Thursday, 10 September 2009

Whats wrong with my slideshow?

SO I need help!  I can't work out whether its blogger I need to adjust or Photobucket (that hosts my pics) but either way I have no idea where to start.  I know that so many of you blog yourselves that someone could post on here to tell me how I adjust my settings, otherwise I am only going to be showing half of my work lol!  Fingers crossed one of you helpful sorts can show me the way :o)

Monday, 7 September 2009

I'm a winner with Paper Artsy!

Oh I cannot begin to tell you how chuffed I am at being selected (randomly) on the Paper Artsy blog yesterday...I have won 2 of their lovely Christmas stamp sets so I may well be making Christmas Cards this year, after all!

Leandra also gave a heads up for this very creative lady - Jo Capper-Sandon blog which I would wholeheartedly recommend having a browse through, especially if you love the Stampotique stamps (Carmen, you need to go check Jo's work out!!)

And just a quick piccie of my friends' dog Dexter wearing our rugby team's shirt for home match day! He's just the soppiest dog you will have ever met...and he's a Groodle! (cross between a golden retriever and poodle lol!)

Monday, 27 July 2009

I've been Scrappin' !!!

Well, I've managed a couple of layouts over the last couple of weeks :) And I've been using a real mish-mash of manufacturers to boot! Theres BasicGrey, Kaiser Craft, Cosmo Cricket, MME to name a couple, along with techniques a plenty....sewing machine work, distressing with acrylics, tearing, curling, diamond glazing, inking and generally enjoying myself :)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Nigella's Way

I've just been sent this email by my Mum (she knows me too well) and I thought I would put it on here. It made me chuckle :)

1. Nigella's Way - Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice-cream drips.

The Real Woman's Way - Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone. You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway.

2. Nigella's Way - To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

The Real Woman's Way - Buy Smash and keep it in the cupboard for up to a year.

3. Nigella's Way - When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

The Real Woman's Way - Spar sells cakes. They even do decorated versions.

4. Nigella's Way - If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a potato slice.

The Real Woman's Way - If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, that's tough! Please recite with me the Real Woman's motto: 'I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how it tastes.'

5. Nigella's Way - Wrap celery in aluminium foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

The Real Woman's Way - It could keep forever. Who eats it?

6. Nigella's Way - Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

The Real Woman's Way - Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and drop it into 8 ounces of vodka : Drink the vodka. You might still have the headache, but you won't care!

7. Nigella's Way - If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

The Real Woman's Way - Why do I have a man?

8. Nigella's Way - Freeze leftover wine into ice cubes for future use in casseroles.

The Real Woman's Way - Left over wine???? Helllloooo?!!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Best (UK) Fathers Day ever!

Mark got a lovely card from the kids (chosen by moi of course!) and Rhiannon had written some beautiful things in it about Mark, all unprompted. Then he had a couple of little pressies and (the best bit!) agreed to go whale watching today, at Victor Harbor which is about 60 km away.
Josh was none too impressed by the whole idea of driving up and down a coast line, pulling in at any given point to see if anyone had seen a whale! But I had been looking at the SA Whale Centre sighting log and there were some positive sightings yesterday and I had a good feeling that we would spot a Southern Right Whale migrating from Antartica to Queensland to breed.

Anyway, we headed off at around 11am, and got to our first view point - Basham Beach. It was just like a dirt track leading off the main road, and we pulled up. As we got out of the car, we heard a call from the whale in the sea in front of us!!!
It took my breathe away - I felt totally in awe and very emotional. The whale was less than 100m in from the shore and was just there "posing" for ages before slowly heading east towards Middleton Beach. Further in the distance were 2 more whales swimming side by side, blowing and rolling every now and then!

I mean, just how lucky are we to have seen thee magnificant creatures playing in front of us like that? And just "down the road" too! LUCKY is an understatement.
We hung around for a while and the kids were getting a little bored and hungry so Mark and I agreed to leave, although I am sure if we hadn't got the kids with us we would have sat there all day.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

(5 minutes to) PARADISE

...well it's more like 15 but that didn't sound quite so awesome for a scrapbooking title LOL!!

This photo was taken back in Jan of Sellicks Beach. I just love the trusts and blues of the land and sea and the pure white talc sand that goes with it. We just need the spring to come and the temperature to hot up a bit so we can enjoy it with our clothes off!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009


Something random I found whilst trawling the net - it made me laugh so much I cried!!!
I love peeking at other blogs and am an avid follower of the TIM HOLZ blog. The inspiration there is incredible - he is so generous with his video "how to's" and his RANGER GIVEAWAYS. Fingers crossed for me I get picked...I haven't purchased stash for 6 months because of finances so to get a package from him would make my year!!!