Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

Hi all I have managed to get back on again today to my blog. Man where has the day gone. It seems to have sped by as here I am at 7pm New Year's Eve 2008 sitting at my computer writing up my blog.

Can't also beleive that in five days time I have been blogging for a whole year. Gee again where has that time gone to. I just really don't know but do watch this space asi feel a plan coming on for celebrating my first blogaversary on here.

I am uploading two more cards that I have made yesterday and again today. Yesterday's make is the girl with the ballet shoes dancing as this is for a Summer Dance swap that I am on and the second one is for New Year cotw theme that I am in. I had this lovely Pohutakawa paper that seemed to work in well with the wine glasses and bottle of wine and the balloons are peel offs that just said they were right for this card as well.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Look what arrived at my place today and the album I did just before Christmas

I am getting good at this with two posts in one day but I wanted to be caught up before the end of the year on here and I think that I am going to be now which is really good.

Look what arrived in the mail for me today....what I have been waiting for for a month the 2009 Hero Arts Catalogue nad on the quick look that i have had through it am most impressed. Have already added to my wish list a couple of stamps that I would like to get.

Leading up to Christmas I brought this Kaisercraft album to do up the photos from the triple christening and my sister's 40th Wedding anniversary that we went to in September. I am rather pleased with my effort here I might add. I am now doing one up of Christmas Day 2008 so will share that here soon too.

More swap cards made today

Well here I am again trying to get up to date on my blog. Earlier today I posted a slideshow of our Christmas Day.

Its been extremely hot the last couple of days with temperatures over 30 degrees C so I have been getting up a lot earlier around 7.30am as its too hot to stay longer in bed and to keep cool in the rooms I have pulled the curtains across. Today as I write this now its a whole lot cooler and I might even be able to manage a bit of a walk as I need to do this.

I have got 3 more photos of cards to show you. Two are for card maps for different lists that I am on and one is another birthday card.

Here are the cards that I have made in the last day or so

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Blog make over and stuff

Well Christmas Day has been and gone and I am pleased its all over for another year as well. It was very low key but I didn't mind that too much either.

I have decided to give my blog a bit of a make over. My friend Libby has inspired me as well as give me some help to do this and now that I have done it it is a lot easier than I thought. I guess this was because I was scared I would loose my widgets and posts and didn't want this to happen.The next thing I am going to learn how to do is add a header (banner) to my blog. I am so glad that they have those codes as it certainly makes life a whole lot easier and one can then use different layout skins rather than the ones on Blogger itself.

Back to Christmas Day it was a quiet affaire with just the three of us. I couldn't get over how fast the day went actually and even the days following have gone fast too.

I got photos printed from the digital camera yesterday of Christmas Day and are going to put them in another Kaisercraft album that I brought to do this.

I have even done a few more cards for swaps for next year and for upcoming birthdays so will share these with you with this post as well.

Hope you are all having a good weekend too.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my blog readers and Internet Friends

A Very Merrry Christmas

Love from Carol and Family.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Working on swap themes for 2009

Hi all I have been having a very creative weekend this weekend as I am as organised for Christmas as I want to be as we are having a very low key affair again this year.

Yesterday being Saturday I decided to make a start on one of the groups that I belong to on their list of card of the week themes that I have now so I decided to do January and February colour combos and 4 elements themed cards. I had a great time doing these cards as well and spent all afternoon in the craft room. It gave me peace and quiet that I craved for with having Alastair and Murray playing the big computer or watching tv all day which got me kind of mad as to me what do you get out of doing that all day long.

I have also taken up crocheting again, just been playing with single and double crochet stiches the last day or so but have found an easy corchet pattern for neck warmers and are going to give this a go kind of getting a head start for next Winter you could say.

OK here are the cards that I did yesterday. What do you think??
The first two cards are the colour combo ones and the second two cards are the 4 elements themes that we had for January and February.

Friday, 19 December 2008

More shares to show

Well it is nice to be on holiday now.I have been even able to do some creating the last couple of days and can now show you some of the cards and the Fat Book page that I have done.

I used a couple the samples from class on Tuesday night as that involves partly embossing with the Swiss Dots embossing folder which has really become my favourite of late.

Hope you like my shares.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Card class and this and that

Hi there back again. Last night I went to my last card class for the year at Elsa's and had a lovely relaxing evening. We made yet another 4 really nice cards. 2 using the Cuttlebug folders and of course my favourite stamp company Hero Arts.These are the 4 cards that I did and can now show you
I have also just had a letter from the Christchurch eye clinic today telling me that I am a priority 1 patient in need of urgent cataract surgery and they have put me on that list and are guranteeing me my surgery within 6 months so we will have to wait and see as one hears about what happens in New Zealand hospital waiting lists but the really great thing is that once the cataracts are removed I will be able to see loads better than I am now that is for sure.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

I won another blog award this week

Hi all I am excited to tell you that my good friend Wendy at has presented me with this Proximate award this week as my blog has inspired her through the year

This award"These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
I have chosen my up to 8 people that I wish to receive this award as their blogs have inspired me as well. They are Donna at Cardsketchady at Stampingowl at Fiona Maxwell at

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

New slideshow

Hi all well thought I would put a post to coincide with the slideshow that I had uploaded last night but for some reason wasn't working on my blog.
I have been busy over the last few days doing cards for swaps and also birthday cards. I decided that I would use one of my favourite card styles from the classes that I have gone to over this year this is why I have called the slideshow 1 card 5 different ways I have used.It is such an easy fold to use that I know in the coming weeks ahead it is one that I will use lots.
Do go and take a peak I know you will like what you see.