Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm not a morning Kitty

This is my take on the June Ebony and Ivory challenge by Tracey at Ready, Set, Scrap.

June Ebony & Ivory Challenge - set by Tracey Hunter

For this month's E&I challenge Tracey would like you to create an item using the following dominant colours

Ivory (white)


your item MUST be animal related and
1 photo only
buttons and flowers

Here's Tracey's example:


And here is my entry:

My Cat Kimba is very much like me... he is definately not a morning Person/Kitty. It takes him a while to get going and is 'out of sorts' if I don't follow his morning routine. I suppose that's what you get for owning a "Snow Bengal"......

I followed all criteria for this challenge:
Ivory/White with black and orange. Aminal related, one photo and buttons and flowers. I used some kitten faced buttons, I brought a few years ago :)

and some close ups"



Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Simple Life of the 70's

This is my take on the June color challenge at Ready, Set, Scrap! inspired by Nat.

June Colour Challenge - set by Nat Williams
For this month's colour challenge Nat would like you to create a Layout using the following dominant colours

Brown, Black & Blue

You must also use:
a minimum of 3 photos

have fun!

Here's Nat's example:

sorry... this has been pulled for publication
in Scrapbook Memories

here's a little sneakpeak reminder
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And this is my entry:

I am still out of ink for my printer, so I have used the same photo again, only because its the only one I have three pics of the same theme.

This is my take on the June color challenge.

A fun day back in the 70's mucking around in a photo booth.

I have covered all criteria:
I have used the colors brown, black and blue.
Minimum of three photos and stitching (cross stitch with twine)

and a few close ups



Second blog Award

Shaz from CreativeMe68 sent me this Blog award, its my second for the month.... thankyou so much.

Here are the rules-
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. If you can't pass it on to 15 just pass it on to as many or as few as you like!

I have already passed this on to five bloggs for the month of June, that I love and enjoy so I am going to pass it on to another five bloggers, who inspire me with their creativity :)

1. Lisa T. Howard

2. Kim Strother

3 Vicky

4 Sarah Pannell

5 Donna Mundinger



This is my entry for one of the challenges at Scrapbooking Top50 June Cyber Crop called Tiaras and Crowns.

This is the criteria:

From Scrappygurl (Vic):
Here is a small quizz...has all to do with what you did in the month of May! You just never know what you may be asked to do with this information Smile so answer carefully...

For the month of May...

I travelled to....
My child/children surprised me with this...
We celebrated this...
My favourite outing was to...
As a family we did this...
My scrapbooking achievement this month was...
The best thing that happened this month was...
My favourite food at the moment is...
Right now I am obsessed with...
My favourite store right now is...

Simply copy and paste your answers to these 10 questions to this thread.

For the month of May....

I travelled to....the Austin Hospital each day to visit my mum

My child/children surprised me with this... gift of a mouse pad for my computer with a pic of me and my DD on it.... I love it!

We celebrated this...Mothers Day

My favourite outing was to... the fire station cafe for a lovely sunday lunch

As a family we did this... watched Twighlight the movie

My scrapbooking achievement this month was... won the May cyber crop at RSS.

The best thing that happened this month was... my mother got well enough to come home from hospital

My favourite food at the moment is... chicken green curry with vegetables and rice

Right now I am obsessed with... anything BasicGrey especially the collection packs

My favourite store right now is... flutterbuys and my favoutite online store is my2angels (just check out my blog if you don't believe me -

No doubt you are all wondering just what you are required to do...

It's simple...only 4 stimpulations Smile

* It can be either a Double or Single Layout (the choice is yours) and include 3 or more pictures of your choice that highlight the answers you gave to the above questions. It can be either Digital or Paper.

Note: Those who take the time to do a doube will receive a product gift from us here at Top 50!

* Answers to all the questions must be journalled somewhere on your layout.

* Remember the question...My Favourite Store Right must highlight a product or two that you last purchased from that store/s.

* Lastly, somewhere in your title must be the word 'May'

Here is my Entry:

The month of May was *{MAYHEM}*, with my mum in hospital for over six weeks with meneghitis (not sure of the spelling),she also suffered two heart attacks! The commutting back and forth, working and still mainting some normality at home was completly exhausting. I am so glad that mum got better and is home now Smile

I have done this layout in monochromatic colors (Blues).
* double Layout
*Answers to all questions have been journalled
*I have highlighted by mentioning a product I brought from both of my favourite stores, "Flutterbuys and My2angels"
* Title has the word May

And a close up of each page:



Drama Queen Jewellery Box

This is my take on one of the cyber crop challenges at Scrapbooking Top50, the theme for June was Tiaras and Crowns.

From scrappygurl (Vic):
For this challenge Tracy (My2angels) and I want you to take your fabulous scrapping skills and put them to use to create something cool for your Drama King or Queen!!!

Show them how much you appreciate them being such a vibrant and entertaining part of your life.

This must be an OTP Project but exactly what is entirely up to your creative energy. This is Tracy's Project, isn't it goregous!

Here is my entry:

This challenge gave me a chance to finish painting a Folk Art piece that I had half finished sometime ago.

It is painted in Jo Sonya paint to look as if the box is overflowing in that much Jewellery that it is all hanging over the sides. The lace hanky on the front is painted in a wash of Titanium white and the folds added, to make it look delicate and soft.

The chains, bracelets and heart pendant are painted in Rich gold, Pale gold and black. The highlights are painted with Titanium White to give a bling look.

I added mauve flowers and mulberry leaves (I had run out of Flourish bling... damm it!), large flower rhinestones and "Claudia Elyse" buttons to the lid.

It looks a bit "over the top' but that's how I imagine a Drama Queens Jewellery Box would look like.
and a cfew close ups to see the detail:


Monday, June 22, 2009

Wow, Look What Enfys Has!

I just managed to sneek a peek at Enfys' Blog (they're still asleep) and she has the YUMMIEST CANDY EVER! And to think I almost missed it! Her blog is always a super treat in itself so this is almost too good to be true! You MUST go visit and HURRY! (It ends TUES JUNE 30.) Thanks for the chance Enfys!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Luna Park

Here is my take on the sketch challenge at Crafty Sketches. This is the sketch we followed for inspiration:

June 1st Sketch Challenge -
Entries close 30th June


and here is my entry:

I realise it's all a bit green, but thats how I felt after many rides at Luna Park. this is a pic of Bernie, Jacinta, Stephen and me {Shazza} at Luna Park , May 6th 1978. Ooh to be that young again!!

and here is a close up:


Look at my Leggings

This is my take on the June sketch challenge at Ready, Set, Scrap! by Rachel.

June Sketch Challenge - set by Rachel Zelley

For this month's sketch challenge Rach would like you to create a Layout using the following sketch

have fun!

Here's Rach's example:


.... and here is my entry:

My Niece Tash showing me her leggings!

For this challenge I used Bg "Marrakech" range, as I hadn't had the opportunity to use it as yet.

I'm pleased how this one turned out and really enjoyed this sketch, Rachel. Thanks for your inspiration

........ and some close ups:



Winter Woollies

This is my take on the June themed challenge at Ready, Set, Scrap! inspired by Lexie.

June Themed Challenge - set by Lexie King

For this month's Theme challenge Lexie would like you to create an item using the following theme


You are to use the colours
Black, White, Grey and Silver
one other colour of your choice may be used as an accent
Must have paint and or ink
Can use as many embelishments and alpha's as you like
NO patterned paper is be used

Here's Lexie's example:


and here is my Take:

Here is my Niece "Megan" all rugged up in her winter woollies (Knitted Beanie, woollen coat and gloves), feeding the poor cold birds some bread at the snow.

I have used the colours Black, White, Grey and Silver and I chose pink as my accent color.

I used SU Whisper White Craft ink and used the stamp with the Christmas hanging decorations from the SU "Merry Merry" stamp set.

I used lots of asst'd embelishments in the black/white/grey and silver color scheme. The title is in my accent color pink and white.

...... and NO patterned paper has been used.

and a few close ups:



Love Bird

This is my ATC for June at Uproar to Scrapmore. This months theme is Birds.


Sooky Babe!

This is my take on the Monday night Cook off at Scrapbooking Top50. Heres what you had to do:

From Scrappygurl (Vic). I love to cook. And nowadays don't do as much as I used to, but I love to gather up all my ingredients, mix everything together and enjoy the end results. Sometimes good and sometimes terribly wrong Smile

Let's Cook up a Layout!!
This will be a recipe challenge but with a twist!!

Below are a list of words. Each list has a secret ingredient that I will be posting on Monday evening (June 15).

You are to pick 5 words and when I post the secret ingredients you are to create a layout using those 5 secret ingredients. Let's see what we can cook up.

Below is the list, remember you have to post here the 5 ingredients you choose before Noon Monday!

Whole Wheat Flour
Sultanas and Nuts
Brown Sugar
Cream of Tartar
Chocolate Chips
White Sugar
Vanilla Essence
Rolled Oats
Vegetable Oil
Baking Soda


I have highlighted my picked ingredients in Orange.

Below is the corresponding list of ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour - Use at least 5 buttons
Sultanas and Nuts - Use some bling
Brown Sugar - 1 word title
Cream of Tartar - Use a quote
Eggs - Ink your papers
Cocoanut - Use some fabric & ribbon
Chocolate Chips - Tear your paper
White Sugar - Use the colours brown & orange
Butter - Use at least 3 pieces of chipboard
Milk - Journal on your layout
Vanilla Essence - Use a two word title, the first letter of each word must be the initials of your name Smile
Rolled Oats - Use at least 3 different sizes of flowers
Vegetable Oil - Use paint
Baking Soda - Use at least 2 photos in your layout
Yeast - There are to be no phots on your layout
Salt - Use some stitching on your layout

Here is my entry:

Here is my take on the Monday Night Cook Off Challenge.

Here are my ingredients:
chocolate chips = Tear your paper (outside edges of pp)
PP = Baby Cakes "Dolly Varden"
Eggs = Ink your Papers (outside edges of pp)
Butter = Use atleast 3 pieces of chipboard (Owl, branch and long legged bird)
Vanilla Essence = Use a two word title, the first letter of each word must be the initials of your name (SB)
Sultanas and nuts = Use some bling (Flower and eye of bird)

and some close ups:



Saturday, June 20, 2009

Don't worry be happy

This is my take on the June Cyber Crop challenge at Ready, Set Scrap inspired by Lexie.

Lexie's 80's Challenge

As there were lots of one hit wonders in the 80’s,
Lexie has chosen one as inspiration for her Challenge.

Other than using the song for your inspiration you can do anything you like for this Challenge
Have FUN creating!

Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
By Bobby McFerrin

Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy......

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy
Lood at me I am happy
Don't worry, be happy
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy
Don't worry, be happy
Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got not girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy
Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy (now).....

There is this little song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don't worry, be happy
Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
But when you worry
You make it double
Don't worry, be happy......
Don't worry don't do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face
Don't bring everybody down like this
Don't worry, it will soon past
Whatever it is
Don't worry, be happy

Here is Lexie's Example:

Here is my entry:

Jarred looking very forlorn at kinder (I think he was sick that day).
Have used up bits and pieces and offcuts for this layout. My printer ran out of ink so the pic looks a bit streaky but still decided to use this pic anyway. I quite like how it turned out.
Added 4 lines from the song "Don't worry be Happy)

and here is a close up:


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sweetie's Sketches Blog Candy


Sweetie’s is having a gorgeous candy to give away to one lucky person. Just look at all you get…..


So to be in the running to win this gorgeous candy make sure you hop on over by clicking HERE…. Got to be in it to win it.


Sunday, June 14, 2009


This is my entry for the June Cyber Crop Challenge at Ready, Set Scrap inspired by Kath.

Kath's 80's Challenge

For Kath's challenge you need to scrap the music you listened to in the 80's. You can do a layout, OTP or card.
It can be just in your journaling if you do not have photos.

I would also like you to use:
3 or more Patterned Papers
2 different fonts in your title


My favourite band from the 80's was "The Cars"
I have taken my inspiration from "The Cars Greatest Hits" and also "Candy-O"

I have covered all criteria:
3pp, 2 diff fonts and stitching

Car images traced on to diff colored cardstock, outlined and cut out. I also outlined the cars logo.

My Candy-O girl is the "Laminax Lady" lol

I hope you like, hope you remember this band (cause I'm a lot older than you chickadees)

Kath this was a great idea and I really enjoyed the challenge.


Some close ups:



Here Is Kath's Example:


Shazza Unplugged

This is my entry for the June Cyber crop challenge # 3 at Scrapbooking Top50.

Here is the criteria from Vic (scappygurl):

Now this is all about Grunge colours. You must have a combo of 3 colours, of your choice, as you can see from the pic below there are a lot to choose from. This layout must be a paper layout, sorry digi girls Smile time to dust off those paper supplies.

In this challenge you can earn an extra 5 points if you use the same photo in the layout as you have in your avatar pic. This one is all about colours, so lets see those vibrant, if a little outlandish creations.

Here is my layout:

I remember the original post/thread said Brights with a tinge of Grunge colors. I have gone with brown/black and beige tones but added the lettering "unplugged in distressed blue.

... and most importantly used my Avatar photo!

To give the grunge look:
1) tore around BG Obscure "isolate" pp
2) handmade frame from cardboard
3) ink around edges of framewith pumpkin pie and chocolatechip ink
4)Used staples on title
5)used cork for "shazza" title
6)Used Grunge flowers from Prima
7)Unplugged lettering is distressed
8)grey flowers cut from franchville heritage sheet
9)added a skull, old key and lock as embellishments
10)left chipboard crown natural

and some close ups: