Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Beautiful Surprise

This Saturday, Cameron and I will be celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary! We are renewing our vows to each other tomorrow and then we'll have a beautiful lunch at a local restaurant. We are really looking forward to spending time with each other and celebrating our family. When we came home from the shops this afternoon, we were surprised by this waiting for us at the front door. These gorgeous flowers are from Michelle and Peter! We cannot thank you enough for your love and thoughtfulness.
This has truly made our day! xxx

Starry Night

Here is my DT layout for ARTastic for October. The artist for the month is Vincent Van Gogh and the artwork is "Starry Night". This is my second layout... the first attempt included lots of swirly paint and it didn't turn out the way I had hoped. I am so happy that I had another go... it looks much better and is more my style. You can find out more about ARTastic's challenge here!

I was inspired by Van Gogh's use of bold bright colours and tried to reflect this by using yellow and different shades of blue. I used white bazzill as a base to act as a canvas and I used flourishes to reflect the swirls and movement in the night sky. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Taking A Nap

We began the day down at the bay watching Caitlyn on her bike and then taking a long walk along the water. We explored rock pools, watched crabs and just generally enjoyed being near the water. I've had a little time this arvo to finish this layout too... We are making the most of the school holidays and the beautiful weather...
Hope you are having a nice day too! xxx

Monday, September 28, 2009

From Screen To Scrap October Challenge

Wow... almost a new month already! From Screen To Scrap has a new challenge for the month of October. The challenge is to use this movie poster to create a layout! There are also added criteria;

* Use a group photo
* Yellow or gold title
* Use one element from the poster - a dinosaur, monkey, plane, rocket, squid etc... or something inspired by one of the figures in the poster... eg. The Pharaoh = a Pyramid or Egyptian, Napoleon Bonaparte = the Eiffel Tower...

Hope you can stop by and have a look at From Screen To Scrap! There will be DT inspiration up soon too! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

ARTastic October Challenge

Check out this month's ARTastic October Challenge... Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night." It is such a beautiful painting and he is one of my favourite artists too! The challenge is to create a layout using this painting as your inspiration. I am really looking forward to this month... I think the entries will be fantastic! xxx

Enchanted's Cybercrop Weekend

Here are the layouts I completed over the weekend for Enchanted's cybercrop... it was a huge weekend as they were celebrating their 6 month birthday! I have also added a little banner and link on the left hand side of my blog. There is still time to pop in and have a look... You have until tomorrow night (Tuesday) to upload into the gallery. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A2Z Scraplets Layout

My A2Z Scraplets entry "Polka Dots" is up on their blog!
Check it out here! This layout is for their September sketch challenge.
I really love that BG paper! Thanks for stopping by. xxx

Home Alone

You still have time to get your entry in based on this great poster from the movie "Home Alone." Use the poster as inspiration plus the following criteria;
* Use either red or blue cardstock
* One piece of patterned paper
* Two word title
Layouts are due Sunday the 27th of September at midnight.
Pop over to From Screen To Scrap for some inspiration! xxx

Do You Need To Phone A Friend?

ARTastic and From Screen To Scrap are both running quizes over the next few days. What a great way to round off the month! I have already googled my "Home Alone" answers as I don't think I have seen the movie from beginning to end... gasp! LOL...

ARTastic Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about famous artists, painting techniques and art in general. The quiz closes on Wednesday the 30th of September at midnight, the winner is drawn at random and the prize is a RAK of goodies!

From Screen To Scrap "Home Alone" Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about the movie "Home Alone".
The quiz closes on Wednesday the 30th of September at midnight, the winner is drawn at random and the prize is a RAK of goodies!

While you are visiting... check out some of the wonderful layouts that have been submitted this month! The blogs look amazing...
Thank you for your support! xxx

Another Birthday Card

Here is a card I made a few weeks ago for my Dad's birthday... I love the combination of blue, black and polka dots teamed with some yummy BG Marrakech brads! I was inspired by Sandie and this post to make the card. Thanks for looking! xxx

A Birthday Card

Today I ripped through the housework and found myself with time to scrap! I created this birthday card for a cybercrop challenge over at Enchanted. We needed to use Enchanted's banner as inspiration. I loved the way it turned out... may end up making another one! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Here is a layout I completed last night. When I got up this morning I resisted the urge to add more embellishments to the layout and walk away from the table! LOL... I cannot believe these photos of my princess were taken two years ago! I used a fairy fun pack from Enchanted for this layout. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Monday, September 21, 2009

Polka Dots

I was in the mood for a sketch and came across A2Z Scraplets September Sketch Challenge. I used a heap of BG June Bug paper I picked up at LSBS. I love these papers so, so much! I took this photo of Mickey Moo at my Dad's place when we went to Sydney in July. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Here is a layout I created this afternoon for the last Indulgence challenge at Enchanted. We were asked to scrap our scrap space or photos of us scrapping. Here is what my scrap space looked like this morning... Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Saturday, September 19, 2009

All Girl

I wanted to pop in and add another layout I finished this morning. For some reason I scrap early on Saturday mornings when I should be doing housework! This layout is for Enchanted's Chocolate Sunday challenge. I think this photo of Caitlyn is gorgeous... just look at those eyes! I got to use some new bling too. Thanks for stopping by!


Here is a layout I created last weekend and it turned out rather nicely! It was for Enchanted's Indulgence Competition and we were asked to create a layout about how you enjoy your time out and relax. We were asked to use cream with one other colour on the layout. The photo shows DH and our little one having some fun on the beach. I love to relax on the beach and take photos of our family. The photo is beautiful and I am really happy with the result!
Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

From Screen To Scrap Update...

With a new month brings a new movie poster from "Screen To Scrap" to inspire! This month's poster is "Home Alone" with the added criteria of red or blue cardstock, one piece of patterned paper and a two word title. Below is the poster and my take on the challenge! When I saw the movie poster, I knew I had a photo somewhere of Mickey Moo with here face in her hands and I thought that it matched the movie poster perfectly! I added some MME cardstock, a piece of pp and away I went! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A New Month

I love the beginning of a new month and a new season... so many plans to make! I also love a fresh month because of the new scrapping kits and challenges to be found on the net. I love cyberspace! LOL :)

The new September challenge for ARTastic is up... This month the spotlight is on the artist Wassily Kandinsky and below is the image for our scrappy inspiration...

I have always loved Kandinsky's work and studied his art in High School. I love the clean lines, bright colours and use of white space which I have tried to reflect in my layout. I also included geometric patterned paper, black scallops and a circle embellishment which also came through in this artwork.