Saturday, 29 March 2008

Twice on Saturday!

Well I wasn't sure if I was going to manage to make something for the Wednesday Stamper challenge (Purple) this week, but I found this gorgeous purple fabric this morning and got all inspired!!!

The apricot fabric has been stamped with a flower by Penny Black and the transparency image is ARTchix.

Had He Not...

I'm really enjoying the Make A Moo Or Two challenges each week. The theme for this week is Text. It's such a fun way to use the little bits 'n pieces I always have lying around the place, but can't bear to throw away.

The stamp is by Collections and the image is ARTchix Studio.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Mixed Media Monday

This is my first contribution to the Mixed Media Monday challenge - the theme this week is Bright Colours. When I saw Debbi Baker's gorgeous orange and pink pieces yesterday, I was inspired to have a go too. I've been tidying up my 'studio' (aka the kitchen) a bit today and these bright fabrics just seemed to fall together. The floral and pink pieces cost me 10c each (and there's still some left over) - what a bargain!!! I've added a bit of sparkle with sequins and gemstones. The image is by Paperbag Studios - 'Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them'.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Easter Bunnies

I had the loveliest of days yesterday - our trip to Denmark was great. We ended up at the Alpaca Farm... and got to cuddle some real live Easter Bunnies!!! There is quite a menagerie of animals at the farm and my friend Sue's grandkids loved seeing all of the animals. We ended up that the markets later in the day and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the art works of some very creative people - very inspiring! I was particularly tempted by the wonderful hand knitted beanies and tea cosies from Peaceful Bay, but somehow managed to walk away empty handed.

Here's my first attempt at a Skinny. I took up this weeks Skinny Saturday challenge - Women At Work. The stamped images are both by Collections.

Saturday, 22 March 2008


Here's my Moo for this weeks theme 'Spring' at Make A Moo Or Two.

Over in my part of the world we are beginning to experience the coolness of Autumn, but I'm sure before I know it, it will be Spring again.

It's a quick post, I'm off to the Easter markets at Denmark with some friends.

May you have a blessed and safe Easter!

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

My First 'Make A Moo Or Two' (Or Three)!

Okay, so I now realise that I didn't have a full appreciation of moo cards, until I set about making some of my own, and read the dimensions (and re-read and re-read)! I did wonder if I would be able to work on such a small scale, so these were a little experimental! The current theme for 'Make A Moo Or Two' is 'Children'. Somehow I think I will be making more of these in the future and I'll thank Jo Capper Sandon for getting me hooked.

Obviously the pics are of Sean Alexander and paper is Daisy D's - Saltwater Taffy

I also now have an even greater appreciation for the wonderful inchie art works I've been seeing lately. Check out some of Debbi Baker's inchies. I think they're incredible!!!

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Think Monday Think ATC - Triptych

The theme for Think Monday Think ATC is currently Triptych. (But not for long - I've completed this work just in time!)

I've used photo's from last weekends photo shoot of my sweet nephew, Sean Alexander. I've titled the set of three ATC's, 'Sweet Baby'. I used lots of little scraps and a perfect piece of giraffe print fabric. There's a tinsy bit of stamping with Hero Arts.

SALT and Light

The current SALT challenge theme is - Inspiring Women Of Faith I've been longing to participate in these challenges for a while.

I've made a hanging called 'Friends'. As I was making this piece, I couldn't help but reflect on the incredible gift of friendship. It is indeed a gracious gift from God. Faithful friends are an awesome blessing in our lives and I am very thankful to have some wonderful friends that have supported me through tough times and celebrated with me in good. I lost my mother many years ago now, just as we were becoming very good friends, and so friendships have been extra special to me.

Thank you my dear friends for... caring enough to listen to me, speaking words of wisdom, taking time to keep in touch, your prayers, challenging me, speaking truth in love, making me laugh out loud, giving me hope and joy and peace, sharing from your heart and allowing me to do the same, helping me to realise that I'm never alone, telling me to be brave, believing in me...

Thank you, Father for doing all of the above and so much more.

The image is a favourite of mine by Paperbag Studios and paper is Daisy D's.

Oh, yes 'light'. I had quite a bit of trouble getting a decent photo of 'Friends' because my light fuse keeps blowing at home and my lighting consists of two lamps and candles - I wish I had an electrician for a friend!

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Wednesday Stamper - A Pair Of Glasses

'People only see what they are prepared to see.'

I've finally managed to put something together for Wednesday Stamper again! I'm hoping to participate more regularly this year, but it is surprising how fast Wednesday's come 'round.

Stamps are from Paperbag Studios, Stampington, Hero Arts and Inkadinkado and circle word by Collections. I've even 'stamped' with bubble wrap! I found these spectacles at a local second hand store a number of years ago. Aren't they sweet?

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Yuletide Joy!

As seen in Stamping & Papercraft Vol 13 No 2

Okay, so how many sleeps is it 'til Christmas???

I thought I'd start to upload some pics of work I've had published in Stamping & Papercraft in the recent past, just in case you're interested (until I've got some new work to show).

I've used a gorgeous plate by Stampington called Yuletide Elements and scrummy papers from the 'Perhaps' range by Basic Grey.

Maybe I should get started on this years Christmas cards now!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Sean's Photo Shoot

I spent a little time with my nephew Sean, my brother Graeme and SIL Trevlyn yesterday. Here's one of the pictures I took - a peaceful little 'jungle man'!

They've been clearing out a garden bed around their house because they've had a tiger snake hanging around. Graeme nearly trod on it the other day when he was getting the washing. Yikes!!!!

Speaking of snakes - one of my friends picked up a very large (dead) dugite on the golf course on Sunday and wondered why I wouldn't go anywhere near him! That's enough snake stories to last a life time!!!!

Have a sssssssuper day everyone!

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Last Minute Journey

Ohhhh, it's sooooo nice to make it to the weekend - and it's a looooonnnnngggg weekend at that! I've worked quite a bit the last few weekends, and I haven't been able to find much creative time at all - except for making things for school. I've had a creatively productive Saturday so far and have made my ORANGE ATC's to swap with my friends Melinda and Robyn. I've titled mine 'Last Minute Journey' because my ATC's are late (only by one day mind you), so I've also dated them 30th February just to be a bit cheeky! The butterfly is ARTchix Studio, Collections word cirlce along with fabric and ribbon.

'ORANGE' ATC's by Melinda Goad, Robyn Bumbak and myself

I've also managed to make two additional cards that will go with a set I made a while back for Take Ten. They contacted me recently to see if I could possibly make another two cards to go with the ones they already have - now I just hope they reach the US in time!

Some other very exciting news... it looks like I have a piece going into the gallery section of the next issue of Sew Somerset. I am sew excited about that!