Tuesday, 29 November 2011

It's been a busy couple of months......

I know I always seem to say that but it really is true as our family is on the move to Western Australia. Only one more week in our house then another week before we arrive at our new home. Crazy, crazy time.
The boys have had their school concert this week and Ethan's class performed an adjusted Wakakirri routine to fit to the size of the stage they had to work on. Ethan did a great job.

Mitchell and Keelan's classes worked together on their songs. Keelan out the front with the dancing and actions and Mitchell at the stage side playing the large bongo style drums. The concert was a great success and all the kids tried really hard to please their parents. It's always exciting to see the little Reception students giving it a go even when some of them have only been at school for a few weeks.

The school band played before the event and I took the opportunity to take some pics of the boys as I realised that I have never really taken photos of them playing with the band before.
Mitchell on the guitar.
Ethan on the saxophone.
Keelan with that ever serious look whilst playing the keyboard.
Last weekend Mitchell headed off to karate grading and after missing out earlier in the year, he finally made it up to his orange belt. He was so happy to walk into his karate class on Friday night wearing that orange belt.

A few weeks ago before the madness kicked in I was challenged at Home & Scrapped to :
Use a quote from the photo subject, use no orange or brown and stamping. My hardest part of the challenge was the quote as I am not one to record the things that the kids say..... Does that mean I'm a bad Mum cos I don't listen to the kids...... LOL!
My October card class taught the spirelli technique which the ladies loved. I haven't used this technique much myself so enjoyed the opportunity to play with it. I used a combination of my Cricut with the Martha Stewart Elegant cake cartridge and my Ecraft with a design of my own to cut some shapes for the spirelli work.
I got out the Fiskars border punches: Rope border, scalloped border and lace punch. Add a little stamping and they make some elegant designs.

My November class was a fun and funky card class so that I could show the girls that you only need some cardstock in a few different colours and some stamps and basic punches to get some lovely cards. One of the ladies converted them all to Christmas cards by adding a Christmas greeting which I thought was good that she thought they could be effective for that event.

Most of the stamps are from the Stamps of Life or the Sugarloaf 246 stamp set.

Last month Heather over at Home and Scrapped gave us a card challenge to use some sketches she had designed to create some cards. I made mine Christmas cards as I still needed some more. I will be so glad to finally finish off the little stickers that I have floating around in my stash but unfortunately it may still be another few years before they are all gone.

A while ago I joined in a Soup project to try the new Vita Weat lunch slices and this is the parcel of product I received to try. Four different flavours and some info about the slices to share with family and friends.
I was surprised that all the boys liked them and my colleagues at work were very helpful with their input into their thoughts of the product, flavours, packaging etc. If you haven't tried them yet you should, the soy, linseed and sesame and the sunflower, oats and chia were the most popular amongst my family and friends. The slices are about the same size as a slice of bread but in a crispbread format. They taste great and they don't fall apart when you bite into them. You can add a moist topping to them and they still hold their own and stay crisp. Love 'em!

Well, in case I don't get back before Christmas, I wish you all a Merry one and a very special New Year. Hopefully I will get back into some of my own creative ventures in 2012.

Happy Scrapping and card making......