Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Holidaying at Horrocks

hi there, I hope you all had a very happy time with your families for Christmas. We travelled up to Critishia's and had lunch with them on Christmas day and then on to Horrock's on Boxing Day. It was 48 deg C when we left and luckily as we got closer to the coast it slowly went down to 36. Graham took the boat out yesterday and caught 7 Skippy so we have plenty to eat for the next few days. Today we have brought Emily back to Critishia's as she was lonely with no phone coverage or Internet access. 

Graham's Catch
Skye didn't like the hot ground so was trying to lift all her feet. Critishia has 7 calves that she feeds twice a day and here she is feeding her biggest one Maddy.
 well that is all from me for now until I have internet access again.
Happy New Year!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

hello, I wanted to pop in to say a very Merry Christmas to you and let you know I am off on holidays on Christmas morning. We have our family Christmas gathering tomorrow night and then driving up to Graham's daughters near Geraldton for lunch on Christmas day.
My part in our party was to make the place mats and name cards so I used the fancy favour box die to make the name cards. The theme of the party is Scottish so I used tartan ribbon. I used the scrap off the top of the boxes to put down the side of the place mat with the ribbon. I made 24 of each. Of course I put chocolates in the boxes.



I may get a chance to post during the holiday but if not I will be back early January.
Happy New Year


Saturday, 18 December 2010

Itty Bitty Bits

hi there,
I have been away this week having a rest at my Aunty's place. It was nice to not need to do anything at all apart from watch some DVD's read and sleep. I did do one thing that I enjoyed, which was decorate her Christmas tree. It was nice as we are not putting a tree up this year as we are going to be away. 

I still have one card to show you from last stamp club which we made using the new Itty Bitty Bits and punches to go with them. I made a fairly clean and simple version that I had found the idea on SCS and then a couple of the ladies stepped it up by adding a pear pizazz layer. I will show you both. The top one I made as Lilac which grows upwards and then Chris made her lovely card as Wisteria that hangs down. I think it looks great with the pear background.


I hope all your Christmas plans are going well for you. I have an easy preparation this year. Have a great weekend.


Sunday, 12 December 2010

Punched Posies

Hi there,
I know its been awhile since I last posted. I have been very tired and having more pain than usual so have been doing very little. Anyway I wanted to show you a card I made using the lovely new level 2 hostess set that is in the Summer Mini. I used the colour coach to choose my colours and then went from there. The colours I have used are Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz and Not Quite Navy. I have also used the new set Well Scripted.


I hope your preparations for Christmas are going along nicely. I have made some place mats and little boxes for name places ready for our family get together. I will take some photos so I can show you later.
thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Plaid Silhouettes

hi there, I hope you have had a nice weekend. I had stamp club yesterday, and have just been to our church's volunteer picnic and enjoyed some fresh air and company. We took Skye and she was a huge hit with the little kids and she sure enjoyed the run around the oval as well.
I was checking through my photos of cards to see what I could show you as I haven't photographed our stamp club cards yet. Anyway I tried out a new technique a couple of months ago and haven't taught it yet, but will show you the simple card I made. It is using Inspired by Nature. The technique is called Plaid Silhouettes and very easy to do. The colours I have used are Marina Mist and Blushing Bride. 
thanks for stopping by and I hope the week ahead goes smoothly for you. I have a nice quiet week ahead with 2 Christmas lunches with my classes which I will enjoy.


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Welcome to Summer

Summer has arrived and with it the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalogue. I have put a link in the side bar on the left if you would like to take a look at all the wonderful new stamps and punches. Also Stampin' Up! have a December Frenzy starting today and you can go and have a look at that as well.
If you would like to order anything and you don't already have a demonstrator just email me and I will be happy to order for you.

On a personal note.....
I bought Skye a little Christmas hat today and put it on her. She is looking at me in this photo as if to say "Do you really have to.....?"


Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.
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