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

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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!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shannon's Semi Formal photos

Wow what a day!! up bright and early this morning, Shannon actually came and woke me, come on Mum we gotta go shopping for the last bits for the semi LOL!! the only time she will get up on her own accord LOL!!

So we headed up to Strathpine to get the 2nd pair of shoes to go with the 2nd dress LOL!! then got strapless bra, 5 pairs of stockings, dress for the after party LOL!! the card was screaming!!

We got home just before midday and then I did Shannon's nails for her just in time for her to head down to work to have her hair done.

I had to help Shannon get ready, putting her stockings on for her so she wouldn't put holes in them with her new nails and then her dress so not to wreak her new hair do LOL!!

Her dear friend Osman has taken her to the semi this afternoon, his tie matched her dress perfectly.

Here are a few photos to share with you. She really didn't want any photos so her smile isn't the best LOL!!

Shannon was sooo worried about the fact that she was taller she kept bending at the knees, hence why no full shot photos LOL!! Had to crop them down LOL!!

I hope that she has a fabulous night tonight, they are headed to the Kookaburra Queen for the semi and then back out this way for the after party later on.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Prima BAP October 2010

What a day, been feeling horrible all day, coming down with the flu, managed to fight it off all winter and all it took was for Shannon to have tonsillitis last week and bobs your uncle, now I have it LOL!!

Laying around today I managed to get the Prima BAP Sketch done for October, made a mess of the floor near the couch but oh well LOL!!

This is my take on the sketch

Here I have used older Prima along with new release Prima, trying to use up some of my stash bits n pieces. Photo is of the girls on Sunday at Wivenhoe lookout.

this is the sketch over at Prima this month

thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Trip to Wivenhoe Dam Photos to share

What a day this was, well afternoon actually. When Sarah got home from work and Chloe's friend Jess left on Sunday, and the fact that Shannon had been at home all week really sick with Tonsillitis we decided to get them out of the house and jump in the car and head out to Wivenhoe Dam to see the gates open, something the girls have never seen in their lives and something Andrew and I haven't seen since we were kids.

We did this trip previously in June 2008 when the dam was way down due to the drought the dams got lower still after then but I have some photos to compare with and WOW!! It was a great afternoon spent as a family and I think everyone else though the same too, cause WOW!! talk about people. There was a traffic jam at Wivenhoe LOL!!

Here are a few of the photos to share with you

from right to left (eldest to youngest) - Sarah, Shannon and Chloe at the Wivenhoe lookout, see they are nice and dry and their hair has been straightened so lovely LOL!! NOT FOR LONG LOL!!
This is the traffic just after we turned off into the road to Wivenhoe Dam LOL!! Traffic Jam!!, we decided to park and walk it cause the traffic was totally stopped for hours. Yep it took an hour to walk to the dam but we ended up beating vehicles who had been sitting for hours in the traffic jam.

so here is Wivenhoe with all it's gates open!! WOW!! what a site and all the spray, certainly needed it to cool off after the long walk.
this is the flow from the spillway. raging torrent now check the next photo which is the comparison back in 2008, soooo very different hey?

hard to believe that this is the same spot right? Look at the photo below and how there is nothing and the photo above you would never believe that there is a cliff.Now for some photos of the girls getting wet from the spray, you can walk out onto a platform and see the spill front on however it was hard to find a spot due to all the people.

So here are the girls with there lovely straightened hair LOL!! not so much anymore hey LOL!! You can see the spray from the spill behind them.

Shannon loving every minute getting wet from the spray LOL!!

Photo of Shannon and Chloe getting sprayed on, like it was raining.
Andrew and Shannon out on the edge of the platform posing for the camera LOL!! look at all the spray LOL!!Ok now we head to the other side of the wall, we also went here back in 2008, standing in a similar spot to take these photos, have a look at the difference. There was hardly anything in 2008 and look at it now.

this is the photo we took back in 2008, of the same area just a little further up on the platform from memory. Huge difference hey.

After seeing Wivenhoe we headed up the road for 20 minutes and took a look at Somerset Dam, unfortunately they closed off the path to go right down to the base of the wall where the spill was, such a shame so this area was the only spot you could see the spill. Not a very good view but still.

And of course Sarah standing in front.

All in all it was a lovely afternoon spent together as a family and the girls seeing something that they have never seen ever before and possibly won't see again for a long time.

It really was amazing to see this again after remembering it from childhood, it's so different. So glad we went.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scrap with V October Think Pink Cyber Crop

This month the theme was Think Pink, a fundraiser Cyber Crop for those ladies and families suffering from Breast Cancer. All monies raised will be donated to Be-Uplifted Inc.

Fabulous challenges yet again from the Scrap with V Design Team and I actually got them all done this month YAY!!

Challenge 1 with Belinda - Cherish
Here I have used Pink Patterned Paper for the background, Creative Imaginations Beloved Collection Foil Die Cut Patterned Paper, Creative Imaginations 12' sticker sheet for the journal spot, a vine I have handmade from Green Tara Vintage Battik flowers and leaves entwined with the new Green Tara Silver Spray of butterflies. Chipboard chandelier, A2Z Scraplets title - Cherish, stamped acetate, Doily, another set of the new Green Tara Silver Sprays and to finish it off I used a string of pearls

Challenge 2 was the sketch challenge with Phillipa
Have used the lovely new MME patterned papers front the lost and found collection, a few Prima flowers added in there.

Challenge 3 was the card challenge with Belinda
Used Doodlebug patterned paper, stamped acetate, 3d stickers, A2Z Scraplets tiny alpha stickers, Collections Elements butterfly.

ATC Challenge
Scraps used again for this challenge - Creative Imaginations Ooh La La papers, Printed out frame, string of pearls, petaloo flowers and MM metal word - Love.
All the ATC's from this challenge will be auctioned off to the highest bidder to raise funds for the fundraiser Cyber Crop.

Mystery/Blind Challenge with Tarrah
My Sweet Girl
this layout I have used lots of scraps from my stash also included some of the New Prima packaging from the alphabets, Prima IOD Journalling which I have cut down and joined together, handmade flowers, bling, 2 hat pins (handmade), American Crafts glitter thickers, A2Z Scraplets Chipboard words - Sweet Girl, collections butterflies, Craft Queen ribbon.

Can't wait for the next Cyber Crop, be sure to keep an eye out and join in. Happening on the new Scrap with V blog

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

A2Z Scraplets October Sketch

Julie has given us yet another great sketch challenge over at A2Z Scraplets this month, sketch by Tanya Leigh Design.

This is my take on the sketch

I have used some of my older stash for this layout, Patterned Papers are Rusty Pickle Pirate Princess I think, I have used dimensional magic on the hearts, cut the roses and 3d. Have used A2Z Scraplets Corner 23 which i have cut and turned over to suit my layout, I then inked with shimmer, have also used A2Z Scraplets "Love" word for the title, have inked the title with a number of different inks to get the colour.

this is the sketch
Head on over to A2Z Scraplets
give this months sketch a go to be in the running for an excellent mystery pack filled with loads of A2Z Scraplets. Go to A2Z Scraplets blog to find out all the details.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

another OTP project to share

Well I got this cute little Twiddleybitz chipboard mini Birdcage on a stand. I sat and made this one, didn't take long and I love how it's turned out. It's so cute!

These birdcages on a stand come ready to assemble, in like a flat pack you could say LOL!! I painted it all first, then glued as I put it together.
I used a Prima vine from my stash which I cut to suit the stand and cage
I added a cute little 3d butterfly
for the nest I used some netting ribbon from Finishing Touch Ideas and I shredded it apart, screwed it up and bobs your uncle it's a nest LOL!!

My cute little birdie flew in on Monday and made himself at home.

Isn't the birdie just too cute??
You can purchase this Twiddleybitz birdcage on a stand and other Twiddleybitz along with Prima all from Scrap with V

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

SWV Design Team Call

Scrap with V is looking for new Design Team Members to join our already talented team of designers for a 6 month term - 1 November through till April 2011

Design Team Benefits
A fantastic SWV kit for you to design with each month
20% off purchases in the shop (excludes already discounted items)
Free shipping on your orders

Your responsibilities as a Design Team Member:
Complete your monthly kit by the deadline together with instructions
Participate in the monthly SWV Challenges on the new blog
Advertise and participate in the monthly Cyber Crops
Comment on layouts in the Gallery and other DT and participant’s blogs
At least 1 technique or project during your term
Advertise our sales and display your monthly kit on your blog once released.
Display our blinkie on your blog.

Got you interested? Would like to know how to apply?
Simply email the following to Vanessa at

Name and address
5 photos of your favourite layouts/cards/projects
Link to your blog or online gallery
List of any design teams you participate on and previous teams

All applications are due by 22nd October 2010

The new Design Team will be announced Tuesday 26th October.

The design team term will be from November 2010 – April 2011.

No previous experience is necessary; we all have to start somewhere.

International applications welcome.

Ness & the Design Team

Stuck on U Sketch for 1 October

Phew!! I didn't think I would get this sketch done but with how wet it is here at the moment and so many roads cut, I got the sketch done this morning.

Now you will see that it is very crooked, doesn't help having the layout on an angle when sticking things down. I didn't realise until I got to doing the title LOL!! OMG!! how bad is that LOL!! was too late to lift it, it was stuck fast considering how much tape and glue I use LOL!! Must be the wet weather LOL!! that's my excuse LOL!!

Anyway, was a great sketch. Here is my take.

Photos are of Shannon and her friend Lisa, mucking around during a sleep over as teenagers do. Have used Bo Bunny Patterend Papers, Kaiser corner rhinestones, American Crafts Thickers.

this is the SOUS sketch

head on over to Stuck on U Sketches for fantastic fortnightly sketches.

thanks for stopping by!!

Love Ness xx

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A2Z Scraplets New Releases

Another month of fabulous new releases at A2Z Scraplets.
Here are just a few that I have done

Julie at A2Z made this title especially for my daughter Shannon after actually hearing Shannon trying to get my attention one day!! Of course she thought it was hilarious!!

Shannon's favourite way to tell me "I love you"

she starts with Mum......... Mum......... Mum....... Mum...Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum until I go WHAT!! LOL!! then in such a sweet voice she says
"I love you"
really melts my heart when she does this.

Scraplets I have used is the Mum, mum, mum title, birdcage and Love word

This layout I have used Websters Patterned Paper, new Prima flowers some roses and A2Z Scraplet title - Daddy's Girls. This photo was taken many years ago when the girls were much younger - going back 7 years, I think Sarah hates me now for using this photo LOL!!

Dry your eyes Princess I tried to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. This layout is also the September Sketch Challenge at Scrap with V, which was designed by Kim Kendell. I couldn't post this layout until the A2Z Scraplets had been released.
This layout looks much nicer IRL.

Poor Sarah so wanted to do ballet but she wanted to do it her way not their way LOL!!

Head on over to A2Z Scraplets to check out the other new releases and the Design Team inspiration. Totally amazing with more to come!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Love Ness xx

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Scrappin' Silhouettes Sketch #16

Another fabulous sketch over at Scrappin' Silhouettes this week. Head on over and give it a go!!

This is my take on the sketch.
have used Websters Paper, Creative Imaginations Paper, Creative Imaginations ribbon, a piece of scrap paper, A2Z Scraplets title and a few additional shells cut from another sheet of Creative Imaginations Paper.
Photo is of Shannon building sandcastles at Caloundra back in 2008

and this is sketch #16 designed by the lovely Molly Bennett

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!!

Love Ness xx

Friday, October 1, 2010

OTP project to share

Well I had no intentions of doing any scrapping let alone an OTP project today LOL!! Was supposed to work and get new kits uploaded to the Scrap with V website today but I went to login to find the sites are finally on the move so I couldn't do anything there today.

I have had this frame out on my table for a little while now, I looked at it from my computer this morning and I really don't know what happened but this is what I ended up with.

Have used new papers from MME - Lost and Found, a little Prima mixed in there too and a chipboard dress form, oh and the lovely new Green Tara silver sprays which I am loving - these can be purchased from Scrap with V once the sites have moved.

I really enjoyed doing this frame for Sarah, she doesn't know about it yet so I will put it aside for her as a little something for her birthday late December.

It is called "Paris J'Adore" which is Paris I adore you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!!

Love Ness xx