Thursday, March 31, 2011

A break at the beach...

Time to get away for a break so we offloaded Riley to my friend Marise with her tribe of poodles, put Brodie in jail and headed off with Vinnie in the Kombi for a couple of days at Waverley beach. Its quite a spectacular west coast beach and was a bit windy yesterday so the sea was rough but a perfect morning this morning. Would've bought Brodie too as its a dog friendly beach but he's still hard work and his recalls offlead aren't always reliable.  ( Vinnie sits in my arms and plays hairy baby so he doesn't count!LOL!)
 Had to take a motorbike to keep DH amused and he had fun blatting around. He even took Vinnie & I for a zoom along the beach and Vin loved it, in my arms tucked in behind his dad, his head peering over dad's shoulder , ears flapping in the wind!

But guess what I forgot to pack....half the food, my hairbrush and a sweatshirt! So a nice chilly morning meant I stayed curled up in my sleeping bag while breakfast was made for me...hehehe! Of course when I did get up, wearing several T-shirts and hair sticking up in all directions I wasn't allowed out in public! LMAO!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


This week the team at Make it Colourful are challenging you to colour your backgrounds whether it be with copics, pencils, chalks , distress inks, whatever!
I've used two Make it Crafty stamps " Peaches of Plenty" and "Crooked Picket Fence" which you can find HERE.   I've coloured these with copics, used the copics again to dot the grass, and for the sky, I've used my long neglected SU chalks which I find cover a large area really easily.
Tilda is Tilda Picking Lilacs which you can find HERE . Magnolia-Licious  is the sponsor of this weeks challenge and guess what...they sell LOTS of Magnolias! LMAO! As if that wasn't sooo obvious!

The paper is MME Stella Rose Mabel. The flowers are Doohickey die, and from my stash and the leaves are from the local florist. The gorgeous swirl is from Make it Crafty, one of Zoe's fab laser-cut chipboard flourishes. I've painted it with a copper paint dabber.

Right, now head on over to see the gorgeous work and amazingly different backgrounds everyone has produced at Make it Colourful.

I'm entering this in Cardmadfairy's Digi Days- Back to nature
Colour create- Pastels
Fresh Brewed- Two or more embellies
Simon Says- Mothers Day or Girlie

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Animals it is!

This fortnights challenge at Southern Girls is to add an animal to your project.!  Woohoo! And you thought I'd use a dog....WRONG!!!!   One of our  fab sponsors this time is TeddyBo and so of course I've used a bear, well bears actually. Isn't this image adorable?   Michelle's Scrapbooking is also sponsoring us for our international entrants.
I used paper from DCWV  and ribbon & lace from my stash and the diecut flower and leaves is a Marianne D die. Yes Trace, I've been holding out on you! LMAO!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Green & Yellow

Dig out your yellows & greens and have a play in the weeks challenge at Make it Colourful!  I've used copics G20, G21, G82, G 94,  YG00 , YG21, Y02 on the Tree of Love which you can find at Make it Crafty HERE.


This weeks sponsor is Crissy Armstrong and I've used her gorgeous Whatzup Dog which is a digital image available from Whimsy Stamps HERE.   When I saw this release she had done, I had to have em all! 
The paper I've used is the Pet Stack from DCWV and as its so busy, I kept it fairly simple. The bone is chipboard covered in distress crackle paint, and the sentiment is computer generated. The dog bowl charm is from my stash.....can't remember where I got it ......!! I added a bit of glossy accents on the bone and dog collar tag. 
Right, now head on over to see what my super-talented teamies have done  with their colours!

I'm entering this in Crafty Sentiments- An animal

Friday, March 18, 2011

Candy Winner

I had random bits of paper flying across my desk with numbers from those who commented and follow my blog, and Vinnie picked a number for me.
And the paw print landed on  ....................................

      Marlene   - wooohooo!  

You get your choice of emerald faerie digi from Deb's Creations!  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

They're here!!!!

Finally, the release of the first two of the new realease of  Emerald Faeries!!!Woohooo!  These guys are so cute!!  These gorgeous digis and rubber are available from Debs Creations.
Right, now Deb is offering blog hop candy on each blog  and in order for you to win on my blog , you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment .

Willy & Mia


You should have come from here: Louise .  If not start at the beginning from Vicki's blog 
 Now hop on over to see     Debbie 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mr Potatohead Strikes again!

I bought this kiddies couch for the poodles cos their old one fell to bits ( and the girls at work made me buy it!!!!!)  and Brodie ate the little beds .  Vinnie spends quite a bit of time on it and likes to stretch out on it .  However, Mr Potatohead aka Richard Cranium has decided he quite likes it too....just doesn't fit quite so well and can't move in case he falls off! LMAO! And he leaves blond hair on it!!!! You're not a poodle Brodie!!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to Youuuuuu!

Welcome to the inaugural Tracy Jackson Birthday Bog Hop! Woohoo!  Yep, a few members of  3 different DTs decided to throw a little party to celebrate our fellow member's birthday . Happy Birthday Tracy!!!!! We loves ya! 
 To celebrate I cracked open my new minikit of hanglar stamps and coloured up a cutie, slapped her on a Make it Crafty seat, slapped that on my fav BG Curio paper and chucked on some ribbon , flowers and swirls from my stash and hey Presto!!!!! Its a verucca Trace!   ( Just kidding...ask her what she got for her birthday and she says " I got a verucca!" but don't believe her, I know that was only one of her pressies! LMAO) 

Tracy Jackson Birthday Blog Hop Order:
1. Michelle Single –
3. Paula-Kay Bourland -
7. Michelle Singer –
10. Cheryl Alger
13. Viv -  YOU ARE HERE!!! 
now go see
17. Louise Forsyth –

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Colour with Shine

This weeks challenge at Make it Colourful is to colour with shine.   I had already decided I wanted to use this cute Meljens Gruffy Little gnome from Whimsy,  so yep, this little dude is dressed in silk! Hahaha!   .

The paper I've used is BG Pyrus, flowers from WOC, laser cut chipboard swirls from Make it Crafty and random bling & charm.  The background mushroom stamp is also from Make it Crafty.
This weeks challenge is sponsored by Quixotic Paperie and they stock this paper, lots of embellishments and a huge range of gorgeous stamps, including the Whimsy range .

Right, now check out my fab teamies efforts HERE and have a go in the challenge!

I'm entering this in Stamp Something- use a digi
Craft Us Crazy- Nature

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Time for a sneaky!

There's a new bunch of Emerald Faeries coming to Deb's Creations the middle of this month and I'm about to give you a sneaky peeky!!

I'll tell you  now, you're gonna go AWWWWWW!  when you see these cuties! 


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