Monday, June 25, 2007

Well an uneventful week for me this week although i did get to a crop with the girls from EMM, and that was fantastic. Love chatting with other women who have a passion the same as mine...
Also EMM are having another retreat!!! Wooooohooo, yes ive circled the date on the calender, checked luggage is still in working order, let the family know i wont be home that weekend.Im going on another retreat!!!
And the response this time was.......
"You are so daggy mum...."
Hmmmmm wasnt the response i was expecting. Still how could i expect them to know the excitement i feel on geting away from nappies, washing, making meals, doing dishes, mopping floors and just general household mother duties...None of that on my retreat...nope..cant wait to get away.. Oh and yes that is about all of my social life for the year..
Except for the odd weekend here and there of Karaoke at the pub...And even then i hear,
"Oh mum your soooo embaressing"
So didnt do a lot this weekend, but as usual i have some to share, as i did do a lot of DT work which i cant show just yet...but...
Ill show you the gorgeous May chooks pack Lorraine sent me, just devine....couldnt wait to use it...have a look..

Had heaps of fun creating with the pack..
Now to share some layouts ive been doing..
This was for my BOM at EMMM Emmies: about my school days..I chose to do mine on a crush i had on my music teacher way back in year eleven....
And a mini book i made for my MIL....

Now for the exciting news from last blog entry.....
Last weekend i joined in a cyber crop at Scrapping Around...and i won a challenge but i was also asked to be their first guest designer ..wooohoooo So will be doing somthing special for thewm for August..very exciting..
Oh and also....
Acacia Paper craft sent me thier adverstising for Scrapbooks Creations August issue and they have used my layouts and mini books in the advertising...
Very cool i thought!!!!
So there you have it..till next time. keep safe!
cheers Fran..

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Oh Ive been a bad blogger, so i should make up for it..
Aint it cold...brrrrrrr, and i love it!!!!!!
Give me rain, give me snow, give me 10 degrees and below..
Give me a beanie, give me a scarf, sit round the fire have a good laugfh.
Too cold to wash or hang out the clothes, too cold to shop with my runny nose.
I love this weather please give me more:
Turn on the heater close the door,
Put on my slippers and my old dressing gown, the rain outside is pouring down.
Give me my coffee , my scrapping gear and my cake:
Time to play and have fun and create...
Hmmm that just came to me thought id just be a
Now last weekend i joined in some cyber crops
Chook Scraps had their cyber crop, and Lorraine always gives the best challenges...
123 had their cyber crop but i havnt started them yet as they are not due in till the end of the month but i have completed their monthly challenge.
Scrapbook city also had their cyber crop and i managed a couple there.
And a new scrap site ive found, Scrapping around, had their cyber crop on.. Some great challenges there also..
So now for show and tell.

These two layouts were for competitions at The craft attic and EMM.

So im being a bit quick today, as my fingers are a bit cold...
So i have some other news to share but ill pop back in tommorrow to share that...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Exciting news!!!!
I found out on the weekend that i was a finalist in the
Yay...dont get any thing for it,
but it was on display at the
Brisbane paper crafts festival..

Mine is second row fifth from the left....

I did the green and black challenge..
Thats good enough for

Now i dont have a photo to share of it as i didnt think to take one before i sent it in...
so will have to wait...

I do have some layouts to share.
From cyber crops and competitions.
So here goes...

Double layout for EMM sketch..

EMM challenge pack:

This layout was for a cyber crop over at Embellished.
Also from Embellished, the monthly competition asked for a moment layout..

Over at LSBS i joined in the cuber crop and managed one layout, a sketch...
This layout is for 123 CHALLENGE BLOG:using polka dots, birds and stamps
This layout was from Crafting in style cyber crop. It was Jolenes sketch, which i loved..
Ok so thats all for now..

cheers Fran

Saturday, June 09, 2007

This post is just to put up my mini album about me from the Make Believe Masters over at Scrap therapy, as their web site has been playing up and wont allow anyone to upload photos. So i have met the deadline and am uploading these photos to show i have completed the challenge..

Front page:
Inside pages.

Ok thats it for now...cheers Fran


You turned two today. I cant beleive how fast it has gone. I love you my precious boy..


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Exciting news for me!!!!
Well actually two lots of exciting news...
First off i was asked a while ago to do a guest design team stint for Acacia Ppaer Crafts. They sent me the most gorgeous papers from Daisy Buckets designs. Loved using the paper. aND SOME mAYA ROAD CHIPBOARD TAGS..Well it seems they loved my work so much they asked me to join their design team full time!!!! Yay..
So if you go to this link it will show my guest design work on their front page.

So now i have my next package full of exciting papers to work with yay!!!
Now exciting news number two.
Ive finally been published....In SM vol 8 no 12......
Now i know that ive told people i wasnt interested and that was because i sent this one layout in, it was excepted, i sent it to be photographed and then i heard nothing. So i gave up and couldnt be
Now i see its in print....And its kinda
And it certainly was a surprise as i was told by Jolene, after congratulating her on being in the mag and she informs me that im in it
too funny...

Now do i actually get paid for that??

It was actually on my list last year, to be published and join a design team. Ive done both and now im happy..

So here are a couple of layouts ive completed on the weekend.

Must go need to do dishes..
cheers all...