Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

The colours have not scanned well the shells are actually fluro colours, very bright!

The postie has been again and lucky me received a couple of Christmas cards to finish off the year. The top 2 are from Judi Howard, an ATC and a card then the pretty green and pink card is from Deb Brooner. Thank you everyone and all the very best for 2009 may it be wonderfully creative and prosperous.

Even more cards

This precious little card is from Margreet Witters.
Wonderful weaving from Marianne Kokkerud.

Love this background from Jeanette Huisbrink.
A special wish from Nellie van Leeuwen.

And from Fran Ferguson this frosty number.

Christmas cards

From Bridget Larsen a lovely white and gold combination.
Bev Mantle sent me a christmas tree decoration too...a paper wreath.

Such elegance from Barbara Phelps.
What a cute idea from Bambi Lee.
Gorgeous cuttlebugging from Annette Husband.
I have continued to receive wonderful cards all week.

More Photos

Nana playing the piano.
Sing along round the piano.
Little Nana and grandson Steven.
Fiona and Alistair found the going too much and flaked on the couch.
Auntie Jean, Hil and Uncle Jack enjoying the day

Photos of Christmas

Fiona loved her new apron.
Mike and Emily had back row seats for the present opening.

Hil, Ian and Fiona enjoying the present giving.
Barb and Mike.
Mum and Jean helping themselves to the lunchtime feast.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Nearly A New Year!

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas as I did.
All the planning paid off and it went like clockwork. 12 family members for a cold lunch. We did not get around to the hot plum pudding until 4pm! My SIL brought food with her, my husband and mum helped prepare the food and my daughter was a whiz at serving and cleaning up. We had bon bons that each had a whiste in it. Each whistle had a number. I stood up front and tried to conduct, calling out the numbers coressponding with the tune we were trying to play...well this was absolute chaos and so tuneless that we could not discern what the tune was suppose to be. But who cares we had fun. By about 8pm there were only 8 of us left and my younger brother decided we should have a sing along round the piano. Mum had not played in about 30 years but did a great job. Shame about the quality of the singers. It was hilarious and even more so when we watched a short video Mike took. All in all we ate too much (par for the course) and had lots of fun.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More cards for Christmas

I have been spoilt by friends sending me these wonderful handmade cards.
Made by Sandy.
Made by Nan.
Made by Stephanie and Danielle.
Made by Dani.
Made by Louise, a lovely tree hanger.

Cards from yesterday

Made by Loretta.
Made by Jo.
Made by Joan.
Made by Jackie.
Made by Carol. These wonderful cards were given to me yesterday by the ladies I stamp with monthly. We have a great time and make a project every month.

Geelong Stamping Christmas fun.

Carol holding Suki and Ruby, Jackie, Loretta, Joan, Barb and Louise with Annabell.
We had a fun day at Carol's yesterday. It was our end of year stamping day and we did actually make some little 3D houses amidst the hilarity of getting everyone organised for a group photo!

All the animals had to be in on the Christmas fun. There is Jackie, Carol, Jo, Joan, Loretta and Louise.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas cards yesterday

Yesterday I was lucky enough to receive cards from 2 Aussie ladies.
From Gwenyth this delightful card.
And from Goldie this little cutie.

Chocolate Christmas Tree

My friend Marion told me about these amazing Lindt ball christmas tree decorations you can buy and not having the money to spend on such a luxury I then turned my thoughts to making my own. A small pink metal bucket, now red with gold highlights filled with cornice plaster(thank you to my darling husband) A gold sparkly styrene foam cone with a skewer up the centre, lots of green and red tissue paper with florist wire to hold the twist and stick into the cone. Oh and a bucket load of chocolate santas! I took a gold heart christmas decoration and turned it upside down for the top of the tree. This will be the centre piece of our dinner table tomorrow night when we have some friends come over.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

ATC group Christmas breakup.

From Marilyn L this textural feeling ATC.
Love this design from Teresa A.
From Lynne K a simple but delightful ATC.
Watercolour ATC by Joan McA. From Lesley B, this card opens diagonally.

This ATC is by Kerry G.
Asimple card from Kathie H.
Beautiful caligraphy by Cheryl C.
This was titled Santa's Garden an ATC by Bev R.
Last night was the end of year get together for the ATC group I attend once a month. We each got an award and mine was "The HBA Award for The Most Drama on a Bicycle" !!! I had a good laugh.

I also got some innovative ATC's and cards.