Saturday, 20 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Provide links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Easy peasy folded gift bags - you put your goodies in a cellophane bag or similar between the sides, staple it to the top and tie up the ribbon
This gorgeous little house is not nearly as hard as it looks - you print out the template on about an A4 piece of paper - I used double sided so you dont have to colour-in the inside, then cut it out, fold and glue and decorate. This is my first effort and is very basic with just some 3D stickers added, but other people have made beautiful shingle roofs using the Fiskars Threading Water punches, and added other gorgeous decorations.
This is a hanging decoration.
Sorry about the horrible colour and blurry pic of this, my camera is playing up.
Origami stars using Kaiser d/s pp -you start with 6 2" squares and this is what you end up with.
A banner - I used Bo Bunny Christmas paper and each piece is backed with bazzill with the edges cut using fancy scissors (see, they do come in handy). I stapled each piece to string running along the back then glued ribbon along the top at the front of each piece and tied little pieces in between. It could have more embellishments but I just left it like that.
Another paper folding creation - the box and lid are all folded and then you use the pp off cuts to make the little note cards to go inside the box. Fab gift idea and really quite easy.
And yet another paper folded item ... a mini pocket album - the inside (pages incl 2 pockets) is made from 1 pc of pp folded, cut and re-folded then taped to form a book. You then cover 2 pieces of chipboard with co-ordinating pp to make the cover, add ribbon to tie it closed, embellish and there you go.
Recycling old containers (in this case a Jarrah coffee canister) into a gift container.
Another of the Silent Auction challenges at 3AS was to make a bookmark - the options are endless here, use up scraps and odd bits and pieces, make them any shape and size you want. Great idea for gifts, especially if kids want to make them for their friends etc.
Here's a couple of LO's I created for a Christmas comp over at Mystical Scrapbooks called Jingle All The Way ... unfortunately I've already bombed out because 2 weeks in a row I haven't got my challenges completed and uploaded in time to get votes. Oh well ...
As you can see I needed one more pic for this LO (from a sketch) but my printer was playing up so I must remember to get one printed next time I put an order in.
At our Tuesday Scrapping Group we've been making Christmas cards so here's what I came up with using Kaisercrafts pretty new Christmas range "Wish Upon" ...
And last but not least, here's some pics of the kids ... my little elf Caitlin helping decorate the tree "I'm just so excited Mum" she kept saying "It's just so exciting, I love Christmas". So cute.
This year I decided to try and set the kids up for some Christmas pics and I dont think I did too badly ...
Saturday, 15 November 2008
And this LO is for the Random Number challenge over at Mysical for November - 4 pp, 5 buttons and 2 pics.
I'm currently working on the next DT projects for Craft Online using some Christmas goodies ... but I cant show you yet LOL.
Saturday, 1 November 2008
Friday, 31 October 2008
This is DD's page for the Kids Challenge which she won! So I have one very pleased young scrapper here today.
And this is, yes, a bra ... a scrapped bra! Another challenge over the w/end at Divas as we were acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pink Ribbon day.
Monday, 27 October 2008
This LO uses all products (except the c/s) from the October Divalicious Kit at Divas. It's such a beautiful kit, great variety and this LO actually came together very easily. I plan on doing lots more because there was heaps of stuff in it. Cant wait for next month's kit - make sure you check out the Divas shop here for the November kits coming soon.
These LO's above and below are from Mystical Scrapbooks October Sketch challenge - I had 2 pics of each of the kids with their Easter dippy eggs so I did 2 LO's using the same sketch - clever huh? I also used Fancy Pants d/s papers from the "Celebrate" range.
You have until midnight Friday 31st October to leave me some love on any October post here on my blog to be in the draw for my RAK ... good luck. Thanks for everyone who's already visited, much appreciated - mwah to you :)
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Everytime you leave a comment on any post during October I'll put your name in the draw for these lovely little goodies. Good luck ... and thanks for visiting here.
AND ... dont forget the Divas e-bay Auction happening NOW - it's really hotting up with only a few days to go. Make sure you get your bids in on your favourite designers.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
ALL MONIES RAISED FROM THE AUCTION WILL GO TO THE “GIRLS NIGHT IN”
AND THE FIGHT FOR WOMENS CANCER.
DESIGNERS - Rachael Merrick, Melleny Ams, Marion Werron, Jen Hall, Charmane Koch and Nicole Pomeroy. All these great girls are well published and have given their time for this event and I would like to sincerely thank them.
CONCEPT— Bid on your favourite designer and if you are the winning bidder
your designer will be completing a layout just for you.
Further details with the link to the items on ebay will be forthcoming the night before the auction begins and will be posted in the Scrapbook Divas forum.
So come along and donate some much needed funds to raise awareness of all women’s cancer.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
I'm currently working on some really funky little 7Gypsies portfolios ... stay tuned for more about them.
Speaking of crappy photos again, here's one of a double LO I did using the September Divas sketch - used Fancy Pants "about a boy" pp which doesn't look so good in the pic but are truly gorgeous IRL. I loved the sketch but my LO didn't turn out how I wanted so I'm not impressed with it but hey, thought I'd share it anyway.
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
I thought it was time I shared some of my stash and spread some lurve LOL :)
So leave me a quick hello and you just never know your luck ...
Monday, 6 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
7 things I plan to do before I die -
1. travel - anywhere I get the chance
2. have a LO published
3. get more organised LOL
4. learn (and do) patchwork
5. temper my temper ;) IYKWIM ...
6. get fit and healthy (hmmm ... time's a tickin')
7. see my children grow up happy, healthy and lead fulfilling lives which I can be a part of
7 things I do now -
1. scrap (obsessively)
2. spend way too much time on the computer (internet)
3. fly off the handle / do the crumpet way too often (not at all proud of this trait)
4. I am a S@HM and housewife
5. I love cooking and reading
6. I am finally getting out in the garden regularly and making it happen
7. go to playgroup each week
7 things I cant do -
2. speak a foreign language
3. water ski (but DH is determined to teach me LOL)
4. drive a truck (which would probably be handy for DH sometimes but not something I'm about to do, sorry ...)
5. maths (hopeless all through school - DH will be the kids' maths homework assistant LOL)
6. lots of things ... the list is a long one
7. ditto above LOL
7 things that attract me to the opposite sex -
1. tall, dark, handsome
2. country bloke
3. rich (a nice bonus, not essential though)
4. great sense of humour
6. loving and loyal
7. my darling, gorgeous husband MARTY who fits all of the above criteria (well, almost LOL)
7 things I say most often -
1. "Quick sticks" (to the kids)
2. get down (to the dog)
3. I love you (to the kids and my DH)
4. hurry up, get moving, we're late (to the kids and sometimes DH too)
5. hello (to anyone who comes round, when I answer the phone etc)
7 celebrities that I admire -
1. Nicole Kidman and
2. Keith Urban
3. Princess Mary
4. Brooke Shields (PND survivor)
5. there's more ...
6. who's names escape me now ...
7 favourite foods -
2. Baked dinner (lamb)
3. sticky date pudding
6. fresh made chicken or ham and salad sandwich on fresh bread
7. hot chips (very naughty I know)
7 people who need to do this -
1. ummm ... anyone who is reading this!!! I'm not going to dob you in by name LOL.
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Then we had 2 nights at Warrnambool which we loved - will definately have to have a good family holiday down there in the Summer, lovely place with plenty of things to do for kids/families especially.