Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas cards

I guess I got blogged out during Blogtober.  But I have been a busy bee lately! Here's a few of my Christmas Card creations...

I have tonnes more to show you, but I am super dooper busy (who isn't though right?).  Hope everyone is enjoying the lead up to Christmas!


Monday, October 31, 2011

#31 - Giveaway winner!

Well the time has come my friends.  I'll keep it short and sweet.  No piccies sorry because I am camping and have no internet to my laptop (all blog posts this week were pre-written prior to coming camping).  So you'll just have to trust me ok!!!  I have written everyone's names down on a piece of paper, and husby has drawn out a name....

It's Elfyn!

Congrats!  Please leave a comment, or send me an email with your details and I will pop your awesome prize in the post when I get home again in a couple of days. 

Thanks everyone for joining in!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

#30 - Blogtoberfest review

Well I did it again.  Not entirely sure how.. but I did.  30 posts in 30 consecutive days.... don't worry, I have a post for tomorrow to 100% complete the month.  It was a struggle this year.  Last year I was alot more motivated, had alot more time to craft, had alot more patience for bad cameras and the long process of uploading and editing photos, and alot more fun stuff to show you!  This year I feel like my posts were boring.. if you agree, SORRY!!! Haha :)

I will be back to normal, intermittent posting next month!  

Thanks for organising Blogtoberfest all over again Tinnie Girl!  It was fun!

Until next year!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

#29 - Lego fun

Husby and I have a responsibility at church.  We are the 'nursery' leaders.  We basically look after the 18mth - 4yr old kids for two hours every Sunday.  It is hard work.  Certainly isn't helping me feel positive about starting a family in the not to distant future.  So we try to have some fun.  The kids really like Lego so we play with it alot.  Here's what we've made lately.

Lego masks

Twin towers - it was 9/11 so we made them in memory.
I love Lego!!


Friday, October 28, 2011

#28 - iPhone photo album happenings

Here's my life over the past two months or so, according to my iPhone photo album...

Celebrating the official arrival of Almond MM's to Australia.  Only took 10 years.

I wanted to buy it, but for $80, I passed.

4 hail storms in 2 weeks.
Enjoying a banana after a 3 month banana fast... soo glad the prices are coming back, down!

Brother turned 24.

Made 60 card fronts for Stampin' Up! Regionals..

Quick sale fail.

Ate way too much cherry cobbler....
Being greeted by the chookies every morning when I go for a shower

Watching mum eat creamed spinach risotto in disgust.

Eating delicious frittata.
So... what have you been up to?


Thursday, October 27, 2011


Don't forget!! You can join in here.  It closes on Monday 31st October at MIDDAY! (AEST)  All you need to do is be a follower and leave a comment.  Easy peasy!  Good luck!!!  It's kind of awesome!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

#26 - He's back!

I have my husband back!!!!!!! Yay!

How delightful do I look??


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

#24 - Peeking through the window..

Whilst packing for camping last night, I looked out at the window as I was doing things, to see a sweet little green friend watching me as I ran around like a mad thing...

He's sweet huh?


Sunday, October 23, 2011

#23 - Pictures of the show that prove I need a new camera

Lucky I was smart enough to pass my camera around the room where we got everyone ready for the show.  There are a couple of fun shots of people having hair and makeup done...

Top: Me doing mouse makeup & another mouse having her hair done.  Bottom: Instructions on what to do & 2 mice almost ready..

Top:  Male mouse almost finished unimpressed about wearing makeup & getting started on makeup for a fly.  Bottom:  Three flies ready to go just needing costumes, their eyes & wings.
It is absolute mayhem organising 16 people for hair and makeup.  I had a great team of helpers, and there is no way I could have physically done it without their selfless help.  It didn't help that our getting ready time was cut down by half an hour the day before the show either.  Somehow we did manage to get it all done in time (miracle) and everyone looked fab.
Here's some pics of the show in action...

Top:  Mice in the entree act.  Bottom:  The mice getting in trouble from Louie the Fly.
As you can clearly see, this is why I need a new camera.  When I bought my camera a year ago, I was SO excited as it is waterproof, shockproof, and all that fun stuff.  We read review on the camera and only read good things, so that is why we thought it would be a great purchase.  Boy was I wrong.  It is ONLY good for taking water shots.  I hate it and husby is sick of me complaining about it so a new camera is in the works :)  I CANNOT WAIT!

Just one last thing.  My sister did the costumes, hair and makeup for another show that was on last night also.  Even though they were the 'competition' I have to share her handiwork.  And I might add she won the award for makeup :)

Off camping tomorrow.  So I'm busy packing today for that and getting all the household chores done before I leave.  And I somehow need to make sure I leave enough time to do a week and half worth of blog posts saved in drafts so I can post while away... this will be interesting :)


#22 - And the award for best costumes goes to.... ME

You know how I keep telling you about those costumes I've been making?  Well, the show was tonight.  And I won an award for best costumes out of the 6 shows.  I have no photos for you.  Just a lame google image because I am beyond exhausted.  I will have more details, and hopefully some photos for you in the near future.  I AM SO GLAD IT'S OVER!!


Friday, October 21, 2011

#21 - Flying solo....

Well I couldn't talk about this until today.  I dropped husby off at the International airport on Wednesday morning... headed for USA.  It was a surprise trip so he can attend his sisters wedding on the weekend.  No one knew he was coming, except for his dad.  He was in on the secret.  We only booked his ticket a week prior.... so it has all been a very whirlwind type experience. You see, I am doing hair and makeup and little bit of costuming for a stage show on the weekend... which is stressing me out.  Then we are going camping next week.  But he'll still be in the USA.  So we had to pack the trailer for camping BEFORE he left, as well as plan everything that goes along with it - what still needs to be packed, eating plan etc.  We also had to pack his clothes for his trip, and the camping trip.  It hurt my head a fair bit.  I get to tow the trailer and everything else stuffed in the car down to the camp site and set it up myself.  It is going to be SO fun.  He doesn't fly back in until Wednesday next week - 3 days after I set up camp. 

The surprise went well.  Everyone is happy to see him.  I am stuck in Australia with a million things to do and flying solo, sleeping with teddy at night to keep me safe and warm :)

PS.  Don't forget about my mixed basket giveaway... it's kind of awesome.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

#20 - Smoooooothie

I am going camping next week, so am in the process of emptying my fridge.  I needed to use up some fruit, so decided to make a smoothie.  IT.  WAS.  DELICIOUS.  I have never tasted a better smoothie in all my life.  Best part is, I winged it!!!  Here's how to make it.

- 2 pears
-1/2 pineapple
- 1 punnet of blueberries

Then put in the blender:
- Above juiced fruits
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup milk
- handful of ice

And wizz till the ice is in little chunks.

I loved it SO much that I couldn't even wait to take a picture.  So this is what you get...


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

#19 - favourite movie.

What's your all time, most favourite movie?

Mine is the Slipper and the Rose.
I grew up watching this movie.  It is a spin on the story of Cinderella.

It is very old fashioned, and that's what I love about it.

And it is full of singing and dancing!

And a little bit of snogging.

If you want to see a scene from the movie, which I love, click here.  It is when "Cinderella" meets the Prince at the ball and they do the waltz.  It's so beautiful!

I just thought I'd share!

PS.  All images came from Google

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#18 - Mixed basket giveaway

I know I know, I was supposed to post my giveaway at the BEGINNING of the month.  Slack.  *slaps hand*.  I'm going to keep it simple.  There's lots of stuff.  Giveaway is only for Australians (sorry).  To enter you MUST BE A FOLLOWER and leave a nice comment below.  I will draw this on Monday 31st October at midday AEST (I'll be camping!) and will do a post to notify the winner for the last day of Blogtober.  

Included: Ball of cream wool, pack of flower handmade flower embellishments, patterned cardstock borders, baroque motif stickers, sticky spots, blue rhinestones, green pearl stickers, self cover buttons, cardboard butterfly embellishments, greeting card, x6 pack of thank you cards, 'you're too kind' small gift box, x2 larger "just for you" gift boxes, pack of eyelets, pack of decorative photo corners, bag of metal butterfly's and dragonfly's, string of yellow tassel, cotton embroidered doily, pink crocheted doily, pink embroidery, 2 spools ribbon, 2 spools ribbon string, 1 spool decorative trim, blue decorative trim, flower rosette headband, pink lace, purple flower hair clip, felt hair clip, sunflower hair clip.  Comes in awesome clear plastic storage box.

Good luck!

Monday, October 17, 2011

#17 - A day late, self portrait day.

I missed the memo (in other words, didn't keep up with what's going on).  It was self portrait day yesterday for Blogtoberfest.  I am home sick from work and have spent most of the day infront of my computer.  So here I am.  Photo taken with my awesome fuzzy webcam.

No makeup.  Hair dried by itself.  No photo editing.  

The real deal.