Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oh dear....

Hot on the heels of the last post where I accused myself of being a bad blogger... here I am a couple of weeks later..

I have done precious little in the way of cardmaking over the school holidays. Life has been busy, to say the least. However, I have managed to make some cards, despite the tardiness in meeting any of these challenges!

Here is my effort for Laura's sketch #9 over at 2S4U.

And, following in a similar pattern here is more from Pink Paislee vintage moon...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bad blogger...

Wow, I haven't updated here since 8th September... What a bad, bad blogger! Ah well, I have been busy. Have done precious little in the way of crafting and card making, but have made a lot of headway on painting the house. The kids are home on school holidays at the moment, so I'm not sure how much crafting I'll get done in the next two weeks, but I'll be trying.

We are taking it slowly these holidays. No trips away planned. The kids all had birthday parties to go to on the weekend, and Lara had her intensive weekend of gymnastics. Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. She was one tired little poppet by Monday! We are doing a spot of mini golf tomorrow, then ice skating on Thursday. Friday will be a "me" day, as I'm going to get a new "do" and banish the grey hairs again. It's footy grand final day on Saturday, we we'll have a BBQ with friends and neighbours. None of us barrack for the teams in the final, so we'll be cool, calm and collected!

Here's a little card I made the other day. This owl is so very cute, and available soon from RW Lasercuts.

Monday, September 8, 2008

CPS #81

I had a very happy mail day yesterday. In my package of goodies was some beautiful papers from Prima, some K&Co Berry Sweet die cut shapes, and ... ahem... some gorgeous acrylic stamps. I need more stamps like I need another hole in my head, and yet I am drawn to them. Love them to pieces! I got some great Autumn Leaves stamps, and some Hero Arts.

So, this little card is based on Sketch #81 over at CPS blog. I used my new stuff. Prima papers, K&Co die cut flower and flourish, and the sentiment is from the Hero Arts stamp set.

Today I finally have some "me" time again. All last week was spent with Jacob home from school. He ended up with a nasty ear infection. He had the entire week home from school, but he's all better now and I sent him back today.

We have three guinea pig babies!!! On Saturday Lara and I went to check on the expectant Mum. Lara walked over to the hutch and said, "no, she hasn't popped... MUM! She's POPPED, she's POPPED". It was sooo funny. There in the hutch was one little baby, as clean as a whistle. A short time later we had two more. One girl and two boy piglets. They are too stinkin' cute. The kids want to hold them 24/7 and I keep telling them that they have to realise how little they are and that they need their mum. Truth be told, I want to hold them all the time too!!

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

2S4Y - Kazan's sketch #8

TGIF! This week has been exhausting for us. The kids had their school production over two nights and are thoroughly worn out. Poor Jacob got sick on Monday night and he completely missed taking part in the production! He had high temperatures, nausea, and then on Thursday complained of a sore ear. I took him along to the Dr yesterday and it turns out that he does have an ear infection on top of the virus he already had. So, he's been my constant companion this week. He's much better now.

Here's a card I made based on Kazan's sketch #8 over at 2 Sketches 4 You blog. The cute little deer is from RW Lasercuts, and he should be available in the next couple of weeks. Basic Grey "Offbeat" used here.

This next card also uses a new little cutie from RW Lasercuts. I used more Basic Grey, this time the Ambrosia line. This card is for the coach of the girl's netball team. I hope she will like it!

That's all I have today. Hope you have a great weekend. Ours will be quiet. Oh, and no baby guinea pigs yet!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

CPS #80

The sketch challenge over at CPS blog this week was a little different. We were challenged to choose any one of the previous 79 sketches and base a card on this. I have to admit that I went a little crazy and couldn't pick just one. I also hooked into some of my BG that I'd been "hoarding". Remember, I am not "saving" my favourite papers anymore. They are there to be used!

This first one is based on Sketch #59. The die cut stickers that BG produce make it super easy to embellish a card!!

This next card, still using the Sugared collection from Basic Grey, is based on Sketch #60. Why haven't I used these papers before, they are soooooo very pretty!

It's Father's Day this Sunday here in Australia. I made the next card using the Boxer range from Basic Grey, and this one is for my gorgeous old Dad! He doesn't read my blog, so it will remain a surprise! This is based upon Sketch #74.
The kids are eagerly anticipating the arrival of baby guinea pigs! We have had 3 boys for about a year now, and a couple of months ago we purchased two little girls. We have kept them apart at all times, as the girls are a bit young at the moment. However, one of the little girls started to get fatter and fatter, and now you can clearly feel little babies squirming around in her tummy. She's ready to pop anyday. We were perplexed as to how this happened, as all the kids have sworn that they never put the boys in with them. Then, I did a bit of research. Looked up the gestation period for a guinea pig (9 - 10 weeks). We did the math and worked out that she must have been "just" pregnant when we bought her. She was obviously in the cage with some boys at the pet store. I worry that she's a bit young, but I guess, in the wild, she would have been pregnant by now anyway. Ah well, stay tuned for the big announcement and the inevitable pics!!!