Wednesday, October 27, 2010

'Stay Close'

This LO is of my DD and youngest DS, they are 3 years apart and my DD has always been a darling big sister to her two baby brothers but in particular to her youngest brother. When he was little she would sit on top of him and help me by dressing him, I only hope it will stay this way even with the odd quarrels at the moment!

I used Bo Bunny's Olivia range and their sketch as well...

Another short & sweet post, thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Something a little different.....

When I saw this sketch from Crate Paper, I thought 'nope, not for me' BUT what good is a challenge if its not a challenge?

So I decided to play with my new Restoration goodies - I love this range!!!! And this is what I came up with, sewed each little square twice so I have a new found respect for quilters out there!

I so enjoyed this sketch and was really happy with my end result. The pic is of DH and I, in December last year all dressed up and ready to go to a christmas party and DD took the pic. I tried to load a close up, so you can see my stitching, inking, distressing and some crackle accents but blogger is being difficult and won't let me?

Thank you for popping by!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Good weekend..........

Its been a good weekend, some lovely quiet time with the family, the house is clean, washing is all up to date and there wasn't much running around!!! Plus on the scrappy side of life - remember my Bo Bunny LO 'Fridays...' using their Olivia range (posted previously)- it won....YAY!!!!

And I have had my very first LO featured on Prima's blog for their September BAP:)

They got my name mixed up with my DH, its happened before but its ok I am still happy....LOL

Thank you for letting me share my excitement with you all, I hope you had a fabulous weekend and thanks for popping by!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Get Picky!

Two posts in two days!!!! Maybe I am on a roll and hopefully this weekend will be filled with lots of creativity :)

Here is my LO for Get Picky's 1st challenge, I loved the sketch!! Can't wait to see what their next challenge will be.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and thank you for popping by!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Last year my DD wanted to cut her hair and her hair was very long, right down to her bottom. I have scrapped some photo's of her asking me very sweetly if she can and used the sketched from Dusty Attic's October challenge.

So we let her cut her hair but the hairdresser did an awful job and we had to take her to another hairdresser to get it fixed up, the poor thing. But she has let it grow again and its almost as long as it was!!

Last week I said I would share some pics with you from my little photography class I have been doing. Now its not the best scenery but we had a play with our cameras with different settings etc. so it still was great fun!

Now this one, we were playing with the shutter speed and doesn't it look like an extremely busy road? Well there were probably less than 5 cars on the road at the time. Now I know about this, I can't wait to take some pics of fireworks or even lightning, cool hey?

Thank you for stopping by and your comments!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lost & Found

I think Lost & Found from My Minds Eye has to be one of my favourites at the moment. I have quite a few of the 'pink' papers from this range but not much of the 'red', I don't know why I didn't order much but after using what I did have I definately need some more!!!

This is my LO for their blog challenge #16 and you had to use black.

Here is a close up of my Dusty Attic skeleton clock with the little bird I cut out. I backed the clock with some paper and inked it with Tim Holtz Antique Linen & Old Paper and then UTEED the chippy.

This is my eldest son when he was 2 and if you can see he is puckering his lips because he isn't too happy. Well, he is 7 now and still does that...........LOL!!!! We have spent the weekend watching old family videos and what a special thing to have, brings back so many memories. Lots of little things I had forgotten and where have my babies gone???

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lets Get Shabby

I found Lets Get Shabby blog via my 'Maxine Melange' newsletter so I had a peek - wow, there is some amazing inspiration and talent - beautiful work!!!!

This is my LO for challenge #16

There were 3 parts to the challenge, first you had to choose your kitchen - I chose kitchen 2 and then use 3 dominant colours from it - light pink, darker pink/red and green. A piece of fabric - behind my cluster of flowers is some pink tulle. Lastly you had to include 2 die cut shapes - my title 'Breathtaking' and the pink circle (sassafras lass die cut from my stash)are my 2 die cut shapes.

I painted some gesso over my green patterned paper to tone it down as it was a bit too bright, there is lots of stitching - not sure if you can see this, yummy Dusty Attic pieces and lots of gorgeous flowers!!!

Thank you for popping by and have a fab weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


While I was scrapping with Bo Bunny's Olivia, I scrapped a layout for their current Friday challenge - 'Your favourite day of the week'. I chose Friday (obviously.....LOL) because it is the start of the weekend and that means no morning rushes, no 'running around', time to unwind and take it a bit easy and spend some fun time with the family!!!!

I was also going to share some pics with you tonight because I have been busy with a photography course and we had a bit of a photo shoot tonight and I have some awsome shots!!!! But my batteries died on me so they are busy charging so you will have to wait a bit!!

*edit* I have taken another pic today and had a play with my camera settings to get a better pic (with my new photography skills.....LOL) and at least it isn't so grey!! Still need to learn lots on my new camera!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Layout!!!!!

So last week when I sat down to scrap, it just wasn't happening - it just all looked yuck :( So I left it the rest of the week and sat down this weekend and had a play, this is my LO for The Colorroom palette #27.

I am pretty happy with it and just enjoyed scrapping again!

Thanks for popping by and your lovely comments!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Scraps of Me Giveaway!!!!

Isn't this flower gorgeous???

The lovely Nikki has a giveaway at her blog and you could win this Cuttlebug quilling set and make your own gorgeous flower!

So pop on over to her blog -

Bo Bunny..

This is Bo Bunny's sketch for their card challenge

And this is what I did with their Olivia range - I love the terracotta orange colour in this range!

Thats all I have to share this week, I have done nothing else :( Hopefully I will get to scrap later today - have a good weekend everyone and thank you for popping by!

Monday, October 4, 2010


I have already done the first challenge for 'Scrap the Boys'and its only the 4th, surprised myself here too............LOL

This boy of mine has a very sweet tooth and loves all the 'naughty' foods, good thing he has such a good metabolism! If he is left, he will eat a whole packet of biscuits to himself!!! (In case you can't read the journaling, thats what is basically says) Isn't that chippie cupcake so cute? I won this from 2Crafty and finally got around to using it.

I have more to share but I will be back, I have to dash into town .....grrrr and its so hot today!!!!

Thanks for popping by :)