Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I managed to scrap a few more layouts :)  The first LO is one I competed a few weeks ago, but packed up before I photographed it.  My scrap room is still packed away in boxes, but I still had some supplies left out, so went down to my new room, set up the table, put on some DVD's and saw the new year in scrapping :) The 2nd LO was an unfinished one I completed tonight as well as the new True Love LO.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Post Christmas sales

I avoided the Boxing Day sales - too crazy for me - but did head out today and managed to get some great bargains!  The first lot of goodies was 75% off and the nutcrackers were $3.50 each (50% off).

ETA  6/1/2014 - A few more post - Christmas purchases :)  The red Santa / gnome reminds me of the cute gnomes that Dee paints - so cute!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


I love the silly season - it's a great chance to catch up with friends and family :)  Our friend Evan is in town, so he popped over to have a look at our new house and have a swim.  Then we headed off to mum's to have a BBQ with the extended family - aunts, uncles and cousins - lots of catching up, laughing and a few too many drinks ;)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas day :)  Craig and I enjoyed a very relaxed day - pottering around the house in the morning, then off to a traditional roast lunch with Crag's family.  Lots of catching up, a few drinks and yummy food.   our nieces and nephews showed us all their new toys and watched everyone have a go on the buggy (I wasn't silly enough to try that LOL).

Back home for a swim and a rest, then off to mum's to see my family.  James cooked a roast dinner, but we were still full from lunch, so just spent time catching up with everyone.  It was Jaxson's first Christmas - very exciting :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Gingerbread house

I brought this gingerbread house kit a few weeks ago and thought it would be the perfect distraction from all the unpacking and sorting :)  It was very simple to create - all the pieces were already cooked and it came with the decorations - all I had to do was ice it together and add the decorations.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas decorations

With all the craziness of moving and unpacking I made the decision not to decorate this year.  I was pretty disappointed as Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year and I make a big deal - decorations, lights, cooking, etc.  I did buy a few new decorations this year and popped them in the lounge room to make it a little "Christmassy".  

I brought the train set in the post-Christmas sales last year and really wanted to set it up, but really didn't have the room with all the boxes.

The nativity scene was also a post-Christmas purchase.

A few new decorations picked this year :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Our new house!!!

I am so excited to finally share that Craig and I have purchased our first house!!! It settled today and we have picked the keys up :) We move tomorrow - so things may be al little quiet around here- but I will be back to share more pics soon :)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Stamped sentiment card

Last card design created at Simply Crafty - stamped the image and then coloured with pens.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Paper strip cards

Two quick & easy cards made at Simply Crafty using paper scraps from leftover cards.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ornament cards

I I brought a new set of Christmas dies and couldn't wait to have a play with them at Simply Crafty.  I used some new glitter paper for the first one and adhered them to the card.

For the 2nd card I put pattern paper behind the cut outs.

Secret Santa gift

I spent a lovely day catching up with friends at Simply Crafty yesterday.  I got a few Christmas cards made in between all the socialising - LOL.  We celebrated Christmas with a delicious lunch and swapped Secret Santa gifts.  I received this gorgeous covered journal / book and a pencil holder.  I LOVE handmade gifts and this one is perfect for me - I love the denim / pink colour combo and I adore the pencil holder - I'm actually going to use it to store my crochet hooks :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Garage sale finds

I wanted to share the amazing Christmas decorations that mum got for $2 at a garage sale yesterday!!  Lots of vintage ornaments, tinsel, baubles, etc - so many gorgeous goodies!!  There were in various boxes / bags - we had a wonderful time sorting through it all :)  Mum was generous and shared with my sister and I too

Loved these cute Nutcrackers - couldn't convince mum to share them though LOL

She did share these sweet birds though - I got the blue and green one :)

It was a 2 day sale - so we popped back over there this morning so I could have a look too.  I found these cute owl ornaments for 20c each.  A figurine, sweet bell, kitschy pin cushion and a glass Avon jar - LOVE them!!


I also got this pendant / brooch for $1


I'm linking up with Sir Thrift A Lot.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

I finally managed to spend the morning op shopping on Tuesday with Craig's mum - woo hoo!  Lots of random goodies - ust the way I like it :)  

Crown cook wware in mint condition - $3.

Books $1 and 50c

First vintage linen!  Large rectangular table cloth $5.95.  Cake server $1

 Large Santa planter $1

Wooden figurines - creepy looking bunny for Easter vignettes 50c and sweet deer $1

Doll stand - perfect size for my Blythe doll 50c, sweet yellow bowl 20c and pink bunny egg cup 20c

Saving the best to last....my fabourite find of the day - a PINK casserole dish! 

Linking up with Sir Thrift A lot this week.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Die cut Christmas tree card

Another quick and easy card today :)  I got these cute trees in a Xmas themed embellishment swap - I replaced the silver star with a gold star and added some different coloured pearls to "dress" it up a bit .

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Button bauble cards

A quick and easy card design today :)  I saw a similar card on the WWW - can't find to link back though.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Reindeer Christams cards

I had a free day today, so spent a few hours in my scraproom making Christmas cards - it was so nice to finally find my mojo to get cards made :)  I managed to get 5 different designs made and will share them over the next few days :)

First up are these cute reindeer cards - using a new die I brought this year.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


I've seen a few monogram vignettes on different blogs and thought they were really cute decorating idea.   While I was in Typo I saw all the letter H on sale for $2 each and popped them into my shopping basket :)    I also thought the little globe was a perfect addition to this display so it went into the basket too ;)  The blue H was actually black and I was indecisive about buying it - I wasn't too keen on the dark colour, but then I remembered I had some blue spray paint.  A few coats of paint and it looks great!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Where's Wally? Pub Crawl

Saturday night Craig and I got dressed in our Wally costume and headed out on a pub crawl to celebrate my friend Julie's birthday.  It was so much fun seeing all the "Wallys"!

The birthday girl Julie & me

All the Wallies!

We kicked off with nibbles and jello shots at Julie's then off to the first of many pubs :)  There were challenges and more drinking at each pub - lots of fun and laughs.  

We found this plant / Cousin It look-alike - so I hopped into the garden for a quick photo LOL