Monday, June 29, 2009

Some pictures...

I've been playing with my new camera and it is such a totally different ball game to my old Sony DSC-5H, which is a long zoom automatic and by all means take great pictures but not like my Canon 5D! :) The most difficult thing with the Canon is me having to think more *lol* that is hard!!! Also, I'm taking about 100 pictures and if I'm lucky 5 is in focus (pictures of the kids - MOVING!!!) but when I get it right it is worth it! I'm still very lost when it comes to the different settings and tend to go for automatic a lot but feel it is such a shame so I need to work on experimenting more! Any good advise - PLEASE send them my way! Here's a few pics I've managed to get fairly ok ... I've used Christian O'Dell's Lightroom Presets Pack 2, available at Catscrap, to edit them and I've fallen in love with this particular one "Ansel".
This is Freya with her fairy wings, she loves them!!! She's a real girly girl at the moment it is all fairies, princesses and ballerinas.

We had the big pool out over the weekend but all they wanted was this IKEA storage box filled with water and they played in it, TOGETHER, all morning!
Managed to catch Kian in the Kitchen with the sun shining through the blinds creating the shadow lines.
Kian with milk all over his mouth!
Kian in a moment of day dreaming, he looks so grown up!
I couldn't resist this shot of him standing by the windows. You can see how badly he wants to get back out there, it was just too hot, +45C!
His little toes and fingers
It is now exactly 10 days until we fly home for the holidays!!! YAY!!! Can't wait! The kids are going to love being able to be outside playing all day!
PS! Got some very exciting news but can't share anything until Wednesday...
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


There's a new fun challenge over at the blog at Catscrap, it's called ScrapMash.
It's all about your birthday and what numbers you kan get out of it and each number represent a sertain color, element, titel work and theme...
Mine came to "A summer page, color = Orange, element = Button and One word titel.

Here's my page

I also managed to get a GSO for it, YAY! Thank you, Sandra!

Have a great day!

Monday, June 22, 2009

The most beautiful memories

I just came across this very moving and STUNNING work of art.
Grab a tissuebox and look at this.
Thank you, Ang for charing it on your blog!

I'm lost for words......

Full Bloom

is Fei-fei's stuff gorgeous new kit coming soon to Oscraps! She's also got two quick pages and a new template as well!

Here's my pages with the kit
This is with the new template "Some stuff Template no.7" - slightly altered
This is my first QP ever

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


... is the name of Shen's (Creashens) new kit, it is absolutely AMAZING! She's also made a new pack of "Pretty Crafty" that compliments the kit. Check it all out here over at Catscrap!

Here's a few of my pages, it is just perfect for my wedding album!
As you know I'm not very good at adding elements and patterned papers but this kit is just crying out to be used so I had to give it a go....

Have a great day!

New kit from Leiko Beck Designs!

Leiko Becks designs new great kit is called "The birdhouse".
Leiko will be debuting this kit as well as her Artists' Block No.2 on Sunday over at Oscraps. There will be a random drawing on her blog. 1 person will win the kit and one person will win the template. It will run from Sunday, June 21st - June 27.

Here is a page that I made with the kit

Journaling is about Freya and her desire to do everything her self at the moment! Click on the image for full credits.

Have a Great day and weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Where does time go!?

Can't believe it is Wednesday already!!!
Sean is back from his "Boys holiday" to France and the 24 hour LeMans race, yay!!! I have been so busy with the children I have hardly looked at the computer except for some late night scrapping. (To the single mothers out there - you deserve some kind of Nobel price!!!! Hats of to you all!!!)
The boys had a great time and Sean got to see McDreamy "live" (Patrick Dempsey from Grey's Anatomy)!!!!! Even managed to get him on a photo - well so he thought but it was only the car and a photo of him!!! He did see him and apparently he was racing for charity, children...aaahhh...makes him even cuter doesn't it just!!!
As you can see Sean was more interested in the car than the driver...

As I said earlier even though I've been flat out I've managed to squeeze in some scrapping at night after putting the kids to bed and got a couple of GSO's @ DST for them and a BOB mentioning as well over at Catscrap!! Yay! Always nice to be recognised!

Click on images for full credits

The last one is for the Doodle challenge over at Catscrap, head on over and join in! Such good fun!!!

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

More goodies from Dido designs!

Diana, Dido designs, has a new FAB pack of templates for you over at AfterFiveDesigns, make sure you pop over and grab one!

Here is the AAM page I made for her CT presentation using one of the new templates

Journaling is another great poem I found on the net, it reads

I AM not yours I AM not His or Hers I AM not the color of my skin or the house I live in I AM not the books I've read or the people I've led I AM not my resume or the person I was yesterday I AM not the clothes I've worn or the person you mourn I AM not the choices I made or the check I got paid I AM not my first or last name or someone for you to blame I AM not the school I attended or the fences I've mended I AM not a punching bag or someone for you to gag I AM not the world's martyr or something to barter I AM a human BEING I exist, therefore I AM. -Nandi Baldwin-

Have a great day!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Yay! I made it to GSO with my page A Child!!! (Featured below in my earlier post)
It has made my day!


I found this stunning poem whilst browsing the net last night and I just had to scrap it. (click on image for full credits)

"I am a child, All the world waits for my coming All the earth watches with interest To see what I shall become. The future hangs in the balance, For what I am The world of tomorrow will be. I am a child, I have come into your world about which I know nothing. Why I came I know not. How I came I know not. I am curious I am interested. I am a child, You hold in your hand my destiny. You determine, largely, whether I shall succeed or fail. Give me, I pray you, Those things that make for happiness. Train me, I beg you, That I may be a blessing to the world"-This statement, written in Chinese and English, appears at the entrance to the Guideposts Kindergarten in Hong Kong-

Therese also have a post on the subject over at her blog with a stunning layout of her daughter!

Have a nice day!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Yay! Made my day!

One of my favorite photos of Sean and Kian

Credits to Creashens "Masks. no.1" and Paislee Press "Northshore"

Have a nice day!

Squeeze and Feel the line pack III!

Creashens have got a new fab kit in stores today, be sure to check it out over at Catscrap or 2LP! Here's two pages I've made with it

Diana, Dido design, has also got a new FAB pack of templates for you over at After5Designs

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 1, 2009

To Helen - with love!

To fully appreciate this page you have to check THIS thread over at Catscrap!!!All credits to Ida designs "Urban Madness" except for the car - Helen Hancock designs "Vital element"
I managed to make another page as well and I'm sorry, Helen, but the car just didn't go with the color scheme! ;)

You all have a great day!

Diana, aka "Dido Designs", is on a roll!

My friend Diana released her first designs last Thursday at After5Designs. Her first packs of her signature curve templates! You have to visit her shop !!! And she's hard at work producing more goodies for this week! Here is some of my takes on her first templates...
"Life is not about finding yourself, but about creating yourself - who do you want to be?" -George Bernard Shaw-
(For full credits click on the images)
Have a nice day!