Thursday, March 17, 2011

Our Fijian Holiday Part 1

From the 7th - 14th March we spent 7 fantastic nights at the Westin Denarau 5 Star Resort and Spa. We had the best time and it was so relaxing, we didn't go there with the intention of doing lots of tours or trips, the whole idea of this holiday was just to sit back, relax and chill out and we certainly achieved that.
The first pic is the view looking back towards our resort from the shoreline.



And what is a tropical island without palm trees framed against the ocean.

We did one tour and one of the places we saw on it was the Garden of the Sleeping Giant which has the most gorgeous collection of orchids that I have ever seen.




And these little frogs really didn't care about all the people around.


One night we had dinner at the Zing Restaurant which is in the Westin Resort, the presentation of the pork cutlets that we both ordered was so incredible that I had to take a pic, and yes it tasted as good as it looked.



The view from our balcony was really lovely and one morning while Richard was having his shower I roamed out and saw this cruise ship anchored near an deserted island quite close to our resort.


Every morning we would have access to a full buffet breakfast of the most amazing collection of food, you name it and it was there, bacon, eggs, fruit, fresh juices, crossiants, sweet rolls and so much more. This was the view that we would have every morning, so very hard to take.


And here is Richard feeling quite full and content after breakfast.

Friday, March 4, 2011

How awesome is this, The Boxx is having a Cyber Crop at the end of this month and the best thing is that in the past they have been on nights when i have to work the next day this time i will at a home that has nice fast internet so i can keep up with everything happening, my home, yay for me. So if you are able to make this do it will be so much fun.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Welcome to the family

After three girls, my gorgeous neices Clohe, Haylee and Shelby my sister Katy and her husband Ian welcomed a handsome litle boy to their family. Logan Ian Eric Elkington was born on the 6th of February 2011 and is such a precious little one.

I haven't seen him in real life yet but really do hope to be able to make it up to Kempsey later on this month for a visit.

This page was for the February Sketch Challenge at the Boxx and was just perfect for his picture.


Boxx Challenges

Have done a few layouts just recently. The first two where for the February Newsletter at The Boxx, I was given the February Boxx of Scraps, http://scrapboxx.com/catalog/boxx-scraps-february-2011-p-23818.htmlto play with and this the page that I came up with, really pushed me out of my comfort zone but a lot of fun.



Products included in this kit include:-

»Sassafras- Mix & Mend- Handmade Hobnob 12x12 d/sided paper

»Sassafras- Mix & Mend- Tailored Sweetley 12x12 d/sided paper

»Sassafras- Mix & Mend- Delicate Olio 12x12 d/sided paper

»Sassafras- Mix & Mend- Free Composition 12x12 d/sided paper

»Sassafras- Mix & Mend- Alterations 12x12 d/sided paper

»Sassafras- Mix & Mend- Fancy Free 12x12 d/sided paper

»Sassafras- Mix & Mend- Sweet Treat Stickers

»Prima gem alphas watercolour rainbow turquoise

»Adorn it tiny whoopsy alphas teal

»Websters bloomers trim lime green

»2x Bazzill cardstock - kraft & sunflower


Next up I had to design a sketch for the March Monthly Challenge, now that was interesting, wasn't as hard as I thought because I had a specific picture in mind so I just worked around it, this is the sketch -


And this is the layout that I did, it is of my nephew Robert and his stunning bride Aime on there wedding day.







The products I used are as follows -from the Boxx Shop http://www.scrapboxx.com/catalog/

Patterned Paper - 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market - Jai 12x12 flocked and 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market - Crystal 12x12 Doubled sided
Card Stock - Bazzill Linen and River Reed
Prima flowers - Snow Peony
1 small Chandelier

Others were -

Jenni B Scrapbooking Ribbons - Memories
Kaiser After Five Collection Foil pp for the butterlies and word page for strip under top pics
Kaiser Rhinestones, Pearl Flourishes and mini alphas
Rubbons from Kylie W
White satin ribbon
Martha Stewart med Monarch Butterfly punch and daisy border edge punch
Black Cherry Glimmermist
Machine stitching
White gel pel