Sunday, June 8, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Let's see if I can add pictures. . . .

Hi I'm back & going to try and show you come pictures of what I've been up to.  Here goes - wish me luck

Last week our neighbour turned 85 years of age.  What an achievement.  Sadly she lost her only son to a heart attack before christmas and is slowly working through her grieving process.  I knew that this birthday would be bittersweet not having close family to celebrate with so wanted to try and do something special.

Steph and I armed ourselves with the essential birthday goodies.  Cupcakes.  Balloons.  Flowers . . . and a card.  We popped across the road and well I was going to show you a photo of the birthday gal but I can't add pictures.

So I've just  popped across to Typepad Support and the only reference to inserting images is this under known issues that they are working on:

Insert Image window doesn’t always display properly on Firefox for Mac
The dialog is sometimes cut off.

Well that doesn't help me much because I'm using Windows Explorer!!!! Aaaghhh!!!

I had just finishing cropping & preparing pics to show you of cards I'd made, some cute things I've seen in shops lately & my little princess before her recent dancing exam.  This time she danced the Foxtrot, Quickstep & Waltz.  She was presented with a Medal with a Highly Commended Pass!  Congratulations my darling!

Well I'm really gonna have to work out this photo problem - blogging's not so much fun without them.

Wish me luck - cross your fingers. .  .

Thanks Corinna

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Remember to take the time smell the roses & write a post

Been pretty busy lately with the new jobs & catching up with friends, family & the chores.  Haven't quite caught up on the chores but nevermind.

Now I'm presented with a whole new Typepad compose page.  Hmmm noticed many other Bloggers have had trouble with pictures, links etc. 

Now I am and I have to read the troubleshooting questions before coming ba - hopefully with pictures.

Love Corinna

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The apron's been put on the back burner. . . .

Been really busy & have now got another job, so now that's 3!  Keeps me out of trouble, but unfortunately also away from any new biggish projects - I did see an apron in a decor magazine though & think I'll draw up a design along similar lines.

My hubby is currently in Japan for work.  Rather exciting, so he's taken the digital camera & has promised heaps of photos.  My daughter & I are both looking forward to his return on Monday - we do miss him heaps. Missed the camera too! So there'll be no new photos until his return.

Here's an old pic of Steph taken just after the loss of another tooth -

She announced "Look Mum - I'm Tooth Loose-less!"


This week I have completed some designs for a craft group, some Altered Art Monograms and I've also made a couple of cards.

Anyway, my focus for the next couple of weeks will have to be work, work, work, oh and learning more about my work, so  I'm not expecting too many new creations - more likely my spare time will be spent reading blogs & adding to my wish to create list.

Hope you're having a great day!

Love Corinna

Friday, April 11, 2008

Time to make an Apron. . . . .

They are so popular now!  I just need to decide which one.  This site has 56 patterns to choose from.

Time to grab a cuppa & take a browse though them.

Have a great day

Love Corinna

Monday, March 31, 2008

Red, Pink & White

I have seen this colour scheme a lot lately & was inspired to create a number of projects for Wood'N"Pots with this in mind. 

Here are some sneak peeks - if you like them please pop in and see us at the shop!

First a Mannequin:


then a collage of flowers


and a jewelery box fit for a princess . . . .


Finally something just for me - a layout dedicated to the lovely Dakota Fanning.  We (my beautiful daughter & niece) were lucky enough to meet her at the World Premiere of Charlottes Web.  She is an amazing young lady, who patiently signed autographes & posed for photos for hours.  I wish her every good fortune for the future - I think she's absolutely wonderful.  So does my star-struck daughter (on the right)! 


Finally had a chance to play with the amazing new Grungeboard from Tim Holtz for this layout;.  I used it for the letters D & F.  I inked them with Colorbox Chalk ink & then coated them with Dimensional Magic.  It really takes the color well.  I got mine from my Hubby at  Nerinna's Nest .  I've also used it with paints & kindyglitz, love the fact that it's flexible - really great for using on mini albums and Off the Page projects where normal chipboard would get damaged over time.  Will have to play with these more!

Well that's all for today, time for bed,

Good Nite Love Corinna

Friday, March 14, 2008

One of those days . . . . .

First - I lock myself out of the house - Hubby kindly rescued me! 

Second - I decide to update my blog & include photos, but just as I am ready to take pics of the cards & layout's I've recently done, I find that the battery in the camera needs charging.

Third - I decide to write my post regardless, all nicely typed & I go to preview it before publishing & then it just disappears!!!

Oh well, the good news for the day is that I've joined a Pay It Forward Exchange over at Chookyblue - can't believe I was lucky enough to be one of the first 3!

What's Pay It Forward?

It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on the blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog

So I look forward to finding out who  I'll be sending gifts to.

Fingers crossed I can post this without losing it! 

Love Corinna

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hmmm not so good at adding posts.

This year has been really busy. 

Not really an excuse for not updating my Blog but honestly I have been busy.

I've now got another Part Time Job as a Bookeeper & have joined the gym.  So far so good - except for reviving an old injury ( I sprained my ankle last year & I don't think it's ever gonna quite recover).  Need to remember to exercise sensibly & stay away from bouncing or jumping too much.

I have kept my resolution and have been reading more books. - Love Lesley Pearce more with every novel I read & always love Monica McInerny.

January went by in a Blur & now February nearly has too!  Did you have a

Happy Valentines Day ? 

We did - I bought Steph a treat from the Bakery.  Very indulgent - in fact she felt sick before getting halfway through the icing at the top.  After scraping the rest away she manged to eat the cake.


Have been attending recent local festivals - one in which my daughter & her Dance class perfomed not once but twice.  She loved it!  Here she is striking a pose - sorry about the glare from the mirror wall behind.


As for crafty endeavours, I have made a few cards, finished a layout or two & am dreaming up a number of other projects.  Will have to take pic's so I can share - hopefully I'll get back quicker.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A new year begins.

Happy New Year to all!

I hope you all enjoyed a Happy, Safe & Fun Christmas with your loved ones.

Now 2008 begins!  I always enjoy the start of a new year - it seems like a time to start fresh, make new plans, discard old ones that haven't worked out quite as hoped and look at the world with a new optimism!

I'm also hoping for a break in this really hot weather, I'd like to do some painting but it dries too quick! and we're also planning some gardening but too hot for that too! 

I've just had a really lazy couple of days reading a great novel by Lesley Pearse - A Father Unknown.  Really enjoyed it. So maybe that's a new resolution for me - to read a book once in a while.  We also went to see "The Golden Compass" - fantastic movie - I loved it!

What are you plans for the new year?

Love Corinna