Friday, December 31, 2010

End of year with a Summery card

I just wanted to wish every one a fantastic New Year!!!

Thank you for all those who have left beautiful comments for me over the year, they really keep me going! I appreciate every one of them.

So I'm going to leave you with a Summery card for the Just Add Ink challenge this week.

I've used some of the old Stampin UP! card stock - Green Galore and Yoyo Yellow.
I think both of these colours a very summery!!!

Happy New Year

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas wish for you all

I wanted to post this morning but time got away from me and I've only just gotten to my computer now.

It's been a big Christmas day with lots of family, food and wine!!! I hope you all spent the day with people who you love and care about.

Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and all the best on this festive day.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Givit for Christmas

I was reading Anna Spiro’s blog Absolutely Beautiful Things the other day and saw her post about Givit

Givit is a web based community where people donate items and time to people in need. Givit is a not-for-profit organisation run by dedicated volunteers.

There is a Givit list where organisations are asking for specific household items that are needed for people who are doing it tough. There is also a section were you can list items you have that might be useful too.

This is basically based in Brisbane for now but I can see this going Australia wide soon!!!

I’ve already listed a few things on there that I’m not using any more and perhaps someone less fortunate than myself may be able to put them to good use.

I thought this was an amazing idea and a great way to help out our community especially at such a great time of need like Christmas.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I was having a bit of a bad day yesterday so my wonderful partner T sent me this big bunch of roses to cheer me up!!!!

What a sweetie hey??

You should see the buds they are just HUGE!

I like how he asked for a few pink roses to be put into the dozen - he knows me so well!!!!

THANK YOU T for making me smile and always being there for me.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gift Tags

I'm so sorry I haven't been blogging much lately - I've missed it!!

I've been so busy, like I'm sure every one else is with Christmas party's and drinks at this time of the year. I've also traveled to Canberra for work but I did manage to stay a little bit longer so I could catch up with my BFF.
It was so good to see her and Gorgeous kid and spend some time with them just before Christmas.

I got home all ready to craft but when I looked at my desk it seemed like a bomb had hit it! It needed a HUGE clean up before I could do anything at all. So by the time I'd cleaned it up I only had enough energy to make a few little gift tags.

Only 6 sleeps till Christmas and I haven't started my shopping yet........... lucky for late night shopping :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


How beautiful are these bright sunflowers I have on my craft desk this week!!!!!

Don't they just make you smile :)

Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with lots of smiles!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Last night I was looking around in blog land as saw lots of people have been creating their own Christmas wreaths. I've made my wreaths before but usually out of native flowers.
Inspired by all the wonderful creations I saw this year I thought I'd try something different!!!

I don't know about you but sometimes when I'm in creative mood I have to make or do what ever it is I'm thinking about right then, other wise I become very restless.

So last night it was about 9.30pm (which is late for me!) when I decided I was going to make a wreath - I hadn't planned on this so I had nothing purchased to help me out. I went scouring around the house to find something that I could make the ring part of the wreath out of.
(You can just see it now, me turning the house up side down and T sitting there thinking 'what on earth is she doing'?)

I had almost given up hope of finding any thing when I had an idea but I wasn't sure if it would work out, but no harm trying it out right?

You'll never guess what I found.......... a cat tunnel! That's right you heard me a cat tunnel!
If you don't know what I'm talking about go here.

I had recently been given a new cat tunnel and was throwing out the old one as it was quite tatty. It was sitting beside the bin waiting to be taken out with the trash.

I cut all the fabric away from the wire, then with the help of T I bunched up all the wire and held it together with zip ties. In my search around the house I had gathered up a pile of things I could use on the wreath one of which was an old lace curtain.
I cut a few strips off and wrapped it around the wire, stuck a few paper flowers and butterflies on, then popped on the big bow - presto a very cute wreath!

Not bad for what used to be a cat tunnel - hey?

Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you :)