Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Free printable journal cards

I was surfing the web looking for some printable journal cards and found a couple of great links I thought I would share :)

This is my favourite set - I LOVE the camera themed journal cards!!!

Miss Tina

Love the cute bicycle and banner on this set -

Sweetly Scrapped

This set has numbered cards which would be great for December Daily / Project Life.

Creativity Prompt

I would love to hear about any other blogs / websites that have fabulous free journal cards :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

School Card

With school starting back last week - I wanted to send a present to my nieces and nephew. It's been very exciting - Cohan started Kindy and Lacey started Prep. There were lots of jokes about hoping the teachers were mentally prepared! LOL I brought them a cute lunch sack each and sent this card with them.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


This picture makes my heart melt :)

We babysat Brandee yesterday afternoon :) Poor bub is teething and was pretty miserable, so not much playing happening, just lots of cuddles and a nap on Uncle's lap.

I spent a few hours weeding the front gardens this afternoon - they were starting to look like more weeds than plants thanks to all the rain LOL I can't complain too much - it has given all our veges a boost. We are getting a bumper crop of Roma tomatoes at them moment. The Lebanese cucumbers will be ready to be picked in few weeks too!

Friday, January 27, 2012


I am making a conscious effort to finish my LO before starting on a new one - I really don't want to have a huge pile of unfinished LO like I did last year. So with that goal in mind, I sat down today and finished the 2 LO I started at Simply Crafty last weekend :)

This LO was scrap-lifted from this LO - I love Stephanie's blog and her scrapping style!

This LO is uses some of my rub-ons and chipboard stash that I have been hoarding for too long! I made a decision to stop hoarding my stash and start using it more this year :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hot air balloon card

I used the tag I made for the Simply Crafty sky embellishment swap to make this Clean & SImple card. (Not sure why the sky looks green in the picture, but it is definitely blue LOL)

We spent a lazy Australia Day at home - just watching DVDs. We did have plans to go camping and fishing, but they were cancelled thanks to the constant rain we have had all week :(

Monday, January 23, 2012

Baby girl card

This is the baby card I made for Cathie & Andrew. I love banners and twine :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pink & teal owl beanie

Congrats to Cathie & Andrew on the safe arrival of their sweet little girl Rylie yesterday!! Craig and I popped over this afternoon to see the baby and have lots of cuddles - she's so tiny and beautiful :)

I can finally share the beanie I made her. I knew I wanted to make it pink and teal, but it needed an extra colour so I googled some picture ideas. I decided to add yellow as a third colour and saw the idea of adding a sweet flower on there :)

I spent a lovely day catching up with friends and scrapping at Simply Crafty today. I managed to get 2 cards completed and started working on 2 layouts - I probably would have got more done if I wasn't my usual chatterbox self LOL

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Single layer cards

I recently brought a magazine with free stamps and had to have a little play today :) I decided to make a few single layer cards - quick and easy :)

Okay - I cheated a little with this one and added some bling :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

In the garden

I thought I would share some pics of our vege garden. Unfortunately the capsicum plants didn't grow, but the tomatoes, capsicum, spring onion and celery plants are all going really well :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I've managed to get 2 books finished lately! What a great start to the year and good way to put a dent in the HUGE pile of books I have waiting to be read LOL
I finished the last book in the Vampire Academy series - I loved this series!

The 2nd book I read was written by the same author of the Vampire Series. It's book 3 in a series (picked it up from a discount store on sale) - was easy enough to follow the story, but I now really want to read the rest of the books in the series LOL

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Butterfly card

My first card for 2012 :) I CASEd this card from one I found while blog hopping and I loved the die cut idea - will definitely be using it again. This is the card I gave Kylie for her birthday :)

I used the die cut butterfly as a tag on the gift bag.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mug sleeve / wrap

I made this mug sleeve for Kylie's birthday. There are a few changes to the pattern - I finished it with a scalloped edge which made it wider. It looks too big for a standard mug, but I know Kylie uses larger mugs to have her caffeine fix :)

I also stitched some drawer liner / grip onto the back of the sleeve so that it wouldn't slip off the mug.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Owl beanie

With 3 friends having babies this year (2 due this month!) - I wanted to make some cute owl beanies. I bookmarked this free pattern here a few months ago. The first baby due was a boy - so I made this blue / brown hat. This was very quick and easy to make and I LOVE how it turned out - soooo cute!!

Congrats to Amanda & Justin on the safe arrival of Ryan on the 3rd January! We (Kylie, Cathie & Sue) went up to the hospital this morning to see the Amanda and the new baby and have lots of cuddles :) Afterwards we went out to lunch for Kylie's birthday. It was great to spend a few hours just sitting and chatting by the river, then some retail therapy :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Scrappy goals for 2012

After looking at the scrappy goals I set for myself last year - I think I underestimated myself LOL I'm pleased and surprised to see that I created double the amount I had set myself :)

Layouts 48/24

Cards 103/40

OTP 7/3

I'm going from part time to full time hours this year - so that means less time for scrapping. I won't set my goals too high! I'm making a change to my goals this year - I'm adding handmade projects. Looking back at my projects last year I realisedd that there were quite a few handmade items, so adding that to my goals will hopefully motivate me to continue.

Layouts 60

Cards 150

OTP / Handmade 20
Has anyone else set Scrappy Goals for this year?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Skye and Brandee are in town for a couple of days - so we got to catch up with them yesterday. It was lovely to see how much Brandee has grown and changed (I think she looks like a Cabbage Patch Kid). We gave Brandee her Christmas present and typical baby - she played with the shiny bow and wrapping paper and ignored the gift LOL She did love her gift though - lots of cuddles and chewing on it :) I took lots of pics, but Brandee was too wiggly so I ended up with more blurry pics than clear pics LOL

On a random topic - the plants in my vege garden are growing nicely. I picked my first Roma tomato yesterday - very exciting :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Wow I can't believe it's 2012 already - last year just seemed to zoom by!! I will share my 2012 scrappy goals soon :)

We didn't see the new year in (again! LOL) - we went out for dinner and a movie, then crashed out by 10.30pm! We saw "Jack & Jill" - it was a lot funnier than I thought it would be and I really enjoyed it.

Today was a lazy day - we watched a DVD, then headed to the beach for fish & chips. Then we took down the Christmas tree and packed away the decorations. I hope everyone else had a fun-filled NYE and great start to the new year :)