Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CPS #62

I am back! Have been a very bad blogger lately. Usually when I'm a bad blogger it means I'm being a good nurse, so I have an excuse! Work makes it very hard to create and blog regularly.

Here is a card I made based on the very elegant and simple sketch #62 over at CPS blog.

It's my birthday tomorrow, and I'm celebrating by having a huge weekend away. I know, I've just had one of those, but this one involves my husband, and two other couples. We are just staying away for Saturday night, but it will be wonderful!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Autumn days

The days are absolutely glorious here at the moment. Nice and chilly at night, then the days are sunny and beautiful. Perfect for getting out in the garden, outdoor lunch or just reading a book in a nice warm spot.

Having said that, I spent some time indoors today at my scrapping desk. I made this card based on the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers blog. This was the brief:

"We’d like you to make a card inspired by the Traditional or Modern gift themefor a 7th Anniversary, which is……'Wool or Copper' "

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Some challenges...

I finally got to my scrapping desk today. Yay! I've been enjoying the glorious weather out in the garden.

This card is based on sketch #61 at CPS blog.

This card (more baby cards) is based on the current sketch challenge over at Papertake Weekly blog. I have had a ball making cards today, I hope to get some more made tonight!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Brisbane getaway!

I am in serious detox mode after my weekend away in Brisbane. Those girls showed me such a good time that I may not need to eat again for a week, and I definitely do NOT need to drink again until hell freezes over... I haven't seen these friends for 6 years (since I moved down here) and yet it was just like we picked up from yesterday. This is the definition of true friends, I believe. Anyway, in between our catching up, there was an endless supply of bottles of wine, snacks, restaurant meals, long walks and of course, laughing until our stomachs hurt and tears ran down our faces (actually Jo and I did share a drunken tear or two at a pub one night!). It was the absolute BEST time, and I thank the girls for their company, hospitality and friendship.

Back to reality here! I spent all day yesterday in the garden. I'm getting such pleasure from it. The veggie patch is coming along nicely. I planted strawberries, celery (for the guinea pigs, I cant stand the stuff), herbs and broccoli yesterday. Also put some unusual flax along the border of one of the front garden beds.

I bought myself an early birthday present yesterday. An iPod dock. I realise I may be the last person alive to have one, but I LOVE it. I also updated my iPod yesterday. I am loving Colbie Caillat, Duffy and One Republic. You know, I think music far outweighs nearly every other "thing" for making me happy.

Hmmm, I know there's more chatter I want to share, but I need to take the boys to AusKick. It's the juniour version of Australian Rules Football. Jacob loves it, but Oscar is only going on the promise of hot jam donuts afterwards! I persist, as Jacob was exactly the same last year. Oscar has more reasons to enjoy it really, as 4 of his friends from school are there. Which is a bonus for me. Last year I endured freezing cold mornings, sitting on concrete steps all alone. This year, I'll have other Mum's to chat and gossip with. Oh, and the mobile coffee van comes along too. Huge line up, as most parents are thinking alike.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Friday, April 18, 2008

CPS #60

I'm back! I had the most awesome time in Brisbane, but I'll fill you in on that in another post. Here is a card I made based on sketch #60 over at CPS blog.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Outta here

I'm leaving on a jet plane... don't know when I'll be back again...

It's not quite as exciting as that, but it's pretty exciting. First thing tomorrow (Fri) I'm driving down to Melbourne, catching an early flight to Brisbane, and will be spending the next 4 days in sunny BriVegas, Queensland. And, I may add, I'm doing this on a solo (as the kids would say). That's right folks, 4 fab days in a gorgeous location, playing with some gorgeous girls. We all used to work (and play) together way back when, and we've arranged a mini-reunion of sorts. I am beside myself with excitement.

So, hopefully, the next time you hear from me, I'll have many many stories to tell, be rested and relaxed, and just chilled out in general.

See you all soon!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Holy Scrapbook Storage Batman!

Look at my new love...

I am doing my best to fill up all those delicious drawers - there's just so much room in this thing!! Even DH is impressed.
This next card is for the challenge over at Papertake Weekly blog. The idea was to use "waves" ie scallops or zig zags on a card. I have used zig zag scissors and added a bit of ric rac for the scallops. I just love this patterned paper range from Fancy Pants. I was rapt to see that the "Cupcake" buttons from Basic Grey co ordinated perfectly as well! Love it when everything falls into place.

Next are just some random cards I've made in the last day or so. I'm trying to mix it up a bit with the papers and colours I choose.

Wet and windy Wednesday

Brrrrr. It wasn't exactly cold here, but it was the sort of weather that made you feel like snuggling up with a nanna rug on your knee and a nice hot cup of tea. It blew a gale and rained on and off.
I have a couple more cards to share tonight, just to make up for the past few days that I have been MIA. Bit of a common theme with the papers here, but I promise the next cards I make will be something different. I just can't stand to cut into a fresh piece of paper for only one card.

My new storage cabinet arrived, and I'm in love! I spent most of the day yesterday setting it up, and having a good old fashioned clean up out in my scrapping room. I have everything inside the cabinet, but I am waiting for the remaining drawers to arrive. The courier company delivered only 5 of the 6 boxes... I can't take a pic until it is looking "complete"!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

CPS #58

It was so nice to be back making some cards today, after those few days of work and night duty. Below are two cards I made based on Sketch #58 at CPS blog. As you can see, I'm in a world of sunshine and roses with all my new Basic Grey and Stampin' Up stuff!