Sunday, October 30, 2011


A little later than planned, due to Live Aid on TV transporting me back to 1985, but here are the results of the Giveaway! 
 I  let choose the winner...and it chose...Number 5! Which turns out to be...Jenna from Jenna Young Photography Design !
 Congratulations Jenna! I will be in touch soon, you can start thinking about what you would like on your cards...remember any 12 cards and any personalisation. :)

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who entered, I wish you could all be winners. :) 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


It's time to celebrate! WOOHOOO!
This week my Facebook page hit 500 'likers' (I wish there was a nicer word!) I want to thank every single one of you, especially those that find time to comment on posts, it is very much appreciated, I love the feedback and interaction! Life gets so busy it is easy to skim down our notifications/new posts on Facebook, see something we like but not find the time to comment or hit 'like' because there is just so much else going on at the same time. I know I am guilty of that every single day, so it really does mean a lot when I see you have taken the time to stop, read, and leave a comment.  :)

As a little thank you I'm having a give away. With Christmas fast approaching I thought maybe you would like a set of 12 Christmas Cards, personalized just for you? These can be any of my card designs, and each personalised with whatever you like on the front, "Happy Christmas Grandma", "Seasons Greetings from the Smiths", "Luv ya Snugglebum!" ? You tell me! If you don't celebrate Christmas, don't worry, you can choose from any of my other card designs, and still get a set of any 12 personalised.
SO to enter, just leave a comment here, with your name and email address, or if you prefer email me at
If you would like a 2nd or 3rd entry, just share this give away on Facebook, Blog, or Twitter and leave me a link in your comment.
 Next Sunday 30th October at 8pm (NZ) I will let pick a winner.
Here are the cards you will get to choose from, I'm working on a couple of new ones so hope they will be ready soon too!

GOOD LUCK! :)  xx

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pre-Writing Skills Printables

I've been having fun this evening making some pages to print and laminate for the girls I look after to try out this week. This sort of thing is great for fine motor skills, pencil control and left to right eye tracking which is so important in preparation for reading.

You can download and print these HERE. then either laminate or slide into plastic page protectors and use white board markers to take the rabbit down the path to the carrots etc.
Some crayons also work, but test them out yourself first, as I have found some just don't wipe off again, and others are very hard to write with on the surface, which is SO frustrating, especially if you are 3 or 4 years old!
If you do use them please let me know, I'd love to hear what you and your children liked/disliked about them!  Thanks. :)