Saturday, May 16, 2009

Aaaargh- it's a purple lobster!!

I went to the Kitefest with the girls today, and of course, I just HAD to take the camera along,lol! I took stacks of photos, but I have only uploaded a couple, as I am still trying to master Photobucket. This giant lobster was one of the kites there- he was HUGE!!! Took this one of Bianca and Aleisha- Aleisha thought she was going to end up in the ocean, so she was petrified!! She was actually a good distance away, but she got scared, poor missy!

I think it will get scrapped,lol! Here is my layout for the second challenge over at BLACK MAGIC SKETCHES-awesome sketch designed by Nat!! Go check it out and give it a go- the colours really rock with this layout!!

This layout I did ages ago for a tag challenge at Savvy- I finally remembered to upload it!!!It accidentally got deleted in the computer meltdown,so I had to take another shot.

Made this card with scraps, and another 3d sheet. I did this one for the ribbons and lace challenge at Inkurable, but then I changed my mind and did another one:)

I am trying out for the design team at ARTY PANTS. Each week we have challenges to complete, and then the new team member/s will be slected. Here is my take on the week one bonus challenge, which is the current Arty Pants sketch.

We also had to complete a layout inspired by an ad. I took these shots of Mr Grasshopper at my S-I-L's house. It's a shame the second photo looks so dark, as it isn't on the actual photo, but I suck at editing that sort of thing, so I left it alone:)

Well, I am in the middle of cybercrop this weekend at the fabulous FOREVER ALWAYS, so lots of mojo flowing!! Have a scrappy weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Brace yourselves!!!

I know I promised a post DAYS ago, but things have been hectic, and I just haven't gotten around to it. I have done literally heaps of scrapping, and it's all stuff that I am really chuffed with too-bonus! Over the weekend, I got heaps done, one sitting had me up til three am!Without further adieu-here are my latest creations! First up, is my May layout for AUSSIE SCRAPJACKED. I absolutely adore the jack for this month-the super talented Ruby Bisson. I just had to have a go- and I don't think Renae would forgive me if I didn't,lol! I love this photo, and have been pondering how best to scrap it. As soon as I saw the challenge for this month, I knew it woulg get scrapped!!! I get to meet the gorgeous lou next month-which reminds me- I have to sort out the day I am going, and SMS the lovely lady, so we can meet up. :) Cannot wait!!!!!
Next is someone very close to my heart-my gorgeous little feathered friend,Smurf. He is a recent addition to my family:) This is my layout fro the first challenge at SONGBIRD SCRAPS. Don't be shy, drop by the blog and have a go- the lyrics this month are FABULOUS!!!!! An awesome prize is up for grabs, so why hot go check it out. If I were more computer savvy, I would copy and paste the lyrics here, but alas, i am a dunce with puters, and copy and paste NEVER works for me, I don't know what i do wrong:(
Isn't he just the cutest thing with feathers? Oh, and in other news, see the little owl stamp in the corner? I received that the othe day from ORANGE JELLY STAMPS. I have ben selected to take part in a challenge using that stamp, in conjunction with the gorgeous Sarh's INKURABLE STAMPERS blog. I have top create an item using that stamp, to be in the draw for some totally beautiful Orange Jelly stamps.........I went and checked out their site, let me tell you, I will be going shopping there- value for money, and some really funky designs too:)
I recently joined up at Bons Scraps. Yes, I know, I probably don't NEED to do any more challenges, but, after winning a prize from Bon, and fence sitting, I thought why not join? A few familiar faces are there too. Well, last week, they had their cybercrop, and Sandie set an awesome Blind challenge. I absolutely adore these!!!I collated my bits, and after placing toothpicks on my eyes, got it done in the wee hours of the morn. Another recent photography specimen. I dig bugs......
LOVE the way this turned out- and it got me hooked on some new things too:)
Another challenge was set by Bon, a colour challenge. You had to use grey(omg was my first thought)pink, black,purple, with minimum white, and a quirky title:-

Oh, and fabric too......with stitching. I actually did this one in the middle of the day. What is so bizarre about that? I NEVER scrap thru the week, in the daytime, always do the night owl thing.I was so stoked to get this page done.....Anna is a long time friend, and she is soooo much taller than me, and for many years she has been Miss raffe to me, hence the title.
Now, as if that wasn't enough to get me scrapping my head off, FOREVER ALWAYS, such a special place,hosted a SUPER CROP , for National scrapbooking Day, on the weekend.Sonia and the gorgeous girls issued heaps of challenges over the weekend, and one of them was to make cards with all of your scraps, before you clear the desk for the next layout, was suggested by Sonia. So that's what I did.I got so much done, and I am now going to try to do this each time I create now. Love the notion!!!

This one here, I created only from scraps- I got two layouts out of the lace cardstock,plus this card.BARGAIN city!!!Oh, the Heidi stamp is one I chose from my winnings from the lovely FA store. Thankyou Sonia,mwah!

My layout for the May colour combo at Forever Always. I would never have put those colours together, but I think they look fabbo.
One of the technique challenges was dare to tear. No cardstock( I was quaking in my boots) 3pp, 2 journalling blocks, and 1 stamp. Another one of Jacob on his new toy:)

I got a card outta that one too!

I have heaps of that Kbots pp left, it's awesome! Great for little, and big boy stuff:)
My fave of the weekend woould have to be this page I think. This challenge was the current criteria for SCRAPPING WORD PICTURES. Another Blind scrap- the site is awesome too!!!!I have had these Darkroom Door papers for awhile, waiting for the right project. I love their range-sooooo yummy!

I am a huge music nerd, love to listen to just about anything. I have been like that ever since I can remember, so I thought it was high time I scrapped about it!!

Here is my card from the leftovers:)

I also did the challenge for the first may sketch at Crafty Sketches. This is a gorgeous, elegant sketch, and I used up some pp that have been sitting, patiently waiting to see the light of day:)

Bianca has been on a no photo rampage of late, which is why I have scrapped this shot twice- take what I can get,lol!My card from this one was supposed to look like shrub, but try as I might, I only see an ice cream now:( I used some flower stickers that the gorgeous 'Nae sent me in a rak-they are bright and foily, and very pretty;)

Well, that's about it for now peoples. I have a couple more to photograph, and a few more that I didn't upload this time, just in case my mojo runs off!!! Take care, and thanks heaps for dropping by my cornmer of cyberspace! Next time won't be such a mammoth post!!!xo

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Well- there is so much Scrappy goodness out there to do- firstly the new challenge over at BLACK MAGIC SKETCHES. This is a layout I did , based on my sketch.You need to use Black, Pink, white, Silver, and some bling for this one....if all of the new challenges out there aren't enough to get the mojo flowing, nothing is!!! I can't wait to see the takes on the sketch, and the CT has come up with some gorgeous layouts!!!! It is a supercrop weekend over at FOREVER ALWAYS, and I have had a fabbo time completing some of the challenges- will have to take some pics in the morn!So far I ahve done three layouts, and three cards- totally happy with that!!!

I have had a few layouts that i haven't been able to share- this is one of them, for the April A2Z Scraplets blind challenge last month. I am really lovin recipes, and loved this page too.I haven't liked much Basic Grey for a little while, but love the Bittersweet range- and their new Lime rickey looks cute too!
I still have last weeks recipe from Sonia to do- gosh- where to start???? I have done two of the Bon's CC challenges too, but Blogger won't let me upload them, so i will put them up tomorrow too. It will be a big post,lol! One of them is another blind challenge- oh, so cool!!!