Monday, February 28, 2011

February Kraft It Up

Well it's the end of the month, and that means it is challenge time - this is the layout I did for Kraft It Up.....

We had to use this colour combination:

I loved this combination - and this is what I came up with......

That's it for now - I'll come back tomorrow to share more;0)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Little Man:0)

One of the reasons I have been such a terribly slack blogger is that my little man had a birthday recently - just can't believe he is 6 already, and in Year One "sigh" where has the time gone?? I can remember thinking when he was a baby that 2011 was such a long time away, but I've blinked and it's here!!! Unbelievable.

Anyways, Connor is quite the little party planner - well, he informs me of his theme, and I do the rest - LOL! This year, he wanted a Dragon themed party - he loves the movie "How to Train Your Dragon" and I guess that's why he wanted it. This is the cake I made - Connor actually picked this out months ago, and said "oooohhh, Mummy, you could make this for my party!!"
Haha - and I did, honestly, I am such a sucker!!!!

Here we are at cake cutting time - see the face paing?? I actually decided to try my hand at face painting at the party, so the kids had a choice of dragon faces, or, for the girls, princess faces. Must admit, my efforts were a bit dodgy - thank goodness for some other mums who stepped in to help, because it also took longer than I thought - haha! Connor of course chose Toothless.... and promptly races around afterwards so half of it rubbed off.....

Well, that's about it from me for now - I'll be back, hopefully tomorrow, for some scrappy shares!!

Thanks for popping by!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Bad......

Hi Everyone,
I am so so sorry - I have been so slack. Don't really know what has got into me - the end of January brought the dreadful floods, and first my parents were badly affected in Bundaberg, then numerous friends and family were evacuated from their homes in Ipswich - I spent most of the end of January glued to a screen of some description, trying to find out if my family was OK...
Then it was the start of the new school year. Busy busy .... Then it was Connor's birthday - must upload some photos of that, actually - LOL!
Anyway, inbetween all of this, I did do a bit of scrapping - although I must admit I have been struggling with my mojo of late "sigh."
This layout was one I did of Connor and his teacher from his Prep year last year. He had a male teacher - which is really unusual in the early years, and I was so pleased Connor had the opportunity to be in his class. I like this layout, the vintagy/grungy style is one I am really liking at the moment.

This layout is one I actually started for the White With 1 Challenge in January - just didn't have the chance to get it finished.
I did make the effort to finish it - this is one of my favourite photos ever of Connor.
The challenge was to use White with Navy or Royal blue, and Banners. This is a bit different for me, I modge podged some tissue paper onto my base, then when that was dry, I stamped some white paint on with bubble wrap. Even made a Crepe paper ribbon - so not me, LOL!

This one was a "Just cos" layout - using some Basic Grey Hopscotch Paper, again, REALLY not the colours I usually use, but after some teeth gnashing and hair pulling out, I ended up being partially happy with the result - my biggest worry was working the patterns together - so I created this frame of the photos, and used some solid blue cardstock to break it up a bit... in the end, with a few added bits n pieces from my stash, I was a reasonably happy with the end result - not bad considering about half way through I was going to chuck it in the bin!! LOL!

Now this layout I love - one of my favourite ever, actually. Love this photo of Connor in the snow, and I used Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate papers for this, as well as some Prima doilies and ribbon, and the lace I cut with a Martha Stewart Punch - who doesn't love Martha's punches??haha I have soooo many now!! Finally, I created the snowflakes with my Cricut - they have actually come from 3 different cartridges, I just worked them all out on my Gypsey first, then cut them out - easy peasey!!

Well, that's about all from me - I will come back soon with some photo shares of Connor's party, and maybe even some more scrappy shares - I am trying to get some layouts done for Cybercrops on this weekend.
Till next time - don't forget to leave some scrappy love hehe!