Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Arrived today Basic Grey - Kio...

Arrived today Basic Grey - Kioshi & Green @ Heart paper ranges

Memories are forever

For a very special lady  'My Auntie Pam'

She loves pink so i couldn't resist using the Basic Grey Porcelain papers, a few flowers, of course German Scrap, a touch of glimmer mist & a few other bits..................... Not the best photo's as it's night, but wanted to share, will try for better pics tomorrow & share again.. Nitey Nite & God Bless from the Top End :-)

Let me watch over you forever.................& ever.................

Forever in my heart.................

TC Paul Update

The cyclone is currently close to the coast and is expected to move inland and weaken slightly early on Tuesday. On Wednesday it is likely the cyclone will move back into Gulf of Carpentaria where it may reintensify.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 140 kilometres per hour are likely on the coast near Cape Shield as the cyclone moves inland.

GALES with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour are currently being experienced between Nhulunbuy and Numbulwar, including Groote Eylandt. GALES may extend north to Elcho Island and west to Milingimbi during Tuesday if the cyclone takes a more northerly track. GALES are likely to extend south to Port McArthur or possibly west to Maningrida during Wednesday, depending on the cyclone's future movement.

A STORM TIDE is expected between CAPE SHIELD and PORT ROPER. Tides are likely to rise significantly above the normal high tide, with DAMAGING WAVES and DANGEROUS FLOODING tonight and Tuesday.

HEAVY RAIN may lead to localised flooding and significant stream rises over the eastern Top End and northern Roper-McArthur Districts tonight and Tuesday.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tropical Cyclone Paul

An update on the current cyclone in our area, suppose we will just have to wait & see...............

The cyclone is currently stationary on the coast near CAPE SHIELD and is expected to move further inland on Monday.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

We're on cyclone watch!

Friday night snap shots above & below

Saturday Night & today's paper front page story read 'We're on cyclone watch'.....@ about 6.30pm the first signs of rain started followed by lots of thunder & lighting. I tried to capture the lightning to show you. For 1. i'm not the best photographer 2. i hate reading the book to figure it out, like to be shown (anyone out there want to come teach me lol) so hence not getting very far with better pic's lol 3. was getting eaten alive by mossies the sign of march flies , so between slapping my legs, arms, face ouch and every other part of body I got these pic's to share. Will keep you up-to-date with a cyclone watch & if I'm not on here for 3 to 4 days you know we have been hit, lost power & probably could do with a hand to clean up..............lol enjoy & hopefully I'll get the camera thing sorted & have better pics real soon.......Neil has cyclone kit ready Nan so don't worry, the fridge is stock with Carlton Dry.....lol

My first 50 pics looked like this...........

They got slightly better.............

Then I went for the zoom so bit blurry...................

Still blurry will have to take the book to bed & study up

Till next time take care, stay safe, happy scrapp'n god bless......Rae xx

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Houses Houses Houses

I am trying to construct a little village in a frame (haven't got to the frame bit yet...soon). I got a bit carried away with German Scrap and wanted to use all of my supplies, so hence so many houses. I used 7 Gypsies 'Savannah' papers. I have photographed just a few for you..........so please enjoy, maybe some ideas may pop out @ u! & stay tuned for the village frame.

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Products - Basic Grey, German Scrap, Collections elements, Glimmer mist. Tim Holtz Book Plates & other metal embellishments....................

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Arrivals - German Scrap

Vine Leaf Border - available in White & Black.

Just stunning small bunches of grapes entwined with vine leaves

Wings - delicately embossed the  detailing is enhanced when painted or highlight with

Rub 'n' Buff

Leaves Leaves Leaves

Prince or Princess mmm.....

More in-store!

Red Sky @ Night ..........

Red sky @ night is a Shepard's delight!

Captured @ Howard Spings, Darwin

I couldn't resist this shot it was just beautiful, the pic probably doesn't do the real thing  justice.....but I'm practising so hopefully will sort out this camera one day lol

Thursday, March 25, 2010

German Scrap New Arrivals........

German Scrap New Arrivals..............www.scrapmatrix.com.au

Monday, March 15, 2010

Darwin's Exclusive Online Scra...

Darwin's Exclusive Online Scrapbooking & Craft Store. German Scrap, Embellishments, Basic Grey, 7 gypsies, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders & ......

German Scrap

German Scrap - it's just to die for i luv luv luv it............. I luv white too, oh ok i luv lots of things lol.  I had a little play & came up with this card and thought i'd share. Papers where from 7 Gypsies Savannah 8 x 8 paper pack, this is a great pack & includes 14 sheets of paper, 10 cardstock sheets, 64 alapha stickers, 17 labels & 15 punchout tags, the papers are just gorgeous

See told you :-) I will definitely be playing some more with this pack..............

'My Wise Owl'

this little guy sits on my window sill in my scrapp'n room, he is meant to give me lots of wise guidance, for my creativity to soar...................but sometimes i just sit and stare @ him as like i'm grounded lol

A little feathered friend

A little feathered friend, chipboard elements from collections - ozzie owl

March Newsletter

It’s March already—doesn’t time fly when your having fun. Unfortunately it hasn’t all been fun-fun-fun with  website issues, hopefully all is good now and my products just pop up before your eyes saying ‘Pick Me’ - ‘Pick Me’

‘For subscribers from afar’ - We are still experiencing the warm and humid weather following 425mls of rain last week, so if you get here quick you can still experience and get to love the ‘Wet Season”. Fish galore for the boys & quality Scrap’n time for us girls, and yes you can have the aircon on !!!

Hopefully you will have read some of my blogs including those about “Timmy” Tim Holtz of course. I am now taking pre-orders for some of these very exciting products.

Left the juicy bit till last just so you wouldn’t stop reading. Our German Scrap has finally arrived. Despite some hiccups with delivery it’s finally here and we have been frantically photographing it for you to see. Apologies for camera shake on some shots but was rather excited and it was hard to control my Excitement ….

I have still got some more to put onto the site when it arrives, but I thought I should get out what I have got to share with my subscribers. If the next consignment is as good as this, maybe more camera shakes and another letter.

Thank you for continuing to support Scrap Matrix and as always we welcome any feedback from you.

Stay safe, stay dry (haha) and Happy SCRAP’N

Friday, March 12, 2010

German Scrap has arrived insto...

German Scrap has arrived instore! Intricately designed embossed die-cut elements Great scrapbooking & card embellishments

Ash's 21st

Designed by Sammy - for her daughter Ashleigh ( hope it's not a surprise as it's in May & I already have it on here lol) xxx

Sammy's 7 Sensations

Sammy has been busy and she tells me ' I was soooooooooo excited about receiving my parcel  I really wanted to use the products straight away, so I made all 7 cards in 70 minutes using leftover scraps of paper and lace, embellishments and glimmer mist from Scrap Matrix'

Top job Sammy, keep them coming

Monday, March 8, 2010

'Along came Gypsy'

'Along came Gypsy'

Products - Gypsy Market papers, metal embellishments, German scrap

Products - Gypsy Market papers, metal bling bow, tulle & ribbon flowers

Sunday, March 7, 2010

German Scrap

German Scrap  due to arrive this week !
A scrapbooking embellishment to die for..............

Home Sweet Home

'Home Sweet Home'

I was inspired to do this card for 2 reasons

1.  My daughter is coming home to live roll on Thursday &

2. Our German Scrap is due to arrive this week!

'Just Because'

Story to this card - my first attempt had a little hiccup with the height which  i managed to do the second time too - just one of those days i guess ..... So i thought I'd give it to my mum as she is  known for giving us gifts with the comment 'it's a just because present' Love ya Nan x

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Victorian Velvet

Victorian Velvet Distress ink is just gorgeous, i love dusty pink so i was on a real winner with this one. I made the flowers from sticky back canvas and basically just inked all my embellishments. The possibilities are endless, with me it's just a time thing, not enough of it, maybe I need a household fairy lol

Butterfly Scrolls

Been playing & thought i would share.......... i have a bit of a thing at moment for tulle, here i used glimmer mist to change the colour

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Wizard

The Wizard Embossing and Die Cutting System is a versatile, user-friendly crafting tool. It is designed to cut and emboss with Spellbinders  Die Templates, but it can also cut with other consumer dies, emboss with brass stencils, replicate charms, perform image transfers, set eyelets, smash bottlecaps and the list goes on ................................. check out the video and learn all about the WIZARD

Maisey's Key

A Matrix for Scrapbookers, Car...

A Matrix for Scrapbookers, Card Makers & Crafty people with hot deals all day everyday!

A Matrix for Scrapbookers, Car...

A Matrix for Scrapbookers, Card Makers & Crafty people with hot deals all day every day!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tim sent me a pressie!!

Tim Holtz or Tim Mcgraw  ???

Guess which one?

CHA's Winter 2010 release of Tim Holtz's designer distress ink's , are just mmm mmm  & now In-Store.  I'll just have to keep waiting for my pressie from the other Tim LOL

Monday, March 1, 2010

A must have

"A Compendium of Curiosities " Book by Tim Holtz

Get ready to embark on a journey filled with ideas and inspirations to spark your creative curiosities. This compendium is a compilation of my thoughts and ideas to guide you through your own artistic adventures. I wanted this book to be different though … not your ordinary “how to make” book, but rather “how to create”. I believe everyone is truly creative whether they think it or not. It's all about embracing your imperfections and taking time to explore the imaginative. What you'll discover will be wonderful, what you'll discover will be yourself... This 77 page book is filled with ideas on all things idea-ology, plus just about every technique I could think to put in it. The book is hard cover and metal spiral bound so it sits open flat on your table while you're creating. I share my favorite supplies, tips, techniques, and a gallery showing ideas of putting it all together...


I'm now on twitter so keep up with my tweets :-) On my blog it comes up under

Is it going to stop!

Well it's big monsoonal rains for us in the Top End (GREAT Scrapp'n weather :-) ) , Friday we had 179mm & Saturday 131 mm and so far no sign of easing up 4 days & counting. We even have our own river system from the back of the property to the front, no Barra though & at this stage no croc's thank goodness.

Thought i would share some snap shots with you all (did ask Neil to run out and move the 2 palm prongs from the lawn as they were interfering in my pic - but he wouldn't be in it lol), that's as long as the power doesn't go out, haven't had much luck the last few days. I get all excited and want to post this and that as my blog is only new, just about get ready to upload it and woo and behold blackout ! Anyways i hope to get this one posted, so better stop rambling on and post it hey !