Tuesday, August 21, 2012

lol thought I was commenting on a French blog and oops!

my French is obviously not what it used to be! This month has been utterly crazy...... been hanging in there day by day....but that light at the end of the tunnel has just got a whole lot bigger. :) I have so much to update with I don't know where to start....

OK - my french comment - this wonderful blogger who has stunning images from everywhere contacted me earlier this month and asked if she could post a few of my projects... It is so nice to actually have someone ask instead of just posting them nowadays... so of course I said yes... then things got busy and I have only just sat down to really look at blogs and now blog myself I have had a chance - Check her blog out - so many images remind me of growing up in Europe and the travelling we did... I will work out how to post a comment tomorrow - I have done it before already lol!!!

Next :) Twiddleybitz - we have had a full on month!!! Earlier this month I taught at the True Blue Craft Fair and we have also since then announced our new Design Team - welcome to everyone of the ladies on this team! I am inspired every day by your creations and will update my side bar tomorrow!!! We also in the middle of this had a cross promotion with Manor House - their flowers are stunning... I still have a few left to create more projects I just had to save a few for the right one lol but here is what I did...

Towards the end of last month I had to say Good bye to my buddy - my beautiful Casper my husband gave me for Christmas back in 1994 - yep he was not far off being 18 human years which is very old for a cat - he used to rule the neighbour hood and his best friend was a rottweiler :) so he would take on all the dogs... in the end he had a stroke I think and this photo was taken of him and me in his last hour before we took him to the vets... he was simply a very cool cat who is very dear to me... and I miss him in so many ways every single day.










I also created this next project combining a few of my DT projects in one... Helmar... Twiddleybitz and Manor house!!!!!! I have always used Helmar glues.... but until I got my DT pack from them I had never used their Decoupage and Craft paste - not looking back now!!! This shadowbox was put together and stained using a wood stain.... then I used the Helmar Paste to add the paper - old book pages and a Stampington & Co paper






OK the  Material List

Papers
Old book pages
Belle Jardin Artist paper from Stampington & Co
Black Cardstock

TBZ
Filigree Shadow box
Grapevine border BOR026
Thin Swirl border BOR036
Birds on Tree Trunk BIR013

Manor House
Green small leaves
Purple flowers
Burgandy Flowers
Large rose flower

Glues
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Gemstone Glue
Helmar Decoupage and craft paste

Others
Dylusions green spray
Black ink
Wood stain paint
German scraps white border

Next up  - Jess made her interschool cross country carnival where she came fourth on the day which then entitled her to be part of the State School Cross country where I believe the Top 20 get asked to try out for the National team... well Jess came in at 20th Place out of 201 girls in her Year - go Jess :) in a time of 10min and 10 sec she ran 2.5 km :) she doesn't take after me! lol

Weekend just gone Chionia had her Judges Invitational Comp with Acro - her trio group ended up with a score of 56.97 out of 60 for both routines ..brought Father in law along too who reckoned he could be out there throwing me up in the air - don't like his chances hehe!!  Photo's were taken by my dad :) you need to check out his blog - has some truly awesome photo's of late.....










Gary and I are both so very proud of our girls - with everything going on lately they have still excelled themselves :) xxxx Happy scrapping everyone :)

3 comments:

Cindy Gay said...

Sorry about your Casper. What a beautiful animal. You were a good parent and he had a great life.

Char lotte said...

Great Posting... Thanks for sharing with us..




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elastic said...

Hey, that's really great and adventurous play of the little girl. She has inspired everyone of her age to show courage and to do such things to prove their capability.

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