Friday, December 30, 2011

Has it been that long????

Oh my goodness! I cant believe how long it has been since I blogged! I have good reasons though!!!
Firstly my computer finally died and so I had to order a new one. So I ordered a new one but it arrived damaged...ARGGHH! So after having to email photos through...(which is kinda hard when you havent got a computer!!) Dell agreed to send a replacement! Well after waiting another 2 weeks they rang and said that the factory where their hard drives are produced had flooded and they couldnt tell me when a replacement would arrive....ARGGHH!!! SO eventually the agreed just to replace the damaged screen! So after at  least a month I got my computer back! But you know what its like having to reload so many things onto it and I lost contacts etc!!! Anyway......

I hope you all had a fabulous christmas! I was spoilt rotten. My darling hubby bought me a new Canon 7D camera!!!!!! Such a surprise!!! Now to work out how to use it!!! Im definately going to be signing up for many photography classes this year!!!

In the midst of all of this I had some exciting news!!!
I was asked to design for Polly Scrap kits!!!!! These kits are seriously cool!!! Stay tuned for an awesome site opening soon with challenges and a great forum too!!!

Here are just some of the layouts I have created from the kits.....( I have added a few bits and pieces from my stash too!)

I didn't manage a lot of scrapping in December but of course I created for the awesome challenge at "Show us your Stuff". The criteria this month is to use red, white and blue!!! And of course a handmade embellie! I have used a gorgeous lollipop from Charms Creations!!!

The only other challenge I managed to attempt was the sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard....

Well I'm off cos I have deadlines looming!!! I hope you and your family have a happy and safe new year!!!
Eb xx

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New challenges!!!!!

Gotta love the start of a new month when all the challenges come out! I am really enjoying tackling all the different challenges out there.I have completed a few already but hope to do some more.
First up is "Scrap the Girls". This month the challenge is to use multiple photos and to have pink polka dots! Perfect for a "circle" addict like me!!!! I have scrapped these adorable photos of my youngest neice 'Lila" cute!!!
I have used misting to create pink polka dots and my papers have pink spots too!

And just a close up shot!!! I have loved being a little bit arty and grungey with my layouts lately! 

 Next is my entry for "white with one". The challenge is to use white (duh!) and a bright color and flowers. Well nothing is as bright and happy as yellow is it!?

 I realised I hadn't participated in "the Color Room" challenges for ages so I gave this one ago.

This is my layout. The photos are of another of my gorgeous nieces 'Charlotte'. gotta love her look!!!!
Once again,lots of mist and paint and grunge!!!
 This layout was created using a 'Becky Fleck' sketch which is a part of a cool competition I would love to win.

You could win a front row seat to 24 online classes at Miss Arts Papercrafting School! No additional purchase is required and you can use supplies you have on hand. This 6-month Extra Credit Subscription is valued at $90!

To enter, create a layout based on this sketch, in any size, any orientation, any way you want to interpret it and using any products you would like. Post a comment on this thread with a link to your entry. The contest starts today and ends at midnight, Sunday, December 4, 2011 (MST). This contest is open to scrappers everywhere!

This is the sketch...

This is my layout. These photos are of the eldest of my nieces 'Mackenzie'. Shes gorgeous isnt she?

Well that's all I will share tonight. I have some more to share ....but not just yet ;).
Thanks for popping by, Eb xxx

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Show Us your Stuff....

Have you checked out the second challenge for this month???It is based on this beautiful quote........

"When they asked me what I liked most about life, I smiled and said you"
So you need to incorporate this quote in your layout fora chance to win some awesome prizes. You know what to do......add your blog link to the Mr Linky Gadget.
And dont forget to add a handmade embellishment!!!!

This is my layout......

Cant wait to see what you create!!!!

Thanks to all of you who have been sending me links etc to sites to purchase cameras etc.Much appreciated!!!  xxx

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Need some advice/thoughts/tips please!!!!

I am thinking of purchasing a new camera .....a Canon 7D.I currently have a 400D which Ive had for years and love it but feel its time to upgrade! Anyone have any advice thoughts etc. I am also going to buy a 70mm-200mm lense (I can only afford the cheaper one!!!). But I would love any feedback you can give me!!!
We are looking at this site to purchase...."techrific".   Has anyone else used this site before??
Thanks, Eb xx

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A quick plug...

I don't often plug businesses or products but I found these and I thought I would share them with you. I love tapes etc so when i discovered these little goodies i fell in love. They are little packets of masking stickers. You peel off the strips and circles...:).......and use them like tape or patterned paper. Even better you can  easily create banners and little flags with them!!!!! SO cute...a must have.
 And then theres these gorgeous rolls of fabric tape!!!!!!!! Had to have these too!!!!!!
You can find them here at Myrtle and Grace. Such beautiful clothes and so many other to die for bits and pieces. Check it out!!!!

Also I have been thinking that I would love to start teaching some classes from home. Would love to hear if you and your friends would be interested.......
Thanks for popping by, Eb xxx

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ready for more....

So I thought I would comeback and share the rest of my creations from last weekend......
This one was going to be for the Kraft it up challenge this month but I dont think it fits any of the criteria....  :/
Used some Crate paper "random"papers and embellies.....
This is of Will and his mates......more out takes than good photos but made for a great page! 
Used lots of Echo Park Happy days and a bit of October Afternoon.This layout was inspired (well the blackpaint!) by Crystal's work!!!I so cant scraplift!!!!! I tried!

And this one is just because I love Maya's hair in plaits!!! Lots of October afternoon!

Thanks so much for all the beautiful comments people have been leaving....I really appreciate it!
MWAH!!!!  Eb xx

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Well I have just had the best time yet again at the Imagination Factory retreat!!! It was a bonus this year as i though due to hubby working..(new job :)) I couldnt go....but  onlya few weeks before my step mum and my mum offered to babysit...wahoo!!!! thanks Robyn and Mum!!! xxx So off i went and I created 10 layouts!!! Which for me at a retreat is a lot and I must say Im happy with them all......
So begins uploading them........I completed a lot of the challenges this month so yep get a cuppa.....
Ill just share the challenge Layouts today and the rest over the next few days...Here we go.
Firstly I want to share these Layouts because these are of two of my best friends.
The first is a picture of myself and my dear friend Marelle. For those of you who dont know Marelle she is the most caring, generous most beautiful person I have met and I am so lucky to have her as a friend....

Next is a layout of myself and Crystal. Where do I start.....??? Crystal and I had been online scrappy friends for a while but until camp Mojo we had never met.When we met we instantly became closer friends. I am lucky to have met her and a day doesn't go past that we don't talk or text. Yep she drives me nuts!!!!!! ( I tell her so!!!!) but I love her  to bits!!!

This  is my Layout for Scrap the boys! I took this photo recently of my all my favourite boys.......My DAD, my two brothers, my hubby and of course Will!!! the challenge is to use hand made embellies on your layout. well firstly I cut out my circles to create my background and I of course used a "charms Creation" lollipop....

Next of course is the challenge at "Scrap the girls"....
The challenge this month is to add distressing to your layout and use the word "love"in your title.

Next comes my layout using the first sketch over at Stuck! Really loved doing this one....
This is a photo of Will with his only boy cousin Jack...

                               This one I created using the sketch on the "Lil Red Rocket site"......

This one is  based on the challenge at "White with one". Any guesses what the color is this month??? Yep you guessed it black. You also needed to use mists or paint.....
( this looks so much better IRL!)

I also had a go at the sketch over on "Handmade by Suzanne".....

Ok so you're all probably over this post but just one more for today....(need to be eligible for the challenges!!!).
This one is the sketch over at"Anna's Craft Cupboard"....

Phew...did you get through that......Theres more!!! But Ill share later!!!!!
Thanks for popping by...Eb xx

Sunday, October 16, 2011

misting, circles and flowers.....

Thats the criteria for the second challenge at "SHOW US YOUR STUFF" this month. This challenge was right up my alley!!! I decided to use a photo of one of the youngest and newest members of our DT over there....Sophie Koschman. She is one super sweet talented girl and I created this layout to give to her! I promise Ill post it this week Soph!!!!!!
(please excuse the extremely poor photo!!!)

I have had an awesome weekend at The Imagination factory retreat! I managed to create 10 layouts! Which is a lot for me at a retreat!!! I set my self a goal of ten and I did it! A lot were for various challenges so I will share these with you over this week! Thanks for popping by......hope to see your layouts at "show us your stuff".........
Eb xx

Friday, September 30, 2011

I know what you will say!!!!!

I know I said no more DTs for a while BUT when one of your best scrappy friends is running an awesome challenge site and must I add that she seriously is one of the most caring, generous, warm people I know...what do you do. Help out of course ! So I am happy to say i am returning to the "Show us your stuff" design team!
It is an awesome team and I am excited to say a young scrappy friend...16 years old in fact! joining also. Sophie Koschman is one talented teenager and she and her mum Jo have always been very supportive and encouraging of my work so I am so happy for Sophie! Stay tuned for my first LO...its an awesome challenge. but in the meantime head over here and check out the first challenge and see what the awesome DT girls have done!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just in time.....

Well yesterday was a terrible day weather wise here so what better thing to do...SCRAP! We all had the laziest day...Steve watched movies, Will played the playstation and other things and Maya filled our rumpus room with her dolls and accessories. So I sat down in my scrap room and created.
I just made it in time to create a layout for this months scrap the boys challenge.....

I used one of the paper bags I use to write wills lunch orders on and a little piece of a note paper that my mum had written me a note on which i had floating around my scrap room. This layout is about Will. He is such a creative soul. We could be chatting about things and its like a light bulb goes off in his head and he runs off to gather some pens, paper etc and he has to write something...often little stories or he makes cards or drawings.....its quite funny to watch. He becomes all excited and says"that gives me an idea!!!". In this photo he is making his dad a card to say congratulations on getting a new job. I had just told him and straight away he says,"Im gonna make him  card!". And off he went!
I have been creating other things a new pizza boz kit for the Imagination Factory...which I forgot to photograph!!!!!!
So if off now to try and create a new blog banner.....wish me luck!
Eb xx

Friday, September 16, 2011

The same photos.....

 yep....some of these pics I have scrapped before but I wanted to scrap the again...probably because I have been really slack at taking photos lately and am in desperate need of some new ones!!! So here are two more layouts for some challenge blogs.

                This is for "show us your stuff". The challenge is to use multiple photos and stripes.
                       Yes there is stripes..... I just kinda got carried away and added lots of other things too. !!!          
                       My handmade embellie is a "charms creations lollipop"
Have used lots of new papers by Bella! which I picked up at spotlight...awesome range!Also used my new stamps by 7 Gypsies, some more circles (surprised?), some crate chippies and some brads...

This layout is using the latest sketch at "STUCK!"....
I took these photos of Maya while she was playing with her dolls and teddies. She was whispering into her dolls cute!

Trying to use up some old products like the Echo Park playground papers, some Jilliebean soup journal tags, and more circles!!
Thanks for stopping by,Eb xx

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lots and lots of challenge fun!!!!

WARNING: PHOTO HEAVY!!!! You might need a cuppa!!!

This last month has seen me reducing dramatically the amount of design team commitments I have as I just felt I needed a break from "having" to create. Don't get me wrong I loved every minute of being on each and every design team but i just need a little break. This week also saw me resign from my position at Storyboard kits.( Yep I will alter my blog Crystal!!) So I now am on Scrapware and The Imagination Factory teams and am happy with that.....for now anyway!!!
So because of this free scrapping time I have been having fun participating in some of the cool challenge blogs...and its only early in the month...look out by the end of the month!!!!
So this first one is using some of the cool embellies made by Charms Creations.....
These photos of Maya were taken just before taking to the stage in her first dance concert.

 This one is using the sketch at "Show us your stuff"........ My handmade embellies are buttons made by my friend Nellie G  Designs.Yep another soccer photo and more circles. These cool circles are made by Scrapware!!!! LOVE them!!!!
 This one is for the challenge at "White with one". The challenge is to use white, pale pink and journal on the photo....
                                                        More Scrapware chippies......
 This one is for the "Scrap the Girls Challenge". The challenge is to use clips and stationery items on your page.
I love this photo with Bridgey and Tatum......miss you girls xx...and more scrapware (Ange is gonna love this post!!!)

 This is the first sketch over at " Stuck!" this month....yep another scrapware frame!!! (omg I sound like an advertisement.....I promise it wasn't planned!!!!)  PS this is a really crappy photo as my LO is quite creased and I kept getting shadows...
 And lastly a "just cos I can" layout!!!! Can you guess where the chippies from???? LOL!!!

Anyway...if you got through all of that...well done!!!!! Thanks for stopping by..
Eb xx

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


 Hi guys,
Sorry I have neglected my blog lately. Just been busy with other things.
So I'm back with a few layouts I have completed using some different challenge sites criteria.
This one is also very special to me as it is about a very special person whom I met finally at camp mojo.
Its also using the first bonus sketch at Stuck!!! I really loved this sketch and I had so much creating this layout. I wanted it to be bright and fun because that's what Bridgey is.

Its hard to explain but meeting Bridge was amazing. we are SO much alike its scary!!!! We just hit it off instantly and I totally love her!!! I think we will be friends forever. We already talk for hours on the phone!!!!
This one is for Scrap the girls......
You needed to include the quote
"Children need love 
especially when they don't deserve it"

 Don't you just love this pic!!???? Caught on camera.....Maya about to chuck a tantie!!!! I have had this                       photo to scrap for a while so this quote was perfect!

                     This one is for the Kraft it up challenge. Its a can find it here.

I included Maya's handwriting..........Shes a leftie!!!

I will be in Melbourne for the weekend working hard for Scrapware at Paperific. So if you are going make sure you come and say Hi and do one of my make n takes!!!!!!!
Thanks for popping by, Eb xxx

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just quickly...

Sorry I have been terrible at blogging lately.......bust creating pieces for paperific. I will be there doing the make and takes for Scrapware!!!! Have you heard??? I am proudly a Scrapware girl now!!!!!!
So are you going???make sure you come and say HI!

You can also enter this competiton.....

Hope to see you all there!
Eb xx