Saturday, July 26, 2008

A productive week

As I said in the last post I've been spending some time in the craft room this last week and below are some of the results. The card is alcohol inks with an Artchix collage image. Made for my friend Lisa who turned 40 on Thursday. I also made a journal for her using a background technique in the current issue ClothPaperScissors (July/Aug) by Pam Carriker. Had lots of fun doing it to. I'm inspired and I plan to do a few more using this technique using different colour ways.

Lisa's 40th Birthday Card


Front Detail

I also popped over to Linda B's blog and Linda has a great technique video on Youtube and funnily enough I've got all the materials required!! LOL. So some time in the near future, I'll be trying out this technique as well.

Hope you all have an inky weekend, thanks for coming to visit. Cheers!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


See the straight line of a bruise under the toe nail, that's where the very large and very heavy office desk fell. Did such a good job that the Dr. recommended that it was placed in plaster! Needless to say, I've had plenty of time to play in my craft room. Hopefully one more week in plaster and then I might be able to drive the car.

Did this card using some of the Treasured Memories stamp set from Kaszazz.

Hope your fingers are getting inky. Cheers!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

School Holiday Fun

I have been asked to provide a photo update on the extension - so here it is. DH has been hard at work on the timber verandah post, beams, rafters and battens, we are now waiting on the tin roof to be put on (at least DH can take a break as someone is doing this). Once the roof is on we can get started on the exterior cladding.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are here and it's been wet and cold, however, we did manage to meet up with some friends for our school holiday walk in the John Forest National Park. The kids are under the strict understanding that there is NO JUMPING IN PUDDLES until we're on our way back to the car from the falls. And as you can see they found the last puddle and went for broke!! We have learnt from previous walks to pack a change of clothes and I'm glad that on this occasion my Mum's house wasn't too far away. (Hot shower and a cup of tea went down a treat!)

I have been feeling a little frustrated as I haven't had the opportunity to get in the craft room and play but today I've managed to creat a couple of cards using the new Kaszazz sets. I will have a little play tomorrow as well and then I might upload a few sneak peaks as I'm going to submit some of the cards as a set to Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine.
Hope you weekend is filled with love, art and inspiration and that you're managing to stay warm!