Friday, February 27, 2009

atc swap - australiana and romance



hi all


well i know it has been a long time since i put anything arty in here so i have to rectify the problem lol. as most of you know i run the atc swap at allcraftz and januarys theme was australiana, and februarys was romance/love so here are my creations.




the australiana ones i tried to do some aboriginal dot painting. i dont think i did them much justice though lol.




the romance i used a method called soot stamping that i learnt at inkurable stampers. it is really easy to do and looks unreal. i then used a stamp from stampin up and a punch from them too. now they are not overly fussy but i am happy with them none the less.




cheers


Monday, February 23, 2009

oh so bloomin old



hi all

i am well and truly feeling my age today. lol. i had a great day yesterday with the kids at the scouts foundation day. we had different crafts, archery, displays and at the end of the day water sports. i did a small injury during the archery and have a beautiful blue and purple bruise on my arm from the bow but the most damage was done when in a moment of stupidity i decided to go down a water slide. this isnt like a slide at a pool but a great big peice of plastic with soap and water on it. now at my age i should have known better but hey the inner kid just came busting out of me. so up this hill i tredged and then propelled myself face first down the hill. i laughed so hard i think that is where the injuries have come into it lol. i was heading for the dirt and even managed to do a big turn and stay on the plastic. omg it was the best fun i have had in such a long long time. i ache from head to toe pmsl. ashley 4 and thomas 3 both had a few goes on it and needless to say grace and anthony had a few turns too. i ran around after my second turn and told everyone that i must now own one of these. i could do it all day it is that much fun. anyway i have popped in a pic but it isnt the best. mum has the better one so i will get it off her sometime soon.

cheers
ps kellie i know if you were here you would have joined me going down and next i aim to do the flying fox pmsl.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

in heaven

hi all

BIG NEWS BIG BIG NEWS

i have just managed to buy a cricut machine and a slice machine on special. omg i am just about to pee my pants. i am in shock. holy crap there will be no stopping me now lol.

cheers

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

a great award


hi all
well as you can see i just got a lovely award for encouragement. it has come from the very talented and lovely hannah (bubblefrog). thankyou hannah for such a great award. you are a great friend and constant inspiration.
now for me to pick a few people to pass this award onto. mmmmmm lets see. there are so many great scrappers and friends that it is really hard to choose. so here goes.
1. to marcy - scrappychick, your friendship means alot to me and i have had a blast chatting on the phone to you over the last couple of weeks. your talent astounds me and i am in awe of your ability to create with such colour and freedom.
2. to del - you bloomin crack up. you constantly make me laugh at the little things in life. never stop smiling my friend.
3. to elizabeth (redcrystal) - your atcs never stop to amaze me. i love how you can make something so beautiful out of something the size of a playing card, keep up the great work.
4. to megan (scrapnshop) - your patience with all of us ratbags is second to none. you make the forum at allcraftz a fun and enjoyable place to be. thankyou for all your support and friendship.
may you all enjoy this award and pass it on to everyone who matters to you. luv ya all.
cheers

Monday, February 16, 2009

so much mess

hi all
well i am trying to clean the house and as you can tell by my being on the computer it isnt going too well. i have grace home sick and ashley running riot so things just arent going to plan lol. i have just sorted through some of my scrapping goodies and my god i have way too much stuff. it is scary that i have spent that much money but i spose if it makes me happy then who cares. it is also scary how messy ones house can get. it looks like an atomic bomb has hit my place. i just pray no one turns up today for a chat as i just couldnt handle anyone seeing it like this. lol. where does all this crap come from. i am sure we dont own that much of it lol. i havent even had a chance to make the beds yet but the washing is done and on the line (it looks like it is going to rain any minute now). i have to clean the lounge room and the kitchen. oh that reminds me i need to pull the roast out to thaw before it is too late. gee yet another thing to do lol. oh well look on the positive side, we have a house that is our home and it contains all the special people i love. after what has happened over the last few days i really shouldnt be complaining should i.

i have also just submitted three layouts to for keeps, scrapbook creations and scrapbook memories. fingers crossed i get published. if not i will just have to keep trying wont i lol. i wonder if i hound them enough if they will just throw their arms up in dispair and pop one in pmsl.

have a great day whatever you are doing and smile.
cheers

Saturday, February 14, 2009

catching up

hi all

it is raining today and it is glorious. the rain has set in so it is a lovely drizzle just perfect for sleeping in (shame i cant get a chance too lol). i had to go into town today so i thought while i was there i would run into spotlight for a quick sticky. of course i walked out with more pp. i just cant help myself. i am sure it is going to go perfectly with the pic of grace and jemma that i posted a while back. i just had to have it lol.

i managed to scrap two layouts last night and today i will be putting the finishing touches on it. i saw a comp over on another site and it was just a sketch one so i thought why the hell not. the layout came together so quickly and i got to use up some of the bits and pieces i had stored up. the second one i just buckled down and it came to me from no where. i loved the pic heaps so i think that helped. i will pop them up in here really soon.

while i think of it too. there was a call out i heard about for some mens suits. these suits are badly needed in vic for the fire survivors. i never thought of this until i heard but a majority of these people will soon have funerals to go too and as they have lost all their belongings they dont have anything suitable to wear. so kind souls if you are able to donate some clothing suitable for funerals to the salvos to send down i am sure these people would be very appreciative.

i also got a chance to listen to a message on my phone from my dear friend kelly chambers. you might remember kelly is the lovely lady who has left me to move to townsville. the poor dear has suffered servere heat and humidity to flooding in her short time there. this beautiful soul though managed to ring up and crack me up no end. i want everyones honest opinion here on the photo i posted of her the mad thing thinks she looks like a relative of steady eddies pmsl. myself i think she looks like herself, funny, caring, honest, generous and just down right beautiful. she lights a room when she walks in and i wouldnt change her for the world. so kelly i am sorry but the pic stays pmsl.

valentines is never a big thing here but today i gave ray a box of chocolates and ever since i have craved them. i hope everyone elses day is full of love and family and joy. a big hug and kiss from me too.lol.

well i had better go and finish these layouts and then take the pics etc. LOVE YA'S

cheers

Friday, February 13, 2009

proud as punch


ok ladies i am going to be the raving mad proud mother again today lol. i have a picture here of my dd grace in the armaguard truck full to the brim with food, clothing, bedding, and toys for the fire survivors in vic. i could not believe how much people had given to her little fund raiser. thanks to all who contributed. a special thanks to beth and peter sullivan who have given there time and patience to help collect and deliver all these wonderful donations. grace hasnt stopped smiling from ear to ear. god bless her.


cheers

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

how sad

hi all
well it has been such a sad few days. so many lives lost and so much devastation. my love and prayers to all of those who have suffered in these terrible fires. i have noticed if you look on aussie pub calls blog or even on ebay there are sales going on to raise funds for the people of vic. so go on have a look and see if you are able to walk away with a bargain as well as helping some one else out. grace has organised a food drive through her aunts work. so far she has collected half an office of tinned goods etc. her great aunt has help collect and tommorrow when we go shopping i will add to her stores. the salvation army here have promised to send the food etc free of any cost. i can not thank everyone who gave generously to her little fund raiser. grace has a heart of gold and i just could not be more proud of her.
cheers
marnie

Friday, February 6, 2009

I said captain






hi all




Grace my golden child pmsl has just become house captian of cockburn at school. this means she has to organise the team to enter different races and get banners etc ready for big sporting events. she is so excited and we went to a special assembly the other day to watch her recieve her badge and be sworn in. i got the privilledge of pinning her badge on. she kept telling me not to cry or she would flog me and never forgive me for embarrassing her pmsl. ray was able to turn up and see her special event which was fantastic.



the days here have been really really hot but i am grateful as it could be so much worse like melbourne etc. we hit 40 today and that was enough for me lol. i did lock the boys and i into the lounge room and finish off a layout i started last night at the salvo crop. i had the best time last night. i forgot how nice it was to sit at a large table and talk for hours to other ladies. they are such a lovely bunch too which helps.





i have had the two boys to the doctors today with different issues. it seems ashley has a reaction to eating too much dairy and has a terrible time with his little bottom. so we are now on a lower dairy diet to see if it makes a difference. i bloody hope so as when he wakes up screaming in agony it is really hard to settle him down again and get him comfortable enough to sleep then of course i cant sleep as i am too worried about him. thomas on the other hand seems to have a problem with his legs. he cramps up all the time and is unable to walk when they hit. it seems to be at least once every 2 days that it happens and he too screams in pain and i cant do much to help but rub them and try to make them relax. if both of these dont improve i have to take them to a specialist. never a dull moment hey pmsl. well thomas now has to have about 1/4 of a bottle of gastorade a day to see if that improves and also have blood tests.


cheers
marnie

Monday, February 2, 2009

thomas' big day


hi all

well it is thomas' first day at preschool and he was so grown up and didnt need me at all. he waved goodbye and then ran off to play. i really miss him. ashley and i have done the milkshake out the front thing and now are watching bear in the big blue house to pass some time.


i am a bit useless today. i fell over cooking tea last night and as i fell the big glass chopping board fell off the microwave and hit my ankle so i have twisted my ankle and bruised it too pmsl. i am a bit bloody sore today that is for sure.


anyway on the bright side i have popped a pic of thomas in for you all to see my big boy. it is not the best pic as i was running late as usual pmsl.


cheers

marnie