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

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Some pics and a layout too

I have had a great weekend here. Busy but fun.
It all started out with the Just scrapbooking xmas party on Friday night. As it was Friday the 13th it was a black xmas theme. I managed to find some black tinsel, a black cowboy hat with merry xmas written on it and a grey t shirt with I've been a naughty girl written on the front. When I got there I was complaining about the tinsle being itchy so Missy Lou lou sewed it onto the back of my shirt and gave me a tail. I've not got any pics of myself yet but Missy Sandie has popped a few up on the Just scrapbooking blog and has a few on hers too. Carol and Lou were both snap happy so I am sure to grab one of me from them.
I also finally got around to taking a photo of the latest dt page I finished during the week.On Saturday it was the usual swimming lessons with Missy. She has had a few issues with swimming over the past few years and at nearly nine she is the oldest in her class by at least two years because of it. One of them is her fear of jumping into the water from the edge of the pool. She just won't do it. She did it once about two years ago and never again. The closest she gets to it these days is a squat from the edge. Well we have been thinking of enrolling her in soccer and she wanted to get a soccer ball so dh in all his wisdom promised to buy her one if she jumped in during her lesson, not squating. She grizzled and moaned about jumping in, not wanting to do it but still wanting the ball. Anyway I ended up having to stand at the end of the pool with her and I held up my hand and made her half squat with her hand touching my head and she did it and boy was she excited to get a soccer ball.So excited she even slept with
Today I had to pop out early this morning and line up for dancing concert tickets. I only waited 30 minutes this year not an hour and a half like last. As I had a few hours spare before heading up to Just scrapbooking to teach a class I decided to pop up to another local where Christine, Tamara and Sarah were all cropping for the day. Had a chat with them all for a bit then of I went. lol I so wanted to make the most of my day off so to speak and didn't want to go home and be bombared by Missy and Craig.
Here is the layout I taught today.Some scrummy Graphic 45 papers and some more hand made flowers.
When I got home from the class Craig and Missy were out so I managed to get a little nana nap in before they came home and Craig decided to go out for dinner to Hogs breath as he sold his old car today. The last time we went there Missy wanted to buy one of the little stuffed hog toys and I said that if she had her own money when we went back she could so she raided her money box. Seeing as Craig had some money on him I suggested she ask him never so nicely to put in five dollars. He did on the condition that he owned half a hog. lol On the drive to the restaurant it was decidedthat they would take 24 hour turns with Hoggie as he has been called. At six oclock tomorrow Missy has to hand him over to for Craig's turn. He has special spot in Craig's car up front and at the moment is curled up next to Missy with her soccer ball, Princess her pet shop stuffed toy and a frog she borrowed from Mum's.At six o'clock tomorrow night Missy has to hand him over to for Craig's turn. He has special spot in Craig's car up front and will be going into work with him.
When we got home seeing as her room was a mess we had to do a bit of a clean up and in doing so she found $5 she had stuffed away in a Macca's toy. Yeap Missy is one for putting things away in the strangest places. lol Anyway she brought it out to me and this is what followed.
Missy- "I'm going to give this to Daddy"
Missy-"Because he gave me some money for Hoggie"
Me-"Just because you want to give Daddy back the money he gave you he may not want it. I may want to own half a hog"
Missy-"Oh" Walks into the computer room."Here Daddy this is for you"
Craig-Having over heard what we had been saying said"No thanks I want to own half a hog"lol
At the moment Hoggie is curled up next to Missy with her soccer ball, Princess her pet shop stuffed toy and a frog she borrowed from Mum's. Needs his rest as he is of to school for news tomorrow.
These pics will be my photos for last week and this week of my 52 week album.
I have scrapped my witches and new bag pics but not taken photos of them yet.
And to finish of this long post another layout.
Over at Enchanted they are running a Christmas carol inspired comp.
For challenge two inspired by the song O Christmas tree we had to do a layout that was mainly white and green using 1 tree and a symbol/number or letter in place of a word in our title.
Here is my page.Well I think that is enough for now don't you.
Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November gallery

is up over at Lime tart.
The girls have done a great job on this months kits so make sure you pop on over and check it out.
This is my favorite project this month from what I did.
Want to know just what were my favorite projects from the girls. Well you had better keep an eye on the lime tart blog then.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

a big post.

with a bit to share.
I have had a busy but good week out here. Made even better to find out that I was the winner of Mysticals family ties competition. So can't wait to catch up with Donna for a coffee and see my goodies.
I did my usual Wednesday. Sent Missy of to school, quickly packed up some supplies and headed of to scrap at Just scrapbooking for a few hours. While there I managed to do one of my dt layouts. A big thanks to Philippa who let me scrap nap one of her photos.

Yesterday was the usual swimming. I so hate the Saturday swimming lessons and definitely will not be doing it again. If I can't get Missy in after school on a Wednesday it is so going to be Craig's job on one of Missy daycare days after school. After swimming we headed out to the shops as I needed a new bag. When I got in the car to go home on Friday I noticed the the straps were looking a little worn and when I got out once home it snapped. Here is my new bag and last weeks photo for my 52 week album. Now I am behind in scrapping them again. lol

After we got back from the shops I did some scrapping, dh cooked tea and Missy decided she wanted to sleep in the lounge so all the cushions were pulled of the lounge and a bed was made. Today I quickly did up a few Christmas cards and then it was time to clean the house.

Here is what I have been up to scrapping wise and can share.


Lets get shabby

Over at Shabby it was my turn this challenge for the mid challenge step post and I have shared just how I did my patterned paper flowers on my current challenge sample page.

Also if you pop on over to the blog at the moment you will see that the girls have been up to some christmas card making. We have a card rak up at the moment and here is one lot of cards and a few scrappy goodies that are up for grabs. My card is the one on the left. I forgot to take seperate pics of it this morning in the rush to take these. There is also going to be a surprise or two as some are still in transit to me.

We are asking that you all pop in an share your favorite christmas memory and all the girls are going to share theirs too. Here is mine.

When I was little I can always remember christmas at my Nan's place. Mum has a brother and I can remember all the adults 6 of them and us 6 grandies crowed arounds Nan's table. It always used to seem so big. I have inherated the table which dosen't seem so big these days.


Aussie scrapjack

The new jack is up and here is my page. I jacked Belinda's page.


Have started a new comp called Fa la la. Challenges inspired by christmas carols. Here is my page for the first challenge.

The song this time round was All I want for Christmas and we had to use two, no smiling photos and have all I want in the title or journaling.


The latest challenge is up and this time it is a sketch. I had fun doing up this little post it note cover and matching pencil using my A la tart kit this month.This kit is full of yummy Cosmo goodies and has sold out already. So if you missed out it maybe worth while checking out a subscription.
Any way I think that is enough from me for now. I'm of to check a few of my fav forums and then it si of to bed for me.
Till net time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

an award

passed onto me by Missy Tam.

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? BAG
2. Your hair? BROWN
3. Your mother? PAINTS
4. Your father? TRUCKIE
5. Your fave food? PASTA
6. Your dream last night? FORGOTTEN- Ditto Tam lol
7. Your fave drink? COFFEE
8. Your dream/goal? HOUSE
9. What room are you in? FAMILY
10. Your hobby? SCRAPBOOKING
11. Your fear? SPIDERS
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? HAPPY
13. Where you were last night? HOME
14. Something that you aren't? GARDENER
15. Muffins? YES
16. Wish List Item? SCRAPROOM
17. Where did you grow up? FREMANTLE
18. Last thing you did? TYPED
19. What are you wearing? JEANS
20. Your TV? ON
21. Your Pets?CAT
22. Friends?SPECIAL
23. Your Life? HAPPY
24. Your Mood? TIRED
25. Missing Someone? NO
26. Vehicle? CAMRY
27. Something your not wearing? SHOES
28. Your fave store? SCRAPSHOPS
29. Your fave colour? PURPLE
30. Last time you laughed? TODAY
31. Last time you cried? UNSURE
32. Your best friend? JANE
33. One place that I go to over and over? WORK
34. One person who emails regularly? MANDY
35. Fave place to eat? HOME

Now I am going to pass this onto all the shabby girls.
There is a link to their blogs in the side bar. I am so glad to be a part of an awesome group of girls.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Some scrapping

but nothing too share.
I have been working on some creations for Lime Tart and my Aussie scrap jack for this month. If you pop on over to the Lime tart site you will see the new kits for this month. Scrummy goodies there yet again. I got to work with the A la tart again this month and it is just delish. I have done a several cards and a single and double layout and there is still heaps left over.
I have had a real scrappy weekend or should I say 12 hours on Saturday.
Yesterday I headed of down to one of my locals for a monthly crop. It was great to get away and have some uniterupted scrappy time, apart from a b'day party pick up and drop of for Missy that
As it was halloween we were asked to dress up and Missy Jane out done her self as a witch.
Her she is in all her glory.
I have another photo her of the with the other witch of the day but will need ot ask first before putting it up here. Either pics will be my photo for last week in my 52 week album for week 45.
As dh was on dd duty she didn't go out trick or treating, not his thing but she did dress up for me the weekend before as a vampire.
I sort of wish that she did go out trick or treating as if she did she wouldn't of ended up with her new remote control car tangled up in her hair. lol
Yeap while dh was on dd duty he let her play with it unattended. She was chasing the cat with it, cat run under the bed, Missy and car followed, Missy pushed the button to move the car and didn't realise that it was on her hair. DH tried to untangle it but ended up having to cut it out. I'm soooo not happy and too make it worse I probaly wouldn't have known about it if dh didn't let it slip. Missy was being a little silly at bath time, not getting into the bath and dh turned around and said Do you want me to tell mum about what happened with the car. Thinking that I didn't hear him but I did.
Well till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.