Friday, December 21, 2007

Q for Queen Quirky

I have procrastinated about this one for a while, of course the letter was Q, but we had to use background gifs from a certain website
I'm still not 100% sure whether this works or not but here it is.

House Swap

These are my little houses for a swap with a bunch of very talented ladies. Which is due in January, so with Christmas upon us I thought I had better get to and do them now, as we will be going away on Sunday for about 10 days to Newcastle. I only hope that they come up to everyones standards.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Arty-Oz Christmas Present

I opened my Christmas present today and wow this is it, from Niki Glover, it will be proudly displayed on my work desk all year through, I will just have to clean my desk first of course.
Thanks of course go to Niki for all your hard work and imagination.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Vintage vixen

This this weeks skinny book theme was the letter V done on an aged background, I used a Timmy method of distress ink direct to the paper and then embossed and then more distress ink, I also aged the paper with walnut ink and more distress ink.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I have finally done this weeks skinny challenge, we had to do the letter D and the background had to be done with shaving foam and alcohol inks, which I had not done before but it came out all right in the end after a few tries.

Michelle's Pressie to Me.

This lovely little angel was my present, she is now adorning my Christmas tree.

Jane's Pressie by Me.

Crafty Mums Christmas Lunch

This is our merry little group of mums, who regulary get together to make cards etc etc, but on this occasion we each got a chris kringle for the day and this was the assortmant of things that were made, its amazing that everyone came up with such different ideas for each other.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

This weeks skinny book challenge, the Letter "W" for wicked woman using sequent waste as a stencil in the background.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Birthday card for Leonie a friend of ours, I hope she will like it, it is fairly simple but I love the image of the little girl and just had to use it.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Latest Skinny Book Challenge, the letter O and use a picture from one of the old Masters, this is by John Waterhouse and I thought it is so beautiful I didn't want to do too much to it.

Monday, November 19, 2007

For your Christmas Freebies go to the following link from the 1st of December, these are curtesy of Lisa Volraith

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Z for Zany

This weeks challenge for the skinny book, using fabic somewhere with the letter Z, I used shot linen frayed as a background and rest is self explanatory. LOL

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Word Swap Arty-Oz

My word that I picked is beauty in this swap and I think she is beautiful, I have embossed with my cuttlebug on silver foil (thanks to Liz) and dry brushed with black paint and then wiped off the excess on the background.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


My X page for the skinny book challenge with Paper Traders Group, It took me a long time to think of something beginning with X and this is what I came up with. The background paper was my inspiration.

Teresa's Book

I have completed my pages in Teresa's bird book, this theme was vey challenging and with so many wonderful pages before me, it was very difficult to maintain the standard. I hope you like your book Teresa, if you don't I could find a home for it here in my house.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Heres pictures of the wonderful house collection swap book I received from the very talented lady Donna, sorry the pictures are out of order but you can still see how great they are.

These are what I made in Jen's class yesterday, I absolutely love them, I have never made any of this type of jewelery before, Jen made it very easy with fabulous kits to work with and a little bit of my own junk as well. We even got to use a dremmel and watch her using a soldering iron.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A picture of some of the girls that attended a class conducted by Jen Crossely today at my place in Mordialloc going from left to right they are Teresa, Kathy, Greta, Donna, Sarah, Joanne, Jen and Me. This was taken at the end so some of the girls had left they were Liz, Janye and Janine.
We all had a wonderful time with lots of laughs and lollies and learning how to create some beautiful pieces of jewelery, I will take picture of these tommorow, up close so they can be seen.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This weeks letter was F for Foolish Fellows the challenge was to do it in black and white with a smidge of colour. I used the stamp resist technique with a Tim Holtz stamp, I think the effect works well. I painted black first, stamped in versacolour, white paint and then iron.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I have completed the above atc, for a swap in Arty-oz called Arty Bright, isn't the little girl just gorgeous, I love her bright sunny smile, thats why I used her. I used texture paste and a little bit of the Joy Bathie technique in the background.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

My T page for the Skinny book Challenge, this weeks challenge was to use a serviette or tissue as background for the Letter T, I used a lovely grey and black serviette which made a really easy background.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I made a very quick card for my husbands office staff member today, as we were going for drinks to her home and I was only told about it this morning. I also bought her a very nice bottle of Salinger Champagne, because I know she likes bubbles.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

This picture was taken Grand Final day, we were off to a traditional BBQ, with Friends in Surrey Hills, we have been doing this event for years. These are the wonderful men in my life, No.1 Hubby Peter, No.2 Stuart 20 year old uni. student and No.3 Tristan 16(nearly17) year 11 student. Aren't they all just gorgeous.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The pages that I have done so far in the challenge c for Children with curious Curls, p for Pretty as a Picture, s for Sewing and h for Hat. I have had a great deal of fun creating these pages, this challenge has been terrific so far.
The front cover for the Skinny Book Challenge on the Paper Traders groupl
I figured it out, I put a picture and a headeron the blog, not that either looks that professional but for now they will have to do. When I get better at this then I will up update them
I have created a header for my blog, but do you think I can load it, I just can't get it to work for me, I will have to call in professional help, I think, Greta help!!!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I've Started in the World of Blogging

I have finally done it, I started a blog, after reading so many this will be a real adventure for me, to figure it all out.

I spent a couple of hours with Greta this afternoon trying to help her clean her craft room, however, its a very personal thing, and only the owner knows where they want everything to go, I know that this is what I'm like. I have read Greta's blog for quite some time now and decided that now its my turn to have a go.