Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Emerging Flair!

I'm not really sure where the last two weeks have gone, but gone they have! I've had a creative holiday break and have managed to complete a number of projects that will hopefully be published a little further down the track.

I enjoyed my outing to The Wizard of Oz with two of my neices - it was so lovely to spend a little time with them. They had never been to the Town Hall before, so it was extra special taking them there for the first time. I'm heading back there this Friday night for a concert... more on that later.

'Emerging Flair' by Julie H

In the second week of hols, I had the opportunity to catch up with Julie H. She's a talented local mixed media artist and she presented me with a drop dead gorgeous ATC called 'Emerging Flair' (the textures and composition are awesome) along with a little bag of delectable charms. It was so lovely to catch up with her! Thanks, Julie! I feel very blessed!

Another extra special event was babysitting Sean Alexander. He's now seven months old! Time flies, eh! My SIL went on a mini shopping spree and left the two of us together for a morning! Sean is rolling all over the place and it seems that at present his favourite pastime is playing with empty boxes and paper - just like me really :)

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

The Wizard Of Oz!!!

I'm taking two of my nieces (I have six - all adopted - and one adopted nephew, as well as Sean Alexander!) to see 'The Wizard Of Oz' next week. Georgia and Olivia are sooooo excited and really looking forward to our outing. I thought I'd give them the tickets and flyer to 'stick' on the fridge for a little keepsake! Only nine more sleeps!!!!!


I've been hoping to be involved in the ATC Challenge at Blue Bazaar for quite some time, so here's an ATC I made last night to fit the theme Accessories: Shoes. Unfortunately I've had trouble uploading a picture onto their site, but I thought I may as well share it here anyway.

The ATC is pictured here with my first ever teddy bear - I wonder where my love of all things pink has come from?!!

The shoes are by Paperbag Studios and BEBE' is Oxford Impressions. Now I feel like hitting the shops to find some new shoes - pink ones at that!

Monday, 14 April 2008

'Take Flight'... SBD's ATC Swap

So here are the ATC's I've been working on for Scrapbook Designs monthly swap. The theme this month is, 'Winged Things'. The stamps are Collections, paper is Basic Grey and of course there's a little fabric thrown in for good measure!

I kinda wish I was like this little girl and could take flight to some amazing place and create to my heart's content... oh, that's right, I can!

Sunday, 13 April 2008

DCM - Butterfly, Flutterby

It's soooooooo nice to be on holidays!!!! I've had my second cousin Karen stay with me last night (so lots of mad tidying up yesterday!) and today we've been making cards. I've completed my first contribution for Daring Card Makers with the theme 'Butterfly, Flutterby'. The lady and butterfly are both ARTchix Studios images.

Karen managed to make three gorgeous cards (sorry, no pics of these) and I've also been working on some ATC's for a swap via Scrapbook Designs. I'll post pics of these tomorrow.

Thursday, 10 April 2008


See these trophies! They're both mine!!! I'm so excited about them!!!

I play indoor beach volleyball twice a week. On Tuesday nights I'm in the Ice Maidens B grade team. The team consists of 4 gals and 2 fellas. Anyway, we managed to win our final (by the skin of our teeth) last week and then played in the Grand Final that night and won! So the reason I'm so excited is that this is the first trophy I've ever won in some 30+++ odd years of life.

Then Friday night's game was even more exciting as my team Hit & Hope (mixed - 3 gals & 3 fellas) had played in a number of grand finals and choked each time. (We were thinking of renaming ourselves The Chokers because of this.) At one point towards the end of the game, we were up by 10 points... in the end we won by 3!!! I thought I was never going to hear the wonderful words 'TIME'! But alas, we did and I have the trophy to prove that we won!

The extra special thing about this, is that I've never been in a regular sporting team until I took up volleyball 2 years ago. It's been an amazing experience for me being in a team, working together and having a lot of laughs (and a lot of sand in unmentionable places)!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008


Just a quick post to show you that I've been up to something, even if it's only a little something! On Saturday I made these 'Lime' ATC's for this months colour swap with Robyn and Melinda. For whatever reason, the end of the text has photographed blurry - it isn't in real life! The text and image are both by Oxford Impressions.

I'm on holiday countdown... three days to go and then hopefully a whole lot of creative time ahead!

Monday, 7 April 2008

Arte y Pico

I've been given the Arte y Pico award by the very talented Jo. I feel very honoured to receive this award from Jo as I'm constantly inspired by her work each time I visit her blog, so make sure you check out her work... it's brilliant!

There are 5 rules attached to this award and they are:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show th link of "Arte y Pico' blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.

These are just five of the blogs I seemingly obsessively visit - all full of fun and cretive inspiration!!!

Gillian Hamilton - Eclectic Me

Sephi K - Night Owl Designs

Laura - Layers Of Colour

Heather Bailey - Hello My Name Is Heather

Sharon O Young

Thanks to each one of you for your wonderful contributions to the blogging community!

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Rustic Charm

Here's another project that was published in Stamping & Papercraft Vol 12 No 10 - just in case you missed it. I was really pleased with the way they stylised the photograph. Now if you saw the envelopes I made in December for my school's graduation you will see some similarities in the one I made for Liam.