Friday, 27 July 2007

Meant To Be Sneak Peak

I have finished a Layout for Meant To Be Scrapbooks. Its using the very lovely Heidi Grace pp's and gorgeous Heidi Grace punchboard embossed shapes. It should be up at Meant To Be Design Team Gallery in a few days. But here is a sneak peak.
Lea xx

Thursday, 26 July 2007

OTP Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak for the OTP Canvas Kit that I am doing for Scrap With V.

All I can say is I've had a ball creating it. OMG It's Orange! LOL!

Should be out in a few days along with my other kit for Scrap With V.

Keep an Eye out for them.

Lea xx

A New Arrivals

Well my DH's cousin Prue has just had a baby boy last night 25/7/07 at 7:55pm. It is their first little bubs. I here Mother and Baby are well and Daddy is over the moon.

Name: Sebastian Jack
Weight: 7lb 15oz
Length: 52cms

Congratulations to Prue and Brad for the safe arrival of Sebastian Jack. Look forward to meeting him one day. And congratulations to first time grandparents Jill and David and Brad's parents too.

And Congratulations to good friends Dean & Sabine as new grandparents today.
Anne & Ian had a little girl today at 1:37pm. Also their first little bubs.

Name: Matilda Grace Elizabeth
Weight: 8lb 11oz
Congratulations Gampa Dean.
Lea xx

New Yummys are In!

Oh I am so liking the new yummies coming in to Scrap with V.
The CI Ranges are gorgeous. Just love Anthology, great creative gift to make. I'll have to get one myself.
Others that are just as amazing:
And here are some Design Team Kits available
they are just awesome.
To my friend DonnaK these are so great you'll love these and they are so affordable.
So if you don't want the pressure of thinking up something these will give you step by step instructions to make great layouts for your album.
Lea xx

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

DT News

Scrap Therapy are looking for DT members. So contact Natalie ASAP if you are interested.
Or check out
they advertise DT's and teachers on that site from time to time.

Most Favourite Song

I've never normally been into Avril Lavigne's songs but this one is just so beautiful. The video clip of it is on my blog here.

I guess I see it similar to Crissy who is due to have her first little very soon and her DH is away for 10 weeks for training of some sort I think. And might miss the birth of their little one. Crissy has some gorgeous piccies of herself on her website and one with DH saying goodbye to squishy as they call their little one before he had to go. Hopefully he'll be able to come back to meet their little squishy. Crissy all the best Sweet for a wonderful arrival due soon.
Thinking of you.

I just think the words are so beautiful.
Here are the lyrics to my Favourite Song -

"When your Gone" By Avril Lavigne.

I always needed time on my own
I never thought I'd need you there when I cry
And the days feel like years when I'm alone
And the bed where you lie
is made up on your side
When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?
When you're gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you're gone
The face I came to know is missing too
When you're gone
All the words I need to hear to always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you
I've never felt this way before
Everything that I do
Reminds me of you
And the clothes you left
they lie on my floor
And they smell just like you
I love the things that you do
When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?
When you're gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you're gone
The face I came to know is missing too
And when you're gone
The words I need to hear to always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you
We were made for each other
Out here forever
I know we were
Yeah Yeah
All I ever wanted was for you to know
Everything I do I give my heart and soul
I can hardly breathe, I need to feel you here with me
When you're gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you're gone
The face I came to know is missing too
When you're gone
The words I need to hear will always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you
Mwah Lea xx

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Mini Scrap Challenge at Scrap with V.

I thought to spice up a cold wintery weekend with a mini challenge see how you go.

To scrap what you do on cold and wintery days. Journal a little about what you do. And to use the colour blue on your layout as blue is a cool colour and depicts a wintery type of theme to it. ( you can use any other colour you want with blue ) But it needs to look wintery.
You may include some photos.

Here is mine.
Lea xo

Great Scrap Books

I got myself some really good scrapbooks. One is Sensational Scrapbooking which has a lot of great scrappers like Emily falconbridge, Loretta Grayson, Ngaire Barlam and more, and it comes with a DVD which features Helen Williams. Loads of great scrapping techniques.

The other book I got was Beyond scrapbooks by Barbara Bourassa, great ideas for making beautiful cards, gifts, books, journals, home decorations and more. Very easy step by step instructions.

And something I thought would be useful - 'Just the Right Words' by Judith Wibberley. Over 4oo messages and motifs for cardmakers and crafters. If you want to put something different into cards this is a great book.

So keep a look out for these.

Lea xo

Friday, 20 July 2007

SA Stamping & Scrapbooking Fair - Adelaide

SA Stamping & Scrapbooking Fair Sunday, August 5, 9am - 4pm Morphettville Racecourse Entry- $5 Free demonstrations, free parking Hands-on workshops throughout the day, refreshments and light lunches available. I'll be doing a Demo on embellishments for Rrip - It Scrapbooking. Hope to see you there.

Lea xx

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Scrap With V Class Kit - Triple

The Triple Layout Wedding Kit will finally be out soon at Scrap with V.

Here are some teasers. Check them out here with other
gorgeous kits available too.
I really enjoyed doing these. I had tucked my wedding photos away for so long and now they are out. I love overlays now, they are so effective. I had been a bit apprehensive about using my wedding photos but I am thrilled with the outcome. I will have to do some more now. Perhaps complete my album.
I can't wait to do the OTP project now so I'll let you know when
that is done and available in the shop. And I am sure Peta is at the edge of her seat for it too.
Can't wait till the next kits come. It is so exciting.
Lea xo

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

School Holidays

Well its school holidays here in Adelaide. This is the last week of it and they start back next week Monday. But I've been having a nice time with them. Mitch will miss Hayden like crazy next week. So I'll have to find some things to do with Mitch perhaps meet up with a few girls and their kids and go out. With the weather and Mitch's asthma we've been a little constrictive to what we have been doing. So I thought we might go out with some friends to the Red Rock Noodle bar that has a kiddies playground attached inside.

Other things I have been rather busy with some layouts. The first one is for Scrap With V's Getting to Know you challenge.

I thought I'd try some crackling techniques. I really enjoyed this and worked so well.

The inspiration using the crackling on this particulare pp was from Maxine hazebroek from her tutorial in Scrapbook Creations No.41 (Vol 6 No.2)

And then here is another layout I've been working on a Masculine one of my boys.

Haven't done a masculine one for awhile.

So I really enjoyed doing this one. Plus havent done of all my boys yet.

I just love seeing the love between Hayden and Mitch. They have their moments with each other but they are affectionate towards each other and miss when the other is not there.

SA Craft fair on August 5th Sunday at Morphettville Race Course. I am so wanting to go but depends on what DH is doing as he has some Scouting committments around the same weekend. If I do go I have the option of doing a class there so that will be fun. So its a bit exciting.

Got all my Stampin Up! kit now so I will have a play with all the yummy stamps and paper goodies. So I'll put a few up now and then. I just love all the different techniques, so versatile.

Sneak Peaks of Scrap With V Kits are coming soon.

Lea x0

Friday, 13 July 2007

And the Winner is ....................

First of all I'd like to thank everyone that has sent me their beautiful photos they are just gorgeous and made it difficult to choose for all of us at NesMitchden designs. But for those that didn't win I have something special made for you by the lovely girls here, so please email me your address and I will send it to you. Email
Congratulations goes to Peta with her lovely photos of the 3 kids down at the Beach at Coffs Harbour.
Please email me your address Peta so when the design is finished I can send it to you. I will also put the finishing display up here for all to see.
Thanks again to everyone that entered.
Lea xx

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Competition Closes at Midnight Tonight

Thanks to all that have sent in their gorgeous photos.
Trust me they are all just stunning and its hard for me to choose. I will be announcing the winner this Friday here on my blog. So you have till midnight tonight still to email your photos.
In the meantime check out Scrap with V class kits as they are just stunning and so affordable. Love the layouts and all come with instructions to create the exact layout.
Or join in on the Scrap with V forum there are lots of lovely girls there to meet and help you with any questions about scrapbooking.

Lea xx

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Mini Competition

Hi All,

I know this is an unusual request but the photos I have just don’t fit what I am doing.
What I am doing is making a special Off the page Canvas incorporating Scrapbooking. It will be 3 dimensional, lumpy bumpy.
The canvas is 12” x 12” with 3 4”x4” canvas underneath it.
The attachment shows the PP’s I need to use for the project.

So what I am asking is I need some photos that might fit this colour scheme or theme. I’ll be looking at 4 photos.
Some things that I am looking for are, photos with or about (you don’t have to have all of these just a couple) :

Photos with a person wearing any of these colours.
With a flower in their hair.
Beach photos
Candid shots eg. Shots of subject being themselves without notice of camera
Subject looking faraway near water.
Tropical theme.
Hawaiian theme.
Subject looking partly into Camera
Photos of pure innocence’s of a young child.
Capturing the beauty within a person.
Can be a Beach wedding if you want.
Honeymoon beach / tropical photos.

One photo will be blown upto A4 size and the others will fit on the small canvas’s.

Some of the wording around would be on the canvas are:
What I see when I look at you.
Natural Beauty
Beauty is looking into someone’s eyes and seeing their heart.

There are a lot of swirls that will be added to the project they are called rubons.
Also if you could write a small paragraph about the photo.
Or write something that expanse on the wording above.

The project will have flowers and ribbon on it, printed paper, paint, possibly stamps, bling, buckles.

But what’s in it for you, you ask?

Well this project is a kit that I am designing for a scrapbook company Scrap with V They have awesome other kits take a look.
And this project will be displayed on her website with your photos as the design giving others ideas what to make and create for themselves. And people can purchase this kit online.
(of course they just add their own photos). As soon as I’ve finished I’ll take a photo of the project and email to the company who will put it into their shop soon after that under kits. The will have my name on it.

So your photos will be displayed with my design on the website at the online shop.
Plus if you like what I have created you may keep it. Have it for yourself or give it to family or friends as a gift.
Does all this seem good?

So email me your photos as I’ll get them printed myself. I’ll go through everyone’s photos and choose what will best fit the project.
So I guess it’s a mini competition that I am doing here.

I’ll need photos at the very latest by Wednesday 11th July so I can start the project soon after. (This is an extention date)

Thankyou to all.

Kindest Regards

Lea Adcock
Email : Here with mini comp in subject space.
Design Team Scrap with V
(Permission has been given for me to do this by the lovely Vanessa from Scrap with V)

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Stamping Storm Blog now open

I finally got my ABN that I've been waiting for and can got for it now. I am really excited now, it's all go. So you are all welcome to visit Stamping Storm . I have a link to the online catalogue and even a colour combo template you can mix and match all the colours from Stampin Up!
If you like anything let me know.


Lea xx

New Layouts

Since leaving the DT for Basically Scrapbooking. I am just finishing up with my last requirements of some Layouts. This is one of them. Using Storytime pp's, ribbon, buckle, small button pack, Chippie alpha's, thread, Petaloo brown flowers. Dk brown CS. I also distressed the photo around the edges and used brown fluid chalk. This photo was of A4 size with some cropping to fit nicely on a 12" x 12". This is a picture of me in my wedding dress at our reception place at Old Clarendon Winery SA. I was 22 yrs old. We were married 14th October 2000.
Lea xx

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Servere Weather Warning - Adelaide

The wind has been picking up and many trees have already come down. Weather forcasters predict possible mini tornados around Adelaide and some country spots. Sheep Graziers have been warned possible loss of stock during this weather tonight.
Go here to find more info and here.

I only hope nothing of ours on our property gets damaged. For those who live in the hills and some Murraylands I am thinking of you as you guys are getting hardest hit by this weather and some other suburbs down the coast too.

Tonight after checking the weather radar for the noarlunga to Seacliff area we experienced 95kmph winds at about 9:30pm. The pergola rattled and shook. I don't think its supposed to able to stand winds of that magitude. But its kept together so far. Now the rain is coming again with the winds. I am just glad I am inside.

I've brought our cats inside as its awfully cold outside too. Making a nice Hotpot tonight to warm us up. I'll be doing some scrapping tonight and just keep warm and hope to get through this horrible weather. I have candles nearby should we need it tonight. Hope our pergola stays together too.

Good Luck out there all.
Thinking of you.

Lea xx

Another Day goes By

Well Wednesday is going to feel strange as I have decided to put Mitch into Childcare for an extra day. He is too dependent on Hayden and will only interact when he is around. Mitch is this little shadow following behind Hayden. Plus Mitch doesnt have much in the way as friends.
But it frees some time up for me to do some things I need to do for my Classes down at Rrip It, Reynella. So I can make sure I have everything for that. Might even change my shopping day and help out at the School. It's going to feel strange because I wont have Mitch by my side. But also I don't want to tramps Mitch around in the cold everywhere while I do stuff.
The poor little mite has had his ups and downs this last few weeks.
But things are looking up for now that he is off his Nebuliser. Might try swimming and playgroup in the warmer months as too cold for Mitch right now.
Got my first Rrip Class coming up on the 1st of August, I think its a doodling class. Something easy to start with. And it will be from 7pm - 9:30pm. So I am excited about that.
Finished half of my first kit for Scrap with V. Its going to be a double Layout Kit. And the papers and embellishments are gorgeous. So I can't wait to finish the other half of it. I am pretty happy about the first Layout, looks good. Fellow DT member Kerry has her kits already up in the shop and are selling like hot cakes. So you'll have to be quick for those.
Plus I have an OTP Kit to do too. So I am excited about that too. But you'll have to wait and see.
Made my dear friend Donna (Miss D) a banner for her blog which turned out well. So I've been giving Photoshop a workout. But loving it.
Got some news too that my friends Sharyn and John are expecting their 2nd child this November which is lovely to hear. Abbey will be able to play big sister. Congratulations to you both.
Anyway I might be about tomorrow so I might check in again then about my happy trails.
Lea xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Playing with Photoshop

Been playing with photoshop of late.

I created my blog heading here and one for my Stamping Storm blog.

And a header for Donna that looks pretty cool. Not sure if its up yet.

Here is a photo that is on one of my MTB layouts that I've been using brushes on.

Looks cool. Had lots of fun doing this one.
I played with the Hue / Saturation and Light to just bring out the colour of my dress and flowers. Then added all the swirls in white and the redish colour. If you look hard enough you can see a black clock too.
Scrap with V forum is almost ready to go just a few more little things to go. But its looking great. I'll keep you informed once its ready.
Lea xx

Sunday, 1 July 2007


Sorry if anyone else having difficulty posting. I have set everything so it should be clear now for anyone to view and anyone to post. If you are having difficulty let me know or try again.


Lea xx