Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cards & LO's

We have had a lovely day today beginning with my mother in law taking us out to lunch at the Atrium Restaurant of the Burswood, which was all very nice and yummy and I was very good and didn't over eat. Then Caitlin got in some valuable driving time by driving me to Susan's for a lovely crafty chat which always leaves me feeling very inspired to start something the minute I get home. Instead of doing craft though I thought I would share with you what has kept me busy last week.
To start with these are some cards I made which came in a pack from Tomorrows Memories
designed by Tracey . The class is called A Card Makers Tea Party and they have them once a month. I cant make it to the class so the shop always saves me a pack. Next is another page to Caitlin's ball album, I kept it pretty simple as the photo was very colourful. Wont bore you with the papers and all that as I have already mentioned them in previous posts.
Last is my entry into the monthly challenge at TM's, what didn't come out in the photo is the lace I have put all around the edge of the LO and of course I didn't have enough in my pack so I had to go back to the shop twice for some more.

That's all I have got to share for tonight, we have finally had some winter weather here and we had to put the heater on tonight as it's a bit chilly. The one good thing is that I don't have to cook dinner as everyone is still full from lunch.
Now everyone has to feel sorry for me and Joe (DS) as Andrew (DH) is still on holidays and Caitlin (DD) has got ten days off for exams and only two exams English and RE which doesn't require a lot of study. So Joe and I are the only ones that have to get up early to go to work and school...ho hum I feel sorry for us already....:( At this stage I must point out that the house is always immaculate when I come home from work all I have to do is cook dinner, Andrew has done everything else, so I do love it when he is on holidays.
Well I have blabbered far to long again, have a good week everyone

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mother-In-Law and Ironing!!!!

My M-I-L is a very talented painter and has painted many pieces in her life, she is now 83 and still likes to get her water colours out. Over the years she has parted with many of her china painted pieces and doesn't have many left, I have been lucky to score a few here and there but this mother's day I was lucky to score the very first piece of china that she painted and won an award for.

Not only was accompanied with this beautiful tag/picture she painted. I am going to scrap a page about the day and include this on it as it's something to treasure for ever. and here it is.....beautiful... one day i will take some photos of some of the magnificent paintings and drawings we have on our wont be disappointed.

Now to the ironing bit. Tracey always inspires me to scrap the everyday little things,well you can't get more everyday than this. The paper is from Prima and the blue clothes line is the reverse side of it.
I thought that you could all relate to this page and i had fun doing it as it only took about 20 minutes. I did have fun going through my button stash and thanks to M-I-L I have some great vintage buttons which will look good on this.
Yes i have a thing for bags at the moment but this one looks really easy for me even if i have to draw the pattern myself. Anyone willing to give it a go with me?
Off to cook dinner now so have a good night and bee happy :0)

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Here's a quick share of two LO's that i did during the week.
Don't you just love this mushroom? It's from Crate paper and way too cute. If you enlarge the photo don't worry about Joe's face apart from being extremely dirty he had just come out of hospital from having a laser treatment and boy i forget how black and purple his face goes. Yes 12 or 13 years later we are still having laser treatment. Oh and the cute turtle and caterpillar were cut out with the cricut. Now this one is a scraplift kind of. At TM's the other night I eye spied this beautiful LO on display by Sharon Manning this is kind of a copy and definitely inspired by the one i saw. I stood there looking at it for about 15 minutes trying to remember everything that Sharon had done short of taking a photo (which the girls said I could but i didn't feel right doing so) trying to imprint on my brain what went where. Anyway there is a few things missing but then i suppose this it what makes it my LO. I just love it, so thanks Sharon for the inspiration. The papers, tag and stickers by the way are from Creative Imaginations and the small alphas are Making Memories.
Today i have spent ironing and baking and I am ready for a sit down now with my nice thick minestrone, crusty bread and a cup cake with my coffee for later when i will be in my scrap room.
Have a good week ahead everyone, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment i love to meet more bloggers.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Red Carpet Event

As you are all probably aware now from all of my posts, my local scrap store turns 5 this month and last night was their gala red carpet event. We just had to dress up in anything formal. As I wear an apron all day at work and don't really have a lot of formal clothes i got Jenni to make me a nice formal apron. I would like to point out at this stage that I am very reluctant to post these photo's of me as they aren't the best but I must parade Jenni's apron for you so ignore me and focus on the apron. (Oh the mark on the bottom of the apron in the second photo is a mark on the camera lens not the apron) It had sequins and nice frills at the bottom and beading and more frills at the top. Now all you animals lovers out there I am really sorry but this is a real mink,sable or whatever, my mother in law gave it to Caitlin thinking I don't know what!!!!! Caitlin will never wear it and it is politically incorrect to wear one these days and although the colour didn't go I wore it as it was "anything goes."
There were a lot of great outfits and some great jewellery that ladies had made out of paper and beads and a good night was had by all. On a sad note it was Tracey's last night working there but don't fret Tracey is still teaching some classes and for those of you that didn't know Tracey won a national award earlier this year for her card making.
Now to all of those lucky people that went to the quilt fair I would love to hear from you and find out all that I have missed this year.
Take care

Saturday, May 9, 2009

When the paper is beautiful.... don't have to do much to it. I love this paper its by Webster's Pages and the line is called Your Life. Beautiful. All I did was cut around and ink the butterflies to make them stand out add some Kaisercraft pearls and some American craft thickers and bingo it was done. Now KNOW ONE told me or maybe i never listened that you could add a small amount of your favourite perfect pearls to water in a spritzer bottle and you have in my case a beautiful gold mist. You cant see it on these cards but i sprayed the gold on the top. I was inspired to make these after watching the videos on the Ranger Ink website.

I also want to make this gorgeous handbag that Melissa Goodsell has just made, I went and downloaded the pattern but I have never made a bag of any type before. It only takes a fat quarter of fabric and hey I've got loads of them to chose from.
To all you mums out there have a
happy mother's day

Monday, May 4, 2009

For Susan & Tracey

Yes the girls challenged me to make some acrylic stamps with my cricut machine, so I did. The bird and the word 'beautiful" are from the home decor cart. Don't know why I did the bird when i could have done a thousand other things but there you go. I must say this is not my favourite LO and although i tried lots of different things nothing seemed right. (I was getting a bit carried away and I think i was putting more emphasis on my artwork than the photos -if you get what i mean) so i took most of the embellishments of and this is it. I still have to put some journalling on it. The cute roses are from the Walk in My Garden cartridge for the cricut machine. Now here are the Yo-Yo's or Suffolk Puffs and whatever else they are called. I am making about another 30 or so to go on a small tablecloth that I am working on (and have been working on for the last 2 years).
This is one of the many things that you can do with them. I made this tablecloth about 5 years ago and out of everything I have made I must say that it is one of my favourites (it's also Andrew's fav as well) I am sorry that I cant give the designer their rightful kudos as I cant remember where I got the pattern from -I cant even find the pattern.

I must also thank Karen my friend in Port Hedland who taught me how to make these cute things and actually if it wasn't for Karen I probably would not be doing anything crafty at all.
So that's my lot for today.
Have a good week.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Quick post and a LO

Hey There
just thought i would share with you a LO that i did last night using Pink Paislee papers and chipboard and Craft Queen ric rac. We had a great Easter this year and i think these photos prove it. Andrew (DH) kept putting his head into every photo. I also used my new deep blade for my cricut machine and cut out the title and then covered them in Pink paislee paper. EASY.
Now i can go play with this new blade and some acrylic to make clear stamps. Hopefully they will be in my next post.
Don't forget that the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog (link on side) are having giveaways all weekend and that its this shops birthday month and there are specials and promotions all month long.