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!.

I've been busy

at work and haven't had a chance to do much at all this week - gotta hate shift work!!

No creating this week so thought I'd post some photos that have been taken recently on our different trips and days out

This is a place called Wild Dog Hill which is about 20 minutes from where we live. Is a beautiful place and we spend lots of time there walking on the tracks and taking photos. The boys like to climb it but I have no photos of that as I can't watch!!!

This photo was taken at a winery in Pt Lincoln. I love the beautiful colours of the leaves.

These shots were some that we took during our Christmas break. They are from the Mount Lofty Botanic Garedens in the Adelaide hills.

Now just in case you think we look like the normal everyday family I thought I'd post these to shatter that illusion!!!!!

Hopefully I'll be back with some new creations once my shifts are over - thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I received an award

from the gorgeous Nat (check our her blog ).
Thank you Nat, the fact that you thought of me is lovely and I appreciate it very much!

Here are the rules for the award:
* The winner gets to put the logo on their blog.
* Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
* Nominate 5 blogs for the award.
I have chosen the following lovely ladies to pass on this award to
If you haven't had a chance to lok at their blogs please do so, they all do such lovely work and are very talented ladies

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I've been busy

creating these....
This one is still in need of some journalling but I'm lookingm for the right quote to use

This is one I did of my niece. Not too sure if I like it or not, something a bit different for me but I do like the fact that I did a LO for a girl without using 'girlie' colours

This one was done for a challenge at Debs but I didn't get it done in time to submitted it (oops!!!!). The colours look much brighter in real life. Its of Tim and I taken a year or so ago at a friends birthday.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I have crazy kids

...especially Tennyson who is really just starting to find his own wacky sense of humour!

We spent an afternoon out driving last weekend and Tim pulled into the service station at one point for fuel so while I was waiting I decided to have a play around with the camera to see if I could get any half decent shots of myself to use as avatars etc. I just sort of snapped away without taking too much noice of what they turned out like as I knew I could delete some, or all as is usually the case when I get photo's of myself, of the pictures later(you've got to love digital cameras!). The sun was shininh through the window and it was pretty hard to see the screen to see if they had worked out or not.

I didn't manage to sit down with the camera until the next day and this is what I discovered when I did

What a crack up - I had no idea he was making those faces and poses behind me as I'm trying to smile for the camera! I keep giggling at the one with the big cheesy grin - see what a kid can do with just a cap and a dog as props!!!
The kids a nutter!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Look what I got.....

in the mail the other day!


These came from the lovely Amanda who I participated in a photo swap with over at Deb's (check it out if you haven't before

I love the way she has managed to capture both the boys personalitites exactly.

The boys love them too especially Tennyson who keeps coming back to the table where they are laying for another look. He said to me earlier "how does that lady know I love to read?" I should have said 'because I sent her an email telling her what you guys like to do' but instead I told him she was psychic......was that wrong?????

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The $11.95 box of Coco Pops!!

Well Strawberry Pops to be exact....actually imported South African Strawberry Pops to be even more exact!

I was conned! A new store has recently opened here, which sells imported items from the US, Britain and a few other places, and Josh talked me into going with him to have a look inside as saw some drinks he wanted to try. He had spotted some cans of Dr Pepper, Grape flavoured lemonade etc. that he was keen to try as well as some other products that he had seen on TV but had never tried (not that I minded too much as they sell Hersheys Peanut Butter Cups which are my faves - Mmmmmm!!!).

Anyway to cut a long story short I was feeling generous and allowed him to choose a few things to bring home and try and these Strawberry Pops were one of the things he wanted to try. I didn't look at the price tag and didn't reallt think too much of it when the lady told me the total price as I assumed being imported items that they would be a little more expensive than normal. It wasn't till we got home that I took a closer lok at the box and almost choked when I saw the little yellow tag with $11.95 stuck to the side!

To make matters worse once the boys had a bowl each they decided that they weren't that nice and didn't want to eat any more of them so for the last 4 weeks I have been eating bowls of these things because there was no way I was going to be throwing them away after thay had cost me so much in the first place. I finally finished the last of them on the weekend and let me tell you I never want to see another pink oven toasted grain of rice!

Have I learnt a lesson from this? Yes, never trust your children!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Who are the kids really?

Josh and Tenn both received supersoakers for Christmas this (that should be last) year. The thinking behind that was that in the warmer weather they could both go outside and play together.

These photos were taken Christmas day and as you can see neither Josh or Tenn are playing with their new toys. Somehow they fell into the hands of Tim and my dad and it was on - look out anyone who got in their way!!

These photos are some of my favourite's taken recently - not because they are brilliant photo's but because they two of them are having fun together.

Dad has been a bit down recenlty dut to some major upheavals at his work place and it was so good to see him smiling and laughing. Tim had been working extra hard in the lead up to Christmas -putting in 12+ hour days and it was nice to see him relaxing and having fun too. Most of all I'm happy to have photo's of two of the most special men in my life happy, smiling and getting along so well together!

Just goes to show that boys will be boys no matter what their ages!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Well after feeling that I was probably the only person left in the world without a blog I decided to give it a whirl. I figured why not - a new year, a new blog!

I plan for this space to be one that can be accessed by family and friends to keep updated on what the four of us are up to. Probably nothing very exciting most of the time I imagine but we're here none the less. I envisage lots of various photo's and info -scrapping and kids from me and birds (the feathered variety) and music from Tims. As well as all sorts of crazy stuff about/from the kids.

Basically we're a strange bunch but we love each other and (usually) have lots of fun and crazy adventures. If this doesn't sound like your kind of blog feel free to leave now. Please don't expect too much from me as this is a work in progress and might take me a while to get the hang of.

Till next time