Monday, 31 January 2011

I wanna be sedated......

This is the layout that didnt make it!!
I didnt upload it in time
for Xrysa's January sketch challenge
sorry Xrysa!!


Saturday, 29 January 2011

Pre crop challenge....

........this challenge is for all the ladies
coming to the crop
head on over to the
to see the challenge

this is what I did...

Friday, 28 January 2011

The KKK took my baby away......

last night we got a fabulous suprise visit from a
an adored family member
and I was totally unprepred for dinner
the fridge was bare except for a head of
iceberg lettuce
some tired looking olives and milk
I do not think any 5 Michelin star chef
could make anything from that
thus my chances were nil
we ordered out.
I took a pic of where we ate
the enormous coffee table had been taken over
by C3's wooden train set
The thought of clearing it away
broke my heart
we ate around it!!!

back soon with a layout or 2

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Pay it Forward

Ok so I am sure you have all heard about this around blog land lately
but after reading Alexs' blog
I thought I would try it too so here is how it goes

I promise to send something handmade
to the first five people who comment on this post .
But if you enter you must post this too,
and offer something handmade
to the first five people that comment on your blog.
The rules are that it must be something handmade or homemade by you
and it has to be sent to five other people during 2011!
So are you game??
do you wanna play???
leave me a comment.....

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Pinch me......

I am sure I was dreaming when
invited me to be on the
design team of

I had to pinch myself.......
I look forward to a busy year of scrapping!!
Thanks Julie!!!!!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Baby, I love you....

This layout is for
(I think I have already mentioned it)
my "new" favourite challenge blog
we had to scrap our favourite quotes
unfortunately I do not know the author of this quote
if anyone does let me know.....

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Perfectly Precociously happy!!! part 2.....

Well, I squealed with excitement again
when I saw my layouts on Tessa's
I used flowers from her
Thank you again for having me


Tuesday, 18 January 2011


On the weekend we went to a

I suggest you play the music
while watching the tele
it is one of my favourite Nirvana songs
and it is perfect for the adrenaline rush
we experienced on the weekend!
pity the slide show does not go as fast as the

Download this mp3 from

Friday, 14 January 2011

Judy is a punk......

Some more art journal love.....

granted the pics are not that good bad lighting
lack of sun!
and yes I am going through
Steam punk phase!!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

A sassy lil sketch......

Here is my take on the Jan 7th sketch
you will find the sketch on the blog


My favourite Scrap Artists

a challenge blog
which has recently
become one of my
fave things!!!
the current challenge is..........
to scrap your favourite
well the women that inspire me creatively
I call scrap artists
and i have many of them but if I had to choose
well here they are.....

I will be back soon with some art journal pages

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Perfectly Precociously happy!!!

well if you go over to

you will see why
here is a sneak peak!!

Thank you Tessa!!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Blitzkreig Bop......part 2!!

(grab a cup of tea as this is a long one)

Only this time I am not not bopping!!
I received this beautiful handmade card from C3
the Green star pops up it is ingenius!!
For 2 weeks now he has been watching me make
fan fold/pleated flowers
for a couple of layouts which I cant just show you yet!!
Anyway he used the same technique to make the card pop!!
(proud mama boasting)

The reason for the card is pictured below!
Yes, I cannot walk!
I was walking with my boyz yesterday
and I slipped on the pavement
I did not fall
but I damaged my ankle trying not to fall
make sense!?!
I am so stressed about this
as I have no help!
remember the drama in September 2009
when hubby fell and broke his pelvis
well I do not have someone to pick up C3 from the school bus
or clean the house
or cook
luckily I work from home!
and have recently been given some extra work!
I digress
let's just say I am stressing because
hubby will have to do a lot of running around
and I hate being dependent
just hate it!!!!!
(ok enough wallowing in my own self pity)

Enough about that.....
here are some more pages from my art journal
due to the ankle....
I could not stand long enough to get a proper picture

this one is my favourite to date
because of the layers and the colours
the stamping....of course the photo does not do it justice
Now this one is also much better in proper lighting
there are many layers on this one.
Ever since embarking on this
I have found that old pattern paper
I was never going to use has come in extremely handy
I just layer gesso over it
either to cover parts up completely
or just a thin layer
so that the original pattern can be seen underneath
and then I work from there
building layers
what can I say girls
very exhilirating!!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Blitzkreig Bop......

I promised my self that
I would spend more time art journalling
So I decided to join

and I have been busy
playing with paints, mists, stamps
and collaging (is that a word???)
with Graphic 45 papers
which I have been lusting
for a while now.....
yes I have a theme...
they have many meanings for me
so you will see a lot of them

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Welcome 2011

I am holding a glass of red wine
the first of January
Happy New Year
every one!!
Now for my second announcement
I am thrilled and honoured to be designing for

now to finish that red wine
for more creative