Monday, December 28, 2009

Quote of The Day

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My Latest Layout

Some layouts I really struggle with and feel like my mojo has gone right out the door... I persevere most of the time.... sometimes I just have to pick it up and put it aside and not look at it for another week or so.... but I am pleased to say with this layout.. the new range of PrimaAdornitrubons, Lil Davis Designs Endless Summer Chipboard Alphabet letters and on these I used the cutest 7 Gypsies Journal Vines Rubons just for a different effect.
I punched out the hearts and scrunched them, then sewed a sequence and then a bead through the middle of the hearts for that feminine touch. Under the ONLY stickers I have used another punch and in between the scalloped circles I have punched out I have added white tulle finishing off with a pearl hat pin. And of course I have sewn on the outline of my Prima paper.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and have caught up with all those friends and family close to your heart.
Night for now
Moonie x papers is just gorgeous.. so feminine and so easy to work with. In this layout I have used the beautiful K&Co chipboard butterflies, letters, the ever so useful Kaiser

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Quote of The Day

"Today you are YOU
That is TRUER than true.
There is no one alive
Who is YOUER than YOU."
~Dr Suess

Loove this range by My Minds Eye

These cards are simply gorgeous and will go with most papers to give the page some character and dimension. I love to ink these when I use them, sandpaper the edges and many other ways to jazz these up.. if not they even look simply perfect just raw as they are x
PS I am currently putting together a special LO with this line so watch out for it x
Bye for now Moonie x

A wee note to you all x

Well the silly season is here and we are right in the middle of it. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas day with your friends and family and got spoilt rotten. I know I did. We had a street party which was great for us as we moved in here only 7 or so weeks ago so it was so great to feel so welcomed by everyone.. lots of food, drinks, presents and music for the kids!! Way to go!! I am actually for once spending the afternoon here at home in my media room with the air on indulging in some DVDs with my family. Sooo good... as we never take the time to just stop and do this. I have my best friend of 14 years coming down from Mackay today with her two gorgeous Daughers Bryony (17) and Amani (5). She kept this as a suprise from me until now. It's her birthday tomorrow and we are going to celebrate in good style... tonight will be filled with belly laughs and tears~!!!!! Can't wait. I hope you are all enjoying some time off or at least time with your family when you can. Christmas this year has been so special to me as I have my Mum and Step Dad over from NZ for two weeks. My sister and I are sharing them and having lots and lots of fun with them. Been to the markets, beach, dinner, lunch, bike riding, shopping, swimming and another week of it left together. So here's to all you special wonderful friends out there.... Merry Christmas and I hope you all have a great New Year filled with love, fun and laughter. Life is good and I could not ask for anything else to complete my life!!
Love Moonie x

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A2Z January Challenge!!

NEW Sketch Challenge

A2Z have once again put out another Sketch Challenge so here it is!!!
Due 30th of January, 2010 ...

(Sketch by Beggahuna)

The Rules:
You need to create a layout based on the sketch above.
Its open to your own interpretation, but it must be recognisable.
One entry per person.

How To Enter:
Email your completed layout
by 30th January 2010
Please make sure images are re-sized to max of 600x600 pixels and no larger that 200kb,
and that you name the file with your name.

The Prizes:
There are 3 prizes up for grabs.
Each prize is a mystery pack of Scraplets.
First prize is selected as the "judges choice".
Second & Third prize will be selected via random prize draws.
You have to be in it to win it, so what are you waiting for !!

Looking forward to seeing your entries!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Our new home


My 18 yr old daughter and I are privileged to have 4 days to ourselves home alone!! This never happens and we treasure it more than anyone could imagine. We are very close the two of us and it is so nice to not have anyone around us just so we can have that time to just bond and be "US" again.. we haven't done much at all except hang out at home, try clothes on together, swap jewellery, watch DVDs in our new massive media room waiting on each other in turns and just be idiots together...
I was a single mum for a couple of years and now we are a family of four as I remarried 5 years ago and had my wee beautiful boy 6 years ago.. so our own time has pretty much gone out the window as time has flown in this crazy thing called LIFE!! So hence the reason why we are cherishing each and every moment we have been blessed to have together x
Hope you all have a great week and don't forget to slow down a bit... I know it is hard this close to Christmas but all will get done in the end
Night for now
Moonie x

Brand New Prima Product Picks!

We have a brand new selection of gorgeous products for you today... and a chance to win some of them.............

Prima Pick Dec 09

This month's Prima Picks include a lot of our festive flowers and vines from our Holiday Lights line. These look fabulous on so many projects for the holidays! Let's see what else is featured in our "Pick" today:

  • Holiday Lights Ornaments-534103
  • Lustered Leaves in gold-533069 and clear-533052
  • Jewel Box Butterflies in white gold-532376
  • Holiday Lights birds in silver-533625 and gold-533618
  • Holiday Lights brights Poinsettia mix-533861
  • Holiday Lights Glitter Spray Silver-533823
  • Holiday Lights Glitter Spray Bronze-533876
  • Flutter Vines Apple-533663
  • Holiday Lights Poinsettia-533915
  • Raja Centers in Red- 535124
  • Holiday Lights Poinsettias in silver-533878 and gold-533885
  • Clear Stamps-Joy-531270 and Believe-531218


Each month we will be posting some of our FAVORITE picks and post them right here.

What would we like you to do:

1. Post this Prima Pick photo or whole entry on your blog (or other online gallery/site)

2. AND then post your link right here in the comment section.

(You are welcome to make a project with our PICKS too! We would love to see the link to your project.)

We will randomly pick a winner a month later from the links posted and send you a prize pack! ...................................................................

Love these Beautiful cards using October Afternoon PP x

November 29, 2009

November 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away".

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

How Cute!!

Shiny Happy Art .....

Hello Everyone

Looking for something to give to someone special for Christmas ! well check this out !
Gorgeous Paintings Aprons,TeaTowels,Cards,CraftKits,Bags etc...

How gorgeous aren't these! All from...

A very clever girl named
from Toowoomba is creating these and you can find them all
Make sure to visit her website

Back online!!!!!!!!!

Wow that was a challenge for me..... 5 weeks without the internet. I am still only using a Mobile BB stick thanks to Westnet as there are apparently NO AVAILABLE PORTS LEFT here in my area... unheard of you say??? Well that's what I thought too. But I have been waiting patiently for a port to become available for me and still none!!!!!!
So until then I am at least online for now.
I have moved into our new house and fully set up and settled. We are loving our 12.5 metre pool to the max. I think I am the most frequent user.. I just can't get enough of it to be honest. And what a difference it makes to my tolerance of the heat so much more. That's when I am at home of course.
I have missed my last Friday night scrapping crop and I am pining for it already. Miss the girls... miss my bestie Melissa but we will be scrapping again asap.
So now I feel a lot more content.... isn't it crazy... that I am back online... that I can check out the challenges, new products, more inspiration, peoples new creations and sink my teeth back into my most favorite hobbie.
Til next time...
Take care
Moonie x

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A2Z Scraplets November Challenge

Sketch Challenge for November 2009 ...
... Sorry this is a few days late, time has just gotten away from me this month. Thank you Martina for finding this gorgeous sketch ...
(Sketch by Monika)
The Rules: You need to create a layout based on the sketch above. Its open to your own interpretation, but it must be recognizable. One entry per person. How To Enter: Email your completed layout by 27th November 2009, to Please make sure images are re-sized to max of 600x600 pixels and no larger that 200kb, and that you name the file with your name.
The Prizes:There are 3 prizes up for grabs. Each prize is a mystery pack of Scraplets.First prize is selected as the "judges choice".Second & Third prize will be selected via random prize draws. You have to be in it to win it so what are you waiting for !!


I have finally moved house but unfortunately my internet provider has told me there are no available ports for me... so this meansthere is not internet for me until there is a port!! so until then my blog posts will not be daily....
All is good in my world....missing so much checking out all the sites and keeping up to date with everyones posts and blogs.
Hope you are all having fun scrapping and buying lots of goodies xx
Til next time...
Happy scrapping..
Moonie xx

This is a very special LO that I have put together. My sister and I lost my Dad 4 years ago and I have not been able to do a LO of him yet... I pick up his photo every week and look at him and put them back down. I did have the courage mind you this week to do this.

Each year for Dad on the 10th October my sister and I alway go to the beach at 5am in the morning and have special time with him. We have lots of tears and many great memories of our lives with Dad. We throw of lots of red roses out in memory of him.

Love the Teresa Collins Friendship line too xx sooo nice.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My first ever double layout :-)

My daughter turned 18 a few months ago and I was so proud of her not wanting to go out to the clubs and drink and party... but instead got her best friend, her Dad and my sister to go sky diving with her. Sadly I was unable to make it as our dates clashed. She bought the DVD on the jump and with the music attached to it... I had tears streaming from my face. There were so many great shots I had not choice but to do this double LO xx TFL
PS Sorry about the size...bit hard to see details


I don't think so!!!

This is the shoe rack in my girlfriends walk in robe that I was so jealous off.... and guess what... they were all my size shoe so we had a ball that night... But also another guess.... I have my own shoe rack like this in my new home.. just gotta fill it now.!


“Inspiring others towards happiness brings you happiness”


Well sorry guys I have not forgotten to blog, but I have been moving house and tomorrow it will all be over... Well all I will have to do is put my new scrapping desk and tables and drawers together that I treated myself from Ikea about a month ago. I have lots of goodies I bought from Ikea that have been packed away for tomorrow so I will be excited to get them out and place them where I wish to. Loooove that shop.
I will also be offline til about Saturday due to the different phone exchange from here so I will be back up and running and hopefully rejuvenated by then.
Cant wait to scrap in my new room. I will take some photos to show you xxx

Good night for now.. my bed is calling me

Moonie x

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Check this site out.... Cool ideas


Can you believe we are into November already? Only 7 weeks til Christmas Day... sorry to scare you like that but wow!! It has come along so fast. I am feeling a bit blessed I decied months ago to get a head start on my Christmas shopping for once. I still have a few to go but at least I have got about half of it done. It is such a busy time of the year and everyone seems to get stressed and rushed.... I am hoping to get it all finished soon so I can stay away from the shops and the craziness.
If you know what you want to get that special person for Christmas, don't forget to shop online. It is a great way to shop without all the fuss and bother. I have bought a few things online this year and it has been great. Also sometimes you can get really great bargins.

Take care and start that shopping now!!

Moonie x

Scrap the Girls Challenge LO by Melissa Walden

This lovely LO was created by my bestie Melissa Walden for the Scrap the Girls October Challenge.
Love the colours Melissa has used and lots of embellishments...
Why not take to a challenge yourself.

Nice work Tex xx

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quote of the Day

Girls are like phones. We love to be held, talked too but if you press the wrong button you'll be disconnected!

My first challenge and I am the winner!!!

Black with 2 have a monthly challenge and my girlfriend inspired me to step out of my square and do my first challenge. I really enjoyed putting the LO together and it was quite cool to HAVE to have certain products in my LO instead of doing whatever I decided. There are soo many Challenges out there and they are a lot of fun I have decided. So hop to it and give them a go. Here is the winning LO Thanks for looking everyone Moonie x

I'm Back.... :-)

Well it has been a hectic week I can say that.
My husband and I and son have just spent 5 days in Darling Harbour Sydney for our Camera House AGM. We attended the Gala Dinner and won the most honourable award for "Camera House of the Year" Australia Wide. Being in the industry for just 18 months we were absolutely stoked. We have fantastic staff who are extremely dedicated and we treat them like family and they treat us the same. This always seems to work!! And my husband gives all he has to give to any business he gets involved in. So woooohoooo for him!!
So nice to back on track. But only for a week or so and then I will be having a wee spell for a couple of days or so as we have sold our house and are moving to our new pad this weekend.. so my week has not slowed down just because we are home... Can't wait to be moved in and settled again..
Will keep you posted.
Hope you all have a great week
Moonie xx

Monday, October 26, 2009

Quote of the Day

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.- - - Winston Churchill

Friday, October 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
- - - Carl Sandburg

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A LO of my wee girl and I 15 yrs ago

For some reason lately I am loving putting lots of flowers on my LO's. I am loving birds, flowers, owls and butterflies.
In this LO I have used:
Kaiser Pearls
Heidi Swapp Ghost Clock
Cuttle Bug-Victoria
Doodle Bug Design Paper
Hand cut out Bird
Maya Rd Tree branch
A2Z Scraplet (Memories)
Bella Petite Diecuts
MM PP - Laundry Lines
K&Co Glitter Stickers
Karen Russell Epoxy Stickers
MM Stickers -Life
Glitter Dye Cut Stickers
Karen Foster's Scrappers Floss
Prima Flowers and leaves
Kaiser Rhinestones
Mayer Rd Mist Spray (gold on leaves)

Quote of the Day

"Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”
Gen George Patten


Ooohh how exciting.. I have been waiting for this parcel to arrive and here it is!! Soo much more than I was expecting..
I have soo much inspiration for scrapping it is oozing out of me!!
Lots of ideas so look out!! Here I come.
Thanks A2Z for choosing me to be on your Design Team. I'm excited x

Hope you all had a good day. Mine was great. Perfect weather and I thank God for our good health.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Here is Corey on the first day with his Crutches... he had mixed feelings about it all.. mostly down. Especially when he passed kids having fun playing and running around.. that is normally my boy.. But at least there is now light at the end of the 3 month tunnel.

Quote of the Day

"It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what yo have in your heart."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Well I am happy it is now Saturday and we are off to the beach til Monday now to chill out and take in some fresh air.
Corey my best boy in the world has had what I thought were growing pains. He is only 6 and is a very active and extremely healthy happy boy. His pains were getting worse to the extreme that he could not even manage to walk. I have been lifting him to his spot and toilet etc so i thought this is not right. Took him to the Doctor yesterday and the Doctor has said he has acute Arthritis and has already lost muscle mass on his knee and has a bit of swelling in the shin. He was taken for xrays and blood tests straight away. Thank God the xrays look very positive but there are a couple of concerns so he is off for an ultra sound on Monday morning. He is not a happy boy and is chronic pain then he is ok. He is on crutches but is so terrible to see the sadness in his eyes as he keeps saying "I hate having a sore leg Mumma". He has basically nothing since Wednesday. He is used to going to the beach most days after school for a body surf, play footy in the back yard with Dad or cricket or tennis up against the wall of the house. Just makes you reaslise how lucky we are with good health and makes you feel sooo much for the poor parents and children out there that are not as fortunate as us all out there running around out there not realising just how lucky we all are xxx
Off to the beach so I have to go and pack some food and board games

Have a great weekend everyone
Moonie xx

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Been a busy week here again.... Looking forward to creating some wonderful LO's for A2Z in the few weeks or so. Life is always so busy though... so nice to stop the clock and pause life for a few hours each day. We are taking a short break from the busy life style just for 3 days in our caravan. Taking it just about 15 minutes from home but will be on the beach.... listening to the waves, fish and chippies for dinner, some wine and basically have 100% time and attention on one another which seems to take a back seat sometimes when life gets so overloaded.
Til next time.... happy scrapping and keep smiling
Moonie x

OOhhh I love this layout of my sisters baby boy Ted Walsh. My daughter is a great photographer on her L plates. In this layout I have used the wonderful
Fancy Pants PP
Little Yellow Bicycle PP (Traveller)
Collections Chipboard tree and birdhouse
Button, Thread
Kaiser Rubon - Take Flight
Kaiser Rubon - Hideaway
Kaiser Pearls
TFL :-)
and I hope you all had a great day today. Bye for now xxx Moonie

Just stumbled across these and thought I was great... made me smile after a not so happy afternoon x

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Girls Day out in Noosa Qld

Here is a very cool site that I come across... This lady is so very clever and I love her inspiration. Have a great day everyone... Off to the hairdresser... my sister!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Black With 2

Black With 2

October Challenge

  • Entries close Sept 28th
  • Dominant Black
  • 1. Pink
  • 2. White
  • 3. The elements are: 3 chipboard elements & Ribbon
ENTRIES and CONTACT US by emailing
Please send your layouts including a list of products used to the above address & dont forget to include your name so we know who its from .
**Please Note: International Scrapper's are most welcome to enter, however should you win, all shipping costs exceeding $6.00 will be your responsibility.****

I am so excited to announce that I am one of 6 new Design Team Members chosen for A2Z Scraplets. A2Z Scraplets are a chipboard wholesaler and are 100% Australian made. Their products range is huge so make sure you get on line and check them out at and have fun browsing all their goodies. There are some really great talented girls on the DT so make sure you check them out. I am very excited to get started and be part of this team!!!

Three of my recent layouts...

Teresa Collins is one of my favorite Designers. Her paper is just soo fresh and makes a statement. In this LO I have used her PP, Teresa Collins Die Cut Charms, Ribbon, Bling, Brads, Thread as I love to sew on most of my LO's, Scenic Route PP, K&Co PP and K&Co printed Acitate. Thanks for looking :-)

I did
this LO just about 4 days after my darling daughter... my best friend of 18 years told me that she was going to leave home and go and live back we left 3.5 years ago. She misses her closest friends dearly and has not really been herself since we have been here. We both cried for ages together. That plan has changed since then... just 3 months ago.. well it has been postponed until next year. At least this way I will be more prepared.
Anyway I have used MM Animal Cracker and Laundry Line PP, Tiger Lily flower, thread, Heidi Swapp Letters, Kaiser Rubons, EK Success Dates, lace and a bling brad. x

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A fun Sassafras LO

How cool is this range by Sassafras! It is so much fun to do a LO with especially when my boy Corey is asking "Mumma please can you do a LO of me tonight". Don't need any inspiration with a request like that. In this LO I have used Sassafras PP, Tim Holtz Tags, buttons, eyelets, Karen Fosters Scrappers Floss, Thickers letters, ink, thread and Jenny Bowlin bingo cards. I have lots of paper left over so will do another x

A to Z October Challenge

October Inspirational Challenge
A2Z Scraplets BlogThe Rules:You need to create a layout inspired by the above can be inspired by the colours, shapes, certain elements, use it as a sketch.. the possibilities are endless! (don't forget to add some scraplets if you have some!!)How To Enter:Email your completed layoutby 31st October 2009, make sure images are re-sized to max of 600x600 pixels and no larger that 200kb,and that you name the file with your name.The Prizes:There are 3 prizes up for grabs.Each prize is a mystery pack of Scraplets.First prize is selected as the "judges choice".Second & Third prize will be selected via random prize draws.You have to be in it to win it so what are you waiting for !!