Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day

Well I'm sitting at home not doing a lot. (Bliss). Finished my Tag for week 4's question which is "What 3 words would others use to describe you?"
Well i asked my daughters and they came up with Special and Lovely/loving and one of the girls i work with told me i was a caring person, so i used those three words.

So here is my tag

Over at Artistic document we had our Cyber crop night on Fridayand once again the girls on the DT and their guest DT Member (my sister-in-law) excelled themselves with their challenges.

I did the Blindscrap which was set by the every lovley Megan, I used kaiser papers and some homemade flowers which i made a few months ago.

and Terri's Artistic Challenge which was making an easel card using a 10 x10cm canvas. I made mine for another girlfriend at work for her birthday.

We are going to our friends again for tea tonight so i better start getting ready.
Have a great Australia Day everyone.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Yes its the best time of the week for me. Friday night. No work for two days!
Well the only downside is the bloke over the back with his band practise EVERY friday night.
We cant even have the windows open while watching tv cos we wouldn't be able to hear it.

Another weekend is here. Hubby is working again tomorrow so i'll get the house work done, how exciting, then either scrap or do some power point for work. I think scrapping is winning out.

2 more weeks and my cousin Haydn is coming over from Wales for four weeks. I'm hoping to take 2 weeks off so i can spend some time with him and then with my sister-in-law who is coming over to do some scrapping and also to go to the Michael Buble concert on 1st March. I'm soooooooo looking forward to that. There will be myself, of course, my daughters, Noriel, Krystal, my lovely niece and my gorgeous girlfriend Vicki going together. its shaping up to be a great night.

On a more sombre note, i would like to send my thoughts and prayers to all those who are caught up in the devastating floods in QLD. Its an absolute tragedy. We are doing a collection at work for the flood appeal. So hopefully come Monday and Tuesday we will be able to collect a nice amount.

Also there is some flooding in Victoria so send your prayers for our friends that are suffering there too.

ciao for now.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hump day over and done with

Half way through another working week. YAY!!!
What have i done so far this week???? Watched 2 episodes of The Tudors, series 4 with my daughter Cherie. Played on the computer for work last night and tonight i went to weight watchers and found i'd gained 100gms. Yes i know its not a lot but i thought i had done all the right things this week. OH well tomorrow is a new day and start of a new week. I think i will have to change things around abit in what i eat. I do tend to only have cereal for breakfast. so tomorrow i will have some scrambled eggs on toast.

On Sunday week two of the 52 question challenge at ARTISTIC DOCUMENT was uploaded and the question this week was....How do i feather my nest. the criteria was we had to use something from a swap. My swap piece is the Tim Holtz bird cage and bird from our bird butterfly and bees swap which was held last year at ARTISTIC DOCUMENT

Front and back. (lighting wasn't the best)

Well thats it for tonight.
Take care everyone, especially everyone in Queensland. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

thanks for taking the time.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

First challenges for 2011

You must be thinking Wow 2 posts in 2 days.
Well Hubby is at work and i'm on my own (DD1 is a sleep in the family room) so i have been doing some scrapping. Oh yes, i nearly fell off my chair when i finished the LO too.
so here are what i have done in the last to days.

The first two are the back and front of The 52 question challenge that Marie at Artistic Document is holding. Each Sunday she will be posting a question and the criteria for each tag. This first Question is What i wish for in 2011 (not a resolution). the criteria was Collage. So the first pic shows the back and my answer.

this second Pic shows the front and the question.

I used BasicGrey's Chablis form the Periphery range on the front and back and Kaiser Cle from the Le Chateau range, back and front. I also used Kaiser's key, lace and flowers on the front from the Devonshire collection embellishment pack. the flower on the back i made using T!m Holtz's Tattered flowers die and paper from an old book. spritzed them with water. scrunched them and added a kaiser brad int he middle then inked the edges in distress ink, faded jeans.

No this Lo is for the challenge set by our Guest designer Noriel. MY sister-in-law. I was so proud when it was announced that she had been chosen so i though it fir for her challenge to be the very first Lo i did for this year. Her challenge was to use only 6 inches of the paper, top, bottom, left or right, but it could only be in 6 inches. We could use as many embellishments as we wanted BUT NO flowers were allowed. she's tough! So a few girls did mention that it was a good way to use up papers with patterns down one side. I love those girls and their ideas. Well i had plenty of papers given to me last mothers day that i could use. I finally settled on this one and i loved the picture of the boys in our family. It was taken at my nephew's 30th birthday back in August 2010. It's not often that we all get together like this so photo op in the making.

Well the child (26) is awake and will no doubt want some attention before she goes out.

Thanks for Looking.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Yeatr

A few days late with the wishes but as you can tell i'm not one for updating on a regular basis.
Oh well.
The Kitchen and renovations are all finished except for curtains and a new fridge. And i'm loving it!!! I've never cleaned my kitchen as well as i do this one. Yes i hear you the novelty will wear off but hubby will make the most of it while he can.
Didn't have the nicest start to December. It was the hardest for my daughter which i found very hard to cope with. She's still having times where she doesn't cope but i hope a New Year will bring new happiness for her.
Christmas came and went far to quickly. We had a lovely day with Mum and Dad coming for breakfast. We also had a niece, Rachel, (Yay i got her name right) who is from Wales and is/was in Oz on a working Visa. she is a beautiful girl, not just in looks but in personality too.
Lunch was Hubby, myself, Cherie, Melissa and her boyfriend Todd and of course Rachel. We had quite a few laughs and some had a snooze after. Then in the evening we went to our dearest friends for tea. over all a really lovely day.

Hubby spoilt me and gave me Photoshop elemtents and Premiere elements. I've had a go at doing a digi Lo but there is still a lot of practise to go. I may just do a course on Photoshop so that i don't waste his money. lol.

New years was a fun night as we went to a friends 40th birthday party. Hawaiian theme so we all had to wear lei's. mine was white fragipani's which lit up and flashed. I wore a dress which has the hibiscus all over it ( i bought it in Hawaii). Had a few wines and a few more punches (alcoholic of course)

I started back at weight watchers before christmas and have lost 2.5kilos. my aim is to get to 64kg. so 18 more to go. I didn't go over the christmas break so i was happy when i wiehged in on Wednesday night that i had stayed the same. i've been a good girl and kept track of what i have eaten each day.
Had a lovely surprise visit from my sister-in-law and her darling husband on Monday. They are over in Adelaide and staying with some friends. We caught up with them again on thursday but i can't wait till the end of February when she comes back and we go to the Michael Buble concert with our daughters and my best girlfriend Vicki.

Well i've rambled on and i hope i haven't bored you to much.