Saturday, December 20, 2008

look what i bought

now i need to read the manual so i can work out how to use it

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas at the Gurney's

This year i we have gone for a vintage country christmas look, our tree has rafia bows and loads of wooden and metal naive country look decorations. Our second tree just a litle one also has wooden decorations but with coloured lights.
Don't you just love Christmas :)
only 5 more sleeps

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Feather Tree

Here is the feather tree i made as a Christmas gift for Taylah's teacher Mrs Wallace, Joanne from ACP had made one up in the store and so i had to make one, sorry i didn't have my camera on me to get a pic of Joanne's tree.

I bought the wooden tree from A Creative Place and then decorated it with organza ribbons, punched out some tags, embellished some, I have left 5 tags blank so that Mrs Wallace can put photos of her family on them.

Products Used;
A Creative Place - Wooden Tree
Stampin' Up - Tag Punches and PP
Kaisercraft - Wooden Christmas FLourish & Pearls
Making Memories - Metal Sign & Paint
Brilliance Ink Pads - Gold & Ivy
Assorted Organza Ribbon & Embellishments

Monday, December 8, 2008

Blog Award

I have been nominated for this award by the very talented and lovely Tracey

How exciting for me, i will have to be a better blogger now :) maybe if i spent less time reading blogs and actually creating ....

The Rules are :
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

So here are my 5 nominees, now this was hard to narrow it down to 5 and to get 5 that haven't already had this award.

My very good friend Trish who always creates such beautiful cards

Frances - Frances is amazing always creating and her cards are always so beautiful.

Rachelle a truly talent scraper and designer

Jen - i just love Jen's style and the way she puts together a party for her girls

Leslie - Leslie does the best tutorials.

all of these ladies inspire me, i thank you all for your inspiration.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Chatterbox Card Set

a nice photo of my cards enjoying the sunshine :)

Here are a group of cards i made using up some old chatterbox pp - i had to make a card for my Dad and Nephew for their birthdays and so to use up the rest of the scraps i had i made an extra card.

All of the cards are nothing fancy but i am happy with how they came out - for the tag card i gone with the template from the tag class i did with my friend Trish, i just enlarged it to greeting card size from gift card size - thanks Trish for the inspiration.

My Dad's Card

this one is based on one of Nancy's cards

products used - stampin up slot punch, cuttlebug spots and dots embossing folder, tim holtz grungeboard star sprayed with memories mist, kaisercraft pearl, making memories safety pin and photo anchor, buttons

My Nephew Gage's Card
products used - stampin up tag punches, we r memory keepers chipboard letter, walnut ink on tag, making memories mini clip

the spare card to go into my card tin ready for the next birthday

products used - stampin up so many scallops stamp & tag punches, kaisercraft rhinestones

i have been tagged

I have been tagged by Sarah, one of my DW friends on 2peas - sorry Sarah i have been a bit slow doing this
So here is what you have to do

Go to your pictures folder, select the 4th folder, find the 4th photo and then share on your blog.
so here is mine, it is from may 2004

this is Miss Taylah with you all know who, Taylah is 4 in this pic. The bizzare thing is that i came accorss these photos they other day while looking for some other photos and thought i really should scrap these, so now i will have to :)

thanks Sarah for thinking of me

now i am tagging Trish, Frances, Pat & Theresa

Monday, November 24, 2008

Birthday Cards

Here are couple of birthday cards i have made for some special friends - as you can see Nancy is rubbing off on me :)

finally i have been scrapping

Yesterday i finally cleaned my craft room up enough so as to create some layouts, even though these layouts are simple it was nice to be creating again
Halloween 08 - Rusty Pickle Costume Party PP,Embellishments & Making Memories Spellbound Embellishments. ( i actually started this 2pg layout at the ACP crop at the begining of Nov)

Visiting Eddles - Basic GreyUrban Praire PP, Stickers & Green Tara Flowers.

Cousins - Basic Grey Eva PP, Stickers and Green Tara Flowers

CF Ball - Bazzill CS, Green Tara Flowers, Diamonte Buckle, A Creative Place Velvet Ribbon & Dymo Tape

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Nancy Original

I received my parcel from Nancy today with a copy of cards book and this gorgeous card!

I just love Nancy's cards with all the little details Nancy puts into one of her cards and to have one in my hands is WOW i feel so special.

Thanks Nancy for the book and especially for the gorgeous card and Congrats on being on the Buzz and Bloom DT, i look forward to seeing what you come up with using their products.

~*~ KeRRie ~*~

Monday, November 17, 2008

Quick Birthday Cards

here are a couple of quick cards using up some scraps of WRMK Hoopla PP, Green Tara Flowers, Ric Rac and some Bazzill run through the Cuttlebug

Sunday, November 2, 2008

a snapshot of our halloween

here are some pics of halloween night at the gurney's

click on the picture for a close up look

I made costumes for Taylah, Ahleigh and I on friday afternoon - you know me always leaving things until the last minute :)
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Thursday, October 23, 2008


I won the prize on Nancy's Blog for her card workshop - those who know me know i never win anything i am so excited - i just loved creating this card and love love Nancy's work.

If you ever need any inspiration just pop on over the Nancy's Blog

Thanks to Nancy for hosting the workshop and Thanks to Nancy's BF for picking me

have a great day everyone

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another Ballet Page

this is the same sketch as the post before but i have done this one for Taylah's room.
yet another ballet photo (i have blacked out the girls faces for privacy reasons)

i forgot to add on the prevoius post that the sketch is based on a pagemaps basic grey sketch

here it is in the frame to go on the wall in Taylah's room.

Products Used;

Basic Grey Sophia PP & Stickers - Green Tara Flowers - Kaiser Pearls - Delish Designs Chipboard Alphas - Making Memories Paint - From my Stash Ric Rac, Pearl Brads, Dimensional Paint - Profile Frame

Friday, October 17, 2008

Girls Night In @ Curves Capalaba

Here is the layout i made today to give as a donation for the "Girls Night In" silent auction at Curves Capalaba. I am putting it into the 12x12 frame which i bought from here.

I have used Basic Grey Alysa patterned papers - Green Tara paper flowers - Prima flowers - Kaiser pearls - Making Memories paint - From my Stash chipboard letters, pearl brads, dimensional paint, ric rac,

Josie the owner of Curves Capalaba has a big night planned so if you are in the Redlands area please come along and help out with this worhtwhile cause.
there will be loads of stalls and prizes.
here are the details

Girls Night In
Curves Capalaba
36 Old Cleveland Rd
Capalaba Qld 4157
Ph - 3245 5388
Friday 24th October
6pm - 9pm

please phone the girls at the gym if you would like any more information

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Card Workshop with Nancy

Here is the card i made for Nancy's workshop challenge - i just love Nancy's work, so i thought i would take up the challenge and make one of her card designs.
Thanks Nancy for your inspiration.

products used - basic grey; sophia patterned paper - cuttlebug; spots and dots & floral fantasty embossing folders - black spot organza ribbon - daisy chain lace - paper flowers, stickers & rubons from my stash - kaiser rhinestones - glitter.

Birthday Card and Pressie

Hi my friend Trish and I went out for lunch yesterday to celebrate our birthdays.

here is the card and presents Trish gave me for my birthday

how cute is this little cupcake note block :)

and here is the card i gave Trish for her birthday

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Birthday Tin and Card

My DD had a birthday party to go to today so an hour before hand i decided to make the present, nothing like leaving it until the last minute!

So here is the tin and card i made for her friend.

For the tin i used up some old pp and as you can see i cut it a tad short , but this is what happens when you rush and i didn't have anymore of that pp to redo, so it had to do.(excuse the mess on the table) I then added paper flowers held together with a big flower brad, painted the chipboard B and added some glitter to both. I then tied ribbons to the handle.

Fir the card i used my new Kaiser cup cake stamp coloured it with water colour pencils added some glitter and then using my nestabilities cut the cup cake out and the the scalloped background. ran a bit of white cs through the cuttlebug out it all together with a bit of organza ribbon to finish off the card. (sorry not the best photo of the card but we were running late)

enjoy what's left of your sunday


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scrapping Outback Cyber Crop

Just wanted to let you all know that Scrapping Outback is hosting a cybercrop this weekend

it's a follow up from the hugely sucessful Chipboard school that was run over the last 7 weeks and what we are doing is having FREE lessons all weekend to teach you even more techniques, not neccessarily chipboard but lots of very interesting techniques just the same and it is open to EVERYONE.

You do have to sign up for it as the lessons will be sent out to all participants in a PDF format so you can keep them for future reference.

If you don't want to sign up you can still pop in and chat with us in the forum.

So pop on over and put you name on the list and join us from 7.30pm tomorrow night (Friday 10th October)
There are some sneak peaks at Scrapping Outback, here....
Here is the info...Scrapping Outback is holding a 'cybercrop' this weekend to celebrate the graduation of the chipboard schoool students.
Theme for the weekend is 'BEACH".
There will be free projects, challenges, childrens projects, games, prizes and giveaways.
PLUS you will be able to grab a bargain with our Grab Some Chipboard Madness Sale. There will be spot specials on chipboard products including the cybercrop new release chipboard designs by Rachelle Minett. The spot specials will only be available for up to one hour at a time. If you submit more then one order over the weekend you will also receive free postage. Some products will be 50% OFF.
Everyone is welcome scrappingoutback
Huge prizes available all weekend from Rusty Pickle, Fiskars and HEAPS more
Anyone for a game of BINGO.???? join in the fun in the forum and play Bingo.
Some of the prizes up for grabs this weekend.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Chipboard Class @ Scrapping Outback

I have been going to chipboard school at Scrapping Outback, it is a 7 week class with a different tutor each week teaching a different technique to use on our chipboard. I am so loving this class it has given me so much inspiration not only from the very talented teachers but also the very talented group of ladies who have joined me in taking this class. I would love to thank Alana at Scrapping Outback for holding this class it have been fantastic. This week is our last week and i shall miss the challenge of completing a layout for each weeks class.
Here are some of the layouts i have done, i will post the others when i have finished this weeks layout. You can see all the layouts created by all of the class participants here

Friday, September 26, 2008

Halloween Card & Box

Here is a quick Halloween Card and Acetate Box i have just made after reading Leslie Miller's Blog.

For the card i just ran 2/3rds of the card through the cuttlebug, then scored a definition line, rubbed over embossing with brillinance ink pad, added pp, tulle ribbon and a glitter clear. too easy

Leslie has a tutorial on her blog showing you how to make the box it is very quick and easy. After cutting your acetate to size & scoring your fold lines you run it through your cuttlebug, fold it up and use super tape to hold in place, pinch top together and hold with a clip embellished with tulle ribbon and a glitter clear.


Products Used
Acetate Sheet
Making Memories Spellbound Patterned Paper and Glitter Clears
Cuttlebug Boo To You Embossing Folder
ACP - Tulle Ribbon
Brilliance Ink Pad Galaxy Gold