Friday, 31 December 2010
PLEASE stay safe on the roads - don't drink and drive especially.
All the very best.
Chat tomorrow when I reveal the new challenge.
Thursday, 30 December 2010
From 1st January I am introducing a new challenge - for each month I will be TRYING to complete projects using a paticular theme in the hope to get some work done.
If you would like to join in - just leave me a comment - then all you have to do is wait a couple of days for January's challenge to pop up.
Hope you can join in.
I was commissioned to play with some paper tole goodies.
If you get a chance while you're in the newsagents - have a little lookie.
Hope you're having a great day in your part of the world.
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
If you get a chance to get some done - let me know.
Hope you are all going ok.
Friday, 17 December 2010
You truly are a great friend.
I would love to know who you are - PLEASE!!!!!!!
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Our baby - Josh - is finishing Grade 6 which means the end of the line at our little (well not so little now) primary school.
So many different feelings are going through my mind at the moment (hence me not being able to sleep and getting out of bed to type this post at 2.06am.................)
Must try and dig out some photos to pop up here for you to look at.
Gosh they grow up fast.
Friday, 10 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Nicole from Craft Queen has kindly donated 2 little packs of ribbon - they are yummy so you need to be in it to win it.
I will also throw in some of my Li'l Daisies - winner gets to choose their colour combo.
There you go.
Your time starts now.
Challenge will stay open til the 19th December. I will then pop everyone's name in a hat and draw some lucky winners out.
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Ok - let's start today by creating a card, layout or OTP with
*The colour PURPLE and you will also need to include the word "BELIEVE" on your project.
Happy creating everyone.
Don't forget to pop back in here to this post and leave a comment and a link to your creation so we can all join in the spirit of Christmas.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
I will be doing a little something for the next 12 days in the lead up to Christmas.
Who would like to join in?
If you would - leave me a comment.
Hope you can. Jump on in anytime.
2. Debi J
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Here I am again. Back with updates.
It's all happening in the Downey household.
Not 1 but 3 new jobs in our house.
I can officially tell you now that I have a casual job at the Scrapbook Lady in Pakenham. This is ULTRA exciting - but not only me - Emily has a little job there too just putting things away, pricing etc. How cool!!!!!
And the 3rd job goes to..........................Sean. He has officially resigned from Bunnings after nearly 10 years and is now the Store Manager of Darren Spargo's Photography in town. We are all very excited about Sean's new move - big decision - but it will great to have him working locally instead of travelling each day. He will start early December - right in time for the Silly Season!!!!!
So there you go - we all went out last night to celebrate - drinks all round!!!!
So hence that is why I haven't been updating my blog as much lately - flat out having fun. I am absolutely loving my job and look forward to the days I work. Yay!!!!!
Speaking of work - I created a Sketch Challenge which runs from November up til the week before Christmas. We are promoting our NEW Mini Banner - customers come in, make a small purchase, pick up their FREE Mini Banner and sketch challenge, go home, create a layout, bring it back into the store and then it will be judged by someone independent and they will win a hamper of goodies. Pretty cool huh?
I know a lot of you are not locals - but you can always just join in the sketch challenge. Just follow the sketch and leave me a link to your creation. Would love to see what you create. (Having troubles updating the sketch as it’s in Word format – if I can I shall convert it and share with you, otherwise you can just follow my basic layout)
I have added the banner - just kept most of it in the raw chipboard and then embossed the little scalloped trims. This is little Stephen's first Christmas. I just adore this photo.
(On the baby front - our gorgeous Sudanese friends - George and Medina are expecting baby no. 3 just before Christmas - how exciting!!!!)
Well that' it from me. I will be popping in pretty randomly with any updates of as my mum used to say as we walked through the door "any news, notes or gossip?"................LOL.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
You can read all about her here. She goes to the same school as our girls. Tammy came home today and told us that she has her own website - you can read here
We wish you all the very best Brooke - we shall add you to our family prayers.
Friday, 8 October 2010
I have picked up a little part-time job which I am rather excited about so that has been keeping me busy and I'm loving getting back into work after 15 YEARS!!!!!! Long time between drinkies!!!! LOL!!!!!
My Handmade Daisies are going well - I have just released some different mixed bags for my Li'l Daisies so I shall have to MAKE time to update the Handmade Daisy Blog with some photos of them for you all to see.
Now - I have 3 cards in the current issue of Scrapbook Creations - my first time published in this magazine which I am very excited about. Yay!!! They are on page 81 if you fancy a little lookie.
Hoping to get some serious creating done this weekend. Fingers crossed - I really need to do some just for me and for my sanity.........LOL!!!!
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
(placecard using up scraps)
(Mini cards using the leftovers - you've gotta love that)
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Over the last 6 weeks I've joined in the fun over at Scrapz Biz They have been having a great little challenge where we had to be inspired by a certain ad on TV - some going back to when I was growing up. We had certain criteria to follow and we had to create a layout for each of the 6 weeks. I had lots of fun as I haven't been doing a lot of creating of late.
Here are my layouts
Week 1 I still call Australia home
For this layout I have used all bits and pieces – old slides, Australian flag toothpicks turned into a banner, coloured matchsticks and other bits and pieces
Week 2 We're Happy Little Vegemites
For this layout I have used all things Vegemite – I ripped a label off a Vegemite jar and stuck that down I even used the yellow ring from the top of the jar.
Week 3 Not Happy Jan
For this layout we needed to use a page from a book – so I used an old children’s nursery rhyme book that I picked up at an op-shop – it was falling apart anyway so I didn’t feel bad about wrecking it.
Week 4 Life Be In It
For this layout we needed to create something inspired by the Life Be In It ad so I went with some great photos of Josh on his unicycle and one of my new Li’l Daisies
Week 5 Dove
For this layout we needed to be inspired by the Dove ad – I went with the theme that beauty is all around us. I did some serious recycling for this layout – I re-used the inside of window envelopes – I even stuck my photo behind the window face…LOL, old playing card, clothes labels, old stamps, bread tags etc.
Week 6 Tim Tam Genie Ad
And for the last ad we had to think of 3 wishes – I explained that my 3 wishes have already come true – first to find Sean and have the fairytale wedding, second to have 3 beautiful healthy children and then to buy our very first home – our family home where we are all living happily – happily ever after. We are truly blessed
So there you have it – this was a very challenging and enjoyable challenge – certainly made me step out of my comfort zone.
Thanks for looking.
Friday, 27 August 2010
I hope you enjoyed getting in early to create some Christmas Cards - even if you didn't complete the whole set of cards (you are not the only one - how embarassing - but it's on the list of things to complete) at least you have a nice little stash of cards already underway.
There are 2 lucky winners - and they are
Grandma Jack and Shandell. (Can you please drop me an email with your mailing address please girls)
Well done girlies. You have won the gorgeous craft packs from Craft Queen - huge thank you to Nicole for her generous donations. I will throw in a little surprise too.
Thank you once again.
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
R - reindeer or recycling or raffia ( you can pick which one)
I - ink
S - sketch
M - merry
Thank you Nicole - I'm sure the ladies are going to love these.
PLEASE NOTE: COMPETITION IS OPEN UNTIL 23RD AUGUST - THERE IS STILL ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE ALL CHALLENGES TO BE IN THE DRAW FOR SOME GOODIES.
I haven't completed mine yet as I've been busy making daisies - but I fully intend to get them done in the next week or so. I'm determined.
Just let me know if you manage to finish yours on time.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
What can you do with my new Handmade Daisies "Li'l Daisies" range?
Here are some samples I popped up on my Handmade Daisies Blog.
I have designed the mixed packs to match the newly released ranges from CHA Summer 2010 in America (and a few older ranges too)
The mixed packs can also be used for everyday purposes as well - not JUST the new releases.
The first 2 cards are using Echo Park Sweet Summertime paper range (which I just love) and the last card was created using the same mixed pack but just using bits and pieces from my own stash. The ideas are endless.
I have come to like attaching my daisies using good old glue dots – firstly they do a good job and secondly – I’m lazy – I like quick results…….LOL!!! Another way I way I attach them too is to use a stapler – just a couple of staples on a couple of petals and voila!!!!
Thanks for your support with my little business - it means a lot to me.
I am still tryinig to work through mine. Have been a little busy creating my new handmade daisy range so I suppose I have an excuse. I am still determined to get them done though.
Good luck. Don't forget there's some little prizes up for grabs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w this one is very clever - just imagine how long it would have taken to set up.
And this next one is just too funny. It's for an ad in America.
There is an ad in Australia at the moment which is supposed to be a take off of this ad. I prefer the American one for sure.
This one is clever - wouldn't ya just luv to give this a go?
Thanks for popping in.
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Monday, 9 August 2010
Sunday, 1 August 2010
OK - I went through my Christmas Stamps - which I treasure - however, I haven't used these ones or I have used them once only.
So it's time to move them on - can you find a place for these in your home?????
If you would like any of the stamps just leave a comment to this post and I will forward you an email with details – thanks.
(This stamp is by Crafty Individuals - its an unmounted red rubber stamp (including ezmount foam backing) - used once - $8.00 + $2.00 postage)
(This stamp is by Stamp-It - Rachel Greig, it would be great for the inside of your Christmas cards - its going, going, gone for $$8.00 + $2 postage)
Next one is called Holly Background by Hampton Art Stamps – it has only been used once $8 + $2 postage
Ornate Star is by Stamp-It – Rachel Greig design – used once $8 + $2 postage
These following two stamps are brand new!!!! I thought these would be perfect for use with Copic Markers which are all the go at the moment.
Mary & Joseph $15.00 + $2 postage
Magical Santa $15.00 + $2 postage
So there you have it – just leave a comment if you are interested in 1 or more of the stamps and I shall mark it SOLD.
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Today is catch up time. In fact I am going to extend the challenge until
23rd August 2010.
You (and I more importantly) can spend this time to catch up on all of the challenges.
I'm sorry to update the last few challenges a couple of days too late. It's been crazy here of late.
I'm looking forward to sitting quietly and chipping away at the challenges I am yet to complete.
So come on - join in the fun -there is still time!!!!!
Friday, 30 July 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
On the school holidays Josh and I had a little op-shop hunting day. I’ve been hanging onto them for a while now to show you – here they are
How’s the old Bingo set – it was only 50cents, old patterns 50 cents, old mix master cover, red/white gingham, vintage fabric tape 50 cents and some old books/frames.
Thanks for dropping in.