Wednesday, August 29, 2012

And the winner is....

Thanks to everyone for playing along at the Stuck?! Sketches blog hop!  I chose Ronnie randomly as the winner of my RAK.  If you could PM me at I will arrange for this to be sent to your chosen address.
And with that, this is me signing off from the Stuck?! creative team.  I am very grateful to Sara for the opportunity to create and share my layouts through the stuck blog. I absolutely LOVE her sketches! I'll still be checking out the blog regularly and entering the sketch challenges.
But before I go... here is one last Stuck?! LO I'd like to share - the bonus #2 sketch:

and my take that was actually created yesterday (not a great photo, sorry!):

Despite having a difficult and very busy month with selling our house, hubby in a motorbike accident (no broken bones - phew!) and Mason having to be taken to emegency for asthma, I still managed to turn on my creative side and get a few LO's done.  Will share them soon along with a running update, of course! lol...... Go check out the new Stuck?! CT at the blog!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Stuck again and another bonus!

It's been flat out around here lately, with selling our house, weekends away, running events and every day life, looks like I am late again sharing the latest Stuck?! sketch with you... the 15th August sketch:

And my take of my gorgeous Jared... I felt the photos were so nice, it really didn't need too much, but then that's how I scrap!

The bonus sketch #2 is already up over at the blog so go check it out!! See ya next time :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Stuck?! Blog Hop

If you have arrived here because you are hopping along with the Stuck?! Sketches blog hop, welcome! If you've just discovered the hop, you can get started here.
Stuck Sketches is celebrating its 5th birthday this month. And to celebrate, we are having a giveaway on each of the CT members blogs! That’s an amazing 13 prizes on offer! Here on my blog, I am giving away this RAK.

For your chance to win, leave a comment here and on each blog on the hop. Once you have been to visit all of the blogs, email your name and address to Emails are to be received by midnight Sunday August 26th.
And, here is the full list just in case you get lost...
Linda .... you are here!
So, you're next stop on the hop is …………Lindy!!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's that time of the running year again...

Yep, the 2012 CITY TO SURF will be held on Sunday 12th August and I can't wait! This will be my 6th city to surf run and I am hoping to run a personal best. There, I said it! I haven't had as much race preparation this year as I did last year, but between then and now, I managed to fit in two marathons, both of which I am very proud. The time and training for those marathons took a huge toll on my body and I feel like I have really only just recovered from Canberra way back in April.  I guess we will find out on Sunday!

Anthony and I after running the 2010 C2S
(LO Class by Anthea Peterson at Savvy-Delights Retreat)

So, my time to beat is 68:22- my PB and the time I surprised myself with last year. A huge jump from the first city to surf I ran in 2003 in a time of 85:16!  I put that down to all those Tuesday training sessions and races with Kembla Joggers.  Oh how I used to dread even the 2km warm up run, let alone the intervals!

I just love the atmosphere of city to surf.  There is no other race like it! Over 80,000 people take part and raise money for charity.  I am lucky enough to be in the Illawarra Coal team with my husband Anthony. We have run in this team together for the past three years. This year they are raising money for Prostate cancer and all money raised by the participants is matched through their Matched Giving Program - a fantastic initiative! 

This year after the run, we will be glued to the TV watching the Olympic men's marathon.  Just spare a thought for Michael Shelley and Martin Dent who will be competing.  Michael Shelley placed 2nd in City to Surf in 2011 and 2010.  Martin Dent was 3rd in 2011, and 4th in 2010.  Jessica Trengove, last years female winner raced in the women's marathon and placed 39th last weekend.

The 2010 C2S winner, Ben St Lawrence raced in the men's 10,000m a few days ago and placed 20th with a time of 28:32mins. Just goes to show the quality of athletes that take part in the event.

I wonder who will win it this year?

Monday, August 6, 2012


Bonus sketch #1 is now up over at the Stuck?! Sketches blog... This is the first of two bonus sketches for Stuck's birthday month.  There is also the two regular sketches and twice as many opportunities to win scrappy prizes if you enter the challenges!

So... here is bonus sketch #1:

My take is using a photo of me with my close friend and running buddy, Nella after we finished our first ever marathon, a memory I will treasure always: "Marathon effort" ...and I love how it turned out! What do you think?!

click here to check out the rest of Stuck?! CT layouts.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy birthday Stuck?!

There's a party going on over at the Stuck?! blog... It's Stuck?! Sketches 5th birthday this month and Sara has organised a whole lot of extra bits and pieces to keep your mojo flowing!

Happy Birthday Stuck?!

There are two bonus sketches as well as the usual two sketches for the month as well as a blog hop with loads of prizes up for grabs.  Well... what are you waiting for? August 1st Sketch is already up! So, head on over to the blog to find out more...