Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Scrapping

Wow! Two posts in one day! :) I've been trying to find my mojo today - still not sure if it's back yet but I have scrapped a few layouts to test it out! LOL This first layout is for Scrap The Boys - use altered chipboard on your layout. Here is mine:

To alter the chippy bracket, I painted it white and then pressed my red ink pad down on it to give a textured effect. The chippy heart has just been inked all over. I'm still using up my stash of BG Oliver on this one. :)

And this layout is a 'just because' one of my 3 crazy kiddies:

I'm lovin' these Pink Paislee papers and those glittery Thickers! :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Getting Picky

Well we are finally home! And how nice it is. :) There's nothing like sleeping in your own bed.

The second sketch challenge is up over on the Get Picky blog. I'm feeling a little mojo-less at the moment so decided to play along to try and get a kick start. Not too sure how it went. :? Anyway here is the sketch:

And this is my interpretation:

I had a play with my new postage stamp border punch and created a frame around a yummy Hambly chicken coop transparency. I've used MME Fine and Dandy on this layout - just loooove this range at the moment.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I have been a very slack blogger lately, haven't I?! We are away at the moment housesitting - spending some time in Brisbane while my Mum and Dad are away. I have been able to do ALL my Christmas shopping and am feeling very organised, for once! It's been great catching up with friends and family too. I think we are heading home tomorrow though, which will be nice. Give me country living anyday! LOL

I did bring some scrapping goodies with me though and have been getting creative after the kids have gone to bed. Most of it I can't show you just yet but here is one 'just because' layout that I can share:

I went a bit 'banner crazy' on this one! LOL Michala has a fascination with drawing and colouring in at the moment. I love it when pubs and restaurants have paper and pencils for the kids when we go out. It keeps them entertained the whole time!

While I think of it, have you got your entry in for this months challenges at Kraft It Up and Scrap The Girls? You still have a week to get them in...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Xmas Step x Step at LSBS

The lovely DT over at the Little Scrapbook Shop are running a series of Christmas Step x Steps and this week it was my turn. I saw these a few years ago when I was blog hopping and thought they would be great to share. I am always giving my parents gift cards - they are soooo hard to buy for! So this is what I made:

And if you would like to find out how to make one, go here. And while you are there why not check out the 'What's New' section in the shop. There is some yummy Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 and you can Pre-Order Echo Park 'Little Boy' which will be here really soon! And check out the awesome prices too! :)
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

He's A Banana Boy

At the moment Lachie is missing his 2 front teeth on the bottom. It's quite amusing watching him eat things like corn and apples! He has really become a bit of a 'monkey' because bananas are one thing he can eat without too much trouble! So this is my layout for this months White With 1 challenge - so glad this challenge blog is back! The criteria are to use white with yellow and journal straight onto your layout (no journal strips or spots etc):

I really love using yellow and, when I sifted through my paper stash, I found it really hard to find anything yellow (I'd obviously used it all! LOL). So I used a bit of paint to fill in the background and used up the only strips of yellow pp I had.

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave. ;)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Live Laugh Love

For the last 2 months I have created layouts for 123 Challenge and hated them so never sent them in! I thought I would try third time lucky and enter this months challenge. The criteria are to use the word 'live', the colour blue and doodling. Here is my layout:

I added a few splashes of pink, yellow and black in there too. I do love a bit of doodling on a layout so didn't have too much trouble with that part! LOL

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Mail!

A couple of months ago I took part in a Cybercrop over at Scrapping Outback. One of the challenges was to scrap about something uniquely Australian. The top 3 layouts were chosen to be published in Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine - and mine was one of those!! I wasn't sure which issue it was going to appear in, then today in the mail I got a copy of the latest issue with my layout in it!

Yay! Have a good weekend! ;)

Everybody Loves Christmas

I was lucky enough to also get some Echo Park 'Everybody Loves Christmas' goodies in my DT pack from LSBS. I still have a few Christmas photos from last year that I haven't scrapped yet so this range was perfect! :)

Love this photo of Lachie and Darcie - especially the way they are looking at each other. They have a pretty special bond these two. I love the colours in this range - not overly christmassy. There are lots of pinks so I was able to use them on this layout:

Lots of paint, a bit of machine stitching and a couple of little butterflies. I also used my Cuttlebug quilling dies for the flowers - I forgot I had them! LOL
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kraft It Up November Challenge

This months challenge at Kraft It Up is to create a layout using Kraft and decorative edges. You can check out what the rest of the CT have done here. This is my layout:

I decided to do something a little different with this one and use pp as my base and Kraft cardstock over the top. I have given my border punches a pretty good workout on this one! LOL I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this challenge. :)

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Scrap The Girls

This months challenge over at Scrap The Girls is a 'Bits and Pieces challenge'. Here are the details from the blog:

The rules are to use every piece of the puzzle ONCE ONLY! you can't add anything else to your page aside from the elements, they represent all the patterned papers, photos and embellishments - (exception to this rule is your base page does not count as a puzzle piece and you can add a title, ink, stitching, paint & glimmermist ;))
the stars can represent ANY embellishment, the heart must be used as a heart, the circles must be used as circles - it is up to you how big or small they are, or what they are!
The puzzle pieces are obviously not to scale, it is completely up to you what size you want to make them.
any questions, don't hesitate to email me (Kate), have fun with it :)
And this is what I came up with:

I substituted the butterflies for the stars and used the circles to create my flowers. I have used a bit more Echo Park on this one. And I just love that photo of my two girls. ;) I can't wait to see what you all do with this challenge!
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