Monday, March 9, 2015


A sweet little Victorian face.  I love the colours in this one.  I created it some years ago. Please don't upload it to any other places.  And the one below ... you could use it for a desktop wallpaper...
Soft and gentle and very elegant. I love using wallpapers.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015



I hope you like these two cards.  Nice ones to have in your stash to send to family and friends....


Monday, February 16, 2015

gee whiz this year is going by so quickly I can't quite believe it. Shops have all the Easter stuff out for sale even before Valentines Day had happened. It will be spring and summer which will be nice particularly this year because we seem to have heaps of snow and even I'm tired of it.  I look forward to my little garden growing and blooming prettily.  Roll on spring ... bring us some warmth. 



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

These little darlings sure make us smile.  The big white dog in the kitchen sink here looks just like my beautiful Dozer who died in 2013.  I can't believe its been that long.  He never sat in our sink but he was pure white with big ears and I could well imagine him doing this in his younger days. He looks like he's watching his mum walk down the driveway or get in her car .. 

And the little brown one below ... squishing the cat ... he's gorgeous and the cat doesn't seem to mind one bit. Warm and snuggled, happy to be close to his furry friend ..just beautiful   ... I wonder who was first on the bean bag bed.... did the cat slip under the dog or did the dog sit on top of the cat.  ..








Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Don't forget to check out my Etsy shoppe.  There's over 550 digital collage sheets for you to use any way you wish.  Print out the sheets and you have wonderful, good quality images to use as journal covers, framed pretties, gift envelopes, cards, desktop wallpapers, paintshop pro tubes, whimsical bears, ovals, circles etc. for making jewelry or pocket mirrors or using however you wish, there's inchies again for making pendants, and so much more.  There are new coupon codes to use to save you some money ....  http://www.etsy.com/shop/whimsydust


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

With my leg still being sore from my fall on the ice back in November I think I'm becoming a bear.  Growling of course because of the pain .. but more so because of the snow surrounding us.  I love nothing better than hanging out in my deliciously soft bed and watching the snow fall.  Snuggling down and listening to my audio books and wishing that when I got out of my bed that I would be several pounds lighter like the bears are when they emerge from their sleepy hollows in the spring.  Some of them give birth and don't even know it .. what a surprise that would be to wake up and find some wriggling little ones snuggled up to you.   The snow is piling up and up ... and more is on the way.   Oh well.... back to my bed, with a nice cup of tea and a slice of cheese cake ....  gotta love these little dudes ... they have it right.


Monday, January 26, 2015

As you know I love bears and these little guys were inspired by the real bears here
around me in British Columbia, Canada.  I always paint their faces first so they can more or less
watch as I create the rest of their bodies and surroundings.  I love making them.  

Two for you below to add to your birthday stash if you 
are saving them to send to family and friends.
  Please don't upload them to any other place.
You can click on them and they come up larger.







Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gosh the year is already flying by. I have a 65th birthday tomorrow and wish I was back in Australia to share it with my friends. We'd surely be going to the wonderful Wrest Point Casino on the edge of the Derwent River in Hobart for some afternoon tea. Magnificent and very, very English ... decadent I should say with heaps of gorgeous desserts.....  I can only be thankful that I wouldn't be going on the contraption below.  Yikes!

Not sure that I could handle one of these magnificent machines.....doesn't look too easy to steer or hang on to.  I guess it got them places and saved some walking but I wonder at what cost.  And trying to be on a bicycle in those clothes would be a nightmare.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Snow is piling up and up here in northern British Columbia. At least this week isn't supposed to be quite so cold but we'll still get more snow.  Deer foot prints tell me they have visited our little yard from the field and are always on the look out for sunflower seeds that might have fallen from the bird feeders.

Lots of sweet little chickadees flying around waiting for me to feed them and of course the squirrels think they own all the real estate so they are always arguing about who gets what.  Quite an adventure going down to the fence ... seeing whats been happening overnight and there are always heaps of different types of foot prints.

two pretty cards for you today ... please don't upload them to any other sharing places.




Monday, January 5, 2015


This is a really vibrant and pretty desktop wallpaper for you to use on your computer.  It has lots of room for your icons so click on it if you wish to save it to your files.  Please DO NOT upload it to any other sharing places....


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year to you all.  I'm sitting here after shovelling snow .. it's been coming down all day and is piling up pretty quickly.  I hobbled around on the deck with the shovel and managed to get a lot of it tossed over the railing .. light as fluff ... thank goodness.  I sat here and thought I could change my blog background so I did what I usually do with blogspot and nothing worked only their templates so I chose (for the time being anyway) a nice beach scene that looks like I am back in Australia.  Phoned some friends over the holidays and had long, lovely chats ... they are enjoying hot weather .. whilst we are freezing up here in Canada.  

Sunday, December 28, 2014

I have been missing my Aussie mates this past week. Lots of parties and friends dropping by .... used to be my Christmas times .. but here in the snow its all different.  No Aussie friends visiting ... no parties .. just quiet, reflective hours watching the snow come down, snuggled up under a quilt or a fluffy blanket, drinking a yummy hot cup of tea and having some banana bread.  I've overloaded on the Christmas movies .. some good, most bad ... but they are all fun and I am constantly amazed at the homes they have in these movies. Everything is stunningly coordinated and filled to the brim with all the December trimmings like tinsel and bows down the bannisters of the stairs,  the biggest trees one could ever imagine, decorations to die for, cookies on the kitchen counters on santa plates, lights flickering all over the place and of course the outfits they are wearing.  Wow!   Fun but not very "normal".   Now its come and gone for another year.  And I'll be another year older soon in January. 

On my travels this morning through my files looking for a new background I found some wonderful photos of animals all smooching and being kind to each other. Let's hope the world can do the same this year and treat each other properly.  






My little deer in my yard ....






Friday, December 26, 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It all comes and goes so quickly.  Ours was quiet until the evening when we met up with friends and had a good old time ..  One of our beloved family members ...  (my dear sweet old grand dog Chewie) passed away just before the Christmas week  and I will miss him terribly.  He had a spectacular life filled with adventures and the love of a beautiful family which he cherished and adored.... RIP sweetheart ... I'm sure you are jumping around in heaven with my little cuties, Boswell, Wilbur and Dozer.
 


Monday, December 15, 2014

I'm missing being able to go down the yard to sit with my friends there .. pretty little hungry birds, silly and sweet squirrels, deer of course, a cat or two .. there is always something going on especially when everyone seems to be so hungry.  But I don't dare venture out onto the ice with my crutches.

Sat up for a long time early this morning watching the hostage situation back home in Sydney, Australia. Such a sad outcome for those two hostages who lost their lives ... but I guess it could have been very much worse.

Stay safe ... a pretty christmas desktop wallpaper for you computer..


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Still healing from my bad fall on the ice. Can't walk and can't sit at the computer but I did want to wish everyone who visits my blog .. a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  Stay safe ...
Best wishes from Jana



Monday, December 1, 2014

I had a bad fall on the ice last week.... now I'm on crutches.  Not sure what is broken .. had x-rays on Friday now just have to wait for the results.  Worst of all .. my dear old hubby wasn't here to help me so it was a trying time ... can't do much ... just waiting to recover ...

Friday, November 21, 2014





Snow and ice on the trees just like in this image.  Lots of birds zooming in and around me as I put out their seeds.  gosh I love seeing them all.. they are so busy and sweet and still sing me their songs as they fly back and forth with a peanut......
Airline cancellations, freezing rain, hits the ground and immediately turns to ice .... hubby tried to fly out of town for three days to visit sick relatives and had to stay put ... darkness coming so very early now ...  it definitely isn't good weather we're having up here in the woods of northern British Columbia.  I'm feeling a bit like I'm marooned ... no vehicle to use and can't get out and about so I'm stuck inside till he returns.  At least it will give me some time to get creative for my Etsy shoppe and make some new things. Missing my darling husband...  

Friday, November 14, 2014


Please don't upload this image to any other places.  

I guess winter is here .. although not quite yet as it seems we've about 4 weeks to go before it officially starts but frozen water pipes are no fun and that's what we woke up to this morning. Yikes.. thank goodness we have a good supply of bottled water ... so some of that went into the kettle so I could have my cup of tea and some toast.  More water went for hand washing and cleaning teeth. Something we all take for granted and its not until you have none coming from the taps that you really appreciate how much of it you use and how important it is in your life.   It took all day for the water to come back on .. toilet was working again, I was able to wash my hands .. (didn't realise how often I go to the taps to do that during the day) ...   and today I have washing going in the machine, dishwasher working, bath time, (yeah! I can wash my hair) ...  I'm happy that I wasn't in the process of colouring my hair and then having found out there was no water to rinse it out.  

I'd have been howling like these beautiful guys had I not had water pretty soon to use for so many purposes.

Did I tell you here on my blog about my beautiful old Dozer dog who was nearly a wolf .. big white one ... and we were walking together a couple of years ago, when he heard the ambulance coming along the road.  He stopped in his tracks, raised his head and looked to the sky and howled like a wolf.

He obviously didn't like the screeching of the siren ... I laughed and hugged him .. he sure was a character and I miss him every single day. I visit his grave every day and I told him this morning that there were four deer right there next to him... and the gorgeous stellar jay blue bird was so cold out there that he plopped himself down on the wooden fence post and bent his legs so his feathers would cover them like a magnificent blue evening skirt.

The chickadees were flying around impatiently waiting for me to put out their seeds and the peanuts they like so much ...  the deer had ice on their heads and backs and they too must have been cold.   Sun was shining though and it made the ice sparkle on the grass and trees ....  so pretty living here in Canada with the wildlife and all the stunning trees.   Rivers, canyons, mountains covered with snow,  so very different from my life in Australia where I'd be out on the deck now sipping something cool and wondering if I should go to the beach for a while.

Monday, November 10, 2014


A beautiful little humming bird I received in my mail today. Hubby emailed me ... he knows I love birds and all animals.  This little cutie is spectacular with his wonderful, wonderful, tail feathers. Wow ... 
My squirrel was chasing the woodpecker today instead of the stellar jay so as usual its a circus out there with him jumping from branch to branch ... he nearly falls sometimes ... and of course the deer were oblivious to all the mayhem and kept eating the leaves which had fallen from the tree.   The hummingbirds are always gorgeous when they visit in the spring and summer ...  colours are like jewels encrusted on a beautiful evening gown. 



Sunday, November 2, 2014



A couple of my cute little critters I feed each day.  The squirrel has been around for a few years now and the beautiful blue Stellar Jay is gorgeous .. he's stashing the peanuts away in the yard ... It's quite a nature trip just going down to the back fence ... lots to see and enjoy.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween over for another year.  Not many kids about this time ... so we have left overs which is okay by me.  One little girl .. just like last year... came to the door and said to me Twick or Tweet .. so funny.. they all looked cute and had a good stash of candy in their sacks.   I was glad when it was all over actually and the fireworks had stopped. It seems everyone had pooled their fireworks into one big stash and the noise went on forever.  I always used to hate it when my darling doggies were terrified of the noises.  Some of those screeching rockets frightened me too.  I can only imagine what the animals in the woods thought of it all.    Now its onto Christmas I guess. Decorations will be out in the stores on Monday ........  looking forward to the snow on the trees .. they always look glorious. I love Christmas in the snow.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Beautiful deer in our backyard this morning. It's cold, drizzly and foggy and they were there eating the bird seed tossed out by the birds.   There is snow up on the hills and of course on the mountains but not on our ground yet ... sometime today I think it will arrive.  It makes me think of Christmas and I adore it.