Friday, January 30, 2009

Crafty Sketches site count down

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Australia Day!!

Today not only being Australia Day but is also our dog Jordie's birthday.

Shannon and Chloe with Jordie for his birthday

Chloe and I went shopping yesterday and found a heap of excellent Australia Day goodies like a flag banner, flag toothpicks, headband and a cookie cutter.

When we got home Chloe was eager to get everything out and start using it. She got the cookies out that we made yesterday and stuck a toothpick and decorated the cookie LOL!! of course I had to take a photo of it LOL!!

Chloe was busting to use the Australia shaped cookie cutter but as we had already made cookies yesterday we didn't have enough to make another lot. So we opted to make a cake in a loaf tin and use the cookie cutter to make little Australia cupcake's.

The Australia cupcakes look so cute, only made 7 though so just enough for all of us and 1 for Jordie for his birthday LOL!!

Andrew is watching the Cricket and cooking up lamb shanks on the bbq for dinner

I'm sitting back and watching him cook with my drink in hand LOL!!

Hope everyone has a fantastic day!!

Happy Australia Day!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Sketch Site - Crafty Sketches

After playing with sketches for a long time now,
I decided to start a sketch site.

We have a fantastic Creative Team of very talented ladies

Myself - Ness
Lindy Gillespie
Jodi Dolbel
Kim Kendall
Liz Hicks
Julianne McKenna
Kylie Howland
Millie - Annette Gearside
Wendy Gaskin

Our very talented creative team will be creating fantastic
sketches for you each month.

Crafty Sketches will officially start with their first
sketch challenge on 1st February 2009.

sponsored by Scrap with V
offering prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

A heap of fun to be had by all!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Retreat Yourself - Scrap with V May Retreat

Looking to get away for a weekend of scrapbooking??

4 1/2 star accommodation on the beautiful
Queensland Sunshine Coast

Click the image below to find out more!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cooking hour at Aunty Ness's

Well after a terrible start to the week with hospital and then the Agent phoning on Tuesday to let us know that the owners have decided to sell the house we are in, it's put things into turmoil this week getting the house prepared for photos today and a open house on Saturday, I'm so over cleaning and moving.

Today at long last we had Stevie and Leigh (my niece and nephew from Cairns) come for a short visit. The girls all decided that to encounter the blues over the house being put on the market that it would be a great idea to indulge in some double choc chip muffins for afternoon tea LOL!!

While Millie (Annette) and I sat out on the back deck enjoying a cuppa tea and a chat the girls got cracking in the kitchen.

Here are a few pics of them enjoying the cooking and then of course devouring the muffins.

Getting the mixture into the muffin tin - of course it takes 4 LOL!!

all hanging over Sarah for that bowl LOL!!

Shannon and Stevie sprinkling the last of the choc chips on top

Now doesn't this look yummy!! now ready for the oven

Now the best bit, waiting for them to cook we get to lick the spoons and bowl LOL!!

My niece Stevie

Shannon with her spoon

Speak to me oh chocolate lips LOL!!

15 minutes later, they are done and the choc chips are burnt LOL!!
but don't they just look yummy!!

Now of course you can't have a nice warm double choc chip muffin
without whipped cream LOL!!

Sarah's creation

Stevie's creation

Now to devour the creamy double choc chip muffins LOL!!

Millie enjoying her creamy double choc chip muffin

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thank you Jodi and Kim for this Award

Jodi and Kim both nominated me for this award.

This is called The Proximity 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."

So I now nominate:

Lea Adcock
Sine Grant
Delys Cram
Charmane Koch
Jolene Pienaar

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Scrap with V Cyber Crop 30th January

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Beautiful birds at my window

It's been amazing to see all the different kinds of birds that come and go from the leopard tree out the front of our house. We've watched it drop all these horrible pods, drop all the leaves, birds nesting in the tree, and now it's flowering which has attracted a huge amount of beautiful Rainbow Lorikeets. Has been a little noisy but beautiful to watch them. I took these photos from my bedroom window. For such an annoying tree it brings such beautiful wildlife.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Congratulations and Welcome to all the girls joining the Scrap with V team.

We have a few new faces joining our team along with familiar faces.

Really looking forward to getting to know all the girls. I have updated my list so you can visit all their blogs!! Well worth taking a look, very talented ladies indeed.

Scrap with V Design Team

Janine Kennedy
Kylie Symons
Liz Hicks
Kim Kendell
Wendy Gaskin
Jodi Dolbel
Julianne McKenna
Sine Grant
Kylie Howland
Lindy Gillespie
Annette Gearside - Millie

Congratulations again ladies and welcome to the team!!