Friday, April 30, 2010

Its time to start hopping....

Yes that's right...its time to start hopping!!

Are you searching for a way to spend your weekend?? Then look no further.....

Scrapbook Challenges is running the NSD blog hop this weekend and there is inspiration a plenty and some very yummy prizes up for grabs.

The blog hop is starting off with Pamela, and by following all the links you will reach the final destination of Brynn's blog.
(in total there is 20 blogs to hop to)

Starting off with this 12x12 sketch by the ever so talented Pamela its sure to get your "MOJO" happening.

Or if you are looking for the right sketch to complete a double 12x12 then feel free to set yourself the challenge and have a go.

Below is my layout based on the single 12x12 sketch. I have had these pics printed for some time, but needed a sketch that would allow me to use all 3 pics to tell the story. Thanks to Pamela and her creative sketch....tah dah I finally scrapped them.

So what else is in store for all you scrappy people....

Well take a look at the very yummy prizes up for grabs.

For simply leaving a comment on ALL the blogs on this hop, you will be entered into the draw to win this lovely April Scarlet Lime kit. I would soooo love this kit in my stash!!!

And for having a go at the sketch and then loading it into the gallery at Scrapbook Challenges, you could win this ever soooo yummy Fancy Pants kit.

But wait....there's more!!

For simply joining Scrapbook Challenges you have the chance to win these stunning flower packs by Prima.
And for inviting all your scrapping friends to join Scrapbook Challenges you also go into the draw for some more flower packs by Prima.

And now to announce my grand news
Drum roll please.....

I have joined the Design Team at Scrapbook Challenges. Yes I have plunged back into the Design Team world and am really looking forward to this new venture/chapter in my scrapping life. Becoming a Design Team member gives me the opportunity of working along side a group of very talented people and the opportunity to explore many new challenges.

So what are you waiting for....Come on over and join in the fun of great challenges and show us all what you have to offer as a Scrapbook Challenges member.

So where to now......

Hop on over to Annie's blog where inspiration is a plenty and the hopping continues!!

Until next time, take care of you and happy hopping.

Mwah Karen xox

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Twiddley Bitz Shadow Box.

Just thought I would share a couple of pics of a Twiddleybitz Shadow box that I completed last weekend. Thanks to Mistra's blog, I was in awe of her amazing work and it gave me the inspiration that I needed to get things happening.

I also discovered a link on her blog for making Dodgy Flowers. They are soooo easy and the step by step instructions provide simple clear directions to making that perfect rough dodgy looking flower.

Products used: Twiddlybitz Shadow Box, Jo Sonja's background paint and crackle medium, Prima Crystal/Bling Flourish, mixed flowers, Kaiser Bling, Tim Holtz Grunge board wings, Angelina fibres, Hambly bird cage Sticker, Dodgy Flower, High Tea Collection pattern papers.

Twiddleybitz Shadow Box.

Close up of inside of Shadow Box.

Close up of Dodgy Flower.

Anyhow that's all for now, so until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Change is almost here...

I am back.....

However with soooo much to share & me making changes to my blog
I thought it would be best if I just do a quick month by month run through.
Don't want you all falling asleep trying to catch up on the last 6 months!!

So where do I start?? hmmm maybe back in October where
I left you all last time...

So since October, I managed to have another layout published
in Scrapbooking Memories.
This time it was featured in a theme gallery (Grunge) which is
another proud scrapping moment for me.

November passed in a blur, obviously not a lot exciting happened!

December saw my 31st Birthday, Caitlan's 8th Birthday,
Mum's 58th Birthday, Matilda's 7th Birthday, Christmas Day,
my nephew Jack's 10th Birthday....then New Years.
Talk about festive madness in our household, and not a lot
of time for much else...especially scrapping!!

Caitlan's 8th Birthday - December 2009

Matilda's 7th Birthday - December 2009

January, bought the New Year in and School Holidays for the kids.
My 2 other nephews also celebrated birthdays, and then things finally
started to settle down for the remainder of the holiday season.

February....what a month!!
We were the unfortunate victims of a nasty hit and run car accident.
My poor Kia Carnival was beyond repair and so started the 12 long
weeks of walking everywhere!!

Kai started School....yes my little man is now in Prep, leaving
his baby sister as the only one left at home with me.
Ellie celebrated her 4th Birthday...She is growing up way to fast and it
makes me wonder where has the time gone???

Ellie's 4th Birthday - February 2010

March was a tough month, the death of Granny Basson was hard.
The kids have never had to deal with a death in the family, and Cate & Tilly
both took the news really hard. However in saying this, I could not be
more proud of all 4 kids at the Funeral, they were so well behaved
and seemed to understand that it was a time to have best manners.

I did manage to get some scrapping done through all the madness of
such a busy life (please note the layouts listed below have been created
during the last 6 months and have not been shared on my blog).

Fashion Diva - January 2010

Backyard Bird Watch - January 2010

A Year at Kinder {09} - January 2010

The Funny Moments - January 2010

Perfect - January 2010

The Right Moment - February 2010

Angel Eyes - February 2010

Hunt - April 2010
Challenge at Scrapbook Challenges - Spring Theme.

Sneak Peak - April 2010

Layout to be shared at a later date...unless you are a friend on facebook and
have been lucky enough to see the completed layout!!

April....well here we are, 6 months has passed, heaps more has happened
although its likely that I just can't remember it all, but this month
bought the arrival of my new wheels. The wait is over and I am now the
proud new owner of a 2008 Holden Captiva!!

So thats a wrap, will promise to keep you all updated as life rolls on.

Until next time, take care of you and Happy Scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Welcome Back.....

OMG I can not believe that I have let 6 months pass and have posted....zilch, zero, zip!!

Stay tuned as my terribly neglected blog will receive a much needed overhaul
and I will be back into the swing of commitment.

Until next time (which will not be in another 6 months) take care of you and happy scrapping

Mwah Karen xox