Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Two and a half years!

The new 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalogue!  Very excitin!
Not many posts for 2.5 years at our 'new' farm! Never mind!  I've been busily posting on my Facebook Page (link in the column to the right) and busily making cards and working on the farm.  Winter lets us slow down a bit, but there's always things to be done! 

There is a lot of progress with our new fencing!  Woolshed yards are being 'tweaked' to help the whole space flow and hold stock more securely, paddocks are being rearranged and beginnings of lane ways are popping up!  It's very exciting! 

There have been accidents, wonderful visitors, a wedding, special birthdays, first day at school, first lost tooth, rose gardens, field days, crochet lessons, epic trips, girls weekends, crafting, cooking and working!

Our nieces and Goddaughters are growing up and we are very blessed to spend rare visits with them all.  It's never enough but a treasured time when we do manage it!

Lots more always happening and too much to talk about, so here's some pictures instead! I can't seem to control where they are going at the moment, so they are a bit randomly placed!
My FAVOURITE band in the whole world is releasing their new album VERY soon! 
The new album cover - 'Paper Gods'
We lost our gorgeous Jonathon Crombie
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Mickey & Me

We've finished calving
We raised 4 poddy calves. Mike, Hank, Walter & Jessie.  This is Hank

and finished lambing
Husband broke his leg in March.
Dinner time
Flinders Ranges.  On the way home from our trip across the Simpson desert!
The repair job 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Occasions Catalogue is LIVE today!

Happy SALE-A-BRATION!   Today the new and simply gorgeous Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue is ready to order from!  Plus the brilliant Sale-a-Bration catalogue is also live and means that for every $90 of SU product you buy (from both the Annual and/or Occasions Catty), you get one free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue!  If you book a workshop with me, you can get an extra $40 to spend on any SU products with qualifying party sales!


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This year I am introducing a monthly evening open house!  Designed to help interested crafters and friends make time to learn some new techniques, work on current projects, help and inspire each other, and really, a chance to get-together combined with some casual creativeness.  To attend you only need bring yourself and either $10 per person to make two cards, OR $5 per person to bring your own supplies to work on.  It's a great chance to get a little supervision, learn a few tips and utilize my equipment and products!  I'm really happy to work on specific techniques or projects that you suggest! Come along and learn how easy it is to do some beautiful projects!

Friday, 2 January 2015

Hello Life 2015!

Happy New Year everyone! 
We saw the new year in 80's style, frocked up, taffeta, mullets and tunes for a friends birthday party! Awesome fun! 

We have also begun caring for two of our puppies whose mum suddenly died before Christmas. They are doing really well and bring us so much joy! It really is a privilege to look after them! 

We have had lovely visitors already this year and are excited to be expecting many more over this month! The farm work must still be done however, and we start shearing lambs on Monday! 
Let's hope for a cooler week next week! 

Stampin' Up! Have released the new 'Occasions' catalogue and it will go live on Jan 6th! Drop me a line if you'd like to get your hands on a copy and I'll post one out to you! Also starting Jan 6th is the Sale-a-Bration catalogue! For every $90 you spend with Stampin' Up! from the Annual Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue, you can select a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue! 
'Like' my Facebook page or check out my website to see the catalogues online and swoon over the gorgeous new products and creations! 
It really is easy an easy, fun and versatile craft and I'd love to show you how! Book in for a workshop to see some of the new product in action and get your 'hands-on' and make a project to keep!
These are a few of my first cards using the new Occasions catalogue products! I'll be posting more projects as soon as I can (when I'm not in the shearing shed or hiding from 40+ heat waves!!). 

Stay safe and be prepared in this bush-fire season! 
Happy New Year!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Ho Ho Ho!!

Two days till Christmas! I'd better get busy with the cake today (don't worry, it's a tropical one this year!), and if I have time I'll do some mince pies too, yummo! It's not Christmas without mince pies! 

This year has been fun, hard work and inspiring. My only resolution for next year is to squeeze in more craft and sewing! We are very lucky to live in a wonderful area with fantastic neighbours and a safe roof over our heads and it doesn't take much these days to be reminded of our fortune. I hope more people can find peace. 

A very huge thank you to all who have supported me in my first year as an Independant Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! especially my lovely hubby who has given me time when I needed it to complete projects!   I have really enjoyed my roll and hope to have a lot more fun next year with great classes and workshops.  I won't prattle on but instead will pop in a few photos of the last two months and simply say.....
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy & Peaceful New Year!

Righto! Cake time!!!  

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fantastic Savings! 20% off select Stamp sets and more!!!

Great news for everyone!  Need more inks or paper?  Now is the time to STAMP, STOCK & SAVE!!!

For a very short time 1st-6th October, you can get 20% off select stamp sets, and 15% off inks, paper and envelopes!!!  These items are the back bones of our crafting lives so get in quick and stock up while this offer lasts!  I know I will be!

Simply click on the link below which takes you directly to my online shop and place your order today!!

Stamp, Stock and Save!

Christmas Preparations?!

How time flies when you are sick!  We did indeed both tumble down with the flu and nasty colds that kept us both very sad for over a month!  Scott was particularly bad with an awful flu virus, and I've only seen him this sick once before!  Dreadful and yet we had work to do.  Sheep do require treatment, crutching, drafting, and more.....

The last couple of months have also seen very little rain for these parts, and once we started shearing, the rain came just enough to wet a few mobs and delay us. Shearing of the merinos is done and today it rained and hailed....a little, however, I can't complain, beggars can't be choosers!

So while we have struggled through a few weeks of sickness, we did manage a little trip to Melbourne for Scott's university reunion (fabulous blokes and their girls!) and stayed at the gorgeous Langham.  I could get used to that!

On the Stampin' Up! front, I have been lacking the energy to sit up at my desk till recently (colds do not = creativity), but with a little bit of inclement weather and a couple of days off, I'm catching up bit by bit.  Two workshops in the pipeline where I get to showcase the amazing Holiday catalogue products!  It does feel like an early start, and I'm certainly one who complains about Christmas products appearing in the shops too early, but if I don't get organised now, my customers won't get organised before Christmas and all of a sudden, I go to make some cards and it's already mid December!  Not this year!  Plus, Stampin' Up! have simply hundreds of decorating and gift ideas!  I've picked a colour scheme and will make some lovely table decorations for the family to enjoy using the 'All is Calm' designer series paper!

Here's some photos of the farm life lately......

Scones are always welcome!

As is a feed of yummo hay! 

Scott made this awesome fire pit from our old gas cylinder!  Super sturdy and perfect size! It works a treat!

Moving sheep

I found a very old bone down the paddock and gave it to Cooper.  He thought it was pretty great even though it was the same size as him!

Mickey had a chew too!

Mickey & Cooper...."just looking ma!'

The woolshed entrance was rotting and unsafe.  Scott and Stuart are pulling it down and will replace with a shiny new one!

Workers Moss and Mickey

L to R - Agatha, Lewis and George.  My boys are very big now!

Spring has sprung but not delivered too much rain!

Charlie continues to find peace with the world

Usually afraid of the mower, Mickey decided to jump up and do a few rounds of the lawn with me!

More woolshed improvements!  The loading ramp had so many holes in it, it was easier to pull the whole thing out and replace with concrete.

Foundations for the new entrance

At the Royal Adelaide Show I was a very proud Godmother! Emma made delicious coconut ice & Hamish got a first prize for his muffins!  Awesome job!

Looking good!

Working with lambs

Naughty!!!! Lewis has found a way to break into my garden (I still don't know where he's getting in!), so there are a few plants getting nibbled and a few heavy footprints around the garden!!  The roses are getting a trim here in my herb garden!!!  Since this photo was taken, he was breaking in 2-4 times a day, and is happily put back in his paddock by following me for calf pellet treats.  Yesterday we moved the motley crew to the ram paddock, hopefully no more break-ins!

Lamby is fat and doing fine! Put her face to mine the other day and sniffed my nose.  Very cute!

Cleaning up some lambs bottoms before sale.  Both John and Scott decided they don't want to be shearers.
 I'm also set to attend my first market as a stall holder at the Mt Gambier Twilight Artists Market on 28th November!  Not only a chance to sell some of my work, but a chance to branch out to members of the community of crafters and get a little creative myself!  Nervous, but hopefully it will be fun!
Making up some Christmas card samples with the Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up! Love the 'Festival of Trees' stamp set
Playing with the Stampin' Up! clay.  Very light and easy to work with, plus it air-dries overnight so nothing fancy to do to create a gorgeous Christmas decoration!

Cheers for now!  Happy crafting!