Thursday, 25 March 2010

LET'S GET SHABBY, TWISTED SKETCHES & FAVE THINGS!

LETS GET SHABBY #10
It's all about a Shabby Easter!!!
Here is my interpretation!  I'm no card-maker at all - but I sooo did love making these!
Head on over here to see the wonderful DT inspiration!




TWISTED SKETCHES#42
Here's my DT interpretation of the sketch..
It also has the twist of 'flight'.  Loving birds the way I do.....
It was fun going through all my bird action pics!  This one I took on a Lake in the far north Queensland'
You can find the sketch here



MY FAVOURITE THINGS
Favourite drink......easy-peasy!!
Everyone who knows me knows I LOVE my cuppa tea!
 
 
METHOD PLAYGROUND
All that was needed is to use cardboard!!  LOVE the stuff!!
Check it out here
This is my mum and dad with all their grandkids at our place last year on Christmas Day!

SCRAP-IT-LAH
Loved this challenge and its a bit of a blog hop!!!  Check out the criteria here
It must have multi photos, journaling and stamping!    Paige took these pics of Hannah in her most fav section of their school library!  All the chairs had been taken out for an event - but she didnt care!!  All she has ever wanted to be is a librarian!

SCRAPPING THE MUSIC
No explanation necessary!  My girls and me!  We were away in a fave place of ours in Winter - 'Cradle Mountain'   You can check out the song here  - Fireflies!! Dont you just love it!!

CREATIVE TYPE
I always look forward to doing CT challenges because they are just that - a challenge and I am never disappointed in the result!!   Just look at us three having a ball!! You can find the challenge here


 
 
 
xx

Monday, 22 March 2010

JUST A BIT OF SHABBY STUFF GOING ON....

METHODS PLAYGROUND


The challenge is about using white.  I've used it in paint, flowers, lace, pearls, doily and butterfly. 
The back of Hannah (righthand side) performing in Hobson's Choice.


SCRAP THERAPY CYBERCROP
I did Bec's SKETCH CHALLENGE - using greens! 
Hannah with Cosmo.   I hate to think what she may be like when the day comes that we dont have Cosmo any longer - he is a very very old man.  



Speaking of which....
He's deaf and he sleeps alot now.  His latest possie is my desk.  Just as well it is large.  I put his blankets there (as well as slipping a hot water bottle underneath him) as it was better that he lay on them rather than all over my papers and scrappy stuff!!  I'm sure he thinks he will get a lot more attention if he sleeps where I sit A LOT!


CREATIVE TYPE #27
I just had to do this challenge!  There's a bit of a mix up on uploading dates...but I had to show it anyway!!
I loved the criteria to use type in or on your photo!!  I had a pic of my stamps drying and it was perfect then to use the very same stamps across the photo!!
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Oh and dont forget to go see who won
Alice in Wonderland
Challenge
And also see who was 'Honorable Mentioned'!!

hugs
xx

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

GOT LOTS OF NEWSY NEWS!!!

There is so much going on in my family's life at the moment  soooo again I havent been out and about - soooo sorry!!   I feel bad not being able to catch up with everyone.
But.....here's what has taken over our lives

The Musical

'OLIVER'
I know these arent the greatest pics - but they are all I have at the moment until after the season ends when photos are released.  These two pics were in the Newspaper.  I did my best to photograph them!

Here is the opening scene with the workhouse boys - Paige is one of them...and if you look closely at the centre of the pic there is a reddish arrow that points to the top of Paige's head.  Cant see her at all, but it doesnt matter....it does give the atmosphere of the song 'Food Glorious Food' with Mr Bumble in the background.  

Hannah is were the red arrow is pointing.  She is in the adult cast and here they are singing 'Oom Pa Pa' with Fagin in the front.   (yes...look at my 15yr old with a beerstein in her hand in a pub!!!) lol! Nancy is on the table.  Her voice is wonderful!
The whole show is done on a revolving stage.  The sets are extraordinary and are on two levels. 


My next bit of news is that I've been published in a Swedish Magazine which is distributed in Europe.
I felt very honoured to be asked to take part and submitted 4 layouts using different techniques etc.
I cant show you the LO's or the pages at the moment until the magazines next issue comes out...but I can tell you a little.....
I'm in some good company!!!  Irene Tan, Iris Babao Uy, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer,Melissa Phillips and Steph Delvin
Its a totally fabulous Magazine - FULL of ALL the things I LOVE particularly the styles!!!
I WISH I could read Swedish!!!  
Sooooooooo more on that one when I get the nod that I can publish the contents here!!
I cant wait to show you!!  (so not fair!!lol)

Look what I received from Japan!!!
What a wonderful prize for winning ScrapxScrap (a totally fab Japanese Challenge Blog!)
The prize was donated by Among Flowers  I've used some of it already!!!


EMBELLISHMENT KIT  - This was last months kit from WIOIN and I played with a few things to make up some embellies to go on LO's later on.... So here are just a few....
I had a bird card instead of the flower on shown (I love birds) and made a little envelope out if one of the file cards



The flowers were made up of the vintage pages with paint!!
 And the little banner is the playing card that I cut up into sections...
with  a vintage page - misted numbers cut out of another card in the kit to make a template
Yep next birthday - the big 5-0!  Weeell I just cant think where that time went!  I've got a little time to adjust to the idea of it before it happens!!

Over at SCRAP THERAPY - there was a Surprise Challenge to make up a LO just from the scraps off your desk!   Easy peasy - mine is always full of scraps.   I didnt have any full pieces of background paper, but there was this brown paper...its a bit floppy so I'll have to mount it on something.   I even had a postage stamp from a rak from Yvonne!!

PENCIL LINES#177
Check the challenge here.... particularly liked this sketch.  



And I'll leave you with this fab little email I was sent...

Tooooo all my lovely scrappy friends!!!

A Cleaning Poem
I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess
He asked if I'd been 'computing',
And I had to answer 'yes.'

He told me to get off my butt,
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.

I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my good work.
I didn't mean to 'click.'

But click, I did, and oops - I found
A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into it -
I was into it all night.

So nothing's changed except my mouse.
It's as shiny as the sun.
I guess my house will stay a mess......
While I sit here on my bum.

LOL!  hugs!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

I'VE BEEN A BIT LUCKY!!

But firstly to some challenges!!


MISSION CREATE
I used all the criteria!  Just LOVED it.  Here is Hannah in our garden.


SCRAP-IT-LAH
Its about holidays and this one is Paige when we went Helmet Diving.  I took this photo of her face! She reached out and touched this huge fish as it went past....It was as fascinated as she was. Check out the challenge here


SCRAPPING THE MUSIC #125
Check out the challenge here.  This is my DT sample of Paige dressed up as a little 'Bilby' an Australian bush native animal for book week at school - which she won!


TWISTED SKETCHES
See the sketch here.  The twist is using staples
Here's Paige dancing.  Look at that lovely spring in the air and her well pointed toes!!


AND....
Lucky me!!!
I won a giveaway!!
and here are the

I won  kits from
Serendipity Scrapbooks and Color Me Miki!

What a happy day and thanks to the girls who left comments on my previous post cos I didnt know I won until I read them!!!!!



Sunday, 7 March 2010

SOME SCRAPPY CHALLENGES!

I'm getting some of my favourite challenges done while away on camp!! It has been such a lovely relaxing time and catching up with all the goss!   Too much fun!!

SCRAP THAT POETRY #11
Check out the poem here!  If there ever was a poem more scrappable - its this one!

MY FAVOURITE THINGS
Its about friendship.  Find this fabulous challenge here


METHODS PLAYGROUND#62
And we go heat embossing here!   This made me do a technique I've not really had much experience so it was good to have a go!  Look at my little gold embossed flowers!!  And I scalpeled out a bit and slipped the photo partially underneath.

MISSION CREATE #11
You can find the criteria here.  I've used four out of the five.
This is Meaghan when she was not quite five in her ballet outfit trying to point her toes hard for her grandma.

Back to scrapping!!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!



Saturday, 6 March 2010

I'M AT SCRAPPY CAMP!!

Three fab nights away!!  Not sure how much scrapping I'll get done but the sociallising is fabulous! LOL!

But in the mean time ......

AUSSIE SCRAPJACKED

 has just uploaded March's Jacks so go have a look!
Paige not happy being sent to her room to tidy it up!
No TV until it has been!!

This is one full of beads and texture paste!!  Sooo fun.  
The Lakes is a really favourite place!

Gotta run......got some scrapping to do!
Have a wonderful weekend!! (Its a long weekend here!!)


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

SCRAPxSCRAP, SCRAPPING THE MUSIC AND WIOIN SKETCH.....

Just had time lately to do my DT committments.....  Just cant seem to catch my breath!
You know how it feels when you have to remind yourself to take a breath....
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And then something lovely like this happens - a prize RAK from AMY arrived today for winning Fav Things
It was ENORMOUS!  Beautiful beautiful!! 
Thank you soooo very much
Hugs Amy
xx

GUEST DT for SCRAPxSCRAP #22 (Japan)
Soooo thrilled to bits to take part!!  You can check the criteria here.
This is little Hannah when she had just turned 5-6yrs


WHAT IS OLD IS NEW MARCH SKETCH
Totally fab sketch - you can find it here
Hannah making her sandcastles- she'd play in the sand for hours. 


SCRAPPING THE MUSIC #124
Fabulous song with some great lyrics to use!  Check it out here
Hannah and Cosmo  - a lovely moment.