Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another at Home Retreat Layout

This layout is for the BowerBird Challenge!!
What a great idea!!
We had to use as many as we could of these items....
A piece of fabric
3 buttons
piece of string or wool
blue ticket
white chipboard
a star
something metallic or metal
a flower
a red letter t
a cloud
a black letter a
2 photos
a blue circle
something pink
an envelope.....
I used them alll.......
"Laugh it up"

At Home Scrap Therapy Retreat

Its a lovely rainy day here today...
What's it like where you are?
Perfect whether for a stay at home retreat,
other than the fact that i had to get up early to work this morning!!!

Here is a layout i did last night
This is from the
Colour Room Palette #8
The thing i love most about that challenge site
is that not only do they give you the colours to inspire you
you also get an awesome sketch to work with!!!
This is a photo from 1961 of Mum when she was in the Air Force...
Wasn't she beautiful!! Still is of course!!

And here is my sketch challenge
for the Clayton's Retreat over at
Scrap Therapy....
While all the girls are up in Cairnes on Retreat,
we decided to have our own at home....
"A Single Lily"

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Retreat to your own scrap room this weekend

Come join us at
Scrap Therapy
this weekend for the Clayton's Retreat.....
Participate in this sketch challenge done by me
to win a RAK
Check it out here

Emelia & Solo

Here is a Video Emelia made showing her fun, successes and a couple of scary moments with Solo... Its beautiful!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scrap Retreat without leaving your home.....

Feel like going to a retreat this weekend?
You dont even have to leave home.......
Come join the
Scrap Therapy Clayton's Retreat....
Challenges and Prizes all weekend..
Challenges start today!!
Register now to participate

123 Challenge - June.....................Its Back!!!

123 Challenge is back again!!! Yay!!
Keeping it simple this time round
but still very inspirational
and helping you to take your scrapping
to that next level!!

Check out June's Challenge

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nearly Done Now

The flooring is now down
and we are in the process of moving everything back

Im so happy with it
It looks like i always imagined it would look....
This is the before photo of my corner of the office.
The room was so full!!
See at the bottom right, that is actually Stuarts Desk...
I couldn't move, just shoved in this tiny spot!!!
But now look!!!
Its so open
I still have lots of stuff on my desk...
And i just have to tidy up under that hutch part....
But so much more organised and neat!!!
Look at my cupboard!
We didn't buy anything either,
just reshuffled what we had a got ride of heaps
of junk!!!
Im very happy with it!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Face Lift

Its ten years in June since we moved into our
Brand New Home.
June 2000
Just before GST

When we built we did everything cream
as we didn't own much nice furniture
or anything and we weren't sure
what colours to go with....

As time went on, we ended up going with the darker
wood furniture and for some reason
i always thought burgundy....

So we have done the entrance and formal lounge
and dining with the deep red feature walls.

Now we have ripped up the cream carpet and
tomorrow we are having a dark brown wood flooring
put in...
The older furniture like that corner TV unit
will be replaced with darker wood.
This is the view looking back to the front door..
Still lots of cream...
We decided to go with a contrasting colour for the office.....
Doesn't it look great!!!
I like it so much that this colour will be a feature wall
in the family room too i think!!!
Will show you photos when the floor is done
and the house is relatively back to normal
state of cleanliness...
Its such a mess at the moment.
All the furniture and bits and pieces are around
the rest of the house!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A2Z Scraplets New Releases - May

A2Z Scraplets have had a huge
release this month!!
Here are some of the layouts i did....

Using Scraplets Perfection
and Floralette Bird 10
Using Scraplets word Timeless
and Florish
"How does your Garden Grow"
This uses Scraplet Doodlet No 5.
This is also the colour challenge
in Colour Room Palette No 5
using Border Strip Coggs
This layout is also the colour challenge this month

Monday, May 17, 2010

A New Scarf

I just thought id share......
I love my new scarf
Pink with white dots, so adorable!!!
Ive been everywhere trying to find others similar in different colours, but cant find anything!!! Bumma!!

On my way home tonight the sunset was amaizing!!
Its been overcast all afternoon
and freezing!!!
As the sun was setting and being that its overcast
when driving past the golf course,
it was like someone drew a line half way up the trees
and the bottom of them was grey and drab
and then the top half looked like it was on fire!!
So bright!!
But by the time i got home to get the camera, it wasn't the same..
You can just see the line i was talking about
but photos don't do nature justice sometimes!

I heart Faces - Flowers & Faces Challenge

This week at
I Heart Faces
its the Flowers & Faces Challenge....
and here is my photo..
This photo makes me so sad
it was in 2007
when i was maybe at my slimmest in so many years.....
I look at this and think, see I can do it!!!
I would love to get this look back again...
See other flowers & faces photos here

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Prima BAP Challenge - May

Here is this months
BAP Sketch over at
the Prima Blog here
And here is my layout...
featuring once again
the adorable
"Too Cool for PreSchool"

Friday, May 14, 2010


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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

I hope all the Mothers out there
have had a really great Mothers Day!!!
Emelia made me breakie this morning, she is a lovely girl
and then presented me with this
An IOU Voucher....
Not an actual voucher, but an IOU voucher
I cant wait!!
I went out to the Pistol Range this morning
to watch mum and had Morning Tea with her.
And gave her the pressie i bought....
Then Emelia dresses up and when to the races...
her first ever one.
After Miss Showgirl, she has the gear to wear now
and looked very growd up!!
Her and a friend had some fun last night..
Talk about laugh!!
I cant believe how much my daughter is like me!
They had a lovely time!!
And on Friday night, the girls and had an impromptu
get together.....
We consumed 5 bottles of wine,
4 pizzas,
made heaps of little flowers using candles and satin
acquired 2 new burn blisters
and laughed and laughed!!!
There was Jack, Brenda, Bridge & Me
I was very pleased with my handiwork!!!
So all in all, its been a very social weekend this weekend....

Friday, May 7, 2010

Fairy Princess Cart

Ok, here is the finished product....
I meant to have it made before the Prima DT Applications closed,
but didn't get around to it..
It was so busy!!
Obviously Ive used mostly Prima
but there are also some A2Z Scraplets in there,
and also Stuff2Scrap by Leeanne Pearce.
Im really happy with how this turned out!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Fairy Princess Cart

Im just putting the finishing touches on this awesome little cart i found at the reject shop last week... Its a shabby finish, and i thought it would make the perfect little frame for a canvas..
I used all Prima Products....
And it looks so totally CUTE!
I will share photos of the finished product tomorrow..

Huge Imaginisce Giveaway

is having a huge Blog Giveaway
with all her left over bits of
Imaginisce products..
Pop over and check it out

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Crafty Sketches - 1st May Challenge

Here is the sketch from Crafty Sketches this month
And here is my take on it
See other takes on the sketch over at

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Gunnedah Show Final Day!!

What a huge weekend!
Im still debating whether staying at the grounds is easier than staying at home.
At lest when you are at the grounds, the family has to fend for themselves, but when your staying at home - you still have to do the home stuff and the event stuff!!
So the jury is still out on that one...

Emelia did two events today
the 60cm and the 75cm showjumping.
She went really well in them both
but not fast enough for the ribbons.
We have a mate Steve...
Ive mentioned him before... he does the drags and things with Stu, as well as Archery.
Anyway, he and his wife have three girls
and then had an unexpected pregnancy,
which turned out to be this gorgeous little BOY!!!!
He looks so like his Daddy!!
But can you imagine growing up the youngest boy with three older sisters!!!
He is going to start work with Dad next week to make him a MAN!! lol
And i did some layouts last night
for Angels R Scrappin in Tamworth.
This one is using Birch Habadashery Papers...
So gorgeous, all glittery!
"Hoot Hoot"
And this one using Mooi papers
which are made and designed in Tamworth!!
"Mum's the Greatest!"

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gunnedah Show Day 2....

Well, day 2 in finally over....
we no the outcome of the Miss Showgirl

But before then,
Emelia did a couple of events in the District Competition
She got a 5th in the Girl Rider Class

But only did one Hack class and didn't get called in
Then there was Miss Showgirl...
Emelias friend Miranda won the
Miss Junior Showgirl
Miranda is pictured here with Emelia
And the best part was the ride in the old cars
Here she is doing her "Special" wave to her Daddy
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