Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Am Such A Bad Blogger Friend

I apologise sincerely for being so late in acknowledging & thanking two sweet friends who have been kind enough to give me awards....not so recently now.
I was very happy to receive them but have been so busy that I keep forgetting to say thank you & pass it on.
The two dear friends in question, are Ros & Suzanne, who have both given me this award

Now I am supposed to pass this award along to 7 of my favourite bloggers, so here goes.

Chloe - who is my very beautiful & talented daughter, & who I love with all my heart.
Mel - the sweetest friend a girl could have.
Leah - is such a kind & generous person who has inspired me very much.
Maree - oh my goodness, this lady is a riot, & a very special friend too.

I'm sorry but I can only come up with 4.
I know these girls will want to pass it on to mutual friends so I don't want to hog everybody.

The rules for the award are - (1) The winner can put the logo on their blog. (2) Link the person you received your award from. (3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs. (4) Put links of those on yours. (5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

Once again, thank you for the honour Ros & Suzanne.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Chloe's SYTYCS Round #3 Entry

I wanted to show you all my daughter, Chloe's, entry for this current round of SYTYCS at Scraptacular.

Isn't it so cool???? I just love this LO.
If you can spare a vote or 2 for Chloe, I know she'd appreciate it sincerely.
Let's see if we can help her get through to heat #4, because I'd love to see what she'll come up with next.
If you'd like to vote, registration at Scraptacular is required & you'll need a minimum of 30 forum posts to be eligible also. It's pretty easy to achieve, just play a few of the games & the 30 posts build up very quickly.
Good luck Chloe!!!!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cyber Crop Finale Fun

WOW!! We had such a great cyber crop at Scrap Pile on Friday night.
It was our last one for the year & also Leah's last CC on the DT. It won't be the same without her, I've thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to work alongside such an incredibly beautiful person. Leah, you have been an inspiration to me in so many ways & I thank you sincerely for all the help, kindness & friendship you've given me. Wishing you the very best of luck for the future in everything you do.
Getting back to the CC, I managed to win my first game of bingo!!! It only took me a year to do, LOL.
Our theme was "Spring Fling" & my challenge for the night was to make a card featuring a butterfly & stitching of some kind.
This is my card. I've used MME papers & Fancy Pants butterfly diecut & words.

Mel's challenge was to make a layout using flowers you've made yourself. OK, I did cheat & make a card instead but I think she'll forgive me, lol.
I made my flowers from fabric. These are called yoyos or sometimes Suffolk Puffs. They're really quick & fun to make, I actually made a cot coverlet out of them for my DD when she was a baby.
I've zigzag machine stitched the stems & the papers are from Wild Asparagus.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Quick Update

Here's a few more cards I made from this month's DT kit.
These both use K & Co "Hopscotch" papers & matching tags.
They are great for little boy cards.

Our cyber crop is a little early this month. We are having a "Spring Fling" theme this month so if you'd like to stop by for some fun & challenges, it's all happening this Friday night at 7.30pm (AEST)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Good Luck Chloe

My very talented daughter, Chloe, has entered the "So You Think You Can Scrap" challenge which is being held on Scraptacular.
She has made it through Heat #1 & so has progressed onto Heat #2. Congratulations !!!!!!
If you would like to vote for Chloe, you need to register at Scraptacular & make a minimum of 30 posts in the forum to be eligible.
I know she would really appreciate any votes you are willing to give, & I know I'm possibly a little biased, LOL, but I think her LO for this heat is just so incredible.

Here is her layout....don't you agree??

Wishing you the best of luck Chloe :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm Not Forgetful !!!!

Well not all the time anyway, LOL.

My dearest daughter, Chloe, reminded me yesterday that I haven't posted my Father's Day project yet, so thanks to her, here it is.
This was my challenge for the August cyber crop at Scrap Pile.
The idea was to make a special keepsake type card for Dads. It's a great project to include your children with. Each child has their own 2 page spread. On one side you can place a photo of them with their Dad & on the other side they can write their personal message to Dad for his special day.
I've used some fantastic double sided paper by Dream Street that is actually already diecut into 4, approx 6" x 6" squares.

Thanks for reminding me Clo :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Wow it's been busy in my little part of the world lately. There always seems to be so much to do & I've neglected my poor little blog I'm afraid.
I have a few things to share that I've been working on.
These are the first of my cards for the September DT kit from Scrap Pile.
I chose some papers from the "True" range by Fancy Pants. They are double sided so they give you lots more options which I love.
With this one I've paper pieced the tree from a pattern on Scrapbooks Etc & added a cute little Collections chipboard owl.

Here's another one using the same paper range. Thanks for the loan of your huge scallop circle punch Chloe :) The scalloped frame is from My Minds Eye.

This one I've used a gorgeous paper by Prima called "Chintzy". I love the pretty colours in this.
I've cut an oval out of the front & backed it with the reverse side of the paper, then added a rub on, Maya Road ribbon flower & beautiful Heidi Swapp bling frame.

This card is my example for the September Card Challenge.
The challenge is to make a card using 2 chipboard embellishments.
My card uses Cosmo Cricket "Hey Sugar" papers & the chipboard heart, covered in paper, is also Cosmo. I've also used a chipboard scalloped strip.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week :)