Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scraps of Us - CC layouts

The SOU CC is well and truly underway, and some great challenges have been posted.

The first layout is my challenge. I challenged everyone to scrap a layout about their hobby (other than scrapping) or about something that they collect.
I, of course couldnt go past doing a layout of my Babushka Dolls.

Detail Shot:

And I have even managed to do one of the great challenges set by the other members of the DT. Vicki challenged us to do a layout, on what it means to be a girl.
I decided to do a layout on my beautiful princess, and how she's just as happy being a girly girl, as she is running around nakie and playing outside.

Detail Shot:

Hopefully I will get a chance to have a go at Chloe's card challenge, but unless I get to it tonight I wont get a chance, as tomorrow afternoon I am off to see this man in concert:

Im so excited, I have been to almost all of his concerts here in Perth (whether he toured with Matchbox Twenty, or as a solo artist), unfortunately last time he was here with Matchbox Twenty I was too sick to go, so it's been a couple of years since I have seen him in concert.

We had a bit of a scare last night with Lily, she was in the bathroom talking to me, and then next thing I know she was choking on something. She had her fingers down her throat and she was trying spit whatever it was up. I gave her a couple of whacks on the back and couldnt get it out, so I called my husband and while he was trying to get it out I called the ambulance. As soon as the man at dispatch heard a small child was choking he asked me my address (before he even asked my name) and sent the ambulance with the sirens on. Luckily while I was talking to him, Ian managed to get the thing out (turned out it was a grape), but the ambulance was still sent to make sure that she was ok (we weren't sure if the thing came out of her mouth, or went further down - turns out Ian managed to get her to spit it out).

She was back to her normal self by the time the ambulance got here - which didnt take very long at all (we were lucky and there was an ambulance at the depot 5 minutes down the road that was sent to us). Just goes to show the resilence of kids, one minute they are choking and almost giving their Mummies a heart attack, and 5 minutes later they are back to playing and laughing!!

Im just glad that my baby girl is ok, and I promise that no matter how much I want to tell her to be quiet, when she's screaming and carrying on (we've all said it, or at least wished it), I wont say it again - because that 30 seconds or so when she was quiet were the most terrifying of my life!


Friday, February 19, 2010


is underway!!!

Vicki's first challenge has just gone up, with more to follow in the next couple of hours. So if your looking for some fun challenges to do this weekend, head over to the forum and check it out.

I hope to see you there :)


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A CJ Entry

This is my entry for Sarah's CJ - which is being run over at Mystical.

Sarah's theme was 5 Things about Me, and we literally just had to share five things about ourselves, that others may or may not know.

I used a few different new bits and pieces on this entry - that Bambi button actually only just came in the mail about 5 minutes before I took the photo.

And those crochet flowers are from 2010 (or maybe it's 2009 - the newest ones anyway) Scrapbooking Memories Master Ebony's Mum - I only ordered a few colours, but I think that I will definitely be placing an order for some more.

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Monday, February 15, 2010


That's the theme of the Cyber Crop that kicks off at Scraps of Us this Friday night (19 Feb).

Here's a brief explanation of what you can expect:
Hey ladies, come and join us at 7pm Friday 19th February for our CYBERCOP night! The theme this month is going to be "GIRL POWER", we want you to dig deep an show us what it means to you to be a mother, wife, daughter, sister, girlfriend....and a woman!

So make sure you have lots of pics of YOU with your loved ones and YOU on your own and come join us for some fun challenges and games......look forward to seeing you there!

The Scraps Of Us Team

I hope to see you there :)


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some more scrapping

I have been working on a few layouts this week, most of them are for - Scrapability Sketches - this is a great little forum, so make sure you check it out if you're ever lacking inspiration - Bek creates the most amazing sketches, which I find so easy to adapt to suit my style.

First up, this layout was done for the competition which has just started - Scrapability Soup. The basic idea is that every week (or so), we will be given some criteria, whether it be a sketch, a colour combination etc, and we have to create a layout based on that.

This week we were given a sketch: I decided to scrap the very first photo that was ever taken of Lily and her Daddy - she was only minutes old and one of the theatre nurses was kind enough to take it while I was being stitched back up (I had a c/section)

And a detail shot:
I love that fabric flower, I was very lucky to receive it from the super talented Krissy.

Bek has also started a 52 week 52 Challenges type of thing (I have no idea what it's actually called haha), and the first week she gave us the colour combination of; green, blue and orange. Not colours I would normally use, but still I gave it a go, and I was pleasantly surprised by the layout...I actually like it!!

Last year Lily had her very first 'school' photos taken at daycare, so I thought I would finally pull them out and scrap them.

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Scrapability is also having a DT Callout, so I decided to throw my name in - why not, you gotta be in it to win it!
We were given another awesome sketch to work with -and this is the result. I really love how this layout turned out, it's definitely my favourite one that I have done in a while.

Detail Shots:


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Want a chance to win this?

Then all you have to do is head here, and follow the instructions.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Photo Swap Layout

Last month at Mystical, DT member (and my friend) Christine hosted a photo swap, where everyone would get paired up and swap one photo with their partner and then we had to complete a layout with that photo.

Sounds easy even, right? Well I found it quite daunting as I have never scrapped someone else's photo before, and I was worried that I wouldnt do it justice. Plus I also decided that since Donna's albums are 12x12 that I would do her layout in that size - I cant even remember the last time that I scrapped a 12x12 layout.

I cant share the layout I did for Donna yet, as it is not my child in the photo, so I will need to ask permission first. But here's the layout that Donna did for me (matches nicely with Lily's pink walls, don't you think LOL):

And a detail shot, of that awesome little cluster:

I absolutely LOVE it!!! So different to my style, but that's what makes photo swaps fun. I think that there may be another one starting up soon, so head over to the forum and check it out.

The Crafty Notions spray that has been used on the layout looks amazing, and it's available in the Mystical Store.

And finally, some of you may have noticed my obsession with Babushka Dolls (or Matryoshka Dolls as they are more formally known), well today a very special parcel arrived for me, all the way from Canada:

Aren't they just about the cutest thing you have ever seen!?!
They are little cameo style necklaces, but I plan on making mine (and Lily's) into keyrings, and will do the same for my mum and sister if that's what they want too.


Monday, February 1, 2010

It's the First....

So I can reveal the full layout behind one of the sneakies I posted here last week (it may have even been yesterday that I posted it, I cant remember LOL).

It's for my challenge over at Scraps of Us - this month I set the criteria of using either a song title, or a movie title as the title of your layout. And for an extra little RAK from me you have to be able to come up with a title that is both from a song as well as a movie (the sweetest thing is both a song by U2, and a film from 2002).

And a detail shot:

Check out the thread here if you want to play along.