Saturday, August 30, 2008

Here's wishing ...

.... all a wonderful and ....


Enjoy your special time with your family and your friends. We won't have this time again.

Huge hugs and loads of healing thoughts to those who are battling nature's wrath and human wrath.



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Every now and again .....

...... I get a message that either gives me a slap on the chops or a swift kick up the butt!
This is a butt kick!

All of us are gifted; some just open our packages earlier than others.
Author Unknown

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it."
Author Unknown
Countless times I have looked at others and their art and I’ve thought to myself, ‘these people are so talented, so creative, so gifted!’ I feel so inadequate and cannot possibly complete. The excuses are endless - I don’t have the fancy punches, I don’t have the latest designer papers, I don’t have the latest stamps., I cannot afford the gorgeous images for sale. But what I do have now is the belief in myself (after being seriously butted) Oh yes, and I do have a sense of humour!!!
Just as I enjoy other people’s art and don’t relate to others, so people out there will enjoy mine or not.

So, I leave you with this ..

What if you DID have the POWER, the REACH and the GLORY? What if you were given DOMINION OVER ALL THINGS?And what if ETERNITY lay before you, brimming with love, friends and laughter? Yet still, one day, in all your radiance, bubbling over with giddy excitement... you tripped, fell, and got hurt... REALLY HURT.

Would you hate yourself?

Would you give up on your dreams?

Would you forget the magic?

Huge Hugs and Loads of Love



Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Sunday ……

…. to all! We have just spent a glorious week mingling with nature and getting back in touch! DH and I so enjoy this one week where we don’t have to do anything we don’t want to.
We have time share at a camp called Manyane. The game reserve Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Should you be interested, you can read more about it here. (under Parks, click on Pilanesberg)

We saw nearly everything except those illusive big cats and buffalo!!!
But we did have a close encounter with both the vervet monkeys and baboons! They are actually pests and scavengers and damn cheeky and not afraid of much!
DH was sitting in the chalet reading, when this huge body appeared at the door and was having a jolly good look around to see what he can snatch and run! Heh, there wasn’t anything because we know from previous experience not to leave anything edible in sight! But the monkeys are crafty!! Two little blighters dashed in, grabbed a handful of sugar and coffee sachets, dived into the bathroom, thinking it was a way out, discovered they were trapped, so promptly peed and pooed (I suppose they were in the right place) We opened the back door and they duly made their escape onto the outside wall, where they sat munching on the sugar and coffee and looking at us as if to say, ‘so, what’s your problem?’ The sheer audacity of these rather cute looking smelly little buggers did have us giggling.

These are some photos that appeared in the Pilanesberg National Park News that had us laughing too!

I guess this is what is known as 'watching your friend's back'????

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.
I wish you all a wonderful and fantastic week!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hope ...

.... I got this right?!?!?!


I trust you will have a totally awesome day and be spoiled rotten and I wish you everything you wish yourself!

Big hugs



Wednesday, August 13, 2008


….. nothing!
You’re such a pain in the neck, look straight ahead, you twit!
But that’s not my best side!

I will be MIA for a week! Hubby and I are taking our annual “touch base, get back to nature, chill, read anything except a newspaper, sleep, eat and did I mention, touch base”

Oi, get your mind out of the gutter!

Huge hugs and loads of love




... to keep the likes of Jaqi in supply of her fix, here's another Unknown.

Please, these photos are for personal use only, PLEASE use responsibly! Just enjoy and imagine the stories behind the photos!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Look what ....

….. lovely Bonnie sent me!

Thanks so much Bon Bon :)

The rules of the award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated...

I would like to pass this onto (in no particular order)



You are all such lovely creative ladies, thank you for inspiring me every day!



Sunday, August 10, 2008

My wish ..

Here's to an amazingly creative week! May we all continue to be inspired by our fellow sisters and say thanks that we're in such good company!

Hugs to all

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Award! Just how awesome it this? Thank you so much Chriss !
I got lost for hours yesterday – on Tammy’s blog! What a talented lady and what a delightful blog! It wasn’t just Tammy’s beautiful artwork but the links to other fantastic artists! I was totally blown away! Thanks again Chriss for this Award and pointing me in the direction of a wonder world!
To pass on The Wylde Women Award, the rules are:-

You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between – it’s up to you! Make sure you link to their site on your post.
Link back to Tammy (the originator of the Award). The purpose of the Award is to send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

And so I would like to pass this award onto (and in no particular order)

Anne - her cards are so inspiring
Ana - stunning cards, jewellery and macrame
Cora - her sharing of beautiful vintage postcards and almost any image that's says 'old'

We're heading into the weekend, so have a 'fantabulous' one, have fun and know that I think you girls out there are great and I truly appreciate that you share your art with so many!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thank you

Chriss for crowning my new blogger head once more!This needs careful consideration so please indulge me (in other words 'give the ol' girl some time to get her thoughts together')
Warm hugs to all and thank you so much stopping by!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Long, Long Time Ago –

a year ago to be precise, I was introduced to ATCs by Bonnie!
These are a combination of paper and transparency and then I edge sealed them using a friends’ melting pot (thanks Tracey) and UTEE (I think, Ultra Thick Embossing EEEEEEE?) Just shows how clued (glued) up I am! Or would this fall under the multi media umbrella?!?!?

None the less and suffice to say, I had fun making these and they are up to trade. If you’re interested please e-mail me.

NOW, all of you reading this, GO and have an awesomely creative and wonderful week and may you be blessed with all that is good, positive and FANTASTIC!

Speak again when my muse decides to come out of hibernation or back from vacation/holiday/MIA/ or whatever reason it decided on.
Huge hugs to all