Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Etsy love

I am probably the last person to have fallen in love with the things that people make and sell on Etsy. I really love multi media and would love how to learn how to do it. I especially love Kelly Rae Roberts her work. I spoiled myself and the girls and bought 2 of her prints on canvasses. The first one is going to be for my new room and the second one for the girls new room, so much looking forward to admiring them IRL!!!

I have been following Melissa Goodsell her blog for quite some time now. She has recently opened her own little etsy shop (One Crafty Mumma). She sells lovely little dollies quilts, washing bags etc. in it. I bought Lucy some little quilts. A bargain, there were three in the pack and they are all double sided. I think they are meant to be used with Barbie sized dollies in stead of the larger dollies that Lucy uses them for but i don't think the dollies are complaining, they are so cute (and came packaged really sweet :) ). Lucy was so excited when they arrived, a special parcel for her and her dollies.



Last but definitely not least is this gorgeous girl. It's a brooch. My friend Lucrecia brought it for me from her Niece Samantha. Her niece makes these and lots of other gorgeous goodies. Have a look!! Her place is called Jetta's nest.



Alrighty, all up to date with my etsy love now :)
Tomorrow night I'll be doing the Sunday roast at ScrapBoutique (it's like a blind challenge). Hope you'll come and join us.
Happy scrapping :)






Monday, 27 July 2009

Noonaweena














About time I did a little update about our retreat at Noonaweena.


Oh it was so awesome!!! Lucrecia, Christine and I (see above) left in the afternoon and arrived just before dinner :) I was a bit nervous meeting every one for the first time IRL but it was all good, no better than good. The girls were all so lovely!! The lovely Michelle was waiting for us outside and Chels and Kristen came outside straight away as well (they saw us coming through the gates on the camera lol). All hugs and smiles, so good!!


View from our bedroom....

We had a great time scrapping, eating all the yummy food, going for a walk, sitting in the spa and just chatting, especially that!!


I used some photo's of other people as well here. I met the lovely Kate... didn't get to spend enough time with her!! This photo is from Kate.



Christine took the photo's of Luc, Chris and me and the one of Chels and me. Look how tall Chels is lol...

Christine and me at the billabong.

Lucrecia working hard ;)



I made a cute mini album about Ruby her birthday but haven't got a pic of it. Here are 2 of the LO's I did. (I didn't get that much done... got a bit of a flu/cold... but had plenty of time to chat instead).



Might do another update very soon.
Happy scrapping :)


Friday, 24 July 2009

CC and class at ScrapBoutique


Tonight our week long Cybercrop starts at ScrapBoutique. We're kicking the week off with a speedscrap with Chels. I hope you will join me Saturday night in my free Mini Album class at 8 PM :) right here.
Happy Scrapping :)



Wednesday, 8 July 2009

More 123

Tomorrow I'll do an update about the gorgeous weekend!! For now somre more 123....

The NEW {& old} 123 Creative Team Members are being added daily from today.... keep popping in and finding out who these wonderful people are!!!
Not only will we be showcasing their layouts and inspiring you to create YOUR July 123 Challenge Layouts, but they'll be in the Spotlight too!
So make sure you check out both 123 Blogs....123 Challenge Bloghttp://www.ourbrightstarsandus.typepad.com/123challenge/Who's in the Spotlight?http://ourbrightstarsandus.typepad.com/123_cybercrop/

PLEASE GIVE THEM A WARM WELCOME!!!
We also hope to receive YOUR beautiful creations as well!!!
Email your entries to: challenge_123@hotmail.com

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

123

Guess what... I have been picked as one of the new Creative Team members for the 123 Challenge Blog and I will be representing ScrapBoutique, woohoo!!!!

Check it out!!!

The JULY 123 CHALLENGE IS:
1. altered photo - either digitally altered or manually altered (eg, sanded, journalled on) Kate Middleton
2. Use paint on a stamp (s) for your layout. Mandy Dodd
3. polka dots Karen Brierley

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Email your entries to challenge_123@hotmail.com by the last day of July!!!
JUNE WINNERS ARE UP - ALONG WITH THE BLOG PARTY WINNERS TOO!!!http://ourbrightstarsandus.typepad.com/123challenge/


Enjoy!!

Happy Scrapping :)

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

8 things

Hi :)

My friends Krissy and Christine tagged me to answer 8 things....

Here we go...

Q1. What are 8 things you look forward to:

1. The scrap boutique retreat at Noonaweena this weekend!!! I'll be going there with Lucrecia and Chook :)
2. Ruby her dancing "concert" at school this Friday
3. Going for nice walks on the mountain.
4. My dinner cooked by Allan on a Wednesday night.
5. A cuppa tea in bed... tastes so much better ;)
6. My mum coming in 3 months time.
7. Going out for Lunch with Lucrecia.
8. Reading my books before going to sleep.

Q2. What were 8 things you did yesterday:
1. Washing.
2. Took Lucy to daycare
3. Had a haircut.
4. Went to the park with Ruby
5. Scrapbooking.
6. Made some challenges for the retreat.
7. Applied for the 123 challenge blog creative team..
8. Had a chat with Laura.

Q3. What are the 8 things you wish you could do:
1. See my family and friends in Holland
2. Have financial freedom.
3. Have my own scrapbooking room.
4. Have a big vegie garden and fruit trees and flowers.
5. Travel.
6. Cook whatever meals I like and have everyone enjoy them.
7. Hang out with friends more often.
8. Live close to the ocean.

Q4. Name 8 things or shows you've watched lately:
1. Packed to the rafters
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Home and away (yes I confess).
4. Girls swimming.
5. Dora
6. Masterchef
7. All Saints
8. A tutorial about Charleston dancing on you tube.

I tag Laura, Karen, Liz, Chimene, Kate T, Kate M, Donna, Edleen.

This LO is one I did for the roast at Scrap boutique the other day. It is Ruby and her friend ;)



I'll be of to Kulnurra on the weekend with Christine and Lucrecia. So much looking forward to it but also a little nervous. I'll update after the weekend. Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Happy scrapping :)