A little trip **heart**

Clint and I decided to spend a night away together last week - and took a little trip to Phillip Island.

It was the first time either of us had been there and we loved it.

We got up there and walked round town, and went to the penguins that night...gee they were soooo cute but gosh it was freezing there...would def. Recommend ruggin up for it.

Then the next day we went to the 'A Maze 'n Things' now this place was really cool!!!!

I got some really cool photos but have not uploaded them yet.

Now it's the holidays I am planning on doing a big tidyup at home, sorting out etc...and hopefully spend some time scrapping - I am not sure the last time I even scrapped

Hopefully I can upload some more pics from our day away.

It's hard to believe Christmas has come and gone, I hope all my readers had a great one!!!!!

Take care xxx

LOTS to share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, where do I start since my last post?!?!?

Maybe this .....
Yep....it finally happened and I must say I am on cloud 9......I am so excited to be able to say that Clint is now my Fiance and we are engaged. A long time coming but my boy was worth the wait, xxx

Yes, so with that major news I am sure you can imagine there is soooo much running through my head right now.....including wedding plans, gee...unsure what I want or where to start. But its all good, for me the important thing is to enjoy this moment and how I'm feeling.
Soo ......other news.

At the end of October I went to Bons Scraps Retreat...had a ball with all the girls, loving this girly time and really appreciate having good company, scrapping time and lots of laughs. It's so lovely to meet online scrapping buddies in real life for the first time!
Some pages from the weekend, a record number for me for a retreat! 8 Pages!!!! Wowee I was on fire :o)

Layout title: Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

Also created to use Bons October Paper of the Month

Layout title: No Smile Maxy?
Created for Tara's Sketch Challenge for the Oct Cyber Crop at Bons

Layout title: 17 Years

I used Storyboard Kits - Camryn Kit for this layout....really wanted to scrap this photo although it was terrible quality....love the contents of this kit! A photo of me and my girls!

Layout title: Joss Sticks

A page just for fun, another Hong Kong page.

Layout title: Cable Car

This Basic Grey paper was perfect for this photo, really happy with how this one turned out.

Layout title: Love spending time, with good friends

This was a challenge at Bon's retreat, to scraplift Bon....I chose her Prima page of Lacey....where I lifted the clusters of embellies, the butterfly overlay, the square and stitching and the bulldog clips....I love, love, love this page!

Layout title: Temple at Poi Lyn Monastery

I really love how this one turned out, the colours, the misting and stamping and the little

Layout title: Shrine

Some girly colours on a Hong Kong layout, using bits and pieces from my Storyboard kits.

I have just come home from another retreat....(yes I do treat myself to retreats when I can - I work hard and am a good girl so I'm allowed!).....

This retreat was in Lancefield with Mandy...and the girls from Weekends R Us and Paula's Scrapbooking Place.

Had a great time, but have been very sick for the past week with a shocking walrus like cough...hardly got any sleep and have really had a tough week. I got lots of different medicines, cough mixture, stepsils and seem to be picking up. Thank God!

Here are some layouts from this weekend...

Layout title: My Girls
This is a layout for Bons November Paper of the Month challenge....its the pink Basic Grey paper. Was nice to scrap some girly photos as I have been scrapping a lot of Hong Kong lately.

Layout title: Star Ferry
This page was created for Bons Scraps November Monthly Sketch. Extra criteria was metal (brads and flower), stamped background and handwritten title except for one word.
Layout title: Soul Sister
This is a page for Bon's Room of the Month for November...the room was an outdoor room and had a dominating colour of yellow, with a wicker brown....I used these colours as my inspiration and then added a few extra.

I really love this photo I took of Carmen and wanted to make a really special page from it....just to document how special her friendship is to me.
Layout title: Picturesque View
Just a quick page of another Hong Kong Photo.

So yeah, lots to share this post.....

I have so many things I need to do for school .... but feeling very creative at the moment thats definitely what I'd rather be doing!

Plans for the week ahead....

* School camp with the Grade 5's will be interesting thats all I can say.

* Doing a camera course in a couple of weeks, I cant wait to get the skills to take photos in settings other than AUTO mode.

* Christmas, oh my, I need to get organised.

Well thats all for now ... exciting, exciting!!!!

Take care
Just a super quick post with some new layouts...

Layout title: A new friend

Layout title: Lantau Island

Layout title: Tian Tan Buddha

Thats all for now
Take care, xxx

New Layouts ....

Short update today as its school holidays and just cos I can....thought I'd upload with recent creations, I say recent, however recent is I have been doing these pages or completed them in the last couple of weeks.

Layout Title: Victoria Harbour.

Page is my first one of our first day in Hong Kong, finally made a start to that travel album.

Layout title: A Special Gift

This is a page of the gorgeous Pandora Charms that Margie gave us when we were heading to Paris together, only to open them when we were on the Eurostar.

Layout title: Night Life

My Second page in Hong King Photos.

Layout title: I {heart} my iphone

Very addicted to this lil thing, edited photos in PS so only colour was showing in phone, rest black and white. Used some of one of my Bons kits, very lovely kits, if your looking for a reasonable prices monthly kit in Aus.

Layout title: Hard Choice

Image on layout taken from doggiedeliveries.com - all about the sort of dog I want compared to what Clint wants, completely opposite really.

So its holidays now, Monday I spent the day sparkling up the house, doing a bit of spring cleaning, boy it looks so nice now.
Tuesday (yesterday) went to gym, cleaned car, did washing, hung out with my mumma, thats bout it really.Got some nice decorative stuff for the loungeroom to go with the new couches, purples now, so now I have a pink room (study) green room (dining) and purple room (lounge) oh and teal/aqua room (bathroom).

Today, not much planned, feeling a bit blah, changed my eating plan and its not really agreeing with my digestive system, haha. Think I might pop into town and have a little window shopping time, maybe Chandon .... see what new stuff is in.

Thats bout it, op shopping with Clints mum and husband tomorrow, cant wait! So much fun and hopefully bargains, unique little pieces to be found :)

Then Saturday working......nothing else planned, I decided I needed to have a proper break this holidays as I found the last few weeks of last term really tough with the kids, and dont know if its cos I was working too hard and havent really had a full holiday break this year, or just cos the kids are being tough.....think its more me then them. So bring on the rest.....and lets see at the start of next term.

Hopefully will fit some scrapping in too :)

Got a new box of Studio Calico goodies, Septembers Kit, so excited to get stuck into that!

Scrapping time {heart}

Well, quite a busy busy week already.

Had a late one at work today due to a First Aid update, I passed thankfully. I could not believe how much procedures can change between updates though, amazing!

Tonight I had a chance to scrap for around an hour which was lovely! I realized i need to say- ok tonight I am going to scrap- and then DO IT!! Otherwise I would always find a reason why I shouldn't ... So tonight I just did that and nearly finished a page, well it is pretty much done apart from sticking it down, adding a couple of rub ons, journaling and some stitching.

This page I did for scrapability, as one of their practice challenges for Scrapmaster.

I only have a sneak of the sort of photos I used & the colours and embellies involved.

On another note - this has come out and oh my !! I am loving it, worth the wait :)

That's it from me, hopefully some more scrapping tomorrow night, my pages should be up by Friday night...

Not much happening remainder of week, dinner tomorrow night with the girls - Mexican, yum!

That's all for now

Layouts for August

Well here's the layouts I promised, a week late - but oh well :)

First layout for a challenge at Bons... The room of the month, using this picture

I used the colours for this layout

And then a just because I can layout

Really happy with this.

I also scrapped with the lovely Ali last Saturday and made a start on my travel pics- starting with our trip to Hong Kong... So I scrapped the first photo from that trip, our very first trip!!

Here's some sneaks -

Not much happening here.

Clint is enjoying his new job; though the rain lately is becoming an issue.

I am elbow deep in art and crafts at school with our Art Show coming up in a week and a half.

That's bout it really, hopefully I will manage time better over next week so I can spend more time doing what I love- scrapping.



Kitty Robot is celebrating there three year anniversary with a little giveaway.

Task is to Blog about it, post it on twitter and facebook it, so all done :)

Good luck to those who enter!

Layouts coming this weekend.

Raquel xx

Found my mojo! Bit slow though ...

Well, Mr Mojo seems to have returned and I have been able to spend a little bit of time last night and tonight scrapping.

Only some sneak peaks to share until I get a good photo of the pages on the weekend.

One page: a just for fun layout of a special moment whilst traveling around Europe.

Second page: a page all about me, inspiration for colours taken from Bon's Room of the Month.

Will post whole photos on the weekend.

Not much planned this week. I'm teaching a class tomorrow night at Chandon - then working their again on Saturday. Hopefully more scrapping time Saturday arvo. Then a Sunday drive with my boy....

Update again on weekend

Take care, xx

A lovely weekend...

I have had a lovely weekend staying here...

And had a special treatment of foot spa, salt scrub, clay wrap, massage and facial..... here-

Had a great time with the Bons Girls but now it's back to reality....