Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Off the Page....

I am on holidays at the moment, so i decided to dive in to my ever flowing stash and drag out some off the page items that were getting dusty. I decided to decorate the Kaiser bird cage first. I am really happy with the way that it turned out, now i need to buy a hook so that i can put it on my wall.
I bought this Kaiser shelf system ages ago, i just had to have it and I have never done anything with it. My sister asked me to make something for Eve for Christmas,so i decided to make and decorate the storage system so that she could put all her hair ties in. As Brooke has decorated Eve's room in red and she also loves owls i have incorprated these 2 elements in.. I hope she likes it..
I have a cupboard full of other OTP items, so its my goal to complete alot of these. My next project is to decorate a 7 Gypsies printerd tray that I have had in my stash for over 2 years.

I have put the bird cage on my wall and it looks great.

My sister was rapt when i gave her this storage system, she is going to use it to put all Eve's hair clips/ ties etc..

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cheryll's Santa Swap

I have been involved in a Santa swap since June, each month you had to send 2 gifts to your nominated person, I had Tracee sent me some amazing things.
I love Babushkas, and she made me the most amazing Babushka tabble runner and she sent me a pattern to make some Babushka lavender ladies. Tracee also, made me the most gorgeous Christmas Angel cushion {my kids have tried to pinch it already}. Tracee also sent me a gorgeous necklace with owls on it {i also like owls}. Tracee sent me 2 great crafty books, i cant wait to make somethings out of it whilst I am on holidays. I also recieved a cute stickynote book, a floral bookmark, a gorgeous clock with a bir clock that is going up in my scrap room. I also was lucky enough to also get some yummy smelling soaps, some funky green t-towels {my favourite colour} and I also got the most gorgeous angel that will be coming to work with me after the holidays..
i was trully spoilt by Traccee and i want to thank Cheryll mfor running this amazing swap, check out my goodies

Saturday, November 19, 2011


I have been busy doing a bit of scrapping lately and every time I scrap I tend to be doing a LO on my gorgeous niece Eve.

This LO was done for A CHALLENGE OVER AT SOUL SCRAP...I love how this LO came together.

This LO is the last challenge in 'Around the World in 80 Days'. We had to make a paper doll and incorporate it on to our LO. I really like the way this LO came together. We were only allowed to use the colour black, white & cream the style was steam punk and we had to use architectural pieces on this LO as well

For this Lo we had to use game elements..These pictures were of Eve she had just won the Melbourne Cup sweep at Brooke's work

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I have been involved in a friendship swap, you had to send a person that was matched up to you some gifts that corresponded to the letters of Friends. I love the song from sound of music, the one that sings about brown paper parcels tied up with string, So I wrapped all my gifts in brown paper and tied them with string and added either some Flowers of a doiley on the parcel and then added a tag.
For the letter F, I sent:(fat 1/4)
Fat quaters in the shades of pink and some cotton and thread to match.

For the letter R, I sent: (Relax)
A green cup and saucer, because Cheryll said she liked this colour and 3 varities of tea for her to drink.

For the letter I, I sent: (Indulge)
Chocolate as Cheryl said that she loves her chockies

For the letter E, I sent: (Embrodiery)
As Cheryll, mentioned she loves to embroid so I sent her a case with some cottons and also an embroidery kit.

For the letter N, I sent: (Notes & Nasal)
I bought Cheryll a breast cancer pen, as it's Breast cancer month and a note pad in her fav colour green. I also bought some lovely hankies, one has teapots on it and the other one has a C embroded on it.

For the letter D, I sent: (Draw liners)
These drawliners, smelt beautiful

For the letter S, I sent: Something for you
A love rose scented hand cream & body lotion

I recieved a lovely email from Cheryll saying that she loved all my gifts..
I was also blown away by the amazing gifts that Cheryll sent me

festive decorations (tree ornament,door hanger & gift bags)..
R = red fabric, red thread,red cotton & red buttons....Now I need to get creative
I = inspirational patterns & indulge in some chocolates...I will be making this bag
E = embroidered hand towel and face washer...these are gorgeous
N = necklace, notepad and nail shapers (These were all in my fav colour, cheryll likes the same colour too) ...
D = drop your shoes into these bags...These bags were beautiful
S = scrapbooking stuff (Maree's other hobby ) ...Gotta love scrappy stuff

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Last day of Holidays

Today is the last day of holidays for me, I suppose it is only for a little while as it will soon be Christmas holidays. I love my job, working with kids and the added bonus of school holidays. I so need to still do a bit more scrapping, so after I get home from gym this afternoon I will be a scrapping.. Have a great day everyone!!!!


For week 4 we were off to visit India...the criterias that had to be used on this LO are the following:
Bright colours-orange(flowers,buttons,owl,kaiser bling, glimmermist)
blue( ribbon, lace, pp)
Doodling- border on pp & on the butterfly
White CS
ONE PP- Authentic pp used both sides
Tickets- tim holtz(giggle), tim holtz small ticket under button
Bling-kaiser bling & pearls, pearl and glass bead
Group Photo- Learning support team of 2010, we refer ourselves as the S Kickers...
STAMP-I have used my stamp on my butterfly..
Here is the completed LO using all the elements..
Wonder where we are off to next week

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Week 3 Istanbul

Last week at Artistic Document we flew to Istanbul "Turkey" and prior to the challenge we had to pick a chipboard shape, I chose a circle.And then 3 days later we were given the criteria for this challenge:
Technique: Embossing of the stamped variety
1.. In this LO you must use a chipboard shape { circle,square diamond etc } in a repeat pattern to form a type of tile effect.
2.. Flourishes
3.. at least 5 different colours in your PPS and embellies, PLUS whatever amounts of black and white you need to use.
And we also had to use our chosen stamp on the LO
Here is my LO of my niece Eve, playing in the sand on the beach in Queensland

We were given another mini challenge on the lead up to week 4.
Your Mini challenge is to doodle a tag ...and this tag must be used on a LO in the competition ....So at some stage I will have to use this tag

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Location, Location

Over at, they have been running a challenge by the name of Location, Location each week you were given a location and some criterias to produce a LO.
Week 1 In my shopping Trolley, on your LO you needed to take a picture of what was in your trolley/basket and add a docket, use the words trolley/basket and a tag.

Week 2What's in your wardrobe, on you LO you needed to add: material, stitching, button and a peg.

Week 3What's on your plate on your LO you needed to add: eating utensil, recycled food packing and journal 30 words.

Week 4Inside your car on your LO you needed to add: 2 or more pics, a car a map of some sort.

Week 5What's in your handbag on your LO you needed to add; something from your handbag, something shinny, credit card/gift card

Week 6Favourite TV show on your LO you needed to add a picture of Favourite show, a TV screen, TV program clipping and a clock

Week 7 Scrap Room, you needed to add: an item from your desk, scrappy product that was 12 months old and you needed to follow a sketch

Week 8Junk draw on the final LO you needed to take a picture of a junk draw, use the word junk, to use something on your LO that pulls out and you also needed to add something from your draw.

This challenge has now finished, i have really enjoyed doing this challenge, I never would of thought to take these pictures..


For week 2 in 'Around the World in 80 Days the criteria were
So in this challenge you must choose your favourite Impressionist Painter and your favourite painting done by him/her.
*From the painting I have used;
flowers/pp,fence, clouds,grass and the colours are from the picture

Technique : Sewing/I have sewen around the pink block of pp
Chosen stamp/Stamped on tree
Criteria :
String/used on my hot air balloon
Paint,Ink or mist/stazon red ink,black ink, glimmermist'key lime' and chalkboard 'Strawberry shortcake'
Canvas/hot air balloon & the tag from Webster pages
Must have a visible hot air balloon/ I made mine
So I have used all criterias..

This painting was painted by Renior "Two Sisters"

And here is my interpretation

This is a Lo about my cute little neice Eve

Friday, September 16, 2011

Blog Hop Challenge...

Over at Artistic Document for this months Cyber Crop they are having a Blog Hop, each girl is putting up a criteria for a LO mine is.....

Add some buttons on your LO

Thanks for taking the time to look xxxx

Friday, September 2, 2011

Around the world in 80 days.

Over at they are running a competion for the next 8 weeks, that has the theme of 'Around the World in 80 days'
the first stop is in London England. The Technique for week one is Steampunk and the requirements are:
1. Pick a stamp and use on every project through the comp.
2. Grunge
3. metal
4. distress
5. clockface or timepiece
I have used all these elements on my page. The stamp I chose is from the Kaiser range'Pack your Bags'

So each week I will have to find away to add this stamp. This week I embossed it in gold.
My photo for this LO is from a wedding that my hubby and I recently attended. Nifty would not co-operate and so the photo is a nice one of me and a crazy one of him. Well guess what I scrapped it, here is my finished LO.

I can't wait to see what is in store for us next week, or will it be sooner than I think as we also have to do some surprise mini challenges.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Here Is a Matchbox box that I covered to make for a challenge at \ I made this a week a go but my hubby had the camera out at the farm and then of course the battery was flat and he had the charger at the farm as well. So he finally bought it home so I was able to upload it.
he is what I made.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Where has the time gone?

I have been so slack of late, I haven't updated my Blog for over 2 months. Life has just got so busy, that I haven't been able to scrap. I am currently knitting a blanket for we are doing this at school. If you have any spare wool at home and you love to knit. Join in and knit a blanket under privileged child.
I am so going to do a lot of craft things in the next two weeks as I am on school holidays and I don't think I have scrapped since the last school holidays.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day..

Happy Mother's Day to all the mum's out there, I hope you get time to put your feet up today and relax a little.
Well the girls made me brekky today, chocolate chip pancakes. They were different!! I ate them and, I haven't croaked [lol]. The girls gave me a lovely grey cardigan, some choccies and Shaylee made me an album at girl guides.
So what am I up to today, I need to be at a netball clinic at 10.00 for the two eldest girls and then Ia m going to take my parents out for lunch and then do a bit of shopping and then I will go and see the mother in law and then home for tea..Possibly get takeaway..
I hope all you mums out there have a wonderful day. Love to all mums.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Scrapps..

Over the Easter break I decided to catch up on some challenges. I started first with You had to do scrap a LO using their sketch provided and you also had to journal about why you chose this photo. I scrapped a picture of my son Jay and I on my wedding day I so love this photo.
Here is what the finished LO looks like.

I then worked on the two April sketches from I loved these two sketches, they were easy to work with and I really like the finished product.

This is the first sketch, these are my sister Kirsty's children. I love the faces that they are all pulling whilst they are eating their icecream.

The next LO is about Baxter "One tough kid" and that he is. He's currently in a wheel chair and he's legs are in plaster, but that's no bothering him. Well not that he shows it. He still has a smile on his face. When I was recently at Spotlight I saw this new kaiser paper and I knew it would be perfect to use on Baxter's page.
My last and final LO is on Eve once again. I love this picture with her and her dummy. Gee she loves her dummy, but I think most kids at 6 months do as well.

This morning I went and watched my girls march in the ANZAC march in my home town of Bealiba, I was so proud of my girls. I took some pictures,so I hope to achieve some more scrapping today if the kids co-operate. I hope you all have a nice ANZAC day and remember the fallen soldiers.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Scrapping

The bunny hopped onto our place and left some eggs for the kids, they are all full up on sugar and are all eggcited.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Today's Tuesday and it was a Scrappy day...

I had a heap of photos that I wanted to scrap, so today I scrapped 4 LO's. The first one is from a kit that I won from Scrappykat...Lexie sent me this kit, it was so much fun to work with and it put me out of my comfort zone as i wouldn't normally scrap with these colours.. But I really like what I scrapped, thanks Lexie for this challenge.

Eve having fun in her bath, she really loves her bath time.

This LO is of Baxter and Eve.. Eve went to see Baxter in hospital whilst he's in his springs and slings, as he has Perthies disease that affects his hips..He's now in a broom stick cast and in a wheel chair. This has not let him down as he's still smiling.. He's such a brave boy. This LO is for a challenge at "Scrapbiz", you had to have weaving on your LO.. I wove the circle and I hand stitched around it.. I really like the way it finished up.

This LO is for the Friday night sketch challenge at "Scrappycat".. I am really enjoying doing sketches at the moment. Brooke, Winnie and Eve are also photogenic that's hard not too scrap them.

Eve is such a dribble puss, it wont be long and I will be doing LO's with her having teeth. This LO is for a sketch challenge at "Scrapbiz" I love the colours that I have chosen they all tie in together.
I have also been really good today, as I have cleaned up my mess as I have gone along. I may even try to get another LO finished tonight.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Loving Holidays, I can get creative...

As it's my second day of the holidays I thought I would do a bit of scrapping, I finished up doing 4 Layouts' so as you can imagine I now have a big mess. Well now the big question is do I clean it up or keep scrapping?

Here is a LO from, they put up a step by step challenge,it was so easy and I love the end result. This challenge was all about negative space, I will definately be doing more layouts with this theme. I like the minimal look.

Here is the challenge from you had to produce a LO from a painting of "Autumn Wonder' by Debbie Adams. This is Immie my niece in a fairy costume, looking real cute. This photo was taken for I do I do bridal magazine, Immie was a flowergirl in one of the bridal parties. She had a wonderful day as they had a picinic theme and she got to eat lots of lollies. this was all done in the name of fashion.

Here is Baxter my nephew looking like a real cool dude, this LO is from this is the blind scrap. baxter, id such a cool dude he loves to dress trendy, he especially loves these hats.

This LO is from the sketch over at This is of my darling niece Maddie, she looks like a model in this shot. My sister Melinda works for a bridal mag and one of the photographers took some shots of her family. The photographer got some great shots of the family.
I hope you like all these LO's that I have produced, thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gods Angel "Ryelyn"

My darling Godson rang me yesterday to tell me that his darling son Ryelyn had passed away in his sleep. It broke my heart to hear the news and to hear the pain in his voice. I just don't know how you can get over something like this. Today I created a canvas and I also made an album for Ben and Calesha to celebrate the life of their child Ryelyn Michael John Wilson.

Mini album of Ryelyn's short life..

The canvas ans easel for them.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Little Babushka Girl...

Over at For April Terri has set a challenge to use up some of your chippie alphas[and don't we all have a lot of these floating around in our stash]. First of all I glued all the chippie alphas on to some black cs and then when that dried I painted the page in black paint. I gave the page a couple of coats of the paint and when it dried, I painted gel medium over it too give it a shine.
After that was all finished, I started to create my LO. Yet again the topic was Eve, she is such a cutie, how could you not use her as your topic.

Now this is definitely the last LO for the day as I have a huge mess to clean up, this is the worst part of scrapbooking.