Thursday, March 31, 2011

SWV April 1st Sketch

Hi everyone

Today is April Fool's day but there are no April Fool's at Scrap with V for the April 1st Sketch.

Head on over and check out the fabulous sketch Alaine supplied for us this month and all the awesome inspiration from the Design Team

My take on the sketch

Still using up much of what I have in my stash well actually in my scrapping trolley as this is all I can get my hands on right now LOL!! Found my stamps though.

Photos are of Sarah sitting out on the front verandah of the new house.

This is the sketch Alaine has supplied us with from PageMaps

So now you like the sketch right?? so why not give it a go, link your take up to the Scrap with V blog and be in the running to win a fantastic prize pack full of goodies!!

Entries close midnight 30th April.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Blog Award

Hi everyone

Well the lovely Wanda from Stuck on U Sketches has kindly given me this award

Thank you Wanda you are a sweetheart!! If you haven't been to visit Wanda's blog you should, she creates some amazing layouts and projects.

So the rules are:

Thank the person that sent it to you

Tell 7 things about your self

and send to 15 people.

Ok so 7 things about me?? ummm...

1. I love life!

2. I love my beautiful 3 girls and my dear Husband to pieces, love spending time with them all and my extended family and my friends.

3. Love to scrap and design sketches and loving photography

4. I love to holiday at the Sunshine Coast and have always done since born.

5. Love to crank up the music and dance like crazy don't care who is watching LOL!!

6. I used to manage an Accountants Practice

7. The beach is where I want to be, my dream.

Send it to 15 people.

Now sending it on to 15 gorgeous ladies who all inspire me

3. Irit Shalom
4. Jodi Dolbel
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!

Monday, March 28, 2011


Hi everyone

Look at what's in store and available now at Scrap with V

Check it all out in the store now, be sure to get your hands on some before it's all gone!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a truly wonderful day!

LCTS Sketch #75

Hi everyone

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend

The next sketch is up at Let's Capture these Sketches another sketch designed by me

This is my take on the sketch
cute photos of Shannon when she was little in the front yard at my Mum's place, all dressed up to celebrate Fathers Day September 1998.

Here I have used up more of my stash, using Basic Grey, Prima, Petaloo and butterfly stickers

Here is Sketch #75 designed by me
I would really love to see your take on my sketch so why not give it a try this week, you have until the end of the month to complete the sketches, all you need to do is link up your layout on your blog over at LCTS, click here.

Go on!! you know you want to :0)

thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

LCTS - Lets Capture Spring Break Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us as we try and Capture Spring Break!!

If you have happened upon my blog please pop on over to Let's Capture These Sketches to begin the hop.

Please join the new sketch team as we take a journey to a popular Spring Break location. Pack up your scrapbook goodies and hop along each blog. Be sure to keep your eye open for a letter posted on the blogs and be sure to post comments as you go. Once you are done, please comment on the LCOM Sketch Blog and unscramble the letters to find out our destination. Now... some of the members couldn’t make the trip and didn’t post a letter. Let us know who couldn’t join us for an extra chance to win! Email your answers to and put LCOM Blog Hop in the subject line for a chance to win some great prizes.

Grab a drink and let’s get this party started!

A little bit about me

My name is Vanessa but everyone calls me Ness. I'm 40 years young and live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I live with my husband, Andrew (happily married for 20 years) and our 3 girls - Sarah 19, Shannon 15 and Chloe 12. I love them to bits!

I am definitely a girly-girl and love to have fun just being myself (crazy at times LOL!!). I have had a love for arts and crafts for as long as I can remember. Have tried almost everything over the time but have found that Scrapbooking is my passion. I started scrapbooking in 2001. I am thankful I have a very understanding and wonderful husband, and girls who support my passion. My girls are almost always my main scrapping subject. I have spread out into designing sketches and now designing for Let's Capture these Sketches and I am loving it.

I am so honored and excited to be a part of the Lets Challenge These Sketches Team.

This is the sketch for the Blog Hop which has been designed by me

and my take on the sketch

Thanks for joining me! Please hop on over to

Steph -

Hope you had fun!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Head on over to Scrap with V and check out their monthly Product Review to see the fantastic Blog Candy giveaway!!

All you need to do is become a follower of Scrap with V, leave a comment at the bottom of the post and share it with your friends.

Fantastic chance to win some great Green Tara Silver Sprays!!

Click here to head over for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

LCTS #74

Hi everyone

Sketch #74 is up at Let's Capture these Sketches, this sketch has been designed by me

Lots of fantastic inspiration by the Design Team, head on over and check it out!!

Why not join in for this sketch, would love to see your take on my sketch.

This is my take on the sketch

Once again, using up alot of my older stash, I have used Creative Imaginations Patterned Paper for the backing, Making Memories due cut artisan shape, Glitz designs 12" rubon for the mesh look, I ripped the rub-on before adhering, then I used an ink pad and gently over the top. Prima flowers, acetate flourishes ribbon and scraps of Prima paper, Provo Craft mini stickers and American Crafts thickers.

Photos are of Sarah strolling along Shelley Beach just after the floods this year.

this is Sketch #74 designed by me
check out all my sketch designs, click on the image below to see my sketch gallery.

thanks for stopping by!!

Monday Mojo

It was my turn this week over at Scrapbudz for Monday Mojo. As most of you know I've just moved so this was ultra quick and easy.

Want to find out more about this pretty little album??

Head on over to Scrapbudz for all the details and step by step instructions and photos.

This Accordion Tag album makes for the perfect gift especially with Mother's Day fast approaching us.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

SOUS March 18 Sketch challenge & Candy!!

The next sketch is up at Stuck on U Sketches and there is some fabulous blog candy to be won!!

Head on over to check out the sketch and all the details on the blog candy to win!!

My take on the sketch - Summer Fun

Here I have used lots from my older stash. Creative Imaginations die cut patterned paper, Doodlebug spot patterned paper for the backing and behind photos, Creative Imaginations strip phrases sticker sheet, strip of Basic Grey PP, glitter ribbon which didn't stick to well LOL!! acetate bird and 3d stickers for the embellishments and title.

Photos are of Shannon at Kings Beach Caloundra in December prior to the floods

The gorgeous Becky Fleck sketch at SOUS

Click on the sketch image above to head over to Stuck on U Sketches, the Design Team inspiration is absolutely awesome, along with all the info to win that blog candy!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

LCTS BLOG HOP 26th March

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

LCTS Sketch #73

Hi everyone

This post is a little late due to moving house. The move has now happened and the unpacking has started and do you think I can find anything after all the organisation with packing everything, it's all gone here there and everywhere and the things we need now are at the very back of the pod shipping container LOL!! typical hey!

enough about my whinge with moving and onto the next fab sketch which is up at Let's Capture These Sketches, this sketch has been designed by suepup.

Here is my take on sketch #73

Photo of Sarah, Shannon and Chloe on our day trip last year. Here I have been using up much of what I had in my stash, lots of Prima

Well I am off to get back into the unpacking and finding things

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sketch #72 LCTS

This weeks sketch at Let's Capture these Sketches has been designed by the lovely Charlotte Jenkins - Suepup

and this is my take on her lovely sketch

I have used an old Heidi Swapp Patterned Paper I found in my stash, a doily together with Prima flowers, Creative Imaginations metal flower brads, A2Z Scraplets heart frame, A2Z Scraplets film Strip and A2Z Scraplets title - Daddy's Girl which I cut off the daddy

Photos are of my 3 beautiful girls.

this is sketch #72 by Suepup
Great weekly sketches at Let's Capture these Sketches
why not head on over and check them out, give them a go

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March Sketch for Stuck on U

For the month of March we have this fantastic sketch designed by Suepup

Loved this sketch. This is my take on the sketch
I have been trying to use up stuff from my stash without buying anymore for the moment, less to move LOL!!
I have used Websters patterned papers together with Prima flowers, butterfly and bling and Creative Imaginations ribbon "Lasting Memories".

The photo is of me when I was 20 just before Andrew and I got married (going back a long time now)

The sketch over at SOUS this month

Why not check out the sketch at Stuck on U Sketches and have a go yourself??
They are beautiful ladies over there with amazing talent

Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

March Sketch at Scrapbudz

Scrapbudz have their March Sketch up, this sketch has been designed by me, so why not head over and check it out, come on join in and have a go!! Would love to see your take on the sketch.

Also some great new changes happening at Scrapbudz be sure to take a look, great challenges and more!!

This is my take on the sketch
photo of Chloe before and after her hair colour change

and this is the sketch I designed for Scrapbudz this month.

Take a look at all my sketches in my sketch gallery here

hope to see you at Scrapbudz with your take on the sketch.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Scrap with V March 1st Sketch

The March 1st sketch at Scrap with V is now up, a lovely sketch from Prima supplied by Irit for us.

Fantastic inspiration from all the Design Team, head on over to have a looksie, why not give the sketch a go yourself and link your take to Mr Linky at the bottom of the post. Great prizes to be won!!

Here is my take on the sketch, using up older stuff from my stash I have used Kaiser Papers with Petaloo flowers and Prima bling.

Photo of Andrew and I when Sarah and Shannon were little and before Chloe was born.

and this is the sketch

thanks for stopping by!!