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 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 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 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' pin which has beads hanging from it (next to the small pink flower) 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 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 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) 5 chosen bloggers are
Jodi....super talented lady & extremely funny
Shazza...for leaving lovely comments for me - thanks xx
Kris...for being a lovely lady feels like I've know you for years!! gorgeous can one lady be!! loving & talented lady
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}
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 @
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 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.

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