Summer Lovin’

Confession: I hate summer.

Sorry, I know everyone has these “pretty” views of frolicking on the beach, toasting marshmallows on the bonfire, camping somewhere picturesque and enjoying a cheeky cocktail by a pool.

But this is Australia. In fact, this is Perth. It’s hotter than the surface of the sun for about five months of the year. In fact, even though it’s June (ie: winter!) we’re still getting temperatures of 26 degrees (that’s 78 degrees for those of you who only speak in Fahrenheit).

So basically, at the height of summer when temperatures are regularly north of 40 degrees, frolicking on the beach will get you heatstroke, toasting marshmallows on a bonfire will get you fined by a Parks and Wildlife ranger (we have TOTAL firebans out here) not to mention make you all sweaty because it’s still 4000 degrees at 10pm and camping somewhere picturesque will result in being bitten by something with either many or no legs and will end with a visit to the nearest emergency room. The only thing I can happily partake in is a cheeky cocktail by a pool. (Except I currently can’t do that because I’m breastfeeding. And it’s winter. Maybe in six months time I can enjoy a Southern Buster.)

Hint: A Southern Buster (recipe found in my Granddad’s ancient cocktail book) is something you should definitely try – half a shot of brandy, a quarter shot of dry vermouth, a quarter shot of lime cordial, topped up with ginger beer and garnished with a slice of lemon. Thank me later.

This months Pixel Scrapper blog train is Summer Lovin’ and even though I don’t love summer, I figured I’d partake anyway (because the colour palette is TO DIE FOR!)

Now it’s time for a game I like to call “Spot the whopping huge mistake” or, if you’d prefer “I can’t believe I missed that”.

Look closely. It says “12 plain papers” on my solids pack. Yeah, that’s wrong. You actually get 14 plain papers (with two different textures). Sorry for that – I should really change it but I won’t because the baby will be awake in about 6 seconds and I’ve only managed to drink half a cup of tea, so you’re just going to have to cope with an incorrect preview page. (You’re grown-ups, you can manage, right?)

Download cardstock (Dropbpx – 32mb)
Download papers (Dropbox – 38mb)

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Enjoy your papers, enjoy your cheeky cocktail by a pool and can someone please have a drink for me!

 

Freebie Friday – 5th August

It’s a cool Friday here in Perth – about 12 degrees Celsius outside but I’m sitting in my cosy living room munching on raisin toast and drinking litres of milk (it’s my latest pregnancy craving). Not much has happened this week, apart from our house hitting the real estate market, our dishwasher dying (sob) and Mr Sparkles – the wild rabbit who lives in our garden – deciding to build a new burrow beneath our rosemary shrubs. I hope your week has been a good one!

This weeks Freebie Friday is a sheet of 12×12″ leafy paper from my fun and bright paper pack called Funky Bunches which is also this week’s 50% off Monday Special.

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There’s no catch – no newsletter sign-up, I don’t want your email address, phone number, naked Orlando Bloom pictures delivered to my inbox. (That last one might be a lie.) It’s free – you don’t have to do anything except click the link to download it.

Download Freebie Friday (Dropbox – 3.2mb)
Note: This link has now expired. 

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Enjoy your freebie and see you next week! For more paper goodness, don’t forget to check out my Etsy store. 

The Monday Special – 1st August

Happy Monday!!

Or perhaps it’s only “Happy Monday” if you work from home like I do. (I will admit that in my previous life as an employee of the state government, Monday’s certainly weren’t “happy”.)

Over here the weather is desperately cold (for Perth, which means it’s about 3 degrees celcius outside), Mr Sparkles – my wild rabbit – is still happily living in my garden, and my morning sickness is still kicking my backside. (I’m almost 17 weeks now and convinced the baby hates me.)

This week’s Monday Special is an entirely BRAND NEW paper pack! It is one of three 20-page paper packs that is currently in store and more will be added over the next week or so.

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This pack is called Funky Bunches and even contains NEW colours! That’s right, I’ve added eight new colours to my 2016-2020 paper palette. As usual, all 50 of my colours co-ordinate so no matter what paper packs you buy from my 2016-2020 collection, they will co-ordinate and open up so many possibilities for creating your own page palettes. 

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Packed full of bright florals, this weeks Monday Special is normally priced at $7.00*, but is now $3.50* and only available in my Etsy store. This 50% offer will expire on the 8th of August.

Don’t forget that I’m in Western Australia so if you live on the other side of the globe, don’t leave your purchase until the last minute as the special could disappear Sunday night in your corner of the world.

*All prices in Australian dollars.

The Monday Special – 11th July

It’s been a pretty ordinary week if I’m honest and it included quite a lot of spewing that resulted in a short hospital stay for hyperemesis gravidarum – two large bags of fluid and some hard-core anti-nausea drugs injected directly into a vein helped immensely. I won’t go into the other highly glamorous pregnancy-related symptoms I’m “enjoying” (but if you’ve ever had a baby then I’m sure the memories are engraved onto your brain for the remainder of eternity).

So it’s been another week of spending too much time watching crappy tele on the sofa. (This week it was old episodes of “Supersziers Go…..” on Youtube that I’ve watched whilst cuddling an old bucket and sipping sparkling water.)

Now to business! This weeks Monday Special is my bright flowery and fun Floral Pop paper pack. I chose this pack simply because it has a very warm and summery vibe and Perth is very cold, very grey and very wet at the moment.

DSD Floral Pop

This pack is a 12 page pack full of all bright florals normally priced at $5.00*, now $2.50* and only available in my Etsy store. This 50% offer will expire on the 18th of July.

Don’t forget that I’m in Western Australia so if you live on the other side of the globe, don’t leave your purchase until the last minute as the special could disappear Sunday night in your corner of the world.

*All prices in Australian dollars.