Thursday, December 30, 2010

Goodbye 2010

Final post for 2010 and what a lot to give thanks for; blue skies, teenage antics, new kitty, loving family and friends, good health and time to create.  I don't think it could be better .... although I think I left out meeting like minded souls through the web.  Such fun.
I have added a purple version to the damask atc and then was called to help the teenager.

Shock horror she has never taken an interest in my craft activities.  On occasion she will comment on the crafted item, sometimes sweetly other times with a dash of acid.   But today was different.  She asked if I could help her make some signs for her friend's end of year party. I stopped what I was doing and I tried to play it cool and not overwhelm her with my enthusiasm.  Handed out paint, glimmer, stamps, glue, bling whatever she wanted.  Her ideas ... I gently offered suggestions and loads of product choice (my stash is bursting out of the cupboards).   I have no idea what the signs are for but, was thrilled to be asked to help.

She was happy with the end result and even said it was fun.  I thought it too early to open the champagne so had a cup of tea instead.

Have a wonderful new year and hope to see you in 2011.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Damask ATC

A quick post of the damask atc.  Will play around with the damask stamp and see what else evolves.  Still have to put a back on these and I think a black edging should see them complete.
Alcohol inks are a funny thing ... I watch TH create and push them around and create the most amazing things.  I find it such an unpredictable product that it is a bit of a love/hate relationship.

WOYWW after xmas

Hoping you all had a wonderful christmas with family and friends.  Thank you for all the sweet comments about the kitty thief, she enjoyed her pressie even more on christmas day.  We added an extra mouse so that she got a surprise.

Now to WOYWW.  Working on some ATC's just for the sheer pleasure of playing with all my stuff.  Not trying to meet a swap deadline or working to a theme  ... just playing with alcohol inks, damask and butterfly stamps and of course bling.  
Enjoy your wednesday and I hope to catch up with other WOYWW.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Kitty thief ...

So while I sit peeking at all the WOYWW kitty is going through the xmas presents.  I can hear all the noise, she is making no attempt at doing it quietly.
Finds her pressie and takes off with her little mouse!!!
Ummm and I thought the teenager had been poking around, got that wrong.
Enjoy your christmas preparations everyone.


Got such a shock "No Mr Linky!!!!".  What a difference a good nights sleep makes, got up and there it was.  WOYWW 81 and all linked. Working on a little scrapbook that I might give as a gift.  Time may not be on my side ... so much too do and so little time.  But its all fun I do love xmas.

Not a neat desk as teenager was here before me left DVD, animal hooks and other bits and pieces.  Other bits on my woyww include scraps of paper that include all the information for my paypal "dispute now escalated to claim".  I am sure there is a reasonable explanation, the item is probably caught in the mail, busy time of year and I'm sure the seller is a really nice person, but.....
Enjoy your wednesday or Thursday in my case.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kitty's 1st Birthday

She made it to her first birthday. Not bad for a kitty who really doesn't like anyone else in the family except me!  It has taken almost 8 months for kitty to let DH pat her, she will bite the teenager and still runs away from DS.  But, I feel she is settling in to the household and every year will get better and better.  DS response "So, are we keeping her?"  Yes, she is part of the family ........ grrrr!  Happy birthday kitty.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WOYWW - she is cream and green and fabulous!!

Christmas cards made, written and in the post!!! That was exhausting.  There was a moment when I did think "I'm over it."  But I pushed through and the handmade cards are on there way to friends and family.  Now to some serious peaking at WOYWW.  I am seriously in love with my new cream/green bug.  Loving all the embossing folders my fave at this stage is birds and swirls  and a range of borders called with love.  Tried and tried to find swiss dots (sold out, you are right Ciara it is everyones favourite) bought polka dots instead.  Tried a couple of TH embossing folders love the flourish  not so enamoured with the damask.  Having a lovely time embossing and realising it doesn't take a lot to keep me happy. Enough rambling here she is .......
Also including a pic of the Christmas tree which I finally got up and decorated even though the family thought it was soooo uncool.  Teenagers what do they know?  I also dragged out the paperbag "pudding" made by the uncool teenager when in preschool.  It is the only craft thing she ever made that resembled the said object.  Poor tree is looking a little worse for wear being cramped in the box for a good 11 months.  So far Kitty has left it all alone.  Enough rambling I'm off to see all the other WOYWW.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

WOYWW, cards & shopping

What's on my desk? well another scrapbooking shop is closing down or going online.  A sign of our times!  Bought quite a few goodies and stocked up this morning.  No time to even start playing before I got a pic so that I could join in WOYWW.

Almost finished making cards for Xmas and a few pics to share.  Always fun to sit with a friend and create some cards and chat.  We used the "Darkroom Door  Noel "stamps.  Tried to make a card without lumps and bumps that can go in the mail.  Once I got bored with the colour swapped over to different cardstock and that kept me going for another stretch.  Off to see what everyone else has been up to.

Summer Jacaranda

So odd reading about everyone's cold winter while I look out into a summer sky with the jacaranda in flower.  Bliss....

But, in other parts of New South Wales floods everywhere.  It's just so unfair the farmers struggle with drought for years and then get flooded.   Photo of Dubbo my hometown under water .... Pic from "The daily Liberal".  What a topsy turvy world we live in.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WOYWW & xmas cards

some craps of paper left over from the beginnings of xmas card making.  Trying a couple of different styles so that I can produce multiple copies before I get bored.  An aerial pic of the desk. Not too messy.  Becoming aware that I also clean up as I craft.  This is really becoming quite pathetic as I document my obsession with being tidy!!
Also including a close up of my favourite card so far.  Playing with my new cuttlebug machine and embossing folder.  I must be the last crafter to buy an embossing machine.  Only just discovered them.

The lovely xmas tickets are a free  download from