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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Friday, October 30, 2009

New Template freebie

Just popped in to deliver a new freebie before I head off to Adelaide for a couple of weeks. So no new freebie til after the 15th November, but I will have challenges up at DSG, so head over there and check them out, never know what you might find!

Layout created by Pam (Mom22) !!

This is a photo of a Dinosaur Quilt that my 13yo son, Nicholas, made. He started off with the panel and then had to measure and cut the strips for all the borders. He had a friend of ours, Ruth, guiding him and I sewed the back of the binding but that is all the help he got.

He did ALL the work himself. I am so very proud of him and he loves it!

I have used DinoSAUR by Sharon Langford Designs, originally available from Inspiration Lane. As soon as I saw this kit, I wanted to use it to scrap this photo!.

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Please leave a comment if you download.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sale for November

hey there!! I hope you are all having a great day! it is a little cold here in NSW and very windy. We are trying to clean out the pool and get it ready for Summer, hard to do when it is freezing outside! LOL

It's my birthday next month and I am having a SALE to celebrate at DSS and DSG. Click on the links to check it out. SALE will run from the 1st November to the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to shop and make me rich ! LOL

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Layout created using TM00083 - Love Blooms

This is created using a personal cutter file, TM00083 - Love Blooms by Tina Mansfield of Card-I-ology, on a digital layout.

These are photos of my DH and myself on our Wedding Day, almost 3 yrs ago. I have created this layout in Photoshop and applied Glitter Styles and Bevel and Emboss styles to the parts of the cutter file that I used. I love that there are so many different bits to this file as I was able to use some bits separately, like the lips and the "Always" part of one title as extras on my layout.

Created to show that Cutter files are not just for cutters, but can be used digitally very effectively as well.
Have a great day wherever you are!

New Layout using CD00605

This is my latest layout using CD00605 - Family Frame. This was one of the files available in the last QMC but you still have time to join this QMC which can be found HERE.

This is a photo of my In-Laws, my DH and my son and daughter on a recent visit to our home. This was my last chance for a photo shoot with my daughter as she is now working as an Au Pair in Virginia in the USA. Long way from Australia! My In-Laws just happened to be visiting at the same time, so we had a house full for a few days, it was great!

This file was perfect for this layout! The file includes the rectangle frame that I have used here and the Family title, but as an added bonus, also includes an oval frame as well! The frame around my photo and the "Family" have had styles applied to them.

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Express Sale at DSS

Don't forget to check out the Friday Express category at DSS! I have a few items in the sale that are available for $2.00 each.... but only for the ONE day! Click on image to be taken to my Store!
Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New freebie Template#2

I have been really busy putting together this layout! It was for a sketch challenge at That's Scrap Inc, which although was for Halloween, I was allowed to create an Autumn layout as we don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia. I love this time of year, and fortunately, Gary had taken some photos earlier in the year of the trees lining the road heading into town. I found a gorgeous paper in my collection that was Autumn colours and a ribbon and a couple of buttons finished it off. The "Autumn Bliss" title is from the Oct09 N'Titled membership at TSI and is by Ducky of Ducky's Designs. Check out her website for lots of cutter file and scrapbooking freebies. It was perfect for this layout! I have also added some leaves that I had created into cutter files and resized some of them to give me my elements.

I am really pleased with the way it turned out, and as my Kindy Glitz order arrived just in time, I was able to add some "bling" to my layout which just finished it off!

To the reason you are here! This template has probably been one of my most downloaded out of my collection so far! I must admit, it is one of my favourites as well.

This is one of my most loved layouts! The photo is of my son and his friend with their "Heads down, Bums up!" looking for treasures on the beach at Brighton in Victoria.

Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I do read them all!

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Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, October 19, 2009

New layout

I have just completed a layout that I was able to use for a couple of challenges on different sites. These are some photos of my daycare children when I was working in childcare, making funny faces. One of the children is showing a genuine emotion and I couldn't resist the picture. However, the other children all made up faces so that they could have their photos taken as well!

I have used the gorgeous DSG Oct09 Collab available HERE and the funny faces are personal cutter files for Shelly's Art Pumpkin Faces available HERE.

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

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New freebie!

I didn't get a Template Challenge posted at DigiScrapStation this month, and really feel that due to the poor response, I will not be hosting this challenge anymore.

That's the bad news... but on the upside.... I am going to go back to giving my templates away for free (for a short period of time) on my Blog!!

So.. here is the first template giveaway. Now, I am only going to have this Template free for a week! NO LONGER! so make sure you download it then, 'cos after that! it is gone!! LOL

because I cannot remember where we got up to with giving away my Templates as freebies on the Blog, I am going to start again, so this may mean that you already have the first few templates, but please check back for new ones for your collection!

Layout by me!

Layout created by Pam (BFF)!!
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Please leave a comment if you download as these encourage me to continue to offer freebies!
Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ladybug Friendship Card - CD00593 - Ladybug and CD00537 - Giggle Words both from 3rd QMC for 2009

I made a 7"X5" card and card front and then resized the CD00593 Ladybug to fit. The "Friends" word was exactly right for this friendship card and came from CD00537 - Giggle Words. Both these files were in the 3rd quarter QMC for 2009. Even though I reduced the Ladybug in size, it still cut like a dream and was easy to put together. This QMC is now closed but the 4th and last QMC for 2009 has just opened so get over to the Store and take advantage of this great deal ... over 20 files for just $10.00!

Isn't it cute!!

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Ladybug Card using TM00004

Here is a card I have created using Tina's LadyBug Card file - TM00004. This cut beautifully and went together really well. I found a lovely black and white paper to go inside the card that went with the theme well. Altogether, a very cute file!

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

new layout using CD00602

This is a layout I have created using CD00602 - Random Thoughts available in last quarters QMC. Don't miss out this quarter, hop over to the Store and sign up for the new Quarter, the last one for this year.

I love this photo of my son and have scrapped it several times. I look at it and wonder... what are you thinking ? Chris's new file "Random Thoughts" went really well with this photo, I had to use it again!

This layout has been created in Photoshop and I have applied a bevel to Chris's file to lift it off my page.

Thanks for looking

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New freebie - another QP :)

Hi there, well I have had a busy weekend. Chris from Visual Designs By Chris celebrated her Store's one year Anniversary on the weekend with heaps going on. Paperthreads celebrated their 3rd Anniversary and they had lots going on as well. we also had a long drive on Saturday to meet my daughter and her hubby to pass over Nicholas (DS) for a week as he has just started his school holidays, so I hope he is having lots of fun in Sydney :) He must be, I haven't heard a peep from him since he left LOL

But now to the freebie and the reason you are here in the first place. Here is the second Quickpage using my Autumn Stroll kit. I hope you like it! Please leave a comment if you download as I appreciate them all and they are what keeps me designing freebies!

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Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Proudly creating for....

I have been a member of Chris's CT for some time now and thoroughly enjoying creating with personal cutter files. A few more Designers have joined Chris on her website in the Store and one of them is Tina, from Card-I-ology! and...... I am now on Tina's CT as well! I am really looking forward to working with Tina and am honoured to be on her CT. Tina and Darcy have also opened a new website Designing With Diecuts where you can find lots of important information re personal cutters.

Some of my creations using Tina's files:

Card created using TM00005 - Scoop

Layout of bestest girlfriend created using TM00045 - Stars N Stripes

Card designed using TM00009 - It's a Jungle In Here

Thanks for looking! by the way..... all of Tina's files are 50% off this weekend!

All the other Designers have sales on as well!

Have a great day wherever you are!

My favourite cake recipe

Something a little different! I have a friend... yes, at least one LOL ... and we have known each other for years. Some time ago she gave me a copy of her cake recipe which I now make on a regular basis. It is one of the easiest cake recipes ever, is totally yummy and quick! I hope you like it too :)

Kathee's Cake Recipe

1 cup sugar
4 tblspns butter
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1/2 cup water
vanilla essence

all measurements are metric

Preheat oven to 180C . Grease and line the base of cake tin. Beat butter and sugar together, add lightly beaten eggs, beat until smooth. Add flour (which you could sift but I usually don't) slowly and then add water. Pour into a lightly greased and lined 20cm (8") deep round cake tin. Bake at 180C for 40-50mins (less in a fanforced oven). Cake is cooked if it springs back when lightly pressed in the middle or a skewer comes out clean.


Whilst the cake is still hot and in the tin, spread butter over the top and sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Remove from tin and allow to cool


Please let me know if you try this out and what you thought of the results!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Anniversary Celebrations at Visual Designs by Chris this weekend!

WOW! there is so much going on this weekend! Visual Designs by Chris is turning ONE!! and having a huge celebrations.... sales, challenges, giveaways... gotta run and check it out!

Darcy is giving away 3 files every day over the weekend to some lucky poster!

Lisa at the Quilling Patch, Lori of Beloved Keepsakes, Chris at Visual Designs by Chris, Crystal of Little Creations and Tina from Card-I-ology all have freebies or competitions on their Blogs as well!

So if you have a personal cutter and are looking for some freebie files and wonderful fun... and bargains galore! get over to the Store and Forum and check out the Fun!

Have a great day wherever you are!