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!