Saturday, April 23, 2011

Time for some scrapbooking

It is Easter Saturday and it is raining here in Sydney - just right to stay in and so some scrapbooking. Here are the two pages I have created already (and it is only 9.33am).
This one is when the Bax family arrived in Australia from Missouri in December, 2010. It was great to welcome them to my country. The first place we stopped was at Kirribilli, on the north side of Sydney Harbour Bridge to view the Bridge, Opera House and the harbour.
In October, 2010 I was invited to the naming ceremony for the granddaughter of my long term friends - Robyn and Colin. After the ceremony we all headed to Sutton Beach, Qld for a barbeque.

I love the sayings on this page - they seemed just right - especially "Open your arms and Welcome the JOY of today!"

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birthday Strength and Hope

Sunday we are getting together for a friends birthday. Here is the card I have made her. I had the Cuttlebug embossing folder and Blushing Bride CS/ribbon out from yesterday's card, so I just continued with them. The set I have used is a new Stampin'Up! (r) set called Strength and Hope, I was drawn to this set because of its message and as well SU is donating $2 from each set sold to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Inside the card and on the envelope I have stamped the message and scroll. For the front scallop/circle embellishment I was inspired by a card by Sandi Maciver in US.

If you are looking for a demonstrator to support this cause then simply visit the Stampin'Up! website.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wedding card

Tomorrow I am off to a wedding - here is the card I have made for the bride and groom. The colour is Stampin'Up! (r) Blushing Bride (BB). I have embossed some BB CS and used a Martha Stewart Heart lace edged punch at the bottom. I then embossed white CS and sponged them with BB, punched out the larger hearts and placed some random bling onto the hearts, then a little bit of BB ribbon. Not forgetting the inside I have put another punched heart and a greeting appropriate to the occasion. A long and happy life toether Tessa and Peter.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scrapbooking today

I met with my sister and another friend today and we did some scrapbooking and lunch, and cups of tea and ................... Here is a page I based on a layout from Splitcoast Stampers. I moved the top right papers down to the bottom as I wanted to ensure the journalling "How to kiss a kangaroo" was evenly spaced on the layout. Cole was quietly interacting with this kangaroo, there was no-one else around (well there was me with my telephoto lens). I was transfixed as the kangaroo allowed him to get so close and Cole seemed to be talking to him. I love it!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Embroidered Lavender Sachets.

And now for something different...............

I have been cleaning up and clearing out a lot of my craft supplies. I rediscovered these painted images and I picked up a needle and thread to complete some simple embroidery to finish them off. I used a candlewicking knot as I find this to be a very tactile knot.I have turned them into lavender sachets - again using fabric and wadding from my stash. The finished items are heading to Grafton to assist in raising funds for a missionary in Kiev, Ukraine.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mothers Day cards

My mother died far too early over 30 years ago - my how time flies - so I really enjoy making cards for others to give to their mothers. These are just two of the cards I am sending off to Grafton to be sold to raise funds for a missionary in Kiev. The inside greeting "hope your day is blooming with love." I have watercoloured the image with my SU markers - my favourite method of colouring by far. Thank you for stopping by.


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