Thursday, December 23, 2010


I have 3 very excited children who just can't wait for Christmas. And just quietly, either can I !!!!!

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas filled with love, fun and laughter.
Stay safe, and may all your Christmas dreams come true.

"See" you in the New Year

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

123 December 2010 Challenge

Finally I have scrapped !!!!!! It seems ages since I have had a chance to scrap. Just soooo busy in the lead up to Christmas, as is everyone no doubt.
The criteria for this months 123 challenge was - Tissue Paper / Pink / the word "Oh".
Kaleah being cheeky decorating our tree. She forgets sometimes that Santa is watching and he's making his list. He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice!!!!!
A close up of my tree made from scraps of layered pp's and tissue paper stuck on chipboard then cut into the shape of a tree. Not to forget a bit of bling on the top.

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas concerts, Award ceremonies, christmas parties, Santa, hanging lights and decorating the tree. I have 3 very excited children, especially Beau. At 3 1/2 he is getting right into it.
(I too am getting into the spirit and have a new blog background.)

Regan received a special award for achieving 100% in his NAPLAN test this year. This is him with his teacher Mrs O'Grady who won Teacher of the Year for the Gold Coast. we were blessed to have her this year.

Kaleah's aerobics concert. She performed to Kylie Minogue's "Looking for an Angel".

A rare shot of the 5 of us.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Forever Always Dec 2010 Kit

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Each month your kit will include an exclusive sketch design, the newest products and ideas from our talented Design Team Members. We invite you to share your designs with us in our Gallery, once a month a selected entry will recieve a bonus in their next kit!

Forever Always Dec 2010 Sketch

Here is this months sketch.

Not the best photo of Scott and the kids - a bit blurry and no one is looking at the camera. But they are all having fun riding the bikes on the beach at Brooms Head.

Entries close on 31st DECEMBER 2010. Upload to the galleryYou will be in with a chance to win an exclusive CREATIVE KIT from Forever Always.
** Minimum of 5 entries for prizes to be awarded

Gotta be in it to win it!!!!

Challenge Heaven December 2010

This months challenges are up at Challenge Heaven. Hopefully this month I can complete a few more. Always busy at this time of year, so I hope you find some time to scrap too.

Ebony and Ivory Challenge Black or White with Apricot. criteria - handmade flower

Apricot is not normally a colour I would use, but when I saw this Graphic 45 pp I knew it was perfect for this photo of my nephew, taken at our wedding when he was page boy and holding his mum's bridesmaid bouquet. I have hand cut the roses from the pp and layered them on the page, along with creating some roses and buds using Kaisercraft flowers, by layering and scrunching.

Quote Challenge - Complete this line "A Day at the......" Criteria use ribbon or twine. No surprises that I went with A Day at the Beach.
Still working my way through some old photos. Regan at 10months.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Forever Always 2010 Xmas Ornament Swap

These are the fabric covered balls I have made for this years swap.
I love this swap and over the years my tree is filled with some very yummy hand made ornaments.

(thanks Kaleah for holding them up so I could photograph)
They are in the post today girls!!
Merry Christmas

Collage Art

This month I have been busy creating these collage art pieces from foam and fabric on artist canvas boards. Some are still secrets so I can't show them yet.

I originally made a set of the frogs ages ago as part of DT work for Forever Always, and a friend spied them hanging in Kaleah's room and wanted a set for her daughter.

The next 2 are my Japanese dolls made using fabric from some of Kaleah's old dresses.

And for the boys.....

The end of the month

Well it's the end of another month, and scrapping wise not very productive.
I can now share my recipe Scrap layout for Forever Always

and the card
You can find the instructions for these on the blog.

I did this layout for Kraft it Up at the beginning of the month, but wasn't overly happy with it and didn't get around to photographing until now. The criteria was to use Kraft and decorative edges. Beau on his 1st day of kindy school. He was so excited, and it was impossible to get him to stand still for 1 second.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Time flies

WOW time is really flying heading into the silly season. Sadly scrapping has taken a back seat lately. We are busy at school getting ready for our Art Show and making christmas ornaments for local church. Each class needs to create indivual artworks, plus 2 decorations. I have been helping Regan's class get their artworks and christmas decorations ready, and we are creating them using all natural materials. Bark, dried leaves, seed pods, twigs, shells, sand and whatever else nature can provide. Very environmentally friendly. They look amazing. I must remember to take my camera next week.
I have also been making some quilted ornament balls, and also busy making some other ornaments for our Forever Always handmade Christmas ornament swap.

Here are a couple of sneaks for next month at Challenge Heaven -

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sneak Peek

Just a little sneak peek of this months recipe scrap at Forever Always. The instructions are all on the blog for 1 layout and 1 card.
Happy Scrapping!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Challenge Heaven November challenges

Once again Shell has some fantastic challenges to inspire us with this month.
And I am honoured that she has invited me to be part of her DT team for the next 4 months. I hope you will join me at Challenge Heaven
Here are the 1st of my layouts for this month.
Sketch Challenge -

This months sketch comes from Inspired Blue Prints and I fell in love with this sketch as soon as I saw it.

Song Challenge - use a song from the 80's - criteria Glimmer Mist and/or paint

Remember that one hit wonder from Bobby Darrin - "Don't Worry Be Happy". Yes I am sorry if it is now stuck in your head too!!!!! Catchy little tune isn't it?? More like very annoying.

FA November Kit

Who said blue and green should never be seen?? Personally I think they make a great colour combo, and judging by this months kit and the sneek peeks from Sonia and Paula, I think you will agree.

To find out how you can get your hands on these yummy goodies visit the Forever Always blog. Don't delay, last months kits were a hit.

November Already

The start of another month. WOW where has the year gone???

Here is this months sketch challenge for Forever Always

Create an ORIGINAL Scrapbooking page based on this Sketch.
Make it a single or stretch it out and make it a double.
Upload your entry to the Forever Always Gallery
Entries close on 30TH NOVEMBER 2010.
You will be in with a chance to win an exclusive CREATIVE KIT from Forever Always

Double layouts are definitely not my forte, but I wanted to show all the fun activities we did over the winter school holidays.

I look forward to seeing everyone's creations. Happy Scrapping

The last of October's challenges

Here are my final layouts for October. Well not quite the final ones - there are a few DT layouts that I can't share just yet. Well I probably can seeing as though I am late blogging!! (will update in another post)

Challenge Heaven
Song Challenge - use a song from a children's movie.

"Let's Go Fly a Kite" - Mary Poppins.
A break from the rain whilst camping at Brooms Head saw us pull out the kite and go for a run along the beach.

Sketch Challenge

A slight deviation from the sketch by using an old chipboard star fom my stash instead of the circle. Again photos from our holiday at Brooms Head

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A couple of reminders

Last week for getting your entires in for this months sketch challenge, and don't miss out on your chance for purchasing one of these gorgeous kits.

Create an ORIGINAL Scrapbooking page based on this Sketch. Upload your entry to the Forever Always Gallery
Entries close on 31st OCTOBER 2010.

You will be in with a chance to win a $25 of your next order at Forever Always.

** Excludes clearance items and retreats.
** Minimum of 5 entries for prizes to be awarded

Looking forward to seeing your creations!!

Get in quick to order your Creative Kit from Forever Always. Click here for more information and how to order, including some gorgeous inspiration from Sonia.

Happy Scrapping!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Challenge Heaven layouts for October

Ebony And Ivory Challenge - Use Black OR White with Blue and Yello, plus at least 2 circles.
Scott, Glen and the kids causing havoc at Calypso Beach, Wet N Wild, April 2010.

Theme Challenge - Birthdays - use a photo with a cake in it.
This was the 3rd birthday cake for Beau this year. One can never have enough cake!!!

Out of the Hat October Challenge

The criteria was - use scallops, handmade embellishment and book paper.
This is an old photo of Regan taken when he was nearly 2 at North Curl Curl. Look at the size of him!!!

123 October Challenge

Criteria Green, the Word "GO" and handcut title.

This layout is in the same style as "Calypso Bay" so I could make them into a double layout. Scott, Kaleah, Jack, Marli, Cooper, Regan, Sally and Glen on the Aqua Racer at Wet N Wild April 2010.
I have traced the alphas in reverse on some foam craft sheets then hand cut them using the craft knife and scissors. I had forgotten what a pain that can be, very fiddly, but at least the foam doesn't tear like cardstock or pp can.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Dreaded School Photos

2 more quick and easy layouts to share featuring more products from the Bella Summerhouse Collection

Regan did so well in this years NAPLAN tests, achieving well above the expected level for Grade 3. We are so very very proud of him.

I think this will be one of the school photos Kaleah will hate in years to come.