Sunday, September 30, 2012

Koktil - for the Amazing Race

Here is the post where I have added my layout to Detour 2 for the Amazing Race at Scrapbooking Top 50. Mine is the first entry. I got started straight after the challenge went up. The criteria was to use a foreign word in your title or sub-title. Kocktil is the Indo word for cocktail.

This is a pic of a strawberry daiquiri I had in Seminyak this year whilst on holiday with my Aunty Lindy. We both had one in a bar, where we were the only patrons. It was late afternoon but we were both parched from the heat. Such a lovely, fruity drink.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stop 3 of The Amazing Race

Stop 3 of the Amazing Race at Scrapbooking Top 50 was Antarctica.  Criteria was:
The criteria to be include on your layout for the ANTARCTICA stop are:
1. white space
2. cool colour scheme

3. texture - be it texture paste, crackle medium, scrunched pp etc

I chose to use this photo of a duck having a glide around in our pool. Our pool is concrete and painted green so I went with a blue green/green colour scheme and added elements in those colours. I've used the gesso and bandage for texture as well as the cobweb ribbon. The Pink Paislee patterned paper I've used for the background created a lot of water movement and was perfect for this. It was fun to create this page.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Footy layout for Scrap the Girls

I have created this layout for Scrap The Girl's September challenge, which is a sports/action page.

These photos are of me goal umpiring a football game. I have had many occasions on which to do this over the years. This year alone I must have umpired about 14 games. Booragoon Primary didn't seem to have their own flags so I went and bought myself some and put them to good use. I'm thinking of donating them to the School at the end of the year. Not sure I want to part with them though.

Thanks to Teresa Forbes from TJM Photographics for these great photos.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tutorial on Getting Organised - Scrapbooking

Having your photos sorted and organised is the best place to start.  Helen Kinsela from Red Earth Scrapping has asked me to write a series of articles on the subject of getting organised to scrapbook. I have uploaded my first article today and a set of 3 photographs of one of my Creative Memories power sort boxes to show an example of what I use.  Take a look.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Double layout for The Amazing Race - India

I chose India for stop 2 on The Amazing Race at Scrapbooking Top 50. It mentioned gold and I knew I'd been wanting to scrap these photos I had taken at The British Museum. I spent a lot of time looking at all the stunning jewellery there. So much so that my hubby and boys went and wandered around looking at other rooms whilst I did so. They weren't so interested for some reason!

The criteria was to make a busy layout, with at least 2 bright colours and gold. I've  used lots of photos, journalling, jewelled brads and various gold embellishments. Pretty sure I overachieved on the gold. I've even got a big circle that covers both pages that is a greeny gold special paper. Then of course there is that incredible jewellery.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Double page layout

Something a bit different today. I found a challenge on which entailed creating a double page layout from a sketch with the possibility of it being published in a sketch book.

This is the link

This is the sketch.

Here is my layout.

Fremantle is a port city, usually represented by an anchor. I have used a Handmade Halo metal charm. I also have a metal gear, some chipboard buttons and a key sticker as my embellishments.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Double layout

making a gif

I have decided to enter The Amazing Race. I do enjoy watching the show and I love a good long challenge. I've done a double for the first stop.

The criteria is to use Aussie slang, an Aussie image and scallops.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Father's Day layout for GDT spot and a giveaway

I can recommend checking out the Deer and Fawn Designs blog today. I have created a special layout about my Dad and myself for my spot as Guest Designer there this month.

Also, Debbie is running a WASHI TAPE giveaway in the very next post.

Deer & Fawn Designs

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Nadia Cannizzo is at it again, giving away loads of product I mean. Click here to be in the running to win.  Good luck.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Linda is having a giveaway (or 2) to celebrate reaching 150 have the chance of winning either of these gorgeous packs she has put together......head over and find out how you can win

You've got to be in it to win it.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thank Teacher card

Day 187 at 365 Cards is smart. I've made a card for my son's Teacher to give him at the end of the year using Nikki Sivils paper.

Sport card

The challenge at 365 Cards for Day 189 is Sporty. Yay, I think. I've made this card for my son Mark to give to him on his Football trophy day. He's had another great year, trying his best and succeeding. His team colours are red, white and blue.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spring colours layout for BW2

Spring may be upon us now that it's September, but it feels just like winter with the stormy, rainy weather. I have the heater on! I've ducked out to take a shot in between showers.

I've added some misted paper and some hand made elements. Do you like my little trees? They are punched hearts that have been misted and layered.

I've scrapped lots of pics from this day as there were lots of cute ones. Mark was getting quite cranky that no birds would "land" on him and when one finally did he was very pleased.

I love green and purple as a colour combo so I chose to do the challenge at Black with 2 this month.  Here's the criteria and picture inspiration.

Dominant black background with 
Mint green 5% white if desired 
Here is your inspiration pic for the colour guide 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Published at

Here is an article I am part of at online zine It is all about Grandparents. I have scrapped a layout featuring my boys and their Grandpa, Noel Tiernan, who is my husband's Father. Wishing Noel all the best, especially for yesterday which was Father's Day here in Australia.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Halloween layout - updated

This is my layout for From Screen 2 Scrap this month. These are some of the (almost) finished decorating I did of my front lobby for Halloween. Coming back from the US just before Halloween made me very enthusiastic to organise something for Halloween. I invited lots of Mark's year 7 class to come over and then escorted them trick or treating, then ended up back at our house. I left my 15 year old son at home to cater to the trick or treaters coming over to us. There weren't many lollies left in the basket when we all returned. It was great fun.

Here is the movie poster for this month:

Shazza picked it. She loves a good horror flick. The criteria is:

1pt = Black Base c/s
2pts = A house somewhere on your page

3pts = Title must have one word in RED letters

I hope you choose to have a go at this. It doesn't have to be about Halloween. You can spin it how you like. I'm sure the DT layouts will be up shortly. If you do choose to have a go and are new to the blog challenge, please tell Shazza I sent you. Thanks.

UPDATE:  There are 7 prizes to be won this month. 3 of them are to go to newbies, people that have not joined in before. It's easy to win, the first newbie to uplink their layout gets the first prize, and so on. What are you waiting for?

Here's a pic of my RAK for this month. I've put together a girly kit.

Some exciting news

This month I am Guest Designing for Deer and Fawn Designs. Please come over during the month and check out my creations. There is already a post there today with two cards I have created, male ones. Hope you
go and take a look.

They have some really interesting scrappy items but also some jewellery.

Deer & Fawn Designs

This is the link to like them on Facebook.