Retro sketch #17

Hello again! I have recently discovered a great little challenge blog Retro Sketches. Great sketches, really easy to work with a CAS style. I decided to join in this week. Loved using my Cosmo Cricket circa 1934 range and some PTI stamps I've not used yet.

thanks for popping in! :)


Flying High

Hello and thanks for popping in!  Another Clean & Simple card today.......I am noticing that is my style at the moment. I love this flag pole and different flags from MFT!  Now I need to get some itty bitty sentiments.... If I cleaned my scrap room, I reckon I'd find some in my stash...... ;)
Again, I snuck some embossing on this card.. I love my heat gun!!
Go to Scrapbook Boutique for Instructions on how to make this card.

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Happy Monday....!!

Who EVER says that LOL!! I am rather happy today..... I went on a great SCRAP RETREAT weekend away with my lovely friends, doing what I love, whilst someone else COOKED delicious meals for me!! what more could you ask for?? My non scrappy friends call me a Nana ( they just don't get it!!) when I got home, my brother popped in, We haven't  seen him for ages as he is from another state,  we had a great night together but he has already gone :( The kids loved seeing him.
Anyway, I did get heaps done and I used the opportunity to take part in some of my fav challenges.
Annabelle's colour challenge #077 and I used Sunday Sketch & Stamps #112 great sketch.


thanks for popping in :)


Frosted Designs Card Sketch # 21

WOO HOO! It's Tuesday and there is another gorgeous sketch up over at Frosted Designs.
I have a bit of a love affair with circles and I really have that addictive personality......so yes....MORE EMBOSSING...lol
I got this awesome background stamp from Stampin' Up and I was quite pleased with myself for thinking of only using a small section of this stamp.  Of course I have such a growing collection of Tim Holtz Distress Inks  ( I just HAVE to fill up all the empty spots now don't I...?)

Go and see what the fabulous DT have created....I'm sure you will be inspired!!


Do you want a bargain?

Scrapbook Boutique are having a 12% Stocktake Sale and there is PLENTY of bargains to be had!!!!
 It's only for one week so be quick!!!
Because you're worth it!! Lol


Hello there, I hope you enjoyed your long Queen's Birthday Weekend if you were in Australia.  I did! I set myself a goal of cleaning out a shed and garage that has long been used as a 
"Throw it in the garage if you cannot find a home for it..." 
Well it took me two days ......but I finished and they both are immaculate with EVERYTHING in its place!!
SUCH a good feeling! lol
No much crafting was happening though....... but I did get a couple of cards done and I thought I'd join the Annabelle's Plum Blue & Raspberry challenge as well as The Cutie Pie Real or Faux Stitching

thanks for popping by :)


Scrapbook Boutique JUNE Inspiration Challenge & Blog Hop.

Scrapbook Boutique June Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop

Good Morning, hope you are gearing up for a Sensational Sunday 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 fabulous Prize this month is
Darkroom Door- Butterfly & Garden Collage Stamp

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!

good luck!!


The hop will be open for 1 week, closing Sunday17th June, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on Monday 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!

Oh My.. love the little crowns! What little girl wouldn't love these for a birthday party?

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, Sunday 30th June, 2012.

Here is my take on the challenge.....

This is me way back when....... and I was a 'future princess' Being the first grandchild on both sides and I was very spoilt! Loved using the Spellbinders Large Octagons. Everything I really like when I am blog surfing atm has them somewhere, so I was inspired....

Next on the hop is Linda's Blog

Enjoy xxx :)

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Frosted Designs Card Sketch #20

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Frosted Designs have another gorgeous sketch up today and I have decided to flip it on its side.  I have gone the real C&S and yes.......embossing!!  Told you I am loving the embossing. I have been eyeing this set off from Stampin' Up for quite a while and as I am part of a stamp club...I decided to go right ahead and order it!.  Really loving that it is a solid (as I have 20 zillion inks & embossing powders LOL)  Have go at this sketch, it's really versatile and you can interpret any way you like.  Go and see what the fabulous DT have created and I know you'll be inspired!

this weeks challange is sponsored by

Cori is giving away the 6X6 Camp-A-Lot paper from Bo Bunny.  Be sure to stop by her store to see all of the wonderful products that she has available!  If you noticed the papers used by Ann and Beverly - they are Echo Park, also available at Ginger Snap Scraps!