Sunday, 27 December 2009

My Favourite thing..............

The Stampman are hosting a blog hop over the next few days and Jill asked what our favourite project was for this year. This was quite a difficult one for me because it's the year I discovered Promarkers - which I love and wouldn't want to be without now, so lots of my cards are coloured in with Promarkers. Having said that my favourite project was a scrapbook page using a favourite photo of my son Jake playing in the sea. That picture really sums up alot of things about us coming to Australia, the fab weather, the wonderful beaches, the boys being able to spent more time outdoors, the sense of freedom Australia has and best of all, I feel like I'm on holiday all of the time!!! We've been here 16months now and there's no sign of it wearing off yet! This page also features acetate and alcohol inks and use of the Craft Robo, it's one I really remember enjoying doing.

This is my first blog hop and I've really enjoyed spending the evening sipping red wine and eating chocolate (well it is Christmas!) and catching up with some familiar blogs and discovering some new ones too. Cheers Jo x

Thursday, 17 December 2009

A late post.

Here's a quick card I made this afternoon. Obviously an image from Mo's Digital Pencil with the same technique as yesterdays cards, simply mounted on to bazzill card stock that has been stamped with Kaisercraft Flourish stamps. Very simple but quite effective I thought.

We have just returned from our middle son (Jakes) graduation from Primary School. He made a speech in front of his entire year group (okay only 18 kids but parents as well) and he "thanked his parents for bringing him to Australia for a better life", I was so surprised he had never said he was going to say that and it brought a tear to my eye. It makes me feel really good to know that we made the right decision to move here and that it is appreciated deep down. I'm going to bed now feeling all warm and fuzzy! Night x

Here's his 'official graduation photo'.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

I'm Back.........

I'm back...... for now anyway. Well there seems to be tumbleweed rollling through this blog, I can't believe it's been 2 months since I last blogged. I've had my mom visiting me from the UK for 6 weeks and she kept making me take her out and forced me to eat cheesecake and muffins most days (hello mom)!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got the 'outlaws' here now until the middle of January so I'm managing to find a bit of time here and there (when I need a break!) to craft.

I've made lots of copies of this card for new friends I have made in the last year. The idea came from a combination of blogs I've looked at recently. The first one is Mel Stampz, she has some great ideas and fantastic tutorials and the second one is A Consuming Passion, Sue recently made an easel card so I thought I'd give one and go and loved how easy they are.

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured in with Promarkers and mounted on card stock stamped with Kaisercraft Flourishes.

I've have also decided to step down from Tuesday Taggers for the time being. I've got the children on holiday for 7 weeks now and once they are back at school in February I am planning on getting involved in more local craft workshops in a bid to make some crafty friends. I'm sure Tuesday Taggers will continue to go from strength to strength, they are all amazingly talented girls and I wish them all well.

That's all for now. Have a good day everyone. x