Sometimes it's just easier.......

to just let me get my photo and I'll leave you alone!!!  It is NO USE! You will fail! resistance is useless! If I WANT a certain photo because I want to document something....NOTHING WILL STOP ME! Most of my family have learnt the hard way and some of the more agreeable ones (Christie & Lachlan) just get it over and done with as soon as possible!

I really wanted everyone to wear a Santa hat this year and I had a great little project in mind....A little book with all they wanted for that year and what they actually received (it is still in its planning stage though!)

Anyway after seeing the Prima North Country pad, with all the snowflakes, I knew what I wanted to do.....

Check out the husband on the top left! Clearly, he understands that I'm taking no prisoners! lol

I wanted a snow theme but I cannot get my head around this really as our Christmas is smack in the middle of summer...although lately it has been freezing on Christmas Day.
I am slowly working my way through Scrapbook Boutiques MFT Dies!!LOL
and the snowflake one was perfect!

Scrapbook Boutiques blog will have the tutorial for this LO.

Products Used



Frosted Designs Card Sketch Challenge #6

Hello and welcome back for another Frosted Designs Card Sketch Challenge.

I really love this sketch, designed by Jenny Evans, the moment I saw it. So many possibilities.......
This challenge is so very kindly sponsored by Paper Loves Glue and I have just had a look at her site and her crinkly ribbon is gorgeous!!
This card isn't as aqua as the picture suggests.... more of a sea green but I LOVED playing with my PTI fillable frames and if you have to buy just ONE DIE this year...... buy the CHEERY LYN FANCIFUL FLOURISH!!! love love love it!
In fact I want it all....

Go and have a look at the rest of the DT's awesome samples and join in! I'd love to come and have a look!

Products Used:
Paper: AC Cream, Aqua,Black
Flourish: Cheery Lyn
Ink: Stampin Up Taken with Teal, VersaFine Onxy Black
Stamps: PTI Larger than Life, Fillable Frames #10
Scallop: MFT small scallops
Pearls: Annabels 3mm Licorice


A Christmas Banner

When I received the Sizzix Ornate Frame #3 from Scrapbook Boutique I knew I wanted to make a Christmas Banner.  The hard part was working out what actual letters to have......... did I want to make 9 frames? or what about JOY that is only 3 and will be really quick! lol
Anyway I decided on CHRISTMAS and as I am really in a Red, Teal and White phase at the moment, the colour choice was EASY!.
This is an exceptionally easy banner to make! If you Pre cut, fold etc. you can have this done in an afternoon.
Go to the blog at Scrapbook Boutique and the full instructions are there.  If you do make one, Id love to see the colour combos or any changes you make.  Send me an email or link in the comments.

Products used


Scrapbook Boutique BLOG HOP!

Good Morning, hope you are gearing up for a fabulous Thursday, as we are at Scrapbook boutique!

Today is the beginning of another Inspiration Challenge and another blog hop!

If you are following along with the blog hop you would have arrived from 
Scrapbook Boutique's blog- and if you get lost, you can always head back to the SB blog and start from there!
The prize is the
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set - Decorate your Holidays.
You just need to leave a comment on each of the DT gals blogs and a final one on
SB Blog, the random winner will be drawn from there!

The hop will be open for 1 week, closing midday Thursday 17th November, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on Friday 18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (as is the inspiration challenge) is only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

We also have for you, our regular monthly inspiration challenge!

Challenge : Create a project using the photo above as your inspiration.

The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page project......it's totally up to you!

The Prize :

One randomly chosen winner will win a
$30 Scrapbook Boutique Gift Voucher.

We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes :
Midnight, Wednesday 30th November 2011

I have been inspired by all the gorgeous colours and of course the DOTS!!! I have gone dotty with my tree & prezzies.

I have used the absolutely gorgeous Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas from the shop and I have actually done a few LO's using this pack and I just love it.

This is Christie (again) on Christmas morning 1993.  I love this photo.

Next on the hop is Narelle ....enjoy!

thanks for stopping by!


Frosted Designs card sketch Challenge #5

Frosted Designs card sketch challenge #5 is a gorgeous sketch designed by Karin and there are so many ways to interpret this design.....
I have flipped it on its side and made the middle diamond so much bigger! actually looking at this photo I am not at all happy with my measuring here.  ( my scrap friends will be teasing me with my measure twice cut once motto)

We have been generously sponsored this challenge by Digi Doodle Shop go and have a look at the DT beautiful creations and join in! we would love to see your take on the sketch!



 When you have one child and they start to do things, it can quickly become a party trick! We would teach Christie to do things on command and then she would continually entertain our friends who would think she was so clever! I am laughing as I type this as I remember some of the things we taught her to do......
This day she had discovered the remote......I know you are asking yourself  "How did it get OUT of Mark's hand?!" and if she pressed buttons the TV would change.  I told you she was smart! We were sitting behind her and calling her name and she was getting quite annoyed with us disturbing her play...although she always turned around.....maybe she wasn't that smart LOL!

I have used the Memory Box Dies for the twiggy tree  and the delicious MME Sunshine range.  Scrapbook Boutique have a list of products used along with instructions on how to create the page.  If you do I'd love to send me a link!!
thanks for popping in