Monday, August 29, 2011

Where did August go to?

Gosh it's hard to get back into a routine after seven weeks away. I think I left my Mojo somewhere en route .I did spend rather a long time constructing this concertina book/card. I had to enlist the aid of my husband as Chief Paper Engineer. We seriously modified the instructions I had in a magazine and I am VERY happy with the end result. It will make a good class I think but as I have all my classes sorted for the rest of 2011 it won't be happening until THE NEW YEAR!!! How scary is that and it will be here in no time at all. All things Christmas are crowding into my mind now and I can see last minute cards looming once again. I need to really get myself sorted and knuckle down to some serious crafting. Here's hoping for more post in September, Thanks for looking today.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

What's happened to the weather???

Hello Everyone. We have been home almost a week and thank goodness the weather was kind to us last week. If it had been like it is today - white over - I think we would have stayed on the plane and headed to warmer climes. We have been in NZ for 39 years and it is the FIRST time we have EVER had snow in our garden. It takes me right back to my childhood days in the UK!! I don't do snow anymore I'm afraid. Still the children round about are having lots of fun and when I went off for my swim this morning there was a procession of assorted snowmen along the roadside. Cute. Anyway onto my pictures. All my goodies purchased on our trip. I have tried to sort them into groups to some degree. Picture 1 is Gold leaf, Perfect pearls eyelets,brads etc, fancy fabric and Glimmer Mist spray. Pic 2 Yummy embellishments by Sir Tim. Pic 3 Stamps. Pic 4 Various glues and tapes. Pic 5 Cuttlebug embossing folders, Nesties and EK border punches. Pic 6 Various ink pads, brushes, pens and special papers. Pic 7 Gorgeous 12 x 12 Christmas paper pad. Pic 8 2 Gorgeous 8 x 8 paper pads. In both the 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 pads half the papers are plain and half are glittered and ALL are double sided. I can see I will be spoilt for choice!! So now I need to settle down and use some of my lovely goodies. I am looking forward to it and to showing what I make to you ladies. I still have a few jobs to sort out before I can craft with a clear conscience though so it may be a little while yet. Nice to be back (despite the weather) and talking with you again. Thanks for staying with my Blog in my abscence and for looking today.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Nearly Time to Come Home

Hello Everyone - It is Friday morning here for me so for my NZ readers it will be Friday evening and the start of your weekend.  I hope you all have a good one.  Well our seven weeks holiday is almost at an end.  We fly home on Sunday getting back to NZ on Tuesday morning.  It has been great and we have had wonderful times with friends and family but we are ready for home now.  We have done something every day and it will be good to get back to something like normal.  Of course we miss our daughters and grandchildren too even though SKYPE helps to lessen that.  I have bought some lovely crafty things and will try to photograph and post them when I get settled back at home.  I hope my MOJO has benefitted from the holiday too = not always the case I might add.  I have seen some good ideas I am looking forward to trying them out and of course I'll post the results.  Until then take care and as always thanks for looking at my Blog.