Sunday, 20 December 2009

OMG check this out ...

I've got some good news to share ...

A big congratulations also to the lovely NATALIE :)

And well done to everyone who participated in the comp.

So for anyone reading my little blog who isn't an active member of Scrapbook Divas I hope you will join us in 2010 for an awesome scrappy year :)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Scrapping wrap up

Well, the Scrapbook Divas Design Team competition is now done and dusted, just waiting for the boss lady to make her decisions. I loved all 3 challenges and am pleased with what I created so if my dream of making Michelle's team doesn't eventuate, then never mind, I've got some nice work to show for it anyway.

Good luck everyone ... I do not envy Michelle at all having to chose.

So, the third challenge was a double sketch challenge - a 6x12 LO and a card - so here's what I came up with.

As I posted a while back I think I was honoured to be chosen as the December Guest Design Team member over at 3 Angels Scrapping and I've been slowly but surely uploading various projects using the gorgeous products that Jo & Rosy sent me. Check out the gallery for more.
Here's some pics of a Bella! chipboard tag album which I covered with the divine Basic Grey d/s Eskimo Kisses range of pp's. I printed some little pics of the children I took during our very quick Christmas shoot a few weeks ago, and printed the story of Twas The Night Before Christmas onto little cards then decorated the album with lots of kindy glitz, die cut BG stickers and also a few hand cut pieces of the pp raised on d/s foam tape.
I think I'll add some more bling and ribbons and other pretties through out the album to really give it some "sparkle" and "pop" but here it is in its present state.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas Exgravaganza & DT Competition

Hi bloggers ... I've been scrapping up a storm over the last week, you would be amazed at what I've created but I'm only going to share a little here in this post and save the rest for another day.

First up ... Challenge 2 of the Divas DT comp ... use the colours of the logo (pink/green/orange) and scrap a LO in your own, usual style.

So do you think this is me and my usual style? Stupidly I asked DH that question and all got was a roll of the eyes and the "you're kidding aren't you" look, however he did say it was "nice" LOL.

Over at Divas we've kicked off our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza with some awesome projects so far, and we're only half way through.
Check out the DIVAS FREE CLASSROOM BLOG for all the instructions and pics for each project. Yes it's free, available for anyone to look at and have a go.
So this LO is my scraplifted version of one the super clever Anne-Marie did for us.
The lovely Nat presented us with this clever and simple idea for pretty Christmas candles so I've whipped up some as little gifts for my girlfriends. Great way to use up scraps too.

Here's the 2 projects I presented for the 12 Days Extravaganza on day 1 - recylcing LOL. Yep these are just altered containers, perfect for popping little pressies in like chocolates, or even socks/jocks/boxers etc for Dad.

This last one is a mint tin and I've made up little vouchers to slip inside for my DH - things like "a massage" or "a free beer" or "a night off from the BBQ" - use your imagination. It's also a great idea for the kids to give.

Stay tuned for more Christmas scrapping projects, remember I said I've been busy ... ;o)

Monday, 30 November 2009

Busy at Divas

Challenge 1 for the Divas Design Team competition is all done ... and here it is, a set of mini canvasses which are now hanging on the wall in my hall.

The "special technique" part of the challenge is my version of "dodgy flowers". A big thank you to the lovely MISTRA for sharing her technique which I tweaked a little to suit me and this project. One day I'm sure I'll share the instructions with you all, but since we had to prepare a separate tutorial to e-mail to Michelle as part of this challenge I'll hold off until the boss lady says it's ok LOL.

So now it's on to Challenge 2 which Michelle posted this morning ...
Keep wishing me luck with this competition :o)
And the other Divas event is our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza starting tomorrow ... yep, seriously, it is the FIRST of December tomorrow!!! Eeeek, where is the year going ...
Please join us at the Divas Free Classroom Blog and in the forum for a truly fabulous and fun 12 days. Michelle will have lots of prizes and give-aways and sales during this special event. See you all there Lo)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Divas Christmas Extravaganza Sneek Peeks ...

Intrigued ... interested ... remotely curious??? Wait til you see the other 11 days of gorgeous projects - candles, cards, calendars, clipboards, containers, and a layout or two.
Cant wait to see you all over at Scrapbook Divas for our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza :)
The fun starts in just 5 sleeps!!!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

I've been a busy girl ...

Grab a cuppa, this is gonna be a long post. Lots of piccies too.
And sorry my scrapping pics are in no particular order, not that it really matters I guess, but you know what I'm like LOL.
Anyway ... this one is a LO "just because". I was scrapping pics of DS's 3rd b'day for a challenge (see further down) and decided to get 'em done. I was inspired by a challenge from the lovely Nat over at 3AS during the Melbourne Cup week to create a LO using no patterned paper, except the circle and the stars are actually punched from a scrap of SR pp.

This lovely little number was the winning entry for weekly colour challenge (Paint a Rainbow) last week. Lucky me :o)

Following on from DS's 3rd b'day pics I scrapped this page "just because" as well. I was using these BG pp's and stickers for the 3AS sketch challenge, so used them again for this LO.

And this is the LO for the 3AS Sketch challenge.

Here's another LO "just because". Hey I'm doing well with these lately LOL.
I was inspired to try another double spread after reading the article in SBM mag and I also had these BG "Eerie" pp's from the gorgeous Michelle at Scrapbook Divas. As the name suggests they're Halloween inspired but since I dont have any suitable pics I wanted to try using pics totally unrelated to the paper's intended theme. I think it worked ... kinda.
Also from Divas were these "Indian Summer" pp's and lace die cut paper from which I hand cut the heart. This was a very quick and simple page using 1 sheet of bazzill swiss dot c/s and the rest is just BG pp and stickers.
Back to the Halloween theme (see, told you the pics in this post are all out of whack LOL), I made this treat tin, again using the "Eerie" range of pp's. Check out the forum for the instructions. This idea can be converted for any occasion - birthday, christmas etc.
Back over at again, I whipped up this quick page for their October monthly challenge.

And this was my entry for round 3 of the Scrapper of Oz competition. I, sadly, totally bombed out of the wonderful comp that Heike put together, but 8 amazing ladies have made it through to the final round. Congratulations!!! Cant wait to see what you all come up with from the box of goodies from Heike.

Jumping around again, this is the LO using NO pp I did for over at 3AS. The other criteria for this particular challenge was buttons and scallops.

Another 3AS challenge ... you may recall from a few posts back my set of PINK cards and a PINK LO, well this is my PINK OTP effort.

Back to Divas and the October "scraplift the diva" ... this is my version from Karen's lovely sample. The only thing that's missing is blanket stitch around part of the top and right edges. I didn't have any black thread at the time (but now I do so I'd better finish it LOL).

Now for some recent photos ... in fact, Wednesday 28th Novebemer 2008. The harvest at our property ... all done in 1 day. It's a very sad harvest this year, we just didn't get the spring rain to finish it off as we say, so there just isn't the yield (quantity) or quality there.

This is our house through the heat haze ...

We grow canola, oats, barley and wheat (which is harvested in that order usually). At this time of the year we should only be finishing the canola, not looking at being nearly finished the whole lot. It's really sad, disappointing, stressful, worrying ... but hey, we just keep on keeping on. You cant just lay down and die.
But I digress ... back to scrapping.
This is my take on Diva Karen's colour challenge for November over at Divas.

Nex time I post, I'll share my LO's/cards/photos from "Scrapzgiving" weekend challenges. I've all but finished them so I've had a very productive weekend.
Tomorrow the Scrapbook Divas Design Team Competition kicks off. Wish me luck ... it's been a dream for a long time now to be a DIVAS DT member.
And in just 9 sleeps our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza begins too. WOW lot's happening.
So til next time ... happy scrapping :o)

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Get Ready for Christmas ... at Divas

Head on over to Divas now and register here for this awesome event.

12 days of scrapping and creative goodness - cards, gifts, decorations, all things festive and of course lots of fun chat, we Divas love a good chat LOL.

See you there ...

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Some more creating

Hi bloggers, nothing exciting happening in my world atm, how about yours?
School holidays finish this weekend but it hasn't really been much different around here except that DD hasn't had preschool and my day care mum has been away so the kids haven't been to day care for the last 2 Fridays. All back to normal this week though.

Last week I spent 2 days in bed, sick as a dog with a really bad dose of the flu and a chest infection. It sure knocked me around but I dragged myself to the Dr and got some antibiotics which thankfully worked quickly and I was up and about a day later. Now I'm just battling my allergies, constant sinus and itchy eyes. Fun ... not :( !!!

I've managed some creating in the last few weeks which has been good so here's a quick share ...

This first LO is for a quick little comp over at - we had to create a LO using the following "recipe" -
* 2 photos
* something from the kitchen
* recycled lettering
* journalling card

After a bit of umming and ahhing I came up with this page which I quite like actually. Used Teresa Collins pp's and journalling card, some scraps of Sassafras Lass pp, part of a Weetbix box and my recycled lettering is the outline of some BG alpha stickers I cut around. Journalling is about how Ciaran usually starts the day with Weetbix, demanding them almost the moment he's up and out of bed.

This page is for Divas monthly colour challenge set by the lovely Karen who is our Guest Design Team member for Oct/Nov/Dec. Her theme is "white & bright" so I've used the cute new Sassafras Lass range of pp's from the Divas shop.

I also created another page using more of the same pp while I was on a role.
This page is what I came up with for the Divas Chinese Whispers "challenge" we recently put up. The idea is that we create a LO using instructions "whispered" to us from the previous person, then "whisper" to the next person etc. We've now been through everyone on the list so all our LO's are revealed, and boy, are there some big differences. It was a fun and interesting challenge though. We might run it again soon.
Over at Savvy, I joined in the Scraplift Round Robin which was great fun. The idea is to scraplift the LO from the person before you, and so on down the list. Lisa has just posted everyone's LO in order and it is fascinating to see where it all started and where it changed etc.

Finally I've been chatting over at 3 Angels Scrapping again and doing the "pink" challenge - Jo challenged us to make a set (3) of pink cards, then added an extra challenge to creat a pink LO and pink OTP ... so far I've made the cards ...

... and this LO of our gorgeous neice Lacey. Lots of pink and pretty stuff there dont you think?

And now I have some ideas in my head for a pink OTP project ... stay tuned.