Monday, November 26, 2007

Want a challenge?

Bon's Scraps cybercrop is on at the moment - you have til Sun 2nd Dec (midnight) to get your entries in ................and this is mine. You have to use this sketch to do a LO AND A CARD!! I'm really doing you a favour by giving you a kick start on your chrissy cards if you haven't already done so!! Here's my example - of my brother's family - aren't they cute?? I'm loving those Buzz & Bloom stamps from Bon's!! I've used them so much in the past few days. (you can check them out here)
And I've had this Hambly transparency for a couple of months but was stumped as to what I was going to use it for - so I thought I'd try a card - and I love it so much I made another one!!
All these cards are made using the sketch.

A $20 voucher is up for grabs - just think - you could get put it towards your own Buzz & Bloom stamps!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

So far, so good.....

Blogger is letting me post both text AND pictures!! Will wonders never cease?? Now to be brief before it figures out I'm mocking it and to just get on with posting my stuff........
Now this one was done for a challenge set by "my colleague" - Charm Koch - the star she is!!
To use some kind of fabric (mine is lace), to use pattererned paper from at least 2 diff manufacturers and to put the date on. This is old one of Madison on christmas day 2005. And this is my mini-album in this months SM (or by now - it might even be last months!!LOL) I have 2 things in that mag but I just really liked the way they photographed this one - so thought I'd show it.
And this one was done using a sketch by the highly talented Louise Nelson
And this is my 1,2,3 chall for this month - to use no cardstock, make your own embellishment (the chipboard frame) and to journal on the photo.
And some fun news yesterday - I got an email from Krys at Scrapbooking Memories asking if I'd like to do a product challenge for them. Very cool - they send you the stuff to use AND pay you as well!!
As to the home front - Madison has had such bad conjunctivitis - she's been home from kindy for a week now and her eyes are still so red and sensitive to light. The poor little thing has been really brave though - she spent 2 whole days without opening her eyes - she must've been so bored!! She kept falling asleep - but I think that was more to do with having to have her eyes shut all the time rather than 'real' tiredness.
It's going around like wildfire at the moment and I'm surprised Claire and Darcy haven't got it yet - but I'm sooooooo hoping they don't.
Bradley is harvesting for another farmer at the moment andthe crops are really crappy - don't know how he can concentrate for so long when he's harvesting so close to the ground. And here's my brother down south harvesting 19 bags crops which is so fantastic it's unbelievable!
Anyway - should really get off this thing and do something - oh, but hope to see you at Bons' Scraps cybercrop on the weekend. There's bound to be some fab challenges - and excellent prizes. Remember for the challenges it's a $20 voucher!!
And we've been putting next months kits together too - which are looking sooo fantastic I think I'm going to have to buy all of them.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Just deleting......

this post because the pics didn't work!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NEW Buzz & Bloom Stamps

Look at these fabulous new stamps that I'm getting from Bons' - brand new stock and only Bons has gone them in at the moment, so if you want some you'll have to get on over there - before they sell out - in fact I think there's only one left of these date ones - already - and they only went up on site this morning!!
I sooo can;t wait to get them!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I was going to upload some stuff today - a couple of LO's I really love, but they were accepted by SC today so I won't put them up here.
This is just a quick post - as you will soon find out when you very quickly get to the end of it - to say if you have done a LO lately that you'd like to share - get on over to Bon's and upload it before midnight tonight and I will send you a RAK in the mail. Yep, I will send a RAK to EVERYONE that uploads to Bon's by midnight tonight. So get cracking!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Bon's Kits!!

Do yourself a favour and get over to Bon's and grab one - or ALL - of these kits. They are brilliant value at only $31.95 with nearly $40 worth of stuff in them. There's a BOY kit, a GIRL kit and a BRIGHT kit.
Here's what I did with the girl kit........ Now the kit doesn't include kraft cardstock but I'm just showing here how verstile it is - as everything but the kraft, is from the kit
And anothery......
And a card or 2 for good measure!!

Will be more talkative later.............

Monday, November 5, 2007

But wait, there's more..........

Bit of an overload but I just wanted to share - and it's nice to share!!LOL
Ok - the theme for this month over at Bon's is "remember this" in honour or remembrance day. Now it's doesn't have to be anything about war, but just remembering times past.
That theme, and the fact my printer still hadn't arrived gave me the perfect excuse to scrap this photo of Bradley as a baby. What a cutie *cough* boofhead* he was!! And the paper of the month at Bons this month is another one which was good for me as it's Fancy Pants Sweet Pea "Claire" - for my little sweet pea, Claire bear. Again, using older photos due to $%#&^#* printer.
This is a LO about the drought affecting everyone in this area - this one is called "Too little, too late" (just telling you that because the title is really small), because of the rain coming over an already dead crop. The journalling is just about how crippling the drought is, year after year, and how there are so many farmers that are (in the words of Missy Higgins) at the end of the fight.
And anothery - old one again (photo that is) and VERY dodgy night time shot as I just wanted to get the photo. Was for a monchromatic challenge - in case you were wondering why so pink??
And yet another older photo - for a black and white challenge - so tempted to chuck a dash of colour on there somewhere!! But I like it.
Thanks for reading this far - or more to the point, looking.
Had some eventful things happen - the power has been off for a bit but is back on now. Have had a few more mag acceptances - 2 for SC and one for FK which is cool. And my "Middle Child Syndrome" LO should be in the current FK - the LO they left out before!! So hope I get my contributors copy as I didn't buy it the other day that I went into the newsagent. That reminds me - better tell Mum I'm in there.
Ni-night people xx


Ok - got lots of LO's to share seeing as I haven't been much into sharing lately!!LOL (blame blogger!!)
Anyway - got a nice little pizza box today with my 'thanks but no thanks' LO's from my For Keeps Awards for Excellence entry!! But it was minus 2 LO's which is a good thing - one is being published in issue number 'I'd remember if I had any sort of memory' but I know it's in the 'Holidays' gallery as I'm going to have 2 Lo's in the same gallery (same holiday too!!LOL Seeing as we've only had one proper family holiday). This one I really like - simple, like me!!
Oh and on the simple note, it's confirmed that I am - as I had a another LO accepted for the "simple" gallery in a mag (SC I think - see told you my memory was shot!! Or else I'm just a bit simple) And this one was for the FK entry too - of my coot little Darcy butt.
And this one - this was to show multiple photos - but didnt help!!LOL. Still I like them.
And this one was for a challenge using opposite sided colours on a colour wheel - so I thought what better to do than red and green?? Just to get in the mood of the season............I love christmas - bring it on, I say!!
Oh and this one was my last entry into a photo challenge - this months one was sunsets and there was NOT ONE good sunset all Oct plus I didn't want to scrap a mediocre sunset seeing as we get such good ones out here so I kind of just went with the 'stationy' look - more about the mood rather than the sunset.

Anyway, i've got more Lo's to share and I dont know how to fit more photos in one post so I'm off to make another post....................wait right there...................

Friday, November 2, 2007

OMG - it worked!!

This blog hadn't let me on it for nearly a week now - and then when it did for a bit it wouldn't let me do pics - but so far so good.........
Ok - Bon's cc started last weekend and this is my challenge- all you have to do is USE THIS SKETCH and you could win a $20 voucher at Bons' - how cool is that? That's a fair bit, you know - or you could put it towards one of the funky new kits over there that were launched yesterday - I love them and they are fantastic value - only $31.95 for nearly $40 worth of stuff. Oh - and here's my example of the sketch - it's a funky little one thats' really fun to do
and this is just showing you how it's seethrough where the Hambly overlay is
and another close up just cos I like the swirl!!LOL
Ok - will post again soon with other LO's I've been doing too.........

Having blogger issues........

so this is just a trial to see if this will post........