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Sunday 29 April 2012

My Very First Car Boot Sale!

Yesterday I went to my very first Car Boot Sale!
I met some awesome people, doing it for themselves!
First up I met a really lovely lady that made Lavender and Hop Pillows - so yummy!

"Lavender and Hop Pillows" 

Next I met Neil from "Town & Country Recycling".
Neil had for sale an outdoor seat made from rimu bed-heads, and my favourite, a mobile rabbit hutch, made from an old BBQ table (with wheels), with a rabbit hutch on top, perfect for moving around the backyard!
What an imagination!

Finally I came across Mrs Walker from “The Muffin Ladies”.
She had on display yummy muffins, cakes and slices + gorgeous dresses and skirts for girls and ladies of any age, at really reasonable prices.
We got chatting about the bows on the dresses, and I mentioned that a “Turkey Fork” was ideal for making the perfect bow.

I just happened to have on hand a Turkey Fork, as I had just purchased a set of 2 for $5 (I later saw a brand new set in a shop for $259!!!)!

We are going to get together so I can teach her how to make a bow with her own Turkey Fork, which I gave to her (as I had 2), but Mrs Walker insisted on paying half the price paid, which was very generous of her!

BTW you can also use an old Potato Masher to make THE perfect bow too!
See below...

 So all in all, I really loved the Car Boot Sale, and I think I may just go back again this weekend!!!

Sunday 1 April 2012

This Is Why I Scrapbook

"This Is Why I Scrapbook"
By Shimelle Laine

I just  this clip about scrapbooking.
To view Shimelle's Blog/Website, please got to

Pirates, Vampires, Yeties and More!

Reilly and his friend Zach have just made this AWEsome Lego movie called "Pirates, Vampires, Yeties and More!"Reilly is the Director, the Stop Motion Animator, and co-wrote the story line!!!

Hehehehe it is worth a watch and a giggle!
Next time they plan to add sound.
My boy (and his friend Zach) are sooooo talented!

Friday 30 March 2012

Simply Scored Snowflake Rosette

OMG soooo cool!!!
Make your own decorative snowflake using the Stampin' Up! Simply Score Scoring Tool and the Lace Ribbon Border Punch, accented with the SU Antique Brads


I just purchased both through Bex, an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator at Stamping & Scrapping with All About Assistance and guess what ... I qualified (in the 2nd to last day) for the Stampin' Up! "Sale-A-Bration" (expires 31st March 2012) and received for FREE (for spending over $120), the Designer Paper Series "Everyday Enchantment" range of gorgeous papers!

Happy craftn'

Stampin' Up! Simply Score Scoring Tool

Lace Ribbon Border Punch

Simply Scored Rosette/Lollies

Designer Paper Series "Everyday Enchantment"

Mannequin Card

Well ... today I finally made my "Thinking of You" card for a very lovely lady called Marion, who has just undergone an op.
I decided to break out my new Mannequin die and loved the results.
First off I cut it in Black card using my trusty Cuttlebug, then re-cut on a patterned paper.
I attached some fine glittering netting and a ribbon to make the tutu skirt.
Also used were the stamp set "Cottage Garden", Beautiful Wings Butterfly Embosslits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint all by Stampin' Up!, and finally some rhinestone brads and dimensionals.

Happy craftn'

Monday 26 March 2012

OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse OPI Collection

Can't wait for the Vintage Minnie Mouse OPI Collection to be released!!!
This June, try the four irresistible hues in the Vintage Minnie Mouse by OPI Collection.
Of course I will be purchasing from MJ @ MJ NailBank when they arrive in!

L to R:
"I'm All Ears", "Nothin' Mousie 'bout it", "If You Moust You Moust" and
"The Color of Minnie".

I'm 'n with OPI "If You Moust You Moust", after all you can never have too many pink OPI Polishes!


Sunday 25 March 2012

Rebecca Likes Nails: China Glaze Prismatic Collection - Optical Illusio...

rebecca likes nails: China Glaze Prismatic Collection - Optical Illusio...:

China Glaze - Optical Illusion

"This is the mostly greenish polish from the Prismatic Collection and it sure does not disappoint.
A lot of people don't like these polishes for some reason, but I totally adore them. They are so interesting and original and eye catching!" ...

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Likes Nails

Scrangie also blogs of this beautiful nail colour ...
"China Glaze Optical Illusion. Aqua green glimmers with a hint of purple filled with pink, yellow, silver, orange and green flecks. The aqua color of this is very pretty as it is, but then it flashes to blue with purple highlights and it's just... wow.  Makes me think of mermaids!"

Photo courtesy of Scrangie
As you can see by the above photos, that accordingly to light and camera angles, this polish look soooooo different.
I was soooo enchanted with the description given by Scrangie, that I just had to go out and purchase a bottle form my good friend MJ over at MJ NailBank for $13.90
As soon as my order arrives ... watch this space!

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Gin Newspaper Nails

Gin Newspaper Nails ...
So a while back I saw this video on YouTube by cutepolish called “Newspaper Nail Art
Finally I got a few spare moments alone last night (i.e. no hubby, no kids and no kitten…) and decided to give it a try.
Small problem … I had misplaced my Isopropyl  Alcohol!!!
Soooo … my Mom-In-Law suggested trying Gin!!!
So here’s my effort, not the best I agree!!!

Gin Newspaper Nails ...
Stay tuned cos “Isopropyl Alcohol” is now at the top of my shopping list!!!

To learn how to create your own "Newspaper Nails", check out this YouTube clip by cutepolish ...

Cutepolish used OPI India Collection “Moon Over Mumbai”
JorjaRose used OPI Holland Collection “Pedal Faster Suzi!”, courtesy of MJ Nail Bank

Sunday 11 March 2012

Dusty In The Bath Tub

"Dusty In The Bath Tub"
This is what Dusty gets up to EVERY night at about 3.30am!!!


My cheap-ass version of Essie "Shine Of The Times" ...

My cheap-ass version of Essie "Shine Of The Times" ...
Am just about to change my nail colour - yet again!
I wanted to share with you my cheap-ass version of Essie "Shine Of The Times"!!!
Note that I still have the splint on - 2 weeks after the "Mishap on the way to the Oscars"!
Colours used are Revlon "Coral Me Wild" - 3 coats, and Mode "Diamante" (NZ$4) - 1 coat.
Will post piccies in the next day or so of the actual  Essie "Shine Of The Times" over Black - can't wait!!!

Revlon "Coral Me Wild" and Mode "Diamante"

BTW ... It was an absolute bugger to remove!!!

Thursday 8 March 2012

♥ JorjaRose ♥

Well ...
JorjaRose  is STILL up and wide awake (12:27am)
Just took this piccie on my laptop!

Monday 27 February 2012

Mishap on the way to the Oscars …

Mishap on the way to the Oscars …
I was so looking forward to watching the E Red Carpet Oscars this morning at 11.30am, so thought I would squeeze my banking in beforehand.
Got to the Richmond Mall at 11.20am, anyways long story short … I took a tumble in the car-park, whilst wearing my gorgeous new Pulp Wedges.
I thought I was okay till I took a look at my wrist and saw 2 big bulges appearing .. and one was turning a blue/green colour!.
Luckily it happened right outside Paper Plus and the ladies in there were awesome!
Megan rang my hubby to ask him to take me to A&E
Ren made an icepack for me, which made a HUGH difference to the bruising and swelling and
Anna made me a strong cup of coffee with 3 sugars!!!
So I pretty much spent the whole afternoon in the Hospital, and after all the drama I only have bruised bones and deep tissue damage, but no broken bones - thank God.
I was sooooo concerned about not being able to put my makeup on, let alone personal hygiene!
Oh and BTW … I missed the Oscars!

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