Friday, April 22, 2011

Just a couple I've forgotten to upload - this one is done using Pink Paislee's Daily Junque paper

And this one had been sitting on my desk for AGES - I had done a LO for the 'other side' of this protector yonks and yonks ago and knew these Buzz Lightyear pics would fit perfectly in the back of it - but just never got around to doing it.
So using some old Heidi Swapp paper and some Studio Calico FabRips (and an old Crafty Matters button and some Jenni Bowlin letter stickers) this honestly took me 5 minutes to do - thought process included!!LOL. Now you may look at it and go 'yeah, well it LOOKS like it only took 5 mins' but I'm actually really happy with getting it out the way and I like the way it looks. 5 minutes - from deciding to do it to photographing!LOL - that is SO not like me!

Anna's Craft Cupboard sells these divided page protectors HERE if you are interested in grabbing some - I love them!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Some baby boys!

We've had a few baby boys born around here recently so I have been cardmaking!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bad influence

As a non-lover of motorbikes and horses, I always think my husband is a bad influence on my kids as he loves both!
The background of this LO is a gorgeous manila file that Amanda gave me at the Escape2Create retreat (it's from from Typo - I coulda shopped up big at that shop in HarbourTown in Adelaide but I couldn't fit anymore stuff in my hand luggage!LOL)
It's also using a few scraps of paper from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque range and some Studio Calico Mister Huey mist - "Atmosphere".
I got this mist in my DT pack from Anna's and I'm such a 'misting' wallflower - I really shy away from it so this is my first attempt using it - I promise I will get more adventurous and show some more uses. (although I'm sure I promised that with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze too didn't I?)
If anyone has some great ideas I could try PLEEEEASE me know.
I did attend a workshop by the incredibly talented Lou Nelson at the retreat too - so I might just have to flog some of her ideas to get me started!! Thanks Lou (*wink*)!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More retreat Lo's

These are a couple more I did at the Escape2Create retreat - the 2nd one I love but with the transparency it doesn't photograph well - so you have to use your imagination! lol

New October Afternoon at Anna's!

LOVE the new October Afternoon range 5 & Dime - available HERE right now at Anna's Craft Cupboard!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Teresa Collins Sports Edition II

Available HERE at Anna's Craft Cupboard

April Sketch at Anna's Craft

Upload a LO using this sketch by the end of April and go in the draw to win a $40 voucher including free postage

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Yet another post..

I know! Amazing for me to blog so often - but here's another LO from the retreat that I just had to add some finishing touches to - I ended up really loving this one - don't really know why as there's not much to it, but there you go.

Class LO's

These were the LO's we did in my class at the retreat - focusing on making those butterflies using transparency, Pink Paislee stamps and paint.

Pink Paislee Daily Junque

Available now at Anna's Craft Cupboard

Friday, April 8, 2011

OA Fly A Kite

In my DT pack from Anna's Craft Cupboard this month I got October Afternoon's "Fly a Kite" range which I LOVE!
Here's a couple of LO's using the papers and 12x12" sticker sheet from that range available HERE.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Escape2Create retreat!!

WOW - this time last week I was on the my 2nd flight for the day - going from Adelaide to Port Lincoln - to get picked up at the airport by 2 people I'd never met!!LOL. I had absolutely nothing to be nervous about though (turns out they aren't axe murderers). Amanda and Meredith made me feel completely at home from the very start. They were exactly as I thought they'd be - so it felt like I'd known them for years. (which I guess in a way I have.)

Had a beautiful dinner out with them both, Sue, Michelle Dyson and her (very helpful) husband Andrew.

The venue these girls have chosen is just perfect - a nice roomy shed with great facilities attached and the hostel bunk beds were SO comfy I slept like a log every night - even better than I do at home. And having 5 shops available to purchase from was just downright dangerous! Thank god I had to keep in mind my bag weight for the flight home. Oh - and the way the shed was decorated was SO gorgeous!
[I would upload some photos but very clever me left my camera in Amanda's car so the poor girl has to post it back to me - whoops!!]

I went to bed at a very reasonable hour of about 1 - 1.30am on Friday night (sat morn) thinking I would 'save' myself for Sat night - but turns out Friday was the big night and everyone was buggered by Sat night!LOL. At least I wasn't tired for my class I was teaching on Saturday morning.

I think the class went ok - a daunting prospect teaching a lot of talented scrappers something they don't already know how to do!lol. Michelle and Lou also did a workshop each, which were wonderful and Tatum taught a great double LO class.

I've realised this is quite hard to right in 'order' so I'm just going to randonly thrown things in.
I got to FINALLY meet Lou Nelson!! We've known each other over the internet for YEARS - can't even remember how long, but a very long time and this was the first time we'd met in person which was wondeful! And she was exactly as I thought she'd be. Absolutely gorgeous - and highly talented!

It was wonderful to meet a few other familiar names - Kathryn, Val, Kerryn, Nic, Toni, Tess, Karen, Lauren, Ali, Jane, Brigette - my gosh the list goes on and on so I won't bore you.
Thanks to my table buddies for keeping me inspired - Sue, Tanya, Kathryn, Meredith & Amanda - I think I managed 10 or maybe even 11 Lo's for the weekend which is an absolute record for a procrastinator like me.

Anyhoo - will stop waffling on - no doubt I will add bits to other blog posts as I remember them.
Here's one of my Lo's from the weekend - Kadji Lake - a salt lake near our town which is not full very often, so we made the most of it while the water level is still up.