Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Post Christmas post

I hope everyone has had a safe and peaceful Christmas.

We had the family here for a bbq breakfast and presents before some of them had to dash off to lunch at the in-laws.  Cameron hates having his photo taken so I gave him the camera and him to take photos instead!  I think he was trying to annoy me by taking photos of everyone's feet but I knew they would be perfect for the jillibean soup sketch contest which features a PageMaps sketch.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Long time no post!

I have been making a few Christmas cards while Leila does 'bluing' (gluing) and Zac is asleep when I have been babysitting on Mondays. 

A lot of them have been given to the ladies who have been attending the craft group at church. I made the decision not to continue leading the group next year and most people have been very understanding and positive about since we are encouraging those who would still like to meet at the church to go on Wednesdays when the Mid-Week Escape group meets.

The latest cards I made were so much fun I made 4 and might make more yet!  The idea came from a scrapbooking layout I found here.

Some I made using papers from a magazine I bought while we were holidaying in England.

Some I made at a fundraising cardmaking day.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


When telling a few people I was having in an implant I had a few odd looks until I explained it was a dental one!  After a false start on the 10th I actually had it done a week later on  the Sat morning. 

Instead of having a general anaesthetic it is done in the chair under oral sedation.  I was sent 4 tablets to take 90 minutes before my appointment, which I did, but I hadn't had lunch and so had some of the pumpkin soup I'd been making at the same time.  When Erica came to take me I remember her sitting down to have some and she and Ainsley accused me of being off my face so told them to get my camera.  I don't remember much after that until later that evening when I woke up realising I was wearing different clothes and my mouth not feeling any different.  It turns out I was sick shortly after leaving home so Erica brought me home and rang the surgery before she and Ainsley got me changed and put me to bed.  I do remember hearing Niel drive in and thought he must have changed his mind about staying in Trayning for the weekend but the girls had been worried about me and phoned him.

When an unknown phone number come up on a missed call on my mobile and then the home phone rang I thought it might have been the dentist ringing to see how I was feeling and yes it was.  He organised the receptionist to ring me on Monday and suggest trying again on the Saturday morning but I'd take the tablets once I was there at 8am. 

He gave me 2 to start with and another 1 once I was in the chair.  I remember the needles and some of the scraping and drilling but decided I would just treat it like it was just another filling and that I could pray for people in a worse situation than me.  Apparently I told Niel about it on the way home but of course have no memory of that.  I do remember feeling the thread as he was putting in the stitches and opening my eyes a couple of times on the way home but not a lot else until about 3:30pm.

I had a very swollen upper lip area and was advised by Ainsley that I shouldn't go to church the next day!  I have had some bruising which has caused some discussion but thankfully the pain hasn't been too bad, even when I've forgotten to take any of pain relief tablets he prescribed.  I've only had 1 today so am just about back to 'normal'. 

Sunday 11th June

Wed 22 June

Thur 23 June

Tomorrow I have an appointment to have the stitches out so it will be interesting to see what he has to say about it all.....

Friday, June 3, 2011

I loved this card and so had to make my own version....

Thursday, May 19, 2011

365 Cards: Day 77

This is the first time I've entered an international card challenge!  It's for 365 Cards using this sketch with the white area to be left clear of embellishments, etc.

Here's my take on it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I found the most gorgeous set of cards and just had to do something similar for myself.  I used rainbow colours after seeing something similar on Pinterest and will add sentiments later.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inspired by...

One of the blogs I love is Inspired By because of the variety of cardmakers Jill features.
These 2 cards were inspired by her post on 23 March featuring Aga.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A weekend away

I've just spent the weekend at the Chookscraps Retreat at Burekup which, as always was a fabulous time, mainly because I don't have to think about cooking or doing the washing up!!  I did miss Saturday afternoon and most of the evening because my lovely niece Kate and Dewald were married in the park at Dallyellup, on the south side of Bunbury.  After all the days over 30C we'd had it was a beautiful day in the high 20's.

I was really pleased to be able to make 2 cards and finish 2 single and 2 double layouts.