Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

I would like to wish everyone a 
Happy New Year!

I hope all your new year resolutions come true.
I was going to post my favourite 12 layouts for 2012 but I will not....
so once again have a wonderful night celebrating the old year out and the new in.
I for one will not be staying up tonight to see the new year in :( 
as I have an early start at work in the morning.
So Good-bye for 2012
See you in 2013!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Scrap The Girls Blog Hop Winner

I would like to thanks all you lovely ladies that have joined in with the blog hop at Scrap the Girls. A big thanks you to all the new followers and to all the lovely comments... :)
So now who has won my RAK...I put all the names in a hat and the lucky winner is...
Drum roll please....


Please contact me at with your postal address so I can post out your RAK.
Also don't forget to check out Scrap the Girls Blog for the overall winner later this week and do take part in the birthday celebration challenges :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scrap the Girls Blog Hop

Has part of Scrap the Girls 4th Birthday celebrations there is a blog hop which finishes on Friday 14th.

So let get the rules out of the way first...
1. Follow Scrap the Girls blog and register here to join the blog hop.
2. Become a follower of my blog.
3. Leave a comment on this post.
4. Visit all the other CT members blogs and do the same there.
5. Find the bold word highlighted in each of CT blog and work out the question, then answer the question and post your answer on Scrap the Girls blog at this post.

 Now each CT member is donating an RAK so it is important to comment on all the relevant blog posts of each CT members blogs.  Plus there is a prize from Scrap the Girls for an overall winner.

This is what I have put together for one lucky winner commenting here on my blog...
So here are all the CT members links to their blogs [just click on their names to go to there blog]
Marisa are here
So for  your chance to win some fantastic goodies make sure you comment on every ones blogs. Plus don't forget to get your entries in for this months challenge, creating a page using a list. So looking forward to seeing some awesome pages :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Another Page WooHoo!!!

I have created another page to share with you all :)
I cant believe that I have my mojo back now right when life starts to get very hectic with Christmas just around the corner.
Well anyway here is my page, this one is for White with 1 challenge.
For the December challenge you are to create a page using...
White + Red + Christmas Photo
I had lots of fun only using the colour red on my page and here it is...
a couple of close ups to show same of the detail...

The Chrissy tree is  stamp I found in my stash that I forgot I had, lol... my way too large scrapping stash has so much that I quiet often forget what I have.
So that is my scrapping I have to share with you today ♥

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

What A Shock!!!

I have scrapped another page this month... :)
This one is for Kraft It Up December challenge, the criteria is to scrap about what YOU want for Christmas.
I had a bit of a think about this and decided that all I wanted for Christmas is to have my family around me.
I will be working Christmas day this year :( [well actually I worked last year as well]
but I am hoping to have some time with my family later in the day.
Here are some close ups of my layout.

Thanks for stopping by ♥

Monday, December 03, 2012

Another Awesome Challenge

Has been set for this month challenge at Scrap The Girls.
So what is the challenge....well it is am easy one!
All you have to do is create a layout using a LIST.
Too simple right!
Here is my page for some inspiration.
I found this old Heidi Swapp clock face in my stash and just had to use it as I wanted my layout to depict time and the things I still have to do before Christmas which are listed on my list.
Now this is birthday month at Scrap the Girls yeah!!!
Yep STG is 4 this month.
So do stay tuned for upcoming extra challenges. We also have an upcoming blog hop, go to STG and all the details for this are listed. Would love to see you all join in on the fun :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I Have Scrapped!!!

I finally got some creative mojo flowing and scrapped a page for this months challenge at Scrap The Boys.
Having to use this colour swatch 

to create a boy page was interesting and what I needed to get back into scrapping.
So anyway here is my page...
I went for a smaller size [A4] page then I am use to doing has I did cut down my photo so only my oldest son Martin was in it. Used up some of those odd bits and pieces that I had floating around for ages, feels good to use them up finally :)
Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate all your lovely comments ♥

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Creativeness Has Vanished

I am at a total creative standstill at present :(
Have only created one page this month but even that I can't share with you at this time.
So what do I do to get back into creating?
I do have lots of ideas floating around in my head but when I go to my scrapping desk they all seem to go out the window and i sit there pushing thing around wondering what I am doing.
I have been under a lot of stress with things that have been happening at home and I think this has a lot to do with me not being able to create.
So I am hoping once I get my personal life all sorted I will be back in there creating again, well I hope so anyway!
So now everyone don't forget to get your entries in for the November Scrap The Girls challenge,
create a page using these colours...
and white 

Just love this combo together!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Who Loves Orange and Teal Together?

That is this month's challenge at Scrap The Girls. Do check out the site to see all the awesome samples from the CT team. So it is an easy challenge this month, you just have to use orange and teal, white is allowed of course. So what do you think of my page...
I went with brighter shades of orange and teal here. It was surprising how much I had in my stash that was, but nt much teal at all.
 A few close ups...

Now there are some awesome prizes up for grabs again this month so do join in on the fun ♥

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


This month's challenge at Kraft It Up is to using misting.
Used a lovely stencil from Prima with my misting and lots of lovely bits and pieces I had floating around. Summah was 3 in this photo, all those lovely curls are gone now. I thought I would use some normal sewing thread, I have seen other use it so I decide to give it a go. Interesting effect.
A few close up for you all...

Thanks for stoppin by :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How Can...

I get any scrapping done when my grand daughter Mia who is 20 months old takes over my cute is she!

Look at those chubby legs, adorable!!!
Summah is growing into a beautiful girl, she is missing her 2 front teeth due to an accident at a friends birthday party the other week.

I really need to get more photos of both my beautiful grand daughters before they grow up, time seems to moving too fast!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

White, Yellow & Stars

Those are the criteria to use this month's over at 'White With One' challenge.
So this is what I came up with...
My photo was taken way back in the 60's, that is me second from the left looking at my mum. Yep I am wearing a hat while swimming, mum made us all wear hat no matter what the weather, lol.
Found these gorgeous Basic Grey rubons in my stash that were yellow and black which were perfect. The sheet had these cute ladybugs as well.
Just loved the white/yellow combo with the black/white photo.
So glad I have been able to get my mojo back again even I am bit on the slow side scrapping, took me a few days to get my groove on to finish this page.
Thanks for stopping by ♥

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

So It Is The Beginning Of The Month Again

So yep you guessed it :)
The next challenge has been posted at Scrap The Girls.
For this month Mal has set a recipe challenge so you have to create a layout using
2 different alphas
and more than 1 photo
what a lovely combination to use on a layout so here is CT my page.
Isn't my youngest grand daughter Mia cute...too cute for words!
Would love to see your creations so come along and join in on the fun, plus you have the chance to some fantastic prizes.

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Story Of This Photo

Story is the word at 'Bird is the Word'.
I thought this was a great word to use with a photo of our 25th wedding anniversary.
This photo was taken a few years ago...yep our 30th is fast approaching. I used up some of an old October Afternoon kit which is still one of my favourites. My hubby is always being silly and hates getting his photo taken, so getting a decent photo of him is a rare treat.
Thanks for stopping by :)   

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Scrap Friends Birthday Candy Giveaway

Scrap Friends is have an awesome candy giveaway to celebrate it's first birthday in October. Look at these, just fantastic...

It closes on 3rd October, so to be in with a chance to win you just have to share on your blog/facebook/twitter/social network Scrap Friends blog link and become a follower. Then don't forget to use Mr Linky on their blog to link to your blog. Winners will be announced on the 5th October.
Plus on Oct 3rd - Oct 4th there will be a huge birthday sale!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I Can Finally Share My First Published Layout

Yep finally I can share my layout the has been published in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 14 No 12.

My sweet 2 cubby cheek munchkins are Zoe and Brett, this photo was taken so many years ago but it is still a favorite of mine.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A Digi After I Don't Know How Long

I created a digital page after a very long time...don't know how long it has been!
I decided to do a challenge over at Soul Scrappers [it has been ages since I participated]
For Julie recipe challenge you are to use:
1 x photo
negative space
So here is my page....
The cute little bush turkey in the photo was saved from our cat who wonder home one morning with it in his mouth, the good volunteers at animal rescue are looking after it now.
It felt good to scrap digitally after so long!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I Never Showed

You all a second page I created using Rainbow Splendour products. Chloe makes these incredible goodies that I just loved creating with. So here is my other page.
I used up some of my older Basic Grey papers. Rainbow Splendour goodies used Denim flower, pink tag, blue mini pinwheel...all super cute!

Sorry I Am Late

For posting my layout for this months challenge at Scrap The Girls.
So for this month you have to create a page using action or sports photos.
Now I thought I had heaps of photos of my girls at sports but nope could not find a one :(
So after much procrastinating I finally found this one of my youngest daughter Zoe hamming it up a bit.
Do pop over to Scrap The Girls blog site to check out all the awesome pages from the CT's, they are fantastic! This month as usual there are 3 fantastic sponsors with fantastic prizes up for grabs, so to be in for a chance to win one of these prizes get creating and us the link tool to your blog or wherever your layout is displayed [please make sure that the link goes directly to your blog post with your entry].
So again sorry I am late posting my CT layout, time has just got away from me at present with my mum here and all.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Recipe Challenge

I just love a good recipe challenge, don't you?
Purple Pumpkin has a really good one this month.
So what are the ingredients:
  1. Paint
  2. Use a Button
  3. Add some twine
  4. Include some fussy cutting
  5. Spray ink
  6. A flower
  7. A doiley
  8. Use two different alphas for your title
So many fantastic thing to use in a page don't you think and a requirement to use all of them, as well as using some Purple Pumpkin products.
So anyway here is my layout.
How adorable is the photo of my oldest daughter when she was 3 [she is going to kill me for using]
I found these really old doilies in the op awhile ago and using one was just perfect on this page. I did some off white paint splatters on the black cardstock and some ink drops/spray on the patterned paper.
I was rather please with the finished page :)

Who Loves A Great Challenge?

Why not join us at Scrap The Girls this month for a really easy challenge.
All you have to do is create a layout using stars and of course using photos of girls.
Check out the blog for lots of inspiration from all the CT members.
Now don't forget there are also some awesome prizes up for grabs at the end of the month, so come on join in.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Rainbow Splendour 1st Birthday Sale Date

Hi everyone :)
Just letting you all know that Chloe has set a date for her 1st Birthday sale over at Rainbow Splendour.
Also don't forget to RSVP to the Facebook event for your chance to win the giveaway!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

My First Page

as guest CT at Rainbow Splendour.
The lovely Chloe sent me a baggie full of fantastic Rainbow Splendour products, so after much drooling over these I created a page.
I used:
Red pinwheel
Red tag
Die Cut blue zigzag
Flower pin.
Loved working with these lovely products and how sweet id the little post-it note that I added to the page. Not sure about the raffia but it certainly does give the page an interesting texture and look.
So please do pop on over to Rainbow Splendour blog for the birthday month and join in on the fun.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Gosh Time Flys

It is the beginning of the month again!
And I am very proud to let you all know that I have been selected to be CT on Scrap The Girls for another term, woohoo!!!!
So for this month's challenge you have to create a page using stars....
How simple is that!!!
Here is my sample page.
You can see all the new and some return CT samples over at Scrap The Girls, so many fantastic pages to get lots of inspiration from. 
Would love to see you play along this month so pop on over :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I Finished Another

Page today but I can't show you all just yet, but I will show you a little peek :)
Lots of lovely bright colours on this page, and has you can see I used some red raffia as well [a first for me].
And of course I scrapped a photo of my gorgeous grand daughter Mia that was taken on her 1st birthday.
Stay tuned all will be revealed shortly :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Little Peek

Of another page I created that I can't share just yet...aren't I terrible teasing you all like this!
Not giving much away am!
You will all have to wait until August for the reveal.

Rainbow Splendour

I am proud to announce that I will be a guest designer for August....woohoo!!!
The lovely Chloe has sent me a fab collection for goodies from Rainbow Splendour.
and I have started creating but you will all have to wait until next month to see :)
Why not pop on over to Rainbow Splendour and check out the fab products that Chloe has for sale.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Kraft It Up

I have joined in with this month's challenge at Kraft It Up.
The criteria is to create a page using Kraft [of course], journaling and a bucket list or wish list.
Loved this challenge :) and I thought it would give my mojo a kick in the butt to get going.
My journaling is about my wish list.
Used lots of old stash as well as some newer thing and shock no patterned paper!!!
My background is a mix of paint/rubons/stickers, am so loving this effect at present.
At first I wasn't that thrilled with the end result but it has grown on me now.
I haven't been doing much scrapping lately, just can't get my groove on. I just hope I can get my act together and get back to creating, not that I ever created lots of pages each week but I want to create more than I am at present some weeks I don't do any. Well wish me luck on getting me groove back :)

Sunday, July 01, 2012

1st Of The Month

So that means that this month's challenge is up at Scrap The Girls.
This month you have to create a page using 'Black and White plus 1'.
Don't you just love colour combos :)
I had a play creating some chevrons on my page, seen so many page on the net that have used chevrons that I thought I would give them a go. So here is my page, what do you think?
Creating them in the black/white really makes them pop of the page, don't you think?
Played with paint on the background and made my flower out of tulle and felt as well.
The photo is of my oldest daughter Natasha when she when she was 4 years old, wasn't she a sweetie :)
Would love to see your page entered for this months challenge. Pop on over to Scrap The Girls and see all the lovely pages from all the awesome CT members for inspiration.

Friday, June 29, 2012

To Get Scrapping Again

I know I have been very slack, haven't scrapped in quiet a few weeks, just haven't felt like creating :( I suppose everyone has times that nothing seem to come creatively.
So to get that create mojo started again I forced myself to scrapped some more outdoor photos of Summah. I need a bit of inspiration so I decided to do another page for this month's 'Scrap The Girls' challenge.
I don't know if I really like the end page but no matter how much I tried to add more it just wouldn't work so I left it has it was.
The colours are the same as my CT layout, just love these colours for outdoor beach photos. I found these really cool word post-it notes at Typo and just had to have them :)  added a couple on this page.
Hoping I can get more inspiration happening soon :)