Peace, Love, Joy.......

I've put together this little Christmas 'E Card' today as I am pretty certain that it will be the New Year(if I am lucky) before my Season's Greetings cards will make it out in the post. Might hang onto them for next year (LOL!!)- Oh dear I am such a shocker

I've used a Quick Cards Blog Freebie Created by Dahlia for Little Dreamer Designs available here and many thanks to the gorgeous Sandra for the beautiful flourish frame that I have also used (yep managed to work out how to change it from pink - all those lessons must be starting to pay off now LOL!) - I can't believe that you made this - well actually I can cause you are just so damn clever!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me - Love it heaps xxMWAHxx

or if you prefer a touch of pink

Merry Christmas!!
Wishing you all peace, love and joy always
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My Littlest Angel

It's been a little while since I had a photo share especially of my littlest girl - for some reason actually getting a photo of her is a feat in itself. Must be something to do with the age though with saying this, I don't always recall it being this difficult with her bigger sister. Anyway here's a couple of my favourites that I have managed to capture of her recently

BAH HUMBUG - Christmas Pout

This one was taken earlier this year and was actually snapped with my mobile phone camera so the quality is not as good plus Nikayla was also sitting behind a window of perspex. I have had to do some serious editing with it - it's still by no means perfect but I just absolutely love the expression on her little face

Credits: Jessica Spraque Black Negative Frame; Ali Edwards Word Art Brushes
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Little Miss Happiness

When the skies are grey and the clouds are heavy and suffocating as they have been in my world of late; there is nothing like the smile of my little girl to brighten my day - Thank You Nikayla you truly are my little ray of happiness

Close Up Peakies

I created this layout earlier for the Create A Scene Layout Challenge that I set for Christmas comp at Scrapping Outback. Check out the rest of the challenge criteria here
While there also check out the other challenges set by Rach, Jules and Leanne which you can see here

I had a lot of fun creating my happy, sunny scene using the Sunshine and Blooms boxboard chippie available in the Scrapping Outback store here

As always thanks so much for dropping by - I am sorry that I have been MIA, my hard drive crashed and I was without a computer for a period of time and the last few weeks have been tough for our little family unit with much sadness. But we are hanging in there, life goes on (and does), chin up and solder on as the saying goes
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She finds seashells

We don't go to the beach very often as we live so far away from one!! The girls were desperately wanting to 'collect shells' so during DH most recent holidays in early October, we headed down to bayside Geelong. The girls spent hours scouring for 'treasure'. They didn't find too many, but half the fun was the 'hunt'

Got to do a bit 'stash stomping' with this one which is always a good thing - lots of Basic Grey in this one and some yummy Prima goodies - Love this flower collection - the large one reminds me of sea sponge which I thought suited the theme nicely

Thanks for dropping by

Hugs Trudi
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It's beginning to look like Christmas

Here's something to get you all into the festive spirit - a new comp that kicks off at Scrapping Outback on the 1st of December 2009

Come and join in the fun and maybe win a prize or two. Pop over to the forum HERE and register and then add your name to the list it’s that easy and only takes a few minutes..If you are already a member then please add your name to the list HERE

Hope to see you there
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Mmmm Cherries

The Auction Comp at Scrapping Outback is rolling along nicely and the participant's are certainly scrapping up a storm. One of my challenges this week is to create a layout which showcases a 'piece of fruit'. For my sample, I have chosen the cherry

Till next time
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An Apology, A Thank You, A Kangaroo and a Reveal

Interesting heading... especially the Kangaroo...... Hmmmmmm

Firstly an apology to the ladies who attended my class at Scraphappy Kat's last night and thank you to Kathie for stepping in for me at the very last minute. I am just so disappointed that I couldn't be there in the end. As they say circumstances completely beyond my control and definitely a case of me being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I am so counting my lucky stars this morning... I had an absolutely terrible fright last night. Was heading out up the Hume Highway for Kathie's, anyway never made it- compliments of a kangaroo which just appeared from nowhere in full flight right in front me on a road heavy with traffic due to people going away for the Melbourne Cup weekend. I had nowhere to go - B double in the right lane, kangaroo in front of me - which just seemed to be everywhere I looked and someone right up my clacker - yep of all the times to have someone tailgatting you. I'm thinking - well I won't type the 'ladette' version here, but the 'lady' version went along the lines of 'Whoopsy... this is going to be expensive'.... With no other options, hit the brakes, braced myself and we collided. Hit it fair and square in the middle of my front bumper at about 80km's, roo went up onto the bonnet and then ended up in front of me again and then it ended up underneath with me going over the top of it and it flying out the rear of my car. Luckily, No other vehicles were affected but geez there was carnage going on behind me were cars and trucks all over the place.

I've managed to pull the car up in the emergency lane and by this time I have started to go into shock and I am a blubbering mess on the side of the road. The kangaroo is in a very bad way but is still alive a few metres back from where I have pulled up. I am tooo distraught to even get out the car to assess the damage to my car. I'm only 20 minutes from home so I ring DH and he comes out to assist me - no one else has stopped

Miraculously the front of the car has come through relatively unscathed. There is some damage underneath which we will have to access today and I am going to need a wheel alignment for sure. In the end we had to call the police to come out and assist the kangaroo who was suffering in a bad way

I am feeling better this morning though I have a sore back and neck. I'm not complaining though, could've been so much worse.

I hope that you enjoyed creating the 'Precious Moments' layout. Kathie tells me that you did such a fantastic job!! I would love to see your creations - if you have a blog and pop them up, let me know so that I can see

Here is the full reveal

and another couple of close up peekies

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A Layout, some flowers and a Sneek Peek to share

Hey There,

Hope everyone is having a terrific Friday - not long now until the weekend. Yay!!

First Share: LAYOUT

Here is a layout that I have completed recently to symbolise my baby girl who is just growing up way too quickly. We recently started 'potty training' hence the title 'we go Potty' (just in case you thought Potty was something else LOL!!

Oops....Only a sneek peek for now

I have also used some of the embellies from one of the recent WIOIN Girl Bright Kits - thanks Mel just love your kits to bits!!

SECOND SHARE: Some Flowers

It was my birthday on Wednesday and my darling husband came home with these absolutely beautiful flowers from him and my gorgeous girls - I am so spoilt.


Here is a little peek of the gorgeous kit that we will be playing with tonight at Scraphappy Kat's

This kit has a few of my favourite things: butterflies, Basic Grey, My Little Shoebox, bling - Gosh a girl could just go on and on - Thanks so much Kath!!

Here's a little peak at what we will be creating tonight

I'll be back tomorrow to put the full reveal up

Till next time
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Happy Hump Day

Is it just me or are the days of the week's just going by so quickly. Cannot believe that it is now the last term of preschool for DD#1 and next week we start our final stage of the transition to school programme. She starts attending the primary school on Friday mornings until the end of the year....Oh my, can someone please pass me a tissue. Yeah I know, I am such a total sook, it's not even the first day of school and I am already blubbering. DD is totally ready and can't wait and well... me, I can wait LOL!!

Anyway, something different now.. I have been creating. Yep shock horror and actually quite a bit. Not all of it I can share just atm but here's a couple of things that I have been working on.

It's week 3 of the Auction Comp over at Scrapping Outback and here's my creations for the 2 challenges that I have set this week

Up close Peakies

'Here's Looking at you Kid'

It's still not too late to participate in the comp. Entries for this challenge close Midnight this Sunday. Challenge criteria details are available in the forum here

Pink Flight Card 'For You'

Entries for this close midnight tomorrow (Thursday) and the challenge criteria is available in the forum here

I will also be back at Scraphappy Kat's on the 30th of October to teach another class. OMG Kathie tells me that this one is nearly full already. For further details contact Kathie here - In the meantime, I'll hopefully have some sneakie peakies of this one up very soon

Thanks so much for dropping by
Til next time
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Scrapping Outback Announcements

Available in store now at Scrapping Outback are two new, awesome project idea kits by Julie Hill and Carole Janson

Sneakie Peakie of Julie's 'Precious Cutiepie' idea kit

Check out more details of Julie's kit here

Sneakie Peakie of Carole's 'Haunted House' layout idea

Check out more details of Carole's kit here

New Chipboard Designs by Rachelle Minitt are now also available

Make sure you also check out Rachelle's other designs which are also available

and finally

There is still time to register in the forum for our new competition. Don't think too long about it though as we kick off tomorrow.

Check out the blog or the forum for further details
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Scrapping Outback Basic Grey Porcelain Reveal

I just LOVE the Porcelain collection by Basic Grey and lucky me got to play with it this month for my GDT assignment at Scrapping Outback - thanks Rach!!

I had so much fun creating my following layouts

'Happy Wanderer'

Check out the super cute birdhouse!! This is a new design that Rachelle Minnitt has just released. It also comes in a smaller size. It is now available here in the Scrapping Outback Store.

Up Close Peakies of 'Trellis' effect

'Precious' Totally!!

Up close Peakies

Basic Grey Porcelain available in the Scrapping Outback store here Also while there check out the Scrapping Outback store homepage for more of Rach's super cool chippie designs
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There are fairies in my garden

These are just a couple of the photos that I took Sunday of girls dressed up as fairies for Eloise's 5th Birthday Party. We had to improvise the costumes as the weather wasn't fairy nice

**Note: boots and white jackets that big and little fairy are wearing**

Big Fairy

Little Fairy

This is the fairy special cake that I made. Thank You to my MIL who made the fairies that are sitting on and around the cake

A fairy fun time was had by all and mummy fairy was totally fairied out by the end of the day
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