Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Last night on Crafters Anonymous Kristine McNickle taught us how to make beaded angels - but my first attempt wasn't at all 'angelic' so I decided to have a go using less traditional angelic colours!
Well actually it was the only beads I had that fitted as I couldn't find longer safety pins - YES safety pins - that's what you use to make these babes! I have since got some more bits so will try and produce a 'angelic angel' soon!
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Sunday, May 27, 2012
the above was the ingredients and method for a RECIPE challenge we did last weekend on our Australian Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser. This recipe was written by Dee - only my friend Dee would put a 'toothpick' as part of a paper crafting challenge! lol I did manage to meet all the requirements - just and I made this cupcake topper!
Friday, May 25, 2012
This was another project from our Crafters Anonymous Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event last weekend. I would call this a 'rolled box', the way it comes together is like rolling a sponge! lol I kept to my Early Espresso colour and Morning Mocha DSP. You may ask - where's the cupcake? DUH - in my tum! hehe - as you can imagine anything chocolate doesn't last long around here!!!! hee hee
Thursday, May 24, 2012
this is a zero fat and sugar cake! hehe mind you if you put chocolates inside the box that would change that! This was the project we did with Suzanne, we made the flower out of punches and dropped a few drops of Crystal Effects to make it look pretty! AND talk about looking pretty - what about my new blog!!!! isn't it flash! Thanks heaps to Tia Routledge who gave my blog the much needed make over!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Here is another project from our event last Sunday. It's a 'white board' with a difference. We had a colour challenge and it was to create something with the Stampin' Up! neutral colours. So I found a (cheap!) frame in my box of things to craft with and decorated the inside. You do have to ensure your decoration is fairly flat, that's why I stuck the flowers on the outside! To use the board you just write directly on the glass with a white board marker - which I also decorated to match but forgot to take a photo of it! This project is such an easy and practical and more importantly CHEAP project! I think I paid about $3 for the 'document' frame from a discount shop. I didn't want the frame to be a feature so the slim line document frame was perfect! These would make a great economical gift for Christmas or birthdays - I gave this one to my mum for Mothers Day and it looks GREAT on her wall!
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Over the week I will show you my version of the other projects so be sure to come back! Have a great week. :)
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Thimble Cottage Isn't she lovely!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I used the LOVELY Attic Boutique DSP and highlighted the window with Pool Party - that colour is in SO many papers at the mo! And of cause I had to use the Big Shot Framelits too! What did I do before they were available????? I also can't believe I used some Daffodil Delight ribbon! But in the Taffeta the yellow isn't so BRIGHT, more of a subtle yellow but still the right tone for the DSP. The leaves were from the Bird Builder punch and the flowers were rolled from the 1 3/4" scallop circle. The words, which I stamped directly on to the DSP with Soft Suede is from the Perfectly Penned set - one of my favourites!!! I'm teaching this card at class today so it will be interesting to see how theirs turn out!
Thanks for spending a few moments looking at my blog!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I actually used my circle scissors to cut the circles on these - so they are great for not just big circles! The doilies are from the specialty DSP - so so so pretty! These come in pink and orange but I just turned them upside down to get the white - you can also colour them any colour by brayering or sponging them.
see you tomorrow!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
here are the two cards I made for my mum and my mother in law. These AMAZING card bases are only available through Stampin' Up! in North America, but a friend sent me some and I thought they would make LOVELY quick easy mum's day cards! You hardly need to put anything on on them to complete them. As you can see from the second picture the details are cut out. Just SO yummy!!
I slept in till 9.30am this morning! (wow) and then got yummy french toast made by my youngest and them some lovely pressies. As I type the sound of the vacuming is ringing through the house. Gotta love that!
have a lovely day you wonderful woman!! xx
Friday, May 11, 2012
I still haven't worked out what we are giving him yet - bit scary as the party is TOMORROW! eeekkk!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
It's POURING down with rain at the moment and I am half hoping it rains again tomorrow cause it's always great weather for crafting!! When do you enjoy crafting???
Sunday, May 6, 2012
I learnt a lot about quilting making this. I have just finished another lap quilt (which I can't share until the birthday girl gets it!!) and so now I am ready to start my first bed size quilt!
But tomorrow is PAPER CRAFTING day!!
see you then!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Of cause I matched the inside to the front and even a little stamping on the envelope.
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend!
Friday, May 4, 2012
It felt like I was cut off from the world! Any - new screen all sorted so back to normal!!
Katelyn was our last neighbours youngest daughter. She turned 5 today - a day her mother was hanging out for as like many preschoolers she was SO ready to be at school!!!! heee heee She is a delightful bubbly out going young lady who lives life with HUGE passion!!! I wanted to make a card that matched her bright personality! The new baby stamp makes a perfect 'high 5' for this card. The card itself is an easel card and I used the scallop circle die and my circle scissors!! makes making circles so EASY!!! I love mine! I did miss wishing my cousins a happy birthday on the April 30 and May 2!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Having a break from birthday cards today although it is my cousin Jason's birthday today (it was his sisters birthday on Monday and their dads - my uncle- birthday on Friday!). Unfortunately sympathy cards are needed way to often and recently some customers have lost their mother/grandmother. I wanted to make cards specifically for the receiver with colours I know they like. This one is for the lady who lost her mum. I used the Beau Chateau DSP to get the frame and make the flower and the strip on the envelope (under the card). Then I used the new Famelits to cut the top of the first layer in Very Vanilla. It's really easy to do - you just put the die in like normal and only wind it through the Big Shot a little way then wind it back again. Usually you may need to trim the last millimeter or two but that's easy. I then used the lovely wee hearts embossing strip at the bottom of the piece. A bit of sponging to highlight them and that layer is done. I love matching the inside of the card to the front like I have done here.
I will show you the other card I made for the grand daughter of the lady who passed away.