Friday, December 30, 2011

Wishing you all a ....

and God Bless you in Twenty Twelve.....

Thank you all for your support in 2011.....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How do we spend December 25? OUAS Dec 15 challenge

How do you spend December 25th? the lateest chalenge at OUAS is to use this sketch...

and journal about how you spend Christmas day..  I turned the sketch once clockwise...
I spend Christmas Day with family.. usually at home but sometimes we go to another Rellys place.. plenty of food, laughs, and just being together after a busy year...And in a few days, we will be doing it all over again!!!

The poinsettia flowers are flowers I printed off the computer via clip art, and put black kindy glitz around the petals, the Christmas tree is a Kaiser one I painted and D.M-ed..

and a close up..

I wish you all a very Happy Christmas, Thank you for all your support this year... and I  look forward to more scrappiness and inspiration in 2012.....  Shalom.....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What a week!!

Greetings!!! i hope your week before Christmas is going great and you aren't too stressed... what a week for me!! i have some fabulous news that i have kept to myself for a few days and now i am burstnig to share.. i have also had some bad news in that my dear Mum-in-law has had surgery for cancer in her uterus.. but the news is looking good there too.. it hasn't spread and she is recovering well... there will be some chemo and radium in the new year but so many prayers are going up to God, we have a peace about it all.....

which brings me to my FABULOUS news!!!!! i read about a new challenge site starting up and...... you may like to read it here.....

Yes i have been chosen to be on the design first DT role.. and i am so excited about it... i have seen the first sketch which will be revealed on the 1st and it is a beauty....and there is a twist!!!.so i will remind you all about it and would love you to join in and support this new site.. WOOHOO!!!!

also i would love to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you for all the comments you have left and for following my blog this year... i didn't know what to expect starting a blog last year, but it is the best way of making friends and i have learnt so much from you all....your encouragement has kept me going..

so thank you all so very much...

and in case i don't get back on here before the weekend..... may i take this time to wish you all a really wonderful Christmas.. i know for many people this year certainly has had difficult moments, but i pray we all can just take the time to count our blessings and cherish our family and friends, and thank God for the first Christmas... and i hope we all have many blessings in 2012... Happy Christmas from my Home to Yours!!!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Handsome Son - HBS december sketch

well i don't seem to be getting as much time as usual for scrapping and blogging, but i am sure you all understand.. it is a busy time of the year and i hope you all are enjoying the season as well.. i have managed to hide in my scrap room and do the sketch by Handmade by Suzanne.. i like sketches and i really don't mind random draws either... so this is the sketch...

and my layout.. i used photos of my son. He looks so handsome in these photos... and i don't do enough layouts for him...  i stuck to the sketch as i liked the design....

Male layouts are always a challnge for me as it is so easy to cover the layout with flowers and pretty stuff for girls.. i am happy with how this turned out...

I hope you are having a great week..if you are going on holidays then take care on the roads and be safe... thanks for your comments and for coming by....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

a giveaway by a beautiful blog

One of the many blogs i try and pop into regularly is this one and Keren is havng a giveaway this month.. I am posting this on my blog in case any of you have not gone by Kerens blog.. She is an amazing scrapper who inspires me each time i go by there.. She has won many challenges and i really love her beautiful style of scrapping... so pop on by and try to make her blog a regular stop off, you wont be disappointed...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

TIME - BITW challenge

Hello there.. well the latest word for is TIME.. wow.. something i am finding seems to be going too quickly at the moment, my to do list looks bigger than my wanna do list!!!! but i just HAD to do this challenge...(scrapping trumps house work any day!!!hehee!!) I did follow the sketch that was provided and then went off on my scrapping way!!! I have a cousin who is into doing our family tree on my Mum's side and I was emailed this beautiful old photo taken in 1965 of my siblings and a few cousins... wow.. that is so long ago.. I am the really cute one on the roof of the I used a copy of this photo for my layout... Once upon a time.... a loonnng time ago....

and a couple of close ups...(so you can look at the cutey on the roof of the car!!!!haha!!)

I have used Bo Bunny timepeice papers, and some free bee papers I got in a scrap mag, lace, ribbon, scrap matts chippies, hand made flowers, prima flowers and other flowers, leaf punch kaiser bling and stamps..

thanks for making TIME to visit and as always thanks for your comments too!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

December - OUAS challenge dec 1st

well is anyone else feeling like there is beginning to be so much to do!!? i have created a layout for the which is to share what is special about December.. and to use this sketch...

well where do i start and how do i describe what i feel about December?? in a way that i hope gives you an idea about my feelings this time of the year...  i dont know about you, but December brings about a closure for me of the year that has been.. the new year seems to be almost a new beginning.. fresh, no mistakes yet and we all set off in anticapation of the months ahead..  who would have known the horror that January this year was going to bring to Queensland...?? and come December 31 all the events of this year will become history..

so my journalling is a poem i wrote for this challenge.. about December... a time i reflect upon, a time i 'touch base' with my faith in remembering the first Christmas...


and the poem.....

         December comes around as quickly,
          as the predicted summer rains,
          It’s time to get my book out
          And begin my lists again.
          The shopping for some pressy’s
          To share with others and then,
          The menus, decorations and
          The tree unpacked again..
          But apart from all the external
          Things that I do and say,
          There is something that happens
           In my heart along the way..
          December is the last month
          Of another busy year,
          A time to reflect and remember
         And often shed a tear.
         A happy tear for all the blessings
         I know have come my way,
         A sad tear for those who no longer
         Are here today..
         But more then all the hype
         That commercialism brings,
         A quiet spirit takes me to the
         Message that made the angels sing..
         For tucked away in every December,
         Is lowly manger scene,
         A saviour born in a stable
         Was not a far fetched dream.
         And it is this old old story
        That strengthens this heart of mine,
        To think we can find hope
         In this Christ Child divine..
        Of all the presents I can unwrap,
        The greatest gift is free,
       It is simply once again rekindling
        The Love God has for me         


thanks for all the lovely comments you leave, i really do look forward to each one.. i hope you are enjoying the season and not getting too stressed with all the things we can want to do, and i hope you get time with family and friends and just cherishing every special person in your life.. take care... xxxxxx