Sunday, January 29, 2012

First day of school photos...

Happy Monday everyone!

Well as promised I have some pictures of Caitlin from her first day of school... the uniform makes her seem soo so grown up!






and my most favourite one...


Hope you all have a great week!
Gwen

Bird is the word "Journey"

Well, another fortnight has rolled around and it's time for another BITW word challenge... this fortnight is it... "Journey" and here is my take.


This was such a fun day - I was surprised how interested Caitlin was at following the line and checking off each station as we went. Every time we stopped she would ask "Is this one our station?" :)We went up to the Museum in Brisbane and to SouthBank and it really was a blast for all.

Now a couple of close ups...
Prima and some Craft Queen Twill - Pink and
Organza - Hot Pink



and the cutest little flower things called Resin Cabochons - doesn't that sound fancy!! I got these from My2Angels. They are the little pink ones sitting in between my Prima pretties.


So...be sure to jump over to the Bird is the Word blog to check out the other amazing creations by the design team and of course give it a go.. and you could be a guest designer!!

Gwen

Monday, January 23, 2012

Quick one today

Well Hello there,

A super quick post today to show you my latest CQ creation.
This photo was taken on a long weekend away last year by me and I think it's the sweetest.



and a close up... see all the CQ goodies... Isn't that lil bird house button super cute!


My little girl is off to school tomorrow so next up will be some pics - if I can manage to focus the camera through the tears that is!!!

Gwen

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bird is the word "Remember"

WOW Thursday already!!! I cannot believe how fast the weeks are going by at the moment... I seem to be super busy everywhere EXCEPT my scrap room I'm afraid.

Anyhow, enough whining from me, I do have a layout to share; this fortnights challenge at Bird is the Word and it's "Remember". I did a little switch and changed it to "Remembering" as I wanted to share a recent trip we made to Brisbane city to not only Remember the 2011 flood but see how the city had recovered.

Close ups first - Pink paper flowers made by me and Sizzix and aren't the Purple Pumpkin buttons cute!!


Some Prima too...




Oh, oh oh... I almost forgot... BITW are also now having Guest Designer spots available... BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE BLOG for details HERE!!!

Now that 2012 is up and running and the kiddies go back to school next week I'm hoping things calm down again and you all get a chance to play along. I'm planning on settling Caitlin into Prep and getting into a new routine :) Can't wait!!!

Gwen

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Craft Queen Ribbon **Giveaway**

Just a quick note tonight to let you all know that Craft Queen is having a giveaway.... Simply visit their blog and leave a comment... **What do you love about their ribbons?** It's as easy as that!!



Here is a link so get clicking - this one is sooo worth winning!!!
Craft Queen Blog

and while you are there be sure to check out the Dec/Jan challenge... you have until the end of the month to get your entry in - the winner is drawn randomly so no excuses, it is sooo worth giving a go.

Gwen

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Caitlin!!!

WOW - What a weekend!!! Caitlin's 5th Birthday party was a blast!!

It was a fairy dress up party and the fairy was amazing AND the bunny is real . All of the kids were mesmerised!


Now... drum roll please... the cake!!! It was even better IRL - even if I say so myself!!

and it tasted delicious!!





I would love to know what she wished for...


and the cutest lil fairy dust bottles for the party bags... Bits and pieces are all from "My 2 Angels"


Did I say it was the best est day eva!! It was magical!
Gwen

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bird is the word "Promise"

Well, first day back at work for me after New Years today and back to the day to day of things. Next big thing for me is little Miss's birthday this Sat and "the cake" - ohhh my the pressure!!! I will be sure to post a pic!!

Anyways, back to why I'm here, this fortnights challenge word for Bird is the word is "Promise"... and here is my take, which was just a bit of fun really.

Anyone who knows me will know that I just don't do diets... which is crazy because with everything else I am such a motivated person, tell me I can't do it and I show you I can!! Really, I'm the little engine that could... well except for dieting, for some crazy reason - I just have no will power :)



and just the one close up....


Hope you get the chance to play along this fortnight... and be sure to see what the rest of the DT have come up with here.

Have a week everyone and pray for no rain on Sat for me - I'm not sure I want 10 little five year olds and 2 fairies stuck inside!! :)

Gwen

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Well Hello everyone... Happy New Year to you all. I have been enjoying a couple of long weekends pottering around the house, doing some spring cleaning, some shopping and some relaxing :) It has been good not to have much travel to do this year and just be at home. I even went 2 days in a row with no make up which is pretty rare for me!!

I have even been taking a break from scrapping. I have all too many scrappy friends over do it and wear themselves out by over committing themselves and turning this wonderful hobby into a huge pressure in their lives. Well, not me :) I have enjoyed the break too but I am ready to scrap again and have a stack of project ideas ready for this new year - not to mention a heap of new photos.

While I'm here, I did want to show you this sweet gift I made for a good friend for Christmas... I had to leave it until now just in case she saw the blog before it arrived!!!



I up-cycled a beautiful gift book from my local newsagent with a Sizzix die cut and some Craft Queen flowers and ribbon. The paper is Glitz design and the mist is Ranger Perfect Pearls and OMG I love this stuff!!! This colour is Sunflower sparkle but it's more gold then yellow...yummo :) and half the price of the Glimmer mist too!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years and wish you all a fantastic Year filled with wishes come true!

Love Gwen