Thursday, December 24, 2009


wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year

hope that santa finds you!!!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas challenge

Kylie has set us a Christmas challenge this month at ScrapAWhile

Requirements- there isn't any!!! This can be a single or double LO, one photo or lots of photos, journaling or no journaling- its up to you.

We would love to get lots of entries this month, so come on, lets get scrapping......

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I've been meaning to update my blog for so long, just never seem to get around to doing so....

At SAW this month we have been doing weekly card sketch challenges-
this is my card for week 4

will put some more LO's and cards that I have been doing on here very soon

Friday, September 25, 2009

ScrapAWhile cc tonight and this weekend

here is my challenge for the CC at SAW which is on this weekend

for my challenge you need to do a LO with the following

1. A spring photo (could be spring rain, flowers, dressed for the races etc),

2. use bright colours and

3. use a photos that aren't the standard 6x4 size (can be bigger or smaller)

here is my challenge for the CC at SAW which is on this weenend

for my challenge you need to do a LO with the following
1. A spring photo (could be spring rain, flowers, dressed for the races etc),
2. use bright colours and
3. use a photos that aren't the standard 6x4 size (can be bigger or smaller)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ScrapAWhile cc this weekend

The theme for this next Cybercrop is
Put the ScrapAWhile Spring in your Scrapping!!
Starting Next Friday 25th
All you have to do is go to the Forum & register now
You’ll find:
New Challenges
Glimmer Mist Tutorial
Join in the Fun!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

ScrapAWhile September challenges

Here are my versions of the two Setpember LO challenges at ScrapAWhile

the first challenge was to scraplift one of Alit's LO's that she did earlier in the year (head on over to the forum to check out Alita's page)
the other challenge was a sketch challenge that was designed by our guest designer for the month- Kim. Great sketch Kim- thanks!

also don't forget that ScrapAWhile is currently looking for Guest Designers for each month till the end of the year.For more information or to apply please email

Monday, September 7, 2009

Guest designers

ScrapAWhile is currently looking for Guest Designers for each month till the end of the year.
For more information or to apply please email Alita

Sunday, August 23, 2009

'Lets see your metal challenge'

This months challenge at Photobucket is to create a card using metal. You can cut or emboss its up to you, so get your thinking caps on girls and see what you can design. Upload your card into the challenge gallery and post here the link so we can see. Closes 31st August

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

the challenges have been set

What a fantastic weekend we had for the ScrapAWhile CC- the challenges are open until the weekend though, so would love for you to head on over to Photobucket and give them a go

here is my sketch challenge- only requirements were that apart from the base of the LO, you can only use scraps
and here is my version
will post again later with details of the other challenges

Friday, August 7, 2009

ScrapAWhile CC tonight

Scrapping on a Shoestring

7 Challenges

Games, chat, auctions and more!!

Friday (Tonight)
During the day - instructions for Blind Scrapping begin and continue throughout the weekend so be sure to stay tuned!
7:30 pm - Chat time
7:45 pm -Kellies Challenge
8:15 pm - Kylie's Challenge
8:30 pm - Guest Designer - Challenge
9.00 pm - Silent Auction commences

Amanda's challenge
2pm - Alita's Challenge
7:00 pm - What am I? identify the scrapping product/tool game
7:30 pm - Bingo
8:00 pm - Kylie's surprise challenge
Auction and more scrapping and chatting.....

Chat and scrap
10.00 am Game Time - with Alita
11.00 am Auction
7.00pm - Chat time - in chat box
8.00 pm Auction
8.30 pm - Silent Auction Announced

we would love you all to drop in Photobucket

Monday, July 27, 2009

ScrapAWhile CC

New Cybercrop coming at Photobucket

Book it into your diaries girls!!August 7th, 8th & 9th!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July challenge at ScrapAWhile

The July challenge at ScrapAWhile is the following sketch (by Pagemaps)

and here is my take on the sketch
it was so much fun doing this LO!- We would love for you all to give it a try...
so come on over to Photobucket

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Queens birthday

We're off to my Dad's farm for the weekend- so no scrapping this weekend...

I really must put some of the work that I have been doing onto my blog, but not enough time to get it done noew- so you will all just have to wait until next week

have a great weekend everyone

Friday, May 22, 2009

completed challenges

I've been busy this week completing (or trying to) all the challenges from the CC at SrapAWhile last weekend- here are some of my LO's
The surprise challenge where we all helped to deisgn the LO'sThe DT challenge

this is my version of Amanda's challenge

Drop in at if you would like to see what everyone else has created

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

ScrapAWhile cc

the CC at ScrapAWhile on the weekend was fantastic, we are now all busy trying to complete all of the challenges that have been set.

Amanda’s Challenge
Go forth and scrap! Here’s what you need to include in your layout:
* female subject with whom you have a special relationship (non human subject OK)
* minimum of 3 photos of that same person/pet
* name of the person/pet as title* journalling about the subject’s special qualities
* feminine colour scheme (got to be mainly pink)
* at least 4 different types of embellishments

Tanja’s Challenge is:
Your challenge is …What do I see… A layout using single words to discribe the person you are.Please include stamping. Now if you don’t have a stamp you can always use something else…here I have used the lid of my water colour painter….

Kylie's challenge
So my challenge is to complete a LO-doesn’t matter what size canvas you have chosen, and make a gift to someone you cherish, admire for friendship or love with that canvas.

Alita’s Challenge -
You’ll need an old photograph - preferably over 20 years old which has female/s in it that have been inspirational to you in some way, so grandma, aunt, family friend - even think of famous people.
Find and use a Quote
Lots of embellishments - ribbons, lace etc
And - wait for it - no Patterned paper!!! Yes OMG none at all!!

Susan Longman's challenge (Our guest designer)
For my challenge I would like you to think about your OLDEST (in year you have known them) female friend/s and how she has influenced your life.
Criteria for the layout:Minimum of 30 word journaling about her influence on your life…
Use an equal number of OLDEST items of stash on your layout to friends you are journaling about +1…So if you have one best friend then you are required to use 2 Old items of old stash…if you have 2 besties then you are required to use 3 items of old stash…
Use the sketch provided as a guide for your layout design… (log onto to see the sketch, sorry, having trouble getting it on here).

and finally
my challenge
Blind Challenge
What you will need
1 6 x 4 portrait photo
12×12 base for layout (card or PP)
A- 7 x 9 inches
B- 2 x 6 3/4 inches
C- 1 1/2 x 10 inches
D- Ribbon 12 inches long
3 x 1 1/2 inches of ribbonEmbellishments
and here are the instructions
Place A approx 1 3/4 inches from the left and 1 3/8 of an inch from the top of the base of your LO.
Place B down the page 1 inch from the left side of A and 1 1/4 inches from the bottom of A.
PlaceC down the page 4 inches from the right side of the base of your LO and1 1/4 inches from the bottom of the base of the LO.
Place the photo 1 3/8 inches from the left side of A and 1 5/8 inches from the bottom of A.
Place the 12 inch piece of ribbon accross the page 2 1/8 from the bottom of the LO.
Stick the 3 small pieces of ribbon on the top left side of A.
Add a title to the bottom right corner

May Reveal at Scrapping word pictures

Here is my May version of scrapping word pictures

head on over to Scrapping word pictures to see what everyone else has done...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cybercrop starting tomorrow night

Come and join us over at ScrapAWhile for our 'Celebrating the Feminine’ cyber crop

the fun kicks off at 7.30pm tomorrow night with some chatting,
7.45- my challenge will be issued
8.00- Tanja will issue her stamping challenge
8.15- Kylie will put up here OTP challenge
8.30- our guest designer Susan Longman will issue her challenge
8.20 - 20 questions

Amanda will issue her challenge
2.00 - We will find out what Alita's challenge will be
7.30pm- play some games
8.00- Auction and more scrapping and more chatting
8.30 our guest designer will join us for more chatting

scrap and chat
9am - auction
10 am- more games
and finally 7.30pm- Kylie will issue a final surprise challenge

and to top all this off, head on over to for a 25% off sale on all products from tomorrow night until Sunday night

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cyber crop this weekend

Join us and our guest designer – Susan Longman and
Come and celebrate with us all the special relationships with the wonderful women that have shared your life - good friends, sisters, work colleagues.

Book it in the diary and register online on the forum -
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th May (next weekend)
Challenges, games & chat

Check out hints for the challenges to ensure that your ready to go – don’t forget we give you the week to complete everything so there’s no stress in our Cyber crop!

See you there!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Follow the Leader challenge at ScrapAWhile

Here is my LO for Kylie's follow the leader challenge at ScrapAWhile

my Lo had to include 3 of the following 4 things
1. 1 photo
2. Journal strips
3. ribbons
4. a sticker
the challenge was to use 3 of the above4 listed items and add one of my own, so the next person on the list now needs to do a lo which includes 3 of the following 4 things
1. 1 photo
2. Ribbon
3. stickers
4. paint


Saturday, May 2, 2009

scrapping word pictures May challenge

the new challenge for may has been posted- we would love for you to all join in....

heres what you need
1 x portrait photo 18x13cm (5x7”)
1 x cardstock or patterned paper 30x30 for base
Patterned paper/cardstock pieces:
Paper A –28x28 cm
Paper B – 30x8cm
Paper C – 30x10cm
Paper D – 21x16cm
Paper E – 13cm diameter circle

Paper PlacementPlace Paper A in the centre of the base.
Paper B strip should be placed vertically 2cm from right hand side of Paper A.
Now add Paper C horizontally 1cm from the bottom of Paper A.
Attach Paper D vertically 2cm from right hand side of Paper B and 4cm from bottom of Paper C.
Next your circle, Paper E, should be placed overlapping the bottom left hand side of Paper D.
Your photo should be now be added, centred on Paper D.
Place your title along the bottom of your photo.
Journaling should be added to the top left of your photo.
Your circle is a great place to add embellishments!

good luck everyone! send your completed lo's to no later than midnight, 31 May 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fabric LO

Our monthly Challenge at ScrapAWhile was to complete a LO and put some fabric on it- here is mine- I am currently making a quilt and all the fabric on my LO is scrap pieces from my quilt

Don't forget that we have a CC coming up at ScrapAWhile - its from the 15th to the 17th May- please drop in and try all (or some) of our challenges

Monday, April 27, 2009

DT challenge at ScrapAWhile

The girls on the ScrapAWhile forum set the DT members a challenge last week to complete a LO with the following..

Light brown
Metal embellishments
and stitching

here is mine

Saturday, April 25, 2009

exciting news...

I've just been asked to be part of the Inspirational Team for the Scrapping word pictures blog

Have you tried out their challenges? they are so much fun. " Scrapping Word Pictures is scrapping with a twist! You create a layout by a word description only, kind of like a verbal sketch. You will rely on your ability to interpret the written word.It's easier than you think! The basics are given and it is up to you where you finish. Creativity is the name of the game! " So come on over and check them out- a new challenge is posted on the first day of each month and you have the whole month to complete the challenge

This week at ScrapAWhile, the forum members have set the DT a challenge - we need to do a LO with light brown, lemon and pink and use metal embellishments and also some stitching and use buttons- I do hope that they realise that there will be paybacks.....

Thursday, April 23, 2009


its school holidays, so we've gone away for a few days - back on the weekend so will add another post then

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter challenge LO

This weeks challenge at Photobucketis to complete an Easter page with doodling
here is mine

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another Cybercrop

We're having another Cyber crop at Photobucket
The theme this time is ' Celebrating the Feminine’
Come and celebrate with us all the special relationships with the wonderful women that have shared your life - good friends, sisters, work colleagues.

Book it in the diary and register online on the forum - 15th - 17th May.

See you there!

we also have come challenges on the go at the moment
* A fabric challenge- to use fabric on a lo (to be completed by the end of the month)
* also an Easter Lo challenge that must include some doodling

so please come on over and give them a go Photobucket

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This week at SAW

This weeks challenge at Photobucket is to make two easter cards using the following card sketches by Becky Fleck

Here are mine - they were so quick and easy to do

so come on over to the forum, we would love for you to join in ... Photobucket

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

another challenge

this weeks challenge at ScrapAWhile is to make a basket/box for easter
Here's mine
Photobucket we'd love to drop in and join us with this challenge

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

weekly challenge

Our next weekly challenge has been posted on the SAW forum- this week its another Sketch (by Becky Fleck) so head on over and check it out


here is my version

Saturday, March 7, 2009

SAW cybercrop

Have you been on the SAW forum to check out our CC for the weekend?


Come on over and have a look We have a number of challenges happening my challenge is to do a LO with autumn colours, paper tearing and a nature photo- here is my example

Friday, March 6, 2009

Cyber crop tonight and all weekend

hoping that you can all join in on the fun tonight and all weekend for the ScrapAWhile cyber crop

Lots of fun to be had- some great challenges, and Aida Haron is joining us on Sunday at 11am so please come and visit us


starts at 7.30 tonight

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kylie's sketch

here is my version of Kylie's sketch (see below)- if you want to complete this challenge with us- you only have until Saturday night to complete this sketch

Monday, March 2, 2009

March challenges on ScrapAWhile

the first challenge for the month of March is a sketch challenge by Kylie Symons

if you want to complete the challenge and be in the running for a prize, your LO needs to be uploaded by this Saturday night onto the SAW forum

keep checking on the forum each monday - a new challenge will be issued each week...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cyper Crop- would love you to all join in

ScrapAWhile Dead Leaves Month Cyber Crop

6th March – 8th March

We are very excited to announce that Aida Haron will be out Guest Designer for our CyberCrop! Aida is an amazing scrapbooker – based in Singapore she will be online having lots of fun with us.

So Book it into your diaries girls!
Since March is usually a quiet month; Christmas and New Year over, the kids settled in to school and Easter still ahead of us, we thought this would be a great opportunity to record the usual, day to day things that fill our lives. It's not about celebrations or big events; it's aboutscrapping the everydayScrapping doesn't have to be about celebations or achievements of great events. It can be scrapping for scrapping, for art, for relaxing or for connecting with othersSo gather up all those unscrapped photos, jot down your list of daily activies and think about the ordinary stuff, the very fabric of your life, as we enjoy the little things together!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

no time to scrap..

I thought when school went back that I would get heaps of scrapping done- how wrong was I??? I have been too busy running between schools to actually sit down and get any scrapping done, or much time to myself. And this week isn't looking much better. My diary is filling up fast. Hopefully, I will find some time to get something done.....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Whats happening at ScrapAWhile

Newcastle Craft Show - we’ll be in Stand #D03

20th – 22nd February 2009

Come to THE craft event of 2009! All the essentials for craft under the one roof!
Something for everyone and everyone is welcome.
Full of inspiration, advice and shopping, the fair is a complete craft experience, bringing the world of craft to you. See it, touch it, buy it and find it, all in one day!

For more info

February Challenge

The challenge for this month is to make a LO with the following:

stitching &
use the word love

Closes at the end of February

Cybercrop - "Dead Leaves" Cybercrop - March 6-8th March heard right...its Dead Leaves Cybercrop month!! I knew I got you all in here with our great theme! We are " DEADLY " serious about having a wonderful " FALL " of a time!! There will be great challenges and games with lots of prizes up for grabs!! We would really like to see more forum members participating ( yes...we would like to see your wonderful creations!)
We would love to see everyone join in and have a go!

Current swaps include: progressive swap, boy embellishment swap, op shop swap & a circle journal.
Come in and check it all out.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Feb challenge at SAW

Whos up for a challenge? Join up on the ScrapAWhile forum and participate in our Feb challenge (Just click on the Scrap A while link on the top left corner of by blog and it will take you to the forum)

a Layout with
The word love

please leave me some comments would love to hear what you think
thanks for looking

Sunday, February 1, 2009

isn't he cute

this is Declan when he was almost 2 (I think)isn't he cute!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January challenge for Scrap a While

January challenge for Scrap a while was to complete a LO using the following photo for inspiration

this is my LO

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

a bit slack....

I'm getting a bit slack with putting anything on my blog- Have been scrapping with the kids, but no projects are finished yet. Hopefully something to show soon.....
but in the mean time- here are some layouts that I have previously done. School is back tomorrow, and My little guy is starting preschool one day a week so hopefully more time for me to scrapbook while they are all away.....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Scrap A While Design Team

I'm very excited- I have been chosen to be on the 2009 Scrap A While Design Team. I am on the team with 3 others- Amanda Rixon, Kylie Symons and Tanja Westwood

Follow this link to Scrap A While blog to have a look ....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


My one an only claim to fame- I had this page published a couple of years ago (more than a couple now that I think about it- more like 4 or 5)

plus, some layouts that I have done on Chloe