Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Well that's what I have been today. LOL, I should have just pulled the duvet over my head and marked the day absent.

First, I started off having a bath this morning instead of a shower and so I enjoyed my float in the bath that I stayed in much longer than I should have and I started off late. Then I decided to dump half a cup of coffee on my off white suit I was wearing to work. Now I don't know if any of you have this problem, but once I've made up my mind what I'm going to wear, I can't find something else if for some reason I can't wear the outfit I set my mind on. So now I'm late and standing in front of the cupboard in my underwear complaining I have nothing to wear. Corné just shook his head and grumbled something about the closet being so full the door can't close. Eventually I settled on pink and managed to get my behind out the door and onto the highway. Yeah well Murphy decided that today of all days there will be 2 accidents and a broken truck on my way to work. I eventually got there about 20 minutes late.

Only to discover that instead of doing a copy and paste for our daily backup our IT guy did a cut and paste last night in his rush to go on leave. Our whole server is pristinely clean and we couldn't even phone him as he was in transit to Dubai. Hopefully we can get hold of him tomorrow and get the password for the backup server so that we can retrieve our data.

And on Wednesdays my gardener comes to tend to the garden and he watered the lawn. My little cocker spaniel (affectionately known as the cockeyed spaniel) does not dain to go on wet grass and left a little surprise exactly where I place my foot when I get out the car. So yes, today has been a cr*ppy day. LOL.

So starting the day late has even got me blogging late and I wanted to show you lots of eye candy, because Bunny wants to see, but it will have to wait.

Today I have to show you what Loucee has made with my doodles. It's a freebie on her blog, so please hop on over and collect it. Remember to leave her some love. Shame and her fur baby is ill. Lenny, get well soon, your humans are very worried about you.

I also managed to complete my DSO Color Challenge. Even if you only manage a LO with the colors or one of the freebies up for grab, it's one challenge that you really have to make an effort to complete. And that posting bonus makes the pot so much sweeter. I found 3 very old corner stamps and played around with them and then got the idea to try and create some "paper lace doilies". I left them to look sort of old and worn. Here's a preview of one of them and then of course there's the paper preview and a preview of the full kit.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Still on Cloud Nine

Well I'm still floating up there, trying to get over finally having my own store.

I don't have much to say today. It's the end of my 4 day long weekend and back to work tomorrow. For the first time in many years I stayed home and just chilled. I needed this relax and will go back to work revitalized.

I nearly drowned my sorrows on Saturday night. My team The Sharks lost to the team that's at the bottom of the log in the Super 14. I still can't believe that The Cheetahs won, but we're still at the top of the log. And last night I stayed up for the first motogp race of the year. It's a night race in Qatar at the beautiful Losail circuit in the middle of the desert. They have to race at night because it's just too hot during the day. And would you believe it, the race got rained out. A tropical storm that could not be believed. The race has been postponed to tonight and I just hope I can keep my peepers open for that. And in this I support an Australian - Kasey Stoner!!!! So in case I miss the race and have to wait for the result, I wish him and the rest of the field a safe race, but Kasey, go and grab the first win of the season.

I also got some beautiful photos of wolves and huskies taken at the Husky Romi Wolf Sanctuary in the Eastern Free State in a little town called Reitz. Corné and I will definitely be taking a trip there in the Spring. Unfortunately the Free State only has 2 kinds of weather - very cold or very hot and I just cannot do cold. I love wolves and find it such a pity that people have to take them out of their natural habitat to make pets out of them and then later abandon them because they're not ideal pets. Larry and Thea are in the process of starting a new website with the details of their extended property and the wolves and huskies now have far better facilities. I wish them every success in their endeavour.

Jazzy had a CT call a while ago and I just had to muscle my way into that team. Thank you Jazzy for letting me on board. Jazzy makes it very easy for me to ad some "journalling" to my LO's because she just has this gift of always coming up with just the right phrases for her WA. And she has 3 new sets of WA in the store - He Is Risen (if you swing by her blog you'll see a LO that I made) - Just Baseball and Graduation Day. I have yet to make some LO's with the last 2, but baseball is not a sport that is really played in South Africa and our Graduation is also totally different to that of the USA.

Remember my new items are only on sale for one week and then they go to regular price. Livia has made this devine fairy element, using my Doodled Fairies and she will be giving it away on her blog a bit later tonight. She is also having a public holiday and told me that it was outdoors weather, so please be patient until she can get to her pc to blog. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? And please keep your eyes peeled during the week for more freebies created with my doodles.

I have also decided to leave my last 2 freebie links up for another 24 hours, for those that didn't get to do any freebie searches over the Easter weekend, but I will unfortunately have to take the links down tomorrow evening. Have a great day.


Saturday, April 11, 2009


Faster and higher than the Easter Bunny. LOL and it's hopping for Joy!!!!!! I have finally joined a store!!!! Thank you Kim & Bunny and all the other ladies in our team that encouraged me to take this flying leap. When I mentioned that I'm a scaredy cat, Kim was quite surprised because I race around on motorcycles. Kim, my friend, if you can ride a bicycle, you can ride a motorcycle. But if you can ride a bicycle, you can't necessarily design. LOL

So since February I've been playing around with joining a store to mainly sell my doodles (I love to draw) as Commercial Use items. Bunny was so kind to offer me a position in her store and I am now designing exclusively for DSO. Clicking on the link will take you straight to my store and I have 4 Commercial Use items on sale. Yes, I'm starting this with a bang. You get 20% off on all my goodies for a week.

Doodled Cupids - A collection of 3 cupids and a text banner that can be coloured and texturised to your hearts content.

Doodled Fairies - 4 very detailed fairies.

Doodled Mushrooms - There are 7 mushrooms. All the doodles are large so that they can be resized as small as you like.

Yesteryear Overlays - 6 flower themed overlays in .png format. These are perfect for aged papers.

And to celebrate the store opening I have a Commercial Use freebie for you. 3 Cupid and Angel .png Overlays. The folded and worn paper is not included, I just used it for preview purposes. There are no drop shadows on any of my products either. All are full scrapper size. This freebie will also only be up until Monday morning our time.

You can collect it here And because of the time difference, it's almost Easter Sunday and I won't be blogging tomorrow. Have a peacefull day.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter

It's a 4 day weekend here and I better get this wish in soon because I'm sure we're going to end up having a very hectic weekend.

Today I took my mom to visit her sister. It was my aunt's birthday yesterday and we went for tea and cake. My mom's brother went with us because it's his birthday tomorrow. I definitely had too much cake.

On a sad note, Romeo, my colleague passed away from his injuries on Monday morning. I have been busy all week doing the LO for the pamphlet they'll be using in church. I used Kim B's Precious Angel Memories Blue and found a beautiful poem "Whispers from Heaven" for the back page. Although this poem is very sad, I also felt it very uplifting at the same time.

I have to get off the pc in a while as I haven't even started thinking of supper and I now have a headache from hunger. A girl cannot live from cake alone. LOL.

Today I have a limited freebie for you. It's some CU Easter doodles and the link will only be valid until Monday morning our time.

You can download it here Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to leave me a comment either here or on 4 shared. I love reading them and appreciate them tremendously.

Have a blessed and peaceful Easter Weekend.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Quick One

Tonight I'm going to do another quick post of the last installment of Birdsong.

I have to go and have my hair coloured and get the spare room ready as we're fetching Corné's little one for the weekend.

Just a reminder of what it looks like

And you can get it here I'm hoping to get some time to work on the color challenge hosted at DSO this weekend. Have a great day.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Quick Post

Tonight I'm just making a quick post to load the next installment of the Birdsong freebie.

We're going out to dinner with friends and I really cannot be late. Tomorrow will be the last installment of this freebie.

You can get today's download here Have a great day.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Another Award & The start of the Elements

When I got notice that I got this award, all I could say was WOW. Thank you Jan, I really appreciate it. This is the "Look How Cool Blog" award.

Here's the rules:

• Display the image of the stamp "Look How Cool Blog" you just won!

• Post the blog link you provided.
• Indicate your choice of 10 blogs.
• Let them know.
• Post the rules.
• Check if the blogs post the prize and followed the rule

And I'd like to pass this on to some very special ladies that are part of Kim's CT or just regular visitors. We're a crazy bunch and that's the main reason for their coolness. Sometimes we chatter away like magpies and we can build up a 100 mails in a day and sometimes we're quiet as mice. LOL, the calm before the storm.

I know that's more that 10, but I can't give to one and not another.

Today I'm very sad. One of the guys that works with me was involved in a car accident on Sunday and sustained head injuries. They operated on Sunday, but he is not getting better. In actual fact he has started bleeding again and his condition was critical today. Can all my readers please send up a wish for him to get better. Romeo you are in our prayers my friend.

I'm not going to keep you much longer, I know everyone wants to get at that amazing blog train, so I'll just post the preview to Birdsong Elements here.

And you can get the first download of the elements here Have a fantastic day.