Sunday, December 26, 2010


Oh Christmas Day...........a great time was had by all but as usual it was all "a bit too much", of every thing. We have a big family lunch and our contribution is the ham; sticky, sweet, savoury and delicious. I made little Peach Pear and Whiskey Cakes, some for us and some to give away. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Macro Friday........silver bell

Bells and holly , Christmas traditions. This is for Macro Friday over at Blogging From Bolivia. Six more sleeps and I still have'nt put up our is the day. Hope every one else is more organised than me.........keep calm and enjoy the cheer.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Colour Room #35 Best Friends

This is last weeks palette from the Color Room. I really enjoyed working with these colours.

My daughter on the right and her friend Sarah. These girls went to kindy together, primary school ,high school, travelled together, go to separate unis, but share a house together,and know each other pretty well.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Macro Friday....... High Tea

This is for Macro Friday at Blogging from Bolivia. I enjoyed High Tea with some friends this week in a cute and quirky cafe called Tangerine and delicious.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lets Get Shabby......Christmas gift.

The girls at Lets Get Shabby put together 2 Christmas gift packs with cards they had made and some extra goodies to give away to two lucky followers. These are the cards I made using papers from the Websters pages Christmas range.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some Seasonal Music

Firstly, some music for all of you experiencing the ice and snow of WINTER in the Northern Hemisphere. This clip is long ( 8 min. ) .... just watch the first 2 1/2 min....I promise you will be inspired by the colour, beauty and creativity, and ofcourse if you like Vivaldi, keep watching. And, secondly, SUMMER.... still Vivaldi, I hope he would approve.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Macro Friday.......violets in an egg-cup

It's Macro Friday at Blogging From Bolivia............. hop on over there to see some really beautiful photography.

The Colour Room #34.....Sisters

Colour Room Palette #34.........

The Colour Room is an internet site that each week introduces a new colour palette for you to create with; cards, OTP projects or page LOs. The idea is to only use the 4 colours in the palette plus black and white, sometimes it can be challenging as the colours don't always appeal. This page is all about my 2 daughters, growing up fast and (at last) best friends and so loving and supportive of each other.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tea On Tuesday

Tea this Tuesday, 30th. of November is special. It marks the end of 'Movember'. Through out the month of November all men Australia wide are encouraged to grow a moustache , and in return sponsors support them by making a monetary donation, this money goes to charities that support mens health i.e. Beyond Blue ( a mens charity for mental health ) and prostate cancer. My husband's work held a morning tea to celebrate the end of 'Movember ' so I made blueberry muffins for him to take along.This is a favourite recipe given to me by a Canadian friend , the best part is when you take them out of the oven and they are still warm, you dip the top of them in a mixture of melted butter and lemon juice and then dip them in sugar....delicious.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lets Get Shabby......Gifts For You To Win.

Christmas is a time of joy and goodwill. The DT girls at Lets Get Shabby have been busy making beautiful cards to give to you. If you would like to win one of these Gift Packs this is what you need to do. 1) Go to the Lets Get Shabby blog here and become a follower ( if you are'nt already) 2) Go to each Design Team members blog ( you will find them in the side bar ) and look for the clue they have left there relating to the cards they have made. 3) Go back to the Lets Get Shabby blog and leave a comment and your guesses as to which DT member made which cards.....easy !

Gift pack #1 contains 7 handmade Christmas cards with envelopes and a brown paper 'goodies' parcel.

Gift pack #2 contains 6 handmade Christmas cards and envelopes and a brown paper 'goodies' parcel.

My clue; I love 'red flowers' at Christmas time. Good luck everyone.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lets Get Shabby.....Challenge #18

This months challenge at Lets Get Shabby involves sharing your favourite Christmas song/ carol or hymn. Your title must be used in your layout or as part of your journaling.This challenge is being sponsored by Tallulah Belles and there are some beautiful prizes; so, please, join in the fun and get creating.
My favourite Christmas story/poem has always been 'The Night Before Christmas'. I love the humour and joy in it and the excitement it generates.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Cards

Some Christmas cards I made using an assortment of papers,..........Basic Grey, Websters and my favourite, 'house of three' Parisian Anthology ink resist. Also some ribbon and K&Company chipboard.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2 More Dresses......

Finally, 2 more dresses ! I still have 4 to go...... the inspiration behind these two were 1) some amazing photos of beautiful medieval armour, and 2) the absolute abundance of flowers in my garden at the moment, ( won't last long, temperatures today and yesterday are 36 degrees ).

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Sunday Creative .....Indulge

Justine Gordon (takes the most beautiful photos) is hosting The Sunday Creative at the moment: each Sunday you are given a 'prompt', then you create. It does'nt have to be a photo it can be artwork ,poetry, anything creative. The prompt this week is INDULGE.
1. To yield to,satisfy,or gratify. 2. To yield to the wishes or whims of; be permissive with. 3.To allow oneself to follow one's will.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Macro Friday

Every Friday Blogging from Bolivia has a post with some beautiful and amazing photos on it, check it out or better still join in.

Peruvian Water Lilly... love the colour and texture of this plant, intimidated by its nastiness tho.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Tags...

Some quick, rustic, vintage Christmas gift tags. These have been stamped, inked, distressed, crackled and embossed: all ready now to be tied to gifts.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Any Where, Any Time, Any How.........

It does'nt matter WHERE you do it, WHEN you do it, or HOW you do it, but movin' to the beat ALWAYS puts a smile on EVERYONES face.

and this...........

Friday, November 12, 2010

Macro Friday

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom". Anais Nin

To see some beautiful macro photography check out this blog.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


What do you do with all your left -over bits and pieces ? Bits of paper, punched borders, embellishments made but not used, experiments, cut out shapes and flowers too pretty to throw away ? I keep them, thinking well I might need that one day. Now if I was really honest I would admit that I don,t really think that because I know there is gorgeous new stuff coming out every day, and of course I,m going to use that before any old scraps I have hanging around. So, what I have started to do is fill up an old book with pages made from scraps...... literally a "scrap" book. Here's a page I made the other day, and the few bits and pieces I started with.