Scrappy Goodness!

Hello everyone!

Long time, no blog post. So much has happened these past few months, some are good, some bad. Let’s do the good stuff first.

The Christmas in the Country Craft Show is coming up on October 31st through to 2nd November, and I have been creating madly for it. For those who have been before to this event, you know how fun it is and the quality of product offered. It is a fabulous fundraiser for the local school Peace Lutheran Primary, one which my children used to attend when I lived in the area. This year I will have a lot more on offer and have tried a few new things. My favourite so far is the spinning pinwheels I have created. I love them!

Some other good news is that my sister just gave birth on the 13th September to a beautiful baby girl weighing in at 8lb 7oz. There is no name as yet, my sister is undecided, so I’m not sure what she is calling her when she talks to her, lol. When I get a decent photo I will share it with you. The ones I have turned out blurry. Tamara, if you are reading this I think her name should be Elizabella!!! haha!

Now for the sad news, my beloved paint horse Cash passed away late in the evening on the 9th September. The poor boy was diagnosed with Bronchitis two months earlier, but never got better. He was given two different Antibiotics (at different times of course), but neither of them helped. The vet started to think he may have had an abscess in his lungs after he was tested for EIA (Equine Infectious Anaemia), and it returned a negative result. His last week of life was spent on Bute to help with pain and his fevers, but his big heart gave out in the end. It was not what I or the vet expected and I can assure you I was devastated when I found him at my before bed check. I decided not to go through with a Autopsy. I felt I couldn’t go through the process and clean up after. I had him buried with our other two horses Lukey and Guardian in the paddock the very next day. I was inconsolable for three days and it took another three to not cry if I spoke of him. All that has placated me is that he is pain-free and running around in horsey heaven, racing Lukey and playing tiggy with Guardian. We have one horse left, Dusty, and he is feeling a little lost without his pal, so I will have to look into getting him a paddock mate. I don’t think I will be ready to buy another horse for quite a while, none of them would compare to my buddy Cash. I will need to start afresh when it doesn’t hurt so much.

Here are a couple of pics of my boy.

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The last one is of Cash and Dusty hanging out in the yards. I miss you buddy!

Okay, no more sadness. I have some scrapbooking to share with you. The first one is one I taught in workshop recently and the other is what I created with the scraps from the first one with some “other” embellishments.

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They are just super quick and easy layouts and I am very much enjoying using different sized photos in conjunction with the regular 4″x6″. You will se a lot more of that from me I think.

Here is a list of what I have used

  • I Am Me Designer Series Paper
  • Washi tape from the This and That collection
  • Label die from Apothecary Accents
  • Large Scallop Edgelit
  • Basic Grey and Pool Party spritzers I made with the re-inkers
  • Calypso Coral twine
  • Chalk Talk SS and framelits
  • White embossing powder

All of these items can be found at my online store available through Stampin’ Up! If you have any questions about my layout and how I did it please ask via email or in the comment section below.

Thanks for dropping by!

Kirsty

Some Workshop Goodies!…oh and some candy!

Hey everyone!

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things after a few months of….well how to explain…..it’s been a mixture of things, it started with a very stressful period of home life. Things just build up and up and before you know it you don’t handle things too well and you don’t seem to be in control of anything!! Things were staring to settle when we had a few weeks of flooding (See previous POST), and then the major flooding that wiped out a local town, Grantham. Things are still not good there. People are still missing with a huge possibility of not being found at all, the clean up is still happening and it is absolutely amazing how far spread the debris is. It is still lying all over farmers crops and paddocks, roads, railway and well just everywhere, not to mention the damage to the roads, rail and properties. Things that will take at least 6 months to fix or replace. Grantham is still a “no go zone” for the general public except trucks, heavy equipment, SES, Police, Army, Volunteers and of course traffic control ( hi Theresa). 

I want to thank all of my long time followers for sticking by me and sending me words of love and encouragement through the rough times. Even when my crafting time nearly turned non-existent people joined as followers to my blog. I now have 142 subscribers in the short time I added the subscription tab right down on the bottom right. Two of them joined today! WOW! Now I just have to get back on top of my blogging…LOL!! No I promise I will!! I’m being serious….just ignore previous claims of more regular blogging….which didn’t happen….I know, I know, but I am feeling good about this one! Just to prove it I think I will send one of my cards to the 150th person who subscribes to this here blog! LOL! I’m not sure if that proves it but it’s a good start. I will even let the 150th person choose the one card from a selection of three…how does that sound?! Now your probably just wishin’ those three cards were as good as Karen Thomas’s !!!!! ROFLOL!!! I will keep you all updated on how this turns out!

So onto my creation

I’m not sure if you recognise this but on the front of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue there is this gorgeous card. I simply fell in love with it. I didn’t have the appropriate stamps so I improvised. This card will be the project at tomorrows party. {Waving at you Deeann} I am sure they will love it!

I even have some table candy for them, full of chocolate eclairs, of course-

Well I best be going. I still have much to do!

Thanks for dropping by!

Funky Birthday Invite

Hey everyone!

I had a wonderful day yesterday just relaxing……well catching up on washing isn’t exactly relaxing, but I have no deadlines, and I am not in a hurry to finish any crafting. I can just do my own thing! Today I decided to sit down and make a couple of things ……just to make a couple of things. They were not made for anyone or any craft show. I just made them. I must say that my best work comes out when it is nothing in particular. Strange HUH!

What do you think? I really like it. I cannot take credit for it though. I drew my inspiration from this CARD found on Splitcoast Stampers.

I made the pocket the same size as a regular card and chose the colour combo from the Colour Coach. I hope you like it!

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Making more Monsters!!

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to show you the other card that I made at Michelle’s. Before leaving for her place I decided to cut down on what I was taking by choosing colour combos with the Colour Coach and only taking those colours in the CS. Clever hey??! I just had to match up the colours with Stamp Sets now!! LOL!

Well I wanted to play with Make a Monster and the Baja Breeze Sweet Set combo , I thought, went well with it…..what do you think?

Check out those eyes….just a touch leary…but hey he’s a monster! LOL!

I also did a little spritzing, just to dirty it up a bit so it is not so clean and crisp. More of a Darcy card LOL!

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Inkspirations Colour Challenge #34

Hey everyone!

Well, when you think about it, Christmas is not too far away! It makes me wonder where has this year gone???! I remember as a child that time just seemed to stand still. I think when you are a kid you are always in such a hurry trying to experience all sorts of things and sometimes that also meant growing up. But now, when you have your own kids, you want things to slow down so you can enjoy those precious gems a little longer…….I think I have gone way off track here but I think what I am trying to say is if I don’t start my Christmas cards now, it will be too late and they will not get done and I might have to…….some people might want to close their eyes at this point as I am about to swear!!!…….BUY Christmas cards to post! LOL!

Anyway here is this weeks colour combo

We have also the added challenge from Sarah-Jane this month to make a card with buttons. I love buttons so that was easy! Also Sarah-Jane is hosting this week so make your way to Sarah’s blog to submit your Inspiration.

As you can see I tried the Vintage look! I don’t think I did enough on the middle panel. What do you think??

  • Stamp Set- Winter Post, Christmas Classics
  • Cardstock- Kraft, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy
  • Ink-Close to Cocoa, Versa Mark, More Mustard
  • Accessories- Colour Spritzer, Sponges, SAMJ, Mat Pack, Beachfront Ribbon Originals (retired), Linen Thread, Kraft Corduroy Button, Cutter Kit

Now don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT!

Cindy

Renee

Chantelle

Sarah-Jane

Teneale

Makeesha

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