Thursday, 31 March 2011

Another Great Giveaway - Lil' Red Rocket

Another fantastic giveaway happening today. Would love to win this one too! I am just loving all these buttons! This one is over at Lil' Red Rocket, so make sure you check it out!

Just follow the link to Lil' Red Rocket..... or leave it just for me!

Check this out...Purple Pumpkin Giveaway

I stumbled upon some this great Purple Pumpkin give away happening from Anne's link... I am loving the look of all of these cute buttons and bits and pieces and can't wait until they next go on sale! So do yourself a favour and go and check it out too, or maybe not so there is more for me :)
 Now all you have to do is click on the link to Purple Pumpkin!

Catch you soon.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Out of the Hat March Challenge

So, I have finished my sample for the March challenge at OOTH. If you remember from the last post the criteria was:
1. Use twine
2. Use a number in your title
3. Make your own journalling spot

So here is my result. I have made some twine buttons as well as wrapping some around my number in the title. For the journalling spots I stamped with three different stamps onto lined paper and arranged on my page to act like one bigger space.

I also have this page which was from a sketch at Stuck?! for February that I didn't get done in time. But I couldn't let the half done page go to waste could I?? So here is the sketch and then my version.

I also have a few photos to add today. A couple from the neighbourhood walk that Liam and I took a couple of weeks ago. This first one shows the tree marker in the street behind us to show how high the water came up in January. With Liam underneath it really gives it perspective. Liam is approximately 130cm tall, so you can imagine just how deep the water was here.

This next one looks down the river from the Walter Taylor bridge at Indooroopilly. You can see the marker of how high the river went just by the dead foliage on the trees that grow on the bank.

Remember my little nieces?? Well I had the pleasure of seeing two of them last weekend, so of course I took the opportunity to photograph them as well. Little Alice (who was born at the beginning of November) has grown so much. Jasmine is fast approaching 3 and is such a little character. She absolutely loves her cousin Liam though! It is sweet to see how much she dotes on him.

I also snapped a couple of my own kids, except for Niamh. Well I did get her but she was pulling such faces that I am sure she would kill me if I uploaded them! Instead I am saving them for a scrapping project, just don't tell her that!!

I cannot believe how grown up Liam looks now. Erin too is no longer a little girl. I wish they would stop this growing business, it is making me feel old.....

Anyway, more washing to hang out now. Catch you later!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Well, I have some news to share. I have been selected to be on the design team for Out of the Hat! Yay! This will be the second time that I have been asked to be a part and I am thrilled! It is one of my favourite challenge blogs and probably the only one I am guaranteed to complete each month.

If you haven't ever checked it make sure you go and do it now! The March criteria are:

1. Use Twine
2. Use a number in your title
3. Make your own journalling spot (for example use stamping etc....)

I will be onto my creation very soon. So keep posted for that.

While I am here I thought I would pop up a few photos. The finished front deck looks great, and we have had many comments on how good it looks too. The only thing we have left to do now is painting and oiling the timber.

The roof and screening make a huge difference to the front room too. I can't wait to get a little setting out there so I can sit and sip cocktails and watch the world go by!

The next photo is from last Monday, just before that huge storm hit. I don't think the photo quite does it justice, it felt darker and more ominous than it looks. But it gives you an idea of how it looked just before the clouds burst and the wind and thunder began.

Well, that's it for now. Catch you soon. Thanks for dropping by.