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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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!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cutter and Layout Template freebie

Shelly has some gorgeous cutter files and one I worked with recently was SS00173-Hinged Tabs. These hinged tabs are on sale the whole month of September. They are sooo versatile as you can use them on cards, journals, and calendars. It would be great to use them to hide hidden journaling or extra photos on a layout. They actually fold over your items with a separate piece for the label that slips inside. Click the words above to purchase the tabs before they go off of sale.

I created a layout featuring my son as we walked down to the dam in the paddock below our house. I used Shelly's tabs to give some accents to my photos.




This is a layout using one of my Templates and I have created a KNK (Klic-n-Kut) cutter file for you as well as the PSD template!




Link to download Template and KNK cutter file HERE Link removed. Password if required is "creation" without the quotes. I do apologise if you have been here before from Shelly's Blog looking for this freebie, but we had a really bad day yesterday and I have only just got up !

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

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Baby....

is having a baby!


Rebekah at 29 weeks and looking very pregnant! still seems weird to me that I will be a Nana soon :) Lachlan was kicking at one stage and I actually got to feel a kick! just fantastic!

do not fear, I have not forgotten freebies but am flat out at the moment so will be back soon!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Playtime links

Hi all, well we have a busy weekend ahead so I have got the last two parts for Playtime for you in one hit.


Link to download Part Three HERE Links removed.

Link to download Part Four HERE . Password if required is "iagreetoTOU" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download.

If this is your first visit, don't forget to scroll down and pick up the links to Part One and Two of this kit and also Parts One and Two for "Autumn Breezes" as they are still available.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Autumn Breezes

Not sure what happened with the first download, it worked fine for me but not for Hubby! Anyway, I have redone and re-uploaded the zip so please download again. In the first file you should have 17 elements and 3 papers. It was Paper 1 that was causing the problem, and I had doubled up on Paper 4, but all should be fine now. It has been checked and downloaded and upzipped without any issues.

Link to download Part One HERE .

Link to download Part Two HERE Links removed. Password if required is "scarecrow" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, I would love to know that you could download this Kit successfully after all the messing about! LOL





and I haven't forgotten "Playtime" .

Download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password if required is "iagreetoTOU" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download, it only takes a minute to say Thanks!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Colour Challenge kit

I wanted to create a little kit quickly for a Colour Challenge that my BFF, Pam, is running over at "sKrap Happens" and this is what I came up with.




Link to download Part One HERE Faulty Link removed and reposted above!. Password if required is "scarecrow" without the quotes. Please leave a comment if you download as I really appreciate them. Your appreciation encourages me to keep creating!

Come back tomorrow for Part two and keep checking for the next installment in "Playtime".

Have a fantastic day wherever you are!

Monday, September 6, 2010

CT work

A few cards from me for my Personal Cutter file Designers. This first card uses SS00124 -Cutie Bee available from Paperthreads by Shelly's Art. I took Shelly's Cutie Bee and made it smaller to fit on my card but it still cut beautifully with my 15" KNK Maxx.


This card is one of a set of three files found in Sharon's file, RM00094 - Card fronts and Tags. I added the layered flower in the front but it sits on a layered piece of card that you could place a stamp or similar on.


This card uses CD00174 - Tiger Inchies, another wonderful file designed by Chris Durnan for this Quarter's QMC. Well over 20 files (last Quarter - 29 files) for $10.00 and well worth the cost.


Thanks for looking,

have a wonderful day wherever you are!

New freebie series starts today!

We had another 36mm of rain over the weekend. This doesn't sound like a lot of rain, but the ground is so waterlogged that it is causing major problems with the roads. Our driveway is just one long mud bath, Rally Drivers would be more than at home on it! LOL

However, today is gorgeous, the sun is shining and the sky is blue! Now I just need it to warm up just a fraction....



A new freebie series starts today. This is a fabulous kit for all those photos you have of children doing what they do best... having fun! Lots of fun elements and great papers make up this kit. Enjoy!

The kit will be posted as four links over the next week, so don't forget to come back and get each part.

NOTE: Links for "In Gear" Quickpages will be removed tonight, so make sure you have them all!

Link to download Part One of Playtime HERE . Password if required is "iagreetoTOU" without the quotes (note some lower and some upper case). Please leave a comment if you download as I do appreciate them all.

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

another project

One of LisaJane's gorgeous files.




I used LK00064-Pirate card to create this card. I cut it twice and then used the second card to line the first as my decorated cardstock was white on the backside and I wanted it black. I used my gluegun to apply the sails and the skull, curving them slightly so that they would be raised off the card base. I also "stitched" casually around the white with my black marker.

Wouldn't this make a gorgeous birthday card or invite for a little Pirate that you know!

have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Christmas Cards

I seem to have caught the bug which dictates that I should get an early start on making my Christmas Cards.

This first card has been cut out of DCWV cardstock using CD00744-Ho Ho Holy Night, a personal cutter file (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc), by Visual Designs by Chris. Every quarter, Chris designs a stack of files for her QMC and this is one of the latest additions to the 3rd QMC for this year.

The file cut like a dream and layered well! I love the final look. I did cut 2 of Santa and then layered the 2nd over the top to give my reindeer a different colour. Very happy, Thanks Chris!!



This next card is one I designed. Every month Paperthreads has a Card Sketch Challenge and this month they are using a sketch I provided. Head over and check it out. If you sign up, you will receive FREE files to cut this file using your personal cutter (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc), as well as a PSD file to use in your photo editing software.

I have used a digital stamp by Dustin Pike, which I coloured in Photoshop CS3 and then printed out.


Thanks for looking!

have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Last Quickpage for "In Gear" kits

well, here we are finally! the last Quickpage designed using elements from "In Gear" and "In Gear Too". I have enjoyed stepping outside my comfort zone with this kit and making the Quickpages was a challenge to confirm that it could be used to create layouts! LOL




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

Now I have to give some thought onto my next kit theme :)

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!