Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some more of my latest ...

Hello everyone :D

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far! Well, the Stamp Shak CC is on this weekend, and I did samples for a couple of the challenges for the weekend.

Here's the card I did for the card sketch challenge - thanks to Pagemaps for the sketch!

Just LOVE the DCWV Far East papers - this one is "Fire Blossom".

Here's the LO I did for the Challenge I set using flowers .... LOTS of flowers ... and at least 3 different types of flowers (felt, PP, paper, ribbon, stamped etc.) to be used on the LO.

And here's the card I did for the Mosaic card challenge set by Lexie - great challenge Lex! I decided to do a masculine card ... normally do girly ones :D

I'm off to my LSS today as they're having a 20-40% off sale (who can resist THAT!), but might get some more scrapping time this afternoon.

Thanks for looking, and I'll talk to you soon!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Some of my weekend's creations ...

Hello all :)

Here are a few pics of my creations from the Warana weekend. There's still a couple that need to have the journaling finished, but these ones are ready to show you now.

The first layout is for the Hands challenge set by ScrapManda.

This second layout was for the sketch challenge.

And here's my effort for the card sketch challenge.

I'm pretty happy with the end results here ... considering I only had a small amout of my stash on hand to play with! :)

I'll hopefully finish off the others soon so I can upload them as well.

Thanks for looking!

Talk to you soon,

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What an awesome weekend ...

Hi all -

Well, I'm back from my weekend away at Warana with the Scrapchat forum girls, and I had an absolute blast!! There were 18 of us staying in this fantastic house right on the beach, and it was amazing to be able to see so many talented scrappers in action.

It was terrific to see Gypsy again - she sure knows how to organise a great weekend! - and I finally had the chance to meet Heids (Miss Cropalot), Chelle, ScrapManda, Peggy (Patriciasmum), Lexie, Lynnie, Binrow, DeeBeeGee, Scrapwitch, Webbgod, Tiddlypeep, jbsmum, luv2cr8, Kim1980, Frangipani, and KarenG. (I don't think I've missed anyone out ...)

Here's the group shot so you can see everyone's face :D

I even managed to get some scrapping done! Although as I didn't have everything from my stash at the ready, they are probably slightly different to how I would normally do my LOs, and I did have to finish them off once I got home ... but, I'm still happy with the end result!

I got to see Scrapwitch in action, and she gave us a great little demonstration of her painting techniques ... I really need to learn to love paint more :D

It was a shame Ali couldn't make it up in the end - was looking forward to meeting her too - but hopefully I'll be able to head up to QLD again next year for the May retreat, and hopefully Ali can come along to that one.

I'll post up pics of my LOs once I've had a chance to photgraph them!

Oh, and I noticed last night that I had ticked over the 1000-visitor mark on my blog - thanks to everyone who pops along and has a little read :D

Talk to you soon,

Thursday, May 15, 2008

One more sleep ...

... and then I'm off to Warana in Queensland for the Scrapchat Retreat!! Oh yay - it seems like AGES ago that I threw caution to the wind and decided to go along to the Qld retreat ... got a great deal on flights, so just couldn't resist going along :D

I'm all packed - just the one (large-ish) suitcase full of scrapping supplies, oh, and a few clothes! Not many though ... scrapping and socialising will be the standing order for the weekend, so who needs fancy schmancy clothes? Trackies and PJs for me ... all the way!! It was so hard deciding what supplies to pack ... I have a multitude of patterned paper at my disposal here at home, and cutting it down to a handful of sheets (ok, well 1.5kg of paper - about 50 sheets!!) was a tough job! And don't START me on the cardstock :)

I've got a selection of embellies packed, and threw in my stamps, ribbons, all my flowers (couldn't leave them behind!), my rubons, chipboard, and the inks and H2Os as well ... some buttons, some bling, and it all rounds out at a nice even 20kg. Not bad, I reckon! I decided to leave most of my tools at home (they would only take up valuable scrap supply space!), as I figure with 17 other people at the retreat, if I don't take something, there will be another 17 there for me to borrow ...

I'm very much looking forward to seeing Gypsy again, and also meeting all the other girls - the lovely ScrapManda has very kindly offered to come collect me from the airport - thanks Manda :D

I'm looking forward to seeing the lovely Chelle in scrapping action ... to sampling from the slushie machine (thanks to Peggy), which I have heard so much about ... and also to hearing Lexie on the Singstar (not too shabby at all from what I hear!) ... and to going for a walk on the beach in the morning ... and to having just an all-round awesome time.

If I get one thing completed this weekend, I'll be happy .... :D

I'll post up some pics on my return!

Talk to you soon,

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Anniversary card ...

Here's a pic of the card I made for Nick last night.

The strip of grey PP is actually the 'roses' paper that I used on our wedding invitations all those years ago ... and Nick noticed it, too :D Gee he's good ...

Yes, I know, it's another piece done in red, white and black - but I just LOVE that combo :)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ok, brag time ...

Hi again :)

Just thought I'd let you know that one of my layouts has been voted as Layout of the Month (traditional) from the Scrapchat gallery from March/April, and as a result will be featured on the front page of the Scrapchat forum for the whole month of May!! Just scroll down to the very bottom of the front page, and you'll see it :)

What a surprise announcement this was! There were so many fabulous layouts uploaded during March and April, it was so hard to decide who I wanted to vote for ...

Yillup (Kylie) was voted as having done the best Digi layout for the March/April as well - congrats Kylie :)

Well, I've started getting ready for Warana today ... it's only 10 days away now I think, and I've got a few things I need to organise for various challenges etc. It's going to be so hard deciding what to pack and what to leave home. Thankfully, everyone else going seems to be taking so much stuff, I'm sure I'll have just about everything I could possibly need at my finger tips anyway LOL.

My poor little Liam has been sick with gastro since Sunday, and we had another bad night last night. He's currently asleep (in his OWN bed!!), so hopefully he'll stay there, and we'll all have a better night tonight. The spare bed's still set up, just in case he's unwell during the night again ...

And finally - Happy Anniversary to me!! It's my 8th wedding anniversary on Wednesday :D Gee time flies! I've made a nice little card (well I think it's nice :) ) for Nick, which I'll take a pic of tomorrow and upload for you to see ...

Hope you have all had a great week so far - talk to you soon!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Just quickly ...

Here's a pic of the card I did last night for the May card sketch challenge at Scrapchat.

Nice 'n' simple .... :D

The lasercut chippie (which I love!) is from Remember When Paper Company.