Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Black With 2

Another month...another challenge

Black With 2 this time

We have some pretty colours to go with black this month

Pink and Gold on dominant Black with the usual 5% white allowed

Here is the inspiration pic

Don't they look gorgeous together

So here is my page

Head on over to the blog and check out the rest of the design team's work...there are some amazing pages there...then come and join in with us for the month...we'd love to see your work!!

Child's Play Challenges

Howdy folks

Yep it's a new month...and OH MY GOODNESS it's October already!!!
I'm really not liking how this year is practically over already...

The challenge over at Child's Play Challenges this month is Barbie

Didn't we all have a Barbie doll when were brother and my eldest son even had versions of Barbie when they were little. My son once told met that his Barbie needed a Ken....being a single parent at the time, I quickly explained to him that I didn't have a man in my life so Barbie didn't need one either....thankfully he was happy with that and didn't ask again...LOL

Here is the inspiration pic

And here is my page


I used the colour pink that we all associate with Barbie as my inspiration. And since I think of P!nk every time I think of pink (does that make sense??) I decided to use one of my photos from her concert we attended recently. It was an absolutely awesome concert and loved every single second of it!!

So head on over to the blog and check out the other team members work for this challenge and then join in.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Little Bit Of Fun

Hey there

Let's hope Blogger is playing nice tonight because the other night it was being a little stinker!!!

So I did these 2 projects the other week just because I felt like it.

Here is the first one

A friend had done one of these and that inspired me to come home and do this one...
she was so excited that she had inspired me!! LOL
The butterfly and the papers are from Kaisercraft and the flowers are hand made and Green Tara.

The second project I did, I had half finished months ago...I completed the skirt ages ago but just couldn't decide what to do with the top half........well it hit me the other I completed it in no time :)


I love how it finished up...soo pretty...and yes I wound every single rose onto the wire's meant to be a jewellery stand but this is what I saw when I found it in the shop!!

TFL :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Another challenge blog

Hi y'all

I've been seeing this challenge blog advertised and promoted around a bit lately 

and since it is run by a lovely lady that I met at Camp Mojo, I decided that I would go check it out.

The blog is called Archi-scraps

and takes it's inspiration from different buildings and architecture.

They are also having a design team call.

So the inspiration picture for this month is this


I love the scroll work on the window.

Here is my page taking inspiration from the picture

 Went to town a little on this doing a grungy boy page!!

I took inspiration from the colours of the window, the pattern to a degree (on the background) and the arch. It was kind of cool that the ropes on the photo almost fitted in with the pattern on the arch.

I have also decided that I am going to apply for the design team with this page so wish me luck!! :)

Monday, September 16, 2013


Hi everybody...I'm back!!

I have been soo busy with kids and their sport and end of season break ups and so on and so on....

Firstly I will upload the challenges that are live at the moment.

Child's Play Challenges has a challenge for Blues Clues at the moment.

Here is the inspiration pic


and here is my page that I did

I took the inspiration form the colour of Blue and the spots on Blue's coat amongst other things.

Go take a look at the challenge and have a go for yourself...would love to see what you do!!

Then there is the page that I created for Child's Play Challenges but lost track of time in between going away to a scrap retreat, helping a random stranger after he hit a kangaroo and damaged his car beyond all help, running around after children and then just life in general...I was too late to upload it for the challenge.
But here it is anyway
Yes that is me wrapped around Tim Holtz...I was lucky enough to do one of his classes when he came to Australia last time. 

Next up is Black With 2

This month is a special month because we have a brights there is a range of colours to use on your page.

Here is the inspiration piccie

Loving all the colours!!
Here is my page
Why not head on over to the blog and check the creations that the rest of the DT created using the bright colours...they are awesome!!

So next up, we have Sketches With A Twist

Here is the inspiration pic

The twist is heat or dry embossing...a good twist if you ask me...I have sooo many embossing powders that I don't play with anywhere near enough.

And here is my page

I altered the sketch a little to suit the one photo and I have had that title for the longest time just waiting for the perfect photo to accompany it.

Go to the blog and see what the other girls have created with the sketch and have a go at it yourself....

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Something for fun!!

Hi all...
I haven't scrapped something just for me for such a long time
but thought I would when I saw this sketch from Sketchabilities

I kind of liked the sketch and thought why not give it a go!!

So I's my page

My cousin is going to kill me when she sees that I used these photos...hehehe
And then while I was on the go with doing something for fun....
I created this
Did this on a canvas...I was busting to create with one of my new Julie Nutting Doll Stamps. 
They are awesome to use and I think I am in love!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

ooohh how exciting!!!

A cross promotion!!!

I have never done anything like this before

So the cross promotion is with 


I have shown my page from this month's challenge at Sketches With A Twist but I'll show it again :)
(only because I think it came out looking pretty awesome)


To qualify for the Sketches With A Twist challenge, you need to do a layout using the sketch that Annette Gearside designed and you need to add the twist which is safety pins (I bent the pins into heart shapes)

To qualify for the Show Us Your Stuff challenge, you need to do a layout using the same sketch and add something handmade. My handmade is the background of my layout.

Include these things on your layout and you can upload your page onto both challenges...awesome!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sketches With A Twist

Me again...

New challenge for the month over at Sketches With A Twist

The sketch from this month is this


The twist is to use safety pins

Here is my page


I had an awesome time doing this page. 
I tried replicating the grungy trend that's around at the moment...think I pulled it off!!
I love the way it turned out.

So why not go over to the blog and have a look at the DT's work,
 then load up your version of the sketch!!

Black With 2

Hey everybody
I'm back again!!

A new month means a new challenge over at Black With 2

The colours this month are Sunset Orange and Tropical Waters

Here is the inspiration pic

So pretty...
Here is my page using the colours from this month

Head on over to the blog and check out the rest of the design team's work 
and have a go for yourself!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Child's Play Challenges

Time for a new challenge over at Child's Play Challenges

Here is the inspiration picture


Everybody remembers the good old game of Operation!!
I remember jumping out of my skin when I touched the side and sent the buzzer off!!

So here is my take of the picture


I took inspiration from the colours of the game, the red border around the game and then cut the stars out and put paper behind them to be like the holes that the small pieces are sitting in.

Go check out the challenge!!

There is also a Design Team call going if you would like the chance to take inspiration and walk down memory lane regularly from the toys, then apply to be part of our fabulous team!!
Go on....I dare you ;)

Sketches With A Twist


I am on another design team...

This one is called Sketches With A Twist and is full of awesome talent!!

I feel very lucky to be involved with these lovely group of ladies, some I have known for quite some time, some I am only just meeting now.

So, the object of this challenge blog is that we get given a sketch and then there is a twist to go with that sketch.

The month is nearly over but there is still time to get your page done....

The sketch looks like this


Designed by the lovely Julianne McKenna-De Lumen.

The twist for this month is to only use cardstock as the base...easy!!

And here is my take on the sketch quickly get your stuff together and have a go at the challenge
Quick...get to it!!!

Black With 2

I have been very slack with my blogging for this last month :(

The month is nearly finished but there is still time to get your challenge in at Black With 2.

Here is the colours for this month


And my page....

It's our much loved bird Simpson, and for those that know me well, yes there is a bird or 2 on my page (I'm not a fan of birds in scrapbooking, can't explain why)

There is still a Design Team call going on too.
If you have wanted to know what it's like to be on a design team, then this is your chance.
Give it a go, you just never know your luck!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Child's Play Challenges

Another challenge has gone live for Child's Play Challenges

Lots of colour and good memories associated with this one...

here is the inspiration picture


When Braiden was younger we used to watch this show all the time.

The songs and the characters and the bright colours are all very attractive for a young child and Braiden used to love it!!

So here is my page using the picture above

Once again I used all the colours as inspiration. 

And since it was Braiden that used to watch the show it's kind of fitting the photos are of him.

I also found a print up of Mickey Mouse so I printed it twice and coloured it to use it on the page.

So go check out the challenges for this month and what the design team have done for this challenge and why not join in :)

There is also a Design Team Call going on....check the blog for details!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Black With 2

The challenge for Black With 2 went up last week.
The colours this month are just gorgeous.

Here is the inspiration picture

Lovely soft colours that are perfect for girl pages.....
if you have a girl. I have only been blessed with four rowdy, noisy but totally lovable boys so I have to borrow girls for pages like this.
So here is my friend's gorgeous daughter on her sixth birthday....
Head on over to the blog and check out the design team's awesome work and then join us in this month's challenge

Design Team Call

Hi Everybody....
Why not never know your luck in a big city :)

BW2 is on the look out for new and exciting Designers to join our team ..we are after scrapbookers and card makers to come on a 6 month journey with our amazing blog challenge . 
Your requirements will be to have a blog and FB 
Be able to commit to 1 project each month and be on time every time , promote our challenge where possible on your blog and facebook page and be an active member of our secret FB group where we discuss themes colours and all sorts of scrappy fun . From time to time we may do a swap eg tags and cards in the like, you will be required to join in on these such promotions . so if you think you have what it takes to be able to work with a dominant BLACK background and just a few colours then send us 3-4 examples of your work plus a little about yourself to 
entries close july 20th

Monday, May 20, 2013

Child's Play Challenges

Hey hey again!! 

Time for a page for Child's Play Challenges

The inspiration this time is a picture of buttons!!!


Now who doesn't love buttons.....I know I do!!
I have an old tin full of them and I love digging through them and letting them run through my fingers....there's something about the noise and the feel of them that I love *sigh* hehe
So I have heaps and heaps of buttons of all different shapes and sizes so I went a little ballistic with this page....but I had an absolute and total ball doing this page!!!

So here it is

Lots of playing and loads and loads of fun!!!

So head on over to Child's Play Challenges and show us what you can do with buttons....

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Sorry guys...I have forgotten to share my May page for Black With 2!!

How slack of me...

This is the inspiration for this month

Makes me think of very pretty, heritage colours.
And here is my page
The photo is a picture I found on the internet that I fell in love with.
And under the photo is a big strip of paperbark from one of the paperbark gum trees we cut down in the back yard. I left it dry out before I used it. The colour was perfect for this challenge. Add in some corrugated cardboard, hand dyed string and roses made from glassine paper and you have the finished product

So why not head on over and have a go at this challenge, upload it or email it in and you could be in the running for a prize. Good luck!!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Child's Play Challenges

Hi everyone

It's that time again

The next challenge at

Here is the picture for the inspiration

I've just been to a retreat with a bunch of lovely women that mostly scrap in the Creative Memories style. Since I didn't take any supplies with me to do this page I used a Creative Memories kit to do it, just adding my style to it.

And here is what I created


I took inspiration from the colours since Guess Who is game with lots of colours in it.

Head on over to the blog and have a crack at this challenge

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Child's Play Challenges

The challenge over at Child's Play Challenges
is a great boy's one this time.
And since I have all boys, it is perfect for me!!

Here is the picture that you have to take your inspiration from


See a great boys challenge...

So here is the page that I did from that picture

 I took inspiration from a few elements of the picture....
Of course there is the cars,
and the colours,
but I thought the grid design from the packaging stood out the most so that's what I decided to do to my page.

It's a very simple page for me but I kinda like it!!

So head on over to Child's Play Challenges
and see what you can come up with from one of the challenges for the month!!!

Black With 2 for April

Hey everybody

This month's challenge over at Black With 2 
is this
Dominant Black with Grey and Yellow

I love grey and yellow together and putting it on black really makes it pop!!

So here is my page that I did using the colours

So why not head over there and check out what the rest of the DT did with the colour palette.
Don't forget you can do cards too.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Just do it!!

Child's Play challenges has their next challenge up..
The inspiration picture is this

So I decided to do my layout using the bright colours. I also used the alphabet for my background and a pattern paper covered in numbers since I always associate Sesame Street with learning your ABC's and counting.
So here is my layout
You like??
Well then head on over to Child's Play Challenges to have a go for yourself!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

I'm back!!!!

OK...I have been a bad, bad girl...I reason...just slack and lazy and playing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter instead!!

But I got a much deserved rap over the knuckles for not keeping up with my design team obligations so here I am.....

Black With 2 has the new challenge up for this month and it is fabulous!!!

Here is the inspiration picture

And here is my page 

So why not head on over and have a go for yourself!!

I would love to see what you do!!

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