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February 2012

A Blog Award and a Verve Card

It was such a lovely surprise for me tonight to receive this Blog Award from Therese. Thank you
so much Therese for your kind words.....Therese is a wonderful card maker who lives just a little further down the coast from me and she is one crafty friend that I have actually met in must go and check out her awesome work!

Here are the Liebster Award deets.....

What is the Liebster Blog award?

Here is a quick explanation. ‘Liebster’ is German for ‘dearest’. The award is a ‘share-the-love’ arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Here’s the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:

1) Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you

2) Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog

3) Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above)

4) Hope that those you award forward it to their favorite bloggers!


Picking 5 blogs is of course very difficult - how do you narrow it down??....I decided that I wanted to highlight 5 fab Aussie girls whose work I enjoy checking they are....

Liz Weber - Liz has always been so supportive of my work and leaves lovely encouraging comments on my blog often....I really appreciate that Liz - thank you! Liz makes beautiful cards - always so feminine and pretty!

Alicia McNamara - the wonderful founder of Aussie Cards for Sale who has been a big supporter of my cards - check out Alicia's blog for regular crafty posts and a taste of life in Tamworth.

Nerrida Mitchell - one of the most amazing Aussie scrapbookers I know - her work always inspires me and I love working with the gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers with Nerrida, our fearless leader:-)

Natalie Hearn - creates beautiful, stylish, tasteful cards that I always admire either in the magazines or on her blog.

Dayna Howard - another DT member over at Shop and Crop who has a wonderful bold, layered scrapbooking style that I always oggle at for ages - as I try to take in every little detail.

I hope you enjoy popping into these ladies blogs and seeing their fab work.

Before you go - I do have a card to share tonight..............

Verve week 4 narrow

my last entry for the Verve sketches for this's the fourth and last sketch for Feb....

.......and my card.....

Verve week 4

Verve week 4 close up 2

Thanks for your visit tonight - see you again soon!


Verve Feb Week 3

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I'm on a roll now with the Verve February Sketches.....this time it's #3 with a delicious sketch from

Laurie Schmidlin...........

Laurie looooves layers as I do so this sketch was so much fun to play with:-)

Verve week 3

Papers are again from Kaisercraft's Chapter One paper pad; sentiment is from Papertrey's Inside and Out Birthday set; filagree heart is from Jenni B Collection (Spotlight) and the cabouchon flower is also Kaisercraft :-)

Verve week 3 close up 1

Verve week 3 close up 2

Thanks for dropping in today! Have a fab one!


Kitchen Reno

It's FINISHED :-)))

Thought I'd just pop up some before and after pics of the kitchen for those who may be interested...feels great to have it done! overhead cupboards, limited storage, fridge beside oven didn't work well, 20 year old oven/stove falling apart, congestion always in corner at sink/stove/bins, hated the white sink, no rangehood.

The OLD kitchen

AFTER........overhead cupboards and lots more storage, swapped fridge and pantry so kitchen triangle works better, moved bins to separate bin drawer to alleviate congestion;  everything built up to ceiling for streamlined look, rangehood at last, lots of drawers for easy access, every drawer and cupboard soft close, benchtops are higher, pull out pantry drawers so things can't disappear into the pantry depths anymore:-))


We are very happy with the design and products from Kitchen Connection. Also loooooove the glass splashback in Blast Grey 2 from Cutting Edge Glass at Burleigh



Thanks for sharing my kitchen happiness :-))


Verve Feb Week 2

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Hey are you this morning?

It's a wet one here in SE fact we've had 4 inches of rain overnight!....and it's still coming down. Poor DD is off to help out at her school's Open Day - can't imagine too many people will want to trudge around in the rain checking out a prospective school today - much nicer to stay snuggled warm and dry at home - as I plan to;-))

Actually we have everything crossed that the installers (remember that kitchen reno?) will be back this morning to put the rangehood back up and get all the last little details finished so our kitchen is ALL COMPLETE. Can't wait:-))) I will have photos once it's all done.

Apart from all of that, I do have a card to share for another Verve Feb Sketch....this time for week 2 which looks like this......

I couldn't go past the Kaisercraft Chapter One paper pad again....I think I'll make a set of cards with it for my Verve sketches this month:-)

Verve Wk 2 close up

Verve Wk 2

Apart from this I have been designing the March Card Kit for Shop and Crop....using the very cool A Boy's Life from Echo's a lot of fun to play with:-) Look out for that next week.

I should be back before then though - with this perfect rainy crafty weather I plan to play with a few more challenges this weekend:-)

Bye for now...