Monday, March 30, 2009

Look out for

My layouts at Tanyah's Scrapncraft with T blog.

Yes, this is the second time I am doing Guest Designing for Tanyah for the month of April 09

There will be a step by step for a single layout, a double layout and a card out of a kit.

Thats an awesome kit I should say.

I am so honored to be doing Guest Designing again. Thanks Tanyah.

So people pop into Tanyah's blog and check out the kit.


Another great news is that I became an AUNT. Yay!!

Yes, my brother and SIL had a cute little baby girl on Saturday.

I desperately want to go and see the baby but I cannot go until December!!

I could hear her cry over the phone though. So cute.

Anyway, I went shopping for baby stuff today. Oh!!! so cute, tiny pants, tops and cardi.

Very Very cute Aawwwwwwwwww

I am so happy.Yay!!!

Until next time


Sunday, March 29, 2009

This was so funny..............

Tinky is our neighbour's pet.
We babysit her whenever our neighbour goes out or during the weekend.
She loves my son and they share a special!!!
He was reading Simpson's magazine and Tinky too sat with him in his hand read the mag!!!! Whenever my son laughs, she mimics him.
It was sooooooooo funny.
We all burst into laughter. Tinky joined us too.
Thought will share it with you.
Here is a picture

Until next time.....


Saturday, March 28, 2009

10 Quick cards.......

Hey everybody,

Its Saturday here and daylight saving time closes tonight.
Will be behind by an hour from tomorrow.
Weird, I should say. Daylight saving is not needed here in WA!!!
In spite of public voting against it three times. We still have daylight saving!!!
Anyway, it all political I guess!!!

I spent my afternoon today making these cards.
These are simple ones made using White card stock, Cuttle bug embossing folder, Some embellishments from Basic Grey, Prima and Pink Paislee and matching Versa Color ink.
I adore them. Love the white background.
The colors really pop out don't they?

I have to make the envelopes for them and they are all done.


I also managed to do some gardening. Went to Bunnings and got some plants.
Worked on the soil. Tomorrow is planting them. Its not a veggie garden.
One corner of my backyard was bare and needed some good plants and it will become cosy then!
My body aches.

Got to sleep.

Good night

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #4

This week magnolia Down Under challenge is all BLING.
Yay!! I love bling.
Most of my layouts have bling in them heheh!!

Anyway, this is my take on the challenge.

Tilda sitting on the chair.
Chair is completely blocked I think!! Can you see it?
In fact, I have cut Tilda out and mounted her on the chair.
There are two black bling as Tilda's overall buttons.
Also tiny bling flowers around Tilda.
The Shimmer copper color card and envelope is from Kaiser Craft.
The flower paper is from Rosa Moka.
Green and baby pink cardstock.
Fiber from my stash. Alphas from Pink Paislee.

Loved making the card. Thanks for the challenge.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Good news!!!

Hey everybody,

How are you all doing? Nearly middle of the week here for me.
I have a good news to share.

I recieved an email from Sine of Aussie Pub Calls that I have been chosen as the Creative Team member for Aussie Pub Calls. I am joyed by this news. You made my day, Sine.
Can't wait to start the work. Very exciting...

As part of the celebrations my DH is making Pizza from scratch!!lol!!

He offered to make dinner today.Very sweet of him.
We had our neighbours join us as well.
So was a little party last night.
Good food and company.

ATC swap at DebsCreations is going really well.
We are on the third round.
This time it is vintage theme.
Second round had stamped image as the theme.
I have recieved all the ATCs from everybody.
Gorgeous little piece of work from everybody. I really really love ATCs.
Collecting these pieces of art from talented scrappers is awesome collection to have.

Ok Here are the first round ATCs

These are second round ATCs

They are so much fun to make and collect.
Want to join? Check out Debscreations ATC trading thread.

Until next time...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sneak Peek of my DT layouts

Good Morning everybody.

Today I am going to show you some sneak peek of my DT layouts
I have been doing for Deb at Debscreations.
All the kits are Kaiser craft kits--All sorts, Spirograph and Cafe Culture.

These are going to be taught in her classes at Rockhampton, next month.

So any ladies from Rockhampton or near the area,book now for the classes.
Don't miss out!!!


And this layout I made for Angie's sketch challenge for this month at her blog.

It is a digital layout. paper and elements from various kits all freebies.
Many thanks to all the freebie kits ladies you are posting.


What a day today!!! So far I have been shopping.
Nothing exciting. Just the grocery shopping.
Siddarth is unwell and is at home.
Poor thing is down with fever and body aches.
I am still dragging him along for shopping.
Of course, he is taking his medication.

In one of the shopping centers, there was a photo shoot for kids.
I took one for Siddarth. His face all red with fever!!
Will get to see them next month. No obligation to buy!!!
Atleast that what they say!
Only if it nice I will get them. Lets see how it goes mmmmm!!!!

Finally, I have framed my SIL's layout I made very long time ago.
Will show you this evening. Finding a 12 x 12 frame is so difficult here in my town!!!
I am still not satisfied with the frame. Its so plain. Would like a ornate frame!!!

Alright then until next time


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Second take on Basic Grey Challenge #27

Did I say that idea bulbs are glowing around my head???????????????

Right, I did...... and this is the result of one of the idea bulbs.

My second take on the Texture Challenge at the Basic Grey Challenge blog.

I have used white card stock as the background.
A piece of white card stock embossed on cuttle bug,
inked around the edges with lime green Versa color ink.
I have used Basic Grey Urban Prairie Chipboard shape flowers on them.
Alphas from Basic Grey Porcelain card stock alpha stickers. T
he fiber is from my stash. can't remember where from!!!
Thats it from me today.

Thanks for stopping by...


Basic Grey Challenge #27

Hey Everybody,

This week's Basic Grey Challenge #27 is all about Texture.
Of course, there should be some Basic Grey product used in the creations.

This is my take on the challenge:

I have used corrugated cardboard and lace for the texture.
The layered flowers and leaves are from Basic Grey Marrakech card stock element stickers.
I have layered the flowers using double sided foam for the 3D effect.
The background paper is from K & Co Blue Awning paper pack.
Brads and the blue pearl from Kaiser Craft.
And the sentiment piece of paper is also from kaiser Craft Peek a Boo paper range.

Thanks for the challenge.
Plenty of idea bulbs are glowing all around my head.
May make another card as well!!

Until next time


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Surprise!!! Surprise!!!

Hey everybody,

I got a surprise today! I won the Basic Grey Challenge #26. Yay!!!
What a sweet surprise.
My DH and kids gave me Hi-Fis.
Doing a little dance right now!! lol!!
You made my day, Martine. Many thanks.


Today I made a layout for one of our Challenge Chics who recently delivered a cute baby girl.
We had planned in our forum at Debscreations that we will each make a baby layout and send it as an album to her.

Here is mine.

I also made a card for her.

I haven't used pastel shades in ages.
My kids have grown now and I haven't made baby layouts at all!!!
They look so beautiful and baby like. Awww cute!!!
They are the Peek a boo papers from Kaiser Craft. Really loved making them.
Thought I will share these with you all.
Got to go for dinner.
Thanks for stopping by.


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Friday, March 20, 2009

Yay!! My cards are getting published

I was checking my email and to my surprise, I had this email reply from Austraian Cardmaking, stamping and papercraft magazine wanting to publish 2 of my cards in their reader's gallery.
I forgot that iIhad sent some of my cards to them!!
The cards are here in my blog for today. I will remove them tomorrow first thing.
The cards are "Hi" and " Best friend"
That made my day!! I am doing a little dancing at the moment.Lol!!!
I am applying for the Kaisercraft DT position. I am not sure I will get it.
If I get it. I will resign my current part time job.
Seriously!!! I am just waiting for a chance to resign.
I would rather do something I love to do, which is of course scrapbooking.
Anyway, I finished my single and double layouts. Half finished my OTP.
So by tomorrow I should be done. Not bad hun!!
Infact I was not sure if I will apply or not this Monday.
I went to see if my LSS had the papers and embellishments I wanted.
Not really. She had the new ones but I like some of kaiser's old papers. She did not have them.
So I ordered online from Anna's Craft Cupboard and ta...da... the parcel came the very next day. I am very impressed. It came from Perth of course.
Still!!!! That was very prompt. Thanks Anna.
But many of my parcels takes 2 weeks to reach from the east coast!!!
Since I got my products, I decided I will give the DT call a go.
Will show you all the layouts and OTP after the announcement by mid April.
Another exciting news is that my kit from Scrapncraft with T is arriving soon. I am guest designing for Tanyah next month. My January kit was her best seller.
So I am all excited to work on this kit.
Also kits from Debs creations are also posted to me.
I have no idea what the kit is going to be!!! Will be a surprise when I get them.
Yay!! can't wait to see them and work on them.
I do not have anything to show today. But I am also working on a layout which does not have photo of person{s}. Shh!!!! Will show tomorrow. Lol!!!
Bye for now

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Sketch and a layout

Hey Everybody,

How is the day been for you?
Mine was such a boring day especially after a hectic yesterday.
It takes a while I guess to relax after few days of rough and tough days.
Was at work but was light.
Wish I had taken some scrap booking stuff to do!!! hehehe!!!

Anyway, this is a sketch by Behagguna from SB dot com.
Awesome sketch. I like the scalloped circle.
This is the sketch for Deb's challenge 4 at her forum.

And this is my take on the sketch.
I made this layout last night but had to wait until this evening to take a picture of it.

The base paper is from Scenic Route.
I have used basic Grey Bitter Sweet and Porcelain papers for layers.
I used scalloped nestabilities die to cut the scalloped circle.
Bling flourish from Prima. Similarly the flowers as well.
Photo of Aditi reading a book with so much concentration,
that she did not even know I took a picture of her!!!!
Alphas from basic Grey as well.


Yesterday I received my Kaiser Craft Mumma Bushka papers and album. Nice bright and vibrant colors. Can't wait to start on it. Maybe tonight!!!

Oh! people, Kaiser craft is calling for new Design Team.
10 positions up for grabs.
International scrappers are welcome to apply as well. Here is the link.
Give it a go.

Until next time....


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blog Award... Yay!!

I recieved this blog award from Chris W. Thanks Chris. Appreciate it very much.

Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:

inspires you

makes you smile and laugh

or maybe gives amazing information

a great read

has an amazing design

and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

The rules of this award are:

* Click the badge and get the code then put the logo on your blog sidebar or post.

* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing and let them know.

* Share the love and link to this this post and to the person you received your award from!

I am passing on this award to:

1. Kellie

2. BasicGreyChallenge Blog

3. Angie

4. Elle

These are amazing blogs. Check it out

Until next time


Monday, March 16, 2009

My gift is my song.....

Hey everybody,
Its Manic Monday today!! Was really really hectic for me.
Currently kids in bed and I still doing some preparation for breakfast tomorrow.
Its an Indian reciepe and it need a lot of preparation before I can make it.
Anyway, the grinder is working on it now.
And I thought I will sit and blog really quickly.
I managed to do a quick layout for the Songbird challenge at debscreations.
This time there is a Elton John song which you will find here and you have to draw inspiration from the song and make a layout.
This is my take on the challenge:

I have used Basic Grey Marrakech and Porcelian papers and stickers on this layout.
Flowers are from Prima and Scrapbook Blossom. Bling from Prima.
Alphas from Basic Grey Porcelian. Lace and brads from my stash.
Photo of my DH singing his favourate song to me on karoke at our friend's house in Hobart.
Very sweet of him.Hehehe!!!
A simple and quick layout. Took me 30 minutes to make it this morning.
Ok, I am tired and sleepy. Got to go to work tomorrow.
Bye for now

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #3

The challenge this week is….
  • Must have at least one yellow ribbon.
  • Has to be Tilda.
  • And last of all has to have a flower.
Here is my take on the challenge:

There is a yellow ribbon, a flower and Tilda has a flower as well!
I have used a black card stock as the base.
The pink distressed paper is from Stella Ruby.
I embossed a piece of white card stock on the cuttle bug and inked the edges.
The black decorative edged piece of paper is from a pack I bought of Bizzy Becs.
Same with the buckle and ribbon.
I inked the chipboard buckle with pink ink though.
Flower and rub-ons from Kaiser Craft.

I missed the last challenge as I was away.
But made sure this time I will do it on the same day lol!!!
Lovely Challenge. Thanks for the opportunity.


Basic Grey Challenge 26-All rounded up

I missed last week's challenge as I was on a holiday.
Awesome Sketch though.
Will use it for future challenge.

Basic Grey Challenge for this week is:

This week we want to see rounded corners, not an angle in sight !
Please interpret this how you would like, but of course not to forget to use
at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation :)

And here is my take on the challenge

I have used Basic Grey new Marrakech range of papers and card stock stickers for this card.
All corners rounded. Other than that I have used a rub on congratulations and blue card stock.

Thanks for the challenge. I always look forward to the BG challenges and enjoy making them.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tags and a digi layout...

Hey everybody,
How is the weekend going?
Mine is been a hectic saturday. Mainly sheparding kids around for their music classes.
OMG!! time just flies. It was evening by the time I sat to rest. I am exhausted!!!
But I wanted to scrap. So I did a few things.
First, I did a few christmas tags for Debscreations master Blaster challenge.
It is a little extra challenge to make a set of 4 christmas tags.
Deb is going to donate then for charity at the time of Christmas, end of this year.
She excused me from the challenge as I do not celebrate Christmas.
But I will miss an opportunity to donate to needy children. S
o I made a set of christmas tags. I am planning to make another set as well.
Here they are for you.
I used some of the BG Wassel chipboard stickers. Perfect for the tags.
Sitting one the computer, I decided to download some digital freebie.
I found an awesome kit after some googling and blog hopping.
Couldn't resist just downloading, so did a digi layout.
The digi kit is called "Interludes" from from this blog
Thanks to this person who made it. Awesome kit.
Here it it for you.

Lots of bling and lovely colour combination.

OK, now I am feeling sleepy. Been a long day today.

I have also done a layout and another set of tags.

Will take photo in good light tomorrow and show you.

I am also thrilled to Guest Design again for Scrapncraft with T for April.

Can't wait to see the kit and work on it.

But now, I am off to sleep.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Photoshop on the move!!!

Yes, I had taken my laptop with me on my holiday and got to use the photoshop.
Waiting at the airport is such a bore. But with a laptop at hand, time flew.
Kids had their DS and of course my DH had his camera.
She shot this photo of me with the laptop using the photoshop to make my blog header. Lol!!!
Sketch is always a mojo finder.
Especially having not scrapped for 8 days, it provides a good start for me.
This is my take on Nat's Sketch cahllenge at Debscreations
You can see her sketch here.

I have used an old note book paper from Scenic Route as the base.
The shape is cut out of magic Mesh. The pattern paer is from Carolee's creations
Bling flourishes are from Prima and ZVA Creative.
Alphas and ribbon from American Craft.
Flowers from Green Tara and Scrapbook Blossoms.
Finally the brad is from our own Kaiser Craft.
OK, I am off to some tidying the home before I sit to make a set of tags.
Will show you tonight.
Until next time

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Flower photos.....

Hey everybody,

Thought will share some photos of flowers I took in Hobart.

Not much to say.
Pictures speak for themselves I guess!!!

Some photos.....

Here are some photos from my Hobart holiday...
This one was shot from inside the plane going towards Melbourne.

These two are from Russell Falls.
Oh!, I have more photos of Russell falls.
Iwill edit them and load them.

We went to play bowling. Kids enjoyed it.
I came back with a broken nail and sore thumb!!

Aditi fasinated with a Magic bouncing ball.
She constanly went, " look mommy, look!! Isn't it magical?

This is Aditi's passion.
To own a convertable car like this one.
We had a neighbour in Adelaide who had this and she used to park it ourside out house.
Aditi would sit and look at it for hours. So cute lol!!

More coming soon.