Monday, February 28, 2011

LCTS #71

This weeks sketch is up at Let's Capture these Sketches
another sketch designed by me!

Why not head on over and show me your take on the sketch??

this is my take on my sketch

this is sketch #71 at LCTS
You can see this sketch and more in my Sketch Gallery, just click on the image in the right sidebar to see them all, lots more to come.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A2Z Scraplets more releases for February

This month has been another huge release at A2Z Scraplets, loads of great new scraplets. Be sure to head on over and check them out!! All the Design Team have created amazing inspiration with the new releases.

Here are a few that I did

New release word - Sweet 16
this is totally different for me, I have tried lots of white space with this layout using up some scraps of Prima from my stash.
Photo is of Sarah in her younger days LOL!!

New release - Love You frame
photo of the 3 girls together on our trip to Wivenhoe Dam last year.

New release word - Treasures in the Sand
Now boy have I gone back with my stash LOL!! I found this oldie way down in my goodies. K&Co Paper from around 2005 I think, always loved this paper.

My girls are my treasures in the sand.

New release word - Too darn cute
Photo of Chloe a number of years ago now, she was too darn cute

For this next one I have used the inside and outside of the word. This layout I have popped out the Caloundra word to use.

Photo is Bullcock Beach

and this layout I have used the outer of the word together with another new release "in the Summertime"

Photos are Kings Beach

Thanks for stopping by!!

Have a fabulous week!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop Prize

What a great blog hop this was and thank you all for participating and joining in.

I have put everyone's names into the random draw

and the winner of the mystery prize on my blog is...


Congratulations Kylie

Please email Julie at
with your postal details to receive your mystery Scraplets prize!!

Thanks again everyone, hope to see you at the next blog hop!!


This month at Scrap with V we have been showing you how Flourish with a Bling can make your layouts pop!!

Be sure to check out the posts by Lisa and myself.

All you need to do is follow our blog and leave a comment in the original product review post here or click on the image above to head there to be in the running to win this great giveaway!!

This will be a random draw (luck of the draw)
Winner will be announced on 2nd March at Scrap with V

Saturday, February 19, 2011

LCTS Sketch #70 designed by me

Exciting stuff seeing my first sketch up at Let's Capture these Sketches (LCOM) one of the first sketches that I have designed for LCTS, with loads more to come.

Head on over to check out the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and why not give it a go too? I would so love to see what you do with my sketches.

This is my take on the sketch. I designed this sketch based on a layout I had done previously and then created an entire new layout on it.
Photo of my girls on our day trip to Wivenhoe Dam when the flood gates were open and we were getting drenched by the spray from the amount of water that was being released.

and this is the sketch

Fabulous prize to be won if you share your take and link up over at LCTS
Click here to head over and check it all out. Would love to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More exciting news!!

Have had this one under my hat for awhile now!! Have been busting to tell and now I can

I have been asked by the lovely ladies at Stuck on U Sketches to join their design team
I am so excited and overwhelmed, these ladies truly are so beautiful!!

Am so looking forward to working with the ladies at SOUS, they are absolutely awesome and so very talented!!

Be sure to head over and take a look, lots of fantastic sketches and of course Scrap with V will be sponsoring SOUS at times as well!!

This is my take on this weeks sketch, Photos of Chloe after her colour change
the sketch is a pagemaps sketch, just click on the image of the sketch below to head on over to Stuck on U to see all the beautiful inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

A2Z Scraplets February Release

Wow!! another fabulous release over at A2Z Scraplets this month with more yet to be posted, head on over to the blog to check them all out, all the DT inspiration with the new releases is amazing!!

These are the new release products I had to work with

new release word - By the Sea
here I have used very old paper from my stash LOL!! love this paper though along with KI Memories die cut paper which I have painted, Petaloo felt flowers. Photo is of the girls at Shelley Beach Caloundra January this year.

new release Shape - Walk the Dog
here I have used up more of my older stash being Doodlebug paper, Creative Imaginations 12" sticker sheet, Finishing Touch Ideas pink rhinestone flourishes and petaloo flowers. Photo is of Shannon with her new glitter hat.

new release Script word - Eternity
again here I have used up older stash, I don't even know the names of the papers, also used Prima flower and strand of pearls. Photo is of Andrew and I just before our wedding in 1990.

new Script word - Two Hearts
another layout using up my older stash of papers, along with some petaloo flowers. Photo is of Andrew and I in 2006

new release Shapes - Boots - Set of 2
here I made a card and I think I spelled it wrong LOL!!

be sure to head over and check them all out and check back for more to come!!

thanks for stopping by!!

Scrap with V February 15th Sketch

Another great sketch up at Scrap with V for February. This sketch was supplied to us by the lovely LisaK.

Head on over to check out the sketch and all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team.

This is my take on the sketch

Using up some of my older stash here again, photo is of Sarah at the beach back in December 2010.

Why not give this sketch a go?? great chance to win a fantastic prize pack packed full of scrappin goodies!!

Click here now to find out more!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Our new house!!

Well it's been a long time coming and we are finally getting out of the rental loop!!

We are moving yet again however this time it's for our own home YAY!!
This will be the last ever move, I swear I am going to rot in this place LOL!!

Here is our new home, we move in on 10th March.

Click here if you want to see inside

Lots of packing to get done, we have already started but we haven't even really scratched the surface yet. The shop is going to be the biggest part ARGHHH!! so not looking forward to that part LOL!!

This move means a new area, we are moving suburbs and Chloe will be changing schools which she was dreading but now has got used to the idea.

I am so looking forward to being in our own home.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


OMG!! I found this fantastic sketch site "Let's Capture these Sketches" last month and noticed they were looking for Sketch Designers so I applied.

I received an email from the lovely Tanya the other day asking for me to join their team as a Sketch Designer!!

Couldn't believe my eyes!!
I am so excited and over the moon!!

I will be designing 4 sketches per month for LCTS
be sure to head over to their blog, my first sketch will be released very soon.

Would love to see what you all do with my sketches so why not take part

I look forward to working with a fantastic group of ladies

Click the image above to head over and check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop tonight

Welcome to my blog and A2Z Scraplets first ever Blog Hop.

All the Designers have come together to celebrate everything in the Summertime. We are happy that you can join us for this fun filled event.

you should have arrived to my blog from A2Z Scraplets If that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the A2Z Scraplets Blog by clicking here to start the hop from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing!

All the Designers will showcase their “in the Summer time” take on the blog hop Sketch.

A few things to remember to join in and be eligible for prizes

You must complete the sketch using the theme “in the Summertime”, be a follower of A2Z Scraplets, Like the A2Z Scraplets Facebook page here.

visit all the blogs on the list and comment on every blog at least once through the week in order to be entered to win the fantastic Grand Prize!

Guess what?? I have a surprise PRIZE on my blog, so be sure to follow me and leave a comment to be eligible to win this prize too.

A Winner for my prize will be randomly picked from followers and comments left here on my blog.

Be sure to visit all the girls blogs to find more prizes.

You have until Saturday night 19th February to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We will draw the winners of the prizes and will be announced by Julie.

This is my take on the sketch

our holiday up the sunshine coast January 2011

now head off to your next port of call being

Tina Reynolds

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stuck on U Sketch 4th February

loved this sketch over at SOUS for 4th February

trying to use up my stash at the moment, I have used Fancy Pants paper, Sandylion paper, cardstock and Fancy Pants transparency, Prima bling and flowers, Green Tara puffy ribbon.

Photos are of Chloe last year.

This is the sketch over at SOUS
Why not head over and give this sketch a whirl, they have fantastic sketches twice a month!! Click here to head over to SOUS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Scrapbudz Challenges - Guest DT for February

Well this is pretty exciting for me, I was asked by the lovely Eve at Scrapbudz to be Guest Designer for February. Thank you Eve!!

I loved their challenges this month, you should head over for challenges that are a little different
Below are the challenges and my takes on each one

First is my take on the sketch challenge
Best Friends - photos of Chloe and her best friend Jessie
these girls are joined at the hip LOL!!

Using up more of my older stash I have mixed new Prima with older Prima papers
petaloo flowers and butterfly, Prima flourishes and Green Tara puffy ribbon
and American Craft glitter alphabet

This is the sketch designed by Moma

The next challenge is the Inspiration Challenge, had fun with this one

Again using up much older stash for this layout but worked perfectly with the photos that I had of my beautiful niece Stevie.

Not sure what the black and white paper was (no name), Bo Bunny spot paper
Prima journal spot, prima flowers, ribbon and another Prima bling flourish and a A2Z Scraplet title "Pretty" which I have inked black.

I forgot to journal prior to taking the photo of this layout LOL!!
these are photos that Stevie took of herself after her best freind Liz died her hair, Stevie's new do the smaller photo was prior and then the after photo.

this next challenge is the Latte & Cream Challenge
given an image below and using Cream or Latte as base colour for layout then adding in the colours from the image supplied. This was great and loved the outcome.

Using up all these older papers in my stash, I think these I bought from Creative Memories a while back and finally have used some of them LOL!! along with a doily, Prima flower and Petaloo felt flowers, Green Tara leaves, Prima pearl leaf and American Crafts chipboard glitter alphabet for the title.

Photo is of Sarah at her 19th birthday on 20th December 2010

this is the image for the Latte & Cream challenge

Now why not head over to Scrapbudz and give these challenges a whirl, would love to see you there.

Click the images above or click here to head over to Scrapbudz to check out all the challenges for February.

Thanks for stopping by!!

and have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A2Z Scraplets first ever Blog Hop

Join us for the first ever Blog Hop at A2Z Scraplets on 11th February 2011 at 7pm!!

Loads of great prizes to be won, head on over and be sure to follow their blog.

Look forward to seeing you there!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A2Z Scraplets February Sketch

Another fantastic sketch over at A2Z Scraplets this month, head on over and check it out and all the DT inspiration.

Here is my take on the sketch

again I am using up older stuff in my stash, this is a Kaiser range
Photo is of my beautiful niece Stevie who spent quite a lot of time with us over Christmas, a photo she took of herself using my camera while she was staying with us.

I have used Scraplets words - Beautiful and You (from You & Me pack)

This is the sketch that Tina has supplied us with this month.

Fantastic prizes to be won!! Head on over now and enter your take on the sketch, just click on the sketch image above to take you there.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Scrap with V 1st February Sketch

Another new month brings us another sketch, this sketch has been designed by the lovely Ann Lavin for Scrap with V.

Had fun doing this sketch, using up lots of my older bits from my stash at the moment.

Photo of Sarah wearing her new hat.

This is the sketch by Ann
Why not head over and give this sketch a go, just click on the sketch image above great prize pack to be won!!

thanks for stopping by!