Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Scrap with V DT search

Scrap with V http://www.scrapwithv.com.au are looking for 5 new Design Team members.
Applications are being accepted now until 26th JANUARY 2010.
Design team requirements:
1. Each month we send out product kits for our DT to create 1 or 2 layouts with that product designing a class kit complete with instructions and emailed by the deadline date being 22nd of each month.
2. Each design team member will be required to participate in the monthly Cyber Crops in the forum and participate in the forum daily and participate in monthly Challenges on the site.
3. Design team members will also be required to publish a technique/tutorial for the Scrap with V Blog on a rostered system.
4. You MUST love our store and the products we stock and link them when you have used them. (Although you are not required to only use the products we stock).
5. Your own Blog is beneficial but not essential.
What you will receive as a Design Team Member.
1. 20% off purchases plus free postage.
2. Free product kits throughout your term.
3. Being part of a very friendly group of ladies Design Team Term February 2010 to 31st July 2010.
Got you interested?
All you will need to do is - email us three samples of your best work or email us links (this could be layouts, cards and altered), your name, your address, your blog URL and a little about yourself and scrapbooking style and a list of Design Teams you are currently on or have been on although this is not a requirement - email to mail@scrapwithv.com.auThe new design team will be announced in the forum on 30th January!!
Go over to the Scrap with V forum here...
to find out more!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Been MIA!!!

Been a while...just busy & getting organised in life in general!!
Here's some scrappin to start off..
Crafty Sketches, December sketch LO
lovely sketch by Ness for all to have a go at.
Here's my take on it...
Used old pics of my Dad as a young boy & his Dad after a fishing trip, I think taken some time in the early 50's...maybe??
& White with 1 Nov Chall.

White-Apricot-spots was the criteria. A lovely pic of MY FEET on the beach!! Gotta love it, they look fat & not so nice, other people have much prettier feet then I!!!

Last chance to get a WW1 chall in as they are no more in 2010, a little sad as I did enjoy their challs.

& Black with 2


Chal was Black-aqua-punching on you Base CS.

A pic of Miss T that Aunty Relle took at the beach & I actually won a prize for this LO - YAY for me :0)


Monday, November 23, 2009

Met the Poo Worms...

Look what A bought home from school...Silk Worms
aka Poo Worms 'cause for little things they certainly poo ALOT!!!
Introducing ...Harry Potter & Sir Fartsalot....

& nine days later they look like this...

They are funny little guys!! Eating...pooing machines :0)


look @ our vegies grow..

I just love my little vegie garden & look at it grow!!
Remember back to August & you meet Basil & Parsley...
Well look at them now!!!

Parsley has grown into a tasty salad treat!!

& Basil...well I'm warming to him...I think i need to find a Pesto recipe to use him in!
I will have to take some more pics but we also have lettuce, tomatoes & carrots

Saturday, November 14, 2009

meet Wendy...

be nice & don't laugh as she's a little shy!!
Do you like her party dress?

I know shes a little sad looking...thats how shes meant to be...but I love her all the same! After attending a recent class taught by Jill GG http://jillgg.typepad.com/jillygg/ I got to see one of her girls she draw IRL....I fell in love with these girls she draws & just wanted to give it a go myself. This is my first attempt & maybe not my last, i think she rather cute....in a EMO sort of way :0) There is also a feature article in the latest SC mag about drawing your own precious girlie. I have no idea what her future holds but maybe tomorrow I will get to play...as they say watch this space!!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

SCrapper of OZ...

Well....This is round 4 LO from The Scrapper of OZ comp
over at Scrapz.Biz.
You had to scrap about your favourite shoes, hide four secret weapons (must be visible but not obvious)& use a special technique. My 'weapons' are...safety pin which has beads hanging from it (next to the small pink flower)...hair clip which is near the top white rose -its a flower one with bling in the middle. Visa card which I printed from google image & used as a matt under the photo (wish i had a real gold AMEX!!) & a smile - which I used as my title & also my technique. I put alphas down on the CS & then sprayed over with walnut ink, let dry & then lifted the alphas off. I found this technique over at Blossies blog & loved it!!
Any way...as yet I've not been placed in the finals...two more Round winners to be announced but I'm not holding my breath as these ladies are some talented scrappers!!! but oh well I've gotten some LOs scrapped that I wouldn't have done other wise. I loved the challs that were set & really enjoyed participating. Can't wait to see what the girls do in the finals, they will all receive a parcel of the same goodies to use on their LO's.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Scrap with V...cyber crop....

'Imperfect parts of Life' CC was on Friday night over at
The DT girls set some fantastic challs with lots of distressing & imperfect pics being used. Here's my LOs for the challenges.

Brigette set Chall 1 as a Mini Class & using Main colours OF BROWN, BLUE and ... USE ONLY ONE TYPE OF EMBELLISHMENT of your choice ALLOWED & a quote . I choose to use Cosmo Cricket Elements & my quote reads...a small son can charm himself into and out of most things.
Chall 2 was set by Jodi.
*a photo of someone or something behaving less than perfect!!!!!
*use the words "Chuck'in a Tantie/Tanty"
*some form of distressing
*some kind of punched shape
I used a photo of S drinking out of a Pyrex jug instead of a glass!! DISGUSTING BOY...

Kylie's Blind Chall was so much fun & right up my alley! Lots of distressing & paint!!
Used a blurry pic from the Pink concert.

& Chall 4 was Taryn's sketch, just love it, such a nice sketch to use.
More tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Scrapper of Oz Comp

Round 3 from the Scrapper of Oz @
What a interesting chall this week was...
- show us the chore you / or someone else despise the most
- your title has to follow the following pattern "pat, pat, pat" (the verb repeated three times just like in the second video clip)
- you must use distressing techniques to symbolize your dislike of your chosen chore
- you must include a red flower to represent the field of poppies
and white ribbon or string to represent the snow somewhere on your page.
Here's what I ended up with...
My journalling reads...
'Washing...Washing...Washing...its the never ending chore & don't even mention the folding!'

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Melbourne Cup Day..

I hope you did better in the cup then I did...I was in two sweeps & would you believe it I drew the same horse in both!!! Daffodil - I think it came 11th or some such?? but I did have a lovely lunch with some beautiful ladies, delish food & company! So all in all a good day I would say - even without winning :0)
I came home to find the lovely Taryn
has left an award for ME!! Thank-u & its a very cool one indeed...so thank-u very much.
Here are the rules of this award
1. You can only use ONE word!!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!
1. Where is your cell phone? handbag
2. Your hair? messy
3. Your mother? creative
4. Your father? gentle
5. Your fave food? savoury
6. Your dream last night? odd
7. Your fave drink? BARCARDI
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? lizards (OOOHHHUUUGGHH any type -little or big)
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? holidaying
13. Where you were last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? married
15. Muffins? YUMMO
16. Wish List Item? holiday
17. Where did you grow up? Gympie (or Noosa Hinterland hey Laurelle;0) )
18. Last thing you did? blog
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? on
21. Your Pets? C-Monkeys
22. Friends? irreplaceable
23. Your Life? happy
24. Your Mood? content
25. Missing Someone? Bella (the dog - as much as she annoyed me!!)
26. Vehicle? dirty
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your fave store? SHOE
29. Your fave colour? green
30. Last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? Monday (I'm a sook I cry as TV adds!!)
32. Your best friend? Kylie
33. One place that I go to over and over? gym (not helping though..)
34. One person who emails regularly? Kylie
35. Fave place to eat? Mum's (love those rissoles & syrup bum pudding xx)
Now...my 5 chosen bloggers are
Jodi....super talented lady & extremely funny http://jodis-sraphaven.blogspot.com/
Shazza...for leaving lovely comments for me - thanks xx http://shazzacraft.blogspot.com/
Kris...for being a lovely lady feels like I've know you for years!! http://scrappinbykris.blogspot.com/
Tina...how gorgeous can one lady be!! http://scrappedbytina.blogspot.com/
Toni...one loving & talented lady http://dagswithlives.blogspot.com/
So go & have a look-c & find out some more about these ladies, they are making a difference in this world in their own special way.

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 123 Challenge...

November 123 Challenge is....
I had a brainwave - as most of you MAY know I am on the Creative Team at Stuck?! Sketches
Sara and I are friends and thought why not run it by her and she said YES :)I thought why not mix it up a bit this month - and give even MORE chance of winning {6 PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!!} why don't we combine a Stuck Sketch with the 123 Challenge....SOOOO..... the criterias are:
1. Use a November Stuck?! Sketch {there are two - one uploaded on the 1st, one uploaded on the 15th}
2. Use a baby/pregnancy photo {seeing as Sara and myself just have had bubs!}
3. Use a diecut on your layout {thanks Kylie Howland}
YOU MUST EMAIL US YOUR LAYOUTS AT: challenge_123@hotmail.com
From Charmane @ 123 Blog Chall
Here's the 1st Noveember STUCK! Sketch..

& here's what I came up with...

Used a pic of Miss T holding a newborn A!! How cute are they, she was a great big sister & still is now..fingers crossed it stays that way.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

just some scrappin...

Had a very cool picture to use as inspiration for October A2Z chall.
Here's my LO, which I really like BTW ;0)
Love this pic of A, he's such a sweetheart when he's in the mood & look at those BLUE eyes!! WOW & he's my son. xx
October @ WW1 criteria was WHITE + DUCK EGG BLUE + DISTRESSING
So I used my Glimmermist AGAIN!! splattered it for a messy distressed look, distress the edges of the CS, sanded the photo edges to. Used some sheer fabric to fashion some sort of flowers & coloured the lace (which I cut from a large old doily from the op shop!!) GLIMMERMIST again I LOVE GLIMMERMIST!! Pic is one that my sister got from out Grandma, I think its of my 2 Aunty's & my Dad.
Melbourne Cup Flutter LO for over @ http://www.scrapz.biz/CHATZONEZ
Had to use the title 'Ready set GO'...a set of colours from last years jockeys...a time piece.
The colours I used are, red - yellow - blue & my time piece is the 'Gone to my happy place...back in 5' written on the Cosmo Cricket element...as in back in 5 minutes. Used a pi of A jumping of the boardwalk @ the beach down the front!! Look at Miss T!! Hoping that he jumps over her & not land on her!! He's crazy & will try anything once that boy!!!
I found a new challenge site...Out of the Hat...
& I did the October chall, the criteria was, a double 12 x 12 LO, something folded on your LO & journal in your hand writing. I had to use some of my new glimmermist & screens on this LO for something different!! LOVE GLIMMERMIST :0)
Their November criteria is
1. A tree
2. 3 pics of different sizes
3. Use a die cut paper
You've got til the end of the month to get your entry in.
My October Black with 2 LO...heeheehee
Had to use Black + Pink + White + 3 chippie embellies!
Love that pic of Phillipa!!!

Scrapper of Oz...

Round 2 of the Scrapper of OZ comp was a doozy!!
The criteria was...
- the title “If Only …”
- a distinct left and right side (mirroring the two hemispheres of the brain)
- a heart
- one of the historic symbols of courage (swan, bear, hand, arrow, beetle, lion, dog, unicorn or crown)
Keeping in mind this is following along with The wizard of Oz story.
Here's what I came up with...
My title ' If only I knew then what I know now' & the words 'then' & 'now' are my distinct left & right sides of the LO. Used a gold crown that I got from Reverse Garbage last holiday trip in there!! & a little heart in the bottom right corner of the title. The pic is of me when I was about 16yrs old. The frill around the LO is made using paper & I learnt it from the talented Jill GG
@ at recent class she taught at Blossies.
You cut it into strips, wet it, scrunch it up & attach it to the CS...LOVE IT!!
I'll let you know what Rnd 3 is shortly...its even better!!!

crafty sketches

Created by the lovely Annette, here it is...
Entries for the November Sketch close midnight 30th November, get your entry in to be in the running to win a $30 voucher from Scrap with V.
& then this is what I did with it...
Flipped it & added a bigger pic instead of 2 little ones. I used old photos from when we went to Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.

ALSO...look whats happening this weekend over at

Come join us!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


My LSS are holding an all day crop on the 7th November.
To be held at the Bramble Bay Bowls Club, Margate.
Starting at 9am & finishing at 9pm.
$35 includes Lunch, Dinner, All day Tea and Coffee and a goody bag.
Games, Prizes and loads of fun for Cardmakers and Scrapbookers alike.
Its a fundraiser for local charities...
We are raising funds for the Tuesday Club, its a local organisation which raises money for disabled, toy library, disadvantaged local families & RSPCA. Their current endeavour is needing approximately $5000 to put together Christmas Hampers for local families. The Tuesday Club has about 40 members who volunteer their time and efforts for the Peninsula.
We will also raise money for the Redcliffe Hospital Foundation.
So...if your in the area give Mel & Chris a call to book your seat!
Its sure to be a great day...I'll be there ;0)

mmmmm.....Prima <3

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Look what I grew...

& ate for dinner..
Mini mixed lettuce, shallots & garlic chives!!
Also growing but not quite ready are tomatoes, basil & parsley
I love my little veggie garden, just 4 pots in the garden but I'm very pleased that I managed to keep something alive!! If only we had more space...I would grow lots more veggies, they tasted delish!!
Also managed to get a LO done for the Scrap with V CC
This one was done using Wendy's Blind Challenge instructions...

I really like it & love that I finally got to use these Sassafrass Lass papers...so cute!! Pics are of Miss T dressed up as a Superhero at her birthday party earlier this year! What was she thinking but thank goodness someone took a photo of it I say :0)


Sunday, October 18, 2009

some LO's

Just some scrapping to share...

A LO for a chall over at http://www.scrapz.biz/CHATZONEZ . I used some pictures of my sister & cousin from the the 70's. How cute are they!!
This one is the monthly sketch chall over at
http://www.123scrapbook.com.au/forum/index.php. I used a pic of Dad that i took on his 60th birthday while he was feeding the cows. I really like this photo, its really him.

The monthly sketch from http://forum.scrapwithv.com.au/
You've got til the end of the month to get this one done. Used a pic of A that I took one arvo at the beach...as usual he wouldn't look at the camera so I thought the quote was quite fitting!! Cheeky bugger!!

& this LO just cause I love it!! My DS Laurelle showed me how to turn a piece of calico into a base for a LO - just paint with gesso!! Its a very funky LO & I love how it turned out. The Kaiser rub-on that I used went on really well too. Pic if of course of Miss T!!

& this LO is for my chall that I set over at http://forum.scrapwithv.com.au/
The 'Everyday Moments' CC is on this weekend & entries close next Saturday. My chall was to do a LO about something that you do everyday but you aren't allowed to use any photos. I'm really pleased with my LO & I journalled about the bed-time ritual in our house.
More soon

Scrapper of OZ

Scrapper of Oz comp is happening over at Scrap Biz
You can join in at any time so go & have a look, Heike sets some amazing challenges so join in.
the first challenge is up & is due by Wednesday 21st October.
The chall is to do a LO that features...
- your or someone else's dreams/plans/hopes
- a scene as your background (eg. stamped, paper-pieced, drawn etc)
- include the seven colours of the rainbow
- an element of movement
& this is what I ended up with...
The background is a page out of a kids book - a flower garden scene - that I stuck to some cardstock & added some pp - clouds & green pp for grass. All the colours of the rainbow are in there - somewhere!!??? & my element of movement is the butterflies flying amongst the flowers & the hummingbird hovering above the pink flowers in the clouds. I based the LO around the photo of Miss T & her friend that she took herself using the self timer on her camera. & my hope is that Miss T continues to be creative with her photography - she always manages to get such interesting angles & she isn't afraid to experiment when taking photos. the quote I used at the top of the clouds reads...
'Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing.'
So anyway I've got it done & have been wanting to try using pictures from old kids books for a while so i figure nothing ventured nothing gained!!

Monday, October 12, 2009


WOW...what a great day!!
Scrap with V owner, Vanessa organised a fantastic crop!!
I met some lovely new ladies including Taryn aka 'Tarwin' :0) who is a SWV DT girl & also some SWV retreat ladies. It was great to see you all & to get some scrappin done.
2 Pink Cows gate crashed the day & had to feature in most photos, here they are with their cow-girls. Only one missing is Jodi - we missed you girl & wished you could have been there!! It was fantastic to see Wendy & Lea who had made the journey from Mackay & Clermont just for the day!! That's committed scrappers!!
The lovely Ness..Wendy..Me & Pink, Lindy, Phillip & Millie & Lea in the back.
Ness got hold of Pink...
& look what happened!!
Proud as punch!! Gotta love her xx
I did also get some scrappin done but will upload them late on!

Monday, October 5, 2009

delish flowers....

Have a look here if your into gorgeous handmade flowers...

I've seen these delish handmade flowers IRL & they are lovely!! Krissy is very generously giving away a 'Krissys flowers sample pack' so go & check it out.


mmmm blog candy

I found this lovely on-line store & they've got candy on offer...
D-lish Scraps is offering a $40 voucher on it's blog just for helping to spread the word about their online store! If you would like to win too then head on over .... make sure you tell them I sent you! And their sister site D-lish Kits has one of their kits up for grabs each month just for following their blog. If you would like to win one of their kits, all you need to do is head to the blog and become a follower. Winners will be announced on the last day of each month.

Just a little extra bit....Postage and handling is just a small flat rate fee of $3 to anywhere in Australia. WOW...how good is that!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

NEW Crafty Sketches

There's a delish new sketch to work with over at
it was done by the lovely Lindy.
Its a great sketch to work with, here's what I came up with...

Email your entry here craftysketches@gmail.com by 31st October to be in the running for a $30 voucher to spend over at Scrap with V. http://www.scrapwithv.com.au/


time flies...

Just some scrappin...

a pic of Ngaire & I after her delightful class. Girls...have a closer look at what she has in her hand??? PINK had a great time too!!!

I scraplifted this LO from a NZ scrappin mag...I can't remember the lady who did the original LO but I loved it the minute I saw it. Mine is slightly different & a little brighter in colour but still very much the same. Thank-u to her for great inspiration & ta to Phillipa for letting me play with her glimmermist...mmmm very nice stufff!
I played along at the 123 SCRAPBOOK CC over the weekend
& got a few challs done. The theme was sports & hobbies.

The LO above is for Karlene's chall, had to use...Mixed alpha title...At least 4 Patterned Papers...Use a transparency. got it all in there & used a pic of A while on holidays at TinCan Bay.

This one of Miss T reading was for Ngaire's chall & had to use... Think BIG – use alphas that are larger than you normally use....Time to think outside the square – in a circle in fact. I want to see a circle somewhere on your layout .... Get the Glitz going – I want to see some Kindyglitz somewhere (preferably a coloured one, but Crystalina will do if you only have that).

& this last LO is for the October BW2 Chall
Had to use Black + orange + blue + die-cut + felt or foam alphas.

I took this pic while at the drags @ Willowbank one afternoon. I love these pics...just goes to show no matter where you are the sunset is still gorgeous!!