Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sympathy Card

Sadly, I had to make this sympathy card for a friend who lost her husband after his long fight with cancer. He will be missed by a lot of people serving many years as a firefighter then training fellow firefighters.  We met through the Craftmad's annual get together, he was chief photo taker, Kaye's right hand man for organising and helped in anyway he could.  He put up with a bunch of Craft Mad ladies for a week at his house once a year and always had a cheeky glint in his eye.

Goodbye Ron.

This is a lovely mosaic that Kaye made with over 20,000 mosaic beads click here for more info.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Adele, Brisbane, Townsville - that's where I have been

Our lives have been full of travel and events lately, it was really nice to spend last weekend at home and enjoy the quietness and catch up on housework.  Yes, I know it's sad but I do like to be organised and my highlight last weekend was reaching the end of the ironing pile.  :-) Two weekends ago we were lucky enough to have tickets to see Adele sing in Brisbane.  A brilliant concert, Adele has an amazing voice but the best bit is she is just as real as everyone in the crowd.  I really did enjoy the way that she chatted with the crowd even if she said it was to settle her nerves.

This is Adele on zoom…..yep we were up in the bleachers.

No zoom.  Row SS not many rows behind us but we had cover when it rained and felt the slight breeze when it came through.

This was the start of the night as the crowds filed in.

We spent the day before the concert with our daughter and her friend and found this little amphitheatre on Southbank with a couple singing.  A nice relaxed affair.

We visited GOMA (Gallery of Modern Arts) which I love visiting as there are so many clever minds and some of the displays are very craft orientated.  This is an actual display with a big sign saying 'Please don't jump on this display' and a security guard to ensure the sign is read.  I can tell you when I visited at the start of the year and it was school holidays that security guard was earning their pay.  How can kids not jump on these when they are allowed to sit on them? :-)

The weekend before our visit to Brisbane we visited Townsville and I did an early morning walk with our sons girlfriend.  This is the view from the top looking back out to sea.

We were there to help celebrate our sons 23rd birthday.  We were busy while he was at work and this was waiting for him on his return home.

I will be back again soon with a couple of cards and more travel photos.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Happy 80th Mum :-)

Hi everyone, thanks for passing by.  Mum celebrated her 80th birthday with family with a very casual meal of pizza and laughs.  Followed by a cheesecake birthday cake.  Mum's favourite colour is green so that is where this card started.  I have used Stampin Up Regal colours and added some gold foil to the mix with the die cut flowers. 

Inside I finally got to try out an 'Inside Four Step Card'.  This was fun, a little tricky cutting out the papers to go along the side of the steps but a bit of tracing paper helped me there.  The paper purple and pink paper I have had in my stash forever, one sheet from somewhere.  It's one of those pieces of papers that is just too pretty to cut up for any old card, so an eightieth card and for my Mum it was a perfect time to put it to use.  The letters and numbers are die cut from gold foil.

I found this photo of Mum at 9 1/2 dressed as a fairy and was going to use it on the party invitations but that didn't happen.  I think it is so cute I have to share.  This is Mum last night with her birthday cake.  This is taken under the house of where I grew up. :-)  The house is a Queenslander which is raised on those metal poles helps the house be cooler in the tropics.

I will try later today to put a post up of our other activities that have been keeping me away from blogland yet again.   Bye for now.


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