Sunday, January 31, 2010

A card and 2 pages







I just messed up the whole post and then lost it...grrrrr...



Ok well, to stop that from happening I'll just show you them






Card for Debs



Bath page for artastic



Maddie with her hearing aid moulds for Scrapping with v Jan sketch challenge...



Until next time



Lots of it



Mandy



xxx

NEW DT Position....

Good morning and Happy Sunday. I have some very exciting news....Earlier on this month I applied for a spot on the Scrap with V design team...and I am so excited to say that I was selected as one of thenew DT TEAm...how cool is that.

I have to tell you the girls are all so welcoming...there are great challenges...My first Cybercrop with them is on Friday night, 5th February...but not only that...the kits are awesome and the shop has such a huge range of goodies...can't wait to get there and shop...

getting my blinkie real soon...in the meantime, I have all the other DT blogs you can go visit on my sidebar...go have a wander and check out SCRAP WITH V, sign up and come and have a chat.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Lots Of it
Mandy
xxx

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

4 hours later



Well...was this epic...I thought after my last bag making event of 45 minutes it may have taken about an hour longer....but over 3 hours longer...But I must admit I do like it a whole lot more, and it was just an invention out of my head, so I shouldn't whinge too much, and I will definitely use it...




So, this is what I started with...



















And as I said,


4 hours later...


Well. what do you think???worth making a few more...I am thinking I may make a couple more of the plain, no frill ones....They take up way less material and much quicker too...
Well...that's it for now, about to have a coffee and put my feet up and enjoy relaxing with the kids on their last day of hols!!!!
Until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Monday, January 25, 2010

This + 45 minutes =



I have had these handles for a while, as I have this fabric, some gorgeous Michael Miller fabric....I have wanted to make this for ages...


well....


this




plus 45 minutes






= THIS!!!!




Can't waait to use it now...an original, and so easy to make...!!!!


Until next time


Lots of it


Mandy


xxx

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Baby hugs, Big boy hugs, bear hugs...













This is a page through the years of Cameron and Lachlan...they had a special bond when they were little, and still do. I love hug photos...don't you!!!???



I made the letters myself by glueing newspaper to some old sheet packaging, I then watercoloured the newspaper. When it was dry I used my cuttlebug machine...think it was REDTAG dies. I then used dimensional magic on the letters....

If you don't have a die cutting machine, you have to get yourself one. I use mine on nearly every page I do!










Ok...well that's it for now





Until next time, lots of it





Mandy





xxx

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2nd Post Today....Passion for promarkers card...



Here is my card for passion for promarkers. I'm not that great at colouring yet, but I'll get there...The challenge was all about girls....any colours....

Until next time

Lots of it...xxx

Mandy

He loves me...he loves me not...Friday Sketches



Who of you out there didn't do this as a child, and if it didn't land on the one you wanted you would do it again until it worked your way...or was that just me???
He loves me...he loves me not!




Well, with valentines day coming up I thought I would make some little cards for my kids....sh!!!!!don't tell them....I got this cute little stamp of ebay...lol...and this was so fun to colour...I used my water colour pencils I got for christmas...love them to bits....used some gorgeous basic grey papers...love that stuff too!!!




This was a sketch challenge over at friday sketchers.... this is only my second card challenge...mmmm....
Well...I plan on making another card, a bag and some scrap embellies today...so best I get off this thing and start creating...until next time...
Lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I got a lovely award...








I totally forgot to tell you all that the lovely Sarah Lou gave me an award this week...she is an awesome girl and a fantastic blogger...go check her blog out here...








So in accepting this award I apparently now must
1) Name 5 things I love
2) Present it to 5 other bloggers I think are fabulous


1. this one is easy...i love my family...both immediate and extended.
























2. i love coffee and diet coke...addicted i would say!!!my bad??















3. I love craft...whether it be scrapping, cardmaking, sewing, knitting...you name it, I have tried alot of them...








This is one of my favourite pages and I just love this photo...

















4. I love reading....I read all sorts of stuff...magazines, novels...even the backs of cereal packs...



Here is are the 2 latest books I have read and now reading...













5. Mmmmmm...what else do I love...I know...Lawn bowls....

Here is me getting my Gold Medal at the recent Club Challenge competition...lol...Yeah ...I know I am a dag...lawn bowls...hee hee hee...

Ok...so there it is...you know a little bit more about me...lol...
Thanks Sarah...I had fun doing this...consider all who read my blog a recipiant of this award...I know you are out there...lol...let me know if you the 5 loves...I would love to know if you do it...just leave me a comment...
until next time
Take care
Mandy
xxx

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Design Team...

Boy...am I happy today. I have just been announced as one of Deb's new DT girls for cardmaking. I have really only just started, so I feel honoured and priviledged to be working with such a talented group of ladies...
Thanks Deb for giving me the opportunity. I can't waaait to get my hands on some of the funky stamps you will be selling in your new shop!!! and can't wit to start making the cards.
You Can find DEB"S CREATIONS HERE...

Well...that's it for now...until next time
Take care
Mndy
xxx

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Well...here it is...
















Ok...well...a little mini disaster happened to me...in regards to the quilt I was to finish...I had already cut the border and it was all sewn and ready to add to the quilt...well...after 2 days of searching for it I realised it must have been thrown out. So, I had to improvise...I searched for other material to match, but couldn't find it, so I trimmed all the edges and ended up just sort of hemming it..it isn't as nice, but it's finally finished...Jacob is very happy...

Maddie had her first go on the sewing machine just then too...she did pretty well!!!She wanted to make a long skirt...lol..but for the first go I just let her have a practice at straight sewing...YIPPEEEEEE...another crafter in the family...





Well...until next time...take care ...Mandy





xxx

I WON...


If you are quick you may win too...go check out HERE....you will find some gorgeous new paint from shimmerz...stunning pearlized paint...they are giving away a set every hour...I WON!!!! yippeee!!!!!!!!


It looks gorgeous and I can't wait to get it....imagine it on butterflies, splashed onto pages...oh yummy...can you tell i am excited...lol...

take care...xxx


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I will finish it!!!! and other ramblings...

No scrapping today...just a few short words about what is in my head...

1.Love school holidays...no routione and my kids are so good to hang with...most of the time anyway!...lol... I hear their laughter in the family room and it makes me smile....

2.Went to see AVITAR last night and took the kidlets...Maddie was shocked to hear a few placid swear words, but WOW...I can see what all the hype has been over. I even cried in some scenes...sookie-la-la..We all really got stuck into it and walked out of the theatre blown away!!!

3.Some of you may not know this but i have been a smoker on and off in my life...disgusting habit i know, but it sometimes is my way of dealing with stress...well...new years day and new me...no smoking and I am about to start calling myself a non smoker...lol...shout out loud!!!

4.Very soon, once I feel the smoking is truly gone , I am going to try and loose a bit of weight...want to be healthier, and it's about time!!!

5.Did i mention I LOVE SCRAPPING...

6. Have a few furniture projects I want to get done in the coming months....two chairs and a foot stool...must do them....

7.Plan on finishing a little quilt I started making for jacob a few years ago...need to finish it before he gets too old to use it...will hopefully show you the finished product tomorrow...it may take a little longer to hand sew the surround...hopefully not too long!!!


Well...that's about it...better add a photo...mmmm I have no idea..yes I do...here is a photo of my sister's new years eve beach party she had...I had a ball and this is me squeezing the life out of Maddie with her zinked face...

Until next time

Take care

Mandy

xxx

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Some Sydney photos to share....
















I am really lucky living so close to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is always a thrill to go there none the less...today we took the kids across the Harbour Bridge and a visit to the MCA...Museum of Contemporary Art...WOW...is all I can say...can't take photos of the "Art" but it's worth a look...we spent about an hour in one of the rooms...if you get a chance, go check it out....I am so glad my kids love art!!!!
OK...well, that's it for now....take care...Mandy...xxxx










Raymond and I, with our friend Craig...Lachlen, Connor, Jacob and Maddie really enjoyed the day...Can't wait to sleep tonight...lol...





Friday, January 8, 2010

Couple of Chrissie Pages



Good morning all...last night i felt like scrapping...here is the result....using Kaisercraft...love the colours in this range. The first is Sketch number 85 over CREATIVE SCRAPPERS...check it out HERE....it's an awesome sketch site....








The next is a challenge over at OUT OF THE HAT scrapbooking challenge blog...you cn find them HERE...you needed to have...1. striped paper, 2. circles and 3. One word title...here is my example

Ok...well that's it from me for now...take care and have an awesome day...
Mandy
xxx

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My art for ARTastic...





Happy new year to you all...I have been busy but not of the scrapping variety....I have been reading breaking dawn...the last in the twilight series...almost finished it now!!!!I have the new Dan Brown novel to read after tht...then it will be all systems go for scrapping...lol....




I did get my DT art done for ARTastic blog....go check it out HERE...it is a constant form of inspiration for me...maybe it will be for you to....here is this months inspiring art work by pro hart...gotta love all the brights....

Here is my interpretation of it...I am really happy with it and have it in my bedroom already...











Ok...well that's it from me...until next time...take care
Mandy...xxx