Saturday, December 11, 2010

@ Surfers

Just realised I've not posted anything here for a month!! Well it is the Silly season and I have been really busy trying to organise myself for Xmas. I've also had work xmas functions, family xmas get-togethers to attend. I am almost due to take a long break from work so I plan to scrap quite alot and hopefully I can do this (instead of basking in the sun!)
This is a layout I completed a little while ago and forgot to share. I won these gorgeous Prima masks from a Storyboard Kits giveaway (I was very excited by this as I never win anything!!). So the day they arrived in the mail I created this layout and I really love it. I must pull the masks out and use them again, as I really love the effect it creates.

Items Used: Bazzill, glimmermist, pp - Kaisercraft, craftworks felt flower, Carolees creations sticker, fiskars border punch, inque boutique felt pieces, Prima stencil and flower centre, rhinstone, Kaisercraft rub-ons, and thickers.

thanks for looking

Monday, November 15, 2010

One gorgeous day

I havent done a lot of scrapping lately, been a bit busy focusing on this weekend coming - my launch party for Stampin' Up!. But last night I was feeling a bit down (mainly feeling the loss of the pet bird Benny, who flew away on Thursday)so I pulled out the scrapping supplies and wasnt quite sure of how it would turn out given my mood. But i am quite happy with the final outcome. I scrapped some photos I had of the family playing in a wonderful park we found while camping last year.

items used: pp - kaisercraft, graphic 45, ruby rockit, kaisercraft letter stickers, Stampin' Up! punch, ink and smooch spritz, wow chipboard word, gloss paint and glitter.
I apologise for the photo, I just couldn't photograph the 'gorgeous' properly with the gloss on it.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Girls weekend of scrapping

The weekend of October 15-17, 4 friends and I went away for a girls weekend to the Central Coast, The Entrance. We rented this great little apartment with ocean views and within walking distance to everything we needed. We even found a great little scrapbook shop which we went a little crazy in. We all took our scrapping stuff (Apart from one friend who isnt into scrapping YET, so she knitted away while we scrapped). I completed 7 pages (was aiming for 6) and I am sharing a few of them now, this first one was inspired yet again by Ebony Van Der Starre. I love her work and I am super happy with how this page came out.

Another new flower creation, this one made of felt from cuttlebug templates which i ran through the Sizzix Big shot. Love this new line of kaisercraft papers too!

This page has some of my own creations - My organza flowers! 2 different varieties, and I'm happy with the way they look.

This one created from Kaisercraft papers (From the kit I put together for the girls)PLUS, my very own flowers. I really love these flowers, I think they really make a statement. Tell me what you think???

I put together a kit for each of us, mainly consisting of Kaisercraft papers, letters, and I think the girls loved them because they all used them on more than one layout. I love how this one turned out

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stampin' Up!

Would like to let everyone know that I am now officially an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!. I am really looking forward to this venture and hope it is very exciting. I will more than likely be setting up a separate blog for Stampin" Up news and will let you know more about that as it happens. So, for now, if you would like anything from the catalogue etc, leave me a message or email me and I will help you out, no matter where you are in Australia!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sneak Peek

Heres a little sneak peek at what I've been up to. I've been making my own embellishments. I am joining a group of ladies for a craft sale, so I have been making lots and lots of these little flowers to sell at the stall along with some older scrapbooking supplies and stamps.

So if you are in the Lalor Park / Seven Hills area, these are the details for the craft sale.

Where: Church Hall
Cnr Heffron Road and Gallop Grove

When: Saturday 23rd October
Time: 9am -1pm only

The ladies have cleaned out their cupboards and all items need new homes. Stamp sets, handmade gifts, scrapbooking items, lots of Stampin' Up products and more.

So if you are close to the area, come along for a visit, you may just find something nice.

Thanks for looking

**(what doesn't sell at the stall I will offer here on my blog for similar prices)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hula Hooper (with my range of crochet flowers)

Here is the first page using my own crochet flowers, and I'm so pleased with the result. They are a thicker version of some of the others I have made, but I love the effect they create. I will post some very soon, and if you are interested, you can purchase from here.
This page was created yet again for the Scrapbooking From scratch monthly challenge. I really love these challenges as i find they bring out a different side to my scrapping.
items used: American Crafts cardstock, pp - Stampin' Up, craftworks letters, doily, paint, 7 Gypsys tag, gemstones, ribbon, everlasting keepsakes shapes and tag, and my very own crochet flowers.

thanks for looking,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weekend Away

Last weekend we went away for my friend, Melissa's birthday. We went to a place called Villa Lago at Coomba Bay NSW. What a relaxing and beautiful place this is (a bit of photo overload to come...) Perfect for a weekend away or girls weekend as these photos show.

Below are pics of the room Jason and I had (They let us have the main suite which was fantastic!!) Huge king size bed with amazing views, and our ensuite with massive spa bath and double shower (the ensuite was bigger than our home bedroom!!)

And while away I took my scrapping stuff in case I had some time to scrap - of which I managed. I was up at the crack of dawn (due to the sun shining right through the windows) so I ended up completing the following 2 pages. Was pleased that I got 2 done.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Your smile brightens my day

I have had the last 2 days off work so I could attend different activities my daughter has had on for school. Yesterday for Zone athletics and today for a band concert tonight, with rehearsals this morning. So I took advantage of some spare time at lunch today to do this page. This pic was taken on Mothers Day 2009 at Windsor. The kids love to go there and play in the Autumn leaves. I was very excited that this page took me just under 1 hour to complete!! Gotta love that.

Items used: pp - kaisercraft, paper loft, hat pin, doily, book paper, lace, staples, 3 bugs in a rug sticker, kaiser rhinestone flower, scrap fx chipboard, rhinestones, kaisercraft rubons, swiss dots cardstock.

thanks for looking

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Last school Easter Parade

A page about my daughters last school easter hat parade. I love the colours in this one and even hand stitched the entire border.
items used:pp - basic grey, sandylion, best creations, queen and co chipboard letters, carolees creations letters, flower, craftworks stickers, gem brad, lace, kindyglitz, thread, Jenny bowlin studios journal spot, cardstock scraps.

thanks for looking

Saturday, August 28, 2010

another fantastic giveaway!!

Wow - great items being given away all over the place right now. Be in it to win this great lot over here at Purple Pumpkin - check out the great items they make.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

giveaway - want to win????

I sure want to win this - what great items!!
Check out the giveaway here zingazoo
Birthday Giveaway!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

more card making

Forgot to add this to the last post. I have been making quite a few cards to sell at work. I loved this paper range from Allison Ellis and it made making the cards so simple. I added some extra striped paper from my scraps to change from girly looking to boy friendly.

thanks for looking

new things

I have been really enjoying my scrapbooking lately, and I am finally getting through my mountain of 'to scrap' photos. Have 2 to share today. This 1st one is the cabin we stayed at for our 10th Wedding anniversary and its the 1st time I have played around with using a real doily on the page. I picked up this doily from the Salvos store for 50 cents!! Bargain! And i love the effect it gives to this page.
Items used: pp - stampin up, cosmo cricket tiny types, vinyl thickers, craftworks chipboard, doily, paper inklings rub on, enthaily flowers and leaves, kaiser, Gt and bella flowers, pearls, staples, brads, prima flower centre, date stamp.

This one I also love. Came together nicely. Journalling is about our WET visit to Culburra Beach where I made everyone get out in the rain and wind for this photo.
I am thinking of entering this in the sketch challenge for SFS again - I loved the sketch so much, this is just altered and flipped.
items used: pp - stampin up, cosmo cricket, bazzill scallop cardstock, li'l davis chipboard, foam tape, ink, gemstone, craftworks chipboard.

thanks for looking

Friday, August 13, 2010

star power - sketch challenge

Had a lazy day at home doing some scrapping. Decided to enter a sketch challenge over at Scrapbooking From Scratch. Have been wanting to scrap these 2008 photos for a while so decided to use them for this challenge.
items used: pp -dcw paper stack (BIG W)(I think thats what its called), cardstock, hambly studios scren print, paint, corrugated card, glimmermist, chipboard shapes, twine, thickers, pink paislee alphas, feather, ribbon, button, journal spot.

thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Run for it

Still finding I am drawn to Cosmo Cricket at the moment. This paper is from 2 different lines. A quick page about the infants athletics carnival from 2009 in which Tahlia came 3rd twice and then the preschoolers who were there had a race and Aiden came 1st.
items used: pp - Cosmo Cricket, cardstock, Kaisercraft rub ons, queen and co felt, ribbon, glitter letters, doodlebug design letters, Jenny Bowlin bingo card, 3 bugs in a rug sticker, American crafts thickers, hat pin, ek success punch (a new purchase), button, lace, crochet cotton.

thanks for looking,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Quilled cards

I have been making some quilled cards the last few weeks (but they are quite time consuming). Last year I started making some and taught myself, and then I sold them at work. I got a good response from the cards I made, so I am making ALOT more, all styles, to try and sell again just before Xmas. I quite like these ones.
The stamps on these are from Stampin' Up.

thanks for looking,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Silly (me)

I seem to love this colour cardstock at the moment - 2 layouts in a row!! I really love this new line of Cosmo Cricket papers!! Beautiful! Think its my new fave company!
items used: pp - cosmo cricket (de lovely), bazzill, chenille pipe cleaner (Yes, I made this flower!) staples, doily,Kaisercraft brads, bella journal spot, kaisercraft bling, photo turn, hambly studios screen print, 2 crafty chipboard, paint, ink, tickers.

thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


This layout is a scraplift of Ebony Van der Starre's layout which is in the current Srapbooking memories (Live laugh love). I loved the design and was fortunate enough to have already had a lot of the same supplies and pp. Just modified what I didnt have. (thanks Ebony for letting me share this)
This photo of Tahlia was taken at my Unlces place Xmas 2008.
items used: cardstock, pp - stamp it, stampin' up, cosmo cricket, Jenny Bowlin bingo card, hambly studios screen print, crochet flower by Eb's mum, gel pen.

thanks for looking

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

comedy chocolate - intrigued???

I couldnt resist buying this funny block of chocolate for hubby. The Marital Bliss bar. Just perfect.
50% his and of course a larger 50% hers. Classic!! I found it at Coles and i have never seen this before, and there were others in this range, and its Swiss chocolate too.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, June 27, 2010

2 new pages

For mothers day I got a recipe stand to 'showcase' my newest layouts on in the living room. Aiden keeps asking why he isnt there yet, so this week I created 2 new pages about him, and now he can feature in the living room (and he seems to FEATURE there any way with all the stuff he brings into the room....argghh!)
items used: (it doesnt look much, but this page used quite a few things) stampin up pp and kraft kuts pp, basic grey / daisy d's / and Kaiser rubons, crocheted flower (I adore this one), hat pin, flower rhinestone, paint, fiskars letters, cosmo cricket tiny types, lace, buttons and kindyglitz.
Thanks for looking

And this new page of my son (who keeps asking me where his pages are?) Once again, an oldish photo I've had stored for a while waiting to be scrapped at the right moment. I used lace cardstcok to mist over to get the star effect on the background.
items used: cardstock, pp - making memories & kaisercraft, glimmermist, misc ticket, cosmo cricket tiny types, thickers, 3 bugs in a rug stickers, felt shape, chipboard star.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy (xmas page with a difference)

I have been playing around this past week making these ribbon flowers. I found this vintage lace from the op shop and turned it into these beautiful flowers. Now I have gone a little crazy and stocked up on lace, as I think the flowers look better made from lace than ribbon. I also picked up a 250g bag of great buttons on special (old stock) from Aldi Seven Hills for $4.99. Great buy!
This is another oldish photo, xmas 2008, lunch time at mum and dads playing out in the sun. The kids still holding onto their new toys from Santa.
Items used: making memories pp, kaisercraft bling, bazzill, lace, buttons, kindy glitz, ribbon, gold twine, journal spot, metal clip, paper doily, heart ghost shape, staples, American Craft thickers, I-kan-dee tag (ho ho ho), paper flower made from scrap pp - bo bunny and Kaisercraft.
thanks for looking

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

my Niece

I used up some more those beautiful Kaisercraft Gypsy sisters papers. I love how this page turned out, and I think the lace adds nicely to the papers.
Items used: kaisercraft pp, American craft thickers, lace, glimmermist, ink, kaisercraft tag, green tara flower and prima bling flower centre.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This is me (challenge)

I am preparing to enter this layout in a sketch challenge. This will be my first attempt with a new site. I can only try. Guidelines were it had to be about yourself.
Items used: Kaisercraft pp, paper doily, kindy glitz, American craft thickers, Kaisercraft fozz fonts, crochet flower, brads, lace, chipboard photo corner, making memories rubons, misc dragonfly.
Thanks for looking

the magic of Christmas

This is an old photo (xmas 2008) and I got this layout idea from the Jillibean blog. I loved the 'windmills'
Items used: all pp are Stampin up, daisy d's rub ons, journal spot, buttons, twine, making memories rubons, queen and co felt piece.
thanks for looking

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kaisercraft gypsy sisters range

What more is there to say other than this paper range ROCKS!!
I absolutely love it. The colours and patterns are so beautiful and versatile.
This photo is of hubby and I yet again on our 10th wedding anniversary. We spent the weekend at a beautiful secluded log cabin near Kurrajong (Hidden valley retreat) and its so peaceful and lovely there. This photo was taken down by the frog pond which had a cute little wooden jetty.
All items used are Kaisercraft Gypsy sisters range including pp and die-cuts, kaiser rhinestones and a metal heart accent (not sure what brand)
thanks for looking

Scrap Camp

This layout is based on our scrap retreat photos which were sent to us as a thankyou from Scrap Girls. This retreat was held at Castlereagh near Penrith and had great accomodation for 8 in a cabin.
Items used: swiss dots cardstock, paper loft pp, kaiser and prima flowers, kaiser bling, pearls, legacy collage bingo paper, thickers, chipboard letters, journal tag, american crafts owl.
thanks for looking

Monday, May 31, 2010


A group family photo for Jasons side of the family. On the rare occasions that we are all together we have been taking a group photo and then a 'crazy' group photo, (which I am still yet to scrap).
Items used: Stampin up pp, Rebecca Sower playing card, hat pin, flower, epoxy letters and sticker, kaisercraft birdcage, magic mesh, journal tag.
Layout was a lift from a page by Kellie Lusted.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, May 30, 2010

mini scrap retreat album

I have finally gotten around to scrapping the mini album for our 'simply silly' night on the Scrap Girls retreat. The retreat was in March 2010 and we had a ball.
Items used: kaisercraft papers, various rub ons, rhinestones and flowers, ribbon, paint, clips.
Thanks for looking