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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Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Freebie - Template #6

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My daughter, who is an Au Pair in Virginia, seems to have had a ball for her first Thanksgiving experience!

We finally got some rain, not a lot and you wouldn't know to look at the countryside, but it did put a few centimetres into the rainwater tank that feeds the house, so that was nice.

I have another Template freebie for you. I hope you like it. If you ever feel like you would love to share, I would love to see your creations..... email me and get a little thankyou surprise!





This is a very simple Template, but does leave you plenty of room for your own creativity to come through!

It has been bought to my attention that the frame in this template is not my creation. That is correct, I have used a frame as supplied by Gunhild Storeide . I have given credit to Gunhild in my TOU but hope that stating credit on my Blog will appease those who believe me to be stealing. I only use CU allowable items in my creations and credit is always given in my TOU. I have also removed the links to this template. Sorry

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Please leave a comment if you download, I read and appreciate each and every one.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Card using TM00092

All I want for Christmas is Friends and Family around me, healthy and happy.

This is a Christmas card I have designed using TM00092 - All I Want. This is a personal cutter file but I wanted to show how these files can also be used digitally really well.
Bonus.... all files are on special this weekend at Visual Designs By Chris!


Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Template freebie - #5

Hey there, I finally have some Internet connection, so while I do..... a new freebie!

We have had power cuts, stinking hot days (over 45C) and catastrophic fire warnings for days now. Today, it has cooled down a little bit, but we really need some rain. If we don't get some soon, we will be looking at buying in more water just to live!






This is a layout featuring my gorgeous son messing about with some little fishes he and his Dad caught. However, whilst play acting eating the fish, it slipped! and he nearly ended up eating one for real!! LOL

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

have a great day wherever you are!

Ewe Are Loved - Card-I-ology Creations


Using Card-I-ology Creations "Ewe Are Loved" file to ceate a "Happy Anniversary" card. This is a personal cutter file which is currently available for FREE at Designing With DieCuts !

I have applied a mulberry paper style to the lamb, which has turned out to be very effective! I have added stitching across the paper ribbon and added a glitter style to the title "Happy Anniversary"

Thanks for looking,

"Welcome Spring" using CD00623

Another gorgeous file being offered in Chris's QMC. This "Nostalgic Streetlight" is just stunning, I love it. I decided to use it as a "Welcome Spring" card which could be used as "Thinking of You" card. I am really pleased with the way this card turned out.

I have used a wood style on the streetlight and a clear acrylic style to simulate the lit lamp.




Join the QMC and add this, and many more, wonderful files to your cutter collection!

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

QP freebie to go with Template4

Some time ago, I used my Template Four to create a Quickpage using my "Only Time" kit. So, now that I am offering the Template this week, I thought it a good time to offer the QP as a bit of a bonus. I hope you like it.


Link to download HERE. Link removed Password is "sweetness" without the quotes.

A huge thankyou to those that left me a comment when downloading the Templates, I really appreciate them. Please leave a comment if you download, they make my day!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, November 16, 2009

More layouts as a CT at VDBC

Both Lori (Beloved Keepsakes) and Tina (Card-I-ology Creations) gave away lovely freebies for Veterans Day. As I have been away, I hadn't the opportunity to put them to good use, but I have worked on them this morning and am really pleased with the results.

I have used Lori's "Veteran's Day" and (on side B), Tina's "The Real American Idol". I hope I have done you proud girls :)

The images are from the Internet, and the digital kit is mine.



Thanks for looking,

have a great day wherever you are!


Nov09 Sketch Challenge at VDBC

This is my card for the sketch challenge for November in the Forum. I have used CD00499 - Wedding Words2 and one of the doily style mats as supplied for the challenge. Head over to the forum and you can participate in this challenge and also get free files designed by Chris.... so you know they are great!



I have applied embossing styles to the brackets and the "Love" title. The digital kit is one that I designed.

Thanks for looking,

cheers, caz

Christmas Card using CD00612

I have designed a Christmas Card for the Nov09 Week3 Challenge that Darcy is hosting. The challenge was to Jazz up the Holidays! I have used Chris's CD00612 - Chilli Pepper to create my card.




I have used glitter styles on the title and the star. I have also embossed the chillis to make them really stand out!

Thanks for looking,

cheers, caz

New freebie! Template Four

I'm finally home, but what a homecoming. Our phone is not working and we have had several power failures which is really annoying as it is really hot (over 40C) and no power means no fans!

but.... I still thought of you, my followers (although it appears my follower numbers are dropping like a stone as well boohoo) and have got a new Template freebie for you all.



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

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Challenges posted today at DSG!

Once a month I post new challenges over at Digital Scrap Garden. Today's the day!!

DecoMania Challenge:


Head over to the Forum to download a freebie mini Birthday Kit and create a Birthday layout or a Card!




Garden Salad Challenge:

This month's challenge is to create a monochromatic layout in Blue!




Weeds and Wildflowers Challenge:
In this Forum, I am running a challenge to create a layout centered around a pumpkin!




Don't forget that for each challenge you complete over at the DSG Forum, you can earn 20 seeds. These are then added to gether and converted to dollars to spend in the Store!

have a great day wherever you are!