Monday, November 29, 2010

Scrap Boutique November Cyber Crop

I put in 3 layouts for this cyber crop. It had a royal theme to it which I liked.
The first was a sketch layout. You also had to use king, queen, etc. in the title. Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout entitled King Henry. It is a photo of Henry the 8th's armour as seen by me in the British Museum last month.

Another challenge was where you had to add bling. I entered this Pink concert layout.

The last  one was Kate Middleton's challenge which was to use pink, kraft, black and white and an Elton John song title. Elton had a song called Love Song. My entry is entitled "love" and shows me as a bridesmaid when I was a young woman. It is very girly and a bit out of the box for me. Hope you like it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

HP and ladies lunching

My son is going to see HP7 today. How did he get to go before me? He's having lunch with mates and then going to the movie. What a nice Mum his friend has to organise that.

I'm having some friends over for lunch that I went to technical college with 26 years ago. 4 lovely ladies to share a meal and a swim in my pool with me on this hot November afternoon. Lovely.

Friday, November 26, 2010


It is only one month to Christmas and I have to kick myself into high gear. I've ALMOST finished writing all of my cards. There are quite a lot this year. I bought a couple of gifts yesterday but with only 3 weeks left until the boys are on holidays I need to finish shopping before that. They do not like shopping and if they deign to go it must only take half an hour and be of interest to them.

Happy Friday everyone.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blondie and The Pretenders

My bestie Kate and I are going to Kings Park on the green tonight to see the abovementioned bands. It's going to be lovely weather and we will have a fabulous time. Good music, good friend, good venue and hopefully good food and wine. Nice way to spend an evening.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scrap The Boys - November

Here is my entry for the Scrap The Boys November Devil is in the Details comp. The element is chipboard. I've used 3 chipboard items, the title PEAC and the D up the top have been painted and then stamped. The flourish has been painted.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


OK, now be honest. Is anyone looking forward to seeing Harry Potter? Yes, you are. Me too! Trying to work out when the best time to go may be. I hate being in the cinema sitting in front of some way too young kid that has been brought along where all they do is talk loudly, fidget, bang the back of my chair, you get the idea. I don't want the experience spoilt.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I completed a double page spread yesterday. I managed to make one of the pages suit quite a few separate challenges. I am a big fan of the Carlton Blues AFL footy team. Have been since I was in primary school. Now that was a while ago. My family and I went to see a live game of the Blues vs Eagles. Happily my team won. Of course the majority of faces on the train home were glum because they were Eagles supporters but I was happy and humming the club song all the way. 

I've used Creative Memories, Birch Craft, Sassafras Lass and Paper Inklings products to complete these 2 pages.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

ARTastic reveal - November

The painting for this month's challenge at ARTastic is The Beach by Chris Wake.

Straight away I though of some old photos that I have of some friends from Perth Tech and I when we all went to Cottesloe Beach. It was a stinking hot day and we had a lot of fun taking it easy and having a swim. Here is what I came up with. I painted an American Crafts background paper with blue and off white to represent the surf and sand. I used a piece of bubble wrap with sepia toned ink. I threaded a piece of blue wool through some chippy letters for the BEACH title. I like the effect as a whole. Hope you do too.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Photos of completed Xmas tree

As promised here are two views of the magazine Xmas tree I created. I've put it in my entryway on an occasional table for now.

Front view

Back view

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Tree

Following on from Scrap Tiffany's Xmas Blog Hop I got inspired by Sheri's post. She made some amazing Xmas centrepieces from magazines and books. I chose to do a magazine as I have loads of them sitting around. I made mine gold and just finished it this afternoon. I think I'm happy with it. Once I've taken a photo I'll upload it. Stay tuned. It was a fun project to make regardless.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Blog Hop .......

Check this out people. A Christmas inspired blog hop at Scrap Tiffany's blog. Loving it so far.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday morning

Hey, I'm blogging two days in a row. Go me.

I have a long list of things to do this week. I've started with some washing. Going for a walk with a friend soon as I had last week off. Must get back into exercising now that the jetlag has gone away. Only trouble is I didn't sleep much last night. Never mind, that is no excuse.

I'm keen on getting my scrapping gear back out so I must get through some of the list of jobs in order to do so.

First on my list is The Beach over at ARTastic, then it's the November Sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard.

I hope I get to them this week.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Morning

Good morning all,

Hubby cooked up bacon and eggs this morning, a wonderful Sunday breaky.
I've been cleaning and tidying this morning and going through some of the makeup and toiletries I brought back from my trip. The makeup overseas is far cheaper than here in Australia. I do regret that I did not purchase more. It's almost half price. Why on earth is it so expensive here I want to know.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tired and niggly

Both of my boys played four hours of cricket today. Then they had friends over to play til 6pm. Now they are both tired and niggly. Not ideal. Bring on bed time for them tonight.

I am missing scrapbooking. It's been 6 weeks. I'm getting withdrawals.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November challenge at From Screen 2 Scrap

Hi everyone,

Are you up for some scrapping? Want some inspiration? Why not try a challenge over at a great site called From Screen 2 Scrap. They use a movie poster for inspiration. This month it is the classic film Casablanca.

For extra points towards winning prizes use these added criteria for an extra 6 bonus Points

1. An Aeroplane somewhere on the page = 1 pt

2. Two colours in the title = 2 pts

3. Use two photos or two figures cut from a photo = 3 pts

Please email your layouts compressed/resized for web viewing to

The Design Team (of which I am one, yay) have put together some great submissions just to show what might be done. Here is mine:

Entries for ' Casablanca' will close Sunday 28th November at midnight.


So go on and get scrapping....