Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Celebrating Dad's

When it comes to celebrating Dads  it can be hard to come up with gift ideas, especially as they get older and already have so much of what they need. Its often so easy just to grab a store brought card with a car or golf clubs and write a short message.

Not all dads are into cars or golf and the range for dads is pretty basic when it comes to cards. Making a handmade one that you can fill with how much he means to you I think might mean more to him than any store brought card. (even if he never admits it).

I made a few simple Kraft cards for Dad's, not fussy with heaps of product, just quick and simple but ready to tell him how much you care for him. 
Wishing all dads out there a happy fathers day for this Sunday, especially my Dad, Father-In-Law, amazing hubby and my eldest son who celebrates his first fathers day!

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Monday, August 31, 2015

September Creative Goals

Its that time again where I set all my creative goals for the month ahead. August was a bit of a non event for creative goals with the move and unpacking, but I did get a little crocheting done of a night.
I have a few birthday's coming up that I need to make gifts for and I would like to get a bit of a start on Christmas gifts!

 So here are my creative goals for September

Sophie's Universe blanket part 10
Two birthday gifts (cant mention what they are as the ladies receiving them might read)
Jot Mood Board
Scrap the Boys
Journal catch up
Three birthday cards

After a month of hardly being creative I'm going to leave this list as is and see how i go and maybe will get more done if I'm super motivated and organised.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Making those envelopes all pretty

Just popping in to share with you some envelopes I recently created ready to be sent out to my lovely penpals.
A little bit of doodling, some washi tape and some images cut from op shop books and alot of fun putting them all together.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Roadside Murals

Most of our year is spent driving up and down the motorway to and from footy games. Ive noticed over the years that those horrible walls put up to block out noise for the residents on the other side are slowly being given a makeover.

I'm not sure whether its local councils or the state government responsible for the amazing murals that I'm seeing more and more of, but whoever it is, well done!
The artwork I'm seeing as we drive along is amazing, some very talented people out there. I hope that the trend continues and we get to see more.

Here are a few of the murals I was able to get photos of, its a little hard to snap a photo as your driving along.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Penpal catchup

I have three lovely ladies who I'm lucky to have has penpals, I love writing to them and getting  their letters back in return. I feel like we have become good friends in such a short time.
A few weeks before we moved I sat down and made sure that I had all my letters written and ready to write so that they wouldn't get lost in the hectic jumble of boxes and bags in the move.

Some days - especially if I'm extra busy - I just write a lovely letter and send it off, but I love to play a little and make my letters look pretty and arty.
I may just have a huge collection of stationary that might possibly last years haha and still buying more. I'm not alone here right?

So now I'm all caught up and waiting to hear back from my lovely friends.
Will have a post about the decorated envelopes coming up in the next few days.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Chayse at 4 months


Its hard to believe that it has been four months since this gorgeous little bubba boy came into our lives. The time has flown by and he is growing so fast.
Everyone told me before Chayse was born that I would love being a Grandma and they got it spot on, its been amazing. Takes me back to when my boys were tiny little bubbas, seeing Chayse do things his daddy did and looking alot like his daddy too, although there is a fair bit of his mumma in there too.
I could go on forever telling you about our smiley little boy but I don't want to bore you , so instead just check out the photos (there a quite a few) of our adorable grandson.

We are so grateful that we are able to be a part of his growing up and love him to pieces.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cards for the teen boys

Popping in to share some more cards from my huge session I had a few weeks ago, this time for the teen and younger males in my life.
Nice and bright and a little more funky (I hope) than the ones I shared here.

These ones were super quick (except for paint drying) and easy to do using only a few scraps and some ink. If you wanted you could change the colours up and add herts or flowers instead of stars and they could be for girls as well.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)