Saturday, 22 May 2010

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise - Divas Crazy Crop

So another Divas Crazy Crop is well underway ... find all the details of the 5 challenges and catch up on the chat HERE. I can reveal my first challenge ... which is making these gorgeous handmade flowers (which I learnt at the Graphic 45 stand at "Creative Block" in Brisbane last month). All the instructions including the templates are in the forum.

My other challenge for the CC week is all about fat-free and guilt-free treats ... cupcakes to be precise. We're making all sorts of delicious goodies using paper LOL. Check out the thread here and be tempted (there's also a few full-fat cupcake versions in there in case you're hungry).

I scrapped a LO "just because" ... been lacking in mojo (and time) a bit lately so this was really enjoyable and I quite like it. I used up the rest of the Fancy Pants "Road Show" papers from my class kit from the "Creative Block" class I did. Michelle also has this gorgeous range in the Divas shop including the divine flocked transparency. I'm seriously thinking I need to get myself some more of that stuff.
The alphas are some old Heidi Swapp chippies which I sanded and I also added various flowers including a Prima bloom.

This is my take on Stuck! Sketches 1st May sketch ...

And this is my take on the 15th May sketch ...

That's all for now folks ... have a great weekend :)

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Been a while, I know ...

Goodness me I'm a slack blogger. Been rather busy though, working, family, scrapping and something else I cant share yet ...

First up though, here's a sneek peek ... of part of a challenge for the CRAZY CROP at Scrapbook Divas which starts next week, Monday 17th May. Hope you will come and join us for a week of challenges, chat and fun. Lots of prizes up for grabs and the chance to be Queen of the Crop with a 2 month Guest Design Team Member spot.

Also at Scrapbook Divas ... I've prepared the May Product & Technique Challenge and here's my sample. The challenge was to create a LO:
* odd/irregular shape base
* must include lots of journalling
* something orange on the page

Mothers Day ... check this place out Mayfield Garden. This is a massive private garden and OMG it is just stunning, such an amazing, beautiful place ... and mind blowing to think it is private (i.e. self funded). Oh to have that kind of cash to splash around for fun 'eh.
Anyway, Marty surprised me by taking the day off, and saying we were going for a drive. We started the day with the kids bringing me their gifts they had made and bought at school/preschool, then Marty pulled out a card ... which he MADE himself!!! Yup he'd been raiding my scrapping stash and I must say I am very impressed with his efforts. He also wrote a beautiful message inside which made me cry and laugh all at the same time.
We had a big cook up for breakky and, still not sure of where we were going, packed hats, water bottles and snacks and set off in the car ... for Mayfield Garden. It had been advertised on TV and I had mentioned in passing I'd love to see it so when Marty was sure he could manage to take the day off, he decided that's what he would do for Mothers Day for me. Normally it's a "hallmark moment" type of day for him, but I was really touched.
So here's just a few pics of this spectacular expanse of garden, spread over about 100 acres. We spent hours wandering, looking, exploring ... bliss ...