“Why do pirates have both ears pierced? “

19 09 2007

“It only costs them a buccaneer!”

Well not only is it talk like a PIRATE day, BUT

Go and wish the wee scurvy dog a happy happy birthday! She has a woman’s bottom… (for all the Black Adder fans LOL)

I made these for her…


of course I didn’t, I stole them from a crafty blog… but aren’t they amazing? This is how you make them.


Have a good one, avast! May there be no barnacles off ye starboard bow. Off to get ready for work, have to gather in a few dubloons LOL!

Lib x


Her Most Noble Lady Libby the Indefatigable of Bismorton Shropcake

15 09 2007
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Most Noble Lady Libby the Indefatigable of Bismorton Shropcake
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Another web-time waster… another night giggling at stupid things on the internet…

Stolen from Tania Davey (Chillibits)

I happen to love the word Indefatigable… means unable to tire… not fatigued, incase the big word had you stumped.

Lib x

A Peek at Memory Trends 07.

15 09 2007

A quote (NOT BY ME!) “How about the “swallow on a branch” trend? Will it ever END? That horse has been dead for two years!”

This is a quote in a comments section on a design blog… had a great laugh at it. It will never end! Not if I have anything to do with it. Paper crafters seem to hold on to a trend… it’s a good thing! (*See my new stamp puchase below lo)

… Of course, speaking of trends, now is the time for all good women to come to the aid of their LSS. Yes Memory Trends 07 is nearly here… to save some time, here are the sneak peekeys! Click on the links to see (Some might take a while :-))

Lifetime Moments showcasing My Minds Eye – ‘Festive’ & ‘Out and About’ About time a manufacturer came out with nice Christmas card kits… these ones look great…

LM with the new Basic Grey ‘Figgy Pudding’ a lot like last years with some cute new ones too…

LM Scribble Scrabble (WHO?) I really like these, what do you think?

If you keep an eye on Lifetime Moments, they usually have great updates on new stuff… mind you, who else is a bit tired of waiting for the CHA stuff to come out? Not even out in the US yet.

I have ordered some fat birdy stamps from the US. Crafty Secrets – Bird Notes I found the shop through eBay, great collage type stuff. Hi Pamela! Previously, these stamps have eluded me, much like those bloody Art Warehouse – Danielle Johnson ones I’m still trying to find.

Anyway, that dirty, dirty stop out Megan is on the town tonight, in Singleton, with her best mate and without me! Rona and all the girls from SCRAPKATZ are at the Scrapkatz retreat…. and I am sitting here blogging… humming ‘The Sweet Escape’… and ‘Some day my prince will come la la la la la la’ … feeling VERY much like Cinderella… no sight so-far of a pumpkin coach or a few meeces to act as footmen. Still, I have my….. Um….. Own teeth!
Can’t think of anything right at this minute.

Will get the photos of Corroboree down-loaded from the camera soon to show you how I spent my week. 15 hour days most of last week. A conference for American Tourism delegates, I helped out as dogs body, met some nice people and learned heaps! Just don’t want to do it again anytime soon. The delegates had it so GOOOOOD! Spoiled ROTTEN. The last night of the conference ‘The QANTAS Opal Awards’ had the MOST AMAZING floral centrepieces. They were miniature grapevines, even with rose bushes at the end of the rows. MIND BLOWING! Not quite the same without pictures is it? and yeah dumb bum me was WAY too tired and emotional to get out the camera by then.

It’s a certain dirty stop out’s birthday on Wednesday… get over to her blog and tell her how much you love her… she doesnt believe me!

Anyway have a great Sunday everyone…


Lib x


9 09 2007


1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Muffy Mentor
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavour, favourite cookie)
Mango Monte
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first two letters of your last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favourite colour, favourite animal)
Pink Saluki
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Louise Darlinghurst
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favourite colour, favourite drink put “The”)
The Green Martini
8. NASCAR NAME: (the last names of your grandfathers)
King Kelly
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favourite perfume/cologne, favourite candy)
Chanel Sherbet
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names)
Claire David

This was on ?can’t remembers? blog, they got it from sisTV.. I stole it and added mine because I thought it was funny how it worked out… no tagging it… just do it if ya wanna.

We’re off to the Broke (local Village) Village Fair, then to Barklay Square for lunch…

Hopefully pics later tonight… should be a great, good day… sunshine, lollipops, good fun!

Lib x

Layouts! No not lay-abouts, Layouts…Pages… Actual Stuff!

7 09 2007

I do feel guilty when I go to my blog to start another post and the blog header says,… ever so politely ‘A Scrapbooking Adventure’ well lately it’s been more adventure and less scrapbooking. You see my friends, may I call you my friends? If you are anything like me, you have an innocent flick (your honour) through all the mags at the library , I mean newsagents lol and decide on whether you should buy one of the twenty two available. Then you go home, read a bit of the mag, read bloglines, see whats new to buy, and there’s your scrapping time…. GONE! Nothing to show for it but a head full-to-bursting with ideas and a stash you can’t jump over. *Sigh* No discipline!

So here are the (now what do I say???) layouts for Paper Fantastic. I found out today via Karens blog that PF has had to close to make more time for Karen’s family… and rightly so… just wanted to say hi to the ladies who applied to join the DT. Your layouts were nothing short of outstanding and I felt very inadequate in comparison. So thank you for sharing and good luck with your scrapping goals!

So on to my 4 layouts… Karen asked for 2 and I was having so much fun I just kept rolling…


*Edited to add* No it isnt a dodgy scan… The letters are very random and intended to be crooked, sorta rustic lol Just wanted to try it…




Most of the journalling cards on these are Karens, she made a file of them, cute aren’t they?

I am feeling so sad for Lissy, and for Rona and Graham at the moment. Cannot begin to imagine what you must be going through. Love to Miss Rachie too, sending you some wheelbarrowfuls of love and strength. Hoping the tests at least can answer some questions.

So for now… goodnight & g’luck.

Lib x

Send in the clowns….

4 09 2007


* Circus was (of course) fantastic. The girls loved it, I loved it, Gabu was picked out of the crowd to have knives thrown at him by the clown…
* The lions rowred on cue, the effin-ahs were terrific, of course no photos inside, but I managed to take a few outside after the performance. The chubby ringmaster had about 15 changes of spangly, sparkly suits. The trapeze was (all of the ‘up in the air’ stuff) astounding. All in all a brilliant night out.

* Now tell me seriously that you really thought I had a new ‘human’ man??? No, I didn’t think so. .. here is my new love…


His name is Peter Purple and he is strong, clever and never will let me down.. I reckon if I treat this one right (I broke the arm of my last two loves, and it was really easy too) that he will be mine forever ROTFL!

Come on, you didnt think he was real, surely?


Who’s been playing with photoshop?

Lib x

Lib you really should get out more…

1 09 2007


People I know I’m a little late with the trend-a-roonie but itunes is the new eyelet. I have been buying terrific songs for my newly puchased itty bitty $109 champion clip on ipod thingy.

Eartha Kitt – Old fashioned Millionaire
Some Toby Keith
Big n Rich – Coming to your City….

I know, I know none of it makes sense… Anyone else grow up with Allan Sherman blaring through the house?… ‘The 12 gifts of Christmas’.. “a statue of a lady with a clock – where her stomach ought to beeeeeee”…. priceless memories, hilarious lyrics. They are all now planted firmly on the pod… and no it’s a green one… they had sold out of pink lol.


But the 40D is shipping!!! unfortunately not to my house yet… Megan just choked on her coffee.. sorry Pet! It has a LIVE SCREEN!!! You know, like a point and shoot.. call me gumby, but I love that about point and shoots. I neeeeeeeeeeed one. So many great reviews already.

Of to the circus tonight…. took the girls yesterday to see the effin-ahs close up during the daylight, in case they freaked seeing them close up.. Well I needn’t have worried. It was all I could do to stop them running through the electric fence to pat them. No ponies this time, EI of course put a stop to horse movements. I have a feeling now EI is in the country, there will be no controlling it… it spread like wildfire through South Africa via the wild horse population on the wind… according to David Payne a S.A. trainer (now training in Oz). an there’s your bit of useless info… for today.

now would you like to meet my new man, Miss Rona introduced me to him.. So strong… so sexy!!!???

Well you have to wait until tomorrow lol!


Lib x

(I hope Charlotte is feeling much better Miss Megan.(Oh and how about blogging now and again *Cheeky Minx*))