Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some layouts I had sitting around!!

Finally some time  to  do some  catchup - desk  cleanup,  ATC  finishing,  found some layouts I had  not put away - so here is some show and tell!!!

and this one was a speed scrap  at the Scrap boutique retreat back in Novemebr - we had so much fun !!!

and my  gorgeous Lachlan - he made us so proud this year with his  academic awards - he has one MONSTER  brain!!!!  LOL

and today I have been  finishing off my Bucket List  ATCS -  to be posted off soon.......

and now Im  going to finish off my Steampunk ATCs  - ready for our january  swap......and then I have some class layouts to do!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

And thats another one done!!

I hope you all had an amazing awesome Christmas - I know I did.  My inlaws  were  up here to share Christmas with us and we loved  having them here - they only have  two more days   with us and it has FLOWN BY!!!  We had some friends and family here for Christmas day and we  had a fine feast - Shane did a spectacular  glazed ham, seafood,  beautiful kebabs and some  yummy salads.  I made a  special  chocolate Yule log and it worked a TREAT!!!  Looked alright and tasted  YUMMY!!
The kids had a ball - even though Santa had a  bit of a stuff up and  left us with two halves of 2 DIFFERENT  table tennis tables .....hmmmmmmmmmmm!!  Luckily  we could  exchange it for the last one we had left!!!!  So of course when the kids are  riding  down the  water  filled drains - they are playing table tennis in the shed with Opa and Nan!!!
and so now for some Christmas photos...

The spunky  kids!!  These guys   make everything about  Christmas  AWESOME - I love  it!!!
I LOVE watching these  two together - they make my heart melt!!!

SO then on Boxing Day we had a lovely  bunch of friends  come over  to eat  some more and  drink cocktails - Margaritas and Mohitis -  TOO YUMMY!!!!
So today we are all exhausted and  need a day of rest and recovery!!!

AND - If you need to stock up on Scrap products - you HAVE  to go HERE
Tanya has a HUGE  sale going on with  everything reduced - so STOCK UP NOW!!!

I hope to drop by  again before New Year - if I dont - have a great one - It will also be  our anniversary 
New Years Eve we have been together  for TWENTY ONE  years and  New Years Day we have been married for 14 years!!!  ANd I love  him more than ever - my very own Doctor!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SO slack!!!

Shane graduating ( did I mention he got First class honours and the University  Medal and an award for  Aged care and cancer.....NOT TOO SHABBY  for an old bloke!!!!
Josh graduating from year 7, the inlaws  arriving for 3 weeks and my new job have all led to a  VERY  busy  festive season!!!  We  havent stopped =  I also had my gorgeous friends  baby shower in not much happening on the  SCRAPBOOKING front!!  Ive done a  couple of good scrapstash shops and Ive  started on some DIVINE  Kaiser English rose layouts  but  I really need to pull my  finger out!!

Today I also  received a FABULOUS  amazing  pack of NEW  Twiddleybitz  goodness - I cant wait to get started  - so keep an eye out.
In the meantime  here is the one I did earlier and forgot to and my  beautiful brother and sister!!

I love the  colour  scheme  in this and the  Twiddleybitz  fancy  scrolls suit  perfectly!!!

Have a FABULOUS  SAFE AND  AMAZING  Christmas - I know I will!!!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Twiddleybitz Blog HOP

HI!!!!!!!  from me Waving madly!!!  If you are on the Twiddleybitz  blog hop - you will have come from Tracy Wyldmans  Blog and seen her amazing   work!!!  If you  have  just stumbled across me and want to start from the beginning  - head HERE !!!

I have a couple of special projects for you today.  The first is very festive being the silly season and all!!  I am a crazy Christmas junkie - I love  everythng about it - the shopping for  gifts for people I love and care about,  the planning  of food for the BIG DAY!!, wrapping the gifts and all the craziness that goes with this season!!  I swear my box of Christmas decorations increases in size  every year!!  So my first  project is a canvas of the kids with one of my favourite  Christmas  photos..and LOADS of Twiddley  goodness. 

and then of course I needed  a stand for it  to sit on so I misted painted and Twiddleybitz neroed  the  goreous  ornate stand ( I have the big one too I love them so  much!) - here is what they look like together

And then just for fun - I  also  created this layout at a retreat I just came back from but it felt like it needed  something  I  painted  these  bits of Twiddleybitz decorative  scrolls and title and  now Im happy!!  Im  the kid on the right!!!!  With my gorgeous  brother and sister - JUST A FEW YEARS  AGO!!!!!

In addition to the prizes  available through Twiddleybitz - I will also make  a RAK  to  some lucky winner  - just make sure you are  following my blog and leave  a message - I will draw the winner out next week!!!

Next  stop on this  hop is  Teresa Abajo at 2pm.....I the meantime - KEEP ON  TWIDDLING!!!!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Challenge heaven

This is my  beautiful Grandmother - I love this photo of her -  I did this layout  for the  themed challenge at Challenge heaven......

I have hand stitched over the leaves  but you cant really see it!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Please join us next weekend for our Christmas Blog Hop. There will be cheer, frivolity and prizes as you explore the blogs of the design team and join in the chatting, fun and inspiration. Check out the forum starting 7pm Friday 10th December for all the details and hope to see you here :):):) It will run over 4 days, giving you plenty of time to join in at any stage if you are busy over the weekend. PS don't forget your jingle bells and Christmas hat :):):)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scrap with V cybercrop next weekend.....

ScrapwithV  has moved to running the cybercrop  from the fabulous new BLOG - so come on over and check it out - It looks  Awesome!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Check out this blog candy

For all the details  check out  this fabulous  BLOG

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December kits.....HERE THEY ARE

Last month I SOLD OUT of all kits  so I am hoping I made enough this month - they are  still only $10  each and postage is capped at $6.50.  Simply email me  at with the names of any of the kits you are after.  Many of them are One of - so its first in best dressed!!

Amelia - SOLD OUT


Daisy D


Embrace - SOLD OUT

Girls only

Good tidings - one left

Pink plum - SOLD OUT

Regent street

 - one left

sweet love - SOLD OUT

Thanks for your support!!

Just a couple of things...

First of all I want to give a  MASSIVE  great big thanks to all the gorgeous  comments and well wishes, emails and  even a bottle of champagene on Shanes  acheivement!!!  I appreciate  you kind  thoughts  SO much!!!  Many of you have helped ME through the last four years  so my Thanks  go out to those  girls - you know who you are!!!

I did some  scrappping the other day when Shane wa sick and managed to do some challenges for Scrap Boutique...

and this one of my  gorgeous boy Lachlan.  Yesterday we attended  the schools Academic Excellence awards and he received the award for top Science  student  and the Overall  academic  acheivement award for Year  6 !!  So he is now the proud owner of 2 awesome  trophies,  a  framed certificate ad a bursary towards  his  Year 7 schooling!  To say we are proud of him is an understatement - he is the most amazing focussed ( sometimes obsessive!!)  student -  his results are well deserved!!

I have been doing some other stuff but for the moment its secret  squirrel business
Back later  with more details!!