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.