Sunday, October 11, 2009


Sorry everyone I haven't been here for a while! I have been sick then had sick children. So I decided to take off to Devonport for the weekend with the family :) We had a great weekend with the Inlaws Brenda and Rob. Love them to pieces!!!
Brenda and I detoured on Sunday to do some shopping on our way back to the house for lunch. The plan was to go to chickenfeed ($2 shop) for quilling supplies for the girls. We picked those up and were wandering around and I spotted some of the non slip mat stuff. They had it in purple, black, cream, blue... don't no what else. Brenda and I looked at each other and started grabbing rolls lol! It looks like square mesh but is a bit puffier and cheap as anything! Next to that Brenda spotted some funky woven placemats made out of plastic so we grabbed one of those each too. It just goes to show you that you can find scrapbooking goodies in the strangest of places!! I would upload some pics here to show you but when we left to come home this afternoon Rob asked me if I had my bag of scrap goodies and I said of course I do!!!! When I got home and unpacked the car I discovered that I didn't have it at all :( It's still in Devonport!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My example for Amandas first challenge

This is my example of Amanda's challenge over at Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin It is the first challenge for then and if it's anything to go buy it will be a terrific place!

The criteria were to use the quote " Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live" also use ribbon, chipboard and a metal embellishment.

Close up of the chipboard flowers. I have coloured them with Zig metallic pens and then dimensional magic. The rhinestones are a scroll from My2Angels cut up and new Prima E line pearls and rhinestones in the centre of the flowers.

If you get the chance ladies hop on over to Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin and have a look. Lots of challenges starting on the 20th of every month and swaps and lovely ladies to chat to!

Night all I am off to bed. Daylight savings has messed with my body clock enough for one day :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Summer Splash

This is my entry for Artastic's challenge this month. My partner says its a very loose interpretation of Van Gough's work but what would he know, he is male!

I took inspiration from the swirls and circles and the texture of the paint looks like stitching.

Super Busy Weekend!

Well we are all scrapping our little hearts out this weekend. So many challenges up to do. And of course the new ones coming up Mid month at Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin'

I thought I would share with you some pages of my son. I'm not very good at boy pages, I can never think of what to embellish them with. Girls pages are so easy with flowers, ribbon and rhinestones, poor boys are a bit limited with what embellishments we can use I think!

This is a double page LO of Josh playing football this year. I was so proud of him, he is 15 and plays football on the senior men's reserve team. He won best player on the field two weeks in a row and most improved player the following week. I get very scared sometimes when I watch him play, some of these guys are HUGE compared to him. The only time he has had a bad injury tho was an away game and I wasn't there. He was carried off the field on a strecher after being mistaken for a ball and kicked full on in the ribs/kidneys then trod on. :( My poor baby. He loves it tho and wouldn't stop playing no matter how many times he was kicked or trampled.

This is Josh at around age 3. We had a pool in the back yard and he learned to swim before he was 1! He is part fish I am convinced of it! He got the goggles and snorkel and flippers for his birthday and he loved them so much. He would cry and have a mini tantrum if I told him he couldn't wear them to the shop or to take them off at the dinner table. He would wear them in the bath and one night when I went in to check on him and tuck him in before I went to bed he was actually sleeping with them on lol. I love the bright colours on this LO, I don't usually use bright colours. I do tend towards more girly lO's tho.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin

A great new site just starting up. Why not head over and get to know everyone and get prepared for some challenges!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lovely Ladies on Challenge Chicks

Well I was going to scrap something for you all tonight but I haven't and it's all TRACYS FAULT!!!

She sent me over to The Challenge Chicks to have a look. I joined ages ago but I hadn't actually looked around yet.

THEY HAVE CHAT!!! And lovely ladies to chat to!

Lol. I love chat. Any of you that know me know I like a good chat now and then heh heh.

Any way....
Blame Tracy that there is nothing to look at here tonight besides more of my boring drivel. I will be a good girl and scrap tomorrow I promise :)

*picks up halo* I'm going to read more of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies now.


I was having a look around at other blogs when I got home from work early today and Amanda had a link posted on her blog about a friend who was doing challenges on her blog. Of course the word challenge set off flashy lights in my brain so I wandered over for a look.

WOW! I am going to have a go at some, if not all of these, and I thought I would post it up here so that you guys could have a look too.

Word Challenge - Use the word "Adorable" in your title.
You must also use inking, ribbon and stamping somewhere on the page

Themed Challenge - Calendar. Take inspiration from a calendar in any way you like. It can be the numbers, months a particular date etc
You must also use scallop edges and a tree/s on your page

Sketch Challenge - Use this awesome sketch from PageMaps as your inspiration.

Quote Challenge - "A picture is worth a thousand words"
You must also use strip journaling, buttons and a star/s

Number Challenge - 1 flower, 2 photos, 3 buttons, 4 journaling spots/cards/, 5 gems/rhinestones

Colour Challenge - shades of blues and browns

Ebony and Ivory Challenge - White (Ivory) with pink and green
You must also use brads and a butterfly/s

Scrap Yourself - You must use a pic of yourself using Australia or Australia Day as the theme.

Have a look at the full post at Shell's Scrapping and other stuff

$90.00 For Blue September

A BIG thank you to all the lovely ladies who entered a page for the cancer fundraiser Blue September. I mailed off my donation to the cancer council this morning for $90.00. Thank you all very much for entering :)