Thursday, 5 July 2012

Scrap the Boys July Challenge

There is a great challenge over at Scrap the Boys this month to get you all motivated to scrap your boys school photos. There are also two wonderful sponsors Scrap Therapy and Scrapbook Divas. THIS MONTHS CHALLENGE IS... SCHOOL PHOTOS This month is school photo time at our school so your challenge this month is to create a layout featuring your child(rens) school photo. If your child isn't at school but playgroup, early learning or creche try and use a photo of them there. It is only with your support that great little blogs like Scrap the Boys are able to continue so please pop over this month and look at all the wonderful inspiration. You've gotta be in it to win it!!!!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Scrap the Boys May Challenge

This month over at Scrap The Boys there is a super fun challenge to scrap your boys getting dirty or messy!!!! We would also like to see your photos inspire your layout! Well I went to town with this one!!! Found some pics of Harry enjoying the red icing off his 1st birthday cake and used that colour throughout the layout. Here it is!
I used an old pizza box for the background and had heaps of fun layering things!!! Make sure you pop over for a visit and get some inspiration from the other great Design Team layouts!!! Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

One for Sophie

When we were home on Easter holidays Sophie decided she would like to scrap with me, which was really nice! We were lucky enough to stumble across a challenge page for younger scrappers over at Show Us Your Stuff called appropriately 'Sophie's Corner'. The challenge this month was to use green.
Soph thoroughly enjoyed going through my scraps to find papers to match the pics of Troy and Harry washing the car. She had loads of fun completing this challenge, especially using the mist! I'm sure she will be waiting eagerly to see what the challenge will be next month!!

Daring You To Scrap April Challenge

So I actually got time to complete a couple of monthly challenges this month which was pretty cool. Decided to have a play around at Daring You To Scrap where the prize was an excellent voucher from Polly Scrap Kits. This month they used a sketch and we all know how much I love a good sketch.
I was inspired by the banners and used 3 small photos. They aren't the best pictures but I really just wanted to scrap the memory of Grace and Sophie when they were much younger!! Whenever we go to visit Grace, it doesn't matter what the girls are doing it is always together, following each other like little shadows!! Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Eye Candy Magic Give Away

On one of my blog hopping travels I happened across a great blog, Sam i am's Eye Candy Magic.

Really great layouts plus cool give aways each month with some of her handmade, absolutely yummy goodies!!! Samantha is also on the design team over at A Piece Of Cake Designs, a new monthly kit club which I am feeling the need to subscribe to. Make sure you pop over and check it out!!! Really worth a look!!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

April at Scrap the Boys

Hopefully now things have calmed down a little I will be able to get back into posting more regularly. That's what I hope anyway!!! Over at Scrap The Boys this month they have a great challenge all about re-cycling:


We would like you to re-cycle some form of PACKAGING that is BOY related, this could be toy related, scrapbooking packaging, something from a magazine or book use your imagination....

Here is my layout!

Really had fun with this one. Used some colours I don't usually use and a fabulous Charm's Creation star as well. Loving these at the moment. Seem to be adding them to all my layouts!! Pop over and play along. The challenge is going to run until May 11 as Mel has been having some computer issues. Thanks for dropping by!!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

New Design Team at STB

Pop over to Scrap The Boys and check out the new design team members. There are some seriously talented ladies there including a good friend of mine, the fabulous Karen Watson. Can't wait to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team for the March challenge. Stay tuned!!!!!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Stuck Sketches

Being on holidays has allowed me to participate in a few more challenges than I usually would which is just fine by me!! We all know how partial I am to a good sketch so I decided to have a play around with the challenge over at Stuck! this month. With a bit of creative play this is what I came up with.

Sometimes layouts just come together and this was one of those!! Love the colours and am really pleased with how the weaving turned out in the background!! Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Handmade By Suzanne

Decided to have a go at the challenge over at Handmade By Suzanne this month. You know how I love a good shetch so this was right up my alley. Photos are of Soph at the Big Banana a couple of years ago. Had loads of fun with this - lots of stamping, inking and doodling. Very messy but one of my faves!!!!

The weather is horrible here at the moment. So wet and overcast. Back to work tomorrow so thought I'd better take a chance and get a photo while I could so I appologise for the terrible light. They seem to have great challenges over there so think I'll add them to my list of challenges each month. Oh, and they have a great shop with lots of cool chippy. Pop over and have a look, you won't be sorry!! Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!!!!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Just Because!!

Here are a couple of layouts that I entered in challenges and did for DT's last year and for some reason forgot to post them on my blog. They are some of my favourties too. The first one is of a trip to Sawtell with some great friends a couple of years ago.

This next one is a picture of Harry on one of our many visits to family out west. Needless to say, because it is so hot he spends most of his time in the pool!!

The last one was for Decembers challenge over at Scrap the Boys. Don't usually like scrapping Christmas pages but I'm really happy with how this one turned out!

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Greatest View

WOW!!! Check out the new blog for Greatest View. They have a fab giveaway at the moment. Look at some of the cool stuff up for grabs!!!

You need to head over to their new blog here to take a look for yourself!!!! You won't be sorry you did!!
Have a great day!!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Scrap Jacked

Pop over to Scrap Jacked this month if you have the chance. The girls have once again produced a range of beautiful layouts for you to take inspiration from. Here is mine.

This is a layout of Soph baking some Anzac biscuits on Anzac Day which is a little tradition we started a few years ago. Lots of layers once again (which seems to be my thing at the moment).

Make sure you come and visit Scrap Jacked and get your scrapping mojo flowing in 2012!! Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Two in one day!!!

The beauty of holidays is that I can get on the computer and trawl through all the blogs I don't always get to visit or participate in. Came across this months challenge at Scrap The Girls (and it certainly was a challenge for me!!!!!!) and thought I would give it a go.
So January's challenge is


minimal black and white is allowed, that means, for inks or journalling, or rubons or doodling or the odd small embellishment.

I usually like throwing on a range of papers, some messy ink or paint so containing myself to just one was a struggle. Here's my effort!

Picture is of Sophie at 4 years of age. She is such a beautiful soul!! I said to her today after I showed her the layout "Do you know what it means?" She said, "Does it mean you think I am dreaming?" I said "You are so clever, you can be or do whatever you want to. Don't ever think for one minute that you can't do anything!" Her reply was "I love you mum!" These are the moments that make being a mum so great!! Thanks for looking and the beautiful comments you leave.

I'm Back!!!!

Yes, it was almost like I had dropped off the face of the earth!! I've decided that December was basically a write off. Barely any time for scrapping with all the responsibilities at school(reports, presentation day, blah, blah, blah). So, I won't bore you with all that only to say that one of my resolutions was to take photos everyday. Photos of the little things, things the kids say and do, documenting things that make me laugh (like Troy's addiction to newspapers - watch this space for a page coming shortly!!). So here is my layout for this months challenge at Scrap The Boys.

January STB Challenge

This month we want to know about your boys favourite summer holiday past times. For example, do you spend heaps of time at the beach, do they love relaxing at home, their favourite holiday destination, spending time in the pool and so on...

You have until midnight 31st January to link your entries to this post. Make sure you pop over and check out the fabulous Design Team examples. Here is my take on the challenge. Most Christmas holidays we manage to head over to Yamba to visit Troy's mum. They have this great little shop in the main street that sells ice-cream and of course Harry can't go past without having one!!!

Thanks for dropping by. Be back in a few days with some more goodies for you to look at.