Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blog Award

Thanks Nic!!

So now I pass it on to fellow blggers I admire ...


I have been a teeny bit creative but since Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is coming up in July I thought (as per my own tradition) I am re-reading all the books to get it all fresh in my mind before the movie.

Anyway I digress ....

This isn't one of my favourites but I do love the Kaisercraft Christmas range, this is from the Home For Christmas range, I just LOVE the birds!!

This Lo was done using my very first Paper Pesto kit. Not everything is from the kit but all the papers are. It is also sketch #16 at 52 Sketches, love that place!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Life is standing still .. well it feels like it and since coming back from Whangarei after Easter I have been rather blah. 90% missing my hubby 10% weather. Feeling blah doesn't get the creative juices flowing. I have dabbled in my crafts kinda, but mostly I have reverted back to my very first passion ... books. I have been reading and reading and reading. It has been nice, nothing quite like relaxing with a book to take your mind off the misery of real life.
On the Hubby front ... more exams have been superbly passed and we are another step closer to the goal but there is still paper wor and waiting to be dealt with.
I had a lovely time in Whangarei over Easter and the kids loved hanging out with Grandma and Grandad, we also caught up with Uncle Dave, Aunty Tina and cousins Luke and Liam.
Anyway here are a few pics of crafts and stuff we've been up to and hopefully I'll be creating again soon :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009


is just aroud the corner. This year I decided to make little gifties for Riley and Abbeys teachers and friends. I made these tags to attach to which ever goody I decide to get!!

To begin with I wanted them to be all the same, but I pulled out my scrap box and used up some more of my scraps!! So they turned out a little different to each other!
My darling mother has asked me to make a 70th birthday card for one of her clients. I am NOT a card maker, but I thought I might take on this project as well as trying to use up some more of my scraps to try make a little box of cards for myself. Watch this space I amy very well turn into a card maker!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA yeah it is funny!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sick week

not just me but kids, it is the change of seasons. Green runny noses, constant coughing and feeling blerk! In the evening when I am usually crafting away I have been tucked up in bed reading or wrapped in a blanket having a hot milo. While my lovely hubby is in Spring and things are getting warmer, we are in Autumn and things are getting colder! Especially in the morning and at night!
Speaking of my husband ...
Last Wednesday (East coast American Time) he went off to Baltimore to the Army Base to do his physical testing for the Marines. He has been given the all clear and has passed his medical exam. He has also submitted his new package to USMC HQ and is waiting to be re-enlisted. The Staff Sgt seems to think that everything looks good and that he shouldn't have any problems re-enlisting. So we are again playing a waiting game to hear back. The way government departments process paper work I'm certainly not holding my breath for a quick reply!! But it's a HUGE step in the right direction so fingers crossed we will be joining him soon.

Because of sickness and feeling blerk and going to bed early and having not much creative inspiration I haven't crafted too much lately ... but here is what I have done ...

The Lil' Man LO is sketch #13 at 52 Sketches as well as a button challenge over at Fiskateers, The Two Of You LO, I used felt in my cuttlebug for the first time, worked really well and I will definately be experimenting more with that!!
Thats about it really ... off to have a check on this amazing scrap goody auction on Trade Me ... if only I had a ton of money!! Dreams are free :)