Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Arty_Oz Tag Swap - Joanne

No prizes for guessing the theme!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I  am off out for Christmas lunch soon and I made this for the hostess Susan.....

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010

I had a very productive day at Scraptacular on Friday.  I wish I got ALL my cards done, but sadly that is not so.
It was very hard NOT to eat none of  Lexia's fab looking cupcakes!

I also finished my arty_oz Christmas swap....

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christmas "Collections"Style

I loved Julie's Collections Christmas Ornament.  Here is my take on Julie's masterpiece:

and of course Miss Jasmine had to get in on the act

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Arty_Oz Tag Swap - Micky

Theme - Industria - sorry the photos aren't so great :-(

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Arty_Oz Tag Swap

This time the theme is shabby-chic

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Arty_Oz Tag Swap

Had a great day at Scraptacular today... and I got 3 more tags made to boot. Well one other finished, and two nearly finished.

I am loving making these!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Arty_Oz Tag Swap - Bevlea

I am  supposed to have made 2 tags this month but have just finished one! I dunno what's going on with Blogger today but its rotating images when it addds them into the post. Hmmmnnnnnn - technology gone bad LOL

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to...

I am a bit behind with my Birthday cards :-(  So one down 3 to go.   The main paper is from My Minds Eye Christmas Range.... doesn't look very Christmasy to me!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

How Pretty!

For a little white each year my wisteria is sstunning. This is the best it has ever been.  I think it's age  + water!

My what a lot of rain we have had. Actually today we have had hail, rain, wind, it started off dark and AWFUL. You wouldn't know that right now tho!

On the Jassie front. She is much perkier.  The pills aren't going down too badly and I don't think any more have been spat out!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Happy Birthday Jasmine

I am not quite sure of the exact date, but Miss Jasmine is 17 this month.  Here are a few of my favourite snaps of her. My how long ago it was since she was that little!

Today I took her to the vet as one of her claws was in-grown. (Why didn't I take more notice yesterday!!!!  The vet has a $21 surcharge on Sundays!)   The paw had developed a "smell" and started to swell. She was none too pleased with the treatment! He had to remove the claw and then release some of the pus. She showed her displeasure to the vet a number of times.

We had good news and not so good news. The good news is that the mark above her eye is not the cancer coming back. The vet cleaned it up, and for some reason the scar must just attract the dirt - phew... but the not so good news, she has lost some weight and her heart rate is elevated. It seems that her thyroid is acting up again.  I had thought that the nuking it had 3.5 years ago was a permanent fix. but it seems not. So blood was taken (again not a happy cat)  and it may mean tablets everyday (oh no) and regular blood tests. Anyway I'll have the results tomorrow perhaps.

Right now she is on her favorite place (my bed) nestled between the pillows!

The cat with no ears

I think we both look a lot younger!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Art for Amanda

Another work colleague loved the canvas I made for Jannene earlier this year, so this weekend I made her a canvas too, only 16 tiles tho not 225!  I loved working with Teresa's pallet, so I decided to stick with it.

I hope she likes it....

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Tiles for Teresa!

Arty_oz August Swap

OPS late.........

They took me a little longer than I had planned!  The background is chipboard which has been embossed using the Cuttlebug and painted using one of JVO's paint techniques

Sunday, August 01, 2010

What I love

Rebecca Sower has some images of things she loves on her blog
"We love the things we love for what they are."

{ robert frost }

Things like...

My beautiful Jasmine (ears or no ears)

My beautiful set of wheels and the beach that I can walk to

My home near the sea and a place to create

Friends and family

What do You love?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tidying up the craft room

Doesn't it look slick  ;o)

To the right of my laptop is a Bill Holder from Bed Bath 'N' Table. It holds my stamps beautifully!  I'll reveal more as I tidy it up.  There is my fantastic shelves from a few posts ago..

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Arty_oz July Swap

This months theme is Vintage Children and what better image to use than one from Paperwhimsy?  The background is also a whimsy digital image.  And the flowers - made them myself using my NEW Tim Holtz Sizzix dies (in the Cuttlebug). Just loving these, I was able to cut 8 flowers at once!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

How do you store your collections?

While the organisation of my house may leave a lot to be desired, the organisation of my Collections doesn't!  The chipboard is all sorted and stored in plastic compartmentised (is that a word??) containers .  But the paper well.. it was sorted and kept in the 6x6 bags that they came in, in a drawer.. not very satisfactory.  So on Friday night I spied this nice album at Scraptacular. I love albums that I can decorate myself.  I was going to cut it down to 6x6, but it had the "long" page holders in it and  as you can see these hold some of the paper products beautifully!  So I bought more 6x6 page protectors for the Collections paper :o) They are all sorted into colours, so it's easy to flip through....
Had a really enjoyable day at Scraptacular today.  Made the spools for my kit and then covered the album.  I had searched through my stash last night agonising over what to cover it , but Scraptacular had some Periphery paper in stock (one of my fav's) so -  decision made :o)

Thanks to Julie from Scraptacular for the beginings of my Angel ;-)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Engagement Card

I have been longing to use the wings & hearts from Collections
 and a work colleagues Engagement gave me the perfect excuse!  Congratulations Leeann (and Craig):