Friday 31 December 2010

Happy New Year/Show us your stuff

I'm wishing everyone a happy new year! May 2011 bring all your dearest wishes coming true.

I'm amazed at the internet sometimes.One of my comments on here is from a scrapbooker in amazing is that and what a small world it has become.Enjoy your parties tonight those that are going to them. I'll be curled up watching the fireworks on the TV with maybe a quiet glass of wine or two.(must be getting old!)
Here's a layout about my achievements for the year just gone for Show us your stuff".I'm just scraping in as the deadline is midnight NYE and it is 9.30pm now.The tag is misting over a Twiddlybits butterfly and the organza flowers are hand done.(took forever but effective!) Getting on to not 1,not 2 but 3 design teams was a big achievement for me.I dearly wanted 1 but was fortunate to be asked for 3 plus getting published again after several years.My other achievement was my trip to Singapore.

Thursday 30 December 2010

Let's get shabby-Architecture

Here's my entry for Let's get shabby.The theme is Architecture and features a photo of an arched building.
I used a scrapmatts chipboard archway plus a WIOIN kit.These were 4 photos I took from the tour bus as we travelled around Athens. The paper with the columns on(October afternoon ) goes perfectly.

Wednesday 29 December 2010

A Christmas poem to scrap on Scrap the poetry.

Little star
Burned bright
Full of glowing light
Spreading joy to the night
Christmas time!
A time that fills us with desire
And slowly sets our hearts on fire
We pray, we love and listen to the choir
A jolly Christmas time
The Christmas tree stands so tall and so proud
Takes a seat on the presents as they become a crowd
Looks over the treasured presents like a hovering cloud
Everybody loves Christmas time
It’s decorated merrily with colours and materials of all kinds
It created a place of pleasure and joy for our eyes, and our minds
And many years of pleasure and memories it always unwinds
Is slowly
On its
If you haven't anything to scrap try this! The link to scrap the poem is on the left hand side of my blog.

Phew! Recovery time

After a mad few days prior to Christmas I've finally come up for air.Hope you all enjoyed your festive celebrations-we did! The kids loved opening their presents,the oldies enjoyed the food and family time together.I was lucky enough to receive some scrapbooking items ,so there is new incentive there for them to be used.
My next project is a mini album featuring our Christmas for scrapmatts.It is partly done and I've taken advantage of Big W's 10 cent photo offer. Happy new year everyone!!

Saturday 25 December 2010

And the winner is Emily P.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments.I love receiving them! We've just finished a yummy Christmas lunch.I asked my daughter to choose a winner by reading her all your first names and she chose Emily.If you send me an email confirming your address I'll post your parcel in a few days.

Thursday 23 December 2010

Final reminder re blog giveaway

Just another reminder about my blog giveaway,drawn on Christmas day.I have several names in the draw but would like more.It isn't too late just leave a comment.
Happy Christmas to all my blog followers.Hope you and your families delight in the joy of the season.
I haven't done any scrapping for the past few days..the silly season is in full swing.Tomorrow I'm off to my daughter's place in Canberra.Today I'll visit my mother and sister and do the gift exchanges.

Sunday 19 December 2010

Crafty sketches using Scrapmatts

Here's a very spotty Christmas layout for Crafty Sketches this month.It was the year we were married and features my husband,mother in law and husband's aunt.I used Scrapmatts reindeers and card borders plus some green dress in this photo was spotted which inspired the use of this paper.

Saturday 18 December 2010

Artastic "I believe in angels"

I used the words from one of my favourite ABBA songs for this layout.It is the nativity scene from my mother's nursing home and greets you as you go in the door.There are many caring kind nurses and staff there who look after the patients.

I went for the olde worlde look and downloaded the angel picture from a website featuring old postcards.

Thank you to all who've put their name in for my blog giveaway.It isn't too late if you haven't.

Monday 13 December 2010

Stuck on a fountain/giveaway reminder

Here's my entry for Stuck sketches this month. I love these papers that came from What is old is new again.They are October afternoon and studio calico. I made the flower from cotton lace and used an antique button from the 1940s.The grey/white and touch of red combo has been a favourite winter choice of mine for years.

Reminder to enter my blog giveaway.Just leave a is that simple.Details are 2 posts ago.

Saturday 11 December 2010

Blog giveaway reminders and a card

Here's a card I've made for the 12 days of Christmas challenge at The current one is a sketch for a card or a layout. It isn't too late to join in.

Also,I'd like to see more people for my giveaway(see previous post) .All you have to do is leave a comment.I'll draw it on Christmas day.

Monday 6 December 2010

My blog giveaway...from me alone.

It is nearly Christmas and I feel generous.

Just leave a comment after this post and you might win this collection of goodies.There's a Grant A5 mini album,black paint,Heidi Swapp chipboard Kaisercraft droplets and bling and some Claudia Elyse 3d stickers.
I'll draw the winner on Christmas Day and then will need your contact details to post it after the festive season,when the P.O. is less choked.

December challenge at stamp and scrap;air vent fun!

We are back in Paris again,this time in front of the Moulin Rouge in Montmatre.There is a round vent over the metro which blows air up..similar to the one featuring Marilyn Monroe in "Seven year itch" Erica thought it was great fun and wished she had worn a flared skirt to get the full effect.
I used Rhonna Farrer paper which features a close up from a dictionary,including the words music and museum.I thought this was apt considering the location.I continued the grey,black and white idea to highlight the photo elements.The vent and the weather were also grey.Erica was wearing black(what else!),so the Moulin Rouge stood out.The transparency featuring red dots and the inking on the flower on the tag picked up the red. this layout is for the December sketch challenge on blog.Go check it out!

Sunday 5 December 2010

Kraft it up December challenge

Ah the 1970's, such happy memories! This photo was taken on Christmas Day 1978 in Auckland New Zealand.We were at the start of a 4 week bus trip which was eventful to say the least.One of the host girls put on a bbq for 40 people because it was Christmas Day.

I used dusty blue and apricot with a touch of red and mauve.I knotted the fine ribbon and used an appliqued flower from a garment I cut up.The backing paper has a pinecone so there is a tiny touch of christmas there.

Saturday 4 December 2010

12 days of christmas at

12 Days of Christmas
This year, we will again run our very popular 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways... Everyone can participate with us for each day starting from Decmeber 6th, 2010... I will post a challenge on the blog for you to complete.Please pass our blog link on to anyone you know who is interested...The more people we get joining in...the BIGGER the prizes will be!!One lucky person who completes the challenge in the specified time will win the day's prize.We will have 12 challenges, 12 prizes, & 12 winners....I look forward to seeing everyone's creations and I hope you can all join us on the blog from December 6....

Friday 3 December 2010

The layout from the dress, using tiny corsets

Here is the layout using the 3 photos of the dress that Erica made.
She received a distinction so that was the title of the layout.I used graphics 45 paper "Happy Homemaker" and by cutting a hole behind the photos was able to get some of the revese side featuring fashion sketches from the 1920s.The spotty paper is my Minds eye "Lost and found".
The 2 tiny corsets are from Scrapmatts and the velvet tag is from a garment I purchased in a store,with a luggage label in the centre.
I was sent the roses ribbon edging so thought it would make a nice border for the layout.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Steampunked layout with chipboard

I've been noticing steampunked layouts on a few sites,so thought I'd give it a go.
This photo of Jacob aiming his gun straight at the camera,contained all the correct ingredients.
I've used My Mind's eye "Lost and found" papers,Jenni Bowlin studio chalkboard alphas,lots of metal pieces including a kaisercraft decorated brad and chipboard from 2 different companies.(Sorry Sofie).The silver inked circle cogs and lattice corner piece are from Scrapbooking 'n'craft and the gold clock and black lampost are from Scrapmatts
I cut the penny farthing picture and the gun from an old encyclopedia..The copper card backing the photo was actually from an old wedding invitation.I inked the deckle edge to make it stand out more.