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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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.