Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Work in Progress Wednesday

wip wednesday

This meme is hosted by Becca…care to join?

Post about your current WIP and pop over to A Bowerbird’s Nest to leave your link.



here is my current WIP
Victoria Heart by Sweetheart Tree




this is what I’ve done so far3

Monday, October 19, 2009

Christmas countdown week 5

I don’t want to alarm you but we’re into single figures…Christmas is nine and a bit weeks away …I will not panic…deep breaths…

here’s this weekend’s effort, DSC_0030no one said I was was going to do make my 100-cards-by-Christmas deadline by doing lots of complicated busy cards, with that in mind simple is good…

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas Countdown Week 4 (12 Oct 09)

I did post last week, I really did! I made a really pretty post, scheduled it to go up on Monday the 12th and then…nothing. It’s gone – don’t know where, just gone.

So here’s the card for last week DSC_0020

When I saw “White Out” by Renee Dowling in Australian Stamping and Papercraft Magazine Vol 15 no 5 p14 I thought I just have to copy that one! I love white and pink fro Christmas, so outside-the-square.

I managed to make five of these cards so my tally is now 31.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Christmas Countdown Week 3

Thanks to World Card Making Day I managed to make 7 variations on last weeks theme. That means 8 cards out of the black lace paper (so I don’t feel too bad about spending $4.95 on one piece of paper).

here is my card for this week…

DSC_0003DSC_0004I really like it but I pretty sure I’ll only make two of these – very tedious.

Monday, October 5, 2009

craft road trip booty

I love long weekends – well who doesn’t you’d be un-g’dayed (sort if like de-barking for dogs only with Aussies) if  you admitted to not liking a long weekend in Australia.

My treat for this weekend was to jump in the car with two of my best buddies and cruise down to Berry for a lovely (if somewhat soggy) Sunday.

DSC_0011This is the  travel survival pack provided by Becca. Beautifully scrap-booked outside and filled with essential items – map to get us back home if the sat-nav let us down, tiny shopping list with reminder to buy cool stuff, chuppa chup (in my fav. flavour) glow sitck (for road side breakdowns in the evening), rope - for cliff edge falls (starting to get worried about Becca’s crafting expectations at this stage), super-glue (for MacGyver moments), tiny craft project (mini knitting needles with mouse-sized scarf started) & Christmas candy canes because it’s Christmas season (anytime from August on in Becca-land)

We spent most of our time in Sew & Tell and all of our money!

The Booty…


  1. a shawl pin
  2. three packs of gorgeous beads
  3. Threadworx overdyed floss
  4. some raw silk salmon coloured
  5. Heirloom Christmas Sampler kit





We ate yummy food (Berry pie shop has to-die-for pies) and talked non-stop all day – as you do1 What a wonderful day and how lucky am I to have such great friends!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

world card making day

I have it on good authority that today is World Card Making Day (Renae found it on Rachel Greig's blog) and I am embracing this event body and soul.

Have told my family who have generously agreed to sponsor (contribute to my addiction) me.

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Have even put a sign on the door to my craft room (to make it more official-like).

will post WCD show & tell soon…