Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lets get shabby challenge 7

is up.
For this challenge we would like you be inspired by this shabby summer picture that Mandy found for us and scrap a summer inspired project. I know that our international players are in the middle of winter just now but I am sure playing along with us will bring some summer back if only for a short while.
Here is my page.
I was inspired by the colours, the wave strip across the top of the picture and the umberella.
Don't forget to pop on over to the Shabby blog to check out what the others have created and the prize that Lisa, our guest designer has put up for grabs.
Hoping you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying the holidays.
Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Scrapbooking Memories wants to publish my She finally jumps layout.
That email so made my day yesterday.
Of to cover it.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dec Lime Tart newsletter

is out. Click on the image and it will take you over there.

See those new Martha punches. I just couldn't resist and have one put aside for me and I so can't wait to play with next months kit either as it looks so yummy. lol

Sunday, December 20, 2009

She's nine now.

Yeap my baby turned nine on Thursday. Here she is blowing me a birthday kisses. I took a similar photo last year and thought I'd try and do the same each year or as long as she will let me.lolThe little monkey in her hands was one of her pressies from us. A few years ago I altered up a shadow box I found at a market for $3 that just happened to have 24 little windows in it for an advent calendar. As some of the windows were bigger I made sure that the 17th was one of the bigger ones and a small pressie always gets popped in the advent calendar. Jojo was wrapped up pretty tight to fit in but he did.
We got her a DS and a few games for her b'day and she loves it. Will probably take her a while to get the hang of what to do with some of the games we got for her but that is all in the learning I guess. She also got from us a little pet shop play house, wii game, an outfit along with a xmas book and pjs, that has become a tradition of sort each year.
From her grandparents on Craig's side she got Mario cart for the wii, a puppet, some bathers, boardies and a rashie. From my parents she got boardies and a rashie along with her first bottle of real perfume as she calls it. Barbie stuff.
From other family she got some books, a fairy ornament, a mirrored jewelry box, a dvd and her first real make up set.
Totally spoilt but you get that. She had a sleep over with two friends on Thursday and I took them all of to the local fun station for a play and lunch the next day. Lots of fun was had by all three girls.

52 week catch up.
I bet you all thought I had forgotten about it but seeing as it is only a few more weeks left now I wasn't going to stop now.
Week 45
Asher's pal hoggie
Week 46
Dancing concert rehersal
Week 47
I can't show as it is a pic of one of the cards that are going to be published in the new year.
Week 48
Dressed as a xmas rock angel for a xmas dress up day at school.
On my rock angel page I have used some of my purple onion stamps. The small pine tree, happy holidays note block and the Skinny dip alpha.

I also made up some quick gift tags using the small pine again and the Christmas sentiments from the mini sentiments set.
and a gift box using the Happy holidays note block again. lol I made up the box then tried to pop in the pressie and the bangles tied onto the front wouldn't fit into the box with the rest of it.

I also needed a few more Xmas cards to post out to family so I grabbed my Dec a la tart kit and made some more cards similar to the ones I made before and there is still heaps of paper left in the kit.

I played along with this months sketch challenge over at Artistic and this is the page I did.
I so couldn't resist scrapping the pics of Missy jumping into the water finally and it wasn't a fluke or a once of as she was doing it again on Saturday. Yeah Missy.
Well that is all from me for now. Two more days of work for me this year and bot will they go slow.
I also want to wish everyone a safe and happy Xmas and new year.
Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Want to see

what I created with my scrummy Full tart kit from Lime tart and what the other girls did with their kits? Pop on over and check out the gallery.

Here is a favorite project of mine.
and one each from the girls.

RachJust love the flower you made.

NicHas played with her copics. I love the muted tones of them on the kraft card.

What a cute little gift tag holder. So sweet.
Till next time thanks for popping in and happy scrapping.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

She did it and some scrapping too

Just what did she do you ask?
Well while I was out enjoying my work Xmas windup breakie yesterday Craig had the honour of taking Missy to her swimming lessons. She goes every school term and has been now since she was about 2 1/2. She has had issues with water for ages now and the big one was jumping into it. Well now that is a thing of the past as she jumped with no tanty, no bribery not once but 12 times and seeing as I wasn't there to see it I took her back to the pools today so she could show me and I managed a few pics.
I tried to get a front on pic but couldn't seeing as I didn't want to move to far away from where she was jumping from. Next week she told me she was going to jump from the end rather than the side so I may have a better chance then.

I played around with the challenge pack that we got for the Christmas carol comp over at Enchanted for the final challenge. We all had similar packs that we had to use a little of every thing on our layout. This time the theme was Christmas traditions and you had to be in the photo. There aren't many pics of me at Christmas time as I tend to be behind the camera so I had to go way back to get a photo. Back to the very early 70's that is. That is me in the sunnies with my sister and brother.
I pretty much took the words a little of everything to heart. The three papers were all 6 by 12 sheets. The trees and music you can see but the third is a small strip that is poking out from under the ribbon. There was a chipboard swirly tree with a start on top in the pack and it so wasn't going to fit in with the layout so I chopped the star of and added it along with a small green gem to my flower spray.

I also joined in on a cyber crop over at Mystical. I only managed to get a card done. I would of liked to have gotten to another challenge but I had some stuff for Lime Tart that I needed to sort out first.
The challenge was to create a Christmas card with a non traditional scrapping item. My item was the red background. It's a piece of wall paper that I got in one of my vintage kits a while back.
When Rach posted me over the extra images of Lily and Milo I needed to finish of the set of cards that are going to be in an issue of Stamping and papercraft magazine she sent me some of the Mistletoe mice as well. I am so going to have to grab me one of them they are so cute. I also used one of the Racheal ann miller sentiment stamps as well as a spray from my red Prima flutter vine that is a part of this months product picks.
I also played around with making up some photo Christmas cards and seeing as the latest challenge over at the Stampavie blog is a bow one I added twine bows to my cards and used another of the Racheal ann miller sentiment stamps that I got in the latest A la tart kit.
Well it has been a busy weekend here and I am beat. I'm going to hit the shower and have an early night.
As always thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Friday, December 11, 2009

There are 5 days left to the Holiday Sale.
All stamps are 25% off until December 15th.
If you would like to win some stamps then check out the giveaway I just posted over at the Purple Onion Designs blog. You can click the link below to be taken directly to the giveaway post.
Stamp Giveways!
I hope you will play along. The more of you that join in, the more stamps to be given away.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Do you want to see

how the Lime tart girls can strut their stuff?
Well pop on over to the blog and you will see what we all did with our latest product challenge.
We were all given a collections strut to play with and here is what I did with mine.I had it sitting on my tile fire for about a month or so before I decided to turn it into a house. Missy has since claimed it for a play prop.
As always thanks for popping in and happy scrapping.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Photos galore and some layouts too

Well I have had a busy but nice week off last week and am all set to get back into the work routine seeing as that big lotto win still hasn't come my way.

We had Missy's end of year dancing concert this weekend and seeing as the lead up week is busy with rehersals and stuff I always try and take that week of and it helps me get those last minute xmas gifts too.

Monday was spent doing some house work and sorting out just what I did and didn't have stashed for xmas pressies so that when I hit the shops Tuesday, Thursady and Friday I knew just what I did and didn't have. I pretty much have b'day and xmas sorted for Missy now.

Wednesday I did my usual. Popped into Just scrapping and scrapped, came home and vegged out with Missy after school, made pizzas for dinner then popped out to a friends place to scrap.

Jordie and lou have asked me to try teaching a few hertiage classes next year and this is a layout that will be my first heritage class. Will pop in and add details of the class time when I have them. Yes that little old me with my picnic plate on my head. lol

Thursday I did some more shopping and it was a great day for us till I got a phone call from the school. One of Missy's class mates who had been sick for a while now with cancer passed away. I was holding up ok myself till I got down to the school and a few of the girls were coming out of the class in tears. Missy was the only girl in the class that wasn't crying when I picked her up. When talking with her about it later on that night I asked her why and this is what she said.

"I'm not sad Mummy as I believe in angels and ghosts and that is what she is now." My little Missy sure is full of surprises that is for sure.

Even though I wasn't really in the mood I still ended up doing what I had planned that afternoon which was to go out back with Missy in her new xmas top and a hat for our xmas card photo shoot and then head out to the shops so Missy could pick out her xmas dec for this year and do some food shopping.

Here is one of my favorites from the shoot.

When we were looking at the xmas decs in the shop I suggested that she get something to remind her of her school friend and she picked out this little purple dove. She has since decided to pop it into the memory box that they are making at school for her so we will get her another one for her xmas box.

On Friday morning Missy reminded me that it was a free dress day at school with a summer theme so I sent her of to her bed room to get dressed in shorts and a t-shirt but no that wasn't good enough. She wanted to dress up as so I had to race around trying to make up a costume, along with all the rest of the usual getting ready for school stuff.

Want to know what it was she wanted to be. Here are a few clues.
She was something that has a white belly with two small white fins.

A grey back with a big fin and a tail.

Yes my little Missy wanted to go as a great white shark swimming in the ocean. I hunted for a grey top for her to wear and then grabbed an old white singlet of mine and tacked it on the front for the white belly. For the fins and tail I handed her some white card and some grunge paper seeing as I didn't have any grey card and she drew them along with a mask and I cut them out. One great white shark made in about 15 minutes.

Friday night and all day Saturday was taken up with three dancing concerts. Missy was in two items.

Robot number one. Musical theater.

Hannah Montana. Jazz.

As the awards for the juniors were given out after the lunch time concert on Saturday when we came home for a rest before the night time one I gave Missy her special gift for doing good dancing through out the year. A pandora style bracelet with a little butterfly on it. Every year after her concert she will get another charm for it. I decided to try and do something special for her this year seeing as she got a little upset that she didn't get an award last year.

Today after doing a few things here at home I headed out to Christine's for a scrap day. I had fun scrapping with frineds and chatting too. I managed to do a layout and a card. The layout is for the latest challenge over at Enchanted for the Carols comp. This time as we were dreaming of a white xmas so the challenge was to do a predominately white layout with a touch of one colour.

When we put up the tree on Tuesday night Missy decided she was going to do some tinsle dancing.

I can't show the card as it is the last one in the set of three that will hopefully be in an issue if Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft.

After I got home from Christine's it was a few quick snaps with the camera to get picks of the layout and card and then I did some more house work and dh cooked tuna mornay for dinner.

The new jacks have gone up over at Aussie Scrap jack. Here is my layout a jack of Fran's layout.

I've not shared a page in my 52 week album in a while. lol I've got the pics just haven't scrapped them yet. I am planning on doing them on Tuesday night.

Well that is it from me. As always thanks for popping in and happy scrapping.

Friday, December 4, 2009

A sale and some good news too

If you want to grab a yummy Christmas bargin then pop on over to Purple Onion as they are having a 25% of sale and have got some new stamps up too just in time for Christmas.
And for my news. Pop on over here and see for yourself.
Till next time happy scrapping.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A b'day card

seeing as the one I had planned on giving to Missy for her birthday is going to be published I had to make up another one.If you would like some tips on how I coloured my image with watercolour pencils then pop on over to the Lime Tart blog. It is my turn for a blog post today and I decided to do up some tips on watercolouring seeing as I am loving them at the moment.
I used up a My Sweet Lili stamp along with some left overs from an old A la tart kit. Speaking of A la tart kits the new one is soooo scrummy that I ended up getting one for myself as well so I have two very yummy kits on the way to me right now.
I have had a bit of happy news over the past week or so. On top of the first birthday card I made up for Asher being accepted by Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft it also won the challenge over at the Stampavie blog and I have got some more Stampavie stamps on their way to me very soon.
One of the layouts I did at my crop day last weekend was for a challenge over at Artistic. Well it won the challenge and has also been accepted by Creating Keepsakes Australia.
Anyway I had better sort a few things out here at home before going out and getting a few more things for Christmas. So much for doing housework again today. Oh well.
As always thanks for popping by and till next time happy scrapping.

Monday, November 30, 2009

I have a winner

for the rak I had up for grabs. Details are in this post.
Here are some of the guesses I had.

Buttons- I use on both layouts and cards and have way more than 36.
Stamps- Used on both again and stacks more.
Copics- I so wish lol

Annie guessed right. Water colour pencils. So make sure you pop on by the Lime tart blog on Tuesday to see the post.

Here is a layout that I can share now that Tracey has seen it. I did it for her as part of a page swap.Till next time thanks and happy scrapping.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some scrapping to share and a rak up for grabs

I headed of to my monthly crop day yesterday and had a ball. Yummy food, great company, lots of laughs.
Here is what I did.
Sleep over invites x 2.
Missy is having a sleep over with two friends for her birthday. On the back is the little invite we typed out.

I used the Just a note stamp from the Circles set II and the frame from the Doodle frame set Purple Onion stamps.

Two layouts.

This one is for challenge four of the Carols comp over at Enchanted. We had a shorter time to do this one seeings as we were dashing through the snow, laughing and singing songs in a one horse open sleigh.

We had to use 1 photo of someone laughing and music paper. This is Missy laughing during last years christmas photo shoot.

I had some more fun with Purple Onion stamps. This time the Early 1900's music background along with the Lizzibelle alpha that Philiippa has up in the Lime tart shop. As you can tell it is becoming a favorite of mine.

This layout is for a colour challenge over at Artistic set by Kym. The colours were Brown, Orange and Green. The Basic Grey background I picked to use is more of a greenie brown so I have my brown, a touch in the twine.

Along with the Lizzebelle alphas I have used the Purple Onion Summer themed note block stamp.

I started to work on a Christmas twinchie for the current challenge over at Inkurable stampers before heading home from the crop and was able to finish it today in between doing some washing and just hanging out with Missy.

Here is the Twinchie with Missy's new Christmas toy who she has named Santa Paws.

and on a card.

I have used the Winter wonderland tape from the Holiday border tape set and the snow man and tree from the Celebitties Purple Onion stamp sets.

I also made another card at the crop but won't show it up here as it is to go with the one that was done up for the latest Stampavie challenge that has been accepted for publication asa set of three. One down another to go. Just waiting on another few images to come in from Rach as I used the last one I had here and I'll do the third one.

Seeing as I needed to put together another b'day card for Missy as well as a post for the Lime Tart blog to go up in the week I decided to kill two birds with one card and created this.

Oops think I should leave this one of for now. Lol will pop it up once it has gone up on the blog.

I used up some scraps from one of my old A la tart kits and a Sweet Lili Stampavie image that I received as part of a image swap with the Lime Tart girls. Lucky me I have one of my own on it's way very soon.

Would you all like to play a little guessing game though to see if you can guess just what my tip post on the blog will involve. I'll have a little bundle of cards up for grabs for the first person to guess.

The tip I'll be sharing is

-something I tend to do a lot on my cards but not often on my layouts

-similar to a tip post that was posted by Rach a while back on the Lime Tart blog but using something different

-I have 36 of something that I'll be using but would love to add to my collection if I can

Speaking of Raks if you are reading this Gladie can you email me your addie as I owe you some cards from the name my owls rak I posted a while back.

Well I think that is it from me for now. I have a date with my dd in the kitchen to make Fruit smoothies. She has been wanting to make some all day and I had convinced her to wait till tomorrow as a treat before we head out to her dancing concert rehersals but that was before she has something in her eye that I couldn't get out and I had to pretty much tie her down while dh was out getting fish and chips for tea and flush her eye with water to get it out. So it is fruit smoothies now as a bribe for letting me do what I had to go.

Anyway as always thanks for popping in and any comments you may leave and till nexttime happy scrapping.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Make a scene challenge card

The latest challenge over at the Stampavie dt blog is to create a scene on a card. It look me a while to work out just what I was going to do as I don't really have any scene type of stamps until I remembered my stash of Webster pages papers.

I packed them with my goodies and headed of to my LSS for my Wednesday crop and played around with my Stampavie images, papers and flowers and came up with this. I so love how it turned out in the end although I was driving Lou just a tad crazy with getting her opinion on things here and there.
I so hope my Miss likes her 9th b'day card.

I used a Rachelle Anne Miller Lily and Milo stamp that is up in the Lime Tart store.
Till next time thanks for popping by and happy scrapping or stamping.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A big share

I thought it was about time I showed you my creations from the A la tart Lime Tart kit this month. I had sold out but if you are lucky you maybe able to grab another one as they are going to be re stocked.
I had playing with the papers and the label sheets and ended up getting quiet a bit done with it and still having some left overs.
The cards.

This last card is my favorite one. Done as part of a recent product showcase usng some Purple Onion letter stamps.

The layouts.

Post it note pad cover.

This I made up as a little thanks you gift and it is on it's way to Rach as I type. When the kit roster went out a while back it turned out that I had three chrstmas themed kits in a row so Rached swapped one with me.

The new challenge has gone up over at the Let's get shabby blog along with the announcement of our newest member. Welcome to the team Timea. I so love your work and am looking forward to working along side you.

The latest challenge is a christmas one and here is what I created for it. Nope that is not my Missy but a friends little girl from last year.

Make sure you pop on over and check out what the other shabby girls have created. I am sure you will like it and the prize that Artistic Document have put together for the winner.

Well till next time thanks for popping by, any comments and happy scrapping.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Some scrapping to share

Hi there all. I have had my usual busy but nice mid week weekend and weekend.

On Wednesday I headed up to Just scrapping while there was a man out back here sorting out earth works for Craig's new shed. Yeap it was a wet day and he would of been totally soaked but the job got done.

Here is a sneek of a layout that I did. Why only a sneek. Well it is for a swap and my swap partner Tracey hasn't seen the full thing yet.

On Wednesday night I headed up to Christines to scrap with her, Jane and Sarah. I enjoy my Wednesday scrapping.
On Thursday Jane and I did some shopping to try and get ourselves sorted for a chrissy get together at one of our LSS. We are going to get all decked out. Will try and remember to get some pics. lol I still haven't gotten any from the chrissy do at Just scrapping. You would think that this scrapnut would remember to take pics of herself. Ummmm nope.

Here is some other stuff that I have done lately.

More pages in my 52 week album.

Week 44

Week 45
Week 46
Pretty simple to get them done and dusted so to speak.
Over at Enchanted they were cyber cropping and I manged to get one of the challenges done as well as this weeks layout for the carol comp.

Lisa's CC challenge was to use a Dr Suess title and either a animal figure or feature red and white and as an animal as such wasn't going to go with my pic and title I went with red and white.
I had some of my Purple Onion stamps out so had a play with them for this layout. The Lizziebelle alphas and Plain Jane label. The photo was taken earlier this year at the annual Swan fish.

Here is my Carol layout. This time round it was Rudulph. We needed to scrap a favoritie pet or game, use something metalic and add a heart.

This is my Friends Janes blue healer Cody.

Seeing as I got some new Purple Onion stamps in durring the week I had a play with them too.

Here is a card I did with one of the new Seasons Note Blocks.

Seeing as they are an American based stamp company the section covered has their Spring months on it so I had to do some creative embellishing.
And just a little chistmas tag that I have made up as part of my get up for the chrissy do next Saturday. I have used the Holiday border tape set ,the Small pine tree and made a second one for Jane but she is going to have a puppy pic on hers.
Well that is about it from me for now. I'll be back tomorrow to share my latest Lime Tart projects. I think I have enough here now don't you. lol