Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Beautiful Day

This is a layout i worked on for a sketch over at sketch inspiration this week, i almost missed the deadline again lol but i think i just made it lol.

these are papers from a chatterbox kit i got from the scraproom, the whole kit is just beautiful

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Why I love you

Well here is my first submission i have submitted as a DT member over at this was for the weekly sketch which i just loved. Anyway I am going to put this in a frame and give to DH as part of his valentines, so i really hope he will like it. The pictures are 2 pictures of our wedding Florida. Anyway you should pop over to the PS website to take part in this cool sketch challenge and especially to see what all the other ladies have done this week. Hop to see you there

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Yummy Pavlova

Here is a layout I worked on yesterday for a challenge over at Practical Scrappers, The challenge was to use atleast 2 different PP , I managed 3 for this one. Did i mention i was now on the DT woohooooooo lol, anyway get yourselves over there and try the challenge out. These are pictures of Lucy making our Christmas Pavlova mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

These are more papers from the scraproom jan kit

So Cute

Here is a layout i made last week for a challenge over at sketch insperation, although i forgot to load it up lol. oh well here it is now. Dont laugh but this is my first attempt at cropping a picture so not as good as it should be lol but hey got to start sometime

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Toot Toot

How excited am I? I have been dying to tell you all that I made the fantastic Design Team over at, but i couldn't tell anyone until today. Wohhoooooooooooooo I cannot wait to get started. If you have not been over there you really should go check it out, not only is it a fab blog with weekly sketches and challenges they also have an amazing friendly forum with a great bunch of ladies. Anyway i would really love to see you all there sometime.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Here is a layout i made using pictures of Lucy with her bunny for the first time. Papers are Prima and from scrap room kit club.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Want

Here is a layout i worked on this morning for the Sketchy Thursdays challenge . This is a picture I took of Lucy on Christmas morning, it is a layout showing off the huge list of animals Lucy asked Santa to bring her, She only got 2 bunnies though lol and thanks god it is shorter for next Christmas as she only wants a cow and a dog lol

Always a daddys girl

here is a layout i worked on last night for a sketch challenge over at the scraproom, I got to use my yummy papers from the January's kit for this one. The sketch is from the talented Julie Bonner. How beautiful are these papers??

Love is just a word....

here is a layout i worked on yesterday for a challenge over at the My Minds Eye blog. There was a sketch to work from and also I had to use at least 80% of MME products. This was easy for me as i had just received my MME specials from the scraproom and i was dying to play with them. The only thing that isn't MME are the 6 wee buttons, they are from stampin up .

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Christmas feast Kiwi style

Here is a double page layout i made using up our Christmas dinner pictures , This was for a
challenge over at Practical scrappers. The challenge was to use embossing in some way be it dry, wet or paper so anyway i sold my heat gun last week as i had used it once and was getting rid of things before we moved house so i went with embossed papers, The stripy ones are all embossed, I only made it in to a 2 pager to use up the stripy paper. The papers are from my Scrapbook kit club December kit they are just beautiful, they are so embossed you could stand them upright lol. enjoy

Got to love a sale huh

As you all know I am a member of Scrapbook kit club , well they have a huuugggeeeeee sale on to make room for the new CHA releases so i bought myself 2 of the past kits they had on sale that I didn't have yet. I managed to get both of these for $25 plus i bought some brads/flowers etc. Anyway the box of goodies arrived this morning along with my extra PP add on kit from January. I cannot wait to play as it has been a week since i scrapped with moving house etc and i have a lot of challenges to catch up with yikes. Well i shall be back later with some Layouts for you all just as soon as i get a spare hour or so to myself.

Friday, January 15, 2010

January's scraproom Kit arrived yesterday woohoooooooo

How excited am I lol,absolutely everything i bought is just absolutely gorgeous, i bought the main Jan kit with the card stock, PP and embellie add on PLUSSSSS 3 lots of special kits that were on sale and omg it is all just delightful. Unfortunately my scrap stuff is all packed away in boxes at the new house (I'm sneaking a wee look online while packing the car) anyway once i find my way around all the boxes and get my new scraproom all organised i shall get my new stuff out to play with so look out for some lovely pages from this yummy lot. If you want a look at the other stuff they sell go to and have a nosy, just remember to tell Tammy i sent you over there

I won a RAK

wooooooohooooooooooooooo got a nice wee surprise today when i logged on. I won a beautiful RAK from this lovely lady anyway you must go check her blog out, she has some really beautiful work. I am so dying to get my hands on it as it is just full of my colours, yummmmmmm

Thanks so much Rebecca :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Here are two layouts i worked on this evening for a totally new sketch blog, and let me tell you good things are going to happen over there. Anyway if you haven't already checked it out you should go over there now and see what they are about, you will find them at

Cheeky Face

This is a layout i just made for a challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays, You really should check this site out as they have awesome challenges every week. I won a challenge 2/3 weeks ago and my awesome prize arrived today, in fact i used items from it for this layout. Papers are from scrapbook kit club

January kit arrived from scrapbook kit club yay

Have a look at all the goodies in the bottom picture it is awesome and soooooooo packed of Delicious goodies, I cant wait to get started on this kit and i have some very good ideas for this that i will use along side my winter woodland cart. I am also waiting on a paper add on so i have double of all the PP. The picture on top is off the kit i won for that sketchy Thursday challenge a couple of weeks back, I actually won the December kit but as i already had that Amber was good enough to swap it for a previous kit, I actually done the apple of my eye layout before i remembered to take the pictures so i have already used some of the kit. With the January kit i also took the Card stock add on so i have lots to work with and it all coordinates. If you like what you see pleas go check out (Amber if you are reading this i love the new look page) oh remember to tell Amber i sent you lol . i will be back to show you some cool layouts i make from these kits soon

Apple of our Eye

Well this is my first layout i am going to submit as a DT member over at our task for this month was to be based around love or apple of my eye kinda thing, so this is what i came up with though i changed it to our eye. I used the sketch from over at for this who this week are being sponsored by and let me tell you they have amazing stuff and i know this as i am a member of the cafe club there.
I used the papers for this from a kit i won in a challenge at sketchy Thursdays, the sponsor was scrapbook kit club(I'm also a member of this club too and they have amazing stuff there too lol)

Hugga Ma Lucy

This is a layout from a sketch over at I kept it very plain as the paper was quite fussy i thought. This is a picture of Lucy and I outside our house. When ever we have a hug Lucy started saying Huggamumma or huggadada so this has always stuck, so here i am having a huggamalucy lol

Monday, January 11, 2010


Here is a layout I made using a picture of my mum my best friend and myself taken at my leaving night . Used this layout as an entry for a design team , ah well i didn't make it but that's OK I'm in one already and I'm sure there will be lots more in the future. I made the flowers myself and they were so easy and also the scallop circle. I really liked this layout too but you want to see the layouts of the girls that were chosen , a total different league lol, but in my defence i am very new to this compared to a lot of people in the blog world, im not even 1 year old lol

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Just thought I would post this on here as i had saw the discussion in another NING site. Do any of you feel that where you live you just don't have the supplies that you see others using on forums etc, I know i certainly do stuck out in NZ it seems to me it is the hardest place in the world to buy everything and I'm not just talking about scrap booking gear. ( and i promise I'm not knocking our Local Scrapbooking Stores as believe me I am very fortunate to have one in my street,and boy was she missed during the holidays,But we just dont seem to get the stuff that everyone in the Us can probably as postage wayyyyy to expensive),Another problem i have is i see a club i fancy but the postage is fortunes so therefor not worth it. Well i finally found 2 clubs that offer really cool kits and good postage costs. I have joined 2 clubs simply to top up on what i can get in NZ. The 2 i have went with are subscriptions but you can cancel at any time and also if you wish to skip a months kit cos you don't fancy it then its no problem. The 1st one i went with is and i received my first kit last week omg it is jam packed i also won the same kit at a sketchy Thursday challenge the week after i signed up so she has swapped that out for a previous months kit and i will receive it with my Jan kit(arriving any day now) Also she has a huge sale on as she making room for the new release so i went on last night and bought 2 more of her previous kits for like $15 or so each so that could be a good way of seeing a kit ( Remember to say i sent you as she has a cool offer on right now and if you refer 2 people she will give you a free kit)Anyway i had only intended to join one club but when Jennifer Moore put a post on her blog showing off really cool papers i just had to have a nosy so the next club i joined is this is an awesome place the monthly kit is $21.95 and as i said you can skip etc what is great about here is they give you 4 different lines each month with embellies etc i also have ordered a few extra specials with my first month , i have also joined up as a secret scrap sister and i am looking forward to that as it will be so exciting to try out other products i wouldn't have the chance too normally and its a great way of meeting lovely people.( also you get a referral RAK if someone joins up so tell her i sent you here too lol)So has anyone else joined some cool kit clubs , will i be tempted to join a 3rd? Right now i would say a definite no as i did search high and low for one that had really nice papers, i also researched there past kits to make sure the present one wasn't just a one off as with a lot of the kit clubs the papers seemed nice but when you went through their past ones there was more that i wouldn't use than i would so that would be a waste. some are all beautiful vintage style which i love but i am no good at whatsoever, I'm more of a clean line kinda girl(thanks Jackie as I'm sure there is some of your style in their to lol)
well that's all just wanted to post this as i know a few of you thinking of joining clubs so thought I'd share me experience


Here is a layout i made using a sketch from though it is 2 weeks old lol just have not had the time to get it done, if you haven't checked there site out you really should as they now have weekly sponsors putting up lovely kits. i know who is sponsoring next week and i swear you wont be disappointed . this layout actually took me a while as i had it on PP and wasn't quite happy with it and it sat on my desk for days looking at me , anyway last night i took it apart and started again. I'm not a huge brown lover but i thought it suited the pictures

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rak Winner for the New years blog hop

Wooooooooooooohoooooooooooo I put the names into (well i gave everyone a number in the number they left a comment ) and it picked number 7 which was

Drum roll please

Aunty JO congrats girl

can you please send me your address to

thanks for playing along everyone

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cricut Cartridges arrived

Well have i got the best hubby in the world or what. He was late in ordering them for christmas but he still did place the order for me he bought me a whopping 9 new carts for my cricut and boy i cant wait until i have some fun with these, look for some cool layouts soon

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Loyal friends

This is a another layout i worked on tonight for a challenge over at you should go and give it a go and you have until Sunday. Thanks for a great sketch Kat. All these papers were in my stash box so added bonus lol.

Water Baby

Here is a layout i just worked on this afternoon for the weekly challenge over at I had to rotate the layout as i had no vertical photos printed off but i think it turned out all right. I managed to use some of my stash which is always a good thing. these are 2 pictures of DD and DH in the hot tub outside our villa(rented of course lol) in Florida June 2008

Works Night Out

This is a layout i worked on yesterday too , i done this using a skecth from Pamela over at This was works night out back in 2005 and even though i look hammered i hadn't even had a drink yet lol, this was taken at the start of the evening. Go check Pamela's sit out it is great with lots going on

Summer Living

Here is a layout i done last night for a challenge over at this is an extra special challenge as from now on there are weekly prizes , so really you should go check it out, Thanks Trisha for another awesome sketch.

RAK just arrived

Wow another cool parcel in my mail box today and boy was it stuffed of different bits and bobs that I'm sure will come in handy in lots of my layouts. Just want to say a huge THANKS to Kat over at for sending me this, you know why she sent me it?? just to say thanks for being a good follower of her blog , How nice is that? honestly you should go check her out she has a cool challenge on over there just now that finishes this Sunday
Thanks again Kat, I love it all

Scrapbook Kit club December Kit just arrived

OMG this just fell through the door this morning and boy it made me smile. Thanks Amber for an amazing pack of goodies i love everything in it. This is also my first ever kit club so I'm very excited as I'm sure you can tell. Look how jam packed with different bits and bobs it is , one of the reasons I'm so loving this is there's alot in it that i would probably not thought of buying while out shopping so it will make me work outside my box so to speak. I also bought the card stock add on so i had matching card to go with. All of this with the CS add on was $29.50 USD and boy was it worth it (even though i had to ship to NZ its worth it. Well i need to sort through my pictures and get lots printed off to start using this lot. Roll on next week when my Jan kit arrives as it just has beautiful pics in it too(this was late as i only just joined it normally get kit 2nd week of each month)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friends Always

This is a layout i worked on this afternoon for a challenge over at OMG i love their kit club papers. Anyway the challenge was to make a layout using one picture of a gathering, So this my friends with me at my leaving party last year before i left the UK (from left to right - Tracy, mum, Fiona, moi and Lorraine)

Another way to win blog hop prizes

Check out this site for more free Rak

Scrapbook Challenges New Years Blog Hop

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2010! Also, welcome to Scrapbook Challenges third DT blog hop! :) It officially started at 10am (MT) and will go through Sunday at Midnight (MT)--which is the deadline for qualifying for prizes.

Please go over to for your first stop on the hop. Also you will get to see all the fantastic prizes that can be won by taking part on the fabulous blog hop.

In case you don't know...Scrapbook Challenges is a fun group filled with wonderful people. We have weekly sketches and challenges. There are monthly sponsors for the group with fabulous prizes to win. The group used to be on myspace, but we recently moved it off (due to technical difficulties). I am LOVING our new site! And I know you will too. I am looking forward to the new things we have in store for 2010, starting with our new DT! I find each and every one of them totally inspiring, and you will get to meet them all today! Sadly, we are also saying goodbye to some wonderful people, but they are only leaving the DT...they will still be around in the group. :)
Today, every blog you hop to will have a layout that they made that is based on this sketch created by the lovely Pamela
Please note that the end of this post is my challenge so will finish at a different time as the main bloghop one, mines is just a little extra
Above is the layout i made using the sketch and also a picture of a RAK i will be giving away to one lucky person. There are a few ways you can win win my RAK you only have to one of them but you get one draw to win for every thing you do
1. become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment
2. Join Scrapbook challenges and let them know i sent you
3. Make a layout based on this sketch and link it back here
4. Post about this on your blog and link back to me
5. Also if you get a friend or anyone to take part in this you will get an extra draw but they need to tell me who sent them
Remember if you do all the above you will get 5 entries into the draw or extra if you bring more friends I will be doing the draw for my Rak on Friday the 8th of January so you have one week to complete a layout
Look forward to seeing you around
Caz :)