Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry chrissy and some layouts to share.

I just want to wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year, while i still have a few minutes to myself!!! And everyone who is travelling to be very careful. I hope santa comes to you all. Take lots of piccies, i cant wait to see everyones chrissy layouts!!!

I had a bolt of inspiration this afternoon and wanted to share with you. I just love the look on makaylas face in this photo, and these love bandit papers got my mojo happening!!!! Yes i have another of ebonys mums crotchet flowers on here ( the pink one), her mum is still selling them if you pop over to ebonys blog you will find them on there. You can find her in my blog list. I also have one of krissys flowers on there. Her pink fluffies. You can also find her in my blog list.

This one is of annas craft cupboard monthly sketch. They were both inspired after watching dancing with the stars!!!

Well thats all for now, see you on the other side!!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nearly christmas........

Hi everyone. How is your chrissy preperation going? I started wrapping pressies today, not a job i like but has to be done. I think i have finished just got to get a couple of vouchers to get for those hard to buy for people!!!!

This first LO is scrapability sketch for december. I dont like doing doubles much but i had all these sports photos sitting around waiting for such an occasion. Not sure if i like how it turned out or not???

These next two are from the last couple of sketches over at crafting in style. I love these FP papers!!!!

This has also been one of my favs i have done for a while. Lana from crafting in style had sent me these papers and i was finding it so hard to use, it was nearly going in the to hard pile till inspitation hit. Thanks Lana!!!

I also had another to share but was accepted to SM ( yayyy its only my 2nd submitted and im still waiting anxiously to see my first in print.
I have also been working on a scrapping journal this week ( I have had the papers and book sitting there for a while now so i thought i better get a move on with it), and i have just finished a sketch from annas craft cupboard. I will post them over the next couple of days.
At the moment i am working on a little christmas book that i would like to have finished before christmas so see you for now!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wow its been a few weeks since i posted. Its a busy time of the year though isnt it. Firstly new moon was awesome!!!!! Im still team edward. He is soo gorgeous. Anyway back to reality!!!

I just wanted to share a few things ive done lately. This layout i done from inspired bluepints sketch last month. It is one of my all time favourite papers -thats nearly all gone :(

This was novembers TATS sketch. Also another fav paper range that is now all gone. I have been trying to use up a lot of older papers. Being a good girl!!!

This was for SS. From the sketch the scraps comp. Which i won Yayyy!!!! I was on a roll that week. I also won the 6 week comp that was going over at Paulas scrapping place and the monthly sketch challenge from over at the boxx.

This is from aussie scrapjack. Another older paper range trying to use up!

This is one of my favourite photos and sayings.

I hosted a blind scrap last night over at scrapability sketches. The instructions are still up and layouts go up on saturday so you still have time to have a go if you want. Go on go over!!
Have a great day everyone.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

4 more sleeps to go...

Hi, heres a few layouts to share. This one is for challenge heaven and it was a sketch challenge. Loving these papers.

This one was also for challenge heaven and it was a themed challenge of friendship and you had to have a circle on there.

And lastly but not least i just finished my first challenge for scrapability sketches and there scrap the sketch comp. My mojo has taken a bit of a walk this week it had taken me a few days to do this (so unlike me), my kids arnt helping getting me up during the night. I feel like i could sleep a solid day. But anyway i liked how it turned out in the end.

4 more sleeps, 4 more sleeps...........

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

5 More sleeps.....

I have a few new layouts to share today. But before i do i just want to say.....................5 more sleeps till i get to see new moon!!!!!!!!! As you can tell i am a little bit excited.

This first layout Princess is this weeks sketch over at crafting in style. Head on over and check it out.

This next one is for scrapability sketches. The first challenge has been put up for the new comp over there. Im just about to start it.

This is the last challenge for paulas scrapping place. I have used glimmermist on the background. It was fun to work with..

I have a few more i want to post so i will be back.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Then head over to scrapability sketches and sign up. Would love to see you there.

Friday, November 6, 2009


I just love fridays. The weekend is sooo near. Today is a gorgeous day as well. We have been on a holiday for a few days to ballarat and had a great time. It was wonderful to get out in the caravan again.

It is paperific next week. It should be a lot of fun. And the week after that NEW MOON comes out. I cant wait. I got the soundtrack last week and that has me extra excited now!!!!!! I have tickets to see it on the sunday at geelong.

Here is a few layouts to share. The first one is one i have done for crafting in style!! I love these cosmo papers.

I found a new challenge site called Challenge Heaven and have done this for one of the challenges on there. This was the theme challenge where we had to take inspiration from a calender. We also had to have a scalloped edge and a tree on there.

This is october TATS challenge.

Here are the last couple i have done for paulas scrapping place. Ebony is putting some great challenges up over there.

Well thats all for the moment. xxxx

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More new layouts!!!!

I know you cant believe it and neither can i. I only updated a couple of days ago and here i am again!!! LOL. I just wanted to share a few layouts i have done over the past week. This first one is love and i have done for ebonys challenge at paulas scrapping place. It was a red, yellow and aqua combo challenge, and i loved the 3 colours together. I normally wouldnt have scrapped them together but they look really good.

This next one was for a challenge at artypants CC last weekend. I have been doing a few boy layouts . Hayden is a good model for me so i get lots of good photos of him.

This one is the shaping up challenge over at crafting in style. The shape for this month was rings. Never used rings on a layout before and loved doing it. A great embellie for a boy layout!!!!

Just one for me!!!

Dont you just love his smile? Well i do anyway.....

Cheers for now.................

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New layouts....

Just thought i would post a few new layouts. Firstly though i would like to thank everyone for there kind comments on my tutorial. It was very much appreciated. I would love now to see your versions.

This layout dancing girl was done for crafting in style. I dont usually do doubles but have done 2 this month for crafting in style. Totally out of my comfort zone. These are some of my fav pictures of makayla. She turned 3 today. I cant believe it!!! Anyway you have till the end of the month to get your entries in. So head on over krissy has some great sketches on the blog. While you are there check out the monthly challenges on the forum. They are next on my to do list.

This is my version of the first sketch over at scrapability sketches. I have used the new fancy pants dancing girl line which is gorgeous. Makayla just loves wiggling her bum so i just had to scrap it.

This is one of my favourite photos, and i like the way the layout turned out.

This is from the 2nd sketch at scrapability sketches. Again using new FP papers. This the rough and tumble. Its great to work with a new boy range and this one is one of my favourites.

This is from my challenge over at artypants CC this weekend. All the challenges are open to wed night so head on over and do a challenge or 2. There are some great prizes up for grabs.

Well thats all for now.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Hi everyone. Well schools back. How did you all survive? We just had a relaxing time, sleeping in and doing as we pleased. Back to reality today though. School lunches, drop offs etc

I would like to say a big WELL DONE to sarah at my local scrap shop as she has been in there 12 months today! I cant believe its been that long, it only seems like yesterday since we were setting up and having the grand opening. Boy have we done a lot in those 12 months as well. Lots of laughs and lots of great times.

Today i am going to show you how to make these paper roses. I have had so many people ask how to make them. They really are easy once you know how to do them. This layout my guys was done with a great pack of goodies that jodie sent me from artypants for my guest DT spot there at the moment. The spotted paper is there paper of the month.

Artypants are about to launch a 6 week challenge over there so head on over and register, there will be some great prizes to be won and lots of great challenges.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Paper Rose tutorial

Lets make some flowers!!!!!!

To start you need 3 flowers with 6 petals all the same size. This is to make 1 flower. I made a one out of cardstock to use as a template. Fold your flower into 6. Sand and/or ink the side of the flower you want to see.

For the first flower snip down one side between the petals to the centre, following the fold line. For the 2nd flower cut away 1 petal completly and for the 3rd flower cut away 2 of the petals. Dont throw away the cut petals.

Using DS tape stick the flowers together to make 3 full flowers.

Using a skewer curl petals inwards.

Snip pointy end off the 2 smaller flowers. Using tacky glue stick the 3 flowers inside one another. Now for the tricky bit. With the double petal, curl one side into the centre, fold the top of the petal down on the other side and keeping the same curling action curl it around. Secure with DS tape. This can take a bit of practice.

With the single petal curl both ends into the middle. Wrap it around your bud, snip some off your end so it sits nice in your rose and stick in the middle.

Well there it is. I hope you enjoyed it and i hope to see some of your roses around. If you have any questions just leave a comment and i will try to help. I found these flowers on this site while blog hopping. I cannot remember who gave me the site so i am hoping that i dont offend anyone. I changed the style from the original one, to make it more imperfect and more real like to me.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Well here are my layouts as promised. These are my first 3 layouts from the sketches this month from Crafting In Style. I just love felt so much but dont use it nearly as much as i should.

The one above is of makayla when she was little. You forget how quickly they grow up.

This one is such a gorgeous photo of the 2 of them. I had a go at making my own vines thanks to krissy.
There is still time to get your entries in for this months sketch prize. You have untill the end of the month to do any (or all) of the 4 sketches. While you are there check out the monthly competions as well, and if thats not all we have a CC on this weekend. The theme is all about the environment. So come on over and join in the fun.
I will come back tomorrow and show you my examples for the monthly challenges.
Bye for now.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Layouts.

Hi everyone. Just thought that i would post a few new layouts. I have haydens 6th birthday party tomorrow. He is so excited. He has been bouncing around here not being able to sit still, so i am surprised he has actually gone to sleep.

This first layout is for scrpability sketches. I have used scenic routes new papers (again). I am loving them at the moment, they are so versatile. Well i really am haydens no.1 fan. This was at haydens last auskick game. He totally loved it which surprised me as i had never seen him as a team sports person before but he has grown up so much this year.

This layout has been removed for publication......

The layout above is for annas craft cupboards sketch challenge for the month. I love the simplicity of this layout.The next one is for Wicked princesses monthly challenge.

Wooho i won the first sketch challenge over at Totally addicted to sketch. They are a new sketch blog and have some great sketches.

And lastly but not least is a layout i done for artpants cybercrop last week. They have a new 6 week competition about to start soon and jodie is putting up 3 months worth of there wonderful kits up for the winner. So make sure you head on over and cheak it out!!!!!!!

I will be back tomorrow to post some layouts from CIS monthly sketches. Make sure you go over as this months sketch is suberb. (Although they always are krissy).

Thursday, September 10, 2009



Come over to artypants this weekend and join in the fun. Jodie has lots of prizes to give away!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hi everyone. As usual it has been a while since my last post. I am a slack blogger. I will start with our retreat. We all had a wonderful time, done lots of scrapping, eating, drinking, scrapping and more eating. I did get lots done though and had the most relaxing time. Sarahs mum done a wonderful job of cooking for us all, even though it took a couple of weeks to work it all back off!!!
Here are a couple of layouts i got done at the retreat.

My next bit of news is exciting!!!! I got a DT spot on Crafting in style on there sketch team. I am really excited about it and lana sent me a yummy box of goodies. Very generous lana and thankyou. So come and check them out. Every friday a new sketch is put up on there sketch blog. These next two layouts are ones i done for the DT position. Do you love the cute flowers i made?

Lastly but not least, becky has set up scapability sketches on ning! So come and check it out. Come and say hi and have a chat and do one of her sketches. You wont be disapointed.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

26 July

Hello everyone, how have you all been. Well life here has been very busy. We have chris back home after his operation, he still isnt moving very well and has a few more weeks till he is back at work. So i have been very busy taking care of everyone and everything!

I have also been busy helping sarah prepare for our retreat next weekend at port fairy. We have got some classes prepared and her mum has a yummy menu planned to feed us all. Should be a fantastic weekend. If you are in the port fairy area give bliss a call as i think there are a couple of places left. You wont be disapointed.

This layout i have done for aussie scrapjack. It is a favourite photo of mine. She really is precious.

Come over to scrapability sketches and check out what becky has planned for us from next month. This layout i have done for the 2nd june sketch. These fancy pants papers are just gorgeous. www.scrapabilitysketches.blogspot.com

I do have some exciting news to share. I have won a guest spot on CIS stylish sketches for the month of August. I love krissys sketches so i was so thrilled to recieve that winning email.
These two layouts i have done for july sketches at cis.

Well that is all for the moment. I will be back next week and post some photos of the retreat. Have a nice week!!!