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Mandurah, WA
Hobby Photographer sharing quality pictures at affordable prices. General Information Investment: • 1 - 2 hour photo shoot at 2 locations of your choice • 40 high resolution images (minimum) to be added to a high quality CD for your use. • All images to be personally edited / customised • CD is to you within 2 weeks of the photoshoot. • Release form to be completed so that I may use images for advertising/promotional purposes • All of this for only $200 - to be paid on the day of photoshoot

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Grunge board & maya road

I have Finally got to use my Tim Holtz Grunge board I used denim distress ink on the letters and vintage photo on the may road vineyard scrolls these are 2 of my boys Kurtis and Riley..

Monday, December 24, 2007

Tim Holtz Stamps Arrived

I have been waiting .. no not quite the right word hanging out for my stamps to arrive from stampers anonymous and a courier arrived with them at my door today what a fantastic early christmas pressie the only draw back its chrissy eve and i cant play for at least another few days heres a pic of what i ordered

A Dressed Table????

My friends that dropped by yesterday thought I was mad setting up my table for Xmas Eve on the 23rd... I had to race back to spotlight on the 23rd as the table cloth I bought was centermeters to short on each end of the table ... I wanted to set it up early so if there was anything i needed i did not have to race around the shops on the Eve of Christmas .. Plus i get longer to admire all the effort I put in before everyone destroys it all.... as it was i also went to the shop to buy new glasses so they all matched new santas i thought they would make a great little embellishment on the table. I cant wait to see all my families faces when they see the table this year i think my scrapbooking is extending into all diff areas of my life, hence how nicely the table is done this year. I have to say I have gone all out cheers everyone enjoy your day. PS My hubby got me the white candle i then decorated them and he was suprised how nice i made them... a bit more faith please.. If you have photos of your table for chrissy and dont mind sharing ideas email me some pics I'd love to see your tables


Yay The Big Fella comes tonight.... here are a couple of our chrissy pics I hope Santa brings everyone what they hoped for... I wish All my Friends and Family a very Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

little houses

I have a little obsession with the Julie Van Oosten Houses I have had all of the bits for a while and tonight i attempted to do some creating with them ... here goes

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fancy Pants Paper

This is the latest of my layouts this one is of my nieces and my beautiful little girl chanel... The swirls I have used is from my new sizzix die cut..

all well I hope everyone has a good week .. be have santa is not far now

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Stampin 'Up Make-n-Take

These are the cards we made with our Stampin Up Demonstrator Lyn on Friday night... with lots of good christmas cheer...

Yipee Hail

That is exactly what my kids said when the back and front yard was coverd in hail... and it was freezing that day too ... this is my latest lay out just have to figure out what my journalling is going to be ..

Monday, December 10, 2007

Instead of Chrissy Cards for the Kids at Skool

Does all the craft mess in the first photo look interesting? I made one of these at my LSS on Friday night at thier Christmas Party... I came up with the idea that these would be great instead of christmas cards... 90 packs later time consuming YES, will I make these next year yep they have lollies inside of them and all the kids in Chanels pre primary loved them, even her teacher asked me for the template which is really really simple. I have even had my Mum and kids help me make them. Thanks mum for all your help nothing like pulling together.

Photography Excursion

These are some of the shots I took of the Mandurah Mariner with my photography class. We learned so much more out on the field.. It was all done between 7 and 9pm... having 5 kids this time of evening and being around like minded people was heaven.. Im off to do some editing in GIMP (the shot of the pillar i have already edited to the best of my ability at present LOL) which takes me hours at the moment...have a great week

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Delish Xmas Paper mmmm....

Some of my new chrissy cards made with the delish christmas paper I picked up at my local Scrapbook shop ...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Charm & Class

One of my fav artists is Rachel Greig, I bought a heap of her paper range and stamps this year... I thought it time to pull out my stash once again and get stamping... I also just purchased stampin ups going out in style set @ $20.. BARAGIN as it is discontinued however i thought they would go great with this paper range...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007



Monday, November 26, 2007



Its a Pink Christmas

Everywhere i look at the moment the colour seems to be pink i decided to try some pink chrissy cards its a refreshing look

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas Cards

Here is one of my first new christmas cards for the year... i used bazill, some christmas paper from last years supply the new queen & felt co snowmans and punched some circles to stick him on using my cricut.. and a bit of red ribbon.. with some sewing i love my sewing machine

Friday, November 23, 2007


Happy birthday Kinny Monster finally 9 today.... time flies when your the parent.. seems like just yesterday i was brining you home from hospital. Now I am feeling old here these are the two cards I made one for our little man and one for my cousin they are 1 day and a year apart

Thursday, November 22, 2007

figgy pudding

My latest layout the photo is from our christmas photo shoot last year. Only 3 weeks left of my photography course, cant wait unitl next year as the course goes into much greater detail. I love the gimp editing and of course good old picasa. Gimp is amazing and is a free download.

Rachel greig has a stamp challenge on at the moment 12 cards over 12 days i think it is worthwile checking it out Wendy Vecchi is also doing some cards at the moment which look great worthwile also checking this out her link is below... Have a great weekend of to do my chrissy shopping, with 8 mnth old Riley in tow.... also hoping to get some cards made this week myself... Hoping to share them soon also

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Its a Pirates Life

Here are a few snap shots of the Pirate Book I made for Kieran recently the papers are from the Rusty Pickle Range... the book is Maya Road. Im heading down to Caple for a weekend of painting ... our Caple property is done and now the hard work begins... painting fences lawns Im feeling sore already .. ha ha ......have a great weekend

Friday, November 16, 2007

Wedding Anniversay

When I awoke this morning, this is the wonderful surprise i saw waiting for me .... Thanks honey best pressie ever... 11 years later and you still keep suprising me. This photo was taken by premier studios in Banjup WA when our little Riley was no more than 6 weeks old he is now 8 mnths and compared to this photo he now looks like a big monster. Chanel looks like one of those children from the Anne Geddes calendars. If you click on the image it will enlarge and you will see why I love this shot. Premier Studios are an amazing photography team and the day we spent with them was amazing, they made us feel really important talking to us all the way through the photo shoot ( and they took a heap of shots) it was on the costly side but well worth it .. Also as mentioned in previous post the Advent calendar is now on display in the off the page gallery which if you scroll down is on the right down the bottom of the page ... christmas is not far away now

Thursday, November 8, 2007


This is an Advent Calander My BF Lisa and I are making.... the kids are going to love these when there done..This is a canvas which we painted in Making Memories Manilla, Scrapworx Shimmery Christmas Decs ( these are to die for ) American Craft Christmas Rub ons, pinecone for the distressed look on the edges, and small origami boxes with a little cut of ... time consuming??? YES but a load of fun... keeps me out of mischief Check out the this link for a U-Tube look at making oragami boxes a fantastic site all round for cards and of the page projects. Keep an eye on the off the page gallery (scroll down for this) for the advent calendar as soon as it is done i will post it on the site....

Friday, November 2, 2007


Collection Elements Chipboard Frames, Collection Elements word tiles, Making Mmemories Paint, Collection Swirls, Bazzil Wings Brads, Bassix Flowers, put it all together and this is what you get... A fantastic looking frame which is a great pressie for any occassion. For a look at some of the collections, Julie Van Oostens' work click on this link..

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I have to say starting up a blog was not the easiest of things to do - my brain is now fried. To all my wonderful friends i will no longer be throwing my latest layouts onto you when you walk into the craft area Im sending you all my link and you can check out my gallery all the ttiiiimmme .... LOL I'm now of to start photographing my work so I can upload it

Hope your all having a great day I'm off to start living again (I feel like I have been a drone to the computer the last couple of days working on this blog) I have obviously been on the computer a fair bit even my wonderful hubby asked if I could give the computer a miss tonight ... even he is impresssed with my skills on the computer at present...Gary thank you for your patience..

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Getting Started

I wanted to create a place to share my art..... I love checking out other peoples blogs so hopefully someone will enjoy what I have to share ... and what a day to get started halloween all my kiddies are off to scare some neighbours, and I'm heading out to do my photography course - for beginners with my girlfriend Suzi and Mary... my photos are going to get better now watch out kids.