Saturday, March 19, 2011

Some more cards

I bought a packet of plain white embossed cards recently.  I got them out to see what I could make with them and I happened to have bought some metalic pencils which I rubbed over the embossed part.  I always seem to have stickers and card shapes.  I think they look quite simple but effective.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Canberra

Balloon in front of the Old Parliament House, Canberra.  The New Parliament House is the building behind with the enormous flag pole.
Today was the first day in a while that I have woken up feeling half decent.  This head cold has been awful - but at least I am now on the mend.  Anyway we were going to take Amy to go see the hot air balloons for Canberra Day (sorry, I need to stop here and say I can't believe wikipedia has a Canberra Day page!!!), however it wasn't good timing for her, so we went without her. 

As it turned out, they weren't going up this morning due to bad weather conditions.  It was a shame, cause it is quite a sight to see all those beautiful balloons up in the air and reflected into Lake Burley Griffin.  To keep the crowd happy, they inflated a few of the balloons, but they stayed tethered to the ground.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Surprise 60th!!

My aunty celebrated her 60th last week.  She has recently moved away from her hometown after 35 years.  We thought we'd put a call out to see if anyone would be able to make it up there to help her celebrate, and much to my delight, not one, but three car loads of people made the 6+ hour trip for her!

We mainly kept it a surprise to avoid disappointment if any of them couldn't make it last minute, but also because knowing my aunt, she wouldn't want the fuss made of her.
I spent a good 3 hours decorating the room.  As such - you'll get a picture of it from all angles....