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


Friday, August 10, 2012

Again..... Predictable??

Just sharing a couple of little gift cards with you.  Not doing too much except cooking dinner parties.  I'm being lazy and not posting any instructions with these cards but I'm positive you can work it out, but if you ever want to know how to achieve anything here don't hesitate to ask.  I'd love to chat with you.

Now I just have to work out how to take decent photographs!

I'm back!

As you all know, yes its true, I was a bear in my previous life!  No really.  I hibernate in winter.  I think George was a bear too.  He loves sleeping.  Yesterday I finally got him to have a bath.  Smelly dog.  Do you think he was impressed?

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Are you still talking to me.  I've been neglectful.  I look at all you lovely blog people and see all the lovely things that you do, oh what a inspiration you all are!  I hope you haven't given up on me.  I do have a couple of excuses though. Apart from a husband being in hospital for four and a half weeks with a perforated gall bladder, a daughter going to London to work for two years and of course the gorgeous George!  Its no secret that I'm a hibernater in winter, I hate the cold.
 A big shout out for Jenny and Jen for their amazing market stall, I am soooo in awe of those girls.  Not only the fact that they were able to show case such classy work but to be so dedicated to brave the cold like that. Amazing!!

Just a couple of photos to share:

 Gift Cards

 Jess & Lachlan
 We're a little teary here
An angel in Wolf's clothing

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

yeyy!! I did it!!!

Thanks everyone for your concern.  As it turns out, I thought I had downloaded Google Chrome, but I didn't! So....I downloaded it again and Voila! Gawd I hope it doesn't have repercussions.  I still am a little miffed that blogger decided to change everything without giving us the choice. Here are a few little cards to celebrate and a touch of George, oh and maybe a journal page and ....

Pillow??? What pillow??

 little gift cards for Trin

Journal Page
On this note, I wonder if anyone can suggest a few sayings for this page.  I know a few of you are good at this (read Jen Jenny Les) where do you get your inspirational sayings from?

It's still not alright

You maybe wondering how I am posting this post.  Or maybe you don't.  It seems I can post on my old dinosaur of a computer and not on the laptop.  So at least I can post.  After some very harsh words to blogger I am still waiting for a solution.  It appears that quite a few people are having the same problem so I don't feel so bad.  Anyhow this is what I received during the week from the lovely Jen. A gorgeous little booklet of backgrounds.  Thank you Jen for putting this together.  Look out world!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It'll be alright in the end

Grrrrr I DON'T like this new blogger layout! Talking about a time waster. Normally Idon't mind playing around on the computer but I must admit this new blogger stuff is making me CRANKY! Is anyone else having the same problems as me? When I go to write a new post, the (writing box) is covering the toolbar. I can only just get the smallest glimpse of it and cannot move it up or the box down. SCREAM! HELP!!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Time Waster

George the time waster.  But I did whip up a couple of cards.  Maybe soon I'll get round to doing a couple of journal pages.  There just never seems enough time......