Thursday, March 3, 2011

Work, work, work

Sorry I haven't posted anything of late. I have just started a new job (and loving it) working 12 hours shifts most days, so that doesn't leave much time for creating.
Hopefully I will have something for you soon.
Until then, Happy stampin :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wedding Day

Made to coordinate with the post below, this one is of Mum with her bridesmaids. I know that the one on the left is my Aunty but not sure of the one on the right. Would love to have had color photos but you can't have everything. 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look. I love to receive your comments, so please feel free to leave one on any post.
Have a great weekend :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mum on her wedding day

What can I say that I haven't already said! Mum was 23 when she married Dad. In fact, it was Mum that did the proposing and apparently my Dad's friends sent her a sympathy card when they heard. LOL.
Once again, very simple but I think effective. Pity I could not take the shine out of the bottom of the photo though.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look. Please feel free to comment.
Have a great day, everyone :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Now for some scrapbooking

The wonderful couple in this wedding photo are my parents. Mum and Dad were married on the 24th January, 1959. Mum's dress was white with a silver pattern running through it. Unfortunately this does not show up very well on the photo. I don't have many details (as I wasn't there) but it would have been a glorious sunshiny day.
I know it is very plain but sometimes that is best. The heart in the background was cut from and 12" Big Shot from my local Scrapbooking Shop ~ Memories on the Murray. Flowers are from their extensive selection also but the black flowers are actually punches.
I have some more photos coming up in the next few days so please come by and take a look.
I love to receive comments so please leave one if you feel inclined to do so.
Thanks for looking and have a nice day where ever you may be :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another Zindorfian

I absolutely loved this card when I saw Michelle's tutorial of it, so I set about making it, and have made many of these as my friends have fallen in love with it. Michelle's tutorial can be found here.
Stamps used is Inspired by Nature.
Cardstock ~ Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, Basic Black and Whisper White.
Ink ~ Basic Black, Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy and Apricot Appeal.
The two step Bird Punch was also used.
Because I do not have the Top Note Die or the Big Shot Machine, I cut out the front section on my Cricut Expressions machine.
The photo just doesn't do it justice. But I hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Your little trick didn't work

To my former upline ~ Your little trick didn't work. I look forward to coming back in June under a new upline who does care about her girls. You are a very rude and ignorant person. BITE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

This is my take on another one of Michelle Zindorf's beautiful creations. I must say that I am learning alot from Michelle, she is a very talented lady.
A card that can be made for any occasion :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

And now for something completely different

Around the start of October I started taking Bobbin Lace classes. I started by making a lizard, then I moved on to bookmarks of which I made 2 different ones. My last project is the one I am extremely proud of, a butterfly. This took many hours to make but I think it is well worth the effort. Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Swaps for Regionals

Back in November 2010 our Regional Training day was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Lots of fun, make and takes and excellent information was shared by all. As usual I went overboard making my swaps as you want to have enough for anyone. What I found interesting is that my upline (at the time) actually put in an appearance, instead of attending the Craft Show which she has done for the preceding 3 years. She managed to make 20 to my 95. Not bad. Also, totally ignored me the whole day. (Oh, well, you get that).
Anyway, as you can see by the photos the pattern of my cards was the same throughout but I used the new InColors. I matched up Concord Crush with Peach Parfait and Very Vanilla. Then Pear Pizazz with Blushing Bride and Whisper White. The stamp set is Punch Potpourri.
Because of my enthusiasm, I came home with about 40 card faces which I then turned into cards. As far as I am concerned decorating the card on the inside is just as important as the outside so I have enclosed a photo so you can get the idea of what I did to them all.

Friday, January 14, 2011



As flood waters continue to inundate Australia in what has been clearly described as the 2nd worst flooding in Australia’s history, we at Stampin’ Up! Express our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones and homes and to those whose lives have been forever changed. We have a compelling urge to help. Stampin’ Up! Believes in making a difference, in the lives of others, especially when disaster strikes.

Please join with us by supporting the Australian Flood Appeal. To help the victims of the floods, that have devastated over three quarters of Queensland, Every stamp set retailing at $30 or more sold in Australia and New Zealand during January 15th - February 15th, Stampin’ Up! Will donate $2.00, from the sale of every stamp set, to the State Emergency Services of Queensland.

What a wonderful company Stampin’ Up! Is and I feel so fortunate to be a part of such an amazing organisation.

Did your really need more incentive to participate in Sale A Bration, not only will you be receiving a FREE STAMP SET BUT ALSO HELPING AN AUSSIE IN NEED.

If you have been feeling that you wish you could do something to help, we hope and encourage you all to participate in our appeal.

We look forward to working with everyone to achieve a wonderful amount to donate.





Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another copy of Michelle's creations

Another one of Michelle Zindorf's beautiful creations. This time a Christmas card. Now, whilst I do not celebrate Christmas I can appreciate the work that has gone into Michelle's card, and seeing as Maggie wanted Christmas cards I made 2 of these for her.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Old Olive.  
Ink: Old Olive, Whisper White and Not Quite Navy. 
You can't see it properly in this card but there are actually dual layers of the Whisper White, which I think is very effective. Hope you like it :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm a Zindorfian

Today I would like to share with you one of the cards that I made using the tutorial provided by a US Stampin' Up demonstrator, Michelle Zindorf.
This lovely lady provides tutorials of her work for all to see and try their hand at. I just don't know where she comes up with her ideas but her cards are fantastic.
List of items used are ~
Stamps: Branch out, En Francais.
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Going Gray and Chocolate Chip.
Check out her blog and see all of her fantastic creations. There are over 300 to look at. Hope you like it. Will be bringing you some more of what I have done using Michelle's tutorials :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Another card for Maggie. Her Grandson's birthday card.

Hello again, friends. It's not a really good photo. This card was made for a 3 year old. I used the Inspired by Nature stamp to do the long grass, the railway track roller wheel and the train was actually a patterned paper from my local shop ~ Memories on the Murray. Used Old Olive, Bashful Blue and Basic Black inks on Whisper White card stock which was bordered by Bashful Blue on Real Rust (I think). Anyway hope you like it :)