Feeling Better?

EVERYONE is sick at the moment!!Even me! I made the silly boasting statement 3 weeks ago that I NEVER get sick! Teaching children to swim for the last 30 years, I think I've become immune to their germs.....NOT SO!! I have been repeatedly whacked by the germ stick and of course being a wife and mother, you just have to solider on........when all I want to do is get in my jim jams and be a sooky la la!

I should've made this card for myself! lol. Feeling really happy that I have FINALLY MASTERED the Bow Easy!! yay!!(without resorting to YouTube!)
Loved playing with my new toy...MFT Doily!

 Scrapbook Boutique have the step by step Instructions on how to make this card, so pop on over and maybe do a little shopping!



CASology Week #2 HAPPY

I have stumbled upon a fabulous new challenge blog CASology. Lots of my favourite card makers I have noticed and the cards are gorgeous! Anyway I have joined in this week. 
Their prompt each week is a word and week #2 is HAPPY

I was inspired by another fav of mine....Joy Taylor's card here.
thanks for popping in! x


some sad news ......

This is my last card for Frosted Designs :( 
I have LOVED my time with this Fabulously Friendly Fun site! The hard work behind the scenes is awe inspiring!!! 
Such a versatile challenge site with LOTS going on, so if you need the MOJO nudged a little head on over and you won't be disappointed!
Anyway here is the card sketch #23

As you can see...... I have flipped it and added my own little bit of creativity and artistic licence ( as I prefer to think if it...) lol
Go and check the DT samples.......just gorgeous! 

Our last challenge is sponsored by Graphicat Stamps

a $10.00 voucher to their store.


Sending Extra Love your way.......

There is a family I know that is doing it hard at the moment :( So they are the inspiration for my card today.  I can't really DO anything to help them, so I thought I'd let them know I am thinking of them from across the miles.
 MWAH JC xxx

Pop on over to Scrapbook Boutique to grab instructions on how to make this card.
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Scrapbook Boutique JULY Inspiration Challenge & Blog Hop

Scrapbook Boutique July Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop

Good Morning, hope you are gearing up for a Terrific Tuesday 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
Penny Black BIG Wish

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 Tuesday17th July, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on Wednesday 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!

mmmmm delicious!

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, Tuesday 31st July, 2012.

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

I'm so lucky......I do NOT have shy retiring type children...... they LOVE the camera (well 3 of them do...) especially Patrick.  He has the most gorgeous dimple and I love taking his photo.  These photos really show his personality, being the 4th of four children, he really doesn't have a care in the world...very laid back, casual type of guy and relishes being the "baby".
Thanks for popping by
on the hop 
is Linda's Blog

Enjoy xxx :)


My Absolute Favs

Hello again, Hope you are having a fabulous day!!!  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this Studio Calico pack I received from Scrapbook Boutique! It is one of those packs that I know I'll use every sheet (and then have to buy another pack because I LOVE both sides!!! Another MUST for my collection is the MFT small alphabet!! (thanks Suzi) I just DIDN'T want to give it back!!! This little beauty of an alphabet is small enough for cards and big enough for scrapbooking! For those starting out.....Do yourself a favour!!!
I just adore this photo of my kids and I especially love my youngest, Patrick with an arm around his brother. They are great mates and I love that he did that instinctively. I am slowly, because of my addictive personality, collecting EVERYTHING My Favorite Things  (MFT) I should be their spokesperson lol.
Anyway, head over to Scrapbook Boutique to see the details on how to create this LO.

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