Friday, October 14, 2011

More inspiration...

I have been playing around with the new Stitched Stockings stamp set (which I love).... Just trying to come up with ideas that are super cute, and not neccessarily Christmas related. So far I have come up with these 2 cards-but when I have had some time to play a bit more, I am sure more inspiration will come!

Below are a few gorgeous projects made by my stamping sisters-the "Pretty-n-Ink" team. I always come away with loads of inspiration from their creations-sometimes just what I need to get a creative kick-start. Often the inspiration may come from the card layout, or just one tiny element on the card...

A gorgeous creation made by the lovely Sharon H. I don't think this photo does this beautiful card justice, as you can't really see much of the embossing and also the raised, and shiny clock-face-'tis a beautiful card, Sharon!

This cute little bird house creation and deco by the lovely Jo. A

And a lovely treat matchbox, and treat mailbox created by the super Guru herself-Miss Katie McLaren!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Some creative inspiration from my friends

Here are some gorgeous creative projects from my stamping sisters that have inspired me recently...
A Cute little lady bug treat created by Tanya Blewitt using sweet treat cups-gorgeous!

This gorgeous card made by the lovely Katie McLaren and showing so beautifully the "Mother of Pearl Technique."

I love this cute little notecard created by the lovely Rose Young using the new Hostess set, "Faith in Nature"

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A few little projects I've had up my sleeve...

A waterfall birthday card made for someone special on her birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday, Carmela!

My first attempt at a garden invite for a friend.... 2nd attempt was more successful, and fit the specifics of what my friend wanted.... I also added a little spade next to the pot (but they only arrived in the mail today, and didn't make the photo)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Book Week Characters

This week was book week. We had a few tears about costumes (the issue of wishing to just go and buy one off the shelf). I would rather encourage creativity, and think of how I can encourage my kids to think outside the box, and use creativity to think up something more original. Both of the kids were happy with the outcome. It took some time, but it was fun working on something together...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Punch art

I was most impressed by this gorgeous card designed by the lovely Tania-I love that flower. I have since made the same flower (in a different colour) for a little brooch, but using the glue gun instead. I loooove cute things that are quick and easy!

Hi everyone, well it has been a long time since I've had a moment to create anything crafty, or make cards. But I had a lovely weekend with some creative friends, who inspired and challenged me. My brain is feeling a wee bit more relieved, as it has had a creative outlet....

Below is a punch art fairy that I created using an already-existing punch art dress design-I just added wings...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Visit to Townsville

We headed to Townsville for a week during the school holidays to see what my brother, Samuel, was up to-and to make sure he wasn't getting into mischief after leaving home for the first time. To be sure, he is getting on just fine, and we enjoyed poking around Townsville and its' many beautiful water parks/features. It just makes coming home to the cold that much harder to bear. We went from a lovely 25* to -8* overnight-a bit rude really... counting down the days until winter leaves....

Enjoying a very large chocolate icecream for a very small boy

The man we came to see: The Famous Uncle Sam... being climbed on, and not looking too impressed :)

Magnetic Island
Crystal Creek
Museum of North Queensland, Pandora exhibit

Cooling off at the Strand-not that it really was THAT hot....

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sydney Trip

This amazing wall mural was made using tiny leg blocks-very intricate!

So glad Julia got a butterfly to land on her. Last time we were here, she waited so patiently-but to no avail.

We promised Sami back in January that we'd go and see the LEGO exhibits at Sydney Wildlife World, and Sydney Aquarium-well we finally got around to it! Amazing to see these LEGO statues-I can't imagine how long it would have taken to build-especially since just one little model takes so long.... Great patience

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beautiful Butterflies

I was inspired by the lovely Rose Young's card to make this gorgeous card using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, and some bulid-a-brads. Rose, I just decided to keep it simple-and simplified your version of the card. I didn't put a sentiment on the card-which makes it suitable for any occasion really....

And then there are my kids, getting up to fun and mischief at Black Mountain Tower.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Motorcycle Birthday card

This gorgeous card designed by the uber-talented Katie McLaren....

I always find it hard to come up with a card with a Male theme. Which would be fine except that-Men have birthdays too! Gasp! I was inspired by the very talented Katie's gorgeous card she made using the "Motorcycle" stamp set. Here's what I came up with... a totally CASED version of Katie's card (give or take a few differences) , and then my own design using the "Motorcycle" stamp.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Autumn in Canberra...although it feels like Winter!

These cards are for my sisters... I was just playing around with the "Celebrations quick Accents" and "Bday Party Rub-Ons". My aim was to come up with some birthday card designs using just a few elements without the need for such a huge outlay. I have also added a few optional accents to give it that extra something. I made a few extra designs-but I decided that I don't really like them as much-so you shant see them :)

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