Monday, May 31, 2010

Sneaky peek...

I've been working on some projects and I just wanted to share some sneaky peeks...

*sigh* I'm still not over having a 10 year old!! But at least now I've scrapped her birthday! haa! Now all I have to do is catch up on the years 1 through 9!! hee hee... Oh! And did I mention this is a double? This is a rarity for me but I am so glad I jumped in and had a go. I am really motivated to create more doubles after this one! Wish me luck..x

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Where there is sickness...

...there's TROUBLE!

And without a doubt, they are going to get caught very red-handed!!!

hee hee... (soooo sorry about the pun!) We had to do something to take our minds off the yuckiness! Hope things are better in your part of the world..x

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Just because I need to post a layout of Liam....

See, I really do have another son. The eldest one in fact. The one who dodges the camera at all costs....unless it is on his terms.... *sigh* I really must do something about that!!! LOL!

journalling: i love how you make a milk moustache with every glass you drink..

Thanks for visiting..x

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


It's my turn to set the weekly challenge over at The Boxx. I am hoping this challenge will bring out the inner artiste in ourselves as I'm asking for something hand-drawn and something hand-written.

If you think you are up for the challenge, head on over and show us your stuff! hee hee...

Here's something to get the juices flowing....

I decided to scrap two drawings (from Tahlia and Liam) of our house. I think I may use this opportunity to scrap some more of their artwork. Happy scrapping everyone..x

Friday, May 21, 2010


The new challenge is up over at Journal Challenges. This fortnight's prompt is humour. I wanted to document the fun and games these two get up to, when playing outside after school. It sometimes gets a bit rough but I'm told it's all in the spirit of good fun! We'll see about that....
Anyway.... Head on over and have a go!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Project 365...

I'm still plugging away at this massive little picture at a time! LOL! And although I have a few to upload to my flickr site, I thought that I'd share today's.

We have recently had relatives visiting us from England and they often commented that they haven't seen much of the wildlife (kangaroos, koalas etc...). I kept telling them about this kookaburra who often visits our yard, and keeps coming back, even though our dog goes crazy every time he sees it.

Of course it never made an appearance in the three weeks they were here.

And yet, this he was, just sitting on the gate!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I've been JACKED!...

OMGosh!! I've just seen this! What a thrill and an honour to be jacked over at Aussie Scrapjack! The wonderful and talented team over there have decided that my little calico mini album...

...can snowball some inspiration! YAY! Thanks guys! Can't wait to see what develops!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Guess who...

...has gone from looking like this.... this!

All in the space of one timely haircut! *sob, sob* If someone finds my baby, can you please send him home!! hee hee... (oh! and don't you love that little tooth poking through! So adorable!)

Thanks for visiting..x

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Sketch #48 is up over at Inspired Blueprints. This sketch was so easy to use and I'll probably use it again and again! LOL!

This is what I created, based on the sketch...

{1st Easter Egg}

Materials Used:

cs- Bazzill
pp- Bo Bunny, October Afternoon, Collage Press
Alpha- Collage Press, American Crafts
Other- Machine stitching, flower, ink, staples, pom pom trim, ribbon, kaisercraft basics bling

As you can see, it is a straight copy (minus one photo!). If you like using sketches, I hope I'll see your version over at IB.

Thanks for visiting..x

Friday, May 14, 2010


I've been sitting back (not really when you are a Mum to four kids) lately wondering how it is at all possible, that this little monkey...

...can be 10months old. Yep. Just like the previous post it "already" has hit home how quickly time is passing! They don't stay babies very long! *sigh* :D

So, as I had all these little photos in front of me, I decided I wanted to show that passing of time. Crazy, I know...but I'm hoping this will remind me to slow down a little and savour this phase of babyhood!

You know, the sleepless nights and all that!! LOL!

Thanks for visiting..x

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Inspired Blueprints!..

Hi Guys! My introduction is being made over at Inspired Blueprints at the moment and I just wanted to say hello and welcome to anyone who has come to visit my blog via IB.

This is an exciting opportunity and adventure that I am looking forward to enjoying in the coming few months! Sketches really help me out when the mojo...well, just goes! Here's my first layout.

I'm loving the Devonshire collection by Kaisercraft (you'll probably see it all over the place here atm! hee hee!!)

I hope you will come and play along. See you there!

Monday, May 10, 2010


This arrived in the mail today...

(Scrapbook Creations no. 78)

What is inspiring you at the moment? Please share....I need some motivation! LOL!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day...

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there who are doing their best to let their kids spoil them rotten this morning, opening up hand-made cards and drinking spilt cups of tea or coffee! Hee hee!

Happy Mum's day to those who are dodging the rush of small hands coming to share the breakfast their children lovingly made for them and...Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's who now get face the chore of cleaning up after the said children making the breakfast-in-bed treat!! LOL!

And here's a special shout out to my own Mum, who through thick and thin has always been there for me and my own growing family. Thanks Mum for all the unconditional love and support you have given us.....xx

And thank-you to my wonderful Mother-In-Law. We have a wonderful relationship and I am very lucky to recognise and treasure this!! Thanks for your understanding and being on my side! hee hee!

I hope you both have a wonderful day.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hello sunshine & laughter...

Just a few photo of the kids (mostly for the family...) It was so nice to be outside this afternoon having a play and enjoying the afternoon sunlight. Even more so, because we were still on time for ballet and managed to fit a meal in as well!! hee hee..

Thanks for visiting..x

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Crazy Roller Coaster Ride!...

Phew! I need to seriously put my feet up! LOL! Just getting through the last few weeks has been crazy! But in a *fun* crazy way! hee hee...

Especially with our young "Miss" turning 10 (and people constantly asking "if" I feel old yet...and me coming to the conclusion, that yes...I really do!!!) and her birthday arrangements - I'm a little bit over the cupcake thing now, having made several more batches for family parties and morning get the picture!

And realizing and embracing the emotional side of my only daughter turning 10, has me looking back and thinking, why has that time just flown by so quickly? I know it is cliche. How many times have we all said it? But when I grabbed her for a cuddle at precisely 8.30am yesterday morning (the time she was born, May 2000), it really hit home. It was ten years ago I first became a mother. It was ten years ago we saw each other and fell in love.

Tahlia had a lovely day. In fact, the only low-light was that she didn't want it to end! hee hee!

We started out with opening presents on the bed, lots of cuddles and a squabble or two for attention! We had to be moving quickly though because we were having a family picnic and needed to find a nice spot before the crowds got too busy (it was a public/bank holiday).

We settled for this one where there was plenty of room to run around, play a game of cricket and some swans to feed...

The boys loved the water (but weren't allowed to enter!) and the weather was perfect!

She made her wish and blew out candles...

All in all, a successful day! YAY!!

So...with yesterday's events over with (for another year), I can now focus on our upcoming adventure.... a three week camping trip to Alice Springs and Ayers Rock!! I will officially hit the PANIC button after this post! LOL! the meantime....I will share my exciting news! Check this out here!


I am a new Design Team member for Inspired Blueprints!! I'm so excited! This sketch blog is heaps of fun. I love how you can take an idea or sketch and truly make it your own!! I can't wait to participate in this forum! And I hope to see you all there.

Well, that's it for now. There is so much more going on behind the scenes here and I hope I can share some layouts and scrappy "stuff" very soon!

Thanks for visiting..xx

Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

Our darling little girl turns TEN today!!! What a whirlwind ride we've had! (And I'm sure there are more twists and turns in the future!) But for now...for just a little while... I want to hold her close and refuse to let her grow up any more! hee hee...

Will post again later with the adventures of the day! Wish us luck..xx