Tuesday 29 December 2009

A visit and a major project

Finally my daughter has come home for Christmas,albeit 3 days late.There is so much news to catch up on and so little time.We are heading back to Canberra on New Years Day.I've put a rare photo of me on here.It was taken on Christmas day.Everyone tells me that I look festive and green really suits me.

I'm currently working on a layout for Scrapbooking memories which is due by January the 7th.It has to feature shoes.The photo is the easy part...this layout has taken weeks, but hopefully will look good when finished.It is very fiddly!

Monday 28 December 2009


D-lish scraps and kits is the store where I can spend my $10 prize for runner up on out of the hat challenge.They have some good bargains there including christmas card packs.I wish I had found those prior to Christmas. I'm thinking of being boring and buying a bazzil pack as I find cardstck seems to disappear when you need it most.
I haven't done much scrapping over the festive season but plan to get busy again now that it is over.
At the Lincraft sale yesterday I bought a florentine border punch for 30% off.Can't wait to have lacy edges on some of my girly layouts.

Tuesday 22 December 2009

Happy Christmas

I've just checked my out of the hat challenge and I got runner up for their monthly challenge.
Public Choice - Kylie Symons
Runner - Up - Julene Matthews
Random Draw - Judith Armstrong
Mad Hatter Choice - Amanda Taylor
Summary of my achievements in the past month are:
1 layout of the month Shabby chic
1 runner up layout of the month out of the hat
1 3rd in layout of the month artastic
1 layout of the week mystical
3 cybercrop wins purple and mystical

1 2nd place in cybercrop purple
1 encouragement award for completing a challenge nobody else did.

I hope my readers have a sense of humour.I saw this on Unicornjulie's blog and just had to copy it! Those from Purplescraps will get the inside joke!

In case I don't get back here before Christmas,have a very happy one everybody.

There will be more stunning layouts from yours truly next year.(cough)

Monday 21 December 2009

Soho good

I'm sure someone has thought of this before but I was doing this layout's title,stuck down Soho and thought what letters do I have left?There was a g,d and 2 zeros.The result was this!

It summarises our morning in London's West End.Erica and I were so cold so we went into a coffee shop for a morning cuppa and some biscuits, which were tied with this ribbon.I kept it for a scapbooking layout.(Isn't that sad?).The result was this.I love the maroons and pinks in this and even the facr that the other ribbon looks like butterflies.

Sunday 20 December 2009

Another design team application

Here I go again.Another application has gone in.(not saying where!).I've included the Moulin Rouge canvas plus 2 of the cards I made recently on Mystical and Enchanted challenges.I agonised ove which layout to submit(they only want one!!!),so I've sent 2 completely different to each other.Maybe 2010 will be my year.After 8 years of scrapbooking,I'm more than ready.

Saturday 19 December 2009

Results of Purplescraps cybercrop.

Well I'm amazed at my run of luck.In the purplescraps cybercrop I received 2 firsts and a second.Melinda drew the names out of a hat so it wasn't necessarily on skill.This gives me $50 to spend on chipboard from scrapping'n'craft.com.au.It will be fun spending all that money!
I've also joined the forum at scrapping2perfection

Friday 18 December 2009

Using up leftover papers.

My scrapdesk is clear now that all the challenges for December have been completed.I plan to get out the scraps and make some more of the flowers from Mystical scrapbooking as featured on my "all I want for Christmas" layout.They will come in handy for future layouts and also use up the leftover papers.I may also make some more inchies and twinchies(2x2) squares.

Thursday 17 December 2009

My prize and a card

I won $25 voucher to scrapbuds.com.au so I have updated my stash with some lovely papers and trimmings.Here is a christmas card I've made using silver stickers and inchies.I may add more to each square before entering it in mad about scrappings card challenge.I liked the way the squares form a star pattern in the centre.What do you think?

Wednesday 16 December 2009


I've just discovered I won layout of the month on Shabbychic butterfliesandbows with this layout of Annabelle

.Thank you to Eve and her team.I think this might be my first layout of the month win.I'm excited.
The prize is $25 voucher to spend so I'm off to have a look on scrapbuds.com.au


"Hi all well this is our last challenge for the year and I am pleased to annouce a winner , so without further ado the winner for this month is Julene Matthews----fashionista congrats Julene." I just read this on shabbychicbutterfliesandbows.blogspot.com and am amazed! The quality of work on there is so high.
I've won cybercrop challenges before but I think this is the first monthly challenge I have won.Not sure what exactly the prize is yet but I think it is a voucher to spend at a scrapping store so it won't go amiss.

Sunday 13 December 2009


I just realised I have won another freebie, a bling word "adore" from Scrapping to perfection's daily comment section.This will be a handy addition to my stash.
Meanwhile I have one layout left to do for Purplescraps cybercrop and have scrappers block.It is for a non red and green layout but Christmas.For me this is really hard.Most of my Christmas photos are already scrapped.Looking back those I have aren't the right colour scheme.I may have to think outside the square for this one.
I've joined a challenge for next year in a notebook format using scraps from each weeks scrapping.Kind of like a designers notebook. IT should be interesting.

Friday 11 December 2009

A win.

Look at the cute butterflies i just won on Scrapping2perfection.It pays to check scrapbooking sites regularly.They're having a sale too so I may be tempted to indulge a little.

Christmas and chocolate go together

The layout on the left is for Enchanted scrapbooks and features a photo from Christmas 1984.It was using the falalala pack which we bought for this contest.There have been 6 Christmas challenges and this is the last one.I love the wirly tree.
The layout on the right is for purplescraps and had to feature vines,bugs and the colour chocolate.I was quite impressed with how my vine turned out as this is the first one i have done.I put it through the Xyron then added Prima flowers and dragonflies.

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Layout of the week on mystical.

The layout pictured below featuring Jonathan's teeth was voted layout of the week.I'm in shock as I didn't think it was that brilliant but obviously someone else does.It is nice to feel the love.
Enchanted scrapbooking also has the last Falalala challenge due this week so some hours need to be spent scrapping.

Monday 7 December 2009

Purplescraps Cybercrop this week

I'm doing 4 layouts for purplescraps cybercrop this week and luckily none of them are Christmas themed. The first is a double layout.I've managed to fit 8 photos of the louvre on it and am now putting embellishments on .The second is quite a ptretty sketch challenge.The third is a summer layout with no red or green.The last is chocolate coloured paper with insects and leaves and twigs. I'm leaving that one till last.

Sunday 6 December 2009

Another Mystical layout and a redo.

I've just completed this layout featuring Jonathan's new teeth.They came early for Christmas.

Mystical scrapbooking taught us how to make these fantastic flowers.I think I will be making those again.

I hurried to complete a layout for out of the hat and blurred the heading when finishing it off.Unfortunately it will need to be reconstructed again.So annoyed with myself over this but I kept reciting the scrappers chant "it is only paper!"

Saturday 5 December 2009

blogs and cards

Go over to Scrapping 2 perfection for blog giveaways and fun.It looks like a great blog.Meanwhile I've been making cards and have uploaded 2 of my favourites here.

Thursday 3 December 2009

Enchanted limited challenge and a clock

This layout features the clock tower in St Mark's square in Venice.There is a zodiac clock,above that is a wooden carved winged lion.Atop that is 2 statues,the top half of which move and they ring the bell between them.It was fascinating to watch.

This layout was done for the limited challenge which had 5 pp,1 c/s,3 photos, 4 diecuts,strip journalling and 2 different fonts in the heading.
I added clock hands and 2 zigzag brads.

Wednesday 2 December 2009

I won a prize

When I submitted sponge bob to ARTastic challenge blog I received some favourable comments but never dreamed I'd win a prize. I was chosen by the person who set the challenge for a RAK.It was the equivalent of third prize so I'm happy.
I'm now working on next months song title challenge.