Monday, December 14, 2009

How about this for a view ......

This is the view from my office.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Spellbinders giveaway

Check out the Spellbinders site girls, they are doing giveaways today only! There is a link to their website in my sidebar.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

First night in the van

Slept like a log, I was so tired! It was very quiet in the park last night, hope that is a sign of things to come.
Probably won't be starting caretaking for about a month, thats good because I still have a lot of things to do, and still a lot more stuff to move into the storage.
Fridge issues last night but they seem to be resolved, hopefully I can get the tv sorted today. There is a powerpoint that doesn't work, will get the electrician to see to that. Aircon works really well!
It is really nice here, I went for a walk on the beach after dinner last night, will post a pic when I download them.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My new van ......

I've been pretty busy over the last few weeks trying to find a caravan I like, and I have finally put a holding deposit on this one. Its perfect, I am excited and can't wait to move in and get it organised.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My little albums

I've had a ball making these over the last week or so, I have taken them to a local nursery/tearoom/gallery. She was impressed and thought they would sell well.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September ATC at Art

This is my ATC for the September Famous Women swap. I don't know who she is but she looks famous!

Leftovers .....

I blamed the light last night but these are no better ... I think its time for new batteries. This is a fold up album where I used 1 sheet of cardstock and the leftovers from the Owl one I did yesterday.

Friday, September 4, 2009

What a Hoot ...

Latest one ... Kaisers What a Hoot. Sorry for the not so great pics, its getting a bit late.

... and another one

I am having fun with these little guys. This one is slightly different, used the BIA to bind and used Kaisers Spirograph collection.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A new little album made with envelopes

This is a little album I found on youtube. Made with envelopes, cut in half and covered. I used Kaisers Ever Blooming range and 2 sheets of bazzill. Another very easy one.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Toilet Roll Album

A little album made out of ... yes, toilet roll centres. I got the instructions from youtube, a crafter called Absolutely Artsy. Sorry I think she might be Fabulously Artsy, I will check that. I have used the Kaiser Offshore collection, and put little tags in all the pockets. I left an area on the cover for a small pic when I decide what I am going to use it for. Very easy to make, give it a go.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Scrap the girls swap

I have done these for the Vintage Girl Embellishment Swap at Scrap the Girls. Pretty simple ... a stamped image, inked and decorated with lace trim and pearls.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Stamped image swap

These are the stamped images I have done for the swap at Artistic Document. One is just plain and the other decorated.

Still working on it

Haven't worked out how to get rid of that dark green background yet.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Changing the look of my blog

Please bear with me, I really don't know what I am doing, so it may take some time. I have changed some of it, but there is more to do.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Another digi ......

Had a few days with no internet so I played around with Photoshop.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Twinchie swap at Artistic Document

Here are my twinchies for the swap at Art. I have done them like little photo frames or slides, you can pop a photo or image into them as the blue slip of paper shows.

The B page ...

This is my B page for the A to Z album we are doing over at Artistic Document.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Maria's A to Z challenge

I have decide to jump on board this challenge over at Artistic Document, so here is my first page. The criteria is an a word, distressing, layers and a mix of alphas.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vintage Tag Swap

I have made these tags for a Vintage Tag Swap at Artistic Document. I love vintage and shabby chic, so enjoyed these once I decided what to do.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another exploding box of sorts, I love these

I think I might do a class on this one at Artistic Document.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A pretty little box ...

I will be adding some charms to this, but decided to take pics now anyway ... . The photos don't do it justice, the butterflies look very pretty.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cuttlebug give away ......

Cuttlebug have reached their 1,000 followers and crafters are still following! The winner will not be announced till Monday 20th July, so we have to wait for a little longer. If you have a cuttlebug, embossing folders or cutting dies, it is well worth checking out their site.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cuttlebug are giving away $1,000 !!

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 (! GO NOW and check it out at

Friday, July 10, 2009

Another new one ................

This is my daughter and myself 2 years ago. I have done it for Kyms colour challenge this month at Artistic Document. The challenge was red and brown, black or while cs base and ribbon and staples. Most of the paper and elements came from the Sweet Valentine kit from Sweet Blossoms, paisley overlay is a freebie I found ages ago.

My latest LO

Finished this one yesterday for Maria's July Challenge (Artistic Document), and can't upload it to the site atm, so I thought I would put it on here. Maria's challenge was to scrap a self-portrait, using our favourite papers and embellies. I took the photo looking into my mirror which is why its a bit hazy. Made with the Butterfly Kisses kit from Sara at Sweet Blossoms.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Online course at Jessica Sprague ....

Registration is open for this free course now. Hopefully it will help me with photo editing (now if I could just take good photos in the first place ....).

Monday, June 22, 2009

Okay, so I have been tagged by Marie. Here goes....

Question 1 : 8 things i look forward to ........

The start of the wet season each year.
Putting my pet bird to bed so I can have some 'me' time!
That first coffee in the morning.
I'm an 'evening shower person, I really look forward to that shower.
Toni's visits home every 2 years.
Seeing my other kids regularly.
Going to a nice restaurant for dinner.

Question 2 : 8 things i did yesterday ........

Weeded the garden.
Watered the garden.
Washed the car.
Did some blog hopping.
Dyed my eyebrows.
Fed the dog and the bird.
Watched Merlin on tv.
Made 3 cards.

Question 3: 8 things i wish i could do ........

Swim better than I can.
Live on an island (with plenty of scrapping supplies, of course)
Fly a plane.
Win lots of money.
Go to Hawaii.
Do something great for my kids.
Slow down the aging process.
Be really, really good at something.

Question 4: 8 things or show i have watched lately .......

Home & Away
Sea Patrol
Thank God You're Here
Real footy!
Kerry giving Telstra a piece of her mind (too funny)
The dog playing with his toys
The rain this morning.

I've run out of time now, have to do the tagging later.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hello dear reader

If you click on any of the ads on my blog, it will help me earn a few $$$ and some of them are craft related so you might learn something new. TIA

Cricut users, here is a very helpful blog

This lady is a wealth of cricut knowledge and a lovely person as well.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My first blog award .......

Thank you Ann for this award ... you are such a sweetie!
Now if I can just work out how to put it on my blog
Ok, I think it should be there.
Now I have to find 5 newly discovered blogs ....
Alright here they are
Peta at
Jak at
Tiff at

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Playing with coffee filters ...

I've been having fun making paper roses, they are easier to make than to paint! I guess practice makes perfect, so I am going to persevere. I can only get the unbleached ones here, I am keen to try the white ones.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Such pretty things ....

I know its not paper, but this is a gorgeous blog, very calming but inspiring at the same time. Dream on ......
... and here's another one
... but wait, there's more
last one I promise ....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Made some more flowers ......

The bigger one is 3D and has a very deep back ... don't really know what you could use it for. The other one is very simple, just a circle with 8 slits cut towards the centre, stopping short of the centre. Then fold each segment down the middle, put several layers together, use a small flower and a brad as the centre. Would be lovely in co-ordinating colours or could be decorated with ink, paint, bling etc.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Flowers with a corner rounder

Tried Toni's corner rounder flowers yesterday and this is the result. Started with 50mm, 55mm and 66mm circles and used the EK Success corner rounder which does seem to be the best.
You can find the instructions here,2335.0.html.