Tuesday, 14 December 2010

oh the joys....

...the joys of Christmas!
Normally I don't get too excited about Christmas. Traditionally it's been a time of hard labour followed by the awesomeness of an extended holiday on the beach.
Now I'm a grown-up, married with children (yep, finally updated my FaceBook status ROTFL), and I'm trying to do things differently for my children...but it's not easy.
I dread having both the boys all day, every day; literally putting out fires and separating them, or freaking out so much that I do everything I can to avoid them interacting so as to avoid the inevitable stoush!!

This year it's differnt.
I decided to make these as thank you gifts. (You will need to subscribe to ClothPaperScissors magazine to find out how (I just renewed my sub!))
They will hang from some neighbours trees and they have been given to Rainer's dedicated ABA Therapists.

I'm a little excited too, because it's something I can do each and every year.
They're so much more fun than cards and look a whole lot better too.
My wire and beading work still needs attention, but gosh, it was just fun putting all the differnt combos together.
I look forward to next Christmas and my new November/December 2011 issue of CPS to discover what new decoration I can create and share.
And so it's Summer in Australia. In Brisbane we are really going to have a wet season...for the first time in a looong time. And it feels good.

Next year is going to be a huge year for change. There is a lot going on behind our daggy, half-painted lattice doors and I can't wait to share it all with you very soon.

And I've already chosen my "word" for 2011


(well, that should give you a clue!!)

Thursday, 9 December 2010


Last one for the year!!!

and that paper??? Kikki-K of course. It's the design on their Christmas shopping bag.
these Sass Lass alphas were the only ones in my stash with 3 "e"s left, phew!
and I simply love these really really old Rhonna Farrer rubons.

I've enjoyed completing Charmane's challenge for the monthly banners. There are some from 2010 that I don't like so they will get a face-lift for Christmas!!

Have some cute decorations on the production line....sooo exciting!!!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

123 + else other

Your 123 Challenge for December is.....
colour >>> PINK
word >>> "oh"
technique >>> tissue paper
couldn't wait to get my Art Journal Junkie apron on!!

Also Charmane is looking for new members to create monthly goodness!!!!
go HERE for full details

This layout was for Bon's Scraps CC Sketch challenge.
the old high school chums (lah-di-dah) back together again

and with the gorgeous Sarah for Bon's CC colour challenge

and Bon's monthly Write Now challenge

Sometimes you just have to NOT scrap your children LOL!!!
and I really need a December Banner......
back soon-ish!