Saturday, 31 December 2011

Photo Swap - Chat with Charm

Recently I had a bit of fun on "Chat With Charm" and we did a photo swap. I received a photo from a lovely lady in Qld and this is the layout I produced from her photo. I certainly hope she likes it.

I used a piece of cardboard from a perfume box to get the stencil look I sprayed with glimmermist and added some purple pumpkin tickets to tie in with the racing theme and a race hat and also some spring flowers and a little birdie. Most of the flowers are Kaiser craft apart from the gorgeous big white flower which  I bought from Charms Creations. I also added some pearls and a little stitching.

Cant wait to see what she produced with the photo I sent her..... :)

Friday, 30 December 2011

Busy Holiday Season

WOW!!! Cant believe its been a month since Ive blogged!!! Thats terrible ....  But I must say life has been SuPeR crazy with school break ups and Christmas parties and working heaps in our retail gift store. All I seemed to be doing for a few weeks was wrapping, wrapping, wrapping!! So pleased its all slowed down now and life is almost getting back to normal.

Its been great to have the kids home on holidays although havnt had alot of time to spend with them, I am sooo looking forward to the weeks ahead hope to fit in some swimming , craft, cooking , movies, and day trips in between work.

Well I have a few scrappy pages to show you and am SoooooooOOOoooo excited as Ive been asked to be a guest designer on a scrapbooking blog for the FIRST time ever WOO HOO!!!!!! Am so excited I can hardly contain  I cant wait to share it all with you and show you my layout ;) Not long now......

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Ants - November Top 50 Scrapbooking challenge

Well this month Ant challenged us with doing a LO that included tearing technique and paint !!

I had fun with this one and decided to do a LO of my daughter Mia and her gorgeous little cousin Dane. As he came to visit us for a week in November after travelling from Brisbane. He was such a cute little fella and was sooo placid and always happy. Didn't mind his older cousins giving him lots of hugs and squeezes ...

I started with a lovely lemon cardstock and added a few splashes of hot pink kaisercraft paint. Then came some gorgeous creative memories papers, the tearing began I just ripped it up and stuck it on . As easy as I added some of my most favourite embellys to the page such as...
Charms creations gorgeous lovely flower, Agas Scrap this handmade bird and felt caption also some purple pumpkin tickets and string. Love how it turned out bright and vibrant.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Scrapbook Top 50 - November "Time is white" challenge

The "Time is White" challenge for November was:

- create a layout using the word "TIME" as either part of your title / subtitle, or prominently in your journalling
- include a clock / watch somewhere on your LO
- use a white cardstock base

I used some blue spritz onto white cardstock with a doiley as a stencil and added some gorgeous embellishments ...
Such as Burdys Handmade embellys lovely flowers, Charms Creations Blue page runner, and Lovelybug bits n bobs cute little button. I also added some kaisercraft rubons and a Kaszazz clock stamp.

I loved how it turned out such a beautiful moment captured of two cousins spending time together when little Dane flew over from Brisbane on his first BIG trip to visit us :)

October Beyond the door challenge!!

Heres a layout I did for Octobers "Beyond the door" challenge!!

Drawing inspiration from this gorgeous room ..

I just loved the soft cream, pink, and green colours in the room and drew my inspiration from this :)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Lil miss M getting creative

Little Miss M loves getting creative!! Spent today playing barbies, dolls, mums and dads, shops and painting, drawing and beading :)

The weekend

FRIDAY was such a scorcher and I spent it cheering on my daughter for her sports day. It was so worth it though just to see her run, she did fantastic and came 1st in the relay. There team came second overall and she was pleased as punch most years they come last.

SATURDAY was such a beautiful day and we had the local Christmas parade there was about 55 floats and it seemed to take forever. But the kids just loooved it especially when they got to see the big red fella...

In the evening a friend came over and  we just chilled out and watched a dvd "Bridesmaids". What a crack up that movie is... Just love it!!

SUNDAY we went to have a look at a local craft market and I seen some lovely local work done by Charmane from Charms Creations and RinRinka Art by Bronny. My daughter had a jump on the jumping castle and painted a plaster mould and then we headed home for the arvo. We had a lovely evening bbq with just us and the kids.

I plan to spend some time scrapping over the next few days just waiting for some pictures to be printed from Harvey Normans but there machine has broken down.

 So hopefully will have some scrappy LO to share with you all SOON!!!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Busy day at the shop!!

This time of year is soooo busy for me! We own a gift shop and of course with Xmas around the corner it is just starting to buzz..... No time for scrapping just at the moment :(

Thought I would share with everyone what Ive been up to today with my busy day ....

With Xmas closing in fast we have been stocking up and have been getting ready for the BIG xmas rush!! I spent several hours today displaying some gorgeous "Serenade" handbags in our window and doing a Xmas window display. Cant see the tinsel or xmas decorations in this piccy

We also have these beautiful scrappy wooden carved albums that would make a beautiful gift. Not cheap though I should add.... We have bought 2 ourselves and had them personalised with names/dates as a wedding gift. Our friends just looved them :)

Anyway better get off here and finish my housework before another long day tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Yummy Yummy Jelly slice!!!

Been busy over the weekend spending time with my family from Brisbane whilst they are over visiting. So I made them my yummy scrummy Jelly Slice. Thought I would share the recipe with you all:

2 Cups crushed biscuits
6 oz Butter (melt & mix)

Tin condensed milk
Juice of 2 large lemons
2 dstpns gelatine dissolved in 3/4 cup boiling water,
mix well and spread over base

2 packs red jelly made as directed on package, cool and then pour over filling.

Place into a tupperware slice n store container or similar to it..
You need to refrigerate each layer for about 10 mins inbetween layers.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Girls night in at "Charms"

Last weekend I headed off to Charmanes for a girls night in fundraiser for breast cancer. I arrived at 6pm exhausted from a long day at work and couldnt wait to get into a glass of bubbles. There wasnt any shortage of that everyone had bought some along I managed to find some PINK bubbles for the occasion and some strawberries. Her family had been extremely busy organising lots of delish food enough to feed an army. I think there probably still eating the left overs now!!! lol  The rice was AMAZING something Ive never tasted before... Must try bribing Charm for that recipe maybe I need to buy her some more bubbles to get those yummy Sri Lankan secrets.

Anyway after we stuffed ourselves silly on food and drinks it was time to get into some scrapping!! My new trolley to carry everything worked a treat too. Typical blonde me missed read the invite and only thought it was for a few hours so decided to just take a small project knowing I wouldnt have much time (Chrissy cards) Yep thought it was time to get started. Guess the big jolly man will be here before we know it :) I managed to make a few and did a little more when I got home over the following days.You will find below a little sneak peek of my cards..

It was a very enjoyable night met lots of new people and had a few laughs or two. Headed home later than expected and was soo tired I was out like a light as soon as my head hit the pillow!!

My Scrappy Christmas cards

Thinking I might pop them on the counter at our giftware shop to sell. As over Christmas we often have people wanting a card or two and we dont stock them normally.

It's SHOW time !!!!

Two weeks ago we went to the local Show and the kids had a fantastic time. Just love the smell of popcorn, donuts and fairyfloss...Mmmm Yummo!!  They only had one ride each ,one turn at the clowns and got one show bag each. Couldnt believe it still cost a small fortune but it was worth it just to see the excitement in little miss 3year olds eyes. Luckily my eldest son was away in Geelong at the time one less to pay for. It was really the first time for little missy at the show being old enough to know what it was all about. Her request was for a  "Fairies" show bag and her face painted as a rainbow butterfly. Aww how sweet... Oh and ooops not to mention the fairyfloss!!

Here the kids are in the animal tent having a little hold of the chickens..

 All ready to go on the PARATROOPER ride... he he... First time for little miss didnt realise it went up SO high and around SO fast!! Wished I could have gotten a better action photo her face was just pure GOLD

Here they are UP UP and AWAY!!!!  lol

So proud of her rainbow butterfly face , Not sure about it myself looks kinda

We normally go every second year , but the plan is to start saving our bottles and cans over the next year and recycle them at the depot so we can have HEAPS of rides next year!! Last time we cashed them in we got $90 doesnt take long to add up :)

Friday, 21 October 2011

A Busy Week

Well its been a busy week here for me thats for sure. Been working alot of hours and feeling a little exhausted. But I did manage to fit in a little rearranging of my scrapping supplies which has been well overdue. I bought myself a crate on wheels to load my goodies in when I go to a crop night. I also bought some cute boxes from lincraft and sorted out my papers/cardstock and stamps, stickers, cutters etc... Im going to go and buy some more in the next few weeks just to get it all sorted!! And they fit perfect in my crate :)
Ive uploaded a few pictures to show you........

Hoping it will make life alot easier for me now when I scrap and everything wont be all over the place :)

Im planning to do some more scrapping tonight as I have the house to myself (and 3 of the kids) hubby and my eldest son have gone to stay in Geelong with friends and are heading into Melbourne tonight to see the soccer.  Hope to have lots of piccys to upload SOON!!!

Im off to the show today with my kiddies for some ferris wheel rides and fairy floss. Cant wait to check out all the craft section in the hall.

Talk soon :)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Scrappy weekend!!!

On Saturday night I went to a crop night with some local ladies and it was nice to get out and get scrappy. I managed to do a six layouts just because.... Here is a couple of them Ive uploaded to share... I will share the others with you later :)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

True to my word .... heres another one :)

Well I said I would try blogging more and scrapping more so heres another LO Ive done for "Scrap the Boys" the criteria was to add a handmade embellishment . I used a lollipop from Charms creations and added it to a doily to make a sun, and also made some little clouds myself from felt and wadding, and also a cute little owl. I used an old photo of when my boys were little and had there cousin over to play they were so cute back then. I must say they are beautiful BIG boys now!!
I had these gorgeous stickers I bought from Handmade by Suzanne and had to use them :)
They are Kaiser craft "Little Toot"

Sunday, 2 October 2011

First challenge for the month

Here is a sneak of my first LO for a challenge this month.......
Anyone now what blog challenge its for????  he he....
You got it Leonie :) 
Heres the rest ....

WW1 for October!!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

New Blog Challenges!!

Woo Hoo!! Today is the 1st October and Im sure everyone knows what that means all the new blog challenges will be going up. Im going to start sorting through and find my favourites that I would like to do. Any suggestions?? Whats everyone elses favourite challenge for the month?? Im going to challenge myself to do as many LOs as I can this month.

Sooooo...No better time than to start NOW!!! And Im also going to challenge myself to blog more....LOL
I had a play with my blog layout last night too, did anyone notice the changes?? he he....... still a few more to come.

Anyway enjoy your day/evening everyone :) And cant wait to find out what everyones favourite challenges are so I can check them out. xxx

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Yay I'm getting crafty again!!!

Last night I decided to get to it and do another canvas. I sooo loved making another canvas again its been way to long. I made this one for a friend and I am really happy with how it turned out :)