Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all my blog readers a lovely christmas from my family to yours!


Manon xxx

Monday, 15 December 2008


Ah Monday, my childless day. It's so lovely to have a day to yourself to do the things you enjoy doing without little hands trying to "help". So nice, and then so nice to have them back again this afternoon :)

Today is the last day to get your entries in for the CC at CIS. Have a go at my sketch challenge and all the other challenges the girls put up.

Next weekend, from 19 December till 22 December, we'll be having a Chrissy inspired CC at Scrapboutique. I'll put up a thread very soon where I'll be asking for 3 ingredients for the Sunday Roast...

Last night I put up the last sketch for the Christmas Album that was part of our Christmas workshops at ScrapBoutique. It was full on but so much fun!!

I took this photo last weekend. It wasn't easy getting them all to smile and look at the camera at the same time. This one was the nicest one, I think it's very cute so I've turned it into our Christmas card for this year. :) I also used the photo to show case some of the gorgeous K&CO Christmas papers for ScrapBoutique. The papers are so yummy, lovely glitters and shiny bits and the corrugated card is so so nice!! All the Chrissy papers are on special so go and get yourself a bargain.

The lovely Chimene send me this award

This award has a special sentiment which is........This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of the prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attentions to these writers! Deliver this award to 8 blogger’s who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.

And the lovely Karen both sent me this award.

The 'rules' say: 1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.3. Nominate five blogs.4. Put links to their blogs.5. Leave a message for your nominees
I'll just put them together and I am going to give the awards to....
Liz Weber - My sweet friend who has just started her own sketch blog, woohoo!!
Bek Vavic - Super funky Canberran scrapper, great blog too :)
Kate Mason - Love her work and have been so moved by her family's journey this year
Chris Millar - Love reading her blog, very inspirational lady!
Kim Sonksen - Awesome scrapper, comes from Germany, living in the UK (hey some similarities... sort of :) )
Melissa Goodsell - Love all the chrissy projects she has on her blog everyday, awesome!!
Ingvild Bolme - Only just "discovered" her, beautiful work!!
Corinne Delis - The funkiest Dutch scrapper!!

Happy scrapping :)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

It's in the group sexction. If you have troubles gettig in just let me know and I can help you out. I have a lovely sketch this weekend (it's up already) and the other girls have some fun other challenges for you so go and have a play!! Hope to see you there (ps. Bingo with me on Saturday night :) )
Happy Scrapping :)

Sunday, 7 December 2008

A page from my sketchbook

My friend Liz has started her own sketch site called "A page from my Sketchbook" !! Congrats to you Liz!!

She has a fantastic Sketch team together consisting of Karen Brierley, Krissy Christy, Chelsea Morgan, Allison Payne, Angie Bryer, Leone Karzon, Jolene Pienaar and myself.

Go and check out the new site and leave some love :)

Here is my LO for this months sketch.

Happy Scrapping :)

Friday, 5 December 2008

Got Sketch!

The girls from Got Sketch asked me to make an example for a sketch they created. They asked me to make an 8.5 x 11 sized L. I love that size so it was all good. I really like how it turned out. They also have a mini sketch class on, for free, so go on and sign up!!!

I think I mentioned that I made the December Daily album which was inspired by Ali Edwards? Well here is the result. I've been good and added some pics everyday so far, it's fun. I used to do a daily album for everyday but that was a bit much. Love looking through it though and reading all the stories!! Might start a weekly one in the new year.... Anyway here it is..

My girls saw Santa (again) on Tuesday. This one was in Myer. I did not go there intentionally but they loved this Santa!! They sat with him and he was singing them songs so we had a photo taken...(they are both smiling here woohoo!!!!)

At CIS I've put the new Monthly title challenge up... it's all about getting down and dirty... hehe... go on and play with us!!! Have a look what it's all about here...

Ally also has lots of stuff on sale so check that out while you're there and we have a fun weekend challenge on as well, might as well check that one out too hey!!

We have some great new challenges up at ScrapBoutique this month so go and check those out!!

I hope every one is enjoying the Mini album for the Santa worskhops??
Hope you all have a lovely weekend... I have something fun to reveal on Sunday ;)

Happy scrapping :)

Monday, 1 December 2008


Yes summer has started on this side of the world. A beautiful (but windy) day to start of this lovely season. I'm having my "scrapday" today... cricket on in the background. Nice one! Today is also the start for the daily album. Ali Edwards inspired me (and plenty of other scrapper) to start a December daily album. I haven't totally finished the construction of the album yet but as soon as I'm finished on here I'm going to finish that!!

I might have to add a photo from 29 of November though.. We went to Allan's works kiddies Christmas park down at the lake. We were so lucky that it was a dry afternoon after all the glorious rain we've had. The girls had a lovely time. Ruby loved Santa but Lucy was a little scared. Luckily for Lucy she has a big sisters who doesn't mind going to Santa to ask for a lollie for her little sister as well. Too cute!!

Here are some pictures of the day...

This last photo is Ruby all excited after her little chat with Santa.

I have found this Dutch site which I think is a Dutch equivalent of facebook, it's called hyves. I've found quite a few of my old Dutch friends and family on it. Friends and cousins that I haven't seen in years and years. Even way before we moved to Australia. It's so lovely to meet them again!!

*Waving* Hi to all my old and newly found friends and family!!!

Next weekend (starting 11th December) we have our monthly cybercrop at CIS called.... "Making a list... checking it twice". And no, it's not really about Christmas... but you'll have to come and join in to find out...

You have to sign up to the forum first. If you don't know how it works just send me an email and I'll invite you!!

We're also still in full swing with our Santa workshops at ScrapBoutique. This week and next week we are working on our mini album. Fun!!

Anyway... some scrappy updates...

This one was for the ScrapBoutique stylist December Challenge

The 2 above were for the ScrapBoutique CC a week ago.

I've done some more work but can't show that (yet).

Enjoy summer :)

Happy Scrapping!!