Saturday, 24 November 2007

Anything and Everything

Well the weekend has finally rolled around. It is nice to sit down and do nothing though I do have a lot that I want and need to do. Just can't get motivated. So here I am avoiding what must be done and doing what is fun.

A couple of blogs ago I wrote about my friends engagement / pre wedding dinner. I held off giving her the photo's that I took for her because I wanted to do up a special album. Below are some of the photo's. Yes Novi, as promised the kiss page is not included!

I have been learning how to do stamping and embossing as well as how to put chipboard letters and shapes to good use. It is so much fun.

The paper I used is called "The Far East" which is a pad that you can buy. I first saw it in the Innovations / Fox Collection magazines for over $40 and then one of the local stores had it on special for under $20. Suffice to say I love it so much I got a couple of them. There is also a selection of pre-cut die cuts that go with it as well.

In the photo below I embossed the edges of the photos. It work really well.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Aussie Carols

Yeah I know it is still November but I was chatting online with B today we were talking about Christmas carols, so if there is anyone out there in the northern hemisphere who actually reads this strange little blog of mine here is the Australian version of Jingle Bells. You may need an Aussie dictionary to understand some of it.


Dashing through the bush,
In a rusty Holden Ute,
kicking up the dust,
esky in the boot.
Kelpie by my side,
singing Christmas songs,
It's summertime and I am in my singlet, shorts and thongs.

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
Christmas in Australia on a scorching summer's day, hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

Engine's getting hot,
We dodge the kangaroos,
the swaggie climbs aboard,
he is welcome to,
All the family's there,
Sitting by the pool,
Christmas day the Aussie way
by the barbecue.


Come the afternoon,
Grandpa has a doze,
the kids and Uncle Bruce,
are swimming in their clothes,
The time comes 'round to go,
we take a family snap,
Pack the car and all shoot through
before the washing up


Friday, 16 November 2007

Friendship Book

I thought it was about time that I put the photos of a friendship book on here that I made for my friend Mandy when she turned 30. That was over a year ago now. I delayed in putting it on because I wanted her permission first (the messages are personal ones from her friends and family). So here it is. I hope to put some more of my work on here soon as well. Oh the blank pages are for those friends who didn't give me their message in time. I gave at least 6 months warning ... yes you know who you are!!!