Saturday, May 31, 2008

CPS #66

Phew, I just got this in at the last minute! I hate to fall behind on challenges. This card is based on Sketch #66 over at CPS blog. Very loose interpretation of the sketch this week!

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Monday, May 26, 2008


Cold today! I love it. I'm bundled up, ugg boots on, heater warming my legs and listening to the rain on the roof.

Today I found out that I could never be a teacher! I stay at the school most mornings to listen to the kids read. There are a few "lively" kids in Oscar's class. I guess they are never too boisterous as it's reading time. Today I stayed for a program called PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) where they move, in small groups, from one activity to another. O. M. G. I have new respect for Oscar's teacher. The noise was overwhelming, and the naughty kids stepped it up a notch to go completely insane. So, I have concluded that if this was my job, I'd have a gastric ulcer within 2 weeks. I'd be sucking down so many Nurofen to counteract the inevitable headache that I'd have a hole the size of a dinner plate in my stomach lining. And the amount of alcohol I'd have to consume each night would eat up whatever gastric lining was left from the Nurofen. Wow!

I got some gorgeous Sass Lass clear acrylic stamps a little while ago. They are called "Fancy Shmancy Tags". Here's a card I made today, using one of the stamps.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, and keep warm!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A new week!

Wow, May is almost over, I just cannot believe how fast the year is going.

I have Jacob home from school today, a bit under the weather, so I haven't actually had a chance to sit at my desk and create anything thus far. Perhaps later when Steve comes home...

I don't know if I have mentioned it before, but I am on the Design Team at Remember When Paper Company. I'm a "Barn Girl"!! Today, and every alternating Monday I'll be posting on Remember When's blog. It's very exciting for me, and I'm going to work hard to make sure that my posts are interesting, inspiring and helpful. That's quite a tall order!!!

Okay, that's all for right now. Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Friday, May 23, 2008

CPS #65

This card is based on Sketch #65 over at CPS blog. The paper is and old one from Fancy Pants. The adorable little owl is a chipboard lasercut from Remember When Paper Company. I think he's just too cute!

In other exciting news, I had some more cards accepted for publication by Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine here in Australia. That's always such a buzz. I was even more excited when they asked me to be involved in their Christmas issues! This was all very welcome news tonight. I've had a shocker of a day. PMS-ing big time, headache, serious case of the "blah's". It's true that every cloud has a silver lining, I guess.

After all the creating in the past 24 hours, my scrapping desk is a pigsty. I am going to have to do some heavy duty tidying before I can even contemplate doing anything else!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wednesday things!

I have been hard at work making more cards today. I brushed the dust off the Cuttlebug and did a bit of embossing. I love this little machine, I must use it more often.
Anyway, I was fiddling around and came up with these little flower accents. I think they turn an otherwise boring flower into something a bit different and funky!

I'm also trying something new with the photo editing software, so bare with me if the pics don't turn out well.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Three posts... one day. What is going on???

Papertake Weekly blog have a sketch as their current challenge. I love a good sketch, so I had to play along. Here is the card I created based on the scrumtious sketch...

Two posts... one day. Look out!!!

This card is based on a sketch over at Kazan's blog. It's a great sketch, I'll be using it again soon. The patterned paper I used for this card is from Cloud 9 Design. I love the colours and patterns, they just make me happy!

Okay, I'm off to make yet another cup of tea. It's miserable, wet and cold here today. Perfect weather for me, as I intend to sit beside the heater, watching old episodes of Six Feet Under as I scrap and make cards (and drink copious cups of tea!). Stay warm and enjoy the rest of the day.


"Animalia" is the theme of the current dare over at Daring Cardmakers blog. As the name suggests, an animal should feature on the card. This dare gave me the opportunity to break out a gorgeous set of stamps from Technique Tuesday that I have failed to ink yet. Woo Hoo!

Here's my little monkey.

In other news, my husband owes me sooooo badly at the moment. A few weeks ago he drove away without paying for his fuel (just being absent minded) and didn't ring them despite my nagging. The next morning, while he was out, the police came knocking on the door. They thought it was pretty funny, and said it was nice to be dealing with small time stuff and normal people for a change! Steve was actually out at the Petrol Station paying for the fuel while the police were chatting to me. Then, last night, I was home with the kids after school and an irate neighbour from much further down the street comes knocking. Turns out my DH had put some of our "rubble" from our renovations in her garbage bin the night before. When the bins were collected, hers was rejected as it was too heavy. OMG! I knew nothing of this, but knew it had to be him when she was describing it to me. I smiled sweetly, thanked her for telling me, and waited until Steve got home and told him all about our little visitor. I'm thinking he owes me BIG time for taking the fall for him, not once, but TWICE!!!!

Have a great Tuesday. It's miserable and wet here... the garden is loving it!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Luscious Lime and Lilac

I love the colour combo of purple and green, and this was the challenge over at Papertake Weekly blog, to combine these two delish colours!

Here is my effort at the very same. More Making Memories Noteworthy paper, but I just can't help myself.

CPS #64

Wow, these weeks are just flying by! The weather is cool, although the days are glorious at the moment. I have been getting heaps of cards made and also been able to do a spot of gardening here and there. Perfect.

Here is my card based on Sketch #64 over at CPS blog. I am mad about this range of papers from Making Memories at the moment. I have quite a few more to share that use these papers.

My MIL was so rapt with the card I gave her for Mother's Day (she is still ringing me almost daily to thank me!!), so I am making her up a few to stash away and use at her leisure. I'll share those when I get around to photographing them.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My Birthday weekend

I turned 37 on Friday. There, I said it. I have been so caught up with the idea that turning 40 is just around the corner, that I lost sight of that fact that I'm still 3 years away from that particular crisis!

Anyway, we had a lovely family birthday dinner here on Friday night. It is also my sister-in-law's birthday the same day as mine (and she WAS turning 40!!), so it's usually a double celebration. Then, on Saturday we headed over to Echuca for 24 hours or so of child free fun with 4 of our friends (2 couples). We ate, laughed, drank, laughed, shopped a little, drank, laughed, ate... you get the picture. I want to put in a huge plug for the restaurant "Oscar W". The atmosphere was beautiful, the food was amazing, and our waiter "Lincoln" gave us the best service I have EVER experienced in my life. He was a bit hot too, so that helped! If you are ever in Echuca, get thee to Oscar W.
Now, here are some more cards that I've been working on over the past day or two...

CPS #63

I'm having a bit of trouble keeping up with various challenges and blogs at the moment. My social life is getting in the way, but that's just fine! I'm having a ball!

Here are two cards that are "almost" identical, based on sketch #63 over at CPS blog.