Tuesday, 20 December 2011


I didnt think l'd be posting again till after chrissy, but have found time to quickly add a few family tree pages l did on the weekend,and also page pockets that l have recently also caught up on from last year and mid this year, lm finding it alot easier to do day trip pics and travel pics into these great pockets , they are so quick and it makes me feel not so bogged down with all the scraping l have to do, so here are the tree pages, the first one is a folder that l make for all the original documents that l have ,this was made for their Wedding certificate.

this is part of  the page of my grandfather, love these banners at the moment.

and the other side of this page is mostly on his story.

the stamps l have used are from the Ali Edwards range. she is one clever woman.

this is a double page on my nan.

This is part of her story.

 stamps are from Stamp'in up. and a photo from my grandfathers football days when he's team won the 1931 premiership. so thats all on the continued family tree, hope to get more done over the break, check out the other 2 posts l have done today and once again MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL...... see u in 2012........

For Claire

This is for you Claire, l could'nt fit all the page pockets in one post for some reason, and have done this in a hurry so the photos are just so so, there are 2 posts to look at, l was telling you about how l love these pockets so l thought l'd just quickly post some. Above are flight details, scraps that l love to k

these are from our yearly trip to Sydney for hubbys work break-up.

while he is at his meeting l wander about and take pics, these are some of the city and Hyde Park.

all different trees around the city.

this is the Susans window diplay , done in 12x12, l did send it in for publication, but it was knocked back.

Fight details, l love keeping all the bits and bobs of info.

hope you like the page pockets, they are from WRM Keepers.......cheers.........kate

melbourne day out

More page pockets from our day out in melbourne.

having lunch in the city.

checking out Pariament house, love these old buildings of our melbourne hertiage.

not the best photo......sorry, all stamps used on the page pockets are from Stamp'in up and the wonderful Ali Edwards.

We went to melbourne to see the Titanic exhibition , it was wonderful and l had to see our famous Phar Lap, love this horse.

sights around the city.

on the same weekend we went to Beveridge which is'nt that far from where we live and saw the house that Ned Kelly's father built when Ned was a child.

 Later on the same day we went to Avenel, the Kelly family also lived there as well, my great great grandparents also lived in Avenel and had 3 business's there and we went to find some of our family tree history , and came across a Ned Kelly maze, lve never seen anything like it, can l say it was AMAZING, lol, while going through the maze you had clues to find and at the end it revealed the secret, a great family day out , there  are b.b.q's , so you can take lunch, there are 3 seperate mazes to go through, all with different themes, l'd love to go back again.

well thats it for today.......cheers kate

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Hi there happy bloggers, sorry for the long wait for my project, but its silly season madness , and so so busy,  but anyway here it is.

the ornaments were made using the white air dried clay called DAS, you just roll it out and then l used my stamps to imprint the picture , and then painted and cut out with a cookie cutter.

these are the hearts l made as well with the doiley stamp set.

my decorations have now also gone up, l must take a night shoot of this, the letters are surround by star lights and it makes the wish letters stand out, looks so good at night time.

love this silver tree.

and of course l brought some aqua deco's for the tree this year.

l just love these words, l also have PEACE and JOY, but could'nt seem to get a nice shot of those.

the last couple of years l have been collecting birds for my tree.

more aqua.

and l also love all sorts of stars.

these stars l made a few years back, they are wooden stars that l painted white and added a bit of bling in the middle and some rub ons that l had, simple as,and the last star on top of the tree.

and heres my tree.

well thats it for now, l wish you all a merry and safe christmas, peace and happiness to all and hope to see you all again in the new year, l dont know if l will get time to post again before the big day, so if not cheers till then............kate

Monday, 28 November 2011

Garden time and other bits & pieces

Morning happy bloggers, not much happening on the scrap and card front today, but l will be sharing a project that lm doing at the moment, but firstly, l wanted to share some garden pics with you, l just love this time of the year in the garden, we are having a few hotter days now with a bit of rain and thunderstorms thrown in here and there, but theres nothing better than just walking around checking whats growing, even if it is weeds and seeing what roses can be picked for inside that have'nt been to damaged from the rain, so for anyone who loves flowers as much as me keep looking, then l'll get on to my project.

Check this rose out, what a beauty, l couldnt wait to see this in full bloom, l waited and waited, watching the buds form , then slowly they started to open and wa -la here she is, this is a new David Austin rose that l brought this season, called Princess Alexandra of Kent, is'nt it just so beautiful, and the scent is to die for .

another one from my garden called Loving Memorie, a big rose and smelly.

These were a bit rain damaged ,but still nice , its called Elina, its a large rose when it opens , but sadly has no smell, its a real shame, but its one of those roses that last a long time in a vase, it was the first rose l ever brought when l started gardening years ago, and when we moved from our first home l dug it up and brought her with me, l have actually transplanted her a few times and this tough old bird  just keeps on going.

this one is Red Intution, from Delbard roses, its two toned red and lasts  well in the vase too, so enough on rose and on to my lavender.

Heres a full view of my lavender ring, l was lucky enough that when l was in the garden  there were about 6 white butterflies gathering around and l was able to get some close ups, my camera is only a point and shoot, and l would love to one day own one of those fancy fang dangle cameras that have all the filters and bits and bobs that go with it so l can take alot more close up pics  that dont looked blured , so even though l did use the zoom and l didnt have my glasses on at the time and l was'nt all that pleased  after l took the shots, it was'nt till l loaded them on to the computer and saw them in larger form that l thought that they were'nt to bad, for my point and shot anyway.

lm no profesional when it comes to photography, but one day, l'd love to learn all the tricks to the trade, and do a course, l'll have to put that one on to my bucket list, but for now lm happy with my butterfly pics, l just wish they would stay still long enough to get one when their wings are open,
So now after all this garden talk , l suppose you would like to see what project l;ve been up to.

 l thought l would make some decorations for my christmas tree this year , the idea came from a magazine l was reading where  a talented lady was making bowls and trinkets from air dried clay using doileys to press onto them to emboss a pattern, so when Stampin up brought out this set of doiley stamps, l thought l'd give it a go and see how they would turn out,  but thats all lm going to show you for now, they have nearly finished drying and lm going to paint them this afternoon, so l will be back to show you the finished product latter today......sorry to tease you and make you wait, have a great day and l'll be back soon...........kate