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Thursday, December 25, 2014

happy Christmas


Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

getting ready for Christmas

Have managed to pull out the tree... and decorate it before my birthday!! Pictures coming soon.

Friday, May 23, 2014

online card classes - watercolour for card makers



The recent Online Watercolour Card Classes have been simply outstanding! What amazing techniques and wonderful cards by some very talented people!! I have been thoroughly enjoying it but time just got away. I finally did manage to squeeze in a card. This technique was shown on the very first day by Kristina featuring stamped embosses resist and watercolour wash. So cool! 
Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 16, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #164



The Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge this week is Cluster Stamped Sentiment. Here's what I came up with. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
Stamps and Dies: PTI Mini and Bigger Blooms Stamp Set, Wonderful Words: Hello Mini Stamp Set
Others: 1 inch circle punch, cardstock scraps

Monday, May 05, 2014

thanksgiving


Preparing for thanksgiving shared lunch after service at our church as autumn almost comes to an end. 

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work2 Corinthians 9:8







Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #162


Drowning in scraps! Oh yes! The perpetual hoarding of paper and scraps! What a lovely idea to use these hard to throw away bits and pieces in this week’s Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge. Thanks for stopping by. 

Supplies used:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper’s Select White, Kraft and Black cardstock
Stamps: PTI Wonderful Words: Hello Mini Stamp Set
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles
Others: White embossing powder, 1 inch circle punch, Baker’s Twine 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #160

This week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge is heat embossing on die cuts and/or two step stamps. For my card I stamped the image in black and heat embossed with some clear embossing powder on to a white card stock. After cutting it out with the coordinating die, I stamped a red stripe to jazz up the car and adhered it on an embossed circle and added a sentiment.
Isn't this beetle just too adorable!

Supplies used:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper’s Select White, PTI Perfect Match Smokey Shadow
Stamps: PTI Enjoy the Ride, PTI City Scene
Dies: PTI Enjoy the Ride, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Smokey Shadow, StazOn Jet Black
Others: Clear embossing powder, Embossing Folder 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #159



The new Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge is No-Sew Quilted Cards. After choosing five different prints of patterned paper, I trimmed them into 1 1/2” squares and adhered it onto white cardstock. I made the card following Dawn McVey’s tutorial. Next I put it through the big shot to emboss the whole card front and finished it off with a thank you sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
Stamps: PTI Wonderful Words: Thank You Mini Stamp Set
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, PTI Smokey Shadow
Others: Embossing Folder

Saturday, April 05, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #158


Papertreys Ink’s challenge was to create something stamping with watercolour mediums. I used the Bigger Blooms set and stamped onto some watercolour paper and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Next I adhered it into an embossed white cardstock and finished it off with a birthday sentiment and some baker’s twine.
Thanks muchly for stopping by and I do appreciate your comments.
Have a lovely weekend!

Supplies used:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
Stamps and Dies: Bigger Blooms Stamp Set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Others: Watercolours, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Black and White Baker’s Twine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

clouds


The skies are grey and it threatens to rain, but it doesn't... really longing for some drenching to escape this unbearable heat.

Friday, February 07, 2014

friday favourite


This was taken in Kangaroo Island when we went for a short vacation way back in June 2012. It was a gorgeous day and makes me want to run there right now to escape from this horrible heat wave we are experiencing. 

Thursday, February 06, 2014

piece of cake


When I saw the recipe for this upside down peach cake, I knew that I had to try. And this lovely family from our church gave us heaps of fresh peaches from their tree! Took it to our home group for supper and to celebrate my dear friend's birthday.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

and a happy new year!


2014! And already a week old. Where did the time go? The last few months has been a blur. But its all quiet now... the decorations gone... the tree packed away... for another year.