Saturday, August 14, 2010

Exciting news to share

I am very excited and humbled to share that I have been asked by Michelle Jamieson to be on her ChelleyBean Designs creative team!!  Michelle designs and makes a fantastic range of embellishments that can be used on a variety of crafty projects.

I will join some very talented ladies ( Pearl, Marnie and Sue ) on the teamI am looking forward to working alongside these lovely ladies and of course working with Michelle's wonderful handmade creations. Michelle sells her creations at her etsy shop here.

Thanks for this opportunity Michelle   :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baby cards

Been a bit busy the past few weeks so will just quickly share a couple of handmade cards I have made recently for the Mum n Me Maternity shop in Lismore...

Gloria and Tracey have some gorgeous stuff in store at the moment - baby clothes, gifts, maternity wear, hats, bags, cards :) and heaps more.

Hope you are all keeping well....

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day Dreamer

I've been playing around with the Bo Bunny 'Mama Razzi' range and have created a step by step for this layout on Tanyah's blog.

I just love this picture of Sebastian - he's caught in a day dream, gazing off into the distance....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

'Embellish It' Competition 2010

Tanyah at Scrap and Craft with T is running her annual 'Embellish It' competition in June and this year it is bigger and better than ever!

All crafters, cardmakers, scrapbookers & mixed media artists are welcome.

There are two sections - the main competition section (an elimination-type competition) and a challenge section (non-elimination for those who just want to push themselves).

Tanyah is offering some great prizes and discounts for competitors.  Registrations close 6th of June so head on over and register to join in the fun!

For all the details click HERE.

Saturday, May 15, 2010 puffs

Well Charlotte is growing so fast...and so is her hair.  With all those gorgeous curls it is starting to get a bit on wild side.  So I decided to have a go at making a few hair clips for her.  I pulled out some left-over fabric and tried a few flower 'puff' designs.  Mum had given me a few buttons that you can cover with fabric so I had a go at fabric covered buttons too.  I had crocheted some flowers a while ago so they were not safe either. 

Here are some of the results...

 And being modelled by the lovely Charlotte...

I have never (ever) been much of a girly-girl but having a girl after two boys I think may have mellowed me somewhat. I am loving making all these little girly things.

Thanks for looking......take care!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Baby shower cupcakes

I have gone a bit cupcake mad lately.  First little roses now little booties!

I have just made these for my friend Skye's baby shower.

 I found this awesome tutorial on how to make the booties by Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella
Thank you so much Lorraine for your step by step.  It was just what I was looking for!

I did it slightly differently by adding the circle of fondant, stamping 'little' into it then placing the booties on top of that.

Soooo cute.....they even tasted pretty good too.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Charlotte!

Well yesterday Charlotte celebrated her 1st birthday.
Had a lovely time visiting Nanna Flo (who was celebrating her 89th birthday) in the morning.
Nan and Ma came over and we all had lunch together.
We had a family dinner that night with Aunty Nomes, Grandma, Damo, Annissa, Nan & Pop and the rest of us.
She so enjoyed her big day - she went to sleep as soon as her head hit the mattress.
Here are some pics of her day...

Nan and I made the cake - well it was mostly Nan I only made the teddy bear and the roses from icing. It didn't last too long anyway...

Take care ...

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Well Charlotte's 1st birthday is coming up very soon and so I got to thinking I might have a go at making her birthday cake or some cupcakes for it - so yesterday I made up a batch of cupcakes and decided to have a trial run.

I have always wanted to try making the little edible roses so off I went and came up with these...

Still needs some practise but not too bad for a first timer (I thought anyway).

I had been to a wedding expo last weekend and saw some embossed cupcakes and thought what a great idea - so I got out my cuttlebug embossing folders, some stamps (all freshly cleaned of course), cookie cutters and some ready-made icing and got experimenting.

and here's the results.....

I love how they turned out and they were so much fun to make.

Will definitely be making some for Charlotte's birthday!

Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Look who's walking!

Yes Charlotte has started taking steps!!!  Very exciting.... 


 She thinks she is sooo clever and her big brother is just so proud of her.  She has only taken a couple in succession but I'm sure it won't be long til she's toddling everywhere.  Can't believe there's only a couple more weeks until she is 1 year old.... how time flies when you're having fun.

Have been a bit slack blogging lately but will have more craftiness soon...take care  :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Lisa's blog

Lisa's blog is one - well done Lisa on this wonderful achievement!!

In celebration, Lisa is giving away this fabulous blog candy. How great is that!

You can check out Lisa's wonderful work here
Many happy returns...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Online Class with Chelle

Don't faint with shock - I know I have posted something twice in two days!! 

Last Friday I got together with Sarah and Tanyah and did an online class with the wonderful Chelle from Chelley Bean Designs.

We learnt how to make these 'Spectacular Spirals' flowers and created a step-by-step layout too.  It was the first time I had done an online class and I had such a great time - even with Tan misbehaving :) - just jokin' Tan!

Chelle is doing the free class again on Friday the 26th of Feb. at 7:30pm (that's Qld time).
If you are interested you can register here or check out Chelle's blog.

Here's my finished layout - my spiral flowers weren't quite as 'spectacular' as Chelle's but I have been practicing and they are getting there.  I just loved these photos (even though I did feel a bit bad while I was taking them) and loved that the class used multiple photos so I could fit them all in (really like the 2up size too)!

Thanks for looking and hope you are all having a great day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Single layout kit

Here's my next kit for Tanyah at Scrap 'n' Craft with T.
This is a single layout kit using some more of the Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine paper.  I hand-made an embellishment for it too (the pleated fabric strip)   :)  Step by step instructions are on Tanyah's blog if you're interested.
You can find it HERE.

The layout has one of my favourite photos of Charlotte and myself not long after she was born - I can't believe how fast she has grown up - she is almost standing by herself and it's only 2 more months til her first birthday!

Take care...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Card Kit for sale.

My first ever DT kit is now for sale at Scrap 'n' Craft with T.

The kit makes 5 cards and uses the yummy Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine Range.  It was the first time I had used kraft papers (shocking I know) but I really loved working with them.  Tanyah at Scrap 'n' Craft with T has very generously shared the full instructions here on her blog.

Here are the cards you can make:

The kit is VERY reasonably priced at $9.00 and can be found here.

Thanks for looking and letting me share my excitement, I hope everyone is having a great day!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Holidays over.

Yes - holiday time is over!

This week we made lamingtons in honour of Australia Day from scratch!  I had never done it before so wasn't sure how they would turn out but they tasted just like bakery ones (gotta love packet cake mixes).  Sebastian was my chief mixer, dipper and sprinkler and did a great job.

Tony and Sebastian went back to school this week.  Hard to believe my little man is now in year 1.
Here he is heading off to school on his first day - wonky sock and all :)

Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are settling back into routine well.
I've actually managed to get some scrapping done lately so will share that soon...

Take care 'til next time.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Card sample for Scrap N Craft with T

Hi all!
This week saw my first design team post for Tanyah at Scrap N Craft with T .
It included a step by step and a sketch for the card below using the Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine cards.

This card was designed to be a nice and simple card to do, achievable for all levels of ability.  I love using the Fancy Pants cards (or any other journalling cards) because they make card making so quick and easy.
For the step by step instructions and details you can visit the Scrap N Craft with T blog.

Take care and happy crafting...