Sunday, 31 August 2008
You can find them here
Watch out tomorrow for the post to link your creation using one or more of my daisies.
Saturday, 30 August 2008
My brother and nephew and his mate just popped in for a quick visit. It was so nice to see him as we haven't caught up for a very long time. He was on his way to take the boys to soccer.
My twin nephews are in State for Soccer. They are excellent. Might see their name up in lights one day. You just never know.
Em has a birthday party to go to this afternoon so I need to get organized with a card. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute..........LOL.
We usually go to mass tonight but we have been invited to a baptism tomorrow. We introduced ourselves to a young couple in our parish. Lovely people. They are from New Zealand. Anyway, they were expecting their first baby and everything was exciting. They had a beautiful little baby boy about 4 months ago I suppose. Lisa rang me during the week to ask our family to be part of the baptism. I was really touched by this. So I had better get organized with a nice card for little Callen too. After the ceremony we have been invited back for lunch. It's going to be a great day.
Nothing else much planned. I think that will just about fill our weekend up somehow.
What are you up to this weekend? Any plans for some creating? Hope so!!!!!
Take care whatever you get up to.
Friday, 29 August 2008
No - make that by two lovely ladies - Aga has given me one too.
Here are the rules to the award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received the award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a messsage on the blogs of the girls you nominated.
So the award for "I Luv Your Blog" goes to.............................drum roll please.............
Renee - she always manages to make me laugh
Aga - for her beautiful creations
1. Deanne - for her great work and for always dropping in to say hi on my blog
2. Fleur - I have always loved your work
3. Cindy - another passionate creator and regular visitor to my blog
4. Wirg- my good old mate - partners in crime I say!!!!
5. Nicole - fabulous "doodling" queen
6. Marie - for starting to work with cards - yay!!!
7. Vanilla - I love her cards.
I could just keep adding to my list as I drop into so many fun and creative blogs.
(P.S I decided to sneak in another blog - this lady always pops in to say hello and she does some fab oriental work - something which I struggle with - you've gotta pop over to her blog to look - and you may see a picture of her new little grand daughter while you're there.
9. Lyn - super nan!!!!!!
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
I am trying to get this Fete organized. Gosh there is so much to do, not enough time and unfortunately - not enough help. It is always the way. It will happen I know that but it would be nice to have a little bit more help to ease the pressure a bit.
I am determined to do some creating over the next couple of days though so keep popping in you just never know.
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Anyway, we had a visit from a friend tonight. She was having a clean out for our Fete. Books, cd's, old containers.............and..........in amongst everything a flute. I couldn't believe my eyes.
She said - go through everything and if there is anything you like yourself you can have it, all the other stuff can be donated to the fete. I was totally amazed that there before me was the most beautiful looking flute.
I thought - this cant be for real. I had better give her a ring just to make sure. Sure enough it WAS hers but she hasn't played it for years.
So while I was cooking dinner I picked it up - as you do when you're cooking dinner............LOL.
It's going to take me a while to get the technique no doubt, but I'm determined to get it. I used to play the recorder at school, but I'm thinkin its slightly different than that.
I shall take a photo of it tomorrow for "show and tell".............LOL.
I am truly blessed. Today is a very lucky day.
A huge thank you to Monica for making my dream come true.
Thanks for popping in................luv Sandie
Monday, 25 August 2008
Sunday, 24 August 2008
I have had a lovely email from Lisa. She has been going crazy with my daisies and has even placed an order for some more. Thank you Lisa.
You can check out Lisa's gorgeous cards on her blog.
Here is the link
Keep checking back in as more entries file in.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Drop in for a visit, check out the gorgeous Becky Fleck Page Maps Sketch - be inspired and create something to share with us all.
All you need to do is take a photo of your card, leave a comment on the blog and attach a link to your personal blog.
That's it. Come on get your creative juices flowing.
I will be working on the sketch tonight and will share my creation once I'm done.
(p.s. couldn't help myself. I had to upload tonight - of course we all know that it's hopeless taking photos at night but I just couldn't wait + we have a busy day tomorrow.)
Marie from Said Simply has given me the ok to work on the Pernickety Blog. This is rather exciting. I will be trying to keep it up to date. So you need to get on over there. Leave us some luvin comments and let's get the party started.
Later on this afternoon or tonight I am going to add a sketch challenge.
It is up to you to jump on in and create a card. Leave us a link to your blog with your lovely creation.
Let the fun begin!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, 22 August 2008
I popped into to have a nice quiet cuppa with Marie - who by the way is just starting to pick up a little bit after being quiet ill with a terrible flu type bug. Hang in there Marie. I managed to make some of my Daisies while I was there too which was a nice bonus.
While I was there Nicole Finalyson also dropped in - what a bonus. She is such a passionate person and I just love to hear her stories and she and Marie always manage to make me laugh.
If you are ever in the area please drop in - the shop is just fantastic - it has such a great feel to it and its definately going places. I'm enjoying my journey so far!!!!!
Then my friend dropped in to pick me up. She was impressed with the atmosphere of the shop too. She's not really in to scrapping/cardmaking but she certainly appreciates it and loved plenty of the goodies in store. I will convert her yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We then asked Marie and Nicole where was a nice place to have lunch. We went to this gorgeous Coffee Shop come Book shop. Magnificent. We had the bestest time over a nice lunch - then we check out the books. Yummo!!!!! Beeches is the name of the store. Definately another fab place to add to the list of "must haves".
I'm off to school now. The school has had a Book Fair this week with lots of cheap bargains for the kids. Then we will all come home. Josh has footy training, fish and chips for tea and then bring on the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have some serious creating to do. I am going to be working on my Pirate cards for Said Simply. So watch out over the next week for some photos on my blog of some snippets of the cards.
That's it for now me thinks!!!!!!
Life is great.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
George & Medina popped in for a visit last night and put Stephen on the ground and off he took - walking!!!!!!! He is nearly 11 months old. How clever!!!!! I took lots of photos - we were all so excited and kept clapping and carrying on - he had this very cool look on his face as if he had been walking for ages. He is so adorable. I shall upload some photos tomorrow. Oh and I managed to work out how to take a video on our digital camera so I will have that forever - how special!!!!!
(The photos show him as a little newborn, to a cheeky face to his first steps - yay)
Monday, 18 August 2008
Do yourself a favour and pop on over to Craft Queen and check out the ribbons and all the other yummy goodies.
I am one very happy and lucky girly. Thanks heaps Nicole.
Stay tuned - I am waiting on some goodies from Nicole and then I'm on my way.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
They will return about 4 oclock tomorrow. Boy is it going to be quiet around here - the girls will love it though. LOL.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Can someone be really nice and see if it works and also if it only comes up once. I had NO idea what I was doing when setting it up. Very confusing for moi!!!!!
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
It was teaming down rain and windy as well - absolute shocker!!!! At half time a lot of the kids were struggling big time - they were actally crying that were that beside themselves. Poor things.
The coach asked the kids on the bench - Josh being one of them, who would like to go onto the ground to fill in for the kid that was coming off cold and needed a rest. Josh was the only one to put his hand up. The coach was impressed with Josh's determination to get out there and give it his best. He actually won an award for this - very proud moment that's for sure!!! He was quite chuffed with himself - so he should be.
Then we came home for a quick bite to eat and then I had to organize a party for 9 girls. It all went off well started at 2 and finished about 6 oclock. Let me tell ya - I'm one tired chicky babe.
Need to get some much deserved sleep.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Em has been so excited over the last couple of weeks counting down on the calendar.
Happy, Happy Birthday dear little Em.
We love you.
Luv Mum, Dad, Tam & Josh.
Friday, 8 August 2008
Make sure you have the essentials
*Some drinkies and
*Plenty of chocolate
Oh and dont forget a good sense of humour - that will get you places.
There are prizes up for grabs and there is even a competition going on for the best "avatar". So dont just think it "do it". Head on over, pop in and say gidday and that Sandie sent ya...........LOL. Then all you need to do is take a look at a challenge or two and create away.
Now it doesn't get much better than that.
I learnt a few things myself which was handy. Basically "what to do" and "what not to do".........all good stuff though. I'm really looking forward to next month already. Its going to be a Pirate theme. In the words of my Tammy "awesome!!!!!".
Oh and I got to speak to Nicole Finlayson which was a bit spesh and of course the lovely Marie who is just fantastic. Thanks Marie - I thoroughly enjoyed myslef.
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Huge thanks to Marie for taking me on board.
Here are more details.
I'm so excited..........and I just can't hide it......................yay!!!!!!!
Can't wait Marie.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
I shall add a photo tomorrow.