Saturday, October 10, 2009

some more...

layouts to share...

don't think I have shared these yet so I thought while the kids are playing outside I would actually update my blog again :)

This one is of Madison on her birthday.

This one is a family photo of my mum when she was about 5 or 6.

Again this one is using some old family photos of my mum with one of her sisters and her brother.

And this one is of my niece Charlotte at the beach.
I didn't realise how many layouts I have not shared so I will update again maybe later today or tomorrow.
It is a beautiful day here today so I am hoping the kiddies will play outside for a while so I can finish a layout and then I think we will go to the park.
Hope you are all having a great weekend and thanks for stopping by
catch ya soon

Friday, October 9, 2009

sorry sorry...

I am a really really bad blogger :) I just seem to keep running out of hours in the day. Anyway I finally found some time so I thought I would share a few layouts I have finished recently. These have been for a challenge over at wicked princesses.

I have been scrapping heaps lately but I will share some others another day (I don't want to bore you too much LOL).
Well today is the last official day of school holidays and Madison is at the movies with a friend which ment I could do the grocery shopping in peace and quiet. Now I am just waiting for the computer man to call and say our work computer is all fixed and then I am going rug shopping.
Hope you are all having a great week and I will catch you all soon
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, August 24, 2009

What a week...

or should I say 2 weeks!! I have been meaning to post some photos of some of the layouts I have finished recently but really have only now had the time and energy to post something.

Back on the 12th August one of my hubbys good friends passed away very suddenly. He was just about to start a session at the gym with his personal trainer when he had a heart attack. He was only 41. We had his funeral last wednesday and OMG was that hard!!! I mean I have been to funerals before but I have never been affected by one so much before. It was really hard watching his wife and other family members talk about him. There were about 600 people there with some having to stand outside and watch it all on a big screen. With him being so young it really gets you thinking about how short life really is and that you should make sure that the people you love and care about know that you do.

Anyway enough sadness :) I have finished heaps of layouts recently and will upload tomorrow if I get a free few minutes.

Take care and make sure you tell your loved ones that you love them or just give them a hug!!

Catch ya soon


Thursday, July 30, 2009


a scrappy share :) I have finally found the time to upload and share a few of the layouts I have finished recently. Still really hectic in our house at the moment but that is okay I think it will be for a bit longer yet. Just wish there were more hours in a day to get more things finished. Anyway onto my layouts:

This one was based on a sketch over at 52 sketches (forgotten which one lol)

This one was for the sketch challenge over at wicked princesses for July:

And this one was for the sketch challenge over at ready set scrap:

I actually have a few more layouts to share but I didn't want to overload you all with too many photos so I will save them for my next post which hopefully wont be to far away.
Take care and thanks for stopping by
Catch ya all soon

Friday, July 17, 2009

hello hello...

Well I am still here lol and I have been scrapping but it has been so hectic in our house over the last 5-6 weeks so i have been unable to share anything. School holidays are nearly over so hopefully when Madison goes back to school and Jess gets better I will have the time to share my scrappy pages. Hope you all survived the school holidays and were able to have a nice relaxing time with your kids.

Will update soon I promise :)

thanks for stopping by


Sunday, June 14, 2009

The one I forgot...

last post:-
It is based on inspired blueprints sketch no 23.

Well must fly have to get the roast vegies ready for dinner tonight. Have a great sunday night everyone and I hope I will see ya tomorrow night at the 123 challenge blog party :)

Catch ya soon



Just a scrappy update before hubby takes the laptop away for the week. Boo has all my photos on it and photoshop...oh well I am sure I will cope :) Still have the other computer so I can still go to the 123 challenge blog party tomorrow night (YAY). Hope to see ya there details can be found here .

The layout below is a layout I scraplifted from a very talented lady over at wicked princesses. Unfortunately I have no idea who it is though :( The original used to be in my favourites in their gallery but I can't find it now. So if the owner happens to pop by please leave a comment so I can say thank you for such gorgeous inspiration. If you have never been to the wicked princesses gallery you have to go and have a look the work in there is amazing!! Click here to go check it out.

This layout is my 123 challenge layout:-

Very happy with how it turned out!! Click here for all the details.

And this is a card I made last week. We have 4 friends and family members that are having babies in the next couple of months so I am trying to be organised and get cards made early.
Hope you are all having a great weekend. I have another layout to share but I forgot to upload to this post so I will put it up soon.
Hope to see you all at the 123 challenge blog party tomorrow night :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Blog candy...

If you want some head on over to sweeties sketch blog and follow the instructions - easy :) This is what you can win:-

Thats it for now I will be back later with some other things to share :)

Hope you are having a great weekend


Oh and dont forget about the 123 challenge blog party on Monday night details here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A scrappy share and a pic of my big girl...

This layout was for the may 1st sketch over at the crafty sketches blog. If you haven't been there pop on over they have 2 sketches every month - one on the 1st and one on the 15th.
Not entirely happy with how it turned out but oh well it is done now :)

This is my big girl on her birthday a couple of weeks ago. Can't believe she is 3 already!! Boy does time fly!!

And this is the card I made for her.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. I have some more cards and layouts to share but I have not uploaded to the computer yet so you will all just have to come back and visit again soon lol.
Take care and I will catch ya soon

123 blog party...

Have you checked out the 123 Party Blog??? There are 12 Websites donating.... with LOADS of prizes up for grabs.... and only ONE criteria to be eligible to join in.... to complete the June 123 Challenge by the last day of June!
SO BE THERE - Monday June 15th!!!
Complete the June 123 Challenge before the 123 Blog Party for a chance to win a $15 Store Voucher - one person who has created a layout with be randomly drawn!"

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A scrappy update...

Just a few things to share today:

This card is for the card sketch challenge over at the wicked Princesses blog - details can be found here...

And this layout was for the blind scrap class that the lovely Kirsty held over at the wicked princesses blog a while ago:

And last but not least this layout was for the technique challenge over at the wicked princesses blog - You had to do some stitching on your layout:

Hope you are all having a great weekend - will be back later to put up my award from the lovely Marisa. And I have a few cards to share.
Take care and I will catch you all soon :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Phantom of the Opera...

Last night I was lucky enough to go and see this...and it was amazing!!! The singing was unbelievable...Anthony Warlow is amazing!!! If you can you have to go see time it comes to Adelaide I will definately be seeing it again!!!

I do have some scrappy things to share but the photos are all on the laptop so when I get a chance I will upload.
On other news I am going to be an aunty again Yay!!! My sister is having another baby. she is due around the end of november so a little while away but still exciting.
My little girl turns a big 3 this sunday... can't believe that 3 already! Will share some photos next week.
Hope you are all having a great week :)
Catch ya soon
Oh PS I got an award from my lovely friend Marisa which I will upload later too :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

OMG I am stack...

I am not very good at this whole blogging thing :) Just a quick scrappy update really... just a couple of layouts I did last month that I wanted to share.

This one is one of my all time fav's I really love how it turned out.

And I was also pretty happy with this one too.

Hope all the mothers out there had a lovely mothers day!!

Thanks for stopping by...

Catch ya soon - this time I promise I will try and update earlier :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Inspired Blueprints...

This is my take on sketch no 14 over at Inspired Blueprints... I rotated the sketch so it would suit my photos. The lady on the slide is my... wait for it... 83yr old grandmother!!! Not really sure what she was thinking but it goes to show you are never to old!!!

Thats it for today... hope you all enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by :)

Catch ya soon


Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter and a scrappy update...

Hope you all have had a fantastic weekend and not eaten too much chocolate!!! We have had a nice relaxing weekend and today hubby is off playing golf so the girls and I are relaxing at home :)
My Dad is doing really well. He had two stents put in one of his blocked ateries on Wednesday and then in a couple of weeks he is getting another 2 more put in. His recovery time is amazing. He is back driving again and doing most things he did before his heart attack. Modern technology is truely amazing!!!

Anyway on to my scrappy update:
This layout was for a challenge over at D2U. I had to use fabric, more than one photo and a mask of something on the background:-

This one is for a page from my sketchbook blog:-
And last but not least this is for this fortnights sketch challenge at wicked princesses:-

I think I have a few more layouts that I have not shared yet but I will leave that for another post.
Have a great weekend and I will catch ya soon

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I am so proud of myself. Now for all those technical savy people out there don't laugh!!! I just worked out how to put photos on to a USB storage thingy!!! I didn't own one until today but I needed to take some photos to school for Madison so I went and bought one. OMG I never thought it would be so easy!!! Okay so you can all stop laughing now I know I am a bit behind the times but that is okay :)

My Dad is doing okay (well quite well actually). The doctors finally decided what they are going to do. He is going back into hospital next Wednesday to have angyoplasti (sorry about the spelling). So hopefully that all goes well.

I have some scrappy updates too but again they are on the other computer which is currently busy trying to put photos on CD's for me (another thing I am not too good at). So when that is finished and I have done all the house work (only the bare essentials!!) I will upload my photos.

Hope you are all having a great week

Catch ya soon


Thursday, March 26, 2009


it has been a while since my last post!! Oneday I will get the time to update more regular :) I do have some scrappy shares but I am on the wrong computer. All my photos are on the laptop.

Any way it has not been the best week. On sunday night after we had had dinner with my parents my Dad had a heart attack. We had already gone home, which I am kind of glad about not sure how i would have coped seeing it all happen, and then it all happened. He is doing okay, which is good, and he is home now but tomorrow we find out what they (the doctors) have planned. The angyogram (no idea how to spell that!!) showed that he has 3 blocked artyries. one 50% one 70% and the other fully blocked. My Dad seems to think the doctors are leaning towards a triple bypass but I guess we will find out tomorrow. Always thought I would not have to deal with things like this until i was much older but I guess it is life and my Dad is not the most healthiest person.

Thanks for stopping by and listening...

Catch ya soon


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Busy Busy...

Man I can't believe it is almost half way through March!!! We have had such a busy month so far...

the first weekend we had one of my dads brothers and his wife stay with us for 5 days. They live in scotland and were passing through on their way to New Zealand. It was so nice to catch up with them again. I think it was only the 3rd time I have met them. They are such lovely people and the kids absolutely adored them. Really wish I could meet his other brothers and sisters (he has 7!!) but they all live overseas either in Scotland, England or in Europe somewhere.

And then on the weekend just gone we helped my sister and her husband move house. She now just lives literally 1 minute drive away which is fantastic!! The house they bought was actually owned by the parents of a girl in Madisons class at school but the even freakier thing is that before they owned it my best friend from primary school used to live there!!! I remember having sleepovers in the lounge room!! It is such a lovely house and my kids LOVE the sandpit and cubby house.

Anyway I have also been scrapping:-

This one is for the sketch challenge over at scrap the girls. Really happy with how this one turned out. The photos I used I took on my phone and they were sooo blurry but when I changed them to sepia they actually looked not too bad.

And this one is for the sketch challenge over at the A2Z scraplets blog.

I have another layout to share but I still need to take a photo. Maybe tomorrow :)

Hope you are all having a great week. Thanks for stopping by :)

Catch ya soon


Friday, February 27, 2009

Pencil lines sketch no 120...

This is my latest creation based on the pencil lines sketch no 120:

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Catch ya soon


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Lost tooth...

Literally... It had been wobbly for about 5 weeks now with no real signs that it was going to fall out and then for lunch today she had chicken nuggets and swallowed it!! Luckily she was not too upset and her wonderful teacher helped her write a letter to the tooth fairy explaining what had happened.
And I had big scrapping plans for that tooth lol. Oh well maybe I will get the next one :)
Well must go, have tooth fairy duties tonight and I want to do some scrapping too.

Have a great night everyone and I will catch ya soon


My new niece...

Stella Louise 8 pounds 13 oz.
Isn't she just gorgeous!!! So chubby and cute. She has really dark olive skin and a full head of black hair that I am sure will be really really curly. She looks almost identical to her older sister when she was born.

Well must fly have to have some lunch before I starve :)

Have a great day


A few things to share...

Look what got delivered yesterday:-

So much A2Z goodness. I won one of the random draws for their sketch challenge. OMG I can't believe how much I got. It is all so wonderful just wish I had a bit more time to play with them. They have another sketch challenge going at the moment here.

This is a layout I did for the sketch challenge over at the crafty sketches blog. Info can be found here.
Really happy with how it turned out. I have been wanting to scrap these photos for ages but I was struggling to find something that matched the lovely bright green chair Jess is sitting on :)
Hope you are all having a great week. Will be back shortly with a photo of my new niece.
Thanks for stopping by
Catch ya soon

Thursday, February 19, 2009

**Warning post contains chocolate**

So was doing my shopping last week and noticed all the easter eggs in the shops already. Isn't a bit early, I thought, Easter is not for ages!!! Then I remembered these come out at Easter time!!! YUMMY!!! These are just one chocolate that I can not resist. They taste soooo good.

Yay for Easter and thank God these are not available all year round otherwise I would be in trouble lol.

Thats it. Just wanted to share :)

Hope you are all having a great day

Catch ya soon.

Oh almost forgot I became an Auntie again yesterday. My SIL and her husband had a little girl called Stella Louise. Have not seen her yet but am hoping today I can pop in and take a couple of photos to share and scrap.

okay so that is all now :)


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quick update...

While I am on the computer. Just wanted to share a layout I finished last night for the sketch challenge over at the crafty sketches blog...

Another one of my fav photos of the girls from our holiday.

Well must fly...need to have lunch and then get Madisons stuff ready for soccer after school.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Catch ya soon

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Simply Fresh Kits

They have the most gorgeous kits!!! You can check them out here. And they have just released a new one titled "Love is in the air". All their kits are filled with such yummy things how can you resist!!! I know I couldn't!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

An award for my blog...

YAY I finally worked out how to get the image up!!!! The wonderful Marisa gave me this award:

Now the rules are: Link to those who award it; Post the award; list 7 other nominees deserving of the award. I think everyone whose blogs I read have already recieved this so I will leave it at that. Hope that is okay :)

Thanks so much Marisa it is really nice to know that atleast some people read my blog :) And I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who leaves me comments. Thank you Thank you thank you!!!! You guys all make my day!!

once again I must go this time I might actually make it to the shower lol!!!

catch ya in a couple of days when we get power back

Jayne xxx

A quick update...

So sorry it has been a long time between updates. No excuses really just a bit slack lol.
Well we are definatley back in the swing of all things school. Madison is going to do soccer this term on tuesdays after school. Think this will be really great for her confidence. It is not really playing games of soccer just learning the skills involved and it only goes for 6 weeks so hopefully she enjoys it.
Have been toilet training Jess which is going quite well. Not as fast as I had hoped but she is doing really well just needs to learn to tell me when she needs to go instead of me having to take her every hour.
Not much else happening really. Will be without power all day tomorrow cos we are getting a power upgrade for our new airconditioner. So I need to find something else to do rather than spend all day on the internet.
Now for a bit of a scrappy update: I have been scrapping quite a bit and here are a couple of my recent layouts...

This one was for the sketch challenge over at the A2Z blog I think it finishes on the 15th feb so you still have a couple of days left to enter.

This one was for last months class over at D2U. It was a blind scrapping class. I couldn't attend the class so I did get to cheat a little as I got to see Marisa's gorgeous layout before I started mine. The instructions can be found here if you want to give it a go.

That is it for now must go have a shower as we will have no hot water tomorrow and I don't want to smell lol!!!

hope you are all having a great evening

Catch ya all soon

Jayne xxx

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Australia Day!!!

Not much happening here today. Hubby is at the cricket so the girls and I are just hanging around at home. I have done some scrapping but it it not finished yet so I can't share. Think I am all organised for the return to school tomorrow. Just not looking forward to getting up and getting organised in the morning after 6 weeks of being rather lazy!!!

Here is the layout I promised the other day...
I scraplifted a wonderfully creative lady, Lauren. Her layout was so stunning I think it got picked up for publication!!!
The photo I used on this layout was one I took on our holiday. I just love it!! I think it would have to be my fav photo from the whole holiday.

Well I hope you are all having a great Australia Day. Thanks for stopping by :)

Catch ya soon

Jayne xxx

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Some cards...

Okay everyone don't fall off your chairs I think this post makes it 3 times today!!!
Anyway here are some cards I have made recently:

These ones above used some scraps from a layout I did using the treasure kit which is available here from D2U. It has some gorgeous stuff in it!!

I will be back tomorrow to share a layout I made using some things from the Treasure kit available at D2U.
Hope you are all having a nice relaxing evening :)
Thanks for stopping by and I will catch you all soon!!


so I have tried to upload the picture of the award Marisa gave to my blog but for the life of my I can't figure it out... but thank you so much Marisa it is really nice to know that at least a few people read my blog :)

will be back shortly with some pictures of some cards I have been making.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saw this...

on Kerryns blog so i popped on over to queen and co to check them out for myself. They have some new things coming out that look so yummy!!! You can find out more on their blog here...

Have also been scrapping and making some cards. Just have to take some photos then i will share :)

Hope you are all having a great summers day :)

Catch ya soon

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I've been scrapping...

amongst other things lol. I have been attempting to toilet train Jessica but as yet have had no luck :( She has not once done anything on the toilet or potty only on the floor. So I think I may stop and try again in a couple of weeks.
We have almost recovered from our holiday and hubby is back at work now so we are slowly getting back into a routine. So glad it is still school holidays!!! Been lazing around in my pj's till 10am man it is wonderful not having to make lunches and rush off to school!!!
Anyway I have been scrapping (a little). This layout is for this months sketch challenge over at Aussie pubcalls roadmaps :-

And this one is for this months challenge over at scrap the girls :-

I am really pleased with how they both turned out I was a bit worried my mojo had gone on holidays as it took me so long to get back in to it.
Well must fly have to get Jess in to bed and then maybe do some more scrapping :) I will hopefully be back later to share some holiday snaps and also put up the lovely award my wonderful friend Marisa gave me. Thanks so much Marisa xxx.
Hope you are all having a great summers day!!!
catch ya soon :)