Thursday, November 25, 2010


OOOh I forgot to mention the fun retreat I've just come back from!
I have finally caught up with everything since coming back from Arrawarra nears Coffs Harbour. Its absolutely beautiful down there, I felt like I had come home when I saw the vegetation, the gorgeous beaches and the little towns along the way... hmmmmm brain is a ticking now, could there be a move on the cards??? 

We stayed at the Darlington Beach Resort  in schmicko cabins, its a fabbo place for families as it caters for kiddies, so if your still trying to find a place for the Christmas Holidays have a snoop at the link above.

We had a great time,I got to hang out with my gorgie friend Lisa, caught up with some of the SB Babes and a long lost but recently found school friend Cindy which was an absolute blast we certainly covered a lot of ground and had a lot of laughs in my case massive belly chuckles tee hee.
Here's a few photos and pages I did over the weekend!

This first one was my take on the 
Inspiration Challenge, 
'Fonts and Elements'.
...and the poster that inspired!
This one is a page of my flower 
girl and I.
I used my latest fave scrapbook material 
the Grafix Rub-Onz film, 
you can find the tutorial here
This one was the Goodie Bag Challenge...
Finally finished last months Sketch Stash Stomper...hmmmm
a couple of muck around Lo's... 

and this last one that was a bit of a challenge. Cindy saw that I had not used the Budgie Stamp I bought a few months back, so she challenged me to use it in a LO at the retreat ;)think I might have achieved that, tee hee


Hi there everyone,
Thought I had better let you know that Scrapboutique started its Christmas Workshops on Tuesday and this Friday is the first of my workshops.
 Here's a little sneak peek at what I have planned.
Its a Tri-Shutter Card and Snow Globe Bauble. If you do want to join me Friday night here is the list of materials you'll need to start making some festive cheer. 
We also have our last CC for the year starting friday night, its a 'Right Royal' Night, so think lots of bling, velvet and regal colours! 
Hopefully I'll see you at the forum!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I haven't done many LO's lately its been all systems go with sorting out this house for bubba's arrival. We have managed to squeeze my scrap room into 1/3 the original space I had (I'm sharing a room with a queen bed grumphhhh) But I am more excited about getting the nursery painted before Mr Dan goes back to the mine so I can then totter around decorating the space.

When Dan got back last week all he wanted to do was buy all the big baby items like the car seat, pram and change table so, thankfully we now have a room to house them in, lol.

Other than all this fun excitement I have done a couple of LO's which I thought I'd share with y'all!

Here's one I did at a 'Girls Night In'
where the host Tash of Wise Craft Creations raised a few dollars for Breast Cancer Research. I had so much fun meeting the ladies  and as always spent way too much money! eek

I also surprised myself with actually doing this months Scrapboutique stylist challenges. I am such a shocker, I never seem to find time to do them but this month I loved the girls challenges and given we didn't have the added stylist packs to work through I thought I have got to at least attempt them.

Here's my take on the November Sketch/Stash Stomper set by the lovely Manon. Its all about the cheeky little poppet Miss Teleah.
This next one is my take on Amanda's November Monthly Challenge
the theme being 'Wet, Wet, Wet'. I figured I had to do one of Mr Osky because its been a while since I have made a page of him. I also really wanted to use up those teeny scrap pieces of paper and bits and bob's I keep hoarding.I'm pretty happy to get the old Woodgrain Hambly Prints in there...tee hee
Here is my sample page for the Stylist Challenge I set for November. You can read more about it in the right hand column and link back to Scrapboutique if your interested in participating in it or any of the other challenges...
...and finally last month I hosted the Blind scrap at our CC. The Sunday Roast was all about 'Halloween'. I got the girls to doodle or stitch on the page and create a shaped mount and photo by hand cutting.
Here's what I did for the blind roast a bit of machine stitching for the spiderrrr web and a circular mount to echo the moon theme.
Okay so thats about it everyone, thanks for stopping by hope your having a great week!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Sometimes its so hard to find that perfect rub-on to use on your project. But now you can create your very own by using a simple product called 'Grafix Rub-Onz Transfer Film' which you can now purchase at Scrapboutique

The Great thing about this product is its versatility. You can stamp, draw or print your customised design allowing endless possibilities and overall effects and styles. Follow this easy step by step tutorial to create your very own rub-on and start having fun designing! If you have any further questions drop me a message and I'll happily answer them for you.

Step 1: Create a design on your computer.
Step 2: Add your image to word document, making sure to reverse your image. This is especially important if printing text.
Step 3: Ensure your printer options are set to Resolution=High & Paper=Transparency or Photo Paper (This will be determined by doing a trial run. I found that setting it at photo paper used too much ink which caused it to become blotchy).
Step 4: Print your design on the Rough side of the Rub-Onz Film and let dry. You can speed the drying process up by using your heat gun but keep the nozzle a good 15cm away from the Film to prevent buckling. Neatly cut any excess paper away to use with another design. (NB: You can stamp or draw your design.) 
Step 5: Apply the adhesive sheet to the printed side of your rub-on. This is done by cutting the blue sheet to size then carefully removing the blue protective liner from the adhesive sheet and layering it over the printed side of your film, ensuring there are no bubbles or air pockets.
Step 6: Trim as close as possible to your decal design.
Step 7: Peel away the liner that is covering the adhesive sheet.
Step 8: Apply the adhesive side of decal to a clean and dry surface like you would with a pre-made rub-on using a ice-cream stick or a boner.

Step 9: Peel away the frosted film to reveal your custom design below.

Step 10: Your finished design.

Hope someone finds this helpful have fun and a big thanks for stopping by! mwah


Here's last months sketch stash stomper for Scrapboutique you are welcome to use the sketch just if you could link it back to me so I can see your fabbo pages!
The sketch template
My example LO
Thanks for stopping by! :)