Friday, May 21, 2010

Lily Bee "Lovely"

Papers, die-cuts and chipboard stickers all available now at Anna's Craft
[Oh - and meant to add - the "Childhood Memory" lo a few posts down also uses Bella Blvd "Man of the House" paper and a Lily Bee "Lovely" die-cut frame.]

Bella Blvd "Man of the House"

Papers, stickers and chipboard alphabet all available now at Anna's Craft.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Crate Paper

I got a gorgeous DT parcel of Crate Paper "Paper Doll" from Karen SCrappin Kupboard the other day and managed a couple of LO's at my crop day today.

And on personal news, I actually think the house in town will be ours by NEXT WEEK!!
Yep, townies we will be but we are looking forward to it.
With my husband having to find work off station due to the droughts we've had here over the past years, he has since found a job he loves at the Ag School which he's had for 2 years now. That has been 2 years of him driving to town and the kids going to school in town - a total of nearly 200kms everyday on a normal day. It's eventually got too big a cost so we are moving to town - and life is going to be SO much easier! And our fuel bill will actually pay off the (4.5 weeks ago I paid a $1400 fuel bill and we;ve already run out - just to give you a clue of how much we spend in fuel).
Oh - and just as a kicker, we have a new mine starting up in Morawa - so we got to buy a house in the mining boom when everyone decided to put ridiculously high prices on their houses!! It's that bloody Murphy - I tell ya! So after 6 months of trying we FINALLY have a house - oh my god, you wouldn't believe the
ANyway - bored you enough - thanks for dropping by ;).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Childhood Memory

It wasn't until I went to my cousin's house on Christmas Day that I realised how much this fence and view is a big part of my childhood. My Dad and his brother farmed next door to each other, which meant my cousins and 'us kids' grew up next door (although rural people will know that 'next door' is actually 15kms away!LOL). As we always had to go past their gate to go home, Mum would always drop in for a coffee and between that and many many MANY overnight stays I felt like I half lived in this house. And it wasn't until I went back there that I just felt "Oh, there it is..." so many memories in that view.
It was a pretty special day to think of us as kids playing here - and now we were all sitting on the new back deck having a beer at sunset watching all our own kids play together even though we are now all strung all over Australia (but also still farming next door to each other) - very special indeed.....
So that's why I scrapped a photo of a case you were too polite to ask - lol...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fancy Pants Roadshow

In my latest DT pack from Anna's Craft Cupboard I got a bunch of these gorgeous Fancy Pants Roadshow papers and matching stickers.
Now blogger doesn't let me see the pics as I upload anymore so I can't tell which is which til I post - but the "Karina & Amelie" lo is scraplifted from Amanda Hall. It doesn't look much like hers in the end - lol - but I got the frame idea from her LO HERE.

Have also used some Webster's Bloomer Trim and some Dear Lizzy stickers.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kaiser stuff

Bit of a contrast here - one soft and sweet and one brighter than I normally do!LOL
Here's the "Tea at Elsie's" Kaiser range using their Floral Tags

And this is using one of the Kaiser magazine sketches with a mix of Pennyroyale and Devonshire papers.

You think I'd think up good blog post titles by now wouldn't you??

Here's just a couple of random Lo's -
This one I did last week and is very 'normal' but it was about my Grandad who passed away last year after a very full life so I wanted it to be very straight forward, with just the photos (both old and new) and his quick life story.

This one I did a little while ago but just forgot to upload it - have used Jillibean Soup "Egg Drop Soup" papers.

May sketch at Anna's Craft

Here is this months sketch, designed by Wendy Smith - I love this one. Create a lo using this sketch and upload to Anna's gallery by the end of May to go in the draw to won a $40 voucher including free post!

Good luck.