Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A quick post then up up & away

Hi there
thanks for stopping by. I just wanted to share with you what i have been playing with this week apart from my Christmas table runner which i am pleased to say has been hand and machine quilted and is now ready to have the binding sewn on.

Last night my Stampin Up consultant-Tracey dropped of a new stamp set and punch and of course i had to have a play right there and then. Look at these cute little ornaments, i just have to add some bakers twine and then they are all ready to hang. I am thinking a whole lot of them in a bowl or big jar would make a great decoration. And how could i not go past this mini milk carton die, isn't it just way way too cute? It fits two yummy wrapped chocolates, i think i will be making a lot of these as well.
Everything used to make these cute things come from SU apart from the twine.

Now on to a lay out (or LO as i normally say) This one actually started out as a digital LO but i wanted to print it out there and then and as i don't have a 12x12 printer that wasn't an option so i kept the photo bit exactly how it was on the digital template and then i just printed that out. Then i just copied the rest of the template using real papers and ribbon so now tada i have a Hybrid LO. All of the papers and alphas for this LO came from my Cocoa Daisy kit club (incidentally they were voted in the top three kit clubs by the scrapbooking industry USA so if you get a chance go check them out. So worthwhile) the ribbon is from Stampin Up.

OK here is a link to a very cute free digi stamp, if you don't use anything digital you should have a go at downloading this one its a thank you and oh so cute.
This will be my last post for a little bit as up up and away we go, so please take care of yourselves and think of me doing it tough ie/ lots of shopping in the morning then relaxing by the pool in the arvo then a sumptuous dinner followed by more shopping (and can you believe i hate shopping-but not on holidays) be back soon with lots of photos.
Love Me

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Planning Ahead

Hi there
We are off to Penang in a couple of weeks and there is a whole heap of tasks that have to be done before we go. This is one of them.
Its one of our  volunteers (at work) birthday whilst i am gone so i have instructed/asked the girls to organise some flowers for her and also this card and cute little purse full of chocolates.
The paper and stickers are Basic Grey-Capella and the purse was cut out with the cricut and the Forever Young cartridge.

I am busy hand quilting my table runner so not much else is happening here or should i say no more show and tell.
Have fun doing whatever you are doing and enjoy your day.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

All ready to quilt

Remember a while ago Tracey and I got together with Susan to have a bag making lesson? Well this time its a quilted table runner session. Yesterday under Susan's supervision and much moaning and groaning from Tracey and me (we HATE the cutting out bit) we cut out our triangles and did a bit of sewing.
I then stayed up most of the night (was waiting for Caitlin to get home) and sewed mine together.
Excuse the poor lighting but you can get the gist of what it looks like. The patterned fabric is Kate Spain's 12 days of Christmas. We all used a different colour homespun so like our bags they will all turn out completely different. And mine will be even more different as i thought that i had made four blocks to many and didn't include them in my runner (oh well you get that) it would have made it very very long. I am saving the other four to make into a coordinating coffee table quilt as you all know i have a thing for those.

Now i just had to show you a close up as i am very proud of the fact that i nearly got all of my points to meet correctly (i am a very near enough is good enough person) so i took extra care with this project as i couldn't have Susan's and Tracey's looking all perfect and mine slap dash could I? So its all ready to quilt and unlike Susan and Tracey i love hand quilting so that is what i will be doing and yet another reason why our table runners will look very different.

Now this is why i was up so late, wouldn't you wait up for someone that went out looking like this?

Have a great week everyone
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

This and that

Hi there, how are you all?
I have a couple of things to show and tell.
 Scrappy Go Lucky are having a new challenge on Wednesdays called Whip It Up Wednesday and the theme this week was to colour a cricut image. I can tell you now that i have never thought to colour an image that i cut out so i had a great time looking through carts and deciding what to cut and how to colour. The stockings were coloured with Copics and some Distress Stickles.

The snowflakes were coloured with distress inks and then a quick spray of Glimmer Mist. Love how these turned out. I got this idea from the Hero Arts blog although they didn't use a cricut image. So there you go more great things you can do with the cricut.

Last night Andrew and i went out to dinner with our BF's without the children/young adults (who were disgusted that they weren't invited BTW) and i just had to make a little I Love You present for my friend so this is what i made.
Another little card set and one of my crocheted cleaning/dusting cloths. If you hadn't guessed already her favourite colour is PINK.
All presented in a cute bag because as you know it's all in the presentation.

Another of Caitlins BF's (she has two) is turning 18 at the end of the week so Caitlin asked me to make her an album so this is what i have done so far.

Didn't have to do much to the cover-add the ribbon, some pearls and a lovely stamped sentiment and of course ink the edges.

Inside the front cover is this pocket that i have inked the same way as i did the snowflakes on the very top photo. Love love love the way this turned out with the matching tag. The flower page is from my favourite October Afternoon-Fly A Kite collection and will have a photo attached to it. So with that in mind i had better go and work on the album as it has to be finished by next Saturday.

Have a great week everyone, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Great Giveaways

Here are the links to some great giveaways.

You can win all of this by clicking here

and Enfys has a great giveaway where you can win the complete set of Promarkers.

remember you have to be in it to win it.
Have a great day.