Tuesday, July 19, 2011


We are back in the land of computers after a very nice visit down to Mum and Dad's. After a long 6 hour drive back, I logged on to catch up on all the news only to find that the Internet was slower than when we had dial up (ahh, the sound of the modem...). Turns out our lovely nearly 19yo had decided to upgrade all his Internet games while we were away and used up our months supply of internet thingy (ok technical term, can't remember right phrase, you know what I mean!). So we had been dialled back to the speed of somewhere near a trickle for the rest of the month - aarggghhhh. Thank you Matt!!

Uploading images for this post is taking approximately forever but I am persisting...

Firstly a Lo I did before we went away for Little Shop of Sketches - #88 a sketch by the very talented Anne Pennington. Anne is starting a new challenge blog, with the first challenge going up on the 30th of this month, go check it out here. looks like it will be fun.

This is the first time I had played with the little shop and had a bit of fun with some old photos of Henry reading while we at a nearby park - he is so like Matt. The latest sketch has just gone up, lots of little photos that I can't wait to try.

And today being a nice Canberran wintry overcast day, a perfect day to get stuck into my latest Cocoa Daisy kit which was waiting on my door when we arrived back - yay for yummyness and kit companies! I used the latest Sketchy Thursday sketch -

and a photo of my littlest niece. She was still a bit sleepy when we arrived and was quite happy to watch all the action from her swing. She is a bit of a cutie.

Ok, off to drop Meaghan at her friends house for another movie night and another sleepover - I'm sure she doesn't technically live here anymore...

and then Henry and I will spend the afternoon together, a bit of park time and maybe some geocaching. Will take camera this time.

Have a great day xx


lisa said...

Morning Karen,
Your comment on my blog made me laugh so much. Glad to say I didn't cancel on hubby, therfore have not been dumped. You are so right, would have seriously wrecked the summer!!
: )
Love your LO's. Love the Cocoa Daisy and Sketchy Thursdays combo. A girl after my own heart.
Isn't that JB butterfly stamp the best?!! I love it.
Your neice is so cute. Really sweet. Bless.
Have a lovely day xxx

Luna said...

That is such bad news re download quotas. How will you cope? At least it's nearly August (well almost). Hols have gone by pretty fast.
I'm back at CIT tommorrow after a four week holiday of.....the flu. YAY! looking forward to getting back though. Can't wait to see what my effort will be this term......we are doing 'installation art' (!!!). :)

mariko said...

Sooo Beautiful!!!
Thanks for playing along with ST!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee both of these!! I loveeeeeeeee that butterfly on the second one and loving the layered photos on the first one! And bummer about the slow computer...thanks soooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

sandi said...

Wow! Love both of these! Awesome work Karen!

li-bee-ti said...

Both layouts are so beautiful. Especially I loved the first one.