Wednesday, October 30, 2013


One more sleep!!!  Will blog our adventrues when we get back xo

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Glitter cards

In between all the packing and last minute running around I managed to get 2 cards made :)  The first one is for my mum, who is lucky enough to celebrate a very special birthday while we are on the cruie!  The 2nd card is for my bestie - I'm hoping she doesn't pick this week to check my blog LOL

Cruise countdown...2 sleeps!

Monday, October 28, 2013


Things have been a little quiet around here because I have been busy packing ready for the cruise :)  I hope I haven't forgotten anything :)

Cruise countdown...3 sleeps!

Saturday, October 26, 2013


These are the last 4 layouts I created at the retreat :)

Cruise countdown...5 sleeps!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

I got to visit my fave op shops on two days this week - woo hoo! 
Some more Easter decorations - bunny planter $2.95 and bunny & egg dishes $2 each.

Chip & dip platter with a lid (great for keeping the pesky insects out) $2.50 and dip spreader 50c

Handbag - pink, ruffles and a bird charm - perfect!!!  $7.95

Tupperware $3 each - was very excited by the orange bowl.  This is the same one that Craig ruined in the microwave :)  Pyrex bowl $4 - perfect condition no chips or scratches!!

Styrofoam cone $1 - starting to get ready for Christmas crafts :)

Linking up with - Sir Thrift A Lot
Cruise countdown...7 days!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Sharing another 5 layouts I made at the retreat last weekend :)  
This layout was for this month's Scrap the Boys challenge - blue and green.

Cruise countdown...8 sleeps!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I thought I would share some of the layouts I made at the retreat over the weekend.  . 
The first LO is for a challenge - D'Lish scraps October challenge is a neon pop!  I was inspired by the colours and the splatters on the cake!


Cruise countdown...9 sleeps!

Monday, October 21, 2013


I had an AMAZING time at the retreat!  Lots of scrapping, catching up with friends, way too much delicious food, drinkies and late night chats and giggles with my roomies  :)  I packed 10 kits, but managed to get 14 layouts scrapped - woo hoo!  That means I have hit my 2013 scrappy goal - yay me :)

My table - and this was only the first LO!!  Bahaha I did tidy it up between layouts though :)
Everyone scrapping up a storm and having a great time :)

The food was delicious!  Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner - seemed like we just finished one meal and then it was time to eat again :)
Cruise countdown...10 sleeps!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Packed and ready

Things have been crazy around here lately - I realised I haven't even shared that I'm heading off to a scrap retreat this weekend!  I booked and paid months ago, but with life being so busy  it just crept up on me :)  I have been sorting through my supplies and packing kits all week.  A whole weekend to scrap, eat delicious food, have a few drinks and catch up with friends - bliss!  I hope I haven't forgotten anything :)
 Cruise countdown...13 sleeps!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Clay flowers

Last week I brought a cake decorating magazine that had this flower mold.   I decided to buy some air dry clay and have a go at making some clay flowers to use for scrapping / card making.

The flowers came out of the mold pretty easily and they will take about 24 hrs to air dry.  I'm going to try a few different mediums (ink pad, spritzers and paint) to colour them.

Cruise countdown...15 sleeps!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Beer Festabull 2013

Saurday night Craig, Diane and I headed off to the Beer Festibull.  We watched the bullriding, fireworks and then (the real reason I was excited to by going) saw Adam Brand :)   I loved that he sang a lot of his older (and my favourite) songs!
Sunday I popped into the markets to check out some scrap stalls and then off to the beech for the afternoon.  Now that it's warming up - we have been taking the dogs to the beach for a walk every weekend.  A few more weeks and I might brave the water :)
Cruise countdown...16 sleeps!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

It's been weeks since I've had a chance to do some serious treasure hunting at my fave op shops, I definitely made up for it  on Tuesday LOL I will admit I was excited to see that they are starting to put Christmas stock out on display :)

Metal Christmas tree 50c

2x pink ice-cream bowls $2 each, quiche dish $3.95 (for Cathie) and pink plastic dish $1.95
Hand painted brooch 50c

Book $2.50

2x children's seats $4 each - I plan on painting them in bright colours

Step ladder $4 - random purchase, but I had been looking at buying one on sale for $30 a few weeks ago - glad I didn't end up buying one :)

I'm linking up with Sir Thrift A Lot's Thriftasaruas.
Cruise countdown...20 sleeps!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Green cards

I was looking for some card-making inspiration and found some wonderful ideas on Dawn's blog and nade 2 cards :)

Cruise countdown...21 sleeps!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Whale watching

Yesterday morning we were up early and headed to Hervey Bay to go on a whale watching tour!   We had been saying every year we should go, and this year we arranged it as our anniversary present to each other :)  We went on a 4 hour tour past Fraser Island into Platypus Bay to see the humpback whales.  The weather was perfect and we got to see a few pods of playful whales.  We were lucky enough to have a mother and calf swim next to our boat, then swim underneath, so we  got to have a close up look at them :)  The boat had a hydrophone so that we could hear the whales singing - it was magical!  The tour guide said that the whales don't always play / jump out of the water (breaching), but we were lucky to see a couple of whales breaching, tail slapping, etc.  We also saw a pod of dolphins playing next to the boat and a sea turtle swimming by.  The whole tour was amazing!  We got to take LOTS of photos -

FYI - We went whale watching with Tasman Venture and thoroughly recommend them!

Cruise countdown...23 sleeps!