Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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I wish...................

Here is my next Negative Sketch Challenge over at Soul Scrappers, why not come over & 
join me with this one? My criteria is the sketch plus scrap something that you would 
like to own..

 I have chosen to scrap that I would like to own an iPad.  I received in the mail a pretend $20 note, advertising bedding so kept it for a 'rainy' scrapping day & added it will an iPad glossy advertisement as well. I made the heart from some vinyl I was given & also used some effective papers & ticket, plus an Apple sticker.

We have 3 weeks to complete submissions, so plenty of time for a play!


Monday, January 30, 2012

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Christmas Card Club - Pinkys Challenge

Well I have to say that my photo was taken inside as our weather is still atrocious - wet, wet, wet & windy!

BUT with that meant some serious card making & scrapping, & using Pinky's great criteria ' a critter' on the card I chose a little reindeer.

I used Kaisercraft papers inked with Dew Drop, on Bazzill cardstock, with 'Believe in the Magic of Christmas' rub on, little reindeer & star stickers & a lovely Margie's Bits & Pieces doily, with a Kaiser rhinestone.

This is such a great idea to get in & make my Christmas cards...if you would like to join in, I know they love new members!

I have also entered this into Hazels' CHNC Challenge 57


Thank you for taking a look,

Cheers xxxx

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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I take my shovel & I dig, dig, dig

I decided to work on Marisa's great Quote challenge at Soul Scrappers, with this digital page of Pete & Benni digging our wall when we lived in Combine Street - this seems zillions of years ago.

I reckon this quote suits us with our galoshes on here lately!

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Pass the Page - Big Blog Hop - Winners

What a marvellous Blog Hop us gals had - seeing each page was simply fabulous & a BIG thank you to Julie our host, & to the lovely Bloggers who worked their magic on each page.

AND to all our Hoppers (is that the right word??) thank you for all taking part & commenting on each page.

I drew up a spreadsheet & entered each name from blog hoppers then drew names from a hat & here we are!

So here is the winner of the Hoppers (commenters) 


This is your prize -

The winner of the Blog Hop participants is


here is your prize

And to Leanne, my blogging friend here is your prize

Please email me your address & I will package these gifties up & send off to you. My email is in my profile.

Thanks again & cheers,

Friday, January 27, 2012

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Surprised! She sure was.....

Over at Twiddleybitz Anne-Marie has a lovely sketch for a January challenge - but it is not due til end of February - so plenty of time to get those scrapping things a-clattering

So here is my page using a great photo of Jade when she opened her Christmas pressie..not often get such a top expression!!

I have used TBZ Christmas tree, & 3 baubles I had fun with inking & Glimmermisting.

Hope you have been scrapping too. xx

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Christmas Card Club - Peace Card

I have been extremely fortunate to have joined in with a group of international card makers in their Christmas Card Club. Keryn & Clare were the instigators of this club & each fortnight a card criteria is chosen,  a card is made & added to the special blog.  I am in awe of these gals scrapping abilities & I know that will help me along my card making road.

I chose a blue Christmas paper pack that the lovely Clare sent me a few years back, with a scrap of ribbon, inks & a lovely sentiment stamp which I purchased from Sandie a while back - I love it!

Here is the inside -

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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Aussie Cyber Crop at ScrapBoutique - You lil ripper!

How about our Harry here with that cheeky little face....& here he is the day he came up to set up our Christmas tree...what a hoot...it took about 1 minute...we had forgotten how easy it was.

So this was the Speed Scrap set by Chels, to make this & upload in 90mins, & as it was night the colours aren't too bad...certainly enjoyed scrapping these great photos.

Next was Christine's challenge of using paint...not I used my No Brush Paint Technique & had a load of fun using some of the Ravers' Australia Day photos from 2011.

What is to be said with that one I ask...hehehe

Then I worked on Leanne's challenge which was using Dorothea McKeller's famous poem 'My Country' - but the 2nd verse only & 

so I used the paint technique again & photos from Aust Day & came up with this one & thus made a double page..

I hope you are going to have a wonderful Australia Day.  We will be with our Raving friends once again, singing aussie songs round the campfire (well electric BBQ - no fires allowed) hehehe


Friday, January 20, 2012

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Pass the Page - Big Blog Hop & Prizes

Welcome to our Pass the Page International Blog Hop, 
co-ordinated by the amazing jsquared herself Julie Jeavons - 

I thought what an amazing idea to email inspirational pages & see what eventuates...I cant wait to see them all I tell you!

You could be in the running for this lovely prize of scrapping goodness, if you follow our Pass the Page Blog Hop & comment on each page.  
It looks fabulous hey & it is so easy to do!

Here is the wonderful page by   
that got my thoughts running....

and now here is my page

I love this type of scrapping when you get given a page to copy, you cant but help to do it your way!

I followed Lisa-Jane's vertical page alignment, using similar colours but with a touch more red, cos I love its vibrancy! I choose Basic Grey paper kit Piccalilly which I adore with this black & white photo.  I used this one photo as it features Pete's (hubby) beautiful Aunty Heather, who sadly died suddenly in 1980, Aunty Peg & Pete's dad Neville. 

Now if you are following the hop, next stop is the lovely page from Alexa:  http://simplyalexa.typepad.com  

I haven't seen this page yet , so I am quite excited to see what Alexa has done!

Here is a list of Blog Hoppers from the start...

Helen at Beacon Crafts in Sedgley (Lizzie will host Helen's page, so Lea please post a link to Lizzie) - confirmed

Deb Clark:  http://debisjoy.blogspot.com    You are here now!!

If any my friends follows the blog hop, they go in the drawer for these fabbo buttons too!!

And all the gals that are hosting each hop in the blog hop, will go into a drawer for this prize....
I am feeling very generous today, dont you think!!

Hope I see you hopping out there...over to 

Alexa's blog:  http://simplyalexa.typepad.com  


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Here is a little teaser of my page that you will see along with 12 other pages in our Pass the Page Blog Hop, 
beginning at 11pm tonight - Aussie time....
hope you can join this international hop!!

See you later!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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You put the Merry into Merry Christmas album....

And this is my 3 page acrylic Merry album I made for Let's Get Shabby - using the is the criteria that was specified -

I have painted each page with my very fave paint Dazzling Metallics in Oyster Pearl, a shade I adore, then added Crate papers, Kaisercraft chippies, Imaginence crystal snowflakes & flowers, Darkroom Door cut outs & some lovely stickers - brand unknown.

Challenge #30 is all about

A List!

At least 4 must be noticable on your project.

holly/ivy/mistletoe/wreath (can use more than one but counts as one choice)

 Page 2

And page 3

It was a joy to make this, & it is all ready for Christmas 2012! 

Love xxx

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Fresh & sweet...

Well what a great range of challenges at ScrapBoutique this month - why not pop over & join in!

This page is for Christine's challenge & using this fantastic inspiration & colours - plus some great embellishments..


so I used a photo of some great beetroot, watermelon, carrot, apple & ginger juice I had just made.

This page was inspired by a great Basic Grey sketch that Leanne posted & to use punches - now I know it isn't the best photo of us, but Harry aged 5 took it with my camera...& thought that this is how he sees us.


And the final challenge for January was from store owner Chelsea on what you wish for in 2012.. that's easy!

I love using this unusual coloured Crate paper with whites & ephemera.

Hope you are having a scrapping good time.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Laughter fills the warm summer air at Sandgate Beach, on our Willis family get together in November to celebrate Alma's 70th & the 2 x Pete's birthdays - all on November 16.
We were sheltered under a shady tree, & shared our seafood lunch with lots of hilarity.  It was a day of magic.

I used Jade's photos, she really is quite an amazing  photographer, on this 'sounds of summer' page, with inspiration from Shazza at Soul Scrappers.

Used some gorgeous MME papers, plus a heavenly kit from Tattered Inspirations called Orange Crush...isn't it cool & refreshing! I actually cut out the title banner & oranges from the backing sheet in the kit.  Bit of  painting, distressing, machine stitching in a few places & voila it is made to my satisfaction.

Thank you for your lovely comments. xxx

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Berry, Banana Coconut Bread

Here is my very own tried & true recipe -

Berry, Banana Coconut Bread

2 cups SR flour
2 cups coconut
1 1/4 cups caster sugar - can use brown sugar for a variation
2 cups milk - I use soy milk or cows milk & both fine, OR 1 cup milk & 1 cup light sour cream
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 cup mixed fresh or frozen berries
2 mashed bananas

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, add eggs, milk & vanilla & stir all together.
Add fruit & stir again.

Line 2 x slice tins with baking paper, spread with batter.
Bake at 180deg C for 30 to 40 mins.

Cool & slice...yummo.

Can spread with butter, or even a dob of cream!

I make mine in slice tins, but do add to a loaf pan if you prefer.

Monday, January 9, 2012

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You are so Fabulous!

How blessed am I with this gorgeous & charming lass as one of my grand daughters!  this is Tashi smiling along for the camera last Friday night...

This page is for White with 1& the criteria for January is - white, lime & buttons...so enjoyed playing with this LO & all my bits & bobs!

I used Marg's Bits & Pieces banner, Tattered Inspirations seam binding, Echo Park paper & stickers, page pebbles, Heidi Swapp stamps, inks, glimmermist, buttons & butterflies, brads, plus machine stitching without any cotton, to get a bit of a 'grungy' feel to my cardstock too.

Happy day,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

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Lovely card sketch from Janet at Scrapville and here is my happy card..

I have used a lovely piece of BG offcut, paper doily lace, Kaisercraft organza ribbon & pearls, gluber, lovely pleated ribbon, plus some Bo Bunny stickers.  A great sketch I will use again!


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