Wednesday, November 30, 2011

And another one from Scrapfriends

Here is another layout I did  using papers from Scrapfriends.  I love these papers - they are  like a cardstocl thickness...I have cut the film strip section from another piece of scrapfriends paper......

They have a whole  bunch more of these cool papers  too.....

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wahoo- there is a new scrap store with awesome papers

Lucky me!!!  I was recently asked  to do a  guest DT spot and that led me to Scrapfriends  and their amazing  range of papers.  There are papers I have never  seen before and they are  GORGEOUS - and the prices are really good too-  so  go and check them out.  I have a couple of layouts I have done already using  some of the papers   but Ill show you bit by bit!!!

I was invited to a special retreat last weekend and I wasnt going to go because Shane had to work and I would have the kids.  And then I kept getting asked  was I coming, was I coming - just bring the kids......and I couldnt make up my mind.  Last minute Friday I decided - YEP - we will all go - so off I went - a bit nervously - who wants to go to a retreat with their four kids???  ANYWAY - I am so glad I did - I had an absolute ball ( I knew I would - these chicks rock!!) and my kids were really good!!  I just owe Krissy a  bag of maltesers!!!

Here is one of the layouts I did using papers from scrapfriends

Pretty paper huh - the  scroll in the corner  is also  from the store......Ill be back  soon with more show and tell!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Twiddleybitz BLOGHOP!!!

Hi all
Welcome to the TWIDDLEYBITZ  bloghop!!!  If you have  been  following the blog  from the beginning you - will  have just  come from Anne-Marie Cox.  Isnt she amazing - I just love her work and her  boy layouts  always  leave  me envious of her talent!!  If  you want  to start at the beginning and havent yet -  start HERE with Melanie Forbes and be  blown away   by her  beautiful work!!

So I have a couple of bits  of Twiddleybitz show and tell.....they have some fabulous  new  release stuff out  and  is  such GREAT  quality chipboard to work with!!!

First up is a  grungy layout  of my son  Daniel when he turned  NINE  last year .....

I have used the gorgeous  mini  cogs and even the  frame  that they were attached to - never one to leave  anything  to waste!!!

I love  photo booth  pics -  such a  funky size and the  black and white  looks  so cool!!!

I embossed the  blue frame with Twiddleybitz  enamels - Jewel enamels - the colour is SAPPHIRE

and  this  next one will be joining the  Twiddleybitz  roadshow  so  you  may even get  to see it at the  Paper show in Sydney!!

and this is the favourite recent piece of mine.....

I just  love Twiddleybitz    off  the page  pieces and I  bought some of their  gleam gilding wax when I was at the paper show in Brisbane back in June and I am loving the stuff!!!!  
Its a wax based gilding  cream which  you apply  with just a soft cotton  cloth.  Its permanent and lightfast - you can even shade it  by layering -  gives  a fabulous effect.  This  is how I have  made the  birdcage  gold!!!

I found the little  gold  bird in one of the Fabulous Christmas shops and thought  he might like this  little  home!!  Cute huh!!

I also have  some  RAK to give away - just leave me a comment and I will draw a random winner out  on Monday  morning....there are LOTS  of chance  to win some prizes - you just have to be  in it to  win it!!!
Here is a pic of what you could win and if I get more than  20 comments - I will add to this little stash too!!

Next  on the Twiddleybitz  bloghop is  Louise Williams - another AMAZINGLY  talented  scrapper !!  Just love her work!!!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY  TWIDDLING!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011


RAKamania!! Bloghop!

Starting  this afternoon is the  Twiddleybitz RAKamania!! Bloghop!

Each of the DT members has a RAK waiting for you to win when you

visit their blog during the hop.


We hope you find lots of inspiration and ideas,

have a bit of fun and maybe pick up a prize or two along the way. ;-)

Going to the Australian Papercraft Festival this SUNDAY??

Be the first of 20 to go to the Twiddleybitz Booth and say these Secret words..


and we will give you a piece of Twiddleybitz! Too Easy!


(of course there is a but, lol)

you must be a member of the Twiddleybitz Ning and it is only on the Sunday. ;-)

So....Ready to start the Bloghop??

Keep  popping in to  the NING  site  for  all  the  details......HERE

PSSSSTTTTT -  dont forget to be on the look out for secret words!!

These will be highlighted somehow in each of the posts along the way. Don’t worry, they will be easy to find. ;-)

They are the words of a quote and will be in order. All you have to do is collect them along the way

and then  Sandra Wallace a personal message telling her  what you think

the quote is. All correct entries will be placed into a prize draw.

So make sure  you get TWIDDLING  and BLOG ALONG !!!

Happy Birthday and lets Celebrate

The fabulous Websters  papers Lets Celebrate - I  got some from My2angels  and together with  the fabulous embellishments  Tracy   sells - I was able to put together this  layout  with photos from Teleahs  6th birthday!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dare to dream

My husband is an  inspirational man!  He proves that it is never to late  to  learn something new and you can  Dare to dream !!  He  left  school after Year 12 and  joined the local  credit union.  We travelled overseas for a year  in our earyly  twenties and he came back to  work in debt collection - which of course he HATED.  SO he retrained as a nurse and after  10 years  of that - he  retrained AGAIN and he is now a  Doctor!!!  To say I am proud of him doesnt even start to address what I feel for what he has done!!  he graduated with honours and also  earnt the University  medal which is a huge award!!!!
This is done with a kit I purchased from Scrapbook savvy

here  it is

What a  hottie!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I think I forgot this one......

Im such a bad blogger these days - life  just  gets  busier and  busier - with the  kids and work and  activites and we have  a  very busy  social life at the moment - which is LOVELY - but  sometimes  it feels  like a  merry go round  spinning out of control!!!  Yes I can see you smiling - I bet you can relate cant you!!

I love it - I wouldnt have it any other way !! 

SO here is a  layout I did for Mad about word  title , 2 somethings?? , three photos and four  patterned  papers  I is my take on it

pretty papers huh!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Girls night in at Wicked Princesses

So I bought the fabulous  Wicked Princesses  Girls night in kit - and I finally  got to do it on the weekend and  of course I had to  scrap this pic of my  mate Donna!!!!  Everybody  loves this woman - she is funny , beautiful and  a very clever scrapper and she makes  me laugh ...A LOT!!!!

and here is one I did a while ago - with gorgeous October Afternoon papers....

back later with some more show and tell