Monday, 30 November 2009

More Christmas Treats @ 3AS

My last projects using the yummy Crate Paper North Pole Range! I have had fun with these...

Santa's Knee was created as a technique feature - mine being distressing, naturally! What I'm going to pull out of my hat next month I have no idea, LOL, might have to go learn something!! ;-) Click on the pic to go right to the gallery where I have the how to's and what's on it list. This is my favourite LO of mine for a long time... love it!

Xmas Kind of Day was created for the fun of it! A bit different than my usual style, but I had a lot of fun creating it, Kel loves it and there's something about it that I love as well... I think it could be the kid in the photo - even though he's pushing those boundaries as far as he can at the moment, I adore this child of mine, especially when I get the "I Love You" look! {Yes, he has me wrapped around his little finger...}

So... tomorrow, I set my 1st challenge at 3AS. Only a LOT excited about that... is that sad, I mean it's not like I haven't set a challenge before, but still that excitement factor is there! There's prizes up for grabs as well so come have a see what I set, have a play and you could win something yummy!! And I'm excited about our 12 Days of Christmas starting tomorrow... so much happening all at once, love love love it!!

Until next time, take care of you.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

November CC @ Home&Scrapped

I have been scrapping up a storm this weekend! The challenges set this month over at Home & Scrapped have been perfect fuel for the MOJO!

This one is set by Josie, an evil timed card challenge and I'm sure she could hear the groans coming in from all over Aust... but I did it! 6 matched Christmas Cards in under 30 minutes... I did them in 25 and that included pic & upload time... I was the bomb {we'll not look at the fact they are dead simple though okies}

and then I read the instructions which said NO RED AND GREEN - oops, somedays the coffee just doesn't kick in quick enough! Hence Take 2:

This is for Heathers Sketch Challenge. Heather does fantabulous sketches, they always inspire me.

This is Joy's Challenge, which was a mixed challenge; bit of this, bit of that, some of that thrown in kind of thing. I used the kit I won at Tomorrow's Memories to scrap the pics of myself, Jules & Chrissie there. They are not really my kind of paper, but I had FUN with it... those stickers are fun fun fun to use!! This one is growing on me now, it's fun anyway and that reflects the time we had there together!

This next one was a doozy, set by our Jewels. We had a sketch to work from and had to incorporate 5 different colours and some exotic papers. So I dragged out the circle cutters, water spray and edge distresser and made a plethora of circles and made Angie's Flowers!

This was the first challenge of the weekend set by Mary, a Title Challenge: to be inspired by "Forever and Ever"... so my brain thinks washing, I am so obviously not a romantic! But I think the freedom given with this first challenge is what really got the mojo flowing... we've all scrapped up a storm this weekend, so great to see!

I've also done a LO for the December Challenge I am setting at 3AS, you'll all need your quirky hat for that one ;-) plus I've made a couple of things for the upcoming 3AS 12 Days of Christmas, the whole DT will be creating little ideas for Christmas Gifts and Decorations so pop on over if you need some ideas... I know there will be some great ones! And I finally made my SS pressie for Home&Scrapped, but I really like it so my SS'ee might not get it now... LOL!!

Until next time, take care of you.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Christmas Accordian Album

I love these these albums, they are quick and easy to make and are so so cute, so I decided to make one for my 1st OTP at 3 Angels Scrapping.

Click on the image to take you right to my 3AS Gallery, there's close ups pic, material list and a link to a downloadable PDF Tutorial on how to make them if you've not made one before.

Until next time, take care of you.

Monday, 23 November 2009


we need to remember:

"Feelings are everywhere, be gentle" ~J Masai

I joined a FB group about Karma, {as you do} and this popped up on one of their updates. I like it, really like it, it hits a soft spot in my heart... wise words I want to keep in mind, hard as it can be.

Until next time, take care of you.

Home & Scrapped Cyber Crop

My little 2nd Home - Home and Scrapped - are having a Cyber Crop this weekend beginning Friday, 27th November at 1pm and finishing on Sunday 29th, and you have until midnight on Wednesday 2nd December to finish your challenges (all Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time, which is +11 hours). So if you're in the mood for a few fun challenges with some of the loveliest ladies on the net, pop on over to Home and Scrapped, join up and check out the forum for all the details!!

Until next time, take care of you.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Cat {in a} Box

No more pics of this gorgeous little guy :-( He was so cute and inquisitive... and like all cats, can't resist a box!!

I have used: Pink Paislee Vintage Moon PP, Basic Grey Designer Cardstock, Basic Grey Recess PP, 2 Crafty Chipboard Shape, Basic Grey "Hip" Chipboard Alphas, Carolee's AdornIt Alpha Stickers, Inks, Starburst Stains and Luminarte Radiant Rain {Hot Cinnamon}.

A simple little LO, but that's all it needed to be.

{Forbidden} Love

Mum's budgie and rescued silly dove are in love... she tried to separate them but they pined for each other, so even though cross species loving isn't really accepted in the aviary, one can't deny someone their true love!

I have used: Basic Grey Designer Cardstock, Pink Paislee Vintage Moon PP, Rose Moka PP, Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire PP, Bella! Journal Card, Green Tara & Hero Arts Flowers, Q&Co Alphas, Hearts & Swirl, Basic Grey Opaline, Carolee's AdornIt Alpha Stickers {Burlap Rust}, Ink & Starburst Stains

Until next time, take care of you.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Missy Scrappin...

Until next time, take care of you.

3 Angels - Christmas Cards

This week at 3 Angels Scrapping we've created Christmas Cards. Naturally I have pretty much run out of my papers {being a PP hog and all}... but my kit is also jam packed with embies and had a pack of these Kaiser Wooden Flourishes perfect for Christmas Cards. I had a ball making these! The girls have made some stunning cards and have such great ideas, have a see at them all here.

So maybe there is a card maker inside of me somewhere, still buried deep... I think once I get over using my stamps instead of collecting them we might see something emerging!

Until next time, take care of you.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Slim Shady...

Sadly, our gorgeous little Slim isn't with us anymore... we came home to find him passed away. We don't know why, he was young and healthy... so we think snail bait or snake bite, something horrid like that. I'm really going to miss this little fella, he was cute and compact, full of attitude and love... wish he was still here with that cute little call and loud loud purr.

Until next time, take care of you.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Sweet Treats

Here's my first official 3 Angels Scrapping DT Layout... woohooo!

This week we worked with this Sketch from PageMaps. Such a nice start as I LOVE sketches, makes life so nice and easy, especially when working with new papers.

Our theme this month is... Christmas! I was sent papers from Crate Paper's North Pole range. So here's my version of the sketch:

with close ups of course:

Go have a see at all our work here, our gallery will be updated with new yummies each week! I'm having such fun already there, Jo & Rosy, the fabulous DT Team and our sweet members are all such lovely people... I'm so grateful to be made to feel so welcome!

Next month the uber talented Susan Longman joins the team creatively as well, can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve for us!

Until next time, take care of you.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Some News...

I have been DYING to share some fabulous news, and finally tonight I can!!

I have been accepted onto the 3 Angels Scrapping Design Team. I am really SO excited to be back in the DT swing of things again... it was always such fun work to do. and to be working with such wonderful talented ladies to boot! Pop on over and see what's happening, it's a delightful forum with fun warm girls, not to mention the delicious products Jo & Rosy choose for sale... and at fabulous prices I have to add, challenges, competitions... all the good stuff, they've got it all!

Until next time, take care of you.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Over the Top!!

I received this from my new online scrap friend Kim, thanks muchly for the award.

Here are the rules of this award:
  • You can only use ONE word!!!
  • Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
  • Alert them that you have given them this award!
  • HAVE FUN!!!

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Your hair? Curly
3. Your mother? Fun
4. Your father? Grumpy
5. Your fave food? Pasta

6. Your dream last night? Centipedes
7. Your fave drink? Sarsaparilla
8. Your dream/goal? Freedom
9. What room are you in? Office
10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking

11. Your fear? Cockroaches
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Free
13. Where you were last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Thin
15. Muffins? Banana

16. Wish List Item? Camera
17. Where did you grow up? Everywhere
18. Last thing you did? Quote
19. What are you wearing? Dress
20. Your TV? LCD

21. Your Pets? 3
22. Friends? Always
23. Your Life? Content
24. Your Mood? Restless
25. Missing Someone? No

26. Vehicle? Cerato
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your fave store? Ikea
29. Your fave color? Pink
30. Last time you laughed? Lunch

31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your best friend? Lisa
33. One place that I go to over and over? Work
34. One person who emails regularly? Jules
35. Fave place to eat? Mum's

Ok, so now the hard part... giving out more awards, choosing just 5 is harder than I thought!! So it comes down to these girls, each of them hold a special place in my heart for various reasons.


Until next time, take care of you.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Halloween Cropping!

No Halloween photos yet though! Today {well probably yesterday by the time I finish this post LOL} I went to a 12 hour crop at Tomorrow's Memories and had simply the BEST time. Everyone was wonderful, the whole crop room of girls were interacting with one another through the whole 12 hours, lots of laughter and giggles... what a great bunch of ladies!

I scrapped 5 LO's, 2 using papers well outside of my comfort zone and also made some cards with the offcuts! I also learnt how to make some awesome "Dodgy Flowers" from a lovely girl named Kellie... these are fabulous and so easy!

Here's the LO's I have done...

Until next time, take care of you.