Tuesday, 31 March 2009
On Sunday Andrew, Camden and I are heading to Christchurch to Burwood Spinal Unit. BooHOO I am very sad about that because I am going to miss next weeks Bossy Scrapper round, and I will miss my craft room, and my dogs and of course oldest son and daughter!! But most of all... I wont be able to blog or visit you, my blogger friends :( unless I can access the internet somehow on Andrews laptop at the hospital?? That will be my first mission when we get to Burwood, after off loading the van.
I am not too sure how long our stay will be, somewhere between a week and a month they told us, all depends what Andrews scans show, and how quickly work can be done on his wheelchair and computer system. I'm kind of hoping we might be home for Easter... the power of positive thinking is a wonderful thing, so they say!
So thats the latest news here.
Now Im off to make a start on my next card for Card Patterns, as I am going to have to get a little ahead of myself.
We had to place a row of five button on our page.Three of these buttons (I cheated, one is a brad!!) come from Andrews mums button tin, thought it would add a personal touch! The lace fabric also come from Murial's linen cupboard, many years ago.
The cotton lace flower, in the centre come from a doily that I believe 'Nanny' may have made. I has been sitting in our cupboard for many a year, I guess we have kept it for sentimental reasons, as you do!! Anyway I got brave, or maybe I was just thinking with my 'scrapping hat' on and decided to snip the flower doily into many flowers. Shhh...don't tell Andrew! My page so needed this flower!
Thank you Jenny, for your lovely clear instructions, and keeping us all working at such an incredible speed. If anyone out there wishes to join in the fun on a Sunday night, do let us know, either on the board at Scrapbook Studio HERE, or leave me a comment on this post and I will tell you how to find your way into the Live Chat room on Sunday evenings.
Monday, 30 March 2009
This one come all the way from Singapore, from the very talented Regina. Check out that sweet, beautifully coloured image. To see more of Regina's wonderful work check out her blog... http://reginacreations.blogspot.com/
This delightful card is from another wonderfully talented lady who lives in Canada. Michelle is the founder of Card Patterns. If your looking for a challenge, or just some inspiration be sure to check out Card patterns HERE. Michelle's many talents can be seen on her blog... http://jirokenscrapbookcorner.blogspot.com/
My card uses an image that Regina very kindly sent me all the way from Singapore! Thanks so much Regina :)
This weeks prise is very kindly donated from Paper Blooms. Click on their logo to check them out!
What a super prize, these are sure to add a touch of class to your cards, scrapping or anything you care to make really!
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Have you seen the latest challenge at Scrapbooking by Design?? if you haven't rush over there now... You still have until mid-night to complete and upload, or email your take on this sketch....I was up until 3am this morning doing mine, silly A! I'm feeling just a little bit tired now!
My Page title is... My Girl. I have had this photo sitting around for so long that it was very tattered, scratched and marked. I had to repair it in photo shop.
This is the first time I have used skeleton leaves on a scrapbook page.
Here's my page, the journaling is taken from the song 'My Girl'
Now Im off to get tea on so Im ready for the Bossy Scrapper round tonight...do hope I can keep my eyes opened, and I also hope that YOU will join us!
Friday, 27 March 2009
Here is a photo of the inside back cover, it has a pocket with two blank tags.
Now just for you Renate, and Wolfgang I am going to pop 'I'm Yours' back onto my blog!! I am missing my old song already also!
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Checkout Amanda's blog, to see how talented this girl is ! Its called Life is your Canvas
To see what's on in the way of swaps at GlamourgirlStamps click on the GlamourGirl Stamps logo (above)
By the way... I thought it was time I changed my blog song, I'm Yours must be driving some of you mad by now!!
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Here is what I have to do...
When you are tagged, you need to follow a few rules. For this game of tag, you need to:
•Open your photo folder on your computer
•Open the 6th folder of photos
•Select the 6th picture
•Post the picture on your blog with a description
•Invite six friends to join the challenge
•Link your six friends to your blog post
...not hard at all is it, the only worry is what might be hiding in that 6th folder!
...what a relief , its not me!! This photo is of youngest son Camden, and was taken by big brother Cody during a successful hunting trip.
Cody is mad about hunting, its the one thing in this life he is passionate about, nice that he takes Camden out sometimes with him, our two boys get along very well indeed.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
On one one of my recent visits to Donna's blog I saw this wonderful idea that Donna had 'borrowed' from another blog. Now I thought I too would borrow it!
This is it......
....Make a comment, and take something handmade from me!
The first five people who comment on this post will get something hand made by me .
This offer does have a few guide lines...
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make, but I will try my best!
2. What I make will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be, I reserve the right to do or make whatever I want!
So, I hope to hear from you soon! I would just love to make a little something for you!
Sunday, 22 March 2009
To be in for a chance to win this, and also for a chance to be the next Guest Designer at Card Patterns all you need to do is to create a card based on this weeks sketch, below. Pop over to Card Patterns to check out the details on how to link your take on the sketch HERE
I decided to print an image onto transparency for this sketch. The beginning of my greeting is also stamped onto transparency and attached on top of the chipboard heart so that it meets up with the 'You' that lays underneath the heart.
Saturday, 21 March 2009
My everyday includes a little bit of country. Duntroon is a far cry from bright city lights and hassle and bussle. Here you can go out with out having to brush your hair or do your make-up. You can even go out to check the mail box in your pajama's, without fair of being seen!
I love using my stamps on my pages, here I used a cluster of trees to full in the rest of the picture, and wild grass as that grows all the way up the sides of our country roads.
The tree is chipboard and I have coloured it with inks. The butterfly's are rub-ons from Tinkering Ink. thanks for looking at My Everyday Journey and thank you Carol for the challenge.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Such are the joys of being paralised, I used to think it was just about not being able to move and feel, but it is so much more complex than that!
On a brighter note now.... Sunday night's bossy scrapper was a very quiet one with just two girls and myself taking part. I do hope I have not scared everyone away!
Here is my page...
Sweet, isn't it!
I am going to make lots more of these little fellas! Thanks so much to Inspirational Techniques for the inspiration!!
A big Thank you to you both for playing along!
Next Sunday Cherie is going to be Boss, hope some of you can join in the fun! Keep a look out for details HERE.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Oh the Grey hairs I have gained today you just wouldn't believe! Anyway, ended up at the doctors instead of at my computer and at the dentist with Camden and the vets with the pup, instead of at my craft desk! Tonight I feel kind of drained!! But Andrew survived, by the time I had him at the doctors he was perking up and looking like he was going to live after all.
If he gets through tonight with no major hick-ups all will seem much more rosie tomorrow!
Tonight I will have to flag crafting as I really need both eyes on Andrew...just in case!
I will however do a quick up-date ...
very cool isn't it!
Here is my take ....
Take a look HERE to see the what the rest of the Design Team have created, their cards are AWESOME!
Thursday, 12 March 2009
This is what Debbie has typed on her blog....
I’ve only been blogging now for about 2 months so I am still a newbie myself, but I have met some of the nicest people in this new found world I discovered! Not to mention talented! I have created a blog award for my 10 favorite blogs and I am excited to introduce you to the people behind these wonderful places that make my heart smile.
Let’s meet some friends.
So here’s how it works:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees written on her Blog
Now I have been blogging for maybe two years now, my friend Robyn and I each set up a blog for a bit of a laugh I guess. Robyn, for the main part as moved on, although every now and then she puts a little something on her blog. I on the other hand am totally hooked!! Like Debbie I have come to know and am in regular touch with some of the nicest people in the world.
Just for a change I thought I would choose one person a day for 10 days to pass this lovely award onto, I do hope thats okay with you Debbie??
Today I choose my good friend ....
Robyn... because she is a wonderful friend and the reason I have my blog in the first place!
Renate is the lady I choose today and I know I wont even have to tell her, as she is such a thoughtful far away blogger friend and pops in every day for a visit. Renate if I ever get to Germany your house will be my first stop!! You can pop in and say hi to Renate HERE and be sure to check out the wonderful cards she is creating with her copic's
Another blogger I would love to send this award to is Jacque, I have not met Jacque beyond the world of blogging of course but just by reading her blog you can tell she is a wonderful lady and she is an awesome scrapper and makes the most beautiful paperbag albums, check Jacque out at her blog which is called jacque4u2c, how clever is that for a blog name!!
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Here is the same photo, after following the steps on Brenda's blog . Harhar, bit of a hoot isn't it.
Pop over to Brenda's blog to find the instructions. Thank you Brenda! I will try more tomorrow, right now its late and I really must switch off this computer and grab some sleep!