Saturday, 29 March 2008

Earth Hour

Tonight is earth hour. As the girls will be in bed then (it's at 8 pm) I'll play some games by candlelight with Chris then. Should be fun!! Allan and his mates will be at the Raiders vs Dragons game where they will dim the lights for an hour. Bet that will be pretty special!!
Have a look here to join in Earth Hour.

Before and after earth hour I'll be chatting and scrapping with the girls at CIS, hope you'll be there too!!

Last weekend the kids had an egg hunt. I had bought some eggs and a bunny each but then we won a raffle (more eggs) and Drew and Megan gave the kids eggs and bunnies as well... so we (they) ended up with loads of chocolates!! Not that they complained though. They loooved it!! Lucy started to eat the eggs as soon as she found one. She was so excited to find the eggs. Ruby was running around trying to find them all and was just loving the whole hunt. Chris controlled (LOL) himself and only "found" a few for the girls sake. He still loves the hunt too though!

Here's the kiddies during their hunt..

I suppose this pic shows why I don't scrap as many pics of Chris as I do of the girls.. but then again I guess that most teenagers are not that willing to pose for all the paparazzi mums out there :)

This is my LO for the CIS sketch blog this week. It's about my mum with Lucy when she was only a few days old. It won't be long and my mum and brother Jeroen will be over here. They will be here for the month of May. We're all looking forward to see them again. Especially the girls can't wait to see their Oma again and to go to the park with her, draw, paint and read stories with her. They are missing out on their oma the rest of the year so I bet they are going to make up for the times they miss out on her. That my brother is coming over will be a lovely bonus for them.
Lucy has never met her Uncle and Ruby was only a baby the last time she saw him. They are going to have so much fun!!

Next weekend will be going to "the Boot". It's an annual cricket event at Allan's niece her hubby's families farm in the bush. We've been there 3 times before and love going there. This year Darrin, Michelle and their kids will be there as well. So much looking forward to it!! Woohoo

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Happy scrapping.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Wedding etc.

Had a busy but fun weekend(s). First last weekend I went to a hensnight. My first ever and of course.. I forgot my camera. Didn't matter. We had a fun relaxing night. First some dinner at the light house and then bowling. I am so bad at bowling, really rerally bad.. might need the ramps. But I had fun though.

This weekend we had to go to the wedding. We took the kids with us to the ceremony and our friends looked after them at night.

We had a great time. We had a really lovely group of people at our table so had lots of fun chatting and catching up with people.
On Sunday Lucrecia and went to a scrap day at CSIRO organised by Memory bugs where I finally met the beautiful Bek Vavic!! She is so lovely!! I was very happy to meet her. I did feel a bit worse for wear after the wedding but it still was a good day!
I even did 3 simple LO's. I just finished them this morning.

Ok here we go.. LO share :)

The first one is for Aussie scrapjack. A lift from Suz Doyle

This one is a LO created with a sketch from Ali Edwards at Mojo

This one is a sketch by a Dutch lady named Corinne. It's for the pencillines site. There's a bit of a story with this one. About 2 weeks ago I went to the movies with Chris to see "Meet the Spartans" (terrible movie BTW.. well I didn't like it..) and as soon as we got home we went to the clubn to have dinner with friends and their kids. We got there and I thought Ruby did look a bit funny but didn't think much of it until I noticed that her hair was shorter on one side. I had a good look and she chopped long lengths of her hair on both sides of her head!! I was a bit sad about it as she had such gorgeous hair!! She must have cut ii when Allan was talking to a friend on the phone. She cut a little bit of Lucy's too but we didn't realise that until they both had a "real" haircut. So the pink LO is of Ruby before she had her haircut (hairdressers haircut I mean *LOL*) And the next one is of Lucy after her haircut. The LO from Lucy is also done for Pencillines. This one was a sketch by the lovely Jolene.

This one is for the 1,2,3 challenge. Love this piccie of Ruby with her undie on her head :)

The last one for today is for the CIS Sketch blog for this Thursday.

Hope you all are having a go at the sketch competition!!

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Stylish Sketch Blog

At the CIS stylish sketch blog you can find the new sketch for the monthly competition. This month you can win a totally cool AMM tote (the smallish one). Unfortunately I am not allowed to enter but you can do me a favour and win this little beauty!!

This is what I did with the sketch
I also spent some time at scrapboutique to join in on their Feb. CC. I only managed to do one LO but had a great time there. This challenge was to work with a sketch and this is the result.

On Friday night I also did an online class with Trudi at CIS but only managed to do the front and first page so far (too much online chatting *fun* ). But will share when that one is finished.

Not much else news.. had to work yesterday so didn't have my day to myself. But had a good time at work so all is good. On the weekend I go to the first ever hens night I've ever been to. Better take my camera hey LOL!

Hope you all have a good week

Happy Scrapping !

Saturday, 1 March 2008


It's the first time I've used a pencillines sketch!! I used it to create a LO for my friend Lucrecia. She had her birthday party last Saturday, a "Bollywood Party". It was so much fun. It was funny to see how she has these groups of friends, scrappy friends, school friends and bosses (there were at least 6 of them, old and new..) and then some older friends as well.

I loved catching up with scrap buddies Moira, Alison and Nat *waving*.

We are going to a scrap night at "Scrapping for Angels" next month, will be lovely to scrap with the girls again :)

Anyway here's the pencillines sketch LO.
I also used this LO to practice the photoshop lesson "how to create a subtle journalling block" that is part of the CISters Computer Tricks Challenge at CIS.

This month at the CIS computer tricks challenge wealso learned how to fade a picture to add journalling. Ised this pic of Chris, just love this pic :)

Lat Monday I've spend the afternoon scrapping, was so good to have some time to myself and to just scrap. I can;'t share thopse LO's yet as they areDT work for the Cisters stylish sketches blog . I really love having the mondays to myself but coming Monday I have to work due to staff shortages.... and it is only my 3rd Monday by myself. Ah well, hopefully time to myself again next week!

I applied for the DT at Kylie's new venture Scrapping Clearly. She sells beautiful acrylic albums there and all the other things that go beautifully with it like overlays (great for pages), rub ons and lots of colours of stayz on inks!!
Unfortunaltly I didn't get picked :( I do however get the chance to be a guest designer for a month so am looking forward to that!

Make sure you check out CIS as there are some really lovely competitions, dares and challenges going on.

Happy scrapping!