Monday, December 30, 2013

Hello / Play

My last two layouts of the year for D-lish Scraps.

The first layout is Hello and would you believe, I actually used Gelatos! I still have no idea how to use them properly though. For this layout I added some flecks to some texture paste and smeared it over a chevron mask. Then I drew along the top and bottom edges and used a water brush to spread it out. If anyone has some more ideas on how to use them, I'd be happy to hear them!

My other layout is Play. I love these photos of my little man. No Gelatos this time!

Well, that's it for this year crafty wise. I hope to do more and varied projects next year. Stayed tuned. :)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013

I blinked and it was over. Gone.

So much effort is put in to just one day of the year. It's a shame that we don't put as much effort in to every day of the year. Honestly, Christmas does bring out the best in me. I'm more tolerant when things aren't going my way, I'm more pleasant to people in that I talk more to strangers, I give more to help people out like buskers and in general, I just feel nicer.

Here's a recap of the Jarrett Christmas 2013.

Our Santa photo was taken early this year as I was trying to be more organised:

We decorated the tree early too as the kids were excited after I bought a new pack of ornaments.

We saw The Polar Express at the local outdoor cinema:

We painted plaster Christmas ornaments:

We made Gingerbread Houses:

We made paper snowflakes:

And then, Santa came to visit:

Merry Christmas! :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

In the Backyard

I have a plethora of old un-scrapped photos of the kids. It's coming in quite handy since Kate refuses to smile in photos at the moment.

So here's another layout I scrapped for D-lish Scraps last month. 

I must say, I am loving being a part of the D-lish team.I get to play with the coolest embellishments.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Adore You

Another month of D-Lish Scraps reveals!

This time I tried to be a little bit girly. I can't really pull off the super flowery stuff. This will just have to do!

I do so love that photo of Amy! She was such a sweet little baby. She's now 6 going on 16...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Episode 2: Stupid Things I Do.

Yes, a new segment to my blog.

I'm sure I've done more than two, but that's all I've blogged about so far this year. Remember my trail run?

Last week I decided to go for a ride. I wasn't really keen on it. It was a bit windy and my legs were tired from a biggish run the night before. I went to the shop and grabbed a few things and on my way home, I thought that it was a beautiful afternoon and to stop being so lazy and go for the ride!

10kms. Nothing fast, nothing far. In fact, I won't even ride on my race bike, I'll just take my commuter bike and just take it easy.

Off I go.

1km into my ride and I'm heading towards a roundabout. I think to myself, I'll slow down a little bit, then if there are no cars, I'll just shoot through.

I never even made the roundabout.

I, in a huge error, pulled on the front brakes.

They grabbed and I flew over the handlebars.

I stopped myself with my face.

Some people stopped to help and the looks on their faces were pretty priceless. Or maybe the fact that I was running around on the the road yelling "I need to find my tooth! I need to find my tooth!"

It was never lost, it was still in my mouth, well, half of it anyway.

I rang Steve (thank goodness I had my phone!) and he came and collected me, took the bike home, left the kids with our neigbour and took me straight to the hospital.

They took me in straight away into a resuscitation bed and called trauma over the speakers. I had a giggle as I didn't think it was that bad (it wasn't!)

Luckily it wasn't. I was still holding on to the handlebars when I went over so I banged up my knuckles quite badly, but hey, no broken bones! Not a scratch on my legs, just some pretty horrific bruising. Oh and you know, the half tooth thing...

And you know, gravel rash on my face:

Yep, the hospital had given me some pretty good tablets by that stage. ;)

My hands are still suffering quite badly. The bones and tendons hurt quite a bit still, over a week later. This typing business is painful and slow. Oh and there's my glasses. They're in the bin now as they were very damaged, thankfully as they saved more of my face being hurt!

And lastly, here's a picture of me recovering.

The girls came out with some corker zombie jokes.

It heals more and more each day. Thankfully.