Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 - a time for change

Hi Ya All,
So you might have noticed, that I've stepped down from the DT team over at Bizzy Bec's.
I'd like to thank all the DT girls and Bec for being such a wonderful
team and very supportive..

Now that the christmas frenzy and afterwards is over.. 
I finally have some free time!
My Daughter has gone back to Perth and whilst she was in Europe, we were babysitting her furbaby..
between that and getting her PL album started and almost finished.. 
was a task I didnt think I'd get through.
Well, I was going to post a pic, but blogger doesn't seem to want to upload in the correct orientation.. oh dear...

So enrolling in OCC - Watercolour intermediate here
I've just been having a play with my watercolour paints, getting some inspiration 
and a gentle boot up the jaxy... to get crafting
Here is my first go, but then I didn't like how the Canson paper (on the right) was 
reacting with the colours and water,
 so tried Arches paper (left) and got a completely different effect 
and it was drying more evenly and even now, the Canson paper is still pooling water and paint..

So here are my pears ;)
Hope your crafting in this horrid weather here in Victoria
Hugs all round

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bizzy Bec's December Challenge - anything goes

Hi all,
Sorry about the long time between drinks (aka posts), but you might have read below, its been 
a bit hectic at our place, with a funeral and some other family stuff happening. Not to mention
the radiator in the car died yesterday.. sigh sigh.. (yes 3 weeks before christmas)

so any ways onto the more important task of showing you my creation 
for Decembers Challenge..

I've used Lawn Fawns- trim the tree stamp set.. 
Bizzy Bec's store link is here

So i coloured the tree with my copics
and the die cut the ornaments out with the die set that matches the stamp set.
Now I did CASe this card from the lawn fawn blog - here
but made a few changes... 

The one lesson I learnt today is:
never try to dry some gold colour shine with your heat gun,
as your copics will run.. as you can see
by the right hand santa stocking.. :(
never mind.. who's gonna look that close - right???

well you have a lovely crafty day and
only 21 SLEEPS til
the ol man in the red suit arrives

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sorry I've been absent...

I just thought I'd let everyone know, we lost a very dear Uncle last week...
There is only two left in my dad's family now.. terribly sad, but thats life isnt it..

I organised and travelled down with my mum and dad to say 
farewell and 'tight lines' to a good man.

These two are the youngest of 8 and the only ones left now
some crazy cousins that are having some light hearted laughs

Friday, November 6, 2015

November Challenge ...

Hi guys, 
Yep its that time of the month again.. lol

Bizzy Becs Challenge for November
with the theme being.....
The winner of this months challenge will receive:
A MYSTERY PRIZE(being a die or stamp) 
So I created a birthday card for the SIL...
He thought it was pretty good.. so win win for me
I used : Lawn Fawn - Milo's ABCs, Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen and a Make it Crafty digital image.. you can grab some rubber ones from Bizzy Bec's store here too

anyways dont forget to enter the competition with your cards and 
we will see you in a couple of weeks
Have a crafty day

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bizzy Becs Challenge for October ~ anything goes!

I had planned to start my christmas cards, but that wasnt to be!

Anywho... getting on with this months prize - a mystery prize ( Stamp or die)

Here i've used Darkroom Doors world map background stamp 
 and their compass stamp of which both you can 
grab here at Bizzy Bec's online store.

I thought it was a Manly kinda card..

have a great day

Where have I been? Well.......................................

I think life is almost back to normal :)
The Wedding was fantastic - although the weather was atrocious
but I've got my favourite wedding pictures for you to have a peek at

 But wait there is more!
This little cutie has been keeping me Oh so busy!!
And would you believe she is 1 in 3 weeks...

I'll be back in a jiffy with my blog post for BB

Thursday, August 20, 2015

My mind is everywhere!!!

Hi all,
obviously this should have been posted yesterday - for Bizzy Bec's store challenge... 
but we are only 9 days til the wedding and gosh my mind is wandering
with all there is to do and finish off!
I am in the midst of finishing off the place cards andmade this card up the other week.
Of course i should have scheduled the post but you know how it goes.. 
the best laid plans of mice and men ......

so its pretty simple,
I've embossed the background using a spellbinder die - which you can grab
at Bizzy Bec's store - here
and then added some text, twine ribbon
and a flower :)

Have a crafty day