Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hello Sunshine!

Here is my entry for Mary's word challenge...SUNSHINE! at Soul Scrappers

I have covered everything including two pp's. I have hand stitched around the rays of the sun :)

Thanks Mary loved the challenge and I love the card I made....


Monday, May 23, 2011

Shrimp on the Barbie

My entry for Deb Horst's challenge at Soul Scrappers...... its all about the BBQ!! you can view Deb's challenge here.

Journaling says....
"Shrimp on the barbie" is an often-quoted phrase that originated in a series of television advertisements by the Australian Tourism Commission starring Paul Hogan from 1984 through to 1990. The actual quote spoken by Hogan is "I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you", and the actual slogan of the ad was "Come and say G'day". It has since been used, along with some variations, to make reference to Australia in popular culture.
The advertisement pre-dated Hogan's popularity in the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee and thus were not initially seen as celebrity advertisements, as he was relatively unknown in the United States, although the film somewhat increased the commercial's popularity.
The advertisements were developed by the Australian agency Mojo in conjunction with American agency N.W. Ayer. The campaign was launched during the National Football Conference Championship Game in January 1984. Before the campaign, Australia was approximately number 78 on the “most desired” vacation destination list for Americans, but became number 7 three months after the launch, and soon became number 1 or 2 on American’s “dream vacation” list, remaining in that position for most of the next two decades.
"Barbie" is Australian slang for barbecue and the phrase "slip a shrimp on the barbie", for Americans, often evokes images of a fun social gathering under the sun. Australians, however, invariably use the word prawn rather than shrimp. Because the commercial was commissioned for broadcast in the United States, the change was made to limit audience confusion


Whimsey Wall Pocket

Here is my entry for Gwens 'Ruffled Ribbon' challenge at 'Soul Scrappers'.......the orange ruffled ribbon along the top of my metal wall pocket. Here is a link to Gwens challenge if you would like to join in here!
I really enjoyed making the ruffle and I think it adds the perfect addition to the wall pocket...thanks Gwen! :)

I also made a handmade fabric rosette using the sewing machine (a new technique, I came across) and popped on a googled eyed birdie

Sorry the photo is a bit dull, its has been raining in Melbourne for three days and this may be the best it gets for a while :(


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Actually, we Love the Snow!

This month at 'From Screen 2 Scrap', we are taking our inspiration from the Movie Poster 'Love Actually' with a little added criteria......

For an extra 6 bonus points :)

1) A Red bow = 1 pt

2) A Journaling Note = 2 pts

3) Add names to the peoples pics that you love = 3 pts
Here is mine.....

I just loved this challenge for May.....It was So Easy!!! 
I have all the criteria covered.
This is my younger sister Lorel and her family.....Husband Andrew and her two girls Megan and Kiera.
 Photos taken at a day at the snow in 2009!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Here is my submission for this months challenge at ARTastic Challenge blog.

The inspirational painting this month is 'Mother and Daughter admiring the baby' by Mary Cassatt.

Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

1. Single Photo of a mother, grandma, child etc....holding a baby = 1pt
2. Lace somewhere on the page = 2pts
3. Something orange = 3pts
Here is mine......
This is my Grandma (dec), holding my eldest son Adam some 26 years ago. My mum (dec) is on the right of the photo and I'm on the left. I used the Martha Stwerart punch to make a lacey border, I have an orange flower centre. Most of the materials come from the Dixie Pieces Kit from February called 'Dreamsicle'.

I really loved this challenge
Please come and  join in our  'Mothers Day Celebrations for our second Birthday

all the fun is happening here

5 kits and a major blog candy to be won!!!