Sunday, October 28, 2007
Ok this is a little lesson in what not to do...this was my contribution for the latest NZ dare...to use two colours only....I chose blue and yellow...yay! love those colours...but I got carried away with my black pen to outline and you can't ok... only for the title and journalling can you use black or white...so if you want that gorgeous, yummy, Tarisota kit to be yours (yes thats the prize this round!) then put your black pen away I tell you rofl!! I'm going back to the drawing board...cause I couldn't bear to pull this one to bits...and I'm going to do another! Its going to be tough because I use black pen ALOT! on every layout I do would be closer to the truth heh, heh....but if the rest of the Dare girls can do it....so can I!! and you!! I DARE YA!!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Jim is currently tackling his biggest DIY challenge yet...renovating the bathroom himself and got off to a good start this weekend by replacing the existing window for a smaller one so we can fit a shower in....unfortunately the space is far too pokey to fit a bath in as well, the manky old shower over the bath trick set up that was there has been turfed! But all is not lost, the longterm plan is to fit a bath into the 2nd bathroom by the master bedroom which has acres of space to spare and only a shower, sink and loo...we can't quite figure what was going through the previous owners heads when they put the extension on the house because as we keep saying.....'we would have done it differently' lol!
Do miss the bath though....the best thing for grumpy tired kids before tea is to put them in a bath, chills them out no end just sitting there in the warm water splashing and playing.
The NZ dare this round is to scrap a mood....there is a ton of inspiration up on the No.8 wired blog with the new contributors (Donna Meuli, Vicky Gibson and Sharon Topliss) getting stuck in already with some wonderful layouts. I chose to scrap an older photo from Jims childhood, I was inspired by the warm summery mood of the photo....big skies, golden fields, sitting in the grass eating sandwiches....
This months Kiwi Jack still has a couple of weeks to go so if you are looking for more motivation and inspiration head over there and check out the layout by Delys Cram who was Jacked by our previous months winner Lara! There is also a fab prize this month sponsored by Tracey at The Itchy Nail....she puts together fanatastic monthly kits and one of them could be yours if you get your Jack on and enter!! This is my Delys Jack....
I bought some clear stamps from the Poppy ink stamp sale not long ago and love them (the bird in So Small is one...can't wait for the next sale...you have to be in quick though cause man they walk out the door fast!
Have you seen this site? Care2crop....if you have some scrapping time you can volunteer please drop Louise a line....a fantastic idea.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
We got lucky with the weather, the boys loved being back with Nana and Grandad, Samuel was in his element with Grandad, hauling him off for rides on the tractor and the scooter and eating toast together in the morning...note the gumboots already on with his jarmies!
Even my NZdare layout this round was about the farm...with this photo of Mums cat Marjorie in her favourite spot in the window...the sun streaming in, I love that!