Monthly Archives: August 2008

Family fun at the snow-

Yesterday we decided to skip church and spend a family day together at the snow. We headed up to Mt Donna Buang (which is just under and hour away for us) and here are some piccies to show you the fun we had –

Lying in the snow 

The lazy way to travel-
Lazy way to travel
Daddy & Tilly on the Toboggon run-
Daddy & Tilly on the toboggon
No that is not Shannon’s real hair lol it’s his funny hat-
Daddy & Tilly
Going fast
Tilly sitting in the snow (she was a bit unsure about the whole thing really)-
Tilly feeding Daddy snow-
Tiily feeding Daddy snow
Tilly feeding Daddy snow
Our snowman-
Mummy & Tilly with snowman
Mummy & Tilly @ the snow
Family Photo (including snowman)
Family photo (including snowman)
Our turn-
Mummy & Tilly @ the snow
Getting close to the end of 2 hrs Tilly had had enough so we didn’t stay too long. It was fun though.
Oh and Thanks so much to Terry who owns the toboggons and hires them out for $10 each. He gave us one for free for the day…such a lovely man (I taught his ‘son’ a couple of years ago – it’s not what you know but who lol).
Ok Toodles…xxx

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I’m a winner!!! lol

This week I have won 2 prizes. I won the sketch challenge over at the Embellished Blog with this 6 x 12 layout.

I won a package from Tinkering Ink , so I’m looking forward to that arriving so I can see all of the goodies I have to play with. 🙂


I also won 3rd prize over at the Aussie Scrap Music Blog for the July Competition there with this layout.
'A Dream is a wish your heart makes' lo

I got to spend $10 at Scrapping Outback on some of their lovely chipboard products. I look forward to that arriving in the mail too.

I have completed my round 6 entry for Embellished Idol this week with this double layout-

'Who?' Layout


Close up of details-

Owl detail'Who?' layout detail

The challenge was to use only handmade embellishments, so I went to town lol. I had so much fun! We had to include metal, plastic and fabric.

Fabric – Owl & yoyo’s
Plastic – buttons, beads on pin
Metal – Wire music notes, wire arrow, staples, embossing foil, metal heart (also embossed), pin

Everything is handmade. I’ve made button mounds, fabric owl, wire music notes, wire arrow, vintage style pin, foam heart, fabric yo yos, other details cut from pp (owl, heart and Hoo? owl), air hardening clay letters (It’s), & embossed foil through my cuttlebug. Smile


What a great Challenge. I just hope it’s good enough to get me through to the next round. There are only 8 rounds in the whole comp so I am pretty wrapped to have made it this far. It’s been a fun journey and I don’t think I’ve done so many layouts in such a short amount of time for quite a while (Shannon is probably getting sick of the mess on the kitchen table…hehehe).

Ok, catch yas xx

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Tillys birthday pics

as promised…(just a quick post while I wait for the opening ceremony for the Olympics to begin) –

Tilly cutting her cake that Grandma (my mum) made

Matilda Cutting her cake

It was a doll cake covered in lollies with a pink skirt (of course lol) –

Matilda's 1st Birthday Cake

(her eyes were a little scary lol – especially with the candle light on them lol )

matilda with her Aunty Terri & Cousin Emily – Thank you so much for making the effort to come guys, we really appreciated it! xx

Aunty Terri, Cousen Emily & Tilly

And I have to add this pic just coz it is So funny…this is Dannii & Isreal trying to get matilda to smile for our family pics (will add one of those another time after i get a chance to edit them) –
Crazy people



I’m off to Amy’s baby shower tomorrow. Until next time…hugs xx

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Through to round 5!

Yay…I made it through to round 5!!! I got the 4th highest amount of votes out of 24 people too so thats pretty exciting. It’s nice to know that people like my work.

The new criteria is up for round 5. Here it is taken from the forum…

Your task is to scrap a “non-person” LO – sooooo there must be no people in the LO. This could be a LO on your dog, your fave coffee cup, a tree you love – that sort of thing.

You must have a frame somewhere on the LO, as well as a title and some journalling.

I will have to get the scrap bag out a little later this week as my Folks and Sister Peta (and nephew Mason) are down till tomorrow so I will get scrapping after that.

I’ll be back another day with pics from the party…which was a lovely success.


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Round 4 of Embellished Idol…

Just a short post to let you all know that I am so excited tgo have made it through to round 4 of Embellished Idol. The criteria for this week was that EVERYTHING on your Layout had to be stitched down. So I grabbed this challenge with both hands and here is my interpretation of the challenge…Swwet Daught Lo

All of those flowers are hand stitched. It was so much fun doing this challenge but it took SO long!!!!

If you would like to vote (to help keep me in the comp)…go to The Embellished Forum to register and then visit the voting thread. My username is Batnbub if you would like to vote for me  😉

You get 3 votes this week so perhaps you could also vote for Megan S (and another of your choice…see gallery here for choices) if you are unsure on how to ‘spend’ your votes.

Thanks for your support. xx

ps. Don’t forget voting closes 5pm on sunday AEST.


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Happy 1st Birthday baby girl!

Wow, I can hardly believe that yesterday our baby girl celebrated her first birthday. Sorry I was too busy to blog yesterday. Waking up in the morning, I had a little trip down memory lane.  Here is a quick little pictorial trip for you all from the early days…

Tillys 1st ultrasound

Matilda's untrasound

39 weeks (She didn’t arrive until week 42)

39 weeks with Tilly


Belly w hands b & w

And after 25hrs in labour and an emergency caesar…here she is…Perfect at 8 pd 15.8 oz measuring 51cm with a 36cm head circumference. She arrived at 1:29am on Tuesday the 31st July 2007

Newborn Matilda B&W

Matilda 2 days old

After 5 nights in hospital, we took her home on the saturday…

Tilly in Dad's Arms

The last 12 months have been a busy 12 months of growing, exploring and changing, all to create the beautiful daughter we have today. 

Happy Birthday sweetheart! Mummy & Daddy Love you so very much!

Last night we took Matilda out to celebrate at a local Indian restaurant. I will come back another day to add photos from the celebration.

On Sunday is her party day and I will come back next week with photos from the celebration.

But before i leave you today, here is a little video showing you how clever our little girl is taking some of her first steps on her first birthday…

(I hope this works)




Ok, until next week…xx

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