Friday, December 18, 2009

Last Day of Work before Christmas :)

Today was my last day before my holiday to SA to see my Mum!! I had to get a photo of the gorgeous Nicole my new office roomie :)

We also had our office Secret Santa today after work down at the local pub

And last but not least my gorgeous Secret Santa gift!! Someone knows me well :)

Of course it is the purple mug filled with choccies not the bourbon :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Saturday 12th December

It was my gorgeous Aunts 60th Birthday celebration Saturday night xxx It was a double celebration as they were also celebrating the launch of the Cartwright Family wine label and Uncle Roberts first Savignon Blanc under his own label!!!

This was the best moment of the night when all Aunty Netts Grandchildren lined up and gave a little speech on why they loved her so much!! It ranged from she gives great hugs to she has beautiful hair and she is a funky Grandma :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Viking Race Day

Today we attended the EAG Christmas party where all the companies took part in a Viking Race :) It was a fun day, great weather, great band and awesome entertainment!!

The Boat Pre-Race

The colour of the event

Rival Boats

The maiden being prepared

Pre Race pep-talk

The Parade

Racing to fetch the maiden

Returning with the maiden onboard

Weary Vikings

My very own Fierce Viking

Unfortunately John Holland came last apparently due to unfair wind drag on their sails lol, I say it was over engineering of the boat that caused the problem :) too big and too heavy!! Next time they might let a woman design the boat!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Round 3 Kit Competition at Bonsscraps

And here is the layout using my kit for Bon's kit competition. I was inspired by a layout from Irene Tan's blog Irene is having a giveaway on her blog to celebrate over half a million hits...why not click on the link and check it out!!

Over at Bon's there is a massive competition happening. We are in to week 3 and for this round 1 of the challenges is to create our own kits and then scrap a page using our kit!!
This is my kit

Quite exciting for me as I usually only ever use kits put together for me and complete layouts from challenges or classes. I hope to have the layout finished today :)

Scrapboxx Retreat

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a day at the October Scrapboxx Retreat!!
I created 8 layouts in a day...unheard of for me!!

The first class was the wonderful Sheree McGee and in this class we created 7 layouts!!! Yep that's right 7!!
I must admit I did not actually complete them all but the basics are there and they just need titles and journalling!! Here is one I actually completed today :) I have added 'my' new idea on this page :)

The next class was by the gorgeous Evana Willis, way different to my style but a style I really admire!! I love this page!!

I had a lot of fun and would have loved to have been there for the whole weekend so I have booked myself in for the March retreat next year in Augusta!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

BIG things are happening!!!

Over at Bons there is a HUGE competition going on!!!! The prize is a massive 3 month subscription to Bon's awe inspiring kits!! Do yourself a favour and click on the link and check it out for yourself!! And to celebrate the 100th post on Bons blog there is a massive giveaway for one lucky person just for leaving a comment and heading over to the forum and saying hi!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

In the Mood!!

When I woke up this morning I found myself in the mood for gardening!!
I headed in to Bunnings and bought myself some colourful plants

This is the garden bed I want to's right outside my bedroom window and not ver interesting to look at

So I dug them out and placed the pots where I want them to go

This poor fellow didn't know what was going on :) I hope he likes his new home when I am finished!!

And a quick tidy round the back new gerberas

Pulled out all the old veges - ready to start fresh for spring

My gorgeous grevillea

And just a pic of a mosaic stepping stone I made a long time ago but I just love it!!

Still a long way to go but I have made a start :)

He IS very Sweet!!!

I have been battling on and off lately with an illness I just cant shake and I have been doing a fair bit of grizzling to Ian :(
On Thursday after another day off work and another grizzle to Ian, I received these from my lovely husband!!

Did the trick and cheered me up :) Unfortunately not a cure for whatever is bugging me but certainly helped!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Layout Overload

A few creations for some challenges over at Bon's Scraps
Bon's Scraps Forum has undergone an amazing transformation and has emerged as the glorious Butterfly in the Cyber World of Forums...why not head on over and check out the new and improved Bon's and while you are there maybe take in a challenge or two!!!!

Created for the 'Write Now' challenge - I hand created the cute little ladybugs!!
Don't you just adore the gorgeous Prima flower and leaves
I machine stitched the vine and went over it in green kindy glitz to give it a bit of extra zing!!

Monthly Kit Comp - August Girl Kit

Sandies BC - August CC

Mal's Sketch Challenge - August CC
Experimented with a few different ways to add ribbon to the page!!

Bon's Colour Challenge - August CC

Friday, September 4, 2009

Stuck Sketches

Here is my version of the September sketch over at Stuck Sketches

Naughty Dog!!!

Day 11 - Green Socks! Reduced to one foot now!!
Day Seven - Yellow
We are getting bored with our socks now!!
Day Five - Blue
She doesn't like her new blue socks - I think she wants the purple ones back :)
Day Three - Pink
This was so funny she was trying to eat her dinner and her feet kept slipping on the floor, her legs kept getting wider and wider apart - I couldn't help myself I was laughing so much!! Poor Dog - not!!
Day One - Purple

Here are some photos of our naughty escape artist Gypsy!!! She wanted to get out so badly she ripped off the nails on her back feet! I just love the colourful bandages the vet has been putting on looks so cute!!