30 March, 2008

More swaps

I received my ATCs from the March CB forum swap, yesterday. They are beautiful - and the first ATCs (apart from my own pathetic attemps) that I have seen. (ATCs don't seem to be 'big' in New Zealand) Any way the beautiful ATCs are from Glitzzy, Silvercustard and Drayton Lady.

These are my first attempt at ATCS - pathetic in comparison with the above. But I now know what the standard is so can do better next time!

27 March, 2008


I made this bookmark a wee while ago for the bookmark swap on the CB forum. Now that GeorgeBee has received the bookmark I can post pictures of it - I was really pleased with the way it came out.
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24 March, 2008

Busy Weekend

I've had a busy weekend - as well as spending several hours in the garden today I had a bit of a crafting frenzy this afternoon. I also finished my 6x6 pages for the swap on the CB forum (will post photos when I have posted them).
I made a display board to put inspirational pictures etc on in my craft room (oh alright it is just a corner of my bedroom but it is a space that is all mine!) My son made me a beautiful card which has pride of place on the board - and his art teacher says he doesn't make an effort, she just doesn't inspire him! (Oh no, don't get me started...)
I also made some cards which need to be in the post tomorrow. Phew - time to put my feet up and relax!

22 March, 2008

My lucky weekend

And still more winnings! Checked my emails this morning and had one from Welcome to Oliver and Olivia. I've won this cute little frog called Pascale. Going out to buy a lotto ticket today to see how far my luck is going to go!

21 March, 2008


Tassie and Tullavilla have given me this lovely award.

Thank you so much - I am really thrilled. Instead of awarding it to individuals - there are too many to choose and each and every blog I visit I get something from - I want to pass the award on to everyone who visits here. I've been a bad blogger this week , last time I looked I had only had 50 visitors to my blog, today there has been 150. So thank you everyone for taking the time and award yourself because you've made my day!

13 March, 2008

Thank you Jules

When I got home from work tonight this was waiting on the doorstep....

I quickly ripped it open - it was the blog candy I won from Jules at Creative Makes

Posted by PicasaI'm looking forward to using some of it at the weekend! Thank you Jules

11 March, 2008

New cards and a Pringles tin!

These are a couple of cards I made at the weekend plus my Pringles tin!

The first one is one I saw on the Craft Beautiful website.

The other one is something a bit different colourwise for me.

An an altered Pringles tin!!

09 March, 2008

Where are the days going?

It jsut seems like yesterday since I updated my blog - but it is almost a week. Where is the time going? Is it a sign of getting older (never!) or is it just because everything in our world is going faster and faster? With autumn just round the corner there were plenty of chores to keep me busy - inside and outside the house.
Haven't had a very creative weekend. I have almost finished a holder - altered from a Pringles chip container into something a bit more pleasing to look at. Will take a photograph and post it later.

Have been cruising some fabulous blogs. Check this one out for a fabulous giveaway HERE. The fabulous bloggers from the CB forum have all been busy lately - see some of them at right. Sewdelish also has a give away going now - check it out HERE

I have subscribed to the kits from Paper Pesto (see HERE) My first kit is due this week - can't wait. I'm already planning what I can do with it. Watch this space for some fab creations.

Thought of the day: Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~Danny Kaye

03 March, 2008

Hello autumn

I've been a bad blogger of late - must try harder. It has been a good week though. The lovely Jules at Creative Makes HERE gave me a You Make My Day Award, and then I won some lovely blog candy from her as well - wow oh wow I never win anything.
Then on Saturday I got a lovely new Casio camera - it is gorgeous can't wait to get using it.
It is now the 3rd March so officially autumn has arrived - unfortunately autumnal weather has arrived as well. Since it was so cold and wet yesterday I made a few cards to have in reserve. Here they are -
I've also finished and posted my bookmark for the CB forum Here swap as well as the ATCs I made for another swap at CB. Will post photos when they have been received by recipients - don't want to spoil the surprise.
Thought for the day: Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. ~Charles Richards