Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Bit of a Laugh

While at Redland Bay recently we were in the shopping mall and Santa was sitting there with no visitors and he was looking very bored, so I went up and asked for a photo with him, he was thrilled said business was slow and many of the children were too young,scared and tired and in general they were all crying and or screaming. He said he was happy for me to sit on his knee however I said on no I will just crouch, he was happy to have someone to chat to for 5mins. The photo of him waving he is waving to Rory over in Christchurch and he said as these photo's were being sent to Rory they would not charge me for the photos.


Something a Bit Different

Our friends have just recently been to Europe arriving home about 5days before the dreadful bombing in Paris where they had just been before heading back home, counting their blessings every day. While in the UK they made a visit out to the castle where parts YES only parts of the programme for Downton Abby were filmed. It is not all filmed in the castle at all, Mrs Patmore's kitchen is not on site and there is NO village nearby when they say they are and you see them in the town village it is not anywhere near Downton. Also according to our friends the house is very scruffy and not as it appears on TV.  Just thought I would share these photos as I loved the show.


Birthday Boy

Nov 29th:

Birthday Boy
Ginger Snaps:
SKOL paper #17
Flowershop Collection > papers #3 & #6
Welcome Kit > Star
Font: Times New Roman
Text strips I did myself.

4th Birthday Party

Nov 29th:


4th Birthday Party

Ginger Snaps:
Welcome Kit > Banner
Window Frame
Digi Designers:
ColorInspitation Paper #1
Paper 05-06 > #2
Font: Times New Roman
Text Strips I did myself

Christchurch Visit 2014

Yasmine, Adam and Rory had to have their beloved Harley Dog put to sleep just after our trip in 2014, I did this page for them as it was his last Christmas - he has now safely crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.


Harley's Last Christmas

Studio Girls
MZIM> Vintage Christmas> Brown background paper
> Merry Bright > Quick Page & Sparkling

Old English


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can
run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm
and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and
vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong
again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times
gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they
each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly
stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager
body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over
the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally
meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the
beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your
pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Author unknown...

November 29th:

Christchurch Tram

Studio Girls – Scrapbook Graphics:
Manu – Beautiful Past > Quick Page

Cathedral Square

Digital Designer Paper Kits :> #39
Color inspired papers, #1 & 2

Pickleberry Pop > Indigo Designs:
Envelope, Day to Remember Stamp – Word Art

Pickleberry Pop > Armina Designs:
Black Beauty > Bracket

Raspberry Road: >
Great Outdoors > Chevron Paper Yellow #2
Gypsy Soul > Element #1> colored beads

Notepaper page off the internet.
Flower Cluster

Merry Christmas 2011

Nov 29th:


Merry Christmas 2011

Raspberry Road:
Christmas Spirit Paper > #3
Christmas Spirit Cluster > D
Woodland Christmas > Tree

Pickleberry Pop: > Fayettes Design
Word Art > Merry Christmas

Pirate Ahoy

November 29th - 2015

I have been making a real effort to continue with pages for Rory's Album. I even take my computer to  the hospital when Brian is in either for surgery or day treatments. It is a long day when you have nothing to do and as I only need power no internet it gives me plenty of time to play.
Here are some of the latest pages I have done - enjoy.
I had this photo of Rory dressed as a pirate and have always wanted to do a page, I found a Quick Page of a Pirate page but didn't want to do a QP - I wanted to do my own and based mine on this one, I am really happy with the way it turned out. The below photo is the QP from Pickleberry Pop -  Indigo Designs.

Below my page is how I went about creating the Pirate page, again using some of the new ideas and techniques I have learnt from my digi tutorials.

 This is my Pirate Page


Picturesque Paper > Sunflower

Scrapbook Graphics: > Manu
Old Outdated Frame #12
Catch A Wave > Sand Overlay
Touch of Spring > Alphas

The Wine Barrels, PalmTrees, Boat and Flag were images that I erased the backgrounds and cleaned up the edges before turning them into PNGs.

The background paper with the Pirate Skulls on I used underneath the Sunflower paper that I reduced the opacity so the skulls paper showed through.

This page is my take on a Pickleberry Pop – Quick Page, by Indigo Designs.