Sunday, October 30, 2011

No plane for you!

Hi all,

All I can think of at the moment is the "soup nazi" on Seinfeld -- "no soup for you!" ... but for me it is "no plane for you!".

I always fly QANTAS because I like the idea of supporting Australian business, but alas I have come unstuck this time. I am due to fly home Monday night so I am hoping that they sort themselves out today. As an alternative I have booked a flight through Virgin for Wednesday.

Ah well, as always --- adapt and overcome!

My hubby thinks I have conspired to make this happen. He was hoping to show me a stack of camper caravan things this week in the hope I will let him buy one ... and now he will also have to play stay at home dad for another couple of days - poor thing!

And of course I am stuck here on the east coast without my craft stuff - drat, all the time in the world and nothing to do! Oh dear I may have to go and look at all the lovely scrapbooking shops in Canberra to fill in my time, what a shame!

Watch this space --- I may get home yet!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

50th wedding anniversary explosion box

Hi all,

I've not posted for a while -- flew to Adelaide last weekend for my Aunt and Uncle's 50th wedding anniversary and am attending a Navy reunion for female aircraft maintainers on the south coast of NSW this weekend. We had such a lovely dinner last night and I the most wonderful time seeing all the "old gals"!

Here is the anniversary explosion box "card" I made for me Uncle and Aunt. I have to say I love making these. This one did take me a long time to make, but that is because I kept changing my mind on colours and designs etc... I even changed the pearls from white to cream at one stage.

I do not have my craft gear with me, but I am pretty sure the heart is from the Sweethearts cartridge (or Wedding?), and the 50th is from the Heritage cartridge. Butterflies are made with the beautiful wings Stampin' Up! emblosslit die.

Transport for the plane - good old Tupperware,
useful for so many things.

Well, I'd best get ready for the second half of the reunion weekend - a BBQ lunch.

Hope you are all having a great weekend too.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Simple 50 with Bling

Hi all,

My sister-in-law turned 50 this week. To celebrate, her daughter organised a girl's wine cruise down the Swan River to the Swan Valley (Perth wine region). There were 10 of us from mid 20's to 50's in age and we had a great time. It was so lovely on the river that day. There was wine tasting, muffins, cheese and biscuits, lunch and a bit more wine tasting.

Big thanks to Allison for arranging it all... oh yeah, and we had cake - yummmm.

Here is my card for Karen. I decided to go simple as Karen is not into fussy frou-frou. I just had to incorporate the gold glitter paper though as it is such an important birthday.

Number 50 is from the Blackletter cartridge.

I am pleased with myself that I have been keeping up the birthdays lately ... a couple I have had to express post so they would get there on time, but still... I have a few more this month and a 50th wedding anniversary card to do too, but I'm pretty sure I can keep on top of it. Finger's crossed.

Have a good week,


Sunday, October 09, 2011

Niece's Birthday Card

Hi all,

It was my niece Emma's birthday last week and here is the card I made. As you know I was trying to make a different card altogether but I never quite got Cricut Craft Room to do as it was told --- in the end I could not get it to load any of the designs I had made for the Imagine machine (expression designs were fine).

So, back to square one and this is what I came up with. Not as I had first imagined, but a cute card nonetheless. All of the images are from the Birthday Bash cartridge.

I do not seem to have taken a photo of Jessica's card to Emma... oops. It was a very cute flying horse coloured in by Miss Jess (stamp from Stampin' Up!)

It sounds like Emma had a lovely birthday too, which is great. 9 years old already --- yikes, the time is going so fast!


Friday, October 07, 2011


Hi all,

Wow, I was just reading someone's blog and they were talking about how long they had been blogging for .... so it made me look back to my first post .... and what do you know, it's one year TODAY!!!!

A few stats:
80 posts (out of 365 days .... hmmm, must post more often)
53 or so projects shown
2,220 page views

So Happy Blogaversary to me.

On to other things ..... it's my Dad's birthday tomorrow and here is the card I made him....

Scene from the Camping Critters cartridge and "Dad"
from Beyond Birthdays

Happy Birthday and Dad from Beyond Birthdays
Have a good one,