Monday, October 31, 2011

Scrap A Rainbow

Hi There!
Ok so I feel like I am stalking my own blog with the amount of posts I have made in the last few days LOL! But I have been hard at work with some cool challenges.
If you feel like getting 'pretty wild' then head on over to Scrapz.Biz to check out my first color challenge for Scrap A Rainbow. I have used one of my fav colour combos to hopefully inspire you!
Here is a little sneaky peak
I still have a few more LO's to post from my scrappy weekend away plus my Hubby is still away so I will be scrappin again tonight!

Thanks for looking!

OUAS & Kraft it up challenge

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I know I know what it going on with all these posts I hear you asking!! I have been a busy little bee getting a few challenges done of late. I decided to have a go at the Kraft It Up Challenge for the first time. I have always looked at this challenge but never given it a go. One of the criteria this month was to do a shabby or vintage page so I was sold!
I have used Websters Pages All About Me collection again! (Addicted to Websters at the moment!)
I used a Prima antique mirrored image, some Websters sparklers & a gorgeous button from Spotlight to give a vintage feel. The elegant green trim is Websters Pages designer trim.

Because I can't handle negative space I have stamped some butterflies & used a script stamp to add some interest. I also did some inking & faux stitching. The mini alphas are Prima Alla.
I am feeling a bit emotional now that my baby has turned 1. I feel like time is going way to fast & I would love it to slow down a bit so I can really enjoy & cherish Evie's baby moments. It must be because I know she is my last baby that I feel so sad that she is getting so big!
The next LO is for the Once Upon A Sketch challenge. The criteria was to scrap an embarrasseing moment, situation or quirk. This is the sketch designed by the lovely Nadia Cannizzo

Here is my take on the sketch
I have used a mix of Websters Pages here. Hollywood Vouge, Ladies & gents, & All about me

I have journalled about how Evie takes a while to warm to people & she pretty much gives everybody this death stare. Pretty much every time I take her down the street people come up to her to try & get her to smile & she just gives them this icy stare down. The poor person usually ends up jumping round like a dork trying for a smile but they still get nothing. They end up squirming feeling a bit silly because hey have tried so hard for a smile & Evie is still just giving her death stare! Sometimes I think it's funny but other times I feel embarrassed because some people will not give up & keep going & going!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

And there raceing!!!!!!!!

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I finally got a chance to finish my entry for the Scrapz.Biz Melbourne Cup Flutter
Apologies for the poor photo. I had to take the pic tonight with the flash on. I have used Echo Park Life is Good & Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe.

Hope you have a great Melbourne Cup day on Tuesday (hopefully you are lucky & get a public holiday!) & back a winner. My tip for the cup is Jukebox Jury & my roughie is Drunken Sailor because it is my lucky number 4 & I like the name!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Melbourne Cup Sweep of a different kind!

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Heike at Scrapz.Biz always comes up with fun & different challenges. If you are looking for something to do over the weekend then why not enter the Scrapz.Biz Melbourne Cup Flutter Challenge .

You need to use this sketch from pencillines

This inspiration pic as your colour inspiration

And use some ribbon or twine

Be one of the first 24 to upload into our MELBOURNE CUP FLUTTER gallery and receive an entry into our Melbourne Cup sweep. Multiple entries are welcome. First in, best dressed!
Entries close at midnight on Monday October 31, 2011.

First prize $20 voucher, 2nd prize $15 voucher, 3rd place $10 voucher and a little RAK for lucky last.

So since Hubby is away for the weekend guess what I am doing tonight!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 28, 2011

MCS October Challenge

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The October challenge at MCS is to do some stiching on your page. Here is my entry
And some close ups
I have used the MCS LE Kit which was full of the beautiful Websters Pages All About Me collection. Everything is WP except the rub on butterfly & gorgeous resin window shutters which is Prima.
I recently had some professioanl photos taken of my baby girl Evie. I am so happy with how they turned out. Biased Mummy here bu I think she looks so adorable!

Still more pages to come soon from my scrappy weekend LOL!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Websters Pages October Challenge

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This is one of the pages I created using Websters Pages All About Me. The October challenge at WP was simply to create a page using this collection.

And some close ups
The colours of this collection are gorgeous. I love the soft powder blue mixed with the bright pop of red. I have used this collection of a few other pages that I will post in the next couple of days. It is perferct for boy or girl pages.

The white petal is Bo Bunny & the rub on frame is Basic Grey. Everything else is Websters Pages

Thanks for looking!

Shabby Chic Sneak Peak!

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Just posting a quick sneaky peak of the latest Scrapz.Biz challenge

I had fun with this girly, shabby chic creation! Lot's of pearls, glitter, flowers & pretties.

Go check it out & see what you think!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Scrap It Blind Reveal & BITW

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Last week I designed a challenge over at Scrapz.Biz for the Scrap It Blind Footprints theme. Here is my page in full
And Some Close Ups

I have used Websters Pages Yacht Club papers, petals, fabric tickets, bloomers, stickers, buttons & alphas. I also mixed in some Prima Alla flowers. The colours were a great match for the page. You can find them all here

I love seeing how different people have interpreted this challenge. There are a couple of geat examples in the Scrapz.Biz gallery to check out

I have also finished the latest Bird Is The Word challenge. The word is "together". I have used this in my journalling- I really hope you both continue to  ride the together. I want you guys to be good friends when you are both adults just like me & Uncle Robbo. You were so cute together at Aunty Meagz wedding giving each other lot's of cuddles.
And some close ups

I have scrapped this photo before but it is a FAV of mine so I have done it again but this time a bit more masculine for my Son's album.
I have used soem Creative Imaginations & Teresa Collins papers. I did some corset stitching with some thread & used a Prima mask & some inking to grunge it up a bit.

I will have a few pages to show you very soon. I just spent a whole weekend scrapping with my friend Nelle. We both got heaps of pages done & had a great time sharing some wine, chocolate & a lot of laughs. Thanks Nelle for a great weekend!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

And the winner is..........!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi There!

A huge big THANX to everyone that played with us during the Scrapz.Biz Blog Hop! It was lot's of fun & I really enjoyed meeting new people & reading all your lovely comments!

And the winner of my Blog Candy Giveaway is....... Drum Roll Please...............

**************Kylie J***********

Congrats Kylie!! Can you please send me an email to & I will post your prize out!!

Don't forget to check out the girls blogs to see if you were a lucky winner there!
Heike will be announcing the winner of the $20 Scrapz.Biz voucher on the Scrapz. Biz Facebook Page 

Have a great day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Scrap It Blind Challenge

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Just a super quick post to let you know that the Scrap It Blind Challenge is now up at Scrapz.Biz !

This is a really fun challenge where you are given a list of supplies & a method & you stick as you go. This challenge really took me out of my comfort zone cos I NEVER stick as I go LOL!!! But I loved having a go at something new!

Here is a sneak of my page

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A couple of pages to share

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Wow the Blog Hop has been Lot's of fun. Don't forget you have till Monday to enter the draw!! Make sure you pop back to see if you are a lucky winner!!

I just wanted to quickly share a couple of pages. Firstly this is my Scrapz. Biz Inspiartion Challenge from last week in full.
And some close ups

I love these photos of my Son Hunter learning to ride without training wheels for the first time. Such a special moment!! I have used Prima Alla which I have been just dying to use!! This was my fav release from CHA. It is such a versatile collection. Good for boys & girls & I can't wait to do a beach page with it. Those sandy & aqua hues are perfect for the beach!
I have used some turquoise misting, some inking, distressing & currogated cardboard to man up this page. As well as using some chipboard sprockets to balance out the flowers.
The Prima All chipboard stickers are awesome value. Lots of flowers, flourishes, borders & quotes to use.

This next page was a just because page, trying to catch up with a few photos.
And some closeups

I used Websters Pages Sweet Season. I felt like doing a bit of fussy cutting (which WP papers are perfect for!) I also had a bit of a play with some Prima masks using some inks & mists. The berry blossum is by Websters Pages & the other flowers are Prima. I have used a Prima vine but chopped it up into smaller sections.

I have journalled directly onto my page telling a little story of how my baby Evie had a giant long Santa beard hair in her hand after the photo was taken. My son thought it was hilarious that Evie had pulled Santas beard (Lucky she didn't pull too hard!). Unfortunately my daughter Kayla refused to go near Santa so it is only 2 out of 3 kids. She promises this year she will but I am not overly confident!

Thanks for Looking!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hop Hop! Scrapz.Biz Blog Hop

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Hop Hop Hop! Welcome to the very first Scrapz.Biz Blog Hop!
You should have hopped here from Aga's blog yesterday, but just in case you haven't there's a blog hop schedule at the bottom of this post so you don't get lost!

I'm bursing with excitement to be joining the Design Team along with some other awesome, talented girls who you'll get to meet along the way. If you have never heard of Scrapz.Biz before then let me tell you about it. We're an Australian online scrapbooking & craft store stocking all the latest ranges & fav products. Shipping is a flat rate of $5.95 (Heike posts your goods out SUPER FAST too!). Don't see what you're after? Then ask our friendly boss-lady Heike and she's sure to help you out.

We're also the home of the Ticklez Kit. Every month a new kit is released featuring a bunch of the newest papers and a huge assortment of gorgeous embellishments. And if it's inspiration you're after then look no further than our gallery or hang out in our friendly forum. We offer plenty of free tutorials for fun new techniques to try, or simply spend the day chatting away to our regulars & making new friends!

Here at we love a good challenge, A new challenge is release every day (Monday to Friday!!) We're also adding fresh and exciting new concepts and the chance to win even bigger prizes! Starting from October, everyone who enters one of our daily challenges will go into the draw to win a great big voucher (or two) at the end of the month. The more challenges you enter, the more chances you've got of winning. Easy Peasy!

To to tickle your taste buds, here's a little sneak of today's challenge that I've designed.

This is for one of our brand new challenges "Scrap Write Now" which focuses on journalling

To find out more about the daily challenges, and to see the rest of this month's challenges come and join us in the forum.

Now onto the details of how you can win just for joining us on our blog hop. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post as well as the other blogs along the way. You'll also need to leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Monday 10th Natalie's blog with her "What's Cooking" challenge
Tuesday 11th Sheree's blog and her "Scrap a Rainbow" challenge
Wednesday 12th Aga's blog with her "Fetch a Sketch" challenge
Thursday 13th Shell's blog and her "Scrap Write Now" challenge (that's me!!)
Friday 14th Chloe's blog and her "Noteworthy" challenge

So once you've finished the blog hop and left a comment on each stop along the way, make sure you go over and 'Like' us on Facebook and leave a comment there telling us what you thought of the journey. Then you'll automatically be entered into the drawing to win a $20 voucher to the store.

And just cos I am feeling generous (!) if you become a follower of my blog (or you already are) let me know, because I'll enter you into a seperate draw to win some very yummy blog candy.

8 sheets of double sided Basic Grey "Sweet Threads"
3 lengths of ribbon
Fern Laser chipboard
Prima tube of flowers
Prima pearl flourish
Bella Blvd rub ons

Tomorrow you'll be at Chloe's blog  to see her "Noteworthy" challenge. Happy hopping! The blog hop closes on Monday 17th October so don't forget to come back and check if you're a winner!

I really hope you will play along!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scrapz.Biz Blog Hop

Hi There!

Just giving you a quick heads up that the Scrapz.Biz Blog Hop starts today!!

Go on over to Nat's blog here
To follow the Blog schedule

I will see you back at my blog on Thursday. Make sure you stop by for the chance to win some cool Blog Candy!!

The overall winner of the Blog Hop will win a Scrapz.Biz voucher plus more Blog Candy to be given away by each DT member!

Lots of fun!!

I hope you can join us!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Scrapz.Biz Inspiration Challenge

Hi There!
My first challenge is up at Scrapz.Biz. You can go check it out here
The theme this week is On your Bike. I found a gorgeous vintage image to use as inspiration!
Here is a little sneak for you
Come check some other challenges that have gone up at Scrapz.Biz this week including a cool sketch by Nat , a gorgeous colour palette by Aga & a What's cooking challenge by Chloe. So much inspiration to get those creative juices flowing!!
Don't forget the more challenges you enter the more chances you have of winning a FAB store voucher at the end of the month.
All challenges are due midnight 31 October 2011

A big hello to some new followers. Thanks so much for joining me! I look forward to visiting your blogs & seeing some of your work too!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Scrapz.Biz Design Team!!!!!

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HOORAY I am so excited to get to share my news!! I am really honoured to announce that I am now a design team member for Scrap.Biz!!!! (doing lots of cartwheels!)
Scrapz.Biz is an awesome online scrapbook store stocking TONS of ur fav companies. There is a super friendly forum, step by step tutorials & fantastic weekly challenges. Heike has some very generous voucher prizes for the winners!!

Scrapz.Biz has a new challenge every day of the week including gorgeous colour inspiration challenges, sketch challenges, journalling challenges & for something totally different the Scrap It Blind Challenge & the Base Jumping challenge. There really is something there for everyone & I am sure these great challenges will get ur creative juices flowing!!

My first challenge will be Thursday Oct 6 . I hope u will come join me & have some fun!!
Go check out Scrapz.Biz here

My fellow DT members are
Natalie Elphinstone
Chloe Nielsen
Agnus (Aga) Kasprzak
Sheree Forcier
Heike Brennan (Scrapz.Biz owner)

There is always something new & exciting happening at Scrapz.Biz- sign up to there Facebook page so you don't miss a thing!!

Here is a page I have created using some goodies from the Scrapz.Biz store. I have used some Sassafras Lass, Crate Paper, Websters Pages & some Maya Road mist (Carnation pink) - You will find it all at Scrapz.Biz!

The daily challenges start to tomorrow so come join in the fun, have the chance to win some great voucher prizes & make some new friends

Thanks for looking!