Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Gift

Quick post today!
One of the teachers from the little kids school is retiring at the end of next term but he has a term full of long service leave to take, so tomorrow will be his last day at the school.

He is a lovely person and both of my youngest kids have had the good fortune to have him as their teacher while they have been at this school. We wanted to give him a handmade gift so we came up with this little Journal that also has some clear pages in it where you can keep mementos or photos to go with your journaling.

I embellished the journal with some KisaerCraft goodies and made a matching gift tag that doubles as a page marker. I also made this little star card (for being a star
Hopefully he can use it for something wonderful like a travel journal! Happy retirement Mr Leitch :)

I apologise for the shocking photos but we have NO sun today!

Also I made this quick card for the son of one of my friends.

Bazzill : Ribbon : Bazzill Half The Edge : Buttons : Kraft Kuts Die-Cut : Sass Lass PP : KaiserCraft Rub-On : Buttons : Craft String : Machine Stitching : Versa Color Ink

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Very, Very Cool!

I found a brilliant website today that had me oohing and aahing and taking notes.
There are ideas for everything here!
Click on the image to check it out for yourself :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blog Hopping Tidy Up!

For the last few days I have been fighting with my blog list!
I was finding it really hard to find a particular blog when I needed to and I was also missing a lot of really cool stuff. (I admit to having a really large collection of blogs I like to visit)
So I have tried using a couple of different blog lists and quickly realised that most of the blogs I visit fit into more than one list, actually a lot of them could fit into almost all the
Now the worst part is in all the re-arranging and sorting I may have lost a few blog addresses!
Anyway the short story is I am still not sure if I like how they are organised and will probably need to change things some more.
The lists are organised for my own personal benefit so I hope nobody is offended by the way I have organised things. Please let me know if you are.

I hope everybody is having a great weekend :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Recycled Easter Gift Box

The Design Team Angels have been busy preparing for Easter at
My2Angels Blog.This was my Easter project, a recycled chocolate box.

Recycled Chocolate Packaging : Cream Scroll Felt Hearts : 8mm Ivory Cream Pearl Beads : ICE Stickles Glitter Glue Crystal Ice : Stemmed Star Flowers - Pink & White : Cream Cotton Lace No 1 : Mulberry Paper Leaves - Pink, White and Green : Gardenias Mulberry Paper Flowers - Romance :
Pearls - 5mm and 7mm : Glue


Monday, March 22, 2010

Love These!

Happy Monday Everyone!
I have to show you my most favourites things at the moment.
These storage containers I got from Tracy at My2Angels are life savers!
I can't believe it took me so long to get these. The small ones are perfect for charms and brads and the larger ones fit small flowers, large charms, leaves etc.
(I have already filled mine up though and need

Click on the links below to check them out.
Large storage container with 12 jars
Small Plastic Storage Container with 30 jars

Last weekend I went to the CraftExpo here in Sydney and was lucky enough to do one of the layout classes with the very talented Sarah Gladman, Scrapbooking Memories Master!
This weekend I finally got around to adding a photo to the layout.
I have to admit this was my first class EVER and I also did one of Sarah's card classes as well (Can't show you those because I have already sent them off to some lovely They were both a heap of fun.

Friday, March 19, 2010

My2Angels Easter Layouts

Tracy has just uploaded some brilliant Easter layouts onto the My2Angels blog.
Not too sure about mine though. I wanted to do a 6x12 layout for a change and now I'm not too sure if I like
Oh well that's nothing new!

LYB Love Letters - Love Ledger / Black Damask
Black with White Hearts Satin Ribbon (reverse side)
Kaiser Clear Stamps - Journal Boxes
Scrapware Chipboard Clouds
Jenni Bowlin Studio Chalkboard Alpha Black
StazOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
12mm double sided acid free tape
Foam Mounting Tape

Kaiser Paint
Machine Stitching
Journaling Pen


If you need a kick start for some ideas on Easter layouts you should check out the blog.
There will be some other Easter projects uploaded real soon as well :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

More Projects...

I have this great book (Paper Sculpt Sensation) with some really cute paper craft ideas in it.
I adapted this little cake box from a much larger version to suit my Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities for a CPT project for DownUnder Direct.

Full product list can be viewed here

Then there was this card I did a tutorial for. This is a simple, elegant, economical Easter card. You can make 3 cards from one sheet of 12x12 Bazzill, some small scraps and a scrap of Hessian or fabric.

Full product list and tutorial can be viewed here

That's it for today. Have a few projects waiting here to show you but it's all top secret stuff at the

Friday tomorrow. Yay!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Internet Is Back :)

I'm back..... That dial-up speed was killing me and now I have so much to catch up on. So I will just share half of what I have to show you and share the other half later!

This was a layout for my CPT work at DownUnder Direct.
(Note to self: cut the stupid little connector bits of the Prima Say It In Studs before you take the photo) and yes I was too lazy to go back and take another photo without

Full product list can be viewed here

The youngest kids have a Mother's Day Stall every year at school and I created a couple of handmade gifts this year. I turned these........

into these.........

I will leave you with that for today.
Hope everybody had a great weekend and their week looks brilliant :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dial-Up Speed Makes Me Sad :(

Somebody lend me some internet for a few days.....pleeeeeeease!
I'm back to dial-up speed for a few days so there won't be any blog updates for the rest of the week.
I have sooooo much to show you all too!

P.S. I will try and catch up to all your blogs next week

Monday, March 8, 2010

DownUnder CPT Work

Happy Monday everyone.
Quick post to share 2 projects for DownUnder Direct.

This is a layout featuring Spellbinders circles, Bazzill and my very cute Grandson

Full product list can be viewed here

And then there is this quick card (the only thing I really got done at my Friday night crop!)
How cute are those JustRite Stamps?

Full product list can be viewed here

Alright I'm off to finish my housework, unless anyone wants to volunteer to come do it for me?....No...didn't think I'd have any

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My2Angels March Layout

Just a very quick post today to share a layout I did for my DT work at My2Angels.
Tracy gave us free reign (careful! to work with some of the gorgeous products from her shop.
Still being in an "unusual colour combo's" mood I chose to use this gorgeous Die-Cut paper from Making Memories as my background.
Who says Christmas paper can only be used on Christmas layouts???

I really like the green, pink and red combo for a change.

And check out the cute little camera and crown charms at the bottom of the flower cluster.
You can click on the products below to go directly to that page in the shop.

Making Memories Die Cut Glitter Mini Dots : Gardenias Mulberry Paper Flowers - Romance : Canna Lillies - Pink : Stemmed Star Flowers - Dark Pink & White : Hydrangeas Mulberry Paper Flowers - Burgundy : Mulberry Paper Leaves - Pink, White and Green : Large Journalling Tags : Glimmer Mist - Pink Taffy : Camera Silver Charm : Princess Crown Charm : Silver Bling Ribbon Slide : Carolees Creations Tiny Flirtacious Cardstock Alpha Stickers : Thickers - Daquiri : Pearls - 5mm and 7mm : 3mm Silver Rhinestone Flourish :Kindy Glitz Pink : Paper Doilie : Journaling Pen : Ribbon

Make sure you hop over to the My2Angels blog and check out all the stunning DT examples :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I recently found this gorgeous sketch at PageMaps and decided to use it for one of my CPT projects at DownUnder Direct.

I used the versatile Dotted Swiss Bazzill as my background and a couple of really cute flourish Spellbinder dies.

Bazzill Dotted Swiss : Bazzill Smoothies : Spellbinders - Floral Accents & Flourish Accents : Prima PP - Paradise City Collection : Bella PP - Sarah Jane Paperz : Autumn Leaves Clear Stamp - Stitched Journaling Panels : Bazzill - Tropical Paper Flowers : Prima - Say It In Crystals Centre : Ribbon : Ric-Rac : Thickers : Machine Stitching : Journaling Pen : Staz-On Ink

This is the original PageMaps sketch:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More Big Secret Stuff!

And once again Prima has an amazing give-away!!!

That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with our BIG SECRET!

We want EVERYONE to have a chance to win so we are changing the rules a bit.

  • Please copy this write-up and link us on your blog, Facebook, or any other site that you frequent (please follow their TOU).
  • Then post here with a link to your blog, Facebook or site post for your chance to win BIG with Prima!
  • One US and one International winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 4th, 2010.

And we are getting closer and closer to revealing our secret-it won't be long now!

Just a couple more days of suspense!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Scrap The Girls March Challenge

It's the first of the month so the new challenge is up at Scrap The Girls and boy (or should I say girl! it's a ripper.

The details for this month's challenge are:

March – the month of the Oscars, which got me thinking about my favourite Girly movies. They don't get much better than Sex and the City!
The challenge.....Please use the following picture as inspiration for your LO – it could be the colours, the fashion, the women in your life etc.......
Extra criteria – use the word friend, friendship or friends in your title

When you email your LO please explain how you have drawn inspiration from this picture.
Also please remember - Girls only! No boys allowed ;)

And here was my take on the challenge.

Bazzill : LYB - Love Letters PP (Love Story) : Bo Bunny - Persuasion PP (Blooms) : Making Memories - Tiny Alpha's : Thickers - Dolce Fabric : Prima - Say It In Crystals Frame : My2Angels - Stemmed Flowers & Small Flowers : Prima - Flower Centres : Craft Blossom Branch : My2Angels - Pearl Pin : Kaiser - Paint & Pearls : Machine Stitching : Journaling Pen

I had a heap of fun with this challenge and I know you will too :)

You can check out all the inspiration from the Creative Team and all the details for the challenge here.

Have fun everyone!