Wednesday, December 31, 2008

This is a layout for Kirsti's quote challenge at TBSS last week. The challenge was to use a line or a verse from a song. This song was playing right here on my blog and it suited the pic of our brand new puppy (my christmas present).

Thanks for coming

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

This LO was for Kath's sketch challenge last week at TBSS. It took on a life of it's own so not sure if it resembles Kath's sketch anymore.....LOL. I have included Kath's original sketch underneath.
These are pics from my kids first visit to the snow!

Thanks for

Monday, December 29, 2008

I had so much fun with this LO.
I adore old photos and this one is a ripper! This is a pic of my Great-great Grandmother Lena Mary. I love the formality of this photo so much!

Thanks for being here. Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

This was a digi I did for Nat's challenge at TBSS. She gave us the freedom to do whatever we wanted so long as we had fun! Being Christmas it was easier for me to do a digi that I could work on for 5 minutes here and there!....LOL

This is me when I was about 14 months old. Cute hey.....LOL
I used elements from Joanne Bain & Ann-Marie

Thanks for popping in.......see you soon

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I would just like to say thank-you to Gayatri for awarding me another blog award. You can check out Gayatri's gorgeous blog here at ScrapawayG3.

I have totally run out of blogs to pass this award on to, but my New Years resolution (well one of them) is to catch up on some blogs that I promised to go back to!

Friday, December 26, 2008

So now that Christmas is over and pressies have been opened, I will share a few OTP's I made for Christmas presents. There is a couple more I will save for a while though.....LOL

Hope everybody had a fantastic Christmas Day!,,,,,,

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Hope your day is filled with a lot of love and hugs.

Thank you to everyone who has shown support to me this year by visiting my blog.

I hope santa stuffs all your stockings, be safe and enjoy your "Silly Season"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Who's excited. Just 2 more sleeps 'til Christmas.

On the scrappin' front I managed to squeeze out a 5 minute LO today. And yes it literally took me 5 minutes (ok maybe 10). The paint took longer to dry!........LOL

Thanks for checking in. Chat soon xxxx

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's BIG!

There are some big changes happening at TBSS at the moment but very exciting too. 2009 is gonna be HUGE! The latest announcement is that Shell is looking for a new DT member. So if you haven't been over to check it out yet, head on over and read up on all the news!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Meeting Nanny"

Loved this pic of my nephew Cordell getting to know his Nanny Sue. I have left the focus on the pic for this layout and used very few embellies.

Thanks for stopping

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas With A Twist!

This LO was done for Nat's challenge at TBSS. We had to use Christmas PP's, but no snowflakes or christmas trees and a non-christmas photo.

So here is my take on her challenge.

Thanks for looking....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Getting Crafty

I had so much fun creating this layout. It reminded me how much I love getting crafty and creating. The raffia on this layout was a bit tricky to work with but I think it was well worth the effort! I incorporated Kirsti's quote challenge at TBSS into this layout and the quote was provided by the lovely Ann-Marie.

Thanks for stopping by xxx......

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Gorgeous Blog Award!

I had a very nice suprise this morning to see I had been awarded a "Your Blog Is Fabulous" award from the beautiful Nat at Nat's Creative Chaos. You should check her blog out if you haven't already! It's grown into something really fabulous. So thank you gorgeous...

for the award:
1.You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs
.2.You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions.
3.On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link back to their blog.

So here are my five fab addictions (and it was tough to knock it down to just 5!)....LOL

1. COFFEE - OMG just the thought of going without coffee almost does my head in!

2. CHOCOLATE - Now this seems like a no brainer but up until recently I could take it or leave it. Now I just gotta HAVE it!

3. MY CAMERA - I adore my camera. Photos are like a life line to me.

4. BLOG HOPPING - Can't help myself lately. Have to go check out wjat everyone else is doing. Maybe it's a bit of a stalker thing....LOL

5. MY FAMILY - I crave family contact. My kids, my husband, my Mum, sister, brothers, aunts and cousins. Need regular contact.

And in no particular order, here are the five blogs I would like to pass this award onto:

Mandy - Such a talented scrapper and without a doubt an almost saint with 6 kids!

Ann-Marie - An extremely talented digi scrapper who paper scraps with a push as well!

Kath - Another one of the talented design team at TBSS.

Janine - A beautiful lady who does some beautiful scrapping.

Vicki - I love how Vicki's work has grown so much.

You are all FABULOUS...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Doublin' Up

I seem to do this a lot lately but I have created this layout for two challenges at TBSS.
The first challenge was Kath's sketch challenge and I also managed to get Kirsti's quote challenge in there as well (I did add some to it though!).....LOL
I have included Kath's original sketch underneath as well.....

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work......ciao

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Tale of Addiction

My random challenge this week at TBSS was to scrap with the products you love. Well I have a habit of buying way too much stuff at anytime but I opened up my stash cupboard and all my alpha literally fell out! I have heaps and heaps of alpha, chipboard, stickers, rub-on, thickers, in every imaginable colour, size and type! Way, way too many and yet I never seem to have enough of them.....LOL

So this is my LO dedicated to my overabundance of alpha. I have used some random chipboard alpha to embellish the LO and play on the whole book, words theme.

This is my little "Book Worm" Kiahna. She loves reading. (gets it from me!)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Digi

I was cleaning up some old photos the other day and it turned into a digi layout!....LOL
I used the gorgeous Grandma's Xmas Kit from Shabby Miss Jenn and some elements from Tara Dunstan.
So here is little me meeting Santa!
Thanks for calling

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Be patient with me everyone!
My blog is getting a major make-over so you might notice things changing a little bit.
Oh and please don't be suprised if it disappears altogether. I'm not really sure what I'm doing!.....LOL

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Negative Space Challenge

Nat's challenge this week at TBSS was to create a negative space Christmas LO. The layout also had to include orange buttons and/or ribbon, paint and circles.

I had a lot of fun with this challenge so thanks Nat!

I used the gorgeous SEI Glitzmas papers, alpha and a sticker for this layout, as well as some Kaiser pearls and I sponged some circles with acrylic paint and finished off with some doodling...

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Playing With Digi Again!

While my internet was offline for a few days I had the chance to play around with some digi layouts again. This is a photo of me with my new baby brother, waaayyyy back in 1971!.....LOL
I used the gorgeous Grammyleigh kit from Tara Dunstan
Ribbon frame by Vendula Sediva aka Natali

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs.......

Friday, December 5, 2008

A Few Challenges Completed

Kirsti's challenge last week at TBSS was to create a Heritage Layout. I couldn't resist scrapping this photo of my Poppy on the rocking horse his Dad made for him. My Great-grandfather actually made three of these rocking horses, one for each of his sons. The rocking horse is still in the family too so it's a lovely piece of family history....

This layout was for my Random Challenge last week at TBSS.
The colour challenge was PINK & ORANGE
Snapped this photo of Brett & Kiahna the day we put the Christmas tree up!.......LOL

The last layout is for my Random Challenge this week at TBSS.
My very spunky Brady boy.....

Thanks for checking my work out. See you soon......



Lookie at what I was awarded. I feel special now....LOL

Thanks Nat
mwah mwah


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Nat's Creative Chaos Challenge

I took up Nat's challenge for December on her new blog forum at Nats Creative Chaos.
I have copied over the details of Nat's challenge from her forum:

I would luv to see you all have a go at these monthly challenges
please upload to your blog and post a link in the chatroom here for us all to see
you have untill the 31st Dec to upload your challenge to be awarded with a
which you can proudly display on your blog
now... the challenge for December is...
to create a scrapped item, it can be a layout, card, digi or OTP
with the following requirements
HANDCUTTING - a minimum of 3 handcut items must appear on your item
THE COLOUR PINK anywhere or everywhereand
have fun and happy scrappin
looking forward to seeing your masterpieces

Here is my take on Nat's challenge.....
Thanks for the inspiration Nat.
I'm squeezing some extra juice out of this baby though and using it for Nat's Weekly Challenge at TBSS as well.....LOL

"New Buddies"

Love this pic of Brett with my nephew Cordell. This layout was for Kath's sketch challenge last week at TBSS. I have also posted the original sketch underneath.
I was jokingly calling this my 'see through' layout because nearly everything on the page was transparent.

Kath's Original Sketch

Thanks for visiting....

"The Glitzmas House"

I had a lot of fun making this little house. So much fun that I think I would like to make another one....LOL

I used the SEI Glitzmas range of PP's and a Doodlebug Design Chipboard House Template.

Thanks for looking.....

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I really love this tattered, grainy photo of my Dad feeding me farex for the first time. They did things a bit differently back then. I was only 9 1/2 weeks old in this pic! By the look on my face I am not enjoying it too much either......LOL

Thanks for sharing my stuff....

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Scraplift

Nat's challenge this week at TBSS was to scraplift anyone. I chose to scraplift a lady named Alana Steadman. Her Christmas layout in this month's Scrapbooking Memories caught my eye immediately...

Here was my take on her layout

Thanks for

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Precious Angels

I just had to scrap this photo of my two sleeping angels. Reminds me how special they are and how adorable my babies are when they are sleeping. Even when they get bigger!....LOL

I have used the gorgeous Little Yellow Bicycle Medallion Paper mounted on a clear page for my background and handcut the sweet flowers from Basic Grey Sultry Papers. I love the big flower from Prima's The French Can-Ection range.

See you all soon...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Tree Is Up

Yep yesterday was the day! Our Chrissie tree went up and now it really feels like Christmas is almost here! The kids are starting to get really, really excited. Here is my pretty Christmas tree, look better in real life though......LOL

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Duck

I couldn't resist scrapping the duck that came to visit my house one day. Flew right in and walked up to the front door! I reckon he would have come in if we had have let him.......LOL
For this layout I have used Prima Papers and used Kath's sketch challenge at TBSS for the layout.
My take on the sketch

Kath's Original Sketch

Thanks for visiting....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

BOM #7

Here is another layout for my Book Of Me I am doing over at TBSS.
This one was for the theme of What It Was Like To Be When You Were 13.
Going to add a heap of personal journaing to this later on...

Just a quickie today

November Photoswap

Photoswaps are such fun. I was paired up with the lovely Gayatri fo November's photoswap at TBSS. Thank you to Gayatri for the beautiful photo of her gorgeous Daughter. I used Urban Lily Papers and lots of handcutting for this layout.

Here was my layout for Gayatri.....


Friday, November 21, 2008

LOVE my stash!

I just had to share a couple of pics with you. It was like Christmas the other day at my house when my DT pack from TBSS arrived (Thanks Shell). I had also ordered a few goodies myself and there was a few suprises thrown in as well!

My DT pack was the gorgeous Glitzmas range from SEI. This is a beautiful Christmas range and I couldn't help but play with it straight away. I took on Nat's Christmas card challenge this week at TBSS and did up a quick card to add to my pile....

Here's a pic of the Glitzmas stuff (the ring-in on the bottom left is a Medallion die-cut paper from Little Yellow Bicycle)...

This is the quickie card I did...

And some stuff to add to my stash. Lots of papers and Kaiser bling and pearls!....

Thanks for indulging me!.....LOL

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thank You

Oh wow look what I got. My very first blog award!

Thank you to Nat @ Nat's Creative Chaos

I also have the honour to pass this award on so keep an eye on your email inbox!

A Very Fitting Photo

Kirsti's quote challenge at TBSS last week was a cracker "Big Trouble Comes In Cute Packages". I had the perfect photo for this challenge. Jake was a handful when he was little and this photo was take at DreamWorld in 2000.

I have been doing quite a few OTP's and projects for Christmas but I can't put them on here yet in case anyone is watching......LOL

I promise to upload all of them AFTER they have been handed out as presents!

Thanks for looking.......hugs

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Me @ Kindy

This is a photo of me when I was little and cute!....LOL. Mum sent a few photos up with my sister when she came to visit. This is Kath's sketch challenge last week at TBSS. All I have done is flipped the sketch over to suit the photo. I have also posted Kath's original sketch underneath. Lovely inspiration, thanks Kath.
This is my take on Kath's sketch:

This is Kath's original sketch.

Thanks for coming guys......hugs

Monday, November 17, 2008

Playing With Digi

This is a quick digi layout I done the other day that was just for practicing a few techniques. Wish I had more time to play 'cause there is soooo much I still want to know!......LOL

Back soon....