Sunday, February 27, 2011

Some challenge projects

I have managed to do play along with some challenges and think I had better load them before time runs out.

Here they are.

Timeless beauty.

Dirty feet and all.
I am entering this into the White with one Brown and vintage challenge.

Just for you card

Made as a thank you for Tamara for putting together a fun retreat last weekend.
I am entering this into the challenge over at the XOXO scrap lift challenge blog sponsored by Candy shop designs. A lift of Laura's card.

123 jump.

Photos of Missy and her two friend having fun during her birthday sleepover.
I am entering this into a challenge over at Paper Issues.

These next two I have done up for challenges over at Challenge Masters.

Love wedding card.

For a friend who is getting married next weekend using the Sweet heart ticket set from Purple Onion stamps.


Photos of Missy enjoying one of her favorite books, Goose bumps horror land on christmas day. She wanted to order some books from the school book club in August and she was allowed to raid her money box to do so under the condition that she didn't get any red squares at school until the order came in, usually two weeks. lol she lasted 2 days and they got put away until xmas. Since getting them she has brought about 4 more from her own money.

And here are the other two denim and lace cards. I enjoyed making the first one for Let's get shabby so I made two more. Fingers crossed after the shabby challenge has finished I will be lucky enough to get them accepted into a magazine as a set.

and a close up of the colouring.

Here are the colours I used.
Hair, basket and shoes-E51,E53,E55
Top and flowers-Y000,Y00,Y02,W3

and the close up.

Here are the colours I used.
Top and flowers-G0000,G000,G00

Well I think that is all that I can share for now.

As always thanks for popping in any comments and happy scrapping.

Some more creating to share

I finally took some photos of some layouts that I did with my dt pack from Just scrapbooking this month. Sandie gave me the new Kaiser cooking themed range to play with and this is what I created.

Thanks Santa Rach.

Some photos of Missy and Me in our aprons that Rach made us for christmas.

Suck it up.

Missy climbing out of the Murry river after a river swim and making a fuss over muddy hands.


A few more pics for Missy's 10th birthday photo shoot.

I also handed in my heritage class layout for April. Once the class time table goes up I will post a sneak for you all.

Thanks for popping in any comments and happy scrapping.

The new challenge

is up over at Let's get shabby. When Mandy and I were discussing the details of it I knew just what I was going to do for our Denim and lace challenge and I loved what I did so much that I have made three of them. 

Denim and lace card.

and a close up of the Copic colouring of Willow with a basket a Whiff of Joy stamp that can be brought over in the Lime Tart shop.

Here are the colours I used.

Top, basket and shoes-E40,E41,E42
Flowers and leaves-BG0000,BG000,YG91,YG93,YG95

I finished the other two yesterday and am yet to take a photo of them so will post them a little later on today.

Make sure you pop on over and check out what the other girls have done as I think that the girls have all outdone themselves this month.

Thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Some retreat projects.

I had a blast at the retreat and managed to do 7 layouts and 2 cards. Not all will be here. Some are for dt samples and others still need to be photographed as the camera battery went flat.

Here they are.

Strike a pose.

Missy in her new glasses.

Kiss me Mummy.

Another of the many photos from our photo shoot with Sandie.

Riley and Rex.

Sandie's gorgeous little boy and their puppy.

Fun in some boxes.

A few pics of Missy in the cubby she made out of my scrap shelf boxes.

I took my camera down to the retreat but when it came to taking photos I was slack. There were quiet a lot of cameras taking photos so I grabbed some pics from facebook. When the group photo was being taken the resort guy had to go through about 7 cameras and it did take a while.

All of us.

The five of us.

Donna, Jane,Christine,Sarah and Me.

And again.

Although someone forgot to tell Christine that it was jeans day. lol

Squishing ants.

Donna, Jane and me having fun with Christine's I pad.

Well that is it for now. Will be back tomorrow with some more layouts.

As always thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


this card I posted a while back.

Just for you.

Well pop on over to the Purple Onion blog as Michele has shared what the other dt girls have done as part of the card sketch app. All the details on how to get the app are in the post as well.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lime Tart share

The February gallery went up early this week and here are my two layouts using the A la tarte kit.

I see me in you.

Love my girl.

Make sure you pop on over and check out the gallery and the great work that the other girls have done.

Thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Some creating and some photos.

I have had some time for creating this weekend and here is what I have done.

Forever young.

Not my usual page and it was a challenge for me to do but something I wanted to do for a very special friend, Yvonne. The lady on the left in the photo. It was her birthday a few weeks back and her bestie, the lady with her in the photo passed away that same day. It has been a rough week or so for her and she wanted to scrap the photo. I know how hard it would be for me to scrap such a photo if it was a close friend of mine without getting emotional and I offered to do it for her.


One of the many photos that was taken by Sandie a few weeks back. A friend of ours made up a Pink Paisley multi size album for her as a thank you in return for doing some photos of her children so that she could use as a portfolio of sorts and I am going to do up a few pages to add to it. This page is a 5 by 7 inch one.

I have used one of my newer Purple Onion stamps on this from the Elegant label set.

I am going to enter this into the current sketch challenge over at Stuck sketches.

Best wishes.

This is will be going into work with me tomorrow. My boss is getting married in two weeks and us girls have all put in to get her something special.

I have used my new Ribbon label stamp from Purple Onion teamed up with a sentiment from the Mini sentiments.

I am gong to enter this into some challenges.

Jay gee inspiration challenge

Before I go here are some photos of my cheeky girl in her new glasses which we picked up on Saturday morning.

She was over the moon when I told her that she could pick out her own this time round.

Well that is all from me for now. I will be back tomorrow to share a sneak of my next heritage class and to also add in the links for the challenges as bloglines is down at the moment and I can't grab the links to them.
As always thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I can finally share

A card I did a few weeks back while catching up with some of the Perth girls at a crop a while back. I couldn't post it before as it was going to be used in a

application that has just been released.

Here is my card.

Just for you.

Anan Stubbington approached Michele from Purple Onion about having some of her design team do up some cards for it and I jumped at the chance. I used some of my all time favorite Purple Onion stamps on card.
Late 1800's script background
Vintage Butterfly set
Hopscotch sentiments set

If you would like to get the card app you can grab the 12 free sketches here or the full version for $4.99 that includes the 12 plus another 104 sketches here.

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect to see. I popped on over to the link to check it out and was so excited to see my card used in a part of the promotion.

I can't wait to see it on a phone IRL. lol I don't have an Iphone yet. Soon though as both Craig and I will update to one when our contracts run out.

Well that is it from me for now. Thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.

Feel like some blog hopping

Purple onion are taking part in a fun blog hop with a few other awesome manufactures. Pop on over to the Purple Onion blog to see all the details and start hopping.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A purple onion share

I got a parcel in the mail during the week with some Purple Onion stamps in it for me to work with this month and I managed to use one of them on this card teamed up with an old favorite.

Love card.
And a close up of the stamping detail using the Love note block stamp and an Elegant label stamp.
I am entering this card into a few challenges.

As always thanks for popping in any comments and happy creating.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kitchen tea card and back to school photos.

I have had a nice afternoon out with friends from work at another friends kitchen tea party. Here is the card I made for her from all of us.

Have a tea-riffic day.

Here is a close up of the stamping I did using some images from the Coffee and tea set from Purple Onion.

Missy went back to school on Wednesday and here are the photos I got. Not that great as she didn't want to stop long enough for me to take them.

Back to work for me tomorrow but it won't be too long before I have another day of in a few weeks. I am heading of on a scrapbooking retreat and have got the Friday of so I can get myself all sorted.

I've been having more fun

with my Lime tart a la tarte kit and some of the stamp challenge blogs around that Philippa has in store. It's a pity that I forgot the deadline for them so I can't pop them in the challenge as it is now over.
Here they are.

For you.

and a close up of the Kraftin Kimmie Golilocks stamp that I was going to pop into the recyle challenge over at the Kraftin Kimmie blog.

Here are the copic colours I used.

Best wishes.

and a close up of the Anya I used from the Anya lounge set teamed up with a sketch from the Club Anya blog.

Here are the copic colours I used.


I have got the latest challenges written down in my big black book and hopefully I won't forget to upload them before the deadline again.

As always thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.

Scrap jack layout

The new challenge went up today. Pop on over and see what the girls have created for your jacking pleasure.

Here is mine.

10th birthday kisses.

Hope you can play along with us this month.

I finally

inked up my one and only Magnolia stamp yesterday and I created this card that I am going to enter into a few challenges.

Just because.

and a close up.

Here are the copic colours I used.

And the challenges I am entering this into.

Copic creations Cool

As always, thanks for popping in , any comments and happy creating.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's great

being on holidays again.

Missy is back at school tomorrow and I have taken the week of so I could spend a few more days with her enjoying some Mummy daughter time and taking her to school for her first day back. We are all packed and ready to go and she is excited about it all too. I've just got to check the camera batteries and make sure they are charged so I can take the back to school pics including the usual walking down the drive one. I am going to make the most of it while I can as one day she won't want me to take the photos or go with her on her first day back at school.

And with being on holidays I have had some scrappy time. Here is a bit of what I have been creating.

Just us girls.

More photos from the photo shoot with Sandie a few weeks back. I had this one semi finished but it needed something else after the crop on the weekend. That something else ended up being the randomly stamped edge using my Damask stamp from Purple onion, the torn edges with the touch of yellow peeking out and a doodled border not that it is showing up in the photo though.

Just because.

I have been having a bit of fun making flowers lately and here is another one made with a whole bunch of layered up and scrunched ovals. 

I made up the flower and then the card a few days later but didn't have any of the same papers left so it sort of doesn't match.

I do have some more but as they are for dt projects I can't share just yet but will do as soon as I can.

As always thanks for popping in, any comments and happy creating.