Here is another Lo that I completed at the retreat.  Really quick and easy using the Basic Grey Lauderdale 12x12 pack from Scrapbook Boutique. Step by step instructions are on the site.

Here is my little Patrick learning to surf......well actually just trying to look cool with his brother's hand me down board and new wetsuit! at Ocean Grove last summer.


Foam mounting tape

Thanks for visiting :)


I really love the colours in the Cosmo Cricket pack from Scrapbook Boutique. This is my favourite photo of my family, taken on Christmas day last year.  I just couldn't be bothered setting the camera for an auto shot, so I just took the photo myself and then got one with the kiddies myself.  Last year we took the family photo just before we went to bed! nearly forgot completely! So I thought, as we were having Christmas at our place, and we know how hectic that can be.......... better safe than no pic at all!
Go to the blog for a tutorial on how to make it!!!

The Recipe:

Also Scrapbook Boutique are having a great challenge this month!  Sewing on your card!! You could win a $30.00 voucher for the shop!!! go and check it out here


Frosted Designs Ribbon challenge

It is all happening in my life at the moment!!!! so many things (won't share here) are taking my time and I am struggling to keep my head above water!! apologies for not posting this on Friday.  Frosted Designs challenge this week is Ribbon & Twine  and I had a gorgeous Vintage kit from Wicked Princesses and thought they would suit my Lo perfectly.  I have this adorable photo of Christie on a swing.  I just love this photo and I used my ribbon and the swing.  Worked really well I thought.

Our GDT is week is Jessica and she has created a gorgeous Lo with some weaving! Go and check out the DT creations, they are very creative.



A quick little Mother's Day gift...

Remember a few weeks ago when I was patting myself on the back for getting my Mother's day card done and ready to go.....? well it is sitting on my desk!!!! NOT POSTED!! I cannot believe it! I must have thought as I already have made it I crossed it off my TO DO list!!

Anyway to make amends.... I have also made a little box FULL of lovely heart choccies and a gift card for her!

I received some  from Scrapbook Boutique DELICIOUS Cosmo Cricket Cira 1934 paper pack! Oh simply gorgeous! There is not a sheet I won't use Red, Black and Cream!!! lovely!

This is a really quick little gift box and can be used for any occasion really.

Just get two 12 x 12 patterned paper of your choice (co ordinating works well) or even cardstock is nice too!
Cut the PP that you want for the BOTTOM box to 11.5 inches X 11.5 inches.

fold all the corners in to the centre as shown below.

 Fold in to the centre (as shown below) turn the paper around and repeat on other side. Repeat again on the other two sides. 
open one side (as shown below) and pinch the two corners so they meet in the middle.

 fold the flap over and tuck it all in.  Repeat on opposite side.
Do the same for both boxes and they SHOULD look like the pics below!

Cut a strip of plain cardstock 12 inches X 2.5 inches and another co ordinating strip 12 x 1 inch.
 attach and wrap around the box and then wrap an organza ribbon and tie two bows.

 Cut three scalloped circles,

distress each circle and adhere together with a pearl brad.

attach  with a glue dot and push up against ribbon.

fill with chocolates a gift card, jewellery (might leave an empty one on the bench for my lot!)

The Recipe:
available from Scrapbook Boutique

Paper : Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934
Cardstock: Cream
Ribbon: Cream Organza
Adhesive dots: Glue Dots

good luck and wishing all the mum's a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY


Hello! are you enjoying ISBD!!!!

I can't believe what is going on at  FROSTED DESIGNS so much fun!! check out their Facebook page too.

Well my challenge is to SEW yes SEW with a machine on your page!!! I know most of you will have a sewing machine! Lets face it most of us are craft TRAGICS and have done some quilting and making clothes and pyjamas for our kiddies!! I probably NEVER use my machine for material anymore! Just a word of warning, you should really have a needle suitable for jeans and heavy duty material but having said that!!...... I just use a ordinary needle and have never had any problems.!

I thought this photo would be perfect for Mother's Day ( here in Australia tomorrow April 8th)

This is a VERY EASY & QUICK LO!!

Just grab 2 co-ordinating PP and use one for your background (the darker one) 
cut the lighter one 7 X 10 in.
I have distressed the smaller sheet (because I am a distress QUEEN)
GET that machine out and stitch around the larger sheet and the smaller sheet. you can use normal straight stitch or zig zag it is up to you.  You can also use any thread colour you want too!
Around the bottom I lightly drew some flower stems so I could use as a guide.
Stitch along your guide marks and just hit REVERSE on your machine.  I actually just went crazy as you can see! lol
Attach your flowers ( My are MVB from Wicked Princesses!)
Attach your photo with two little threaded water punch and a scalloped border punch ADD you photo and your sentiment with some letter stamps!  My Stamp-a-ma-jig was ESSENTIAL for correct placement but stickers would work just as well!! I embossed my new Stampin Up Itty Bity Bits with white embossing powder and attached randomly.

See! I told you.... EASY! have a go and DON'T be scared and I'd love to see what you come up with! Upload your LO on the Frosted Designs site (great prizes there too)

Join in THIS challenge and upload on the Frosted Designs  site to be in the running for THIS prize!!

Happy mothers day for all the Aussie Mums too!


A little bit of exciting news....

I will be working along side my very talented friend Sue at the Scrapbook Boutique.
So excited and cannot wait to get started!
now off to go shopping.........

hehehehe! :)