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November 2011

Once Upon a Sketch for November

Being a Woman close up 2

Well I did make it back this weekend :)

Actually I've been very productive - I've been to a staff dinner, a friends birthday high tea, finished the December Card Kit for Shop and Crop aaaand finished a layout just for fun:-) And it's not even midday Sunday yet! More crafty time this afternoon:-)

I've had a lovely play with the current Once Upon A Sketch Nov's the fab sketch....

November 15th
The thing I love about these sketches is they come with a journalling criteria as well....I am very keen about journalling on my layouts  and making sure little stories get's the criteria for this month....

Journalling criteria: This time the journalling criteria focuses on YOU as a woman OR ANY female in your life. What is the best thing about being a woman? Motherhood? Shopping? Make Up? Girls nights? Gossip? Your journalling can be as long as you wish and in any language, but you must journal at least 2 sentences on the best part of being a woman.
So here's my layout.....
Being a Woman
I have used Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer products. My journalling is on the pull out tag....
Being a Woman journalling

Being a Woman close up 1

Love that sweet florally tag:-)

Okay, I'm off to link this up....enjoy the rest of your weekend.

See you soon....


Set of 3 Cards


Hey there...hope you're having a great week!

I just loved Kaisercraft's English Rose collection and made these cards for Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine.....a while ago now....they're in this month's mag.

Set of 3 cards with decorative edges.

....and one just a little closer.....


Such pretty bibs and bobs:)

Well TGIF tomorrow hey! With a busy weekend ahead you won't see much of me - a staff dinner, a friend's birthday celebration and my DT Card Kit to complete for Shop and Crop I'm going to be a busy little running DD here, there and everywhere now that her school year has come to an end - her social calendar is better than mine BY FAR!

Have a good one.....


Bird is the Word Sketch

My Wish for you narrow

Hey there.....long time no see huh!

It's been a busy couple of weeks as my two teens wind down school for another year - including my eldest graduating....

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What an emotional time for this Mum.....making it even more so is that he's now here....


.....yep Schoolies. And no he's not in this pic courtesy of Let's hope he can avoid all media attention over the coming days!

So what better way to keep my mind busy than to scrap a page about my firstborn....using the current sketch and word over at Bird is the Word Challenge.

Sm sketch 3 by mary thomas

What a fantastic sketch huh!!

With the word "Wish" to be used on the layout it gave me the perfect opportunity to scrap a page outlining all I wish for, for my darling'll see a Maya Rd kraft envie on my layout which contains the letter I wrote him today full of my wishes and dreams for him for his future.

My Wish for you

I had a wonderful time playing with all the goodies in the Memory Works Simple Stories Life Documented Collection Kit. Oh WOW what a kit! I love it - now I want them all :-))) They have everything you need in there....just FAB!

My Wish for you envie close up

My Wish for you bird close up

The chippy bird, branch and house are from Maya Rd.....aaaaaawww!

Alrighty, I'm off to link this up and then move on to my next crafty project for the weekend.

Hope you're having a good one whatever you're up to...thanks for popping in! 


Cheap Copics

Do you want some cheap Copic Markers?

Well, do I have a deal for you :)

I have been comtemplating selling my Copic collection for a few months and have finally decided to do so....I am just not using them - at all - I have enjoyed dabbling with them (just a little) but it's just not what I'm into now.

So, would you like them?


There are 84 markers in all and they are a mixture of sketch and ciao markers.

Some have never been used and others have been used a little - the only 2 that have been used more than that are the BG10 and the Colourless Blender and there are brand new refills for them - bottom left of the photo.

Most of them have been purchased with groupings in mind for better blending results. eg.R22/R24/R27/R29.

You can look back over my blog posts from the last 12 months to see how much they've been used - I mean it when I say not much....pretty sad really :(

So if you are interested, here are the details.....$160 the lot + postage and packaging. I will send them anywhere in the world. Payment can be Direct Deposit or Paypal.

That is an amazing bargain for 84 hardly used markers!

Leave me a comment or send me an email if you're interested.