July 22, 2008

Lots going on.......

Well I have had the most massive surge of creativity and mojo in the last two weeks. Might have to do with my time off, but it is still following through after being back at work now for a couple of days! I practically filled an album while on holidays. Here's a few I can share! Firstly I did an online class with the amazing Maz who is raising money to go to Cambodia I believe, please correct me if I have got it wrong!, hey way as she has an amazing soul she is of to help people less fortunate than ourselves. It was a fabbo class, so much fun, and got me out of my normal cover then entire page  thing I do!! 

And then a selection of other pages I have done from a random smattering of sketches and what not!

Now there is heaps going on over at Scraptivate in the next few months, lots of cool classes to come to, we are all of the Scrap-it next Sunday at the Sheraton Hotel, and we are all eagerly awaiting the new Cuttlebug products that are coming.
Drop by the Scraptivate website and see what's going on in store at the moment. Hope to see some of you in store sometime, maybe at a class, maybe at a crop, or just to come and say hi!

Have a great day.
Have fun,


July 18, 2008

Go Vote!!!..........

So don't forget to stop by the Embellished Idol Blog to vote for your fave layouts again this week. Voting has started and finishes 5pm EST Sunday! Now off you go and vote.



July 17, 2008

It rocked the house!!!.......

So my casserole was a ripper,
 it would be a winner in any country!!! 
It taste so good!


July 16, 2008

Domestic Bliss..........well almost........

So Lawley took this week off work to spend time with me.....OK i can hear the groans from here, but it's really very sweet.........and we have been having a few few really lovely lazy days together. We sleep late, watch a movie or two, have been doing tonnes of cooking...........yes I have been cooking!!!!, any of my friends knows this is almost a dead set miracle.........But I have really been having lots of fun! I have been craving food from my childhood of late, and If i could just find my Grandmothers macaroni and cheese recipe I would be happy to leave this earth right after I'd finished it. None the less, I have been making a few other things, Grandma's spiced apple cake, that I just can't get enough of (this week any way, I should have made two!), and today I have endeavored to make a good old fashioned casserole like my mum would make when I was little! It's in the oven as we speak so I will let you know how it went, but I have got a couple of pics of the cooking process, and a pic of how it is meant to turn out! Good luck to me I say. I also made a few Garlic breads, two for the freezer, and some to go with the casserole. Talk about domestic. I am almost a domestic goddess....nearly.  So what about the 'well almost" part of my title I hear you say......Lawley is such a good cook, he really doesn't need to follow recipes and stuff, but me I am to the letter, I follow every step, and if the recipe asked me to run around the kitchen I would! (definitely if it would make to food turn out exactly how it was meant to be!), so he was trying to help me a little bit, but got all the steps out of order and caused a slight stress attack on my behalf. Nothing to serious, but the recipe was asking for two tablespoons of flour, and he swears we had already done that when we seasoned the meat???? I didn't know where to go from there, how am I meant to just skip a step like that? the cooking police we so come and arrest me for that??? So after much confusion, I decided to just go with it! Fingers crossed it works. No wonder I don't cook, I almost need to have a bit of a nap after that little expedition.

Have fun,
cook to the letter,



All the lovely vegie's that have gone in!

And this is meant be how it will look, though I did add potatoes.

July 15, 2008

Idol Week Two.....

So here is my entry for week two of Idol. Voting for week two starts Friday at 5pm EST, so don't forget to pop by and cast your vote for your Fave 5 LO's again.

Have Fun,


July 14, 2008

And the winner is.....

With a random number picked by my gorgeous partner of 9............the winner is Maz!!!!!

Congrats Honey, shall get a little bit of art love to you in the post!



July 13, 2008

Yay for me.......

I have literally just stuck my last little bit onto my final Masters entry piece and just wanted to tell somebody!!!!

So now I am off to make a roast beef sandwich and watch a movie in the lounge! Wish me luck guys, I have work really hard on my entries and I am so totally proud of the results. I promise as soon as I am able to post pics of my work for Masters I will, but it could be a short wait for that.

Have a happy Sunday,



July 11, 2008

Embellished Idol Round One........

So here is some LO love!!! I told you I'd post some soon! 

Voting has started and so follow the link to the embellished Idol Blog and cast your vote for your fave five LO's!

Have fun voting!



July 10, 2008

Power Scrap..........

So what did all you guys get up to last night??? Sleep maybe?

Me? well I am glad you asked. I had a bit of a scrap with Audrey Underwood, and Maxine Hazebroek, and did we scrap. Let me see what time was it that I got home?................................ Oh that's right 6:30 am this morning!!!! But we got some serious scrapping done!

I seem to find my scrapping is better when it is done in the wee small hours of the day. Might be something to do with hear the wind and the rain out side, but knowing you are safe and warm inside. Maybe? Or is it that it just takes a good 16 hours for my brain to start working to it's full potential? It could be that to.

I know that pics of my work have been scarce of late, but I promise that it will get back to normal soon! I have a few deadlines for the end of the week, for comps etc, and then I can start posting pics of my new work!

Till then,
have fun,



July 08, 2008

Looky what I got............

Can you say serious impulse shopping?

I can and here is the evidence. I had to visit the bank, and in the entire car park there was one empty bay. Out the front of a gift shop mind you, with a lovely sign saying "Casa Nova Parking Only". Silly me in all my wisdom (what wisdom?), thought, I'll park there, do a quick once around the store to make it look like I was shopping there in the first place. So I go in...... and I come out 10mins later with a brand new Spencer and Rutherford Bag. A rather large, gorgeous one at that, so my bank balance is hurting a little bit right now, but with a serious discount (as the shop is closing down) how could one leave this beautiful bag there. Please someone tell me how I could have walked away.

So in short, either I have to embrace serious impulse shopping like this (which I really don't mind at all) or I have to park further away and walk to the bank next time!!!

What a way to start a 2 week break from work!! Pity I can't really afford to go any where much now to show it off. That's ok though, I don't mind staying home and just looking at her!

Have fun,


July 07, 2008

A RAK and Hoildays...........

So today is the first day of my two week holiday from work. I am soooo looking forward to lazing about, doing some gardening, and I am planning some serious scrapbooking time for myself also. As I am feeling just so amazing today I would like to give a small piece of art away! Just leave me a message and next Monday I will randomly choose a winner. Anybody can enter, so leave a message and good luck!

So I haven't really been posting much work on here of late, that's because I have feverishly been working away on items for Scrapbooking Masters this year. I decided I would give it another go this year and have been madly working away. I promise everything will get back to normal soon and I will post some work.

 I am also in the Embellished Idol Comp again this year. Our first challenges will be finished by this Friday so pop along to the blog and vote for your fave LO's! Just follow the link at the side. There are also heaps of prizes for the viewing audience to win and one ends to day!, again all you have to do is leave a message on the Idol blog to win.

Take care, will be back soon with an update on my sloth like first day of holidays......