Thursday, February 28, 2008

I'm a guest for Fryske's CT

How cool is this, I'm a guest on Fryske's CT (Creative Team) at, so totally unexpected! I participated in a template challenge on her blog Fryske's Digiscrap Design (here She commented about how she liked the way I used the layout and asked if I would like to be a guest. I was totally floored as you can imagine, but it didn't take me too long to decide that I would like to give it a go. So here are the 2 layouts I have done so far and it sure has been fun...

Antique Love kit, papers and elements by Fryske's DigiScrap Design, available at Fryske's ScrapDigiStyle and
Tearing using ScrapBits 'n Pieces by Fryske's DigiScrap Design too.
Green patterned paper, Run Kit by DigiTreats at
Clear Gel stickers, my own design
LOVE WordArt, Lots of Love kit by InkedEdges at

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day Brian

Surprised my husband with a card and chocolates today, he wasn't expecting anything. I so liked the wording on the card (so did Brian) that I wanted to scrap it and here is the result. Am rather pleased with the result, especially how the faded/blended photo of Brian worked out.
We both worked today as normal but had a chance to unwind at our club's first social Thursday squash night. Still too hot here to run around, so hopefully it will cool down a bit more when interclub starts up again mid next month.

Credits : PageMaps July 2006 template ,
Papers, flower and border from Franziska Love Actually kit @,
Happy Valentine sticker from Flergs Love Actually kit @ ,

Monday, February 11, 2008

Gimp 'ed another layout

Seem to be on a bit of a roll with these Varekai layouts, but they do bring back such happy memories.
Will probably take a break from these for now.

Credits: Template by Fryske at ,
After MidNight paper at ,
Varekai dvd image downloaded from the internet

Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Varekai digiscrap layout

Just a quick layout post as it's Sat morning here NZ time. It was a short week at work for me as I was home the first 3 days of the week trying to get more home projects done. Partially successful I must say, but never mind. The fence looks great with a new coat of green stain and the fence cap has now also been painted a nice contrast brown.

In the mean time I managed to create this layout using a Shandy Vogt Twirly Template freebie.

Credits: Template by Shandy Vogt at , After MidNight paper at ,Varekai image from e-postcard at

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

First day jitters

Truth be told, I think I was more nervous than Colin... The new year 7s were formally welcomed in the newly completed auditorium after they all got their picture taken in front of their house flags. Colin's house is Rutherford which is also the principals' house, so a really good and competitive one.
Only the year 7's and 13's started today, with the whole school starting back on Tuesday 5th February.
When picking up Colin later in the day, you could tell that he thoroughly enjoyed his first day as excitement was written all over his face. And to top it off, Colin's old friend Archie from Silverstream school who had gone back to the UK these last 2 years, is now also attending HIBS.
Things are just getting better and better, bring it on.

Friday, February 1, 2008

NZ summer holiday coming to an end

Well, it's Colin's last day of his school holiday before starting HIBS on Monday 4th Feb. We now know his class is 7B, and he's very much looking forward to starting there. The uniform was bought last year, and as of yesterday the last of the stationery items were purchased too. Looks like the new year 7 boys will be kept busy with sports and a few classes with guidance from the year 13's.