Wednesday, December 28, 2011

happy Holidays

We had a nice christmas with family this year...we went to my grandads for the first time & hopefully not the last time for christmas lunch

The kids all got some fabulous presents from santa & even i got some cricut cartridges & the provocraft cricut bag...yay me!!

Today my cousin mandy is getting married...she lives on the other side of australia now so sadly we couldnt make it over for the wedding as it was so close to christmas & everything is more expensive at this time of the year

I made some glittered glass baubles a few days before christmas...they were so easy to make..i used some vinyl to personalize them with names

We also made our own mini gingerbread houses...the kids had lots of fun decorating their own with lollies!

In the new year i hope to stick to my plan of using all of my cartridges i have! Over at Scrappy go lucky they will be having a challenge to use upto 5 carts a week!
i dont know if i could be that dedicated or even if i have all that they have ....but i will give it a go!

Also Sawyer's Place have some fantastic new washi tapes!! I hope to buy some of the gorgeous boys design of robots & cogs in the new year not to mention some of the other fabulous washi tapes!!!

hope to catch up to you all in the new year
♥ from Me

Saturday, December 10, 2011

So much crafting yet such little time!!

Hi all

Its felt like ages since i last has taken over & preparing for Christmas & birthdays has taken my time.

Lots has happened since my last daughter had her dance concert & she did extremely well & won the Trophy on the night in her level...i was so proud of her i couldn't even speak...i had no idea it was coming!! my sister & mum cheered for her as i was speechless in the crowd
The following day my son received 3 letters from a high school he tried out scholarships for & received all 3 he went for!! Totally proud of him too
My youngest just had his end of year concert for kindy & we are so proud of him also...he did really well singing & moving to the song as he should.

OK back to what i have been doing craft wise for Xmas & birthdays
For Christmas i made the teachers a gift basket each...inside i placed some partylite candles in a Xmas tree box i made using my cricut..for the teacher aides i made a snowflake box using my cricut & decorated with some sawyers place washi tape....i also etched some mirrored candle plates & votive candle holders using my cricut & etching cream.

I also made some sweet treats for the kids to take to school for their class mates
& some baubles for the teachers gift baskets

My daughters friend/cousin just had her birthday party so i made these for her...she had a sleepover make up party so i made some favor boxes for her mum to fill & then made her birthday card & also a Justin beiber frame as she loves justin..i used my cricut gelly pens to make it

ok well i think that will do for sure all these pictures are plenty!!
hope to get back & blog before xmas day
♥ from Me

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rudolph Spares anyone??

Its time to start making the kids classmates a little gift...this year im making Rudolph spare noses. I bought some skinny cello bags from Ann over at Discover Ink
& then cut out some reindeer heads at 3 inches from doodlecharms cartridge on my cricut & layered them all together.
I'm going to enter this over at Bah!Hunbug! challenge 45 bags & boxes

i added a magnet to the back of the reindeer heads so it can be used to decorate the fridge this festive season
I filled the bags up with Jaffas...which are orange flavored chocolate balls in a red candy shell...yummy!!

I hope the kids love them!!

♥ from Me

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas is on its way!!

I have been making some teacher gifts for my kids teachers this year. I bought some lovely tea light candles from party lite which smell divine!! I bought pop fusion & a cinnaberry one which reminds me of Christmas!!

I have finally found a reason for cutting the Xmas tree box on tags bags boxes & more ...think it may be the first time i have used the free cart that i got with miss pink gypsy!

I used clear acetate sheets in a4 size that are supposedly used for overhead projectors...but i haven't seen one of those in a classroom for ages..i know our school have smart boards so not even a piece of chalk is in sight these days!
i bought my pack of 10 sheets from spotlight when they had a sale on stationary

I also made a smaller gift for the teacher assistants using the snowflake gift box with Sawyers Place red & white washi tape...this tape reminds me of the candy cane lollies you get at Xmas easy to use!!

I really need to get a move on with these xmas gifts....i have a few birthdays coming up to buy for also!

here is a card i made for a kindy friend of my son....i have to fill it with lollies before her party ...i loved making this card as its so girly!!

With the card i used stampin up sweet treat cup & cuttlebug dies & stampin up stamp.
I made it so that once she has eaten the lollies the number 5 will show through the hole/cup ....i hope she likes it!!

i better get organised & take my little monkey to kindy
have a great day...the countdown to christmas has began!!

♥ from Me

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Its a Bird...Its a Plane....NO its Super Finn!!

my son is off to a friends party soon & you guessed it!! its a super hero party!! yay bring out the dress up box!!

Here is a card i made for his little friend, i used paper doll dress ups & i cant think what font i used for his name but i do know the number 5 is from billionaire of my just received cartridges! Tick that off my list of used carts ...even if it is just a 5 for now!

So im entering this in over at Bitten by the bug 2 in the Boy crazy contest to win some cool my pink stamper stamps!!! i want those!!!

The other pic is of my son....he spotted my battery operated christmas lights i bought the other day & wanted to be a christmas tree!! so he went into the hallway & shut all the doors just so he could shine!! he is so funny....i wish this age could stay forever!!

thanks for stopping by

♥ from Me

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Where in the world is Jacob NOW ??


Just an update to let you know where Jacob the hot scrap assistant is....he is with Cool Beans by L.B

Im so excited as this means he is only another 2 scrappers away from landing back here in Perth!!! Im hoping he might be around for xmas but who knows!!! My kids ask nearly everyday if Jacob has arrived yet!!

So if you want to go see what Jacob has been upto with all the ladies in L.B's home its a great laugh!!

When Jacob gets to my place i will have a giveaway to celebrate being back in his home state!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

getting christmas started!

I have been making christmas cards!!! i cant believe its nearly another year over...where does the time go??

I had lots of fun cutting out a range of gingerbread shapes from my Gingerbread cartridge i got a month or so ago...first time using it!! They are so cute!!

So here is a few pics of my simple christmas family just isnt into elaborate designs & inking & distressing sadly enough so simple & quick it is!!

I used the wonderful washi tape from Sawyers Place I love this Red Starburst reminds me of christmas!!

Im off to make a few more xmas cards today at my scrap group & then off to my kids open day at is about to become busy busy busy so i may not be able to get to post again until closer to xmas....but i also will show you a gift i have made for my cousins wedding coming up in December keep coming back to check in on me as i will try to blog as often as i can during this silly season!!

♥ From Me

Monday, October 31, 2011

getting some scrap done!!

hi all

Here are some things i did for some blog challenges
Over at Fussy & Fancy Friday challenge they have a three b's black, border punch & bling challenge

I did this page of my relatives wedding

I used a border punch, some bling on the flowers & black paper...i used some cricut cuts from Phrases cart

Also over at The Paper Variety: no tricks just treats challenge i made these cute little pumpkins for my sons kindy class....they are so itty bitty....i must have been crazy to cut them so small!!

Also Im entering my Haunted house over at Bitten By the Bug 2 : happy Hauntings witch challenge
It took a while to make this house & my son then wanted a witch and some white ghosts plus spooky trees!!

More than Favours also have an anything goes challenge so i made my kids some treat bags for halloween....inside are lolly snakes!!

wow i got challenge happy didnt i!!
hope everyone has a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN

♥ from Me

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween 12 hour Crop

Hi all

Yesterday a fantastic scrap store near by had a 12 hour scrap day/ i was on the wait list i only got a spot a few weeks ago so with all my kids parties i totally forgot about the dressing up part of the day!

Thankfully it doesn't take much to turn me into a witch!! just ask my husband!!

when i arrived i got shown to my seat...i was with a bunch of witches!! we made up the four witches of scrap....i was Provo witch & Carlene was stuck in the 80's and the 2 other witches were just plain scary....i heard one witch crossed over to the dark side & bought a blue machine that doesn't sound as good as our pink cricuts!!

Here we are at the beginning of the day looking spooktacular

I had a crazy witchy idea to make the haunted house from happy hauntings cart....after i cut out all my pieces Carlene came flying back to her seat & her cape blew several pieces away & i lost a piece lol so i had to cut it again!! It took forever...or felt like it... was a few hours thats for sure...i wouldn't recommend it if you are either looking after kids, drunk or have no you really need to be able to think how the pieces go together!! I cut the windows out of vellum so that i could put a battery operated candle inside. Im yet to make it look more spooky & have plans today to cut some trees ect youngest son told me it needs a ghost!

We were all given a frame to decorate..i did mine in a hurry so that i could get on with the house that everyone told me would take all day....Inspired then took all our pics to go in them which was a great idea...i am going to put mine on a layout later!

I think this was someones husband....he might be a reg....he waited ages for his wife to stop scrappin'...poor guy!!!

I will be back later with some of the pages i got done for some challenge blogs!!

thanks for flying in to have a look

♥ from Me

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New washi tapes at Sawyers Place!

Hi all

Yesterday i got delivery of the brand new Exclusive designed washi tape from Sawyers Place. Its the new Ophelia Collection & its Devine!!! I couldnt wait to have a play with it....i made a birthday card in quick time!!

This card Im entering over at Birthday Sundaes challenge to use Black, white purple & green!

I used the New Ophelia collection washi tape Insanity Script & Regal Damask along with some green card stock i embossed & a cut from the cricut.

This weekend is a long weekend...its started already...due to the Queen arriving & what does one do when the Queen is in town?? Have a Halloween crop of course!! Im off to a all day Halloween crop on Saturday....i think i will get dressed up...but i don't have much in the way of fancy dress...most stuff in my wardrobe is scary as it in ancient...i don't go shopping for me very often!!

I got a provo pickup this week too....3 new carts...all cricut events plus i have a few more winging their way to me as i type!!

have a Spooky weekend everyone!!!
♥ from Me

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ahoy there ye pirates!!!

Arggghhh the pirate party is done with....all shipmates had a blast!

I had lots of fun getting my sons pirate party organized & now that its done i think i need to focus on Christmas!!

Here are a few things i made using my cricut for his 5th birthday
I made this for the table centre piece....i then chucked some chocolate gold coins around it...which i found surprisingly most still there at the end of the party!!
I called the ship S S NOAH.

Nothing cricut here.... just the party plates & everyone got a choc coin

This was his cake....he had wanted this cake from the first time he had seen it in the shops....woolies was able to write his name on it when we ordered it!

I found these cute sails online for cupcakes...the kids all wanted a cupcake!!

We had lots of games for the kids....we did pass the parcel, find the sea creature, Pirate Pete says, Pirate bobs, blast the cannons and then a treasure hunt to find the treasure chest! Here are the kids looking for the clue....i made the bottles & clues & sadly they all went home with some of the kids! they loved the did i!

They were super easy to make!! grab some clean 600ml plastic bottles & some masking tape & away you go! it does get tedious after the first 2 bottles but the joy on their faces was worth it!! I then Tim holtzed it with distress inks & cut out some cute pirate decos from wrapping paper & cut out the numbers with miss pink cricut for the bottles.....for the clues i found a great old world map & in paint i wrote the clues out over the top...printed & then cut them out!!

Noah really wanted this pinata when we seen it....i grunged it up again using tim & cut some piratey things on the cricut ie a pirates life for me, pirate party & some skulls not to mention the big X marks the spot for the treasure hunt!!

By now you might be about ready to walk the plank...but hang in there im nearly done!!

I bought some bubbles for the kids as a prize...however they did not look at all like a pirate would own such a miss pink came to the rescue & cut out tiny little skulls with ebony vinyl...argghhh now they looked the part!!

I made a banner plus a pirate party poster which we put up ....yeah i think im nearly done.....

I also cut out Pirate ships for one of the beard, blue beard & black beards ships!!

I made these lunch bags into pirate loot bags for the kids....they each got one with their first pirate prize & then used them for the pinata at the end of the day...arrghhh they took forever to do & Timmy came through for me again...those inky squares are Tim holtz & i used a skull left over (template) from the cricut to ink up & some alpha stamps & then i drew treasure maps islands boat etc on each square.....let me just say im one dedicated party planner!!!

So there me hearties i think i covered the party quite well ....nobody got eaten by a crocodile or made to walk the plank...all pirates were returned to their landlubbers in one piece with a huge smile a balloon sword & a rather large amount of those scurvy pirates that stole me treasure hunt bottles!!

hope you made it through all those pics in one piece...if i have forgotten something keep an eye out for another pirate post!!

♥ from Me

Thursday, October 20, 2011

One party down another to go!!

Wow this month has been a full on one!!
Kids have now gone back to school & Missy has had her pool party!!
Now i just have my sons Pirate party this weekend & then i think im all partied out!!

My daughter had a great time at her party...even though several of her friends couldn't make it at the last minute which made her a little sad :(

It was an easy & relaxed party as it included a pool party play leader who played games & sorted out the all i had to do was take photos & check that no one was drowning!

She had an ice cream cake but i also made some cupcakes for any kids that didn't want ice cream! I made the cupcake toppers with Life's A Beach cartridge for my cricut...they were so cute!!
It was the hottest day for October on her birthday so the icing & sprinkles had started to reminded me of her 8th birthday party when i had made her a fairy doll cake & the icing melted then too as it was the hottest day back then & the poor fairy lost her wings & dignity! Her icing top part of her dress covering her plastic boobs had melted away making her a very indecent fairy...the kids had thought it was funny!!

All the kids & parents commented on the lolly bags i had made...i even heard a few teen girls that passed by the party table comment about how cute they were lol

I used some Washi tape i got from Sawyers Place to make the cute little flag buntings on the handles of the lolly bags & also the stripe at the bottom of the bag

After the party i printed out some pics to send to the party guests on my Polaroid pogo..i always try to get a pic of the birthday child with each guest....i then cut out some window cards from the Life's a beach cart & sent them off with missy to school to hand out.

Im looking forward to my little mans Pirate party as he has been wanting it since after he turned 4!! I have just completed making most games & activites plus have all the prizes in a treasure chest ready to go! I have made jelly cups & have cupcakes to get onto making!

hope everyone is having a great week & enjoy the weekend
♥ from Me