Wednesday, May 27, 2009


who's in the spotlight??!!...
have a look here...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

just some scrappin...

I've managed to get a few LO's done...plenty other things to do but oh well...
First is a LO using the May Scrap with V Sketch Chall. Wendy set this one & also its a bit of a cheat as i used all black & white which is another challenge that Wendy set!!
I took this pic of our lovely friend while we were away at Easter, I love it!! Look at that cheeky kid in the background, hes such a ratbag. That fish hes holding ended up down his shorts a few minutes after this photo was taken!! Very funny but very long story :0)
This next LO is for the Black with 2 Challenge.
This is the criteria...
Dominate Black
Lime Green
& with
& use
Pearl flourishes
plus pearls
a large single flower stack .
Well after all that, this is what i came up with.
This last LO is for the A 2 Z Scraplets Challenge, a lovely sketch this month.
I even managed to use a Scraplet on my page, the butterfly - which i inked & coated in dimensional magic. The photo is of my Grandma & Great Aunty, standing on Chicken Rock on Ayers Rock. The journalling was what Grandma wrote on the back of the photo, i copied it, traced it onto the LO & then copied over the top, so I've got her actual hand writing with her photo.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

What a week...

This week has gone so fast...
here's some pics from the Pussy Cat Dolls Concert

I'm surprised to say that i like their show, i didn't know what to expect & didn't think that I would know many of their songs but what you hear on the radio is what they played. They did put on a good show & had some very fine looking male back-up dancers!
We were sitting in the floor section but in seats, pretty good seats,
got a pic of the two of us...we had a great time.
& a weird one of Lady Gaga...
this was her on the big screen just before the concert started.
I enjoyed her but shes definitely out there!!!!
Notice all the phone screens in front...
I would say that this was the most clothes she wore for the entire show, not very much material in any of her outfits :0)
One was a full body stocking with an apron made out of clear baubles - made to look like bubbles. Don't know what it was supposed to represent but guess it was memorable.
No scrappin to show - been slack.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

some more...

just some more scrappin...
This pic is of my Dad & brother, i think it was his 2nd (maybe 3rd) birthday. Its funny looking at this photo...that's that spot that my Dad still sits in at the table, the calendar still hangs on the wall in the same spot & now the grandkids sit on his lap to cut their birthday cakes. Gotta love those family traditions!!!

This is my 123 Chall LO....
criteria is...
May 123 Challenge is......
1. Mixed up alphas for the title and Long Title
2. 3 different ribbons used creatively (not just stuck down straight)
3. Journaling spots

Mums going to love this LO :0) **hi**

This is my double LO for Aussie Roadmaps sketch...
Used some pics from my Brothers wedding, they've been married just over 1 year this month.
I called it 'your my best friend' because that was the song that J walked down the isle to, what a beautiful bride she was!!

This is my LO for WW1 Challenge...
May's Criteria:
White - dominant colour
with 1 - Olive Green
with 1 - Birdies
I love this pic of S, i took it while we were away at Easter time at Tin Can Bay (explains the anchor doesn't it!). We have been together for 7 years, hence the title!!

Its teachers strike day today & its raining!!! The kids are already fighting & annoying each other...its all fun & games until someone sticks a wet finger in your ear isn't it!!! I'm betting that the teachers are glad the kids are at home on a wet day like this one.

Give me strength.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New inspiraton & some scrappin...

There's a new sketch on offer over at Crafty Sketches...

The lovely Lindy created this sketch & entries close midnight 15th June for this sketch.

Here's my LO using the sketch...

A picture of my beautiful best friend, Kylie. I took this pic for her to use on her facebook profile. Its just so her!! I love it.
I also did some scrappin over the weekend, Mystical Scrapbooks had a CC running, the theme was 'Great Stash Attack' with the idea of using your stash.

Here's a few LO i did for the challenges...

I'd loved this challenge, all we were given was a list of sizes to cut your paper & that you had to use CS as a base. You could create your LO however you wanted as long as you could see that the paper sizes were used. The pic is of S & Miss T at a birthday party last year.

This LO had to have different shaped photos, different flowers & flower centres, mixed alphas & a long title. I took these photos of Miss T quite a few years ago, she was looking so lovely & beautiful until she did the last photo in front of the camera!! Love it!!

Here is Miss T enjoying an ice cup at the Kite Festival that was held in Redcliffe over the weekend. I could have stayed & watched the kits all afternoon they are so pretty & HUGE. There were some great stalls & we only bought a few things...well I got a skirt & a set of Babushka dolls (not real ones just cheapies but still cute all the same). A & Miss T bought LOLLIES!! A spent his entire weeks pocket money on lollies, sour bricks, gummy bears, cola bottles, licorice & a gob-stopper. Miss T got some yummy fudge!

Can you tell that once again he didn't want his photo taken. I said just stand there & it won't look like I'm taking your photo, it'll look like I'm taking photo of the kites - see them in the background!! But the little brat kept walking towards the camera & pulling funny faces....this is the best on I got!

Teachers strike tomorrow, so no school for the kiddies. We're off to the travel agent to get some info for our holiday, we are going to New Zealand!!

Also tomorrow night is the Pussy Cat Dolls concert, I'm off to see them with Kylie. This concert is her choice but it'll be good all the same. The support act is Lady Gaga, she should be good!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Look what I got in the mail yesterday...

A huge THANKS to Julie & the girls @ A2Z Scraplets for my amazing prize pack!!I was totally shocked & thrilled to receive such a huge prize, can't wait to use these fantastic A2Z products!!

& some more FANTASTIC news that I have to share...

I won a prize for this LO of A over at 123 Challenge. Can't believe it!!! I really enjoyed doing this LO & i love the photo of A. I had so much fun taking these photos of him & Miss T down at the beach. The printed photos that I have of these are all there are as I lost them when our compt had a huge meltdown!! They were the latest photos I'd put on & hadn't backed them up :0 Another huge thanks to all the girls over at 123 , love your challenges & your inspiration is just amazing.
Heres the May criteria...
May 123 Challenge is......
1. Mixed up alphas for the title - Tash Allen and Long Title
2. 3 different ribbons used creatively (not just stuck down straight)
3. Journaling spots


Saturday, May 9, 2009


I had forgotten just how cute the little A was...
hes still cute but with more (MUCH MORE) attitude these days!!
I've discovered a new site...very funky & cool & filled with fantastic scrappers...
I did my above LO based on this awesome LO by Ruby Bisson
love the book paper base & paint splatter!! & my all time fav stamp..
best ever invention :0)
Ruby is all of 15yrs old & is a fab artist...

i can't believe she did it....

Miss T got her hair cut!!

& doesn't she look great!!
I just love this next pic of her...

She's so pretty

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Arn't i LUCKY!!

I was lucky enough to have my LO's chosen as a winner & I'm pretty happy about it!! I don't win much so that's why I'm sharing my news :0)

I did this 'love' LO as part of the Mystical CC, it was a blind scrap.
The next Mystical CC is on May 15 at 7pm.
This was my entry in the A2Z April Challenge, it was a blind scrap as well.

Scrap with V Cyber Crop...

Cyber Crop was over the weekend & you have till Sat 9 May to get you entries in...
go & have a look here for details!!
Here's what I came up with...

DT Chall...had to use Rainbow colours in Ribbon & Bling, Rainbow in the photo, 7 pp, gold.

Card Challenge...Use the colours of the rainbow on your card!

Sketch Challenge.

Inspiration Challenge...get inspiration from a very cool pic!!

Colour Challenge..use the colours of the Rainbow in specific number...1 purple item, 2 pink 3 green etc & the word 'colour' in title.

Mystery Class...a recipe of what to use on your LO...7 x 5 photo, small alpha title, 5 diff ribbons, 1 patterned border strip, 2 diff pp to make own embellis, Bling, 4 journal strips.
Fantastic challenges SWV DT ladies!!

NEW Crafty Sketches sketch...

New sketch up over here...
a lovely sketch done by Liz Hicks, just beautiful!!
Here's my take on her sketch...
I used a photo of my Mum (standing in the middle) that was taken at her parents 60th Wedding Anniversary, those are her 2 sisters & parents! I will have to scrap the photo of them with her brothers one of these days...