A Beautiful Princess to join the family

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and Another beautiful boy

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Another gorgeous grandson to love

 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Another Beautiful Grandson to Love

 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Lachlan James Hastings Hosking has arrived!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

More Quickpage freebies!

A couple more Quickpages for your collection.....



Link to download Quickpage Six HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sprocket" without the quotes.



Link to download Quickpage Seven HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sprocket" without the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment. Last page hopefully tomorrow!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another Quickpage or two....

to add to your collection.



Link to download Quickpage Four HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sprocket" without the quotes.

Link to download Quickpage Five HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sprocket" without the quotes. Please come back and leave a comment. I am interested to find out if you are interested in Quickpage freebies.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Oops!

so sorry, in my haste to post before we left for town, I forgot to add the link in to download the Quickpage. It has now been added. My apologies :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some projects from me and next Quickpage

I have been working on some projects for the CT teams I belong too.


This card uses SS00123 - Hummingbird Card by Shelly's Art from Paperthreads.




This project uses SS00114 - Stick Pins and Tags and SS00190 - Card Base 1, personal cutter files (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc), by Shelly's Art.



love the look of 3D Flowers on your projects ? These flowers and leaves are from RM00090-3D Flowers by Sharon Mobley from Visual designs by Chris.






These next two cards use DK00057-By The Month-September. I have taken the files and made them maller to fit on my 5X5" card.




and finally, the next Quickpage in the series using "In Gear" and "In Gear Too".



Link to download Quickpage Three HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sprocket" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

next Quickpage

so not happy!! We have used our Internet allowance for this month so everything now is charged at 5c/meg til the 1st of September. We have accepted this and were prepared to pay through the nose again! until last night I went to shut down my computer and the Usage Meter supplied by the ISP had recorded over 800Meg of use whilst we weren't even home. We are still arguing over usage we were charged for last month that we feel was incorrect, and now this... so mad!!

We had Parent/Teacher interviews yesterday afternoon and all of Nicholas's Teachers had the same thing to say.... very clever boy, lots of potential, not living up to it! They are all so nice at his School, really helpful, and they just want we want.... the best for him. Why is it that kids don't get this LOL

anyhow... I'm sure you don't visit to read my raves so without any more ado..... here is the 2nd Quickpage in this series.


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

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quickpage freebie!

I have a series of 8 Quickpages that I have created using "In Gear" and "In Gear Too". I hope you like them. Please bear with me as I have run out of Internet allowance for this month and so everything I do online now til the end of the month is costing me money. These means I may not get back to post the next freebie as quickly as you would like, but I will get them up :)




Remember that if you have downloaded the freebie Kits, that you can use your photo editing software to add more elements to these pages.... or you can just drag in your photos, adjust their size and use them as they are! I have tried to leave room for titles and journaling on each page so that you can make them yours. Don't forget you can also use WordArt from "In Gear Too" to finish off your page!

Link to download Page One HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sprocket" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I read every one and it only takes a minute of your time.

Have a great day wherever you are!

PS ALL links to previously offered freebies will be removed tonight so make sure you have them all!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Next Freebie Installment

Some more photos from around the property. These are photos of part of our 2.5km driveway and surrounding paddocks. Somehow the road doesn't look as bad as it really is, in these pictures LOL








And now.... the last installment for "In Gear Too". Thanks for all the fantastic comments I have been left this week..... even another Follower joined the ranks! cool!




Link to download Part Three HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sprocket" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, these make my day and continue my enthusiam to keep on creating new stuff!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Water, water everywhere....

Another 12mls of rain since Monday... good grief! Our tanks are full, times like this we wish we had another couple of larger above ground tanks to catch all this water just slipping away.

We went for a walk on the weekend down to the dam in the next paddock. This dam has been emptying rapidly since we moved in and was down to a very small puddle in the bottom. Even the turtles living in it were struggling to stay under the water as there just wasn't enough. Even the rain we had earlier in the year didn't do much to fill it as the ground was so dry. but..... with all the rain we have had recently a lot made it into this dam. So much so that a new dam appeared as the larger dam further up the hill overflowed. Our dam has also overflowed and a second dam over the fence has also overflowed.

Not so long ago, Nicholas and a friend camped on the banks of the dam over the fence, now they would be very wet as that flat area has disappeared. After a fishing trip and we had some yabbies leftover, Gary and Nicholas had to walk down the side of the dam to release them in the water, now the water is maybe two feet lower than the bank. The track between the two dams is a muddy puddle and of course, it has dried out quite a bit since the rain. It was so beautiful down there and so peaceful. Mollie also had a ball. Now we are working on patching up Nicholas's canoe (it is vinyl) so that he can have a paddle in the water before it disappears.

(PS The Yabby or Yabbies is a fresh water crustacian found in Australia, which is sometimes used for bait)






Looking back towards the new dam that appeared.


Looking towards the track that runs between the two dams



Mollie having a wonderful time



Our beautiful boy....


Looking from the house down towards the dams




Today I have the second installment for "In Gear Too" . Thank you for all the positive comments, I have really enjoyed creating this kit. I also worked on some more quickpages using pieces from this new Addon as well as the original Kit. These will be posted after the kit has finished. Don't forget that you can use pieces of the two kits to further enhance the Quickpages to make them your own.





Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password of required is "sprocket" without the formatting. Please leave a comment if you download, I do appreciate them all. I am really grateful to see I have yet another Follower, thanks to those of you that feel I am worth your time.


Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A new freebie

Still very wet here and we have had a little more rain as well, but we did brave the road yesterday and got out to do some grocery shopping. This meant that we have stocked up a bit more should we be rained in again soon. We are expecting more rain on Wednesday so who knows :)

"In Gear" seemed to well received so I created an AddOn. This kit has a few pieces of Word Art that I liked and matched the theme. Thanks to Lisa for the suggestion of Tape..... it is included! I still have Quickpages to come but thought I would start posting this addition first. NOTE: Please remember that all my work is for your Personal Use Only, not to be used for someone other than yourself. Please read my TOU included with each zip if you are unsure on use.



Link to download Part One HERE Link removed. Password to download is "sprocket" without the quotes. Please leave a quote if you download as I really appreciate them all and it only takes a minute to say thanks.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Last installments for "In Gear" and "Purple Haze"

Still isolated at home although it has stopped raining for a while :) We cooked up a storm here yesterday to make us feel warmer as it is so cold as well as wet!

I am working with Nicholas today to get through some school work but thought I should just drop in quickly to give you the last installments for these two kits.


Link to download Part Four HERE Link removed. Password to download "Purple Haze" is "lavender" without the quotes.




Link to download Part Three HERE Link removed. Password to download "In Gear" is "sprocket" without the formatting. Please leave a comment if you download either or both of these freebies. Don't forget to check back for the Quickpages that I have created to match this kit early next week.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Next Freebie Installments!

Well, we have had so much rain over the last two days (not a huge amount in quantity but the ground is already very sodden) that our driveway is now a mud slide and our little sedan cannot handle it anymore. It is times like this we really need that 4WD to be back on the road :)

I have the next two installments of "Purple Haze" and "In Gear" for you today. I would like to thank those of you taking the time to leave a comment when you download and actually tell me what you are liking about the kits! You make my day!!


Link to download Part Three HERE Link removed. Password is "lavender" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download.



Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password if required is "sprocket" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I do read and appreciate them ALL!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Extra Goodies!!

I have the 2nd installment for Purple Haze today but I have also been working on another kit. Keep reading for more info :)



Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password (yes, I remembered!) is "lavender" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I appreciate every one!

and now for something completely different..... I have never really tried to create a grungy more masculine kit and I hope that those of you looking for such a thing will love this new kit. "In Gear" has 10 papers grungy and textured and is full of metallic elements that I hope you will find useful.




Link to download Part One HERE Link removed. Password to download is "sprocket" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I would love to read your thoughts on this style..... what is missing?? As it is a Male themed kit, there are no flowers.... but would you like flowers?? These are all questions that keep me up nights... nah! just kidding, but I would appreciate your thoughts.

I have also created 4 quickpages from this kit, just to show myself it could be used LOL . These will be available to download after the kit links have been finished. However, just to show it isn't just a male themed kit, I have used one of the quickpages to show off a picture of my family and I really like the way it turned out. What do you think ?


Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Monday, August 9, 2010

New freebie

Digital Scrap Garden is running a new Colour Challenge this month to use Pink and Purples in your layout. Funny how you can look at a colour and think.. easy peasy... and then find out it is not as easy as you first thought. I always try to include new things in my kits and not have them look like each other and like all the other kits out there. Wonder if I am achieving this. Do you feel you are getting the same stuff over and over, just different colours?? Please leave a comment and let me know. I would love to know your thoughts.

My new kit is called "Purple Haze" and will be available in 4 parts so make sure you come back and get them all. I hope you like it.


Link to download Part One HERE Link removed. OMGosh!! I am such a twit! Password to download is "lavender" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I do read them all.

Someone left me a comment a few days ago as to whether I had anything in Black/Gray/Brown. Just wondering if you could comment again and tell me what theme you were looking for please.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Challenge work

It is so cold here it has been difficult to work in my Study to get anything done, but my new mats and blades arrived for my KNK and I felt it calling my name :)

Paperthreads run a Card Challenge every month and I have been supplying the sketch for the last few months but this month Shelly has done all the work and I wanted to take part. I have used Shelly's card base as supplied for the challenge and her SS00150-Accordion Flowers for the front. Head over there and take part, free files are supplied and you go in the running for a prize at the end.



I also wanted to take part in the monthly Sketch Challenge at Visual Designs By Chris. This month Kristal is supplying some files to work with and the sketch is from Becky Fleck of Pagemaps fame. This layout has been created digitally and I have applied styles and textures to the cutter files to add dimension. The digital kit is mine.



Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, August 2, 2010

CT work

Having been slack for awhile now for my CT commitments due to visitors and stress ! I thought I should get a head start on August!

My first layout is from Sharon of RSMobleys Designs. This layout uses RM00085 - 4th July and I have added styles and textures to the cutter files to add dimension. Pictures have been found on the Internet.

This next layout celebrates the impending birth of our new Grandson. I was lucky enough to be present for the second set of Ultrasound pictures which was a special treasure for me. Layout uses LK00058-Ultrasound and I have added styles and textures to the cutter files to add dimension.



This layout uses CD00732 - Moving Day, a file from the latest QMC. I have added styles and textures to the cutter files to add dimension. The photos in this layout are from our huge move from South Australia to New South Wales 2 yrs ago... hard to believe we have moved again since then!


I found the pictures for this layout on the Internet. The layout uses DW00306 - In The Woods, a great collection of animals and trees that you would find in the woods. I have added styles and textures to the cutter files to add dimension.



Thanks for looking,

Have a great day wherever you are!