Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Exciting News X 2

Where are the days going?

Where are the weeks going?

Before we know it the kids are going to be back at school, sporting resumes and so does mum's taxi service again....LOL...

After finishing work yesterday, we decided to go up to the dam in the boat and give the girls a swim and play for the afternoon. I captured some pics on my phone of the girls enjoying a Xmas present from Andrew and i.

Everyone in the drink!

Smarty pants balancing:

My first lot of news to share is that i have made the DT for Scrapbooking Haven along with the following scrappers:

Holly Connors - returning
Irit Shalom
Kim Kendell - returning
Kylie Bowers - returning
Leah Cameron
Lisa Harmon - returning
Marissa Page - returning

I'm so looking forward to this new adventure and i am also looking forward to creating with monthly kits again. I find it really gets my mind ticking....LOL..

Christmas has been and gone, but it was an emotional one for me.I seen my grandmother on Xmas day for the first time in over 15 years. And my daughters now know they have a great grandmother as can just imagine my face....i had happy tears rolling down my face all day.

And here we are at mum and dads opening more presents:

And my second lot of news :

I have been accepted on the Creative Team for Kraft It Up
. Our term begins in February and i am so looking forward to creating some amazing layouts. I have always participated in the many challenges since this site has been going...i so love to use Kraft !!!Beth Jarrett and Di garling will be joining me along with the already existing CT.

So all is good for the end of 2011... and i say bring on 2012 !!

I have one quick layout to share. I have been participating at My creative Sketches for a few months now and thought i'd better complete the last and final sketch.

and my version:

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

3 more sleeps

My three are getting so excited....

Its only 3 more sleeps until Santa comes with all the presents !! Mind you i am still wrapping presents. Normally i am done and dusted by now - bit slow this year..LOL..usually ALL organised!!

Well i don't think i have completed so many xmas projects in one year before...unbelievable...i don't normally scrap alot of xmas photos...but it has felt good this year.

These buttons i got in my DT pack from Purple Pumpkin are gorgeous and so easy to pop into the middle of a flower as an embellishment.

Well i hope all EVERYONE has a wonderful Xmas and safe one too if you are travelling to see love ones xxx

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I wonder

Things are sort of slowing down a bit..girls are actually still in bed...and its 8:30 !!! Wonders will never cease....LOL...

Just got to go shopping for those last minute gifts and wrap the final presents up and pop under the wonky Xmas tree...yes...i still haven't popped it up straight...i think it has alot of character now!!!LOL

Anyway onto my scrappy post...

Bird Is the Word

Our new challenge word being released is WONDER.

This is my example layout:

and a some close ups:

This little one is my new niece. We are going to have a beautiful Xmas...
Spoiling....well just a little...i can always give her back!!!

Remember to enter your wonder projects here...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Teachers Gifts

I spotted a post by Wendy Smith on her blog about a cork board gift for the teachers from the children. What a cool idea...

So i went and found some small cork boards at Office Works and some pins - went home and raided my scraps pile - and well-you can see the end result...


I decided to add a small photo of the kids as well- thought this would be special and that in years to come they would know who it is from.



I found out today on the last day of school that the teachers love them...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas....

I did not think i was going to get here today or any day for that matter....LOL...

You can certainly tell its Christmas time but with school ending as well, does not help the cause...its go,go,go...

I have decided to enter my layout for the White with 1 December Challenge. This month you had the following criteria:


I loved the little Xmas buttons which were in my DT pack for Purple Pumpkin. But i had to pick the right layout to use them on. Out came the camera for some candid camera shots of the girls - bobs your uncle i have a Christmas layout just perfect for my buttons...

And some close up of my spotty button and some colourful tickets:

and of course my cute little reindeer button and crochet doiley:

Did you spot my Scrapmatts reindeer??? They are a great size for layouts or cards. I added some kindy glitz to add that extra sparkle too.

Thanks for stopping by. I better get some tea on or I'll be sacked...LOL...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kayley's Yr 6 Formal Night...

Well i didn't cry....

Its such a shock when you know your first daughter is going into High School next year. And when they want this dress only, this hair style,these pair of shoes and know your little girl has grown up....

We had a most enjoyable night and i think Kayley had a great night with her school buddies. The teachers organised a power point presentation of all the students in Yr 6 and there were some great photos of the early years. The class then sang a goodbye song which nearly broke the dry eyes....

So i have some photos to show of our wonderful night....
Andrew and i decided to buy a necklace for Kayley on her special night.

And she had to wear the shorts underneath!

The proud parents...

All the girls..

Very lady-like....

As you can tell, it was a most enjoyable night...

Friday, December 9, 2011

I'll huff and puff...

And hopefully fall down soon....LOL...

Really busy busy busy...

The girls had their presentation day yesterday and did really well...Bridget especially.

Bridget received a special award for an encouragement in her class.

And both Emma and Kayley played their instruments in the school band.

Emma and Bridget also had presentation for Gym this week as well but i can't seem to get the video to work.If anyone knows how i can copy onto blogger -it would be greatly appreciated.

Now onto some scrapping...

The Paper Variety

Be sure to tell us in your post what song your project is inspired by (if not clearly stated).

This week's prize is a My Mind's Eye "Kraft Funday" collection:

I decided to make a card:

We hope you join in this week's challenge.
Link your projects here for a chance to win!

Scrap It With A Song

Don't forget that we are playing for a FANTASTIC prize package this month from our DT member Jennifer. She's offering up this fabulous collection of Christmas goodness for you

Here is my example:

Be sure to get your entry in for the challenge by December 31st to enter to win.

You can do so here.

Ok...i think i have caught up a to Canberra for a fancy Xmas party for hubby's work( everything paid for!!) and to a swimming carnival on Sunday.

Catch up early next week...bye....

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Well this Xmas we are really lucky to have a baby in the house. My brother and his wife have been trying for quiet some time to start a family - finally they succeeded and Alexa was born last month on the 14th Nov.

It feels great to go shopping for a new baby(and i can handle girl things i think!!!LOL) and i can get clucky and spoil and give back to mum and dad.

So this is a pic of Alexa just a couple of weeks old. My kids are glad for an extra edition to the family cause that means not as many photos of them instead now..LOL...

Some close ups:

Did you spot the tiny owl button from Purple Pumpkin???? Really cute isn't it...

And the tickets are great for tucking under embellishments...

And of course what would a layout be without a crochet these to bits !!

Thanks for taking some time out to have a look see at my creation...hope my brother likes it too...

I based my layout on the Scrap the Girls challenge this month and the criteria had to be BABIES.....think i covered that theme right????

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Scrapjacked...

Have you Scrapjacked before??????

Its easy....

You just take inspiration by the design, elements,colour of someone else's layout/OTP/card.

Here is my December Scrapjack:

Now all you have to do is choose ONE DT's sample and use it for inspiration and create a scraplift of it. Either a layout/card/Off the Page

You can enter as many times as you like using one DT sample per entry

Leave a 'direct' link {not just a link to your blog} to your entry in the comments section here by midnight of the last day of the month to be eligible for a chance at the $25 Scrap Friends Voucher or the prize pack from Lime Tree Creations voucher. {Our time clock is in the top of the sidebar}

Please also state in your comment or post who you scraplifted.

Your creations for Scrap Jacked must be 'exclusive' and we would appreciate that you dont 'double-up' on your challenge creations.

If any creation is found being used for another challenge, it will be not considered for voting.

ScrapFIT Design Team Call
February 2012 – July 2012

Submission Deadline – January 1st

ScrapFIT ( is a growing scrapbook challenge blog that will give you a real workout! We have 2 workouts (challenges) per month and they are sure to push you out of your comfort zone and inspire you to try something new! We are looking for 10 fun and creative designers (aka -FITgirls!) for our next term!

FITgirl Requirements:
*You must have an active blog
*You must be commit to 2 layouts per month based on our challenges
*A person who enjoys inspiring others
*Someone who is committed and turns in projects on time
*Someone with enthusiasm about ScrapFIT and their challenges and the dedication to help promote ScrapFIT through their own blog and other site they participate in.

What To Expect From ScrapFIT
*Although this is not a paying gig we can help spread the word about your scrapbooking awesomeness!
*A special FITgirl blinki for your blog
*Your photo, name and link to your personal blog on the main ScrapFIT webpage!
*A great addition to your scrapbook resume
*All of the challenges will be giving to you at the start of your term so that you have plenty of time to work on them when you have the chance.
*A fun and relaxed group to work with.

To apply please send the fallowing information to by January 1st:
Please put ScrapFIT DT Call in the subject line

1) Name
2) Address
3)Email Address
4) Link to your blog and/or online gallery
5)List of other Design Teams past and current
6)3 examples of your best work. Let us see your style!
7)Tell us why you would be a good fit for our team!
8)A little bio about your –if you are chosen this would be your introduction bio.

Winners will be announced on January 6th. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I guess at this TIME of the year we need more time to be organised with presents, food, parties and end of year school celebrations. I did myself a favour and bought a big white board to make up a calender and white down with markers - "what is going on". Well i can tell you there is not an empty day space on that board for dec. The girls are also just into swimming season and now until march we have carnivals galore!

So the new word at Bird Is The Word is quiet relevant to me...


in your layout as your title or part of your journaling...when you have your project complete, please link it up here on our blog. We enjoy each and every creation... Thanks again for playing along during 2011...I hope you are all have a wonderful holiday season and get lots of presnts.

Here is a sketch by MARY Thomas if you wish to use for your layout or you can design a layout yourself.

Here is my creation:


I almost forgot.....

Would you like the chance to win these scrummy christmas inspired goodies???

There are three ways you can:
~ become a Lime Tree Creations follower
~ post about this giveaway using the pic above on your blog
~ promote on FB, Twitter or anywhere else you can think of.

Leave a comment here on this post for each thing you do including links where you can.

Giveaway is open from now and until midnight December 31st. Winner will be drawn using and announced January 1st here on the blog.

Becci(creator of Lime Tree creations)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Where is Santa?

Have you been good or bad??
Santa will know.....
You better make up for lost time by scrapping more in December...LOL...

Well the first of the month brings new challenges. And i have Xmas "show and tell" for some of my projects.

First up we have...

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin sketch for December once again is created by our very clever DT Member Sara Noendeng.

and here is my example layout:

with a couple of close ups:

You have until the 31st of December to complete this sketch and link it up here. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prize packs to give away - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw.

Can't wait to see what you create this month and hope everyone finds time to scrap over the festive season!


This month challenge which starts today 1st December till 31st December

is all about:

The 12 days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

The challenge is to create anything you like: card, ATC, layout, or even a

project. Base it around one of the days or if you want create the whole 12 days

Just as long as it has Scrapmatts chippie on the creation.

Here is mine:

3 French Hens...

and a close up:

A winner will be selected at the end of the month and a $25.00 Scrapmatts gift voucher will awarded to the winner

HO HO HO Merry Scrappy Christmas everyone from the Scrapmatts Team.

Winner of my Blog Hop Prize:

dlwidder said...
Fab layout! Love the gorgeous papers and doodling! TFS! I'm a new follower of your blog. :-D

If you could leave your email address in this post so we can arrange for your prize to be posted away... Thankyou...

Thanks for stopping by and i hope some of my work may have inspired you to scrap and maybe have a go at some of these fabulous challenges....


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