Sunday, March 3, 2013

How long??

How long has it been?  I can't believe it.  I hope I still have some friends left after this absence.  Apologise all.  Life, again just got in the way.  My little business Gourmet@Home is growing and I have a new business partner, Michael who is just as passionate about food as I am.

I wish I was good with words as there is so much I need to tell you without coming across all self indulgent about my life. Things are good.  But today I am having a little time of reflection.  I don't know what it is about Sundays.  I think its because this is the day I can seriously sit down at the computer with a cup of coffee and relax and read my blogs.  As I've said before, I'm just in awe of you talented people and I can't get over how motivational and generous all of you are.  How do you do it?  Time management? Extra hours in your day? Less time on the computer? (I think thats it).  

I was very sad when we lost our dear friend Lesley last month.  What a wonderful generous soul she was.  I still visit her blog and am still amazed at the tremendous talent she had.  Lesley you have united so many people around the world with your blog and I am still learning from you. 

I thought you might like to see a few of my latest cards:

I know which are my favorites, which are yours?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gettin' Ready!

I thought I'd get a jump on some Christmas cards.  Whether or not I'll get round to sending them is another matter.  Last year I didn't send any.  I know its a little bah humbug but sometimes it gets a little complicated. Anyhooo these are for all of you who didn't (or may not) get one. Jingle!

Stampin' Up 
 Darkroom Door & Stampin' Up
 Tim Holtz
 Stampin' Up
 Stampin' Up
 Tim Holtz
 Darkroom Door
 Darkroom Door
 Lastly a little bling

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Has it been that long?  Sorry my friends I haven't been to communicative of late.  It might have something to do with Kev not well, no money and not going out anywhere.  BUT!, I have been making some cards which has kept me busy sane.  So here they are:

 There's just something about birds and butterflys

Shame the photos are a little better

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Feeling a little inadequate

Its blowing a gale outside.  A little bit chilly so I'm holed up in the old Studio, on the computer cruising around blogland.  Gosh there's some talent out there.  Makes me feel a little inadequate.  I decided to pull out some old canvases that I never finished. Those of you who know me well, know I've had these hanging around for ages.  But I've got to admit I still like them!  So here goes.....Here's where I'm up to.  Lets see what can be achieved!  Anything is POSSIBLE!  CREATE! LET YOURSELF GO!  Blah Blah Blah!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jordan's Birthday Cake

Thought I'd share some birthday cake with you.
 Vanilla Buttercake with Toffee Hazelnuts or:
Chocolate Pavlova with Raspberry Cream and Chocolate Shards

Monday, August 13, 2012

Real Life Cards

Just dabbling making some cards and so far I have been happy with the results. Splitcoaststampers is a great source of inspiration.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cooking = Creating

I'm still continuing on with my little business, Gourmet@Home.  A personal chef service where I come and cook a delicious dinner party for you and your friends in the comfort of your own home.  I think this is a just another channel for my creative juices.  I love food with a passion and seeing people enjoying good food cooked with love (sounds Corny I know) in their own happy environment is just a lovely thing to do.  So while my little business isn't exactly a multi-million dollar conglomerate I am happy doing what I'm doing.
Allow me to show you some of the food I have just recently done for a Girls night in for a 50th birthday.  Tapas was the order of the day:
 Vodka marinated Kingfish Ceviche
 Arancini Balls on a bed of chargrilled capsicum with Garlic Aioli and Crispy Jamon
 Andalusion Style Pork and Garlic Aioli
 Grilled Scallops on Smoky Chorizo
Garlic Prawns