Another Layout!

Monday, 29 March 2010

I've decided I must be on a roll, I've posted every day lately! Last night I was in the mood to scrap and decided to have a go at the March Sketch Challenge over at Scrap Therapy ( It was a great chance to use up some of my scraps and I was inspired by my previous layout (Poser, as below) to step outside my comfort once again! So I decided to try a few different things that I basically NEVER do: one being to cut around the subject in my photo, another being to actually finally stitch on the layout and the last being to NOT do anything around the edge of my layout (I nearly always ink or paint the edges of my layout). This layout is not what I would call my normal style but I actually really enjoyed just having a go at something different, and I think the end result is quite cute (it certainly helps that the photo is of my adorable little cousin Katie).

Thanks for looking!

Until next time (tommorrow again, perhaps?),
~ Belinda x

First Snobby Walrus Challenge

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Well Lynette has posted a challenge over at Snobby Walrus ( so I thought I'd give it a go. Black, white and read all over was the title; the idea being to use the colours black, white and red and use print somewhere as well. These colours are way out of my comfort zone, but considering that I managed alright in the end.

Without further ado, here's the layout....

I better get up the energy to go to the gym today since I haven't been since before we went to Melbourne over a week ago (oooops). So on that note, have a lovely day everyone.

Until next time,

~ Belle xx

For the record....

Saturday, 27 March 2010

....I was not being dramatic in my previous post, the computer just decided to put big gaps between my paragraphs. He has a mind of his own does my Alty (yep, I named my computer).

Just one layout....perhaps more to come!

Hi all,

I felt like scrapping but at the same time I feel like my mojo is only half around this week so I decided just to do the one layout and I'll see if I feel like doing more later. Happy with the one I did but I'm blank on ideas now!

This layout is my first entry for Scrapping the Music! I've been intending to enter for forever and a day but just never got around to it until now. This week's lyrics were 'Just the Two of us' by Will Smith, so I took two different lines from the song 'just the 2 of us' and 'taking on the world' to scrap these photos of Daniel and I in Europe. I must give a mention to the lovely Allie (DT at Scrap Therapy) for some of the flowers, the prima pearl swirl and the little frame on this layout as she's the one who sent them to me in an RAK. Thanks Allie!

Enough rambling, layout time:

Thanks for looking lovelies,

Until next time,

Belle xx

P.S Random Fact: This post took me forever to write because I keep getting distracted by Flight of the Concords, l.o.v.e it!

Driving me batty!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Arghh the net drives me batty sometimes. For some reason even with pop-up blocker off etc I cannot get pop-ups to come up which seems to be making following others blogs entirely impossible! And then tonight lo and behold it worked....once....dammit I'd rather it not have worked at all rather than get my hopes up! So my frustration continues and everyone will continue wondering why I'm such a blog snob and don't follow anyone (except the one person whose blog did work for me today of course).

If my computer had a face I swear I'd slap it right now.

Until next time (if my computer isn't thrown across the room by then),
Belinda xx

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Hi all,

I'm in a bit of a hurry today, about to head off shopping and then must clean the house before visitors arrive for a BBQ tonight. But I just wanted to share a few pics of a mini album I started today. I generally keep minis pretty simple and I really love this one. It's not finished, need to add photos still, but I thought I'd share a few piccies anyway. When it's done it will be a present for my stepsister (I intend to add some photos from her party in, just need to get some little ones printed).

And without further ado, the promised pics:

I'm being told off because we need to leave apparently so I better left it here. Thanks to anyone who actually looks at my blog xx

Until next time,

Belle xx

Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Well we are back from our trip to Melbourne so I just thought I would quickly post to say what a fabulous time we had. Lots of catch ups with family and friends (few issues but what can you do!). But would you believe I did not take one single photo, not one!! Lucky I still have truckloads of unscrapped photos anyway, so it's probably a good thing I took no more pics. Today after leaving Melbourne though I am missing everyone like crazy and wishing we weren't so far away.

But tommorrow I have a job interview 3 and a half hours from home (just cos the recruiter is up there, I certainly won't be driving that far for work everyday!), Thursday I have a community event on and Friday/Saturday I'm doing a first aid course so I'm sure I'll be busy enough to not dwell on missing everyone.

Hopefully I'll get some scrapping done in the next few days so this blog can revert back to being about scrapping rather than just me rambling!

Until next time,
Belinda xx

Come on baby!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Well no scrapping for me the last couple of days, I've been on 2 year old watch at a friends place whilst her and her husband have been at the hospital waiting for baby number 2! Poor things been in early labour since yesterday evening so I've spent a lot of time at their house over the last 24 hours and have just got back home. Still no baby but I'd say he's coming tonight! I love babies!

But whilst I haven't scrapped lately I just thought I'd share a couple of layouts I did last week. I've done a few others too but haven't photographed them, promise I will soon. Both these new layouts are 'just because' layouts using photos I love. The first is using prima paper I LOVE but just couldn't bring myself to use (can anyone say 'saving things for the perfect layout') and the second has the cutest photo of DP with our gorgeous youngest niece.

Thanks for looking lovelies. I'm trying to sort out my pop up issue so I can come and follow your blogs too (I've had to settle for just saving them in my favourites for now!).

Until next time,

~Belinda x

Storms Aplenty

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Well hasn't it been a bit crazy this weekend with storms?! Whilst I don't live in Melbourne myself anymore almost everyone I know and love still does so it was good to hear noone has suffered too much in this weekend's insane storms!

My mum and stepdad came up and saw our house for the first time this weekend which was very exciting, and I'm having my new dining table and outdoor setting delivered tommorrow! A brand new bed is coming in a few weeks and I'm waiting on a scrapbook desk I ordered to come in so all in all it's been a fantastic and exciting weekend! We also went to the Wagga country club for dinner on Saturday night for this first time, the food was great but oh my goodness I cannot even express to you how many bugs (locusts? grasshoppers? crickets? not sure!) were around. The wall outside looked brown instead of cream, there could have been up to a thousand bugs on it, I must admit I let out a few squeels!

And now onto the actual intended topic of this blog: scrapbooking! I headed down to the community centre on Thursday for the craft morning and did two layouts which was an achievement for me in just a couple of hours!

One of the layouts I did was just a random layout based on some cute photos my Aunt took of my adorable little 3 year old cousin Katie at her very first dance class. Really happy with how it turned out, the ribbon inspired the entire layout! Bit plain but I like it.

The March challenges have been revealed over at Scraptherapy (, the design team's examples are gorgeous as always so I'm looking forward to having a go at them during this month! Maybe I'll wait a couple of weeks and use my brand new scrapdesk!!! (Can you tell I'm excited??)

Enough rambling from me, there are dishes to wash and beds to remake so off I go.

Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend!

Until next time, Belinda xx

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