Monday, December 28, 2009

The Last Post For The Year .....

WOW, this year has seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye!!!!
It's been a good year in many ways though it had it's challenges too. I love New Year & always look forward to it. There's something about having a clean slate & a fresh start that I find very invigorating.
I wish you all a truly fantastic 2010 filled with good health, happiness & dreams fulfilled.
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog & leaving such kind comments.

Just thought I'd share a few projects that I've made lately.
This is a Kaisercraft Wreath that I made for my good friend, Mel.

This card was made for a challenge at the recent Scrap Boutique cyber crop.
My criteria that I needed to use for the card were: pink/purple, chipboard & a wreath.
I made the wreath from a chipboard ring & tied lots of pink, purple & white ribbons to it.

This card was also made for a Scrap Boutique challenge. Liz showed us how to make cool pocket cards & I really loved making this, it was a whole lot of fun.

A friend from Scrap Pile sent me a little hanging calendar as part of our Christmas Swap & I prettied it up a bit & will be hanging this in my scrap room.

My last piece of news is that I have had some cards published for the very first time. It seems really weird to see my cards in a magazine but very exciting too.
They are in the current issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft - Vol 15 No 8.

Well that's it from me for now.
I'll be back next year :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas To All.....

Just popping in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a fantastic 2010.
Take care :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Fun Blog Award....

I received this from my friend Karen, thanks so much!!

I'm so sorry that I haven't done this earlier, Karen, I completely forgot.

Here are the rules:

* You can only use ONE word
* Pass this along to 5 of your favourite bloggers
* Alert them that you have given them this award

1. Where is your cell phone? Charging
2. Your hair? Frustrating!!!!
3. Your mother? Deceased
4. Your father? Deceased

5. Your fave food? Cake

6. Your dream last night? Nil
7. Your fave drink? Cappuccino
8. Your dream/goal? Perfection :)
9. What room are you in? Kitchen
10. Your hobby? Cardmaking

11. Your fear? Crowds
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Younger :) :) :)
13. Where you were last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Messy
15. Muffins? OK

16. Wish list item? KitcenAid
17. Where did you grow up? Brentwood
18. Last thing you did? Showered
19. What are you wearing? PJs
20. Your TV? Loud

21. Your Pets? Bella
22. Friends? ScapPile
23. Your Life? Busy
24. Your Mood? Sick
25. Missing Someone? Chloe

26. Vehicle? Lucius
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your fave store? IKEA
29. Your fave color? Green
30. Last time you laughed? Today

31. Last time you cried? November
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? School
34. One person who emails regularly? Mel
35. Fave place to eat? Chinese

I pass this award on to these fabulous ladies who are definitely OVER THE TOP!

CHLOE - My gorgeous daughter

LEAH - Too lovely for words

LIZ - Inspirational!!!

HELEN - Sweet chocolate junkie

LEONE - Funny & talented lady

Over to you girls :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some More Christmas Projects.....

Hi again :)
I just wanted to quickly pop in & show you another Christmas gift I've made.
This is for my daughter's grade 2 teacher.

I've decorated a plain glass jar & filled it with Smarties. She'll get a laugh out of it I'm sure.

And also, here's a card from another batch of Christmas cards I made to hand out to friends.

Lots of gorgeous Making Memories supplies on this one.

OK, the weekend is over again. Only 4 more days of school to go & then we start our glorious summer holidays.....can't wait.

Have a fantastic week everyone :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.....

Yippee, it's less than 2 weeks until Christmas!!!!
I've been working on my final Christmas gifts & cards this week & am happy to say that I'm all ready for the big day & can't wait :)

It's been very busy here with some very important occasions lately also.
My son graduated from high school last week at a beautiful ceremony held at UWA. We were all so proud of him & his achievements which included receiving 3 awards on the night, for being the highest acheiving student in Accounting & Computing & he also received the ECU Business Award.

This is the card I made for him to celebrate his graduation.

Three days later he set off to his Year 12 Ball looking like such a handsome young man in his 3 piece suit. Such a proud Mum moment, I can tell you :)

It was also my birthday this week & my darlings spoilt me with wonderful presents & lots of love.
I just had to show you this awesome snail card that my daughter, Chloe, made for me. Isn't it too cute???

Anyway, I thought I'd show you some more Christmas cards that I've made. These ones are all for family members.
This one is for my daughter, Chloe. She made a special request to have that beautiful Making Memories felt embellishment on her card so here it is.

This one is for Til, my little grand daughter.
I've used Kaiser papers on this one & handmade the little stockings.
This card was also for a challenge at Scrap Pile's last CC.

This card is for sweet little Oliver, my baby grandson.
The papers are from October Afternoon.

This one is a little different but it's for my son, Luke.
I wanted to make it meaningful to him by including one of his interests into it. So I printed out this picture which is of the bird on the Liverpool Soccer Club Logo, he's a Liverpool fan.
I thought, hey, at least it's a festive colour, it'll be OK. Anyway, he'll love it so that's all that matters.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope your Christmas preparations are on track too.
Bye for now :)