February 3, 2010

Mr Mojo is back in da house....
and I am super glad to have the cheeky bugger back!
doors are locked and he is chained to my desk :o)
gonna make him earn his freedom back after deserting me for so long like he did... lol
oh them there are fightin words! where did they come from? Must be the 'mean' me talkin tonight cause the 'nice' me is over there on the couch watchin icarly on foxtel AGAIN aruugghhh so sick of watchin these kids programs! When will I get control of the remote????
Spellbinders ROCK....
I have had a ball playin with them this week... oops sorry, Mr Mojo just growled at me.... he says he has had a ball playin with em too! Cant forget to include him, he might run away again!
anyways... as 'I' was saying... these following 4 are some of my February CPT projects for DownUnder Direct

and a couple of cards using more Spellbinders and Justrite Stamps

(ok you can stop laughing at my pathetic first attempt at a Matilda.... she is lucky she made it to the card, I so nearly grounded her n put her back in the draw for misbehaving! But she was sitting so sweetly with her hands in her lap...)
and now I must go take control of this Foxtel remote before I lose my mind well anymore than I already have lol :o)
Till next time beautifuls
take care
Luv Nat xx

January 31, 2010

mornin bloggers
yay the school holidays have come to an end, as much as I luv having my kids home, no routine and no running around I am glad they are going back tomorrow! Cabin Fever has hit and they are ready! (and I am sooo ready to CLEAN MY HOUSE!!!)

I have done hardly any scrapping at all since Xmas :o(
that will soon change as I get back into the swing of things and start enjoying the 6 hours of peace a day lol

I hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable school holidays

In an attempt at a Scrappy Fix I went digi
this one is all about some of my favorite pages from 2009

CREDITS: A-liya, LiviaY, Scrap Kitten, sqscraps, Randi Oh Designs, DIDM,

this is another digi using one of my friend Bob's fabbo photoshoots with his kiddies

CREDITS: JBolt, Ann-Marie, Cinzial, Shabby Miss Jenn, Royanna
These next 3 are some of my CPT projects at DownUnder Direct

PRODUCTS USED: BazzillCardstock 15-256F Cardinal, 8-821E Mud Puddle, Spellbinders: S4-132 Classic Rectangles (LG)
PRODUCTS USED: BazzillCardstock 10-1001D Bazzill White
, Swarovski Crystals: 101001 Crystal Applicator, SW3001 4mm Swarovki Crystals

PRODUCTS USED: BazzillCardstock 7-724A Sea Blue, 10-1001D Bazzill White, Bazzill Cardstock With An Edge
302899 CWAE- Rectangles - Geneva, Swarovski Crystals: 101001 Crystal Applicator, SW3001 4mm Swarovki Crystals


and that's all my brain can function on for now!
back soon
take care n behave yaselves
Luv Nat xx

January 19, 2010

Living with RA

When we say we can’t do something because we don’t feel well, put yourself in our shoes by using the examples of our symptoms below…

Shots: Fill one of our spare needles with saline solution, saline won’t hurt you, we would love something worse but don’t want to end up in jail. Give yourself a shot every time we do our shot.

Side Effects from the Shots: Bang you head against a wall, wrap yourself in a heating pad, wrap your entire body with an ace bandage tightly then finally treat yourself to some spoiled food or drink.

Painful Nodules or lumps of tissue under the skin: Put equal or unequal amounts of small pebbles in each shoe then take a walk; if we are mad at you we would prefer needles to pebbles.

Weakness: Apply Tightly 10 kg ankle weights and 10 kg thigh weights then take a 5 kilometer walk, clean the house, go shopping and then sit down – how ya’ feeling now?

Balance and Walking Problems: Drink 100 proof grain alcohol and then sit and spin in an office chair for 30 minutes, now get up and see what happens.

Poor Hearing/Buzzing in Ears: Put a bee in each ear and then put a plug in each one…Bzzzzzzzz.

Dizziness (Vertigo): Get on a gently rocking boat all day and all night and take several walks around the deck with your eyes closed.

Limited Range Of Motion: Put on 6 or 7 layers of clothes, extra thick gloves and a heavy coat and try doing daily tasks, opening your medicine bottle, grasping a fork, combing hair, buttoning a shirt. How’s that working for ya’?

Fatigue: Stay awake for two full days to induce incredible fatigue and then cook dinner, clean the house, walk the dog and see how you feel. Please do not compare RA fatigue to you being tired from only a few hours of sleep – it’s not the same at all.

Cognitive Function (Brain Fog): Take a liberal dose of sleeping pills but stay awake. Try and function properly and think clearly. To make it even more real without killing yourself of course, take the sleeping pills with a small sip of wine.

Burning Feeling: Make a full pot of boiling water and then have someone fill a squirt gun with the boiling water and shoot it at yourself all day long. However, you can give us the pleasure of shooting you instead…optional of course.

Intention Tremor: Hook your body to some type of vibrating machine try and move your legs and arms…..hmmm are you feeling a little shaky? You are not allowed to use anything fun for this lesson.

Vision Problems (Corneal Edema): Smear Vaseline on glasses and then wear them to read the newspaper.

Hoarseness: yell at the top of your lungs for hours. How are them golden pipes doing?

Memory Issues: Have someone make a list of items to shop for and when you come back that person adds two things to the list and then they ask why you didn’t get them. When you come back from shopping again they take the list and erase three things and ask why you bought those things.

Depression: Take a trip to the animal shelter everyday and see all the lonely animals with no home. You get attached to one or more of the animals and when you come back the next day you come in while they are putting her/him asleep.

Fear: Dream that you have lost complete feeling in your hands or feet and when you wake up wiggle your hands and feet, just so happens they don’t move. Think about this every night wondering whether something on your body won’t work the next day when you wake up.

Heat Intolerance or Feeling Hot When it’s Really Not: You are on a nice vacation to Alaska. It’s 1°c outside and 20°c inside. Light a fire for the fireplace and then get into it. Once you have reached about 45°c tell me how you feel, even a person without RA would feel bad, now add all of the above symptoms.

Welcome to our world.

Then Finally…
After subjecting yourself to the items above, let everyone tell you that you are just under a lot of stress, it’s all in your head and that some exercise and counseling is the answer.

This may sound harsh or exaggerated, but trust me when I say that it’s all true. RA is most times an ‘invisible’ disease because a lot of us with RA can walk around looking like we’re ok! What you don’t see are the rough times spent at home, alone, when we have flare ups, causing us the most pain. The next time you see someone with a chronic illness and see them smiling, just remember that they’re probably dealing with a whole lot more than the eye can see…and let them know that you care!

December 23, 2009

I would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas
Hope you all have a happy and safe festive holiday
filled with lots of love and laughter
Luv Nat xx

For something a little different, I tagged along with a friend to work today and that meant a trip to the cemetery!
And a great op. for a few photo's...
I have always enjoyed a wonder through a graveyard, lost in thought for all the beautiful people whom were and still are well loved by so many in this 'Concrete Jungle'.
wondering through the lane-ways is truly a beautiful peaceful sight

the character and charm that age creates

Now time for some scrappin.... lol
this first layout is one of my December projects for DownUnder Direct with a Summer theme
I have used another of the fabbo pics from my friend Bob, this is one of his little ladies enjoying a drive

Products Used: Bazzill Cardstocks, Queen & Co Felt, Lace, Paint, Machine Stitching, Butterflies, Basic Grey papers, Prima Leaves, Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha's, Adorn It alpha, Kaisercraft rub ons, pearls and droplets
and a couple of digi's
this is my beautiful niece Rachelle whom I miss LOADS... mwa mwa sweety

Credits: Royanna
and my MONSTERMAN Jake...

Credits: Royanna

And now its that time of day to find some energy again....
Till next time peeps
take care
Luv Nat xx

December 19, 2009

Digi Attack...
just a quick update today with a couple of Digi's I have been playing around with, it's been so long since I played digi... oh the joy of no mess! Pity the rest of the house wasnt so easy to keep tidy while having fun ... lol

Credits: Royanna

Credits: Royanna

Credits: Mzimm, Shabby Miss Jenn, Rowena F, Jbolt, Jeann, AJ, Aburns, Chirpie, Goth Kitty, Miss Mint & Royanna
well that's it I am outa here to pretend I am a mummy for a while... school holiday's have just started and they are bored already!!!! not a good sign
take care peeps
Luv Nat xx