Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Gosh haven't I been a bad blogger!! I must do something about that as I'm always making cards and I really should start sharing them with you guys!! I just thought I would pop on here and let you know that I will be teaching a great technique at The Papercraft Festival this weekend 5th, 6th and 7th April in Penrith NSW at 2pm every day. In the class you will create a beautiful set of three tags (great for those scrapbooking layouts), a card and a gift frame, plus you will make your very own stamp, it's going to be so much fun, I can't wait!! Here is a sneak peek at the class, all products are provided!! Hope to see you there. I'll be back, sooner than you think xx
Friday, February 8, 2013
Hi there, Last night I made this card for a very special lady called Elsie who is turning 80 today! She is my best friend Kim's mum and she's a gorgeous lady that I love and admire very much, I wanted to make something very special for her and here it is. I used Prima flowers and resin bird, A Flourish with a Bling Jasmine puffy flourish, these are one of my favourite products as you have heard many times before! They add detail and sparkle to your cards. The scallop die-cut is a Nellie Snellen design which I've had for ages. Anyway I hope she likes it.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Time to share more pictures of my wonderful studio! Here is my collection of ribbons, I was lucky to get this ribbon cabinet from a friend, I just love how I can stand there and choose what colour suits my card! In the large cupboard i have quite a few large clear containers that house my rub-ons, stickers, alphabets stickers, paper embellishment, all stacked and labelled for easy access! Tim Holtz made and I had won it at a charity auction!! I can't tell you how excited I was to win it and I soooo treasure it!!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I thought it's about time I showed off my studio on my blog! It's our double garage that I have converted to a creative studio, I'm sooo lucky to have it but it's also my job so it's great I can escape and create!! I have a passion for all things old as you can see and I'm really pleased in how it turned out! Most items are family heirlooms but some like the old typewriter I managed to pick up at a local junk yard for $30!! So this is what you see when you first walk in, I have covered the garage roller doors with long pieces of calico fabric that have been sewn together then I made a doily banner to hang at the top, I just love, love, love doilies and I'm very fortune that I have wonderful family and friend who feed my addiction!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Okay, what do you do if you need Christmas cards in a hurry? You pull out your stash of already created backgrounds!! I have an overflowing box of UFO's and most are these wonderful backgrounds that I have created when I've been doing demos for classes and for my feature in 'Cardmaking, Stamping & papercraft called 'The Classroom'. These have been lying around for ages and finally I have a use for them! I trimmed them down, layered them on my cards front, added a Stampin' Up! (discontinued, sorry) stamped image on top and a bow, viola!! I got ten cards made in half an hour, mind you I have about 100 more to make!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hi everyone, here are two cards I had on display at the Penrith Papercraft Festival a few weeks ago. I created them using wonderful products from my fabulous and generous sponsors - ScrapMatts, Flourish with a Bling, Whimsy Farm Twine and Manor House Creations. This first card I roughly painted a ScrapMatts ornate frame #3 with white acrylic paint to give a distress look then I inked the 'Memories' word from Assorted words #10 pack with Distress Ink frayed burlap, layered it on Manor House Creations - Scrapcake Sweet Childhood papers then added Jubilee coronation cream and Winter Song Ice crystal flowers in the bottom left-hand corner. I used Bella twine for the rope on the kite then added Flourish with a Bling tiny pearls along the scalloped border at the bottom and to the kite!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Hi everyone, Well I really don't know where to begin, only to tell you that this year so far has had many ups and downs, but I am a much stronger person because of all of these things. I won't go into detail about them but I will share one devastating blow to my life, my wonderful Dad passed away, he was diagnosed with Bowel cancer and three weeks later he was gone. I did get to spend some wonderful time with him before he left us, this I will treasure forever. Make sure you tell those dear to your heart that you love them. Right..... on to a creation!! Here is a card I made for my God daughter Sarah, her birthday is the same day as mine, I'm late in sending it but I hope she'll like it anyway. It's using a Sugar Nellie stamp. A contributor for our magazine 'Edna Morrisedie' made a beautiful set of cards using this image and they inspired me! I haven't played with my Copics for such a long time and I really enjoyed the relaxation that colouring gives. I was pleased how it turned out, even if I say so myself he he.