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Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.


Thursday, 15 April 2010

Cards for boys!

Hello everyone,

I hope that you have had a good week. Well I have been complete Casing Claire Daly this week. I thought I should try some male cards as I mostly love doing flower cards and sadly neglecting the male cards of any kind I suppose. Well I have just gotten the set Seaworthy from Stampin' Up which I had had my eye on for a while and finally bit the bullet and bought it. I am really happy with the results as well. They are totally the same as Claire's designs but sometimes I think if it ain't broke don't fix it. Well here they are, hope you like them.

for this one I have used Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, River Rock, and whisper white card stock. Vera Mark, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy ink. White embossing powder, antique eyelets, hemp twine, crop-a-dile, and the heat gun. The back ground stamp is linen.

This card again using the seaworthy set and the whimsical words set uses baja breeze, river rock and whisper white card stock, chocolate chip DSP, river rock ribbon, choclate chip ink and if you look really close a couple of markers on the water and boat.

These 2 cards I just love again cased from Claire. I have used night of navy, river rock, baja breeze and whisper white card stock, Urban garden dsp antique jumbo eyelets. On one card I used the baja breeze ink and the other night of navy. The background stamp is linen and is in river rock ink.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look at what I have been up to.

Take Care

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Manhattan Flower

Hello Everyone,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Easter. We sure did and we had a birthday to celebrate as well.

As I hinted last time I had a card that I had made using some goodies from the latest mini catalogue from Stampin' Up. Well I finally have a couple of minutes to post this card up for you to see.

I have used the Manhattan Flower Texture Impressions Embossing Folder that came out with the big shot in this mini cat. I have used very vanilla card stock to make the impression and then sentiment is from the Best Yet set. Certainly celery ribbon a little bit of old olive dsp, handsome hunter ink and of course the never ending supply of green card stock that is very close to handsome hunter that was given to me by a friend. Hope you like it. It is quite sentimental to us as we lived in Manhattan for 5 years so yes I have the 5th Ave floral set as well had have on the inside of the card place another piece of very vanilla and stamped it with the rose from 5th Avenue floral so that you can write your message to your friend.

Fortunately over the past couple of days I have been able to sit and make a few more cards which I will post at a later date. I was making them for our Girlfriends night at church but I still need to take photos, so you will just have to wait.

Now I am off to play monopoly with the kids, hope that you all have a fabulous day. See you all again soon.

Take Care,

Thursday, 11 March 2010

A Card From Me to You!

Hello lovely Friends,

Hope that you are having a great day. We have sunshine here in Melbourne after a huge weekend of rain and storms. If you live in Melbourne I hope that you weren't hit too badly. We only had a big branch down on a gate so not too much damage so that was good. There has been a lot of flooding in Queensland and NSW as well so I hope that you are all fairing well.

Yes finally I have something to show you. Yesterday I spent a lovely day with my lovely friend Claire, we did lots of talking and I managed to get a couple of cards made as well. One I will show you now and one you will have to wait until April. I was so lucky to get to play with a couple of new goodies that will be coming out in April from Stampin' Up so I won't spoil the surprise.

So I have all this green card stock given to me by my gorgeous friend Shaz so I will slowly use this up but that is why I have another green card fro you. I have made and Easel Card using Stampin' Up Products except the base card but it is very similar in colour to Hunter Green so you could always use that card if you happen to be casing this card. The stamps sets that I have used are from the 2009-2010 idea book and they are both hostess sets, Best yest and Echoes of Kindness. I used water colour paper and the crayons to colour the image.

Hope that you like it, and like usual I have given you all angles so you get a feel for the card.

Here is the card closed:

The card standing up.

This is the card open and laying flat. I added the insert so that you could write a note on it to the person you may be sending this card to. It is in 2 parts so accommodate the fold in the card.

Here is the side on view so you get the idea of how its stands up.

Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time with me today.

Take Care

Monday, 1 March 2010

March already!

Hi Everyone,

Yes I know that I haven't been on here for a while. I must admit that I was so busy at the end of last year that I just didn't have time and I lost a bit of the old mojo so didn't feel like making the time either. Plus I haven't really been looking at any of your blogs to feel inspired but I feel the need to get back into it and to see what wonderful creations you have all come up with.

Then of course came the big 40th and my lovely husband surprised me with a visit from my Mum and Dad for 2 weeks and a surprise birthday party. He really out did himself. It is not his thing to do and he did a fantastic job with help from some lovely friends who were all very sneaky. Thank you everyone.

Now of course we have started renovations on the 1st of Feb and things are all over the place so I have been taking lots of photos so I can do a renovations album. We have a long way to go yet but I already have over 150 photos. I don't think I will be using all of them though. But it is fun to see the progress of what we hope will be a fantastic new space for us. I will then get Michael into his own office and get my craft space back to myself! Ssshhh don't tell him, I said that.

I am looking forward to doing the rounds and finally doing some creating so watch this space. I have a Shop, Swap and Sell night coming up for my Girlfriends night at church in April so I had better get started on making some cards and other things for that.

Hope that this finds you all well.

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care.

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