Very sweet of you to visit xxx

Friday, May 29, 2009

18th albums and card

Here is the card I made for Jess The album Iwas making on Wednesday. I used paint had to mix it to get the right colour, and creative8 pp its not quite finished we have to get some photo's and than embellish in the album..

also used flourish stamps on this one as well I made this for her friend earlier in the month.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


The Master blaster challenge at debs.... we had to choose between 2 different colour combo's
black, maroon and cream/white or brown, pink and purple.....
you can see which combo I chose........
This is one of my cousins Denise whom is no longer with us.... she died a few years ago of cancer aged 50 so I really like this photo of her so decided to scrap it... may even give it to my aunt..
I used webster pp I actually cut it up I have been avoiding using them as they too pretty I usually get them out and start Laying out and end up putting them away again as I struggle with covering up the pretty paper, anyway I also used kaiser pp, coredinations cs, lace, ribbon, flowers, fozz felt and bling

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Choc Mud cake

Here is the recipe I promised you earlier.... Hope you try it one day as it is very easy to make and eat.....
250 g butter
2 cups brown sugar, packed
1cup water
1/3 cup whisky or dark rum
150g chopped quality dark chocolate
2 cups Plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa
2 large eggs, beaten
1.Bring butter, sugar, water and whisky to the boil in a regular saucepan or microwave oven. Remove from heat add the chocolate, stir well to melt.
cool at room temp.
2. Add eggs, mix well. Sift in dry ingredients, beat well.
3. pour into greased and lined 20cm tin. Bake at 160c for 50-80 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
4. Leave cake to cool in the tin. Serve dusted with icing sugar
There is the recipe I use well I do change a few things here and there like the whisky won't find any of that in my house so this time I added creme de menthe as that is what was in the cupboard. If I had any Bailey's I would have put that in... and on the top I had a chocolate sauce I made with choc, cream and butter then on top of that I put cream(slipped with the icing sugar) with flakes of choc....
Choc ganache (recipe for the icing)Ingredients
250g dark cooking chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup cream
Combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until smooth. Remove bowl from heat.
Set aside at room temperature to cool, stirring occasionally, until ganache is thick and spreadable.

Look who is 18

On this day 18 years ago my first little bubba came into the world so
hope you have a great day.......
my brown eyed girl
acting a clown (latest photo)

photo taken earlier this month

May your next 18 be just as great....
I have been trying to upload these pics all morning blogger has been bad... kept getting error messages... I been doing this inbetween making a mud cake...yumm!!! shall put the recipe up for you all later(with a pic of the finished product)... it is a very easy cake to make, just pulled it out of the oven.... and finishing off her 18th kaiser album and still got a card to make so better had get my butt into gear and do them....
I just got my latest copy of SBM Tara is in this issue along with some cyber friends.. well done ladies......

Monday, May 25, 2009

HUGS (scrapbookbarn challenge)

a challenge at Debs set by Lexie and the scrapbook barn.... we had to have black cs back, with butterflies and flowers..... I used coredinations cs, kaiser, border punch, stamps - stamp it and fancy pants, bling and papier(white flower centres), thickers

close up of the stamping......

Saturday, May 23, 2009


a challenge I done for Song Bird Scraps the song is Angel by Jack Johnson
I've used a piece of white crap pp for the background with distress ink on it, then pink bazzil, sasslass pp, then blue cs, lace, bling flourish, gt flowers, a stamped image and pearls...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

the sweetest thing

My latest page done for a challenge set by songbird scraps over at Debs....
"The Sweetest Thing" by U2 were the Lyrics if you hadn't guessed already..
I have been using up a few of my scraps lately so I found a scrap of BG pp and cosmo cricket ... My eldest and youngest posing for photo's with a cow in the middle...
the flower is a Prima and is already embossed....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

for Sue

I thought I would show you some pics Jess took about this time last year...
she took them from our front verandah

Monday, May 18, 2009

another page

okay here is a total opposite from last nights perfect shot... this is another challenge from the RSS cybercrop... had to use the quote from Forest Gump movie "life is like a box of chocolates" and use a less than perfect photo..... so here is what I came up with..... also had to add chocolate colour embellishment of paper....

"Taking photo's of michael is:- like a box of chocolates, never know what face your gonna get"
its very true though sometimes he can be in a serious mood, clown mood, cranky (most times) but is usually pulling weird faces at everyone..... this pic was taken a few years ago..

Sunday, May 17, 2009

2 layouts

RSS colour challenge.......... pink and white, include butterflies, rubons and pearls......
My 3 I took the photo on mothers day eve, and it was a perfect shot where they are actually all looking at the camera at the same time..... rarely happens... also the fact they are all together thats pretty rare too..
RSS cybercrop challenge the only one I've done out of 9........ and its a very simple one at that.... mojo has left the building I'm sure.... the challenge was from the movie Horton hears a who... " a person is a person no matter how small" quote from the movie....

Sam aged about 2.


Sorry I haven't blogged for a while I couldn't get to the computer........... isn't he cute....
LOL!!! not really someone just sent me this in an email and he is so cute I wanted to share him with you......

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

last wipeout challenges......

Challenge #5
2nd LO of #5

Challenge #4
12x12 layout :- not squared edge on layout (scollaped, circular etc), doodling ,stars min of 10, stamping, must have gold or yellow somewhere on layout

As if one blog isn't enough I made another one that I will just put on cards and atc's that I've made.......

I have posted my ATC's from the family and friends swap also the ones from the animal swap at
debs so if you don't want to see them don't click on my card blog.......

Friday, May 08, 2009

ult wo #2

Close up of challenge #2 in the ult wipeout at uproar.....
2 LO's need to be done in browns and creams, with pearls, lace and something more than 30 yrs old ............ the tag is more than 30 yrs old found it in Nan's old cupboard that she left up in the shed, when pop used to deliver loads of vege's to the canary among other things he done.... he died before I was born so well and truly over 30 yrs, also the single pearl in the centre of flower was off one of nan's necklace found in the same drawers.....
I stamped the tag with the script stamp, using distress ink, coredinations cs, inique boutique pp, magnolia stamps, flowers, pearls and lace. Photo of my 2 eldest bubba's back in 1992
2nd LO is of the pop I was talking about in last LO, with nan and my dad and aunt helen....
I used bazzil cs, basic grey pp, page torn out of novel, distress ink, dragonflies from cheapy shop, tag that the lovely chris made, pearls, flowers, lace, leaves and other bits....

Monday, May 04, 2009

more challlenges

one of the boxes I made for sam to take in for the mothers day stall they have at school this one has a bit of choc fudge in it and the other box had a packet of pansy seeds.... I got the boxes from go lo paper mache ones....... word challenge on rss "kisses"

Mandy's neg space challenge from debs, had to have white background with brights and at least 1 handmade embelly

Layouts for wipeout

for the ultimate wipeout challenges at uproar we need to do 2 of the same challenge but different LO's the 1st challenge is dominant colours of black and green, theme One day I......, and chipboard embellies....... 2nd page of same challenge...... challenge #4 is shaped LO, doodling, star's min 10, stamping, must have gold or yellow somewhere.... got heaps of yellow as used sam's school colour of black and gold....

challenge #3 card not square of rectangular in shape must have a window (any shape) in front cover, and the word love somewhere on the cover, only contain 3 colours....

Saturday, May 02, 2009

mini album challenge

the back page of the mini album made for a challenge for deb's cybercrop, set by chris we had to make a key ring or mini album with at least 1 photo, flowers, a heart and bling think that was all so I made a mini album using a chipboard flower diameter is about 7.5cm and I used scrap pp from kaiser waterberry but then I used the pink rain dauber on top of it. I cut out a front and back cover from acetate and coloured it with stazon ink (pink) looks purple with the blue background... the inside of front cover and 1st page.......
edges of flower dipped in glitter (bad move still got glitter around the house and another project I've been working on is all sparkly but its an 18th album so looks okay).
the boys

and sam and inside of the back cover same as front....

this is the front cover....

kaiser album

A mini album not in order a close up of front cover.. I used the blush range for this mini album.... the last page........... sorry we are looking at it from back to front..... the last page is phillip I might buy a 2nd album and make another back cover yet...
My other 2 boys michael and sammy

a family shot from when the first 2 were little the only family shot I own but haven't scrapped it much.... and Jessica

an opened up view of the whole album.....