Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Sweet sixteen

My little boy is turning 16 today...OMG... what happened to my little cute boy!!!

He'll have his L's soon (for non aussies... it means that you can start to learn how to drive aarrgghh), will go to college soon and is taller than me now... and he's also getting a beard *shock*. One thing has stayed the same though. He's still gorgeous, sweet, funny, silly and a great son to me. So happy birthday to my gorgeous big boy!!! Mwah.

Monday, 28 September 2009

hhmmmm bit absent??

Hi :) I've been a bit MIA... but have a good reason for that. My lovely mum is visiting us for a month. It's her birthday today as well so happy birthday to my mum!! Can you tell that the girls just adore her??

We've done some of our usual "mum visiting" outings as going to "Floriade" (but we want to go again, it was so lovely), going to the botanic gardens today (we are going again hehe) and a few walks (as she luuurves her walks).
The girls just adore having her around, she plays with the lots and gives them loads of attention so they are very happy!!

I haven't scrapped a lot as we've been doing other things but I did a few LO's before she arrived. here they are :)

My gorgeous boy and me :) I really love these colours together, never really use them together much but am sure I will do it again.

This one was for a challenge to make a bright LO... think it's bright enough???

My roast for the September cybercrop at ScrapBoutique.

A LO showcasing the sass lass monstrosities papers for ScrapBoutique. I really loved working with these papers, again not my usual paper choice but i really enjoyed it and really love the outcome :) My apologies for the silly pic, but gotta keep it real hey, these two are so close, it's very cute (at times) but they can be little monsters as well hehe.

Speaking of Scrapboutique... we have a lovely new stylist, Emma Stafrace joining us and we also have the lovely Amanda joining us as our fabulous guest stylist for the next three months. Go and check them out!!!
I'll be back again tomorrow to celebrate someone else his birthday :)
Happy scrapping :)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

ScrapBoutique "Changes" CC

This weekend we have our monthly cybercrop at ScrapBoutique. This month our theme is changes. There will be a few challenges uploaded on Friday night, the bingo plus the roast (both with me) will be on Saturday night. I hope you can come and join us!!!!!

Normally the roast is on a Sunday but I "changed" it this month as my mum will be here on Sunday, woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So no time to do a roast then :)

See you all on the weekend at ScrapBoutique!!

I'll leave you with a LO that I did on the weekend when the lovely Donna was staying here with us.

Happy Scrapping :)

Monday, 7 September 2009

One LO share

Now that I'm not on the dt for CIS am anymore I have free time to scrap just for me. I do like challenges though so I did one for a challenge at Scrapbook 'n bits. This is it...

Yes... I know... another LO with Chris in it. I think I go through fases of scrapping certain people. i really needed to do some more Chris LO's so it;'s all good. I really have to make some mini albums about Lucy her birthdays too. I've made quite a few bout Ruby but not about Lucy, how's that, bad mummy!!

I think I need to get of this computer more often and scrap or do other crafts (no not cleaning etc ;) ) more.

I signed up for the Suzi Blu class. Drawing and painting "Petits" Suzi style, very cool. I had a look at some of the other participants blogs and wow, they are so amazing!!! I think some people are not really beginners as such (like I am...), maybe just beginners at Suzi her style. But it's good, I can only learn from them so that's nice.

Did you all have a nice fathers day? We didn't do much. Just hang at home, did some major pruning in the garden as it was fabulous weather and I took the kids for a play at Chris his work for a while. They had fun playing and I had fun drawing. One little girl came up to my table and asked me what I was doing, I showed her my drawing and she wanted to join in, so cute lol.

Might do some more craft this afternoon as the lovely sunny days have disappeared and we have some rain today. Don't mind it though, just means we get to enjoy the "green" a bit longer before summer starts.

Happy scrapping :)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


Remember I mentioned that I bought 2 gorgeous prints from kelly Rae Roberts?? Well, they arrived and are gorgeous. The one for the girls is already up in their room, right next to their bed and mine is sitting on my desk. I want to have the perfect spot for it. I really love the look of mixed media so thought I'd give it a go too... but that was as far as I got... thinking about it.

Then Ruby wanted to do some craft so I decided to have a special little project with her on Tuesdays. Last weeks Tuesday we cut out paper and glued them with gel medium on a canvas, this Tuesday we added some paint. (Next Tuesday we'll start with our girl or animal... we're not sure yet). All good, nice and fun.

Then I ordered Kelly Rae her book "Taking Flight" and started reading it. Love it!! So last night I started on a little canvas for myself and today I finished it. That was fun!! I also came across Suzi Blu her website last night and she has a course on (starting tomorrow) drawing girls. Now, is this all a coincidence?? I think not ;) Woohoo, this is good fun. I am going to sign up and learn how to make pretty and cute girls for on canvasses. I know I have heaps and heaps to learn, but it's a start right?

Anyway, just wanted to share my first girl with you :)

Happy scrapping (and painting or whatever you do) :)

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

September 123

Welcome to spring, woohoo. I love spring. Love all the flowers, warmer temperatures, the green Canberra instead of the summery brown one. We have lots of birthdays in spring too so it's a great time of year. Am looking forward to Floriade again, perfect for some nice photo's and am also very much looking forward to the Handmade market which will be in the wool shed in Yarralumla on the 11th (evening) and 12th (day) of September.

Anyway, back to scrapping ;)

This months criteria for the 123 challenge are.....

1. Book paper

2. The word - SMILE - on your page

3. Include a "non-scrappy" item

Here is my example using the gorgeous WeR Memory Keepers Teen Angst papers

I just love his gorgeous smile :)

My sketch for this month is up at ScrapBoutique too. I based it on this LO. I know a bit slack, but I have a cold and didn't have my normal amount of energy.

Hope you will give the challenges a go!!! I am looking forward to admire your interpretations.

Happy scrapping :)