Sunday, July 25, 2010


I bought this lollipop at the Mackay Show, and I've had it hidden away until Connor finished with all the other goodies he got at the show. Needless to say, he was totally blown away with this lollipop. He said "Oh Mummy, this is the biggest lollipop I've ever seen!!!!"

I have also been having more of a play with the Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son Range - available at ScrapbooknBits
Here is a close up - had lots of fun using Glimmermist, Perfect Pearls, and Distress Ink and Stamps to create this tag and customise the element I cut out from the Like Father Like Son "Cards" paper.

Here is the layout - photos are of my cheeky little ratbag posing with a pair of his Dad's sunnies - such a little poser!!

Here is a layout done with the STUNNING Basic Grey Oliver Range - love love love this range - all the elements are available at ScrapbooknBits

Here's a close up - my new favourite bling is the Twinklets Diamond Dust - it does really thick, chunky glitter - and you can make those gorgeous sugared flowers with it - YUMMO!!!
I used it on the tree - it gave a really good covering, and made it look like the tree was covered with snow - a really nice effect!

Friday, July 16, 2010

SIA Layouts

As part of the Addicted to Craft Design Team, I was honoured to produce 3 layouts to be part of the shop's display at SIA.

Luisa sent us the gorgeous packs, and we were left to create to our heart's content!

Finally I can share what I came up with:
This is using the gorgeous October Afternoon Report Card paper - This is the best paper for school photos - a gorgeous mix of bright colours, old-style elements and old "reader" style papers.

Have you seen this range? It is relatively new, but it is STUNNING - this is the Anthology range from Studio Calico. I just love the woodgrain paper - isn't it just divine?? There are also some gorgeous fabric rips - just rib the fabric to use as borders etc.

This layout was done by Black Market Paper Society - it just screamed vintage to me -so I scrapped my Granny and Grandfather's wedding day. So simple, no fancy trimming, just a sign of the times, I s'pose - it would have been during 2nd World War, I think......

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Scrappy Catch Up

Hi Folks,
Well now that we are back from holidays, got a bit more organised, and have our fridge fiasco on the way to being sorted -long story, but it involves a rather smelly end to out lovely holiday, :0(
I figured it was time for some shares of what I did to relax and wind down from the driving I did.
These photos I took about a year ago at Bargara Beach, near Bundaberg - he just loves that park, with its huuuuuge turtle to climb in out and around.
I used some fancy Pants Rough and Tough - just trying to use up some of my older stuff, I have soooo much stash atm, its just taking over my scrap area atm!!!
One of the things I used was a transparency over the page - I really liked how this turned out!!

With this layout I used some Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son Range - available now at ScrapbooknBits.
Also used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens, and Coffee Glimmermist to colour the chipboard elements.

I scrapped this layout with one of my favourite photos - I used 7 Gypsies paper, and some 7 Gypsies Ephemera, also some gorgeous Webster's flower ribbon - which I used to make the flowers.

This is a close up of the flower, I just wound it around itself to form the flower - kinda looks like a posy of roses.....
The leaves are those Ir-Resist-Able chips from Tattered Angels - also available at ScrapbooknBits
I just sprayed them with Coffee Glimmermist, and also dabbed a bit of Tim Hotz Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters.

Yesterday I got back some layouts I did for SIA - so I'll be back tomorrow to share them!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog:0)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Holiday in the Snow

As promised, here are some pictures of our time in the snow - we had the best day, it was wonderful to spend time together as a family, just having fun.

I can't wait to scrap these pictures - finally some credible winter photos to scrap!! LOL Where we live, we don't really get much of a winter - haha!

These photos were taken at Blue Cow - we caught the ski tube to Perisher - OMG the most expensive train ride EVER Haha! We were please we did though, because Blue Cow was definately the prettiest, and had the most snow for us to "play" with!

Such a magical place for us North Queenslanders.....

'Course, Connor wasn't happy until we built a snow man, so here is my first ever, rather pathetic, attempt at a snow man!!

I lost count of the snowfights and snowballs that were hurled through the day - hehe!

Here's a couple of "just 'cos" photos - can't wait to scrap them!!!!

Thanks for popping by my blog, I'll be back later in the week with some scrappy shares, I have been scraping - took my gear with my of course, just need that scrapping fix!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

This Dear Lady.....

Turned 90 today.... Amazing..
I think she looks marvellous, and the best thing is she is still REALLY healthy and is as sharp as a tack......
Happy Birthday Nanna!!!
Not that I think she will see this - I doubt she has ever touched a computer, let alone used the internet...She is from the really old school - this lady still banks the old fasioned way and doesn't even own a key card!!! She would never even dream of owning a credit card.... hmmmm, maybe I should have learnt something there!!
Part of the reason why, I think, is that Pa, her husband of over 61 years, never liked any of that "new" stuff - and even though he passed aways several years ago, she still does exactly what he would have wanted - how sweet is that!!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Kraft It Up Challenge and The Follett Family Road Trip

July's challenge is up at Kraft It Up - once again, another fantastic challenge.
The challenge is to use 4 photos, and Kraft as a base (of course!!!)
Here is what I did, but check out the blog for the other Creative Team Samples - they are awesome!
There is also a call for 2 - 3 more Creative Team Members - it is awesome on this CT, so if you love challenge blogs - why don't you apply??

Here is a photo I took of my boy at Bongaree - Bribie Island, before we went off on out road trip, we visited Mark's Mum and Dad for a couple of days.....
Gosh he is growing up - where has my baby gone????

At the moment, we are on the road - travelling to the snow....

Having heaps of fun on the road, we stop off at various playgrounds along the way so Connor can stretch his legs and play....

Here he is on the playground at Windsor - a place called Macquarie Park - on the banks of the Howkesbury River - really pretty....

We stopped at Tenterfield too, on our way to Tamworth - I love this photo of Connor all rugged up against the cold, having fun.....

This is the playground at Tenterfield, I love the Wintery look of the scenery, trees with no leaves, frosty mornings... Connor was so cute this morning - he was tickled pink that he could breathe out steam - first time he's seen that LOL! He also loved the ice on the car, the plants, the rooves of the houses....
It's great to see him experience all these new things... he loves learning new stuff......
Till next time, hope you are all keeping warm!!