Sunday, February 17, 2013

February Cyber Crop at Chook Scraps

Chook Scraps held their February Cyber Crop on the weekend, but you have until Monday 25th to upload the enteries.

So far I have managed to complete 3 out of the four challenges.

Challenge #2 -Sports stars and this month Layne Beachley is the focus.

1. Layne Beachley has won 7 world championships so have 7 of something on your layout.

2. She has had a lot of personal struggles, being adopted early in her life, and losing her adoptive parents. So I want you to use a technique that you struggle with, whether distressing, using sprays or anything.

3. Layne Beachley has a foundation called "Aim for the Stars" The purpose of this foundation is to inspire and motivate women across Australia to “Dare to Dream, Pursue their Passion and Aspire to Achieve”. I want you to take this quote and base your layout around it.

4. Layne Beachly's name was originally Tania Maris Gardner and it was changed when she was adopted. I want you to alter something that is on your layout.

My 7 is the 7 clear film frames, using glimmermist on male layout is something I struggle with, the quote inspiration is the title (which means strength is adversity and this is the last thing the Norwood players read before they run onto the ground at home game) and wording on the photos (which are on the wall in the players gym). Something altered is the chipboard footy which I have inked.

Challenge #3 - is the sketch below

Challenge #4 - The card challenge
Use some hand drawn doodling, some newsprint or script (for the newspaper with which we wrap the fish & chips at the beach) and a bird for the seagulls.
I am hoping to get the first challenge completed this week.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's been awhile!!!!

I seem to have neglected my blog last year and it is nearly a year since I last posted and a lot has happened in the past 12 months.

Brandon commenced his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts, he has another 3 years til he finishes.
Taylor completed year 12 last year and did exceptionally well and will commence a Bachelor of Nursing at Adelaide Uni this year.
Hamish will commence year 11 this year....only 2 more years of school fees...WooHoo.

Football has once again been a large part of our lives.

Hamish's Tea Tree Gully Team made it into their 5th Grandfinal and in a row and again they achieved the ultimate sucess. Hamish was also a member of the Norwood Under 16 squad who also achieved sucess in winning their Grandfinal. Unfortunatley injury in the major round cost Brandon a spot in the sucessful Gullies A grade team who won their premiership and were promoted back to division 1 for this season.

In 2012 Taylor had her school formal in May and in November she had her graduation from school.

Taylor's formal
Taylor's graduation
All three dressed to impress prior to attending Taylor's year 12 graduation
I have scrapped a couple of layouts so far and have alreadymade a couple of Christmas cards for this year.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

My baby is turning 15 on Wednesday.

Wishing Hamish a very Happy Birthday for Wednesday, I can't believe my baby is nearly 15. So I thought I would share a few pictures of Hamish. Sport is a big part of his life.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Christmas day 2011

 Opening Christmas present is an exhausting activity, or she simply got bored as no one would open her cat food and feed her
 Jars enjoying his Schmacko
 Jars patiently waiting for the leftovers from Christmas breakfast.
 The annual Christmas family photo. Yes I am now the shortest in the family (Taylor does have heels on)
 It is still an exhausting activity, have a cat nap after breakfast
 A glass of champers to go with Christmas dinner
 Brandon being the lovely big brother attempting to poke his sister in the eyes.
 I am off to a good start with scrapping this year. These 2 layouts are both challenges for this months challenges at chook scraps. The boys have all decided they wanted to return to golf and have reactivated their memberships. The koalas have had a few scares in their first few rounds but they are all improving.
Hopefully this year I will keep my blog a little more up to date.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas

This year I thought I would participate in Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas. Above is tag #1, I have had to make a few changes as I do not have all the tools that he has (but I really wish I did).

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Two layouts for challenges

This layout is for the challenge over on Ingeborg's blog.

Our cat Milo has a very hard life and has not coped all that well since the kids returned to school she likes to have them around and so as as consequence when Hamish attempted to do his maths homework the other night she decided to use his text book as a pillow and hoped that would put a stop to his homework.

The entry below is for the challenge over at Scrapchallenge international and we were asked to use 4 or more photos and the layout had to be monochromatic. I have used photo's of Hamish that I took last year when he was playing for Norwood under 13's against Glenelg at AAMI staidum. He particularily likes the main photo as he believes he should have been awarded a free kick for hand in the back.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Just reflecting

This time 18 years ago it was just Craig and I, we knew we were about to become 3 but not sure when this event would actually start, I was already 6 days overdue and more than ready to deliver.

This night 18 years ago was the last night that we were two as about this time on February 28th I was admitted to hospital and on March the 1st we became parents for the first time.

Now tomorrow holds a new and exciting challenge for Brandon as he starts his job, I hope he enjoys his first day even though it is a rather early start.