Thursday, December 27, 2012

The sketch for Scrapfriends December challenge, and below it my take..My journalling is on the tag just under the first red button and it says....."Sally was allowed to sleep on the back verandah on Christmas Eve, and this is where we found her on Christmas morning, snuggled up amongst all the presents.   TFL. And hoping you all had a very happy Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2012

December challenge at Orange Paperie

It was a sketch challenge, using only a Christmas pic and maybe Christmas sentiments but nothing else 'Christmassy' , no colours, no Chrissy embellies etc. Soooooo! this is the sketch, and below is my take.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

This would have been my entry for Kims challenge at Orange Paperie if I had started it before it ended. Always chasing my tail lately.It was a base sketch and you can find it below.
This is the sketch.

Mary's colour challenge at Orange Paperie revamped.
a canvas for Jessica, it was inspired by Jodie Dolbell's trio of butterflies in a recent scrapbooking mag.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Class at Joy's Paperworks in Young

This is a layout by the very talented Rachael Funnel, I was lucky enough to do this class yesterday with her and had a fantastic afternoon. Thanks Rach!! xx

This is my take on Rachael's class

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Christmas candy giveaway

Look at all these goodies!!! oh wow!! Yet another fantastic giveaway happening over at Scrapfriends this month. Pop on over and have a peek. You can find their link in my sidebar.

Friday, October 26, 2012

October Challenge at Orange Paperie

The wonderful Mary over at Orange Paperie set us the challenge of creating a layout using tropical colours for the month of October.These are the colours we had to use, and below is my take on the challenge.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A canvas for Libby

A mixed media canvas for Libby. I primed the canvas with Gesso, then used my Crafters Workshop 12x12 brick template and misted with Tattered Angels mists, Candy apple red and turquoise blue. I then cut a piece of 12x12 tissue paper, scrumpled it up and applied it to canvas with mod podge. I also stamped two pieces of tissue with the rose and lampost stamps from Kaisercraft and applied them with mod podge.When tissue paper was dry I used the brick template again and added to texture paste.I then attached pic and embellies.The large white flower is from Manor House Creations, the blue flower is from Kaiser, as are the two white resin flowers. The crochet flower behind large white flower is anonymous (can't remember) I then used canvas to print the journalling...."she dreamed she could and she did", (borrowed from one of Julie Wink's layouts ) cut it out, frayed the edges, and marked around edges with an acid free black pen.And that, my friends, is that. Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day!!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Birthday Candy Giveaway

Scrapfriends is celebrating their 1st Birthday with a huge Candy giveaway, go and check them out.This is just one of the luscious packs that are up for grabs.Their link is in my sidebar.
The fortnightly challenge ( a sketch challenge) set by the lovely Gina Rodgers over at Scrapboxx. This is my interpretation.
And here is the sketch

Friday, September 07, 2012

This was for a fortnightly challenge set by Belinda over at Scrapboxx.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

This is my take on Annette's challenge for September, over at Orange Paperie, for which I am the guest designer for the month, my goodness!! The challenge was a "recipe"and the ingredients are as follows:
a black and white pic . Ribbon. Chippies. Inking. Distressing, and a two word title.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Miss Kim's challenge

Kim's colour challenge over at Orange Paperie & Co. Pop on over and have a little peep. You will find it on Facebook.

Friday, July 27, 2012

I have scrapped!! yay!!

This is my page for Mary's challenge over at Orange Paperie and Co (you can find it on Facebook)
the challenge was to scrap a childhood memory, and I chose a pic of my very first dog Sandy, he was a gentle soul, and I loved him dearly. The Journallng reads, My very first pet Sandy. He was a border Collie/Labrador cross, and the gentlest, most faithful dog any child could ever wish to have. He lived to a ripe old age and eventually died from distemper. It broke my heart in two.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

These two layouts are from Melissa Kennedy's class (Kaisercraft) at the Brisbane Expo. The kit was a very generous one, with enough goodies to complete these two layouts and lots of goodies to spare. Will definitely do another class with her if the opportunity arises.

My take on Lisa Pates class at the Brisbane Papercraft Expo, I really like how it turned out.

Monday, June 25, 2012

I have not blogged since the 28th of April, (very sad) but since then a lot has happened. Went to the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo on the 8th of June for four lovely days and had an absolute ball!!
Met up with the super gorgeous Annette Edmonds, and the super lovely Kim Ewins from Orange. We all stayed at the Explorer's Inn in Brissie, about a twenty minute walk from the Convention Centre. Weather was just lovely, a cool 20 odd degrees every day.....ho hum, yawn..  etc. The expo was fantastic. So much scrapbooking loveliness, thought I was in Scrappers Paradise. Did 4 classes and they were all fantastic, learnt a lot from all the "Masters" who by the way, were all so down to earth, just ordinary people. Took me a while to overcome my awe.
I met up also with the gorgeous Jo Tritton from Mudgee, and was great to spend a bit of time with her on Sunday arvo.
We had two great nights out, dining outdoors (so to speak) Myself, Annette, Kim and Jo on the forst night and the second night was full on, meeting old and new friends from Scrapboxx. What a fantastic night!!
Nearly missedc my plane back to Canberra on the Monday and had to be rushe from the back of the line to the front as my plane was actually boarding as I walked into the terminal, going through security I was told to go back as I had my hairspray in my carry on bag, due to lack of room in my other luggage because of all the scrapping goodies I accumulated over the weekend. I was so embarrassed! Felt like a criminal tee hee!!
Anyway, over and out for now, hoo roo! and T.F.L.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The lovely Joe has sent me this,and I am sending it on to 5 other bloggers. It's for people with 200 or less followers. These are my 5. Go and check them out.

Noelene Fairweather
Belinda Lowe    
Kerri Smith       
Cassandra Bright
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All you have to do ladies is :
1.Thank the  blogger
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Choose your 5 bloggers and present them with this award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Sketch Challenge at Scrapboxx, pic is DH Dennis with our firstborn Tracey in 1972, she was about 3 months old.
Did this for Mary's first challenge as DT at Scrapboxx, she called her challenge "a blast from the past"
So this was about our first car and all the drama associated with it. Thanks for the challenge Mare.

Friday, April 13, 2012

This is my layout for the blind scrap and scrapchat night at the Boxx last Friday night, and here it is Friday again. Have not scrapped since then,I honestly dont know where the weeks go. I have made a few Cristmas cards (template care of the lovely Miss Annette) wil post pics at a later date.TFL.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Lazy day

Have not done much since the last post. Had a ball at Scrapboxx last Friday night where we all had a chat, heaps of laughs and tried to do a blind scrap. What a great night!!.
Worked Saturday and Sunday, so, today was mainly catching up with h/work, washing and ironing etc. But a lovely day as I did not leave the house except to take Sally for a walk. Will post my blind scrap layout tomorrow. Hoo roo and T.F.L.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Went over to Orange last weekend and stayed overnight with the fabulous Annette. Had a lovely scrappy day on Saturday with Annette, Mary and Kim. Started the layout below and finished it yesterday. On Sunday, Annette and I went to the markets at Milthorpe. Just fantastic markets!! they are huge. They are only held twice a year to raise funds for the local public school and what a fantastic job the organisers did to ensure that all ran smoothly. I slowly wended my way home after the markets, completely relaxed after such a great few days away.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012


My eldest grandaughter Libby Paige, it's a bit of a dodgy scan, but never mind.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Auntie Bub

My Auntie Bub, (Faith Marie) There are only 5 siblings left out of nine.They all get more frail with each passing year. I sometimes wonder how long it will be before there are none.
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and a couple of closies.

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Class by Leanne Allinson

This was a class I did over at  "the Boxx" conducted by the very amazingly talented Leanne Allinson last year. She is one helluva scrapper and was a Master last year with Scrapbooking Memories. To see more of her work head on over to Scrapboxx, that's
P.S. If you live in or near Brisbane, head to the papercrafting expo on the long weekend in June, she will be there giving a few demos. It's an opportunity not to be missed.
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Another of Leanne's

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And yet another

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Brades in 2011, he's getting to be so grown up.Time certainly flies by.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Miss Annette came to visit yesterday, she stayed overnight and we had a really great time, lots of laughs and "scrap" talk.I booked my tickets for the papercraft expo in June  and I am so excited!!! There are going to be a lot of girls from Scrapboxx there and just can't wait to meet them all. 

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Year 10 Formal 2011


Brady looking all handsome before his Year 10 formal last year. Don't know that I go much on the Justin Beiber look,(hehehe!!) but it seems to be the in thing with boys these days.
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