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!