Friday, 20 March 2009

We're still fashionable ;)

We're still busy working on our fashion decade LO's at ScrapBoutique. This week we're working on the 1900. I took these photo's of Lucy a fortnight ago in a garden centre, so sweet!

Last week we were in the 1950's. I used this old photo of my lovely mum for it. Was very happy with how it turned out. They are not my "regular" kinda colours but it's good to do something different every now and then. Hope you like it too Mama.

Some other LO's I made for the Boutique. This one about Lucy (at the boot) using the gorgeous new Bo bunny "Love Shack" papers

Ruby and Lucy at "The Boot" using the lovely My Minds Eye papers..

And this one about Connor his 4th birthday using Cosmo Cricket - Snorkel.

Speaking of "The Boot" (the yearly cricket game)... it was fantastic. No one broke anything, all the achilles's stayed intact and yay, Jol's team (on which Allan was) won, woohoo!! Made it just a little better. It was as fantastic as always. It's just so ice to spend a day in the country, super relaxed, watching a bit of cricket, playing with the kids, eating great food, what more could you want!! Thanks to Emma and Jol, mwah :)

That long weekend (it was Canberra's birthday) we were out a lot. On Sunday we went out on a picnic near the cotter with some friends and their kids. Again, great food, great company, relaxing and the kids playing in the gorgeous surroundings. Chris, Jeremy and Ruby built a dam for the little frogs, Lucy played in the water with Allan and me and older girls just relaxed, chatted and had a lovely time.

The next day we spent the afternoon and early evening in the park, watching Dora, Jessica Mauboy (she was great!!), Kate Miller-Heidke and some other bands. We didn't stay for the hoodoo gurus as the girls were getting tired. It was a fantastic weekend.

This is a photo of Chris and Ruby having a chat and enjoying each other company.

Playing a game at ScrapBoutique now... have a great weekend!!

Happy scrapping :)

Sunday, 1 March 2009


Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month. March already!! February always goes so fast with so many birthdays in Allan his side of the family. Today we had a BBQ lunch at my SIL her house with the family. Allan missed out as he was spending some time down the coast with his mate. We made some chocolate brownies for dessert and took some ice cream to accompany them, so yum!!

The kids were having so much fun playing with their cousins. It's almost like they get to know their cousins again in the month of February each year as we don't see each other all that often the rest of the year, unfortunately. I would love to see them more often as we don't have my side of the family over here but I suppose everyone has their own lives and is quite busy.

Next week we'll all catch up again though at the boot (the yearly cricket match from the Tabers at their farm). Hopefully it won't end the way it did last year...

Tonight I'm doing my Sunday Roast at ScrapBoutique, 8.30 EDST. I made a quick and easy 8.5 x 11 LO for this one and used some gorgeous new MME papers for it. I hope the LO will look good with other papers too though...

I also should finish my 1960's LO for our Passion 4 Fashion 2 comp. I really enjoyed the 1980's LO. I used a photo that was taken by my good friend Wim who died quite a long time ago. It was so good to go back and remember those times. I used my all time fav song for the title;"to look at you" by INXS. I bought that album (shabooh shoobah) when I was a teenager in Holland. I was saw the cover and loved it, didn't know the band though as they were like totally unknown in Holland at that time, and I've been a fan ever since :)

I also created to LO's for ScrapBoutique using BG Marrakech papers. Love love love those colours. They are just perfect for funky lively LO's, love that!! The first one is about Lucy and about what she is like at home, a crazy, funny, determined and super sweet little girl.
The second one is also about Lucy (I know... so many of Lucy but she is just so cute at the moment) about her love for her dollies, so sweet.

That's it from me for now, thanks for visiting!!
ps. Do you like my new background?? I'm going to figure out how to get the heading a bit more in the middle though... the background is by house of 3, cute stuff!!
Happy Scrapping :)