Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I had big plans of doing lots of bloggy catch up posts this week but instead we've been enjoying some family time, playing with new Christmas toys, reorganising the kids' rooms (so we could fit all those new goodies in there), plus my computer has had a much needed overhaul....

Sooo....since I have family visiting today for New Years' Eve (and can't sit at the computer for long) I just wanted to pop in quickly to wish you all a Happy New Year!!!  I hope 2012 is going to be a great one for each and every one of you and your families.  Thankyou so much for your support, visiting me on my blog and brightening my days by leaving me lovely comments throughout this year...thankyou so much!!!! I really appreciate it. 

See you again next year!!!  I hope 2012 is everything you want it to be! :D

Sheree xx

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Well I knew I hadn't updated my blog in a while...but I didn't realise it had been so long! Things have been busy, busy here over the last few weeks with all the end of kindy and school activities, scrapping commitments, Christmas events, Christmas shopping and preparations, etc. I've thought about sitting down to do a blog update many times but just never seemed to find the time. I'm sure you've been super busy too...I guess it's the same for everyone at this time of the year! I didn't even find the time to make my Christmas cards this year! (Yikes! Please tell me I'm not the only one!)
Anyway...the presents are all finally wrapped and ready to go, the food is all bought and just needs a little bit of preparation. We can't wait for Christmas morning!

I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!! I hope you all have the most wonderful day and get to spend some fun, quality time with your family and friends. I hope Santa leaves a lovely little something under your tree too!

I'll be back after Christmas with a big bloggy catchup! See you then! :D

Sheree xx

Thursday, November 24, 2011

On the COVER!!!

The other day I thought I'd wander in to the newsagent to check out which magazines were on the shelves.  Imagine my complete surprise and excitement when I saw this!!!

There was my three smiling cuties in the cover of the latest Scrapbook Creations  magazine (Issue 90)!!!!!!! Ayden, Riley and Madi think it's the coolest thing!!  Madi has already taken it to kindy for show and tell.  Hee cute!

I was lucky enough to have a few projects in this here are my pics of the projects you'll see inside starting off with the cover page! :)

Somehow they changed 2010 to 2011 for the cover shot! LOL

I also took part in the sketch challenge this issue.  Here's my sample...

This card was made using the same sketch...

These cards are in there too...

You'll find all the supplies lists in the magazine. ;)  Wow I don't think I've ever had that many projects in the one issue before!!

I'm still over the moon to see those smiling faces all together on the cover.  What a fun early Christmas present!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sheree xx

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Handmade Christmas...

It wouldn't be Christmas without the Handmade Christmas online workshop!

It's the MOST popular workshop of the year over at the Make Yourself @Home website...and my fave workshop of the year too!  There's loads of beautiful projects and gift ideas as well as some beautiful Christmas and home decorating projects too!

You can read more about it HERE and book your place.  It all officially kicks off on Friday 25 November with multiple daily projects uploaded through until 1 December PLUS some bonus ideas too.

I hope to see you there! :)

Sheree xx

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Catching Starfish...

On our recent holiday down south we spent lots of time going on walks and exploring rock pools along the beach.  The kids loved it!!  They collected loads of shells and rocks for skimming...and saw lots of starfish!  They weren't scared to get in there and touch them...even Madison which was a surprise!

I scrapped some of the photos we took for last week's Scrap a Rainbow challenge over at Scrapz.Biz...(details of the challenge including the colour combo and inspiration pic can be found HERE.)

Now I need to scrap the photos of the boys with their starfish finds too!  I've used the beautiful Pink Paislee Nantucket range for this page along with a few other goodies thrown in.  (There's a full product list of what I've used HERE.)

Today I've posted a new Scrap It Blind challenge. (Details can be found HERE.)  I can't reveal the full page until the end of the month but here's a little peek...

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I'll be back soon with more scrappy shares. ;)

Sheree xx

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scrapz.Biz Daily Challenges...

Life has been pretty hectic lately and I've fallen a little behind on my scrappy today I'm doing a little catchup!

This card was my sample for a recent Noteworthy challenge over at Scrap.Biz.  I LOVE the new October Afternoon Sidewalks may even be my face OA range yet!

Our November challenges have been a lot of fun so far.  We have a new challenge called 'Base Jump'  where we provide the base design of a page and you build on it and make it your own.  Details and the base design can be found HERE.  My finished page won't be revealed until the end of the month but here's a little sneaky peek...

This week I've set the Scrap-a-Rainbow challenge.  The inspiration pic, colour combo and my page sample can be found HERE.  Here's a peek of my page...

If you enter any of our November challenges you'll go into the random draw to win a voucher to spend in store...and the more challenges you enter the more chances you have to win!  Check out all the Daily Challenges HERE.  :D

Sheree xx

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Etzcetera Magazine Issue 3

The bumper Christmas issue of Etzcetera magazine is out now!!!

It's such a beautiful issue too packed full of fabulous projects, inspiration, delicious recipes and more!  Head on over HERE to buy your own copy for only $4.50 or grab yourself a 12 month subscription.  You'll love it!

While you're there make sure you check out the Etzcetera blog.  If you purchase Issue 3 or a 12 month subscription you'll go into the draw to win this gorgeous polarity locket by Cat Irvins of Olive Bites Studio...
Gorgeous!! You've gotta be in it to win it!   Check out the details HERE.   ;)

Sheree xx

Monday, October 24, 2011

Scrapz Daily Challenges

On our recent holiday down south we spent a lot of time on the beach.  It wasn't quite warm enough to go swimming but the kids had so much fun exploring the rock pools finding star fish, playing in the sand and collecting shells..  Anyway...last week's Scrapz.Biz daily challenge theme "Footsteps" was the perfect excuse to scrap some of the pics we took.  I've set the Fetch a Sketch challenge and all the details can be found HERE.

First up here's the sketch...

And here's my page...

 I've used the Pink Paislee Nantucket range...such a beautiful collection for beachy pages.

I've also set this week's Noteworthy (card) challenge.  The theme is 'Up In The Sky' and you can find my sample card and all the challenge details HERE

Here's a little sneaky peek...

I've used the gorgeous new October Afternoon Sidewalks goodies on this card.  I think it's my fave OA range yet!

If you'd like to join in any of this month's daily challenges you've got until 31 October 2011 to get your entries in.  You could win a voucher to spend in store!  All daily challenges can be found HERE.  :D

Sheree xx

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Page Reveal and Blog Hop RAK Winner...

Hi everyone!  Thankyou so much to all of you lovely ladies who stopped by and left a comment on my blog hop post during this past week!  It was so fun hearing from you!

Remember the sneak peek in my last post?  Here's the full version...

I've used new Crate Paper Random and Farmhouse papers plus some K & Company & Studio Calico Alphas.  A couple of closeups...

So...I guess you're all waiting to hear who the winner of my RAK giveaway is?  Well alrighty then! :)  The lucky winner is......................................


Congrats Hilary!  Please email me at with your address and I'll pop those goodies in the post to you asap.

Thanks again everybody for playing along with our very first Scrapz.Biz blog hop!  Be sure to head on over to see if you're a winner on...

 Natalie's blog
 Aga's blog
 Shell's blog
 Chloe's blog

And don't forget to check the Scrapz.Biz facebook page to see if you're the lucky winner of the $20 voucher!  ;)

Good luck!  :D

Sheree xx

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Scrapz.Biz Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to our first ever Scrapz.Biz Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Natalie's blog yesterday...but if you haven't been there yet make sure you hop on over to say hello. :)

If you're a regular visitor to my blog you'll probably know I've been on the Scrapz.Biz Design Team for quite a while now...since it first opened just over 2 years ago in fact!  I have to say I really love being a part of Scrapz.Biz, working with Heike (best boss ever...seriously!) and I'm so excited to have our super talented new girls Natalie, Aga, Shell and Chloe on the team!

If you've a scrapper or cardmaker and have never heard of Scrapz.Biz or had time to pop over for a visit then why not check us out today?  You'll find all the latest products at very competitive prices and shipping is a flat rate of only $5.95.  Love working with kits? Well you'll love our monthly Ticklez Kit! It's full of beautiful papers plus a fantastic assortment of embellishments and is great value for money at only $29.95. Make sure you check out the gallery too where you'll find loads of inspiration!  The forum is a lot of fun and everyone is supportive and very friendly plus you'll find new challenges to keep you crafting every day of the week!  Enter our daily challenges and you'll go into the random draw at the end of the month to win a voucher to spend in store.  The more challenges you enter the more chances you have to win!

To find out more about the daily challenges, and to see the rest of this month's challenges come and join us in the forum.

The challenge I've set this week is our Scrap a Rainbow challenge!  Our theme this week is "Driving Force" and I've provided you with an inspiration photo and colour combination to work with to complete your layout.  Here's a little sneaky peek of my page...

You'll find my full layout plus all the details of this challenge and how to enter HERE

Now onto the details for your chance to win just for joining us on our blog hop. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post as well as the other blogs along the way. You'll also need to leave a comment on our Facebook page. We don't want to tire you out so we'll just be hopping along one stop a day to correspond with this week's daily challenges. Here's the schedule in case you get lost...

Monday 10th Natalie's blog with her "What's Cooking" challenge
Tuesday 11th Sheree's blog and my "Scrap a Rainbow" challenge - you're here!
Wednesday 12th Aga's blog with her "Fetch a Sketch" challenge
Thursday 13th Shell's blog and her "Scrap Write Now" challenge
Friday 14th Chloe's blog and her "Noteworthy" challenge

Once you've finished the blog hop and left a comment on each blog stop along the way, make sure you go over and 'Like' us on Facebook and leave a comment there telling us what you thought of the journey. Then you'll automatically be entered into the draw to win a $20 voucher to the store.

Also..... if you become a follower of my blog (or you already are a follower) please leave a comment here to let me know and I'll enter you into a seperate draw to win this little bundle of blog candy!  :)

Tomorrow you'll be off to Aga's blog to see a peek of her "Fetch a Sketch" challenge. The blog hop closes on Monday 17th October 2011 so don't forget to come back to see if you're a winner!  Happy blog hopping! Hope to see you again soon! :D

Sheree xx

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scrapz.Biz Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Just letting you know that our first ever Scrapz.Biz blog hop has begun today!   There's going to be lots of goodies up for grabs throughout the week and a voucher for one lucky winner as well so head on over to Natalie's blog right now for all the details and instructions.  I'll see you back here tomorrow for a chance to win my blog candy!! ;)

Sheree xx

Friday, October 7, 2011

On Your Bike!

That's the theme of our weekly challenges this week over at Scrapz.Biz!  :)  I've sent the Scrap It Blind challenge this time around so I can only share a little peek for now...

If you've never tried this type of challenge before you should give it a go!  You create a layout by following instructions only so there's so visual guide.  It's really fun to see how differently each page turns out!  You can find all the details HERE.  You've got until the end of the month to enter and you'll go into the random draw to win a voucher to spend in store. ;)  You can see all of this months' challenges HERE.

Sheree xx

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A scrappy catchup...

We just got home last night after a lovely 10 days or so down south visiting Paul's parent.  Lots of fishing, beach walks, exploring rock pools, park visits and spending time with family...SO nice!!!  We're still I haven't even thought about downloading pics from my camera yet so I'll come back with some holiday pics soon.

In the meantime I need to catch up on some scrappy posts!  Last week I ran the Inspiration challenge over at Scrapz.Biz.  I chose a pic from one of my fave magazines at the moment...Mollie Makes!

There were loads of pictures amongst the pages I could've picked (this mag is fully loaded with inspiration!) but in the end I went with this totally gorgeous pretty!

Here's my page...

The Sassafras Lass Sweetly Smitten papers fitted perfectly!

Another closeup...

So that was last week. :)  This week we're celebrating World Cardmaking Day 2011 with some fun card challenges!  All the details can be found HERE.

Here's my sample card for Challenge #1 - my What's Cooking challenge...

I love these fun October Afternoon Rocket Age perfect for little boy projects!

You'll find all the details of this challenge (#1) HERE.

My other challenge (challenge #3) is to create a Christmas Card.  After all it's really not that far off!  Eeek!  (Details HERE.)

I stamped my background and chalked it a little to add a little extra green shading.  I then cut the baubles from some Echo Park paper, added some rhinestones and bakers' twine and finished it off with some stitching and a sentiment. :)

There are some great prizes up for grabs!!!  Why not come and join us and add a few cards to your stash!?  Visit HERE for our challenge timetable and prize details.

Today we also announced our fabulous new Design Team girls!!!  A HUGE welcome to Aga, NatiChloe and Shell.  (I'm thrilled to have you all on the team and I just know it's going to be so much fun working with you all!)  With our new team we're shaking things up a little with some fresh new challenges and a new format...and there'll be a new challenge each weekday!   It's going to be a lot of fun! 

Ok...I think I've covered everything for now.  I'll be back soon with some holiday pics! :)  Thanks for dropping by!

Sheree xx

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Swell Sculpture Festival

On Sunday we headed to the beach to check out the Swell Sculpture Festival...a fantastic display of 50 sculptures along the beach at Currumbin.  We never got there last year so this year we didn't want to miss it. It was such a beautiful day for heading to the beach too!

We started our walk with ice cream...yum! 

You can see lots of pics of the sculptures on the official website but here are a few of our faves that we photographed...

This whale sculpture was so cool!  You could only see the whale shape from a certain angle...from the side it just looks like a bunch of wavy poles sticking up out of the sand.

This pic doesn't do this sculpture justice.  It was gorgeous on the sand!

The kids loved this shark...

And this big metal bull with wheels! LOL

Paul's fave was this one.  The colours were just so beautiful...but again the pics doesn't do it justice.

We really enjoyed wandering through and around each one and it was so interesting! I think we'll head there again next year!

Sheree xx