Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nana Vics digital cowgirl stamp

Nana Vics  digital  stamp - cowgirl.  I am constantly  amazed at the  fabulous  women and scrappers  that I can  call a friend.   Their  cleverness and  talent  is   inspiring.  The  fabulous Nana Vic is one of the most AMAZING   painters,  drawers and  ATC  creators  I know -  her stuff is  UNREAL!!
And luckily - she has  recently moved to creating her own range of  digital stamps and  the  first  one is available now  ....I LOVE  this range and think that it feels   a  void  in  the stamping world.....check it out  HERE......tell her I sent you!!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

OMG - This is the 500th POST!!! And look who it is!!!!

So -   it is the final week of the postcards  competition  over at Scrapboutique and I have  LOVED  the  competition - I went into this week - GREENLAND  - with absolutely  NO clue  and then  this afternooon -  it hit here she is - a dedication  to  two of my  newest  friends - but also two  who will  be some of my longest  friends.  We were  destined  to meet  , destined  to stay up late,  talk too much and  crack up laughing!!!  Oh yeah - and sometimes we get to scrap and  ATC together!!!  Love them both -  I feel honoured to call them  my  mates!!  Thanks  Angie and  Emma!!!

This is too funny....

check it out

Some little bits and pieces....

I havent  been doing   too much - been  busy with friends  up from Melbourne and then  Mum and Dad  have  been  with us for a week so I  got to do some scrapping  on Saturday night when a  bunch of  us  got together at Angies -  Lots of fun - gorgeous  women and  fabulous  food. 
I did this one of my  Daniel  boy and his new rugby life...I have raised  the   sayings and stuff on  different levels of  pop dots  but you cant  really  see!

And then Mad about scrappin  had their cybercrop on and I have   been able to complete one challenge - so  sad!!   Here she is....

How cute are those papers!!!

I hope to be  back soon  with more!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wowser - check this little birdie

The  fabulous Tanya Tahir is giving this away...

so check it out HERE

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wowser guys - Thanks so much!!!

There are not many June kits left -  check here to see whats left .....

Dont forget they are only $10  each and postage is capped at $5 and I have some cool competitions  running for June....One - email  pics of any layouts you do with the kits and go into the draw for a cool RAK and refer any friends and  if they also order -  you both go in the draw  for a   RAK!!!

Bysie  - Im off to play  with My Mumsie and Dadsie!!!!

1 2 3 challenge is coming back

OK Ladies! Here we go!

The 123 Challenge for June will be based on:




A combination of the 3 Criterias will be announced on the 1st of JUNE. I have a few of the old Creative Team Members coming back - with the chosen criterias to be uploaded and inspire you on the 1st.

The Rules:

The WORD can be used in the title, in the journalling or ANYWHERE on the page/project as long as it's VISIBLE and a feature - we don't want it HIDDEN it has to be seen!

The Dominant Colour MUST be dominant - you must use it so that it is the MOST NOTICEABLE of the colours you use on your page!

The Mystery Criteria will be given by either one of the Creative Team, Myself or even maybe a Guest or Contributor - submit your ideas to

We have 3 Websites donating - so three chances to WIN! More details coming shortly!

Want to be on the Creative Team? I will be keeping an eye out for the next few months or so, to see who regularly contributes AND is inspirational and most creative! We will be limiting the number on the Creative Team as I am wanting to "keep it simple" this time around....

Sound good?

I'm sure I've missed something - so stay tuned!

Love Charmane

Check it out HERE

A little piece of Japan and some Twiddleybitz

The idea is that it looks  like they are stepping out through the garden gate!  Cute huh!!

I then got all inspired and  finished off the Twiddleybitz  large easel that I purchased  at the end of last year.  I painted it in Making  Memories buttercup paint and then added an antiquing medium and then  some of my fave  vintage  flowers and pearl rope.  IT now stands on my large  sideboard in the loungeroom - NOICE!!

And I  recently won a  Twiddleybitz  birdcage so I  already have an idea for that too!!!!
My Mum and Dad arrive today for a week so if Im a  bit quiet - Im  out and about with them!!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

JUNE kits are here.....

Okay girls - the kits are $10  each and  postage is capped at $5  no matter   how many kits you purchase.  Email me at  with the name of any kits you would like.  Its  first in best dressed and they move quick so let  me know!!  I have been  selling  the kits for   a year now so I am also   going to run a couple of  fun competitions.....the first one - Send me a pic of any layouts  you do with the kits you purchase and go into the draw for a Cool RAK.
   In addition there will be a second  RAK - refer any friends and if they also buy kits you will both go into the draw for a second RAK.  Easy  peasy huh!!

Here they are




HETTY - Sold out


Nancy - one left


Quaint - SOLD OUT


Woodland Whimsy

Yvonne - SOLD OUT


Thanks   for your support guys!!!  Have a great day!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I dont do yellow too often!!!

Okay - this would not normally be my  colour of choice  but you know I love a challenge so when presented  with yellow and white and polka dots - it was time to  bring out  the Heidi swapp invisibles and the MM paint - this is the result.  The cool oversized chipbaord button is from Mad about scrappin and I just covered it....the  challenge was for Challenge heaven.....

JUNE kits are coming......

Email me at if you'd like a sneak peek.......


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Busy Busy busy

You know those times when Life gets a little crazy - thats what it feels like right now. This morning my kids were late for school - we literally live ACROSS THE ROAD!! so really there is NO excuse. Iwas helping Joshua with Maths problems on Mathletics in preparation for todays Naplan test only to realise we were 15 minutes late leaving home - EGADS!!!!! He BOLTED out the door and made it with seconds to spare - Daniel and Teleah were both late ...Great start to the day - NOT!!!!

And Im such a great Mum - Josh comes home on Tuesday and tells me he got 20 out of 24 for the test he did....I ask " How come you only got 20?" ( he usually gets higher and thats my excuse!). And he tells me " Mum I got the best mark out of the whole of Year 7 - other kids only got 12 or 13......Yep - Great Mum!!! The good thing was I got to spend yesterday with the gorgeous ANgie and a surprise from Sharon D - YAY for me!!!!!! Four hours goes WAY fast when you are yakking and talking - LOL SO that meant they all had to come to my place last night with Emma and Belynda so we could keep yakking and talking ! I am SO lucky to have met such fabbo mates and that we get to catch up face to face - i just LOVE it!!!! I even got to do some scrapping even though I started off a bit slow.....

Thanks for looking.  I am now off to  do some  groceries for a dinner party  tomorrow night,  chasing kids and sports all day  Saturday and then us girls are  going to  chat and  distract Sharon at her retreat - we are  gate crashing the party!!  Should be a hoot!!!!!
Oops and we are off to Zumba  our butts off tonight!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mothers Day Mum!!!

MY MUm is gorgeous - she always  spies onmy blog and knows what  is happening - HI MUm says Lisa  waving madly!!!  ANYWAY - I made her a little  gift for Mothers Day and have  had to keep it quiet and I couldnt  blog it  because she would see it- well I just got off the phone  from her - we had a lovely  newsy  chat  and she got her parcel this morning.......This is what she got....

Isnt she lucky she got it?  I  could have just  kept it !!
Lucky Im a nice girl!!

A little bit of India

I am having  so much fun with the Postcards  competition  over at Scrapboutique - so far we have been to Italy, France, the US and this weeks  stop is India.  I knew  straight away   which pictures I wanted to scrap.  Our good friends Mitesh and Sueneta got  married in New Zealand and had a  fabulous  Hindu wedding which I just LOVED - so vibrant and beautiful and the women in their saris  just had  me in awe!!!
These photos  are of the wedding couple - the pics arent great but thats what you get for an old  digital camera!

Im going to be working on the May kits  this week  too so  stay tuned!

Magpie club sketch

Magpie club sketch for May

my sweet daughter!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lets get shabby challenge 11

OMG - I cant believe  we are doing challenge  11 - Man  time goes fast.  I was inspired by the  bold  colours in the Lets get shabby  challange - I dont often do REAL bright layouts  but I picked up this  fabulous  storage  thingy at an Op shop for $2 and decided I would recover it  and embellish it for storing my cards here we go.....

Cute huh!  Hope you like it - My cards will!!!!

The color room - Palette 5

HI all

I started this  Saturday  but then  it  got forgotten is in another  massive weekend -  busy busy - kids sports, parties,  out with friends, Mothers Day and  out  again all day!!  Phew - BUT I have done this layout  of my sister and I for the Color Room - the link is on my sidebar!!

2 of my fave companies - Graphic  45 and Prima!!

Me at 3

Here is a layout I did  last night for Uproar2scrapmore
Emma set a May challenge with a colour  palette and a sketch - A photo of yourself and some handstitching.  Kaiser Devonshire papers - Ta for looking!!

Scrapncraft with T MAJOR COMP

Our Scrap N Craft with T *MAJOR YEARLY COMP* has come around again! It was so popular last year we thought we would give it a go this year and hope to make it bigger and better. We have 2 parts this year, so please read carefully.

To register by the 6th of June please ....

1. *email your full name and gallery name to*:

We also need to know which competition you would like to be a part of (see details below).

2. register in the gallery:

3. register in our shop:


1. Will run for nine (9) weeks starting with the first challenge on Friday the 11^ th of June at 12 midday AEST.

2. ALL challenge entries will need to be put up in the Scrap N Craft with T Gallery by the following Wednesday, ready for our lovely Design Team girls to judge.

3. Only one entry per person. Your first entry for the week is the one that will count regardless of if you have or have not met the criteria.

4. No step by step photos allowed please. If you would like to do this please email us and we can do a separate blog post in a future week.

5. Everyone will need to register to participate. This is to be done in the gallery and shop. You will also need to email me with your gallery name and real name to make it easier to work out who has won the prizes.

6. Each Design Team member will provide 5 points that each week's criteria for their project will be judged on. This will change every week due to different projects that the Design Team member will do.

7. There will be weekly prize of a $20 voucher to the week's winning entry plus a Design Team gift.

8. The winner will receive a $100 voucher and $50 of goodies included in their order with a total of $150 for the winner. Second place will receive a $75 voucher and third place will win a $50 voucher.

9. There are permanent Design Team positions up for grabs but this is optional if you accept. 10. *This year we are offering everyone who enters our competition and completes their weekly entries (in both the main competition and challenge section) a 10% discount in the shop. If you fail to create an entry for a week, your 10% discount ends.

**Challenge Section*If you don't want to be elimated and want to just feel challenged and want to extend your skills, than this is for you!

1. This is just for fun.

2. There will be the same challenges as the above competition challenges

3. If not all criteria isn’t met it will not matter.

4. There will be no judging of your work. Entering at all is the fun part, and will keep you in the running!

5. At the end of the ninth week, we will have a first and second prize that will be picked by Tanyah Payne (owner).

6. All eliminated entrants of the main competition are allowed to enter and be part of this challenge and be in the draw to win the first prize of $40 and second prize of $25.

We are also having a fun shop opening celebrations and not sure if this is something you are able to do either but it will be held on the saturday the 5 of June with prizes and goodie bags and more! at 47 Northcott Cres Alstonville 2477. Wollongbah industrial estate.

Thanks heaps

Tanyah Payne

Scrap N Craft with T


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fabulous Queen of Cards competition....


This is an awesome new Comp starting at Deb's Creations Ning Site on the 1st of June 2010- see above link- click on the Title!

1 very lucky lady is going to win big time lol! She will have a wonderful Xmas with her gorgeous prizes!

The Winner will also have the Title of Deb's Creations Queen of Cards for 2011!

So, Peeps, you have to be in it to win it & this Comp is open to all no matter where you hail from


So get on in and check it out - tell Debs  I sent you!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Some scrappin bits from yesterday

HI - back again - about to  head  off to Rugby with  young Daniel!  and out  for tea with friends tonigt......I  did some bits yesterday for Uproar2scrapmore - my monthly  challenge - B - blue buttons  and brads!!

here is my sample

and some more MamaRazzi  fun - Man I love those papers.  One someones  blog somewhere I saw the strips  rolled up like film and Id give credit if I could  remember where I saw it - SORRY
But here is mine

AND GUESS  WHAT - I won papers from Graphic  4 for being a follower on Facebook - COOL HUH!!!!!

Check out Uproar2scrapmore for some VERY VERY  cool news!!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Look what I picked up today.....

Last month I won a  voucher at My2 angels for my layout for Out of the Hat.  So I had  fun  doing a little  shopping and seeing as though Tracey doesnt live too far away from me - I ventured up her way and picked up my goodies today.....Here is  piccie of what I got.....MORE  glimmer mist- OMG - BUT its a colour I dont have!!!  Thanks Tracey!!!!!

Nice huh!!!!!   Go take a look ....Im off to make  sumfing!!!

Kraft it up entry....

The criterion for this months  Kraft it up got me inspired last nght.  My son Joshua who is in this photo is a really  clever  doodler - that is, he loves to doodle!!  The challenge for this month was to  create your own  background on your Kraft - so I  employed the skills of this clever  young Man  to create  the   funky   background and  then I added some  glimmer mist for  some  color.  Given that  he had created  this background - it was only fair that I used it to create a layout about him.  He HATES  this photo  but Ilove it because he NEVER  smiles naturally for photos!!!
Thanks for looking - Have a great day!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wishing a happy birthday to.....

This  fabulous  blogger who is having  giveaways  every day this week....check it  out HERE

Awesome prize huh!!!

You gotta love sharing this!!!

This girl is so generous - she  has  fabulous  blog  candy - Ive never  won one yet - but you gotta  be in it to win it  hey!!!

check it out HERE

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Our Little slice of Paradise Classes

I have been considering this for some time.  I  have done lots of teaching - for shops - in person and  on line and I  have decided its time  to start  doing it from  home as I have been thinking of it for some time now.  My thanks to those of you who  have asked me about classes - it  got me  going!!!
SO I am offering  two types of classes.  A beginners  class will involve the basics - we will work with your photos and  create a layout tailored to  suit you and your photos.  The second type of  class I am offering is a  vintage  layout - this will involves a  class  kit and will have  complete  step by step instructions.  These will  be run on a  Friday primarily unless you have a specific  day that suits you.   Please email me at for  details.

Thanks for your support as always.....


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I just have to share this blog candy

Pop over and see the details   here and you could win this

awesome  hey!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dream a little dream....

Dont forget  the   competition has started over at Enchanted scrapbooking

There are  some cool challenges and  an  awesome  prize pack on offer

So head over and   check it out

Sunday, May 2, 2010

More blog candy

I always  love sharing these finds I  have - one day  one of us might win !!

Check out all the details  HERE

check out this candy......

omg - and you have to check out how  the  carousel  horse   goes !!!

so  come  over  HERE  and check it out

Scrap n Art MAY sketch

My  gorgeous friend Angie comes up with the  coolest  sketches each month and this Months  inspired to  me to  do something  a  little different.  I have had these cool hambly  print transparecies - woodgrain  ones just for Emma!!  LOL and I thought I would  use that  with my fave  teal - colour for the  moment!
I  cuttlebugged the photo matt and  sanded it back and  added some  cool beautiful three boys .  Two have  just had MAJOR  haircuts - from  woolly   mammoths to  shorn sheep!!  Can you guess which two????

check out her  blog here

She  also has some cool kits for sale so make sure you check out her shop too!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Challenge Heaven quote challenge

This is my  next  challenge I  completed at Challenge Heaven -  the  quote started  " Gotta Love...." and use no flowers....This photo is my  current fave -  one of Daniel and  his  amazing blue eyes - They are  simply beautiful and I know he is  gunna win a   heart or two in the years  to come.

If you want to look at the great May challenges  - check the link to  Challenge heaven on my  sidebar

Check out Debs BLOG CANDY


and you  just may win this

Tell Debs  I sent you!!!!