Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A new arrival!

Yesterday afternoon, we welcomed a new member into our little family....his name is Charli. Isn't he just sooo cute?? Charli is a mini foxie and almost 10 weeks old.

My wonderful son Craig and his girlfriend Kathryn have been looking after Charli for the last ten days and put then put him onto Dogmovers on Thursday for his final leg home. It would have been very hard for them to part with Charli. BUT they'll see him whenever they come home. He also came with quite a bit of luggage...food, toys, a heat pack, day bed and a night bed!! (He almost travels heavier than 3 of us do!!)

Charli is very inquisitive, as you can imagine and yesterday wandered straight under the sprinkler, not at all fazed by getting wet!

Nathan is loving having a "little mate" again. Bo doesn't know what to make of such a little dog and doesn't appreciate being yapped at. He and Charli will soon become great mates.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More challenges done!

Nathan and I have both been scrapping this afternoon to get more done for the SWV cybercrop.

Here's his layout for Wendy's kid's challenge: scrap a food you really don't like. Be sure to use ribbon or ric rac and chipboard.

He's the fussiest eater in the back country so the photo choice was vast!

My layout is for Jodi's challenge: scrap imperfect behaviour, feature journaling, the words "Chuckin' a tanty", distressing and a punched shape.

I still have the card challenge to do, but that will have to wait till Saturday.

We also have a special arrival coming on Friday.....but I'm telling you anything more.....yet!

Monday, November 9, 2009

SWV Cybercrop Challenges

I have been busy doing the challenges over a SWV, where the theme is "The Imperfect Parts of life". Some of the challenges called for blurred photos and I am really not comfortable in scrapping them.

Challenge 1 with Brigitte: Main colours of brown, blue and green, 1 blurred photo (mounted on white or cream), a quote or poem and only one type of embellishment. This was also a part blind challenge. Nathan badly wanted me to scrap these photos.

Blind Challenge with Kylie:

Sketch Challenge with Taryn:

Nathan has also complete the Kids' Card Challenge with KylieJ: Make a card that's an unusual shape and not the usual square or rectangle. He has made this Christmas Card for his teacher.

I still have 2 more challenges to complete and Nathan had one, so we are still scrapping.....

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thank you Tina!!

Look at what the gorgeous Tina has given me! How cool! Thank you Tina.

Here are the rules of this award:
1. Use one word answers
2. Pass it along to 5 of your favourite bloggers.
3. Alert them that you have given them this award.

1. Where is your cell phone? Handbag
2. your hair? brushed
3. Your mother? busy
4. Your father? intelligent
5. Your fave food? roast

6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favourite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? contentment
9. What room are you in? Schoolroom
10. your hobby? scrapbooking

11. Your fears? snakes
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? lazy
15. Muffins? No

16. Wish list item? rain
17. Where did you grow up? city
18. Last thing you did? eat
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? off

21. Your pets? few
22. Friends? cherished
23. Your life? busy
24. Your mood? relaxed
25. Missing someone? sons

26. Vehicle? Mazda
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your fave store? scrapbooking
29. Your fave colour? blue
30. Last time you laughed? yesterday

31. Last time you cried? recently
32. Your best friend? talented
33. One place you go over and over? online
34. One person who emails regularly? Chris
35. Fave place to eat? Home

Okay so now the hard part...giving out more awards! Choosing 5 is so much harder that I thought.

1. Neek
2. Amy
3. Wendy
4. Lisa
5. Krissy

Sunday, November 1, 2009

One Proud Lad

Our 2nd son Craig was signed off on his apprenticeship on last Friday....one very proud lad!!

And cutting a celebratory cake

He has worked very hard and loves his job in Brisbane with a company that manufactures widening and fixed width trailers for heavy haulage and house removal, like these:

Congratulations Craig, you deserve to be so proud of your achievement. We are so very proud of you.