Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yet more cards ...

Hello again :)

Just thought I'd quickly show you some cards I made last night - I found some old Bazzill Chip Toppers that I had bought a couple of years ago, and hadn't used, so I thought I may as well turn them into some cards! I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out too :)

And this last one is using some of the new Kaiser rub-ons that are now available - great for cards!

That's all for now - will hopefully get some more done on my layouts soon, so will be able to post pics of those as well in the not-too-distant future.

Hope you are all well, and I'll talk to you soon.


Saturday, May 23, 2009


Hello all :)

I am pleased to announce that I FINALLY did a layout last night! Well, actually, I half-did a layout ... but at least it's a start :D Actually, I half-did two layouts, so that nearly adds up to one full layout in my books - yippee!!

I had the chance to meet a couple of scrapping friends last night for the first time (hello to you, Sandy and Renee, and also to you Belinda :) ), and I had a lovely time. Drove down to Sandy's family beach house in Blairgowrie, and chatted up a storm. Also got a little bit of scrapping done, which was a bonus.

The layouts aren't finished yet, as I didn't take all my stuff with me (I never know what to pack to take, as I never know what I will end up working on ...), but hopefully I'll get a chance to finish them off tonight, and will be able to post a pic soon.

Life in the Bradford household has been particularly busy of late ... we had a lovely family catch-up last weekend - it was a chance for my boys to meet their 2nd cousins for the first time (Nick's cousin's kids ... I think that makes them 2nd cousins?? I have no idea how all that stuff works ...), so we had a lovely drive down to Grovedale, and it turned out to be a beautiful day, so the kids all went for a wander around the farm.

And our Saturday mornings for the majority of the rest of the year have been booked up, thanks to Ashton's Auskick commitments. I have now joined the club of parents that are rapidly losing contact with their spare time on weekends. Spare time?? What's that????

We've had brew days, and dinners, and school open nights and investigation days, and rock'n'roll theme days, and we even went and saw a movie a couple of weeks ago - I can't honestly remember the last movie that I saw in a cinema ... I think it was one of the Lord of the Rings films. I kid you not. It's been that long. So, we had some Gold Class tickets to use, and went and saw the new Star Trek movie - and I really enjoyed it. Nick liked it so much he and Justin went and saw it together only a couple of nights later.

And the next couple of months are going to be equally busy for us - we've got a few gigs to go to (which I am very excited about - COG are first, in early June, then the long awaited Karnivool gig in late June, and then The Butterfly Effect in mid-July), and there's a trivia night at school which I'm getting a table together for - I love trivia nights, they are always so much fun!

And, the birthday season is about to start for us too - Liam's birthday is in July, and all of Ashton's friends start having their 6th birthdays from June through until about October, and then, before you know it, it's going to be Christmas again - aaaaagggghhhhhhh!!

Ok, I think I need to get a bit of perspective here... it is still only May. Just. It's going to be June before we know it though - my how quickly time is flying at the moment.

I've also been very busy behind the scenes working on a little project of mine, which I can't say too much about just yet, but will be sure to tell you all about it when it's up and running. This has also been taking up the rest of my spare time that is left, so I have been a very busy little bee.

Anyway, now, I think it's time to try and finish off those layouts ... I hope you are all well, enjoy your weekend, and I will talk to you again soon.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Still no layouts for me ...

... but I have been making yet more cards. Just can't seem to get any ideas flowing at all for the layouts unfortunately. Hopefully some inspiration will strike soon! I need to do a photo swap layout, and 4 CJ entries - eek!

Anyway, here are some of the cards I've made this week. I personally particularly love the brown and teal combination :)

This last card was a make-to-order for Nick's mum, who had a party to go to on the weekend. It was a combined 40th wedding anniversary and 60th birthday celebration, with a ruby red theme, so this is what I came up with for her.

Anyway, I've got a friend coming over today who wants to have a look through my scrapping albums, and get some hints and tips as she's just starting scrapbooking herself, so I'd better actually clean up my room a bit, so I can find things to show her!

Hope you all have a great week, and I'll talk so you soon.