Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Xmas Mini

I love Xmas - this year though was a real cracker so I made a mini with my fave xmas live this year - Crate Papers Snow Day Collection :)
I used a few little bibs and bobs from Sweet vintage, basic Grey, American Crafts - old and new lots of fun ...
Love adding texture to my Mini's not scared to make it a bit lumpy,bumpy and uneven -lol topped off with seriously cute pictures of my boys...

I used a chipboard shaped heart from another album (scrapware I believe) and used some spare heavy cardboard and dotted swiss cardstock - lots of red....

I was so proud of the boys having their Santa pic without me for the first time :D but not too shy to admit it also meant a little tear that my boys are growing up...far too quickly for my liking lol
Hope you like the end result as much as I did - don't do many mini's but always seemed chuffed with the finished product.
thanks for popping by, Mel xxx

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Red's Random Challenge

Helen asked me to set the Red's Random Challenge over at Red Earth Scrapping (www.redearthscrapping.com.au) for Feb so here is my Layout check out the forum for the criteria - hope you will join in I will even send a RAK to one person who joins in the fun.
hoping all those in QLD are safe and sound.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sleepy sunday....

...not likely - even though the boys are at their Dads my body clock won't give in and let me sleep - so I got up and did this :D
I used a sketch from Red Earth Scrapping - love that Jay can now swing by himself and also loving the trims I used on this one they go beautifully with the Sass Indie girl range and the sweet vintage Doily is super gorgeous :)
Hope your having a wonderful Sunday I am off to the movies shortly then back for a nanna nap before the boys come home :)
Thanks for popping by,Melxxx

Thursday, January 27, 2011

cute cards

These cards are actually made using some Martha Stewart wedding place cards - they are just over half the size of a normal envelope and come with a cute envelope to boot - I made about 30 odd using scraps,journalling tags, prima chipboard accents and some of my stash - nothing new on these babies but still cute all the same :)
Thanks for popping by, Melxxx

Monday, January 24, 2011

Zoo Sketch

I did this one for Sketchy Thursdays latest challenge - I used the Sass mix'n'match range,some sweet vintage,scenic route - hope you like it :)

you sweet little thing

I did this LO for the first part of a DT call at Red Earth Scrapping - you had to take inspiration from the sites header. I have used the versa mark tear drop inks to make a inked boarder under the photo and also the versa mark square pads to ink down the side on the page.

I love this pic of Jay and how he is replicating the little Meerkat at the back of the photo - he was so excited seeing all the animals at the zoo and loved these little guys :) he kept going they're so koot(cute) Mumma...
thx for dropping by,Melxx

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Just a quick share - the boys had fun last year on Halloween first we had a Halloween party and then went over to Mums...
...Mum has lots of trick or treaters every year and the boys loved handing out the lollies more than the costumes lol
Thx for dropping by Melxxx

Saturday, January 15, 2011

On a roll...

I did this LO below for Laurens product challenge at Little Scrapbook Shops Cybercrop this weekend - the challenge was to use chipboard, the words "a little ray of sunshine" and a picture of a new born.
This is a pic of Corey having his first hearing test - he was just about to come home from the hospital after 14 weeks in NICU - I like to document his journey and all the tests and things his gone through - doing it with a sense of humour occasionally is good for the soul also ;)
I so love this Crate Paper line for Christmas - is so suits the Aussie Christmas and the fun filled days of the silly season - especially with to super cheeky totally adorable munchkins.The one below is my fav Christmas pic of the boys this year - it melts my heart everytime I look at it :D

This LO below was done for the layout sketch challenge at LSBS from Anna - it started out looking like the sketch but ended up being a very loose version of the sketch indeed - i just kept adding bits and pieces but sometimes that's what happens lol

So as I said in the title I am on a bit of a roll this week with LO's have enjoyed having a little bit of time to sit and scrap :)
Hope your having a great weekend also
Sorry about the changes in font's for my posts just checking different ones out....

Friday, January 14, 2011

summer fun

I did this using the sketch from Stuck Sketches Jan sketch - I mixed it up a little but tried the stick to the sketch....
There is some old and new products on the one above but little tags available at the mo' esp the AC ones (like the sunshine one at the top) - they are too cute for words!

The layout above I used using colour combo 174 at color combos galore - not my usual colour scheme but the boys loved this Barbie Jeep of Lily's and it gave me a chance to use pink :) another for the 21st wall...

thanks for stopping by and leaving some love

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I {heart} Kraft

This is my entry for the Challenge over at Kraft it Up - you had to use Kraft as the base and have a summer feel or word in the title.
Sprinkler Love - how more summer can you get than that - I fully believe we need water restrictions but it was bucket loads of fun seeing the kids enjoy the sprinkler for the first time :)
This one was just because I love the pic of Jayden below....
I got a Sony cybershot for Chrissy ( very spoilt) and it has a smile detector which has meant I have been able to capture more Smiles - YIPPEEEE!!!!

And seriously who wouldn't want to wish more smiles and fun for the year ahead?

Wishing less rain for all those affected in QLD and happier days ahead.

Thinking of you all


sketchy thursday

Who doesn't love a cute teddy?

Well Corey just adores this Teddy - this teddy used to be Jaydens when Corey was about 2 and a half Jayden gave Corey his bear for the night -well he thought it was for the night lol

Teddy bear hasn't left Corey's side since - Jayden even reminds Corey every now and then that Teddy was his but it doesn't matter - Corey and Teddy are attached at the hip and I think they will stay that way for a long time to come:)

I did this sketch for the GDT sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays.



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year,New Post

I just wanted to post a couple of layouts I have completed recently - one was for a challenge from LSBS and the other was just for fun - these are the first LO's I haved scrapped for about 5 months.
I have also made some cards from my scraps and also raised some money for a local cancer research charity in doing so.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that 2011 brings fantastic memories for years to come.The boys and I had a fun filled Christmas - they both were super excited by the whole shebang this year so much so that Corey now cries when we drive past the house down the street cause they have taken Santa away...they are true believers in the magic of Christmas
and so am I....