Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Miss Morgan

Hi all
just popping in to share a LO i did of Caitlin and her class. For those of you that don't know Caitlin has just completed her third year at University studying to become a Primary School Teacher. Only half a year to go then she will be qualified.
This year her prac was close to home and her class was year 6. Her first lesson to teach was ANGLES.
(maths was never caitlin's strong point) never mind she did very well and got a great report from her Uni assessor as well as her mentor teacher.
I call her "The Pied Piper-ess" as children, any age adore her and she adores them.
'Anyway here is my LO, the children's faces have been erased for obvious reasons
This LO has just about everything: misting, die cutting, layers, stamping. The vellum envelope, title and report card where cut using the Cameo. How cool is that report card its a "print and cut" from Kerri Bradford studio. Had a blast making this and again used five different papers from five different companies. (learnt this from my Shimelle class which is still going).
Here's a little close up
The apples were cut with a die from PTI and I put a couple in the envelope.

If you've all got cast iron stomachs i will post a photo of Joe's thumb tomorrow as he sliced the top off at work on Monday night, the medics at Burswood thought he may have nerve damage or need a skin graft but it's all ok, i must say its pretty impressive.
Thats been our week amongst other things hope yours is going great
thanks for dropping by

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas cards

Well after much thought and designing going on in my head i think i have come up with the family Christmas cards for this year.

Not that quick to mass produce but if i start now i can at least get my overseas ones finished and posted. I even did some masking and made my own glitter paper.
The tag and stamps are from PTI and the paper is from Authentique/Festive collection.

Off to attempt a chicken and mushroom risotto in Joe's Thermomix. I never have much luck with things i make in the thermomix apart from dip and cheese sauce so wish me luck.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Another Remix LO

Still loving Shimelle's class and in this prompt we had to choose five different papers from our stash, we were given the sizes to cut them and then use them on a LO. I surprised myself and chose five different papers from five different manufactures, i think they all mix-what do you reckon.

Matching papers is one of the things i find the hardest and Shimelle gives you heaps of tips to make this easier. I pulled out the multi coloured heart paper first then went through my stash finding papers to match. Even all of the embellishments come from different company's.
The only plain card stock is for my photo mat. Oh i remember when i went to a beginners scrapbooking class many years ago and we had to choose TWO different coloured card stock and ONE patterned paper to match the photo and the only embellishment was the title and a circle or a flower or two. Nowadays i hardly ever use card stock on LO's and if i do its either Kraft, Cream or White.
By the way that yummy looking sandwich on the bottom is the BLT with three types of bacon from the new "Merrywell" restaurant at the Crown. I spent a happy couple of hours there with Caitlin and Joe on the school holidays.

Hope you are having a great week.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Hi there and happy Sunday to you where ever you are in the world.
Have i said lately that i happen to have a scrapping crush on Shimelle , well i have and at the moment am doing a wonderful online class called Remix with her. I'm learning to mix new papers with old papers and use up some of my stash, there's tips for using all of the embellishments we seem to collect, all that chipboard that i have hiding in trays and if you can't find anything to match then make your own. Nothing new i guess but sometimes its good to get a little reminder.

One of the prompts this week looked at using a 12x12 piece of patterned paper that had a motif on it. i had been hoarding this particular paper because a) i liked it, it is sparkly and b) i had no idea how to use it, so this is what i came up with
It has a lot of "white" space but i like white so that's OK and for once there isn't any journalling as the title says it all for me and i didn't think it was necessary.
here's a little close up
it came together really quick which was a bonus.

Joe and i are on a quest to make the perfect pate, although in my opinion nothing will compare to the Duck liver pate at The Little French Winery. Here is our attempt from yesterday
mmm yum getting close but not quite, although our pate is made from chicken livers i will have to try and find somewhere that sells ducks liver and breast as at TAFE this week Joe made duck rilletts which i really must show you as it looks mouthwateringly scrumptious and i really want to make it for Christmas (or get him to make it-that would be better).

Off to have a little pate snack
see you later.