Total Pageviews

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Peg Card Holders Again!

These wooden peg card holders are sooo much fun to make! I made these last night while watching (?!) a movie on TV. Can't tell you much about the movie because I saw very little of it! I know there were people in it...
Making these was alot more fun than the movie! I used different embellishments this time, not Christmas ones like the first lot I made. Some of these can be used for Baby cards, or Valentines & Wedding cards. I have now packed them in two's in small cellophane bags & tied them up with gold cord.
Thank you for dropping by, hope you are having a great Christmas! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

...And Then I Did This!

This will be hung up on the side of the house somewhere. I painted it with blue paint, then gold around the sides.
The numbers were nailed on then the flowers put on. Easy!
Hope you all had a great Christmas; {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas from The Supreme Winner!

Merry Christmas to YOU from ME! It is warm and sunny with a few clouds so far. I'm having a picnic lunch in the garden in a couple of hours time:-)
Ok, these photo's belong with the post below, but they didn't all fit. The photo of the hat is the other hat I made, I had two cheap $2 straw hats & ended up decorating them both with flowers. The 'secret' to keeping them on your head (we get some wind over here) is to glue some tiny fishing sinkers on them! It weighs the hat down just enough to hold it on your head when the wind blows, but they don't make the hat too heavy to wear.
The photo of me is after I left the barbecue (see post below for the full story!) and was almost home. I called in at my friend Heathermegs studio, "The Art Bunker" where she sells my cards & other crafts. She had sold the LOT in a few days! Then she wanted to take photo's of me in her here I am! Hot, tired, had a headache (too much sun & not enough fluid intake) but very happy!
So enjoy your Christmas, however you celebrate it. For me it will be very quiet day, just me & the two Purrito's!
Thank you for all your visits throughout the year, I hope to see you again in 2012!
Be safe, be happy & keep crafting!
{{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Supreme Winner!

I went to an "Island Summer" themed barbecue on Friday, and won!! I was "Supreme Winner" for my fancy dress I wore! I made it myself, put the flowers on a straw hat, flowers on my straw bag & on my jandals too. I was also wearing jandal ear rings. Everything was from the $2 shop - looove those shops! These are some photo's from the day. It was a really hot & humid day, with a few clouds later in the day. We all had great fun, lots to eat & drink...I didn't have much dinner that night as I had eaten so much! That's my friend Leigh with me in one of those photo's. Oh yes, and my parasol was also from the $2 shop. My bright orange top say's "Sunshine Paradise" on it...just had to have it! And I 'borrowed' "Romeo-Valentino's" hot pink sunglasses for the occasion! I won a box of assorted choccie bikies..yumm! (What's another inch on the hips anyway?!
Ok, hope you are having a great day; {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Bookmarks, Peg Card Holders, "Angel Mouse" and My Christmas Tree

The bookmarks are made using some wide ice block sticks. I glued some scrap paper on them first, them stuck various small embellishments on them. The peg card holders are made with wooden pegs, also covered with scraps of paper. Same as the bookmarks I put tiny embellishments on them. You can see how they work by holding the card. (See post below) WARNING! Cats LOVE them so hang them where the cats can't reach?! Yeah right!
The Mouse is a doorstop & I bought her from the local Op Shop. I put the fur around her neck, the flower, made the wand & put the coloured pom poms in her basket. I also put the fairy wings on her. She needed brightening up, so I am giving her a 'make over'! I have called her "Angel Mouse".
My gorjuss cat "Ro-Ro", (Romeo-Valentino) loves her, the second I put her on the floor by the lounge room door, he came straight up to her & rubbed his chin all over her...staking his claim, 'she's MINE', he said! I am trying to get a photo of him sitting beside her, they are about the same height...I feel a "wedding" coming this space! You'll be a guest!
The other photo is of my Christmas tree at night. i took it with the flash off. It sits on top of my stamp drawers, not exactly a 'safe' place because both cats get up there and "touch" the lights! I have another tree, the traditional green one but it doesn't have lights on it.
Thank you for dropping by, have a fab! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Bookmarks & Peg Card Holders

The Owls on these bookmarks & peg card holders were made using the Stampin' Up! Owl punch, and YES "Miss Twinkle toes", I AM still hooked on that punch! I can't seem to leave it alone for more than a few days!
I had SO much fun making all these book marks & peg things! I covered the pegs on both sides with scraps of paper. The embellishments on the pegs, except for the Owls, were bought in the Boxing Day Sales and were really cheap.. can't for the next sales...
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Bookmarks, Pegs, a Christmas Card Register Book & A Cute Cat Called "Romeo-Valentino"!

These bookmarks & card holders made from wooden pegs, are some of what I have made recently. The notebook is a Christmas Card register book.
The bookmarks are made from big ice block sticks. I covered one side (they are bright colours) with scraps of paper then stuck the various embellishments on to the sticks. Very quick & easy to make!
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Frills and Antique Looking Tags!

Here is "Romeo's" paw, I drew a face on it ;cause I thought it looked like a little bear face! The other two photo's are of him inside my rock & roll petticoat! He got inside the layers of the skirt by himself & slept there for ages!
The tags are made using a pale ivory/cream coloured card & I have sponged them with Butterscotch coloured ink. (Adirondak)
I have used a tag punch I have (not sure of the brand) and a Stampin Up! scallop punch as well as their bird punch & stamp set. I had fun making these!
Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

SU Stocking Punch Cards

A couple of baby cards using the Stampin Up! Stocking punch. It's a fun punch and one you can use all year round!
Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a great weekend! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Friday, 25 November 2011

Cards, Cats and...Carpet Cleaner?!

Ok, that's an interesting title!
The cards are all made using the Stampin Up! Stocking punch. There's a close up of the punch/legs so you can get a better look at how I have made the card. Also, the blue baby jacket is the stocking punch turned upside down & I have just chopped off a tiny bit of the stocking toes to make the sleeves on the jacket. So, you see, you can use the stocking punch all year round! It makes making baby cards SO much easier for me! Usually I struggle to make baby cards, I don't know why, but with this punch it's a breeze!
Now, the carpet cleaner/mop thing is what "Romeo-Valentino" won me the other day! His photo is published in the December 2011 - February 2012 "Pet Magazine"...he's famous yet again! I had no idea his photo was in there as I had sent it in some months ago & forgot all about it.
Then the courier arrives with this parcel for me, and in it was a congratulations note and this mop thing and a letter saying his photo was published in the latest issue of "PM"!! I tried it on the carpet & it really works! It's quite amazing!
Ok, thanks for dropping by, hope your week has been a good one! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Late Night Fun!

It was getting late when I finished these two cards, close to midnight! The cat in the stocking card was modelled on "Ro-Ro", can't you tell! He has tried, in vain, to get in the Christmas stockings I have on the Christmas tree but alas and alack, he cannot fit! Anyway I used the new SU stocking punch & some of the Raspberry Razzle card. Yumm, love that colour!
The 'shabby chic' sort of card took on a life of it's own which is why I was still making it at midnight! It wasn't going to have so much 'stuff' on it but it just seemed to glue itself to the card! Before I knew it, it was 11.59 pm & I said, 'I'm outta here', put the cap on the glue, and off I went to bed!
Ok, so that's all for this weekend, hope you had a great time! {{HUGS}}From me to YOU:-)

My Week In Cards!

I have to say, I just LOVE that little stocking punch from Stampin Up!! Seriously, it is just soooooooooo cute! In fact, I find it so cute that I even made a BABY card with it! This in itself is a miracle because I have trouble making baby cards. I just don't know what to "do" for a baby card! I have never found a baby stamp that I really like...if anyone has any suggestions feel free to let me know! I also have trouble making masculine cards for the same reason...suggestions are welcome! BUT!! I will be making some more baby cards using that cute stocking punch, I just know it!
Ok, so what else have I got up there? Another SU punch/stamp set is the bird card, he too is very cute! And the punch & stamp set are both so easy to use, and did I mention quick?! (And fun!)
Ok, thanks for dropping by, hope you are having a great weekend! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Monday, 14 November 2011

Wedding Cards

My awesome friend & SU lady, Dianne, showed me how to make these cards using a punched out heart shape! Quick & easy to make, as well as being fun!
Thanks for dropping by; {{HUGS}}from me to YOU:-)

New Tag Punch & ?!

I love this new SU tag punch & am having a real blast with it! To be honest, I think I am addicted to it as I can't leave it alone for more than a few minutes!
You gotta get one!
Oh yes, that's "Romeo-Valentino" with my Pink Panther in the background! PP is wearing my rock & roll skirt!
Sighhh, it was one of "those" days!
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)