Monday, October 26, 2009

Cadet Parade

Yesterday, Kayla and Zac had a Thanksgiving Mass at school, followed by the 47th Annual Cadet Parade. Here is our girl in full cadet mode

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Zac's first Cricket Match

It was a very early start on Saturday morning. Zac played his first game of cricket. He did so well and we were so proud of him. He didn't score many runs, but he held the team together. He faced lots of balls and saw many partners come and go. The drinks break was his undoing, he was caught, in the first over back.

It's a two day match, played over two weekends. So no results until next week.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Musical Concert

On Wednesday night Jarred and Kloe had their Musical Concert at the Performing Arts Centre. Jarred's class started off the night with 'How the birds got their colours'. Jarred was a colourful parrot.

Kloe's class did two songs. Up there Cazaly's and Give me a home among the gumtrees. Up there Cazaly's was awesome - it was so funny.

The whole school ended the night singing - I am Australian. It was a fantastic night. The kids loved it, however were a little tired the next day.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Scrapper of Oz Round Two

Round two challenge went up this morning.

- the title “If Only …”
- a distinct left and right side (mirroring the two hemispheres of the brain)
- a heart
- one of the historic symbols of courage (swan, bear, hand, arrow, beetle, lion, dog, unicorn or crown)

Here is my sample page
Page has been removed for Publication

Journaling reads: If only we didn't live so far away from your cousins. When Tom came to visit you were his little shadow.

We are walking together
my big cousin and me
When he is around,
I'm as happy as can be
We laugh and we play
Making memories from place to place
Friendships that will last through life
are things you can't replace
He tells me stories
as we walk along
I tell him things too,
In my own special way
And he understands
All the words I can't say
I'm happy as can be
As I'm standing by his side
Just being together
My big cousin and me.
Jarred and Tom - September 2009

Melbourne Cup Flutter

Join us for a flutter at this year's biggest race. Be ton the first 24 to upload into our Melbourne Cup Flutter Gallery and receive an entry into our Melbourne Cup Sweep. You will find all the details in the forum. First prize $30 voucher, 2nd prize $20 voucher, 3rd prize $15 voucher and a set of Sassafras Las Stamps for lucky last. Giddy up to SCRAPZ.BIZ.

Here is my entry

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sewing and presents

Christmas skirt for Kloe

Thanks to Rach for the inspiration - I made these two Christmas aprons. They will be gifts

And a Card box - I have made three of these so far. These are also going to be gifts.

Card box open

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

District Cricketer of the Week

I have been getting into lots of trouble because I haven't been posting much about the family.

Well I am going to try and post more.

On Saturday we watched the best cricket game, I have ever seen. We were busy doing things at home and didn't arrive until about 3pm at the game. We didn't miss much as Chris was saving all of his energy for bowling and didn't do anything with the bat!!!! Jarred and Kloe were happy there was a playground and they disappeared, which left Kayla and I on the side lines. Chris started bowling.......................and he got one wicket..........................and then another. Of course the cheer squad got louder and louder. Then he got a third, then a fourth, then a fifth......................but wait for it. He then got a sixth wicket. Wow it was so amazing, we were loving it!!!! And I was so upset because I didn't take my camera.

He was named District Cricketer of the Week and is currently the leading wicket taker - which he finds very funny, as he isn't a bowler. The newspaper has interviewed him, so I will be getting that when it comes out tomorrow.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A few little touches

Some new photos

Some new cushions and throw rug

And something old is new again. I painted these frames and added some scraps of pattern paper. Equals new wall art, to brighten up the laundry

Lime Tart Challenge Tuesdays

Lime Tart has started Fortnightly Challenge Tuesday's on their Blog.. Interested? Check out the Lime Tart blog here. They are offering some fantastic prizes!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Scrapper of Oz begins

You are my dream - poem reads
You are the one my dreams are made of,
Full of understanding, warmth and love.
These feelings I thought for only fairytales,
But you are the winds that fill my sails.
The honesty we share between us two,
Keeps this connection very dear and true.
We can talk about good times, talk about bad.
Talk about the present and the past that we had.
You accept me for me, for who I am.
My opinions and thoughts you never condemn.
There's nothing of me you ask or expect,
We have for each other the deepest respect.
It's truly amazing how you make my heart smile,
And you do it with such a graceful style.
Keeping my heart smiling all through the day.
And for you, I do thank God, when I pray.
You are the warmth of the sun upon my face,
You're the calm to survive the rapid rat race.
And when you say "Darling", I get butterflies,
Like a little school girl, with puppy love in her eyes.
You can melt all the tension and ease all the pain,
Making all refreshed as a cleansing spring rain.
And looking in your eyes, I can see the sunrise.
And your excited hellos, like all the Fourth of Julys.
When talking for hours, seems only minutes passed.
And the conversation can forever last.
Your hug, so firm, and yet so tender,
Forces all my fears to immediately surrender.
There's a bond and a trust that's so very strong.
That I feel it is with you I truly want to belong.
A feeling of security, a safe- haven if you may.
And within this dream, I wish to forever stay.
It's not to late to join in the fun. See the FORUM for all the details.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

This weeks pages

My page for this weeks colour challenge at
Using Green, Black and Cream

My Sample page for Addicted to Craft using My Minds Eye Snowed in Range

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Come and join in

Heike has created some fun challenges and the prizes are fantastic. If you'd like to find out more and join in the fun check out the forum for details.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Twelve Weeks of Christmas

The Twelve weeks of Christmas officially starts today at Addicted To Craft

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Some more

More cards for the challenges at

And my class pages for this week

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Looking for some inspiration

Come and join us at SCRAPZ.BIZ this weekend to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. The DT has lots of challenges that will inspire you. Heike also has 20% off all stamps this weekend. Make sure you check out the October Ticklez Kit, it is a bargain.

Here are my samples for today

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tis Thursday

That means another four new challenges are up at SCRAP.BIZ. This week it was my turn to set the sketch challenge. Here is this weeks sketch and my sample page.

And a page I did the the Rusty Pickle Comp at I didn't have any Rustle Pickle PP, so I used the new MME's PP. It took a lot of bribing to get this photo of Zac.** Page has been removed for publication**

Don't forget World Cardmaking celebrations kick off tomorrow at Heike has taken 20% off all stamps to celebrate. Come and grab a bargain.