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, February 28, 2012


So sorry to all who follow my Blog... I have been, and will be, absent for a while. A week or so ago our landlord dropped a bomb on us, giving us less than 30 days to vacate his house we are renting as he needs to offer it in a package deal to entice a new Farmhand to come and work for him and his son. This, as you can imagine, was a huge shock! Where were we to go, and how were we going to fit in all our stuff into a normal sized house !

Fortunately, he did give us a couple of names to contact and one led to us finding a small 3 bedroom farmhouse that the owners were not only willing to rent to us, but also for Gary to add on a room to the side of the house giving us a 6mt X 11mt family room, giving us some room to fit in our stuff. We also found out we have til the end of April to move out of here and so this gives us enough time to repaint the house (it had been painted burgundy suede, pink, sponged purple and splotchy yellows) and for Gary to build the extension. So..... every day we are out at the new house, cleaning and painting and measuring and building .... and after that... I am waaaaaay too exhausted to even think Card Templates.

hang in with me for a couple of months and I will be back!!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Friday, February 3, 2012

New freebie

I have a new Card Template freebie for you. Ileana (I Scrap Designs) has started a new Challenge at Visual Designs By Chris (VDBC) using my Card Template 33. So... don't just download the template, come over to VDBC and join us for a fun Challenge and maybe earn a prize :) I have used CD00873 - "Key To" on my card by Chris Durnan.

It was suggested that the Template could also be used to create a Layout and so that is what I did .....

Using Jan's Banner file JB00447 , I created a Happy Birthday banner to finish off my layout of our gorgeous grandson Lachlan on his first birthday! (digi kit is "Boy's Stuff and is mine) . I added styles and textures to Jan's banner files to add dimension.

Card Template is available HERE in MTC, KNK, PSD, PNG, SVG, AI and DXF format. Please leave a comment if you download, it only takes a minute of your time and encourages me to create more freebies!

Paperthreads also has a couple of new Challenges going on this month.. A new Challenge is the Colour Challenge hosted by Michelle. This Challenge gives you a colour palette and then you have to create a project using a cutter file from a Paperthreads Designer and the colours supplied. I created a digital scrapbook kit for the challenge and then used Michelle's Swirly Flower tag on my layout. I would love to share my digi kit, but unfortunately I cannot get it to upload. I have tried 4Shared, Mediafire and Box. I even signed up for FileDropper and still no luck. So ...... you may have to wait a little longer for that file. In the meantime, here is my layout created using the kit.

Even though the subjects are boys, the kit colours went really well with what the boys were wearing so I went with it. The title is written on Michelle's file which is not included in my kit. I had added styles and textures to the cutter files to add dimension.

Here is a preview of "Candied", my newest kit.

The other challenge is a Card Challenge hosted by Shelly. This is using my Card Template 32, available below (scroll down for link) and as I had already created a card, I decided to create a Layout with this template as well. Here is the result. I have used Shelly's Spring Splendor - SS00085 and Carrie's CS00048 - Ballons for this layout. I have added styles and textures to the cutter files to add dimension. Once again layout created in PSCS5.

This is a photo of Lachlan enjoying a "Cake Smash" with what was left of his birthday cake. After he had finished playing and stuffing his face, he just upt and crawled off to the bath.... so cute!

Thanks for looking, don't forget to download Card Template 33.

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!