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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Monday, December 13, 2010

New Freebie at long last!!!

Hi all, thank you for staying with me.... you wouldn't believe how busy we have been here... I had forgotten how much time little people need and these ones need even more than normal!

but.... because you have been so patient, I have a freebie for you all, one I hope you haven't seen before on my Blog as it is an older kit.




Link to download Sassy HERE Link removed. Password if required is "flaunt" without the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I read and enjoy them all!

and here is the latest picture of my gorgeous grandson.... isn't he just the cutest thing ever!! of course, I am not in the least bit biased LOL





Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lachlan James Hastings Hosking

He's here!!



Lachlan

Born: 12:59AM

Weight: 2995gms - 6lb 8ozs
Length: 50cm - 20"
Home today and slept through the whole trip!


Uncle Nicholas

Nana Caz


Pop

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Friday, November 26, 2010

nearly here...

Rebekah had her waters broken this morning, so just waiting for the call to throw the kids in the car and get to Sydney!! keep you all posted and thankyou all for the lovely comments!

Have a wonderful day!

God is GREAT!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MIA

It finally happened... just when we thought we were never going to be asked to be Foster Carers, we suddenly ended up with two children late Friday night. We are now caring for a 9yo girl and soon 4yo boy. So busy..... I had forgotten how much little children want from you and these two need constant attention :)

We are settling in, a few tears and tantrums, but we'll get there. Not sure how long this will be for, but I will be absent from my Blog for a little while I think.

Now.. for exciting news.... Rebekah is going to be induced on Thursday night! she has to stay in hospital so they can keep an eye on her and Lachlan, but by the weekend, we will be Grandparents. I will, of course, be posting pictures here ASAP so I can brag LOL

Have wonderful day wherever you are!

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Freebie

I am going to try again with a Freebie... lets hope this one is more successful! I have tested these downloads and they work fine for Gary, so I hope you don't have any issues :)


Link to download Part One HERE .

Link to download Part Two HERE .

Link to download Part Three HERE Link removed. Password if required is "mozart" without the quotes! Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I love reading them!


My Scrap Chick has the most amazing sale on at the moment - 65% off - so I had to take advantage of this... as you do ! LOL

This was one of my purchases..... Nativity 1 is one of a series of three files designs as 12" projects for display. So far I have only completed the first of the series, but it cut beautifully and I am on the hunt for two more matching frames to finish the three. I used cardstock from DCWV stacks, inked the edges and cut on my KNK Maxx. I also used a white gel pen to add some little stars to my night sky. I am really pleased with the way it turned out.


Thanks for looking!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Birthday

was a quiet day.... got a bucket of peanut M&M's and plain M&M's from Gary and a packet of Cheese and Bacon balls from Nicholas (purchased with his b/day money so very special) which I love! I ate myself silly and felt ill.... but yummy!!

I am so nearly a Nana now... only a few days to go! so excited!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.......

WISHING YOU THE BEST AND GREATEST BIRTHDAY EVER FOR MY BESTEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

Check out the Fab 14 site...........you're gonna love it!

Luv ya,
Pam

Thursday, November 11, 2010

tried again

to upload these files and now I am getting them corrupted when downloaded. It's official! I give up... working on a new freebie instead!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sorry guys....

Uploading these freebies bites into my limited and expensive Internet time, and although I hoped that this time would work.... it seems it hasn't. I am so sorry to have wasted your time with this freebie, it wasn't for lack of trying I assure you, but this freebie is a non-event and I will not be uploading again. I have checked the zips here and they are fine, downloaded fine for me, so not sure what the problem is.... but I give in!!

Please don't hold it against me..... I will get a new freebie up ASAP.

have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Frightfully Good Freebie

Well, we aren't having much luck at the moment with this Freebie are we!! I have uploaded the files again so I hope the links work properly now. Some times I think 4Shared hates me!

Please scroll down and check either post for this freebie, I have updated links on both previous posts.

Have a great day wherever you are!

and now I am convinced that 4Shared hates me....

Here are Mediafire links for the Kit, the Alpha links for 4Shared are still active.

Link to download Part One HERE .
Link to download Part Two HERE Links removed.

so sorry for this mess!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Frightfully Good

Hi all, well I received a comment yesterday saying that the links came down with corrupt files so I have uploaded them again. Please leave a comment if you are having problems.


Link to download Part One HERE .

Link to download Part Two HERE .

Link to download Alpha HERE Link removed. Links updated to Mediafire for Kit! See new post!!

Password if required is "haunting" without the quotes. I hope these links work for you.

Have a great day wherever you are!

PS to Keryn.... thankyou so much for the offer to lend me some patterns, I really appreciate it. Perhaps you could email me and let me know what we would be looking at for postage etc.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New freebie

So... do you still have Halloween photos lying around waiting to be scrapped ? I have the perfect freebie here for you to make that job a little easier. This kit is full of gorgeous elements including a Haunted House and 2 Friendly Ghosts!

Kit contains:

6 papers - textured
2 badges
2 brads
3 charms
2 flowers
3 pagewraps
2 tags
and heaps of spooky elements to add to your Halloween pages! Witches and Bats and Cats... Oh My!


Link to download Part One HERE .

Link to download Part Two HERE . Password if required is "haunting" without the quotes. Links updated to Mediafire, see current post


I also have a matching Alpha - A slimy ooey gooey fluro green Alpha designed to enhance your Halloween layouts! Styles and Drop Shadows have been added to this product.

Kit includes:

26 Ooey Gooey Slimy Upper case letters
10 Numbers
2 Punctuation


Link to download Alpha HERE link removed. Password is "haunting" without quotes!


and to finish off, I have been making some little pants for Lachlan, only a few more weeks til he is finally here! These are from Ottobre magazine 1/2009 #2 in a 50cm size. I made the waist a little smaller on the front two pairs after thinking that the original length allowed was too large. I hope they don't cut him in two now ! LOL



Thanks for looking and please come back and leave a comment if you download, I really appreciate you taking that extra time to leave your thoughts!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

CT Work

I have been getting some more work done for my clever Designers that I CT for. The first card uses digital stamp and cutter files (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) SS00184 - Manny Monkey digi stamp by Shelly from Paperthreads.

This layout uses digital personal cutter files SS00002 - Friendly Scarecrow by Shelly from Paperthreads. Designed to show that cutter (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) files can be used digitally!

This layout uses digital personal cutter files SS00005 - Build a Jack O Lantern by Shelly from Paperthreads. Designed to show that cutter (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) files can be used digitally!

This layout uses digital personal cutter files (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) RM00078 - Giraffe Frame by Sharon Mobley from Visual Designs by Chris and the More Team


Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More sewing for Lachlan

Rebekah wanted something for Lachlan to wear in hospital other than the awful gowns they had been shown which set me on a search to find drawstring sleepsacks for a tiny bub. I got rid of all my patterns when we moved from South Australia to New South Wales which I regret every day! However this one managed to avoid being ditched and worked out really well. I used Butterick 3812 in a NB size. The original sleeve was designed to have a foldover cuff, but I decided that as I was just making these for hospital and not long term, and I only had the one day to make them, I would remake the sleeve so that Rebekah could just fold it over if it was too long and that was a quicker make. The original pattern also included a hood which was bound and the ties extended to tie the gown at the neck. I didn't want the hood or the ties, so I just bound the neck and added two hand sewn poppers to close the opening.


modelled by Benjamin, my 20" Chou Chou! and yes, all my dolls have names LOL



aren't they cute. Lachlan will be the cutest little bub on the ward!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New freebie!

yes I know, you have been waiting for ages and I still haven't completed my new Kit! Sometimes these things just take longer to come together than expected LOL

so.... I have a new (old) freebie for you. This kit is called "Thistle Doo" , another one of my favourites and is especially great for all those gardening layouts you have been wanting to complete.

Link to download Part One HERE .
Link to download Part Two HERE .
Link to download Part Three HERE .
Link to download Part Four HERE Links removed. Password if required is "scotch" without the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I do read and appreciate each one!

I also have a Quickpage freebie for you designed using Shelly's Circle and Wave Layout. Shelly has both a Cutter file for this layout - SS00070 and a digital template - SS00190 . Please click on the pictures to take you to the respective items in her Paperthreads Store.


Link to download Quickpage HERE Link removed. Password if required is "scotch" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I appreciate them all!

SS00070 - Circle and Waves Layout - AI, GSD, KNK, WPC, SVG cutter formats included in purchase.


SSoo190 - Circle and Waves digital Template - PSD and PNG format included in purchase.

Thanks for looking!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

really busy....

This last week I have been busy sewing for my soon to be here grandson, Lachlan! I found this quilt in an old 2007 Homespun magazine and it even had Lachlan's name on it, so it was meant to be! This is the first quilt I have actually finished and I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I took it to Rebekah's Baby shower on the weekend, and fortunately, she loved it too!





This is another "Sparkle" file that Chris Durnan has created as another fantastic file in this last QMC for 2010. This Scarecrow is from a collection, CD00770 - Halloween Sparkles, and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use in a layout celebrating our new Vegetable garden! I have created this layout in Photoshop CS3. Styles, textures and shadows have been added to create dimension to the layout.




Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, October 8, 2010

So.......

have you missed me!! Here are some pics to show you what we have been up to over the last couple of weeks! We started a vege garden! Some time ago, Gary had started fencing off an area out the back for a vege garden, but hadn't got very far. So I thought that we should finish it and get it planted. We decided to go for slightly raised beds, these being created using 2.4 X .2 X .5mt sleepers which we turned on their sides. The beds are 2.4mts X 1.2mts and we have dug up underneath to remove all the weeds and then topped up the beds with a vege garden mix from Australian Native Landscapes. Sleepers and hardware came from Bunnings.




We began with the thought of three beds, but this quickly grew to four!








Frames set up for peas and beans!


We are expecting a huge locust plague this season, so we are preparing the beds to be covered with netting to protect the seedlings from being eaten! We have hammered in 2 poles at either end of the beds and then pushed over 4mts of polypipe to create an arc. This will hold the netting away from the growing plants.


Sweetcorn, burpless cucumbers, apple cucumbers and brown onions



Lettuces, silverbeet, perpetual spinach and capsicums


Carrots, spring onions, leeks, celery, cherry tomatoes and tomatoes
Cabbages, cauilflowers and brussel sprouts






Netting to protect our investment. We ended up expanding the garden to almost twice it's original size and now have lots of pots with Herbs in them and a 2.4mtr square bed for potatoes as well!



We decided to take one of the smaller rooms as our bedroom and changed our bedroom into my sewing room. This has made my sewing room a huge area, about 6mts X 4mts and so full of light. It was in the middle of a line of bedrooms before, one of which is my scrapbook room and the other a guest room. We are now in the guest room and the guest is in the darker room in the middle. It is great not to have to turn on a light just to see in the room, and I have so much space for cutting out and working! just wonderful. Now I just need my machines back from being serviced and I am ready to roll!
so..... as you can see I have been really busy these last couple of weeks, I havent fogotten you, my readers looking for freebies! Just had other things to think about! I am still working on a "Fall" kit but it taking a while to put together, but it will be worth waiting for as it is HUGE!
Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

It is World Cardmaking Day today and to celebrate I have a couple of freebies. Dustin Pike is having a celebration on his Blog (three freebies posted) as well...... post a pic of a card creating using one of his digi's on the World Cardmaking website (and email him a link) and you will be offered the chance to purchase 100 of his digi's for $10!! These are a couple of cards I designed using his digis. The templates for the cards are mine and I have the PSD and KNK cutter files for you to download.


Link to download Card Template 6 HERE Link removed. File available in KNK, AI and PSD format.


Link to download Card Template 11 HERE Link removed. File available in KNK, GSD, WPC, AI and PSD format. Password for both download is "creation" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download and enjoy Card Making Day 2010!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Some more pictures of the beautiful flowers from our visit to Floriade. Gary had control of the camera and took some amazing pictures of the flowers, I love his closeups!









and here is the second part of my kit "Sumptuous". I was happy to read that even long-time Followers of my Blog are downloading something new for their collection. I hope you enjoy using it!



Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password if required is "luxury" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I do read every one and love reading your comments and opinions on my work!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Freebie Time!!

We went to Floriade whilst in Canberra last weekend and took a heap of photos of the gorgeous flowers. I have wanted to visit this Show since we moved over here (NSW) but this was the first time it worked in with what we were doing. The flowers were gorgeous, but I did discover a downside..... I know that strong smells give me a migraine... and guess what!! some flowers have really strong smells, especially when there are thousands of them all together LOL The flowers were organised as pictures, which is some cases was hard to see which was a shame. You really needed to get up higher to see the complete pictures created by the blooms but it was still gorgeous!










More pics as the week goes on!

I have a new freebie for you all, although it is an older kit so some of you may already heave this download. If so, I do apologise, I am working on a new kit but it is taking it's time to evolve!


Link to download Part One HERE Link removed. Password if required is "luxury" without the quotes! Please come back and leave a comment if you download. Check back tomorrow for Part Two!

Have a great day wherever you are!