Welcome to my blog of little bits of randomness from me and my amazing life. I have been inspired by all the lovely bloggers out there that I decided that it is high time that I join you all and I look forward to receiving your feedback.

I enjoy all things photographic (although I am only an amateur and use a point and shoot camera) and craft, and intend to share some of this with you .

My Cranberry Lane brand is an eclectic range of handmade lovlies all handmade by myself and you can also experience my items in my etsy shop and madeit shop as well as on ebay. You can also see me at!/pages/Cranberry-Lane/124083160951544 so please feel free to hop on over and take a look.

Card I made during a class

Another card I made at the class

some of my Beanie Kids

each row is 3 deep

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Another Giveaway!!!!

Yeah, I love it when there are giveaways to be won! Of course I'm in it - this time just head over to liveitscrapit and check out the gorgous candy on offer.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Just a quick post this morning as I have my mojo back and I am going to chain it to the table! LOL:) I made a couple of scrapbook pages last night and am working on more now, but I wanted to share this one - not quite finished just needs the ribbon, buttons etc - but I finally have the photo scrapped - thats the main thing. I used Basic Grey - Stella Ruby for this one. Love Basic Grey papers and how it all coordinates. The title has also been raised to give a 3D look.

PS sorry for the flash!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am very honoured to have received this Kreativ Blogger Award from Swift Jan. How exciting! Now it's my turn to pass it on to 7 of my fellow bloggettes who's blogs I love to read & admire.
So there are some things I am to do to receive this illustrious award -7 rules to keep it growing:

1. Copy picture and post on your blog
2. Thank the person who gave it to you and link to their blog.
3. Write 7 things about yourself we don't know: Here goes!

I enjoy crosswords and puzzle games - a good brain workout
I love English Breakfast and Earl Grey Tea
My favourite flower is a yellow rose
I love watching The Office with Steve Carrell - addicted almost
I collect candles - never burn them
I am not a shopaholic - only go when I have to - but buy up big when I go
I spend as little time as possible in the kitchen - I prefer to create not cook!

4. Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to.
5. Link to those 7 other bloggers.


6. Notify your 7 bloggers
7. Have a happy day

Thanks again and to the new 7, enjoy your Kreativ Blog Award

Bring it on!!! - Give away time

I love it when I come across competitions and giveaways. Here I am at home on my lunchbreak just checking out all my favs and I came across this. To see what I am on about, head on over and check out Retromummy to have a look at whats on offer and for your chance to win some prettyness.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

Anyway, while we were waiting for our visitors to arrive (still waiting by the way)I gave the house a much needed spring clean - it is still November and technically spring (even though the temperature says otherwise). Inside the air was beautiful - yes we have air-conditioning - thank goodness - I am glad I am not in South Aust!!! So everything is now spick and span, bright and shiny and my creating area has been moved out into the rumpus area. The kids have now grown up and don't need me supervising their play anymore (but I am sure my creating space will once again evolve - I love being around my family while I create - not locked away somewhere. Now that I have moved out there is room for you guessed it - THE CHRISTMAS TREE - yes I have succumbed (2 weeks early) - not hard given my fetish for all things Christmas - only 34 days left. Why not enjoy it for as long as one can and after visiting as many Christmas shops as I could in the area (we have 2 specialist shops extremely locally) as well as the department stores and several new decorations later .......

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Christmas Carol?

Here I am organising to visit the handcrafties at Ipswich tomorrow (Sat) - when I have just heard news that I will be visited by Ghosts from the past!

Anyway back on Day 4 of my diet - will have my first weigh in today.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I can't believe it has been a whole week since I blogged, but there has been nothing to blog about - what a boring week! I guess we all have times like that. Miss A is back from Canberra - lots of good photos to scrap. Last night we had the highschool graduation - next year it will be my 1st baby's time to graduate - but as he quite rightly points out - lets get through this year first. I have still been creating (don't forget to check my ebay and my etsy shop) and am venturing into doll blankets at the moment and may even try my hand at sewing clothing as I am getting the bug for sewing from Miss A and another member of the family - but don't hold me to it as I have a busy life just being me at the moment.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I have just experienced every mothers nightmare - the chicken (aka Miss A) has flown (literally) the coop! She left this morning - very early start - awake at 2.00am to be at the airport by 4.00am - for a school excursion to Canberra. I now have a huge hole in my heart.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

While looking for photos of 3 French Hens for my 12 Days of Christmas scrapbook challenge, I came across this photo - so I snapped it up immediately and decided that it deserves its own page!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I am sooo excited, I just won the sweepstake at work for the Melbourne Cup. I haven't felt this way since winning the sweepstake a couple of years back with Makybe Diva. - Wish I put a real bet on - I could have paid the house off, (mind drifts off) - especially with interest rates on the rise. Anyway its only a bit of fun - it could have quite easily gone the other way.

I am now going to enjoy my earlier finish from work - grab a cuppa, sit back, feet up and ...... bloghop.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What a busy time I have had over the past couple of days. Friday was world teachers day and all the staff received a lovely gift - an indoor plant. Some received Parlour Palms and mine is "A Magic Bean". I wonder if it is anything like Jack and the Beanstalk .......

The table runner is still coming along - just need to bind it now. We bought another pattern for her to try. Still a simple design that will use up some of my stored fabric stash.

I am working on a couple more baby blankets - check my etsy store, as well as my handmade pages - ebay and etsy. I am also going to undertake a challenge again this year from Last year I did "The Real Meaning of Christmas" and this year it is "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - not long to go now.

I of course have been out Christmas shopping every chance I get and have some gorgeous things to show. And finally I have purchased two more girls to add to my collection.