Monday, December 31, 2012

SAYING FAREWELL TO 2012

For me 2012 has been a year of firsts, adventure, challenges, learning, and so much more : I am grateful for all that I have been able to achieve this year, and look forward to seeing what the New Year has in store for our family. Mia journeys into Year 6 the last year of primary school - it still feels like yesterday that she was in Prep. Ella going into Year 5 with so much to experience. Stay safe tonight and I wish you the most joyful New 2013.xx xxxxxx

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS CANNOT BELIEVE IT!

A quick share of my beautiful girls in front of our Christmas tree !

 
 
 

Wishing you a joyous, safe Christmas - from our home to yours
Thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog this year - stay tuned for a new look blog in 2013
xx


Saturday, December 8, 2012

LOOK AT THIS FAB GIVEAWAY

Oh CHarm you are so generous with your gorgeous products!!

You have to be in it to win it!! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CHARMS CREATIONS CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

My friend Charm is having a fabulous Christmas giveaway : check out these cute owlies!
All you have to do is share this pic on your blog and/or fb for a chance to win!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

SCRAP THE GIRLS nov


My Scrap the Girls November layout : criteria orange, teal and white!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MY KIU FOR NOVEMBER : minimalist

The criteria at Kraft It Up this month is:  minimalist!

 
 
 
here is my layout!

I used Dylusions inks and Dylusions border stamp (borrowed from Leonie at Crop4acause on Saturday) !!
Thanks for visiting my blog

Saturday, November 3, 2012

NOVEMBER CHALLENGE AT SCRAP THE BOYS

WOW November challenge at STB is up and it is an amazing colour challenge:


Take a lookie at the DT samples!! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

KIDS CRAFT BLOGGER AT SUNNYCOASTKIDS

Today my first post at Sunnycoastkids.com.au went live!

Every month I introduce a different kids craft for this fabulous site!

Check it out here!!



MY STUCK SKETCH LAYOUT FOR SECOND HALF OCT

Here is my Stuck Sketch layout for the end of October just got in by the hair of my chinny chin !!


Here is the sketch:






Here is my interpretation!
Very different for me - no paint, no mist lol



I used Bella Blvd Birthday boy paper - it is orange chevron, but stripes never photograph very well !
I also used Bella Blvd alphas from Thankful range and the funky shaped chippies are from bisous Zoo (2008!)
Thanks for popping over to my blog!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

CURRENTLY:

http://www.kelliewinnell.com.au/
I love this girl's blog so funky and interesting!!

So Kellie,
Here is a tiny slice of my life:

CURRENTLY:....
I AM:

LOVING :  The fact that my darling Sister has moved to my town after travelling around Australia with her Husband - I feel blessed they have chosen to live 5 minutes away from our family.

READING :  Dawn French : Dear Fatty - Oh she is such a funny lady, this book has had me in stitches!


WATCHING :  X-Factor with my girls, we are totally enjoying it!

ANTICIPATING :  January CHA new paper crafting goodies to be released!

LISTENING TO : The peace and quiet in my house this Saturday afternoon!

PLANNING :  My next trip to America
WORKING ON : 4 different creative projects : one painting, 3 DT commitments crafty goodies.

WISHING :   On a shooting star for a beautiful young girl called Emma who needs a miracle.

There you go Kellie - here is my little snippet of what I am up to right now

xxx

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

WATCH THIS SPACE!

I will be announcing my very very special news tomorrow!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

TODAY

Last day of holidays, and my two girls are still snoozing - they return to school tomorrow.  We are catching a movie today and then coming home to iron uniforms, shine shoes for the the last term of the year!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

ANOTHER LAYOUT OF THE GORGE CLEM


I used texture paste, chippy embellies from Bisous Zoo UK , Tattered Angels chalkboard peacock, Crafters Workshop stencil, star stamps unknown, Echo Park LIttle Boy pp, black smash pen, Tim HOltz distress ink  broken china

MY ENTRY FOR WHITE WITH ONE

Here is my for WW1 challenge

The criteria was to use YELLOW, STARS

I made my own stars from book paper and Mr Hueys buttercup mist, used texture paste, washi tape, Crafters Workshop mask, scrabble letter C for Clem, chippy heart, Cheerful NOtes Neopolitan from American Crafts

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SOME LAYOUTS I CREATED OVER THE WEEKEND IN PORT FAIRY



Thanks for popping by my blogxx

MY LAYOUT FOR KRAFT IT UP

This month at KIU the challenge is to use misting !!

Here is my layout:
I used Crafters Workshop masks, arrow mask made by Ebony Van der Starre, washi tape, October Afternoon 9-5 brads, Hambley flower rub ons, Amy Tangerine date stamp, October Afternoon label tag, Dylusions sprays.

NEW CHALLENGE UP AT SCRAPTHEBOYS

Wow have you seen the DT layouts for this month's Scraptheboys??

The challenge is scrap a picture of your boy with his favourite book:
I scrapped my husband's hands reading one of his favourite books:  rifle reloading !!



I had scrapped one layout but I was unhappy with it, so while I was away at Port Fairy I scrapped this one : I was sitting next to my beautiful friend Ebony who had started to paint and texture a page and she did not like it - so I cut it in half (as you know I love my 6x12's ) and used it and scrapped my scrapthe boys layout take 2 - !!

I hope you will all take part in this month's challenge!
xxM

LOTS OF LAYOUTS FROM THE WEEKEND

I am pleased to say I completed 12 layouts and a half finished canvas on our weekend away, some I cannot show they are secret squirrel projects for DT commitments..
I will photograph them and will blog them here today!
Thanks girls for a relaxing scrappy weekend!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

ONE MORE SLEEP RETREAT TIME

Tomorrow I am off to Port Fairy to spend 2 creative days with 5 other beautiful girls in a modern funky holiday house acrosss the road from the beach!  Looking forward to it as I have lots of DT work to complete!!
I hope the school holidays are treating you all well !  It is sunny here in Portarlington this morning with a slight wind!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SOME SCRAPPY NEWS TO SHARE ... SOON

Hi everyone!

I will soon have some very exciting scrappy news to share with you !!

Sitting here at the computer, one daughter in bed,the other one out for the morning with my Sister, I am still in pj's and drinking my tea!!  School holidays - you have to love them, no routine, relaxing meals, relaxed bedtime !!

Hope you have a happy Tuesday!

Until I can share my news, happy crafting!

Marellexx


Thursday, September 20, 2012

STARTING TO SCRAP MY HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN PHOTOS!



The AMAZING Bean - Chicago - just incredible!  I used Purple Pumpkin spotty buttons, rubons from Hambley, some old Pink Paislee alphas and Chevron fabric self adhesive, red and white spotty washi tape, kraft, Basill textured cardstock! 

Thanks for visiting!



I AM EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THE DESIGN TEAM OVER AT SCRAPTHEBOYS!

I am thrilled to be a part of the Design Team at Scraptheboys!

Here is my September example:  my very cheeky friend Clem - I took this photo in the park when he was 3!  He will be starting school in 2013 where did this time go?  I was honoured to be present at Clem's birth - a special experience indeed - love you Clem xx

 
 
 
 
 
Here is the criteria :






I used Amy Tangerine, unknown stamp as a background (althought it could be Prima not sure!) chevron washi tape, Tim Holtz photo strip, American Crafts alphas (cool colour just love it), the number stamps and one size fits all and expensive bar code - manufacturer escapes me but I will let you know.. Love these for a boy layout!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to pop over HERE to join in the September challenge and scrap your boys!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WW1 SEPT

 
 
MY WW1 September entry with closeups!
 


KRAFT IT UP ENTRY


My KraftItUp entry for September - criteria : kraft green black and white

LAYOUTS

The first layout incorporates a tag made with the fabulous Dina Wakley when I was at CHA Chicago and I completed this at the ScrapJammies Reunion Crop in Elburn USA !

 
 
THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN REMOVED FOR PUBLICATION!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The next layout I also completed at the USA Crop!


I used Tattered Angels glimmer mist, paint, Faber Castell Gelatos, Louise Nelson splat technique with the dabbers, and twine and part of a serviette with a quote I adored!!

This one I completed this week and used a background of washi tape, Amy Tangerine stamps, Prima pp, This photo was taken at the USA crop, Ginger or as I pronounced it "Ginga" is a special friend and always will be.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Since returning from America life has been busy !  I have come home with some of the most beautiful memories ever, spending time with like minded creatives, firm friends after years and years of internet friendship meeting in real life was so special!
CHAChicago  did not disappoint - met my expectations and much more!! 
Volunteering for Charity Wings was an honour!  Photo overload to follow!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

AMERICA HERE I COME IN..... 5 SLEEPS

Whoo I am so excited that one of my dreams is about to be realised!  I am off to Chicago on Sunday to attend CHA - and to volunteer for CHARITY WINGS on their booth!!  So my itinery will be: Fly from Melbourne to LA then onto Chicago where I will stay at the Intercontinental Hotel for 4 nights - attending CHA for 3 days, then outlet shopping, then staying overnight at my dear American friend Laurie's with her and her family, then off to a Retreat for 4 days - then flying to Texas to stay with another beautiful friend in her home and exploring Texas with her!!

So excited !! 
My husband will be taking time off work to stay home and be with Mia and Ella! 
I am sure I will come back inspired, motivated and refreshed!

Monday, June 4, 2012

I am thrilled to be June's Guest DT over HERE Thanks Charm - those of you who have been living under a rock and have not seen Charm's fabulous embellishments and colourful monsters, you won't regret the visit to her store!! Thanks for your kind comments x

Monday, May 21, 2012

FIRST BIG ADVENTURE FOR 2012

One of my goals and bucket list items is about to become a reality! I am off to America on 15th July - to attend CHA in Chicago, then join my beautiful American scrapping friends (we have spoken online for 8 years) for a 5 day retreat! Then fly to Texas for a road trip (hopefully also purchase some bright red cowgirl boots) and share a fish fry up with a special family !! Then flying home the beginning of August! I am so excited, as the last few years healthwise in the Jackman household have defnitely "MADE US ALL STRONGER" healthwise! Remember we can all make our goals and aspirations become a reality - just taking the first step is the key!! Love Marelle
Just updating some new layouts : I love this one of Ella - just wait until she sees it scrapped - she loves to take silly photos on my iphone and I just love this one!!
the next one is a layout I was testing backgrounds on lol - paint, Crafters Workshop stencil, Ranger Butterscotch ink and washi tape, Purple Pumpkin button,
and finally for today this one -
I used Authentic paper, various alphas, washi tape, circles from Ebony, Charms heavenly heart, twin, Amy tangerine sketchbook papers Thanks for visiting my little blog xxMarelle

MY LAYOUT FOR STUCK SKETCHES MAY 15TH

Here is my layout for Stuck 15th May sketch - A picture of the beautiful Miss Maya - Ebony Van Der Starre's daughter!
Based on this sketch

Sunday, May 20, 2012

ARTIFIED!

A lovely scrapping arty friend of mine has just opened a funky mixed media supplies store online!
Go and check it out - great stock, and I especially love the Pan Pastels!! HERE

CHARMS CREATIONS SALE AND BLOG HOP AND A CHANCE TO WIN VOUCHERS!!

Now you need to copy and paste the sale picture and post it on your blog before next Friday 25th May, because that is when the blog hop will begin! With a direct link to Charms Creations facebook page Bonus Entry : Include at least one creation using Charms Creations in the same post! ***If you are wanting to have your blog included in the blog hop - please link your blog in the comments section below once you have blogged about it*** ****NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT WILL UPLOAD A LIST OF THE BLOGS FOR YOU TO GO TO VISIT**** YOU MUST COLLECT ALL THE WORDS I HAVE LEFT ON EACH BLOG IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THE POST WITH THE CHARMS CREATIONS SALE BANNER IN IT. ONCE YOU HAVE COLLECTED ALL THE WORDS YOU MUST EMAIL ME THE ANSWER AT charmscreations@live.com YOU WILL HAVE UP UNTIL SALE TIME {1ST OF JUNE} TO FIND THE ANSWERS. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SALE NIGHT - 7:30 SA TIME Here is a layout I have created using one of Charms heavenly hearts!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MY LAYOUT FOR SCRAP THE GIRLS

Hi there here is my layout for May's Scrap the GIrls I used texture paste, yellow paint, Jenni Bowlin cough syrup dauber, Jennie Bowlin Lemon Drops dauber, Ranger Adirondack brights Sail Boat Blue Dabber.
Rainbow Splendour embellishment. This picture of myself and my sister Dee was taken at Ella's 9th Birthday bash where I set up a photo booth!! Thanks for looking

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

BLACK WITH 2 IS BACK AND I AM ON THE DT

I am happy to announce that Black with 2 is back! I have been chosen as one of the DT!! Black with 2 had a short break but is now back bigger and brighter than ever! Stay tuned for the next challenge!! HERE Look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

MY 123 CHALLENGE LAYOUT

National Scrapbooking Day today and it has been freezing! So what did I do? I scrapped my layout for 123 challenge! the criteria is orange, the word enjoy and twine on your layout!
Thanks for calling in!

Friday, May 4, 2012

A GREAT GIVEAWAY TAKE A LOOK

If you like what you see & want to go in the Draw to win this then, It's pretty easy!!! 1. Be a follower of mine if you are not already! 2. Place your FULL NAME & COUNTRY using the link tool! (YES! this is open WORLD WIDE) 3. If you REALLY like what you See & what to Double your Chances then you could share this Giveaway on your blog or Facebook come on back & place your FULL Name & Country Again in for another Chance!! When placing your FULL NAME & COUNTRY the second time around & when you need to use a different URL address like 1 of your posts on your blog not just your URL blog address... Hope that makes sense! If not leave a comment & let me know!! I'll will help out! *YOU HAVE TILL the 14th MAY 2012 EST* THANKS again & Good luck to you all HERE is the link to the giveaway !!