Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween to you!!
Yep, it's that time of year again! The time of year when most of you turn off your lights and hide inside your houses hoping the neighbourhood kids will think you are out LOL!! But if you are like me, you LOVE Halloween and all of the gory-looking costumes and decorations that are in the shops right now! The funniest are the lollies in the shapes of body parts and stuff - they look gross and taste even worse!!
We don't celebrate Halloween as such - the kids don't go trick or treating or anything, and although we have friends that host the occassional Halloween party, we haven't had one yet, although, it could be on the cards!! But I do love any excuse to craft little treat holders for the kids to take to school and share with their classmates! This is our first year at our current school, so the teachers haven't been exposed much to my crafting obsession, but that is about to change! The most exciting crafting time is almost upon us, and I always use Halloween as the practice run. So here is a quick pic of just some of the treats the kids took to school today....silly me forgot to take photos before we left for school, so I made up a couple to share with you now.


So what do your think? Don't you just love the Halloween papers? These are new to the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue this year, and I love the fact that we are getting a more expanded range. The little candy wrapper is a new die that will be released with our newest mini, from December 1st! I have my copy of the new mini in my hot little hands and I love it! Why don't you book a free workshop with me, and I will show you how to use the new die, plus a range of other fantastic goodies?? Go on, you know you want to!!

On another note, sorry it has taken me so long to get around to posting again, but I have been busy prepping for the recent Bizzy Mums Open Day I held on October 1st. If you came down and said hi, thanks so much! If you didn't.......um, WHY NOT?? you missed out on a great afternoon full of laughs and fabulous muffins and brownies, baked by yours truly! I even decorated them with these cute little decorated toothpicks stamped with our new stamps! All of the Mums who displayed on the day have said they would love to do it again, so keep an eye out sometime in Jan/Feb for our next one - you really have to come along and say hi!


Then the family and I, with some gorgeous friends, headed off to 'not so' sunny Queensland for two weeks of doing the tourist thing! We did every theme park going, including the Outback Spectacular(truly spectacular) and Draculas on the GoldCoast! Then we headed up to Maroochydore for what was supposed to be three blissful days of laying around the pool and doing nothing - but the weather put paid to that, so we did Australia Zoo and the Sunshine Castle and lots of other interesting stuff......now we need a holiday from our holiday!! Here's my gorgeous kids out the front of Australia Zoo on a day that the rain just didn't stop!

 

But I am back and raring to get into the Christmas Spirit, seeing as tho it is right around the corner! If you are still reading this, thanks for hanging in there, and check back soon for more of my crafting obsession!
Until next time, make sure that you make time to papercraft!! See you soon!