Saturday, 22 September 2012

Still alive and kicking...

Wowsers time is flying!! I am nearing the end of my 2nd year of Uni and boy has it taken over our lives of late =/
We are all really missing the freedom that has been taken away due to commitments of study, both financial and time wise but we are half way there and will survive =)
However I have managed a couple of layouts in the last two weeks. The first was just a really quick one, simple lines, colours and embellies.
Yesterday's had me coming and going from the Diva Den in multiple, short visits (not how I usually scrap) and allowed me to experiment with my new product Gesso and new tool...a template! Oh how much fun I had and loved every lil bit I did!! Unfortunately my title is a lil bit difficult to read as it on the busy pattern from the template but it was fun trying.

The Cubby creating Clown, fighting huge gusts of wind...

Not sure why it has lost is quality but will check that and fix later =)

I also took a dive into my stash and committed myself to using a Heavenly Heart from Charms Creation! I have a number of her lil creations but never want to use them on just any page LOL. 

Ok more study to be done! 
So looking forward to a huge break over summer.... to scrap away =D

Ree x 

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Last LO obligations for my position on Scrap Elegance's DT

Well my time as a member on Scrap Elegance's Design Team has come to an end but not without working with two really cute button designs =)

The first being very boy-like Pirate buttons but these pics of Miss M fitted too well!!

I have finally entered a Scrap the Girls challenge....
"The June Challenge is all about being OUTSIDE, using photos taken outside."

And my Mummy's Day was full of Matryoshka/Babushka Doll themed gifts, so these buttons were ideal for the story-telling on this page!!

Thank you Tenisha for seeing my potential and giving me my first DT position.
 I have thoroughly enjoyed the thrill of deadlines, these have helped me find a balance between my study time and craft time (most of the time LOL).

Off the study for an exam, the last task for this semester before my 3 week prac, exciting times!!

Ree x

Monday, 21 May 2012

2nd monthly DT LO

I have had this one brewing since receiving my lil Owls!! 
Just had to get into the bulk of assignments to gain the best 'busy' desk photo op LOL

I apologise for the poor design of this message, something I have to work on LOL

Looking to add these to your next pages? 
Take a lil time to check out 

Ree x

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

DT commitments!! 1 LO done =)

Scrap Elegance commitments part 1!
These lil "Simple" buttons in yellow and grey spot-

they just set this layout off; giving it balance and drawing the key colours together =)

Love my man, he is getting heaps of attention in my scrappin' of late x

Will update with sale dates for Scrap Elegance with next LO (in a few days!!!)

Ree x

It hasn't been as long this time...

I have had a lil turn at scrapping over the last two weeks and already have another page planned (just need the photo op to show up)...
Keeping with the theme of catch up I have completed the kidlet's first official Kinder photos!!! Yes thank you very much, thank you!!

They are all similar with simple, clean lines. Now to start the 'getting ready for the first day' pics, it is never ending.....which is a good thing =)

Just a lil thank you to Charmane and her team at 123 Challenge, for acknowledging my entry  in the March challenge with words of encouragement and my first challenge prize...a voucher from Charms Creations!! 
So be prepared to see many LOs with the addition of these lil beauties!

On with the assignment writing only 3 weeks left of this semester, how time flies =)
Ree x

Friday, 27 April 2012

Oh My!!!

Finally a scrap turn, I have been HANGING to do a LO for sooo long (that is how it feels LOL)!! This sketch may just be appropriate.....

have posted this challenge and their DT takes are just gorgeous...

I have stuck right to the sketch design as I need it to provide new mojo, didn't want to feel like I was floundering for too long trying to get started!

Here is my take...

Yes there are some Charm's Creations there!!
I have also used Echo Pack Boy's Life card and element stickers, LilyBee card, Sassafras card...
twine and paperclips =)

Here's to more pages to come

Ree xx

Sunday, 1 April 2012


Who would have thought I would get a page done so quickly, especially with my Uni workload? Maybe I am in search of some BALANCE....

Nah just too many great challenges posted yesterday.....and most I could roll into one!!

1,2,3 Challenge's April elements are.....

I have been wanting to use these October Afternoon letters for ages, this covered mint along with the Bella! paper, safety pin, Family tile and journalling blocks.
I have strung some wooden beads on to my twine for the tag, keeping it really natural.
And the word 'Believe' is one that you can always incorporate into a family pic =)

I have used a sketch that has been post by Purple Pumpkin that I was going to wait to until after I received all my wonderful goodies from my huge and generous win, but I couldn't wait. With a little flip around I was able to place the printed Crate Paper photo backing beautifully, this is such a fun piece of paper! 

But wouldn't you know it I was stuck for a title.....again!
AND THEN....Polly! posted her April Challenge..... that also uses a mint colour, tree embellishment and the phrase that is just perfect for this pic!

How lucky am I!! 

Ok back to the books...=/ don't want to as I want to get stuck into Daring You to Scrap's
April's challenge....a Page Map sketch, which I fell in love with the other day!

Scrap often!!
Ree x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

The month of March.....gone!!!!

Well hasn't time flown?
Between home-life and uni-life, I have been left with nearly NO scrap-life =(
This hasn't been a huge surprise but the disappointment is still there....

BUT....I have managed to fulfil my DT duties for Scrap Elegance!

I was supplied with a wonderful, bright blue doily pair and three stunning animal print buttons....what to do?? The doilies reminded me of my Nan and the buttons were reflections of nursery rhymes but the two together.....never =/

Gronnie does Nursery Rhymes!!!

I have also used Kaisercraft card and paper, Charm's Creation Fabulous Flower, lace, ric rac, a paper doily and blue pearls.

And then there is the URGE to scrap at MIDNIGHT when the Uni readings are not FINISHED!!
I think I was keen to give this one a go really.....March's 123 Challenge

Metallic Blue
use something ORGANIC

Metallic blue....who would have though I had so much stuff! Cardstock, paperclip, paint, staples....
1, 2, 3... in the title....
Organic....the natural string, clay button and the blue mesh.....

Heaps of fun and so fast!!

Hope it is not too long before the next page and post xx
Happy Easter just in case <3
Ree x

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

March Challenge - Daring You to Scrap

Well.... life is organised of late =)
Routine seems to be the key, just hope to not get tired as we start the new semester at Uni.

Aiming to still find time to is the first challenge
Daring You to Scrap is up early, get into it!!

Create a page using 'oldschool' photos like photostrips (from a photobooth) or polaroids. Of course not everybody has access to the equipment like photobooths or polaroid cameras so we have provided a couple of links on how to make them yourselves.

Head over to Kayla's challenge and there are links for websites that assist in creating photobooth pics!!

Here is my take of the challenge....

Many of the 'bitties' are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet, element stickers range.
This is on cardstock with acrylic paint and pieces of velcro!!

Hope to be back soon 
Ree x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Attempting a challenge....

I have decided I am up to the challenge!!!

1,2,3 Challenge have set about with all things "F" for February's Challenge.

the word/s are: FRESH or FREE
the colour: FUSCHIA
the technique: FRAYING or FRILLS

So away to the Den I went and a creating I did do!!!

"Salad Days" the days we experience throughout our youth, carefree and innocent. Miss M floating through the air on a swing on an Autumn's day, how much more of a Salad Day could she have??? And I am sure we will provide many opportunities for more!

Tap into your Salad Days and get creating =)

Ree x

Sunday, 12 February 2012


What a great weekend!!! 
After just completing my 4 week prac in a Child Care setting for my BEd, I have hit the Den hard =P

My first project for the weekend was to meet my first deadline as a DT, and I can't believe how hard it can be to create for someone else!!! I was so hard on myself to start with I started to think so many negative thoughts.... 
Do you create for DT's? How do you over come these thoughts?

The embellishments and buttons are the focus of the layout as I design for Scrap Elegance Scrapbook  Supplies, these are handmade by Tenisha. 
So much fun was had (when I got over that hurdle) but the layout took a different turn than I first imagined, with all the green and red I had to work with.

These embellies can be purchased from 7pm on Wednesday 22 February via 

I then went onto creating for a couple of Facebook group challenges...

This is for the Crafty Crop challenge- 
I had to include at least two techniques out of 3, distressing, spritzing and/or hidden journalling to complete the LO. 
I used a spritzing of watered down red paint and distressing all over. 
I dressed this one up with some of my left over buttons and mini doilies from my Scrap Elegance kit!!
This challenge has now closed but a new one to be announced the 16th of Feb, click on the link below and ask to join asap (heaps of advice shared by people with the same passion).

And this one is for the other group I am lucky enough to be a part of
Scrap it with Attitude

Recipe to follow- buttons, circles and twine.

I haven't created by following recipes or sketches til now but I have discovered the benefits immensely.... 
the mojo just keeps flowing!!
Join the ladies here to chat and share the love of scrapbooking and cardmaking =)

Now with just a couple of weeks before Uni takes over my life, I plan to wear out the carpet in my Diva Den and get my craft on <3

Ree xx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

So far this weekend....hope to do more =)

Yay, more twin pics scrapped!!!

When Master C (our eldest) was 18 months we took him to the local park and had a photo shoot, one so successful I managed to scrap a lovely framed page for my Mum for her birthday.

I decided to do the same thing with the twins and all three frames hang beautifully in the lounge at Mum and Dad's (I am yet to scrap my Niece's pics from a similar shoot at the same age =/)

I had many pics that we fell in love with from the twins shoot, they have been in storage for a lil while now, that we wanted to create memories with.

So here are the two individual pages for each of their albums, I am still to scrap some classic blooper shots!!

Miss M's page is made up of a Sassafras paper, not real sure which one (chopped up its title before noting it oops) and Heidi Swapp lettering...oh and lots of love x

There are bits and bobs from Polly! Scrap Kits and Supplies and D-Lish, embellie packs.

And a Charm's Creation's Clay Button, one of my first purchases =)

Another Clay Button from Charm's Creations.

Master M's LO is made up of the Little Yellow Bicycle range Lucky Me, with some Basic Grey Olivia font and Studio Calico Anthology font- with a splash of joy x

This one I had Daring You To Scrap's January Challenge in mind, 
"Use paper scraps to create a background"

I am having so much fun, creating my days away =P

Hope you are being successful too!!
Ree x

Friday, 27 January 2012

Charm's sale event and giveaway!!

Ready for a giveaway in celebration of a great sale?????

Check out Charm's Creations for some extremely cute embellies and creatures =)

I am sooooo damn excited as Charm has been busy designing the next big embelly.... the SUPER Star (mind you in green and orange, Master M is going to have one cool page real soon). 

Now for a weekend of creating, as I make a start on my first ever DT layouts for 
and try my hand at some cyber cropping with a twist at.....
Let the PARTY begin!!

Hope to share real soon, happy scrapping =)
Ree x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Back from holidays.....

Wowzers, what a few crazy weeks it has been!!

We have returned from our fun filled family holiday, where we had Christmas and New Years, caught up with all of our nieces and nephews (who seem to have grown quite a lot in 3 years LOL), took part in the whole crazy tourist thing and theme park hopped. Heaps of pics.....

I am now partaking in a 4 week placement for my studies before returning to Uni for my second year of BEd.

I packed some scrap gear for our holiday, with full intentions to scrap in our down time but silly me there was no down time. So today I got back in my Den started on my "twins baby photo catch up", the first goal for 2012.

This is my first time using my Washi Tape, purchased from D-Lish Scraps and I think I am in love!!!

Though I feel these pages are a lil plain for my liking =/ they are growing on me.

I have had some fantastic and exciting news this week in my lil scrap world (that seems to be growing, yay). 
I have been selected to be a Design Team member for Scrap Elegance Scrapbook Supplies' Hand Made Embellishment Sales Event Team which is coming soon to 
but can be found on Facebook 
 I am so looking forward to working with Tenisha and the rest of the team in the coming months.

Also in the next few months my first ever LO will be in print,
 as an Australian magazine accepted a submission!!!

Look out 2012, here comes the Scrap Diva!!!

Before I go, i must insist on you stopping by Lime Tree Creations

to enter their celebratory competition!!!

and good luck!!
Ree xxx