Saturday 27 February 2010

From Screen to scrap March challenge

From screen to scrap is featuring the movie happy feet for March.
Added Criteria for a maximum of 6 points
1. A penguin on the page somewhere = 1pt
2. Must have the word 'Feet' in the title = 2 pts
3. White and Blue to be the dominant colors used = 3pts
You can use other colors but want to see mainly white and shades of blue :)
If my readers are interested in joining in the fun,click on the link on my blog which takes you straight there.
I'll possibly upload my layout for this in a few days.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

mystical needs motre entries

Mystical cyber crop needs more entries so if you are reading this and haven't been there yet-go.It finished on Friday at midnight. one of the entries I've made for it is a card.We had to feature curled ribbon.

So here's my attempt.I deckled down the right hand side and the eiffel tower is a stamp.The scanner pushed the curls flat but in real life they're 3d.

Sunday 21 February 2010

Design team work

I've been procrastinating over my layout for From screen to scrap for next month.Finally at 5.30 this morning I had an idea.(You know you've got it bad when you dream about scrapbooking).Anyway,it all came together beautifully.I can't show you yet but will be uploading it onto fs2s soon I'm sure.

There's also been a cybercrop on at mystical scrapbooking so I've had a busy weekend.This is one of my layouts for it. I love this sketch! With February being a short month,there's the same amount of work but in a shorter time.

Saturday 20 February 2010

A2Z Entry

Here is my entry for aA2zscraplets.I had a beautiful flower chipboard but couldn't fit it on so I squeezed in the kaisercraft flowers instead.The papers are from a stack I bought at BigW called La Creme.They are all gorgeous cremes/blacks/whites.Some have flocked patterns on them.The rub on is from 7 gypsies.

Friday 19 February 2010

Farewell shabbychic.

I'm sad to read that one of my favourite competition blogs is closing...Shabbychic butterflys and bows. I won their layout of the month in January and have enjoyed doing girly frilly layouts for a change.Eve has other family commitments so I hope everything goes well for her.

Thank you.

A very big thank you to the girls who are giving me feedback on this blog.I really appreciate it!
I read others blogs and leave comments and quite often never hear a word in return,so when I do it is a great feeling.
I've been working on my mini album from the Purplescraps retreat last October and am pleased to report it is almost finished.It has been on my scrapping desk with photos for 4 months, so now a space has been cleared.Yipee!

Thursday 18 February 2010

Rak winner and a frustrating couple of days.

My RAK winner is MANDY! Once I have your address it will be in the post.
Scrapbook news and review needed a contract signed and returned within 3 days.It came through to me as gobbletygook.I was almost in tears of frustration trying to print it out.I sent them 3 emails asking for it in word format.
Finally Loubylou from Enchanted scrapbooking suggested I reload Adobe reader and hey presto,there was the contract in English.I quickly signed it an emailed it along with descriptions of materials for each of the 6 layouts.
I had an expensive trip to get 2 photos developed today.They cost 30 cents but on the way out I noticed Big W had pads of scrapbooking papers on special.I bought 2 plus some chipboard, so that trip cost me nearly $50.

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Being published AGAIN!

I sent some layouts to scrapbooknewsandreview and didn't hear anything so assumed they didn't want them.
Today I got an email saying they wish to publish all 6!!!!!!
The layouts are Duomo,Wish,Venice,Giggle,Funny Bunny and Blown away.

Random RAK prize

Leave a comment on my blog and you will go in the draw for a RAK prize.I'm just trying to establish if anyone/who reads my blog.I'm aware of lurkers but now it is time to speak up!!My dear followers speak up please. :)
I'm about to start on this month's challenge for out of the hat featuring butterflies,buttons,bows and a 4 word title.

Monday 15 February 2010

Thank you Erica!

Thank you Erica for fixing both my blog and my facebook picture.It is wonderful to have such a handy daughter.
I'm not technically minded and have been looking at my google picture thinking everyone will think i'm a boozer.Seriously,it was only 1 goldfish bowl at the Purplescaps retreat.I found out later it had tequila in it!!!(my first taste of the lethal mexican brew.) It is months since I have had any alcohol.This new picture just shows my triple chin and wrinkles.HaHa.

Saturday 13 February 2010

Talk like a pirate day is an annual event held at my daughter's uni .They get dressed up and walk around "talking like a pirate" and basically have a lot of laughs.Here's her housemates,with her, ready to go. The chipboards were specially made then inked.This was a fun layout to do.This is my entry for From screen to scrap for this month.

Thursday 11 February 2010

Artastic has a bath painting to work from.Here's my take on it.
Warren was bathing Erica when she was around 3 weeks old.I caught this adoring look on his face.A precious moment betweeen father and daughter.I used Bella Sarah Jane papers and some antique lace.

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Erica meets a horseguard

This month's challenge for Enchanted scrapbooking was to cut a photo in half and split it.Looking through my people photos most of them had overlapping arms etc but I had this one of Erica and a horseguard. I had watched an ABC show about them so wanted a photo.

ME:" Stand next to him and I'll take your photo"HER: No.ME: "go on" ,so she stood near but not next to.This worked out ideal for this challenge. I'm loving the red/grey/black combo.

Sunday 7 February 2010


This mural photo reminded me of our day in Capri.We had no money and couldn't find an atm that would accept my visa card.It is one of the richest economies in the world with millionaires to spare!I decided to go with the whole money theme on my layout.I love the colours in this one.
This is this months entry for crafty Sketches

Friday 5 February 2010

Here's 2 layouts I have done recently for challenges.The colosseum guard is for Whatisoldisnew challenge and Pulteney bridge is for Inspired blueprints.
With a short month there will be lots to do in a shorter time.I've started my pirate layout for From Screen to scrap but am waiting on some embellishmentsI have ordered.

Wednesday 3 February 2010

magpie kisses

I went all colonial and country-like with this layout.This photo is of 2 magpies sitting on a gate near my daughter's house.Here I explained an old poem our family always says to count the kisses someone puts on a greeting card.On further research I discovered it is an old Irish poem used to count magpies.

I left the corrugated cardboard half uncovered to get the rustic look, then inked the background paper,the card,the fence and the bird.This will go to the site called Stuck?! sketches.