Friday, February 26, 2016


Rory's first school photo.

1st Day Of School

Rory's first day of school was a great highlight for Brian and I as we had gone over for his 5th birthday and being there to actually take part in the excitement of getting ready for school in the morning and seeing actually heading into school was very emotional.

1st Day Of School

1st Day Of School – off the Internet
Pretty In Pink byKaren Bellamy
Day to Remeber
All Smiles
Off to School
Digital Designers:
Paper Kit #16
Raspberry Road:
Country Theme -Ribbons
Class Act – Paper
Studio Girls:
Graph Overlay - #3
Scrap Girls:
Lined Paper
Welcome Kit - Scroll
Great Excitement 2012

Digi Designers -Kpertiet:
Paper-ColorInspiration 031712
Raspberry Road:
Class act – Cluster

For Rorys Album

Items Used To Follow
Yes I am still behind however I am still getting it done, slow and steady.

Photo A Day - January

This year there are a few of us who have taken on the challange of taking a Photo A Day. I decided I am going to do this and also thought it would be great to add each photo into a template for the month. At the end of the year I hope to have a nice collection of pages with the photos all in place as per day. I have a template that suits this project just perfect. This is my January page. I add the photos through the month so they are almost virtually added by the end of the month.

Still Learning

These first two pages were tutorials from my digi course: The use of Gradients, making a title from a photo so the photo shows on the title - (love this idea) that fountain is the "Peacock Fountain" in Christchurch it is a very pretty fountain, I also learnt how to make my own buttons and added a sheen - pretty cool eh.

This one below was playing with layers and Opacity - there is 26layers in this one, love the effect it gives to a page.

A Few More Digi Pages

Make Every Moment Count

Sunshine Coast, Dec 2011

Studio Girls


Happy Times > Quick Page

Where Are You > Overlay

Easter Fun


Raspberry Road:

Happy Easter Scene Papers

Digital Designers:

Kpertiet ColorInspiration Papers

Pack #16> 031712 > papers #1 & 2, Stripe & Solid Green

Pack #50> 82811> paper #1,Yellow Green Cogs

Kpertiet AdInspirataion Doodle


Peppermint Creative

Miss Mint

Arrow > Movie Night

April Morning >Mini Easter Eggs

Studio Girls


Bootiful Night > Alphas

Let It Snow

Digi Designers

Paper kit 11 – papers #5 & 6

Raspberry Road

Winter White – Snowman & Let It Snow word art

Studio Girls

MZIMM –Icy & Frosty - Snowflakes

Icicles across the top of the page was an image off the internet, that I altered to a PNG format.For this page I combined two papers and created the curve be using theshape tool.

Totally Spoilt

I was really very spoilt at Christmas time by Noriel Sirca and Ann Lavin - thank you girls I just love these gifts so special and treasured.

Below photos are  the Mixed Media doll that Ann gave me, I am so lucky to now have two pieces of very treasured work from you

And Noriel made me these gorgeous table runners - for the caravan however we use them at our house sits, such brilliant fabric - thank you special lady.


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

This page is a fun page, photo is my Air NZ friends at one of the pre Christmas get together's, they had gone to a winery and yep there was a theme - think they had to dress as a famous person. I love it  - it is just a fun thing.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Vineyards Collection
Papers, Wine Glass

Kpertiet -Template
Inspirtation 0723

Type Font
Old English

A Bit Of Digi Stuff

Both these photos were a tutorial on how to slice photos and adding a border frame


Christmas Day

By this stage we were at our Christmas/New Year house sit at Capalaba. We had decided to go out for Christmas Day lunch at the local sports club - walking distance, no dishes to do, we could have a drink and not have to worry about driving home again. Even had our photo taken. Had a wonderful buffet lunch everything you could imagine. The owners of this property we having Christmas/New Year with their family in the UK so we sent some photos of their loved pooch to them for Christmas I did a page and sent to them which they loved.


Below photo was taken at our Christmas lunch at the Capalaba Sports Club

Bonus catch up with Ann and Noriel

Once again while at Holland Park I was lucky enough to get a bonus visit from Noriel who had just finished a cruise and was staying in Brisbane - approx 15mins from us so on their way north to the Sunshine Coast both Lou and Noriel popped over for a chat and morning tea. I contacted Ann Lavin another amazing lady and very good friend to advise Noriel was coming and would she and Mick like to come over also to catch up. We had a fabulous couple of hours - thank you both for making the effort it was amazing.


Met with the lovely Kym

While at one of our house sits at Holland Park (just around the corner from Laraine) I was kindly taken to meet with the gorgeous Kym for her little craft groups end of year Christmas lunch. Laraine and her hubby kindly collected me and brought me home again. It was just wonderful to see Kym and we even got to do a hands on lumpy bumpy Christmas scrappy page. We had a nice lunch and natter before cleaning up and headed home . I actually used the Christmas photo of Brian and I on the page that was created at Kyms. A page for my album.


Ok so here we go 2016

Friday February 26th:

I've been real slack no excuse - except I just don't seem to have enough time to do what I want to do. However one big achievement is that I have completed my Digital Scrapbooking Course all tutorials complete - what a brilliant course it was and I learnt so much and can now do things that I never imagined when I first started out - actually I surprised myself. We are still house sitting, have had some beautiful house sits, met some amazing people, stayed in some gorgeous homes and met some beautiful animals. We have decided to do it for another year and when we rejoin in April it will take us through to next April when we won't renew it time to settle down for these Nomads, actually I cann't wait - I see all our belongings in our storage shed and it will be like Christmas when we unpack it all again. No sure where we will settle -  however it will have to be within an hour of the Selangor Private Hospital Nambour, Brian's surgeon and our Dr's. The reason being with Brian's health and his 3mthly admissions to hospital for surgery and or Chemo treatments we have to be close by. Therefore we will be somewhere between and hours drive from the Sunshine Coast to the north and south. Anyway enough of that lets get on with updating this blog.