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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mojo is back!

I have scrapped again!  Amazing what having a few days off does!  Here I was thinking I had to go back to work today after having 2 days off, but I still have 2 more to go!  Bliss - I really needed these days off.  But so saying, I am  taking Friday next week off, and then 3 days off the following week.  Going up to Brisbane to see Mum and also to go to a cousin's wedding.

And THEN, I am taking 26th April off as well, so another 4 day weekend.  I could get used to that, you know.

Anyway, my latest page.  It is of my grandson and his future step brother.  They were all out together and were told to watch out for each other and Thomas put his arm around Harley and said "I'll look after you brother!"  Sarah just happened to take a photo and it really spoke to me!  Thomas says Harley "is a pest", but from what I have seen, he is not always a pest!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Scraptherapy Sessions: March Sketch Challenge

Scraptherapy Sessions: March Sketch Challenge

Long time no blog!

I have been meaning to do the Scrap Therapy March sketch challenge for a while now - I took the sketch to Scrappy Camp but it didn't get done. It has been in the back of my mind since then.... would you believe we were at the markets and I saw an antique telephone, which reminded me of a photo of our youngest daughter holding a similar telephone, which then reminded me we had a photo of our grand daughter with a toy telephone and I thought "Like Mother, Like Daughter - March sketch challenge" and here we are!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

CSI Case File # 49

Well,  I've been at it again.  I have completed CSI Case File # 49  - just in time!  I don't usually scrap this much, but I have been enjoying it.

This is the Case File, found  at

and here is the layout I completed:

I am really digging into the old photos for these challenges!  This is Alyssa's first Santa photo and she is 13 now!  Once again I have used bits and pieces from my scraps, the CSI coordinates and a few other bits and pieces.  I really love how CSI give you co-ordinates that you can print out and use for your layouts.
Now on to Case File # 50.  Hope I get time to finish this one this week, but  we do finish up work on Friday for 3 weeks, I should be able to.  But the trouble is then there will be Case # 51 and then # 52.  Think I might have to have a break, especially as I am going away for 2 weeks.
Looking forward to visiting my daughter and her 2 children and also my son and his lovely wife.
Poor DH has to stay home and look after the animals!  He will go away and visit our son and his family once I come home and am back at work.  One day we will be able to take a holiday together.  The cost of having the animals boarded is so prohibitive.  Just one more reason why I didn't want another dog!  We wouldn't be without him now, but still...


Sunday, December 2, 2012

CSI Case File # 48

Third time lucky?

I have tried to post this twice already and it just disappears on me!

So - I have just completed my first LO with one of the CSI case files!  I am thrilled.

I was bemoaning that my mojo had disappeared and along came the new CSI case file.  I looked at it, looked through my photos, looked through my stash to match up the colours as best as I could, found a sketch, printed out some of the coordinates and before you know it, I had a LO!

The photos are quite old - my grandson, who is the star of the show, is 10 this week!

This is the Case File:

I took poetic licence with the sketch:

And here is my layout:

The evidence:  Clock, transparent element (which is also the clock - two for the price of one!) and also silver metallic element, which is the tag.  The tag says Sunshine and has been in my stash for a long time!  :-)  Some of the papers have been in my stash for a long time too.  The background paper is showing up as blue, but it really is more of a grey, which is one of the colour elements.

The testimony:  Glossy brad bullets - I cheated here a bit - I dimensional magiced the dot points on the tag.  Not sure if the brads count here.
Also recipe journalling - I listed what was on top of Thomas' icecream.

So there we have it.  I can't say I am in love with the LO, but hey, I scrapped!

Thanks for looking. xx

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Scraptherapy's November Sketch

For what it is worth, this is my interpretation of the sketch.  It has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now, and I have pulled it to pieces and done it again, so this is IT! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A little bit of craftiness

Over on Scrap Therapy, Karen did a post of making an advent calender with match boxes.  Well, I don't do advent calendars, but Lee-Anne said how they would make a lovely little jewellry box for a little girl.

Well, that put the sparkle in my eyes!

Off to the supermarket to buy matches - lots of boxes of them!  Hope Woolworths didn't think I was a pyromaniac or something!  I bought what they had, but will have to buy more, as I want to make 3 of them.

Here is the first one, almost finished.  I still want to mod podge it and then when I have them all finished I will decide who gets which and put their names on it.

I am certainly thrilled with my first attempt.

This is the top.

And this is one of the sides.

Cute, or what?

Thanks Karen!

Here is the link to Karen's post.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scraptherapy's October Sketch Challenge

As usual, I loved Mandy's sketch and here is in interpretation.  I started the layout at mini retreat in Babind and then finished it off at hom.  I didn't really do much more to it.  One of my "experiments" went wrong so I had to fix that, and then I decided to leave well enough alone!

The photo is of Nim as a puppy - he looked so cute with his toys - and he was about the same size!