Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Favourite 10 layouts for 2011

Top ten layouts of mine for this past year.....
   One of my fav's....just love the pic of miss much!

 Some mixed media.....and fun!!!
Using a lot of Craftqueen goodies

 First layout for Scrap that Song....

 For The Color Room.....

This was for a challenge over at one of my favourite haunts...The Boxx....but I missed a bit of the criteria...Doh!!
With handmade flowers..

For my second eldest son on his 20th birthday.....

for D-Lish Scraps....guest designer for December....

This is such an emotional one for me.....and another one for D-Lish

One just for fun.....Book Week...2011

and a layout for Craftqueen.....
So THANK YOU for all your wonderful support over the last year...looking forward to a creative...wonderful...2012
Hope the New Year is fabulous for each and everyone of you.......God Bless!!!

Love and cyber {{{{{hugs}}}}

Kim X

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas bits 2011

   So Christmas 2011 has been and gone and a New Year is within sight....scary how quick the years pass now.
My little people are turning into bigger people.
   My baby can only just fit on my lap for snuggles...huge sigh!!!
Only 5ish weeks until my week days between 9am - 3pm will be free of my little people....sigh!
after 22years this is going to feel rather odd to begin with....I know, I will soon adapt as us humans always do...a new era/chapter begins.
 So back to Christmas eve/day 2011.... love Christmas eve the children love spending time together...most of my guys pull their mattresses off their beds and move them into the one bedroom.....'cause they want to be
together....awwah! aren't they sweet????

Time together

Santa and reindeer's snacks
The kidlets jumped out of bed around 5ish.... to look at the tree but more importantly the gifts!!!

The unwrapping begins

 So our day was SuPeR full of food good friends and christmas love....didn't get a chance to take any pic's of our midday celebrations...Roy worked from 7 til 1....
Alex and Ashlea came over for Pav...mud cake..jelly....plum pudding..icecream and custard around 2:30pm

.......argh! Too MUCH food....
This pic sums up how we all felt by 7ish
 I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas Day full of all that you hold dear.

 Wishing you a wonderful New Year
    God bless

KIM xxx

Friday, December 23, 2011

How Lucky am I !!!

On Thursday 15th December, my two gorgeous scrappy gals ( Mary and Annette )and myself went out for a lovely lunch at The Mountain Teahouse for a little Christmas get together...which is around 18ish kms from Orange.
 Such a lovely setting...very peaceful...

We exchanged gifts...  OMG! ...wait till you see what the SuPeR AwEsOmE Miss Annette done for me!!!!
Too gorgeous for words.....

 Isn't Christmas such fun....

 Mary with her Eifel tower decal...for her Paris room...
and now....the precious from Annette....this wonderful lady commisioned the Super talent of JULIE WINKS to do a layout just for little old me.....needless to say I was over the moon.....

{Thick & Thin}

 How yummy is that layout!!!! Thick and Thin....sigh!!!!!
Now I just have to find a fab frame so I can hang it up....
To see my reaction in photo's here
hehehe! (it's classic!!!)

 Annette you are just so thoughtful and think of the most amazing gifts.....
 Thank You.....and thank you Julie for doing this.
    anyways we had a very yummy lunch together and talked for per usual...
 On the way home we went to Mary showed us her mother's place (where Mary grew up) tranquil.... We also stopped into Craftqueen so the girls could spend their gift vouchers ( I gave them for Chrissy). All in all it was a most awesome day...filled with the things i love...
    ...great food...beautiful surrounds.....and the most awesome company....

Thanks for stopping and I'll see you again real soon....

Kim x

On the Design Team @ Challenge Heaven...WooHoo!!!

 Just thought you should all's official I'm now on the Design Team over at  

 And let me tell  you some exciting stuff will be do yourself a big favour and sign challenged....and be inspired.

2012 is looking BIG over there!!!!

Some great scrappy talent is on the DT with the likes of Donna White...Kerry Snell...Kerri Smith...Leah Cameron....Becci Sunberg...Alanna Nelson...Mal Gardiner...Heather Waldron...Simone Morrison...and Becky Lynch (boss lady).
So looking forward to working with these girls...
 Hope to see you over there.....
Kim x

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

D-lish GD layout #2

 So here another layout I've done for
                         D-lish scraps

  I so love this photo (I've also used it in my December Daily)....I felt such emotion this day, 5-12-11.

 My 2nd eldest Rhys was heading off on the first leg of his first overseas journey.....Orange to Sydney then first thing on the 6th he was heading off to Tokyo, Japan.  All you want to do is protect but you have to let them go....sigh!

{Close up #1}
 I knew I wanted to use this Kaisercraft pp and I love the striped 7 Gypsies pp...I'd had it in my stash for a while....I used a paper doiley and journal tags-scalloped squares to which i applied Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink, to grunge it up a bit....I also used small white roses to which I used aquamarine glimmermist and a touch of distress ink to the edges

  With the beautiful-Butterfly I actually broke it in I thought it looked way too girlie but I really wanted to use it. Also I used some of the fab washi tape- music note. I needed some teal to tie the roses in and just happened to look at the D-Lish package and the tag was just what i needed....grunged the edges....waalaa!!....some machine stitching....and I was done.
 I so love this layout...think it might just be my favourite one of the year of mine...anyways
 I've so enjoyed working with these D-Lish products.....awesome stuff...
 Thanks for stopping bye...I'll be back tomorrow...god willing
 Hope you have Christmas all under control????

Thanks            Kim

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Parisian Anthology -Craftqueen Card Kit- On Sale January 2012

 Just wanted to give you a little peek at the SuPeR GoRgEoUs card kit which will be available January 2012 from CRAFTQUEEN.

{Parisian Anthology}
 How gorgeous are the colours in this kit.....beautiful stuff !
 So make sure you keep your eye's peeled for it's release in January as I'm sure this kit will go quicky....sigh! just a gorgeous kit full of all the bits of yumminess to create.....anything you make with this combo will look devine....

Thanks for stopping .....


Monday, December 19, 2011


It feels like ages ago I last posted....such is life in December !

 I have been creating here and there, trying to keep pic's up for my December Daily....card kit for Craftqueen and GD for Dlish    along with the end of year festivities it's been rather, SuPeR crazy.
 It should settle just a bit now school is finished.

Here is a little look at my new layout  as December Guest Designer for Dlish. I have so loved working with these amazing products and a can't wait to share the whole layout with you all.
My 2nd layout for Dlish is a real grungey masculine one and I LOVE it.... (I know I'm sounding full of myself...but I really do love it!!!!). I'll tell you more once Amanda has posted....

 My December daily is slowly taking shape

{ How exciting !!!}

{ look at those eye's ...she can;t believe she did it!!!}

{ Hugo and his bud Harley }

 Have lots to share...but I really should break it up...

 Last Thursday I spent the day with these two gorgeous, scrappy gals...we had a blast (as we always do!)
We always laugh so much together...they are two gorgeous, gorgeous ladies...but I shall tell you more on our day, later as it involves another awesome scrappilicious lady and it totally deserves a post of it's own....!!!

{Me, Mary and Annette @ Mountain Teahouse}

Hope you have a great day and I'll be back with more real soon...

Thanks for stopping 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

D-lish Guest Designer :O)

 Morning All !!!
Well life is pretty crazy here, atm....

 Between children jetting off to other countries...(.namely Japan..)...sitting for their drivers license....presentation days/evenings and other end of year's busy! busy !! Busy !!!

 On the SCRAPPING front.....
(squeal of delight!!!)  I am .....
                                             GUEST DESIGNER for DECEMBER over at
                                              D-lish Scraps
 I really enjoyed working with the products.....some very pretty colours....I'm sure you'll agree.

The photo I scrapped is super special to dates back to 1999.
It wasn't a fabulous pic quality wise...and I wanted it in B&W so I just took a pic of my photo with my Nikon D7000 and then changed and saved it in B&W.....presto!

 So here is my layout


{How gorgeous is that cameo!}

  Love the
               purple carnations
               white cameo frame
               carved resin rose
               mini metal flowers
               polka dot buttons-purple
               paper doilies  

I also used pink paislee pp, graphic 45 pp, glimmermist....muslin and lots of machine stitching...which I love !

Just want to say a big THANKS to Amanda @ D-lish for giving me the GD gig for December.

I'll be back to show you some more of her amazing products very soon.

Thanks for stopping for a look.....hope your December is full of D-lish-isness....hehehe!!!



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Scrap that Song- December Christmas Challege

The stores are now full of Christmas goodies and Christmas Carols playing over their speaker systems as we all rush about trying to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones.
  The song I always tend to think of in the lead up to that magical day of the year is.....
It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas
  By Bing Crosby....I truly love to hear it as I shop....I just love it !!!
Here is my layout to go with this awesome song

Sidney, McKenzie and Hugo preparing their christmas wishlist's

Hope you all get a chance to join us over at this month. The other DT members have chosen some very awesome songs for you to use as inspiration to get the creative christmas juices to speak, so please join us and upload your entry into Mr Linky which is on the right of the blog.

 Wishing you all a Super Special Christmas and a Creative, Happy New Year

God Bless !!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

December/January CRAFTQUEEN challenge

 Hi scrappy/ crafty people,

     Well, December is now upon us....with all it's fun and frenzy!
December Daily starts...which I'm pretty excited first page is of course about the annual putting the tree up....kidlets soooo love this event, although Hugo lost interest pretty quick....I think he stayed interested for the first 5 mins....

 Now on to CRAFTQUEEN challenge for Dec/Jan

Challenge criteria;
                             The word 'HAPPY'
                                                 a star
                                            and twine

That's it....simple !
It can be on a card, layout, atc or off the page....

Here is my layout


 Pic of Roy and McKenzie at Kenzie's sports carnival, the other week. Now days Roy can rarely make it to alot of the school events.....but he did make it to this one...yay!!!

 I used some Prima Printery papers on this layout, 7 Gypsies, my usual machine stitching...calico star...tiny twine.

 Hope it's not to crazy in your neck of the woods......I'll be back soon with the Scrap That Song monthly challenge and my layout for Christmas.

Cheers and keep HAPPY.....
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