Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Scrappin' Silhouettes Sketch #10

wow in by the skin of my teeth I think LOL!!
got this one done on our scrappy weekend away, just needed to print out the photos as they were the wrong size, so I have now finally got that done

This is my take on this weeks sketch

Photos of Shannon with Stevie, Charlie and Lilli when in Cairns last school holidays
July 2010. Who would think it was winter LOL!!

here is the Scrappin' Silhouette #10

Click on the sketch image above to head over to Scrappin' Silhouettes to check out the next sketch which will be up tomorrow.

thanks for stopping by!!

Love Ness xx

The Scrappiest Sketch #78

another great sketch over at The Scrappiest

my take on the sketch I did a layout of Sarah
Using Prima hybrid CD for the frame and printed onto acetate
Flourish with a bling, Petaloo glitter flower, butterfly sticker, American Crafts glitter alpha (Tiara), Prima flowers, glitter ribbon behind the patterned paper, and Autumn Leaves Patterned Paper with 2 sheets of cardstock.

this is sketch #78 at the Scrappiest

click on the sketch image above to head over to The Scrappiest

Thanks for stopping by.

Love Ness xx

Creative Scrappers Sketch 117

This is the Creative Scrappers Sketch 117

this is my take on the sketch
"You" - Photos of Sarah
here I have used Kaiser Patterned Papers, Doily, A2Z Scraplets Chipboard word "you", 2Crafty chipboard floral corners, glitter ribbon, Prima bling flourish, tiny flowers and butterfly sticker

this is sketch 117 over at the Creative Scrappers

click on the sketch image above to head over and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by

Love Ness xx

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Release for August at A2Z Scraplets

Wow!! another fantastic release over at A2Z Scraplets this month
lots of inspiration from the Design Team with all the new releases too!!
Here are a few layouts that I did with some of the new Scraplets

Suck it up Princess - I have used a number of Scraplets the new release phrase "suck it up Princess" and new release Shape Heart & Swirls 4 along with the princess tiara and Corners 23.
Photo of Sarah in Paris just a little upset with Henry taking so many photos LOL!!

Sunkissed Beauties - Here I have used the new release Sunkissed title and Doodlet 28
have also used Prima Patterned Paper, Prima flowers, large FTI flower and butterfly sticker. I used twinklings H2O on the chipboard for this layout
Photo of Shannon and Stevie last school holidays in Cairns,
you would never think it was winter LOL!!

High Tea - Here I have used the new graphic word "High Tea" which I inked and then added a few little stickers to the tea pot. Have also used Creative Imaginations Doily Patterned Paper, stacking tea cups, Prima flowers, sheer ribbon and a doily

Shopping in Paris - Here I have used the new shape "Torso 1" which I have inked and added stickers down the left side of the torso.
Have also used Prima Chipboard, Prima bling, Prima flowers, handmade flower with button for center, jewellery piece, Websters trim, Prima gem alpha and American Crafts thickers
Photo of Sarah on her shoe shopping spree in Paris, look at the grin on her face LOL!!

Be sure to head over and check out all the inspiration from the Design Team,
their creations will amaze you. Click here

thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Love Ness xx

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scrap with V Cyber Crop

another fantastic Cyber Crop happening on 3rd September over at Scrap with V

The theme this month is Travel, so grab out your holiday photos (camping, beach, international holiday, interstate holiday) Join us for a fantastic night of challenges, games and fabulous prizes.

Click on the image below to head over to the Scrap with V forum now and register!!

Hope to see you there.

Love Ness xx

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stuck on U Sketch August 20th

Another fantastic sketch at Stuck on U Sketches
this fortnight we have a sketch from Liz Qualman

this is my take on the sketch using a photo of Shannon taken on our weekend away

this is the 20th August Sketch

you have 2 weeks from the 20th to get your take done and uploaded to the blog,
heaps of time to give it a go. So what are you waiting for?

Thanks for another great sketch SOUS

Thanks for stopping by!!

Love Ness xx

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Scrappiest Sketch #77

I really loved this sketch this week at The Scrappiest
another layout I got done on our scrappy weekend away
click here to see photos of our weekend

this is my take on Sketch #77

and this is Sketch #77

Really fabulous sketches over at The Scrappiest, click on the sketch image above to head over and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Love Ness xx

Stuck on U Sketch 6th August

Well I got this sketch done over the weekend however I think I was too late to upload to their site :0( Oh well, I really enjoyed doing this sketch anyway.

Click here to see photos of our scrappy weekend away.

this was the sketch

click on the sketch image above to head over to Stuck on U Sketches
great site for sketches and now also swaps too.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Love Ness xx

Scrappin' Silhouettes Sketch #09

Another fantastic sketch again this week over at Scrappin' Silhouettes. This was another I got done on our scrappy weekend away. Click here to see photos of our weekend.

this is my take on the sketch

the Scrappin' Silhouette Sketch #09

Click on the sketch image above to check out all the fantastic inspiration at Scrappin' Silhouettes.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Love Ness xx

Creative Scrappers Sketch 116

Got another of Creative Scrappers sketches done on our scrappy weekend away.
This is sketch 116.

This is my take on the sketch

this is the sketch over at Creative Scrappers 116

loving these sketches. Want to give them a go, click on the sketch image above to head over to Creative Scrappers.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Love Ness xx

Creative Scrappers Sketch 115

Found this fantastic new sketch site, this was one of the layouts I did on our weekend away at the sunshine coast. Click here to see photos of our scrappy weekend away.

this is my take on the sketch

this is the Creative Scrappers Sketch 115

Fantastic sketches over there, click on the sketch image above to head over and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love Ness xx

Sunshine Coast Scrappy Weekend Away

We weren't able to go to the Gunnedah Retreat this weekend due to my DH being transferred to another branch with work. There was no way he could get time off with the change. So Annette and I decided to head up the coast and take the girls with us for a scrappy weekend.

The weather was perfect right up until Thursday night LOL!! It started pouring rain at about midnight and rained all day on Friday. We didn't let that get in our way though we were still going.

We stayed at the beautiful Shearwater Resort right on the beach at Kings Beach Caloundra. This is where we go for the Scrap with V retreats each year, just the most perfect place and the accommodation is top notch too.

Saturday turned out to be a glorious day and my beautiful friend Julie came up for the day with Corey and his friend Brooke.

We took a lovely stroll along the rocks at Kings Beach right around to Shelly Beach. The tide was out a long way which gave us heaps of room to walk the rocks. Was so lovely and something I had never done in all the years I've been going up there.

At lunch we grabbed some fish n chips and sat on the grass near the beach, Julie's niece came down with her beautiful little girl Serenity, such a cutie might I add.

Annette and I got plenty of scrapping done and was able to take time out to enjoy what was around us. The girls had a ball, loving the heated pool and spa oh and the games room LOL!!

Here are some photos to share with you of our weekend away

This was the view from our balcony on Friday when we arrived. Pretty gloomy and wet.

Dusk on Friday night, was really beautiful even though it was raining

The Beach on Saturday morning

Julie came up on Saturday with Corey and his friend Brooke, was such a lovely day and we finally got to catch up and what a day for it too, just beautiful.

Walking the rocks from Kings Beach to Shelly Beach, pic of Shannon, Brooke, Corey and Chloe

Crab I saw while walking the rocks, Shannon came bolting up beside me and I told her to stop cause of the crab, I want to get a pic and she jumped and screamed LOL!! poor crab got scared and headed under the rock. He was the most beautiful colour of green.

my beautiful friend Julie and her boy Corey taking a little time out on the rocks

Chloe sitting on the rocks, you can see the Glass House Mountains in the background behind her.

Chloe was loving climbing all the rocks, was a great opportunity for photos

Shannon sitting in a rock hollow, made a beautiful photo

almost around to Shelly beach, some beautiful views to take in on the way

finally made it around to Shelly beach, the kids sat on the rock ledge to soak up the view around them.

we then headed back to Kings Beach back over the rocks. Once back there we sat and waited for a few extra's to join us for lunch. Pic below is Julie, Brooke, Corey and Shannon. Chloe was running through the fountain behind LOL!!

Once everyone arrived we sat and enjoyed some fish n chips on the grass. Pic of Julie and her niece Serenity, such a cutie.

Sunday lunch time we headed over to the beach again just before leaving. The girls had a go on the Bungie trampolines.

Shannon on the bungine tramp doing flips

Chloe on the bungie tramp, not game enough to try doing flips LOL!!

One last quick look at the beach before we headed back home again.

Now believe it or not, we did actually get some scrapping done but you will see the layouts in posts following.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Love Ness xx

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Scrap with V Cyber Crop - Vintage

What a fabulous Cyber Crop we had at Scrap with V way out of my comfort zone but loved every challenge. Didn't think I had any vintage photos to start with and starting scrapping some photos from Sarah's france trip earlier in the year then realised DUH!! I went to a Victorian fancy dress party in Melbourne back in May LOL!! I got the photos out of Dean's 40th Birthday changed them to sepia and now have scrapped them for my album.

Challenge 1 was a fantastic challenge with Jodi being a inspirational scraplift this was make take on the challenge. thoroughly loved doing this layout and really do like how it turned out even though it's not very vintage looking LOL!!

Then there was challenge 2 with Phillipa giving us a challenge 54321
we had to have 5 patterned papers
4 flowers
3 chipboard pieces
2 ribbons
1 material
this was a fabulous challenge
Photo of Andrew and I dressed Victorian standing beside the old steam train that took us up to Drysdale for the party. (the train was the party train old style LOL!!)
I didn't have any material so I cut up an old (clean LOL!!) handkerchief and inked it LOL!!

Challenge 3 was a card challenge with Tarrah having to to keep with the Vintage theme we needed to have 1 or more birdcages and sheet music

Now there was a really good joke in the Bingo game on the Friday night which I put into the words. I really can't repeat here but it's to do with Boots LOL!!

After this and the surprise everyone had with that I just had to include a boot on my card LOL!!

Challenge 4 was a fantastic sketch challenge by Millie (Annette Gearside)
this was my take on the sketch
once again using photos from the Victorian theme party we went to earlier in the year
the top photo is of Dean (my best friend), Jamie (Dean's partner in drag) and I
and the 2nd photo is my darling hubby Andrew and I in costume.

for the scallop edge on the sketch I used white lace which I tea died

Then we had a Blind Mystery Challenge with Kim which was excellent too however I think I did a few things wrong LOL!! but I do like the end result though
Photo of my best friend Dean and his partner Jamie (who makes a stunning woman)
and there is that boot again LOL!! had to add the boot not just because of Bingo but Jamie wore the most amazing pair of boots that night.

Now last month and this month we have added ATC challenge where the winner receives all the ATC's from the challenge. Am so loving the ATC's right now even though it takes longer than a layout LOL!! this is only the 2nd ATC I've ever done.

Now I can't forget Sarah. My sweet 18 year old daughter participated in this Cyber Crop. It was so lovely to have her with me that weekend working on our challenges and I think she did a fabulous job too considering she hasn't scrapped for sometime.

Here are Sarah's layouts for the Cyber Crop Challenges

Challenge 1 with Jodi

Challenge 2 with Phillipa - 54321

Sketch Challenge

Card Challenge

ATC Challenge

Isn't Sarah's layouts just fantastic!!

Now you should see the Scrap with V Gallery, so full of beautiful layouts from the Cyber Crop
check them out here

Thanks for stopping by!!

Love Ness xx