Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time for an Update

Thought it was about time I did another update!

It's my turn to set the weekend challenge at Country Papercraft and of course it had to be a Halloween challenge! I've done one as an actual Halloween lo and then one which is Halloween colours but not Halloween themed:

And this is the lo I did for the Kaisercraft November Mix it Up Challenge:

Right, back to packing....I'm off to Bali for 2 weeks tomorrow!!!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Blog Whisper

Yay, finally time to show off the blog whispers!
You can check them out from the start here at Bridges blog and follow the links from page to page

{there are two separate whispers}.

Each person does a 'version' of the layout that was sent to them,  then passes it on to the next in line until the final lo and then they are all revealed.

And this is my interpretation of the lo I got  from Sam:

I sent mine to Belinda  Hers isn't up yet...can't wait to see what she did with it.
I'm off to check them out in order to see how the original has evolved!

Thanks Bridge for organising this..even if it did take longer than you expected!

Vote for me!!!

I entered the sketch challenge over at Multi-photo scrapbooking and it's voting time!
Here's the sketch:

 And here's my take on it

 If you want to vote for me you need to email  Thanks in advance!

PS Here is some important stuff about the sketch.....Valerie's TOU for this sketch are as follows:-

Copyright: Valerie's sketches are for personal use only. Please do not use them as reference for any publication submissions, contest entries, design team projects, class projects, design templates, or other similar purposes. Permission is required before taking any images from the Got Sketch? blog to post elsewhere. Do not reproduce or distribute. Proper credit for their use in galleries, forums and blogs is appreciated.

Monday, October 18, 2010

No scrapping but lots to scrap about!

Just thought I would do a little update since it has been way too long. Haven't had much time in my scrap room lately but when I do, it should be fun since there have been some big moments to scrap about.

So much for staying home and relaxing this last school holidays before we head off to Bali in 14 sleeps! We ended up having to spend a week in Perth as my sister was sick. We did manage to squeeze in a trip to a skate park and fun centre and beach, and see quite a few rellies so it wasn't all bad.

This weekend we had our local show, but of course we weren't going because of Bali being so close and because we were supposed to be camping for my mum's 60th.....BUT we did go for a short time after mum changed her party to her house since my sis is still in hospital and we didn't want to leave her by herself while we all went camping!

So this is the show. Boys had a ride each and some lucky tickets, lunch and then home. Luckily it was the smallest, boringest show yet so they were happy to save their money for Bali! I did enter some photos and scrapbooking. My cruise album won 1st in the OTP section and then Best Scrapbooking Exhibit overall. Gotta love that! I actually did better with my OTP's than lo's but that's ok.
Mum's party was awesome! The theme was "p" party as that's all anyone seemed to have when we were kids. Mum was a Persian Princess, my youngest sister and I were Playboy BunnyGirls since that's what we were back in about 1983! My big sister came as a Patient for a couple of hours! (She went to a lot of trouble to be admitted to hospital just to be a patient but I think she would have preferred to come as anything else!)
We had penguins, police (even some real ones chatting to our young boys dressed as female prostitutes!), plenty of pirates, Protestors; the PM came (she's a drunk btw! and a photo hog...oops,maybe not the real one!); Popeye, a Pensioner (complete with nappy and catheter...can't take any chance apparently!)  Everyone went to a lot of trouble..that's why it was awesome!

So like I said, lots of fun and lots to scrap....better get to it!

Oh, just remembered I haven't shared the lo's I did for the last Countrypapercraft Newsletter using the monthly kit


Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog giveaway!!!!

Not my blog, but my friend Sam where I get all my cute buttons and things!!
Awesome giveaway.....wish me luck!

If you don't want me to win because you want to win yourself...check it out here

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Can't believe it's been so long since my last post! I did have a good excuse though...had to go to the city as my big sis has been in hospital. Been a couple of big weeks but seems to be back under control now.
So, on a much brighter are the lo's I did before I had to run away:

 This first one with the October kit at Country Papercraft

 This one also for CPC A challemge to use fibres. I stitched the flowers which were pre-punched in this c/s. Don't know how many years I've had this and not used it, but finally found a use for it! Gorgeous girlie Cosmo Cricket pp's...I had to steal my niece for the morning and take some photos just so I could use it!

Another newsletter Little Book Worm! Love these Bo Bunny pp's!
The next one was for the cybercrop over at Scrapping Outback. Don't be craft room is not really that tidy! Obviously had just had a reshuffle so it looks clean and tidy!
This is my "swap-back" from my Friend Leonie. I sent her some photos and she sent some to me and we each scrapped each others. Fun to try someone else's style for a change. Love what she did with mine..hope she loved hers too!

Another Scrapping Outback Twilight Cybercrop challenge. I had to do some quite different things with this Cybercrop. I could have looked at them and decided they were just too hard (or time consuming!), but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try some new things...and guess what??? I loved how they all turned out!

Final CPC newsletter item...shaped background (not round or square) And barely any pp! So not me...I love my patterned paper!!
Have got a few more to scan and upload but will save them for another day.
Might also share some photos from my 20 year High School Reunion last night!....or I might not!
20 years! I remember when I was a kid and my mum and dad went to their 20 year reunions and I thought they must be sooo old to be out of high school for 20 years! that's me! OLD!!