Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another card to show you ...

Hello again - hope the week is treating you well so far.

Just thought I'd share with you a card that I made last night (well, actually I made 10 of them!), for the January card swap at Scrapchat - a 'love' themed card swap.

I've used the beautiful MME 'Be Loved' range of papers ... I just adore this colour combo!

I've got a few ideas floating around in my mind for some of my 52 week photo challenge layouts too - I've got the photos from the first 3 weeks, but I haven't got around to scrapping any of them yet!  Not off to a good start with that project eh?

Hopefully I'll get on to them on Saturday night - Nick's heading out with his old uni mates for the night, so I get scrapping time :D

I had a lovely chat with the delightful Leanne Stamatellos last night, and have arranged to have a session with her when she's down in Melbourne later this year - VERY much looking forward to that, I can tell you - she has a fabulous eye for fabulous photos ... one talented lady.

Anyway, that's all to report for the moment, so I'll say goodbye for now.  Hope you enjoy the rest of the week, and that you celebrate Australia Day next week in style!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy birthday to me!!

Hello all ...

Just wanted to write and tell you how very blessed I'm feeling today ... it's my birthday, and I've had a lovely day.   Actually, I've had a lovely few days to be honest - it's been a bit of a birthday festival for me ... started with a lovely dinner on Saturday night with Kath and Justin (thanks so much for my sparkly Pandora pressie - I absolutely love it!), and then we had dinner with Nick's folks on Sunday night (and they gave me a beautiful polished stone necklace), and then last night I got a gift from Nick and the boys (another sparkly Pandora addition - just gorgeous), and then this morning I've had a lovely coffee with Kath (as is the tradition on Tuesdays), but Mum joined us as well this morning, as we also went shopping for my present from my parents - 2 more charms for my Pandora bracelet.  :) :) :)

How lucky am I??

My authentic Pandora bracelet that was full of cheapy charms is now rapidly filling up with authentic Pandora charms instead ... and it's looking fabulous.

I also got a beautiful bunch of flowers from Kath ... look how full the rose buds are!

So yes, I've had a lovely lovely day.   And I've had so many well wishes from all my Facebook friends as well ... thanks so much to everyone :D

Off to do some housework (I know, I should boycott it on my birthday, but this house is such a mess at the moment due to the renovations, so I can't really avoid it), and then I might treat myself to some daytime scrapping time - it is, after all, my birthday :D

Hope you've all had a lovely week so far, and I'll talk to you soon.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy 2010 to you all!

Afternoon all ...

Here we are, almost half way though January already!   Twelve days in, and already we've all been very busy.

We did have a lovely New Year's celebration at a friend's place - how fabulous was the storm that Melbourne had that night??  It's been a long while since I've seen that much lightning ... and rain too, for that matter.   Very very welcome rain indeed.

We've also been very busy around the house - we've pulled down a couple of old pergolas, and we're currently building a new deck off the dining room - we're going to install bi-folds where the windows are currently, and make what is currently wasted space a lovely new outdoor area, with a spa!!   It's coming along quite nicely - can't wait until it's all finished.  Here are some progress pics for you ...



So you can see we're going to have a lovely, usable space there - really opens up the existing dining room too, which is great.

And I've had the chance to get a little creative too - it was Mum's birthday last week, so of course I had to make her a card, and I've done a sample for the January layout sketch challenge at Scrapchat ... feels good to get creative again!

Here's what I came up with ... using some of the lovely Kaiser Empire collection papers.

 Well, I guess I should go and do some housework, and then think about starting to get dinner ready.

Hope everyone has had a great week so far, and I'll talk to you soon.