Saturday, January 29, 2011

A 'Case' in English Rose

I'm loving the English Rose papers from Kaisercraft. I 'cased' these cards from this card by Debbie Olson. The papers are different but the sketch is exactly the same. The simplicity of Debbie's card took my eye.
The flourishes look quite good I think but dear me, a bit fiddley to work with. There must be an easier way but I don't know it. lol
For some reason I feel the cards are missing something but I'm not sure what and yet, if there was anymore on them, I feel they would look over done. Mmmmm.....oh well.

Keeping an eye on the updates for Cyclone Anthony. It's probable that we'll get some rain.
Hope you like my cards and thanks for visiting today.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Versatile Christmas Cocoa

I love using these Stamp It Yesteryear images. Stampin' Up's Soft Suede matches perfectly. My Christmas Cocoa dsp was still unopened mainly because I couldn't bear to use it but I was brave!!!!! I cut into it to make this male birthday card using the Yesteryear truck image.
I'm really pleased with how this turned out. I started out with a sketch but the finished card is nothing like the sketch. Oh well. The greeting is from the current SU set Curly Cute.
Thanks for visiting and hope you all have a wonderful day or night as the case may be.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pyramid Boxes

These are the Christmas pyramid boxes that I made for some of my Christmas gifts this year.
Here is where I found the directions to make these boxes. Very easy to follow.
I just used some SU Christmas dp from a Scrapping Kit that I had in my stash. I had cut the triangles before I realised that the stripes may not line up but the recipients didn't seem to mind.
It's been showering here as well as the sun being out so a mixed up sort of day.
Thinking of everyone affected by the devastating floods.
Thanks for visiting.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Oops...Coal Everywhere!!!

We have two coal carrying companies in this area, one is Queensland Rail National who my OH (Charlie) works for driving coal trains and the other new comer to the scene is Pacific National.

Lateish on Christmas Eve PN had a little derailment. Charlie counted 15/16 wagons off when we went past on Christmas morning on our way to his parent's place for breakfast.
Of course being the opposing team, so to speak, we had to take some photos. These are all that we could manage on my camera before the battery went flat. Charlie got more on his camera.
Still it gives you an idea of the mess.

These two photos show the front of the train. You can see a loco after the last two wagons, well that's about the middle of the whole train. This part wasn't derailed.

Here is the beginning of the mess. That metal pole you can see that has fallen across the first wagon is what is supposed to hold the overhead power lines up to run the trains. We understand this wagon was empty (which it shouldn't of been) and had derailed further back up the line.
Where this derailment happened there is a set of points so when the derailed wagon hit these points, it's caused wagons behind it to derail too.

Three photos of middle of mess!!

Getting towards end of derailment.

The beginning of the end of the train that didn't derail. The Pacific National sign is very visible isn't it????? It made a change for them to be spotlighted by the media for once.
It was raining and overcast when these photos were taken, about 7am Christmas morning.
We weren't the only sightseers either, locals and tourists were stopping for a gawk like us. rofl
They didn't start cleaning it up until Boxing day because of the rain.
OK that's it from me for today. I have some Christmas projects to show so will put them up in the next couple of days.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.