Sunday, September 26, 2010

How sweet is this

I was blog hopping- as you do- and came across instructions to make these adorable, sweet, cute, amazing gift pouches. In the USA they call them sour cream containers as i guess that is what their sour cream comes in. First off i have to apologise to the owner of the blog where i first saw them as i didn't copy the link because i was so excited and had to make one there and then, really they are so very very easy to make..                                                   I used a die and stamp set from Paper Tray Ink to make this cute tag. The paper is 6x6 made into a tube like a toilet roll and glued down at each end and then you crimp it with a crimper. I just happen to have one that my friend gave me about 10 years ago and i have never used it. I have been tempted to throw it out many times but now i am so glad that i kept it as it gives these that little extra finesse.


 Here's a LO of my mum, it should be titled "never to young to swing" The papers are all Basic Grey.
 I got some Stampin Up goodies during the week and here are two cards with different sentiments. The HB sentiment is an Ali Edwards stamp from Technique Tuesday (another monthly package i get). The idea for these cards came from the SU catalogue.

 Here's a LO that just had to be done as the story had to be recorded. In our family we are all tall. I am 6ft. My son Joe has been taller than me for a while now but not taller than his dad. Well, he is now, Joe is 6ft 5in and he's only 16, how much taller will he get?
The tape measure on this page is a canvas ribbon from Tim Holtz, the ruler stamp is from Paper Tray Ink and the Title letters are from Stampin Up (notice how perfectly aligned they are-i used my new stamp positioner)
 BTW-the papers i used to make my three cards in yesterday post were October Afternoon, Fly A Kite. My new AB FAB FAVOURITE.
and last but not least is a photo of my yummy Yorkshire puddings that i made last Sunday and promised to show you.
Wow the set out of this post is all over the place, that's what happens when you are rushing. Sorry.
It's a public holiday here in the West tomorrow so if you have tomorrow off have a nice day. Joe is going to the Royal Show with some friends. Caitlin as i type this is at a Music Festival called Park Life which started at 12 lunch time and finishes at 12 midnight, guess what poor soul has to pick her up?
but i cant complain as its also the start of the school holidays here and that means holidays for me, and guess what? I have a real lot of crafing mojo happening so that's what i will be doing.
OK that's me done
take care everyone
thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Emmas Challenge

Hey there and happy Saturday to you all. Yes my photo should be up next but alas it came up first. For this weeks challenge over at Creative Time for me with Emma was to make a card without using the cricut, well i had so much fun last night and was so in the mood to make cards that i made three.
It is a glorious day here, quite warm in fact, i think we will be having an early summer this year and that its going to be very hot.
Sure do have the crafting bug right now so i am off to make something else, have lots to share tomorrow, i have been a very busy girl.
Have a great night, thanks for stopping by

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lazy weekend

Hi there, i hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Just have to let you know that my gnocchi last week was a huge success. I made so much and was starting the huge task of rolling them into their shapes when Andrew (DH) volunteered to help. Cant remember the last time he made anything in the kitchen. Of course his were way better than mine! It was so much fun and i would still be rolling them today if i didn't get any help.
Had a lovely scrappy night last night (by myself) and made some more Christmas's cards and tags from the scraps. Mum was over this morning and said that she had better go and buy some but i think i will make her some tonight although it had better be a simple design as mum (and dad) send out loads.

These three cards were made with scraps and are pretty crappy really but when i want something crafty to do but don't feel like doing much (if you know what i mean) i sit in front of the telly and colour so i thought i would use the coloured images for a couple of cards.
I also made this LO yesterday afternoon and am very happy with the way it came out. I love the continuous shooting on my new camera, unlike my old one were you only got about 6 frames this camera will keep shooting frames until you take your finger off the button. (i used this feature on the LO of mum on the swing). Everything used here is Basic Grey-Pyrus range.
Now this LO took me all of Friday night to do and it's from a Basic Grey class so i didn't have to design it myself. (lots of layering) The photos are of my nephew Ben who is a very talented football player and has made the districts for his area, who knows one day he may be playing for an AFL team.

So that's it, it sure has been a crafty weekend for me and its not over yet.
In case you are wondering (and i know that you aren't but i will tell you anyway) we are having a Standing rib roast beef for dinner with Yorkshire Puddings (i make the best Yorkshire puds i have seen anywhere-probably because i haven't seen any anywhere) if you are lucky i will take a photo just to show you.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Bit of a Banner Thing going on

Hi all, wow sorry my blog has been a bit neglected of late but that doesn't mean i haven't been crafting.
So here is a couple of things i have been working on over the last few weeks. Incidentally when i looked at them they happened to have banners on them hence the title.
This LO was inspired by Rebecca Keppel and i think i used Echo Park -A Walk in the park papers.So bright and fun and because i like a bit of texture on my LO's a hand drawn and sewn flower.
Next up i did make my god son an eighteenth card welded together on the Gypsy and then cut out on the cricut. I must say that i am happy with the way this turned out.

Now here is my next banner bit. My Basic Grey Monthly kit arrived this week and i knew i just had the perfect photos to use with these papers. The kit comes with some sketches and some LO instructions in case you don't feel like creating your own, so the LO on the left is a lifted one, the LO on the right is my own.

Now you know how i go on about "it's all in the packaging" . Well my dear friend Tracey gave me a sheet of scrapbooking paper and look at how she wrapped it. Oh its so nice it just sits on my craft desk where i can admire it. The paper will probably be so rolled up when i get to use it that it wont be any good, but it's just way to pretty to open.

This morning i felt like cooking so i said to the kids that we will have slow roasted lamb shanks with home made gnocchi for dinner. Huh, what was i thinking. The shanks aren't a problem they are in the slow cooker but it is now 5pm and the last thing i feel like doing is making gnocchi. Ahhhgh i had better go and get on with it.

Have a great weekend everyone.