Sunday, November 11, 2012

More this and that

Hello and happy Sunday to you where ever you are in this wonderful world of ours.
I hope you are having a great day whatever you are doing.
I have achieved a lot today - getting some regular house work done, along with spring cleaning the kitchen cupboards, dinner already cooking away on the stove(hahaha - thats a joke in itself - see below for the full story), some study and some card making
all in one day!!!!!!!!
So I thought I would show you what I have done - well not everything - I'm sure you don't want to see what housework I have done (you probably have enough of your own) or my super, tidy, organised kitchen cupboards (I'm sure they only bring joy to me) anyway I will show you my card making. Firstly this is a Thank you card that I made for my lovely Maths lecturer last term. He is such a sweetie and helped me out when my brain didn't want to tick along nicely. I sent frantic emails on more than one occasion when I just couldn't work things out and I always got a phone call back within minutes of emails. How great is that. So of course I had to do a maths themed card - and this is what I came up with:
  Amazing what you can find on the Internet when you go looking, Cartesian plane, number lines and graph paper - perfect for a maths lecturer. Finished off with various sized star punches and dies and a sizzix die. I hope he likes it.
 And then I have started playing with my design for Christmas cards for this year. For anyone who knows me or comes visiting my house for Christmas knows:
 A. I LUV Christmas
B. knows that I collect JOY decorations - so how appropriate is it that I use my memory box bubble JOY die: 
 I have actually cased  this card from the lovely girls over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog just changing it a little. I am into aqua this year as well - so thought I would do it in that. Although I ended up ordering 10 Tim Holtz Ranger Stonewashed paper by mistake so may end up doing it in that yet.
 And finally - look what I brought. I had nearly run out of all my colours of bling when I stumbled across these u-beaut giant sheets of bling at a cheapie cheap store (you know the ones with everything discounted). They are all joined together but I have been just cutting them apart with a scalpel. I have done a test for holding power and they seem very good and for only $3.99 (Australian dollars) whoopie whoop - how good is that!
Then I found these ones as well, which are smaller for $3 a sheet, in such pretty colours. Now I must give credit here to my lovely hubby because to tell you the truth - he actually found them. Stuck way down low where for some reason I never look - so Thank you honey buns.
And just to finish off - I will tell you a little funny about how dinner is on the stove already. I went rummaging around in the freezer last night looking for something for dinner tonight and I came across a leg of lamb (again if you know me - you know I don't like lamb) but I thought I would get it out and do a roast for dinner (I only eat the veges when lamb is on the menu - yukko). Anyway to my surprise this morning I discovered that what I thought was a leg of lamb - is in fact a ginormous bacon hock - hahahaha so consequently we are having pea and ham soup in summer for dinner. Oh well at least I don't have to smell that roast leg of lamb cooking in the oven.
Ok well I am off to see what else I can get up to today - I still have heaps more hours to get up to fun and mischief!!!
So talk soon
x joy


Jennifer said...

Love both your cards, 'happy' and bright.

Also, save some of that pea and ham soup for me - mmmmmmm, I love it (even in summer).

Jennifer. x

Jules said...

More beautiful makes from you Joy .. .. especially your JOY card. Love that!!

Thank you for entering my little quiz last week. Sorry you didn't win :-(

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx