Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I bought these charms on-line, and am just thrilled with the quality, price and speed of delivery! The shop I bought them from is my2angels , check it out for yourself!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

about time!

Fremantle defeat Swans by 21 points

have to say it's nice to FINALLY have something to celebrate! great game, check out the link to read the story.

PS my fave colour is purple, and my fave number is 29!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

we remember

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

bling out your blog

I've just signed up for this course --- so you can expect to see some changes around here pretty soon! I feel the need to re-decorate....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


This pic was taken on the banks of the Murray River last year, shame Gage still runs from the camera!
I used the awesome From The Heart kit by Suzy Q Scraps and a lovely template from Heather Roselli which you can get from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

thanks Tiff!

gave me this lovely award today! and said some nice things about me -- as she always does! -- and made me smile all day when I thought of it! THANKS Tiff -- you're a sweetie!

Now I have to nominate 5 blogs, so here they are:

and Sleepless Nights which is always funny tho sometimes a bit shocking.


My beautiful boy. I used Carrie Stephens' Wonderful Creation kit, stitches from Lindsay Jane Designs Essence of Cream kit, and a template by Fruitloop Sally.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Auntie Katie

Katie and Isaac, sharing the first of what I hope will be many cuddles!
I used the Bohemia kit by Sweet Blossom Designs, and a template by Brien (no credit info sorry, it downloaded without any)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Skull album

I made this little album for Jacks' fishing photos, and he just LOVES it! I used the Kaiser skull album, and painted and inked the cover. The ribbons are all from my stash, plus string from the kitchen. I used 2 star charms and a badge from a Pirates of the Caribbean promo pack to finish off.
The inner pages have Kaiser papers and items from my stash (most of which are so old I cant remember who made them)


Katie just came running into the room to show me her chocolate bunny. She had him hugged to her chest, both arms wrapped around him while she hugged him lovingly and bit big chunks from his ears.

Is there anything in the world as yummy as a bunny?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

love you to the moon and back

Fabio and I adore this kid, can you tell?

I used:
Carrie Stephens Wonderful Creation word art
Galiscrap eaubleue papers
moon brush by Keep Waiting (from Brusheezy)
template by carda/pouyou

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Love at first sight...

This is my example for the DigiChicks challenge. It's the first photo of me with my grandson Isaac, taken April 1st.
I used:
LJDesigns Essence of Cream frame and flowers
dinskip blossoms
Bollywood papers, round mat, and flowers - kit from Scrap That Idea
ornaments brush by buburu from Brusheezy
Ripped Off Edges by LDesjardins
Galiscrap So Chic and eaubleue hearts
lacey goodness lace by Veronica Spriggs
white epoxy alpha by Micheline Martin



OMGosh I'm SO EXCITED! I just read that Tad Williams' Otherland books are being made into an MMO (which is a multi-player on-line game)
If you're not familiar with the books, there are 4 in the series. The story is set slightly in the future, and is about a group of wealthy and powerful people who want to live forever, and have developed a system which enables them to do that in VR (virtual reality) worlds. There are also some ordinary folks who through various means, become trapped in those worlds and are unable to go off-line.
I've read these books to death -- literally, the first one (City of Golden Shadow) is now in 2 pieces. If you want to find out more about the books, go to Tad's page here

Monday, April 6, 2009

Widgets Cogs and Sprockets

So I had a dream last night, and was making these in my sleep. Got up and opened Photoshop first thing this morning, and have been making these now till my butt is sore. Do you think I have a problem?

Friday, April 3, 2009

another baby LO!

This is a template from TaylorMade Designs, called Timeless -- and I can't remember the font (came with Vista anyway) Nothing else added. How awesome is the template???

Levi and Isaac

My gorgeous grandson Levi, meeting his new baby brother Isaac -- who is equally gorgeous!

Ive used a template by Carena
the white epoxy alpha by Micheline Martin
and the Essence of Blue kit by Lindsay Jane Designs @ Scrapbook-Bytes.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


My gorgeous grandson, Isaac Peter, was born this morning, at 4:50 am, weighing 8 lbs 15 oz.

Feast your eyes on baby-candy!