Monday, September 28, 2009


I am loving these scheduled posts! Hopefully they are working!!
Well I thought that I would surprise you and have a project ready for Monday and not Someday! hehe
When I saw this little tote bag I just knew I had to make one! It was surprisingly simple and didn't take too long at all.
I used my favourite DSP"Parisian Breeze" and took it from there.
I really enjoyed having a go at doing some crisscross faux stitching, I think I could be addicted to that little technique now.
Anyway if you click here it will take you to the Tutorial.....
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and I should be back soon to stalk your blogs,
Take care,

Friday, September 25, 2009


Well hello again!!
By the time you have finished reading this post I should have arrived in Thames, which is in the Coromandel, and hopefully Sean and I are still talking to each other!! hehe
Okay maybe I get a little car sick and border line paranoia, as I don't like heights and winding roads and well traveling full stop! And my three little punks who sit at the back keep reminding me how high Mount Messenger is, and I start ranting words like  SLOW DOWN and OHH MY GOD and well....... the fighting begins,hehe all the way till arrival.
Which by the way is about 5 hours!
Anyway onto the exciting stuff! Keesh has whipped up a awesome colour combo for us this week!
I honestly think I must work better under pressure because this little bundle came together in no time, and I have had literally NO TIME!!
I love my new stamp set "Winter Post" I wasn't completely sold on the two ice skaters in this set ( I so love the reindeer and snowflake) but inked it up anyway.
To achieve the faded snowflake background on my main stamped image, I stamped the snow flake in Versamark and applied chocolate chip chalk very softly to it.
To make the double pocket bag click here.........
Make sure you go check out the amazing design team....
Thanks for looking
Take care

Friday, September 18, 2009


Its almost the end of a very busy week!! Whoop Whoop bring on the weekend.
I decided that it was about time to start making my Christmas cards! I love Christmas and always run out of cards, so this year I am starting early. hehe
I really enjoyed Keesha's sketch challenge this week It wasn't hard to get into the groove.
Because of the shape of the card I used my favourite xmas stamp set I own "Holiday Lineup", using my new water colour crayons which by the way if you don't own  are a must.
I added Dazzling Diamonds to the antenna's and red nose, just to make it sparkle. hehe
You must go check out the other talented designers their work is so Inspirational click below....
Thanks for looking and all your comment love,

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The front of the Mini Pizza box. I adhered some ribbon onto the box , so one has to untie behind the back of box to get into it!

Here are the cards.

Hello, I thought that I would take the time and publish this post early.........just in case something crops up tonight and I don't get round to posting! hehe
This was such a cute little bundle to make, and I reckon you can't go wrong with gorgeous DSP paper to play with!
This little beauty is called "Bella Bleu" which coordinates with the colours Kraft, Very Vanilla and Not quite Navy.....Yummy.
I have used the stamp set "For a Friend".
To make this cute little mini pizza box......
 It is simply a 6"x11" piece of cardstock scored at 1" on either side of the 6" and 1, 5, 6 & 10" on the 11" side, and snipped on the edges. Super easy.
The note cards measure 3 1/2" x 7 1/2".
Have a fantastic night!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Hi ya!!
Just to let you know that I will be posting my ME & MI Monday project tomorrow!
Sorry, I have my lovely sister in law from Australia visiting this week and I have been stretched for time.
I might have to start calling it ME & MI Some days hehe.
Also I was asked to present a WOW presentation over the weekend at out regional training!
OMG I was soooo nervous but once I got into it I had a ball :) I taught a technique called "Cracked Glass" I thought you might like to see the cards.
It was so nice to catch up with friends and to meet some new ones.
See you tomorrow,

Friday, September 11, 2009

OMG, I cant believe its Friday already and I'm running late lol.  But all is good I've done the challenge in record time and we are ready to roll.  
When I first saw this Inspirational photo I thought Sailor theme.......and so I inked up the cutest little boat in the SU "Nursery Necessities" Stamp set.
I have used the colours Pacific Point and Summer Sun with coordinating DSP paper!
I stamped the background with the little star from the stamp set, and backed a clear button with card stock.
So handy those clear buttons when you don't have the right colour on hand.
Make sure you go and check out Keesh's blog here... and have a peak at the other design team members, you wont be disappointed,
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


So so very sorry! I don't know but the week's are just flying, and I have been running behind on a few things and well my  Me&Mi Monday project this week was put on the back burner! 
But anyway I thought that I would post half of it tonight, I need to put the finishing touches on the 8 cards that I have made to go inside this cute tote purse, which fingers cross will be finished tomorrow.
I have used the "Sweet Slumber Specialty" DSP coordinating the colours with Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand.
I have totally cased this gorgeous design because I think it was perfect just the way it was and you don't change a good thing when you find it!!
To make your own tote purse click here and it will take you to a fabulous tutorial on how to make it.
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I will be back soon I hope!
BTW if you get a chance you must go see the movie The young Queen Victoria!!! OMG I loved it and sooooo fell in love with Albert hehehe
I said to my husband that if I had another baby boy I would love to call him Albert! wouldn't it be a cute nickname Alby,
Anyway I will stop babbling and go pick up my mess!
Have a good one,

Friday, September 4, 2009


Good evening!
It was lovely to take a break last week from  Makeesha's challenge, but boy I was ready to get back into this week!
I have used the stamp set "Boatloads of love" because this colour combo screamed fun! hehe
I used some small retired Real Red buttons that I had collecting dust, the DSP is from the packs "Windsor Knot" and "Walk in the Park".
I paper pieced different DSP on the boat which can be a little different than colouring, plus I sometimes reckon its a lot faster.
My husband got given some rugby tickets to go see a game tonight with a friend so I have some girls coming around tonight!! whoop whoop bring on the weekend.
Go check out Makeesha's blog here and meet our new design team member's and share some comment love, and here is the design team entries as follows.
Have a good one,

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ME & MI MONDAY'S PROJECT 7 (part two)

umm I put the strap around the wrong way !!! oppps
This is a photo of the back just so you can see how I adhered the strap.

Howdy again :)
Well today I bring you this cute little wallet, that I personally think is tooo cute. My second son Lachlan is going to give this wallet for fathers day which will have a gift card inside.
I tied in the colours with my little milk carton (see previous post) and also I love the Windsor Knot DSP paper which is fantastic for boys or masculine projects,
To make this cute little wallet click here and it will take you to a great Tutorial.
To hold the brad close, I used a magnet fastener, I hope this gives you some inspiration and inspire you to go and make your own. If you do end up making one leave me a comment because I would love to see it :)
The day here has been absolutely superb and a fantastic day for washing which reminds me I better go bring in.
See you tomorrow,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Hi All!!
I have had a wee break from stamping and have been unwell, actually all weekend with headaches and sore throat, It was a great weekend however with lots of early nights :)
My husband had to work on his sermon for sunday and at the moment we have no office so I couldn't even watch t.v so to bed it was for me.
I love Dawn's Blog and couldn't resist her colour challenge this week! 
I have inked up again "Bloomin with Beauty" and stamped the image on water paper.
I have paper tolled the flower adding Dazzling Diamonds and also on the bee's wings.
I am totally in love with this stamp set at the moment not that you would know, hehe
Anyway I must get back to my final touches on the Me&Mi Monday project which I will post later tonight,
Go treat yourself to some eye candy on Dawn's blog by clicking here,
Take care
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