Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This one is for a sweet little girl I know who is turning 9 today...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDIE xxxx
These dolls are the perfect size to add to a gift. I'd love to have a stash of them ready just for that purpose, but that is probably wishful thinking :) I made her a card too...
Off to add the borders to my Christmas Belles quilt...yep, THE BORDERS! Yippeeeeee!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This is a Matryoshka Angel. It's Scrapsidaisy's 4th birthday this month, so I thought the cow print would make a perfect little gift angel to celebrate. The orange and blue are the shop colours (or close enough to it, I'm hoping).
Saturday, June 27, 2009
It's the names of these bundles of fabric that got me in though.
This is a Honey Bun...
...which consists of 40 x 1 1/2 inch strips cut from the width of the fabric. This is a Basic Grey Sultry Honey Bun by Moda......yuuuuuuummmmmmm!
Not to be confused with a Jelly Roll....
Friday, June 26, 2009
Oh my. Basic Grey released the Figgy Pudding papercarfting line a couple of years ago, and I think I used every sheet in the range at least twice over...I made LOs, taught classes, created cards and generally just loved it to death :) You can imagine my reaction when I saw the fabric. Oh my. If anyone has any tips on how NOT to buy this , please let me know.
I've used a little more of the Jenni Bowlin Front Porch range....
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The final criteria were to scrap a photo of yourself as a child, and to use your favourite ink.
Finding a scrappable photo of myself was a challenge in itself...thank goodness for Photoshop! This one was taken in 1973, and is my sister and I at Hawks Nest NSW.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
These are the questions I was pondering as I wound some new threads onto their little cardboard spools this afternoon....and don't say it....I know what you're thinking LOL. I'm a little bit anal about my cottons :)
Apart from a few lonely skeins of Anchor and Semco left over from my teenage years, I'm a DMC girl. They have the most colours, the quality is wonderful, and DMC is the most widely used brand in patterns. Speaking of which, if you're after some cross-stitch/embroidery/ crochet patterns, check out http://www.dmc-usa.com/ ...lots of free goodies that you can download right now!
So...what's YOUR cotton?
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
This is the second last block of my Christmas Belles quilt, and ranks right up there with my favourite Christmas puddings block! Such pretty colours.
Now, to find some stitching time to finish off that last little block :)
It's Sunday afternoon, and I'm finding it hard to believe that the weekend is over....it's been a busy one! I'm having serious paper withdrawals, but hoping for some inspiration (and spare time)to strike soon.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I've been spending some time over the last couple of days drooling over the Pottery Barn Kids website....dreaming of how much fun it will be to decorate my kids rooms. Again :)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I've always loved this quote by Nora Roberts....I often think of it when I get busy, and can't seem to find time for my hobbies (the rubber balls). It's been a bit like that lately :)
I've squeezed in some time to make a couple more cards. I love the simplicity of this one...
...using some Basic Grey Marrakech and a BG rub-on. And then something a bit more feminine...
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I do have a few cards to show for it though....see if you can spot what I am loving at the moment...
This is not quite as bright as it looks here-I used auto colour correction in Photoshop, and this was the result...reminds me of someone who has just got new false teeth LOL...all bright and sparkly white :)
Some older Basic Grey paper on this one, and a mixture of stamps and inks.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Today I found the cutest little shop in the most unexpected of places...complete with cafe and packed with treasures and homewares...
giving credit to the designer of course. I chose Keisha Campbell...
Monday, June 8, 2009
Here is the next instalment of Christmas Belles...
...the end is getting near :)
Sunday, June 7, 2009
So here is the first...
These are the ice skating photos from back in January...I've blurred the photos of some of the kids, but you get the idea :) The letters and snowflakes are cut with the MM Slice, and I've added some Kindyglitz to the snowflakes to make them sparkle.
And yes, I know it is missing a "D" from the end of the title. These alphas are Heidi Swapp ones from a few years back, and of course, I had no Ds left after I pulled the LO to pieces and the rest of the title was stuck fast ...LOL! So the wonderful Jules is posting one to me from the other side of the country...thanks Julieann xxx
Love the cuppa filled with flowers! So in receiving this award, I have to link Diana and also nominate 5 lovely blogs...which isn't too hard really...check these out!
Friday, June 5, 2009
This morning Merryn and I tried out a new chocolate muffin recipe (thanks Aunty Leisa) which made 20 muffins! What a great recipe...we used a mixture of white and milk choc bits, so I guess you could call them triple-choc muffins!
And they are yummy!
We then headed out to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory for some chocolate tasting...
(and they were yummy too! ) and to meet these lovely girls for lunch...
Kylie, Kathryn and Miss Abigail are visiting fom Melbourne, while Janelle
and Lisa are local girls...all of us share a love of crafting and fabric, and had no trouble finding something to chat about :) I am so thankful for this thing called blogging...it is wonderful to be able to connect with people who speak the same crafty language as me...and boy, do these girls know the language ;) Check out their blogs if you get the chance...pure inspiration!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Here is my latest one...
I HAVE REMOVED THE FULL VIEW OF THIS LAYOUT TEMPORARILY IN ORDER TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT...WATCH THIS SPACE :)
It's a new month, and so I've posed some more challenges over at Scrapsidaisy to keep everyone busy. Confession time...I had this LO on my desk when I was thinking of the challenges, so have a little headstart.
Challenge 1: Use a 12 x 12 diecut on your LO ...tick
Challenge 2: Create a LO with at least 5 photos...tick
Challenge 3: Create a LO with a photo of yourself as a child.
Challenge 4: Scraplift a LO of one of your favourite scrapbookers (and make sure you give credit)
Challenge 5: Use your favourite ink on a LO and tell us what it is.
I've used a Crate Paper diecut from the Lillian range (available at Scrapsidaisy)
ok...so I cheated! Here are some detail shots...
and lots of October Afternoon Cherry Hill and Ducks in a Row. The trim is by Anna Griffin, and alphas by Heidi Swapp(from ages back).
I love those cute little ducks!
I've also completed another block from Christmas Belles...
Monday, June 1, 2009
I don't often scrapbook quotes, but I really like this one.
It's probably the most crooked photo I've ever taken , but hey, I'm in a bit of a hurry. It's a long weekend here in WA today, but that doesn't mean my darling son gets off trampoline training...no such luck.
Anyhoo...getting back to the subject.... this LO uses lots of Basic Grey Lime Rickey, and some Hero Arts stamps that I bought at the Craft show a couple of weeks back.