Monday, May 31, 2010


Busy week this week for the Tiernan family.
Mark had an ensemble performance this morning which Paul and I attended. He plays the violin.
Damon plays clarinet and he has two concerts this week. It is also his birthday on Saturday. He's going to become a teenager. Yikes. His party is on Sunday at indoor go karting. Very exciting stuff.
Plenty of other happenings too.


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Sunday, May 30, 2010


Got an exciting offer today. Can't share yet but very pleased about it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Ooooh, very happy with this. Took me quite a while to decide what to do for the last week (wk 6) of the postcards competition at Scrap Boutique. Even pondered different ideas in the wee small hours when I should have been sleeping. Hence, only got it uploaded today, quite late for me.
I've done some stamping, inking and used some ribbons, overlays and chipboard letters. Pleased with the result.
The photo was taken down outside Sunsets Restaurant in Rockingham, WA. The occasion was my Nan's 80th birthday breakfast. It was a stunning day. She was born on the 31st of December.

Spot On

The weather man got it right this time. We've had soooo very much rain. Incredible. The sun has just peeped out. Must run off and take a photo of my latest layout.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


My 12 yo son Damon has gone on School Camp for 3 days. I dropped him off this morning. He forgot to wear his medic alert bracelet so the co-ordinator gaffer taped his wrist with the allergy warning. I hope he comes back alive, I truly do. Apparently there are also going to be thunderstorms (typical). You wouldn't know it right now as the sun is shining.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Japan - Week 5

Just completed my layout for Scrap Boutique's week 5 of the Postcards competion, which is Japan. I've done some iris folding for the fish. I've used die-cuts also. The symbol inside the flower means water. I've also used some lovely Japanese paper which I've cut to add to the flow effect I wanted.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Flower making tutorial

Register for the class here ( There are some sneak peeks in the thread. It will be run by Karen.

Starts tonight at 7pm EST.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Wow, did we ever have a storm this morning. Thunder and rain and lotsa lightning around 4:45am. Had trouble falling back to sleep and had some very interesting dreams after that.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Scrap Boutique - Wk 4 (India)

I created a double page spread for the Postcards Comp challenge. Just uploaded it.
Here is my take. The inspiration was India.

Victory is sweet, and surprising

Holy moly. Carlton doubled St Kilda's score in last night's Monday football match. The Blues were on fire, especially Waite and Betts. Saints just could not match their pace and were very inaccurate when kicking for goal.  Hooray. So happy.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Scrap of your Life May Challenge 1

Here is my  layout for the abovementioned challenge.
Had to use pink and orange, a frame and a bird.
My son took some photos whilst I was trying to talk on the phone.
This is the best of a bad bunch and I still don't like this one.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cartoons? layout

I'm a blogging fool today. You can tell that hubby is not around hogging the PC.
Here is my sub for Scrap Boutique's May challenge. You had to make a grunge background and the subject was the little people and a mood of theirs. This is of Damon at nearly 1 year of age.

Some cards

I didn't feel well yesterday so I sat and made 4 cards whilst watching the TV. Here they are.

Winging it

Hubby just flew off on a Qantas jet into the bright blue sky and his heading over to Western Victoria to visit with his Dad. That leaves me and the two boys to it til the 16th. What do I have planned? A scrapbooking night, of course, and a clothes swap party. Very girly things. As for Mother's Day, well my Mum is sick and my Nan is not up to it so I'm having afternoon tea with some family friends. How nice of them to invite us over and I must make something yummy to take.

Friday, May 7, 2010


The burn off gave me a throat infection. Well, I got one overnight so you could make that link but I don't really believe it. My Mum and my brother are sick too. Can't blame them either because I haven't seen them in person. I guess it is just that time of year. Inconvenient though as my hubby is about to jet over to see his Dad tomorrow morning for 8 days. Timing!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cough, cough, wheeze

Perth is blanketed in smoke today from a burn off down south. The smoke drifted out to sea on the wind and the sea breeze has sent it to cover the metro area. Very unpleasant.

May Challenges

Scrap Of Your Life's new May challenges are up. Take a look and you might like to challenge yourself with these. Find these here:

Monday, May 3, 2010

Artastic entry for May

Yesterday I got my paints out and challenged myself. I had the idea of painting some Aussie animals for my entry in the Artastic challenge for May. I had some photos from back in the 80s which I hadn't scrapped which had emus in.  I used photo safe cardstock to paint and draw on. Here's what I came up with.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Mark has his first footy game this morning. He plays for Booragoon Junior Football Club. They are a great bunch of boys in his team. Hope he has a pearler. It's a nice, fine clear day for it. Good for spectators too.

Also, go Blues, get those Pies.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pink Paislee

I LOVE Pink Paislee. Their blog hop (tour) started yesterday. Jump on board and see some fabulous inspiration. I'm part way through. It's so great so far.