Saturday, January 19, 2013

And baby makes three!

So the craft room is getting unpacked slowly.  My daughter yet again has asked me to come up with a baby card for her SIL as the baby is due next month. 
So whilst listening to the radio for the fire updates (as we live in Gippsland) I put this little treasure together. 
How much fun did I have hunting through all the boxes to find - spellbinders, magnolia stamps, ribbon, pearls and of course the most important item paper! Now Bizzy Bec has all these wonderful things plus more. She is currently pre-ordering Spellbinder dies but you only have til the 29 Jan to place your order for those. 

So on to my card! Please let me know if you like it?
Now don't forget to enter into Bizzy Bec's January current challenge 'Fun in the Sun' here!

I just wanted to finally say the the CFA (Country Fire Assoc.) are doing a heck of a job keeping people and houses safe from the fire and I hope we get some rain soon to help them out! 

Have a great day and stay safe.
Sally xxxxx 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's ~ January Challenge "Fun in the Sun"

Now this month's theme is by the lovely Suzanne.

Now my take of Fun in the Sun is below:

I used Card embellishment kit #8, Memory box dies - Meadow bird and Arboscello Tree and the image is a Blue Butterfly Daisy Collection digital image 'Daisy laying in a field' coloured with copic markers.

Now you can get all these supplies and more from Bizzy Bec's online store here

I would also like to take a moment to say Thank you to Bec and Debra and all the DT team for giving me the time to move and not get stressed over not being able to post my cards whilst we were moving and also a big thanks to Carolyn who is our newest member of the DT team and who posted a card whilst I and my crafty gear were in transit! Please make sure to pop over to Carolyn's blog and have a peek at her January card for Bizzy Bec.

Have a great month and I look forward to seeing your creations/takes on our first challenge in 2013


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 ~ where did this past year go?

Well, if you hadnt guessed - the reason the posts have been few and far between is "We've moved!"

Three weeks before christmas we moved from sunny (apparently they are having a heat wave) Perth to the quiet country town of Moe in Eastern Victoria.

Do tell me why anyone would move three weeks before christmas really... (Did we have christmas.. musta missed that!)  Things are settling down here in this quiet, peaceful town.. Although I think that Kookaburras at 5am in the morning are a bit rough.. but heck its been so long since I've heard them..

I must admit I am missing my crafty buddies a whole lot!

I only got to unpack and make sense of the amount of boxes we had when they were all stacked up in the garage (lucky for me - my hubbie thought to buy a shed big enough to fit them all in - Oh and he got a house with the shed.. ha ha ha).  Well on Monday he finally headed back to his job after a month off and will continue to FIFO out of Melbourne to NW WA.. and I FINALLY got some sembelance of my craft room unpacked and in working order!

Watch out there will be a new challenge for Bizzy Bec in the next couple of days..

Now my bestest buddy Debra has popped a post on her blog - a year of reflection, and so she has with her top ten cards with a little push from Kellie over at  Give a Girl a Blog. Please make sure you pop over there and have a peek at her cards!

So I thought I might have a bash..

This card  won me my first challenge competition with Octopode..
I just love this stamp and was trying so hard to make her folds in the dress look good

So this card was created for my daughter to give away - but i made the crocheted flower and the background behind the baby was using alcohol inks (from class)

Now this La La land image and backgrounds won the local craft store challenge

I just loved making this card above.. and it was me thinking about my daughter who was having a holiday in Thailand at the time.. 

Now this one below well, I just love MME papers and you might have noticed i like Magnolia stamps as well! and another distress colouring with some stickles!

Now as this is my Mother's day card to my MUM and she loved it.. it has to be one of my favourites!

and even the simplest cards can make an impact!

Some days simple is the best!

                                      A collaboration of effort brought this one to life. xxxx

  Well that's my reflection on 2012... I hope this year is a better one - although I have left my crafty buddies in the west, I know we are life long friends and appreciate their humour, wit and their special friendship - which I hold near to my heart!

Take care and may 2013 give you Peace, Prosperity and Good Health to you all