Saturday, November 28, 2009

Time Passes, Friendship Stays.....

This is a birthday card for one of the girls in our craft group that meets at Jan's place every month. There's 8 of us altogether and it's a fabulous little group. We celebrate each other's birthdays and this is the card Jan asked me to make for Chris's birthday.

It's the same sketch as my last sympathy card but I wanted to use this curvy verse and felt the book theme went really well with it. The roses and pearl spray with the lace and sprinkles just finished it off. I gave it to Jan last week and she absolutely loved it, so much so, that I have to make another one in burgundy tones for someone else in our group.

Very hot day here and I'm so very thankful that we have the house airconditioned because I wouldn't be able to craft at all otherwise.
Thanks so very much for visiting my blog and the lovely comments I receive.
Have a wonderful day everyone.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Nook and Pantry Birthday

I made this card for a friend of mine. She's having a birthday. The sketch is one that I found on one of the many blogs I look at but unfortunately I neglected to put on a name when I printed it out. The sketch does say © by Nadine. If anyone knows where I found it, please let me know.
A lovely sketch to follow and the card came together really well. The roses have kindyglitz on them as does the pattycake icing.
Thanks for visiting and hope you have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Book Label Sympathy Card

Yes, another sympathy card. I wanted a book effect using my nestabilities with a verse on the top layer. I'm really happy with how this card came out. Beautiful white ribbon that I found in a florist shop locally, a lattice punch and silver pearls to finish.
Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has had a wonderful day.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pink and Blue Christmas

A couple more of the Christmas cards using my lovely papers. I'm totally happy with my Joy card but the other one is a bit iffy. I tried Jak Heath's technique of using the Diamond Dust over acetate snowflakes. Unfortunately mine are certainly not as good as Jak's. I know you can't see them very well. I had a terrible time with this card. It took ages and the snowflakes at one stage were going in the bin. Anyway, they are there now and I know I need more practice at them. If you want to try these, be careful as the acetate isn't easy to punch.
The sketch I used for this card is from the Inspirational Card Sketches blog # 43.
I love my lace and ric rac but had to put a piece of blue underneath to make that feature stand out. The wreath has been silver embossed with little bling placed over the stars. I can't put a link to where I purchased the lace and ribbon I used on this card but it was from the UK and the US.

The Joy card sketch is a version from one of Francie's cards that she was making on the stamping weekend. This card came together really easily compared to the other one. The little pot the Christmas tree is in, is just punched from the border of the MME papers. I thought it a perfect way to recycle the bit I would normally throw away. I managed to make the Christmas Tree using Francie's idea with a punch.
Thanks for looking and once again, a big thank you to all who take the time to comment on my blog.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

First Day!!

This is a picture of my son dressed for his first day at Eagle Boys Pizza in Sarina. I had a hard time even getting a half decent picture of him çause "Oh Mum, hurry up" and such like.
Mind you, he didn't come home looking as pristine as he looks here. Dough over his shoes, shirt and trousers. Oh well, I'd be worred if he came home clean!! lol Actually it hit me yesterday seeing him in his first dress trousers, just how old he is now, nearly 16 1/2. I thought he looked pretty good, despite the not so good photo.

Patterned Pines

Another Christmas card using my pretty papers, bling, lace and a charm. This one was made on Wednesday when I had a cardmaking session with a couple of girlfriends.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Shimmer wedding

I was asked to make a wedding card yesterday morning to be ready for when I went to work at 4.30am this morning (Friday). Well I was out all day Thursday so could only do it after I got home. By the time I worked out what I was doing and how I was going to do it, the card took 2 hours to make. I know, ridiculous, but I'm super happy with it and I think the lady will be too.
The lace has been in my stash for a couple of months and I've been so wanting to use it. It's beautiful. I took a leaf out of Silke Ledlow's book and scored the card with silver pearls as embellishment.
Do you like it?
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Snowmen

On the stamping weekend, we met a girl called Francie who was making absolutely wonderful cards using these papers. Well I managed to find some and these cards are the results of me casing one of Francie's cards. I haven't any of the crystals Francie was using so made do with what I had (yep, I know, shock horror, "made do with what I had") lol
Hope you like them and the biggest thank you to Francie for sharing her inspiration.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Good Cheer

I love this set that is in the current SU Mini catalogue. At stamp camp, Nela had it with her, so she very kindly lent me the Santa and Reindeer stamp. Mmmmmm, I tried quite a few times to stamp a decent image. This was the best on them. I like the sketch, it gives you an opportunity to layer and use different papers. Gold pearls and gorgeous organza ribbon finished this card off. Actually, I'm still not certain about this card, perhaps I should have added a bit of colour to the image but didn't want to take away from the vintage look too much. Anyway, it's done now.
Thanks for looking at my blog and the many comments I receive, I love them all.
Hoping to fill some card orders today and play with a new stamp, amongst other things, that I received in the mail on Friday. lol
Sorry about the crooked photo. Too much of a hurry.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

A big thank you to Cheryl for the idea of using these colours and papers for a sympathy card.
The ribbon and silver pearls idea I saw on Silke Ledlow's blog. I found a place in Australia that sells similiar pearls that Silke uses and bought some. I can't put the link on here but if you would like to know where to purchase them, please email me. My bow is something I'm very proud of...courtesy of a Bow-Easy.
Another card that once I got the main image done, came together easily. This card was ordered by a friend of mine and I think she'll be happy with it.

On another note, we've had RAIN!!! Very exciting. OH reckons maybe 50 to 75 mls (2 - 3 inches) which is just fabulous. It's rained practically all day here and it's just wonderful to see.
Happy Monday everyone.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

More Poinsettias

Another couple of creations from the Stamping Weekend. I used a new punch that I purchased in Brisbane while I was there. Very nice. The ribbon is a gorgeous organza that makes beautiful bows. Love those papers. lol The greeting is from the set Christmas Classics. I mention it because it is slightly curved and fitted on to my image nicely. Gold pearls in the corners.
We've had a little bit of rain so that is the best news I can give you at the moment and it's still overcast and looking very promising. The crushing is nearly finished here in the Plane Creek Mill area so it's all over for another year. Very early though.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Oops... Tails of an Artist

Well I've had this image coloured for some time and it was meant to be made into a card for someone's birthday a few weeks ago. It is now a belated birthday card.
Yes, I know there is a bit of white left on the image but I wasn't prepared to put a greeting there çause I felt it would take away from the humour of the image, which is one that gives me quite a laugh. I was even laughing as I was colouring it. lol I used Mojo Monday Week 111 sketch. The pink rose is from my new stash bought in Brisbane and the rest was already in my stash.
Thanks for looking and I'll have more of my Stamping Weekend cards to show next time, unless of course, I manage to make something else.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stamping Weekend!!

Well what can I say? We had a fabulous time on the weekend, Kerry and I. There were 6 of us in the one unit, Jane, Nela, Jean, Venessa, Kerry and I, and we were all then together at the one table to craft. Heaps of laughs, creating and just plain enjoying ourselves. You've only got to look at Kim's photos to see the mess we had in the room but soooo much creating and soooo many fantastic ideas were floating around.

Jane had made special gifts for us, thermo mugs, each one had our names printed on different dsp and then put inside the lining of the mug. How cool was that? So here we are, all toting our special mugs. Inside each, was a survival kit, maltesers, mars bar, coffee, bandaid, aspro, and most of all, ear plugs. I had sets for everyone and there were sets in the rooms, plus Jane's gift, we had them coming out our ears. pmsl Pun intended.
Before we even got to the camp, Jane and Petronela took us to a Scrapbook shop and we went shopping!! Fantastic. Then onto Woollies for snacks for the weekend and we were set.
Thanks Jane and Nela.
I found it very inspiring to see SU stamp sets, that usually are teamed with the same papers, same colours, same card sketches, which I find boring, used in different and innovative ways.

Kim's challenges, make and takes, gifts and lucky door prizes were excellent. A huge amount of work was put into these. Thanks Kim. Thanks to all the girls who attended who all made it into the fabulous weekend it was. Looking forward to next year. Woo Hoo.
One photo of our table crafting, with Venessa hiding. lol

Here are two of my cards that I managed. At the beginning of the weekend, I was making two of everything. Towards the end, it was one. lol
I used the Holiday Treasures paper which I absolutely adore. Not all of it though, so when Kim suggested a swap, her big Poinsettia paper like this for the papers I don't like in the set, well I was definitely in that. Another girl Tina, also did a swap with me. I was so excited çause this paper is so gorgeous. Pink flowers are from my new stash, Joy stamp and roses from my old stash and of course, my standby, the branch punch.
This is first chance I've had of posting since I've been back. Monday was spent at a friend's place crafting, then a CWA meeting in the afternoon. Tuesday I had to work all day in the Post Office, Melbourne Cup day too. Mind you, I didn't even know what horses were running. A bit out of touch there.
I've got a few more cards to show you so will be back tomorrow with them.
Thanks for looking and all the wonderful comments I receive.