Friday, January 29, 2010

Weekend Creations

I know it's a little late, but here is the first card I made on the weekend. (Well finished off anyway). I made this one for my nephew Nathaniel. He will be turning 7 next month. This cute little image is from Victoria Case.

I coloured him with my copic markers. The DP is from my stash and the card base is SU pumpkin pie.

The next card took me right out of my comfort zone. I only used 3 colours except for the skin of course. I purchased this little cutie on the weekend from bugaboo. I'll be popping her into the mail today to send off to someone extra special. hmmm...wonder who that will be? Even though this person watched me create this card, it could only go to her. Does that make sense?? clear as mud to me. lol..

Head on over to Kylie's blog and check out her stunning card she made while she was here. She would have had 2 made as well, except we had a horrible incident with my white highlighter. She will fill you in on all the details. Needless to say, it was tossed straight into the trash.

Take care xo Jackie

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fantastic Weekend

I had the most wonderful long weekend visit with Kylie and her family. They arrived Saturday afternoon and my kids still had no idea that they were coming. When they arrived, I took Miki (Kylie's eldest daughter, and my daughter's bestest buddy) up to Laurens room. I poked my head around the door and put on my grumpy voice and said, "What is this Lauren?" then proceeded to bring Miki into the room. OMG the look on Lauren's face was priceless. All she could say was OMG and next minute the tears started to fill her eyes. It was beautiful. Needless to say, they were inseparable all weekend long. My son Matt and Kylies son Brodie were pretty much the same. Matt adores Brodie and had the best time with him. Jorjia was a little quiet at first, looking arond everywhere. You could see that she was thinking, this is all of Auntie Jacks stuff, but why is it in a different house. We had lots of squidges (cuddles) together, it was beautiful.
We did a couple of touristy things for the kids. Took them to Cockington Green, which is a minature english village, a walk-in bird avery. The kids loved feeding the birds. Then my hubby took them all to a reptile park. That was Kylie's and my opportunity to check out the local craft store.
Here is a pic my hubby took of Kylie and me at Cockington Green.

We did quite a bit of shopping. I took Kylie to an adorable little country cottage shop. She fell in love with just about everything in it. She bought these adorable little shabby chic rosette hangers. So adorable. But the best find we had all weekend, had to have been these containers for our copic markers. I'm sure they were made for them. As soon as we saw them, we both let out a little squeal. lol... Anyone near us would have thought that we had totally lost the plot. lol.. We had both been looking for something to store and carry our copics in and this was perfect. We picked them up from the Reject Shop for only $15. Amazing.

As you can see, it hold quite a few markers and there is also storage up at the top as well. It has a little carry handle too. Love it!!

Because we were so busy, and time just flew by, we didn't get much of a chance to get alot of crafting done, but we did get a little done. I'll be back soon with that.

I tell you what, when they left, my heart broke all over again. I miss them all terribly. Poor little Jorjia cried so much when they were leaving. She told Kylie that she wanted to stay here at Auntie Jack's. Yep... just ripped my heart out. You only come along friends like this once in a lifetime and I'm so thankful for that.

Take care xo Jackie

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I'm Back ! ! !

Oh my god, I can't believe that I'm finally back in the land of blogging again. I have missed you all soooo much. We have had so much trouble transfering our internet service to our new home, it's been ridiculous. I wont even begin trying to explain it all. Anyway, it's up and running now, so that's all that matters. Wheew... I hope you have all been well and creating like crazy. lol. My beautiful friend Kylie, has been keeping me up to date with all that's been going on.

So much has happend in the last 3-4 weeks, my
head is still spinning. We have settled into our new home and I'm finding my way around quite well. We are expecting some very special visitors tomorrow. Kylie and her family are making the trip down to see us. I can't wait. I haven't told the kids yet, decided to keep it a suprise. I miss them so much. Kylie is bring her copics with her, so we can lock ourselves in my craft room with a bottle or 6 of our favourite wine and craft all night if we so choose. Can you tell I'm a little excited.

I took my copics with me in the car when we moved. I just didn't quite trust them to go on the long trip by themselves. I did get some colouring done while we were in our motel, just have to make them into cards now.

Here is a card I made for my Nan and Pop for Val
entines Day. Just to let them know how much they are loved. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. Aren't they adorable.

The next card, I made for Kylies beautiful son Brodie. I can't believe he is going to turn 16 next month. He is such a gorgeous young man, very thoughtful and kind. I just adore him. It's not a typical card for a 16 year old but it just re
minds me of him and how he has actually filled those baggy clothes.

Well, I don't think I'll be getting much sleep tonight. I just want to catch up with you all and see what you've been up to. wish me luck.

Sooo glad to be back. Take care xo Jackie