Friday, January 29, 2010

more cards .....

Still having fun playing around with these gorgeous stamps, and trying a few of T!ms' techniques.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


This picture hurts my heart.

Today, I am thinking -- I am not in pain. I have not faced numerous operations, with many many more to come. I can walk and eat and hug my kids without it hurting me. I can walk through my local shops without people staring at me. I am alive and well. And I am thankful.

Stephanie, you are a truly amazing woman. Bless you.

If you havent yet read Stephanies' blog, you can find it here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

reindeer cards

I got a lovely package in the mail the other day, full of T!m Holtz goodness. So I've been busily trying out techniques from the 12 Tags of Christmas series and made these using the lovely reindeer stamp. Keep in mind that I'm NOT a card-maker....

T!ms' instructions are so clear and easy to follow. I just wish I had aaaallllll the goodies... :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

heaven sent

I've scrapped this photo a couple of times now, but that's cos I love it! she looks gorgeous.

I used:
pale yellow Bazzill
Urban Lilly PP
yellow Bazzill for mat
flowers from Terri
felt hearts from my2angels
little jewellery tag from stash, with red ink and white gel pen
MM heaven sent rub-on
white gel pen for fake stitching
pink DMC for real stitching


My gorgeous grandson, Levi, aged 2. Isnt he just lovely??

I lifted the LO from Tammy Milborn in this months' CK mag.

I used
white Bazzill CS
Kaiser Sakura paper
Pink Paislee and Creative Imaginations rub-ons
cards from swap
black DMC thread
black Zig writer
scraps of cardstock and Threading Water punch
Sizzix 'Random' font + black CS

Monday, January 18, 2010

new shopping blog

One of the best scrappy shops in Oz has a blog now. You can find it here:
Shop and Crop blog
These girls have SERIOUSLY good service and goodies to drool over. Check them out!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

aren't I lucky?

I have 2 gorgeous sisters who are also my friends.
Here they are at my birthday dinner a couple of years ago.... Kerry is on the left, Sandie is on the right.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Katies' b'day album

I made this using a Kaiser tag album, the Childs' Play range, and some odds and ends. The cupcake is mine -- I made it using a chippie tag shape, brown ink, and texture paste, with a cherry on top {made with a chippie circle, red ink and Glossy Accents.}
Kate loves her album :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

she's finally FIVE!

Poor Kate. She told us yesterday she's been waiting for YEARS to be five! But she's made it at last. :D
She got a Big Girl bike from Daddy, which was hugely exciting.

And we had pink cuppycupcakes, because pink ones are the best.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Scrap That Christmas!

For all you scrappers and crafters, we are running some inspirational challenges over at ART
Each month, we'll post some LO, ornament or card challenges to help you get your Christmas photos scrapped, and get a head start on Christmas 2010. Call in and have a look.

Meantime, here are LOs of my gorgeous kids opening their stockings on Christmas Eve.

Katie is nearly 5.


Jack is eight. He got West Coast Eagles pyjamas which is why he looks so excited :)


Gage is 16 1/2 and he got a sheep that poops jellybeans!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

life in another country

What might your life be like if you lived in Germany? or the US?
Stephanie and Katja are finding out, by taking a photo of some part of their morning and posting it each day. You can follow along here