Monday, November 30, 2009

Shortbread goodies

On Saturday we started our Christmas baking. We made shortbread stars.
I have been using a recipe from Rach's Nan.

2 Cups Plain Flour
2 Tbs RiceFlour
1/3 cup castor sugar
250g butter
Wizz it all in a food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs. Lightly knead together, roll out and cut. Sprinkle with extra castor sugar. Bake at 160
The sugar king - lots of sugar went on top

My little Christmas helpers

Friday, November 27, 2009

Clipart answer

To answer Lynette's question.
Lynette, I tried to leave a comment several times on your blog and it wouldn't let me. Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi. I have Microsoft Office Word 2007 - I did a clipart search for 'reindeer' there were lots to choose from. I hope that helps.

A little Christmas fun

A few more, quick and easy ideas.

Jaffa's as Rudolph Noses

and of course this fun one for the teenagers or someone with a sense of humour. You can use any type of chocolate that resembles poop - I used clinkers this year.
The quote on the back read: A lot of time, effort and energy went into making this special gift for you - Enjoy!!
and a bit of recycling - I have used some plastic lids to package up my chocolate puddings.

Keep an eye out in the Scrap.Biz FORUM for a tutorial on how I make my labels.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Twelve Days of Christmas starts tomorrow

The Twelve Days of Christmas kicks off tomorrow, at SCRAPZ
Here is a sneak peak of my project
If you are looking for some Christmas inspiration and to win some prizes along the way, make sure you come and join in.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Twelve Days of Christmas at Scrapz

Come and join us for some Christmas fun!!!

More Aprons

Can you guess what lots of family and friends are getting this year???
Yes, I have been busy, sewing up some more aprons. I used an apron I had here for the pattern for the adult size ones. I got the cute fabric from Lincraft.

These are child sized ones - I used this PATTERN. I didn't line mine, I just overlocked and turn them back.

Jarred and Kloe have already claimed one each :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Reindeer Food

You can find all the details in the Scrapz.Biz FORUM

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Stars

You can find the instructions for these folded Christmas Stars in the Scrapz.Biz

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Scrapzgiving Challenge

My Challenge for Scrapzgiving is to create a page using the sketch below. Your page has to reflect something that you are thankful for.

There are some great prizes to win this weekend. Come and join in the fun at SCRAPZ.BIZ

Friday, November 20, 2009

Scrapzgiving Weekend

Starts today - great challenges and prizes to be won. Come to SCRAPZ.BIZ and join in the fun.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Build it Up Weekly Challenge

This week it was my turn to set the Build it Up Challenge at SCRAPZ.BIZ. I made this CD photo cube, you can find all the instructions in the FORUM.
And to answer Joyce's question - the tree shape, was an off cute from my count down tree :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Snaps Challenge

Deb's Challenge at SCRAPZ.BIZ this week was to use up those old Christmas photos. I have quite a few still to do and Christmas is almost here again. Here is my page

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chocolate Puddings

You might remember these little beauties from last year. These make lovely gifts. You can find all the instructions in the Scrapz.Biz FORUM

Christmas Stocking Box

You can find the free download for these Christmas Stocking boxes HERE. I have used some more Cosmo Cricket Jolly be Golly range of pattern paper.

And to answer June's questions (Hi June, thanks for popping by!!) you can find the card holder template on the above site. It is a paid download. I have to say it's the first ever download, I have paid for. It comes with a printable template, all instructions and ideas.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Freaky Friday

What are the chances???

Jarred has been desperate to loose a tooth. He has watched all his friends loose several, he was the only one in the class that hadn't lost a tooth. On Friday morning he woke up and said his tooth was sore. It was a tiny bit wobbly, I mean it just moved LOL!! We came flying out of his classroom on Friday afternoon, proudly holding a zip lock bag with one little tooth inside.
Apparently it had just fallen out.

We came home and I presented him with the tooth keeper, that I had put away for such an occasion. We got home from swimming and he said his other tooth was loose. Well within an hour he had lost another one!!!!
Later that night - Kloe comes out, proudly holding a 'tooth'. Yes, she lost one too!!!
Make that 3 teeth in one day - the poor tooth fairy is now broke!!
P.S. Helen to answer your question - the flowers are actually PP - just cut out and layered :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rouge de garance - Trip to India Challenge

Our latest challenge for Addicted to craft was to use Rouge de garance - Trip to India Pattern Papers.

Here is what I came up with

You can see what the other design team members created HERE

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Jordie

Kayla's friend Jordie is celebrating his 17th birthday today. He was born 17 years ago on Friday 13th - it's taken 17 years for his birthday to fall, on this day again. I made this card and cupcake container for him. The cupcake container is a recycled cherry tomato box. A big thanks to the lovely Deb for this great idea!!!
Zac played a catch up, cricket match last night. His team won easily which was great. Back into it again bright and early tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Counting down

Products used: Kaisercraft Count Down Tree (you can purchase these from at a bargain price at the moment) and My Minds Eye pattern paper and die cut sheet

The count down is on. Kloe actually started the count down, at 100 days.

I just love Christmas. I love everything about it. It's such a magical time of the year. No matter how early I start creating, I never seem to have enough time, to fit in all the things I would love to make. I have been busy creating projects that I will share with you. Some are old, some are new.

I know I am always inspired by seeing handmade projects, I hope I can inspire you, to do a little creating. I would love to hear about your Christmas projects, ideas or recipes

Weekly Challenge

Weekly challenges start back at SCRAP.BIZ today. This week I had the Noteworthy Challenge. I used Photoshop to create the photos and then added some Cosmo Jolly be Golly pattern paper.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Candy Cane Reindeers

A great activity for the kids.

You can find the instructions HERE

An excursion to the Farm

On Friday I was lucky enough, to be invited to go on an excursion with the Prep's, Year 1 and 2's. We went to visit Hillview Farm which is owned by Jarred's teacher and her husband. We were kept very busy
- we planted veggies, trees
- did a farm touring seeing pigs, goats, chooks, ducks, sheep, horses, peacocks and the farm dogs
- Made two scarecrows
- Had a safety talk by Work Safe
- Watch sheep being drafted and then shorn
It was a lovely day, that was a lot of fun.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Triangle boxes

I have been busy creating some Christmas projects. You may recognise these triangle boxes from last year. You can find all the instructions in the SCRAPZ.BIZ Forum
I have used Cosmo Cricket Jolly be Golly pattern paper range, Hero Arts stamps and Spellbinder dies - all available at SCRAPZ.BIZ

A good day out

It was very warm on Saturday and that seems to do the trick, with getting a good batting score. Chris got 65 - it was great to watch, lots of 4's and even a 6!!!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Check this out

Grab yourself a bargain or two ;)

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Got ya

I've said it before and I'll say it again, getting a photo of this boy, is near impossible. So when, on the odd occasion he actually lets me, I have to make the most of it.
The 'big hair' is something he loves and I don't. It drives me crazy!!! ahhh the joys of having another teenager!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Imaginisce Sale at

All Imaginisce products are on sale - 40% off everything Imaginisce in the shop! To take advantage of this sale, you must put in a separate order, only Imaginisce products allowed, and use the following code:


The discount will be calculated at check-out. All orders will have to be paid for within 48 hours.

No other discounts, deals or coupons apply.

Each week Heike also offers a

This week our ONE CENT DEAL is the Express Mail set of 49 stamps from CD Stamps (RRP $15.95) for only 1 cent if you spend more than $50 excluding postage in the store. (*while stock lasts) here. Perfect for all your upcoming Christmas projects.
*does not apply to Imaginisce Sale orders

The Scrapper of Oz - Round 4

Round 4 of The Scrapper of Oz went up this morning.

The challenge was to complete a layout using your favourite shoes, you had to hide your four magic weapons and have a special effect.

Check out the gallery for all the details - blogger isn't being nice today. Click on the icon on the side bar.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Halloween fun

The kids love getting dressed up for Halloween. We had a few treasure hunts for the two little ones, which they really enjoyed. I found some really interesting things this year - eyeball lollies critters, skulls and pumpkins.

Capt'n Jarred

Bad Witch Klo

And the pretty Fairy Princess Twinkle Kayla

Yes, yes, I do have four children!!! And where was the other one????. HIDING - far away from the camera and me. It's our little game we play. He hides I try, he hides more, I try even harder. So, if you ever see a photo of Zac, it took a lot to get it!!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Another teenager in the house

Zac celebrated his 13th Birthday on Saturday. It was a very early start to the day. Croissants for breakfast, he played cricket, unfortunately they lost. But he did take his first wicket, so that was very exciting. He also won Best Player, for his efforts in batting last week. He requested pies and sausage rolls for lunch and dinner was KFC with pavlova. Real 'teen' food LOL!
Happy Birthday my big Boy.

This weeks samples

The Addicted to Craft Design team have been busy working on samples using Rouge de Garance Jardin Secret and Maya Road Sheer Album.
Here is my album. You can see all the others on the blog.

And my Round 3 sample for The Scrapper of Oz for

The criteria:

-show the chore you/or someone else despises the most
-title has to have a verb repeated three times
-distressed to show the dislike of the task.