Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Just a quick note to say husby 'n' I are off on our holiday! Will be back soon :)

Happy Holidays Everyone! Hope your days ahead are filled with joy, cheer, love and laughter.

Take care.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Let it Snow!

Here in Aussie land it won't! Christmas is all about summer fun :)
Anywho, ISS's challenge of the month is to make a snow th
emed project using one of their images. They had a generous give-away on their blog - the first 150 people to follow their blog and leave a comment got a free digi image of their choice. Isn't that awesome! I chose the 'girl singer' from their Band set. I have bought a few digi images from them, but none with a snow theme. I was all excited about using the new free image I got, so my right brain did all the work to fit it into the theme :) I had a lot of fun making it. And no, in case you're wondering, I don't think there is a song like that...but hey, it's my own composition! I hummed it all along as I made this card :)
The picture is not that good, well what's new, heh! So please click on it to see more clearly.

But I have to confess, I totally botched up the glitter on this card. I couldn't find my glue pen and thought my glue stick would work. Turns out it doesn't! Hope it doesn't look too messy...hmmm, you think?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Yummy Cards!

I made these cards for 'Hey Hey Good Looking - What Ya Got Cooking' challenge hosted by Order of the Opus Gluei. The title was so cute that I had to make some cards! I rummaged through my stuff for the two DVDs I'd purchased long ago. They have loads 'n' loads of clip art and I knew there were heaps of cute ones in the 'food' category. So I decided to make these cards. They're easy-peasy but aren't they oh-so-yummy? All I had to do was arrange the images and sentiments on Word Document and figure out how to feed the card stock into the printer to get it all in the right place. By the way, I love the card stock I ordered from Blue Edge Crafts. They're textured and give my cards a really crisp 'n' professional finish. These are very bad pictures and I'm awfully sorry! Click on the images to see more clearly.
(Pssst! Husby darling has a beautiful SLR camera which I have to learn how to use one of these days!)

These cards were fun to make + I loved the part where I had to make up the right sentiments for the images :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Trash from Treasure - II

I'm back with another 'found-in-the-house' project! I was just about to throw away an empty sultanas carton, but didn't quite. As you might have guessed...opened it up carefully, traced around it and then cut + fold + decorate + glue together = a darling box! I thought I'd use it to hold a set of cards, perfect little gift for someone who loves pretty stationery 'n' stuff :)

I kind of struggled with the picture...couldn't find the right angle. The flap on top is open. Have to figure out a few techniques to get better pictures. One day...I will :)

Until next time...cheers!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Two Cards - Two Challenges

I had a lot of fun making these cards :)

The first one is for Caardvarks' Circle of Friendship challe
nge. The challenge is to make a round card. It's my first round card ever! I'd seen a really cool tip on Jennifer McGuire's blog - make a tiny flap on one of the circles and glue the decorated circle on top (the front of the card). That way, you can accomplish the 'full circle' card front, clever, isnit?

The next card I made is for Instyle Stamps' Wednesday Challenge - Felt. No points for guessing, I had to use felt in the project. And I had to use at least one ISS stamp, perfect! I was waiting to use some of the digi stamps I'd bought from them and it was perfect timing :) Featuring in my card here is Sasha. I think she's gorgeous! I used pinking shears and cut out a strip of red felt for the sentiment and attached a little pink felt flower on her hair band with a brad.

So, that's it from me for now. Off to make some party invites and thank you notes for my lil niece's birthday party :)

Until next time...cheers!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tom the Turkey

Made this card this morning for Challenge #31 hosted by Order of the Opus Gluei. The star of the challenge is Tom the Turkey, who Kristen has generously offered. Me thinks he's really cute :)

A closer look at Tom...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Treasure from Trash!

Strange thing, you know, when I open a fresh bar of soap I don't throw away the box immediately. I kind of like the lingering smell it has...and that's one of my weird things, I just leave it on the counter, only to pick it up later during my routine cleaning and toss it into the bin. Yesterday was one of those days and I just held on to the soap box 'cos I had an idea; especially after the blog hop at Caardvarks, I was inspired by all the pretty decorative packaging ideas I'd seen.
So, I opened up the box carefully and traced around it on a piece of patterned paper, scored and folded along the lines and made myself this pretty little decorative box! It can hold candies, buttons, tiny stamps, trinkets...anything! I think it's a great idea for gift-giving over the holidays.
I know I'm going to make several of these, so I went ahead and made myself a template using some heavy card stock ('cos the original soap box was almost in tatters by the time I finished opening it up!). I think I'm going to put all such templates into a folder for easy access.

I thought I'd make more using other empty cartons lying around in my kitchen. Will be back with something :)

Until next time...cheers!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fun with Stamps!

I'm back with three more cards I made, all using some new and some old stamps. And although they did not take very long, I really enjoyed making them. Me thinks these are great if you want to make a bunch of cards for a fete or sale.

Have fun creating!

My First!

Thanks for this very encouraging award Juhi! I'm glad I started craft blogging again - I'm thoroughly enjoying myself, I've found great blogger buddies and I've been so inspired by the hundreds of wonderful blogs I've come across and am still discovering!

I have to answer the following questions with one word answers (Hmmm, let's see now)

1. Where is your cell phone? coffee table
2. Your hair? frequently heat styled!!!

3. Your mother? endearing
4. Your father? loving
5. Your favorite food? everything that goes straight to the hips, lol!
6. Your dream last night? can't remember (what?? must be the first time!)

7. Your favorite drink? flavoured water
8. Your dream/goal? to find constant happiness
9. What room are you in? living room
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear?
being alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? in a happy place
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? emotionally strong
15. Muffins? oh yeah!
16. Wish list item? a long *list* :D
17. Where did you grow up? India
18. Last thing you did? ate breakfast
19. What are you wearing? PJs
20. Your TV? the last resort
21. Your pets? would love to have one :)
22. Friends? lots
23. Your life? lucky
24. Your mood? upbeat
25. Missing someone? a friend
26. Vehicle? wishlist
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Favourite store? I love craft stores
29. Favourite colour? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? last night
31. Last time you cried? can't remember!

32. Your best friend? is a sweetheart
33. One place I go to over and over? my kitchen
34. Facebook? keeps me connected
35. Favourite place to eat? anywhere with good food

I'd love to pass this on to all those lovely blogs out there. To you, you and you!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ho Ho Ho!

CS: Stampin Up!, Snowflakes: Stampin Up!, Background: 99c stamp from Riot, red CS: Stampin Up!, Ribbon: Riot

I got this (background, Ho Ho Ho!) stamp from an art & craft store called Riot. At just 99c, I think it's great! I was waiting to use it and made this really easy card. I'm totally hooked on to making Christmas cards these days :) I bought a couple of other new stamps as well that I want to try out. Will be back soon with something!

Until next time...cheers!