Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Quick Share

Have you been following along over at Red Earth Scrapping with our sweet little Christmas A-Z Competition?
There's still time to get involved, it's 26 days/letters of festive fun and sharing - it's not all scrappy or crafty related so there should be no excuse.
If you're reading this blog you'd better head to the forum, or our Facebook Group and say hi :)

Onto some scrapping, here's a page I did some weeks ago "just because" (they're always good to do).

And here's the first of my Stuck Sketches samples for this month ... cant reveal the other one til tomorrow ;-)

Thanks for stopping by, see you later ...

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Look what's on this weekend at RED EARTH SCRAPPING


It's all about DUSTY ATTIC here this weekend so get down and DUSTY with us - loads of tips, tricks and inspiration from our Creative Team girls ...

and ...


10% off DUSTY ATTIC products 

until midnight Sunday 27th November. No code required, just shop up a storm.

While you're shopping make sure you pop a few Christmas pretties in your pizza box too so you are ready to create for our Christmas A-Z special coming up soon.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Stuck?! Sketches for November

Better late than never sharing this months sketches from Stuck?! which are also used (with permission) for our monthly sketch challenge over at Red Earth Scrapping so it gives you DOUBLE the chance to win.

 Over at RES I added one tiny little extra criteria for the second sketch ... no patterned paper!!! WHAT? you say? Dont worry, this sketch really lends itself to using scraps of c/s, ribbon, fabric ... and all sorts of fabulous embellishments so go on, have a go!

A little festive fun ...

Please join us at RES for some fabulous festive fun and friendship! It's not all about scrapping, you dont have to be the least bit crafty to join in, we just look forward to sharing with you all!!!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A beautiful quote ...

The world has enough women who are tough;
we need women who are tender.

There are enough women who are coarse;
we need women who are kind.

There are enough women who are rude;
we need women who are refined.

We have enough women of fame and fortune;
we need more women of faith.

We have enough greed;
we need more goodness.

We have enough vanity;
we need more virtue.

We have enough popularity;
we need more purity.

Written by Margaret Nadauld

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Stash Stomping

Over at Red Earth Scrapping one of my Creative  Team ladies, Susanne, presents us with a monthly "stash stomper" challenge and I recently had a burst of creative energy and was determined to put a dent in my stash of scraps. All the following LO's and cards are created purely from my pile of off-cuts (oh, with the exception of a few sheets of c/s, but that's all, I promise).

And the quick cards using the scraps of the scraps ...

This LO was using some pretties from RES I'd been holding in my stash for a little while, just waiting for the right creative juices to flow and come up with a plan to use them. So here's what I created using the Glitz papers and other lovely bits and pieces from my stash ...

Til next time ... thanks for dropping by :-)

Friday, 16 September 2011


Just what the Dr ordered ... a girls weekend away SCRAPPING!!! Ahhh, bliss ... I could have stayed at least another day, I was really finding my scrappy groove and having a wonderful time with my special, dear friends, Michelle and Natalie. But alas, all good things must come to an end.

But here's some pics of what I managed to create on the weekend at Wisemans Ferry. Actually did 7 LO's but 2 I cant show you yet cos they're for the Stuck?! October sketches. I also did 2 mini albums will share them another time (if I remember LOL).

Yes I know the pic is missing from the LO above ... I haven't yet printed it but it's a pic of Ciaran when he learnt to ride the PW50 all by himself (and has been going great since).

Cant wait for next year's retreat ... Marty even said I should go every year, maybe even twice LOL, but only so he can get "points" for his boys/motorbike weekend away. Not that I'd ever stop him but hey, if he says I can go to a scrappy retreat each year then I'm there!!!

Oh one last photo which I know Michelle and Nat wont like but hey, I think it's cute and besides, I already put it on FB.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Miss 7

My baby, Caitlin, turned 7 this month - OMG ... SEVEN!!! Gosh she's growing up.

Her birthday fell on Fathers Day which she found very amusing for some reason, Daddy would have to share his day with her day! We started off with presents for Daddy but then the day was all hers. She got loads of presents of course and we had the family over for a long, relaxed lunch/afternoon.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Spring Sale!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Stuck?! Sketches for September 2011

You would have seen my wee little announcement that I was selected to join the Stuck?! Sketches Creative Team for the next term (happy dancing here) and then we had the blog hop (thanks to all that visited and your lovely comments).
Today, Sara, has revealed the rest of the CT September samples for the first sketch this month ... and here's my page.

First up, the sketch ...

And my page ...

Pop over to the Stuck blog to see all the gorgeous work from the other CT members, I promise you will be inspired.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Stuck?! Sketches Blog Hop

If you have arrived here because you are hopping along with the Stuck?! Sketches blog hop, welcome! One lucky winner from those hopping will receive a We’re Savvy kit from Scrapbook Savvy! Who wouldn’t want to win this gorgeous kit?

For your chance to win, leave a comment and collect the words from each blog on the hop. The words are just a list, they do not form a sentence, so no being tricky and skipping any of the blogs. Once you have finished, email the list of words to along with your name and location by midnight Sunday August 28th.
If you've just discovered the hop, you can get started HERE.

And, here is the full list just in case you get lost...
Helen <<< you are here

So, your next stop on the hop is Linda
Don't forget to write down your word, before you go – DECORATIONS

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Exciting news to share ...

Lookie over here ...

And lookie at the new blinkie down the RH side bar!

Woohoo and congratulations to everyone on the Creative Team. Cant wait :)

Monday, 1 August 2011

Happy Birthday to RES!

Can you believe it? Red Earth Scrapping is one year old!!!
WOW, how exciting to have come this far in the journey ... here's to many more years of sharing this fabulous craft with my special RES members.
Make sure you check the forum for details of the various birthday celebrations happening throughout the month.

Speaking of birthdays, we just celebrated Ciaran's 5th birthday here on the 29th July ...

We had a quiet day at home and I made his cake request, the "Huff & Puff" Dragon from the good ol' WW Birthday Cake book then our friends joined us for dinner (spaghetti bol was the birthday boy's request). On Saturday we surprised him with more birthday celebrations, a family day out to see Cars 2 at the movies (his very first time to the movies actually) ...

and then had lunch at the Hogs Breath Cafe, followed by a quick bit of shopping and then a lazy night at home watching the original Cars movie.

On Sunday we spent the day riding motorbikes around our farm with friends having a fabulous, fun time. We are so proud of Ciaran finally mastering riding the PeeWee 50 all by himself.

He'd been busting to get going on the motorbikes himself but our little 50cc has a bigger frame than others so he couldn't quite get the hang of it comfortably so we used our friends' and he got it. He rode around the yard (grass) first then was so confident he roared up and down the driveway with the other kids. He was actually a little too confident and we had just finished saying so when he had a great big stack! Minor injury to him and the bike but all ok and he doesn't seem frightened off so he'll be back riding as soon as he can I'm sure.

The other stack of the day was from yours truly (sorry, no photos but it would have been a winner on Funny Home Videos for sure) ... I was on the PW50 and didn't corner too well so the bike went one way and I went the other with an impressive swan dive and face plant. A few pretty bruises on my knees and a little embarassed but otherwise I'm ok LOL.

So I know it's another post with no scrapping but these new photos will be scrapped as soon as I get a chance (the mojo is always good when there's fresh material to work with) ... and next time I will have some very happy scrappy news to share. See you then ...