Monday, September 27, 2010


Spring is in the air and a group of demonstrators are getting together for the third time and cleaning out our cupboards for a giant craft sale.

This will be the craft sale of the year so make sure you put it in your diaries and come along.
There will be stamp sets, patterned papers, embelishments, ink pads, ribbons and much much more!!!!!

It will also be a great opportunity to pick up some gifts in time for christmas.

So bring a friend or two, grab some bargains and make a day of it.  See you there!!!!

When: Saturday 23rd October
Time: 9am - 1pm
Where: The Church Hall
Blacktown East Presbyterian Church
Cnr Heffron Road and Gallop Grove
Lalor Park

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Goodies

This was the first card I made with my new goodies from the 2010-2011 Catalogue and I dedicate it to my Grandmother.  I just love the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  It brings back memories of staying at my Grandmothers house as a child and looking up at her ceilings as they all had elaborate workings.  I always find it intersting what things in life awaken memories from our past.

Materials Used:

Card Stock:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Gold - Brushed Metallic
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Gold
Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, For You Flower
Other: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Fancy Flower Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" circle punch, sponge

This was a quick card using the new Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel.  This wheel is so cute and makes a quick, easy card and looks just as cute done in girly colours.

Materials Used:

Card:  Night Of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Night Of Navy
Stamps:  Baby Tees Wheel, Perfect Punches
Other: Scallop Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch

This was another quick and easy card that does not look as good in the photo as it does live.  I have to admit I did not think I would like the Greenhouse Gala papers from photo's that I had seen but when I got my pack I was pleasantly surprised!  It just goes to show that I really need to see a full size sheet and up close and personal to make a final decision.

Materials Used:
Card: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Papers:  Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Other:  Scallop Edge Punch. Wide Oval Punch, Paper Piercer, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

A Tough Day At The Office

This is a self indulgent posting of one of my gorgeous cats - Monty.  He started the day hard at work on the computer and just had to take a little cat nap to recharge the batteries.  After a little play time there was some tv shows to catch up on which can be more exhuasting than you would think. He is such a shy, modest young man in his sleeping positions don't you think!

Brayer Class

I love this butterfly from Great Friend as it is so versatile.  Sorry about the photo quality but my camera is taking blury photos and I can't work out why. 

Materials Used:
Card Stock:  Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
Stamps:  Great Friend
Ink:  Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Versamark,
Extras:  White Embossing Powder, Jewellry Tag Punch, Linen Thread, Rose Red Ribbon (retired), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Brayer

I kept this card neutral but many used it as a Fathers Day card and we added Happy Fathers Day from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Materials Used:

Card:  Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Stamps: Seaworthy
Ink:  Night Of Navy, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Brayer

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wow, Wow, Wow

I got most of my first order from the new Catalogue today and I have been like a kid in a candy store ever since. All I can say is WOW, I am so excited!  I just can't decide what to work with first and have been walking around in circle all afternoon. 

I mounted all my new stamp sets this afternoon and then my children started wanting to know what was for dinner - how rude - couldn't they see I had other ideas in mind!  Luckily for me I had some ready made pizzas in the freezer and I am sure that they covered the 5 food groups if I looked carefully!

Now my biggest dilemma is that I have another box due to arrive tomorrow and I have no more pre prepared meals to draw on.  Looks like it is time to get closely acquinted with the local take aways.  I need one of those majic noses that I could wiggle and freeze frame life around me so I can just play!  Anyone know where I can get me one of those????

Hopefully I will have some creations to share with you soon and will post as soon as I can.