Saturday, 14 August 2010

Things with wings

Lots of wings on this piece which I am entering in the Simon Says Stamps and Show Weekly challenge. I love the quote at the bottom although its not so clear in the picture. " Not all who wander are lost".

Friday, 13 August 2010

The Studio Challenge - August

For thosof you who don't know, I do enjoy a glass of vino very occasionally, my BFF know this and bought me this lovely selection for Christmas. What was my first thought - "Just the right size bottle for me" well no actually is was like what can I do with the box. So its been hanging around the kitchen since Christmas, until this week when The August Studio challenge came up. To alter something for storage. So I did.


My piece for this weeks CCC challenge from the Lovely Linda atStudio L3. The element we had to include doesnt show up so well in the photo but looks lovely IRL

Monday, 9 August 2010

Lucky Girl

So take a guess at who it the most excited person in the world right now. I have been so lucky to win the CCC#7 prize of a shopping spree from Simon Says Yippee. Back soon, just couldn't wait to share this news

Sunday, 8 August 2010


I am loving these chalenges from Linda at Studio L3, I think I am going to go back and do the first 3 or 4 that I missed and redo the others in 4 x 4 chunky pages to put together as a wall hanging or maybe a book I'm not sure which yet. Anyway heres my take on this weeks challenge. Last again me thinks.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Something Old, Something New.

So here I am blogging again.
Can you tell I'm off work on my Annual leave.
I have so much time to craft and could not wait to get stuck into the the something old, something new challenge. This is the very first time I have tried to make a canvas or anything really other than tags for the challenges I take part in, I had a whole lot of fun with this but why is it that whatever is in my head never quite makes it onto the project- ah well I must be due a point or 2 for effort huh? and maybe another one for completing the challenge on the day it was issued?
Old- the canvas is actually the back board from an old picture frame, and the new is just about everything else LOL. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 31 July 2010


Well look at me blogging twice on the same day. This is the tag I made for the Studio L3 Compendium of curiosities challenge week 7. The rule is to make something from the given page of "The book"

Sunday Stamper live/life

So here I am with a few days off work, giving me time to catch up with this weeks challenges from your fabulous blogs. This one is for Hels' Sunday Stampers challenge where the theme this week is Love/Life. I had a play with alcohol inks to create the background.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

I made this tag for this weeks Studio L3 challenge. Each week is a new challenge using techniques in Timmy's compendium of curiosities. Hope you like it.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Here's my entry for this weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge. I used a Maya Road chipboard binder that has been on my things to do list for a few years now. Inside there are several blank chipboard pages that Im hoping will be just right for Efemeras fortnightly technique challenge over on UK Stampers. Check it if you havent already at

Monday, 3 May 2010

Cyber Crop Projects

I have been crafting quite a lot over recent weekends. Here are some of the finished projects
I did during the April UKS Cyber Crop

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


OK so its not technically my desk. I figured that by now you are probably fed up of seeing my desk with nothing on it. As it doubles up as the dining table I clear it off after each project (sorry if I am offending anyone here). So I thought I would show you the area where I dump everything to clear the aforementioned table, just so you dont think I have some sort of obssesive/compulsive disorder.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Create 10 class 10

So here it is. The final create 10 class by Crafty Template. An intricate little mini book with loads of pages yet so simple too.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Create 10 class 5

Another one complete. My favourite so far I love to find new ways to add journalling to my pages.


I know its Friday, but the picture was taken on Wednesday. Now your gonna start thinking I am obsessive or something soon but Todays Daily fun challenge for the UKS cyber crop was to tidy your desk, so no, it doesnt look this way very often.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Create 10 class 4

Bringing up the rear again LOL. I'm only about 5 days behind but determined to catch up.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sunday 2 pm

Use a stamped image.

Saturday 8 pm

Use 2 6x4 photographs

Saturday 4 pm

OK so I have got out of order a bit here, but this challenge was to use the scraps left over from previous challenges and - believe it not - I had been tidying up after each LO was finished so I had to go and search out the scraps from my scrap drawer.

Saturday 10pm

Easy challenge to round up the day. To choose my favourite 5 LOs so here they are. all different, but all LOs that I am quite pleased with.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Saturday 6pm

The challenge. To use handwriting on a LO. Easy one for me this as I usually do. Its not that I think my handwriting is so great - I just like the personal touch it adds to my pages.

Saturday 2 pm

Back to the online crop then, yes I know I am falling behind - I missed the Saturday 10am and midday challenges but I will definately catch up - maybe.


So I just had to interupt my CC posts to share some really EXCITING news with you. Well I think it is exciting anyway. I have been invited to become an administrator on the CraftQueens Fouru,. See the banner at the top of the page. So you know I am a bit of a forum addict and I can't wait to get started in my new role.

Saturday 8am

This challenge was to use four blocks of different patterened papers.

The journalling on this page is the focus rather than the photos

Friday 10pm challenge

Use bunting.

So have you spotted the theme running through the layouts yet LOL. I am sure my good friend Winnie could tell you.

Friday 8pm challenge

This challenge was to use the sketch provided and a wood grain effect if possible.
Here's my LO

and a close up of the woodgrain in case you can't see it it the main picture.

Friday 6pm challenge

Please forgive me but I will be popping in and out all day today and tomorrow to blog the pictures of the projects I complete for Shilmelles online crop.

So here's the first one. Friday 6pm challenge and the theme, yep you guessed, cupcakes.

I made a mini book of photographs of the cake shop windows in St Kilda, Melbourne. I think if I am going to keep up I need to be much less ambitious with the other challenges. Hope you like my pictures.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Create 10 class 3

I am so loving these create 10 classes. Here's my day 3 project. I even got to play with my new Tim Holtz dies.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Create 10 class 2

So I am still keeping up and here is my class 2 LO. Not sure that dry brushing is ever going to be my thing but I did give it a go.
I made a bookmark for the extra challenge which was to use some techniques from class1 and class 2. I had another go at the dry brushing to create a background. I used the distressed and cut paper technique from class 2 and the ribbon roses technique from class 1.