Friday, 11 December 2009

The STB journey has come to an end

This month is the FINAL challenge over at Scrap The Boys challenge site, which I think is really quite sad.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the team and have always thought the concept was a brilliant idea.
Thank you Susan for the opportunity to be apart of the site and best wishes for the future.

So lets go out with a bang!

It would be great to see loads of entries for the final month and the theme is perfect for this time of year.

Is your Boy an Angel or a Grinch?

Email your entires to by Midnight December 31st

Here is what I came up with,

Our Christmas angel at work


Sunday, 15 November 2009

SCRaPDANGo's Blog Hop - Final Day

Okay, this is it.
The final day of the Scrapdango Progressive Blog Hop.
Today we have an altered item progressive recipe challenge for you.

If you have made it this far, you should now have five ingredients to use on your Altered project. You are almost ready to start creating, remember you will need to include all 6 of the recipe components (we'll call them) that you find from each of the DT members' blogs.
You can include anything else you want to on the altered item as well.

The final ingredient for your Altered Item is:


I thought I would start to get ready for the festive season, so my Altered Item is a Countdown Calender from Kaisercraft. I have used papers from Fancy Pants Christmas Magic, they were perfect for the color component of the challenge. Plenty of sanded and inked edges, the back of the tree has been painted and embossed and as you can see, there is plenty of bling.




You have everything you need now to start your project.
I can't wait to see what you create!
Remember to post a link in a comment left on the Scrapdango blog, or head to the Scrapdango forum to earn your draw for the fabulous prize!
Everything must be completed by Midnight on Monday night!
Good luck and get crafting!

Here are the links to the blogs, just in case you have missed something:

Heather's Blog
Lynn's Blog
Nikki's Blog
Carly's Blog
Lisa's Blog

Thanks for playing along this weekend

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Blog Hop Day Two

Welcome back !

It is day 2 of our progressive blog hop at SCRaPDANGo.
Today, we have a layout progressive recipe challenge for you.
So for this challenge, you will again have to go to each DT member's blog to learn an item that you need to add to a layout. Each DT member chose an item that is a favorite of theirs to use in scrapping, so you will learn a little bit more about each DT member as you gather the items as well. You must include each of the 6 DT members' favorite items on your layout in addition to anything else you want to add. Your layout is due by Monday, November 16th by Midnight EST to be counted as a draw toward the prize of one of Scrapdango's awesome monthly kits. You can upload your layout in the comments sections of the Scrapdango Blog or on the forums in the Progressive Blog Hop section.

By now you should have five ingredients for your layout.
Most of you could probably guess what item I have chosen to add to the recipe, so without further delay.......


There would not be many pages of mine that do not feature this amazing product in some way and you know how much I love to alter it.
My page today features some of my favorite techniques too, some crackle paint and embossing powder.

I get LOST in those eyes




So know you have everything you need to create your layout.
Have fun with it and I hope you will join us again tomorrow for our final challenge.

Just in case you have missed any of the ingredients, here are the links to all of the blogs.

Heather's Blog
Lynn's Blog
Nikki's Blog
Carly's Blog
Lisa's Blog

Friday, 13 November 2009

Lets get hopping!

Welcome to your final stop of Scrapdangos weekend Blog Hop for today.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, you'll find all the details on the Scrapdango blog!

We have recently announced our new Fall 09/Spring 10 design team over at Scrapdango and to welcome them and give you all a chance to get to know them better, we decided to do a blog hop.
This is a progressive blog hop, which means that as you progress through each of the new design team member's blogs, you will learn one piece of a recipe challenge that you will have to include on a card, layout or altered item.

Today, we have a DANGOS card recipe challenge for you.

You should by now have 5 ingredients for your card, mine will be the final ingredient.
You will have to include each of the 6 items on your card (you can have additional items) and then provide a link to your card in the Scrapdango blog comments section and/or on the Scrapdango forum.

For each challenge you complete, you get 1 draw for the prize of one of Scrapdango's awesome kits chock full of scrappy goodness. Your projects for the all of the challenges are due by Monday, November 16th at Midnight EST.

Remember to leave a comment here for an extra draw towards the Dango Kit.

The final ingredient for you card is

S is for...Stamping

Here is my example that I did including all 6 items.
I have used a stamp on the front to create my title and then used a splash background stamp to create a pattern on the card.

So there you have it.
You now have 6 ingredients to create a card.

Remember to check in at the Scrapdango blog tomorrow for our next blog hop challenge.

And just in case you have missed anything, here is the order of the blog hop for today.

Scrapdango Blog
Heather's Blog
Lynn's Blog

Nikki's Blog
Carly's Blog
Lisa's Blog
Kerryn's Blog

Monday, 9 November 2009

Scrappin up a storm @ Savvy

This month I was lucky enough to showcase the fabulous collection for Teresa Collins - Sports Edition. It was a match made in heaven! Just love the colour combination of Black, Red, White and Cream.
My son has been very busy the past few months with Athletics and his first school sports day, so there was no shortage of photos to work with.
You can have a closer look at the collection here but be quick!
Some other fabulous products featured on my projects are Tim Holtz Swivel Clasps and Delish Biscuit board letter.

Giving it your all




Take your mark


Always a winner to us


Have a go


Leap of faith


Wall hanging


Masculine Card



Door hanging




Monday, 2 November 2009

Scapbook Savvy first kit release!

Yes you read correctly!
Sar, Sara and Lisa have been working hard to put together 3 different kits to release each month, subscription first and then released on the first of each month, if availible.
There will be a He's Savvy, She's Savvy and a neutral kit We're Savvy each month.
The first kits are just gorgoues, but sadly for some of you, the We're Savvy has already sold out.
Check them out here

Scrapbook Savvy Challenge Rebirth

Over at Scrapbook Savvy this month a few of the DT girls have changed what challenges they will be doing. Hopefully the change will give your more inspiration to get scrapping.

Sara will still be doing her Random Challenge but has the add twist of making it based around the gorgeous new 'He', 'She' and 'We' kits we have at Savvy, check them out here

Her November challenge is:
1. Distressing
2. Multi photo (2 or more)
3. Embellishment cluster

Using at least 75% of the kit to create your page.

Lisa will continue selecting awesome sketches each month, check out November's here

Kayla is bringing a Colour Challenge to Savvy each month and November colours are perfect to start things off.

Emma has started doing a monthly challenge and has decided on the 54321 format, stay tuned for her first set of criterias.

And then there is me 8)
I have thoroughly enjoyed doing my monthly Ad challenge, but thought it was time to take a step in another direction. Hopefully everyone will be happy to play along.
Each month I will be issuing the girls at Savvy a challenge about themselves.

Kerryn's 'All About Me' challenge will help us all to capture/document the little things about ourselves that may mean a lot to our kids or family in years to come.
I am hoping it will encourage you all to make this an important part of your scrapping.

So for the very first challenge. I thought I would start things of simple.
I want you to scrap at least 5 random facts about yourself that people may not know.
Like, 'I hate touching raw meat' or 'I need to wear socks when I sleep'
These may seem very unimportant facts, but if tomorrow you lost all ability to communicate, these points would be enormous.

It all sounds a bit melodramatic, but you are important and future generations should know everything about you, well maybe not everything, but that too could be a challenge of the future.

This is my take on the challenge:

Random Facts



November 09 Scrap the Boys Challenge

Take inspiration from this children's rhyme to create your page.

What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
and puppy-dogs tails...

Email your entry by the last day of the month to:

Harrison's fascination with worms was the first thing that came to my mind for this challenge!

'I think I'm gonna eat worms'


Sunday, 1 November 2009

November '09' 123 Challenge

This month Charm had a brilliant idea to mix things up at 123.
In co-hoots with Sara from Stuck?! Sketches they have decided to combine November Stuck sketches with the 123 challenge criterias.
Which means MORE chance of winning {6 PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!!}
So the criteria is as follows:
1. Use a November Stuck?! Sketch {there are two - one uploaded on the 1st, one uploaded on the 15th}
2. Use a baby/pregnancy photo {seeing as Sara and Charm have both just had bubs!}
3. Use a diecut on your layout


My sample for the challenge is using the November 1st Stuck Sketch


Cutest Little Baby Face


Monday, 12 October 2009

But wait there's more!

I had enjoyed creating with the 'Spread your wings' collection so much, I thought I might just play for a little longer. I put together another page and a Card & Tag set.
Now all I have left are scraps, but I will keep them for a card or two later.



Birthday Card & Tag set


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Scrapbook Savvy October Reveal

This month, I was very fortunate to work with the gorgeous collection, 'Spread your wings' manufactured by 3 Bugs in a Rug.
I just loved the mix of colours, it made it so easy to use the papers for many different topics and the versatile patterns within this collection helped put these pages together.
Coupled with the awesome embellishments Sar had sent in my kit, Heidi Swapp's verb stickers , Jenni Bowlin border stickers , Sassafras STUNNING brads and Pink Paislee alpha sticker

The kit was a pleasure to create with and I hope it shows in each and every project.

Little Things


So this is love


Love birds


Stealing a kiss


Tri-fold card



Friday, 2 October 2009

SCRaPDANGo September Kit

The September kits were just amazing.
Beautiful colours and gorgeous co-ordinating embellishment!
Head over to to check them out, they are awesome value.

The Sugar Kit features Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland


And my favourite kit

The Spice Kit features Dream Street - Sam


I had so much fun creating with this kit, loved working with trees and owls.

Tool Time


Baby Face



Packed full of goodness


I'm a big boy now


Thank U


Savvy October Ad challenge

Hope you are all ready to be inspired with this month's Ad!

I decided to go for clean and simple this month, almost formal for me, but it doesn't mean you can't rough it up a little.
The 3 photos work well in the design, but could be easily replaced with a nice panoramic photo too. Maybe the colours will tickle your fancy?

I can't wait to see what you can do with this Ad!
Hope you can head over to Savvy to check out the other amazing DT challenges too

Upload your layouts to the October Savvy Ad challenge gallery before Midnight October 31st to be eligible for a Super Savvy Surprise ( they never disappoint!!)


Playing Bocce


October 1,2,3 Challenge

It is that time again and the criterias this month will not disappoint.
They work perfectly together!

1. Use 5 different patterned papers.

2. Use 1 colour and 1 black & white photo.

3. Lots of tearing and crumpling

Email your entries to: by October 31st

This is my take on the challenge

I'm a Rockstar



Thursday, 24 September 2009

Catch up and some work to share

Well tomorrow is the last day of Third term, DS first term at school.
I am amazed how much he has matured over the past few months and I am sure he grown a few centimetres as well.
He loves school and is picking things up so quickly.
DH will be having holidays with him, so it is going to be a male bonding session so to speak.

My Nephew and my sister are about to head to WA this weekend for the National inline Hockey titles, Good Luck Eth!! Enjoy yourself!

Our ballroom dancing is progressing well, we are all enjoying it and it is nice to get out to dances to show off our new talent. We are nothing special, but we can get around.

I have been busy scrapping most weekends, fabulous therapy for me.
But it is spread around the country, soI thought it would be a good idea to post some of it here for family and friends to see.

I have managed to finish a few pages from Savvy's Spring Cybercrop, still time to get your pages in. I might even get one more done tonight.

Sketch Challenge - thanks to my DT pal Heather Lough from Scrapdango


'It's showtime'


'Turtle Down' Lisa's Challenge


Just lovin the Scrapware monsters!


'Hanging around' Sar's awesome Blind Challenge



Artistic Document had their Spring Cybercrop the past weekend too, I finished a few papes over there too.

'In my perfect world' My guest challenge to create a collage.


'One curious boy' Kym's Blind challenge


Ann's card & tag challenge


The rest of the pages are some of my favourites done over the past few weeks.

'The year so Far'
Mel's August Scraplift (a gorgoeus page from Kazwato) over at Savvy


'It wasn't me'
Kym's August Colour Challenge over at Artistic Document


'Lovin the great outdoors'
Double page done for me


I started this for a challenge, but then drifted away from the criteria.


'Love You'
Kym's August challenge