Saturday, November 27, 2010

luv headbands and hair ties range from luvbooks

I saw some headbands in a shoe shop which were $25 and I knew I could make my own for much less.  Introducing the luv range, so beautifully modelled by my daughter.  These are headbands and hair ties made by me.  From the top ,luv chocolate, luv bright, luv candy, luv sunshine, then luv evening, luv Lily and luv pastel. Luv Lily has gone in the parcel for a little girl who is 6 to 8years old for under the tree at church.  Luv candy is included in a present for a little girl at Playgroup.  Each year, we hold a Christmas party where we give a present to another mum, and to two children, in a Kris Kringle fashion.  This will be our seventh Christmas party as the original babies are all seven!  I am not sure of the homes for the other headbands, yet! thanks for looking and have a fabulous week. 

teachers' presents this year

This year's homemade teachers' gifts are monogrammed note cards with matching envelopes in a handmade folder. This is the pack for Miss Sue, as you can tell by the S monogram!  They are 4 x 6 inches, and are a great way to use up scraps of patterned paper and cardstock.  smiles

Sunday, November 14, 2010

sweet and cute giveaway!

this is a very a cute little giveaway by Samantha at Purple Pumpkin.  to win, all you need to do is post about it on your own blog and leave Samantha a comment on her blog...too easy...smiles

Monday, October 25, 2010

Giveaway over at seven cherubs
check out the blog of this mum with seven little ones....four is more than enough for me!  She has a great giveaway....let her in on your mummy secret....mine is read to babies, every day! smiles.
what a picture!! It couldn't  be one of mine as they were all such little baldies and had hardly any hair until they were two....well, the girls that is...DS had more hair than the girls!!  smiles

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Little Shoe Box Sketch Challenge October


check out the challenge from My Little Shoebox, which features a great sketch to follow.  My layout is 'student leader' and I have used My Little Shoebox papers from the Imaginary Friends range. My trees are from the Roar cardstock paper. The gorgeous transparency across the page is a Just Add Butter overlay and the white tree is an Imaginary Friends overlay.  The reverse of the Roar cardstock paper,  {from where I fussy cut the trees} is the ruled paper I used for the journal box and behind the title.  My accents of a heart and circle on the top RHS are from the Away We Go Diecut Cardstock. I have also used staples to continue with my 'school' look.  On the black Bazzil cardstock border, I have written " do not be afraid to go out on a limb...that is where the fruit is". There is also an olive Bazzill cardstock and some kraft paper.   My journalling is in point form and reads . 4th October 2010.  Jasmine, Hayden and Duane.  Chanel College. Student Leader Ceremony. Jasmine: 2011 Student Leader for Stella Maris.   Special mention to Tracey Campbell for giving me the My Little Shoebox collections.  smiles and thanks for reading my rather long post!

Scrap the boys Devil is in the details October

  I really enjoyed doing this page of Hayden with Kaisercraft's lovely lace page, die cut elements and ribbons from the homemade collection.  I got to use some fabric I had sewn up many years ago in an American Indian seminole style across the page, and  I also hand stitched some running stiches and three little crosses on the bottom edge of the fabric.  There is a piece of kraft paper in there, and the edge of my layout is distressed and inked.  I was so happy with the way the papers and ribbon matched with the throw on the chair behind Hayden.  smiles and thanks for looking.

My Creative Slice/Scrapbook Fantasies October Page Sketch Challenge.

Alicia's October Sketch challenge was the basis for my 2007 page, of Lily with Santa.  Instead of journalling, which I always do, I elected to use the Kaisercraft die cut which reads " Christmas, my child, is love in action.  Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.  Dale Evans Roger." I love how the flowers match Lily's dress perfectly.          smiles

My Creative Slice/Scrapbook Fantasies October card sketch challenge.

Alicia has a card sketch challenge over at and at the Girl's Night In crop on Saturday night last, I made three cards using her sketch as inspiration.  smiles.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Get Picky October Challenge

Get Picky are a new challenge blog and their first challenge was a page using this sketch.  This is Jasmine just before her second Christmas being such a cheeky little Christmas elf! My favourite part of my layout is the little gold droplets behind the gift box on the right hand side.  smiles and thanks for looking!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Kraft it up challenge October

Kraft it up suggests to create a layout using this sketch as your inspiration, your only requirement is to use KRAFT of course LOL, feel free to flip/rotate and make sure you have fun, everything else is totally up to you!!! 


I found these rather sweet photos of Jasmine on her second birthday...she is now 16!  I got to use my glimmermisted paper from another challenge, and some gorgeous ribbons.  thanks for looking.  smiles

Scrap the boys October challenge

Trick or treat is the challenge at scrap the boys: TRICK -They all have one…you know that trick they play on you whether it be copying everything you say or shadowing you so you don’t know where they are.
TREAT – scrap about your boy’s favourite thing …that one thing you know he will consider a huge treat.

As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew it had to be about Hayden and snake lollies.  He loves the Natural Confectionery snakes. ( I love the yellow ones particularly). 
I glimmermisted some white cardstock, which looks a little like snake skin.  He was in his PJs ( where little four year old boys love to be) and I copied the Wanted word from his PJ top into my title. 
thanks for looking.  smiles.

from Scrap the girls October challenge

Scrap the girls' blog suggests to take inspiration from the following Shakespeare quote…..
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet."
**Extra criteria - flowers & buttons**

When there are three girls in our household with flower names, it was hard to choose one!  Jasmine's shirt colours matched so well with the papers in the Melissa Frances range so kindly given to me by Susan Longman.  I fussy cut and inked some papers and used some gorgeous doilies and handmade flower too.  My border is the quote suggested by Scrap the girls in a soft green ink.  thanks for looking.  smiles!

Friday, September 24, 2010

introducing Get Picky

here is a great new blog I have been following.  Check out this offer from the girls at Get Picky!
We'd like to offer you a chance to win this amazing RAK for helping us spread the word about Get Picky!

Here is what is included (click on the image for a close up view)
CARDS Magazine August 2010 issue
4 x Basic Grey Cappella double-sided patterned papers
1 x Basic Grey Cappella Element Stickers
1 x Basic Grey Cappella Sparkling Rub-ons
1 x Basic Grey Ribbon Doilies (black and kraft)
1 x Making Memories 10"x10" Blank Calendar
1 x Kaisercraft Floral Tags Album
1 x Delish Designs Biscuit Board Filagree Monograms
1 x Heidi Swapp Damask Sticker
1 x Heidi Swapp Writers Block Paper Pad
All you have to do for a random drawing entry is...
1. Become a follower and
2. Post on your blog about this giveaway with a link back to us and
3. Add one of our blinkies (located in our right side bar) to your blog's side bar and

4. Leave a comment on this post saying you've done so.
That's all! It's so simple! We will randomly choose a winner on October 14th.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scrap the girls challenge September

Scrap the girls challenge: September - the beginning of spring! Scrap a Layout using a photo of a "first" or "new beginning" - examples could be, first day of school, first haircut, new home, new marriage - the possibilities are endless!Extra criteria - Use a WHITE cardstock base page, to make your entries look crisp & fresh for a new season :)
I had fun making this page of Lily on New Year's Day playing with the balloons I had brought home from a function the night before.  Again, I am grateful to Tracey Campbell for my mylittleshoebox goodies, which I have used here, and a sweet crotcheted flower from Becci.  This is the same child as featured on Nanny McPhee tooth....I told you she was much prettier than when featured on that page! My journalling reads I went out New Year's Eve with Andrina and Naomi, and brought home lots of pink and silver balloons.  Lily (and Hayden) had lots of fun with them.  The quote I have writted on the yellow and pink flower is A child's laughter is sunshine you can hear ( Mike Boudreaux)
Smiles and thanks for looking.

Scrap the boys devil is in the details September

Okay, a page with metal.  What could be more appropriate than using alfoil as my husband works at an alumina refinery!I followed the sketch and was pleased to use some papers that have been sitting in my stash for a long time.  I love this photo of Hayden.  He was quite the poser that day and loved having his photo taken. My journalling reads Hayden Robert Oct 2009, when he was 3.  Such a fun personality!  He loved the shoot.

Kraft it up challenge September

Kraft it up suggests:
Create a layout using Kraft and this image for inspiration...
Remember you can take anything out of the image, the banner, the colours, patterns etc...
As soon as I saw the image, I knew which photo I was going to use of Hayden in blue and Lachlan in red.  I have been wanting to use a page from a book, too, and I think the Beatrix Potter illustration featuring a boy in red and a boy in blue, was perfect.  Thanks to my prize from Susan Longman, I could mist, make my first ever banner, and print my stars. I sprayed the page with the banner and matting in place, then moved them to have some kraft showing.   Other embellishments were from my first ever swap, so thanks ladies if you recognise your handiwork. 
I have since given up trying to get Hayden's shorts from that play in the mud clean!

Scrap the boys extra challenge

“Who’s your daddy?” is the extra challenge...scrapping about our boys and their special relationships with their Dads
I have used papers again from Tracey Campbell and mylittleshoebox and created "ride with dad".  The journalling is under the door and reads, Hayden and Duane ready for a bike ride.  We have always had a baby seat for Duane's bike and all the kids have loved going for rides with Daddy. It will be sad when Hayden is too big. 
This was a fun page to do and I love how the colours in the photo match  the papers.

Scrap the boys September challenge 1

This month for the first challenge of September Scrap the Boys has challenged to create a layout about our boys nickname and how it came about. Hayden has several nicknames, and I have listed them on the page: Haydy-Bob, Prince, Boyd, Haydos, Hayd, Boydstag, Pumpkin, Boy and Handsome.
I am very grateful to Tracey Campbell for sending me mylittleshoebox papers, which I have used on this page. This is Hayden's kindy photo and he is wearing his favourite blue kindy shirt.
thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

my little shoe box parcel arrived

I am so excited that a parcel from Tracey of  3 obsessions-scrapping, malamutes and devons, packed full of mylittleshoebox goodies arrived today.  I haven't scrapped much this month at all, so now I have some new papers and sweet overlays to play with.  thanx muchly, Tracey.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

scrap the girls challenge

over at scrap the girls, you will soon see my page "Nanny McPhee tooth", featuring Lily who played with a front wobbly tooth for a while there! We were pleased when it fell out!  I have also used another of Becci's crotcheted flowers; the red was the perfect colour to match the pp and the glimmermist.  thanks for looking.
Here is a close up of the 'lovely' photos, my journalling and a bit of Becci's handiwork! Lily really is a pretty girl!

scrap the boys devil is in the details August

My page entry to Scrap the boys..the challenge was to use ribbons on a page, and to follow a sketch, which I did.  I used ribbon to frame the photo and was happy with the little twist of ribbon. The edge is inked with 'grape' ink which is a bit hard to see when photographed on my chocolate lounge suite! I used another of Becci's crotchet flowers, too.  My journalling reads ' Our sweet little prince Hayden in his baptism outfit, April 2006.  The little prince with 3 big princess sisters.  {heart} u Mum.

Monday, August 16, 2010

a gorgeous giveaway
I have just discovered pretty paper petals...check out this giveaway!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

scrap the boys challenge August 2010

Scrap the boys' challenge is a page with flowers, and your boy, perhaps showing his feminine side. I think I have managed to do both.   I was inspired by Shell at Easily Distracted of her use of a flower on the edge of a circle, on her page 'Apple of my eye',  and the flowers I used were made by Becci at, which I won in her first giveaway.
My journalling reads: My pretty boy, Hayden, July 2009, aged 3 1/2 wearing the dress Jasmine wore when she was a similar age.  He has lots of feminine influence from his three big sisters - funny, pretty boy.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Whoo has a giveaway?

look at this gorgeous give away at purple pumpkin crafts...loving the colours and the little owls would so suit pages with my little night owls!

scrap the boys giveaway

scrap the boys have a "boy's" pack to give away on their blog
check it out, and while you are there, have a look at their monthly challenges and swaps!

Monday, August 2, 2010

the chip chop shop giveaway
  thepaintbrushgoesspottie ( Leeann) has a giveaway on her blog....check it out

Sunday, August 1, 2010

luck comes in threes

My luck has come in a set of three today...two lucky giveaway wins, and the warranty on our car runs out today.  My husband took it into the dealer to ask about a problem with the power is now being fixed!!  We have a beautiful glorious day here today, so very lucky with the weather, too. smiles!

OMG I won another!!!

Susan Longman over at incredibledesigns had a vintage collection on offer to a lucky winner....and guess is me....what a lucky day I am having!!!

OMG I won

I am so thrilled to be the lucky recipent of the crocheted motifs from Becci, as mentioned in my previous post.  I am feeling miserable with the flu, so Becci has really made my day.  Thanks so much. 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

gorgeous crotcheted motifs to be given away
look at these lovely handmade crotcheted motifs that Becci is giving away to a lucky blog follower.

Monday, July 19, 2010

giveaway looks lovely

over at Easily Distracted, ( a new blog I follow) Michelle has a gorgeous are those buttons?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Devil is in the details challenge

Scrap the boys have another challenge this month...their "devil is in the details" challenge.  There is a sketch, which I have followed, and there is to be stamping on the layout.  Thanks for looking. Alannah

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lots & lots of is page entered in the Mt Larcom show
 in the parlour...heritage page

sweet boy...heritage page...this is a photo of my husband

love is page...DD3 and me

canvas for my son Hayden...using Kaisercraft jungle bug pp

new page

so, there are my entries in the Mt Larcom show....special thanks must go to Alicia at Scrapbook Fantasies for delivering my pages, and Barbara from the show society for dropping the pages into town after the show was over.  Usually, we stay until the end of the second day of the show, and buy beautiful fresh produce, and pick up my entries, but this year my husband had to go to bed for his sleep before night shift.
cheers and hope you are having a fabulous day.