Monday, 28 November 2011


Well here comes the silly, I mean busy season. The last week has been really busy for me....
Monday- I was the coffee lady/ helper for Sandra's class.
Wednesday- Tony and I went out for nibbles and drinks for the radio star club. It was a pirate theme and an extremely merry but late night for the both of us.
Thursday night- off to Scrapworkz for scrap night, my favourite night of the week.   
Friday- Phoenix attends her second morning of Reception transition at St Joseph's School. 
She is such a big girl and just loves school.
Saturday night- my three girls ALL performed in Odette's Dance School Concert.
and My Baby
Phoenix performing on the stage.

My cutie pie!!!!

Sunday- I celebrated my 42nd birthday. I was spoilt rotten. We  all had a great family day 4WDing in "Polly" our new Pajero. We went out to 7 mile beach in Coffin Bay National Park.

My girls and me.
I got some lovely gifts., I especially can't wait for this.....
A Pivi MP-300 portable printer. Ive been wanting one for a while now, and my darling husband said go for I did. Its going to be great for our trip/s to the Gold Coast and New York next year.

Anyway enough is my first ever December Daily. I am really happy with it.

The frame on the front will have our family christmas card photo.
The 20 eleven badge I made using my Imaginisce brad maker and the embossed with powder.

A cute little gold bell, its so cute and jingles every time I move the book.
 I made this book from two sheets of chipboard, some large eyelets and binding tape and is all held together by three large rings. I am so happy with how it turned out as I have never seen a book cover like this or seen anything about one, it just came to me one night. I got the idea  when I saw Ali Edwards DD book from 2007? where she used a Donna Downey canvas album and recovered it with pretty material.

Cute little charms and jewels dangling from the side.
I have to say how easy this book was to make. It is really strong and holds quite a lot.
Hope you like it.
I be back on Wednesday to share the first couple of days of my December Daily, I have made between 2 to 3 pages for each day so I wont start till then.
Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Im so slack its been sooo long since I posted on my blog, I could give you a long list of excuses but really other things have been a priority and I've been trying to look after myself.
Since September I've had surgery on a ruptured disk in my back, this was elective surgery, sort of. I'm so lucky that I chose to have it as the doctor discovered that I had bits of bone and cartilage floating around in there. Im one lucky little duck that they hadn't caused permanent damage. After 8 days in Adelaide alone, except for the day and a half I had with the loveliest person in the world,  Leonie , I was very happy to be home. I spent the next 5 weeks TRYING not to do too much and be careful of my back.
Long story short I am feeling much better, really looking after my back, and touch wood, my back is doing really well.
During this time I did scrap but not new stuff, I completed ALL, yes I said ALL of my UFO. This was a pile of unfinished scrap pages over 40cm high, more than 50 pages. It took a while but it is so nice to see the pile gone and now living in new albums. I should say please be careful with your layouts, I usually finish one and just pile them up. As I was going through my pile to find UFO I noticed that some had become damaged due to my lack of care with them. Mental note: I would be horrified if I saw anyone else treat my pages that way, treat them with the love I had in my heart when I created them. Anyway sorry to ramble.
Today Im going to show you a page I created a couple of weeks ago, my first ever with a Studio Calico kit.
It was for a challenge over on their blog and came together so quickly. Hope you like it.

I'll be back tomorrow to share some pictures of the cover of my first ever December Daily project. 
till then.........