Saturday, January 31, 2009

Stampers Quest

Hi Guys,
Nothing new to post as yet - still making a card for my friend who is turning 40 in a couple of days but will remember to take photos and post it online when I can. But for now, I just want to let you know of a great website I have been to called Stampers Quest. All thanks goes to Melanie from Smartie-Artie Mel who left a lovely comment on my blog. Seriously guys, this site is amazing - has great tutorials on how they create different techniques etc....

Okay, can't rave on enough about them. Just check it all out!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Darkroom Door

This little robot is gorgeous. He is from a set of stamps by Rachel Grieg from Darkroom Door. The images in this set are divine as they are so finely etched that they are a beautiful set to colour in. I just used my SU markers and then embossed him in clear embossing powder. I tried to make the card look like a very colourful cartoon comic (my hubby said that it looked more ancient Aztec *shrug* whatever that means! lol) The blue card piece is decorated with some of the stamps from the same sets and have been clear embossed. Isn't he cute? I think I shall call him shorty!

**subnote: Aztec were like the ancient egyptians but came from South America...........the colours reminded him of Mexico.**

Turning One

My youngest turned the big 1 on the 8th and for the first time I managed to find time to make a card for her (I still haven't made any cards for my son who is now 2 *blush* got me some catchup to do!)
Isn't it amazing how kids grow up so fast? I seem to blink and they grow - but then on the other hand, some days just go sooooo slooooow. Know what I mean?

Anyway, I did make her a card using the Pretty Princess stamp set from SU. First time I used it and it is a lovely set. My excuse was I bought it for Abby and her little friends she will make in the future. The cardstock is all SU and the ribbon is something I had in my stash. I just coloured the princess in using the watercolour markers and then used lots of crystal effects for dimension. (oh I so love that stuff!). The alphabet stickers are just left over from a birthday project for a friend. You cant see it in the picture but it has a velvet look about it. Oh and I used a purple diamante brad.
Enjoy your day.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

8 months of love

Hi All,

well this isn't scrapbooking or cardmaking so if you aren't interested, now is the time to look away :)

My husband has finally finished our son's car bed. It was a labour of love. This also means our 1 year old daughter no longer has to sleep on the floor surrounded by cupboards to keep her on the mattress! LOL No mean feat I can tell you.

But I digress. I just had to pop a photo of the finished product - complete with spinning wheels, opening doors, toy box, and a drawer underneath (well that isn't quite finished so we are calling it a cubby house for now). I am so proud of my man. He isn't a carpenter, in fact, the only time he made something with wood was the cot (which is what our daughter is now sleeping in). Oh, will post pictures of that later. It is divine.

We had a bit of trouble with our son sleeping in it last night but then, he has been a little pain in going to bed at night anyway! Oh boy has he what!

Anyway, if you want more details, email me and I will tell you but didn't want to bore people with it - I just wanted to show how proud I am :)

Till next time, stay safe


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Gasp! A scrapbook page?

Hi All :)

Hope you are all well and not still recovering from New Years. Ours was a quiet one.....having two littlies tends to restrict your party mojo - just as well we aren't big party goers :)

I just wanted to post a scrapbook page I did about a year ago. This is of my beautiful son having a cuddle with his aunty whilst still in hospital. I have since included a journal entry on the page.

I am not much of a scrapper - I tend to start a page but never finish it as I dont have the confidence. There always seems to be 'something missing'. One day I think I will have to take myself off to some day........

Friday, January 2, 2009

Apologies and Baby Shower favors

Well, finally! After a very up and down year (more
down's than up's) I finally get the courage to
post something new on my blog. I would presume most of you would have given up on me which I dont blame you for. Thank you for those that have stuck with me and I promise to be

I have so many things to show you - so many things that I have had to do such as baby showers for one thing! And boxing day treats for all of our friends.

But just for now, I will show you some shoes that my mother in law and I spent a few weeks making for my sister in law's baby shower.

First of all, thank you to all of those bloggers that have made these shoes. I must have looked at every single one before attempting these! My mother in law and I were so proud of ourselves when we finished. We actually made 30 of the little sods but ended up needing only 20 shoes. We filled little tulle bags with mini M&M's, and jelly babies. It looks effective as the ties look like shoelaces. I used SU brads for the buttons and embossed every single shoe! Arghhhh. I just think I enjoy making more work for myself. Mind you, saying that, I will never use the Coordination cardstock for this kind of thing again. It is more suited for ripping and distressing than for making things with as it cracked with every fold - even though I made sure I scored every single fold.

I will try and post the baby shower invitations soon. I have to get a hold of a copy from my sister in law - can you believe I didn't even take a photo of them?