Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cards Quilts and A Storey

Hi there
its a beautiful day today here in WA i hope your day is as nice as ours.
I have made a couple of cards this week, here's one
The idea came from the Papertrey Ink Gallery and uses PTI dies with Stampin Up ink and cardstock
here's another one

I was making some felt flowers (will show you another time) and had some left over felt on my desk so i used it on this card.
and leaving the very best till last

I love love love this one. Its a lift and the designers name is Julie and i forgot to write her link down, i will find it and add it later. The butterfly's are a Hero Arts digital stamp that i have printed and cut out.
On to other things
Now because i obviously have heaps of time on my hands and NO unfinished quilts in my basket (I LIE) or cards to make or LO's to do oh wait i haven't even mentioned cooking cleaning and ironing yet have i? Now this is the perfect time to start another quilt and join a stitch a long. (The link is in my side bar) Here are my first two blocks

I am trying needle-turn which is a different type of applique for those of you who don't sew. On My family gathering applique i am doing blanket stitch, just in case you are wondering and following my progress. Anyway for this quilt i am using more Fig Tree, this time its Buttercup. Love heart love my Fig Tree.

And now its on to the storey
I had no intention of wasting my precious time going to see the Queen. Na, no, not interested.
On the day of her arrival in Perth i had to go and pick Joe up from work and as his work place is on the route that the Queen would be driving down i thought i would go early to avoid the traffic. Which i did.
I had half an hour to wait for Joe and from the car i could see the road and hundreds of people lined up on the far side of the street. So i thought why not go for a stroll across the park and wait with all the masses, after all you will only be sitting in the car checking out Pinterest on your I Phone. So off i toddled.
When i got to the highway everyone and i mean hundreds of people were lined up on the opposite side of the road. This didn't appeal to me at all so i sat with two other losers  people and waited and waited and watched all of the police cars and motor bikes then finally the motorcade arrives and low and behold can you believe it the queen was sitting in the side of the car that was closest to us, so when i say the queen waved to me well she did b/c there was only three of us on this side of the road. All those poor people on the other side of the ladies with me was beyond happy and excited which probably rubbed of on me a teeny bit. So alas after all that i toddled back to the car and waited for Joe.
Enjoy your Sunday evening everyone

Saturday, October 15, 2011


the first attempt is....mmmm...not what you had in mind
so you try again, adding things, but it's still not right

still missing something, so you add some more

and finally you are happy with the result.

Have a nice day everyone.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A bit of Tracey love

I think that i have mentioned before that way back in 2009 my friend Tracey from "A Luscious" won the the award for the Australian Card maker of the year. Well Tracey has been on a roll lately designing some wonderful cards and of course i just had to copy/lift them.
So here's my take on Tracey's wonderful cards.
This uses a beautiful stamp called Mehndi medallion from PTI
and of course some tags

so simple and so stylish

This card uses the same stamp as before and also PTI's flower bloom builder die and tag no 1 die.
yes more tags

using the bloom builder die
and here's another card. last one
this one is quite a bit different from Tracey's, but that's the fun part of lifting you can work it around what supplies you have.
So thanks Tracey for the inspiration and all of the gorgeous cards you make.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Family Gathering catch up +++

Hi there
how are you all?
i thought it was time to show you my progress on my quilt that "the three of us" are doing, just in case you thought i had given up

here are four blocks
and here's a close up of the aeroplane block
i designed this one myself as i wasn't to keen on the block in the pattern, and my cricut was a great help, it cut out the plane, suitcases and clouds. I had intentions of drawing faces in the windows but they didn't come out very well so i will have to wash them off.

my latest block "dads shed" if i remember correctly

and here they are all together so far, yes there is a place for one more block and then after that we have another whole row to add to the bottom, so about 4 or 5 blocks to go.

On Friday the "three of us" caught up for our monthly craft night and although we used some label crew labels this was not a Sweetwater pattern

the first apron i have ever made
and here's how i used a spare label

here's the link to Tracey's blog where you can see all three aprons. Susan made her apron a while ago-just to make sure that it wasn't too hard for Tracey and me, as you may have gathered Susan is our own personal guru at anything that involves sewing machine and thread, i tell you its great to have such fantastic ladies as friends.
OK enough of the mush
i just have to leave you with this cute, cute oh so cute angel i made with my PTI delivery the other day. I bought the dies especially to make her and used 4 layers of cereal boxes glued together 
oh it's just love love love
so so so easy, perfect for gifts and i can think of a 101 ways to use her OK maybe not 101 but at least five starting with a brooch for us to wear at work.

phew did you make it here to the end
one more week of holidays left so i will have to do as much craft as i can
enjoy your week ahead everyone
thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Juicer

Hi one and all
its school holidays here-yippee
my new buffet/side board arrived yesterday so that meant i had to get out my polishing cloths and unearth this antique from a packing box that has been in there for years. My MIL gave it to me because it was a pain to clean and yes it is but i love it.
I have searched books and websites trying to get some info on this solid silver antique all to no avail, unfortunately my MIL has been diagnosed with dementia and other illness's so i doubt if she would remember so if anyone has any info on this piece can you please leave a comment.

here's another one from a different angle

two of the glasses sit on these cute flower like somethings, my FIL told me that even the glasses are antique (they have a lot of antique pieces and were collectors for a couple of years)
 Now for the next one just pretend its a lemon, i had no lemons so used an apple instead.

So happy that its finally out of its box
Also on my buffet is my new collection of glass-nothing antiquey just stuff that i like

and here are some more projects i have made using the art philosophy cartridge

beautiful lace doily

cute little gift box and flower and tag

some more flowers

yep you guessed it more flowers.

The postie just dropped of a Papertrey Ink package choca block full of goodies so i am of to play.
See ya