Friday, February 22, 2008


Bon is having a 20% off sale at the moment - excellent stuff!! It includes everything but current kits! So get on in and grab a bargain.
And just to share a couple of LO's - here's yet another christmas one of the kids with their cousins And an old wedding pic of ours
And I know that I missed some of the tag 'requirements" from last post but I'll get onto that tomorrow.......
And Kathryn - I promise to do your tag too - just so berry berry tired...............
The weekend is sure the rejuvenate me!
Be good
Fran xx

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I've been tagged.........

By the lovely Tara Ward!! So here goes.........
A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog

10 years ago: We had recently got back from our big overseas trip and were settling back down into farming life - we moved to a new farm in Feb and got married in March. Was such an exciting year for new beginnings - new farm and new last name!!LOL

Things on my to-do-list today:
Vax the carpet
Mow the lawn
1,2,3 blog challenge

What I would do if I was suddenly a billionaire: Get all new carpet and curtains throughout my house and get someone in to landscape the garden - and then hire a gardener to keep it nice! Oh - and a new couch.
And fly to Cocos next week!! (and pay the $2000 airfare each!LOL)

Three of my bad habits:
Not ringing people - they always have to ring me.
Wasting time on the computer!!

Three places I have lived:
Kaiwaka, NZ

5 jobs that I have had:
Shop assistant
Bookkeeper for a general store
Post office manager
McDonalds!! (NZ)
Domestic engineer!

5 things people dont know about me:
Now this is a hardy!! I so can't think about this atm - so I'll do this one later......

1. Sheree
2. Belinda Venables
3. Melanie

OK - onto LO's - this is my Scrapjack of Jolene Pienaar's for this month - I love the LO of hers that I was 'trying' to jack here!LOL. Oh - and the LO is called Bubble Head - in case you can't read the tiny writing.
And Sharon, if you're reading this - SHUT YOUR EYES - cos this card is for you!LOL
And this is my 1,2,3 LO for this month - to use transparencies, journalling strips and a number in the title............see - I did SOMETHING on my todays' TO DO List (See above - LOL). The lawn got half done...........
Oh - this is just another LO done with an old kit - but I still love the kit - and that funky square stamp...........
Anyway - some small people living in my house have just found a big square bouncy thing in my room which probably doesn't resemble my nice neatly-made bed anymore so just off to yell at said small people.........
night night

Fran xx

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Been scrappin'.........

Geez - how unusual! Well, actually haven't really been doing heaps but there seems to be a lot of stuff that I haven't shared so thought I would.
Here's one I did from a Becky Fleck sketch of Claire in the pool - again - but is has been HOT this summer!!lol And here's one for Bon's theme this month - 'the first day of...........', so of course I did the kidlets first day of school/kindy. Madison is in REAL school now - Year 1 - oh my golly gosh!
And this was done from another sketch - by Bec Geach - an older photo that I scrapped for one of the girls albums. I went to a scrapping day at Dalwallinu on sat with Karen Teakle and it was really fun - Anna from Annas Craft Cupboard was there with soooo much stuff to sell - it was amazing how much she fitted into her car!!
Anyway - it was a fabulous day and I even got 3 LO's done - and this was one - it was so fun to start your LO and THEN go looking for what paper you wanted, instead of making do with whats in your stash. I've never done that before - and I could really get used to that!!lol

This is just another card made from Hambly Transparencies for a friend who is moving back to England.
And this is just aquick easy one of Darcy in his Dockers outfit!! Can you believe they make these in a size 2 to sell like suckers like me?? So cute though............
So the girls have been back at school for a week and going pretty well with the whole "tired" thing - Madison did extremely well and I've only had to get a sleeping Claire off the bus twice!! And both times was Mondays!

Now they have swimming lessons so, of course, it is raining today - murphy's law strikes again.

And Darcy boy has been coping relatively well with no company other than me, which is probably worse than none, in his eyes!! If he can make it til 9am without asking when dad is coming home from work then we're doing well!LOL

Oh and MUST tell you about the humungous scorpion we caught the other night but I'll leave that