Tuesday, 30 September 2014


Wow - what a line up we have for Summer - pop over to Black With Two and check out who has joined us - http://blackwith2challenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/design-team-reveal.html

October's Challenge is: Pink & Mulberry with 5% white on black background and the sketch to inspire you. Great colours and a fantastic sketch.


 and here is my take on the Challenge.... I had fun doing this layout - it is great to be back scrapping again :)

have fun everyone...... 
Chook (Di) xxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 29 September 2014

I'm back.....

Well, November last year was the last time I wrote anything on my blog.  My life has been super busy with work. February this year I was promoted to the position of Site Manager at Coles Express Boggabilla - stress central for about 3 months - and still is from time to time... but I am back scrapping again which is good.

I took two weeks off in August and headed on down to Wagga - via Sydney & Canberra - and managed to fit some scrapping in - finally finished 4 layouts from kits of Rachael Funnell's - totally rapt with how they turned out..

Well, I will catch you in a few days with some pretty exciting news.... stay happy everyone xxx

Friday, 15 November 2013


Oh my, where is November going???? - it will be over before we know it.... I have been so busy with work and especially tired - so much so, that I missed posting up the new Challenge over at Black With Two at the beginning of this month... sorry Eve :(  the Challenge is to use Black background with Cherry Reds  & Coffee Browns plus 5% white is permitted.   Here is my take on the Challenge:
and over on the blog you will see all the amazing layouts and cards created by the Design Team to use as your inspiration.

Another Challenge that has just started is on at The Scrapbooking Hut.  Hosted by Nicole Knopke, the theme is Reflections... you check Nic's Challenge out here.  I had heaps of fun doing this Challenge, as did the Creative Team. Here is my take on Reflections:

Hope you have a wonderful week or so - I am hoping to hit my scrap desk in the next few days (or at least after work each day) as Christmas is just around the corner and would like to get cracking on future Challenges that are coming up next month.  xxxxx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Scrapbooking Hut's Monthly Challenge hosted by CT Member Shazza

Hi everyone
Over at The Scrapbooking Hut we have a new Challenge up - loved doing this Challenge which is hosted by Creative Team Member Shazza Bishop.
Here is my take on the Challenge - why not pop on over and see how the Creative Team have interpreted the dream catcher requirement and then join us - we would love to see some of your work. :) http://thescrapbookinghut.ning.com/forum/topics/dream-catcher-fun-oct15-til-nov-14th

On a personal front, I have started my training - OH MY, I just hope that the confidence management showed in offering me this position is rewarded by my ability to do the job.... at the moment it is very daunting.... but am loving it
cheers to all and happy scrapping

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Black with Two October's Challenge and my latest news:

Wow - what an exciting time for this little Chook:  I can finally shout it out to the world, I have received, and accepted, a promotion with work. After only working with Coles Express for 7 months, I have been appointed the new Assistant Site Manager at Coles Express Boggabilla - and to say I am over the moon is an understatement...:) :) I am looking forward to the challenge that the new position will bring.

Over at Black With Two we have a new Challenge:
Dominant Black with candy pinks and gold plus 5% white

 Would love to see all my followers join in the fun.
Di xx

Sunday, 15 September 2013

The Scrapbooking Hut's Creative Team

I would like to welcome you all as my Creative Team and congratulations and thank you for applying, I really appreciate the time you have all taken to submit and so without further ado the Team Members are:
 (alphabetical order)
Angela Westland, Degilbo, QLD
Beve Arbuckle, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Cheryl Lambert, Wodonga, Vic
Cheryl O’Brien, Cootamundra, NSW
Dot De Marco, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Eve Rae, Nowra, NSW
Jeaunes Viljoen, Johannesburg, South Africa
Karen McLaughlin, Avoca Beach, NSW
Liz Hocking, Wodonga, Vic
Michelle Sheehan, Canberra, ACT
Nicole Knopke, Tingoora, QLD
Shazza Bishop, South Morang, Vic

The entries I receive were amazing and will be showcased over in the Forum of The Scrapbooking Hut.  Now I am off to measure and type up instructions for the Blind Challenge we are having over at The Hut to kick start things off.... :)

Friday, 6 September 2013

September already ??????

Hi everyone
nothing like being a week late to let you know about the new Challenge over at Black With Two... and I can now reveal my take on it... welcome to Spring. You may use the whole of the pallette but still, please, keep black as your dominant colour -
                             Dominant Black with your choice of a few or all these colours

I have also been busy trying to make a mark on my supply of kits - I guess one every two weeks is good going for me..lol.  Below is my take on a Jodi Dobell kit.  If you ever get the chance to purchase one of Jodi's kits, do so - they are awesome.

As most of you are aware, I own The Scrapbooking Hut and I am currently looking for a Creative Team to help me 're-build' The Hut.  If you think you would love to be part of such a great bunch of girls, pop over to the Forum and check out the criteria.  I would love to hear from you.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Di :)