Sunday, 30 November 2008

Kreativ Award

Earlier this month I received this blog award from the lovely Sandie.
As I have been a bit busy and distracted, I haven't had a chance to pop it in here or nominate some other blogs for the award. So, today is catch up day.

The rules for receiving the award are simple:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

So, now I just have to nominate 5 blogs to whom I would like give an award. So, here they are (in no particular order):

1. Libby (Libby always has terrific creations and projects on her blog.)
2. xoxAlyssaxox (Alyssa has a fresh fun blog with lots of fun digital creations)
3. Tania (Tania always has fun layouts to see)
4. Indigo Inklings (this blog has some fantastic Cuttlebug ideas and is always inspriational!)
5. Lauren (I really enjoy Lauren's blog)

Be sure to pop over to these great blogs and don't forget to leave a comment.

Have a terrific day!!


Saturday, 29 November 2008

Frogger's gotta go!!!

While I loved having it here to play with, I am afraid it has pushed everything else too far down, since it has to be right at the top of my blog to work. So, I hope you enjoyed it. Keep a look out, next week I will pop another fun game on here for you to waste some more time on hehehehe.

Take care til next visit!!


I am Number 7

which is good, cos 7 is my lucky number!

I just saw this on Stenja's blog and had a go. What number are you?

You Are 7: The Enthusiast

You are outgoing and playful - always seeing the happy side to life.

You're enthusiastic and excitable.
You love anything new.

Multi-talented, you do many things well... and find success easy.

You prefer to keep things light with others. Opening up is hard for you.

At Your Best: You are deeply involved in each experience. You appreciate life for what it is, and you take the time to enjoy each moment.

At Your Worst: You are greedy, self centered, impulsive, and insatiable.

Your Fixation: Gluttony

Your Primary Fear: Deprivation and pain

Your Primary Desire: To be satisfied and content

Other Number 7's: Howard Stern, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Jim Carey, and Jenny Mccarthy.

A Magical Christmas Cybercrop at Little Scrapbook Shop

Hello all,
The love Mrs Carol Christmas likes to visit our forums around Christmas time and this year is no exception. Carol has kindly posted the info about our December CC and I have popped it here for you to read.
"Hello My Little Petals,

December is almost upon us, and it's time to start filling you in on all the glorious details of our Cybercrop.

We want to know, what do you believe?

Do you believe....

~ in Santa
~ in the birth of Jesus

~ in love & family
~ Christmas is the best day of the year
~ that giving is better than receiving

~ in a huge lunch and an afternoon nap
~ in the spirit of Christmas
~ in tradition
~ Christmas is a time to say & give thanks
~ in the magic of Christmas

~ Christmas lights are beautiful

The questions are endless, and the beautiful girls on the Design Team are preparing magical challenges for you all.

We will be having a few special challenges and surprises as well this month, so make sure you stay tuned. The first of these will be announced by Monday!

Here's our flyer that Kerryn (aka Not Nigella) has prepared for us. You may use this on your blog or wherever else you are allowed to post cybercrop information.

Save the 12th of December, and the entire weekend, for some scrapping and chatting my little petals. It's going to be a cybercrop filled with the magic of Christmas."

Friday, 28 November 2008

What does my home say about me?

I saw this on xoxAlyssaxox's blog, and on Bon's blog and thought I would have a go. Pretty cool.
What does your house say about YOU? I'd love to know. Click on the link for find out, pop it on your blog and come back here to leave a comment and link so I can have a read.

You come across as very intellectual.
People take your wisdom seriously.

Your hygiene is passable, but you may be
hiding some dirty secrets.

You are a very domestic person. You enjoy decorating, cooking, and making things homey.

You are a very nurturing person.
You find meaning in taking care of others.

You feel settled in your life.
You have enough time to focus on little details.

You are a very self sufficient person.
You can get along well without much help.

Your friends see you as honest,
humble, and responsible.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Bras, Bras, Bras and more Bras

Hi out there in blog land.

One of the lovely ladies who belongs to the LSBS forums, Honeywine (aka Carol) has just become the A.C.T. Rep for an organisation called Uplift which sends bras to the Pacific countries where ladies cannot afford to buy bras. She popped this post in the forum this week, and wants your old bras.

Carol wrote:
These women need your preloved bras and all sized bras are very welcome and much appreciated..... ones that are for well endowed ladies and nursing bras are great too.....

Here is the link to see that I haven't gone completely strange Have a look at the faces of those ladies who otherwise would not ever be able to afford a bra.

Could I ask you please to hold on to your bras that you may have been going to throw out and send them to me after Christmas......

When the silly season is over I will ask you to post them to me so I can sort them with the other 'few hundred' I have and deliver them to Melbourne

Thanks I really appreciate it!!!!"

Carol has also advised that bras of ANY SIZE and in ANY CONDITION will be gratefully accepted - any bras in less than good condition will be cut up and used on other bras for repairs (like hooks and eyes, elastic etc).

If you would like to donate your pre-loved bra (or even new ones if you are so inclined), please pop over to the forum by clicking HERE and find out how to contact Carol with your donation. Alternately, visit the
Uplift Website and you can look for a representative in your state.

Have a great day!


Cards to Share

I have been playing with some of my new stamps (and new 2nd hand stamps) and these are the cards I created.
As always, you can click on the images for an enlarged view.

Urban Prairie Card
Products used:
(please note that all links will take you to Little Scrapbook Shop)
~ Basic Grey Clear Stamps Urban Prairie, Wild FLowers
~ Acrylic Block
~ Stazon Inkpad Jet Black
~ Basic Grey 6x6 pad Urban Prairie
(the papers in these books are the ideal size for
cardmaking and for matting photos on layouts!)

~ Bazzill basics cardstock (beige)
~ KaiserCraft Round Gems
~ Adhesives - mounting foam, double sided tape
Other - rub-ons from stash, ribbon, square card, water-based markers


The coloured image was created by colouring in the stamp with water
-based markers, then "huffing" on the stamp to moisten the ink again. It was then stamped straight onto the back of the Bazzill card (flat surface).

All edges are distressed with the inkpad to 'dirty' them up a bit.

Just Because Card
Products used:
~ Butterfly Stamp (Anita's stamps)
~ Basic Grey 6x6 pad Urban Prairie
(the papers in these books are the ideal size for
cardmaking and for matting photos on layouts!)

~ KaiserCraft Round Gems
~ Adhesives - Pritt Power Gel, double sided tape,
Glossy Accents (dimensional medium)
Other - rub-on's from stash


The butterfly image was stamped onto the pink paper, then I cut away all the background with a scalpel. I then stamped the image onto various pages from the 6x6 book, then cut out and paper pieced the images onto the pink square. I adhered the round gems to the centres of the flowers, then added a layer of Glossy Accents to the flower petals and the butterfly bodies and parts of their wings.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Have a great day,


Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Happy Thoughts Canvas

Hi all,

I was playing around with some new stamps yesterday and wanted to created a shaker card using the owl stamp. I made the little shaker window, then mounted that onto the green PP, then onto the blue bazzill.I liked it so much that I wanted to turn it into a canvas. For some reason, this owl makes me feel very happy in my heart, so I wanted my canvas to be something that would make me happy, or remind me to be happy and also to be something inspirational.

I can write on the acetate (over the yellow pp) again and again, as I have used an erasable whiteboard marker.

As always, you can click on the images for a larger view.

Products used:
(All links go to Little Scrapbook Shop)
~ White 30cm canvas
~ Clear stamps. (I used a set by Chatterbox, but there are heaps of fantastic stamps in the shop to choose from. Click HERE to go and browse at all the great stamps Cath has (see, I have left you some!!) hehehe
~ Acrylic block
Stazon inkpad Jet Black
~ various rubons from stash including: Making Memories, Kaisercraft, Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer (not the same set, but these are just fantastic!
~ Patterned papers from paper stacks by K&Co and Basic Grey
~ Acetate
~ Large Brads
~ KI by Bazzil (Orange Peel) - Boogieboard
~ Microbeads
~ Adhesives - Pritt Power Gel, mounting foam, doublesided tape

Here are some close up shots of the canvas

Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Hi everyone!

Does anyone remember the old arcade game called "Frogger" ? It was one of my favourite games. Loved the sounds and the whole game play.

Well, today I found a cool widget so YOU can play it too now!! It is on the right hand side of my blog ---->>
Just use your mouse to click on "new game" and used your arrow keys to navigate the frog across the road and across the river into the little slots. Try and pick up the lady frog on your way and you get bonus points.

Hours of pointless fun for all!! hehehehe!!


Monday, 24 November 2008

November/December Challenges at LSBS

Hi all,

Need some inspiration? Want the chance to win a cool prize (a shopping voucher to spend in the shop)? Well, head on over to Little Scrapbook Shop and take part in our Monthly inspiration challenges.

The November/December Inspiration Challenge is pretty cool. Here is the image Cath has chosen to inspire you. Pretty nice huh?

Click HERE to go to the LSBS Forum thread for the rules etc.

The November/December Sketch Challenge is pretty cool too! He is the sketch Cath has created for you.

Click HERE to go the the LSBS Forum thread for the rules etc.

The wonderful Helen Jolly has put a challenge out for November for the Design Team Monthly Challenge. Sorry, this should have put popped on my blog earlier, but you have another week to complete the challenge.

Isn't that just gorgeous!!!! Here are the details of Helen's challenge (you can also check it out over at the forums by clicking HERE)

Helen wrote:
"When i saw this i just loved it, Dragonflies for starters i just love, the colours are my favs, and then i started to think in the last year or so i have finally gotton a bit more girlie........with all the testosterone in this house its no wonder ........ive never really been into bling and stuff but just recently this has started to change so i saw how beautiful the bling and gold looked in this

What do you see in this ???
You may see something totally different to what i have but i want you to create either a card or two or a LO or anything that you get from this little beauty

I will show you what i came up with very soon"

So, head on over to Little Scrapbook Shop Forums for some inspiration, or just to join in the chat with us.

Hope to see you there. If you are new to the forums, pop into the Welcome Thread HERE and say hello!

Have a great day!


Sunday, 23 November 2008

Birthday Cards

Hey there,
It was my 40th Birthday a couple of weeks ago, and I was the lucky recipient of some beautiful handmade cards. Thanks to all my wonderful friends and my parents!!!!!!! You ROCK!!!
From Kaz

From Mum & Dad
From Jane
From Sonja
From Missty
From Kim
From Jenni
From Leanne
From Jo

Zac goes to the Year 10 Formal

My lovely boy Zac went to the Year 10 formal last week. He looked so nice and he had a fantastic time!!

Here are a couple of photos of him before he went.
Looks nice, doesn't he?

Have a great day!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Utensils Tin (altered Milo Tin)

I have a hideous utensils draw, so messy and impossible to find anything, so I decided to make myself a utensil holder to keep near my stove.

I had this enormous milo tin (something like a 1kg tin I think) and thought it would be ideal, as my utensils have long handles.

I just got the photo of it today, as my camera has been MIA for about a week, and I just found it last night (yay!!). Unfortunately, I splashed tomato sauce onto my tin last night, so the thickers are a little dirty looking in the photo. Oh well, it is meant to be used, and is near my stove, so it was inevitable lol.

Hope you like it.

Products used:
(all links go to LSBS shop)
~ Paper flowers by - KaiserCraft, Prima, Rebecca Erickson, FTI and my stash (and Jenni's stash - thanks Jenni!!!)
~ KaiserCraft Round Gems
~ Bright patterned papers from my stash
(I am sure I got these from Cath, but I am afraid I can't remember what brand they were. However, Sandylion/Kelly Panacci have a great range of bright pp's)
~ Striped Grossgrain ribbon from my stash
~ American Crafts Thickers Foam stickers "Eggnog" white
~ Adhesives - double sided tape, Pritt Power Gel

Got Straws? Altered tin

I needed to put our straws into something a bit nicer than a plastic bag, so I popped them into an old coffee tin. As most of you know, I can't have "naked" OTP items being used, so, of course, I had to cover it.

This is the result.

I was very happy with the finished product and love that the stripey straws I use match my tin.

Products used:
(all links go to LSBS shop)
~ Reminisce 12x12 shimmer paper from my stash
~ KaiserCraft Fozz Felt (cut up to use shapes individually)
~ KaiserCraft Round Gems
~ American Crafts Thickers Foam Stickers "Eggnog" white
~ KI Memories Red Carpet Mini Sashes
~ Adhesives - Double sided tape, Pritt Power Gel
Other - Jac paper (double sided adhesive sheets)

BLING BLING Calculator

Surprise surprise, something made almost entirely from bling!!!!! hehehe.

Thanks to Jenni, who told me about seeing a bling calculator in the first place. I spent 3 hours one night blinging this darned thing lol, and went through ALL of my Kaiser silver gems, and quite a few of the kaiser flower gems.

Some of the pink bling is from a KaiserCraft Rhinestone Word. I love these because I can cut them up and use the different sized blings however I like. I am ye
t to use a word I have bought as a whole word
The tiny pink bling is from. . . er, I can't remember actually, but it may have been mobile phone bling that I have had in my stash.

Enjoy!!! Products used:
(links will take you to LSBS shop)
~ KaiserCraft Round Gems
~ KaiserCraft Flower Gems
~ KaiserCraft Rhinestone Words

Friendship Cards for LSBS DT

Hi there,
More creations - this time some friendship cards I made using some fabbo KaiserCraft stamps. Just LOVE LOVE LOVE the Kaiser clear stamp range!!!
Products used for all cards:
(additional products used are listed under the individual cards)
~ KaiserCraft Clear Stamps "Friends" + acylic block
~ Stazon Inkad - Jet Black
~ KaiserCraft Round Gems
~ Ribbons (some from stash, some available at LSBS)
~ Basic Grey patterned papers
~ Cardstock in various colours
~ Adhesives - mounting foam and doublesided tape
Additional products used:
~ Bella chipboard shape (thanks Jo)
~ Black Gel pen for doodling
~ Stampin' Up! Scallop border punch
(available from 1st December!)

Additional products used:
~ Black Gel pen for doodling
~ Stampin' Up! Scallop border punch
(available from 1st December!)

Additional products used:
~ Plain white cardstock
~ Pink inkpad (for the edges of the white circle and around the edge of the white card)

Bye for now,

More creations for you

Hi all,
This is the first of a few posts today - I am just popping up some things I have recently created.

First up is my Gingerbread man Countdown Calendar. I was inspired by Kerryn's Countdown Gingerbread men calendars, so had to make one of my own.

Products used:
(all links will take you to the Little Scrapbook Shop shop)
~ KaiserCraft OTP Wooden Gingerbread man album (thanks Jenni)
~ KaiserCraft Paint (green - thanks Jenni)
~ KaiserCraft 12x12 Christmas paper (mine was from last year's range, but there are some lovely papers in this year's range)
~ Silver rings (KaiserCraft have silver and lots of other colours too)
~ Ribbon from stash
~ Various Rub-ons from stash
~ KI Memories Little Softies
~ Large brads (with the prongs removed with shank pliers)
~ Adhesives - Pritt Power Gel and Pritt power glue stick
~ Rik rak from Jenni's stash (check out the rik rak in the shop here)
~ Crop-a-dile and large eyelets (from stash)
~ white cardstock and cold laminate (clear self-adhesive vinyl)
~ The little xmas tree and lollie etc are from a $2 pack of wine glass charms from a bargain shop.

Some techniques used:

Used Pritt glue stick to adhere paper to the gingies after I coated them with green paint.
The eyes are made from large brads which had the prongs removed with a button shank removing tool. They are stuck on with the Pritt Power Gel (I LOVE this stuff!!!!!)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

More Christmas Cards

Ok, last post for today. Here is another set of Christmas cards using my November DT pack.


Products used for all cards:
Products used for all cards:
(Additional products used are listed under the individual cards)
~ Bazzill Cardstock
~ American Crafts MiniMarks Rub-ons Christmas Book One

Circle Tree
Additional Products used:
~ Basic Grey PP Wassail "Laurel Leaves"
~ KaiserCraft Pearls
Other - circle punch, olive green inkpad

~ used the circle punch to cut out the laurel leaves and inked the edges
~ The trunk of the tree is a bell rub-on

Christmas Presents
Additional Products used:
~ Basic Grey clear Stamps Tannenbaum + acrylic block
~ KaiserCraft Pearls
~ Basic Grey PP Wassail "Merry Happy"
~ KindyGlitz Crystallina
~ Mounting foam

~ Stamped 3 trees on the card in olive green, then masked them off and stamped off the trees to create lighter images (to create distance). Lisa has a tops tutorial on masking HERE.
~ Cut out individual gifts from the pp and adhered them both flat and with mounting foam then decorated the ribbons with KindyGlitz.

Partridge in a pear tree
Additional Products used:
~ Basic Grey PP Wassail "Sleigh Ride" & "Laurel Leaves" (the reverse side)
~ Basic Grey clear Stamps Tannenbaum + acrylic block
~ Grossgrain ribbon - Cream
~ Other - olive green inkpad, Fiskars shape cutter - circles

~ Cut a piece of the "Laurel Leaves" pp and stamped randomly with the snowflake stamp.
~ Using my circle cutter, cut the circle from the "Sleigh Ride" pp, then larger concentric circles from the green and cream Bazzill. Inked the edges with the olive inkpad.

Christmas Cards

Its that time of the year - Christmas madness is nearly upon us. I have been making lots of Christmas cards using my LSBS DT pack. Loved all the products in here (as always!!!).

As always, you can click on the images for a larger view. All links will take you to the LSBS shop.

Merry Medallion
Products used:
~ KaiserCraft Clear Stamps "Flowers" & Christmas
(sold out - sorry I bought the last one) but there is different set HERE + acrylic block
~ Versamark inkpad
~ Silver embossing power
~ Blue cardstock
~ Adhesives - mounting foam, double sided tape, Pritt Power Gel
~ other - silver border stickers

~ Stamped the flower image 3 times onto dark blue card with the versamark and heat embossed with the silver embossing powder. (Helen has a great tutorial HERE for heat embossing). Cut out 2 whole images and one of just the central flower of the image, them layered them, medallion style, with mounting foam.
~ Stamped and embossed with silver the Merry and Christmas onto dark blue card and cut out close to the image.
~ Used the border stickers to frame the card.

Christmas Cards
Products used for all cards:
(Additional products are listed under the individual cards)

~ Bazzill Cardstock (red, green, cream)
~ Fancy Pants Ribbon, The Daily Grind, Ball Trim
~ American Crafts MiniMarks Rub-Ons - Christmas Book One
~ Adhesives: mounting foam, double sided tape

Christmas BaublesAdditional Products used:
~ Grossgrain Ribbon - Red
~ KaiserCraft round gems
~ Basic Grey PP - Wassail "Sleigh Ride" (the reverse side)
~ Other - Thin gold wire from stash

Baubles rubbed onto red cardstock and cut out. Stuck on kaiser gems to embellish, mounted with the foam tape. The ric rac is also a rub-on. The wire curls were made with 26 gage craft wire.

Red & Green ChristmasAdditional Products used:
~ Basic Grey Clear stamps - Tannenbaum + acrylic block
~ Grossgrain Ribbon - Red
~ KaiserCraft Pearls - Red
Other - Red star from stash, Olive green inkpad

O, Christmas TreeAdditional Products used:
~ Basic Grey Clear stamps - Tannenbaum + acrylic block
~ KaiserCraft Pearls
Other - Red star from stash, Olive green inkpad