Sunday, January 31, 2010

Father-in-laws birthday card

Hi everyone,

I have been creating but I can't share that sorry, well you'll see it soon enough in Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft. I love my job - I get to create for it!

But I can share this creation with you - this is the card I made my Father-in-law for his 70th Birthday, he's the best!! I used Webster Pages paper, Maya Road kraft journal, Kaisercraft rub-on. He loved it but then he always love what I make!

Thanks for looking

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Anniversary Card

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Just a quick entry.

I had a 25th Anniversary party that I attended yesterday and this is the card I made, only took me 1/2hr, that's a record! The book text was such a coincidence and fits so well, these things just fall into place sometimes.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Silhouette page from an old book.

Hi everyone,

I was looking through an old book I had and found this beautiful page with the silhouette picture on it, isn't it gorgeous! I sprayed it with Glimmermist, unfortunately you can't see the glimmer but it's there LOL. I then layered it on old sheet music and a scrap of lace then finally on a book cover. I folded the spine of the book to encase my chain so I can hang it.
The silver leaf is a Making Memories mistletoe piece (love these and have none left boohoo) the flower is Prima and the rest are old buttons, jewelery, white leaves and a handmade flower from Sherry.

I 'll have to start finding places in my old fashioned loungeroom for all these pieces or start giving them away!!

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Eliza's shadow box frame

Hi everyone,

In this post I'm sharing a piece I made that's a bit less vintage. I went to a TwiddleyBitz class taught by the Team Co-ordinator Sherry Mendoza. It was suppose to be a Christmas theme but I changed it he he.
I decorated it with these gorgeous flowers that I purchased from an op shop ages ago, I've just been waiting to use them on the right project. The TwiddleyBitz floating frames are easy to put together and I just love the floating perspex panel in the centre. I'm not much of a scapper but Sherry helped me, thanks Sherry!! XX

This is my little girl 'Eliza' she was seven, she made such a pretty ballerina, you wonder where the years go!

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Here we go, my first blog giveaway!!
I have a lot of vintage stuff so I thought I would share some with one lucky person! So please leave a comment if you would like to win this pack of goodies. No catches, it's just fun!! Competition is open to Australian residents only, I'll pay postage cost :-)
Closes 7th February 2010.

( One metre vintage lace, 3 doilies, string of old pearls, brooch, pendant, 3 x earrings, string of diamantes).

Good Luck

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Using my leftovers!!

Hi everyone,

Well I'm back at work tomorrow so my creating will slow down. I've had so much fun making stuff lately and I feel great to have gotten a few ideas out of my head!! I love my job so I don't mind going back as I get to see beautiful creations everyday and to be in awe of those you created them.

Today I was making a few things for work and then decided to make this card and to decorated this little bottle ( left over from NYE, it contained a mixer for a cocktail he he) with the left over materials. This year I'm trying to make a few cards with the bits and pieces left in front of me and try to get ahead with birthday cards, fingers crossed!!

By the way - during the week I will be having my first BLOG GIVEAWAY!! Don't miss it.

I used Bella Sarah Jane papers and distress one of the matching butterflies, added lace, music paper, string etc. I just love core'dination cardstock as you can continue the distressed feel by sanding it and revealing the inner core colour.

Thanks for looking

Friday, January 8, 2010

Decorated frame with a picture of my Grandmother.

I love this photo of my Grandmother, never got to meet her but she's gorgeous. Her name was Adelaide Melbourne Bell, how's that for a name!
I had the frame at home, the dress is a Green Tara wedding embroidered handkerchief sprayed with Glimmermists vanilla mist and pink taffy along the botton. I sprayed walnut stain over the top and added more lace, diamantes, pearls and a flower. The other flowers around the frame are Prima of course (I love these) and I also added Making Memories glitter mistletoe and an old diamantes necklace that was broken!

Thanks for looking

Thursday, January 7, 2010

More creations - I love being on holidays!!

I had three of these wooden birdhouses which I picked up at a second hand shop a couple of years ago and I've been waiting and waiting to play with them. Well, yesterday I finally had the time and decided to give one of them a make-over!! I gave the other two birdhouses to my friends Kim and Sherry as they're talented ladies and will make their own masterpieces and they did! I can't share you theirs but here's what I did. I had so much fun.



Here is a little brooch I also made using an old locket, I glued a picture on top, added a sequin flower earring then back it all onto a little doily and added pearl drops at the bottom.

Thanks for looking. Jane

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Time to share some creations

Recently I had a day of creating whatever I liked and these are a few items I came up with. I am partial to vintage things and I have quite a collection of goodies at home, from jewelery, laces, ribbons, old rusty items etc.

Sorry about the photos quality, I will have to learn how to edit them a bit better, I'm computer eliterate I think!!

This is a bracelet I made using an assortment of charms and attched them to a Men's shirt band.

This is a shadow box I made from an ordinary glossy white boxed frame. The distressed look is from a mistake I made, I didn't like what I had coated it with and decided to scrap it away and this was the result, don't think I would be able to replicate it!!

I've seen a few old books lately that have had the centre of the pages cut away and objects placed inside, so I thought I would have a go. The chipboard is from TwiddleyBitz and I coated them with Mica Flakes for a vintage feel. The centre of the flower is a clip-on earring, I love using all these sorts of pieces.

I have a box of old rusty bits and pieces and half of the items in there I have no idea what they are LOL. I loved the shape of this silver drop shape, just backed it with text paper added a picture and wrapped some vintage ribbon around it. I have no idea what I'll do with it but it looks pretty he he.

Well I hope you like my creations, I'm having a play day tomorrow with some friends so I'm sure I'll have some more to share and a giveaway!!

Thanks for looking

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Coming soon, 5th January!!!

Hi everyone

Tomorrow I shall be posting my first official entry by sharing some creations I have made in the last few days. They're very old fashioned for me but I have had so much fun creating, even jewelery!

I'll be launching this new blog with a chance for someone to win a pack of vintage goodies too!

Look forward to sharing, Jane.

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