Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Well I have spent all day so far, updating my blog. You will notice a few changes on the side and I even put a load of new images on Slide, some old, some not so old. I didn't really realize how much I didn't have on there and I didn't even get them all up, oh well another day.

It's the final days of the school holidays, it's been a pretty quiet lot of holidays this year. We usual go down south every January, but not this year. So Locky had to be contented staying near home, thank goodness for the pool and play dates with his friends.

Under Supervision of course :0)

Even Pippy is Supervising. It amazes me what that dog can pick up on, considering she is blind (we think she see shapes and outlines?) and deaf. Mind you she makes so much noise when the kids are in the pool I'm sure I'm going to go deaf, not to mention the neighbours,,,lol.

Locky and Zac, these guys have been solid friends since Kindy.

Near impossible to get a serious photo any more :0)

Locky and his mate Jake

One Body board two boys?




Great Fun.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Scrapbooking Industry Australia (SIA)
Trade event and Conference:
Tuesday 31st March , and Wednesday April 1st, 2009.

I'm off there again with Julie from 'Collections Elements'
Being the second show, I'm expecting bigger and better, I can't wait.
Thanks to Julie, my mojo came home,, hopefully to stay for a little while. She has a load of new products to be released for the show and lucky me gets to play with them. There is nothing like new product, especially Collections, to get my mojo flowing.
So keep your eye out for some sneak peeks both here on on Julies blog Nirvana.

Stay Safe x


If you follow my blog you may have seen this before.
Stamping and Papercraft, published this in their latest mag. I loved how they photographed it,, Thanks Emily x
Here's some more shots.

Back soon xx

Happy Australia Day

Mother nature has gone all out for the celebration of Australia day here in Perth, it's about 30 degrees at the moment and perfect for celebrating the day.
The Underwood house is very quiet with the older kids off doing their thing and Rick, Locky and myself are celebrating in style,,, LOL,, by staying inside in the air conditioning.
Where do the days go,,we are nearly at the end of the month,,, my goodness, one more week and school goes back for 2009. It been quite an eventful couple of weeks in our house, Erin received news that she got into WAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) at Edith Cowan University to study Events Management, the business side of performing arts, she is very excited and we are so proud of her, this has led her to the decision that home would be the best place to be while studying,,, so we have a full house again as she has come home,,, joy, joy!!! *s*. I love the idea of having her home. But I'll be back to worrying, watching the time on weekends when she is out partying with friends and I'm lying in bed thinking, is she safe, ect, you know all the Mum worries. I look forward to the good things like curling up on the couch watching movies, her cooking for us, I hate cooking, she loves it. You know all the girly things. :0) Locky adores her and she has lots of time for him, they joke around heaps and she is quite happy to bring him places, although I think he has learnt that going shopping with her is hard work and he's not to keen on that any more,,, lol.

Liam has finally found a job he loves,, and is more on the path to his future career, I really admire him for keeping his heart set on where he wants to be in the future. He is employed as a freelance camera man. He is now shooting adverts for an online company here in Perth. He is either given a script or makes a script, shoots the ad, edits its and programs it for the internet. He is also shooting footage of night spots here in Perth for promotional purposes.

I think he is pretty clever, but hey I'm his Mum.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lazy Day

It's 11.45 and I've just had breakfast,,,, this is what I love about the school holidays,, sleep in's,, although I needed it. I've had poor little Locky in my bed for 2 nights now. Last night was not so bad but I don't think I would of got much more than 3 hours sleep the night before that. He picked up a stomach bug somehow and spent that night very close to the sick bowl and very close to his Mum. :0)

Thought I share some creativity.
This book is what the 'She' class journal was based on. It was under construction when I got asked to participate in a 'Top Ten' article in the last Scrapbook Creations, on journals. Here's a closer look, called White Delight a work in progress.

Audrey x

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

We Are Australian

I love this song, it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. The theme this month for my Helmar DT project was 'something to celebrate Australia Day' on Jan 26th. I loved doing this canvas, it was all about a bit of Art for Art sake. I love the freedom of the design team as I get to use the variety of Helmar products, including Scrapdots, Acid Free Glue and one of my favorites at the moment, the 2 Step Crackle, with all sorts of other products.
I Google searched the lyrics of the song for the background of the canvas.

The image is of Locky and my nephew fishing off the beach in Busselton last year and transferred onto the canvas using 'Sheer Heaven', this specialty paper gives the best image transfer I have seen so far.

I played with the Helmar, Texture Effects, getting this result using Glimmer Mist Stencils.

The crackle was achieved using Helmar 2 Step Crackle.

The colors of the canvas, the Collections chipboard letters, bird and my hands on the day, were a result of playing with various Glimmer Mists and Radiant Rain Daubers.

Back again soon.
Take Care
Audrey x

Sunday, January 4, 2009

One Whole Month

Well the whole month of December, flashed past, gone!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and my wish for you is that 2009 be a happy, healthy one for you and the one's you hold dear.

The lead up to Christmas was hectic. It just came to quick, crept up silently behind me,,, LOL.
Christmas day was exhausting, don't get me wrong, I loved being with my family, but it always seems to be a chore for me. This year my sister convinced my folks to have a non traditional Christmas meal and go with cold meat and salads, beautiful salads and us girls all chipped in, even Erin, she's a great cook, must take after her Auntie, my sister is a great cook too. This definitely made the cooking preparations easier, but we decided we would go back to the traditional feast next year. My sister and I take turns having at each others house and those who follow my blog might remember it was at my house last year and in a moment of insanity I suggested we have it here again,,,, LOL. So dinner it was for 23 people,,, insane :0)

We had some friends from Queensland stay for a couple of weeks, arriving on Christmas Eve. So Christmas morning was Loud, with 5 boys under the age of 10 and 4 more that sounded like they should be, us girls were a bit out numbered at 3, 4 counting Pippy the dog.

I recycled last years ceiling decorations by adding some more white cane stars and reindeer. (The table was centered underneath)

And went with traditional red and green for the table.

Some pic's of the day.
The Pool was one of the reasons to have it at our place.




Erin arriving.

Pressie Time.


Christmas Hugz.


Dad and his sense of humor.




Dad and Muriel.

My Brother playing with his camera. (look real close??)

It's getting late.

And cold, can you believe it!! The last few Christmas' have been up near the 40's, hence the choice for salads.

A great advertisement for Christmas in Australia. LOL

Take Care
Audrey xx