Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Playing around with some of my stamps

Have had a good few days, so have decided to play around with the lessons on Stampscapes website.

Here are the results. Some look far better in person than on here!!

Have a great day.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hi all,

Above is another lot of Christmas cards I have done. Not sure if I will be sending them out next year. This year it cost me over $100 just on postage, and adding the cost of cardstock, inks etc etc... well may stick to just birthday cards.. not sure yet.

And yes I have cased some of them from others so thank you if I have used one of your designs.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My son

Not a good clear picture. But this young man has made both his father and I very proud of him. He is in the process of joining the Volunteer Fire Brigade here in our town. He has been out with them a few times, coming home most nights black with soot but happy. He still has to go to Perth and do some training and some training here as well before he is 'qualified'. Maybe one day in the future he may decide to go back to the big city and become a fireman.

Will not say sorry, but its a proud mum's moment :)

Have a great day.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas cards

Ok... so over the last two months or so I have been making over 50 Christmas cards. Will show you a few here now. I hope to get back to blogging very soon and my New Year resolution is to make and show one card per day if possible :) Ignore the third one on the first row, someone who we won't mention scanned it with a note inside it and NO it wasn't me *grin*

Have a great day.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009


Today is my baby's birthday he is now 18 (where has the time gone to :( )

I want to wish William many happy returns for the day. I love you son you mean more to me than you will ever know. Now the world is your oyster, enjoy it!

Here he is with his very favourite person his nephew Cody. They were playing at the time. Cody was being thrown up in the air.

Have a great day.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

I have been playing

Hello everyone.

Well I have been playing with my stamps. If anyone wants to know about them let me know and I will be able to tell you. Now that Stampin Up has changed their Independent Demonstrator Agreement I have to abide by some rules, which I DO understand.

Anyway below are the fronts I have been playing with. Sorry have no idea how to get them to go side by side :(



Scrapped Into A Friendzy

Hi all,

Here is my card for my friend's Betty Blog where she is holding a contest and I was asked to enter.

My only mistake (sorry Betty) is I don't have fall type stamps etc. So I did Spring (well its Spring here and Fall there atm)

Here is the card.

Have a great day all.



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Eye candy for you

Hi all,

Here are a few cards I have made over the last few days.

The first two cards are for a swap on Papercraft. Mandala was the theme.

This one is for monthly swap I am in with Stampin UP girls.

Anyway till next time

Take care


Monday, August 17, 2009

This past weekend...

Hi all,

Well this past weekend, HWMBO and I went away. Was suppose to have eye surgery in Northam a town about 120 kms from me. We got there and thought at 11.30 am we would find it then go have lunch and poke around the town. Good thing I did. First the referral had NO address on it, so rang the rooms. Turns out someone stuffed up big time. There was no appointments that day in Northam. Northam was the day before... so seeing as I was early in ringing we still had almost 2 hours till my appointment, which turned out to be in Perth. So off to Perth we went. Sat in the surgery's room for 3 hours, almost starved to death as we hadn't had lunch at all. THEN the lovely (and she was) doctor tells me 1st I don't need surgery on the eye yet, and 2ndly she doesn't do it anyway!!!! So am off to see another doctor in Feb next year to see what he says.

We get out of the docs and whip over the shopping centre across the road. Had lunch and wandered around, decided to get my hair trimmed. In the end we left around about5 pm, decided we would find somewhere to stay the night.

HWMBO drove us, down to Fremantle first to see if we could find a motel along the highways... none... so then went into the city of Perth to go out the other side... none... But we did see a Eye in the sky which we didn't know was there. Photos below. At last I remember a motel on Canning Hwy...... so off we went down that road, almost back into Fremantle it seemed!!! 7.30 pm we have a room at last!!

Next was dinner, we were beginning to get hungry. _I_ decided we wanted seafood :)) Found a place in Belmont not far from daughters house... so off we go again... We get there and it is FULL to overflowing..... *sigh* not our night it seemed. In the end we went to a place called Miss Maud's lovely place that does seafood smorgsabord. Not bad at all, ate heaps of prawns, muscles and oysters as well as some salad. HWMBO out did himself again in dessert, you know for such a skinny runt he can put away his food.......... am entirely jealous you know. I look at it and put weight on!!

So dinner over with we went back to the motel till checkout time. Breakfast and I wanted to go to the markets in Fremantle..... damm we get there at 9.30 am to find they don't open till 10 am!!! Off we go down the main drag, its windy, its raining and I am in a wheelchair. Find a place .. had breaky. Back to the markets, Enjoyed the morning there, and decided we would go to the E Shed markets, had a lovely time there too...... I didn't buy anything :(

Decided I wanted photos (see below) so HWMBO drove me around Freo and we got some photos, not many, as by then the traffic was busy.

All in all, we have decided to do it again in a few months time less the doctors of course.

So hope you enjoy these photos that I took... as I said not many.

Enjoy your day.


Eye in the sky at night.

The following is of the prison.
The Terrace
Surgeons House
The Superindentands House

Fremantle Prison
Gatekeepers House
Chief Warders House
The Chaplains House

Other houses that we saw.

Art Centre (now)

The Round House
The rear of the Round House

The Round House is the oldest surviving public building in Western Australia. It was built as a gaol and was the first permanent building in the colony. It was designed by HW Reveley, the colony`s first civil engineer, and built in 1830.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Oh dear

Well Winter is truely here in my neck of the woods. Nothing but rain rain and more rain......... no I lie. Last weekend we had some lovely sunny weather.

Alas, while visiting my darling grandson 2 weeks ago the little darling gave me his cold. Of course being diabetic makes it worse for me by far. So will have this darn cold for a few more weeks I am sure.

Cody though my poor little darling ended up with croup. Wish I could have his croup too so he doesn't have to suffer.

Have made a couple of cards, but only for swaps, so can't show anything yet!

till next time

Enjoy your day.

Trish D

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Blog Award

Hi all, well was so surprised when I found I had won another blog award. Thank you very much Charmaine for this award.

I must now nominate some other blogs with it and follow these rules:

1. Comment on this blog.
2. Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.
3. Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
4. Link to your nominees within your blog post.
5. Comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award.
6. Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

So without further ado I would like to nominate these following people and their blogs for the wonderful cards I have seen here and where I have cased some too!!

(Alphabetical order)

Danielle of Crafty by Nature, Danielle is a card maker.. one of a kind. Makes lovely cards and well as a lot of other crafts

Faye of Faye's Creative Walkabout. Faye is the owner of Justcards that I belong too. Inspiration abounds here. You can click on it on the left side of my blog

Zacksnana Betty makes some lovely cards which you will find here on her blog. I count Betty as one of my bestest friends. She is also the owner of yahoogroup called cardsketchesbyzacksnana. Click on the group on the left side of my blog.

Laurel of Laurels Crafty Retreat. Laurel does some wonderful cards also. Have cased some of hers too *grin*

Snoopy of Snoopys homemade Fun. Snoopy also does some lovely cards and a lovely lady to boot.

Have fun ladies and enjoy your award and keep on making cards!!



Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday dear Jackie
Happy Birthday to you.

My baby girl turned 23 today, and I wish I was with her celebrating, but alas I can't be there.

Enjoy your night Jackie.

I love you very much.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hi there all,

Well I made two more cards today, that I can show you I mean.

One is for a swap I am in, the other just because.

Take care all

Enjoy your day


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Eye Candy

Hi all,

Well have made a few cards over this past weekend, but I can't show you any but this one.

I might send it away as a RAK am not sure yet. I have fallen in love with it. I don't usually but something about this one I really love. Of course the pic does not do it justice.

I stamped a image onto acetate, let it dry and then turned it over and painted it with re inkers.

Enjoy your day :)


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

For Betty and anyone else!

This post is specially for Betty, she knows who she is..... actually probably do most of you :)

A view of the front of my house:

A view from the back of our little block towards the house

A view from the back of our block to our "prettest" such a word ? side.

And this is a picture towards the town, this photo was made larger than it seems things are much closer, damm can't think of the name of it :(

Town is about where the left pole is in the far distance.

Hope you enjoyed these Betty, this is the area in which I live.