Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hello crafty peeps, I cannot believe it has been more then 5 years since I updated my poor neglected blog. I sort of moved to Facebook and started sharing my projects there instead of keeping this going however I like to start sharing on here again and just see how it goes.

So a lot has happened lately in my household and even though our lives have been pretty easy going so far with just the usual ups and downs unfortunately our world came crashing down at the start of October with a very close family member getting a diagnosis which was unexpected and extremely stressful for us all. This was followed with 7 weeks of very intense treatment which finished just before Christmas and we are all still trying to recover from it. Next week is D-Day as a pet scan will be done to see where it is all at. Naturally we are all very nervous and can only hope for a positive outcome, so fingers crossed. 

In the mean time of course life goes on and we try to carry on as normal as possible for all our sake but especially our girls. I have to say Scrapbooking of course was put on the back burner for a while but I picked it up again a few months ago which even surprised me and it has helped a lot with my mental state. It has been nice to have something to take my mind of things for just a little while. So most of you know that I am a pretty 'clean' scrapper who loves fussy cutting beautiful images and mainly just use paper. However I have realised that there is a lot more to scrapbooking then that and I have admired a lot of other people's work especially the ones that use mixed media, there is such an abundant amount of talented people out there, so I decided to teach myself a few different techniques by watching loads of Youtube video's. So I have really enjoyed getting my teeth stuck into something new but at the same time I like to stay true to my own style so at the moment I am still trying to find my way.

So without further ado I will share a few of my latest layouts as well as some close ups.

This layout was a very special and also sad as any Australian will know about 'Dolly' the girl who took her own life after relentless bullying. So all the ladies in this Facebook art group I joined decided to 'do it for Dolly' and everyone created beautiful art journal pages which have all been bound up into a book and has been send to the family. This is my contribution even though I do not art journal. Anyone interested in joining this group of lovely ladies and to see more of the other art work, here is the link:

Will be back tomorrow with another share, bye for now, hugs me xo

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sassy Scrappers DT projects

Just catching up with my projects I created for Sassy Scrappers. The lovely Olga always sends me some gorgeous products to work with and each month I eagerly wait for the post man to come knocking on my door. So here they are:

Also my girls made it in the local paper on Saturday, they thought it was hilarious!

All for now, thanks for popping by, till next time!

Hugs xx

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Time for an update.

Well I guess it is well overdue, time is really getting away from me. 

Have some really exciting news to share. My sister became a mother for the first time and made me an Aunty for the first time to my gorgeous nephew Jaxon. Welcome to the world 'my' little man!

Proud Oma (My Mum):)

Will be going over on the 15 September, can't wait!

For some scrappy news: I got published in Scrapbook Magazine which came out today in the UK.

So excited as it is an introductory article featuring 4 of my layouts. Can't wait for this issue to hit my letter box! Unfortunately it won't be available in Oz for another 4-6 weeks.

Also have a few Kaisercraft projects to share which featured on their blog at the beginning of this month.

Projects using Safe the Date collection:

Projects with Sears and  Sons Collection:

We also decided to foster a dog for a while. The girls are always asking for a puppy so I thought fostering might be the way to go for a while. So we got this lovely little girl straight from the pound. Please meet Holly:

She is a little darling, doesn't bark much at all, follows me around everywhere and just wants a lot of love, hugs and cuddles, which she seems to be getting plenty of at this stage. She will be up for adoption soon so any Fraser Coast peeps, if you are interested, let me know! :)

The girls had dress up day for book week yesterday. Paris and Alicia went as Thing 1 and Thing 2 out of Cat in the hat by Dr Seuss and Taylor was Cat Woman. Made the costumes myself and the girls were pretty stoked with it.

 They have had a busy few weeks as they also had the school disco last week. Aren't they gorgeous!

I will go now leaving you with this card I made for a friends 40th Birthday using Graphic 45, A Ladies Diary collection:

Hugs xx

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