Sunday, October 31, 2010

A great new challenge blog.

 OK, first things first. Happy Halloween. Any excuse for some digital scrapping LOL.
I got some cute photos of the boys all dressed up for our local Halloween carnival last night and I cant wait to scrap them.
I don't have any thing new to show, well I do but they are DT things so they will have to wait for now.
Now on to the important stuff. There is a brand new challenge blog called
 SHOW US YOUR STUFF created by the lovely and talented Kerry and its all about creating LOs and incorporating some hand made goodies, whether they be some thing you made your self or something you purchased.
Well I LOVE the concept and Im sure its going to be LOTS of fun.
HERE is the link and they are having a DT search at the moment so if you'd like to apply you've got til the 15th of November to get your application in. Details are on the BLOG.
So why not head on over to Show us your stuff, become a follower and grab a badge for your blog..
Kerry has let me design a custom header and badge and I have also designed a few sketches for some up coming challenges so, Id love to see what you do with them.
They have some great sponsors lined up with some AWESOME hand made goodies.
What could be better? TFL.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Warning big TOOOOOT!

I am so proud and excited to announce that I am the newest  DT member for
If you havent tried WORDS OR WHATEVERs gorgeous chipboard and MDF products then youre really missing out.
They are AWESOME and if your LSS doesn't stock them yet, ask them to get some in. You'll love it.
The range and quality is fantastic so, you see why Im so happy about this wonderful opportunity.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lots of catching up to do!

Yep Ive been a bad,bad blogger but, in my defence I have been separated from my beloved lap top for a little while now so, time to catch up.
This first page is for a new challenge blog called GET PICKY. I almost always use multi photos now so I couldn't resist having a go at their sketch this month and it was a lot of fun.
These are pictures I scrapped a long time ago. Actually these photos where the very first photos I ever scrapped when I started scrapping 4 years ago.
Well I wasn't a serious scrapper then and would have only completed about 6 LOs a year I guess, if i was lucky.
Ive only been a serious scrapper for almost 2 years, any way as you can image the original was pretty BAD!
If I get brave one day maybe Ill show you. hehehe.
Any way this is Paul and our first baby Kaiser. Not a day goes by that we still don't miss this big fella and he really was the most perfect dog ever.
I cant have a post with out close ups. Yes my love affair with Glossy accents continues.
And then there's this little guy. Isnt he adorable!!. He is made by WORDS OR WHATEVER and when I saw him I knew he'd be perfect for this page.
I really liked his raw chipboard colour as I thought it mixed well with the tones in the pattern papers so Ive left him raw out lined him in dark brown texta , gave him some shadows with my favourite grey marker then added some detail with my fine liner black pen, coloured his tongue and gave his cheeks a rosy glow with red texta then finally yep you guessed it more glossy accents for his nose and tongue.

Now onto something so amazingly beautiful and special that my wonderful and talented friend made me.

I cant tell you how blown away I was when this arrived by mail for me yesterday. I really am lucky and very blessed to have a friend that cares enough to make me such s stunning piece of art and I am so happy and proud to have this beautiful LEANNE original hanging on my wall. I love every little bit of it and I cant stop looking at it.
Even Paul said WOW thats AWESOME when he saw it and thats a big deal coming from my husband. LOL.
So THANKYOU Leanne you are such an amazing friend and I will treasure and love it forever.

Now just before I go I also wanted to tell you about my new DT position over at WHITE WITH 1.
I almost fell off my chair when i received an email asking me if Id like to join the design team.
Of course I said YES!! hehehe.
Its a fantastic concept and the rest of the DT are very talented and inspiring scrappers so, I hope you'll find the time to check it out and play along from time to time.
OK thanks for stopping by. TFL

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Shining light and a sketch.

 As Ive mentioned in earlier posts, Im Guest DT this month at my new favourite place to shop and Forum HANDMADE BY SUZANNE and I was lucky enough to get a chance to play with the delicious Sea side range by October Afternoon.
Suzanne also asked me if Id like to design a sketch for the October challenge. Well I love designing sketches so of course I jumped at the chance.
So as you can see above is my example using my yummy goodies from Suzanne and below is the sketch I designed.
 Now onto the close ups.
 American Crafts ribbon also from HANDMADE BY SUZANNE and the most adorable MLBOW pin.
 More butterflies.
Finally the close up of one of the beautiful stickers in the Sea side range. Ive just added some shading to represent the light from the light house and to make it tie in with my title a little better.
Well thats it for today but, I think I can squeeze a 5th page out of this pack. Ill see how I go.
Don't forget to pop on over to the FORUM at Handmade by Suzanne if you want to have a go at the sketch challenge. Id love to see your interpretation. TFL.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Have you seen THIS.  Yep thats my lil' ol' LO on the October Afternoon Face Book page.
Im almost never on Face book anymore so when I stumbled upon this I almost fell off my chair LOL.
Doing the happy dance today. hehehe TFL.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


 Yep been scrapping again. This is a 'just because' page. Just because I couldn't wait to get stuck into all that GORGEOUS Restoration range by Crate paper. YUM, YUM!!
Well this page didn't turn out half as fabulous as it looked in my head but, you get that some times.
Now if your a regular here you'll know there will be LOTS of close ups to come but, if your not I apologise in advance.
OK, here goes............................

Its been a while since I added a butterfly so I thought That little bit of dimension they add would be perfect.
This beautiful lace was originally white but, I decided to tea dye it to compliment the colours in the papers.
 MMMMMMM Scrapmatts Key and some bakers twine. Just made for each other.

And lastly this is one of my fav photos of Master Jedd. Ive done a little bit of editing to give it more of a grungy look so it fits in with the papers.
He can be a very intense little boy at times and this photo portrays that pretty well I think.
I think thats all. Thanks for all your lovin' wonderful people you make me feel very special. TFL.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More from the Sea side.

I have more YUMMY Sea side to share today. All part of my GDT pack from
This range is so super gorgeous that I think Im gonna need to get me some more mmmmm.
OK, so this first LO is called SEALed with a kiss for obvious reasons.
Ive been wanting to scrap this series of photos for a while now but just couldn't find the right papers.
When I saw this range and that sticker I just knew that they couldn't be any more perfect for these photos.
Its great to get them scrapped finally.
 Just a couple of close ups today. More Glossy accents, so much fun I just couldn't resist. Also available from
 The stickers in the Seaside range are so AWESOME!!. I have layered the seal on top of the beach ball and added some shading with my grey marker again.
 Not quite so much going on in this one. I find myself looking at it and wanting to add something but, it got the thumbs up from the Mr so, I think Ill leave it.

 More yum stickers and glossy accents.
 Well thats all folks. I might manage to squeeze one last LO out of my pack and maybe a card or two. Ill see how I go.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your lovin' it really does mean the world to me.
Til next time TFL.

Friday, October 8, 2010

My anchor.

It may seem like an odd title but this little boy really is just like my anchor. He keeps me grounded when life gets crazy and I loose my perspective.
He reminds me that its the little things that are the most important, like finding time to listen to his stories , play puzzles read him books or just enjoy the funny, adorableness that is Tyson.
I was lucky enough to be asked to be Guest Design Team member for Hand made by Suzanne this month and Suzanne sent me the SUPER YUMMY Seaside range by October Afternoon.
You may or may not know that I am OAs biggest fan. They are my absolute fav so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this range and so far Im not disappointed.
This is just my first play so there will be more to come soon.
OK on to the close ups. Lots of close ups.

Mmmmmm Ranger Glossy accents used to make bubble or water droplets and my new Martha Stewart Deep edger punch, my newest and most favourite scrapbook tool. LOVE IT!
Both the glossy accents and punch are also available at Hand made by Suzanne.
That Maya Road envelope was so devine I really wanted to make it a feature so I have used it to mount my photo.
I know I just recently scrapped this photo but its a fav and this is the colour version.
The Thickers were from my own stash and Ive just sanded the edges to give them a rustic, sea side look.
Ive also used more Glossy accents on the Anchor sticker to make it more of a feature and added some shading with a grey marker so it enhances the 3D effect.
I used to do LOTS of mosaics before the boys came along and all those chipped tiles, glass and messy grout just become to hard to use with a baby and toddler under foot so, I have a bazillion of these glass stones in my craft stash. I knew they'd come in handy again one day.
The anchor again and some of my home made glimmer mist.
And lastly more close ups of the Glossy Accents.
Ive also created a sketch for a challenge at Hand Made by Suzanne Ill be back with that soon.
Sorry if I bored you with the close up but Im having a bit of fun with this new post editor.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just a share.

Heya Folks. I just wanted to have a play around with the new post editor and so I thought Id share these Out for Publication signs Ive been making lately.
I made one for my blog, one for the LRR blog, one for Kims blog and one for Leannes blog.
What'd ya think?
Im enjoying messing around with a bit of digital scrapping at the moment and these are so much fun to make.
Any way If you haven't switched over to the new post editor on blogger yet you really should try it.
Ive changed my template too so I can adjust the width to allow for the larger photos.
Look how BIG you can make your photos and now you can preview it before you post. Love it!
Oh and you might notice now Ive also made a new header.TFL.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Baby Toes.

The first SCRAP THAT BABY challenge is up for the month. Prompt 14 is Head, shoulders,knees and toes and here is my example.
There are awesome sponsors again this month so why not pop on over and check it out.
OK now there are lots of close ups to follow so, I apologise in advance but, there are lots of little details on this one so, here goes.

Finally we reach the end. I knew that baby foot punch would come in handy one day hehe.
Im really pleased how this page turned out but how could you ever go wrong with Websters.
Their papers are so beautiful and so easy to use.
Im feeling a little tried today as I had plans to scrap but instead I stayed up waaaaaaaaaaay to late playing with some digital scrapping, making a new 'out for publication' sign for the Lil' Red Rocket blog.
Ill come back and share that later.
Its another wet miserable day here and I have a mountain of washing to catch up on. Thank goodness for my tumble dryer.
So, for now thats it from me. Over and Out. TFL.