Hi there special friends..a massive welcome to my blog space :) I really hope you enjoy and are inspired by some of the layouts I have done. Like many of you out there I really enjoy scrapbooking and the satisfaction it gives me in seeing peoples reactions by something beautiful and memorable for many generations to come!

love Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn xo

P.S I hope the Creative Butterfly lands on your shoulder and inspires you!! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Welcome to the world Mason Kale Duffill :D

This morning my gorgeous best friend/sis in law aka Alyssa, Robert and Jayden welcomed a little gorgeous boy by the name of Mason Kale Duffill. He is just perfect in every single way. He weighed in at 4.3kg and 53cm's long. All morning I had been sitting around waiting for my call and the pictures, then it got to 8am my time and I still had not had the call, arhhh anxious I tell you, I kept ringing every half hour from then on. Finally I get a Picture then mum rings me straight away with all the details, I was in tears, Due to my happiness and my sadness that I couldnt be there with her. In our first pregnancies we were right there with eachother waiting, this time she just too far away :( No fair I tell ya!! But here is a pic of the handsome little fella :D So proud of you alyssa and rob and jay. Lots of Love. Have a great day peoples! xxx

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A layout and The atc swap :D

Hi gals,
I know, I know I said pop back the next day and there will be more, but truth is I got really busy friday shopping, then over the weekend we havent had any good light to take the photos. But I did manage to catch an ok photo of this layout. I did this layout as a commission piece for a Lady at my Mums work, Thankfully she loved it. They are giving it to their grandma as a chrissy gift. Also I did this layout as a challenge on SCNC, its a challenge I host and each week you need to create a layout using left over scrap stuff only, just to minimise the left overs you have.

OK now for the ATC'S i'm swaping.
Halloween(grim reaper)- LISA K
Spring- CHRIS W
Fairy in jar- CHRIS W
Garden Angel- Pauly

Catterpilla and I now have to Angels still to swap if any one is interested. Also pauly I am still waiting on confirmation if I still have a spare Butterfly, I'm pretty sure I do. I think the host of the butterfly swap still has Elle's Collection.
Ok gals if you would like to send me your cards and I will do the same. Just email me your addies, pauly I have yours. Lisa I know where you live but dont know the addy lol, Chris i'm sure you gave me your addy at one stage but cant seem to find it :(
Okies Thanks for swapping with me gals, you know how much I love your atc cards :D

Hmmm can you beleive chrissy is next week!!!!!!! eeekkkk its gone so fast this month so far. This week also we welcome the arrival of our new addition, my nephew Mason Duffill, so keep posted I will be showing pics soonish :D Cant wait. Today I leave you with a pic of our chrissy tree and tomorro hopefully if light is good, a photo of my other layout I've created :D Have a good one babes!!!!! xxxx TFL

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Huge post!!! Also does anyone wanna swap some atc's with me??

Hi gals,
Wow my poor little blog has been so neglected this month!! Yup its the silly season, This month is going to be huge!! In 7 days time I will become Auntie Lyn to anouther little boy Mason Duffill :D Im so so so excited and so sad too due to the fact I wont be able to see our new addition straight away :( But lys know that I am thinking of you, missing you and loving you!!

Also ladies It is coming to the end of the year and the end of my ATC swaps and I have a few ATC'S left over from various swaps that I would like to swap with someone or some people. If you are interested can you please contact me or email me. Here are the 7 cards I have left :D

Also I am a CT Designer on the new forum Scrap,Chat'n'Challenge. This month I have set a Sketch Challenge, first ever sketch I've designed and I'm really happy with it. Anyways if you would love to join, please do, it is only new and more people the merrier, I can already feel its going to be a wonderful forum. Theres already plenty of challenges going on, so go on over and check it out. Here is an example of my sketch and layout :D

This week I have been creating like mad!! So please come back tomorro or next day as I will have some Layouts to show you, would love to show you today but my ink cartridge ran out :( so off to late night tonite to refill it up. It just feels so good to be scrappin for myself again, as of late i've had way too many committments, most of them all being atc's lol, I just cant help myself they are just so ridiculously addictive!! Here are my last ATC cards I've created for 2009, Theme was the 12 days of Christmas and the santa one was for a swap over at Angies forum. Lys I hope you like because one is heading her way :D

Also 2 weeks ago I was blog hopping and came across Carols blog, she has a beautiful blog with so many inspiring peices that I just simply had to leave a comment. She was also celebrating her 10,000 post and just for leaving a comment you were also in the draw to win a RAK from her, and omg I just couldnt beleive it my name was picked :D So this week she sent me her awesome pack, let me just say I was completely blown away by her generosity, Thankyou so much Carol, you truly made my week when the postie dropped this off to me :D

Last but not least I will leave you with a Photo of my gorgeous little Savannah-Rose :D I hope this puts a smile on your face, I know it does for me. Savannah can you beleive is 3 months old she's just full of giggles and smiles, always has a story ready to tell to anyone that will listen. She is such a bubbly little baby and i'm so blessed to call her my own!

My goodness that was a long post!!! Come back tomorro for some more :D Have a great day babes, TFL. xxx

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great new forum to join!!

Hey people :D
Come on over and join this awesome brand new forum Scrap,Chat'n'Challenges.From the 1st December there will be some great challenges! Plus Anyone who joins and has atleast 20 post by the 15th December will recieve a small RAK!! How awesome is that!! Hope to see you over there gals xxx

Friday, November 13, 2009

OMG my layout is in a mag right now!!! First time ever!

Hi girls :D :D :D
I am extremely wrapped and over the moon atm! My layout I created a couple of months ago especially for Scrapbook Creations hit the shelves yesterday. Its in the latest issue 72, in the Reality Bites section. I'm just so excited because its all about pregnancy, and I just feel really privlidged and happy because Jenni O'connor approached me and asked me to create a layout based around my pregnancy :D Its just means alot to me because its first time ever i've been published and also a awesome special keepsake for Savannah-Rose :D Unfortunately though, they published the name wrong, instead of just Belynda Duffill they added a -Rae on the end of it, used to be apart of my name along time ago due to my mum remarrying a horrible man that is now thankfully out of our lives. So silly me didnt realise a couple of months ago that my hotmail account had rae attached to the end of my name. All changed now though :D Thankfully someone invented white out LOL. But anyways here is a pic of my work hehe.

Oh guess what my little man started his first day of kindy today :( Very excited for him but very scared at the same time, this is a massive milestone one which means my little dude is growing way too fast. But this is what he needs, to laugh, learn and play with others his own age and plus give mummy a much needed break. We've been trying for over 6 months now to get him in and after trying at 15 different kindy's we finally found one that had a vacancy and its one wicked kindy :D Of course mummy had to snap some photos of his first day :D

Where does the time go??? Can you beleive Savannah-Rose is already 8 weeks old!! The poor little chooken had her needles yesterday, they jabbed her while she was asleep so seriously was not a nice way to wake up. But she was good, cried for a little while and then fell back to sleep :) But already miss savannah has one heck of a personality on her, we can already tell shes gunna be a fun lovin chick!! She giggles and laughs at us already and always has a story on hand for anyone that'll listen. Alex and missy moo are becoming the best of friends now, we cant go anywhere without alex saying sisser Rose coming? He cant say savannah yet so he instead says sisser rose or bubba rose, so super cute. Anyhoos here is a pic of our little girl :D Oh also picked up our portrait photos yesterday, very impressed and happy with the results :D

If you've read this far, you've done well LOL, that was a huge post, have heaps more to show aswell, but I think that'll do for now. Will post in couple of days all the ATC's I've done for various swaps. And hopefully get some scrapping done Oh and thankyou Diana, Lisa K and Sarah for giving me those awesome blog awards, I will post and pass on anouther day when post isnt so big lol :D
Have a wonderful weekend peoples xoxo TFL

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Hi sweetpeas :D,
After finishing my new baby layout yesterday I thought I would send it into SBM magazine. So this morning I woke up did the usual, checked my emails and YAY I had 2 emails from sharryn, one congratulating us on the birth of Savannah-Rose from the team and anouther saying yes they would love my layout, wahooooo, I tell you I couldnt of been more happier, not only for being published again but for having anouther very special keepsake for my little girl to cherish. Thankyou for all your beautiful comments on the LO, means alot. Take care chickees xxoo
Oh i'm also currently in the process of doing anouther ATC, Will show tomorro :D

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My first girlie Layout :D and a Spooky halloween ATC.

Hi guys,
Well yesterday I decided to put all Atc swaps on hold so I could focus on doing some scrappin on Savannah-Rose. Its the first page i've done since she's been born and omg how fun is it scrappin girl pages, very different from my usual!! I just love the way this has turned out, its also got a shabby feel to it. I got a little inspiration from a challenge blog shabbychic Butterflies and Bows. They had a picture attatched to draw some inspiration from. I just simply had alot of fun creating this layout of my litle girl :D

Oh and here is an ATC I created for YSB, The group swap theme of course was Halloween, I thought I'd do something a little freaky for this swap, the gates actually open to reveal the grim reaper waiting.eeekkkk, totally not like me. LOl but was a fun swap.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a awesome day xxx

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wahoo Some scrapping to share :)

Hi lovelies :D
Wow can I just say first, that omg it feels great to finally sit down and do some scrappin, It was the Relaxation I just needed, sent me to bed happy last night without laying awake thinking of the layouts I wanna do LOL sad hey. Anyhoo's this is a layout I started the night before I went into labour. Its a layout of my son and my beautiful nephew Jayden(alyssa's son), really happy with the way its turned out, although I always think that my handwriting ruins it, does anybody else feel like this sometimes??

Oh and here are a few ATC'S I have created for various swaps over the past couple of weeks. The first one was for my local swap here one the coast, the theme was things with wings. The fairy jar I have actually dipped it into bees wax to give the jar that glassy look and old feel to it.

Next two ATC'S were for a swap over at Young Scrap birds, August theme was butterflies, for this I printed some bright colourful butterflies on transparancy paper and stuck it between glossy paper which I cut a square out of the middle and alcohol inked the edges in various colours. This photo really doesnt do it justice. The last one was for our september swap, theme was spring, if you havent guessed already thats my partner and I holding our new bundle, The background is actually a photo of the flowers Jamie gave me.

Okies well thats it from me for now, I will also be scrappin again today, as I wanna create a layout for Born to Create, love the challenge :D
Thanks for stopping by, really makes my day receiving comments from you awesome people!! Oh and thankyou to for your comments in regards to me trying to cope with our new addition and alex. Things seem to have started to get kinda better, we still have our ups and down days but thats expected right.
Anyways much love to you all xoxo TFL

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cool check this out!!

Hey Gals, head on over to bon's scraps, she's having an awesome blog candy giveaway for reaching her 100th post!! Very awesome indeed!! So head on over here and check it out and play along :D
Oh and yes I promised ATC photos, but truth is I have forgotton to take the pics, so will get onto that really soon, just been super busy with our new addition and with Alex, yesterday we had a really rough day, alex and I, Alot of tears had by mummy and alex, he was just soooo angry yesterday, screaming at me and lashing out at Savannah-Rose :( , I had to go to spotlight yesterday to get a few things but ended up walking outa there in tears, put everything back, so hopefully I will get down there on saturday when Jamie home from work to mind alex for me. I'm the parent for goodness sake and I just seem to be crumbling, I need to pull myself together! But i know things will get better as the weeks go on, well I hope LOL.
But thankfully we had a really good day today, he's been a little angel. I guess yesterday was just one of those days :( But on anouther note, Savannah-Rose turned 6 weeks yesterday, where have those weeks gone, I cant beleive how quick is going. She already smiling and beleive it or not, she had her first giggle last week and also ate a whole arroroot biscuit. SLOW DOWN BABY GIRL!! TFL

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Little update

Hi everyone :D
Wow its so been so busy here this past month, new baby, week in hospital, lots of visitors, jamie's parents, my sis alyssa and my nephew and my auntie and her family, The last lot of our visitors left last week, so been very hectic and now I'm just trying to find a balance and routine for myself, alex and savannah-rose, I knew having 2 kids 2 years apart wouldnt be easy but I didnt think it would be that hard, but honestly it is, but I know once we have sorted ourselves out we'll be right :D But anyhoos here are a few picutres of my gorgeous family, i'm so in love with them all. Oh and last week we got some professional photos done of the kids, so happy with them and simply can not wait to receive them :D

Okies well thats the little update for now, but tomorro or on monday I will post some ATC cards i've made for varius swaps, thats all the scrappin I done since being outa hospital, but stay tuned there will be some beautiful girlie layouts coming up :D finally get to make girlie things hehe. Much love to you all xo

Monday, September 21, 2009

Welcome to the world Savannah-Rose Grace Kershaw!!!

Last week on the 09-09-09 I gave birth to our gorgeous little angel Savannah-Rose, she was born at 2.54pm weighing in at 7.4 pound, length 50cm and head circumfrence 34cms. She is just perfect in every little way, and daddy is absolutely smitten with her as is all the family. Through my whole pregnancy alex kept saying that in my tummy was a baby sister and he was right, guess toddler knows best LOL. Alex however didnt take to her at all at first but is now coming around on his own. He has been the bestest big brother, giving her kisses, bathing her, and even finally cuddling her, but still wont nurse her, but all in good time!

On the 09-09-09, df had taken the day off work as we had an antenatel appointment at the hospital and plus I needed help with alex, as last time at the hospital he was an extreme handful. So in the morning we all woke at 8pm to get ready for our 11am appointment, this appointment at the hospital was going to determine the date in which i would be induced. Anyways when I woke I noticed small nibbly pains, didnt think anything of it as I had expereinced this pains throughout my pregnancy, so just naturally thought it was my body getting ready, but by 9.30 i noticed they were coming every 20 minutes so we decided to time them. So 10.30 rolls around and its time to make our way to hospital, on our drive the pains were coming every 10 minutes, so i started thinking mayby this is the real deal. Now its almost 11am, I tell reception that I think I mayby in labour as contractions were 10 mins apart, they look at me and tell me to wait they need to quickly get a midwife to look at me. So 5 mins later my names called out and i'm directed to a room, in comes the doc and midwife, they do the usual routine check then tell me to hop on bed they need to conduct an internal, so up I get and to my suprise I was 4cm's dialated, so they do a stretch and sweep and tell me that i'll be having this baby within 24-48hours, whoo hooooo This babies on the way, df and i couldnt be more excited and scared at the same time. Anyways the doc tells me to go home, rest and have a panadol. Yay, so on the way home I ring my mum, tell her whats going on. She is absolutely so excited, tells work she is leaving and said she'll meet me at home. Anyways we get home, the pains are getting stronger by 12pm, so from 12pm-12.30ish we run around like headless chooks at home packing my labour bag, alex's overnight bag, put the baby car seat back in car, sit down have a drink and some lunch, cant go into labour on empty stomach LOL. Gets to about 12.30 I tell df I think we better go now as contractions were only 4 mins apart and plus we had to drop alex off to Rachels house to be minded and teh whole round trip is about 1 hour. On the way to rach's house the pain is getting extremly bad, but still managable, did plan on having a cuppa at rach's house but decided i better get to hopsital. Pains were getting way worse on teh way from rach's house to hospital, our destination is about 25mins away depending on traffic. The pains were still coming at every 3-4mins, so the trip was super long and painful, poor df he was a tropper getting me to hospital, felt like I was going to have this baby on side of road lol, thankfully we didnt. Finally get to hospital bout 1.30pm, they take me into the labour room, check me out and i'm 6cms dilated. The midwife tells me all thats keeping this baby in is the membraines, tells me that if my waters hasnt broken in an hour she'll break them for me, but first she wanted to see if My waters would break on there own. So off the bed i got and walked around, bounced on teh ball etc, but I was most comfy on the bed, so after about 45 mins i get back on the bed. At about 2.45pm midwife decides to break my water, at this moment i was so scared and anticipating the arrival, just wanted the pain to stop lol. So she breaks my waters (OMG ALOT OF WATER MIND YOU) then she just tells me to relax and listen to my body and push when i needed to push, after a few pushes and 6 minutes later, midwife tells me to grab baby, so I look down and see my babies head and pull her out and up onto my chest. My Beautiful little girl was finally here, we so wanted a girl so we couldnt be more happier!!! So all in all we had roughly a 4 hour labour and a precious little bundle to call our own.
We were discharged from hospital the next day, but unfortunately this was short lived as we were then readmitted back into hosptial teh following day as our baby girl had stopped breathing. Was extremely scary for us as we experienced this with alex and we didnt want to have to go through this again. But not only did savannah do this once but many times through out the day, everytime she would latch on for a feed, she would stop breathing and turn blue. It was like she was getting so excited and sucking, sucking and sucking and forgetting to breath. Anyways we were in hospital all week, she had many tests on her heart, stomach, throat and head. All these tests came back normal. We had to remain in the special care nursery for the remainder of the week so she could finish her dose of antibiotics, then they wanted to watch her for 48 hours after that to make sure she was well enough to go home, anyways in the last few days of her stay she seemed to have corrected the problem herself as she has not and still has not had a breathing spell. Personally i think she was just trying to figure out how to suck and breath at the same time, just trying to figure out her body. We were finally released on thursday and honestly it was the best feeling in the world to take our little girl home for good!! The whole week was extremely hard full of tears, was the longest i've ever been away from my son and was also my df's holidays(he never gets holidays), so the whole of his holidays were spent driving back and forth from the hospital and taking care of alex! Definately wasnt what we planned, thankfully my sister in law alyssa decided to come and help out, she absolutely was a god send and so was my mum in helping take care of my boys. Unfortunately it wasnt what she planned for either, we all planned to enjoy an eventful weekend with our new bub, but these things happen and I never wish this on anyone, its just horrible. Anyways this has been a HUGE POST, so i would lastly like to thank everyone who was thinking of us and who sent their congrats to us and also to everyone that helped us during this time. Jamie and I really appreciate it. Much love to you all! Here are some photos of our little gem!xo

Monday, September 7, 2009

My grubby boy :D

Hi wonderful people :)
Here is a layout I have finally redone, I first did it a couple of months ago and shoved it away in the cupboard because I wasnt happy with it, well the other day I stumbled across it and thought what the heck lets just pull it apart and redo it, Now i'm extremely happy with the way its turned out. What a grubstar I have LOL.

Next is an ATC card I made for a private swap with one of the challenge chicks, and a few others that we know. Unfortunately we missed out on the group swap on the forum, so with one of the girls who also missed out on it, we did our own swap. The theme was shabby chic, such a gorgeous theme. Heres my take on it.

Well guys thats it from me today, I did have some more to show you, but as I was taking the photos the sun decided to dissapear on me. Now its gone extremely overcast, so I will post again when I have some sun :D Today I'm just going to try and get anouther layout in while I wait for bub to make an appearance. We have our antinatel appointment on wenesday at the hospital, thats where they'll then decide what we are going to do, I have a feeling I will be induced again :( But am desperately hoping bub arrives before then. Fingers crossed. Take care chicky babes xo MUWAH.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Fathers day and due date today!

A big happy fathers day to all the daddy's out there!! This was my df 3rd Fathers day with little alex, he got spoilt rotten this year which felt really good, as he was a little neglected last year. But anyways we had a great day at the beach and park. However I was truly hoping to give df anouther baby for fathers day, we are due today. I really thought this would happen due to pains all wkend, but this morning I woke up to nothing :( :( a little dissapointing, but oh well I just guess the baby is extremely comfy in there, glad one of us is lol.
Tomorro hopefully if its sunny I do have a layout to show you, which I just love and some cute atc cards i've made. Will try and get anouther layout in before bub arrives. Stay tunned. Take care lovlies, xoxo

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


First day of spring!! and my little man turns 2!! I cant beleive my sweet little boy is celebrating his birthday today. It was 2 years ago at 6am on this day that my DF and I were sitting in the maternity ward eating Hotcakes and staring in awe at our new little bundle of joy!! Now I sit and wonder where did those 2 years go, everyone said that your time will fly by once you have children, but I didnt beleive it until now. Well baby boy, not so much a baby anymore but our little toddler, mummy and daddy love you so much and we wish you much much happiness and special dreams on this very magical day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHEEKY MONKEY!!
His first day on the earth!! In our arms!

First birthday

2nd Birthday-Few photos from today :D

Oh and also here is Hopefully my last pregnancy shot :D Really hoping baby decides to make its grand entrance into the world this week. We are due on fathers day :D, would really love to give DF anouther little bundle of joy for yet anouther Fathers day! COME ON BABY!!!! WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR YOU!! XOXO

Anyhoo guys, I hope you are all well and safe!! Am always thinking of you all, even though i'm not posting or blogging as much I still try and find some time to check you all out and try and keep in the know.hehe. Hopefully my next post is either some scrapbooking or a birth announcement :D Much love to you all.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just an ATC, Update on bubby and an Online baby shower :D

Hi lovelies :D
Hope the start to our weekend has been great in some way for you all. Apparently its going to be a scorcher here on the gold coast, with temps supposed to climb into the 30's over the weekend and we're still in winter omg, just imagine what summers going to be like. arhh.
Well the other day I went to antenatal clinic for checkup as bub is apparently measuring too small. So they accessed us and asked us to come back the next day for an ultrasound to determine how big roughly bubba is. We had this size issue with alex aswell, but this time I knew that bub would be bigger then alex. So anyways we go back for our ultrasound, bub is perfect in every little way weighing approx 6 pound atm with 2 weeks to go :D, next we had to go to the labour ward so the doctors there could assess us and determine if baby should remain cooking or bring baby out. Thankfully I am allowed to hold onto our oompa loompa till he/she is ready to make their entrance into the world :D! Now we play the waiting game, and omg I am so excited, the fact of not knowing when bub wants to arrive is exciting. I havent even packed my hospital bags yet lol, so I better hurry up and get onto that, everyone atm is nagging me to do it and knowing me i'll be running around the last minute when labour starts packing my bags LOL. Anyhoos so all is good in baby land :D

Yay I got something to show you all aswell, I made this ATC card for our local free swap. I collaged the background then glimmer misted it with cherry red, looks really effective. Unfortunately the camera doesnt show this. Then I built the little angel doll with feathers as leaves and added journaling. Hope you like :D

Lastly I would also again like to thank the beautiful SCRAPCHAT GIRLS for throwing me an online baby shower last night. I totally enjoyed myself and was spoilt rotten by these fabulous ladies, all week parcels have been arriving to my door and last night I finally got to open them all, each gift was so special. They sent clothes, toys, scrap items and vouchers. Spoilt me rotten I tell you. So thankyou girls, you really have made my entire week :D Love yas xoxo TFL

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My sketch challenge for Young birds Cyber Crop!

Hi guys,
This is my first ever attempt at doing my own sketch, Ive done the layout which will be turned into a sketch in the next couple of days, it will be one of the challenges held over at our first ever cyber crop for the young Scrap Birds. The only requirement that rach wanted was I had to include a bird, At first was really hard but i think in the end it worked out very nicely. So just a quick post from me today, as I am off to the doctors right now for baby check up :D Have awesome night sweeties, and look after yourselves. TFL xox