Saturday, August 21, 2010


ABOVE: my efforts from last night... still KIWI Cards... but just a bit different. I quite like them.

With any luck, I'm asleep! It's my day to sleep in afterall!
AND hopefully when I get up his nibs will have done a bit of housework... well a girl can dream can't she? Sometimes he does! And sometimes he just gets up and watches sport on TV. Men!

My plans for today are quite simple. Read and comment on my favourite blogs.... then maybe go out for lunch!

ONWARD..... I will be back when I wake up! lol

I am up... it's 10 am! We are heading out to get a few essential groceries, and a DVD we ordered for Brylee's birthday in October... she is MAD KEEN on iCarly... a TV programme!!! So I found a DVD of the show... she is going to love it... and OMG she is going to be 10 soon! I can't believe how fast the years are going. THANK GOD! Before I know it those two will be all grown up and leaving home... BRING. IT. ON! *smiles*

I dragged a more comfy chair up to the computer and read blogs... for hours ! I got through heaps... and now I have done enough.
I need to get up and stretch me legs.
I hate this photo.. it shows how fat I am getting again. I hate myself...yet I just can't seem to keep the diet going.
My hair needs to be coloured again.... and I am thinking of going dark AGAIN.. I just get so sick of having to keep on dyeing it light... when it is obviously wanting to be dark now. If I dye it darker I can wear it down more often. I only wear it up all the time cos of the regrowth showing so badly if it's down.

So, maybe next time I show a photo of ME, it will be with dark hair?
What do you think?

I read a blog today that got me thinking... will talk about THAT tomorrow.

Had a really lovely chat with Russell, our eldest son this afternoon. He is doing well over the ditch in Australia. We are so proud of him.. he's been employed ever since he left school.. never got into trouble.. so yep, he makes us proud. We have had our up's and down's, like most families, but all that seems to be behind us now. It's great to be able to keep in touch with all our kids, no matter where they are in the world.

WOMBAT: nope I didn't get around to it. Thanks anyway.
ANNE: getting foils takes about 3 hours in my hair... I hate doing it!
MARY H: who are you? I appreciate your suggestions!
CHRISTY ANN: I deleted your comment as it had your address on it.

End of Day: been card making... am off to sew buttons onto ribbon now and spend some time in the lounge with Stew... who is watching rugby... bless his heart! He doesn't miss me when I'm in the sewing room at all... the shit. nite nite.


  1. Anonymous7:43 AM

    LOVE these cards......they are outstanding :O)

    Michelle x

  2. Love these cards Chris!! Really "beachy". Love the Kombi van one especially - we used to have one of those when we were first married:-)

  3. Oooh - I'm liking these ones - they're fabulous. Hope the housework is done - got my fingers crossed anyway. Zxx

  4. Oooh - I'm liking these ones - they're fabulous. Hope the housework is done - got my fingers crossed anyway. Zxx

  5. Wow, time flies, she's almost 10?

    Yeah even sarah loves Icarly...

  6. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Great Cards!! Glad you were able to sleep in. I wake up at 6:30 or 7 am and I am awake. Can't go back to sleep - no way! lucky you!! ...debbie

  7. Anonymous3:37 PM

    I reckon those cards are the best of the lot! So bright and colourful! Don't forget, before the kiddies leave home, you will have to go through the terrible teenage years (again!) Did you ever look at the silver ship bookends on ebay? WOMBAT

  8. Your cards are so fabulous-- I don't know how you keep knocking out such creative beauties but I officially have card-making envy.

    Happy weekend. jj

  9. Anonymous5:24 PM

    Hey Chris

    I love these cards. Look forward to seeing your darker?


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  11. Those cards are really fantastic!
    I gave up dieting and have never felt better. It's not easy but oh my goodness, my sanity thanks me!
    Your hair would look fantastic with a warm golden brown.

  12. Love the cards. They're so bright and happy.
    Brylee 10 .. woah... how long have you been up there... times flying Chris.
    Dark hair ... not too dark ah.. why don't you post some photos of your hair colours and we'll vote...
    I know how ya feel but Chris you are an awesome friend and a lovely woman.. it's WHO you are that counts.. now how you LOOK! My motto anyway. TC

  13. Great cards, I especially like the lighthouse and 3 cottages in a row.When I sit at my computer, I use a hard wooden chair at a wooden indoor/outdoor table. In you pic, you look like you're "locked in".

  14. HI Chris - rather than going either dark or blond - why don't you think about having foils done, light, caramel and then a deeper colour, I'm sure it will help with the regrowth, (helps me!)

    Great news to hear about Russell:-)

  15. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Forget the diet go for daily walks
    Mary H

  16. I love those cards...would have to be my favourites so far!! I have given up going to the hairdressers for my colours lately. I only go for my cut and just muck about with home colours myself. You can get some good ones ( Nice n Easy) that have three different tones through them. You would probably need to get two though for your long hair. I quite like the ones with a bit of a copper shimmer through them...they would suit you!

  17. Love the cards, especially the comby van ones.

    i think you'd look cool with your hair darker, would love to see it.

    Nite nite.

  18. Anonymous10:51 PM

    I remember seeing a photo of you on an older post when you had dark wavy hair and you were wearing sunglasses. You hated it but I thought you looked very glamourous! WOMBAT

  19. And I have ALWAYS said DARK RAVEN BEAUTY ROCK!!!! and your latest batch of cards ROCK even more I love those ones shame I dont have overseas people to send too. (I have just finished work!)

  20. Love the comfy chair at the pc...very relaxing!

    Also love the kombi van card.

    Glad to hear of the lovely chat with Russell xx

  21. The card with the van on it is great! Of course, all the others are too but that is my current fave!

    As for the hair - I say go dark. See if you like it. You can always go light again!

    As for the diet - I say first become happy in your own skin. Then - you can diet or not and still be happy.

  22. That Kombi really does come up nice on a card doesn't it?

    I shall have to keep my eyes out for some :-)


  23. I REALLY like these cards!! Very colorful!! You're just getting better and better :)

    I have kind of went off the "diet" idea. So far I'm not drinking soda (unless it contains booze haha). Now I'm on a new couch diet. I can't go out to eat lunch so that I can afford my new couch I bought lol. That seems to be helping quite a bit!


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