Monday, June 28, 2010

Blog Awards

I was very surprised to get these lovely blog awards from a friend of mine - the talented Deb Johnston. You must check out her blog, there are SO many inspiring projects on there, and she sells a heap of stuff too!

Check out the link to blog under my blog lists.

Ok, so now it is my turn to nominate some blogs. This is a REALLY hard one.

First I would like to nominate Sonya Thair who has once again taken her scrapping to a new level. I have always loved her work, and just when I thought it couldn't get any better, she does AGAIN. Check out her blog via the link under the Tomorrow's Memories DT girls.

Next I would like to nominate Teresa Abajo. Teresa does some absolutely divine cards and I always enjoy seeing what she has come up with next. So if you are ever after some card idea's check out her blog. Her link is listed under the Twiddleybitz DT girls.

For the third person I want to nominate is Louise Williams. I just love her work and amazing layouts especially. Her use of flowers on her work is absolutely amazing!

Ok lastly I would like to nominate Tracey Holdyk, not only does she keep her blog updated regularly, but she does some really beautiful work in a style that is just so different from mine, and I just love it. She too is listed under the Tomorrow's Memories DT girls.

Well done ladies, your blogs are a pleasure to read.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Exciting news to share

OK, well it has nearly killed me keeping this a secret, and well I didn't from everyone. BUT now I am at a stage that I am comfortable sharing with everyone.

On Monday we had an ultrasound to see our second bub to be. YEP Baby Beattie No. 2 is on the way. I always wanted kids close in age, and I am so pleased because there will be only 19months between them.

It has been a very different pregnancy so far so I was looking forward to the scan, just to know all is OK, and well it was awesome to see our little jellybean up on the screen and here is a pic from the scan.
Up until last week had been very tired and felt like I had been hit by a bus. I also had a bad cough as the start of the pregnancy where I cracked a rib and although I couldn't get it confirmed (couldn't get an x-ray because of the possibility of being pregnant) it didn't heal for 8 weeks! So all this combined has meant a huge lack of scrapping being done. I just haven't had the energy to even think about doing much scrapbooking. Just really wanted to crash on the couch whenever I could get a chance.

I have gotten back into the scrapping over the last couple of weeks, but unfortunately it is not work I am allowed to share at this stage :( I will share them as soon as I can. I am off on a retreat this weekend so hoping to get some things done so that I can share them next week. So stay tuned.

Hope you are having a week as good as mine has been.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wedding Carriage

Well this time I have been up to my usual... altering a product to suit what I wanted to do with it. It was the 'Princess Carriage' from Twiddleybitz that I have removed the 'Princess' off the top to replace with one of their beautiful titles 'Our Special Day'.

There are a heap of Twiddleybitz pieces used on this one... There is the title 'our special day', two fern leaves, mirror leaves 4 pieces, Grapevine corner, the fancy flourish long and of course the princess carriage itself. I have uses some beautiful mulberry roses and Prima leaves/vines to accent this piece as well as some Prima pearls that are just divine. The carriage itself has been painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint (picket fences) and then some frayed burlap distress ink lightly rubbed over the top to give more of an aged look.
Sorry you had to be quick with this one :)

It will be nice to FINALLY have a mini wedding album on display at home (after nearly 5 years LOL)

Hope you enjoyed having a look at my latest project.

Remember, if you are wanting some ideas for what to do with your Twiddleybitz pieces, check out the twiddleybitz Ning site at as the gallery is full of SO MANY beautiful inspiring pieces that have been done by the Design team and members of the site.

Have a good week everyone!