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

1 comment:

Jules said...

Hi Joy

I hope you enjoyed your "craft day" .. .. you certainly have lots to show for it!

How lucky to get a Cricut from Santa! I bought one years ago half price from a craft store that was closing down but have to admit to not using it enough!! Shame on me!!!

You always seem to have lots going on in your home .. .. not sure how you fit it all in!!

Love your cake decorating by the way.

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx