28 March, 2013

more yep more

pages from my weekend away...

Scrap for Help - a new challenge for me...March challenge was using BURLAP - hessian I found out this is...

don't love this page....what do you think?

 A Scrapfriends colour challenge - loved these colours

Well that's all I can show you now....I hope I get to scrap again in the next 6 months...I've really missed that time to myself to be creative.

27 March, 2013

Don't fall off your chair....

yes I'm blogging...and scrapping....don't fall off your chair!

The last 6 months have seen me go from very little time to blog or scrap to no time to blog or scrap...hence no posts.

A promotion at work, more days of work, 3 very busy kids, a husband that works very hard and long hours and travels every week (well nearly every week), training, running, blah blah blah...

But I scrapped...finally...I miss it...but I got 3 days of scrapping at the annual Scrap and Chat Retreat in March.

OK so apologies for the picture overload, but heaps to share.

The Kraft It Up challenge for March is a sketch challenge...check it out HERE

The March challenge at Show Us Your Stuff is to use any of the words EXCITED, EXCITE, EXCITING

I think this is my favourite page of the weekend, the March challenge for White With 1 which was White + Brown + Doodling.

Scrapfriends have the best sketches around I reckon...the sketch for March had me a little stumped but I eventually came up with this.

I did a few more pages, will share more tomorrow. The others I did were for the NEW AND IMPROVED 123 challenge blog...have you seen the latest challenge HERE. GO ON GIVE IT A GO!  what do you think of my sample?

And have you seen the latest challenge at Scrap the Girls?????

thanks for looking....xxxx

15 October, 2012

September winners!

5 entries that all vied for 1st place this month!
but unfortunately there can only be 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

3rd prize
$15 voucher from 
Scrapbooking from Scratch

Congratulations Kate McCulloch

2nd prize
$15 voucher from 
Red Earth Scrapping

Congratulations Lauren Bell

1st place


Congratulations Melissa Heather

All entries were amazing!
Can't wait to see MORE and MORE and MORE entries for October.
Don't forget to add the October challenge to your to do list. Check it out here.

28 September, 2012

4 days away

scrapping...in NSW...and the SAVVY/DELIGHTS retreat!

Had a great time...awesome retreat...and I did 15 or 16 layouts.

Sandra from Delights organised about 30 challenges to get the mojo going....and I managed 15 of them and coupled the criteria with a few challenge sites...was a bit tough at times to do two lots of criteria at once...but pretty happy with what I did. Even tried a couple of new things...like using punches and more than one piece of PP lol!!!

September 123 - man/men, GREY and metal
can you pick my METAL element? can't scrap without using them....STAPLES lol.

 Scrap the Boys - use this as a base to start from

just perfect for my style of scrapping!

 White with 1  - WHITE+ORANGE+BLACK

Love this colour combo at the moment!

Creative Scrappers sketch #225

that looks like the sketch doesn't it???!!!

I changed the big photo to a group of smaller photos of Beatrix' 2nd birthday.

I'm in love with GESSO at the moment. I used to use a lot of texture paste, but am loving gesso now...just picked up some BLACK GESSO, still have to use it but cant wait. 

Perhaps I'll get to scrap again soon...hopefully next week!

Have a great weekend!

21 September, 2012

School holidays

I do love school holidays. Luckily my kids are young and happy to potter at home, playing together inside and out. But on occasion they do need a little entertainment.

Last holidays we used the idea of making a list at the start of everything we wanted to do and used it as a checklist. It was a great idea. We kept it on the fridge and whilst we didn't get it all done it was great to have a list for the kids to look at and say "I'm going to....play Lego, do dressups, have a friend over, watch a movie, write a book, draw a picture, have a sleepover at nana's. "

These holidays we have borrowed some lists from others.

100 school holiday activity ideas

100 ideas!!! Will be doing some of these.

And this one

Isobel and I just looked at this and she was very excited with this one.

Working 2 days a week and having Isobel's birthday and party in these holidays means we don't have too many free days but hopefully the weather will be good and we can spend time together doing things we don't always have time to do.

are you looking forward to the school holidays?

24 August, 2012

the amazing race

scrapbooking style....

I'm signed up!!!

and can't wait to get started on sept 1....

I need to be pushed a bit in my scrapping...and need some deadlines!

Head over to 



22 August, 2012

a new challenge

over at SCRAPFRIENDS...awesome sketch....very me!

I do love this page, and thanks to Jasmine Shea who suggested the hints of pink, yes you were right it does finish off the page!