Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cybercrop tonight!!!

Plus it's the last day of the month so you still have a wee bit of time to enter my sketch comp over at Bons ' - and remember I'm offering a chance to get RAKed from me - just for entering!! (a non-winner drawn at random)

And in just one hour I'll be putting my challenge up over at Bons - so BE THERE!!

I'm in a wee bit of a quandary at the moment - Bradley took the kids into the Speedway (not my thing!!) at about 12.30pm - and still isn;t home - now I'm not worried. It's just all these free time is kind of freaking me out. And I'm actually getting bit stressed at how to maximise my use of this free time. Updating my blog..........possibly NOT the best use of my time.......... But what do I do - relax and wait? Scrap and then try to finish it before they get home which doesn't sound relaxing?? Not really sure - oh, but I did finish watching Blood Diamond which was kind of nice to sit down without interupptions but I got a bit fidgetty I think with NOT being interuppted. Not that I often do, but I really don't want to buy another diamond in my life!! Sad sad movie - maybe i should watch Wild Hogs to cheer myself up as that is just sitting there.
Oh, and you'd be so proud - Darcy said "Happy Feet" today - he was standing on the cover of the DVD (which he has never watched so I have no idea how he knew the name) - and yes - he was standing ON it and I was telling him to get off - and he just says "Happy Feet" - how weird is that?? So then I stopped telling him off - so I actually think it was all a ploy - and he CAN talk really well underneath it all.
He can list the entire cast of Bob the Builder but won't say Dad on command - he always says "mum" - but again, I think he just looovvees pissing Dad off!!LOL

Anyway - seeya at Bons

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ok - really quick post cos I'm so slack here's some LO's I've just done. This one is for the Everyday Garbage blog challenge - to use something from your kitchen - hence the patty pans..............
And here's anothery..................

Told you it was quick - bye...............

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Just another few LO's

for some cybercrops occurring this weekend. This one had to use bright colours, the word 'happy' in the title and something else that escapes me at the moment....LOL.....hang on, I'll think of it......oh, doodling - that was it!! This one is for the 1,2,3 cc challenge no?? - I tell you, I have the memory of whatever the opposite of an elephants memory is - memory of a fish maybe?? Aren't they supposed to have short memories?? Anyway, criteria being that you have to alter the photo, use rub-ons and use paint (which I did for my journalling box - in case you can't tell)
And this one was for yet another cc (all for different sites) - the challenge was to mainly use yellow - ewwww - not my cup of tea, but it was good because it made me scrap this school photo of Madison that I'd been putting off simply because I didn't like doing the black/yellow combo.

Anyway, had more chance to scrap than I thought this weekend, as we had our winter sports wind-up last night and we even got my SIL over to babysit from Geraldton, but Darcy has been sick and clingy, so I ended up pulling out at the last minute - and was glad I did as he didn't have very good night - and would've hated having to deal with that after a few drinks!!
We've got Madison's birthday this weekend, so I'm not going to scrap all week - from now on - tadah!! Not that the house is that beyond control - but I thought it would be a good excuse to really spring clean each room and do some stuff outside that needs doing like our shadecloth cover over the play area which is hanging down that far it just looks like rows of hammocks now!!LOL - if you've ever been to my house you'll know what I mean!!
Well, it is a slight exaggeration - there's only 2 bits hanging down - but still - it NEEDS doing.
Anyway - off to start my chores.
Hope you had a better day than Bradley, who is laying dying on the couch after his night out - and who, I forgot to mention (BIG WHOOPS) won Fairest and Best for the 3rd year in a row. And now for some reason, he's sick?? Funny that - must've eaten something funny?? I think not.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Scrapjack and 1,2,3

Ok - here's my scrapjack of Ngaire Bartlam's LO on the site. It's Claire looking like a dag, or should I say, Claire just looking like Claire as I don't often get a photo where she looks like a normal child!! but I love her for it. And this is my 1,2,3 monthly challenge - the criteria this month was to use a transparency, no flowers (quite a feat on this girly page) and ripped paper. Quite like how this one turned out - more "me" than the scrapjack one.
Anyway - thanks for looking - not very exciting post was it??LOL
Oh and btw - so far in the scrapjack gallery I've got my bet on Leann Pearce - love your work babe and that LO rocks!! Love it!!

OK - I saw this first on Janelle's blog, then on Roz's and thought I'd try it as it sounded funny.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Scuff Bravo (had to use the ute name cos the car name wasn't cool enough!!)
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favourite icecream flavour and fave biscuit)
Vanilla Venetian (LOL - what the???)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first letter of first name and first 2 letters of last name)
F. Ty
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fave colour and fave animal)
White Shark
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name and city you were born)
Selina Gnowangerup (made up by city ppl this quiz - not EVERYONE was born in a city!!)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of last name and first 2 letters of first name)
Tyn Fr (again, very weird!!)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2ns fave colour and fave drink)
Blue Water
8. NASCAR NAME: (the last names of your grandfathers)Moir O'Neill
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favourite perfume/cologne, favourite candy)Oscar Caramello
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names) John Frances

Give it a go!!
Maybe your answers won't be as weird as mine!!LOL
Off to do my Chinese Whispers LO over at Bons' - which I'm doing this time as a pyramid thingo, but if you want to join in, don't worry - it's not confusing, I'll let you know what you have to do when - it's a no pressure thing, just for fun. Easy - you only have to scraplift the LO emailed to you.
Can't really share it when I've done it - I'll have to find something I can share - oh, I made Madison's birthday party invitations yesterday using Daisy D's gift boxes cos they are old stock and lots of places had them out really cheap. Here's what they look like - aren't they cute??
................Ok - they are up the top, becuase I can't be bothered re-typing my post so that they are underneath.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

It's a girl!!

Congratulations to my brother and his wife who had a baby girl, Clancy, today!!! Woohoo!!

Feeling like a challenge?? It's really easy - do a LO based on this sketch and head on over to Bon's to upload into the gallery to be in the running for a $10 voucher
Here's mine - very simple, but that's me - a bit simple!!LOL
And for another challenge - Bon's Scraps theme for the month is "New Dads" - I used these photos of Sam and Rodneys (for the twins albums). Another $10 voucher up for grabs.
And yet another challenge over at Bon's (well, it is the start of the month - with all these new challenges) This one is for the "Paper of the Month" - using the Kaisercraft Paper on the LH page.
And this is another LO I did - of our travels on Fathers Day - we were heading down to Tin Hut on the station but go a bit side-tracked looking at caves. This is Claire bear doing a pose.

Anyway - not much else exciting to report - nothing can top baby news!!!
Oh, but Madison had her first sports carnival today and came home with heaps of ribbons (lots of "I participated" ones) but it's the NUMBER that count, not what they say!!LOL. She had a ball and thats the main thing.
Bye for now

Monday, September 3, 2007


That boy, who I definitely recall being 10 about 2 years ago - has all of a sudden turned 18. And it had me realising just how old some of my kids clothes are as Darcy is wearing Matt's clothes he wore at the same age - which I still think of not that old as I remember dressing Matt in them!! Anyway - he would not know I have a blog, so he will not read this message - he would think I struggle to turn on the computer seeing as I'm not completely up to date with Runescape or whatever you call that thing he likes to use said computer for. Anyway - happy birthday Matty - love ya!!
Here's a bit of stuff I did. (Loving my new Cats Life Press stamp that says "This is not art, I just like to make stuff") Hence the 'stuff'.............
This was done for one of the 1,2,3 cybercrop challenges to use stars, arrows and ink for some other purpose other than inking edges or stamping - so I used mine for masking.
And here's what a made for Father's Day for Bradley - he said he wanted an updated photo for his keyring - so now he's got his own mini-album - LOL!!!

Small child needing sleep.........better go deal with it!!