Friday, May 30, 2008

Weekend fun

I participated in the Allcraftz Cybercrop last weekend which was a lot of fun, we had a theme of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The challenges were really cool.

There were 3 different challengs,

1. Brown and Blue only LO,

2. R.A.I.N.B.O.W Challenge, choose elements that correspond to those letters ie. R = Red or Rhinestones etc,

3. was to create a fan from the template.

All the girls did a great job. I only got one challenge done as I spent most CIMG4453of the weekend with Mick. He even had a Monday RDO, which was cool, but also bah in a way as I could have done the challenges while he was at work.. AH well!! I would rather be with him than scrapping alone lol. We spent pretty much all weekend either chilling or in the garden. Was a really good weekend. I'll leave you with a picture of my Lo and some of Michael and I out in the Garden...

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I will be spending some time on the forum purple scraps this weekend for their Cyber Challenge. Allcraftz is sponsoring the challenges.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

So Sad

This is so sad. It is a story of a precious little girl who was abused until she died. There are different versions of this story, all fighting to be the one that is right, but in the end who cares which one is right, this poor little girl died. No amount of 'right fighting' will bring her back.
I post this one month from the 28th of April, as I was not aware of her day.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cool Opal Technique

This is really DIFFERENT!! Kinda cool though. Takes a while but neat. I wonder how Michael would like to come home to these all over the house... HEHE

Friday, May 23, 2008

Another cool Demo

I am really loving having broadband. There is so much cool stuff out there that I have been missing out on :( Here is another cool tut I came across. Hope you enjoy it as much as me!! I know my next ATC's will probably use this technique.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sweet Demo!!

This cool Demo comes from
Thanks for the info it ROCKS!!
Hope my info helps you :)

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Help Me, Help Me

CIMG4382 CIMG4380 CIMG4379Do you know if this is a plant or a weed?


  Do you know what tree this is?

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Do you know what tree this is?


What about this one?

These are things in my new yard that I am not sure about. The top one plant/weed I am thinking about getting rid of but I want to know what it is. Same goes with the Strange twiggy tree.

Late night visitor

poss1 When Michael was going to bed I heard this funny little growling noise. Michael said he thought it was a possum, I went outside and sure enough it was. Trouble was very excited that this guy was hanging around. I am wondering if this little creature has come over before and whether that is what Trouble is breaking out to try and get to.. Not that Trouble is going poss2to be able to escape soon... We have bought a dog electric fence, especially made for troublesome dogs.. I am sure once he see's it the memories of farm life will come back to him and he just won't go near it.. Here's hoping.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I *heart* the postman

CIMG4341 Yummy Yummy Yummy. I got yummy mail yesterday. I bought this kit from Michelle at ScrapBookit. It is so super yummy I just had to take some photos of it. I didn't do it justice but omg it is yummy. I can't wait to make something.. But What?? I am not sure what I will do with the kaiser book.. CIMG4351Probably a birthday book I need one of those.. Or maybe an address book, I need one of those too haha. I have seen them made into quote books, which are lovely.. but I don't use many quotes or have enough for a book of favorites LOL.. Hmm decisions, decisions, decisions!! (Don't be looking at the junk on my desk either!!)

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On another note, here is my mother's day card. Made first and foremost for my mother and secondly for the challenge over at We Challenge You

A mother's love

Have a great day. I will it is raining here (well it was) and I hope it continues to do so all day :D

Friday, May 16, 2008

Where is the Sydney..


Where is the SydneyThis is a lo I created on the 14th & 15th, well really I created and had the idea on the 14th, but it took me to the 15th to stick all the bits down lol. I did this as part of the Chinese Whispers Thread on Allcraftz. The photo is taken in Geraldton, Western Australia. The Lady is looking out waiting and hoping that her son would be home soon. It is made to honor and remember the H.M.A.S Sydney. I created this Lo using Bazzil in 2 blues, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink, Chipboard letters, Embossing Powder, Paint, Opals, a Fancy Pants Stamp, some Embroidery thread and a bloody good photo :D

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Australia National Scrapbooking Day!

Hosted by Allcraftz for you.

This is one of those BIG things. Here is what is happening...

Classes on the day will include (and possibly an extra not yet listed) the following:
*Basic Grey Aspire Mini Album class- Designed by BG designer Becky Fleck, on the day run by Hannah. Details of this are listed in the store already for purchasing- an absolute bargain for items with a retail value close to $100- not to mention the learning experience for those who have not completed an item designed by an internationally well know designer. The kit includes enough items to create a complete album, with left-overs for other uses also.
*Card Class with Hannah using Daisy D's "Attic Heirlooms" collection items. The kit for this class will include enough product to make HEAPS of cards. Hannah will show you 3 new card designs which you can then use to make more using the techniques. It will also include some pre-stamped images, phrases, etc- embellishments and more. Cost of this class/kit will be approx. $10.
*Mini Album class with Sandra. Sandra will be using the fantastic Teresa Collins goodies, along with some 7 gypsies embellishments and oh so much more! Sandra is our "Celebrity Designer" for the classes on this special day. The cost of the kit is yet to be decided but we will do our best to keep it priced so those on all budget levels can participate.
*Infuse Layout with Hannah. This LO is STUNNING. Feminine with plenty of class, style and sophistication - and incoporating a range of new skills that you can use plenty of times in future. The cost of the kit will be $10-20, final costings have yet to be discussed (waiting on the specific colour cardstock we need LOL).
We have been told by BG that we should allow 2.5-3 hours for the Aspire class. Considering Sandra is also completing an album I would think her class will go for a comparable amount of time to the BG one. Both Hannah's class pieces, her LO and cards, will take much less time to complete- with fantastic results!
For those interested in doing all 4 classes you will also receive a 10% discount on your class purchases. As more details are finalised I will let you all know. All kits will be sent towards the end of May ready for you to create with on our special Allcraftz National Scrapbook Day.

So if that isn't enough to get you OMG OMG OMGing, just wait til I share some of the prizes with you...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Beauty is everywhere

Beauty is Everywhere

I have done this page as a challenge for the blog We Challenge You. This is sponsored by my favorite shop Allcraftz for you.

I haven't ever done any stiching on a Lo which was part of the entry rules, so I kept it to a minimum as I didn't want to bugger it lol.

I used stamps, flowers, chipboard, grungeboard, h2o's, bazzil and chatterbox paper.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Our house..

Wow where to begin. Michael and I bought a house. We have moved out of our rental one and into our new place. We haven't unpacked yet.. We have too much stuff I fear.


Back patio

It is a lovely 3 bedroom home, 1 bathroom, kitchen/dining room and lounge. It has a huge big shed for Michael and has a small garden shed as well. There is a pretty big back yard for our own veggie patch and we have even invested in some fruiting trees. I have so many hopes and dreams for this place I hope we can make it a reality.

Now that we have our own place we also have the phone on... WHOOT! Soon we are getting Broadband and then I will post on here regularly lol.