Monday, November 30, 2009

Kaisercraft "Pack Your Bags"

Here's my LO I did with the Kaisercraft "Pack Your Bags" range.
(I've used the papers, brads, stamps, ink, die-cut, embroidered badge, alpha stickers, embellishment pack (transparencies and tickets) & a rub-on)

Now if you read my blog often you may find I dont' rave about stuff often - so you know when I DO rave about something I really mean it. I mean, I like heaps of stuff but every now and then something surprises me in a good way. Like the Kaisercraft inks that go with these ranges - they are really good value and fabulous inks! Maybe something I wouldn't have bought off my own bat as I'd just work with what I have but these inks are pretty cool. The Pack Your Bags ones are my fave - they come in the light beigey colour I've used here and also a pale blue which I love also. They are just the perfect colours for this range. I highly recommmend them! They retail at $3.99 for 2 inks - so good value.
And on that topic - I must also point out (or have I already?) that the Pack Your Bags stamp set is my fave stamp set I've seen for a while. It's not often you use ALL the stamps in a set but I have used ALL the stamps in this set on different occasions - some of them MANY times over. Really love them - and not just sayin' that, I swear! That is my honest to goodness opinion.
(available at Annas Craft Cupboard)

Oh - and very remiss of me too - the papers I used on my wreath in the last post are Kaisercraft's Dear Santa range.


Another one has jumped the Creating Keepsakes ship - Lisa Bearnson (founding editor) is leaving too - think I'm gonna miss my fave magazine! Hope it doesn't change too much.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Double Lo's

On the Kaisercraft blog today using the Dear Santa, Pack Your Bags and Rewind ranges

Also - have you checked out this awesome comp to design your own rub-on??? How cool would that be? Check it out HERE on the Kaisercraft blog. Entries due Dec 21st.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


A quick post with no photos - I just read that Ali Edwards is no longer writing her column (Studio A) in the Creating Keepsakes magazine.*insert very sad face here*.
Ali is one of my fave - no make that, my absolute favourite scrapper and I was actually just thinking I should renew my subscription if any good deals come out as I only have a few left on my sub - but honestly Studio A was my biggest reason for buying the magazine.
I love Ali Edwards work and will miss it dearly!!
Let's hope she moves onto other things and I can keep checking out her stuff! (but apparently nothing in the works at the moment).
And just on a side note: I wonder how the mag will go now it's lost Becky Higgins who had a huge following, and now Ali....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Basic Grey Indian Summer

In my DT pack this month from Anna
I got some Basic Grey Indian summer papers - so here's a few LO's using them and the new American Crafts thickers "Cupid" and "Nutmeg"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Haven't shared in a while...

Here's just a few things
(and once again, pretty much all product available at Annas Craft Cupboard)


Sunday, November 8, 2009

November Sketch at Anna's Craft

Here's novembers sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Do a LO based on this sketch and upload to the gallery HERE and be in the draw to win a $35 voucher includng free postage.

And here's my take on the sketch - I've flipped it on it's side - and if you look close enough you can see that the circle is there - it's just stitched in cream.

[Products from Anna's Craft:
Fancy Pants Little Sprout pp, vanilla cardstock, AC platform thickers & Collections picket fence and butterfly]

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Ok - Bradley is on the header today so have had a scrappy day while on my lonesome (well, with the company of 3 lovely children too - not all *that* lonely LOL!)
Got my DT parcel from Anna on Friday and *sigh* just love the new Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg range - it has woodgrain patterns on the reverse of every paper - in all diff colours - how fun is that? (yes - that IS my idea of fun - bit sad hmmm?)

This 2nd LO is a scraplift of a LO of Mary Macaskill's - seeing as I was lacking inspiration and took a quick walk through 2Peas last night.
[Pretty much all products on these lo's are available at Anna's Craft Cupboard]

Friday, November 6, 2009

To keep Bon happy....

LOL - NOT - as I've got absolutely nothing to share I dont' think.
I've just got a parcel of stuff from Anna's Craft Cupboard though, full of the new October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket - so will have something to share soon.
It's been a rough and emotional couple of weeks - my Mum's brother died and seeing as she had only just lost her Dad, Mum is really quite heartbroken. So I've been down spending time with her - and then also went back down this week for the funeral which was actually a great stroll down memory lane. My brother gave the eulogy and it was just perfect especially as he was really close to our uncle.
But with the 10 hour trip down south, then the funeral and then coming back up yesterday/last night has really drained me and am feeling really flat today. So no scrapping for a little bit.

But just for something to share (and to perk this post up a bit) I've got these photos to share of the kids in the crop - I saw on Pip Prosser's blog (I think it was) of putting a chair in the crop and I thought how much better that looked than just kids standing in a crop.
And as for the people reading this that ACTUALLY grow crops and are feeling sorry for this one, just remember we are on a station.LOL!
It means that we can't sell this - we can only use the grain and hay for livestock feed - so we basically chuck the crop in the ground with fertiliser and whatever
s there at the end of the season is there - we don't put any more money into it to get higher yields or less weeds. Just thought you should know that!LOL