Wednesday, 22 April 2009


Yes we are on the move AGAIN - after living here on the farm for the past year (which we have loved) , my yearning to live near to the sea again has been the catalyst to us finding a coastal rental property. The photo is taken from the upstairs master bedroom. We will be moving at the beginning of May.

The house is a lot smaller than the one we are living in here at the farm - so drastic decluttering measures have been called for - but surprisingly enough, getting rid of a lot of "stuff" we have been moving around with us over the years, has been very freeing and made me realise "stuff" does not make a house a home!

The spare room which will become my craft studio is not big enough for both a spare bed and my craft table so getting my priorities right (smiles), the spare bed has to go.

Also counting down to our vacation to the States - can't wait to renew special friendships which were cemented 2 years ago. We leave mid June and won't return to New Zealand till beginning of August.

With moving, art is taking a bit of a back seat at the moment - but my craft studio will be one of the first rooms to be set up and the internet connection will be up and running asap too.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #10

This is my card for the Pink Elephant Challenge #10.

The theme this week is a colour one -

Pink, green and yellow

Friday, 10 April 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #9

ok this weeks challenge over at The Pink Elephant Challenge blog is : a Recipe Challenge.
The Recipe is:Use Stamps, Embossing and Punches
And this is what I have come up with.

Yep me and my favourite colours again (smiles)

Monday, 6 April 2009

29 GIFTS CHALLENGE - today is Day 1

Day 1 of my 29 gifts challenge - I will be stuffing an envelope full of goodies this morning and randomly picking my first name to mail it to. So if you are one of the people who have left a comment and emailed me your address details - WATCH YOUR MAILBOX !

Saturday, 4 April 2009


EDIT TO POST - Monday 6 April - Yesterday went well - lots of wristbands sold. It was a priviledge and awesome experience to help out. The Warriors lost the game against the Rabbitohs but the atmosphere at the game was amazing.

I will be attending the NZ Warriors rugby league game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday.
The match will be a tribute to promising Warrior Sonny Fai, who would have turned 21 a fortnight ago, is presumed drowned after going missing while rescuing his brother and cousins at a west Auckland beach in early January.

heres some excerpts from a television piece on Sundays game .....
heres the link to the video piece as well if you want to go look - it was on tv3 news during the week.
Warriors v Rabbitohs game

It's a big weekend in another sense. It's a celebration of Sonny Fai's life and culture, with some great performances, musical and cultural lined up. It will be a special day, and fans should get along to make some noise for the boys, and to show the Fai family how much the league community thinks of their selfless son. Outside the stadium, there will be some fans selling Sonny Fai wristbands. This is a fan driven initiative, and all proceeds are going to the Fai family, so it's a great cause. There will be 10,000 of them on sale, and if it's anything like the last batch, they'll sell like hotcakes. The Warriors themselves wear them, so do many of the other NRL teams, players like Issac Luke and Krisnan Inu wearing them proudly, even Russell Crowe's got one. Show you support, and get one for yourself.I've been leaning towards a Rabbitohs upset here, they're at near full strength and the Warriors are up against it personnel wise. But I'm going to let myself be driven by my heart here, putting my hand up for a purely emotional pick. I think the Sonny celebrations could inspire them to victory, it would a wonderful way to cap the day.

My husband, son and I have all volunteered to sell the wristbands on Sunday. I am proud to be doing this and hope they raise LOTS of money for the family and sell all the 10,000 wristbands.

Thursday, 2 April 2009


These three ATC's are for the latest swap on the Cuttlebug Inspirations group I co-run.
The themes were things that fly, purple and yellow and things that fly.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #8

This weeks challenge over at the Pink Elephant Challenge Blog is
Easter themed

and heres my card