Saturday, 29 December 2012

Scrap the Boys
Just Hanging Out
This is my take on the December Challenge.
This is Barfour, a 4th Year Health Information Student, who worked with us at W.G.H for three weeks. He was such a nice guy that he fit in with us really well. I even invitied him to my home for tea with some other friends, it was a great night.
This phot was taken at Christmas time 2010, Barfour dropped in on his was to a job interview, he came to say Hello and to catch up on what he was up to. That was so nice of him.
I have used very non traditional colours, with flowers and a crown, this is to represnet Jesus, the King of the people.

csi no. 51
you are my sunshine
This is my daughter Jackie (in the middle circle) she is 8 months old, as is the other picture of her children.
I have used a family reciept, on how the kids were made,
add 1 female ,jackie
add 1 male jason
then nine months later born Izaak
repeat first two steps
born Hana
then repeat first two steps again
born Aaron.
Jackie's family tradition is to have pixie photo's done for each of the kids at the age of 8 months old.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

csi no.50 - Little Miss
This is Jackie at 8 months old having her pixie poto's taken. A thinker, and smiling alot. I have listed eight thingss about jackie. The embellishments are toys that jackie had as a baby. She's such a cutie, when she's happy.

Friday, 21 December 2012

scrap the girls
december challenge
aqua/white and one neutral colour
"a life lesson"
The life lesson here was for  my daughter jackie at 15 months was to learn how to hand on to her nannies hand and learn to walk together. One step at a time, which  i have journalled about across the page.
The other lesson was to learn to wade in a little swimmy pool all by herself, this was the first time we let her try this, as we were with her the whole time watching. These photo's were taken at our house in Nowra, N.S.W in 1986, just before her little sister was born.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

CSI Case No 49
Merry Xmas

December is very special month for celebrating those that have passed away and their birthdays.
My mum passed away 3rd December,2001, nephew Matthew who has passed away his birthday was the 14th December and my brother John who has also passed away celebrated his birthday on the
23 rd December
This is our family ryan family traditions:-
1. seeing the christmas lights all around Wonthaggi  together on xmas eve.
2. Celebrating loved one's that have passed away in December and their birthdays in this month.
3. Having photo's taken with Santa Claus.
4. Xmas pudding
5. Xmas cake.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Happy birthday ness
We were living at lyndhurst street, wonthaggi at I asked my sisiter in law Eve if she  could make ness a dolphine cake. Ness sent out the birthday invitations for friends and family. On the day we set up the BBQ, streamers and balloons. Then we got all the foodready and Eve delivered the cake. So we waited for everyone to arrive and we started the BBQ, after everyone has eaten we then bring out the cake and sing happy birthday to ness, she then cut the cake everyone got a piece or took it with them, she was very excited to open her presents. It was a great day for her and me.

This is my grand-daughter Hana and myself at xmas time 2010. We love xmas time and one of our family traditions is driving around at night on christmas eve, spotting the houses with lights and decorations. The kids always rate which one they love the best and we often go back two or three times just to admire it. Whether its in Wonthaggi or Warragul.
so far we have only missed 1 christmas time of not seeing the lights together.
I love the fact that it dosnt matter what colours you use christmas is christmas.

Friday, 7 December 2012

TCR Palette #139
title: Daughter of Mine

This is my eldest daughter Jackie, these pictures were taken at the Wildlife Park just outside of Nowra, NSW. We had taken my mum, brother john and neice angela out there for the day. It was overcast,but not to cold and not to hot. Jackie got to pat lots of animals donkies, camels, sheep and a black swan which followed her around because she had food. Once it was all gone, the swan waddled back to the pond. She was very brave and held out her hand with food on it.  last photo shows jackie climbing up the rocks to get herself a drink of water, The year was 1987.

Friday, 30 November 2012

CSI NO. 47
You Are 1 Of A Kind

This is mum daughter Jackie on a visit to her Uncle Bill and Aunty Eve's home. They have chooks, ducks and sheep. Because Jackie used her manners they welcomed her to help feed the sheep. She really enjoyed herself. We were on holidays in Victoria visiting my family, its great as every time we came home they would have different animals for the girls to pat and feed.
Great memories and lots and lots of fun.
TCR Palatte # 137
This is mymum on her wedding day, she married my dad on the 4th May, 1946  in Korumburra, Victoria.,  The bridesmaids mum made her dress and the Best man later became our neighbour in Wonthaggi while we were growing up.
She is very beautiful

Monday, 26 November 2012

This is my grandson Izaak on his 6th birthday, he is mad on ben ten, his mum gave him a birthday party and the colours were all ben ten. He got a toy omnitrix watch from nanny and aunty ness, a ben ten cake and t-shirt. He had a great day pretending to be ben ten. He likes huemongasaur,the orange one on the ribbon, I like the firewalker and grey matter, ah well we each have our own favourite.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

tcr palette #136
Title - Little Brother
This my nephew scott and jodie's second son, ryan at four months old. He is such a cutie.
I love how the hat blends in with the background paper.
csi case no. 46
- Little Brother -
This is Harrison Wells born 13th September, 2012.
He is the third son of my nephew Scott and his wife Jodie, I amazed as I used to read to scott, now he has 3 boys, wow.  He is much love by mum, dad, and older brothers and his nanna wells.
The sleep of angles

Monday, 5 November 2012

csi case no.44
Title:- Buzzzz
Blake Wells at 4 months old.
This is my nephew scotts and his wife jodies eldest son Blake, as you can see he is a bumble bee. This was a pixie photo session. By looking at the photo Jodie could tell that Blake was about 4 months old. By looking at his eye colour should could tell this, just after this was taken his eye's turned brown, they were blue. He is looking sooo cute.

This was a challenge I did for csi colour stories inspiration web site for scrapbookers.
I'm giving this to jodie but first im going to enjoy looking at it for the moment, I think I did a good job.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

tcr palatte #135
Title - CREEPY
This is me on  Halloween Night 2010, the picture was taken at Gulliver's at Cowes.
We, there were eight of us having tea dressed for Halloween. We had good food and weird looking cocktails, they were yum. We got some weird looks from others in having tea, as we  had some  witches, maidens and a vampire. As we left the restaurant we were yelling out happy halloween to others that were dressed up as well. .  After leaving we went back to the housed we had hired for the weekend and scrapped had some nibbles and some more wine. It was a great scrap weekend.

I have stamped a floral pattern in gold on the purple corrigated board behind the photo's, also I have used a ribbon that is patterned white with gold. I have used all the colours i just love the purple shades. My journalling I have place near the last photo, telling my story of the Halloween Night 2010.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

This is my eldest daughter Jackie, we were at the Princes of Wales fundraising day. There were entertainers, Angry Anderson was there. There were spinning wheels, raffles and plenty of face painting, as you can see Jackies is a tiger, its still her favourite animal. They even had fairy floss and fresh popcorn. it was a great day and we were all very tired when we got home.
I have used all the colours, I used silver pearl stickles around the flourishes and the title, childhood moments.
ribbons, flowers and more stickles.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

scrap the boys october challenge
title : Halloween Night
This is my grandson Izaak, he was celebrating Halloween at the Coal Creek Historical Park, Korumburra 2011. They got to handle all sorts of animals snakes, lizards and a baby crocodile. He looks awesome as a goul monster. He also, loves to read the Goosebumps books. Thats why he went as a goul. Are you terrified Yet? is a title of one of the books. The picture on the front is a large spider crawling out of a large glass. scarey indeed.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

TCR Palatte #133
This is me with my brother Bill his wife Evelyn and my sister Heather (L to R)
we are on our way for the day to the Sandown dogs, it was a bus trip with a group of about 25.
It was Bills birthday that day and I sang him happy birthday to him. He just shock his head at me and smiled.  It was a great day and we all had our photo taken with a greyhound as the Wonthaggi Workman's Club sponored a race,, and as they were all members it was only fitting to get snapped with the winning d\og.
I lost,bill and eve won as did heather. It was just great to spend the day with family.

Home and Scrap
Mid week challange
Title: Clever Girl
This is my daughter jackies at 13months old, we were living at journal street nowra. n.s.w. Here she is showing you how she can feed herself. 1, 2, Taa Daa she did it. I luv this challange as it gives me a chance to use all those ribbons that a girly of course except spongebob sqarepants that is. Anyway I have used the ones that my daughter use to watch. Other things I used were left over tags with flowers thrown in.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Scrap The Girls October Challange
 This is my daughter Jackie, she is about 3 1/2 years old when the photo was taken on the porch at our home at 11 Torch street, Voyager Point. N S.W. This was her favourite dress and she would wear it every day to kindy if I would have let her. As you can see she has attitude even at an early age. The second day of kindy I was not allowed to walk her down the road, the kindy was at the end of our street. I had to wait on the porch and watch her walk down, but I was allowed to pick her up.
When things didn't go her way its was always a drama, hence the title Drama Queen.
The elements I have used are:
two different alpas:-  are the large lips and the large star in the corner
two different photo's
the staples I have put on the bow you can hardly see it. I used only one.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Home and Scrapped
october challenge 1. Joise
title :- Celebrate Me
This is my take on the challenge I have used bits of the paper that I cut off the edge along with tags, left over bug button and other bits. The ribbons are of the movies that my grandkids and I have watched and ejnjoyed together, spongebob square pants and tinker bell. This is a picture of me on hoilday at my mums place in victoria, as you can see it was christmas time. I also used left of red bling.  The title celebrate me, I love christmas time, the sharing the get together of family, thats what i celebrate.
CSI No 41.
This is my grandad george and my owm dad James flannigan gillespie this was taken when he was around 13 months old. Don't you lovee the way they dressed the kids back them. Both grandad gillespie and my dad worked in the mines, my dad worked in the Wonthaggi mines, I can always remember his old leather bag and his work boots being at the back door ready for him in the morning.
I have use for the elements something that opens and the gold element the belt buckle. For the crepe, I have used the crepe paper ruffled  and place it at the edge of the photo. For the layering element I have used white paint stamped wwith the ground theme, then with white pearl stickles I have gone over the Outline of the flowers and trellis. For my journalling I have used te coloured woman's dress to hide behind tied with aa multii coloured light green ribbon and to tell of my secret. That being that I have had several old photo's of my dad, when he was a baby and as a young boy, but I didnt tell my brothers or sisters. Until I started scrapping, then I asked them if they had any, only then did I tell my sisters what I had. Its great as my oldest sister Heather was able to tell me where and when the photo's were taken.
Thi is great as my nieces and nephew are getting alot of family history that they did not know of. This is why i scrap, to share my life and adventures and those of my family.

CSI No.40
 Title:- Remember
This is Jackie she was dancing with her cousin John Anthony and her mum me jean ryan. We were  only holiday in Victoria with my family. While down here we had a party and it was held in my brother Bill's shed. We have a BBQ for tea and there was salads, rice dished and lots of nibblely's as well. We werednacing to rock and roll music we had a great time.
I have written a list of the nine things that make me happy. Can you guess what they are ??
I have used a paper that has a large flower on it and used pearl stickles to highlight the petals.
I have made a banner, and a buttlerfly and for the circle elements I have used handmade circle wheeel in and around the flowers. Lastly I have scallope edge the paper around the photo.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

TCR Palette #132
The first  picture if of my mum with her fanily and friend, mum s of the left hand side nearest the flowers. The people are her borther chas and i think  sister anne with their dad on the end. The other man is a family friend.
The next two photo's shows mum with the as she put the girls she use to knock around with, on a float dressed as beauty contestants, the last photo shows them getting ready, its a Hawiian theme, with little guitars and lei's around their necks. Mum said it use to take them months to get ready and they decorated the floats themselves. Afterwards as they got older they would go to the local hall for a dance, mum always said they were grat times.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

csi no.39
title - Grandson
This is my grandson Izaak at just 1 year old. We were going to Cranbourne for a day of shopping and found Pixie photo's there and decided to have Izaak's photo done.
They took several photo's this one and another with a yellow hard hat and trucks. Izaak learnt that if he smiled he would get something to play with, one rubber duck then two. His good mood lasted until after the photo's were taken.
Izaaks life lesson's were:- don't nag your mum because she would get mad and put you on time out on your bed.
If you are really good you get a nice reward, maybe a toy or a piece  of fruit, later on in life a lolly.
Izaak loves playing his guitar, which he hangs on his wall, and he has had 3 buggies
Sam, Dean and Buddy, he also has one dog called spike.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

TCR Palette #130
1941 Chic Fashion

     These photo's are of family members and friends of my mother's. Heather is the one with the trophy and coins and photo of a young man or boy, but you may not be able to see that. This photo was  taken on Mothers day 1941. My mum must have know what this meant. The other photo's were taken with heather on the gate, some where in and round Korumburrra or there abouts, as that's where most of them lived.
      The lady on the grass resting is a good friend. Mum always said that they would ride their bikes everywhere, from Korumbuura to poowong for the dances.They would even ride futher if need be.

     The last photo is a family member Pearl perks, on my mum's mother's side of the family. Don't you just love the hairstyles, the gloves and the clutch purses. Very stylish.
My mum would have been about seventeen at the time these photo's were taken..

Saturday, 29 September 2012

scrap the boys september challenge
Title:- Noteworthy
This is my oldest brother David and he is celebrating turning forty years old. His wife Irene threw him a birthday party and he looks pretty happy with himself. Irene is a great cook and made his birthday cake and there was plenty of food and drink. I was not able to attend as I living in Sydney in N.S.W, at the time. But David was surrounding by his family and friends. David was a station master at both Yarragon and Warragul train station.  Happy birthday David.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

TCA Palette #129
Say Cheese
This is my daughter Jackie in the bottom three photo's. they were takena Moorebank Public school, the year 1990, the next two were taken at Maroubra Public school, the years 1994 and 1995. You can see the changes taking place in her face,, yet the same. The top photo is of my two grandchildren and they are Jackie's children, Izaak and Hana. You just know they are her kids, the say "like mother like daughter, in this case it's "like mother like Children".  Oh my gosh, check out their uniforms, three different schools, two different states and yet they are nearly the same styles. Funny thing is that I went to the same school as my grandchildren over 45 yearrs ago and the uniform have not changed the much.

Friday, 21 September 2012


This is my brother's David two eldest kids, Jimmy and Emily. Are they just the most cutiest kids in their litte outfits. This is what I would imagine Jimmy would look like when he went on his f.irst day of kindy. He looks so grown up in his little shorts. Such a cutie. His sister Emily, look at those cute pony tails. This was taken out front of the house in north road. AAHh memories.

This was a challenge for the color room which unfortunately I didn't get done in time, but I like the colors and did it anyway.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Tile:- PALS
This is my brother john and friend Leni Carter, they grew up together. There was only five kids in the kindergaarten. Leni was one of them, they even went to the same school,Moonya in wonthaggi. They eventually live in the same group home, they had their fights which could last for  ages. But they always made up., they were mad football supporters. John wass very sad when Leni died from cancer, it was slow and sometimes plainful to watch Leni fade away.  Leni always said hello with a smile, handshake and a cuddle if you were lucky. I grew up with these two and they made my life better for it, tolerance is a lesson learnt. This photo is very special for me it makes me smile every time.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

scrap the girls september challenge
Title: Grandparents Day
This was the day that I got to spend with my grand-daughter Hana at the Wonthagg Coal Mine Park. As this was grandparents day for the prepy's at her school. We got to walk around for an  hour or two crossing of names on a list of things that we had to find. We had to find how many hammers, hard hats and the colour, picks, windmills and how many brown hens in he chook house.  After,  we went down to the train to wait to get on it to go down into the mine. We put a hair nets and hard hats, we were told the rules of the train and down we go. It got veery cold down in the mne, each of the kids got a piece of brown coal to take with them. When we got to the top again it was time to have lunch and play for a while. Some of the kids were rolling down the hill it looked like fun so i gave Hana my bag and I rolled down the hill. The kids thought it was a hoot and one of the mum's said she wished she had her camera out. But I just laughed and said it was fun and why should the kids have all the fun. It started to rain really heavy and some grandparents, me included decided it was enough for one day and took our grandkids home.
This was our action packed day tiring but fun.

Monday, 10 September 2012

This is my niece anne at twoyears old. This was the first time she was able to blow out the candles by herself. She did have a little help from her aunty alice. Anne's mum heather was sitting with her brother john wayne on her lap. The other girl was a friend of mine from across the road Michelle. You can not see me or my mum her nanny because mum was taking the photo and i was getting sitting out of the way. Just to cheer and sing happy birthday to her and to see the joy and pride of blowing out the candles was just great. Happy 2nd Birthday anne.
Home and scrapped september challenge-vicki
title:- Remember This
This is my take on this challenge.
This is a photo of my dad when he was 6 months, I didnt know I had this until I went looking for another photo. The brown buckle is somthing old, something blue is the bicycle, something  borrowed is the cream lace, borrowed from a girlfriend. Something new is the paper punched pattern I have never used before. Both pattern paper and the plain paper is over three years old.

Home and scrapped september challenge-Josie
Title- See Saw
This is my niece anne and anglea, they were on school holidays and got together with the families at their uncle bill and dad's house to help celebrate one of their cousins birthday. There was face painting, tiggy, chasey and lots of lollies, cakes and fairy breads.  This was a great day and the girls and boys all had fun.

home and scrapped
september challenge-kerri
Title:- Gone fishing
This is my nephew John Anthony, we were fishing out on the rocks at Cape Paterson. His was the only fish we caught that day. He was so proud of himself, it didn't stop him from trying to get a bigger fish, no luck though. After a couple of weeks Bill's family went out and this time John Anthony put the bait on and he did catch a bigger fish, so we say practice makes for more fun.
Because even when he did'nt catch a fish only sea weed he never gave up trying.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

TCR Palette #126
This is my nieces Carolyn ( honey brown hair Tina (the red haired one). Here they in their outsfits for an out of uniform day. Shorts skirts were the in fashion at the time. Sisters are forever, but goodness how the fashion has change. (Thank goodness)
I have chalked the middle design along with the corner one's as well, then with a little dimension to give it a little shine. I have layered the squares and edged then with a little lace.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

csi case no 33
csi case no 33 -Love to vacation
This is my mum,brother, nieces and nephew on vacation in Sydney with me and my partner. He was in the navy and manage to borrow a runabout so we could take the family on a tour of the Syndey habour area. We started off at Rushcuttle Bay we went passed the Sydney Opera House, then passed the navy base and them finally passed Dole's restuarant. They had the best time, but we still laugh about how they could get nan in the boat, my nephew didn't know where to put his hands, so he took a deep breath and shoved nan's butt. Mum was a good sport about this. Afterwards, we went back to the Opera house and walked around, they got the best views onland and off, it made their holiday my ex was the best guide ever, as he grew up in and around Sydney.
I have made a sailing ship with sails out of the photo's at each of the sights we went to. I have used gesso for the water and stamped dolphins on the transparent sheet, which I used as the glass, over the framed photo's, and smugges of shawdows of clouds near the sails. I have used tiny flowers to form the puffs of clouds up the top, the frame I have used a brick type pattern. The journalling I have tried to use a triangle shape down the side and last I have stapmed skulls which pirates used on the flags for another nautical element
csi no. 34
title:- playing on the beach
This is my sister heather sunbaking on the beach at Cape Paterson, my nieces tina and angela building sand casltes, then me feeding the seagulls.
The reason we are all here, is its a families day for all the families to get together and let the kids all play as one.
This was around about the year 1980 or there about's. 
The was shinnning and the sea was crashing into the rocks, filling up the rock pool, you could smell the sea and smell the rotting seaweed furher down the beach.

Friday, 31 August 2012

tcr palette #125
what a beauty
This is my big sister Alice. This was taken when Allie got her "P" plates, and was showing off her modelling style, first at home on the family station and the at our church. The last photo was taken at her nurses room at the nurses home at the W.G. hospital; very sexy. Funny thing is most of us kids, learnt how to drive over the same road from Wonthaggi to Warragul. Even our own kids learnt on the same road, another family tradition. Alice is a very safe driver and is beautiful on the inside and out. (family joke I always say i'm the better looking and this always gets a laugh and some ribbing.)
ahh families.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Scrap the Girls - august challenge
Title: She's a Star
This is my grand-daughter Hana learning to play her trumpet. This is her practicing at home. To us she is STAR. Hana loves to play the catch the fly game with her music teacher. My goodness when I first saw her with it I didn't think that she could play it, but she can good job Hana.
I have used glimmermist , stickles and demmision magic on the stars, as well as distressing around the edge of the lo.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Scrap the boys
"let's build something"
This is my grandsons artwork, its his monster robot, his hands are made of an egg flipper and a circular saw for the other, He has a cog for his heart. He has weapons in his tummy. As with the photo Izaak loves to build these leggo men. This is optimus prime. Izaak loves to play challanging games on the computer as well. He especially loves tranformers games.
I have been use monster stickers and I have  made a layered robot next to his picture. 

Friday, 24 August 2012

challenge inc. -  beccs july challenge
2 Very Unique Boys
This is Ethan and Izaak, they are totally opposite in personalities, Ethan is very shy and quiet whereas Izaak is out there and sometimes loud. They are Sons, brothers and grandsons, but together they are 2 very unique boys.

Friday, 10 August 2012

TCR Palette #123
title:- SWEET
This is my grandson aaron we had just woken up after taking a little nanny's nap.
He is such a good baby boy and was very sweet. I am looking after him while his mum does her placement, I take them all to kindy and school then home with the little man. We set the alarm so that we go to pick them all up again, We had a very busy first day, kindy, school. doctor's and then the chemist.
After all this running around we went home again for the night.

TCR Pallete #121
title :- Memories of YOU
I'll be bak later to tell this story

Csi no.31
This is my grandson Izaak doing his swimming lesson, he was learning how to float.  He is wearing his bright yellow vest to help see him in the water and to float. When he was having some free time in the pool he was showing me how he could relax float. That's him in the bright green top, that's so you can see him in the water as well.  His lesson was on how to float safely, glad to say he passed this class. I have repeated the elements of the cupcakes, umbrella's and the work floating. The ribbons represent the fence. I so love watching Izaak swimming his very good at it. well done grandson.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

csi no. 30
All Aboard

This is what we called a mystery weekend away, I would tell the girls that they had to be in the ccar and ready to go by 8am. They were always ready, we didn't know where we would end up,I would just drive until we got somewhere. This trip we ended up in the Dandenongs, around the Healswville area. While staying at a motel we would head out for the day and explore, we went to see t
Puffin Billy and the Healsville  santuary. We even went to a chinese restuarant for tea, the girls were 10 & 9 years old. So this was an adventure for them. We went to little tea houses for scone's and tea.  We did this mystery weekend every couple of months.
I have put child embellishments that respresents kids movies, or shows, there is:- Fireman Pete, little charlie bear, hogwarts, over the hedge, Madagaskar and  a bugs life. I have also put something on the lo can you guess which movie its meant to be, hint:-stone age??

I just like to say thank you to molly this paper was just right.

the answer the flintstones, it wilma's necklace.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Tcr Palette #121
title:- Play like there's no tomorrow
This is my daughter vanessa on the day that we went to an adventure park in Victoria, we were on holidays at there nanny gillepie's.We were living in Sydney at the time and we didn't get down the nanny's very often. It was a really great day as ness was quite taken with the water boats while her sister jackie liked the doggam cars. The weather was just right a bit overcast with a touch on sun. The girls ate hotdogs, icreams and lollies, we also packed a pinic lunch chicken with salad stuff. After which the girls just ran around like nuts, they couldn't do enough. Thank goodness they fell asleep in the car with minutes of us leaving the park as the sugar overload would have kicked in about then. They had a great day and fun memories, well we have the photo's to prove it.