Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I would like to wish all my dear friends, followers and all the beautiful ladies at Scrap with V and one and all a very Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A month of Birthdays

Talk about a busy month for us, 3 birthdays, Christmas Parties and then Christmas!! Phew!!

Andrew's birthday was just a small do at home, Chloe wanted to make him a cake so she got creative in the kitchen and made him a double chocolate cake with mock cream in the middle and creamy chocolate icing covered with MM's and Clinkers - Andrew's favourites LOL!! He loved it and so did Chloe LOL!!

Yesterday Chloe celebrated her 12th Birthday, we had a family party at home for both Chloe and Sarah. Sarah celebrates her 19th Birthday on Monday but it made it easier to just hold it as 1 party.

Some photo's of their birthdays to share with you.

Cake Chloe made for Daddy's birthday.

Chloe was so very proud of the cake she made for Andrew's birthday and it was yummy too LOL!!

Chloe finally got her wish for her birthday, a handmade guitar from her Poppa Ken. Ken makes guitars and boy he makes them good too. Chloe has been wanting a guitar but it had to be one from Poppa. Look at her face when Poppa gave her the guitar.

Chloe had a vanilla sponge cake for her birthday, here she is making a new wish

Attempting to blow out her candles LOL!! They were one's that re-light LOL!!

Sarah went to Paris earlier this year and loved it. She has been asking for everything to do with Paris since. Granny gave Sarah this Eiffel Tower for her birthday.

Sarah's cake was a chocolate sponge. Sarah also had problems blowing out her candles.

Stevie, Leigh and Sarah (the cousins)

Andrew, Sarah and Me

Sarah and Charlie (cousins)

That was pretty much it for the night.

Was nice having family around to celebrate the girls birthdays, Sarah is out partying tonight and tomorrow night to complete her celebration LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Scrap with V Cyber Crop

The first Cyber Crop on the new Scrap with V Blog was held last weekend, it turned out fantastic, great challenges and a chat area to boot. The first challenge was with Amanda, the challenge was

1 .Scrap a Christmas layout
2. based on a night time activity
3. using NO Christmas themed supplies :)

this is my take on Amanda's challenge

Challenge 2 was the sketch which was desinged by the very talented Natalie Hearn

this is my take on Natalies Sketch

The photos are of our Santa Puppy - Jordie he helps us to trim our tree each year

Challenge 3 was the card challenge with a difference with Chris.

Chris's challenge - I would like you to replace the red with either orange or pink and or replace the green with grey or brown. The gold has to stay and it must be a Christmas card. Please add stitching and stamping on your card too.

this is my take on Chris's challenge, I have used pink and brown, I don't sew so I have hand drawn stitching, stamped onto the white card, gold on the star on the tree and gold bow.

Then there was the Mystery Challenge with Lindy, this was so much fun!!
Here is my tree.
Thanks Lindy for a great challenge.

Thank you girls for a great Cyber Crop, look forward to the next one!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Secret Santa at Scrap with V

Another fabulous Secret Santa this year at Scrap with V.

My pressie arrived from my SS the other day and it's gorgeous!!
Thank you so much SS, I love it!!

Isn't this bag just gorgeous? My SS has painted it with a lovely shimmer paint, covered with gorgeous floral paper (just love, love that paper) and very clever lady has embossed on the flap section.

Thank you again SS, I love it!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

OTP to share

It's that time of year again, gosh where did the year go??

Last night I quickly made this frame for Chloe's teacher, Mrs Rollo. Mrs Rollo happened to go to Paris and France at the same time Sarah did although they didn't bump into eachother.

Thought Mrs Rollo would like this frame for Christmas, hoping she would put a photo of herself in Paris in this frame.

Have used
My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Creative Imaginations Bare Elements frame
Making Memories paint (for the sides and back)
Prima roses
Prima pearls
3d sticker Silhouette lady
2Crafty chipboard corner
and other various roses

Of course Sarah saw it and OMG!! she wants it LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blog Award

A little while ago the lovely Ann Lavin sent me this award, I have only just had time to post it.

Thank you so much Ann for this lovely award, you are such a sweetheart. Please pop over and check out Ann's blog, she does the most amazing layouts and projects, such a beautiful lady.

So Here are the rules.

1. Thank the person that gave it to you!

2. Copy the award to your blog!

3. Share 3 things about yourself that you love doing!

1. I love to scrap.
2. I love photography
3. I love being with family and friends

4. Pass the award on to 5 others! I am going to break the rules here LOL!!

I am going to break the rules as there are too many beautiful ladies with beautiful blogs.

So please feel free to share this award on your blog, please link it back to my blog as a gift from me to you!! Be sure to share this award too.

Thank you again Ann, you truly are such a sweetheart


Scrap with V December 1st Sketch

Another great sketch brought to us by Lindy Gillespie.

Head on over to check out all the Design Team inspiration for this sketch and why not give it a go yourself. You could win a great voucher, got to be in it to win it!!

Thisi s my take on the sketch.
Photos are of Shannon in her new dress, photo taken by herself snapping away.
Have used Prima Patterned Papers previous release, cut out the bird and flowers, plus have used the 6x6" paper pad in the Annalee collection for the scallop edges etc.
A2Z Scraplets new release birdcage and various Prima flowers.

This is the sketch at Scrap with V for December 1.
Head on over and check it out at Scrap with V

thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stuck on U Sketch Nov 26

SOUS asked me to design 2 sketches for them this month. This is the 2nd sketch which I designed being totally different from the 1st sketch, yet WOW!! you should see all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team!!
Head on over and check it out!!

Here is my take on the sketch

I have used photos of Shannon and her friends, they love going into town and having asian photos done, they are so fun and they love it.

Have used Bella Patterned papers, American Crafts thickers, Prima flourishes bling, stars from stash, puffy Green Tara ribbon and floral lace ribbon.

This is the sketch designed by me

why not give the sketch a whirl?? would love to see your take on it. Head over to SOUS and upload your take on the sketch.

thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

A2Z Scraplets New Release for November

Wow!! a another huge release this month, head on over to see all the fantastic inspiration from the Design Team using the new releases.

Here are a few from me for November

using new scraplet shape "Horse & Carriage" and previous release word "Princess" Photo is of my Wedding day 20 years ago LOL!! Oh to be that young again LOL!!

I have used Creative Imaginations Foil die cut patterned paper (IOD Beloved Collection) Bling Cardstock, Green Tara silk & crystal flowers, painted the horse and carriage and kindy glitz over the top like Cinderella's carriage. Netting down the left side of the layout to represent the curtain inside the carriage.

using new scraplet frame and birdcage. Photo of Shannon ready for her semi formal (yes I have already scrapped this photo but this layout is for her album). Used Bo-Bunny papers and some Prima flowers.

using new Scraplets banner, Christmas decoration 9 and Christmas tree words 2.

I have used older Creative Imaginations patterned papers from my stash, photos of Sarah decorating herself with the tree decorations. Little string of cute Christmas lights and a Prima vine which I have cut. Have also used liquid pearls on the scraplets together with kindy glitz.
Just You Bright Eyes
using new release scraplets "Just You" & "Bright Eyes"
together with new release birdcage 5

Here I have used a photo of Sarah taken in the car, Glitz Designs Patterned paper mixed with Sandylion papers, trying to use up some of my stash.
Prima flowers and a little lace.

using new release Scraplet "Chandelier 2" and previous release scraplets title and bird on branch.

Photo of Shannon a few years ago. Have used Bo-Bunny die cut paper and added flowers, rhinestones and a few leaves.

This is the final release for the year from A2Z Scraplets so be sure to head over and check them all out and all the inspiration too, amazing layouts there.

thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stuck on U Sketch for 12th November

Well I did manage to get my take on my own sketch done for Stuck on U Sketches.

Have used the Prima Paisley Road collection for this one. Cut out the flowers and 3d.
Photo of Shannon enjoying the water spraying from the Wivenhoe Dam gates last month.

this is the sketch that I designed for Stuck on U Sketches, you should see the amazing inspiration from the Design Team. Head over and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Scrappin' Silhouettes Sketch #20

This sketch has been designed by Molly

This is my take on the sketch.

Molly's sketch

Head on over and check out all the inspiration from the Scrappin Silhouettes Design Team
why not give this one a go yourself??

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Be Uplifted High Tea Fundraiser

Was invited to a lovely Hats and Heels High Tea on Saturday afternoon for
Be Uplifted fundraiser held at this lovely Cafe called Simply Moor-ish up at Woody Point.

What a lovely afternoon we had. Shannon came along with me, thought it would be a special mother n daughter time even though she ended up being bored LOL!!

All the ladies are so lovely and Angie at Simply Moorish is a delight and the service is fantastic not to mention the food!! YUM!!

Met a number of ladies along with others I already knew, was so lovely to catch up, great prizes given out and OMG!! I actually won best dressed LOL!! Yep, you read that right, me LOL!! However Shannon believes the flowers I won should have been hers considering I was wearing her headband and high heels (that I could hardly walk in might I add LOL!!).

Think I shocked the pants (or skirt I think she was wearing LOL!!) off Annette when she saw me walk through the door with Shannon. Here she was thinking I was going to wear pants and a blouse like I told her but I find a dress in my cupboard and totally shocked her LOL!! Haven't worn this dress in a longggggg time, not since I was working for Accountants anyway LOL!!

Anyway, it was a fabulous afternoon put on by all, thank you so much Be-Uplifted for my first ever High Tea. Can't wait for the next one.

Check out their site, to see more photos of the High Tea fundraiser, great cause!!

Here are a few photos to share with you today
Photos were taken by Annette Gearside of Be Uplifted

The beautiful table settings

Shannon and I all dolled up with our blingie headbands and high heel stilettos LOL!!

Giving Miss Shannon a Kiss, gosh just look at her face LOL!!

Of course she thought it was hilarious
The gorgeous flowers I received for being best dressed. My favourite colour too.
first the serious photo for Be-Uplifted

the silly photo for me LOL!!

the shoes Shannon lent to me LOL!! one of the 2 pairs I bought her for her semi-formal LOL!! They don't look all that high in this pic but when I got home and took them off I still felt like I was walking on my tippy toes LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Be-Uplifted Inc, click here.

Stuck on U Sketch for 12th November

This week over at Stuck on U Sketches is a sketch designed by me.

I haven't done a layout for this sketch yet as I wasn't sure when it was being uploaded so I am going to get cracking on this sketch now LOL!!

If you head over to Stuck on U Sketches, wow!! you should see all the amazing inspiration from the design team with this sketch. Absolutely amazing!!

Why not head over and give the sketch a go too?? Would love to see your take. click on the sketch image below to head over to Stuck on U Sketches!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Scrap with V November 1st Sketch

This weeks sketch has been desinged by the lovely Kim Kendall.

Head on over to the Scrap with V blog to check out all the fabulous inspiration for this sketch by some of the new designers. Wow!! amazing inspiration.

Here is my take on Kim's sketch

Have used lots of Prima on this layout together with some lovely Green Tara Silver Sprays and a very recent photo of Shannon from her semi formal last weekend.

Why not give the sketch a go? Great prize pack to be won!!

Hope to see your take on the sketch over at Scrap with V.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pink Lady for Breast Cancer OTP Project

Want to know more about my Pink Lady OTP Project?

Head on over to the Scrap with V Blog, click here

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Release Scraplets for October

A2Z Scraplets have you covered with New Release Scraplets this month.

Here are a few layouts I did using the new release Scraplets, but these aren't the only new releases, head on over to A2Z Scraplets to see all the new releases and all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team.

Remember - using the new release Scraplets Shapes - Chandelier 1 and previous release title "Remember"

Precious - using new release Scraplet Shapes - Birdcage 5 and previous release script title "Precious". Photo is of Sarah and Shannon many years ago now LOL!! Weren't they cute.

Sweet Sassy - using new release Scraplet - Shapes Tree branch & birds and previous releases titles "sweet" from the word sweetie and script word "Sassy"
Fun @ the Beach - using new release Scraplet title

Every day card - using new release Scraplet shape Torso 2

thanks so much for stopping by!!