Wednesday, July 29, 2009

sex on public radio

Like much of Australia, I am appalled by this story in the news today.

There are just so many levels of wrong here, it's hard to know where to begin. I am not going to focus on Sandilands' obviously inappropriate comment - the man was clearly floundering - but really! you open up a LIE DETECTOR and fail to think there's potential for trouble? HELLOOO!
What kind of idiots even entertain the possibilty of allowing someone to ask sex questions of their 14 yo in the first place?? Why did the radio station think it was acceptable for a minor to be questioned like this??
And what kind of person thinks they might get quality parenting help from disc jockeys??? None of these people are professionals, trained to handle issues dealing with drug use and underage sex.

I sincerely hope that the mother is ashamed of herself, and that authorities are looking into that family situation. I sincerely hope the radio station responsible is heavily fined and begins to form some kind of moral policy regarding what is esentially a stunt. I sincerely hope Sandilands and Jackie O learn from this and NEVER do anything like it again.
And I sincerely hope someone is looking out for that poor little girl.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Terri set us this interactive challenge at AD this week. We had to make a LO with elements that pop-up, slide, spin etc.... nearly did my head in till I found some gorgeous pop-up patterns on-line!
I used some BG papers and cut out some of the flowers to make layers. I also used up some swap items and a couple of gorgeous butterflies made by the lovely Jackie (this is not what they were made for but she sent me plenty to play with)
I also used some of the lyrics from Dolly Partons' song around the edges of the largest butterfly. I LOVE this LO, and more importantly, so does Katie!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

dribble and drool!

Check these out! OMGosh it's enough to make your knees wobbly....

Go look NOW cos there's a little comp as well as some eye candy.... I LOVE the little Camped Out caravan, so CUTE but it's Flirty and Plastino I have my eye on.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

vintage tag swap

We have a vintage tag swap running at ART right now. We wanted 20 girls to sign up but only got 19 so I am doing two lots. I finished the first last night and here they are:

I used some tissue paper from a dress pattern, vintage button, wooden button, a Heidi Swapp pin, lace, a flower, and an image downloaded from the net.

When we get them all back, I plan to frame them and send one set to my Nana. Hope she likes them.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Leesa has challenged the DT at AD with this GRUNGE CHALLENGE:
no bling
no flowers
no bright colours
a JB
a large photo
hand doodling

And here's mine...

Monday, July 13, 2009

the Princess Album

Made this for Katie, using a Kaisercraft album and the new Kaisercraft Childs' Play range. I LOVE how this turned out, considering that she is 4, and thinks pink and sparkly are the only way to go.

I showed her the album, and she gasped and ooh-ed and aah-ed most suitably.
Which made it all worthwhile. :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

wanna win 1000 bucks??

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"!
They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops!
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get to know me....

I know some people hate these things but... meh.... get over it.

1) Are your parents married or divorced?
divorced, but not till the kids grew up LOL

2) Are you a vegetarian?
nope, I LOOOVE meat!

3) Do you believe in Heaven?
yes, absolutely

4) Have you ever come close to dying?
wished I would a few times, but no, not really

5) What jewelry do you wear?
gold; engagement/wedding rings, thumb ring, toe ring. If I go out I add the bangles my DH has bought me. And an anklet in summer (in winter it gets caught by my sneakers and rubs a hole in my ankle)

6) Favorite time of day?

7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
ooh I love broccoli! yes

8) Do you wear makeup?
depends if I have dyed my lashes/brows; if not I have to wear some colour or I look like a ghost.

9) Ever have plastic surgery?
not yet, but working on it!

10) Do you color your hair?
no -- think the time is coming tho.

11) What do you wear to bed?
not saying cos my mum might read this

12) Have you ever done anything illegal?
see Q11

13) Can you roll your tongue?
yes. tho what use it is to me, I dont know.

14) Do You tweeze your eyebrows?
yeah, I have mad eyebrows else

15) What kind of sneakers?

16) Do you still own vinyl?
No, mine were all STOLEN years ago

17) What is your hair color?

18) Future child’s name?
oh no, I'm not falling for that one

19) Do you snore?
probably but rarely. I'm more your night-time babbler

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
whew, long list here..... but for a holiday I would love to go visit my family

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
Kind of. He is frequently stuffed (that means exhausted for my non-Australian speaking friends) and can be an animal at times!! OOH sorry Mum....

22) If you won the lottery? …
you would hear the screams from your lounge room! it would mean we could live in Nth Queensland

23) Gold or silver?
gold, preferably 18k up

24) Hamburger or hot dog?
mmm burger if it's a real one. I make a WICKED burger

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
umm.... my potato salad with bacon and shallots

26) City, beach or country?
country, as long as I have shops somewhere close by and a good net connection. Beach as a second choice.

27) What was the last thing you touched?
mouse and keyboard -- is this a trick question?

28) Where did you eat last?
ummm... lounge room, munched an icecream while watching Bones DVDs

29) When’s the last time you cried?
oooh last week watching the blind Paralympians' wife on Dancing With The Stars.

30) Do you read blogs?
Yes, I have a few that I visit daily (or whenever they update)

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
in jeans and a T for example? yes....

32) Ever been involved with the police?
involved in what way? actually doesn't matter -- the answer is no....

33) What’s your favorite shampoo, conditioner and soap?
Tresemme, and shower gels and creams, not soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep?
endless babble apparently

35) Ocean or pool?
to look at, ocean. To swim in.... warm bath.

36) What’s your favorite song at the moment?
ummm... prolly Joshua Radin- No Envy, No Fear

37) What is your favorite colour(s)?
white and neutrals

39 Ever met anyone famous?
nope. Sad eh? I missed meeting Stephen King TWICE! the closest I've come is that I know Mary Donaldsons' sister-in-law. And she's really nice but not famous.

40) Do you feel that you’ve had a truly successful life?
it's getting there after a spectacular FAIL early on LOL (wrong bloke)

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
cut into manageable pieces

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah?
no...... cant stand either of em

43) Basketball or Football?
Aussie Rules

44) How long do your showers last?
as long as I can before someone comes in to report that someone breathed on them or they cant find the peanut butter

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick?
my current car is automatic but I dont mind either. I learned to drive a column shift and our other car is a floor shift

46) Cake or ice cream?

47) Are you self-conscious?
can be, especially in a group where I feel I dont fit in.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up?
yes, but not for a while now!

49) Have you ever given money to a tramp?
mm... buskers...

50) Have you been in love?
oh yes!

51) Where do you wish you were?
someplace warm and sunny and tropical where my family are -- oh! North Queensland

52) Are you wearing socks?
no, slippers, but my toes are cold

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
yes... not the funnest experience

54) Can you tango?
in my dreams I set the floor on fire

55) Last gift you received?
a beautiful filled matchbox from Maree (pic at the end)

56) Last sport you played?
heh again I cant answer in case my mum reads this

57) Things you spend a lot of money on?

58) Where do you live?
very small town in Western Australia

59) Where were you born?
very small town in North Queensland (much nicer place than where I am now)

60) Last wedding attended?
my sons' in August last year

61) Favorite alcoholic drink?
red wine.

62) What’d you do last weekend?
went to a small town on the south coast of Western Australia and spent a small fortune on food and clothes. And scrapbooking.

63) Most hated food(s)?
mushrooms, chilli, seafood

64) What’s your least fav chore?
ironing most likely. I just don't do it.

65) Can you sing?
loud and proud.... just not well

66) Last person you instant messaged?
someone on my forum

67) Last place you went on holiday?
proper holiday -- riverboat in South Australia, then to Queensland for my grandmothers' 80th birthday -- awesome holiday!

68) Favorite regular drink?
coffee and tea, Bushells Aussie Breakfast

69) Current crush?
JULES always and forever

Sunday, July 5, 2009

my Dad

I did this LO for a challenge at AD this month. The challenge is to make a LO about some funny or quirky habit of someone in your family.
i did mine about my Dad's odd way of stirring coffee (which my sisters and I have picked up) and I used my Cricut and SCAL to cut the title. I love the barbershop feel to this, plus I got to use up a heap of old stash!

I've been Enchanted....

Check this out, Bloggie friends!

"So this July... we want you to invite your friends to join our Fairy Circle... the more friends you entice to join and scrap with us ... the more chances you have to win.
-For each friend that joins up and Introduces themself (and lets us know that it was you that told them how to find us),
-and joins in on our Fairy ChitChat and places our Enchanted Blinkie on their Blog (if they have one & see Blinkie thread in forum to obtain the blinkie code)...
-we will give you and them a small RAK - this could be anything from some bling to felt or a stash of ribbon or blossoms.
So why not head over and JOIN.."

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

some more LOs

I havent been doing a lot of scrapping lately as I've been so busy with other stuff, but here are a couple I worked on:

This is Katie, and I used a tip from Leeann -- used up the leftovers from a packet of Thickers to make the frame/background, and then blinged it up with colour.

I did this from a kit I got from KR -- very happy to scrap the school photo as they are usually terrible to work with, but this one looks great thanks to Kayla!

I have one of Jack as well but havent taken the photo yet so I'll upload that later today (hopefully)