Sunday, January 26, 2014

Here again at last - what a bad blogger I have been

Hello and a happy Australia Day to you,
Boy oh Boy 26th of  January already,
Where is the time going?
I feel like I just blink and another day - week - month - year is over!

Please forgive me for not getting on here as much as I would like, but life is a bit hectic at the moment.
(But then again everyone's lives are so busy) So really my only excuse is slackness!!!!

I have had a few plays in the last week, believe it or not.
You see I was lucky enough to get a Cricut for Christmas from my Hubby and I had not used it since Christmas Day. So I had a birthday this last week and I told the family that all I wanted for my birthday was a day all to myself - playing with my Cricut. Ahhh it was heaven.
Although I have not got the hang of it properly yet - so I think I need to head to youtube and get some tutorials.

Anyway I'll stop rambling on and cut to the chase and show you some cards.
I realized that I had not even showed you this years mass produced Christmas card.
Oh crikey how slack am I!!!
So here is my main Christmas card for 2013:
 One of my sweet little magnolia's was the choice for this years creation. I decided this year to cut back on the 50 cards that I usually make, because I know some people only throw them away. However I love to hear that some people keep everyone of my cards and this makes making them worth while. So this was the card that I made for those lovely folk that keep and treasure my cards and for my special friends and family.
 The inside view as always.
And this little one was one I made to give to the people that I know do not keep  my hand made cards. It still took time but no where near as much time as the big one. I also used this card to post to my lovely relatives in England - because they cost $2.50 each to post - blah - I can just imagine how much the big ones would of cost. I am not being stingy (although it sounds like I am) but when you have to post quite a few - it adds up.
I also thought I would post a picture of my Christmas cake that I decorated. A lovely friend made the cake - and it was scrumptious. I just  had a go at decorating - however Christmas is the only time I will play with decorating as it is way harder than it looks hehe. I will leave it to the experts!
Not too bad for a 2nd attempt - the 1st one was last year.
It took me hours to do haha and yet really is so simple.

Anyway on to some more cards. Here are the ones I made this last week - although don't get too excited - I only made two hahaha you can't rush a girl now.
This first one is using my Cricut - I know its not that fancy but it is only my first try.
 I think now looking at it - maybe I should of embossed the craft shape behind the flower. 
 The inside view - using a smaller flower.
 And then this one is using one of my many new purchases - a tiddly inks set - I love this set - it was a have to have stamp set - sooooo cute
Look at these cute little crabs - I love them!!!!

And finally I will show you what we have been up to in between running around like crazy people. Sometimes I think I would love to put the brakes on and go on strike for a couple of days - just to sit and do nothing - ahhhh wouldn't that be nice.

We are still renovating - oh it is taking forever!!!! But we are getting there and when we are finished I promise to upload lots of photos of what we have done.

So apart from all that stuff, the only other thing that is keeping me super busy is my study.
I am still going plodding along and I am nearly finished (two weeks left) my first year of Psychology. WOW that feels so good to say - only officially 5 years left. Hehe that sound like a long time (particularly when you just turned 46 hehe) but I have decided to go all the way and head for the end goal of a clinical Psychologist.
There is still a long way to go but I am still loving every minute of study. The human brain and behavior is very fascinating to say the least. I finish up with year one next week after exams then officially start year two on the 24th of Feb. 

Ok well I am now going to pop over to my favorite blogs and say hello while I am logged in - so that I can leave messages. I do keep track of all my old favorites I just don't get to say hello. I allow myself 5 - 10 mins of internet play a day, so I pop over and have a sticky beak and then keep on going. Then I usually end up on Pinterest for a little longer than I plan - but I love it - it is so good for inspiration for everything.

Ok - well stay happy
have a great day talk soon
x joy