Sunday, 28 June 2009

Survivor update

The tension is building over at Hybrid Designs, the DT girls have added a little twist for Marie and myself for the final challenge.
The awesome girls have put together a kit for each of us and sent them on their way, mine arrived Friday afternoon, but Marie is still waiting.
Australia Post ROCK as usual........NOT!!
So hopefully Marie's kit will arrive on Monday and then the DT girls (ToniL, MariaD, AnnL & KymC) can issue the final instructions.
It is all very exciting I have to admit and I love the kit I have been sent, but better keep it secret for now LOL!!
It is all just a waiting game for the moment, but check back soon!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Rusty Pickles Amazing Race

Did you know there are 2 Aussie girls, Julie Hill and Tiff Sawyer, amongst the 12 finalist who are competing in this gruelling contest.
Check out the links to keep up with their progress, Do us proud girls!!

Julie Hill -
Tiff Sawyer -

Head to the Rusty Pickle site and click onto the Rusty Pickle Blog in the column on the left-hand side to follow the girls progress


Monday, 22 June 2009

123 Blog Party Challenge

We only have 2 Big Challenge Entries up- and there is only have just over a week to enter!!!

You have a chance to win a fabulous Print Blocks Album sponsered by Scrapbook Savvy, a fantastic Kit and blinkie advertising.

You can also win LOTS of fabulous prizes just by entering the other prize comps too.... we have blog-hopping, leaving some love, answering a question to win Kits.....

all info here....


Don't forget that you need to also complete the June 123 Challenge - which also has 3 fantastic $20 Vouchers up for grabs from 3 different websites!!! So many chances to win....Looking forward to seeing more of your layouts up!!!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

My journey in Survivor

Since early January, I have been playing along in Survivor contest over at Hybrid Designs


There were originally 2 teams of 10 girls, called Hanami and Kanzans.
Well 12 challenges and nearly 6 months later, we are down to the final 2 people.
I am thrilled to get so far and I would be lying if I said I didn't want to win.
Too many times I have been the bridesmaid, so keep everything crossed for me.
The final challenge will be issued on Monday.

Here is some more of my work from the contest,

Challenge 5



Challenge 6

'Bye for now'


Challenge 7

My Island adventure


Challenge 8

'My Space'


Challenge 9

'Just bein us'

Just being US

Challenge 10

'I see you in my dreams'


Challenge 11

'The next chapter'

The next chapter

Challenge 12


My week of scrapping

I managed to finish 4 of the 5 challenges for our crop at Savvy. We had a fabulous time and the gallery just looks absolutely amazing. So many girls created a number of pages each, well done to everyone.

Mel's lucky dip challenge - Robots in Disguise

I had to use,
K - Kaisercraft
E - Eyelets
R- Ribbon
Y - Yellow

Robot in disguise

Renee's Product Challenge - The last melon
Use one collection only, plus 2 other embellies
I choose Scenic Route - Metropolis

The last melon

Lisa's Sketch Challenge - The perfect Landing

The perfect landing

Sar's blind Challenge - Our Adorable Boy
This is my first blind challenge and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Hopefully it will be a regular thing!

Here is Sar's page, which we only just seen for the first time,


Our adorable boy

I am very excited!!

The fabulous Susan Longman has asked me to stay on the creative team at Scrapping the Boys for another term. I think it is amazing considering how many applicants she had to sift through. There will also be a number of international ladies joining the team for the next 6 months.
Please check out their blogs, they are all very talented.

Wendy Smith – Australia
Amy Welch - Arkansas USA
Kerryn Fry - Australia
Anna Koziarek - Poland
Leanne Triggs - Australia
Hayley Turner - Australia
Aphra Bolyer - Louisiana USA
Pia Salem – Lopez - Philippines.
Hannah Blair - New Zealand
Wendela Lam – The Netherlands
Nadhrah Maidin – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Linda Eggleton – Australia
Monique Follet – Australia

Have you started your page for this months challenge, head over to to check out the requirements. There are some fabulous prizes to be won.

A beautiful Award

My dear friend Marie from Hybrid Designs has bestowed me with this fabulous award. Lucky I have finally got of my butt and updated my blog so there is something to look at!
Thank you Marie


Rules .....
1..... Accept this award and place on your blog with the name & link to the beautiful person who gave you this award
2..... Nominate this award to 5 other worthy bloggers whom you have newly discovered..Leave a message on their blog to notify them you have granted them an award ..
3 Go on do it now blog hop and increase the blogging friendship circle of inspiration and admiration ...

I graciously give this award to,

Alisha Barry -
Trudi Harrison -
Renee Dowling -
Giovanna Scott -
Sar Ward -

Please check each one out, they are all very inspiring.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Nearly forgot!

I have been tagged by my blog friend and Boss Sar to fill out the answers to these questions then tag 8 other bloggers.
Here we go,

8 Things I Look Forward To:

1. Wednesday night, the start of my scrapping week.
2. Coffee
3. Happy Mail
4. Monday afternoon while DS is at Kindy.
5. A quiet house when everyone is in bed.
6. Go ballroom dancing!
7. Scrapbook Shopping
8. A sunny day

8 Things I Did Yesterday
1. Went ballroom dancing
2. Stayed home from work
3. Washing and vacuming
4. Some scrapping
5. Talked to my niece
6. Stayed up too late
7. Visited parents
8. Watched TV

8 Things I wish I could Do
1. Scrap all day everyday
2. Win Lotto
3. Do something with my weight
4. Keep a tidy house
5. Understand the mind of a 5yo boy
6. Travel to America for CHA
7. Visit my sisters more.
8. Find more hours in my day

8 Things Or Shows I've Watched Lately
1. Harry's swimming
2. Bones
3. Transformer DVD's over and over again.
4. Zathura
5. The computer screen
6. Ghost Whisperer
7. Funniest home videos
8. M.A.S.H.

Edit 20/06/09

Finally decided on who to tag,

Toni L -
Maria D -
Ann L-
Terri -
Marie S -
Wendy S -
Heather L -
Keely Yowler -

I can't wait to see your responses

Monday, 15 June 2009

June DT reveal @ Savvy

This month I was asked by Sar to showcase the beautiful collection SEI - Bridgeport.
These divine double-sided papers are well co-ordinated, the colours compliment each other nicely and then to finish off some papers have a touch of gloss or foil.
The matching embellishments are gorgeous!!
Puff Alphabet, rubons, Frames and tags, they are the perfect finishing touch to any page.

Head over to the Savvy store to see this range for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

This is what I came up with,

"Your garden adventure"

Your garden adventure

close-up garedn adventure

"Little Devil"

Little Devilv1

"For You" card

For You card

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Come join us @ Savvy's CC this weekend

Morning all!!
We've got a fabulous CC happening over at Scrapbook Savvy across the weekend.
The DT have put together 5 awesome challenges, with prizes and vouchers up for grabs and you will have until midnight Thursday 18th June to complete them.
So plenty of time to join in!!
Our gorgeous new owner Sar will be kicking of proceedings tonight at 7.00pm in the chat room.
She has BINGO planned and a Blind Scrap, a night not to be missed.
Hope to see you there

My challenge for the weekend is a "54321" Challenge

5 Buttons or Flowers (no chipboard)
4 pieces of chipboard (alpha or shapes)
3 different patterned papers
2 Photos
1 12x12 sheet Cardstock

NO other products allowed
Consumables are OK - Adhesives, Stamps, Ink, Glitter, Paint, Embossing Powders, Chalks and any pens

Here is what I came up with,

Monday, 8 June 2009

Time for bed!

Well I still have plenty to update, but I can hear my side of the bed calling.
It wasn't so bad once I had started, but I don't think I will find all of the past 3 months.

Our house is full of bugs ATM, Haz has been sick on and off for the past 2 weeks. Unfortunate enough to catch 2 different bugs. Poor little man and now Shane has some chesty bug and I think he has given it to me. But of course he is far sickier than I, as always!!

Until next time, which won't be as long as last time, take care of yourselves!

Savvy June Ad Challenge

I had a little chuckle when I found this Ad.
I couldn't believe how much it looked like a scrapbook page.
It was an Ad to work from for a base. It is a great opportunity this month to use some of your diecut papers sitting around or you can hand cut a shape from your papers.
You could use one large photo or a few smaller ones.
There are lots of possibilities for your page.
I can't wait to see what you create from the Ad.

June Ad challenge

Play Matesv1

Upload your creations to the Savvy gallery before Midnight June 30th 2009 to be in the running for a superb $10.00 Savvy store voucher.

Don't forget to head over to to check out all of the fabulous challenges this month.
There is plenty to inspire you.

123 June Challenge

1. buttons lots and lots of buttons
2. Some fabric
3. Hand Stitching

Email your entries to: by the last day of the month!!!

This is my take on things, I have used some calico fabric, fraying the edges by hand.
I have coloured the fabric with Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Walnut Ink and Broken China and added some stitching down the side.

Little Starv1

BONUS RANDOM PRIZE DRAW: Complete your June 123 Challenge entry before Monday June 15th, 7pm for your chance to win a $10 Voucher - to be randomly drawn on the night of the 123 Blog Party YOU MUST COMPLETE THE JUNE 123 CHALLENGE BY THE LAST DAY OF JUNE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN PRIZES AT THE 123 BLOG PARTY {PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY}Make sure you pop in and REGISTER for the 123 Blog Party and choose some Music for the night!!! We currently have TEN Websites donating so far!!!

Scrap the Boys June Challenge

Boys and their Toys!!
Our boys (young and old) love their toys don't they?
So this month it is time to get those obsessions or the "flavour of the month" down on a page. Not to many criteria this month obviously the photo needs to be about the boys and the their toys ( but if you don't have one or time to take one you could journal about it instead)...and the other criteria is a colour one...Red, Black and One other colour!

My colour choice was Red, Black and Cream and my boys obsession...........Transformers!!

More than meets the eyes

In memory of a beautiful sole.

It's been so long since I have updated, but today I am taking the big step forward.

On March 4th 2009, my dearest friend in my whole wide world was found dead in her unit.
At the age of 45 her life ended so suddenly and my life came crashing down.
We have since found out it was her heart, but that doesn't make it any easier.

She was there for me everyday for the past 11 years, godmother to my children and a big part of our family.
We were supposed to grow old as friends, we joked about what colour rinse we would have in our hair and who would Harry be pushing around the shops in a wheelchair.
We never talked about death and yet now I have to explain to my beautiful boy what it all means.
He adored her so much, it breaks my heart that he will miss out on so much.
That we will miss out on so much with her.

Cattie, I miss you so much. I know you are with our little princess, that is the only saving grace.
Why is life so unfair, you were so happy, you had your new car and your career was going so well. I struggle to think how I will ever be the same person without you here.
Watch over me, guide me to a better place and keep us safe.

You will forever be in my heart xx