Monday, 31 March 2008

Hi this isnt finished yet its just here so you get an idea of what im trying to do.

Beautiful Beads part 2

I have decided to do a 6 x 12 chipboard album which i was so lucky to win at SBBD crop night
on Friday,It will be my test run lol. I have started today, here's where i am so far.I painted around the edges,and stippled with bronze paint.Then I cut a piece of paper to fit in the centre,I used chalk ink around the edge of the paper. I Will post a picture of the beading tonight,it wont be finished but It might give you some ideas on using beads.

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Beautiful Beads

I was siting here yesterday thinking about how i could add beads on a layout, I think they look awesome on a page,so today i went to spotlight and chose my colours.I wont to add them to one of the heritage layouts i am doing at the moment,I have a few ideas so will post back later.
If anyone wont's to join me in my beady layout leave a link to the beads your using,then we can follow the progress as we go.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Overlooked.....the fridge

Well here's the layout i worked on at the crop, This is for the Overlooked challenge. We were given some lovely paper to work with also but i had left my other packet of photos behind so i had nothing that went with pink . Cherie kindly let me scrap her daughter which i really in joyed as i don't have any little girls to scrap. I cant up load the pick because i have already given it to her. But i thought it was cute hehee.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Croping 6 till midnight

I haven't been going to so many crop nights lately,just find it to hard to get up for work on Saturday lol. I can never decide what to take with me,so tonight I'm going light.will post something i did tomorrow

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Easter draw

Thanks so much for joining in, i really love to see every ones ideas when you do a sketch.
Hope your Easter was great, i took an extra day woohoo so got to do some serious scraping.
Julie from scrap box has kindly offered to put up a RAK as well (most cool) thanks Julie.
As there are only 3 of you I have drawn 1 name out for Julie to RAK ...Congrats "Nic "
could you PM Julie your details so she can send you something out.
Rather than draw 1 more, i am going to RAK Beverly and Liddy, well i just cant leave one out lol
please pm me your details or e-mail me.


OK they didn't come out in the right order lol, The double Layout is one i did when i first started scraping and didn't know allot of techniques so i riped some stuff off and redid it as best i could as
these photos are special to me. The one at the top is of my gran mother, I have written alittle about her below this post. Thanks for the challenge, I totally love the sayings, and i know i will use more of them in the future.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Useing up scraps

Hope you all had a great Easter. I made these cards using some old paper scraps a bit of glitter
and some peal craft that i brought ages ago and never used lol I am not that good at sizing them so just made them to the size of my scraps

Friday, 21 March 2008

Wont a challenge for easter weekend

Here's what i did with the sketch ,I'm using this for NZ Dares ( use a she saying)
"She run ahead where there were no paths..Celebrate her Bravery"
She came to nz on a boat from England that took something like 7 weeks to get here, she was alone and had a baby,she had come to nz to look after her sisters children as she had died in child birth, my gran had married a man that turned out to be abusive so she left him. Imagine leaving your husband back then let alone traveling all that way with a small baby not knowing what was in store for you, I think she was brave.

Sketch by Trina McClune

I found this sketch on the nett and really liked it,So if your staying home like me you might like to have a go.You have until midnight Monday 24th march,Just to add a little fun, I will draw a winner on Tuesday and send out a little something. Just post a link back to your layout here.

Have a great weekend

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Old phots

Thanks so much to the girls from SBE message board, for there advice about improving old photo's
This photo was so yellow and not much bigger than a match box, it was barley visible.
This is my grandmother about a year after she arrived in new zealand with my uncle Richard on her knee .Awesome ladies I'm so pleased i can now do this to a lot of very old photos

Auckland cup week

Well here's the layout i did using the photos i got at derby day,I tried to capture the glitz of
the day.I really love the 5th avenue papers,i haven't used these before.It was a great day
out for us as we dont often get out together much these days

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Heritage Layout

I have finally started doing my family heritage album, this is what i wonted to do when i first took up scrapbooking, i wonted to learn techniques and about products before i started as i didn't
wont to make a mess of it lol, i will be adding the journaling, as i need to talk to mum to get dates etc. Over all I'm pretty pleased with the look. I would love your comments and suggestions, especially regarding doing heritage albums. Thanks for taking the time to look.

Monday, 10 March 2008

In the pink

Not the best scan here! I don't normally use such bright colours, so it was nice doing this LO.
All the tabs pull out and have info on them. I wonted to make my own letters, so i got plain chipboard and painted it,then used some fancy pants rubons over the top of it, next a layer of dimensional magic, i just love the effect,I will have to experiment with some other ideas i think.

Saturday, 1 March 2008


This lay had to have the words "don't you love it" some where on the layout, also 200 words
of journaling,it was a bit of a rush to get this done in time and had a few mishaps lol but I'm happy with the finished look.

Auckland cup day

We went to the Auckland cup race day today.We were in the corporate tents right next to where the horses go by, what an awesome set up, the inside of the tents even have there own private TAB, the day was over cast all day,which wasn't a bad thing as it would have been to hot, we had a great day, great food (that just keeped coming) as did the drinks lol,they had race books , pen and a badge at every table.Even though i wouldn't know a good horse from a donkey i had a great time, had a few wins but think i came out about even.

25 years together

Well after 25 years i finally get flowers sent to me lol,My hubby is not what i would call a romantic but he does nice things, just doesn't do flowers so i was nicely surprised when this turned up at work for me