Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Do you remember the kitten?

We have been having a cat visit our garden this last few weeks - a cat in our garden is not that unusual, there are several in the area that seem to think our garden is their playground ;-)


but do you remember this one?

 I posted about it HERE

This is the cat that has been visiting lately



What do you think?  Is it the same cat?
It has a collar on, so it looks like it eventually found a home.

I did eventually manage to catch the Stray Mother and the other 2 kittens and take them to the Animal Welfare and hope that they too found good homes.





Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Cathy!

One of our closest friends, Cathy, celebrated her 50th Birthday recently.

They live interstate now, but are back in Adelaide for the weekend to catch up with family and friends.

We celebrated at Stella's at Henley Beach.  Hubby had the steak and I had chicken - very nice.  We were the last group to leave at about 11.30 pm - a very late night for us - but a most enjoyable one.

Here is the card I made for Cathy.

I had some help from family members digging up this gorgeous photo of Cathy as a child ;-)

The inside of the card got the balloon treatment too ;-)


here is a shot of The Henley Jetty with the setting sun - I know this type of shot is usually in landscape orientation, but thought the portrait orientation showed the amazing cloud formations a bit better ;-)

Many years ago, my husband's father was the Mayor of Henley & Grange when the Henley Square was built.  The Square was hoped to be a great meeting area - I think he would be pleased with how it has evolved over the years!  

Unfortunately, the crest in the centre of the plaque is no longer there.





Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, February 10, 2012

You have a piece of my heart

On Monday, 13th February 2012, we will celebrate 30 years of marriage!

Most years, I make both a Valentine's Card and a Wedding Anniversary card, but this year, I think just this one card will be perfect.




The verse inside reads:

Our wedding anniversary brings to mind
The happiness and joy you’ve brought to me,
Sweet memories--the laughter and the tears,
Devoted love you give abundantly.

The place I want to be is close to you;
There’s ecstasy and peace in your embrace.
I know that I can cope with what life brings,
As long as I wake up to see your face.

You’re all I ever wanted, and much more.
I look at you and I still get a thrill.
Our marriage is the best thing in my life;
I love you truly, madly, deeply and I always will.

By Joanna Fuchs
from
HERE


All the time I was making this card, I had Janis Joplin's 'Piece of my Heart' running through my head ;-)


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cards for Men - seeing red
Cuttlebug Spot - sweetheart
DYSU #58 - Love



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, February 6, 2012

UnstampaBelles Challenge #8 - Recycle (no stamps)


Challenge #8 for UnstampaBelles is up and running.


Theme is Recycle, Eco Craft, Frugal with a bonus technique "Paper Bead"
This challenge closes Friday, 2nd March 2012 and Winners announced Monday, 5th March 2012 - Remember we are working on Aussie Time.


Here is a quick recap of the rules:


No Stamps! This means no rubber stamps, no digital stamps, clipart or line art which includes pre-coloured versions. Inclusive of sentiment stamps.


You may think this will be difficult, but here are some suggestions on what you CAN use:
3D papertole, decoupage, quilling, iris folding, stitching, beading, origami, fancy folds, cutting machines (e.g. craftrobo/silhouette, cricut), paper punches, canvases, stickers, rub-ons, parchment, etc.......




Due to graphic technology any entry with a graphic image will be subject to the Design Teams' discretion and we will contact you if we feel the entry does not meet the ethos of our challenge blog.




A technique challenge will be included as a bonus.  This will not be a requirement for an entry but if you do use the nominated technique in your project, it will count as two entries for you.




Our sponsor for February is Anne at Cardmaking Online.

Cardmaking Online has been running for two years and offers a large range of card making products, including Parchment Craft, European style card making, card stitching, 3D Decoupage, embossing folders and dies, Hobbyjournaal magazine, cardstock, peel-off stickers and more.




Now for my DT entry.

I have always liked the clean and simple approach to cardmaking, and this one is no exception.

Purple cardstock, embossed and rub-on sentiment added.  White panel is actually the cardboard dividers recycled from the box of Lipton tea bags.  Panel was run through Cuttlebug and inked lightly on raised bits.  Puffy butterfly added with foam dots.  Cardstock and rub-ons from Blue Edge Crafts.

Please visit the UnstampaBelles blog  and see who won last month's challenge.

It is really getting harder for the DT to pick a favourite each month!



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CraftMad card swap

Every month CraftMad have a card swap.

The January swap was to make 2 cards using some recycling.

Well, that was a bit of a challenge for me, but I got some ideas, and put them aside to make up some cards.  Fast forward to the end of the month, and I suddenly remember I haven't made my cards.  I knew I had put aside some stuff, but do you think I could find it?   Then I remembered, I did a bit of tidying up!  I had put away all the stuff I had set aside!  Talk about having a 'DOH!' moment ;-)

Anyway, I got to making up these two cards (I can show here, coz my swap partner does not read my blog)  Just in case your ARE looking, Tracey, your cards will be in the mail shortly ;-)

The recycled items are the white panels which are the cardboard dividers from the Lipton Tea Bag box.


Panels have been run through Cuttlebug and inked.  Flourishes image heat embossed and hand coloured with water colours.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


White panels run through Cuttlebug and inked, layered onto cardstock.  Sentiment heat embossed and fluffy butterfly added with foam dots.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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