Wednesday, 19 November 2008


I am now on holidays!!
It is only for a week, but it will still be nice.
Hopefully we can get the tree up and start doing our lights outside.

It will be my beautiful girl's seventh birthday on Tuesday, so Harry and I need to organise her balloons to release. He has decided they need to be rainbow colours this year, but I am sure he will change his mind when we get to the shop.
This time of year is always so difficult for me, I would give anything to have her here with me and hold her in my arms.
So be gentle with me, I take each day as it comes and no matter what people say, it never gets any easier.

I hope to get a few project done and lots of pages, nothing else planned.
Harry has an appointment with an ENT speciallist next week to check his tonsils out.
He has had about 6 bouts of tonsillitis in an 18 month period. They are the biggest and, I have to say, ugliest tonsils you have ever seen, but not sure what they will say.

I don't want them taken out if it is not necessary, but I want to be reassured that they will be OK.

Well the little guy is tucked away in bed, so it is time for me to get my scrapping stuff out and play.

Until tomorrow, stay safe. xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Fun day

Today I got the opportunity to do an Excel Intro course for work.
I haven't been to any training for such a long time, but I really enjoyed it.
Daddy had to do the trip to Grandmas and work, while I caught the Tram into the city, got a mocha and did something for myself.
Hopefully I will get to practice a bit so everything sinks into my head.
One more day to work this week and then I have a week off, which I am really looking forward too.
Time for bed, chat tomorrow!

Monday, 17 November 2008

November mid month reveal

I got myself some sugar this month over at and I was lovin it.
Not that I didn't like the spice kit, cause that is awesome too.

The collection featured 'Bella Blvd-Family Tree' is gorgeous and so easy to work with on your projects.


Head over to the gallery to check out the amazing work of our very talented DT team.




I also tackled the Alter It Project for the month 'Maya Road mini Scalloped album', hope you like it.










Getting back on track

So I am sick for a few days and then to add to it we loose our internet over the weekend.
What is that saying, If it don't rain, it pours!!
The bonus to the situation was I got to do some serious scrapping and recover properly from my bug. Hopefully the family can stay well for awhile.
We had our usual mad Monday, swimming and kindy, but all went well.

I solemly swear to get back to blogging everyday like I promised, hate when life gets in the way.

I wanted to share some challenges I completed over at November Cybercrop last weekend. I love the challenges the girls give us, always fabulous techniques.




Also did a sample for my November challenge "Decorative Scissors" at


We had a mid Month reveal over at this month, but I will post that seperately.

Take care xx

Saturday, 15 November 2008

I'm sick!!

It has been so long since I've been sick, but it all caught up with me on Wednesday night.
Sorry for the graphics, but I spent most of Wednesday night in the bathroom with a bucket.
I have been flat ever since, but being a Mummy means I can't curl up and die!!
Must admit DS has been very good, while I lay on the couch. He comes over every now and then and kisses my forehead, then tells me I am hot. Bless him!!

Still feeling a bit YUCK, but at least I am getting around.
Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow and can start to catch up with things.
Catch Ya later! xx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Finished for the week

I love Wednesday nights, it means I have finished work until next week.
It is a hard life but somebody has to do it LOL!!
Thankfully my little man was better behaved for Mum today after a horror day yesterday.
But I laughed a little, told Mum it was her turn for him to be naughty.
I am planning on taking DS to see Father Christmas on Friday, but I think we will wait to see how good he can be.

I have loads of scrapping that I need to do and I was hoping to get started tonight, but I think I am going to bed early to catch up on some sleep.
Just have to do more tomorrow.
Until then stay safe xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Back to work

Today was a working day, so we were all up early which is always fun!!
It was so hot here today and there is never any shade to park the car under.
It was nice to come home and have a drink, we get changed and then head back to Mum and Dads for tea.
Tuesday nights we do our ballroom dancing lessons, which is just a scream.
I think we are slowly getting better, but we still have a long way to go.
Well I have an early start tomorrow so it is off to bed for me, Daddy gets to put the boy to bed.
Take care xx

Monday, 10 November 2008

Where did Sunday go?

I got so wrapped up in Idol and Dancing with the Stars, that I forgot to blog. BAD GIRL!!!
Wasn't Dancing with the stars just awesome!! They all did an amazing job.
And Idol is getting closer to the finish as well, then what will I watch 8(.

Well DH kept his word yesterday and took Harry out for a for hours.
I managed to finish my 123 November Challenge page which I thoroughly enjoyed doing.

Remember the criteria for this month,

1. Lace
2. Scary Photo
3. Monochromatic


Also did some DT work for SCRaPDANGo
But you will have to wait for that. HeHe!!

And then all of a sudden it is Monday again, swimming, shower, eat and Kindy.
It happens so fast I can hardly catch my breath.
I'm looking forward to Idol tonight and maybe a bit of scrapping before going to bed early, I am working the next two days so I need to stay on my toes.

Thanks for dropping in, Take care xx

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Quiet weekend

Well our little man is feeling a bit better tonight and has gone into his own bed.
Hopefully he will stay in there!
I have achieved nothing today, besides some ideas in my head.
When Harry is sick, he wants me right by his side and as Daddy spent the day at the races, it was left to me. So I couldn't get anything scrappy happening.
I am busting to get stuff done, so DH has promised it will be my day tomorrow. YIPPEE
I have managed to print lots of photos today while DS had a short snooze, so at least I can start on my layouts straight away.
I have to say after sitting up for nearly 2 hours with DS chucking overnight I am feeling a bit tired, so I think it is time to hit the sack.
Stay safe xx

Friday, 7 November 2008

Quick post tonight.

Not much happening tonight.
DS has come down with a tummy virus earlier this evening, so there goes my night!
Hopefully he will feel better in the morning, we have our pageant on.

I will be sleeping with DS in the family room tonight, so maybe I will just get some sleep and scrap tomorrow.

Told you I would be short and sweet
Take care until tomorrow xx

123 Cybercrop reminder

Just under a week left to complete the challenges for the October cybercrop.
Entries to be emailed to by Midnight November 14th
Both Karlene and Charmane would love to see some more entries.

October Challenge One
donated by Scrapbook Divas stamped background, masking tape & NO patterned Paper

October Challenge Two
donated by Scrap Therapy MOTM - My Minds Eye, printed journalling and Circles

October Challenge Three
donated by Chook Scraps NEW glitz & glimmer product, beads, hand-stitching and a chook {bird!}

I hope to get some of the challenges completed this weekend.
Remember there are some great prizes and you have to be in it to win it!!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Nice easy day!

Well as I type, the wind outside is beginning to pick up, I think it is going to be a bit wild overnight here! Hopefully we will get some rain with it too.
Well apart from the kindy run this morning and dropping into Target on the way home, Harry and I haven't done much. The usually daily tidy up, a load of washing and even managed to finish a page.
I have surfed my forums on and off throughout the day and got my DT kit from Scrapdango this afternoon. Can't wait to start playing. It is an awesome kit, you can check out our reveal on the 15th November. But I will post a photo of the kit before then.

Short and sweet tonight, DS is asleep, so I want to try and scrap for awhile tonight. Hopefully DH will go to bed soon.

Until tomorrow, Stay safe xx

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

I am keeping up for now

Well I have finished working for the week, YIPPEE!!
I don't mind the work I do and it is always great to catch up with the girls.
But now I can do what I love ...................... scrapping of course.
Hope to get a page finished tonight, maybe two, but I can hear DH snoring his heart out which always drives me nuts!!
Can some-one please tell me WHY men insist on falling asleep on the couch instead of going to bed, it seems so pointless to me and the snoring drives me INSANE, really!!!
DS has kindy in the morning, then we have the day to ourselves, but I need to get some washing done at some stage.

There are quite a few crops happening this weekend, I hope to play along with some of them.
Our Christmas Pageant is on this Saturday, so we will head there first thing in the morning, then have the rest of the weekend to relax.

Until tomorrow, stay safe xx

November Ad Challenge at Scrapbook Savvy

This month's Ad challenge has been posted and it has endless possibilities.
You may decide to tackle the colours, the theme or simply the layout itself. I loved the fact it had 6 photos, but if that seems a little daunting maybe go for 2 large landscape photos.
I can't wait to see how you interpret the challenge, head over to to check out the details and see what the other DT girls have up their sleeves too!
Here is the Ad and my take on it and I just love the awesome Black Market Paper Society 'Lucky n Love'



Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Such a busy day

I have finally got the chance to sit down and play on the puter! YEAH!!
Well Tuesdays are usually a little mad, after working a full day, DH and I race home to get changed and head to Mum's place. She looks after Harry while I am at work, bless her!!
We all have dinner and then Shane and I head off to our ballroom dancing lessons with my sister and her hubbie Pat. We have been dancing for about 6 months now and absolutely love it.
Then it is back to Mums, pick up the little man and head for home. Harry and I go inside and Shane goes off to his motorbike meeting. I am exhausted just typing it all.

I don't tend to get much done on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, by the time I get Harry's things packed for Grandma's for Kindy and play we eat, shower and veg on the couch, go to bed and then get up for work.

It is a lovely humid night outside and it has just started to rain, it smells divine!!

And I just remember, Heather from has just posted a new blog challenge so I think I will do that now while I am here.


1) Driving a truck for the Blood Service
2) Working as a nurse
3) Living alone
4) Purchased my first new car


1) Re-pack Harry's kindy bag
2) Catch up on my forums
3) Do dishes
4) Drop off drycleaning


1) His brown eyes
2) Caring nature
3) Sexy bottom!!
4) His webber Lamb roast


1) Checkout Supervosor
2) Shoes Sales Assistant
3) Waitress
4) Trainee Manager


1) Braveheart
2) Bridget's Jones Diary
3) Shrek
4) Grease


1) Fiji
2) Tasmania
3) Brisbane
4) Melbourne


1) New Zealand
2) Perth
3) Europe
4) Canberra


1) Ghost Whisper
2) House
3) Australian Idol
4) Bones


1) I 've been married before
2) I was born in the country
3) Middle child of five
4) Love motorbikes

Thanks Heather!! That was fun.
Now off to tidy up and get ready for bed.
Until tomorrow, stay safexx

Monday, 3 November 2008

2CC November Kit

The November kit is pure chic, the Bo-Bunny paper line aptly named "Teen Chic"!


You will receive 3 pieces of 12x12 beautiful patterned papers and 2 sheets of Bo-Bunny dotted paper.
Also included in this awesome kit are 3 different colored bazzil 11.5 X 5.5 scalloped cardstocks and 2 sheets of white cardstock. And what kit would be complete without letter stickers, you will find Basic Grey Monogram Stickers in delicious shades that go perfectly with the papers!
This kit is beaming with stunning embellishments, Hambly Screen Print rubons, an adorable Daisy Bucket Stamp, journaling Cards from etsyBits and pieces of Heidi Swapp mini chipboard, loved the butterflies and crowns.
The famous 2 Croppin Cousinz Tags this month were just stunning and to finish this delicious kit off, some yummy ribbon and 2 gorgeous layered flowers with a button center from our very own Alicia!

And once you have purchased the kit, you really MUST get the Add On Kit to compliment it.
Who could say no to Prima bling swirls, Imaginisce flowers and Daisy Bucket Rubons!!


This is month you really don't want to miss out! Trust me! 8)








November 123 Challenge

Is up and it is fabulous!!

1. Lace
2. Pics of scary faces... we have just had halloween so this should be easy
3. Monochromatic color scheme

Looking forward to seeing some SCARY layouts ladies!!!

*** SCARY FACES is your OWN interpretation.... doesn't have to be Halloween related!!!


Stay tuned for my take on it soon

So far, So good

Well it is day 3 and I am still going!!
Mondays are always a very busy day here in out little home.
Harry has swimming in the morning, home for a quick shower and some lunch, then we head off to Kindy.
I come home for 90 minutes, finish doing the daily chores and then head back to pick him up.
I know he gets tired and so do I!!LOL!
A total shock for me even, I didn't stay up last night to scrap, what the!!! I think DH was amazed too. Just too tired, it all seems to catch up with me every now and then.
I am working the next few days, but hopefully will blog each night before bed.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

I've been tagged!!

Thanks Diane! She tagged me a few days ago and I nearly forgot, OOPS!!

So I have to share 6 things you may not know about me, so here goes:

1. I hate eating Brusselsprouts, when I was younger I would swallow them whole with a raspberry cordial chaser. Now I am a big girl I just refuse to eat them LOL!!!

2. I have a very strong sense of smell, DH thinks I could work at the Airport sniffing out the criminals.

3. I have been married before, for just over seven years, sad when to people grow so far apart.
Or should I say one grows up the other one doesn't.

4. My partner and I are work sweethearts.

5. I was a nurse for 15 years, but I make the worst patient! Actually hate being in hospital.

6. I have a light truck license, but no blue singlets. LOL!!

OK. So now I am tagging Jess, Marcie, Carrie, Colleen, Tara, Heather and Kathi

I will be back later!

Sunday, Sunday

Well I am a little bleary eyed today, after Harry fell asleep about 10.00pm last night I sat on the computer sorting through some photos. Still so many to scrap!!
Started scrapping about 11.00pm and finally hit my pillow about 3.00am. My page just wasn't working for me, so decided to keep playing until I was happy.

My darling little man woke me at 6.00am, so we snuggled in the family room watching TV.
Well he was snuggling, I was sleeping LOL!!!

Quiet day today, finished off the washing and then vacumned and washed the floors. DH took DS out for a couple of hours so I could do it un-interrupted.
Now we are just getting tea ready, Roast Lamb....YUMMY!!!

Got a few things to post later for the start of the month, but better get the vegies happening first.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

The beginning of a new month!

There seems to be a few challenges around ATM trying to help people to blog everyday.
My friend and co DT, Colleen over at is giving it a go, so thought I would be a support person for her.

The start of the month is always so busy with new challenges to post and DT reveals, so the challenge will be for me to keep going after the first week.

So what have I been upto, well yesterday Harry and I went Ten Pin Bowling.
Strange I know, but it seems master H has a real fascination with it.
He did so well, his arms got a little tired towards the end of the second game, but maybe because he was having my shot as well!! He even got a spare!!




This morning I have been to the dentist for a check-up, had 2 new tyres put on the car and have stripped the beds to wash the sheets. Totally thrilling I know.

Hope to scrap this afternoon, I need to finish my sample for my November Ad challenge and do a few 1,2,3 cyber challenges.

Until next time, which should be tomorrow LOL!!
Stay safe