Friday, July 9, 2010


Hi all, how are you. Today's post is a bit random so please bear/bare with me.

Now they say "that it's all in the packaging" so-
Aren't these tags just gorgeous. I have used a new stamp set and matching die from Papertrey Ink. (sorry bad photo). Paper is Basics from Basic Grey. I love this so much i think i will spend this arvo making a whole ton of them. There is a lot of words in the stamp set ie- hand sewn, preserves,veges, handmade etc. Cant wait to wrap gifts with these tags. Now the hand knitted tag i am going to attach to this bag (don't know if i like it or not) but i made it for one of the ladies i work with. At lunch times "I" (ha ha ha me who learnt to crochet of You Tube)have been teaching Michelle how to crochet, so i made her this cute little bag to put her crochet in. The yarn may look cute but i am NEVER knitting in this again. The handles i took from an old handbag that i have never used. (how's that for recycling)
Finally i have felt inspired to do a LO and a double one at that. Again all of the papers and embellishments have come from my monthly kit club that i get from Cocoa Daisy.
Last Friday was the end of our school term and Joe had his Year 11 Dinner/Dance so I scrapped that.

Now for some exercise...please tilt your head to the left so that you can see the next two photos.
I don't know why they posted like this when they were the right way up in my photo folder. I have tried to delete them from this post and that didn't work so..tilt away.
Here are two cards i made using Stampin Up everything.
A friend of a friend gave me a yummy mix of coffee beans to use in my cappuccino machine so i thought it only fitting that i make her a card with some kind of cup on it to say thanks. This stamp set is very versatile, it comes with a blob of icing, a handle, a mug/cupcake so you can decide on what to make.

How i wish this posted the right way as in real life it really is a beautiful card. Joe was "asked" to ask his mum (me) if i could make a thank you card on behalf of all of the year 11's for the lady who organised the dinner/dance. Oh the pressure, it's OK when you are making for yourself to give out but when this was on behalf of about 200 students..well...i went straight to the SU book and looked for ideas so this was inspired by a card i saw there. It really does look much better the right way round :)

Sorry again about the poor photos in this post. I am off to -
1. get warm
2. make some more tags
3. play around with a mini album for Caitlin's 18th
4. get warm
5. try and organise my cookbook into something better than what it is-i have one of those ideas
in my mind
6. get warm
7. and stay out of the kitchen which is really hard when you are on holidays and its cold.
Have fun


Janellybelly said...

That gorgeous knitted bag looks even better in real life :) I'm sure the new owner is going to love it.
Thanks for letting us come over & play with your paper tools, it was wonderful.
Off to finish your bag
Janelle xx

suzitee said...

What a busy bee you are...and so multi-talented! Crocheting,knitting, scrapping, cardmaking...all in the one post! You are an inspiration.
Good luck with the "keeping warm"...I've tried everything today, and I'm still not warm.

Tammy James said...

Ohh the mat stack Die looks great with eyelets in it Linda! you have been busy!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your new set of stamps look fabulous Linda - I love the messages - perfect for handmade gifts.

Your knitted bag looks great - I am sure Michelle will love it.

The Thank You card is just gorgeous - looks like your reputation for making lovely cards is growing:)

Stay warm - it is perfect weather for crafting this weekend!