Saturday, December 11, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Jayne had prepared several cards for us to make and set several challenges for us to complete.
Challenge 1 - Create a card, scrapbook page or 3D project using the following colours: Pink! Ok, you can add a neutral colour to the mix too! Mine is a 2011 calendar.
These are the cards we made whilst at Jayne's. The flowers are from my garden.
If you would like to support this worthy cause you can do so through Jayne's fundraising page here.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Here I am creating.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
After a short break I am back again creating and I hope to do more this coming week. I am making these 2011 calendars (they have a magnet on the back) for a street stall to be held in Grafton in December to raise funds for a mission in Kiev, Ukraine. They are really quick and easy to put together. I have used a stamp set (Blooming with Love) that was not available in Australia - the images are just right for a little bit of watercolouring. I am going to make more with different stamp sets so that buyers can have a choice of images and colours.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
When I first started scrapbooking I bought 2 books by Joanna Campbell Slan that are full of journaling hints and tips. Imagine my delight when I am came across her signing two recent novels, with a scrapbooking theme. I was starstruck! I bought and she signed the books and I
told her I had her other books. She was impressed that I had come from Australia for the convention. I walked (no ran back) to Carol, Laura and Tracey to tell them I had seen her!"
Saturday, June 19, 2010
This photograph would have been taken in the 1960's - and yes the road is still there.
As children we would many times make the journey to Crawford Rd, we would take friends and family to show them the sign. We would all have our photos taken to record the occasion (just can't find those photos). Towards the end of my father's life I would take him for the drive up to Morriset and I would ask him questions so that this part of our heritage could be saved for future generations.
Friday, June 18, 2010
The story of the clown. Okay sometimes I have been called a clown, but this is not my story. Just over 30 years ago my first nephew was born, and being a really proud auntie I went out and bought some soft toys, books etc for him to play with when he came to my place. At the time I was working in St Leonards, so I paid a visit to the gift shop at Royal North Shore Hospital and this clown just said 'buy me'. Some 2 years later his brother was born and over the years they enjoyed playing with the clown with the long legs. Then 21 years ago my niece was born and she too played with the Clown as well as any children who visited me. Here is the clown out and about now - my 2nd nephews children now play with it when they come to visit.
I was inspired to create the woven page border, after seeing a challenge in the book "A designer's eye for scrapbooking with patterned paper" by Ali Edwards. Quite a lot of colours in the photo so I hope I have done The Clown justice.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
In an earlier post, I did a layout of a visit that we did to Ginger Factory in July, 08. Now this was just one thing that we did on that holiday. I had found a box of these journalling notes and I asked Jess and Heather (and me) to write out thoughts on what we would remember about the holiday. I used the stamp set I had out yesterday, Scribble This, to stamp the background and then I put some stick-on rhinestones to add a bit of sparkle to match the fabulous beaches. I hope you can see them - I will wait for tomorrow and take a better photo in the sunlight.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
One of the things I have slowly been doing over the past few months is taking photographs out of old style photo albums. This challenge has led me to look at lots of them and I found this one. It was obviously a special occasion - looks like a trip to the hairdresser was in order - look at those curly locks (permed of course) and I am wearing make-up and earrings!!!
I made the flowers this morning. Take a punched circle, about 30cm of lace (I used some old lace I had), then I put some Crystal Effects (CE) around the circle and using my fingers move lace around the shape and then into the centre of cirle (use more CE if needed), finally put a bard in the centre.
This is a very soft page, very girly don't you think. I have not decided if or where to put journalling.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my challenge within a challenge.