Monday, 31 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Aimee is arriving in Christchurch tonight via the Night Rider Bus, due in the centre about 2.30 am this morning... will be a sleepless night pretty much! I am yet to work out just where I am going to collect her from. I don't know my way around ChCh at all!!
Cody is away again for the coming weekend, yes another hunting trip.
Camden, who has caused us some greif (re issues at school) this week, heads away on the charter bus that leaves school this afternoon, to spend the weekend with a friend at his parents batch on the West Coast. So we will not catch up with him, in person until Monday evening.
Things are going okay at Burwood, Andrew has a kidney problem it would seem, we are stil waiting on scans to be taken to find out exactly what the problem is.
The weather is being kind to us, with sun, sun and more sun!!
I am looking forward to getting home again on Saturday night.
Its kind of strange blogging in such a public place, so I shall say bye bye for now.
Hope the week is going well for you all.
Might just sneak into my favourite sites now for a wee peek.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Thank you also to Renate for surprising me with a phone call (all the way from Germany ) this morning. Lovely to talk to you.
Wishing all my readers and friends a wonderful, happy , sunny week.
'SEE' you all again next week. Take care
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Thanks again Crafty Tarts!!!
Thursday, 20 August 2009
I am almost up to date with my crafty capers. My Design team work for Better Scrapbooking is finished and now on Megan's computer. Carol's circle journal is awaiting posting.
I have completed challenge #4 at Craftytarts. Challenge 5 will be up in the morning, so hopefully I can throw something together for that one before we leave, only problem is that I'm not at all good at 'throwing things together!!
I do still have my 'Violet' ATC's to finish, might try and do that now.
I had another play with Digi Scrapping today, in between other jobs!! It is wonderful to be left with zero mess!!
Now I'm not very good at this yet, but if you promise not to laugh I will show you what I have done......
I used pieces of two different digi kits here, one called 'Dreams of Summer ' and the other one is called 'Vintage Romance' These kits can be found at Eidou.
Do any of you know how to digital scrapbook, and are you able to give me any tips??? I need all the help I can get!
Monday, 17 August 2009
This is Chopper, isn't he looking regal against this wonderful backdrop! Cody and crew!
This is Dan with his catch (I just have to laugh at his long johns).
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music
which he hears..." Henry David Thoreau
My little people are now all taller than me, but I had a lovely two days - that's how long it took me to decide- digging through photos of 'days of old'.
I settled for Cody playing in a banana box in the end, just because in every photo of him he was up to some sort of 'fun' and always looked to be loving every moment of it!
My photo had such a cluttered background that no amount of photo shopping made it look much better, so I did the unthinkable and cut Cody out of the photo!! Yeeks!!! I have never done this before, mostly because usually the background tells its own story but also because I do not feel confident about scrapping a cut out photo. Anyway, I threw caution to the wind and did it!
as the basis for my LO....
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Here are a few photos... forgot to get one taken of Andrew and I though.
This is Claire and Aimee, these two have been best of friends since playgroup, in fact they used to sit side by side in their car seats on the playgroup floor, before they could even talk!! Now days they never stop talking!!
This is Michael, Aimee's new best friend. Michael's mum is the background and you may just be able to see Andrew there as well.
Friday, 14 August 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
I only needed a very short think about this one before deciding pretty much what I was wanting to do and what photo to use.
My title was easy, it kind of fell into place as i was using a newspaper to pop a little 'advertising' onto my page (inspiration from the advertising in the sample) I was using a southern farming news paper and my lad is a true blue 'southern' kind of a bloke, so I googled the words of the Southern Man song and ...hey presto... they were totally made for my lad and my page!
My only doubt is that may be they are not suitable for a 'North Island' challenge. Hmmmm...!!!
My embellishments took the most thinking about, I wanted to make them southern man - affied
so I have a beer bottle cap, pull tag from a beer can, a little bit of string, a clock face (which may not have a whole lot of significance except it fitted on the bottle top perfectly!) and rose hip berries and foliage. To tie this in with my background I have rolled up a little of that farming newspaper.
and of course added a little 'snow' in the form of paint. I had fun with this challenge even though I made one huge mess!
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Latter that same morning I received a text asking if I could come in after all as one of the hostel girls had no dress to wear...and could I please bring in last years dress. I rounded up all of the formal dresses I could find in our house, iron, needle and thread and headed to town.
After picking up snacks, and drinks for the after party I dropped the girls at their motel, and must say this was one extremely busy motel room!!
Here they are dressed and ready and waiting for their dates to pick them up.
Saturday, 1 August 2009
To keep myself inspired and motivated I have decided to take part in a six week Challenge at http://www.craftytart/ The first challenge was to use the cover of this months Innovations magazine as inspiration for a page, or an off the page project.
The project had to include one of the following things : parenthesis, DIY flowers, or layered dimension, and you had to use the colours from this page.
As you can see the butterfly really inspired me!! I have added in one of my hand crotchet'ed flowers as well
Pop over to CraftyTart for a look at all of the stunning projects that were created this week, this is another site where lots of talented people hang out!!