Sunday, December 15, 2013

The challenge over at Orange Paperie and Co for December was set by the lovely Kim Ewins and involved creating a layout using Gold, Silver and White. It sounded easy but actually did my head in l.o.l.
anyways........here is my take
And here is a closie.....

Thanks for looking folks, and wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Case File 97 for CSI

This is the beautiful colour palette for Case File 97 at CSI..........
And this is my take..
I solved the case by using a patterned background, a grid design around the borders of the page, and have dry embossed chevrons onto cardstock and used as a backing for the 3 cogs which have been used as a base for the pics. As testimony I have used repetition with all the circle shapes and have the  word LIFE in my journalling which is on the back.
The journalling reads.....LIVE LIFE to the max, that is your motto.... and this day was no exception. We had travelled to Sydney in October 2011 to stay with cousin Trish. She and I went into the city to see The Jersey Boys, (Me for the third time and Trish for the second) whilst you and cousin Steve decided the Races were a better option. It was a big day at Rosehill  and they were giving the hats away. You have both always enjoyed each others company and had fantastic day, even though no money was won. Steve sent me this pic of you both via his mobile.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Another layout. This time for Black With 2. The colours required were predominant black, with Cherry red, coffee/toffee and 5% white.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Did this one for Case file no 96 over at CSI. It's my first crack at CSI and I did enjoy this challenge immensely. The evidence used was a clock, a frame, sheet music and vintage pics.
The testimony reads....Remember this mum? You were only eighteen, and I bet that Nanna never knew about this costume you made for yourself. She would have had a hissy fit if she had seen you in it.



Monday, October 28, 2013

Computers..... Arrrrrrrgh!!

Still no joy in computer land for me at the moment, it is beginning to look as though I will have to buy a new one... I am not a very happy chappy.
However have a couple of layouts to load so I am going to have to try and do it via the ipad tomorrow, wish me luck!!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Introducing Heather....

This is Heather Jacob, my Guest Designer over at Orange Paperie and Co for the month of october.

I decided to let Heather set the challenge for this month and she chose to create a layout using black and white with a KISS of colour.... and THIS is her creation.. Stunning!! to say the least.

 And a little closie....


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Thank you so much Heather!!

This is my take on Heathers challenge.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Di's challenge at The Scrapbooking Hut

Hello everyone, as you may or may not know.. I have been chosen by Di to be a part of her Creative Team at The Hut. I am extremely excited, honoured and humbled to be a part of this amazingly talented lineup of scrappers. To have a look at Di's challenge pop on over to http://thescrapbookinghut.ning.com/ and have a little play along. This challenge is a "doozy" (to say the least) After reading the instructions I felt totally out of my comfort zone and nearly resigned before I had started l.o.l.! But all good now, and here is my take.




Sunday, September 15, 2013

An Orange Paperie Challenge by Annette. To use flowers and chippies and this is my take


Thursday, August 08, 2013

Back in business... finally!

Finally back on the land of blog after bigtime computer problems, still has a lot of glitches to be attended to but have worked my way around it all (hopefully).
And without further ado, I am sharing with you a canvas created for Kim"s challenge over at Orange Paperie for July. The challenge was to create a layout using stamping, stencilling and stitching







Sunday, June 02, 2013

It's a beautiful day today, the sun has just come out and shining gloriously after 2 days and 4 inches of rain, just what the Dr ordered. Today I want to share a couple of things with you, firstly is my entry for the Jot magazine Mood Board Challenge. Here is the very inspirational mood from the Jot team with my take on the challenge below it, I chose to make a card using this gorgeous colour combo
 


Next is a layout of my Nan and Pop with my Auntie, Uncle and Cousin. c. 1958. And......please don't faint, I have actually journalled by hand!!

 
 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

And here I am again, two posts in one day, it's a miracle!! Just sharing with you a few pics from a one day scrap retreat  that I attended a little while ago at Joy's Paperwork in Young. We had four fabulous ladies in attendance to share their tips and techniques with us, Kim Ewins, Kylie Symons, Rachael Funnel and Wendy Bennetts. Thank you so much ladies, your giving of time was so appreciated by us all.
This is Kim, showing us her stuff, with Kylie in the background.

 
And..... more to be posted later....
I seem to be dragging the chain in the land of blog at the moment, must be the age I am at l.o.l.!
However, not to be deterred by that, here is my latest entry for Orange Paperie and Co.My challenge was to create a layout with lots of "white" space andusing monochromatic colours. The pic is of our eldest daughter Tracey walking down the aisle in 1997 with her father.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Just trying out some grungy background effects. These are Brady in 2007.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I guess it's about time I did a bit more blogging. I have just spent the last week at home and it was a very unproductive one for me, just could not motivate. so.......today is the day to get a move on and upload a few layouts that have been hanging around for a while. They are both of my youngest granddaughter Jessica, one when she was little and the other taken last year. She seems to be the only one interested in having her pic taken these days. The one of her when she was little was for my DT at Orange Paperie, ( you will find them on facebook, so pop on over and have a look)


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Just a couple of Birthday cards I whipped up yesterday, I have a few layouts to upload but weather not conducive to good picture taking at the moment so they will have to wait for another day.The first one is made using stickers from the Echo Park For the record collection.
The second one is a "cardjack" and created by the fabulous Karen Shady for the Kaiser DT.



Friday, March 22, 2013

Have not blogged for a while, so just thought I would say.........Happy Friday everybody!! Have a great day.xx

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Scrapping at Marally.

Spent the most delightful day yesterday in Orange with some amazing scrapping friends, some old, some new.... picked Rachael and Wendy up along the way. We had lunch with the gorgeous Kim, the Amazing Annette and the beautiful Mary....also met I.R.L. the ever so lovely Bec from Marally Crafts, met her last weekend via Skype and just so lovely I.R.L. After lunch we adjourned to Marally where Mary was conducting a class, you will find my version of her class below the pics of the class. After the class the three of us paid a visit to the gorgeous "Craft Queen" Nicole, who was only too happy to open shop even though busy trying to pack and organise things for the Melbourne expo next weekend, thanks Nic for all the goodies and hope the show goes well for you. A perfect ending to a perfect day.



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cowra Japanese Gardens February 2013

An absolute pleasure to visit, will go again soon.I would love to see this place in every season.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Saturday, February 02, 2013

My eldest daughter Tracey. Have used Kaiser 75cents range for this layout, the flowers are Kaiser, the clock is from Scrapmatts and the rusting powder used on clock is from Twiddleybitz.I used a Crafters Workshop template for the background, along with texture paste and Ranger inks.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

For the challenge at Orange Paperie. The challenge was to scrap something about new beginnings.My journalling is on the pull out tab to the left of the pic and reads: After living together for 10 years you both decided to tie the knot. 27/9/2007.
Took me ages to do this, it gave me the willies from start to finish.Have used Kaiser papers and embellies from the Botanical Odyssey collection. The large white flower is Manor House Creations, wooden embellies are Kaiser and the key is miscellaneous. I used a bit of gesso to colour it white and then Tim Holtz distress inks over the gesso.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The latest......................had a bit of trouble with this one, it started out to be my take on the latest Stuck sketch, but then things went haywire, sooooooo. this is the end result.Have used papers and transparency's from the Kaiser Periwinkle collection, the fabric rose is Kaiser, and have added a few handmade flowers and Kaiser resin flowers to the cluster.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A sneak of the latest.........soon to be revealed.
Had an unwanted guest in the shed at lunchtime, we were sitting there waiting for the carpets to dry after being cleaned, Sally being the ever vigilant watch dog that she is started going beserk and looking up at the roof. Looked up myself and found myself looking a brown snake practically in the eye. Have never moved to fast in all my life!! A quick call to our local snake man had everything sorted and the little blighter was removed. Ian was telling us that today being a cooler day is why they are out and about as believe it or not, snakes hate the extreme heat as much as we do. I will NEVER!! complain about 40+ degrees ever again.A huge thankyou to Ian Hoy

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Up early today to try and get some ironing done before the sun comes up. Hoping everyone has a fantastic day xx

Monday, January 07, 2013

Naughty or nice?

My latest creation, a few days in the making, scrap room too darn hot, even with fans.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Ok girls, was going to upload a pic to show you that on my front verandah at 4.55pm it is still 48degrees!!and that is why I have not scrapped today.
However, google plus1 seems to have taken over my computer and won't let me upload from my pics, Not! happy Jan!! Stay tuned for the next exciting episode. Grrr!

Thursday, January 03, 2013


A sneak peek at the start of my next layout , Just know you are waiting with bated breath to see the end result.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


Just sharing with you today a couple of Birthday cards I whipped up yesterday. The teal coloured one is made of scraps from the Kaiser "75 cents" collection and the other is made with Kaiser Botanical Odyssey 6" pad and collectables. Now it just remains for Betty and Tracey to figure out who gets what, hee hee hee!
Have a great day everyone and T.F.L.