Thursday, October 29, 2009

Swaps and a LO

My Scrap The Girls vintage swap arrived last week - how amazing are these embellishments?!?!

Last Sunday was Simply Crafty - I got organised, packed specific papers, but got was too busy socialising with everyone to get some serious scrapping done like I had planned! LOL Cathie brought Mitchell in to meet everyone. I can't believe how much he has changed since I saw him a couple of weeks ago!! He is smiling and making little noises now - sooo adorable!

These are some of the embellishments from this month's summer / beach themed swap.

My swap - I misted the tag with paint, then stamped and heat embossed the swirl. The surboards are stamped onto white c/stock and I stampted the word "paradise" with Stazon ink. Then I just tied some string to finish it off.

While I was there I scrapped this LO for Inspired Blueprints sketch #31. I am loving all the sketches on this blog!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Things have been so hectic lately that it hasn't really sunk in that we head off on our holidays this weekend!! How crazy is that?!?! LOL We are nearly all packed and ready to go. Mum has sorted the camper trailer and gear - we'll be camping in style!

I'll be taking the laptop with us, so I will be able to keep everyone up to date about where we have been and what we have seen / done. We brought a video camera for our wedding anniversary this year - so I might even upload some footage from our holidays too.

Not only am I getting excited about the holidays, I'm super excited about going to the Adam Brand concert Friday night - woo hoo!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Closing down sale...

The Creative Artz Cottage is closing down. So they are having a closing down sale.

Everything must go. Everything is half price.

So hurry while stocks last.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Miss Charlee....

Congrats to Kym and Steve on the birth of their daughter Charlee Mae Louise born 16th October - weighing 2.55kgs and 46 cms long. She is very tiny and absolutely gorgeous! Mum and bub are both doing well.

I went to Bec's baby shower yesterday - lots of fun games, chatting and delicious nibllies - thanks for a lovely morning :o) After attending lots of blue baby showers it's fun to attend pink ones :o) I made this card for the mum-to-be.

As you can tell, I love this funky card design. This one is for a friend's wedding.

I was lucky enough to win some blog candy from Suzie at Love Scrappin'. My parcel of goodies arrived Friday - loving the glittery Thickers!! I "borrowed" the pic from Suzie's blog :o)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Funky Cards!

While blog surfing on the weekend I found a great card idea on this blog and was inspired to create these cards. The first one was a "prototype" of sorts - just trying to work out measurements. Once I worked it out I couldn't wait to make the other two. I will definitely be making a few more cards like this.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Photo overload - I found my mojo!

I lost my mojo lately - I had been starting a lot of LO, but was not motivated to finish them. Last night I set up a table in the lounge, poured a glass of bubbly and scrapped - woo hoo!! This LO is for this months sketch challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard.

I started these 2 LO at last month's midnight crop at Creative Artz. I was lucky that with a few extra embellishments the "Play Time" LO fits into this month's criteria at Puzzle sketches.

I finished these 2 cards last night as well.

This is my embellishment for the Orange swap at Scrap The Boys.

Last photo.... the Spring / green swap from Simply Crafty. My embellishment is the circle with the white embossed tree.

I made 3 other cards today, but I haven't had a chance to photograph them.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Quick catch up....

It's been so busy here lately! Last weekend I went to Simply Crafty. It was lovely to catch up with everyone - we had our green / Spring swap (will post pics soon). This month's swap is beach / Summer - not sure what I will make for that one yet.

Thursday night we brought our tickets to see Adam Brand in concert - woo hoo!! I am so excited - it's been a couple of years since he's done a concert!!

Friday night I had the midnight crop at Creative Artz - it was another fun-filled night - I love spending time with the girls!!

Yesterday I spent the morning shopping with mum, lunch with mum, Cathie & Mitchell, then Cathie & I popped over to Kylie's for afternoon tea. After that busy day we (mum, Mike, MIL, Craig & I) went to Burnett Heads to see "Hairspray" at an outdoor theatre for part of the Crush Festival. Today I had a lazy day just watching movies.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blog candy winners

Thank you to the lovely ladies who left comments about my crochet flowers. Each of the ladies who left a comment on that post have won a pack of 3 flowers.
If you would like to email me at with your colour choices (white, dark pink, purple, green, stone, light pink or beige) I will pop them in the post ASAP.

Don't forget - if you would like to have a go a making your own flowers the link os a few posts below . To answer some questions - I just used crochet cotton and a size 3 crochet hook.