Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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SB - Em's Sunday Roast for March

This was the most delightful blind scrap.....such a wonderful sketch that I really love the style...thank you Em...

I enjoyed the small piccie size - I thought firstly that it seemed a bit small...but it turned out so well. Love painting, of course & painting a flower & then stamping when dry...& clustering all the elements & of course the black & white with very fav colour combo.

Monday, March 29, 2010

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Lovely ScrapBoutique's March CyberCrop - Outdoors

I have had a lovely time working on some great challenges over at ScrapBoutique...

Friday night it was Speed Scrapping with that was different, but I thoroughly enjoyed it... We had a sketch & I used these lovely, lovely piccies of Jade in Venice....oh so nice in Venice

Next was Manon's Sketch Challenge....& i used some great photos of our Harry playing under the shade sails...oh he is a cutie...

Next one was Karen's Inspiration Challenge & our criteria was to use photos without any people, so I chose to scrap some glorious clouds that I had taken off our front deck last year....I did enjoy working on this one...

Next was the fabulous card challenge....bringing the Outside in card.....& here it is...

A simple card really but I am happy with it....

Next was the Sunday Roast...but I better wait til Tuesday night to pop Em's challenge here...just in case....I thoroughly enjoyed this blind scrap....I seemed to be able to follow the instructions with ease...which is not usual...hehehehe.  Em had great instructions & a great plan.....I did have fun.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Tiff's Grand Giveaway

Tiff Sawyer has a fabulous competition running on her blog "Merry Memoirs of Me" until the and of March! 
Why not take a little squizz...... it is rather fabulous!!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Scrap Therapy CC

The ScrapTherapy was held last weekend & I did some work on LO's & cards & here they are - I was happy with them all...

This was the 'Theme' challenge - using some element that is recycled & distressing.  Just love the Twiddleybitz chandelier....just adds that little extra.

This was the 'Sketch' challenge - & I used a wonderful photo of the growing grapes at a local winery.

This LO was for the 'Inspirational' challenge & I used this magical B & W photo of Jade's frangipani..

This was the card challenge...and I really enjoyed embossing the frames & plaque for this challenge.

Lovely set of challenges.

Friday, March 26, 2010

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Sandie's Blog Giveaway

The lovely Sandie has a blog giveaway happening at the moment for new or old followers... check it our here....     

Sandie is such a wonderfully creative will get such inspiration from her work.

Here is my card .....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Imaginisce March Sketch - 'For You' card

I choose to make a card this month over at the Imaginisce blog using their wonderful sktch by Erin Bassett & here it is.....I do love the Lucy Bird papers big sweet !!

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Birthday apron

I have had in my little head for quite a while that I would really like to perfect my machine sewing & start sewing pretty aprons & here is my first one.  I made this one for my Jade's birthday & she just loves it!! Woo hoo!!

I made up the pattern using the local real estate paper, all sticky taped together, bought the cotton material in Jade's favourite colour.  I looked for cotton black broderie anglais lace, but none in this town, so will pursue that else in time, so used black lace. The 'hard' part the bodice worked very well & did all the right sewing machine behaved itself & I ended up with a good result.  I changed the skirt pattern during sewing & thus need to make a new pattern when the next real estate mag is popped in the letterbox!!

Jade received her apron on her birthday & here is a piccie of her wearing my little creation.  Behind her is the most beautiful sketch of her dear little cat.  She received this from her love for her birthday as well.  Wonderful!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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My beautiful Jade's birthday today

With big & loving wishes to you, for a grand day full of fun.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

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Scrapville's marvellous March challenges

Ah,  to Janet & her creative wonder Melinda who have set us great challenges this month over at Scrapville.....

This is the card sketch...wonderful as usual....

So with this terrific design in mind I made this one this afternoon, using BG Lime Rickey pp, & some lovely Prima flowers, & organza ribbon.

The March LO sketch, also designed by the talented Melinda of the most glorious sketches I have worked with - I loved it.

I varied mine, as scrappers are reknowned to do & here it is...

I hope you have all had some happy times over the weekend......

Thank you for looking... xxx

Saturday, March 20, 2010

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LSBS - The Seasoned Scrapper - Summer 7

Ah, a lovely challenge - thank you Nic - we had this poster as our inspiration & also to you the words...'In search of the perfect.........'

 I worked on this yesterday afternoon & just so relaxed into the challenge...must have been the subject I was working on I reckon...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Bloggie RAK

Well ...all 10 names popped in a bowl, & with a drum roll....rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr................. the draw takes place & ........................................... the lucky winner is Corrina!!

Thank you lovely gals for being great pals on my blog........I really appreciate all your comments........

I have had a reply from the little parcel is winging it's way to her, when I go to the PO tomorrow!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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10 Followers!!! Yay!!

Wow - I have 10 followers....I feel famous!!

So as a little thank you to the faithfull I will pop all your names in a hat, or pillowcase, or whatever & have a draw for a little RAK....

I will do that tomorrow - 17th March...hey that's St Patricks Day!!

Luck of the irish & all that!!
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Well I was able to continue on & work on another LO last night - it was termed something UGLY by Belle....and this is what I made.....I had fun creating...

 My hand written journalling says..' Yes, that's right - a big ugly toad...hehehe'

I then kept scrapping & worked on this LO of GOOD, with a photo taken just last Friday night with Jade.  I do love this photo!

Monday, March 15, 2010

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LSBS - March Cybercrop

Hi there everyone,

I have been absent in Brissie visiting for a few - what unusually cool & blustery weather up there!!

But got home last night & I have done a couple of challenges for this months Cybercrop.

With this challenge Kerryn instructed us on the art of paper pleating...and so scrapped this LO of my DD in Paris...used a magnificent home made silky flower I was given at Christmas from my Kris Kringle, plus a lovely label from Shelee & the great journalling tag from Anna, which I have stamped.  Love this 7 Gypsies & Cosmo Cricket pp too.  Aren't papers wonderful!

Then Dee wanted a card with a funny made a mans card with a silly message......will I ever give it away!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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Sandies Card for March

Gees that Sandie has some great challenges....& this evening I also made a card from my last years calendar is a beautiful calender about the seashore.  This one includes a beautiful butterfly.  Today I was the lucky recipient of a lovely RAK from Anita Maree, & the little tag & pin was included & I loved it for this card.

Thanks again Sandie..loving these challenges.....

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Napkin Challenge Fun for Sandies Blog

Wow - was this fun !!!!......and now I have a LO & card full of attitude!! Hehehehe

Lovely Sandie mailed out a 3ply paper napkin she had seen on her recent holidays, & it was a challenge to make a card, LO or OTP from it. 

I really couldn't wait to do this - so head down & bum up tonight. What I cant get over is that I wanted to cut out!! Me...I am not a scissors girl...but gee I went OK!!!

What a hoot I a BIG thank you Sandie...this was great......hope you like them...they gave me a smile.....

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LSBS - The Seasoned Scrapper - Summer 6

Ah was this fun!!

Tracy had a fabulous challenge this week.  Had to use words or lines from my old mate...Billy Thorpe' 'It's Almost Summer', so scrapped some piccies from Tash's 16th party...just fitted the bill nicely.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

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LSBS Weekend Warrior for March

 From Nic at Little Scrapbook Shop -

This weekend we have 2 anniversaries.

The first is today. It is a year since we lost our gorgeous Jessie dog. The second is tomorrow when Russ and I celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary.

One very sad day followed by one that is so joyous.

This weekend I would like you to scrap a layout about an anniversary and use this image as inspiration:

This image comes from The Chocolate Chip Waffle blog, and is titled 'Leaves of Gratitude on my Tree of Life'. Something to think about when you are creating.

You can scrap a happy anniversary, or one that makes you sad. One you'd prefer to forget, or one that you will make you smile for the rest of your life.

It could be a work anniversary, a wedding anniversary, a new car anniversary, your homes anniversary, or the passing of someone dear. 

This was the I had fun with a touristy photo of Pete & I taken on the Skyrail in Cairns in 2004........

Dont be afraid to go out on a limb, that is where the fruit is...Anonymous

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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LSBS - The Seasoned Scrapper - Summer 5

Dee wanted 3 cards with a summery feel for this weeks I had loads of fun creating using that fabulous Imagininsce paper Lucy Bird....I really love it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Something very special

My lovely blogging friend Leonie
has given me my very first ever Sunshine, how wonderful!!


I would like to pass this on to some wonderful gals that are fabulous bloggers.......& here are the rules..

*Put the logo on your Blog, or within your post.
*Pass the award onto 6 bloggers who are followers of your blog
*Link the nominees so they know they have received this award by
commenting on their blog.
*Share the love and link to the person from whom you received
this award.
Voila!! An instant smile!!
So to -
My lovely English rose card magnifico Clare

To creative super Sandie

To marvellous Mel

To magnificent Marg

To the superb Shelee

To the perfect Petrina
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