Some of my fave layouts

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scrapping in the rain....

With the rainy weather outside, and being home for a couple of days before I head off again, I have been busy scrapping. I have created 4 layouts since yesterday afternoon. One is for the Crafty Sketches January challenge which is being posted tomorrow, so head over to Crafty Sketches to check out the new sketch challenge and to see the CT girls layouts!
This is my layout for the Scrap With V December sketch challenge. I loved creating it and had lots of fun.

This is what I came up with for the A2Z Scraplets December Sketch challenge. Aren't these two children gorgeous?? They are the twins of a friend of mine!

The Born2Create December challenge is a really fun one. You have to use a tree of some sort and the word "Joy" in the title. I took this photo of Megan on Christmas Day. She is looking grown up in this photo, don't you think? As I incidently used lots of Prima products, I decided to send it through to the Prima gallery as well.

Wishing all of my friends and fellow scrappers and bloggers, a really lovely New Year, and may 2010 bring all good things only!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Design Team Call at Scrap With V

Scrap with V are looking for 5 new Design Team members.

Applications are being accepted now until 26th JANUARY 2010.
Design team requirements:
1. Each month we send out product kits for our DT to create 1 or 2 layouts with that product designing a class kit complete with instructions and emailed by the deadline date being 22nd of each month.
2. Each design team member will be required to participate in the monthly Cyber Crops in the forum and participate in the forum daily and participate in monthly Challenges on the site.
3. Design team members will also be required to publish a technique/tutorial for the Scrap with V Blog on a rostered system.
4. You MUST love our store and the products we stock and link them when you have used them. (Although you are not required to only use the products we stock).
5. Your own Blog is beneficial but not essential.

What you will receive as a Design Team Member:
1. 20% off purchases plus free postage.
2. Free product kits throughout your term
3. Being part of a very friendly group of ladies.

Design Team TermFebruary 2010 to 31st July 2010. Got you interested?All you will need to do is - email us three samples of your best work or email us links (this could be layouts, cards and altered), your name, your address, your blog URL and a little about yourself and scrapbooking style and a list of Design Teams you are currently on or have been on although this is not a requirement - email to

The new design team will be announced in the forum on 30th January!!


I found out last night that I was one of the four lucky winners of Jules' blog candy!!! Woooohoooo! Thank you so much Jules for your generosity.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The lovely Jules is being very generous and spreading Christmas cheer by offering this gorgeous Blog Candy. Click here to go to Jules blog and leave a comment. While you are there, check out here gorgoeus work! Jules is a real talent!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sneak Peeks

I loved creating with the kit that the lovely Ness sent me for the January DT kit. Very pretty and funky!!! Here are some sneak peeks of the layouts I created:

This kit and all the other gorgeous DT members kits go on sale 1 January 2010. What a great way to start the New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Kids Cards

Megan and Ben had a ball making their cards for the kids card challenge at the SWV Christmas party cybercrop. It was getting quite late at night so I was getting a bit stressed as I needed my space to work on some uni stuff.

Anyhow, here are their gorgeous creations:
Megan (ladies first after all!!)


Sunday, December 6, 2009

More SWV Cybercrop

.....Yay!!!! I managed to complete all the challenges at the awesome SWV cybercrop!! Woohoo!!! Just have to get the kids to do their challenges now.

This is the card I made for Kim's gorgeous card challenge:

More from the SWV Christmas Party Cybercrop...

Tina posted a sketch challenge based on a gorgoeus sketch from Beggahuna. This is my layout:

In her last cybercrop as a DT member, Jodi ran a fantastic mystery challenge.We are going to miss you Jodi!!!! This is my layout from her challenge:

KylieJ posted a great challenge, to use a christmas photo, use acetate in a creative way, sticking mostly to white, silver, gold and lots of bling, and only using 1 Christmas pp.

I only have Kim's card challenge to do, and then the kids want to have a go at the kids challenges.
It is an awesome cybercrop with outstanding challenges. And, you have all week to complete and upload the challenges. So, have some fun and have a go!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cybercrop Layouts So Far.....

All the challenges up at the Scrap With V cybercrop are awesome!!!!!

I have completed 3 layouts thus far, but one is Jodi's Mystery Class which I am not allowed to post until tomorrow night.

Here is my layout for Millie's challenge " Using gold, silver, bling and all things that glisten and shine, complete a layout with the favourite thing you'd like to receive for Christmas. Must have brown paper packages tied up with string as embellishments"

Here is my layout for the DT Challenge. Had to use shiny paper, bling, journalling, a real ornament, and gold and silver ribbons.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Aren't I Lucky???!!!!!!!

At Scrap With V the lovely KylieJ organised a Secret Santa Swap. I received this gorgoeus pressy in the mail today.

The beautifully handmade bag is filled with little cards. They are all sooooo gorgeous!! A huge thank you to my very beautiful and very generous SS. xx

My children have now finished school for the year. My oh my!!!! Where has this year gone??? Megan will be in Year 5 and Ben in Year 3 next year!! The teachers they have are lovely, so we are looking forward to another productive school year in 2010. But in the meantime, it is sleep ins, relaxing, camping trips, visits to the pool etc. In short, all things relaxing for the next 7 weeks or so.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Join in the fun...................

It is going to be lots of beautiful fun!!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blog Award..............

The lovely Tarn has given me this beautiful award. Thanks sweetie!!

Here are the rules of this award:
1. You can only use ONE word!!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!
These are pretty hard to answer with only one word, but I did my best! Hopefully you understand them!
1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? brown
3. Your mother? lovely
4. Your father? clever
5. Your fave food? chocolate
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your fave drink? pepsi
8. Your dream/goal? contentment
9. What room are you in? scrapping
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? snakes
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where you were last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? outgoing
15. Muffins? Yum
16. Wish List Item? money
17. Where did you grow up? country
18. Last thing you did? created
19. What are you wearing? dress
20. Your TV? playing
21. Your Pets? cute
22. Friends? cool
23. Your Life? busy
24. Your Mood? happy
25. Missing Someone? family
26. Vehicle? kluger
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your fave store? scrapwithv
29. Your fave color? blue
30. Last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? past
2. Your best friend? sister
33. One place that I go to over and over? school
34. One person who emails regularly? Kerry
35. Fave place to eat? home
Now, I get to present this award to 5 lovely ladies: DebbieM, LisaK, Kerry, Leonie, Tina.

A Wish for..............

With all of the young people finishing up their schooling years today, I wish them all lots of great choices, experiences and happiness in their new life. I wish them all wisdom and maturity to make good choices. I wish them hope in this new life of some uncertainty. I wish them happy and long lives.

Cybercrop Fun

At the Novemver Cybercrop Megan and Ben enjoyed participating in the Kids Challenges.
The layout challenge was for them to create a layout about a food they really don't like.
The card challenge was to create a card that wasn't square or rectangular.

This is Megan's card:
Megan's layout:

This is Ben's card:

Ben's layout:

This is my layout for Taryn's lovely sketch challenge:

This is my DT challenge layout:

My layout for Jodi's "Chuckin' a Tanty" challenge:

My card for Lindy's card challenge:

My layout for Brigitte's challenge:

The cybercrop was lots of fun. I am looking forward to the upcoming December Cybercrop.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Crafty Sketches

The new sketch for November is up at Crafty Sketches. Millie has designed a great sketch.

This is the layout I created based on Millie's sketch.

November DT Kits

The November DT Kits for Scrap With V are now up in the Scrap With V shop. All of the kits are awesome.

These are the layouts I created from my kit. To purchase these or any of the amazing kits head on over to Scrap With V.

Blog Give-a-Way!!!!!!!

Well, it is the 1 November (where has this year gone!!!!????)

Thank you so much to everyone for their gracious and so kind comments about my blog. It has been lovely to have you visit, and I really hope you will stay on as regular visitors.

Thank you to LisaK, Kerry, KylieJ, Linda, Ness, Leonie, DebbieM, Taryn, Millie, Tina, Kim and LyndaS for commenting on my blog. Can you ALL please email me your address so I can post out your RAK to you? My email address is over in the side bar.

I asked my husband to do the honours and to pull a name out of the hat. Drum roll, please.............................................

LEONIE - you are the lucky winner of the major RAK prize. EVERYONE ELSE - you are also all winners of a RAK. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now don't forget to PLEASE email me your postal address so I can get your RAK out to you.

Thank you so much xxxxxxxxxx

Monday, October 26, 2009

November Cybercrop

Looking forward to it!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Further to the Blog Giveaway.............

Because everyone has left really beautiful comments regarding my Blog Giveaway post, I have decided to say thank you. So, at the end of the month everyone who left a comment will go into the hat. The major prize winner will be drawn out, and then everyone else will also receive a RAK as a special thank you. Exciting, hey?!........

So don't forget, you have until the end of the month to post a comment regarding the Blog Giveaway.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What an awesome cybercrop!!!!

I have had a blast at the October cybercrop for Scrap With V. The challenges were all awesome!!! The gallery is looking fantastic! Amazing talent out there! Why not head over and check out the challenges. You have until Saturday night to upload your entries.

This is what I created for the week end:

Why don't you come and join in the fun for the November cybercrop on 6 November.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blog Give a Way !!!!!!

Hi everyone !!!! I would so love to give away a mystery RAK!!! All I'll say is that the RAK will include some A2Z Scraplets, ribbons, flowers, butterflies and bling. YUM!!!!!

If you would like to receive this Mystery RAK please leave me a comment, and a link to your blog.

At the end of October I'll randomly draw a name out of the lucky person to receive this RAK

I look forward to catching up with you both here and at your blog.

Thank you

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Awesome Week-end!!!

On Friday I drove into Mackay and then bright and early Saturday, Lea and I caught a QANTAS flight down to Brisbane to join in the Scrap With V crop day! We had a fantastic time meeting new people, catching up with familiar faces, shopping (always so good and so dangerous to actually see products IRL!!!), and scrapping. We scrapped and chatted until late, and then we crashed on Ness' futon for about 4 hours. Mind you, every hour or so Lea kept waking me up to check the time as she was worried we would miss the alarm!!!!!!! Then less than 23 hours after arriving in Brisbane, we boarded a Jetstar flight back to Mackay. We showered and changed then with our husbands we checked out the Sunday morning markets. Michael and I drove back to town and to the kids who had been staying over at Nana Nette's place. After a flat tyre along the way, we got home about 5.15pm.
Thank you so much Ness, Millie, Lindy and Lynne for all your hard work and hospitality! Truely lovely people!

A great week-end away, and I have slept soundly each night ever since!!!

I managed to get 4 layouts done in amongst the chatting and shopping. I can only share one with you ATM as 3 are for upcoming Crafty Sketches challenges, Scrap With V blog technique and October Cyber Crop (this Friday 16 October) blind challenge.

I completed this layout for the Scrap With V Sketch Challenge. I titled it My Boy. Isn't he gorgoeus!!!!

I bought some Liquid Pearls from Ness.!!! WOW!!!!! I love it! It is so versatile and gorgeous to use.

Anyway, come along to the cybercrop this week end at Scrap With V. It will be a blast, and you are sure to get lots of layouts done!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Crafty Sketches

Lindy Gillespie has designed the new monthly sketch for Octobers Challenge over at Crafty Sketches. Great sketch to work with!!! Why not go over to Crafty Sketches and check out the sketch challenge for this month. Your layout could win you an awesome prize of a voucher. And we all love to go shopping for free................... don't we!
This is my CT layout based on Lindy's sketch. The photo is of my gorgeous niece at her Year 12 formal. Wow!! Only a few more weeks and she will finish school!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

CyberCrop Fun and DT Kits

Hello and come and join in the fun at the October cybercrop with Scrap With V. It will be lots of fun, and I'm sure you'll end up with some gorgeous layouts.

I had lots of fun creating with my DT kit for October with Scrap With V that Ness put together for me. Beautiful CI papers and embellishments - great to create with!!! I created 3 layouts and 1 gift card, so great quality for money. If you like them, please go over to the Scrap With V shop and check out everyone's lovely kits.

Opera Star

In Tune


Beautiful Melody - gift card.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Spring Cybercrop at Scrap With V

The Cybercrop was lots of fun. Here are the layouts and cards that I, Ben and Megan created.

I made this card:
Ben created these 2 lovely cards:

This is Megan's lovely card:

Ben had fun creating this layout:

I created these layouts, and had lots of fun doing it:

Keep an eye out on the Scrap with V site for the details on the upcoming October cybercrop. It is sure to be lots of fun.