Saturday, 20 December 2008
Using random.org, the two lucky winners of the cards are:
Random Sequence Generator
Here is your sequence:
17 ROBIN !!!!
11 NETTIE !!
Congratulations ladies - one of the cards will be mailed to you early next week.
I WILL BE HAVING MORE GIVEAWAYS SOON SO PLEASE STOP BY AGAIN SOON
Friday, 12 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Here are the bloggers that inpsire me every day and that I am presenting this award to:
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
To answer a couple of questions
1) The bird stamp I have used on the cards is one from a clear stamp set from Inkadinkado called "birds galore."
2) I did the background by using a torn piece of paper as a mask and applied different colours of dye inkpads using a sponge.
I had so much fun making these cards yesterday, especially the backgrounds - I decided I would have a giveaway on my blog. Anyone who leaves a comment until the 15th December, will go into 2 draws to have one of the above cards mailed to them.
The New Year will be here before we realise .... and I already have some "resolutions" for my blog
1. to post more regularly
2. to upload more of what I make
3. to have more giveaways
I hope everyone is having a stressfree lead up to Christmas - remember the reason for the season - take care and remember to smile, laugh and enjoy every moment of every day
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
The guy in the photo is an Egyptian tourist who, with his girlfriend approached us and asked if he could take our photo, and then wanted to be in the photo as well (smiles).
Thursday, 30 October 2008
And some exciting news - hot off the press so to speak lol - yesterday I agreed to a 6 month lease of the shop next to the General Store at Puhoi - so hope to have The Craft Barn store up and running again within 2 weeks.
Friday, 24 October 2008
The next day was spent shopping till we dropped at the Paperific Craft Expo - lots of craft supplies brought - can't wait to get home to play !!
We have spent wonderful times with friends - old and new - eaten too much lovely food; done some sightseeing - beautiful scenery and historical spots; and yep more shopping.
Beautiful scenery at Halls Gap.
this is a Rock Art painting done by the local Aboriginal people, thousands of years ago.
Hope to be able to close the suitcases Sunday morning and not have overweight baggage costs at the airport!!
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Friday, 19 September 2008
Meet the young "ladies" - Black Eye and Fifi (please don't ask about the names - grins). They are settling in okay except for one"break out" last weekend - a few scarey and hairy moments along the main state highway but alls well that ends well.
Spring is on its way - and along with it warmer weather which I love.
Also looking forward to our vacation to Melbourne, Australia in less than a months time.
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
hmmm don't hear any rain at the moment - heres hoping for a fine day for a change - would love to be able to go for a bit of a walk around the farm today - I so need to start getting more regular exercise !!
No cows have arrived yet - the stock agent said it would depend on what he could find at the auctions so maybe next week ?
So far this week, amongst other things, I have done a couple of entries in my Art Journal and made some ATCs. Here's a couple of them below.
Counting down to our vacation to Melbourne, Australia in October. Seems hard to believe its been a year, almost to the day since our 2 month vacation to the States. Oh the memories !! We are hoping to get back to the States again next year to celebrate Dougs 50th birthday !
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
Photo above is once the water and mud had receded a bit in the Barn.
To say I am upset is an understatement but life goes on and it could have been much worse.
I am now in the process of packing it all up and moving it up to the house. The floor down there has got water and mud all over it - everything that was in boxes out in my office part that i had partioned off is wet and everything else feels very damp so can't be left down there.
I have decided I will set up what i can fit in the games room here in the house and leave the rest packed up, up here and not use the Barn - I just can't take the risk right now.
Monday, 21 July 2008
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Been laid low with the 'flu for a few days now - frustrating but have been having some much needed rest and lying on the couch time.
Still lots of unpacking and organising to do here but it can wait.
Hope to be back to 100% very soon.
We are all loving living here - how can you feel stressed or in a "mood" for any length of time when you have all this wonderful scenery to look at, including wild rabbits.
There are so many things everyday to give thanks for.
WATCH THIS SPACE - will have some exciting news to announce very soon !
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
I am doing ok though - tired ok make that exhausted each day and a little sore from moving boxes etc but it is lovely being here at the farm.
Still LOTS to unpack and get organised but we will get there !!
So do I look like a farmers wife yet ? HAHA
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Hopefully the side effects should start to go away in about 2-3 weeks time.
And I have some wonderful news to share which is giving me something to focus on and become excited about - WE ARE MOVING !!!!! We will be moving on 28 May !!!
My husband grew up on a farm and has always loved the rural life - something i never wanted to try until now - since my health hiccup I have been looking at lots of things in a totally different way !!! So we are moving - to a farm that we will be renting - it is 11 acres of land to do with whatever we want (have animals, grow veges etc etc). Also includes a three bedroom house, seperate sheds (2) and a big barn !!! - the barn or one of the sheds or the inside games room are all potential areas where I can have my craft business again. The property is around 2 hours north from where we are living right now. So lots to do between now and the 28th May and hopefully some time to do some craft work as well !!
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Right now I am sooooooo exhausted, and have developed some other "normal" symptons of having radiation like an annoying cough, rash and soreness. Also because of my low immune system right now I am getting a cold ; (
Still a long road ahead to get back to "normal" but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and its burning bright, urging me forward to finish this journey I started way back in November last year when I was diagnosed.
And overall I am remaining as positive as I can !!!
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Rainy day here so will be resting inside most of the day.
Week 2 of my radiation treatments are done. 3 or possibly 3 1/2 weeks of treatments to go.
Am feeling sore and tired and developing a bit of a dry cough (all "normal" side effects) but just trying to take one day at a time; resting when i can - although i hate not been able to do all that i would like to do
Spent most of yesterday over at the Craft Show at the Hamilton Gardens - was tiring but great to catch up with lots of people I know and seeing all the things for sale and all the wonderful samples of things has inspired me for future creativity.
The weekends go way too fast - almost before they seem to start, its time to pack up again and head back over to the Lodge for another week.
But all this will pass eventually.
Everyones thoughts, prayers and support mean the world to me and comfort me greatly !!!
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
An Irresistible Technique - dabber paints with distress inks