Monday, September 20, 2010

See you soon....

Just blogging to say this will be my last post.... for a while - lots has been happening and well my scrapping time has dwindled and although I have not given up scrapping I have decided right now I need to concentrate on other things for a while....

I will be back when life gets a little less hectic personally :)

I also want to say a big thanks to Bree from Who's that Girl for giving me a shot on her design team and that I am sorry I can't continue on the team for now - I have really enjoyed doing all the challenges and seeing what the team comes up with - so thanks heaps Bree :)

I will pop by other blogs and keep in touch but for now - it's see you soon(ish) from me


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Giveaway from WTG

Still not much mojo :( but something exciting all the same - if you head on over to the Who's that Girl blog Bree is having a giveaway - scroll down under the top post and you will find it and maybe in the chance for a great prize:)

Good luck everyone - hopefully will be back shortly with some scrappy pics :)
Mel xxx

Thursday, August 26, 2010

been a while

I made both these sets of cards from one piece of Cardstock for each set - the ones above I used some Sass Journal stickers for the set and the Xmas ones below were made using some October Afternoon journal die cuts - quick and easy and only took a few minutes to add bits and pieces:)
I know it's been a while since my last post - my mojo has taken back seat - a few personal things have meant my mojo has decided to leave the building also.... I have made the boys invites for their birthday party - morning tea at a local park which also has a bike track :D but as usual I have sent all the invites and forgot to keep one for me lol
thanks for popping by

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Double Dates...

Who's that girls current challenge is to scrap something neurotic/quirky about you...I have done something a little quirky about my family - I called it double dates several family members are either born on or share the same dates in the year for some reason or other and all by coincidence....
So what is something quirky/neurotic about you that you could scrap about?
thanks for popping by,Melxxx

Sunday, August 15, 2010

When I was a young girl...

My hair was white blonde - how people pay for that lol This pic although has a shadow is one of a few I have of me when i was little as our pics where taken on slides and when converting the quality was not the best :( but I remember days like this running around on the farm footloose and fancy free...ah those where the days....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jaydens time to shine :)

I can't believe Jayden will be 4 next month - the time has just flown by and he is turning into a little boy right before my eyes which makes me happy and sad all at the same time - he loves riding his bike at the moment and I can't wait til the weather warms up a little to have more days outside for him and Corey to have fun on their bikes:)
The one below is from his birthday last year and boy has he changed - has lost his baby squishy cheeks but definitely not the cheeky grin lol

I went away with the girls in feb and when I got home the boys had done some scrapping of their own - very sweet and definitely cute as:) who wouldn't want to scrap this.

Have had a lovely weekend we went to Sydney yesterday and I did a bit of retail therapy :D and today we went to the light rail at Albion Park which the boys loved and got a few happy snaps:)
Hope you have had a great weekend,thanks for popping by

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cherished memories

I was asked by Bree to complete a project for the August class at Scrapfreak( the prompt being items and the project being a pocket mini or LO, the focus was you had to tell the story (this was the most important part)....

So being given a prompt of items I went searching as a most things I hoard have
a lot of heartfelt meaning I didn't really know where to start but finally picked toys and cherished things from my childhood...

I used the Dear Lizzy fabric paper , old vintage book paper and BG Basics line for teh whole album adding some sweet vintage, Lil Red Rocket, Maya mist, October afternoon Thrift Shop stickers and a couple of otehr little touches to complete my mini...

I still have some toys and things from my childhood -some are at Mums and the boys place with them including my Cabbage Patch dolls and some are here and they play with them here I will be keeping them to hand onto my grandkids(hopefully)one day also - I think it's nice having things that connect you to your past

I made the tags using dotted swiss and misting them and repeated the tag and page design throught my mini so it all flows :)

I really loved doing this project and mini's are not usually my thing nor is sewing(although I would like to learn more) - I will show some more pages through the month :)

So what things do you remember from your childhood and have you scrapped them or do you still have them?


Sunday, August 1, 2010

What's your dream job?

This is the latest challenge over at Who's that girl - we had to scrap about our dream job and well mine would be to roam the world and soak up all it has too offer and let everyone else in on the secrets - I wouldn't just do the five star resorts although they would be nice I would like to get to know the locals, their culture and where they like to hang out :)

So whats your dream job and do you already have it????
Hope your weekend has been a good one :)
thanks for popping by and to all those who voted I really appreciate it :)
Thanks also to everyone that has popped by and left some love lately
you sure know how to make a gal smile :)
Mwah Melxx

Friday, July 30, 2010

scrap cards

I know this is a bit of a photo overload but I made all of these cards in 2 hours today totally from scraps :) I have been keeping scraps of all shapes and sizes and they have come in handy - I basically cut a piece of A4 card stock in three - doodled a plain boarder around the edge and started sticking things down ....These cute badges make these cards double as a gift/card and I got them from a cheapy costume jewellery shop - how cute are they?

For these ones above I used some Sass whimsie flowers and added a few finishing touches

These are so cute for little boys and in the next month or so I know about five that are turning four so they will come in handy :)

I really love these BG felties but I have had them for a while and they don't scream for me to use them on a LO so I popped them on these cards and am happy as...

I made these using a MME die cut sheet tool a few seconds to add some brads, buttons and bling and viola cards in minutes....
Now to send them out and use them - I have a habit of making cards and they sit there looking pretty...maybe I might even go and try and sell them to a florist or handmade shop somewhere....So all in all I was so happy to have done almost 20 cards in 2 hours, will be doing this more often....
Have a great weekend, Melxx

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Some Corey Layouts...

I have had these pics since easter and they are so funny as was corey playing with all these hats - he didn't like the duck one too much and well the quack was more of a yuck lol but the Cosmo Cricket Journal piece went so well with these pics not much more was needed... Corey has been traipsing my Bert and Ernie all around the house since discovering them in his toy box in the last few weeks but he affectionately refers to them as Bernie - whether he is holding Bert or Ernie they are just Bernie to him...
This is a pic I took when Corey was in the NICU -as I was taking the pic he opened his eyes for the very first time and I just melted - yes there were tears and for once in my life even though you don't really want to be behind the camera taking the pic I was so glad I was to be able to capture this also....

So over the next few days I will do a Jayden post ( better keep things even wink wink)....
If you have more than one child do scrap evenly or just whatever grabs you at the time????
Have a great day, Melxxx

Monday, July 26, 2010

Vote Mel....

I am in the top five at Sketchy Thursdays for the LO above :)

if you feel kind in your heart and have a spare mini second could you please go and vote here

thanks in advance - Mwah Melxxxx

Sunday, July 25, 2010

2 cards and a sketch

Hope everyone is having a great weekend :)

Going to Bella's birthday today and how cute is this card for her :) I got the inspiration for the candle from Kim Arnold(my lovely friend and scrapper extraordinaire) here's a link to her blog

I did this sketch for the 7.22 sketch challenge at sketchy thursdays :) stumped me for a while converting it to this size but happy with it in the end - Jayden comes out with the funniest things and I wanted to record them...

I did this sort of in a similar style to paper piecing -
turned out pretty cute - love the bright colours at the moment -
this isn't what my house looks like but it would be the talk of the street if it was ;)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,thanks for popping by

Friday, July 23, 2010

cute boys = cute LO's

One very biased Mummy also - lol....Here's a few LO's I have done of the boys :)
Face painting has always freaked my 2 out so imagine my surprise when I went to pick them up from kindy a couple of weeks back and found this - too cute:)
Jayden is always saying the cutest things and he is trying with hie tense and spelling lately but he still says "how sounds that Mum?" instead of How does that sound?....

This was done using glimmer mist on bubble wrap a technique I found on the OLW blog -the post is a little old but its got good tips:) here's the link...

This one was using a tip from Kristine Werner's blog (
she used ribbon scraps to make the sweetest card - I cut out an OA stencil of a little boy and backed it with PP :) Good reason to keep your die cut sheets once you have used the die cuts :)
thanks for popping by

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

super cute mini

Here is a super cute mini I found and have completed in less than 20 mins - and it only uses one sheet of PP or cardstock - how cool is that:)
Just follow the link below and you will find the instructions
which also happen to be very easy to follow
I added a flower and some finishing touches but you could do more or less -
whatever takes your fancy :)
Anyway hope your having a fab day

Sunday, July 18, 2010

For you Cass

This one is for my friend Cass - I felt like doing a girly LO and found this pic Cass had sent me of her daughter Annabelle - Janine Kaye took this pic and it's too darn cute.
I love this bright paper and I also know that as cute as Annie is she also has a super cute and bright personality and I hope Cass likes it - as she has been a little down with the flu lately hopefully it will brighten her day

Saturday, July 17, 2010

shhh...I have a secret...

The challenge for Whos' that girl this week was to let everyone in on a secret or to journal something only those super close (say family and limited friends) would know....well at first it was a toughy for me because I am one who guards my personal info (you know the little big things that really matter) pretty close to my heart...but then is came to me and here it is.....
I have no more excuses about my weight, I am taking control and making a mid year resolution to be happier and healthier - I am doing this for me and with a close friend and I am determined I am going to stick with and lose the weight I hate and look in the mirror and dread....

I hid the journaling not because I didn't want to have it out there but because it didn't "fit" anywhere else lol and it all keeps in with the secret theme of the page....

I created this cute little embie cluster by painting a fabric flower then pressing it onto the page like a stamp, popped a sweet vintage doily on it and a brad and a little touch of cute if I do say so myself :)

So there you have it and since I have started Weight watchers on the 1st of July I have lost 2.5kg and enjoying it a lot :D So in the coming months you might see some changes in my photos a healthier, lighter, happier me.

Head on over to the blog at who's that girl and check out the other gals secrets and if you chose to do a LO about your own secret link it up and at the end of the month I will send you a RAK -
go on be brave....

Friday, July 16, 2010


I have been a little crazy with cards lately :) all of these were used once again from getting ideas from scrapfreaks daily inspiration thread :) and all of the flowers were handmade - the daisy one at second from the bottom is an Original handmade daisy from Sandie but the others I did myself :) The one above was made from fringed vintage book paper - a little cute and funky and was originally showcased on the Elle's studio bog as a banner project :)
This one was on the reminiscence blog and is basically 5 punched circles squishy fold to make a petal then staple together and add some sparkle or a button - easy peasy :)

This is a cut out of PP from OA thrift shop range and then a handmade daisy from Sandie stuck down with a dob of glue and some twine tied around it - so sweet.

these little beauties were originally poster by the Maya road team on there blog and aren't they just sweet as :)
I love adding something you have made yourself to a project and all of these were really simple and quick- hope you like them as much as I do :)
Also a huge thanks to Sketchy Thursday I was picked as the winner for my layout below - Big Boy Bed and a kit and add on kit from My Paper Tree House is on it's way as we speak- yipeee. Go and check there kits out here they are also having a cricut expression giveaway at the moment - scroll down a little on the blog and check it out :)
Thanks for popping by

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Love always

I completed this 12 x 12 for the Sketchy Thursday August GDT sketch - I loved the sketch - I did add a little ;) you had to have a handmade embellishment( the little material and doily flower) and also the colour yellow on your LO - something that lately I have no issue being able to use :)
The lovely and most talented Janine Kaye took these pics of my boys and I :D
Thansk for dropping by, Melxx
Ps Dont forget the WTG giveaway - Layouts are duw today :)Good Luck


I have been playing along at scrapfreaks summer freakout - and they had a bonus challenge where you had to use the daily inspiration forum section to inspire you to create - I love that through the net we can be inspired by so many other ideas - it's great.... For the one above I was inspired to use left over alphas - love how it turned out and it's something each of us has a problem with one too many left over z's and not enough vowels ;)

the one above was inspired by the Maya road DT using a die cut stencil from left over tags and glimmer mist to create a background and journaling area all in one - so easy and very effective form of masking :)

This one was done using a tutorial from AC by Liz Kratchner on how to make flowers - she used the Dear Lizzy fabric papers - I just used some material but it still looks super sweet...

Hope fully this has inspired some of you also- thanks for popping by

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Big Boy Bed

I did this LO for the Sketchy Thursday current sketch challenge (, It's still hard to believe Corey is in a big bed as he could still easily fit in his cot....but little bubba's turn into little boys and he so loves his big boy room...even if he likes to wake with the sparrows....
I love the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Range - initially I thought I wouldn't get much use from it but it is so versatile - I have done boy LO's,Girly ones and cards :D
thanks for popping by

Thursday, July 8, 2010

sketchy yumminess

I did this for a challenge at scrapfreak - this is using the January sketch and I have twisted it up a little but love the result - I made these sweet kebabs with the boys they were such a huge hit as you can see by the smiles :D
It was so simple just some fruit and marshmallows and the boys even popped them
on the kebab sticks and swished them in the choc themselves -
they had a ball.
thanks for dropping by

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Looking for some sun?

Think I found it not only from my gorgeous boys but in the Yellow in this LO :D after a few chilly days this has warmed me up - I completed this LO for the July GDT comp at Scrapfreak ( the criteria is use YELLOW as your main colour.

I made the sun using a yellow doily, fabric , a sweet vintage doily and by turning a ribbon into a rosette and sewing the butterfly on - pretty cute I think...

I love being a mother and love my boys is bucket loads but no one could ever prepare me for motherhood or the emotions you experience as a parent - it is all so worth it as the smiles, hugs and love you get back is priceless and definitely warms my "winter" days with sunshine :D

Thanks for popping by Melxxx