Happy New Year – 2011

Happy New Year to all my readers!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas & celebrated the commencement of the New Year!

I really do apologize for not blogging much recently – actually more like a month or so ago.

Our family has been going through a serious situation, regarding one of my teenage sons. Currently he is receiving the support he needs & hopefully that will enable him & us (as his family) to know how to deal with this horrible disorder.

I have also taken a small break from holding any Stampin’ Up! classes & workshops, but hoping to get back into “action” in February or March.

Thank You for your understanding!


Margaret  xxoo



I couldn’t resist taking a photo of my beautiful dog Josie. She is 2 years old now, but still just as beautiful when we first got her, almost 2 years ago.

Here she is asleep – wonder what she is dreaming about? She looks as snug,as a bug in a rug!

She is a Spanador – cross between a Cocker Spaniel & a Labrador.

Sweet Dreams Josie!

Ssssh! Thanks for visiting! Sssssh!


Margaret  xxoo


Happy New Year & Happy New Decade!

Wow! Can you believe that? Not only is it the start of a new year, but also a new decade.

Bit sleepy to blog yesterday – bit of a headache & lack of sleep.

On behalf of my Family – I would like to Wish you All a Very Happy New Year – hope it is full of good health, good friendships & good fun.



Margaret  xxoo

Raffle Prizes for the Girl’s Fun Day Out!




Would you love to win one of these wonderful Prize Bundles? There are 12 prizes in total.

Tickets: $2 each, 3 for $5 or 7 for $10


The prizes include:

– Simply Sent card kits

– Simply Scrappin’ Kits

– ribbon

– ink pads

– designer series paper

– punches

– heaps, heaps more!

Don’t forget to come along to our Girl’s Fun Day Out on Sunday 8 November – 10am-2pm at 4 Phyllis Avenue, Boronia  Vic – You can have your hands pampered for $2, make a gorgeous card for $2 & DON’T FORGET TO WEAR PINK

Any orders taken on the day of this special fundraiser – I will donate half my Commission towards the Cancer Council.




Margaret  xxoo


My Baby Girl has turned 1 years old!

How time flies when you’re having fun! She has given us much JOY over the past year – watching her GROW, her MANNERISM, her beautiful BIG brown eyes, her PLAYFULNESS, her UNIQUE noises, her howling at night, her “eating everything to shreds”, her naughtiness, her SLOPPY licks, her CUDDLES, her JUMPING, but most of all her LOVE.

No, I’m not talking about my human daughter – coz I don’t have one. I’m talking about our beautiful Spanador!




She must have been about 11 weeks in the above photo.


Look at her now…




Not sure if she liked wearing the Party Hat, but she looked very cute. She also enjoyed a couple of new toys, we sang Happy Birthday to her & she had a tiny bit of Chocolate Mud Cake, which she scoffed down in no time.


FANTASTIC Health News!

It’s been almost 4 months since my DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) scare. Today I visited my Treating Doctor & received some FANTASTIC news.


Roll On Wednesday & Please No Rain!

I play social tennis with a bunch of LOVELY ladies – afterwards we usely hit the local cafe for a coffee n chat. I haven’t even held a tennis racquet since December 2008 & miss it dreadfully.

That was my No. 1 Question & a very important one too.

Apart from that – my Blood Clot has gone, but I still need to be on Warfarin for at least the next 2 years – which includes regular blood tests (which I can handle).

I’m one VERY HAPPY CHICKY today!

Enjoy your weekend!


Margaret  xxoo



Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing All Mothers (young & the more experienced) a very Happy & Enjoyable Mother’s Day.

My day has so far consisted of, eggs, bacon & muffins for breakfast – yummy Immune juice on the side, a lovely bunch of flowers & a delicious box of chocolates.

My youngest son – made me a card (not stamped) – along with $10 to spend however I wish. His writing inside the card consisted of words like this:

“I have loved you with all my heart for my whole entire life even when we have dissagreements.

I love you Mum and thats never gonna stop!

Words don’t describe how much you mean to me.”

I asked him, if he had copied those words from somewhere & he said he hadn’t. So it makes this little hand-made card even more Special.


Since I don’t have my Mother around to celebrate this Special Day, I have decided to make all the Mum’s at football today a little card. I personally don’t  know alot of these Mums, who knows if they’re in the same situation as me – without their Mum to celebrate this beautiful day. Just a little token to say “you’re doing a great job, as a Mum”.

I’ll upload the cards later on, when I’ve finished them. I’ve completed 18, just need to do another 18 maybe.



Edited to add Mother’s Day cards:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla

Stamp Set: Always

Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose & Ruby Red

Other: Earth Element Buttons (retired) & mini Glue Dots

The Cards were very well received – I just added “Happy Mother’s Day” to the inside of the card (hand written). They had the choice of keeping the card themselves or giving it to their Mother or Mother in law. I even had 2 Mums asking about classes – wanting to learn more about stamping. Woohoo!

However you spend your day – ENJOY IT!


Margaret  xo