Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gem's pages...

I am really happy to be able to show these fabulous pages that were made in my scrapbooking class last week, they were made by the very talented and gorgeous Gem, who just happens to be nearly as gorgeous as her mum Ingrid who has kindly supported and encouraged me all the way with my Stampin'Up! business and my creativeness. I am very blessed to have such lovely ladies who come to my classes who have become very dear friends of mine. They all boost my confidence so much and always tell me how much they love their projects.

This was Gem's first scrapbooking class with me and I sincerely hope she will join us again when I return from England. She did such a wonderful job and I know she will put some gorgeous photos on it to finish it off. Well done Gem and thanks for the photos ;-)

Well this is most likely my last post before I fly out in the early hours of the morning, so take care and stay creative. Lots of inky hugs from ....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happiness shared!

Hi there paper crafters,
I had an absolute blast last weekend teaching this double page layout with my beautiful friends, everyone made these pages and did such a wonderful job. I was a bit nervous about this one as I'm not really a scrapbooker and have only recently begun to design some layouts. But it seems my worries were unfounded and all were really happy with their finished projects. Please click on picture to see up close ;-)

The photos were taken of my parents when I was last over in the UK visiting in March this year. We shared some wonderful memories and laughs together, it was made even more special by the fact I was there for my dear dad's birthday.

Unfortunately I now have to return to my homeland for compassionate reasons, my dear mother has just been diagnosed with cancer and is very ill, so I will be flying there on Monday morning to be with my siblings and family while we care for mum and of course dad. I have no idea when I will be returning to Australia but will stay in touch with you all via e-mail.

I want to thank everyone for their support and kind words,

Lots of love and inky hugs from....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's been a while !

Hi there inky people,
Once again I find myself apologising for my absence, well life keeps throwing me a googly and it seems to take me a while to get back on track. I've had a nasty bought of bronchitis and now some bad news from back in the UK, so please bare with me when I don't post as regularly as I would like to.
Now I thought I'd start the posts with these pictures of my little Pirate Tilda, I made her for my beautiful Daughter's 21st birthday, which of course was a pirate theme. I stamped the Tilda and then masked her before stamping the barrel, anchor and skull. I coloured the images in with Copic markers and drew the many little skulls arround the card with a white gel pen (hence them all being slightly different!)

I didn't have a very big choice of colours to work with as this is the first card I have made using my copics and Magnolia's other than the tag I made for home work. I only had one blue and two greens and three browns so I used my greys to change the tones of the colours for blending and shading.

I must admit to being quite proud of this creation and Elysia loved it too. I used some stamps from the Stampin'Up! set called Beware Pirates! on the inside and tore the paper inside the card to make it look like an old map. I hope you like it too. ;-)
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave some nice comments, I'm in need of some happiness ;-) Lots of inky hugs from ....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Little me time.

Hi there papercrafters, well I finally gave in to my urge to try out copic markers and have joined a group of very friendly and talented papercrafters who get togethert every other Saturday to have copic classes with the very knowledgeable Deb J. Each week we get given home-work to do and we bring it back in the form of a tag which then gets swapped with the rest of the class. This is my very fist tag after my very first lesson, I am really enjoying the me time and having fun colouring in these cute little images. I used Stampin'Up!'s Crumb cake to make the base of this tag which is matted on SU's basic black card stock, the lesson was to colour in on Kraft coloured paper and I really had fun with this one.

I hope the recipient of my tag likes it and it wasn't too bad for a beginner, keep visiting to see more of my efforts in this new medium as well as my usual posts with StampinÚp! products of course.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your week, lots of inky hugs from.....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A bit of Nautical art...

Hello out there in Blog land, I hope you have been enjoying a lovely weekend. I've certainly cheered up since my last post and can happily report that my nasty cold is well on it's way out!
I had a wonderful saturday and went to my second Copics class with my lovely friend and downline Michelle, who also happend to be celebrating her birthday ;-) After finishing our class I went on to my youngest daughter's house to attend a Neutrimetics party, lots of pampering and chatting, then off home to get ready for a dinner rendezvous with friends at a wonderful Chinese restaurant. Very Yummy! To top the weekend off, we rose bright and early this morning to ride the Harley out with fifty five other Harley owners, we all met up at Perth Harley's then rode out to Mundering wier for a quick refreshment, then onto Chidlow for a srcummy lunch before heading home. We were really lucky and only encountered some light rain just before reaching home, it was another fabulous day shared with great friends and really made me feel truly blesssed to be alive.

These two cards were made with the new stamp called sail Away, it's in the new Autumn/Winter mini and can be found on page 22 with the other a la carte single stamps. I used a brayer to colour the background fo the card above after embossing the sails with some clear embossing powder to resist the ink, I saw a card similar to this on the web somewhere and unfortunately have lost the name of the clever person I cased it from so if it's your's please let me know so I can give proper credit to you. The top card was water coloured using our very versitile ink pads which double as palletes very easily. I also used the little tag punch and tiny tags stamp set to add the embellishments, I think this one is appropriate to send to my brother as he is still working at sea like so many of my family members.

Oh well, take care, lots of inky hugs from....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

bag shop.

Hi there, I hope this finds you well and not suffering with a nasty cold like me ;-(
This card is one I made for a dear friend's birthday a couple of months ago. I had seen it on the net by the very talented Julia Leece. I just knew it would be perfect for my friend as she is a real bag collector and I was right because she loved it. It's hard to see in this photo but the little bags are sitting on a shelf in a shop window, (just click on the picture for a close up) they have been made with various stampinÚp! punches and stamp sets, the little clutch was embossed with clear embossing powder and I scratched the faux crocodile skin into the hot embossing powder. I hope you like it as much as I had fun making it.
Take care and keep away from those nasty colds, lots of inky hugs from.....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A few more birthday cards...

Hello again inky people, I'm sorry for not posting sooner but I have had an awful cold and I'm not feeling the best right now. Here are a few more birthday cards that I received from some lovely friends. The butterflies are from the very sweet Wil who comes here for classes, I love the colours she has chosen and who doesn't love butterflies! The fabulous background stamp Bella Toile was used by Kathy who carefully coloured it all in with pretty subtle colours, then my gorgeous friend Lou lovingly made this classy card with black ribbon and of course a bird on it just for me. The next cards below are lovingly made by my dear friend Heidi who stamped those pretty daisies and Marie very carefully cut out all those butterflies to make the beautiful concord crush card for me, then Marg also punched out some butterflies to put on the regal rose card and last but but no means least the very elegant buterfly card from my friend and roomie Nic.

Thank you so much for all these gogeous cards, they are very special to me and as with all my cards I will cherish every one.

Lots of inky hugs from .....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

birthday cards round one...

Hi there friends,
Well I did promise some of my birthday cards and I don't like to disappoint, so here goes...
These first ones are from Michelle, Tracie, StampinÚp! and my dear friend Ronnie. Michelle made me the great Kenny K one of the girl by the lamp post and it came just in time to whet my appetite for my first copic markers class, the gorgeous little kitties were hand cut lovingly by dear Tracie who along with Mchelle are part of the Paper Charmers team. StampinÚp! sent me the pretty cupcakes along with a voucher to buy some birthday goodies and Ronnie sent me the lovely big flower card. The next cards were hand made with love by Jacqui who is fairly new to card making, so well done on such a pretty card, then there's a beautiful big pink flower with lots of birthday bling along the bottom from my far away friend Keesh who is celebrating the birth of her new baby boy a few days after my birthday. My dear friend Ingrid must of spent ages sticking all the intricate pieces of the flower card she sent me which was framed by a pretty diamond with scallop edges. The pretty pink card with faux stitches each side was from my lovely Paper Charmers team along with my yummy chocolate cake.

This last card was made by the very talented Ann G who Is another dear friend and awsome member of the Paper Charmers team,I had seen this hippo on a card she made last year and asked her to make one for my next birthday, well she didn't forget and came up with this very cute hippo for me. thank you to everyone who made these precious cards for me, I cherish every one of them.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit again tomorrow to see some more beautiful cards from my friends, don't forget to click on the pictures to see a close up of them.

Lots of inky hugs from .......

Monday, June 6, 2011

Birthday celebrations!!!!!

Hello inky people,
I hope those of you in Australia are enjoying your long weekend and getting out in the sunshine (in WA).if not then lets hope you've found a bit of creative time to get inky;-).
I'd love to share a few pictures of my wonderful birthday that was just over a week ago, this first one is of my lovely family, my two grogeous daughters and my mother in law and of course my eldest daughter's boyfriend, unfortunately my younger daughter's boyfriend was busy working hard in Karatha. We all went to a restaurant right on cottesloe beach called the blue duck. We sat right by the window watching the waves crashing onto the beach and kite surfers whipping along in the wind. This one below is of me with my gorgeous hubby.
Here's some beautiful roses from my bestie who owns her own rose farm, so if ever you need flowers just let me know as she does fabulous bouquets and wedding arrangements etc. I have also put a few of my lovely cards underneath the flowers.
Now we're talking! CAKE! this yummy master piece was brought along to my Paper Charmers meeting by my gorgeous team. They all made beautiful cards which I will show you in the next post. Did I tell you how much I LOVE CAKE!!!
Thanks for stopping by and please come back to see all the beautiful cards that were hand made with love just for me ;-)
Lots of inky hugs from.....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Baby steps...

Hello all, I know you have just fallen of your chair after seeing me post this card. I suppose you've been wondering if I had disapeared off the face of the earth or maybe decided to go to Spain!!!!
Mmmm "just an inside joke there". Still I do appologise for what seems an eternity from my last post and I will endeavour to try and be more up to date with some creative bits and pieces for you. So to start with, this card was made last week for the occassion of welcoming a new little life into this world of ours, his name is Josiah and was born to my dear friend Makeesha, she and her very proud hubby welcomed little Josiah into their family along with four beautiful siblings. How this child will be loved and nurtured by all these loving family members as well as lots of extended family and friends to help along the way.

I hope you like this little card which was made with one of our a la carte stamps called Baby Steps, I used basic grey, bashful blue, baja breeze and whisper white to make this card fit to welcome a baby boy. The perfect polka dots embossing folder was used as well as the pinking hearts punch to finish this card off.
Take care and thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, May 23, 2011

Exciting news....

Oh my goodness! have you heard the latest Stampin'Up! news??? There is a really good never before in Australia hostess promotion and you could have an extra $70.00 free merchandise just for hosting a qualifying party.

From May 23 to June 30 hostesses can earn an extra $70. in free merchandise when they host a workshop/party totaling $450. inclusive of GST and shipping.

Stampin'Up! is offering this amazing opportunity to all hostesses for a limited time. Now is the perfect time to host a workshop/party. So what are you waiting for just pick up the phone or tap that key board to drop me a line and book your spot for a fun stamping get together to watch a demo and do a make and take for free or maybe just have a catalogue party or perhaps you'd like to have a class where you pay a small fee to make three projects with some friends.

My contact details are here: I can't wait to hear from you. Inky hugs from.....

Deals of the week....

This weeks deals….

Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
137 119750 Daffodil Delight $16.95 $11.87
5/8” (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon
137 119963 Certainly Celery $12.95 $9.07
3/8” (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon
139 109112 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $13.97
139 109113 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads $19.95 $13.97

There are no limits to the number of Deals of the Week you can purchase and no minimum purchase is required. Be sure to hurry and purchase each week’s deals early so you don’t miss out!! When the new week’s deals start up on Wednesday night at midnight, the last week’s deals are over……. for ever! This offer finishes 24th May So please contact me to place an order or organise your get together for some stampin'fun.

Inky hugs from.....

Friday, May 20, 2011

E-mail problems....

Hello out there, I'm writing this to let my lovely inky friends know that I recently had my e-mail account hacked into and all my addresses were stolen, you may of received a bogus email from my address asking for money due to me being stuck in Spain of all places! Well most of you know I have only just returned from a wonderful time in Melbourne at this year's StampinÜp! convention. I certainly wasn't in Spain and would definitely never e-mail anyone for money. Unfortunately because of this awful hacker I have had my life turned upside down and I'm now trying desperately to get things back to normal and retrieve all all your addresses so I can e-mail you. So to get my new address please either ring me or go to Stampin connection where I have posted my new address, beware the first one I put up was wrong by one letter and I have now corrected in way of reply to that post. I hope this all makes sense and if you don't have access to my number or Stampin connection just leave a comment here for me to contact you. Looking forward to hear from you soon, lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, May 16, 2011

WoooHoooo! I'm back with some deals....

Hello there craft lovers, I'm sure you have all been wondering where I've been for the last couple of months. Well I was in England visiting my family for the first half and then getting over a nasty bronchial infection for the next quarter and for the last bit of M.I.A. I was catching up with classes and workshops as well a preparing for this year's Australian/New Zealand convention in Melbourne which I have just returned from.

I will fill you in on all the wonderful happenings from convention along with some photos a bit later on, but thought you really should know about this weeks DEALS OF THE WEEK

There are no limits to the deals of the week you can purchase and there is no minimum purchase either, so please contact me soon to make the most of these wonderful offers which give you up to 40% off the original retail price in our 20011 catalogue.

You may have seen the Stampin'Up! ad in the May issue of your favourite crafting magazine letting you know that throughout the month of May, Stampin'Up! are bringing you a new deal on there exclusive products every week! Check my website or this blog every Wednesday in May, and get up to 40% off a selection of incredible products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue!

There are no limits to the number of Deals of the Week you can purchase and no minimum purchase is required. Now is your time to stock up on your favourite products!

Be sure to hurry and purchase each week's deals early on so you don't miss out! When the new week's deals start up each Wednesday at midnight, the last week's deals are over . . . forever!

This week's deals:

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:35:49

Item Page
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Stampin Pastels New Color Kit (19)

Thanks Embosslits Die

Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die

Pennant Bigz XL Die

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon....

Monday, February 21, 2011

And the winner is.....

Hello there peeps, I have just put all the names who left some blog love for me over the past couple of weeks into a random name picker and it pulled out DONNA C, So congratulations Donna, you have won the blog candy. I will contact you soon to arrange delivery of your goodies.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scapbooking for real!

Hey there,

I hope this finds you enjoying a cuppa while browsing for inspiration. I thought it was time to get into the art of scrapbooking, I have many lovely friends who love to scrapbook and keep asking me when I'm going to do some classes for them, well after seeing the lovely page in our current mini (page 11) using the gorgeous presto papers I was inspired along with my lovely friend and now down line Ann to have a play day and create this double page layout. Click on the images for a bigger picture. We used the stamp sets "Friends 24/7", "Lovely letters alphabet", Elements of style and the new set called "Rough type" from the mini. I stamped the images in versa mark clear ink, then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I used Certainly celery, Old Olive ans Soft Suede inks to go over the embossed images to make them appear like magic! The big shot was used to cut out the words "Life and Love" from the "Simple letters" alphabet die as well as all the pretty flowers from the "Birds and Blossoms" die. The little tag in the middle of the flowers is from the mini vintage tags which can also be found in the current mini catalogue.

I love this picture of miss E all dressed in period costume waiting for the "Flying Scotsman" steam train to arrive. She was mad on Thomas the Tank engine and was so excited when we took her on the special train over to Dartmouth for a day out.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did making it, if you would like to do this in a class with me please contact me here for bookings.

I promise to pull out a name for the belated blog candy this weekend, so if you haven't left a comment yet you still have a chance to win til Saturday midnight (WA time)

Thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from .....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The only "Ember'' to fall on our house...

Hello friends, as some of you will know this past week has been one of great trauma for those of us living in the beautiful hills of Perth. Last Sunday we were told to evacuate our property and flee for our safety from some very devastating fires which were way too close for comfort.
Unlike some of our dear friends and neighbours, we were untouched by these awful fires although none the less traumatised by their effects. On the very day these flames set our neighbourhood ablaze we were supposed to take delivery of this gorgeous little creature you can see in the photo, she was a gift from my dear friend Vivi, unbeknown to us she had purchased this gift for us on Australia day and was going to have her delivered last Sunday. Well needless to say that didn't happen. After taking our pets and a few necessary belongings we drove to Fremantle to stay with my eldest daughter where we waited to hear the fate of our family home, we feel so very blessed by all the offers of help we received from old and very new friends, we are so thankful for all your prayers and kind thoughts. We were allowed back to our property the Tuesday after the fires but were still aware of warnings for our area due to winds picking up and embers still alight. After spending yet another sleepless night listening to every sound including helicopters above and fire engines passing our front door on change overs we decided that perhaps it was now safe to take delivery of our newest family member, so my hubby picked her up on his way home from work and we introduced her to the other pets including our dear little blind kitty Polly, it wasn't love at first sniff for her and took her a couple of days to accept this new little bundle of fluff who she now cleans and plays chase with around the house. We have named her Ember as a reminder of the day she was supposed to arrive in our lives.
As before mentioned I feel truly blessed to have such wonderful friendships and to have been able to return to our family home when so many around me were not so lucky, I would like all who read this to take a minute in there lives to say a prayer or think positive thoughts for all those who now have to rebuild their homes and lives due to Black Sunday's fires and also for those who were effected by the awful floods and cyclone across the other side of Australia.
Hugs from....

Friday, February 4, 2011

And now for something completely different....

Hello there,
Now just to throw you all off guard here is a couple of objects I made using one of my many other hobbies..Clay! These were actually two of the very first things I ever made and my hubby got them out to take some photos of them this week, he is teaching art as well as his usual subjects this year and thought these might give the students some inspiration to create, he's chosen mythical creatures as a theme for them to use.
This purple dragon is supposed to resemble the mythical "Purple dragon behind the fridge" you know, the one that steels the single socks and your keys ;-) This little sleepy fellow below was supposed to be a pear, yes you read correctly "a pear" You see this was my second attempt at pinch pots ( one of the first things you make in clay) we were told to take some clay home and make a pear using the pinch pot technique and well, this is my pear!
Of course everyone else in my class brought in their beautiful clay pears to put into the kiln and then the teacher saw this dragon. Who made this ? she asked, I told her how I had started out making a pear and then it just seemed to transform into this sleepy dragon with a belly button. I apologised for not conforming to the set home work and said I would do my best to make the project that was asked of me in the future. To be honest I was never good at any of the useful things you could make in pottery and seemed only to be able to make silly dust collectors like dragons etc.

I just thought you might like to know that little extra snippet about me, I hope you like my dragons and please come back soon for the usual programming "Stamping" which will resume soon. Heehehehe ;-) Lots of inky and clay covered hugs from.....

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lucky last step cards...

Hello and welcome to the lucky last two step cards, I'd just like to take a moment to let any fellow blog surfers in Cairns know that we are praying for your safety tonight and tomorrow, I hope you can all stay safe in this awful storm.
I first saw these step cards on my favourite site SCS and there was a brilliant video on you tube how to make them by the very talented Jackie Topa. So these two cards are a very close C.A.S.E. of hers, the top one is the one my friends all came over to make and the bottom one which has the lovely antique brads on is more like Jackie's. I used some of our gorgeous Victoria lace to resemble some clothing hanging out of the draws and also to tie some cute tiny tags onto a safety pin from the trinkets collection, the two step bird punch was used for the top card's roses but I just hand cut the bottom one, I used a piece of music paper from the news print dsp pack. I really had fun making these cards and will definitely be making some more in the future.
I hope you liked these cards, don't forget to keep the lovely comments coming, maybe you could tell me which was your favourite step card. Take care, lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Step card number two....

Hello out there, I hope you have all weathered the various storms if you are in Australia, we've had some doozies that's for sure. As promised I have uploaded the second of the three step cards made at my last class, this one uses the gorgeous stamp called Baby Steps which can be found in the back of our current Summer mini catalogue. The little all in one suit on the hanger is from the wheel called Baby Tees, isn't it cute! I also used the woodgrain background stamp with some So Saffron ink for the chest of draws, finished off with some certainly celery brads for handles. The punches used were the curly label punch and the eyelet border punch.
I am leaving the blog candy up for grabs til the end of the week, so keep those comments coming for a chance to win some Stampin'Up! goodies.
Lots of inky hugs from.....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Step Up! and some free blog candy ;-)

Hello people, I hope this finds you a enjoying your day. It's been a while since I last uploaded some cards for you but as many know we have had a few traumas in this house over the Summer holidays and I've only just started stamping and creating again. So I thought I would show you this card which is one of the three that were made at my step cards class this week and last week, this particular one was designed and made at the ungodly hour of three am when the pressure kicked in and I knew I had to just get on with it! I think all the ladies enjoyed this one and it ended up being one of my favourites too.
I used the level one hostess set called Punch Potpourri, I love the fact that all the images can be punched out with our matching punches "no cutting out!!" I used Daffodil Delight cardstock as the base and finished off the punched out images with some of our gorgeous little self adhesive pearls, the sentiment is from one of my new favourite sets called Curly Cute, I just adore the script on these sentiments and they stamp up so well. I hope you like this one and if you do please leave a comment and be with a chance to win some FREE blog candy, I'm celebrating my third year with Stampin' Up! and would like to share the happiness with you ;-)
Lots of inky hugs from ......

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Sale-A-Bration time !!!!!!

Hi there peeps, I am here to tell you about the most wonderful sale of the Stampin'Up! year and it's called SALE-A-BRATION more fondly known as SAB to most of us. Everyone gets an opportunity to choose one or more of the very special and exclusive sale-a-bration stamp sets FREE, click HERE to see the SAB catalogue. There are a couple of ways you can take advantage of this great deal and one of them is to place a one hundred dollar order with me and then choose one of the sets free, if you have a get together with some friends and your combined order reaches the $600, mark not only will each person who spent a hundred dollars get an extra free set but you will get another one for having the party. There is no limit to how many sets you choose and this deal goes on until the 31st of March 2011.
Now for those of you who have been contemplating joining this wonderful family of Stampin'Up! this is one of the best times to jump off the fence and do it! You will receive an extra stamp set of your choice up to the value of $79.95 from the idea book and catalogue, it's never been easier to join up all you have to do is go to my web site HERE and click on join now, just have your ABN, a valid credit card and a current copy of the Stampin'Up! idea book and catalogue to choose your starter kit sets and colours. I have a special gift for those of you who join before Jan 31 2011 to welcome you to my team. I look forward to hearing from you soon,
lots of inky hugs from....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good news...

Hello there lovely people,
I want to start by saying a huge thank you to all the lovely people who have sent us e-mails with get well wishes for E and to say thank you for all the prayers that were said on her behalf, we were very pleased to be able to bring her home yesterday and tuck her up in her own comfy bed. She is feeling much better and well on the road to recovery, so we are very happy about that.
I promise to get some work up here asap for you all to see and also put up some long awaited blog candy for you to have a go at winning, Take care and I'll be back soon, thanks again for all your kind thoughts, lots of inky hugs from ....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Hi There Wonderful visitors,
I'm sure by now you have been wondering where the promised posts of artwork are, well unfortunately this past week has been a little distressing for us all. My dear daughter E has had a very nasty flare up of her S.L.E (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) she was diagnosed with it at the tender age of 17 and to be honest we have had a really good run, she hasn't been hospitalised for two years. After having a wonderful family day out, where we took our little God daughter for her promised fun day with us, skating, ice-cream etc. we came home and then E went over to her boyfriends house for a couple of hours. She came into see me on her return and I noticed a red patch on her arm, thinking it was perhaps a mossie bite or similar we disregarded it and carried on talking, then I noticed it had spread down her arm so I told her to take an antihistamine before going to bed.
I was woken at 6am to find she had now developed a rash over most of her body, but we gave her another antihistamine and she had a cool shower, things seem to settle down but I suggested she take the day off work and see the Dr just in case. We did this but after realising it was her S.L.E. he gave her a large dose of steroids and sent us home. By five that evening things got very scary and we realised it was time to visit the emergency department where she was very quickly admitted and put onto a drip with another massive dose of steroids and antihistamine intravenously. The Dr's there had no clue how to treat S.L.E and very obviously just treading water to keep afloat, we took her home when her symptoms had diminished which was about 12.30 at night. All was well until the early hours of the morning when we decided to ring all the hospitals to find out where there was an immunologist on call who might know a little more how to treat a patient with S.L.E. we were told to take her to Royal Perth which we did and that is where she has been ever since.
So my friends, that is why you haven't seen any new bits and pieces up here, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the lovely people who have been sending well wishes and prayers for our daughter and I hope we can get some good news soon about when we can bring her home.
We have been sitting next to her bedside every day for around 8-9 hours then driving home exhausted and worried. I'm sure you can understand how traumatic this is for us and I truly hope to be able to post some happier news soon.
Thanks again for all your lovely e-mails, lots of inkless hugs from ......

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm so excited!!!!!

I've just got to tell you all about something really exciting for anyone interested in the world of paper craft, Andrea Walford has just started the Paper Crafter's Library and she is offering a really good deal for any one who becomes a Charter member, there are heaps of comprehensive paper crafting video tutorials which cover a wide range of topics including card making, scrapbooking, stamping all filmed by experienced paper crafter's. There will be a web-based
community where you can learn, develop and share your love of paper crafting with other like minded people from around the world. Sounds great right! well if you're interested in knowing more you can click on my new blinkie on the righthand side of this blog and watch a fab little video all about it. If you are a demonstrator, just think of the amount of work this will save and time it will give back to you and if you are a paper crafter wishing to know more about how to use all those wonderful tools you have purchased but can't make it to any classes, then this could be for you too.
I'd love to know if you join up like me, so let me know here: and I'll look out for you in the forum for a chat. Take care and thanks for stopping by, I promise to upload some work for you to see soon.
Lots of inky hugs from....