Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I did it!!

Hi again :)

Well, finally, I have done it ... tonight, after much mojo-searching over the past week or so, I have completed my first round of the Use Your Stash challenge from Scrapchat! Phew!!

Gypsy posted her latest sketch challenges tonight, and the card sketch took my fancy, and so I've just completed my little effort. It's too late now to take a pic tonight I think, so I'll upload it tomorrow for you.

It was a hard challenge to complete ... I did end up receiving some of my pre-ordered stuff (that I had already deemed as admissable supplies :D), but didn't end up using that much of it during my challenge, so I don't even need to feel particularly guilty!

I'll have to think long and hard though before I decide to go in for another round of the challenge ... it's not as easy as it sounds ....

Well, the boys and I had a lovely day today - Mum and Dad were due home from their lovely little jaunt overseas, so I decided to take the boys to the airport to surprise them. Even now, at the ripe old age of 36, I still love going to the airport ... reminds me of all the fun holidays I've been on over the years and brings back lots of warm fuzzy feelings. And, the best thing is that I get to go back there in a few weeks time, but next time I'll actually be the one flying somewhere! Yes, the Warana retreat is now only about 16 days away, and I can't wait! Now to decide what to actually take with me ...

I'm off to my SILs tomorrow for a visit and to stock up on some more photos of Mia to scrap ... and I have to take my poor dog back to the chiropractor ... her back has stiffened right up again and she's in so much pain all the time. Doggy doctors aren't cheap, but I can't stand to see poor Zali in pain ....

Well, I hope everyone had a lovely long Anzac weekend, and managed to pause, even for a little while ,to remember what it's actually commemorating.

Talk to you soon,

Monday, April 28, 2008

Want to win a tote??

Hi all -

Feel like winning a prize? (Who doesn't??)

Well, A Passion For Craft is having a raffle! Details are as follows:

One lucky shopper will be in the running to win a Jnr Tote from Crop In Style. It is valued at $90.00.

All you have to do is spend $30.00 (before postage) and you will get 2 tickets and go in the running to win. The more you spend the more tickets you get!

$30.00 buys 2 tickets
$50.00 buys 4 tickets
$70.00 and up buys 6tickets!

The winner will be drawn on the 31st of May! and will be notified by email and announced on the store front. :D


Happy shopping :D

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I won a voucher!

Guess what??

I won a voucher from The Stamp Shak for winning Challenge 2 at their recent CC :D It was for the card I made (see previous post!).

I'm so chuffed - thanks to everyone that voted for my card!

And on another note, it's my last day at work tomorrow YAY! Well, in this current job anyway ... and what a way to celebrate - we're heading out tomorrow night to see Karnivool - one rocking band!

It's gonna be awesome ... I'll write again (probably with a slightly heavy head) on Friday and let you know how the gig was!

Talk to you soon,

Saturday, April 19, 2008

My latest card ...

Hi all -

Just thought I'd show you a card I whipped up last night - my version of Challenge 2 from the Stamp Shak CC ...

Card had to have only a raised stamped image, coloured pencils, an additional stamped image or sentiment, and kindy glitz. No patterned paper allowed!

Here's my contribution ...

I also have some wonderful news - I resigned from my job on Thursday! I've accepted another position where I can work only 2 full days a week, instead of all the half days and Saturdays ... it's very exciting - although it's never an easy discussion to have, even when you don't like where you're working! The boss was shocked to say the least ... I finish up next Thursday, and start in my new job on Friday the 2nd of May :D

Anyway, just a quick one from me today ...

Talk to you soon,

Friday, April 18, 2008

Slight change to my blog set-up ...

Hi there ...

Just thought I should let you know that I have now changed my blog set-up, so that I have to approve comments before they are published.

I've had a few little spam nasties appearing as comments on my blog in the past couple of weeks, so I thought I'd try and cut them off at the pass, and now I authorise all comments (if they're not spam!) before they appear in the blog ...

So, please leave me a comment - who doesn't love getting feedback! - and I will authorise the comment as soon as I can :D

Thanks heaps, and I'll talk to you soon,

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I've been given permission ...

to upload the pic of the layout I did for the April Photo Swap at Scrapchat.

I did this layout for the lovely Susanlhl ... and I'm really pleased with the results! I get so nervous scrapping someone else's photos ... hope you like it - I'm so relieved that Susan does! :)

A couple of my latest pieces ...

Hello again -

Just thought I'd share with you a couple of my latest pieces - the layout is my interpretation for the April Sketch Challenge, and the cards are for the April Card Swap, both at Scrapchat.

I've also done a layout for the April Photo Swap, but I'm waiting on permission from my swap partner before I put the layout up on my blog :D

Sorry about the picture of the card, but I took it at night time, and forgot to take another pic in daylight before I packed them ready to post off ...

And here's another recent layout that I did as an example for the Allcraftz Cybercop back in March ...

And also a layout I completed as part of a class run by the beautiful Hannah at Allcraftz ...

Well we've had a lovely relaxing weekend ... Nick's been playing with his new 'toys' (TV and playstation - *rolls eyes*), and I've got some scrapping done (as you can see!).

And, after a lovely morning lying in bed listening to the rain, which doesn't happen very often any more in Melbourne, we had my friend Vicki and her daughter Emily (Ashton's girlfriend!) around for the afternoon, and then Kathryn and Justin came around with the kids as well - it was a full house here for a while, with 5 little tackers running around!

A quick fish and chips dinner was all I could come up with tonight, and now the boys are yet again racing eachother in Gran Turismo 5. But that's cool - more scrapping time for me :)

Well, I hope you all have a lovely week, and I'll talk to you soon,

Friday, April 4, 2008

I need a bigger white board ....

Hello again !!

I'm sitting here lamenting buying such a small white board for my to do list ... because I keep signing up to swaps and challenges, and I'm rapidly running out of room to write everything down that I've committed to!

On top of my Babyjo bits and pieces, and the wedding invitations that I'm doing for our friends Greg and Brooke, I'm doing the Use Your Stash challenge over at Scrapchat (as you may already know from my previous ramblings), but I've also signed on for the April Photo Swap, and the April Card Swap!! I'm also making Mother's Day cards for Jess's stall at school, and there are Gratitude Journal pages that I'd like to have a go at, as well as some interesting challenges from the recent CC. And then there's the sketch challenges as well ... I'm going to need a bigger whiteboard for sure. If you're looking for some inspiration, or you're wanting to push yourself or step outside your scrapping comfort zone, there are heaps of interesting challenges being posted at Scrapchat all the time - well worth a looksie ...

I thought I should probably upload some pics of the chippie album I did recently too ... my first ever attempt at an album, so please be kind :) This was what my class was on over at Allcraftz last week ... a nice, simple, 'blokey' album. I'll put the pics at the end of my post if you want to check it out. Follow the links through to the forum there too, because the wondeful Megan is always listing fantastic sketch challenges as well :D

We've been out TV shopping today - Nick has been dreaming about a wide-screen LCD TV for a long time now ... and so far I have been successful in stopping all attempts to purchase one! But, with his long service leave having been paid out (he starts his new job on Monday), he's got money burning a hole in his pocket now, so I don't think I can hold him off much longer. I will admit though that the one he's got his eye on IS rather yummy :) I think it's only a matter of days, and we'll be the proud owners of a Sony Bravia X series ...

And finally, just a quick thank you to those that visit and read my ramblings ... I'm amazed that my little visit counter is constantly ticking over! I wonder what would happen if I actually started to write about something vaguely interesting LOL.

Hope everyone has a great weekend ...

Talk to you soon,