Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Happy Sunday all. I would also like to wish all mother's a very happy Mother's day. I have had a lovely but busy day.

As promised I have drawn a winner for my blog candy........

I have put together a collection of goodies, lace, doilies, seam binding, buttons and charms, flowers and a tattered rose distress ink pad.

The winner is..............................................................................................................
Congratulations to "Babe".. Please contact me with your address Babe so I can send out your goodies.

I had a wonderful time last Saturday. Got together with a wonderful group of ladies at Scrapbook Sinners for International Scrapbooking Day. Lots of crafty goodies, good food and plenty of laughs. It was a great day.  I made a card and some tags and started another mini album.

Here are the tags, I will show the album when it is finished.

Just a short post tonight to announce the winner of the blog candy. Have a great week all, till next week.


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Monday, April 30, 2012

Over 1000 Site Visits - Time for Blog Candy!!!

Hi All,  I cannot believe it is the last day of April. Where has this month gone?  I haven't been able to spend much time in my craftroom lately, thank goodness for the classes I attend at ScrapbookSinners
I have at least completed some lovely cards and a page from the Family History class. I also managed to complete my April ATC's Lest We Forget(except I did forget to take a photo) and Hearts and Circles.

I will upload photo's on the weekend, my computer is on go slow tonight.

BLOG CANDY..........................

Okay, I have put together a collection  of goodies, that will go to one lucky person. To enter all you have to do is sign up as a member of my blog, current members are eligible, and leave a comment. I will select a random winner on the 12th May 2012.

I will also post a photo of the blog candy this Saturday 5th May 2012.

Look forward to reading all those comments and following all who sign up.

Enjoy your week


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter break, I certainly have. I have spent three days crafting and catching up with family. Work has been extremely busy, so I apologise for the time delay in posting.What have I been doing?

Well since my last post I have had a lovely weekend in Melbourne with my good friend Robyn - Cricut-Lover. We spent Friday 30th and Saturday 31st March at Paperific. We had a lot of laughs, got lost a couple of times, laughed some more, walked miles and met some very nice people. Oh and got lots of goodies too.

I have unpacked my Stampin Up "stuff" and had a bit of a play, I have even placed my first order, exciting. If anyone is interested in a catalogue, please either contact me by email or leave a comment, I am happy to send them out.

I have also joined another ATC swap being run by Leonie and Scrapbook Sinners - Details can be found here  It is open to anyone, and it is great fun. Leonie and the girls are very helpful. Each months challenge is listed on the blog so you can be well prepared.

ScrapBook Sinners also offer a number of really great classes, these are very informative and great fun and very reasonably priced. I have Thursday cards, Family History, Cricut Anonymous and Mixed Media. Love them all and the girls are so great and extremely helpful, thanks Leonie, Bec, Maria, Deb and Jo.

I am super excited, as I have taken the plunge and entered a Tag Swap organised by Laura Denison over at  Following the Paper Trail,  This is why I have been so  busy over the Easter break. I entered 3 groups, Shabby Chic, French Country and Grunge, so had to make 9 tags for each. I made 10 though as I always give one to Robyn. It was a lot of work but great fun and a real challenge. I will be mailing them tomorrow, as they have to be in the US by the 20th April. I am very excited as I will be recieving 27 back from all over the world, can't wait.

I have to tidy up the craftroom again as it is now really messy. I also have a lot of projects to complete, I have Laura's Mantel clock and Vintage valise, and I want to do the Telephone too. Shame I have to work as I am really motivated at the moment.

I am also thinking of entering the Lessology Challenge #13 I have a set of the Kaisercraft drawers that I did up when I first started, and I did not want to use any of my good papers etc. they turned out hideous, so I am thinking this is a good challenge to shabby them up and make them useful.

Wow now I can take a breath, sorry for the long post but it has been awhile . Thanks for stopping by, I will leave you with some pictures of the things I have made since last post. Please leave a comment, so that I know you have been to visit, then I can cocme visit you.

Special Note: I am in the process of  putting together some blog candy for when I reach 1000 page views. All you will need to do is follow my blog and leave a comment. More details soon.

Bye for now


1. Card made at Scrapbook Sinners

2. ATC - Home Sweet Home - This was my prototype -so I put it in a shabby frame.

3. Mini Star Albums - I have made three of these as gift for a friend to pass on.

4. Last my Tags - Grunge - using Timmy of course, French Country and Shabby Chic.

Thanks again.

Take Care
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Just Checking In

Hi all, I have been AWOL for the last couple of weeks, and don't have anything to show today. Completed my March ATC cards and my  LO challenge for the shop (Scrapbook Sinners) but forgot to take a photo. I have also been catching up on some unfinished family history pages. Will take pho
tos soon.
Unpacked my Stampin up goodies and also reorganised the craftroom (again). I have already written up an order for stampin up, love the punches and matching stamps.

Going to Paperific on the 30th and 31st with my good friend Robyn, we have booked an apartment across the road, can't wait.

Leonie at Scrapbook Sinners has recieved and amazing order of flowers, from I am Roses, believe me they are amazing, and she is selling them for very good prices. I will check back in at the weekend.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Scrapbook Sinners - February Challenge

Hi, I have finally managed to complete the monthly challenge. Okay it is a few days late, but it is the first one I have completed. The  challenge is a monthly kit, for $12.00, you receive paper and embellishments to use. You can only use what is in the kit although you can use any inks, paints, stamps etc. Each one has a word or phrase that has to appear somewhere in the project. Febraury's was Country.

My other news this week is that I have signed up as a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I am really excited about this as I love their stuff. Waiting for my kit to arrive, will share with you all when it does.
Have a great week.


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Scrappy-Go-Lucky..Strut your Cuts Week 8

Hi. My project for this week was a very simple envelope made out of one 12 x 12 piece of double sided paper. I found this on Youtube - Moejoetreasures.. Thanks Moe.

I actually had one of the carts in the list  this week "Heritage". I cut the ornate corner frames from this and then inked them with Tumbled Glass distress ink, to make them a brighter blue.

 The white doily is one my mum made, these are so lovely and lacey. She is a very clever lady. If anyone would like to see more of these let me know and I will post some photos.

Thanks for looking in.


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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Birdhouse - Scrapbook Sinners

Hi All,

Last post for today, as I have to complete my Febraury ATC swaps and have them in the mail by tomorrow. This is short and sweet, just thought I would share a lovely little project that we created in a class on Friday at Scrapbook Sinners. It was very quick and not too difficult to make. If you want more info you can leave a comment, or contact me or visit the Scrapbook Sinners new blog and leave them some love.

Little birdhouse:

Thanks for visiting. Remember if you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me, only to happy to chat.


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This weeks purchases

Back again,

Just thought I would share my purchases this week. I was so excited and surprised when my new Cricut - Expression 2 arrived on Tuesday morning. I purchased it from Mandy at , their service is amazing and postage costs are reasonable and delivery so speedy. Thanks again Mandy. But I have been so busy this week that I haven't had time to take it out of its box, until today, and so far I have only tested to make sure it is working. I will need more time to read up and play with it.

I also bought a Zutter My good friend Robyn had one at the retreat we were at in November, and as I love mini albums I knew it wouldn't be to long before I gave in and got one of these.

My new toys

My Scrappy friend Robyn (not my work friend) picked up some shabby birdcages while on holidays recently, I got two:

A white one,
and a brown one.

You should check out Robyn's blog to see what she did with hers. It is beautiful.

Bye for now

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Voyager Album

Hi everyone, I am so glad it is Sunday. I have had such a busy week and cannot believe Sunday is nearly over. I have a few things to show this week, the first is the mini album I have mentioned in earlier posts. This is one I made for a very good friend and her husband. I have worked with Robyn for the last 14 years and she finished up on Friday, to take a well earned holiday on her beautiful big boat.

The boat was the inspiration for this album, I have been planning it for so long, but left it to the last minute (as usual) to put it together. I wanted it to look old, like an old ships log, but I got a bit carried away. Trying to get it finished this week meant a few nights with very little sleep, but it was so worth it. Going to miss you so much my friend.

As I was transferring the photos to my computer I decided to call this album Voyager. It is an envelope mini although it is rather large at 61/2 inches x 9 inches. I used manilla A4 envelopes (thanks sis) and cut them in half. The spine is from the fabulous Laura Denison, it is her "stack the deck" spine easy and strong. The covers are just chipboard covered in Kaisercraft cardstock which I sanded, I covered the spine with sticky back canvas and inked it with Tim Holtz(who else) walnut stain distress ink.

I made tags to go inside the open ends of the envelope pages and added mats and journal spots.
Except for one tag where, as I said I got carried away.

Dory is the good luck charm on the boat, so even though it didn't fit with the album theme, I knew it needed to be in there.

Sorry for the long post. If you stayed to the end, Thanks.


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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cricut Anonymous @ Scrapbook Sinners

Monday the 20th February is Cricut Anonymous night, at Scrapbook Sinners in Traralgon. For this week we were asked to make something and bring it along.

Again I had to resort to cuts made previously, so I used a card base made from Art Philosophy, added a stamped image from Magnolia, which I coloured with Copics and added a sentiment. Again I have kept this very simple.

Still have lots to do this week, will be back with more next Sunday.


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Strut your Cuts Weeks 7

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a great week. My entry for week 7 is a very simple card. I didn't enter last week as I have sold my cricut and waiting for my new Expression 2 to arrive. For this week's challenge, I didn't have any of the listed carts so I found a cut of THANKS that I made from George prior to sending it off to its new home with my cricut. The challenge for me was to try and keep the card simple as I loooovvvve lots of embellishments.

This is so not me this card, no flowers, no glitter glue. I embossed the THANKS with the small dots folder in my cuttlebug, added a couple of brads, a rub on and a small butterfly. 

Hopefully I will have one of the carts for week 8, as well as a cricut to cut with.

Thanks for visiting, bye for now.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Robyn's Journal

Hi all,

This is a journal I made for a work collegue, who is leaving for a sea change literally. The base of this is just a spiral bound hardcovered notebook. The kind you can get for around $2.00 in the reject shop. I carefully took it apart, and covered the back and front covers with a lovely text paper by Kaisercraft, then I re-assembled it. To decorate the front I used some of the Tim Holtz metal corners, a door knob and key plate. Lots of pretty ribbons on the spine and a charm, then just flowers, leaves and some bling to make it girly.

I also made the sample card from the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge and stamp set as it is the same friends birthday this week.

That's all from me for today.

Thanks for stopping by.


Baby Boy(s) Card

Hi all, Sorry I don't have an entry for week 6 of Strut you Cuts. This last week has just passed me by. I did have some things that I had to finish and one is a card I made for a lovely young lady I work, with who gave birth to twin boys this week. Congrats Shelley.

The basics for this card came from Enfys over at Going Buggy It is a double pocket card made out of one sheet of 12 x 12 double sided paper. I decorated it with some navy velvet ribbon, some spotted washi tape, and some trinkets. The stamp is from my Art Philosophy stamp set an the paper is from Kaisercraft. I made some tags, added some twine that I purchased at Scrapbook Sinners in Traralgon.

Card without the Tags looks like this:

I made some elements from another sheet of paper into tags:

and inside the card I just added another tag element:

Thanks for visiting, if you like my card please leave a comment. I have another project that I have completed and will add that to the blog tonight, so call back later to check it out.

Bye for now

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Strut your cuts - Week 5

Hi all. For my week five entry I have made a 12 x 12 layout. I did not have any of the 5 listed carts, so I used Cricut Essentials (which was given to me by the lovely Leonie from Scrapbook Sinners in Traralgon).

I cut large flowers at 5" and fit these behind my matted photos, then I cut stems (which are hard to see in the photo) and smaller flowers to make the flower garden. The small butterflys where punched from stampin up punch and the large from a Martha Sterwart punch. I added some Kindy Glitz to sparkle things up bit, I really enjoyed doing this layout.

The two fairies in the photo's are my beautiful grandaughters, and its hard to believe they will be 10 this year.

Thanks for stopping by. I am hoping to complete some of the things I have been working on, will post as soon as I finish.