Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chocolate/Lolly Trees

Especially for Joanne - thanks for popping in

Instructions for Chocolate/Lolly Trees - picture in the last post

Foam cone
Wrapped lollies or Chocolates

Push a pin through the end of each lolly/chocolate. Start at the bottom of the cone and pin lollies/chocolates into cone. Working your way around and up. Fill in any gaps with tulle or ribbon loops. You can decorate with a star or ribbon.

And a few other things I don't think I have posted yet

Chocolate Puddings

You will need:
Chocolate Crown Biscuits (the marshmallow ones)
White Chocolate
Spearmint leaves

Melt white chocolate, allow to cool, but not set. Drizzle over, Chocolate Crowns. Decorate with Jaffas and Spearmint leaves. Enjoy.

These make great gifts, wrapped them up in Cellophane. They are also a bit hit for Christmas parties.
Candy Cane Reindeers

Quick and Easy - great activity for the kids.

You will need:
Candy Canes
Chenille Sticks/Pipe cleaners (Antlers)
Pom Poms (Noses)
Plastic Eyes
Craft Glue

Glue eyes and nose (pom poms) onto the candy cane. Put Chenille stick under the curve, in the candy cane and twist around the top a few times. Shape the antlers any way you like.
Paper Star Decorations - You Tube Tutorial

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A little more creating

This week has been super busy. Lots of creating.........................lots of which, I can not share with you just yet.

The December DIVAS kit goes on sale on the 1st - it is loaded with gorgeous Summer goodness. Samples will be posted in the Divas Gallery on the 1st.

And some of my samples for 3 Angels Scrapping

Tri Fold Cards

Tree Decorations

Chocolate Tree

And some cards, ready for some special people.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Time for a revamp

We had some family photos, done the other week, as a fundraiser for Jarred's kindy. The last time we had photos taken, of all of us was when Jarred was a baby. Very sad. So I thought I would update the blog with the latest photos of all of us.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas comes to Hamilton

Last night Christmas came to Hamilton, with the official lighting of the Christmas Tree and Santa and his real reindeers, made an appearance. The weather was icy - it was about 6 degrees outside. We had a big storm blow through about three o'clock with strong wind and hail. It cleared but was still so cold. We might get a white Christmas yet!!!!

Kloe asked Santa for craft things and Jarred didn't know what he wanted. Santa gave the kids a goodie bag. They just loved it.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Little Treasure hunters

Yesterday I had the privilege of having Jarred's kindy class, teachers and parents come to our house, as part of their treasure hunt around town. They all started at the gardens in town and followed clues, around town trying to find the treasure box. The treasure box was hidden at our house. It was a big surprise, not event the parents, were told were they were going. You should have seen Jarred's face when they arrived here - he was so excited and surprised - it was priceless. It was so much fun. The kids played, collected eggs, watched the horse, looked at the veggie garden, patted the chooks. They had lunch inside as it was so cold and windy outside. It was so nice to be part of the fun!!!

Sports Day

Kloe had Sports Day yesterday. I got to go and watch her for a little while before I had to rush home for my little treasure hunters.

The girls

I love the follow through

Kloe is a little sore this morning. Her legs hurt!! Poor little thing. She had lots of fun

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's that time of the year

when I would love to hit the pause button. Busy, busy, busy.

A quick update:

Jarred - has been to big school for two orientation sessions. He says he doesn't need to go to kindy anymore because he is a big school boy now. He is so ready for school, just not sure weather I am ready for him to be going.

Kloe - is doing really well at school. Her reading and writing is coming along. We are just having to work really hard on her maths. She is just like her Mum and is always busy creating.

Zac - Tee ball team won again last week. He is really enjoying playing, even more so, that they are winning. OMG he has a girlfriend. He is very friendly, with lots of girls. He has been invited to a girls party on Friday night, he is the only boy. He thinks that is pretty cool (and so does DAD!!!) He is becoming a very social boy. He had a testing day at his new school on Monday for Year 7 next year.

Kayla - is studying for exams. She has made some lovely friends and is very happy at her new school. She got her subject selection for next year and is very happy.

Chris - cricket team is not doing too well - very sore subject. Work is super busy. He is fighting lots of crows in the veggie garden. Lots of netting went up last night to try and stop them.

Me - I'm just running around in circles, after all of them. I'm trying to fit in some creating in between. I have been asked by school to put together photos for their yearbook, a slide show for their presentation night. I have a cricket calendar to finish................I'm busy and I'm loving it. I also have Jarred's kindy class coming here on Thursday for a farm experience - to see the animals, collect eggs, look at the veggie garden and have lunch. It should be fun.

Some recent things have been making - I've been making lots more, just can't show you yet.....

Easy folded bag - Challenge for 3AS Silent Auction

Tag mini album - kit available from 3AS

Tree decoration made with Kit

Dear Santa - Letter holder

Super quick and easy gift idea.

I purchased this calendar for $2 from our local discount store, add some bits and some gorgeous ribbon from Divas November ribbon club and you have a lovely gift.

Rach and I were guest designer for Scrapping Word Pictures this month - here is my page using the Diva November kit.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday's Challenge

Today's challenge at 3AS is to create these quick and easy triangle boxes:

These are so quick and easy to make and look gorgeous.

It's also Tee Ball Thursday - wonder if Zac's team can continue their winning run.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hanging Picture Frame and Clock Kits are now available from Divas. They would make great Christmas Presents. Kits comes with all supplies and instructions.

You can purchase your kits here:

In honour of Remembrance Day the challenge at 3AS today is to use a Poppy or the word Remember on your page. Here is my sample:

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Yesterdays challenge was to create some Mail Art. Here is my sample:

Jarred is off to big school today, for his first orientation session. He is so excited, I am feeling a little bit sad. My baby boy - is off to school.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ribbon, beautiful ribbon

DIVAS November ribbon club samples. This ribbon is gorgeous.

It's been another super busy week in our household. Lots of places to be, lots of things to do.
Tracey, Helmut and the boys, dropped in for a quick visit on Friday night. They drove down for the Melbourne Cup and decided to come a bit further. It was so nice to catch up with them.
Saturday night we went to pirate party for a friends 30th birthday. It was so much fun. They had gone to so much trouble. The house was all decorated, everyone was dressed up - nope I didn't take any photos. It was a great night.
Chris played cricket on Saturday. They were rolled for 42
but wait for it..................................
They got the opposition out for 28. He was on such a high. It's a two day game, so they are batting again next weekend.
Jarred had Milo Cricket yesterday. He was so excited. He was named 'Best player' yesterday. He gets a Mc Donalds voucher next week.
I have a mountain of 'scrapping' work to get done. My to do list grows each day.
Have a great week

Thursday, November 06, 2008

3 Angels Scrapping - Twelve Weeks of Christmas

Are you looking for some great Christmas craft ideas? Well go and check out 3 Angels - Twelve Weeks of Christmas. Today it was my turn to upload a quick and easy recipe.

I also set, todays challenge for the Silent Auction - It's not too late to join in. There are some great prizes to be won. Check out 3 Angels for full instructions, on how to make a quick and easy Christmas star

Monday, November 03, 2008

Some photos from Friday

I finally managed to get a few of the birthday boy. I tell you, this kid will do anything, not to have his photo taken. He comes out with any excuse.

And Little Miss Witchy, all dressed up ready for her Dress up party on Friday night....................

Finally some layouts just because.........

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Battle of the Scrappers Creations

Here is some of the things, I created for Battle of the Scrappers.

The photo doesn't do this one justice. It is actually all raised up and the Jabiru is 3D

Thank you to everyone who left comments yesterday. All the lovely comments mean a lot to me. And yes, I am still pinching myself. I am the quite achiever and find it very hard, to boast about myself.