous DT layouts.
You have until March 15th to upload your take on our recipe challenge.
Go for it!
Cheers and thank-you kindly for your comments.
much appreciated. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Feb photo-a-day catch up

I was without internet for half of last week 
so I missed out on posting these photo-a-day pictures.
Just catching up now.

Feb 9 -Front door 
of my daughters lego house!

Feb 10- Selfy. 
NB No road rules were broken during the 
taking of this photo. lol. The car was parked in my driveway.

Feb 11-Makes you happy. 
Family. :)

Feb 12- Inside my closet. 

Feb 13- Blue- 
Swimming after school today.
Why the heck do we have so many blue goggles?

Feb 14 - Heart. 
Inside the kids lunch boxes today.

thanks for stopping bye.

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Golden Wedding Anniversary gift

This may be the only card I make for 2012! I'm so not a card maker but as it was my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary last friday I decided to make a card for them.

I got this idea from a friends Facebook wall she'd done a similar thing for her 
fathers 70th birthday. Here's a link to the blog that inspired the idea.
My sisters and I wrote, emailed, rang, and pm'd- relatives, friends, neighbors, and 
old work mates of our parents. 
We asked them to send us memories they had of our parents during the past fifty years.
Then we presented these to Mum and Dad on their anniversary.
We received back some beautiful, funny and heartfelt 
accounts of peoples memories, Some people even sent 
photo's to us which was wonderful.
There were tears and much laughter.
The grandchildren read aloud their memories of Granny and Pa, 
and we took turns in reading out the others.
It was a great surprise and they loved hearing from family and friends some
of whom they hadn't seen in years.

I used a Bellah bloom from the D-Lish scraps shop
I also used the pearl spray, kraft tag, resin flower and paper doiley.
I also cut out the white tag from some of the D-Lish packaging which is part of the shops logo.

Here's how we presented our gift.

Of course on Saturday night when we celebrated their anniversary with 
some family and friends it rained most of the evening!!! But we did manage to catch this photo
of Mum and Dad with their 4 Daughters, Sons-in-Law and Grandchildren. And several umbrella's!!!

Glad you liked it Mum and Dad. xox
Thanks also to everyone who sent us their memories. It was 
very much appreciated.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Colour combo for SFS

have a colour inspiration challenge this month set by their newest DT member Deb Alexander.
Congrats Deb!
You can see the colour inspiration here 
Blue, Yellow, Orange and white and/or cream.

This is what I came up with.

A little layout expressing my thanks to Mum and Dad, 
who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary 
this Friday! Congratulations.
 Happy Golden Anniversary to both of you. xx

Lots of Stamping and Misting on this layout and i've wet embossed with a crafters 
workshop template and clear embossing powder.

Lots of yummy D-Lish embellishments on this page including the washi tape,
forget-me-not flowers, and kraft tag which I've stamped on with 
a Kaisercraft texture stamp.

How gorgeous is this flower, from D-Lish of course, one of the 
Bellah Blooms available in the store and some cherry blossoms.

and just catching up on my photo prompts for the last few days.
Feb 6th-Dinner
Celebrating my husbands birthday.

Feb 7th -Button
Well lots of buttons actually from my stash.

and Feb 8th - Sun
from my back yard late this afternoon. 

Cheers and thanks for looking,

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Just posting my last couple of days pictures for February photo-a-day.
4th Feb - a stranger
Well...he didn't use to be a stranger but this is my childhood favourite 
soft toy named 'Mervin the Monkey' I came across him recently 
in a bag of old toys.

Hello Stranger!

Feb 5th
prompt -10am
After working a 10hour night shift, by 10am this morning
I was catching some serious zzzzzzz's 
under my gorgeous handmade Liberty quilt.
An engagement gift from my Mum 13years ago.

And of course I do have a layout to share.
the Stuck Sketch for February 1st check out the sketch here.

I tipped the sketch on its side and added some Lil Red Rocket buttons 

love these little kraft quote spots by lil red rocket 

thanks for dropping by, 
catch ya later. :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

scrap the girls-February

When I found out the Criteria for this months Scrap the Girls challenge I was so excited to get 


I'm not sure why but lately I have been loving anything turquoise coloured.
I chose these photo's and built my layout around them using Prima paper as a base that 
had turquoise as its main colour.

I added the chippie birdcage and bird which I'd altered with inks and crackle paint.

A close up of my journalling.

The canvas Prima flowers were white but I altered them with paint and inks to match the colour 

I hope you're inspired by these criteria too,
brought to you by 
our Guest Designer this month at STG, Agnieszka Bellaidea.
You can see all the other CT examples here.

There are some fab sponsors this month too, even more reason to participate!



This is my photo for yesterday - the prompt being 'hands'

No I wasn't driving when I took this photo, the engine was turned off!
The main reason I took 
this picture was because I wanted to document the fact that I'm wearing my wedding band.

I took it off seven years ago when I was pregnant with Maggie. After loosing 18kg in the last four months
I was finally able to get it back on my finger. It was one of my weight loss goals achieved!
Still I long way to go but this has certainly sweetened the journey. 

Cheers, hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Friday, February 3, 2012

SUYS February Sketch, Photo-a-Day, School and a little SD card disaster...

Whoa I think that's the longest 
post title i've ever had!
I've got lots of things to share, bare with me though as I get through them.

 My take on the sketch at Show Us Your Stuff.
February's sketch is Sara Noendengs last as part of the DT at SUYS.
So I hope we get lots of entries to show her how much we have loved creating with her sketches.

I had loads of fun creating this background.
I started out with some pink paisley resist paper and added
distress inks and at first I didn't like it at all so I just kept adding mists and stamping and
then distress stains until eventually when the paper was very soggy indeed it- began to grow on me-
well actually I think it's one of my faves now!
This is the sketch 

My hand made items were some of Charms Creations lollipop's.

Do you like my messy tangle of twine, it sort of matched the messy background and the
the messy little darlings in the photo! ;)


Feb photo a day
OK next up- February photo a day, I decided to follow the prompts on this blog

Feb 1st prompt is 'your view today'.
This was my view for several hours on Wednesday as I was
re-staking and retying our tomato plants. And In the background little
Miss Maggie had a picnic with assorted dolls under her very PINK
beach umbrella. Not a bad way to spend a sunny afternoon!


Back to school

Well Februarys photo prompt was 'words' and being back to school day for my kids, 
reading, learning an' all that
I've used the traditional group pic of them because....alright I'll admit it I forgot about the word 
prompt til it was too late.
Great start i'm off to, day 2 and i've forgotten already!

                                                                  All Six of us posing

of course it usually degenerates into these sort of 
pictures fairly quickly

I love these sort just as much though. x

So if you've made it this far -my little disaster with the SD card.

After dropping the little darlings off at school I come home for coffee, in the peace and quiet 
and began to upload all the photo's i'd taken.
Take the Card from my camera to put into the 
computers card reader slot and accidentally insert it into
the CD Drive on the Computer instead.
My computer ate my SD Card!!!
five hours later,
two trips to the computer tech on the other side of town
to retrieve the card!!


OK that's it.
Thanks so much for reading all this, hope it was worth it!
Cheers, be back tomorrow.

With a much shorter post! :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Savvy Cyber Crop

School's back tomorrow! Yay! Had a great 6 weeks holiday but I'm so 
looking forward to getting back into a school time routine.

There was a Cyber crop at Scrapbook Savvy this last week and I did two of the challenges.
The first is a puzzle challenge which had to include; a heart, paperclip, flower, splatters and a flag.

I used some gorgeous D-Lish embellishments on my layout including the forget-me-nots, the reindeer bottle cap (he's so cute!!), and these Kraft Christmas Journal spots. 

The Second Challenge is a colour inspiration challenge based on this picture

The picture I scrapped is a couple of years old taken on my phone.
Andy bought and ate his first Chiko roll at the local swimming pool one 
hot summers day. He thought it was the best!
I promise he's not as sunburnt as he looks! haha!

And More D-Lish magic on this layout in the form of washi tapes. Amanda has a huge variety to choose from in the shop 
go and check them all out. You wont be disappointed.
I wanted to make a feature of the tapes so I've chosen colours to suit the challenge and layered them under
the photo.
The cute lil wooden flower button is from D-lish.

And some Kraft shipping tags also from D-Lish, how cool are these?

Cheers, hope you like.
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks 
in advance for your comments. I love to hear what you think of
my work. :)