Thursday, November 29, 2007

another row of houses

I sent this row of houses to Johanna in Germany and she received it today so I can put it up here to show now:)

more birthday cards

Today I received some more cards in the mail from Gaby in Gemany, Bambi in the USA and Carol from Australia.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Update on my birthday

Thank you so much to all my friends who have emailed and rung me with birthday wishes.
It has been a wonderful day, while Mike and I were having lunch at a restaurant down by the bay we saw 2 dolphins swim past about 30 metres off shore! How cool is that?

My birthday

Happy birthday to me...LOL
I have received lots of lovely handmade cards and gifts from friends and would like to share their talent with you.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Birthday mail from USA

I am having a wonderful mail week with birthday cards coming in every day. This is from a long time friend in the USA, Jan. She has been a wonderful mentor and does an amazing array of styles, I received this little cutie for my birthday.

Birthday Mail from Holland

My friend Hermine, spoilt me with this wonderful zutter bound book for my birthday.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Da Vinci mode

I have been inspired by a sheet of Lisa Volraith "Da Vinci tile " paper to make these cards.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I got busy with some new stamps from "Stampin Back" today and made these Marilyn birthday cards.

Monday, November 19, 2007

White and Silver Birthday card

I got this really cool white and silver birthday card from a talented Aussie Lady named Carol Jeffery. It has not scanned very well but the background is done with the "Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday" embossing design.

Only a little creative

Sunday fined up, more is the pity as we really need the rain. We went for a nice long bike ride as the temperature hit around 30C !

Monday saw me hibernate as the temperature got close to 37C and this is what I made.
These are small individual house magnets as requested by my mum:) There is actually some printed vellum in the triangle space of the second one.
I also made a couple of rows of houses but I am yet to scan them.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

High School Reunion

Last night I went to my High School Reunion, it is 35 years since we finished and I was rather ambivalent about attending , in fact if my friend Sue had not rung and asked me to go I would have missed it. I am so pleased she rang, it was a great night reminising about the past and talking about what we have done with our lives. We had strategic exit plans but stayed until the staff were closing up and asked us all to move on...LOL Poor Mike I woke him up when I got home and bored him with my stories of people he does not know...LOL
Hooray hooray it is raining here this morning, I had big plans to get out and do some work in the garden too...what a shame...LOL I think I will get creative instead.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Very excited!

I am veryEXCITED !! I have just booked tickets to go and see "k.d.lang" next April I know it is a long way off but I did not want to miss out:)

I have been creative today too. A card to welcome to the world my new grand-neice Charlotte.

This is the little baby who did not make it into the shadow box (see below) that I made for my mum.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I did it.

Well it is nearly Friday the 16th and I have finally made a card for Mike for his birthday...just in the nick of time..LOL

Hope he likes it.

Welcome ATC

A lovely surprise in the mail today from Gaby was this "Magic" ATC.

It was to welcome me to the world of Blogging.

Birthday Mail

Today I would like to share some lovely creations I received in the mail for my birthday from Mary in UK .

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Another day another house...LOL

Well I think I have made enough houses for now(14Christmas ones)....maybe I will get back to them next week but my big mission for what's left of the week is to create a birthday card for my husband. The big day is friday and I will be out all of wednesday, that leaves thursday fingers crossed nothing crops up to interfere with the creative process. I received a heap of new stamps in the mail today, a birthday present for me:) From a dutch company Stampin Back I got great service and they stamp up beautifully. I will put some pics up when I have had a chance to play with them. now to pack all the gear necessary for a stamping day and ATC night tomorrow. UGH it is always hard to know what to pack...bound to forget something!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Creative day

Well I am still mad on houses as a Christmas gift Today I have made 9 or is that 10? LOL Each one is different and I am just in love with Basic Grey papers for Christmas. I bought a small pad of 6x6" called "Figgy" and I have used a bit of nearly every piece in it and there are 36!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Christmas Hangers

Hi , I have been having another creative day. After waking at 0430 and being unable to get back to sleep I got up at 0500 and made a prototype of my Christmas card for this year. NO I am not going to show you, it is a surprise....LOL
But I did also make a couple of Christmas Hangers that will make gifts for some relatives. They are on a house theme surprise, surprise....LOL They measure 9 x 17cm.
The funny gold lump on the top of the first one is actually an angel and the frame has been coated in Cloisonne embossing enamel "Emerald Onyx".

Thursday, November 08, 2007

More houses

Well I have been at it again, making more houses, little ones this time.

My head is brimming with variations on the theme.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Chicken Wire House

This is my latest creative effort, which involves paper craft and stamping.

I have to thank "Collections" for the inspiration. They have a range of little house templates and I just enlarged on the theme. This house is 15cm wide x 21 cm high.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Shadow Box

This is my most recent project a Shadow Box for my mum for Christmas.

The box is 23 x 23 cm and I have allocated a niche to each of her grand or great grandchildren.

My First Post

I am VERY excited it is nearly 0100 and I am posting my very first Blog....WOOHOO!!

I have had a webpage for over 10 years but have not updated it in the last 12 months so after having seen friends blogs thought this might be an easier option to share my artwork and travel tales with friends.

I have a lot to learn about how to publish a blog and after 3 tries think I will publish this before I fall asleep!