Monday, September 19, 2011

A card or eight

Cards seem to be all that i am capable of lately
so here are a few
the first three are all on the same theme, but i tried different ribbon dying techniques. The pretty blue cardstock is the new Stampin Up colour Pool Party and the dies and stamps are from Papertray Ink.
i like the last ruffled ribbon the best
next up a tag, surprise surprise

love these cute button card dies from PTI together with the tag its stamps (only US$5 bargain)

now i was trying to teach my friend Pina how to make a rosette at work, which wasn't very successful so i went home and made her one

love how this turned out, it uses some Tim Holtz tissue paper ribbon roll and cream cardstock

here's a bright card for ya

last week my nice postie bought me a new cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy" and i have to say that its my favourite ever and i would go so far as too say that if you buy a cricut machine you really only need this cart. It has a font, 3d flowers, 3d boxes and bags, some lovely shapes and flourishes, cards and envelopes. It doesn't really cover the men in our lives so you might need a cart for them.
anyway here is a card i made which is an exact copy of the demo they design for you, it was so easy

and a couple of days after that delivery my postie bought me my Papertray Ink delivery with their new bloom builder die, oh love heart love heart this die.
so these cards were made with PTI stamps and dies and some more new incolour Stampin Up cardstock (love the coral)

and yes i dyed my own seem binding with some of the coral ink, isn't that flower just lovely lovely lovely.

well my big dilemma now is what to make for dinner and as its 5.09 i had better head towards the kitchen

thanks for making it to the end

enjoy your week

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Are you Jealous

Hi all
there is no crafting happening here at all
but on Friday i came home from work to a wonderful delicious surprise
Joe was on his day of and bored so he walked to the shops and back (about 4k's) bought some supplies to create an amazing sweet.

so here is Joe's interpretation of pavlova

first off he sliced some strawberries very finely and coated them with icing sugar and arranged them on rice paper and baked them in the oven. They tasted like strawberry jam
they were placed in front of a quinelle of whipped cream that included diced strawberries and some of this amazing sauce he created.
Here's the finished masterpiece it really was delicious and a work of art.

we are so proud of him as he has found something to do for which he has a passion and he can practice on us anytime. xxx

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A challenge

A couple of weeks ago i challenged myself to create a LO using an oldish photo. I had to open my album and pick a photo on that page.

I did it and had so much fun.
a bit of doodling and lots of jounalling talking about everything in the background of the photo and of course me and my mum or if my mum was reading this mum and I (the grammar of children is getting worse these days is a topic mum frequently refers too).
It bought back a heap of childhood memories especially the story about Shaun Cassidy which lead me to a U Tube search and i sat there watching/listening to That's rock & roll and Da Do Ron Ron...ah was anyone else a Shaun Cassidy fan?

and last night another challenge a card this time
i had the latest Cards Aug 2011 mag on my desk and i closed my eyes picked a page and had to make the card on that page.
Now this was a challenge as this card is a bit shabby chic which although i love is really not my style. I had loads of fun doing it, needless to say mine turned out nothing like the original which was made by Maureen Plut (page 20)

and you know what? I enjoyed this process so much i am going to do another one. (i don't have to think, just copy and that's what i need at this moment in time)
Hope you are all enjoying your week
and if you get time go and search Shaun Cassidy and watch the videos and yep even in his satin pants i still think he's pretty cute.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I cant believe that it was over a week ago that "the three of us" got together to make a LabelCrew (link in sidebar) project.
Here is what we made
Susan's is on the left, Tracey's is in the middle and my chubby one is on the right. Aren't they just the cutest pin cushions ever?
and just in case you needed to see a close up here i am with said pin cushion and don't forget that it was late at night.
OK now for a couple of cards and lifts i might add as well
this first one was from the papertray ink gallery and i just had to copy it

simple and easy
now the next one is a lift from my favourite card maker Dawn Mcvey and this card was on the cover of the very first issue of the Create:Stamping magazine-another line in the scrapbook trends magazines.
so i just had to copy it, here is my version

A lot is happening in Linda land at the moment and although craft is my therapy at times like these i certainly wont/don't have the time to do many posts so please forgive me if my posts are few and far between in the next month or so. I love to see what you have all been up to so i will still be looking so please be safe,be happy and have fun.