Thursday, 17 December 2009

7 Gypsies

Are one of my favourite brands of scrapbooking stuff and their new range is no exception. I was lucky enough to be able to have a play with the new Photo Tray and had so much fun that I had to finish it in one sitting, I was up after 1 am! So here 'tis, and here is where it (and all the lovely Making Memories products I used) came from :-)

PS, it's now featured on the 7G blog here :-)

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

In a word....

Tim Minchin was fabulous, energetic, erudite, witty, humble, occasionally vulgar, and pianistically super-talented! Jasper turned to me at interval and said "If he's playing again we have to go!"

Sydney was pleasant, we did a few touristy things, walked across the bridge, visited the Aquarium. We were busy the whole time, slept well at night, a good weekend.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Off to the big smoke

Very excited about going to see this very gifted performer, a man with an enquiring mind and a wicked sense of humour as well as great musical talent. Taking #1 son and his friend, Ma and me.
Back later.....
Hope you all have a great weekend :-)

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Found the noisy frogs!

For the last few months #1 son has had disturbed sleep thanks to two very noisy frogs in the water feature at the back door. I have encouraged them to move out by putting additives in the water but they didn't seem to mind. But, on tuesday, the two little boys were digging in the sand and found them! So without further ado, here they are...
one happy, one not so...

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Shop & Crop News

I got to set the Design Team Monthly Challenge for November so here it is. Why not come on over to Shop & Crop and join in, you could even win a $20 voucher for the shop where there will be some fantastic new 7 Gypsies coming soon!

The November Challenge is to create a page using only one range of papers and elements. You can use any alphas for titles and journalling, but no cardstock and only one paper range. I have used the gorgeous kit Ooh La La For Him from My Minds Eye, which is available at Shop and Crop. Entries close 30 November and the most creative entry will win a $20 S&C voucher!
Upload your layouts here, and be sure to have fun!

Here's my example page...

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Here's one

for Cousin Ceri, my Mum's first cousin who lived in town for a while and I miss since she moved away... our home, recent pics...

And for the sake of a Halloween that I would love to be in Canada for....


Saturday, 24 October 2009

It's Official!

I have joined the phenomenal Design Team at Shop & Crop. I am blown away to be on the DT with those amazing ladies. Thank you to Sasha for this great opportunity, I am a bit excited :-D
Here are two of my first layouts...

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Monday, 12 October 2009

Girls Night In

My gym is having a Girl's Night In with an auction and bra decorating comp. at the end of the month to raise funds for Breast Cancer, an insidious disease that affects way too many women, several of my friends included. So I decided to make a donation for the auction.....

She is framed for hanging, and I quite like her.

Had time to play :-)

I'm struggling with an obscenely overcrowded desk so my recent pages are mostly created from what is at hand, stuff half-used but too significant to bin. They don't usually match and sometimes the whole act of putting them together leads to a very slap-dash job. But the stories are being told, they are in the albums, and I don't really have to love the look of them, they are meaningful for the family. It is also quite cathartic to create copious amounts just for the act of doing it, it helps me to stay in the zone and means that things improve and I end up doing some stuff which I love.

So here are a few ho-hum pages (inspired by challenge blogs) of which I'm not too fond.....

At Scrapping Word Pictures
and BASBand Ad This, this is from the sept. 28 challenge, I can't ever seem to get them in on time

Monday, 28 September 2009

New AED for Xmas

Foils and Glitter with Black & White, just gorgeous. This is my favourite layout from the recent batch. Check out the AED Gallery for more inspiration. The other range is based on pink and lime green, stunning and unique for Xmas, all perfect for card-making :-)

Saturday, 26 September 2009

a challenge and inspiration....

I am trying to do some of the great challenges over at the Enchanted Scrapbooking CC this weekend, this is Tiff's challenge, totally inspired by the work of the wonderful Lou Nelson.


Sunday, 6 September 2009

and some more....

I've been playing along over here and this is my latest page...

and this one was done using skin tattoos, they worked a treat, very cheap too!


Tuesday, 1 September 2009


Last weekend Ed and I took the cameras for a walk around our place to appreciate all we have :-) it rained a little and there was evidence of Spring..... I love our place!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

CPR - Tamworth

Had a great time and now ruminating, debriefing with myself. Shared a table with Diane, Meg, Julie, Pam, Tracey, and Rhonda, fabulous fun girls and had lots of laughs. Caught up with Jilly and Ngaire from Brissy and did all their classes (only had one little tanty trying to do a 4hr mini-album class in 2 hrs but Diane came to my rescue :-) Also met up with old buddies from last time I went, Bronnie and Pauline, both great value!
Below is my page done in Ngaire's layout class, has all the fun and funky elements, just shuffled around a bit to accommodate a landscape pic instead of portrait orientation. Must say I'm loving it, so not my usual style!
Huge thank-you to Deb for organising the weekend and making it so much fun!

Monday, 24 August 2009


The last 'Indulgence' challenge over at Enchanted was to scrap something sweet that you love...

Thursday, 30 July 2009


Well it was the challenge over at BASB and I must admit it was refreshing to do a summer page in mid-winter :-)

Saturday, 11 July 2009

friends through scrapping

this was the challenge over at BASB blog so I have accepted the nudge and produced these 2 pages...

Saturday, 4 July 2009

My newest fave product is.....

Glimmer Mist made by Tattered Angels, (just in case you haven't noticed my last few uploaded pages) and it's getting better.
Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look!

I am in Lurve!!!