Saturday, October 6, 2012

DOD #5

We are up to week #5 over at We had to draw inspiration from this movie jacket,
And the criteria was:
Your layout must have a Christmas symbol clearly visible. You must include a 'stacked' element to symbolize the highrise office building. Your layout must feature the word 'hard' somewhere on your layout.
I was a bit worried about my number coming up this week, as i have died twice but lucky for me each time a person didn't upload so i was saved. For my first page I drew inspiration
From the Die Hard cover I used the colours red, black, white & Gold [for the twinkling lights]. I also added red alphas for one word like the cover Stacked elements=3 stacked banners Christmas symbols=stars, painted gold and attached with red wire Title= It’s really hard to make every shot perfect. You need to inject some fun, into a photo shoot.
For the next page
From the Die Hard cover I used the yellow, orange and white. Stacked elements= sticker, doilie & button, then I also added cotton & a pin Christmas Symbol= I used bows, but if this doesn’t cut it I added a reindeer. Title= Madeline getting ready for her Debutant ball. It’s not hard to look gorgeous, when your mother’s a makeup artist.
I really enjoyed creating both of these pages, so hopefully I will live to see another week. I will find out tomorrow

Amazing Race

Whilst on the "Amazing Race" at we were given a detour. For this detour we had to travel to a mystery foreign country and we didn't know the language! So the challange was to scrap a layout or a 3 card set with a foreign word in the title or subtitle to get you back in the race. I used the the french language and wrote "Que Cherches-tu which means "what are you looking for?' maddie was having a pic with a group of her friends and for her Deb, she wore "Chicken Fillets" she was amazed that she had a clevage.
Here is the full page.
Here is a look at the cluster. Our next destination is off to North America you also got the choice of three places to visit,[Canada,America & Hawaii} I chose to have a stop over in Canada.
The criteria to be include on your layout for this country are as follows: 1. Include a Large photo (bigger than 4x6)= large pic of Maddie & Renee 2. Use Leaves on your LO = leaves I made using my cricut & a leaf from the kit I brought 3. Incorporate movement down the page= tag that can be moved up & down i made this using a recycled prima package & added some emblies to it
Here is the page all complete.
I wonder where I will be next week

WOW October Recipe

Over at WOW they are having a recipe challenge for the month of October. The recipe is 5 flowers= 1 large blue, 2 silver and 2 small blue 4 words= two gorgeous looking girls 3 patterned papers= papers from “For the Record 2” 2 photos= Maddie & Khai 1 piece WOW chipboard= branch with leaves. i created a page for Maddies album. Pop on over and check out all the gorgeous Lo's that have been created.

Monday, October 1, 2012

I found this new site today..

I stumbled across this site today, you really need to pop over and check it out They have 3 fabulous Kaisercraft Collections up for grabs so they are having a Grab Our Blinkie competition for the month of October to spread the word about The Scrapbook Store. The packs on offer are full ranges including stamps, stickers, specialty papers, rubons and more! Valued at approximatel $40 each plus free postage. And all you need to do is,if you have a blog make sure you have posted on your blog our blinkie below and link it back to our store. If you post the details of our competition on your blog you will receive a second chance to win! Then send an e-mail with a link to your blog to let us know you have entered. Here is the Blinkie
Whilst you are there check out their Sketch challenge for October, here's the sketch.
So pop over "> and take a look around.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

To Russia with Love

This week i was sent to Russia
In the Amazing Race
over at The criteria to be included on your layout for this country are as follows: 1. A large title on the page/The word DAUGHTER in my title 2. Use something long and horizontal on the page. Eg ribbon, paper strips, washi tape, twine etc/some measuring ribbon tape & a sticker 3. Use something you would find in a garden or park/ flowers & butterflies From my Amazing Race Kit I used the twine from
I used a pic from my neices deb, of my eldest daughter Talia & I for inspiration. I really liked this challenge. My next stop is in the Antarctic, so I better rug up.

Week 3 in Do or Die

This week in the DOD competiton over at Your layout must have a weather symbol clearly visible. You must include three clusters of three elements. Your layout must feature a word/s related to 'weather'. And the sudden Death number was 10.
I took my inspiration from the single female in the picture and I as there was a lot of black in the picture I have inked all the edges of my paper in black. The weather symbol that I used was a cloud, I have the 3 clusters with 3 elements & my tiltle is
Love sweet Sunshine
I was flat out with work & kids this week so i didn't complete my page until Friday night, so i think I may have died.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Week 2 of Do or Die

I was so lucky this week, I was the 11th person to upload and this was the unlucky number, so i was out..Fortunately for me 2 people didn't upload so i was safe. This week the unlucky number is #8. The challenge was put up on the site yesterday, so I hope I have survived this week. The criteria this week is to take inspiration from this movie promo poster
You are to design a layout using the cover of Live & Let Die as your inspiration. Your layout must feature something that you dream of and really want. You must include a playing card/s of some sort. Your layout must feature the word 'Big'. Years a go we went to Sydney and my hubby and 2 eldest girls climbed the Sydney Harbour bridge. Unfortunately I had to stay on the ground and look after the two younger girls so it's a dream of mine to go back to Sydney and climb the bridge. I turned the cover around on its side and used the rectangle for my inspiration and as the cover is busy i drew on this fact and made a large cluster on the left and a smaller on on the right hand side. I have also used 2 playing cards on my LO. Here is my finished LO
Here is a peek at the Larger cluster
I wonder what I will be up against next week? I hope I survived

Saturday, September 8, 2012

First stop Australia

over at they have a new challenge the 'Amazing Race' for the first week we stopped over in Australia the criterias are: Aussie slang on your LO on my Lo the slang is "True blue Aussie" Aussie ImageOn my LO I have used an Aussie flag Scalloped borders that resemble the borders of the Australian landscapes I have used many different borders on my page. Here is my LO.
This is a picture of my title showing the Aussie slang
This is a picture of my aussie icon, the Australian flag on a bottle top
I wonder were we end up next week?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Do or Die

Over at they have just started a new competiton named Do or Die for week one we were given this jacket to take our inspiration from. each week a number is picked and you have to have your LO in by that time, but the gallery is locked so you don't know if your are still alive or not. This weeks number is #11
You also need to add a contrast to your LO, a lock or key {or it can be both}& you need to add the word day on your LO.
This is what I came up with. From the jacket I used the autumn tonings & I placed my title on the left hand side as well.I have a key under my flowers & I used the word Day in my title.
A perfect way to send a DAY in your sisters warm embrace
. I am hoping that i am still alive, I will find out on Monday, when it's updated in the forum.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Enjoying my day

I am off work today, as I have asthma really bad at the moment, so i spent the day doing some scrapbooking. I completed the Bonus #1 sketch at
This is a pic of my sister Melinda and her daughter Maddie. I found this paper in my stash, i really loved the tiny flowers. I am not normally a yellow person, but i think that it really complements this LO. The next LO I tackled, was the August 1st sketch from
This Lo is of my God daughter {Beck's} wedding. I loved these 2 pics of Sarah her sister cuddling the bride and the groom.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stuck sketch

As I am home sick today I thought I would have a play. I found a sketch over at so i created this LO following the instructions.
Cassidy hates getting her photo taken, but when i was uploading some pics of my camera i found this one. So i just had to scrap it. When she gets home and see's this she wont be happy..

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Some LO's for the challenges at Soul scrappers

I have had a scrappy day today I created 3 pages for the challenges over at for the month of August. This LO was inspired by the recipe challenge, you needed to use these ingredients Patterned paper, 4 small pictures, emblies that resemble nature and the title needed to have 2 different alphas. Here's Eve playing in the playground
The next challenge i completed was the Music challenge, you needed to take words from the lyrics of
My Brown Eyed Girl
. As my girls have blue eyes, i needed to do another LO on Eve as she had the right coloured eyes.
The last LO was created for the Quote Challenge, you needed to add the qoute, "Enjoy the little things". I created this Lo for my sister Melinda and her hubby Lynton.
Now all I need to do is clean up... the worst part of scrapping

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I joined a swap over at Khristina, ran a F-R-I-E-N-D-S Swap. You were given a mystery person to swap gifts with. You had to send gifts that started with the letters in Friends. I was in fits of laughter as I got my friend Ngaire. These are the gifts that i recieved
Here are all the gifts, they were wrapped so beautifully. I didn't want to open them
For F- it read Face it.. I received a makeup bag with babushkas on it and mirror for my purse with a babushka on it.
For R- Remember it... The most gorgeous little cup cake with a ring on top that I can put notes in it.
For I- Inspire it i received the most gorgeous wall hanging that Ngaire made for me, she was lucky enough to go to a Tim Holtz workshop and she made one of these and then made a replica one for me. I love it!
For E- eat it i received some yummy Lindt dark choccy, she knows me so well.
For N- Note it I received a gorgeous notebook and pen
For D- Decorate it I received the most gorgeous babushka brooch, which i am wearing today and a gorgeous babushka magnet
For S- Shake The most cutest Babushka salt & pepper shakers. i so loved every thing that I was give.. Love you Ngairexxxx

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Last LO for my Guest Designer...

I want to say a big thanskyou to Kathis from for the opportunity to being the Guest Designer fro the month of June. I loved working with Basic Grey paper June Bug I haven't used this brand for such a long time.
Thanks for stopping by..

I stumbled on a new site..{for me}

This week I was having a look at scrapping sites on FB and I suscribed to this site And on Monday they had a CC, so i decided to jump on in and have a play,the theme is ABC . The opening night challenge was to So my challenge for you is to use your alphabets for something other than the obvious- title or journalling
I created this Lo about Jacana at Interleague netball. The next challenge that I did was journaling challenge 26 words of journaling. Also - just to make it a tiny bit harder, I would like to see at least one 'office supply' on your LO
This LO is of my naughty daughter Cassidy doing the bird. Next challenge was to use your alphabets for something other than the obvious- title or journalling.colours to make a colourful embellishment
I used up some old thickers that had been sitting in my stash for quiet awhile, i really love the way this LO turned out. The last challenge was to use the letters of the alphabet that we all use the most, our initials!!
For my Lo I needed tp use g – glimmermist, m- masking, s- scallops I really enjoyed, joining in the CC and I was happy that it got my mojo flowing

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Check this out

whilst I was surfing the net this morning I came across blog, i was so amazed by her amazing work and she is also giving away some amazing items. Pop over and have a look at her work, it's worth a look. Whilst you are there have a look at her on pinrest and who she follows, there is some more amazing creations.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A scrappy weekend

This weekend, i had a real play.. I created 4 cards, 1 Lo and I even made a mini album, of my Goddaugthers wedding. Here are a few pictures of some of the things that I created. If you would like to look at the rest pop over too and check them out..... I now have a mess to clean up and I have another Lo that I would like to do, hopefully I will get it done

Friday, June 15, 2012

i had a little play, with my new goodies...

I had a little play, with my new goodies. i found a canvas in my stash and used it to create a gift for my sister-in-law. i love this pic of her and her mother, i hope i have done it justice. Thanks for looking

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I got a parcel...

Yesterday when i got home form work there was a parcel waiting for me, it was from My name was dragged out of the hat to be there guest designer for the month of June. I received the most amazing array of products to work with. I have the day off today to write my school reports. They may read like this
Your son/daughter is amazing, sorry for the shortness of their report but I was given a pile of scrapping products to create with..
. Some how I don't think parents would appreciate this. Thanks again Kathie for these amazing products, I hope my finished products look as great as these products.

Monday, June 11, 2012

I am on a roll...

I had time to do another Lo today, i am hoping that my mojo hangs around. This is a lo is about my gorgeous nephew Baxter that is a sick little man, but he has such a big fighting spirit. He loves life so much. Thanks for looking..Now I have to clean up my mess.