Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I've had another couple of creative days :) I managed to get 3 layouts scrapped and made 5 cards! It's been rainy / overcast here lately, so please excuse the lighting quality.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Ripple Blanket Week 8

It's been ages (nearly 6 weeks - oops!) since I've shared a blanket update. Things got a bit hectic / busy and then I was just lazy, but I'm determined to get the blanket finished this year. I got 6 rows done over the weekend - I thought I might struggle remembering the stiches / pattern, but I was crocheting away immediately :)

Week 8
Rows 6
Bands of colour 3

Rows 128
Bands of colour 64

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Childers Multicultural Festival

We had a wonderful day wandering around looking at stalls, watching entertainment and tasting food at the Multicultural festival today.

Churros, chocolate sauce and cream - sooo good!

Chocolate covered starwberries

We got to hear our friend Roberto and his brother perofrming too :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sailor card

Just popping in to share a card I made last week - how cute is this little sailor?!?!  

Friday, July 26, 2013

Craig's trip to Melbourne

Craig went to Melbourne for 3 days this week for a very exciting game of soccer / football - Melbrouvne Victory FC v Liverpool FC.  Craig has been a HUGE Liverpool fan for most of his life and seeing Liverpool play has been on his 'bucket list'.  A trip to Europe is still a few years off, but luckily he managed to buy tickets to see them play in Australia. He also brought a ticket to see the training session.

 Craig flew down to Melbourne early Tuesday morning, went to Federation Square to buy some LFC merchandise (with other other thousands of fans LOL) and that night he went to watch the training session.  He was hoping to get his jersey signed, but wasn't lucky enough.  Wednesday he did some sightseeing, ran into our friend Jools (Hi Joolz!) who took him on a tour of her workplace, then it was time for the game!!  It was a sold out game with 95,500 fans - Craig said it was amazing to hear so many people singing the LFC supporter song "You'll never walk alone".   The game was very exciting with a Liverpool win 2-0!

Thursday morning Craig was up early to catch a flight home - he had an amazing trip :)  He was super sweet and brought me home a present.... this set of dolls from the Babushka shop we found on our last trip to Melbourne :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

I had another fun day of op shopping on Monday :) Loving all the random thrifty goodness I'm finding!  I'm always jealous of people finding owl things and I have finally found my own!!  Own figurine $5,

Red clutch purse $2.95, cook book 50c (I love this cook book and buy a copy to give to family and friends everytime I find it) and a crochet/knitting book $1.


Some pink pottery finds!! Bowl (South Seas) $1, chip/dip platter $2 and a pie dish (Crown - similar colour and bit bigger than the one I found last week) $3.

I'm linking up with Sir-Thrift-Alot this week.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013


I had another productive / scrappy RDO today - 3 new layouts :)

The first layout is for this month's Scrap the Boys challenge - This month you need to create a layout using a black and white headshot of your boy(s) or man, everything else is up to you!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Watercolour background cards

Just popping in to share some quick and easy cards - I was having a play with some new watercolour paints.



Friday, July 19, 2013

Yoda punch art card

I wanted to make a Star Wars themed card for my nephew's birthday, so searched google for ideas. There were lots of amazing punch art cards and I found the perfect one to CASE(unfortunately I can't find the link to share the original card), but with a few changes. I think my nephew will love it :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

I had an exciting day of op shopping on Monday :)  I was super excited to find something on my 'wish list'! I found the purple casserole cover - in brand new condition for only $1 - woo hoo! I also picked up the frilly pink / green apron for $1.50.

A pair of Guess sunglasses (not sure if they are authentic or knock offs) $2. 

The cane basket was $1 (I'm thinking about using this to store my letter writing things). The green Tupperware bowl was $3 - yes I already found one previously, but due to an unfortunate microwave incident (which Craig now knows to listen to me when I suggest not putting the older style Tupperware in the microwave!!). The four striped napkins where 50c each, brand new with their $3.95 each price tags still on :)

Sweet ceramic rabbits 50c each - will use these to decorate for Easter next year.
I'm linking up with Sir-Thrift-Alot this week.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I managed to get 5 layouts started at Simply Crafty on Sunday (less chatting and more scrapping this month LOL).  On my RDO on Tuesday I spent the day scrapping and finished them :)

The first layout is for the D=lish Scraps 4th birthday celebration challenge - I loved the layout and colours in the inspiration booard!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July Embellishment swap

This month's embellishment swap was flowers.  As there were only 5 people participating in the swap, I made both of the burlap flowers.

Monday, July 15, 2013

July card swap

Yesterday I enjoyed another lovely day at Simply Crafty.  We celebrated Christmas in July - we shared a delicous lunch (where quiche and caramel tarts seemed to be the theme LOL), had Secret Santa gifts (everyone was very happy with their gifts), swapped cards & embellishments and scrapped :)
This month's card swap theme was Christmas cards. 
My card -  I've made this card design before, but googled some new ideas for the belt buckle :)
Danielle's card
Cathie's card
Dilys' card

Amanda's card

Sandra's card

Sunday, July 14, 2013


I've been wanting another Blythe doll since I got my first one (other Blythe fans did warn that they were addictive and you can't stop at one! LOL), so I've been searching for a new doll. I didn't want to pay out a lot of money, so decided to go with a Basaak doll (Blythe clone). The seller that I brought the shoes from also sold Basaak dolls, so ordered one from her. My sweet new doll arrived last week!   I think she's gorgeous :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wedding Invitation

We got some very exciting (and much anticipated) snail mail last week....Kylie & Mick's wedding invitaion :)   Kylie designed and made them herself - isn't it gorgeous?!?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


I was so happy to be able to sit down and down some scrapping yesterday and today :)  I got one layout finished and scrapped 3 new layouts!!  Yay



Monday, July 8, 2013

Brandee's 2nd birthday

Our gorgeous neice Brandee-Paij turned 2 today.  We celebrated yesterday by having a party at the park. It was a lovely day-   watching the kids running around playing, catching up with family and watching the birthday girl open her presents and attack her birthday cake :)

All the cousins