Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I apparently haven't updated my blog since 2009! I guess, that since I'm such a Facebook devotee, I sorta let the blog slip a little. And what a bonus! The blog header is a Christmas design, so I'm all good!

Busy times here, as usual. Kids, work, card making and selling etc. Never enough hours in the day.

What's happening with us? Do you have a few minutes?

I'm still working a few days each week at my "paid job" as an ICU nurse. Love it! The rest of the time, I'm working to run this little operation we call a family. Sitting at my desk making cards in whatever time is leftover. I'm also very busy trying to support my Dad, since he took over the role of full time carer to my Mum in October 2009. She had a stroke and now has an Acquired Brain Injury. It's very sad. She's no longer my "Mum" but is now a very lost and confused elderly woman. Dad needs to be there for her 24/7, and it's ageing him by the day... :-( I started selling my cards at local markets last summer, but had to stop over winter as we got too busy with the kids sports. I have recently started the market scene again, and it's very lucrative.

Steve is still working in Theatre, but is very over it. Hopefully he'll take a job with a company that is chasing him to be a sales rep. They say that a change is as good as a holiday! In his spare time he's pretty busy with our house renovations. I had no idea he could be so "handy"!!

The kids are gorgeous and growing up before our eyes! Lara starts High School next year!

Lara is nearly 12 and is such a gorgeous girl (inside and out). She will probably get braces in the next 12 months which she is looking forward to (!!). She has a wonderful group of girls as her BFF's, and I couldn't be more proud of the young woman she is becoming. She totally aced Grade 6, so I just hope that her school work ethic continues on to High School.

Jacob (the middle child) is a very stereotypical middle child! I love him to bits. He chose to not play cricket this summer, but concentrate on swimming instead. Having had no swimming lessons in his life, he made it through to the Regional Swimming Championship last summer. He did really well, and now wants to perfect his technique, so he takes "stroke correction" lessons each week. I can see that he's going to be one of those kids that spends his whole life around water. He is frightfully clever, with an, almost, photographic memory. I imagine that he'll be able to achieve anything he sets his mind to.

Oscar has had an awesome year. He's like the class clown of the family. His sense of humour has me in stitches every day. He's my baby and probably always will be, even though he's bound to start rejecting my need for cuddles any day soon. He's such a delight.

We welcomed two little dogs into our family last Christmas, and they are still a source of joy each day ( as well as a source of dismay when they dig holes in the Sir Walter turf, or pull washing off the line and rip it to bits). We all love our two little boys and can't imagine what we ever did before they came along.

So, that's about it for us right now. We are really enjoying our family unit. The kids are all very independant, which enables Steve and I to leave them home for 45 mins every evening and we go and walk the dogs. It gives us some "alone" time to reconnect and have a talk without interruptions.

I think that's us up to date! Hope 2011 finds you happy and well! xx

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Baby cards, and a giveaway!

Hi everyone! I know it's been a long time... I have no excuses. Well, I do sorta, but I'm sure you're sick of my excuses! All you need to know is that I'm back, baby!

Speaking of babies, how about some baby cards? These cards all use the "Baby Set" from RW Laser Cuts.

Wanna see more? There's another card using this set over at the RW Laser Cuts blog. In fact, if you pop on over there and simply leave a comment on this post, you can win the very gorgeous "Baby Set" for your very own!

This is the "Baby Set" you could win:

Good luck! I hope you win this beautiful little set. Be sure to check the RW Laser Cuts blog regularly, as there are many challenges, giveaways and competitions coming up soon!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2S4Y card and some news!!

Hi everyone! I bet you all thought I'd dropped off the face of the earth? No, just busy with a few projects and domestic goddess duties!
Today I finally got the chance to play along with my favourite card sketch site 2 Sketches 4 You. The owl card below is based on Laura's Sketch #24. Papers are from Pink Paislee and the adorable owl is from RW Laser Cuts.

This next card was made for someone special, and was made from scraps on my desk (there's never any shortage of scraps!). Again, the flowers are from RW Laser Cuts.

Now, for the news! Be sure to keep checking the RW Laser Cuts blog. In a couple of weeks there will be some exciting challenges and some blog candy giveaways. Your chance to get your hands on some of these adorable laser cut lovelies. There will be new stock coming soon, and they are just adorable!

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Monday, March 23, 2009

New look!

I caved and got a busy background for my blog. Seems that I need to make a new header now too...

Not much happening here at the moment. I'm into Week 2 of my 4 weeks of annual leave. It's lovely, I really wish I didn't have to work. Unfortunately I like to spend money which means that I DO have to work. Oh well.

The great Stash Project is no more. I got a whole heap of new stuff and couldn't wait to use it all. I know, I'm hopeless. The intention was there though.

I have to share this pic. Jacob got new Footy Boots the other day. His first pair. He's so proud of them. I asked him to give me an action shot and this is what he came up with!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stash project update...

6 down, 24 to go! And, it occurs to me that I had better hurry up and meet my target since I ordered some new papers a few days ago. When they arrive I will be chomping at the bit to use them!
Here are the six cards I made on Monday. Forgive the "same-ness", that's what you get when you are using up papers!

In other news, my Weight Watcher's journey is going very well! I have lost 9kg so far, and hope to crack the magical 10kg barrier this weekend. I feel fantastic, and have a renewed interest in clothes and fashion. I haven't had to buy too many new items, as I find that I am fitting back into heaps of clothes that I got too big to wear.
Thanks for stopping by today, I can't tell you how much it means to me!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stash project.

My scrap pile is threatening to take over my scrap space. A few months ago I organised all my scraps into colour groups. This is as far as I got!
So, I am now challenging myself to make 30 cards (yes, that's 3 zero) from my scraps. NO cutting into whole sheets of patterned paper. I will need to use whole sheets of Bazzill cardstock from time to time, but that doesn't count.
Who wants to join me?


Yay! I am officially on holidays. I have 4 weeks annual leave from work. It feels good. I don't think I'll be doing anything too exciting. It's mainly all about not having to go to work.

I attended the RW Getaway last weekend. These Getaway's are soooo much fun. Days and days of uninterrupted cardmaking, being fed, drinking, laughing and just relaxing. I got 31 cards made at this last one. I don't know if that beats my record from the last one, I'll have to look back at old blog posts. It was so much fun. The next one is in June, and I don't know if I'll be able to attend. I'll have to do a lot of sucking up to Steve... I'll certainly go to the November one.

Here are a couple of cards that I made while I was away:

Lara had her 10th birthday party on Friday night. She's growing up so fast!