31 October 2008

Gypsy Postcard

I received this gorgeous gypsy postcard, which is handmade and beautiful from my online friend Jan Please visit her blog to see more of her wonderful work.
Thank you so much for your kindness and kind words, Jan :)

More Mail goodness

I also received these gorgeous old bingo sliders from the wonderful Teresa I am going to have some fun trying to make some art with these.
Trading is so much fun, and the generosity of online art friends is amazing.
Thank you so much Teresa :) xo

Awesome Mail Goodness

Today I was blown away by a parcel I received from a very generous online friend Susan
Just look at this package - and I received a beautiful card, written from the heart - which made me cry with delight :) a CD with 'special music' just for me, some gorgeous atc's and some ephemera for making new art...
The mini canvas with a spoon, is so beautiful - The spoon and a poem is on Susans blog (and is so appropriate for me)
Thank you so much Susan.
Please visit her blog and say hello :)

29 October 2008

my one second of fame on Singapore TV

at the 2.20minute mark to 2.21minutes you See my RED cards (with the girl on the left) hahaha

Pauseability - Flickr Friend - ATC Exhibition swap 'SINGAPORE' Theme.

28 October 2008


Originally uploaded by auslorri
Using maps for a swap-bot swap :)


Originally uploaded by auslorri
Using maps for a swap-bot swap :)

21 October 2008

Another Blog Giveaway

Another gorgeous blog giveaway - just to let you know, linkback to the site, comment and you might be the lucky winner. I'm crossing my fingers!

17 October 2008

Goodbye Sweet Soxy

A tribute to our Dear Soxy

Yesterday our cuddly, snuggly, smoochy soxy cat went to sleep. This pic is with Amy - around 6 years ago... one of my absolute favourites.

It was a sad day, and today is the first morning I haven't woken to her crying for food, or to be let outside.

Soxy's Kidneys were failing, she was even turning yellow. Her poor tummy was so bloated from gas, which made her constantly want to eat to help the gas pains release. Although this was happening she didn't complain much at all - only during the night - when she was waking us up several times to be fed and let out, and let back in.

She was an awesome pet, for 19 long years - Soxy was Amy's kitten, and Amy took her to be put to sleep peacefully, as we didn't want to see her suffer at all.

The outcome if we left her, would have been horrible and a painful one - so Rest in Peace our dear Soxy Cat.

I MISS HER already - please send her Love & Light on her journey to the other side :)


Here Soxy is GETTING comfort & love - yes, that's a warm wheat bag on her back. She is comfortable on my 'healing table' and on the blanket.

Just look at that cute big belly - I tickled it for her all the time, unfortunately it was full of gas from her kidney failure..

Here she is GIVING comfort & love - she always 'knew' when someone wasn't feeling well, and would come and snuggle up to you - Firstly she was with me when I had just come out of surgery. I look terrible, I know!!

Here she is with Amy after she damaged her knee (Amy is waiting for surgery now to repair a lot of damage!) I just love the way her little paws are curled around Amy's arms - aww

Soxy with my Mum - This was the day before she went to sleep -

Sitting on the couch, her nightly position where I would give her back a nice scratch and she would get her nightly cuddles :

Here's Soxy, sitting on my computer desk - in my IN-TRAY - she didn't want me to do any work that day!! LOL

Here she is feeding herself, she used to love getting that box of cat biscuits :) This pic is a couple of years old.

Here she is with Bec - Bec was cleaning out my pantry and Soxy decided to investigate - this is the day before Soxy went to sleep.

Here's Soxy 'sunning herself' under an umbrella that was sitting outside my mum's 'nana-shack' so cute!

If you managed to read all the way down here, and enjoy my pictures of Soxy - Thankyou for sharing her precious life with me :)

15 October 2008

My Spoons

I have now received two beautiful spoons from two lovely, caring and wonderful artists - Kat and Jan - please visit their blogs and say hello :)

Both the spoons are so beautiful, and I thank you for helping make me smile - Dealing with constant pain is a very unpleasant thing, and lovely people like you are a blessing!

To understand more about the SPOON THEORY please visit the link.

Clicking on the pictures will show you a large picture so you can see the beautiful detail in these spoons.


14 October 2008

strength (10) Taking Flight inspired

My First Canvas

A canvas I started last night, and played around with today - The colours here from the camera and the lighting don't do it justice. I'm happy with my first attempt at a canvas collage/mixed media piece and plan on doing some more - it was fun.
I had stuff all over the place!! LOL
The full piece, when hanging on my wall - the lighting wasn't the best, but it does give you the idea of the overall painting though.

Free Images for your personal use - MORE!

Please link back to my blog if you choose to use any of these images - thank you.
For personal use only :)

Elbow update

Well I had the 2nd cortisone injection - It went much better than the first, but only lasted a few weeks!!!!

Sigh, now my elbow is paining me as much as before :( I will be asking for another injection before my holiday (Nov 6th) as I really don't want to be suffering like this while I am away - it sucks :(

I need spoons.


8 October 2008

Arty-Oz Collaborative Book

Teresa from Arty-Oz along with several wonderful assistants has finally completed our covers for the 2008 collaborative book, that I took part in.

Here's a snippet of what Teresa had to say on her blog:

"Collaborative is the operative word for this project. 31 people contributed pages (that's the largest book I've ever been part of), and quite a number of people helped along the way.

Gail found an image for the cover, Greta worked some Photoshop magic, Lesley from Little Bits supplied the chipboard for the covers, Philippa provided the Tim Holtz charms, and the most amazing team ever assembled came to my house on Saturday to put it all together."

I can't wait to get my book and see all the glorious pages together...... just look at this - I'm drooling already!!!

5 October 2008

Sexy Sunday - Freebies

Just like the others, feel free to use in your artwork. Please link back to my blog if you decide to make something from them, as I would love to see your creations.



1 October 2008

Scrappindipity "Trash & Treasure" Swap

scrabble set
Originally uploaded by auslorri
A scrabble board game 'rescued' from a rubbish bin!! Turned into treasure, using collage elements, gorgeous wing charms, vintage wooden circles with letters, velour little flowers - soft sweet texture... german scrap and tiny scrabble chipboard letters. Inked edges :)
These are for the Scrappindipity Group swap - come along and join the next swap for October -
or via our store blog: http://www.scrappindipity.com.au

Paper Shaker Event - Scrappindipity

Wow, what a fun and frantic night we had. It started with goodie bags for those 'paper shakers' who brought a friend, we took a photo of that (and then no time for any more pics)

We had champagne shopping, with some lovely cheeses from South of WA to be enjoyed by all.
Bec did some inky demonstrations and will be hoping to make some posts to our store blog with techniques/tutorials soon.

One lucky customer Peta, won her purchases back in cash - $90.60 back in her pocket!! How cool was that.

I got very sore feet from standing at the till - all in all, a very successful event, and lots of fun too.

If you don't know what a 'paper shaker' is - They are Scrappindipity's very special customers who are members :) We have events for members only, special sales previews etc.,

We call them 'paper shakers' because, like the retro versions, they are our very own cheerleaders - we play with paper and shake it - yup, we got our own cheerleaders - and we love them all!

Thank you to everyone who attended, the champagne & cheese was yummy, the Sales awesome, the savings incredible - we gave away over $700 in discounts on the night and not forgetting the $90 Peta won back........ we look forward to doing another event like this soon! Keep a lookout on our store blog http://www.scrappindipity.com.au