A Beautiful Princess to join the family

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and Another beautiful boy

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Another gorgeous grandson to love

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Another Beautiful Grandson to Love

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Lachlan James Hastings Hosking has arrived!

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm in

The Digi Scrap Station Store that is! I have 21 products in the Store already, some of which are new and, if you have only just discovered my Blog and missed out on the freebies, will now give you a chance to purchase them and enable me to design more stuff! LOL

If you get a chance, please check out my Store. With National Scrapbooking Day (NSD) coming up, specials will be rife all over the Store and give you a chance to pick up some bargains.

Back soon...

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New layout for VDBC

This is a photo of my daughter and son-in-law on their wedding day. I have used a cutting
file by Chris Durnan called Happily Ever After designed for personal cutters such as KNK, Wishblade, Craft Robo and so on. The kit and the template used are mine.

Aren't they gorgeous!




Thanks for looking, have a great day wherever you are!

New layout for IL

This layout uses a couple of items available at Inspiration Lane. The kit is by Kristi Westling and is called Imagination Station and I have also used 365-Set2 Template by Digital Couture also from Inspiration Lane. Although the Template was designed for the 365 Project, I thought it worked perfectly to show off a number of papers and elements in a kit.
This Kit is gorgeous too, full of fun elements and papers just perfect for kids, play, artwork and imaginative games! Lovely bright colours and lots to choose from on your layouts.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Huge News!!

I am going to be selling my designs again at a Store. I have just been invited to join Digi Scrap Station as a seller and I am very excited to be getting into a Store again. I hope the experience is more positive this time. So, once I am up and running, I hope you will all visit and show your support for me :)

This means that freebies on my blog will only be available for a sort time, so once gone, you will find them in the Store under Aussie Caz Designs.

I will post more news to let you all know when I am ready to sell :)

have a great day wherever you are!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New freebie - Upper Case Alpha

Hi all, just popped in for a quick post! Here is the next installment in the Alpha Series to match the Sweet Garden Kit, although as I mentioned before it is plain coloured so will go with almost anything!

Enjoy and please leave a comment if you download! Links no longer available


4Shared - password to download is "iagreeto TOU" without the quotes

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New freebie for Sweet Garden kit!

Hi there, just a quick visit as I have my very good friend Ruth visiting from South Australia at the moment and so am busy playing :) We have gone shopping and bought a heap of quilt stuff, I got a heap of stamps on sale and some scrapping stuff! YAY!!

but.... for those of you patient enough to keep checking my Blog to see if there is anything happening... another freebie to match the Sweet Garden Kit. This is one part of an Alpha that I have created to match! So , check back for the other bits....

Today, is a Lower Case Alpha to go with Sweet Garden. However, as it is plain coloured, it would be useful wherever you wanted to use it :)

Sorry links no longer available

Link to download from Mediafire HERE

Link to download at 4Shared HERE

Sorry forgot to mention the PASSWORD: "iagreetoTOU" without the quotes!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, April 17, 2009

new freebie

First of all, I want to thank everyone who make an effort and took the time to leave me a comment just recently. I really appreciate them all and has been wonderful to come online and read these and know that I am being acknowledged!

and now..... another freebie. This is a Cosmo Cricket Kate Quickpage Album I created using my Sweet Garden Kit. I hope you like it. If you have downloaded the freebie kit as well, you can dress up the pages with more elements from the original kit!

This Album includes 6 pages, a Front and Back cover and 6 blank pages for you to journal on or decorate as you see fit!

Sorry links no longer available

Link One

Link Two

Link Three

These links are for Mediafire, I will try to upload to 4Shared later today! Please leave a comment if you download!

4Shared Links:

Link One

Link Two

Link Three

password to download is "iagreetoTOU" without the quotes!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More links for PlayTime

Okay, it is official, I am peeved! I have always used 4Shared in spite of problems some experienced, then I switched to Mediafire when the virus scare hit 4Shared.

I can upload so much easier with Mediafire, I can queue 4 links and when one is done, I can get the download link to share straight away, and it will continue with the next upload. If my Internet drops out, it will pick up where it left off, without corrupting the file. I love that! I don't like not being able to password protect my files, although that doesn't appear to have been an issue so far, and I don't like that comments cannot be left by people downloading the files. However, I really don't like people having issues getting the download links to actually download! me included!!

Please understand, I don't have the time, the Internet allowance or, to be honest, the inclination to upload to two file sharing sites, so we are going to have to make do ! I have uploaded all the files to 4Shared and have the links here for you, but this will not be a normal occurrence as it just takes too long. It takes all the fun out of creating something to share when it is so hard to get it out into Cyberspace.

4Shared will only upload one file at a time, yes I know I can do more, but that never works for me. If I upload a file and something goes wrong, I have to start again, it has taken several goes to successfully get all 4 files uploaded, too much like hard work.

On the whole, from an uploader's point of view (if there is such a word) , I prefer Mediafire. It is kinder to me and my uploading if my Internet connection is not playing nice.

BUT.... after that ramble.... here are the links to the files hosted on 4Shared.

Password to download is "iagreetoTOU" without the quotes.

Sorry, Links no longer available

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

I do hope that between the two sites, you are able to get successful download of the entire kit!

have a great day wherever you are!

PlayTime kit

WOW!! A huge response to this kit in download numbers and lots of comments left for me.... thank you! To those of you experiencing difficulties downloading, please don't give up. I just tried the links and they all worked, so maybe it is just a Mediafire thing and you just need to come back and try again. I truly would like all of you to have all the parts to this kit so am disappointed to read some of you are having problems.

Please keep trying !

have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Freebie kit

I have been working on this kit for a few days now. It is based on the colour swatch for the Apr09 CC over at Plain Digital Wrapper. The kit is designed around the theme of PlayTime, hence the name, but is full of old fashioned toys as well as lots of children. I always start these kits out with the intention of keeping them small, as they are a lot of work and I am just giving them away! But, as usual, I got carried away and this kit ended up HUGE! again!!

It contains:
14 Papers - highly textured
4 Brads
2 Buttons
2 Charms
5 Flairs
7 Frames
9 Ribbons
5 Tags
7 Word Art
2 Wraps
1 Treehouse
13 Toy stickers
5 Children stickers

Please leave a comment on the Blog if you download as I can't get comments on Mediafire. I hope you like it!

I also used this kit to create the layout pictured below in the last post. These are some pics of my DH's love of his life, and no, it isn't me!! LOL He loves playing with his "N Scale" train set, not that a train travels on the track, but he is creating the scene where he assures me one day a train WILL run on the tracks!!

Links to download here: Sorry, Links no longer available

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Happy Easter all!! Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, April 10, 2009

New layout and last installments of Sweet Garden kit!

Chris's newest file uploaded to the QMC is a gorgeous Train and Title file, so new, it isnt even in the Store yet!. My hubby is absolutely crazy about his "N Scale" train set, so this file was perfect for creating into a layout!

I have created this in PS, and applied styles to the various parts of the Train design.

and here are the final two parts of "Sweet Garden". But............ come back next week for a Bonus addition to this Kit!

Sorry links no longer available

Part Nine

Part Ten

Please leave a comment if you download, and a HUGE thanks to those that have already done so!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Moooos Flash! card and next freebie!

I had to use this new file from Chris, called "You're Gonna What" as soon as I saw it! What fun, this goofy looking cow was just begging to be placed on a card front! This file is also available in this quarters QMC membership, so if you thinking about joining, get onto it! and get this, as well as many other fantastic files, all for one low price!

I have created this card in PS, and so have cheated in the preview :) I have included the Front and the Inside views of the card on the one page so that you can see both views in the one pic. I have only used the cow from Chris's file and you can see how easy it is to just use parts of Chris's files or the whole, whichever suits your needs at the time. I adore this cow, and I can see me using it over and over!

and now..........

The next installment of "Sweet Garden" freebie

Sorry links no longer available

Download Part Seven and Part Eight here

Please leave a comment if you download, I do love reading them all!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Next Freebie Installment and a Bonus!

Here is the next installment in "Sweet Garden" and a huge thanks to all that have taken the time to leave comments. I also have a bonus freebie for you. I made a layout with Pam's newest kit, "Bug's Life" and I also made a quickpage based on my layout and Pam has given the "Thumbs Up" to post that on my Blog as a freebie for you all.

Part Six of "Sweet Garden" - Download HERE Sorry link no longer available

Link to download Quickpage HERE

Here is a preview of Pam's latest kit, isn't it just gorgeous! Click on the preview to be taken right to the Store!

have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This has taken me far too long....

but now I at least I am finally getting around to ............. Drum Roll Please

Introducing my great friend Pam as an official Designer at Digital Scrap Garden. She sells under the name of "On My Own Designs", and her stuff is gorgeous! Her latest addition to the Store is "Bugs Life" which is a gorgeous Spring themed kit full of beautifully textured papers and lots of cute elements. It is currently on sale for just ONE Dollar, so head over to her Store and pick it up.

Here is a layout I have created with this lovely kit. This is a photo of my eldest daughter and her Beau, Chris, on their wedding day! I love that Rebekah's flowers are picked up by the colours in this kit!

Thanks for looking, and

Have a great day wherever you are!

Next Freebie Installment

Here is Part Five of this "Sweet Garden" kit. I am taking advantage of some peace and quiet around my place this morning. My son has a Sports Carnival on at another school and had to be at his school to catch the bus by 7:30am ! We live half an hour away from his school so Gary and Nicholas have already left, and, as I have been up since 5am getting stuff organised for them, I might go back to bed!! LOL

Sorry link no longer available

Part Five

Please leave a comment if you download, and a huge thanks to those that already have!

More later.....

Monday, April 6, 2009

Next Freebie Installment

Here is part four of Sweet Garden. Enjoy

Sorry link no longer available

Part Four

All I have time for at this minute, but .... I'll be back!!

have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

More layouts

Here is my submission for the Apr09 Sketch Challenge being held over at the Forum. I have used a kit I designed and Chris's Owl and Tree files supplied FREE for taking part in this challenge! This is a pic of my eldest on a recent trip to visit her and her hubby in their new house in Sydney (Australia). She wasn't feeling very well, and I snapped the pics whilst she was watching some dribble on the TV LOL

This next one is a layout created using "Fish Camp", a new kit designed by Wetfish Designs. Cyndi has this kit entered in a Designer Challenge over at Funky Playground Designs and whilst you are checking out her kit, you can download everyone elses submissions as well. Don't forget to leave 'em some love if you download.

This layout is my DH, Gary, playing up after catching a carp in the River Murray in South Australia. We have a fishing guy here, famous, called Rex Hunt, and on his shows, whatever he catches, he kisses and then throws back! So I made Gary do the same. Hilarious!!

Thanks for looking :)

cheers, caz

Next Freebie Installment

Here is part three of the "Sweet Garden" kit. Do you like this kit? It is a lot brighter than the last few kits I have created, but download numbers would seem to suggest that it is not a popular as the pastel coloured kits. Do you like to get a larger kit over a few days, as this one, or posted all at once with a whole heap of links? If you have any thoughts on these questions, please leave me a comment so I can find out what your thoughts are on my work. I do appreciate your time.

Sorry link no longer available

Part Three

Please leave a comment if you download, and dont forget to think about the questions I have posed. Thanks!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Some more layouts for a couple of Challenges

Here are a couple more layouts I have finished for Challenges I was taking part in. The first Challenge was a Cutter Challenge over at ThatsScrapInc. It was to take one of the two files provided and use it in some way as well as "bling" it up. I shrank the file by 50% and used it on a card. I inked the edges of the stem and the flowers, added some bling to some of the flowers and then embossed (for the first time) around the edges, and on the bird, leaves and flowers. I was really quite pleased with the way it turned out. After I had put together the file, works a lot like paper piecing only with out all the cutting (hence the machine to do it for me), I stuck it to a card backing that I had put together in photoshop. I used papers from a kit I designed and then printed it out on card, then added the bird file.

The second layout is of my children, naturally :) this layout was for a Challenge being held by Blushbutter and Dusty's yahoo group. You need to join the group to participate, but for this challenge, you then get a coupon to get the mini kit "Dream Come True" for free!!

Journalling reads:

A long long time ago, feels like a whole lifetime ago, I was told by a very respected Doctor that I had about a one in a million chance of ever falling pregnant. I was devastated. All I ever wanted to be was a Mum. But many years later, God has truly smiled on me and given me all of you. Dreams really can Come True.

Thank goodness is all I can say! I would not be me without them!

Next Freebie Installment

Hi there all, I hope you are enjoying the downloads on offer here at the moment. Here is Part Two of the Sweet Garden kit. Thanks to all that have left comments. Scroll down to previous posts to find the previews to see what you will be collecting :)

Sorry link no longer available

Part Two

Here is my layout submitted for the CC over at Inspiration Lane. Thanks for looking, enjoy the freebies.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New layouts

I have also been busy creating some layouts as well as kits! Amazingly hey!

This layout was created using Chris Durnan's "Tab Album" (cutter file) available from her Store. I used my Sweet Garden kit to create a quickpage album that I then used to show off pictures of our gorgeous Boxer pup, Mollie.

I also took advantage of a few sales happening at Paperthreads over the weekend and purchased this gorgeous collection of Dinosaur files. Here is layout I created using just a couple of them.

These are some photos of my DS, Nicholas (in the yellow) and his friend Haydn on a visit to the Melbourne Museum's Dinosaur exhibit a few yrs ago. The children were given tools to "dig" for "fossils" in a gigantic sandpit. They had a ball!

Thanks for looking!

It's that time of the month again....

Two new Challenges have begun over at Inspiration Lane. Actually, a whole heap of new Challenges have begun, but I am here to let you know about the one I host. The Colour Challenge is up and running and so it the Template Challenge. Now, I don't know if you remember, but as I now host the Template Challenge at IL, I won't be giving my Templates away on the Blog any more. However, if you click the link, it will take you to the Forum, where you can download this Template for free. You might even want to go back and participate in the Challenge and earn yourself some Inspiration Lane points that you can put towards purchases in the Store!

I have created a Kit for the Colour Challenge, but will be giving it away in parts over the course of April as it is HUGE! . I have been making an effort to keep my download sizes to no larger than 25Meg (especially for those on slow or intermittent Internet connections such as mine), but this does result in a large number of downloads to completely download the whole kit. So, as this Kit ended up being 10 download files, I thought I would break it up, and, of course, encourage you to return to the Blog often LOL

See what you have to look forward to :) I have mixed it up though, so in each part you will get a couple of papers and some elements. So make sure you keep checking for the next part so that you get all the pieces!

Sorry link no longer available

Link to download Day One

Please leave a comment if you download, I really appreciate them all.

NOTE: I have received a couple of comments of people being unable to download from Mediafire. I too found the same problem when checking my files. This solution worked for me, so give it a try if you are having issues. I found that I couldn't download from Mediafire if I was logged into my Mediafire account, so if this is you as well, make sure you have logged out of your Mediafire account before trying to download the files. This worked for me even on other peoples files that I was unable to download previously, I logged out of my Mediafire account.... and no more issues, found the download file and downloaded successfully.

Have a great day wherever you are!