Sunday, March 15, 2009

I've been a slack blogger.....

but I have an excuse - I've been busy getting married!
Just wanted to pop a few piccies up here for friends to have a look at but I promise when we get back from our honeymoon I will fill you all in on our wonderful day!

Our wedding party at the golf club where we held our reception

Us again - just a silly shot (we'd all just about had enough of photo's by the time this one came about!)

My beautiful boys and my niece

and Tim and I.
We're off to Tassie tomorrow morning for two weeks but I promise to update with everything once we're home.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oops I'm late..

So first off I'd better announce the winner of my mystery RAK

**Insert drumroll here**

Congratulations Shaz

Please email at with your address and a favourite colour and I'll pop it in the mail to you.

I'd also like to thank those of you who take time to comment on my blog - its not big and flashy like some but I have fun writing it and I hope you guys enjoy reading what I have to say.

Now for a look at what I was up to this past weekend at S&B. There was a CC held there by the awsome DT girls and this was made for the sketch challenge created by Julie C.

Its of Tennyson (in his trade mark ACDC t-shirt - as far as his musical tastes go I swear the kid was born about 30 years too late!) and one of his best mates, Scott at their schools Christmas concert last year. I love the photo - typical them. I said how about a photo of you two, and instantly this pose appeared.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another layout and a RAK

I have been waiting for ages to use this photo on a layout but never found the right moment...until this weekend that is. A challenge was set over at S&B to scrap a LO of yourself that was over 10 years old. You also had to include 3 types of patterned paper and lace/ribbon as well as journalling. This is my attempt

This photo was take of my sister and I in about 1980 I think and I remember it because it was the first time my mum let me put lip stick on. It was lip gloss really but I didn't know that back then and I didn't really care anyway because it made my lips shiny and I thought I was 'it and a bit!!'.

It's been really heartwarming to see how the scrapbooking community has 'gathered together' to help all those effected by the bushfires in Vic. There are a number of sites and shops who are offering to donate profits to the appeal. If you get a chance please support as many of these places as you can, they are doing a good thing donating to these people who have lost so much. One of these places is Simply Fresh Kits who are donating 25% of each sale. If you get a chance go and check them out - their kits are stunning and full of all sorts of yummy bits and pieces.

Now for my mystery RAK. Its a mystery because I haven't worked out exactly what will be in it as yet but I can say that there will be some card stock and som PP and a few other little goodies. All you need to do is comment on any of my posts between now and next Monday and if your name is the one drawn a RAK will be heading your way (share the love I say!!!). If you're the winner you'll be able to choose from 1 of 2 colour themes but more on that once the winner is drawn.

Well I'm off to finishe the dishes because the fairies didn't turn up again tonight (going to have to sack them I think). Take care, stay safe and hug your loved ones xxx

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Finally posting again

...after my sick computer has returned from the doctors.

It seems as though we had a bug but luckily it appears as though we haven't lost anything. I was beginning to get withdrawals due to the lack of computer time (sad aren't I??) and I'm sure the kids were the same.

It has been far too hot here in recent weeks for me to do any scrapping as my scrapping space is in our lined but not insulated or cooled shed and having days of 46 - 47 degress makes for a very uncomfortable time in there. I have a couple of piccies from 'pre heatwave' that I haven't yet posted

I made this card for my mum's birthday. The photo doesn't really do justice to colour of the card or the sparkly flower (which is the same green as the card IRL). Also please excuse my son's jeans hanging over the chair - I was going to crop the picture but didn't get around to it!!!

This is a photo swap done for me by the lovely KarenF from SNB. I love this photo -it really is typical us! The photo was taken at Adelaide airport at 6.30am as we were waiting to board a plane to the Gold Coast for a family holiday. Even though it's not a perfect shot and Josh doesn't have a face at all its one of my fave's. We're always just that bit unorganised and not with it - just like the photo!!! Thanks Karen, I love it xx

This is what I made Karen in return. The colours don't lokk as nice in this photo as they do IRL Again I was too lazy to crop the photo before I posted it..... was I with this

Its a page I did for an album I'm making for Tim's mum for Christmas (again the colours and much more vibrant IRL) I'm doing one each for our mums. I hoping to get 2 pages (1 each) done a week - we'll see!!!!!!
Lasty and certainly not least my thoughts and best wishes go out to everyone who has been involved in the terrible fires in Vic and NSW. The devistation and heartbreak are things I cannot really fatham but to those of you who have lost friends/family or know people who have my deepest sympathies and thoughts are headed your way. I have made a donation on behalf of my family today and while I'm sure it is appreciated it really doesn't seem enough. Please tell those close to you how you feel as you never really know what's around the corner. Again, my love and best wishes to you all xxx

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Australia Day

For yesterday!!

We had a lovely day yesterday. It was my mum's birthday and we went out to a local hotel for a yummy lunch. Mum always says how nice it is that she's been given a public holiday for her birthday and how she appreciates people all over the country who go out and celebrate on her behalf!!! Maybe then my title today should have been Happy mum's birthday Day - doesn't have the same ring to it really!!

I don't have a photo from yesterday as I forgot my camera so I've popped this LO on instead. Its one I did for my mum for Christmas. Its her and my sister taken last year.
Happy Birthday Mum

Friday, January 23, 2009

Check out this Queen & Co site

Love the flowers and other embellishments - think I'll be getting myself some of these

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm not sure how they got in

but sometime between leaving my lovely clean house at 3pm and coming home at 11pm a large gang of hoons and 1500 of their mates have had a party and left my once neat, clean house looking like a bomb's hit it. That must be what has happened because it certainly wasn't any of the 3 people who were here this evening.....according to them anyway!.