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, May 31, 2010

off to Hospital

and so it begins.... Gary is off to hospital today to have a knee reconstruction so no freebie today. Will try to get one organised for you all tomorrow!

Wish us luck!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fishy Bits Addon

Hey there Blog readers! It is pouring here and has been for some time, we are so happy.... I should water my flowers more often LOL This rain will put some water in our rainwater tank, our only water supply, and give all the new plantings of crops by our local Farmers a huge boost! Of course I probably shouldn't have filled up the fishpond as it is now in danger of allowing the fish to swim over the wire covering (which is to prevent children falling in) which would make them very interesting to the cats LOL

Of course I so have to figure out how to dry Nicholas's uniform for Monday, but at least I have a couple of days :)



Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password of required is "octopus" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fishy Bits AddOn

Pleased to see that mixing up my link download numbers didn't faze you all too much! LOL

Just making sure that you are paying attention :) Today I have the first part, or maybe the second as 4Shared cut short my links again, of an AddOn I created to expand on my "Fishy Bits" kit!



Link to download Part One HERE Link removed. Password if required is "octopus" with out the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I love reading your thoughts and comments on my work! If you create something using my work, please email me as I would love to see it!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ooops! Part Four here :)

wow! you guys are really reading my Blog then LOL I can't believe I messed up again LOL

Link to download Part Four HERE Link removed. Password if required is "octopus" without the formatting.

So sorry guys.... at least you got the whole kit sooner than expected LOL

Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Part Five of "Fishy Bits"

Today I have the link to Part Five of "Fishy Bits" kit for you. This is the last part for the main kit but I have also created an AddOn, so make sure you come back during the week for those links as well.



Link to download Part Five HERE Link removed. Password if required is "octopus" without the quotes. PLease leave a comment if you download!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Next Freebie Installment

The weather has been beautiful the last few days. The sun is shining and it is warmer outside than in! Even got almost all the washing dry!

Sometime ago I planted some Marigold seedlings in the hope of finding something that would survive on our meager rainfall (I am NOT a gardener, see all the weeds!! LOL ) and although they are still tiny, they haven't done too badly. I even got flowers :) but we haven't had any rain for a while now, so they are looking a little sad. We have bore water we can use on the garden, it is mostly used for the cattle, but it is pumped up from a bore to a huge tank out the back, but when we tried to water my poor flowers, we discovered it was empty. Gary rang the landlord to ask him to pump up some water for us, and, after getting a few feet of water in it, we thought we were good to go.






Oh No! couldn't be that easy! When we first started cleaning out the swimming pool, very neglected for a few years, we discovered it was full of these horrible bugs.... dragonfly larvae would you believe... still makes me shudder to think of them.... This Bore water tank is also the water source we use to fill the swimming pool and it too is full of these larvae! YUK! and tadpoles... and other yummy bugs and wildlife. (To fill the pool we did eventually figure out to have the hose going through the leaf net first to catch all the critters before it went in the pool).

Well, back to my flower watering problem.... as the tank was practically empty, all the bugs had entered the pipe work and blocked it up. So Gary had to grab the pick axe and dig up the pipes so he could undo section by section to clean it out! So gross... full of these larvae! YUK!

but.... he did manage to clean the pipes out and fortunately the blockages were close to the tank and easy to get to. Goodness knows what we would've done if we had had to dig further as the pipe does get quite deep. Now... my flowers have had a lovely drink, the bulbs in another bed were watered and the fish have slightly more than a few inches in their fishpond! All in well with the world LOL


Bet you thought I was never going to get to the freebie hey! LOL


Download Part Three HERE Link removed. Password if required is "octopus" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I read them all and you make me smile!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Part Two of "Fishy Bits"

gotta go hang out the washing LOL but thought I would just pop in and post.....


Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password if required is "octopus" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download and a HUGE thanks to all those that do :) I love reading them.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, May 21, 2010

New freebie series starts today!

Still on the premise that if I post Summer kits I will feel warmer.... I have a new freebie series starting today!


I love the colours in this kit.... and so to give you a teaser of what's to come.....

Fishy Bits is a gorgeous Summery kit, perfect for scrapping your beach layouts. It would also be great for scrapping visits to the Aquarium, or Underwater World, or even the Zoo! Also a fun kit for water play or bathtime!


Kit contains:

12 papers - patterned and textured
2 anchors
5 beach clothes
2 bows
3 bubbles
9 fish - starfish, dolphin, fish etc
3 ribbons
3 frames
1 palmtree
1 rope
1 folded paper boat
4 seaweed or grasses
1 splash wave border
1 splash word art
2 sun
2 tags

All files are created at 300 dpi and papers are sized for 12x12 layouts. Shadows have been added and items resized for previews only. Commercial Credits are located in my TOU...please read it!

Link to download Part One HERE Link removed. Password if required is "octopus" without the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I really appreciate them all.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Heating

Just popping in quickly to thank you all for the suggestions to keep warm. I have looked at Radiant Heating, Split Systems, Gas, Kero and goodness knows what else. I guess the biggest thing for us is to find something that doesnt cost the earth to purchase as well as ongoing costs. As we are in a rental property, this is also something we need to keep in mind.

On the upside.... I have a pic of my new grandbaby.

so cute!!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Last Installment for "Summer Fun" Kit

well, I am still cold :) We have an open fireplace in the lounge room so we started that to see if it would keep us warm for free (we have a lot of cut wood around) rather than using the Split System for heating. Having been smoked out of the lounge, setting off all the smoke alarms in the house, and having to open the windows and turn on the fan to blow out the smoke...... we decided that the Split System wasn't looking so bad after all LOL

We have a slow combustion heater in another room (we had the dining room table in there, rarely used) off the kitchen, and we did use this a few times last winter to dry clothes, but it is too small a room to use as a lounge and now we have set it up for Rebekah and Chris when they visit including the cot for our new grandbaby when he/she finally arrives!

Rebekah had her 12 week scan yesterday and finally, this baby is a reality! He/she is 5.8cm long and looking very healthy. Bec had to go for a walk as the baby was so relaxed, hands behind head lying down in the curve of her womb, that the Doctor couldn't get measurements. After the walk though, bub was doing aerobics and gave a final wave as they finished up the scan. Bec and Chris ordered a DVD, I can't wait to see my grandchild in action!

We did get curtains up in the Games Room yesterday. This room has a full wall of glass, sliding door and two glass panels looking over the swimming pool. However, when Nicholas has friends over, they all camp out in there and it gets really cold overnight. We have been talking about the need for curtains in there for ages, but finally got them up. I do think that curtains finish off a room, and this one looks great. Now we want to repaint!


but now.... the real reason you are here.... The last installment of "Summer Fun"



Link to download Part Four HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sunburnt" without the quotes! Please leave a comment if you download, it only takes a moment to say Hi and thanks!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Part Three of Summer Fun Kit

I hope you are enjoying this download! I am so cold here already and we havent hit Winter yet LOL . Heating in this enormous house is an issue and we need to find something that isn't going to break us! Checked out Kerosene heating (approx 45c an hour, but gives me headaches), Electric heating (costs about 60c and hour and the cost is rising as we speak).... and Gas needs us to actually have bottles installed at the house and as it isn't our house.... an expensive option! What to do.....

anyhow.... I'm going to warm myself up by posting the next link for Summer Fun and dream of warmer things to come :)


Link to download Part Three HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sunburnt" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, they really make my day!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 2010 Grab Bag

Have you bought your May 2010 Grab Bag from the VDBC Store yet! The files have just been revealed and the contents of this bag is amazing!

A couple of Sharon's contributions were RM00061 - Our Camping Trip and RM00063 - PlayDate at the Park. I used one digtially and the other, cut in paper and card!


These are some photos from one of our many camping trips to Hogwash Bend, a gorgeous spot on the banks of the mighty Murray River in South Australia! I have used only part of the cutter file, the grass and tree border does have a layer that has Bear silhouettes. I left this off as fortunately we don't have Bears running wild in Australia! LOL This layout has been created digitally and textures and styles have been added to the cutter files to give them dimension!



This layout uses all the cutter files from RM00063 - PlayDate at the Park. I have cut the files on my 15" KNK Maxx! They cut beautifully on my machine and I have used DCWV Cardstock, both textured and glitter to create this layout. Photos are from a trip to the playground made with my son and Daycare children some time ago.

As you can see, these files are gorgeous, and just a little selection from the Grab Bag for this month, so grab yourself a bargain!

Have a great day wherever you are!

cheers, caz

Part Two of Summer Fun Kit!

so sorry to for the mixup with the password yesterday and a big thanks to Tina and Lisa who took the time to email and let me know there was a problem!


Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sunburnt" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download as I do love reading them!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Freebie starts today!

PASSWORD has been corrected.. so sorry for the inconvenience!!

Hi all, hope you are having a wonderful start to your weekend!

I have a new freebie Kit starting for you today! I hope you like it. Perfect for your Summer photos if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and to remind us of things to come here in the Southern Hemisphere where I am freezing LOL



Link to download Part One HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sunburnt" without the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I really appreciate you taking the time to say thanks!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

New kit for Mother's Day

Here is my gift for all you Mothers, Grandmothers, friends, friends of friends and in fact... everyone who takes the time to read my Blog!!

Digital Scrap Garden have a whole new series of scrap challenges on again, and the Garden Rainbow challenge would have to be one of my favourites. I have not visited for ages and it was great to go back a couple of months ago, meet up with old friends and get back into some designing. So check out the challenges.... lots to see and do, and lots of freebies for taking part!


Link to download Part One HERE .

Link to download Part Two HERE . Password if required is "doodledoo" without the quotes. PLease leave a comment if you download, I really appreciate them all!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Last installments for Boy Stuff!

Hope you are all having a great day/evening wherever you are!
Here are the last two installments for Boy Stuff kit. I have the Numbers and Punctuation for the Alpha and also an Add-On for the Kit itself. I hope you have enjoyed this series of downloads.




All links for this kit will be removed at the end of this weekend.

Link to download Numbers and Punctuation HERE .
Link to download Add-On HERE Links removed. Password if required is "explorer" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day to all those Mothers and Grandmothers out there!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Oops!

so... lots of comments on the link for the Alpha being the same link as the first..... just checking that you are paying attention !! LOL

no.... not really, I do apologise....


HERE is the correct link for the first part of the Alpha (lower case).


and as a bonus........ the links for the Upper Case part of the Alpha! PLEASE NOTE: for some reason 4Shared has left off the part of the file name that states which part it is, so make sure you don't overwrite each file as you download the next one!


Part One

Part Two

Part Three Links Removed!


password if required is "explorer" without the quotes! Please leave a comment if you download!


Have a great day wherever you are!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Next Freebie Installment

Just a quick post today as, once again, I am working with Nicholas to get some school work finished.





Alpha:

Link to download Part Five HERE .

Link to download Alpha Part Two HERE Links removed. Password if required is "explorer" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I do appreciate your time.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Part Four of "Boy Stuff" kit and Alpha bonus

I have the next link for you for my Boy Stuff kit today and also a bonus link for part one of the Alpha!




Link to download Part Four HERE .

Link to download Alpha Part One HERE Links removed. Password if required is "explorer" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I do appreciate them all!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Another Installment for "Boy Stuff"

Hey there everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I finally got to talk (Skype) to my daughter in America where she is working as an Au Pair which was wonderful. Getting the time right to have a conversation with her can be difficult sometimes and the Internet here is so hit and miss, that it just doesn't happen often enough!


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

Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, May 3, 2010

More layouts as a CT at VDBC

I managed to fit in some CT work over the last few days and here are the results....




TM00119 - Feel the Burn is another great digital cutter file by Tina of Card-i-ology Creations to scrap those fitness/gym layouts you've been hanging onto! (photos are from the Internet)


Nicholas used to participate in "Jump Rope For Heart" every year in Primary School. It is a wonderful idea to get kids having fun and raising funds for an important charity! This layout uses digital personal cutter files CD00684 - Jumping Rope that was a file available in a QMC that Chris runs in her Store on a quarterly basis. A new QMC has just hit the Store and, at $10 for 20 plus files, is fantastic value. Designed to show that cutter (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) files can be used digitally! (photos are from the Internet)

Thanks for looking!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Next Freebie Installment

Bit chilly here this morning! We are definitely heading into Winter here in Australia.

But... on the upside.... I have the next installment for you in my Boy Stuff Kit. Did you notice the flower in Part One? LOL I have one in each of the first three parts. I was making layout using this kit once and I found, even though it is a "boy" kit, I still wanted the flowers in the corner :) So that is why there are 3 little bonuses LOL



Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed . Password if required is "explorer" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New freebie!!

Happy iNSD weekend! although I haven't been involved in the day nearly as much as last year, I have already completed a project for a challenge run by Jan Bryson of Sam and Hailey Designs over at Paperthreads. Her challenge was to use her Trifold Shutter Card file and another one (or more) of her files, to create a Card. This was my finished creation...

The best part about this challenge and the finished card, was that Nicholas loved the result! I am so happy with the way it turned out that I think I might have to make one for each of my children, just to remind me how special and important they all are to me!


To celebrate iNSD and my gorgeous Boy...... I have a new freebie for you starting today! This is a kit I designed with Nicholas, and all the boys I know, in mind. It contains lots of grungy papers and bugs galore! There are 21 papers - textured, grungy, both plain and patterned

5 tags and 3 strings

6 frames, one with tyre tracks across it for that "run over" look

and lots of creepy crawlies, just for the boys!! All files are created at 300 dpi and papers are sized for 12x12 layouts.

There are 5 download links for the kit.... 6 links for an Alpha (Lower/Upper/Punctuation) and another link for an Add-On!!!! so make sure you keep checking my Blog to get ALL the bits!


Link to download Part One HERE Link removed. Password if required is "explorer" without the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment if you download, I would love to read what you think of this Kit!

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!