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

Prima Product Picks!!
Today's Picks Include:
Tropics Paper-840976
New Alpha Letter Stickers in Orange and Yellow-531096, 531102
Trellis Roses in Orange and Yellow-533144, 533151
Jewel Box Butterflies-532376
Say It In Pearl Centers-530679
Sultan Centers in Autumn Gold-535094
Gypsy Petals in Burnt Orange and Goldenrod-531621
Donna Downey Wildflower Iron-On-920234
Country Elegance Hydrangeas in Orange-533465
Parlor Petals in Sunflower Yellow-534423
Crystal/Pearl swirl in Burgundy-530471
Gossamer Wings in Dark Orange-533953
Medicci Flowers in Orange-532949
Who doesn't love Prima!!
go over here to see more fantastic things to oggle over...

blog candy...

This lovely lady has some very delish stuff on offer...
Just leave her a comment for her & you may be the chosen one!! :0)

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!!