Monday, May 30, 2011

New Grand Daughter!!

Hi all,
Just letting you all know that my oldest daughter had a baby girl yesterday 29th May, 2011. She has an older brother who is 18mths old (Sam). Brianna Regina arrived after a very short 2.17hr labour at 6.17am, weighing 8lb 9oz (approx. 4kg) 19 1/2" long (50cm). Both mum& Brianna are doing well & are already home.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Time for Mum

Hi all, this one I made around Mother's Day this year & then didn't use it for my mum as she likes birds & bright colours. Maybe someone will take a liking to it one day & it can be used then. Until that time, it will sit in my stash of cards I'm getting a collection of.... lol, at least we won't have to run to the shops to get that last minute card!!! Oh yeah, the lettering done by hand by me.

Butterfly, butterfly.... #3

Butterfly, butterfly.... #3
Made this one at a crafting group with Jess.

Butterfly, butterfly.... #2

Butterfly, butterfly.... #2

A fun one for you all.

Butterfly, butterfly.... #1

Butterfly, butterfly.... #1

Hi All, Butterflies are beautiful in their own right!! Thousands of different kinds in the world, some so small you can hardly see them to huge ones, from one colour to many, each area of the world has their own unique butterfly. A fun little fact for you..... Did you know that the original name given for the butterfly was a flutterby ?? And we call them this as a cute name for them!
I am entering these in the "Less is More Blog" this week, as it is butterfly themed. 
Hope you like them, take care,
OH yeah, the reason for ALL the pink was the girl who got it for her birthday loves everything pink & lots of bling as well... The P on the card is for Peggy.... not 

Granny Magnet

Hi all,
Just thought I'd show you my latest creation. Sam (my grandson) is wearing a track top (sweat shirt) I made & embroidered. Him & his parents went to the shops today with him wearing it, He got a heap of smiles when people read what was on the front of his top. He is 18 months old now.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! French Foliage plays a part in scrap book.

Hi all,
These pages were made at the launch of the Autumn/Winter Mini that was held in Newcastle by Jess, Kim & Sue from our Stampin' Up! group that I belong to. The 2 pages were done using a dabbing technique Sue showed us on the night. It was addapted to the French Foliage  stamp set of different leaves. I have fallen in love with these leaves so much that I have just ordered them. Thank you goes to Sue Poile for showing us how to "dab" to make the leaves look so real, I then knew what I was going to use the sheets for when I got home. We went to Japan for a wedding this time last year & I had taken SO many pictures of the gardens we visited, I had to use som on these pages we created.
Anyway, I hope you like them as much as I do.

 Here are the girl's Blogs if you would like to visit them......

12 Day Howling Success!

    Hi all, this is actually an early quilt I made for my eldest for her birthday. The name of the quilt "12 Day Howling Success", came to be due to that's how long it took me to make it. I will give you a quick run down of the process... 1. I grabbed a large piece of white 100% cotton fabric, laid it out on a large enough table that it supported the entire piece of fabric. 2. Then I got some fabric painting colours (water based), a paint brush & started to play rainbows on the fabric... water helped to blur the colours into each other. I left it to dry, when I thought I had made a big enough mess. 3. I found a plain one colour print of a wolf & enlarged it by my own hand & eye co-ordination, so it was large enough to sit on top of the "sunset" coloured background. 4. I cut & pinned & stitched the wolf to the background with my free-hand embroidery machine (the "Old Girl"). 5. After this was done I placed a single bed woolen blanket (that I bought at a thrift shop, second-hand & still in great condition), this was used as wadding, & I found some nice coordinating fabric for the back, blue cotton was used to border the picture of the wolf & sunset. I did a freehand running stitch in a celtic knot design all around the outside of the quilt. 6. The really hard & heavy work started when I used approximately 18 different colour threads all through the sunset background to bring it all together.... this was done with a continuing running stitch in the areas that needed whatever colour (& yes, I did have to repeat a few now & then). 7.After ALL that work had been done, I then found enough black bias binding to edge the entire quilt.
   Now, all this was done 12 days prior to my daughter's birthday..... 2 days after Christmas!! I hid out in my sewing room that was a detached granny type flat, seperate from the main house, nobody was allowed to enter this area the entire time (only Husband got to see how it came together).
   Here in Australia we usually have heatwave summers where fire season is very high in our area too (we were working with the Fire Service at the time (as volunteers), also getting Christmas organised too!!!
   Anyway, I stayed up the eve of her birthday to finish it on time. I think, if I remember back then, it was about 5am on her birthday I had it done, wrapped up & a bow & card to finish.
   Yes, it was a success all round & if she didn't like it...... I would have kept it for ourselves, but no, she loves it & it still lays over her lounge & gets used on these cold winter nights to get cozy into & watch a movie with a hot chocolate.

Reggie's Craft Closet: This week's deals.....

Reggie's Craft Closet: This week's deals.....: "Are you ready for some MORE weekly surprises? You may have seen our ad in the May issue of your favourite crafting magazine letting ..."

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stampin' Up! Big Bold Cup Cake Sizzlits Dies can be used with other Dies!!

Hi All,
This is my #3 White on White entry for "Less is More" site challenge. I used The Big Shot "Top Note" Bigz Dies, "Elegant Lines" from the Stampin' Up! Impressions Embossing Folders, next I used the "Sizzlits Big Bold Cup Cakes Set" that is also available from Stampin' Up! Again, I used a few white pearl stick on jewels... these I picked up on my trip to Japan last year & lastly finished it all off with a little bit extra elegance with some white lace. I hope you all like my creations this week. Hope you all have a great week.

Stampin' Up! Framed Tulips Embossing folder is Just the right size for cards!!

The Embossed Tulip Frame is from Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Textured Impressions Embossing Folder....  The Butterfly is a die that I got from the States recently, I added bits from some of my other Sizzlit die sets (little ones) to add more dimension to the butterfly & also added a flower. I got some white pearl stick on beads to highlight the flower centre & eyes. White sticker type lace on the bodyI am entering this in"Less is More" Challenge this week, which is "White on White". I hope you all enjoy it, I did when making it!! I hope everyone had a great Mother's day too.

Stampin' Up! Elegant Lines make great card!

The Dove is a Sizzlits die cut I got from the States recently, the cloud behind is part of the Sizzlits Cupcake die set. The Embossed part is from Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.... Elegant Lines. I am entering this in"Less is More" Challenge this week, which is "White on White". I hope you all enjoy it, I did when making it!! Jess came down to stay for Mother's Day... so we played!!! I hope everyone had a great day too.