Friday, 31 October 2008

Been a while - and some exciting news!!

Hi everyone!!

Wow, its been 2 weeks since I updated my blog!! What a shocking couple of weeks we've had here!

Will try to keep on top of that from now on.

So, to the exciting news . . . . . .

There is a great new website, created by the lovely Annie Hillier, called Scrapbook Hub. The idea of the site is to generate more interest in the Papercrafts industry, particularly here in Australia where many small businesses are going under.

Annie asked me to be part of the Contributing Team for SBH and, with kind permission from the wonderful ladies over at Little Scrapbook Shop, I am now on that team as well.

Thanks Annie for the opportunity to be part of this.

Be sure to pop over and say hello!! Also, check out the gallery!

There are links to great sites for ideas, templates, online shops, bricks and mortar shops and very soon there will be classes and competitions, with prizes from sponsors of the site.

Hope to see you there!!


Friday, 17 October 2008

More Calendar Swap shares

Good morning everyone!!

Today I have for you, the latest calendar pages I have completed in the Little Scrapbook Shop 2009 Calendar swap.

The first calendar is for Honeywine (Carol).
The theme for this calendar is
"Quotes that changed your life"Products used:
Self adhesive holographic foil sheets
Cuttlebug & dies/emboss folders
(Tree tops, Snow Fun, Olivia Font)
Red and green Bazzill
BoBunny patterned papers
BoBunny brads
White Gel pen
Red gingham ribbon
Kaisercraft Round gems

This calendar is for Owl.
The theme for this one is
I did green for December.
Products used:
Green Bazzill
Patterned paper from DCWV Glitter stack
Green handmade paper (unknown)
Circle punches (Stampin' Up!)
Cuttlebug & dies/embossing folders
(Hippy Chick font, Christmas Ornaments, Snow Fun)
Green Sharpies
Black Gel pen
Kasiercraft Round gems

Stay tuned for a special announcement!!


Thursday, 16 October 2008

Little Scrapbook Shop - Fave Cocktail Swap

Hello bloggers!

Today I am sharing a swap I made for Little Scrapbook Shop, Favourite Cocktail Recipe Card Swap. There are some really nice cocktails in this swap and I can't wait to try them all.

As always, you can click on the image for a larger view.
Products used:
Red cardstock (office works)
Cardstock: Generic white textured;
green (DCWV Mat stack brights)
Image from the internet
Prima paper flowers
Kaisercraft round gems
Cuttlebug & embossing folder (Floral Screen)

Have a happy day!


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Uniting in Work 12.10.08

Hi all,
Our classes for Term 4 have resumed at Uniting in Work. It was lovely to see all the ladies again, especially since I missed the last 3 weeks of term last term due to illness.

A couple of our regulars were missing (Joan, Henny and Tina) as they could not make it yesterday and Sonja joined us again this term (Sonja is usually with the Scrapbooking group). Jenni also started with us *waving*. Great to see your there Jenni!

For our class, we did two quick and easy Christmas cards. We will be doing a few Christmas themed cards this term. The ladies did a great job, as usual, and a few of them changed their cards a little (for the better, I think!)

Here are the cards the ladies madeAnd here they all are, holding their creations.
From left to right back row: (half of) Barb, Pat, Sonja and Heather
From left to right, bottom row: Kristel and JenniFrom left to right: Julie, Pam, Audrey and Barb
Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Birthday cards

Hi bloggers,
Today I am sharing the cards I made for my mum and dad to send to my nephew and my son, who share a birthday. The stamps are by Penny Black and they are coloured with watercolour pencils and blended with a waterbrush. The rub-ons are by Kelly Panacci (Sandylion).

Have a great day!


Saturday, 11 October 2008

CC Card Sketch Challenge

Howdy again!

I forgot to show you the card I created and the sketch I used, so here they are:

This is the sketch I used, #171 from the Sketches Gallery
And here is the card I created using the sketch.
I decided to make it a standard size, rather than a long card.

Don't forget, if you want to come and play with us for the October "Haberdashery Heaven" Cybercrop, just pop over to the Little Scrapbook Shop forums.

Ciao for now,


Come and play with us at the CyberCrop!

Good morning!!

Are you feeling creative today? Would you like some inspiration and the chance at some terrific prizes? If you are and you would, then head on over to the Little Scrapbook Shop Forums and check out all the challenges for the Cybercrop.

There are sketch challenges (for a card and a layout), inspiration challenge, colour challenge, digital challenge, step by step challenge and a junior challenge for the mini scrappers in your house.

There are awesome prizes up for grabs in each challenge, and heaps of chat and fun to be had.

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, 9 October 2008

Another bit of fun

I saw this over on Smauge's blog and thought it looked interesting. After reading it, I have a feeling it is aimed at people under the age of 20 lol!

I act 24 years old - is that a good thing??? :)

[x] You know how to make a pot of coffee
[x] You keep track of dates using a calendar
[x] You own a credit/debit card
[x] You can handle your own money
[ ] You know how to change the oil in a car
[x] You've done your own laundry
[x] You can vote in an election
[x] You can cook for yourself
[ ] You think politics are exciting


[ ] You show up for school late a lot
[x] You always carry a pen in your bag/purse/pocket
[ ] You have never gotten a detention
[ ] You have forgotten your own birthday at least once
[ ] You like to take jogs by yourself
[x] You know what credibility means, without looking it up
[x] You drink caffeine at least once a week


[x] You know how to do the dishes
[x] You can count to 10 in another language
[x] When you say you're going to do something you do it
[x] You can mow the lawn
[x] You study when you HAVE to
[x] you've hand washed a car before


[x]You can spell experience, without looking it up
[ ] The people at Gloria Jeans know you by name
[ ] Your favourite kind of food is take out
[ ] The first thing you do when you wake up is get caffeine
[x] you can go to the store without getting something you don't need
[ ] You understand political jokes the first time they are said
[x] You can type pretty quick


[ ] Your only friends are from your place of employment
[x] You have been to a Tupperware party
[x]You have been to purse/jewelry party's
[ ]You have realized that no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job
[ ] You have more bills than you can pay
[x] You use the internet every day/ or try to
[x] You make your own bed

TOTAL : 24

NOW REPOST AS: I act __ years old

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Zachary!!

Today my "little boy" turned 16!!! Wow, it still seems like only yesterday that I was looking at my baby in NICU and then holding this scary little person in my arms!

So much has happened in our lives since Zac was born, and we are all better for it. We are so proud of you Zac. You are growing up into a wonderful, sweet, caring and thoughtful young man. You are a wonderfully talented musician, a great older brother and a terrific son. Our lives are richer and fuller because you are here.

To think how Zac started of very precariously - he ingested meconium in utero before he was born and was very sick and spent his first 4 days in intensive care. I didn't even get to see what he looked like until he was 3 hours old and one of the nurses took a polaroid photo and brought it to me.

Here is a layout I made using a scan of that photo. . . .

And here he is a couple of weeks ago - a strapping, 6'1" and still growing!

Hope you have a wonderful day Zac!! We love you!!!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Hi Bloggers!!

Today I am sharing some cards I created while I was at my mum and dads in the October school holidays.
Melissa's Birthday Card
Butterfly Quote Card
Thank You Card for Mum & Dad

Products used:
(all links will take you to Little Scrapbook Shop)
~ KaiserCraft Flutterby patterned papers "Long Wing" and "Monarch"
~ KaiserCraft Round Gems
~ Stazon Inkpad Jet Black
~ Pink cardstock
~ mounting foam
~ Black gel pen

I will pop some more up later on.

Have a great day!


Saturday, 4 October 2008

Birdy Swap on LSBS

Hi there folks!

Today I am sharing the results of a Birdy Swap from Little Scrapbook Shop that was hosted by Kayla. I got my returns ages ago, but forgot to post them on here.

As usual, click on the image to enlarge it.

Have a great day,


Thursday, 2 October 2008

Holiday Update

Hi everyone!!

Just popping in to say hello!!! I am having a lovely time so far.

Tuesday was a very long day - hopped on the train to go to Strathfield at 10.53am and arrived in Bega at 8.50pm. I read an Anne McCaffrey book, which was great, managed to have a snooze and slept quite nicely at my parent's house.

Yesterday was a pretty full day; mum and dad had to go to the eye specialist at Batemans Bay, an hour & a half's drive north of us. While they were in at the specialist, I checked out some shops in the Bay and then went and had lunch at the Catalina Country Club (fab food and great service!). After that, went and got ma and pa and drove them all the way down to Bega (a 2 hour drive) as they had to go to their doc there. While they were busy there, I tried to get my mobile fixed (stupid thing - no-one can hear me on it ggrrrr) then wandered around the shops. I went into Go Lo and spotted a soft-cover version of the Chronicles of Narnia, containing ALL 7 BOOKS!! What a find. I love the stories and have been looking for an edition with all of them. So, for another hour while waiting for the oldies, I sat in the car and read my book. I knitted all the nearly all the way back to Cobargo (until I got carsick and had to stop that lol).

Last night was a delicious dinner, chops and veges yum!!! And, I even managed to get some creating in before I got too tired (made some ATC returns for a yahoo group I'm in).

Today I have been trying to speed up ma & Pa's puter, which is deadly slow. Am making progress, it is a little quicker, tho still not as good as my one at home.

Later I need to make some cards for mum and dad for various grandsons whose birthdays are next week (ie, my son and my nephew whose b'days are on the same day).

As you can guess, I took some advice and snuck some craft things into my bags lol!!!

It is so nice to enjoy the quiet and the lovely country air. We have been over to visit the cow and the calfs (one of which will be food next month).

It is very dry here, as they don't get much rain when there is snow in Jindabyne because the wet doesn't make it over the mountains.

I have also, shockingly, offered to do some of mum's ironing. You should have seen the look on mum's face when I offered hehehe. I actually ENJOY ironing, just not for my lot who have no appreciation for it. I actually miss doing it.

Anyway, this has turned into an essay *rolling my eyes*. I hope you are all having a great week and that those with kids on holidays are coping.

I will pop in when I can.

Ciao for now,


Little Scrapbook Shop DT Challenge

Howdy bloggers,

Just sharing some cards and tags I made for Little Scrapbook Shop. The team was given a challenge pack to work with, and these are what I came up with. As always, you can click on the images for a better view.

Recipe (Note that all links will take you to Little Scrapbook Shop)

~ Bazzill Smoothies - Cherry Red & Apple Crush
~ Bazzill Christmas Pack
~ Rhonna Farrer Christmas Felt
~ Sandylion Christmas Embellishments
~ KasierCraft Clear Stamps - Flourishes and Flourish Journals
~ Stazon Inkpad - Jet Black
~ American Crafts Mini Marks Rub-ons - Christmas Book 2 Black
~ KaiserCraft Round Gems
~ Gel pens - white & Black
~ Adhesives - Express It tape & Pritt Power Gel
~ Stitched Ribbon

Techniques used:

For the red card with "seasons greetings" - to get the scalloped edge, I just drew a line of scallops and cut them out with my scissors, then used a crop-a-dile to punch the holes along the row. Easy peasy.

For the 'happy holidays' and 'deck the halls' cards, the felt comes with little holes punched in them, which are the perfect size for the kaiser gems.