Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Hi Everyone

I was totally shocked to see I haven't made a single post in nearly 4 months! Between real life and limited gigs due to our move I have been TOTALLY SLACK... but I will try and upload a bit more often in future. Here are a few of the cards I have made recently! Getting ready for Christmas. Who can believe another year is almost over? Happy Crafting...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Cards

Here are some of the cards I have been working on in the past few weeks! Hope you girls find some inspiration amoungst them! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend! Hugs xo S


Hi Girls

Here is a layout I have done for Trish's themed challenge over at Papercraft Addiction. The photo features my good friends, Ruth, Cath and Teresa as well as myself at a recent catch up. Some of us hadn't seen each other in nearly 20 years! WOW memories girls, let's hope it won't be nearly as long between catch ups next time!! The theme for May was distressing. I had a ball messing up the edges of my cardstock and pp's. Thanks for a great challenge Trish! Can't wait to see what you come up with for next month! Thanks for stopping by ladies. Hug xo S

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I'm Back........

Hey Everyone

So sorry that I haven't updated my blog in sooo sooo long. Since moving to our new house our we have had our net useage slashed and only have a whopping 6g a month now. So I haven't been uploading much at all. I have found a way around this so will be hopefully updating my blog alot more often from here on in. Just made a heap of cards up and done some lovely layouts which I hope to share over the coming weeks. Thanks girls and I hope everyone is having an amazing day, week, month and YEAR!! Big hugs xo S

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

V8 Experience

A long time in the making since I have had these photo's for month and months but here is the first of a few lo's I intend to make on Ken's 40th Birthday pressie his V8 Supercar Hotlaps. It started out being a black, white & red on kraft challenge on Scrap Chat n Challenges and then the design came about from the sketch challenge. I hope Ken will like it when he sees it. I used the "shaken not stirred" new paper range from Kaisercraft.

New Penny Black Cards

Hi Everyone

Sorry it has been a while since I posted... lots of real life and not alot of scrapping and card making that I can share is the reason. I just thought I would share these three new cards I have made over the past week using the gorgeous new hedgehog stamps I brought myself. I sooooo love Penny Black. Sadly all these little cards will be going off to find a new home real soon. Oh well that means a good excuse to make some more then I guess. Off to a day crop at Arnolds on Saturday so I might just take along my stamps and copics and make some new cards! Thanks for stopping by my friends. Hugs xo Shirl

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Little Sweetie by Nicayla

Yesterday whilst I was organising our new RAK & Bday Clubs for Scrap Chat n Challenges Nicayla decided she wanted to do some scrapbooking too. She choose a lo of mine to scraplift and then went about choosing her own pp's from her stash and her photo's and embellies too. She is becoming quite the little scrapper. The only thing she wanted some help with was distressing the pp's as I do it with a knife and she wanted it done just how I do it! lols. Thanks for looking ladies. Hugs xo Shirl PS Nicayla you did a great job sweetheart! Mumma is very proud of you!!


Morning Everyone

This is the lo I came up with for my March Themed Challenge over at Scrap Chat n Challenges. My theme for the month is Water Babies.... It has been wet here, there and everywhere, tsunami warnings... all the news has been about water so the idea of water babies popped into my head.

Have had a great weekend scrapping and making some cards whilst doing the SCnC Summer Cyber Crop. Thanks girls for a wicked weekend. Congrats to Shaz for the speedy win on the bingo and a huge thanks to Michelle for organising the whole event.

Best be off now and get some dreaded hw done!

Thanks for stopping by xo Shirl

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Capture The Moment

And lastly for today this is the layout I did for Wella's Challenge at Scrap Chat n Challenges. Wella used the inspiration of Slip Slop and Slap to create her summer lo using distressing, inking, tearing, painting and such to finish off her creation. She challenged us to do the same. So without further to do - my inspiration from Wella's great challenge. Might I say I really love the way it turned out! Thanks for a great challenge Wella. xo Shirl

Splash Time

This is the layout I have created for Amanda's Challenge at Scrap Chat n Challenges..... we had to use 1 chippie, 2 word title, 3 photo's and 4 pieces of patterned paper. My 4th piece of paper was used to cover the chippie vine. Thanks for a great challenge Amanda I had fun doing it!! xo S


Here is the layout I created for my challenge on the Scrap Chat n Challenges site. We are having our first cyber crop with a lovely Summer Theme over this weekend. My challenge is to use the theme of Australia Day to come up with a lo. Now it can literally be what you do to celebrate Aust Day or open to your interpretation. Hope the girls had fun with my challenge. Thanks for looking everyone! xo Shirl

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kaiser Love OTP

This was part of the little pressie I arranged for Ken for Valentine's Day. He thought it was really sweet which made my day... he also enjoyed the little bouquet I made for him! Check it out below! thanks for stopping by everyone. Til next post! xo Shirl

Cards for Kenny!

Here are the Valentine's Day and Birthday Cards I made for my DH this past week. Haven't had alot of time the past week or so to get too crafty but I am hoping that will change in the coming week.... Hope everyone is having a great weekend and getting some crafty things made to share with us all! Hugs xo Shirl

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Scrap Chat 'n' Challenges Themed Challenge February

Here is my second challenge piece for SCnC. This is another challenge I am setting - the THEMED challenge. As I got it in early Feb I thought it best to set something easy peasy so the theme for this month is Valentines Day... so create a lo based on the love theme. Here is the lo I made on the weekend as an example. The lined loveheart is where I will do some private journalling..... Loved playing with the new Q3 Kaiser papers again and this lo is a partial scraplift as well. You can see the original in the new kaiser mag! Thanks for looking girls. Happy scrapping xo Shirl


Here are a few cards I made over the weekend as well. One is to be a birthday card for one of the girls at Ken's work. The other two were made at the Papercraft Convention we all went to on Sunday. Thanks for looking ladies... hope you leave me some feedback. Hugs xo Shirl

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Hey Everyone

Ken is finally back at work and I have found some time to post some of my new work. This is a lo I did a few days ago now (Sat to be exact) using some of the new kaiser Q3 pp's. I was hoping getting some new papers would kick start my mojo but sadly no such luck. So this lo is a scraplift from one of the DT members and is featured in the current Kaisercraft Magazine. Hope you enjoy my take on it. Here we have Jordan and Nicayla at Mt Cootha in Brisbane late last year.... actually showing some love! Thanks for stopping by ! Hugs xo Shirl

Sunday, January 31, 2010

First Challenge at Scrap Chat 'n' Challenges

Well everyone this is my very first challenge for the Scrap Chat 'n' Challenges site. Thanks again so much for having me Michelle and.... ***drum roll*** for asking me to not only be on the Creative Team but to become a Team Leader as well. Hugs!! Hope I get it all right and do you proud!

This month I choose a Becky Fleck sketch for everyone to try.... so if you are looking for some great challenge please come on over to the site and check it out... we have each month challenges for cards, photography, real life, colours, sketches, inspiration, we dare you, and using your scraps just to name a few yes I am sure there are ones I have forgotten about.

The site is all about having fun and enjoying your craft... no pressure.. just fun!

So here is the sketch and my lo.....

Thanks for stopping by everyone!



Copic Card

This is a card I made over the weekend.... sadly my mojo decided to leave me (I think perhaps mid card) so I only got one card done but did manage to colour in some more of these gorgeous little men! Thanks so much to the DEVINE MISS KRIS for gifting me some images .... you are a legend Kris.... I am so falling in love with these little dudes!! Thanks for stopping by and looking laydees. Hugs xo S


Sorry it has been so long girls. I am finding real life is overtaking my craftiness at the moment. I have Jordie at home sick today so spending some time trying to catch up on things like updating my blog! Here is a lo I did a few days ago on my DD Nicayla. She is doing a spot of flower modelling here! Thanks for looking everyone and I hope you all have a scraptastic week! Be back shortly with some more.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I have been lucky enough to join the many of already devoted copic users. Although I think my technique still needs a fair bit of work I am slowly getting the hang of it! Some of the images I have uploaded I am happy with some I think could have turned out a little better but that is what learning is all about hey? I wanted to throw out a special thank you to my friends who were kind enough to send me quite a few of the images I have used to colour in below. Danielle, Caz to name but two...thanks so much girls for sharing your lovely stamps and images with me! Hugs xo S

Copic Colourings.....

What's New Pussy Cat?

This is a lo that I managed to get done today as well. It is basically a scraplift of a lo that my darling, spesh sistah, the ever talented Miss Caz completed just days ago for her DT gig with A2Z Scraplets.

This is my DD Nicayla after having her face painted on our Ekka Public Holiday last year. I just love this photo of her! Ain't she just gorgeous - yep proud Momma here! Thanks for the inspiration sis. And thanks for letting me scrap lift it too! Hugs xo S

Scrap, Chat 'n' Challenges - Colour Capers

Hi Everyone

Well I decided today I needed to get crafty and get my feet wet on the Scrap, Chat 'n' Challenges site. So to test the waters I thought I would do the lovely Susan's January Card Challenge. This month we were challenged to challenge ourselves by using a colour combination we wouldn't normally use on a card, keep it mainly 2d, no flowers or bows! So here is my take on the challenge:

Thanks for looking ladies!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New CT position......

Hi Everyone

Well I have had some exciting news.... the lovely Michelle from Scrap, Chat and Challenges has asked me to become a member of their Creative Team. I have been given my first challenge for the site to be posted on the 1st February! I am going to be doing a sketch challenge for Feb 10. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful new site. The ladies there are all soooooo lovely and the CT have already made me feel so welcomed not to mention inspired but all of their great creations.

So stay tuned ladies as I will no doubt be posting some new work real soon! Just need to find my missing mojo??? Any ideas girls? Have you seen it hiding somewhere? lols.

Hope you are all having a great scrapping week and getting loads done!

Til next time. Hugs xo S

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cool Cat Digi Stamp/Card

Good Morning Friends!

Well here we are nearly at the end of school holidays and I can finally see the light at the end of the holiday tunnel!! All my kids are soooo over the holidays. Hot day today so stuck inside but we had a ripper weekend which included a family reunion that saw us take a trip to Kings Beach to the north of us and then a drive south to end the day with a bbq dinner at my nephew's new house! Sunday we had Nan & Pop over for dinner and spent nearly 3 hours outside in the morning mowing, snipper and pruning the gardens! We timed it beautifully as we got a huge thunderstorm around midnight last night with some semi decent rain so the cut lawn must have loved that. Just a quick share for today. Had to make up a quick card for a male bday today! OPPS!! late again! This image was a free digi download and I couldn't help but use it as he is just ONE COOL KAT!! Hope everyone is planning a great scrappy week and I can't wait to see what you are all up to! Happy scrapping and card making! Enjoy and stay safe, warm or cool.... what wild and wonderful weather we are all having from heat waves to frozen winter wonderlands! Til next time.... xo Shirl

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Another new lo ladies.... productive weekend! Not a stunner but I think my mojo is slowly starting to come back. Slowly ... very slowly lols. This lo is of Nicayla at the beach at Deception Bay. I love how she is just looking at the shells... the natural curiosity of life! Thanks for stopping by and have a great SCRAPPING WEEK! xo S

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Scrappies DT Layouts January 2010

Afternoon Ladies

Well, it was a sad week this week as Julz announced she had decided to shut up shop! So this is my last DT submission for Scrappies.... I have had such a ball working for you Julz and wish you all the best with your new endeavours in life! It will take some getting used to not lurking my days away at Scrappies. Thanks for having me for so long on your Design Team. This month's theme was School Days. Julz asked us to scrap a lo on ourselves but luckily for me (lmao) I have already scrapped my school pics some years ago! So I have used some pics of my DD Nicayla instead. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon ladies! xo Shirl

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back In Action at LONG LAST..........

Hi Everyone

Sorry I have been offline for so long from my blog. It has been a very busy, long and hard few weeks since our move and having to change ISP providers and loose heaps of gigs on our new plan has meant I haven't been doing much uploading at all.

But I am back now.... spent the day at my cleaned up craft desk and have made 5 cards so far. Will upload them as soon as I have a chance to resize them so that you can all have a look and give me some feedback.

Miss you guys. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Blogging and HAPPY SCRAPPING too!