Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve come and gone downunder... now its our turn here in British Columbia. I think we are the last place on earth to change years....  2012  ... gosh that is hard to imagine and understand. Do you remember when it was going to turn 2000 and everyone was concerned about the clocks ... in airplanes, computers, everything that had a digital number ... they didn't know what was going to happen because it had not been programmed in for a new century.  Well my new years eve was just a walk outside in the snow and on the ice with my old Dozer dog. I bundled myself up like an eskimo.  Minus 18 or so .... terribly cold .... I find my face hurts when I come back inside ....
I have enjoyed the Christmas period ... read three books... surprised myself by that accomplishment. I know I am a quick reader but in three weeks that sure is fast.

I gave the deer some corn this afternoon when two little ones arrived. I fed the chickadees who never seem to disappear from the snowy days.  The squirrel got something so I guess all is well with my little part of the world up here at the top of the planet.  I sure do hope that the New Year brings some peace to the world.  I can only pray that it will.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Click on the image to see it larger and install it to your computer or save it from there. I love making desktop wallpapers ... so here's another one for you if you collect them as I do.  

Monday, December 26, 2011

I sure hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was extra quiet ... and cold... we had rain instead of snow but what the heck... we have plenty of snow out there to last us a lifetime.  I used my pretty red plates to serve our supper on so that was festive ... even our Dozer dog had his meal on one of the red plates ... no matter.... :-)  He's one of the family and it was a very special occasion... his first Christmas with us.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.....   A desktop wallpaper for you to add to your computer for the holiday season. I love Christmas wallpapers .. and have a whole bunch of them which change each day automatically.   Click on it to see it larger and save or install it from there....  Ho Ho Ho!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Heaps of thawing snow falling from my roof last night kept me awake. I was just dozing off with Dozer ...  lol....  when another big slab of the white stuff would budge and slide down the side of the house and hit the ground with a shattering thud.  All crunchy and noisy and some of the falls scared the wits out of me.  I hate it when it does that.   I guess the temperature overnight went up a few degrees and started the snow moving.  It's been so cold.  I was beginning to think Santa was up there .. and had arrived early ....  such noisy stuff when it falls but good that it comes down I guess.... to make room for the next big bunch of it....

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Soft and pretty desktop wallpaper for you....  lots of flowers ... spring has sprung.... (don't I wish ... :-)   after spending all morning shovelling snow from our deck, our driveway, the boot room roof and around the yard so my Dozer dog can walk about.  Soon all I'll see is a pair of ears going around the yard .... it's piling up and up but he sure does like his little "avenues" I have made for him so he can get about easily.
Santa comes next week....  I wish he was bringing me some lovely things but alas.. it will be very quiet and very "not much at all" sort of time this year.   Click on the wallpaper image to see it larger and save or install it from there.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Hop over and get some great bargains for yourself for Christmas ...   :-)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A very pretty Santa... sometimes these vintage santas look a bit scarey but not this one.... gorgeous beard ...

And a cute little baby. We have some pretty displays outside homes around our area ....  lots of them seem to have the blow up thingies like moose and santas and even next door has penguins in a sled . They are huge and a heated fan keeps them inflated up here in the cold of Canada.
There is even a huge polar bear down on the corner ....and he looks right at home on the ice and snow.

This morning I'm up very early.. it's only 4.30 a.m. so I can see the eclipse of the moon.  It's supposed to be happening in an hour or so ... it will turn deep red and orange ... we have a great view of it here with no street lights or distractions.  Only thing is its snowing outside so I'll be bundled up warm .... Then I can have a cup of tea and snuggle back down into my bed ....   :-)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A pretty cupcake for you from my Etsy Shoppe... Click to see it full size and then you can print as many as you wish.  Punch a hole in one corner and tie a pretty ribbon.

Well my grand dog ... who lives about 10 hrs away from me ... has already undone his Christmas gift.  We sent a parcel down to the family and I included some rawhide doggie treats for Chewie dog.  Family woke up one morning to hear chewing sounds and it was my darling boy .. eating his Christmas gift.... he'd undone the package and got stuck into them.  So funny.   I remember one Christmas back in Australia when my beautiful Old English Sheepdog got under the christmas tree and undone every single parcel I had wrapped and put there.  The shirts in boxes had teeth holes in the box, and all sorts of things were nearly destroyed.  I guess it was my fault for putting his doggie treats under the tree for him too.   I sure do miss him and I'm so glad I have Dozer this year.  My Wilbur dog also loved to undo his own gifts....   :-)

Monday, December 5, 2011

I finished a new digital collage sheet of pretty pink cupcakes today.  I love cupcakes... what a special and pretty way to have something on hand for people to come and enjoy with a spot of hot tea in a vintage cup.  I love those cupcake trees I've seen ... decorating plates of wire really where you start at the bottom and have but one cupcake at the top ... they look wonderful.  I think Martha Stewart had some for sale and I've also seen them in cake stores now as well.  I also took some photos today of my very gorgeous old Dozer dog.... He sure is being spoiled.  I just adore him and I am so glad I could give him a nice warm home inside ....  out of the bitter cold of Canadian winters ... he sure does tell me he wants to come in .... 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Don't forget to use the discount coupons codes for a variety of  discounts off the price of any digital collage sheets at my Etsy Shoppe.  You can find them in the heading of my Etsy Shoppe.  They are not only sheets for printing out but you can crop the images and use them for any purpose that you can think of.  Even selling them if you make something from them.   There are some lovely graphics you could use for websets, stationery, and a whole bunch of other things apart from printed sheets.  One customer even wanted to use them to decorate cakes... edible images...  another wanted to print them onto fabric and sell as pieces to embroider.  I'm constantly amazed at the projects people want to use them for....   Some other suggestions below...  and what a great time to get your family to buy you something pretty as a Christmas gift....  :-))
♥ Gift tags
♥ Greeting cards
♥ Bookmarks
♥ Magnets
♥ Etsy and Ebay banners
♥ Buttons
♥ Pocket mirrors
♥ Business cards
♥ Iron-On-Transfer
♥ Decoupage
♥ Art cards
♥ Jewellery Making
♥ Labels
♥ Pendants
♥ Hang Tags
♥ Altered Art and Mixed Media
♥ Iron-On-Transfer
♥ Pins
♥ Badges
♥ Favor Boxes
♥ Scrapbooking Pages
and More .....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Some Christmas images for you ....  Click to see them larger.
I went shopping today in atrocious snowy conditions. Driving was treacherous, wind was blowing, snow was falling.. We were so glad to get home safely.  A long drive through the woods along the huge Canadian highways is always very pretty but especially today when everything was absolutely covered from head to toe with huge blobs of snow. Every tree was a Christmas tree... just spectacular and wonderful.   I sure do love having Christmas in the snow. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I just noticed my little bear christmas header on my blog has an American flag in the basket ... perhaps I should have replaced it with an Aussie flag or a Canadian one...  nah!!!!    I love the Stars and the Stripes.. it's such a dramatic and pretty flag .. I even have one of my own.  
We have had a lot of snow recently... I guess winter is really upon us.  It always looks beautiful in December with lots of pretty sparkling lights from homes around the area.   I love having Christmas in the snow.    It gives me a chance to wear pretty scarves and hats and mittens... big woolly gloves when I take old Dozer for a walk ... warm boots and woolly socks ... 

There really is nothing like it.  And I'm still amazed at the wonderful things I see when the snow has fallen and its landed on fence posts, railings, trees etc ... in all different patterns.   I looked at our wooden fence the other day in the snow and it had swags of snow across it like fancy curtains in a dining room.  So pretty..

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A pretty desktop wallpaper for you....  One of my cups and saucers in this one ... I do enjoy my tea in a pretty cup instead of those mugs.  I'm sure it all tastes so much nicer...  Click on the image to see it full size... its a biggie ... and looks great on my big computer screen.   It's very vintage.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Photoshop....  wow no wonder people use it so much. It has some stunning plug in/filters to use for all sorts of great stuff.  I guess my winter here in the snow and cold of northern British Columbia will be at least busy this year whilst I learn how to use the program and get all the stuff I need to be creative.  Paintshop pro is great too and it is my favourite graphics program but I have wanted to know all about photoshop for years now and the time has come for me to be experimental and brave ... lol..... and venture forth into the unknown.    Who knows what things I'll come up with when I get the hang of it.   At least I'll have something to do during the long winter months which seem to go on for about three quarters of the year.  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friend just phoned .. said he had a visitor up a tree.  His beautiful golden retriever had chased a bear and it was sitting on the branches out of reach of  Ben.   So funny....  Ben got called inside and the bear made his journey down the tree and into the woods. I guess he's still getting the bird seed but he really should be sleeping or at least snuggled up in his den by now.   It was so cold this morning... minus 20 and my walk with Dozer dog was short and shivery.  He, of course didn't care. We came home and I threw a cheese bun out the door onto the snow for the birds ... but of course its in Dozer's belly because he didn't want anyone else to have it.  One would think he's starving but instead he's being treated like royalty and because he's so big and grows a thick coat in the winter I guess he wants to keep eating as much as he can.  Poor little birds will have to get another bread roll whilst old sleepy Dozer is having his afternoon nap. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

You can click on the images to see them full size and save from there....
lots of cold up here in the woods of British Columbia.  I took old Dozer for a walk this morning and was really really glad to get back inside.  All of my face was aching, my hands were cold, my nose was nearly frozen ... and it was excrutiatingly slippery trying to walk on the ice.  I gently plodded my way around trying to step on the pebbles or ruts of ice that were there from tyre tracks....  but baby steps made the walk very long and exhausting.  I think we'll be keeping inside a bit more if the cold continues. Perhaps I'm turning into a wimp ...  :-)  It never used to affect me like it has this past year and this November.  Maybe its the old age creeping up that is also making me scared of falling over....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A nice old stash of Christmas images for you on one sheet. After my shopping trip yesterday it seems like Christmas is right around the corner. With snow everywhere, and trees covered and looking like christmas cards ...  it sure isn't far away. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Time to buy the winter tyres. Our little white Jeep is covered in snow ... the roads are snowy, its hard to walk on the frozen snow .. so I'll be buying some of those wire things you put on your boots to stop you slipping and sliding when you walk. I love them. They certainly do work amazingly and with all this walking I'm doing with the old Dozer dog I'm sure to be timid on my feet.  It's really dangerous sometimes ... especially if he sees a cat and wants to chase it.  He might be getting old like me but he's still got a lot of "oomph" when it comes to going after those little furry things that go meow ...    I hope you all are keeping warm up here in the northern hemisphere.  Downunder of course they are coming into summer.  How very different it is to spend December in the snow instead of the heat. I don't miss those very stuffy and awkward heated days when cooking turkey or something else in the oven is the last thing you want to be doing.  Some bathing beauties for you ...  from the 1920's....

Friday, November 4, 2011

I know nothing about this image....  but you can click on it to see it original size if you wish to save it...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Surprise today out in the field to see four little deer. I wondered what my beautiful white Dozer dog was barking at .. it's usually a squirrel or a cat or the crows .. but today it was the deer. There is still lots of food for them to eat so we don't need to start giving them the cracked corn we usually do over the winter months... not yet anyway .... It was lovely to see them and they even started walking towards me when I spoke to them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I desktop wallpaper for you to save ... either save or install ..
click on it to see it original size... it's very pretty on my big computer screen and I love using them...  And there's lots of room for all your icons... 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This little girl reminded me of one of our trick or treaters last night who came around for Halloween.  We had quite a few visitors and they were all very sweet and polite ... which was extra nice.    I watched the telly after everything had calmed down and saw a program where people had won the lottery. One guy paid $45,000 for a new mouth full of teeth.  Good heavens .. then I got onto watching Rich Bride Poor Bride .. and one couple forked out $56,000 for their "very ordinary" wedding.  Prices were incredible.. they went way over their budget ... It wasn't even a nice looking wedding although they seemed to enjoy it so I guess that's the main thing.  But wow .. that would have made a good deposit on a nice house.   

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Won't be long before its Valentines' day .. the way the weeks go flying by ..

Happy Halloween to everyone who celebrates it. I saw Halloween candy in the stores yesterday alongside Christmas boxes of candies etc.  They used to wait till one occasion was over before they piled out the other goodies but now they just keep adding more and more.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the cute little children coming to our door soon.  Have to put my old Dozer dog in the bedroom and turn up the television so he wont hear the fireworks.... they sure do hate those....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Some violets for you today... I love violets...
Halloween will soon be here...
I've finished with my dental appointments ...
I had my hair coloured ..
I've driven around in our little Jeep ..
and all seems well with my world at present. 
Hubby's 60th birthday today so that's a special day for him.
I'm so glad we get to spend our time together up here in the woods of British Columbia. We aren't that far from the bottom part of Alaska ... and its quite wonderful to see all the snow and the animals.  It sure is a beautiful part of the world.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Off to the dentist ... last visit .... and the appointment is at 6 p.m.  I think that's the latest time I've ever had to go to the dentist.  Yuk !   I'm not liking it at all....  at least I'm only a few streets away so that is probably the best thing about the whole process.  Not having a long drive to the nearest bigger town to see the dentist.  It's good now we have one in our little country town.   Please don't forget to click on the animal rescue button down the right hand side of the page... they all need us to do that regularly. It won't cost you anything... and you'll be helping some sweethearts with food and shelter.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy days .. well today anyway... I passed my written drivers licence test which means I can now take the road test.  Not having driven for 10 years takes a bit of getting used to again when you sit behind the wheel of a snazzy white Jeep.  I love it and did good when I had a practice run this morning.  I don't want to leave it too long before I go for the road test now because the snow and ice will be arriving soon and that makes everything so much more difficult. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

There's a free Halloween desktop screensaver available in the link down the right hand side of my blog... GiveawayoftheDay.....  I often get wonderful programs from there so be sure to check it out.  And I sure do love Halloween screensavers....  ITS ONLY THERE FOR 24 HOURS ... SO GRAB IT QUICKLY ... and don't forget there's a 20% discount for my blog readers off any purchase from my Etsy Shoppe..... I've mentioned that down my blog a few posts so use that code to save some cash...  And there are some pretty new things for sale at my Shoppe.

Friday, October 21, 2011

This is such a pretty garden scene.  This morning I asked my new group members .. from "Art-a-la-Carte" to send in images of flowers. I need some  

This morning when I opened the door to let the dog out... we found about 6 inches of snow.  It's so pretty but it all seems a bit early.   I think today we'll have to cover up our conifer trees out front because the deer won't be far away now that the snow has arrived and they seem to think the trees are good snacking material.   Anyway if you like graphics ...  join the new Yahoo group.  It's only graphics ... pretty things in your mailbox on a regular basis.  You can find the link on my blog somewhere down the right hand side... the yahoo page shows my three groups and you are most welcome to join all or any ... 

Click on the image to see it full size. It's quite lovely... and big.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pretty hats for your collection.

Monday, October 17, 2011

a desktop wallpaper for you... click on it to see it original size... and save it from there.
I've been busy over the weekend reading up on my road rules book so I can get my drivers licence again.  I have driven for 33 years in Australia ... and two years here in Canada ... I let it lapse for some time and now want to get it again ... but what a hassle. I'm back to being a Learner ... so hopefully if I can get the book into my head I'll be at least able to do the written test this week.   Urgh!!!   it wasn't easy getting it in the first place here in Canada. Everything is back the front from what I've learned and used and driven by in Australia.  It's like trying to drive in the mirror.  oh well... I'll keep reading my book this week... after I go to the dentist for my new crown ... and a few other things I need to do ... I'll go over to the transport office in town and see what I can do....    I want to drive our new little Jeep. It's so sweet... I love it...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I just added the world to my blog.... :-)
It's at the bottom of my page so go down to the bottom and you will see yourself flashing in whatever country you are visiting from.  Pretty cool I think.  It's a pity I didn't add it 40,000 visitors ago .. I'd have had all those little red dots from everyone had I done that.   It sure is a clever thing.. internet I mean... to be able to see all the countries and know that that little light blinking in my area is me.... or you.... lol...
Don't forget to visit my Etsy Shoppe .... it has stacks ... over 220 sheets for you to print out and enjoy.  Latest addition are very pretty cards with backs on them .. you print and fold in half ... they are really lovely ...  I've printed so many of them to use for all occasions.  There are also christmas images ...  you can print for gift cards, there's hang tags, circles and rounds if you are into making pocket mirrors.  I would love one of those with my images on it.  There are also backgrounds to use any way you wish... there's images to print and use as bookmarks or cards, way too many to mention here .. just drop by and see for yourself.

Remember that they are just images so even if you are into making stationery or cards yourself, or maybe webpages or blogs .... you can use the blog toppers by just adding your blog name.. there are also lots of gorgeous Etsy shoppe banners if you have an Etsy shoppe.  There's little bears of course .. (my favourite)... and lots and lots of gift ideas.... 

Some vintage angels for you..
Save them to your Christmas folders ... never can have enough angels or cherubs if you love vintage. They are much bigger if you click on the image to see the original sizes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some pretties to add to your stash... gosh we just had Thanksgiving here in Canada and soon it will be Halloween.... then onwards and upwards to Christmas.  We had a very weird summer and everyone says it will be a bad winter.... all of them are bad .. when the temperatures get down to minus 40 or so.   I'm looking forward to seeing my little deer come visiting again.

Friday, October 7, 2011

I love seeing these sweet little guys ... we seem to have stacks of them each day at the bird feeders.
Chickadees with their cute little tune they sing so often....
It won't be long and they'll really be hungry when the snow comes and the cold.   They sure are pretty.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I was outside the mall today with my beautiful white "Dozer dog" and so many people stopped and commented on how pretty he was.  One little girl said "he likes me' and had the biggest smile as she touched his head.  Ladies with kids in strollers, elderly ladies, expectant mothers, and some teenagers all said he was a lovely dog ....  I told my hubby that his son ought to get himself a big white dog .. because he'd certainly be a girl magnet.  so funny.....   If somone wanted to pick up girls then they need a big white dog like old Dozer.

I had my last eye appointment this afternoon ... all is good thank heavens and my eyesight now is spectacular after my surgery.  Only bad thing about seeing so good is now my wrinkles are obvious. Yikes!!!  I never saw them before .... lol.....
One for you today from my Etsy Shoppe.... I love creating with jewels and gems and all things pretty.  Making anything with diamonds in it is super delicious.  You can click on the image to see it full size ... its 300 dpi so when you print it out it will of course be smaller ... (normal gift tag size).

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A sweet treat for you from my Etsy Shoppe.   I love cupcakes... making them, eating them, decorating them.... anything to do with cupcakes is super.

This one is much larger full size... so save it if you wish... add a few of them to a sheet and then print them out ...

they make great gift tags or cards....

Friday, September 30, 2011

Gosh these weeks go by so quickly.  Today is wonderful sunshine and I've got my Dozer dog waiting for me to take him for a walk.    He sure gets impatient .......  :-)   he had to wait a bit longer this morning whilst I showered and washed my hair but he's sitting beside me now just waiting for me to move away from the keyboard and get out there....   It will soon be Halloween .... I have seen lots of pretties in the stores ....  I sure do wish I'd done the trick or treating thing when I was younger but living in Australia we just didn't celebrate Halloween at all.    Some pretty little girl images for you today... click on them to see their original sizes....

Monday, September 26, 2011

Well a shock today....  snow... already.  It's way to early.  Even the bears aren't prepared for snow.  It was very frosty when we woke up then later this morning down came the pretty white stuff... (which I love completely).  I had to put on my coat and go for a walk in it of course.....  but its only the end of September. I can remember a few years back when we didn't get snow until the 21st December and everyone was wondering if we weren't going to have a white christmas.  It's way too early for it ...
I think I'm the only one in town who loves the snow...  but hey! ... it's a treat for an Aussie to see it and especially at Christmas time when we are so used to having hot days and sweltering heatwaves.

I guess tomorrow now I'll have to put away my patio furniture... it looks weird covered in snow....    :-)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

wow soon our weather will be like this up here in the Canadian woods ... if the temperatures are any indication.

Rain today and very chilly as I took my beautiful white Dozer dog out for a walk. I needed my coat and would have liked to have worn my gloves as well.  Very cool and it seems to have come upon us so quickly.  Old Dozer of course doesn't much care what the weather is like as long as he's walking ... but it did surprise him this afternoon when I opened the door for him to go out and he did a pretty quick U-turn on the deck and came rushing back inside....    Snow is up on the mountains and it never really completely left this summer.  oh dear ! ....... 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The little birds are busy filling themselves up getting ready for the winter.  So are the bears. We've had a few around us lately ... so gorgeous. I loved seeing them on the green grass.  Pure black ...  I still have a persistent squirrel who is wanting to build a squirrel home in the bird feeder. I'd let him do it if it wasn't for the fact that cats can easily get to him or her....  or even the crows... so it wouldn't be nice to have them feed on the baby squirrels next spring.  Gosh there is always something happening...  bless them all.  I do worry about them in the winter. It's a battle of life for most of them...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A card for you to stash away....  I noticed now when you click on
the images to see them original size they come up differently with a black background .. some sort of viewer thingy that Blogspot have started...   Anyway click on it to see it larger and save it from there....
Heard on the news this morning that Fall begins next week.   Where did our summer go to.  Ours was practically non existent this year ... perhaps not a good sign for the long winter to come.  My deer will be returning sooner than later I think.    I will miss sitting on the deck listening to the birds .,.. but I guess I didn't do much of that this year either in between all the rain we were having.  No wonder there are zillions of beautiful trees here in British Columbia.  They sure get plenty of water... and they are packed in so thick as you drive past on the highways or venture into the woods that its so dark in there you'd never see a black bear if he was looking at you face to face.  Anyway I guess all that crummy summer gave me time to open my Etsy Shoppe and make some very pretty things for everyone and its proving a popular venture.  I'm surprised at what the ladies want to do with my images.  Ideas I'd never thought of.  They like them and so do I...  :-)

Friday, September 16, 2011

 Two vintage cards for you... click on the images to see them original size and save them to your stash...  Never can have enough birthday cards ...