Saturday, 18 December 2010

Vintage Calendar

I have a special friend that I wanted to get something different for Christmas - I was making a Shabby/Vintage desktop calendar for myself and thought I'd like to make her a calendar also.

She isn't into really feminine, girly things so I decided that, seeing she's a movie goer, I'd make a vintage movie calendar for her.

I used DCWV 'La Creme' paper.  Beautiful paper in blacks, creams and whites, with flocking.  I made the covers with corrugated card and used two black rings to hold it all together.

I enjoyed making it and hope that she loves it as much as I do!

Here is a sample of the calendar -

So, till next time...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Another mini album to share ... and a new family addition

Here is the second Christmas Mini Album I have done.  This is to be sold as soon as get myself organised with my Etsy store!

I used a clear acetate sheet for the front cover and embossed it with my Cuttlebug with the Christmas baubles embossing pad.

I used some flocked Christmas trees on the next page.

A clear tag added some interest into the next page.

A couple of removable, top note tags.

The present opens up to three sides for photos.

A tag or photo can slide into the ribbon.

The gold envelope opens up also.

Some more places for photos.  There were more pages - I have just added a selection here.

And introducing Miss Lulu - our cute little kitten (well not technically mine but in our household!)

This is Lulu on my bed - I woke up to find her snuggled up next to me! So cute!

She also likes to drink water in the shower - as does Gypsy Rose our other cat, hence we have a bowl in there for them.

More pics soon.

So, till next time ...

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A little creativity ...

Having completed (and passed) my course, I have been able to get in some 'finger food", aka mini album completion.

I started a christmas mini about 2 months ago - finished it at last and actually sold it at the Town Hall Market in Albury last weekend.

Will have more minis to share in the next few days.So, till next time ...

Monday, 8 November 2010


September, my last post ... oh it's been a long time!

Lots of changes here - after some volunteer work and casual work in aged care I took the plunge and enrolled in Certificate III in Aged Care.  Wow, getting back to study has been very interesting to say the least.  It took me a little while to adapt to the whole academia stuff - I'd forgotten all about the elitist jargon and the vocabulary that just confuses.

Anyway, I have proved myself to be a wonderful student - me, getting my assessment tasks done days ahead of the due date!  Very unlike my past student days where I spent many long nights trying to complete assignments before I arrived at the class where they were due to be handed in that day.

So with my studious activities (two days a week in class), my volunteer work, my paid work and my placement experience in an Aged Care facility, my creative little fingers have not gotten dirty.

I have had some mini albums started, my Christmas and vintage cards begun and some layouts ready to complete - all ready for me in the next couple of weeks when i have completed the course and get back to crafting.

I am so looking forward to getting lost in paper, ribbon and lace.  I have purchased some wonderful stamps hoping that I can get the hang of using them without smudging and making a mess.  Can anyone help me with the best type of stamp pads to use for stamping?  I have a black Stazon and some little Versa ink pads and a couple of Stampin' Up pads.  I want some budget ones that don't smudge and dry quickly.

Hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll have some wonderful creations to post here.

So till next time ...

Monday, 6 September 2010

Floods ...

Just thought I'd share a couple of photos I took as we headed south down the Hume Freeway on Saturday. We were just near Violet Town and I had just made a comment to my DH about not having come across any flooding as the news reoports had been telling us.

We were following a big semi-trailer so we hoped it would clear the way for us ... which it did but also splashed water onto our car if we were too close.
So, till next time ...

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


I did the layout below for Sketch Insiration's latest challenge and DH had a good laugh remembering the incident with our little dog Molly, who is no longer with us.  We also reminisced about her funny antics with different things that happened in her life.  She was such a faithful, loving little pooch who played a big part in our lives for 12 years.

It's so important to be grateful for everything that we experience because life is so full of wonder and discovery ... yes even when things aren't going as we wish.
I discovered this video on my internet travels that I'd like to share with you today.

So, until next time ...

Sunday, 29 August 2010


I have been contemplating doing 8 x 11 layouts instead of the customary 12 x 12 and this weekend I took the plunge and got started.

With the smaller page size I decided it was best to keep the design simple, thank you to Nicole S., Fran Tynan and Leanne Stamatellos for giving me the inspiration to create simply.

I'm looking forward to continuing my relationship with this size!

So, till next time ...