Monday, November 21, 2011

Yay! I've entered my first layout for Prima's 'Build a Sketch' monthly competition! I've always been too intimidated by all the fabulous artists to have a go, but this month inspired me. So here it is:

Love those pastiche papers! Everything's Prima!
Just a quick one today, have to attend to the never ending pile of housework to do...
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Decided to enter into Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketches competition, since i have such a huge pile of their stuff! But of course, i always have room for more, fingers crossed i win!

Used the Kaisercraft 'Made With Love' collection (papers, diecuts) and Kaisercraft crochet flower and alphas, and some Prima flowers.
Here is the sketch i followed:

Just love Kaisercraft goodies! And as i've posted before, i have the factory outlet down the road from me so i'm always there trawling for bargains!

Speaking of bargains, my LSS Chandon Craft had AC thickers on sale for $3.50! Agh i could only buy 3 packs out of my 'scrap' allowance (hehe drives hubby crazy all the stuff i buy...). Might have a secret visit to see if they have any left!
Also my goodies from Scrap Therapy arrived today, so excited to get crafting! I got heaps of cheapie Prima, so i might do a layout for their sketch this month.

Okay then, bye for now, and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I've entered 2 more layouts in the Scrap Therapy November challenges. I enjoy making layouts inspired by a letter/word or colours more than sketches. I'm always less satisfied with my finished product following a sketch. So i'm lovin' the Scrap Therapy challenges, they're perfect!

This is for Mandy's room challenge. This month we're inspired by beautiful Christmas doors. This is my second entry this month!

Used Kaisercraft papers, Prima flowers. (ugh. i'm running low, cant wait for my Scrap Therapy order to arrive!!) This was last year's christmas card photo shoot. Sophia gave me lots of beautiful phots to scrap...
This is what inspired me:

Next Is for the Alphabet Challenge, which is 'D':

My word is 'dude'. Used Basic Grey Granola papers and stickers, prima flowers and a vintage dictionary page.
Adrian and i love Hudson's little face here! He's so unimpressed.

Might be back later with another layout post, H is wanting mama's attention, so have to scoot!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I thought i'd have a go at Once Upon a Sketch challenge blog last night. The criteria along with the sketch was to journal about when you started scrapping and why...
My gorgeous friend Kirsten first introduced me to scrapping when i lived in Perth in 2003. I was always interested in crafty things and art, but i was never any good at it! Finally, with scrapping, i discovered you could never really get it wrong. Kirsten gave me a big stack of scrapping magazines, and i was instantly hooked! Since then i've scrapped on and off, but i constantly collected products, and i have a huuuge stash of stuff. Since the birth of my daughter in 2008, i have seriously become addicted and it consumes my life!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

Sorry for the crappy pic! Used Basic Grrey Lemonade papers, Prima flowers, maya rd. envelope.
Kirsten is the blondie in the pic!

Thanks for stopping by! Cheers xx

Friday, November 11, 2011

Made a simple but yummo dinner tonight! We're on a tight budget in our house. I'm on maternity leave, and Adrian's income is irregular being a musician. So i'm always on the lookout for budget recipes, and tonight's creation was Savoury Mince Curry. I know, it doesn't sound very appetizing, but it was a hit, especially with my live in food critic (A)! Mince is always stocked in our freezer, so i like finding new ways to cook with it! Anyways, here is the recipe, minus the food pics because i'm not very good at them...

Savoury Mince Curry:
500g beef mince
1 onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tblsp curry powder
1 tin condensed tomato soup
1 cup beef stock
1/4 cup water
1 cup frozen peas
1 carrot, grated

1. Chop onion and garlic, heat in pan with some olive oil until lightly brown. Add mince and brown.
2. Add curry powder. Then soup, stock and water and bring to boil.
3. Add peas and carrot, and simmer 20 mins.
Serve with rice and chapati bread. Easy as! Mild flavour great for the kiddies.

Anyways, back to scrapping! First is my entry for this months room challenge at Scrap Therapy, November is Christmas themed rooms:

Here is the room i was inspired by:

I'm not entirely happy with my layout, but i know if i fiddle with it too much i'll ruin it!
I used Pink Paislee 'tinsel town' papers, and the beautiful poinsietta is prima.

This layout is my entry for this month's challenge at Scrap the Girls:

Here is the criteria:


This is Sophia, just hours after she was born. I scrapped these photos ages ago, but i wasn't happy with the layouts, so i've done them again. Here i've used papers from my stash i got years ago, 2003 i think! I have no idea who the manufacturer is... No idea why i bought baby papers all those years ago, glad i can put them to use now!

That's all for now. 
Thanks for stopping by my little ol' blog!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wow! I've won my first challenge! I'm so excited. I won the room challenge over at Scrap therapy! I get a $25 voucher~ time to stock up on some prima me thinks....

Anyways, here is my entry for Bird is the word challenge, "together".

Sorry for the crappy pic, i'm not a great photographer/editor... This pic is on the Hamilton Island trip March 2010. We went on a tour around the islands, and this is Whitehaven Beach. It was so beautiful, the whitest, softest sand! Can't wait to go back...
Used Basic Grey papers, Maya rd envelope, prima flowers and the butterfly charm was from an old earring i took apart.
Anyways, got plenty of November challenges to keep me busy. Only thing is, i only have 4 prima leaves left, sniff. I have to put them on every page! I'm a bit poor this week, so i'll have to wait for payday to buy some more. Seems i'll be busy scrapping for challenges at the end of the month...
Thanks so much for stopping by...