Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A couple of cards ...

Hello all :)

Just thought I'd post a couple of pics of the cards I made at my catch up with Tanja and Genna last week ... there is a third card as well, but it's got the new Summer Mini stamps on it, so I can't show that to you yet ...

The exciting news in my world this week is that my friend Jacqui has finally had her visa approved, so that she and her hubby and daughter can now migrate out to Australia. It's been about two years in the making, but they've finally been approved. They're planning on getting here around Christmas or New Year, so now it's full steam ahead for everything for her - trying to organise flights and pack up their lives ready to ship everything over to the other side of the world!

They'll be staying with us for a bit until they find a rental property - and I'm actually really looking forward to helping them set up home here in Melbourne - who doesn't enjoy spending someone else's money??

Anyway, I'm really tired tonight, so I think I'm going to call it a night ... thanks for looking, and I'll talk to you soon.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Time for school!

Hello all :)

Hope you've been well. The Bradfords have again been busy busy busy ... and it's also been an exciting time for Ashton too, as he had his first orientation day at school yesterday. How cute does he look, all dressed up in his uniform??

Don't you just love the look of the school uniform that's got room to grow? And the cute little peg legs poking out the bottom of his shorts?? :)

You may recall I had a little scrap session with Tanja a few weeks back, and managed to whip through a few really simple Christmas cards ... just love some of the Kaiser Christmas rub-ons that are available at the moment.

Also whipped up this normal card too ...

And, other than the wedding invitations, that's about all I've done lately. Have started some other cards using the Unfrogettable set, but they're still unfinished, so won't post pics of them yet. Here's a pic of the front of the wedding invitations I've made for Greg and Brooke ... she loved the exampe in the Stampin' Up! catalogue, so here's a copy as close as I could make it :)

I've just placed an order from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalogue too, which will hopefully arrive this week sometime, so it will be great to have a little advance play with some of the lovely sets available in the new catalogue. Will be sure to post pics when I'm allowed too!

Well, that's all from me for now - hope you are having a good week so far!

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What a busy weekend it's been ...

Afternoon all :)

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend! I know I have ...

It all started on Friday when we had a lovely catch-up with Kath and Justin and the kids again, and also gave singstar another belting into the wee hours of the morning! We downloaded one of the Queen special packs, and were singing our little hearts out :) It was another 4.00am finish though, so we were just a tad tired on Saturday ...

We had to drive over to Epping yesterday to order our new trailer for our camping expedition, and once home, Nick and I tag-teamed nana naps in the afternoon, so we were both a bit more prepared to go out for dinner again to Stu and Sonia's house. Had a lovely roast dinner, and then played the usual games of 500 (Sonia and I actually one a couple of games this time!), and then called it a night about 12.30am.

Today has been busy busy busy too - headed over to Eltham Lower Park and took the boys on the train and also the pony rides, and they had a great time. Then lots of work in the garden this afternoon to make room for us to park the trailer, and we're about to head out go-karting tonight as well.

I'd better go get ready ... but hope you all have a lovely week! No new creations to show you yet, but I'll be able to take a pic of all the wedding invites now, and will post that shortly.

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monthly sketch challenges and a mini-retreat!

Evening all ...

Wow - I can't believe it's November already ... or should that be Movember? I found out on Friday night that Nick's dad, who has a full beard and moustache, and has had a full beard and moustache for 43 years now, has been gathering sponsors, and is planning on shaving it all off for Movember! Good on you Laurie :)

And, of course, being November, it's now time for my next monthly card and layout sketch challenges at Scrapchat.

Here is this month's sketch, designed by Anna Bowkis, and taken from the PencilLines sketch blog.

And here is the sample layout that I prepared.

And here is the sketch for the card challenge - design is by Lucy Chesna, and is from her sketch blog My Sketch World.

And here is the sample card I prepared, using Stampin' Up! cardstock, stamps from the Priceless and Warm Words sets, and the double-stitched ribbon in Blue Bayou, as well as some fabbo SEI patterned paper.

And I also want to say a big thank you to Tanja, who invited me down to her place yesterday and overnight for a fabbo scrap session and 'mini-retreat'! Thanks Tan, I had a great time! It was lovely to catch up with you again and spend some time with your family - I really appreciate the invitation :D I churned out a few cards, so I'll work out how to resize things on this laptop, and upload a few pics for you at some stage soon.
Well, I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend, and I'll talk to you soon!