Thursday, 31 July 2008

Birdie Bling!

This is a card that I've made for the July Challenge at Inkurable Stampers. The theme for this month was Flourishes.

The stamps that I've used are from the Majestic Flight mini set by Inque Boutique. The large background for the flourish stamp is from the June/July Technique Junkie Newsletter called Al Float - if you want to find out how to do this tech. you need to subscribe to the Technique Junkie Newletter. I think the background for the bird stamp is also a TJ technique, but I cant remember what it is as it's been sitting in my stash for a while - that'll teach me to label things! - it does have vintage pink glimmer mist on it, that's all I can tell.

I've layered both pieces onto black card and then onto a folded white card. The bird piece is attached with foam dimensionals. I used a template and pricked around the edges of the background piece, I've also added a prima flower, with a sewn button, and some Kaiser gems to give the card some bling!

Thanks for visiting my blog, hope I get some more playtime soon, but my baby grand daughter is taking up lots of my time at the moment :)

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Baby card..................and another photo of Annika!

This is the card that I made to give to my daughter and son-in-law for Annika's birth. I've given it to them now so I can share it here. It's not your traditional pink as Jo is not a big fan of pink, so I've used mauve and green tones.

Of course I've another photo to share of Annika as well..................she just looks so adorable while she's sleeping........................not that I'm not biased or anything LOL!

Sunday, 20 July 2008


born Sunday July 20th 2008
Weighing in at 8lb 7oz

Finally, she's here!!!!!! This is proud Nana Lyn having her first cuddles with her brand new, only 2hrs old, grand daughter!

Friday, 18 July 2008

.........and now for something completely different!

I've been an admirer of Michelle Zindorf's work for a while now. I think I may have quite a way to go to be a whiz with a brayer like Michelle, but my card was inspired by this card by Michelle.

The only stamp used is the little swirl for the Owl's belly.......I think it's a Studio Astarte one! I used Adirondack and Tim Holtz inks for the background, acrylic paint for the owl, Adirondack ink for the chipboard branch- I added some veins to the leaves with a Whispers marker, but I'm not sure they show up very well. The chipboard pieces are also sprayed with Tattered Angels Bronze Glimmer Spray, click on the image for a better view. I'll probably add a greeting to the lower right hand side of the card when I figure out who I'm going to send it to.

Other supplies used - silver brads, gingham ribbon, buttons, embroidery thread, red card, blue card. The background piece is white Nopa card - it's a nice smooth card available in Officeworks here in Australia.

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but apart from waiting for my daughter to give birth, I've been having problems with my eyes. I have to put ointment in them 3 times a day, so my vision is a bit's taken me ages to finish this card!

.........and no, I'm still not a grandmother yet! Jo is scheduled to be induced (again!) on Saturday, so hopefully it works this time.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Still waiting...................and some RAKs received.

I mentioned recently that my daughter was about to give birth to my first grandchild...............well, she is now 11 days overdue so we are all still waiting!!!!

Here are some RAKs that I have received recently. The first one is from Vicky F from The Scrappers Stash forum, it is an ATC with an Oriental the softness of the background and great colouring Vicky!

The second RAK is from Leo T. from my OSA group. Leo sent me an RAK for responding to her question about sending dried Gingko leaves on cards to overseas recipients. As Leo is from England and I live in Australia she couldn't put the real Gingko leaves on my card, so she stamped a lovely collage of some instead.

Thanks so much Vicky and Leo for thinking of me!

Monday, 7 July 2008

Red and Black Oriental Flowers

I'm just trying to keep myself occupied while waiting for my 1st grandchild to be born...........she was due on July 3rd, so it wont be too much longer now!

So this is just a very quickie card I made over the weekend! The large flower stamp is by Rubber Stamp Ave, I've embossed it with black EP. The red background layer is textured card...........just some cheapie stuff from a discount store. I used a notched corner punch and layered it all on a black folded card. The stamped layer is raised on dimensional foam.

Very quick and easy, but the red and black combo gives a nice elegant look to the card.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Oriental Fans

This is a card I made using some images from an image swap over at The Scrappers Stash forum. I've coloured the images using the Water Colour Distress technique from the Feb/Mar 2007 Technique Junkies Newsletter.

The flower is punched from textured handmade paper. The burgundy background is mulberry paper and I've just wrapped some black fibre around the green Bazzil card. The fans are popped up on foam dimensional dots, I added ribbon and a black brad to the larger fan and just knotted some embroidery thread through the smaller one.

I was told the stamps are by Handprint, but I can't seem to find their website anymore...............I'm pretty sure they still exist though.

Thanks for looking, have a great day!

I've been tagged!

My friend Sandie has tagged me!

So here are the rules of the game:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names with links to their blog, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.

Well, here goes..........

Question #1. Ten Years Ago. Ten years ago............almost to the day was when we moved into our current home. We moved to Melbourne after spending most of our lives living in Bendigo, a large country town in Central Victoria (Australia). I was still working then, on a casual basis as an agency Psychiatric you didn't know that, hey!

Question #2. Five things on today's to do list.
1.Trying to get a card made for my daughter Joanne's 1st baby (my 1st grandchild!)................she is due TODAY!!!
2. Phone Joanne to see if anything's happening yet................she hasn't been feeling too well over the last few days, and her blood pressure is slightly up too. Just hoping she doesn't have any problems and delivers a healthy baby.
3. If it's not raining, take my doggie Daisy for walkies! She getting a bit elderly now and can only manage a walk around the block..............but she still loves going, she looks pleadingly at me each morning!
4. Go and buy some fruit and veg.
5. Cook dinner....................might be curried sausages tonight.

Question #3. Snacks I enjoy. Well number 1 is Chocolate!! I also like nuts, dried fruit, licorice, Magnum icecreams.

Question #4. Things I would do if I was a millionaire. I'd give some to my 2 daughters, so they could pay off their mortgages and have a little spending money. Probably buy some land and build a dream house..................with a huge craft room and lots and lots of storage space! LOL, I have my own craft room here, but I have stuff spilling out into other rooms as it's just not big enough! Give a little to charity. See more of Australia....................DH and I would love one day to put our car on The Ghan - this is a train that runs from Adelaide through to Darwin. We'd love to ride The Ghan up to Darwin and drive back down again visiting Kakadu National Park and Ularu on the way back. Maybe we'll get to it one day!

Question #5. Places I have lived. I'm pretty boring really..............I've only lived in 2 places, as I've already mentioned, Bendigo and now Melbourne. Of course I didn't always live in the same house.........................I've lived in at least 10 different houses over the years. At one stage we moved 4 times in 3 years............we rented while a house was being built, only lived in it for 2 years then moved to Melbourne, where we rented for a while before buying our current home. So, I pretty much over wanting to move again!

Well that's all folks..............I'm done here! Now I'm supposed to tag four other people..............I'll have to give that a bit of thought.