Monday, June 29, 2009

WANTED....1 sock

There is a story that goes along with this LO...
here it is :0)
So the story goes like this.....
I'm a cold frog & I like to keep warm!! At the '08 SWV Retreat I wore a beautiful pair of pink spot bed socks to keep my feet warm while scrappin. I took them off to go out for lunch & when I came back they were missing! No where to be found...or so I thought.... The lovely Lindy had swiped them & was parading around with them on - with me having no idea what was going on, or where my socks had got to?? Fast forward 12mths on to '09 Retreat, the beautiful Lea & Wendy bought everyone a pair of warm, fluffy socks. Mine, blue with spots, LOVE 'EM! & you wouldn't believe it...GONE...ONE MISSING SOCK. I posted a reward & pinned the one remaining sock to my shirt for safe keeping. But alas...said REWARD $$ wasn't enough & my fluffy sock & mystery SOCK-STEALER remain at large to this day??!!..

I honestly have no idea where my sock is but I do hope that he is having a good time :0) His mate is safe & sound in the laundry cupboard with the other socks that have found themselves without a partner in our house. Why is it that I can't bring myself to throw out those odd socks, I have a icecream container full of them!! It would be fantastic for my travelling sock to send me some photos of what he's been up to on his way-wood adventure!! (hint hint to the sock-stealer :0) )

Sunday, June 28, 2009

just scrappin...

got some scrappin done this weekend...
Scrap with V have a CC on, have a look-c at the challenges

Miss T did this fab LO for the kids chall, i love it!!

This is my LO for the Mystery Class, pics are ones i tried to take of all of us on top of Mt Nygungun, last year!!

Challenge 1 was set by Jules & it was to scrap a LO about your socks & journal about it. i scraped a pic that was taken of me at the SWV Retreat by Debbie K. For the last 2 years someone has stolen my socks, 08 the they returned them but this year the swipper has remained anonymous!! & so has my sock!! Its still missing....Oh, where can he be!!

Challenge 2 was set by Liz & we had to do a Shabby Chic LO, I don't quite know what that means but I think this will do!! Pic is of Phillipa cutting her birthday cake this year.

This last LO is for the BIG Challenge. Have a look at what its all about. This pic was take in 2004, what a long time ago & how cute are Miss T & A, they look so little!! more tomorrow!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday scrappin...

My LO for the June - White with 1 Challenge
the criteria is - White + Red + Brackets & I just had to use these photos!!

& here is on of the Birthday Boy opening his pressie...

outside - over the bin!!
I think he is already plotting his revenge...
Good Luck to you Andrew!! for now I am the leader :0)

& a pic of Laurelle & Andrew at the PBR last night. An interesting time, with a broad mix of people & exciting bull riding show to see. There was even a few local bull-riders in the mix - one from Gympie & one from Caboolture.
Its a huge production, including fireworks, music & big introductions.
Glad we went, it was a great night & even managed to fit some shopping into the afternoon.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Andrew...

Happy Birthday to you...
Oh what a sweet treat you are in for my boy!!! hehehehe
A long running joke between Andrew & wrap pressie in a hard to open fashion. I think this one is the best so far, i wrapped his actual pressie in wrapping paper, then in think heavy duty thick tape & then S dipped it in tile glue which hardens like cement!!!
Andrew is the tall, streak of nothing in the middle of the photo ( in the white shirt), 17 today.
This pic was taken on Xmas day, not a great photo but the best that I could get of all the kids.
We are off to the Gold Coast tonight to watch the Pro Bull Riders World Challenge, weird I know but fun is what you make it :0) Might even see some cute cowboys!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

A2Z Scraplets...

Here is the lovely sketch that I started out with...

& this is the LO that I ended up with...

A very pretty, girlie LO!! & even a no person photo used, that's a rarity!!
This is a photo of a note that I found on my scrapping desk one morning, from the darling Miss T. She had even bought me my favourite chocolate to go with it, isn't she a sweetheart! Love those Petaloo flowers & A2Z Scraplet Scroll Heart (embossed white).

& here is a sneak peek of something a little silly for tomorrow...

You'll have to wait & see?????

Someone is having a birthday :0)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New sketch....

There's a new sketch on offer over here..
designed by the lovely Vanessa & here it is
& this is my Lo using the sketch, flipped it around & upside down!!

Love these pics of my big Sis & her boys!!! Still can't believe that both of those boys smiled & actually had a fun time getting these pics taken!
How delish is that Queen & Co felt.

Oh & today is a good day...i finally emailed a very special girl & can't wait for her reply!!
God Bless Facebook!! Something good has come from it.
Hi to you Little Miss Cassie :0)
& all is positive with my Lovely friends little brother, remains conscious but heavily medicated 2nd operation over but with many more to go. Thanks Kerryn for your prayers x

Monday, June 15, 2009

blog candy...

mmmmm....just delicious!!
I found a new sketch site, cards included to so go & have a sticky :0)

The 123 Blog Party SCHEDULE....

If the boy wants a swimming pool cake....

Well then a swimming pool cake it is...
Thank goodness for Women's Weekly 1980's Birthday Cake Book!!

Little jelly guys having a great time by the pool :0)

Even some diving board fun!! Gotta love those little jelly guys.
& it tasted yummo - a Boiled Chocolate Cake with chocolate icing & Raspberry Jelly.
& even a little scrappin'...
a scraplift chall that I set over at
Thanks to Lindy, I came up with this little treasure of a LO!
I love Lindy's scrappin' style, its fresh & a little different & she always has magnificent photos!

& my very best wishes, love & thoughts go to my very lovely friend Kylie & her family. Her little brother was very badly injured in a work accident on Friday afternoon, we are all hoping that he make a fast recovery. Stay strong & positive xxx


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Just a wee little baby boy...
That's 'little' A having his first cuddle with Miss T, i think this was taken in the Maternity Ward waiting room. When I say 'little' i don't really mean it , he was nearly 10lbs when he was born!! He was to big to fit in the normal humidy-crib, they put him in a brand new $50k crib. He had some breathing probs due to his size but all was ok after a 5-6 day stay in there.
& here he is now...
11 today!
Have a fantastic day xx
I took this photo of him on Valentines Day this year, after much protest & whining, but I do love that cheeky grin :0)

This is him opening his long awaited new scooter this morning.
Must get making his cake...he wants a swimming pool cake???

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Unashamed gloating...please forgive me...

I just have to share a little bit of my very own sunshine with you...

All those ribbons are for my scrappin!!
I couldn't believe it either :0)
I entered some LO's in a local show & won some prizes...I received $70 voucher for use in a LSS, a carry bag & some papers. All of them were LO's I've done within the last 6mths & ones that I really love. So I'm so very happy with my little booty of ribbons & certificates :0)
Yes Mum...again your face won me a prize...aren't you proud!!
Now back to reality...
here's a little album I scrapped for Darling A.
the front page...

inside front & page 1...

page 2 & 3...

page 4 & 5...
Just a real quick Kaiser chipboard album, some Basic Grey paper, acetate, stamps & alphas. I used pics of A riding his Ripstik while we were on holidays at TinCan Bay & googled skating terms to add some journalling to it. I love how it turned out & he thinks its pretty cool :0)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

123 Blog Party 15th June

Keep the night of 15 June free, cause you have to go to a blog party!!
Over here...
starting @ 7pm, lots of FUN & PRIZES!!
& now for 123 Challenge for June...
buttons...hand stitching...material & lace
this is what i came up with!
Pic is of Miss T, self portrait she took but the camera was upside down???!!..
go figure!!

& over at BW2...

The criteria was & butterflies & the pic is of the kids with their Great Grandma a few years ago.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A2Z Scraplets

Here's a very pretty sketch...its the June Challenge over here...
You have til the 30th June to get this beauty done.

123 Blog Challenge...

There's a new set of criteria for June's Challenge over here
The JUNE 123 Challenge is....
1. buttons lots and lots of buttons minimum of 6...or you can choose the minimum
2. How about using some fabric
3. Hand Stitching
MMMMmmmm.....i like the sound of this one!!

Black with 2 Challenge

Here's the criteria for BW2 this month
Dominant Black
Natural (beige cream )
and Butterflies

You have until the 28th June to get your entries in.

This was my Lo from last month & I was lucky enough to come 3rd.

WOOHOO for me :0)

Also huge CONGRATS to Millie who came 1st!!

New Challenges Galore...

Start of a new month means NEW CHALLENGES...
So here's just a few to get you going...
New sketch over at
Here's the June 1 sketch by the lovely Millie
& here's my LO using her sketch...

That cute little girl is my Mum (I think anyway!!??..) when she was a little tiny girl!! Isn't she cute.

Also over here...

There are new monthly kits available, here is the one that I designed.

Great value & heaps of product. Have a look at what the other girls have designed this month while your there.