Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Hiya all,
With all that has happened over the past few months I dont think I have shared with you our two additions to the family!
About 4 months ago Dan and I decided to add a pup to our family. We chose a little boy. HOWEVER...when Dan went down to collect him...well I guess those little brown eyes bore a whole in his heart. She was the last in the litter and he just couldnt leave her all he comes home with a 'surprise'...TWO PUPPIES!! Brother and Sister.
OH lord help me! But those eyes..and those little tails...and the way they fall asleep on top of each other all snuggled and could you seperate them?

The result- we have two pups now. Other than double the doo doo and lil puddles I have to admit that it has actually has had its pro's. They keep each other company at night play with each other learn from each other..its actually cute.

SO..introducing ANGUS (white) and DAISY (brown)...we got them when they were 7 weeks old and they are now 15 weeks (its gone quickly!)
I love these photos! Sorry if they arent so clear...i didnt have my new camera when I took them!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy Birthday To MEEE!


My Mum, Stepdad & my sister bought me a new camera for my birthday!
I can finally get some decent photos of my cards! I am SOOOO excited!

THANK YOU GUYS- love ya! :)

I also was sent two - TWO- bunches of flowers at work today :)
And when I got home Dan had a cake and dinner ready for me!

Im soo lucky- all of this and 'oohh' and I get like $400 to spend from the Stampin Up! catalogue!!! WEEEEHHEEE!

**~*~Im giddy.~*~**

smiles all round today.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I've had like 2hours sleep!

Morning everyone!

I was up ALL night last night (ended up getting to sleep like 3am)
starting on my newest project.
The previous post showed all the stuff I bought and I couldnt wait to get into it!
I am so happy with how these first couple of pages turned out.
The photos arent the best but I really wanted to show you all :)

Let me know what you think?
"What makes my Heart Happy"
I covered with paper, then cut free hand the large flowers and (using another of the same paterned paper) cut the other flowers. I then scrunched them up (as if i was throwing them out) and then unfolded them which left them with a crumpled look. I then covered the chip board 'Happy' matching paper, and with a hot glue gun stuck the tassel/pompoms along the spine of the book and along the front.
I covered with paper and free hand paper pieced my cupcake. I put some liquid applique and glitter as the frosting. I added some flowers and plenty of rub ons.
Gma Cuddles-
I covered with paper and also covered the chipboard 'gma' with matching paper. Punched a couple of circles with the matching paper and added a flower and some rub ons.



Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm so naughty...


I hit lindcraft (a crafting superstore down in OZ) this afternoon
like it was my last day on earth!

LOOK what I bought!

I'm off to scrap...more photos of the finished project later...
I'm thinking a 'boho' theme...

ciao Jenn xx

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ive got my mojo back!

Hello all,

Its been such a long time since Ive actually created a card but I have been inspired to get back into it!

Here are a couple of cards I made tonight (hubby watched the kids for a couple of hours so I had complete 'alone' time and with my glass of wine and meditation music my creative juices started to flow.

Isnt it funny how you have tools for ages and you get so used to them sitting there that you kind of forget what great things they can be used for!
I've had some creative memories circle/oval cutting tools for close to 6 years now,they were one of my very first tools I bought and I have NEVER used them to make a circle card! How silly is that!

SO - like a bolt out of the blue tonight it struck me! And once I started I was hooked. I have a million more ideas flowing in my brain now!

Purple Card- I cut the card, stamped with versa watermark on the background, stamped and coloured the sheep herd, and used liquid applique on as their wool (LOVE how this came up!) I then thought it needed a bit more so swirled a little with some watercolour pencils and blended. Mounted the two circles together and doodled around the edges. It still wasnt right so I addedd this fibre around the edge.I masked the image of the sheep and stamped the verse inside the card.

Blue & Green Card- This was the first one I did (its actually smaller than I was planning), I cut the background with the DCWV Retro paper I love. I then searched and searched for some matching solid colour paper. I stamped on the smaller cricle. I wanted to try that faux stiching that I see around so (i dont have a paper piercer so I used a bulletin pin) I punched the tiny holes around the edge of the circle and used a white gel pen to fill in the spaces. It looked great for about 10 seconds and then the white just faded! (must be an 'el cheapo pen!) so I scrapped that idea and added the flowers and the extra brads. and to finish it off I addedd the rope!

What do you think?

Missed you all- thanks for hanging in there :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I won an AWARD!!!

I won an award!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Lyn ( what a wonderful surprise!

For those of you following patiently on my not so active blog you'll know I've lost a two members of my family to cancer in the past month. So you'll know its been a long and emotionally exhausting journey filled with many tears and nights with little sleep so I havent checked my blog in a month.
BUT I came online tonight only to see that I had been nomitated for an award by the AMAZING lynn.

Thank you sooo much lyn, YOU TRULY MADE MY DAY :)
So Im passing on the damn good feeling and nominating a couple of my favourite blogs!
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

Check out these lovely ladies Blogs- all are jam packed full of inspriration!