I love the D'Lish Scraps challenges and I'm so s\glad i had time to join in this month!
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Mum gave me a container of home grown tomatoes and Diane gave me some capsicum - so I decided to roast them and make my own pasta sauce. I roughly chopped the tomatoes, capsicum, garlic and rosemary ( I realised afterwards i should have also added some onions - oops).
I put the vegetables in a dish with some garlic oil and slow roasted till the were soft.
Once they cooled I put them in the food processor with a tin of whole tomoatoes, some minced garlic and a splash of red\ wine.
I cooked pasta for dinner and the sauce was delicious :)
Friday, April 25, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I got 3 layouts scrapped over the weekend - thank you to Tanya for the company on Friday :) I used some old \and some very recent (last week! LOL) photos and a combination of new and old and products. I loved the patchwork chevron design by Paige Evans and used that as my inspiration for my first layout.
A messy layout and some stamping for Cohan's egg decorating photos :)
I had these papers and photo packed in a spare kit for retreat - so glad I got it scrapped :)
Monday, April 21, 2014
I thought I would share pics of my Easter decorations :) Usually I don't decorate for Easter, but since I've found so many lovely bunnies / Easter themed treasures while op shopping - I thought I would display them. I think they look very cheerful and cute!
I hope everyone enjoyed their long, long weekend :) Friday Tanya and I had a scrapdate - lots of scrapping, chatting and a delicious lunch :) Saturday was a quick trip to Bunnings to grab some things to do a few jobs around the house. Craig brought me this Venus fly trap :) I was so excited - I've been looking for one for ages!!!
Sunday we went to dinner at mum's - so much fun playing the the kids and spending time with family! Cohan and mum had made some marshmallows and marsjmallow biscuits and he was so exctied to give me a box of them to take home - so cute :) Today we spent the day doing some DIY around the house.
Cruise countdown...3 weeks!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I had an impromtu play date with Cohan yesterday - he decided he wanted to "just chill with Aunty" LOL He came over and we played with the lego
Then I remembered I had some egg decorating kits that mum picked up in the post-sales last year - so we went down to my scraproom and painted and decorated some eggs.
Cohan decorated both of these eggs all by himself :)
While we waited for the paint & glue to dry, we headed upstairs to have fun with the play-doh and the new play-doh tools I got op shopping.
After that we played many, many, many games of Hungry Dinos - lots of fun and we can't wait for our next play date :)
Monday, April 14, 2014
A special birthday deserves a special birthday card. Jaxson is a huge Ra Ra the Noisy Lion fan. I had no idea who or what that was - so after a google search I knew I wanted to make a punch art card. I went through my punches and found I had exactly what I needed, so started playing around. I am so happy with how the punch art and card turned out and Jaxson seemed pretty excited to see Ra Ra :)
Cruise countdown....4 weeks!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
On Sunday we headed to the beadch to celebrate Jaxson's first birthday. It was a beautiful sunny day - so the kids played on the beach collecting shells and the adults sat on the grass chatting and catching up.
The cheeky birthday boy :)
Mum made the very cute cake!
The cheeky birthday boy :)
Mum made the very cute cake!
Cutting his cake
Enjoying his cake :)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I only managed to pop into one op shop last week, but still found some things to bring home :)
New roll of wrapping paper $2, frame (to be painted for my scraproom) $4 and 2 packs of 5x exercise books (to donate to the children / school at Mystery Island) $2 each.
Strawberry bowl $3
Craig's mum has also found me some wonderful goodies for me recently. On my wish list - a glass juiceer (will keep looking for coloured glass juicer).
Knowing my love of all things quirky - she brought me this tea strainer and a slic server (?)
Pyrex loaf dish!! Woo hoo :D
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I brought a magazine recently with steampunk themed stamp set and couldn't wait to make some cards :) I really liked a card sample in the magazine and decided to CASE it - I even managed to find similar patterned paper to use for the paper piecing.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
This LO has been sitting on my scrap table for weeks - moving things around the page, adding / removing things, etc. Don't you hate that?!? LOL
I started the next 2 LO at Simply Crafty on Sunday - it was nice to sit down yesterday and finish them :)
I loved the mood board for Sassy Scrapper's April challenge and was inspired to join in :)
Monday, April 7, 2014
I have been slowly getting my scraproom unpacked and creating some new storage / organisation ideas. The Stampin' Up party I had a few weeks ago was a good deadline to motivate me into getting it sorted and finished. I thought I would share some of the projects I have been painting and creating.
First up is this shadow/ display box I found at an op shop a few years ago, and then put in the cupboard with my other projects LOL
I removed the decorative top and sanded down the rough edges. Then I used putty to fill in the gouges I made removing the top.
After that dried I gave it a few coats of paint.
Now I just need to sort my buttons / embellishments out and put them in it :
Cruise countdown...5 weeks!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
As promised, I'm back sharing the 2rest of my op shop finds from a few weeks ago!
Metal buckets 50c each and pink/cream tin 50c for the scrap room. I also brought the blue bucket $1 for my scrap room, but decided to use it for storage in the laundry cupboard - perfect size for boxes of screws & hooks, masking tape and other bits & pieces.
Metal candle holders 20c each - will give these a coat of paint and use them to decorate the front verandah.
Toys $2 each for when Jaxson visits :)
Motar & pestle $2, 2x pink striped bowls 50c each for the dog's (fancy! LOL) and a little Fire King heat proff jug $1.
Polka dot Sheridan single bed sheet $3. This is in brand new condition - I needed a single sheet, because every time I go to retreat I have to take a queen size sheet and fold it in half LOL
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Some more everyday photos from my iPhone..
Baking fever has hit and I've been whipping up a few goodies :)
We made churros with dark chocolate sauce and cream one night for dessert.
This is Indy's definition of being downstairs -:) He's such a cutie LOL
This handsome fellow has made himself permanently at home on our front verandah. We've are still trying to find his family.
Flowers from a friend :)