27 December 2010

christmas day

21 December 2010

our advent calendar

our advent calendar,which is made with kaisercraft paper range called belle, stickles, prima flowers distress inks rock candy crackle paint and jo sonja paintin burgandy.

19 December 2010

letter from santa


03 December 2010

Zoes First card with copics.

Now i know you copic lovers out there are thinking to yourself....... oh my god, you let a 9yr old near your copics!!!!! but Zoe really wanted to give them a go so i showed her how to shade with close numbered copics, how to color by gently making circles to color evenly and how to use the colorless blender to fix mistakes. don't get me wrong i sat with her the whole time watching her like a hawk to make sure she remembered to put the lids on correctly, but zoe i think did a really good job for her first time.
don't ask me what numbers she used...i don't know, but here is her card she made all by herself for her friend Hamish's birthday.

Image used was from dustin pike.

a sexy xmas card

I just love digital stamps but have always found it difficult to get pics for men...boys no dramas, you can do dragons,dinos cars etc but men??? not all of them like golf or like footy! but i stumbled accross a site called http://www.kennykdownloads.com/ and WOW!!! there are a great range of digital images for men as a really good price. so i made this card with an image called Mrs Claus.

I used the image Mrs Claus- kenny downloads
Prima Poinsettias
Kaisercraft pearls
Kaisercraft Me merry collection 6x6 pad
Copic markers- shadowC1, skinE50,E51,E53,E93, eyes B29,sack E31,E33,E35 hair E50,E42,E53
green trimming,G05,G07,shoes 100,Y06,Y08, dress R22,R27,R29,R59
Distress stickles-picket fence
What a great card to give a single young man!!!

29 November 2010

zoe and poppy with santa

check out the blog hop on 1st december.

I just love these stamps i am a big fan of the dragons and i now own all of 2010 digital images of dustin pike yeah, but on weds there is a blog hop which will show you lots of sneek peeks .. it is the high hopes blog hop!!! check it out ok!
here is a card i made for a birthday yesterday, using one of the stamps.

17 February 2010

Swimming Carnival.

Zoe had her first swimming carnival on Monday for Ellison road PS. she was really nervous as she has not had the chance to go to this kind of thing before and Zoe is not a strong swimmer. but she went in the lizard lane 6 times(6 x 25mtr) and went into the novelty races.
then Zoe decided to swim to earn a point for her house team and went into the 25mtr race. she came last but we don't care it was the fact that Zoe gave it a go that i was so proud of her!! the teachers aide also swam beside Zoe in case she struggled.
here r the pics.

16 February 2010

Zoes cards. Valentine's Day entry for simon says challenge.

Zoe decided to make Valentine's Day cards this year. how an 8yr old has 4 Valentines is beyond me but she insisted, so i let her loose in my craft room and she went crazy. I have to say i was impressed with the chicken card as she even shaded and gave them shadows! And i genuinely did not give her any help!
a lot of glitter glue and stamping later...Zoe had made these cards for, Hamish,Thomas,Alex and Nevin.
i hope Simon says likes them as Zoe put heaps of effort into them...plus the colours actually matched this time(Zoe has Irlen syndrome so she wears blue glasses... which does affect the colours she sees sometimes!)

missed me?

sorry there has been no posts since Australia day buy a certain daughter of mine took it upon herself to download Pokemon movies online and used all of our download time for the month so our speed went from 1500 adsl to 56kp dial up!!! i was NOT impressed. but the new months is on from today and Zoe will not be going near the PC unless supervised! so i will update tomorrow!!!

29 January 2010

simon says challenge...new baby

So i decided to go with a layout for the new baby challenge, and i thought i might even go a little digital, i am using stamps though....hero arts digital ones!!!
i used for the background poetic petal daisy.

Australia Day

What a great...but HOT day Australia day was. lots of cheese pavlova and my brother having a water fight with Zoe here are the pics......

24 January 2010

a couple of cards to share....

Well i have been busy making cards today and specifically for a design call at Simon says stamp. though it is always the same when design calls come out...1. they all seem to come out together so i am rushing around trying to make heaps of projects, and 2. i seem to always have creative blocks when they do come out!!!
anyway here are a few cards i made.

challenge Simon says blog- Hot Chocolate- basic grey paper and stamp in up stamps.

shabby chic challenge- Ki memories papers and penny black stamp.

shabby chic challenge- k and co papers and stamp in up stamps.

I will add some more when they are made!

17 January 2010

New look blog... and a busy week coming up.

well let me know what you think! i have been playing about with changing the blog to look a little different. did not get to do all i wanted to do but it is a start.

this week coming up is quite busy. Zoe starts Golf camp tomorrow...yes you heard right....golf camp. Zoe asked so i thought why not! She is doing it for 3 days and then on Thursday is going to Selwood for 3 hours of science. she does this every term. this visit she is going to try out making slime.....messy!
then on Friday she has a play ate with Gareth! so no stopping for Zoe this week!
will post pics as i take them.

11 January 2010

Pink cat studio creating even more....

Well pink cat studios are now doing paper piecing projects and i offered my skills to have a go at their designs. their projects were heaps fun to play with and i made many things. here are a few cards and scrapbooking pages that i made using the cutting files.
I you would like to have a go...PCS are having a competition where you can download a free file and create something with it then enter in the comp to win $50 voucher. here is the link http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Digital/PaperPiecing/PPPContest.htm

good luck!