Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Envelope Album.

 Made my first envelope/card album. Firstly l made the envelopes and cards out of card stock.
Then erected the album and decorated the pages with paper.
l have been trying to use up over a number of projects.
 Very happy with the outcome, now to decorate the pages and add tags and photo mats.
The pages and envelopes measure 7 x 5 inches.
The envelopes are turned into pockets for extra bits and bobs.
My Youngest Son Hayden has finally turned 21. We all celebrated last night with a family dinner.  He will continue to celebrate with Friends on the weekend.  "PARTY TIME"

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Touch Of Gardening

Woke this morning to a beautiful day although a tad cool for this time of the year. But it is winter.

So we spent most of the day weeding and putting in two new garden beds.  Hopefully to enjoy a sea of colour come next year.
If we can keep the dogs from digging holes everywhere. They are very active and need plenty of walking.

 Added two of five Camilla's to the garden. Waiting on a delivery from Melbourne for the others, should arrive sometime next week. 
 Have gone mad on Azaleas this year again as they seem to be the only plants that enjoys the climate and give us a great show of colour each year. Propagating more for next year.

The field Carnations also grow well.  With all these extra flowers and extra garden beds should improve the chances to attract the bees. 

My son wishes to add a bee hive. He may have to ask council about that one.

Monday, June 11, 2018

One Card Wonder Challenge

This morning l took up the one card wonder challenge.

Making 14 cards out of one sheet of printed paper.  Plus 14 card bases & matting.
I double matted as l wanted a bit of sparkle. 
After putting all the cutting instructions into scan'n'cut then it was just a matter of  gluing and  assembling cards.

Embellishments will come latter with sentiments.  When l know who and what occasion.  Now l have a template in the scan'n'cut next time will be so much quicker.  Enjoy the rest of your week.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Squash Albums

 Got to work on a couple of Squash albums last night. Two large and a smaller one.
All came together quickly great gift ideas for friends and family to make that special brag album of the grandchildren.
Great way to use up the paper stash which l am quickly obtaining.

More projects to  come. But first l have to get through this months Birthdays. Very busy month for us including 21st for youngest.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Garden Project No.3

 In the beginning l wanted to add something to the garden so it was more playful.

Now it is one project after another, to be completed as we have decided to stay put in this house. Now to make it our home.
Sean (son no. 2)  is putting in the hard yards and has started to dig the holes to the right depth. For the Posts.
 Then it was on to the painting, 4 coats in total.  Because l change my mind on the colour midway. Waiting for the paint to dry was the easy part.
Today is the day that it will all come together.

First the posts were placed into the holes that were so expertly dug.  Went in perfectly.

 Then after many minutes of lining everything up straight and plum. The first beams were attached, before you new it all four were up and level.

 Went together like clockwork l think it looks great.

 So very happy to have such a wonderful family who want to see their mum/wife happy.

Now to put the extra stones, plants and garden furniture in place after a trip to the nursery. Will enjoy this space for years to come.Going to plant Wisteria over the arbor should look amazing. Adding one of my wind chimes and hanging baskets which l have ready and planted.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Card Making Mondays

Today l decided to make a card for my Grandchild Trey.
Have been experimenting with my Scan n cut.
Think it turned out well.

Will try to make a card at least once a month.  Now on to vinyl transfers.  Having so much fun.

Still quilting and trying to finish off all my UFO's.

Thinking about bringing my sewing room back into the house at least for the colder months,  more convenience.

Making progress in the garden also will show you when project is complete.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Card Making Class

Beautiful cards from today's class.
Never know what you are going to make before you sit down in the class.
Then you are handed a photo copied sheet of paper with the project of the day.

You receive an email the night before as to what is required for the class in the way of stamps, ink etc.

So every class is a surprise to all. Sometimes even the tutor isn't sure.  Things are adapted along the way.
 Learning new and interesting techniques. Three D affects, fussy cutting, water colour.
 Embossing is one of my favorite. Makes the cards look soft and romantic.  Also like working with embossing powders.  Added a small pearl bead when l arrived home, to the corners on this  card to give a bit more dimension.

Saturday, May 19, 2018


 My project for Friday night was to make this U Shape card. It is now saved onto my ScanNCut for future reference.
My father loves being out in his garden, was thinking of sending it to him for his Birthday.  May be a tad girly.  So might have to have another go. 

Attached 3 dimensional stickers etc. Having the time of my life learning a new craft.

Need to catch up with the Brother Rep when she comes back through these parts have so many unanswered questions.

May have to go off to the local TAFE.  To do a computer course. 
Might be a career in it for me. LOL.

This is what happens when remote. Could start up a group.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Impossible Card

 This card is known as the Impossible card not because it is difficult to make, it is the complete opposite.
But in my case took a bit of extra playing around adding it to my scanNcut.
Trying to figure out how to add the heart, as a pop up. Did tear slightly as card stock was not strong enough.

The impossible card was named after a card trick of same name don't ask me why.

May have to google.

Happy with how it turned out in the end, will fit into a 6x6 envelope.
You can right your message on the back or underneath the card.

This is the type of card you enjoy by leaving it on show.
Enjoyed the process, be great for a wedding card.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Megan's Graduation Coming Soon.

Megan is just about finished her studies at University.  Will be graduating very soon, so made her a small gift. A mortarboard gift box  will place something inside at a later date.

Think it still needs a bit more bling.

Pineapple Blocks For Wedding Quilt.

This block has been chosen for a Queen size Wedding Quilt.  The Pineapple block is a favorite of the bride. These photo's don't do the colours justice.

The print fabric is 100 percent cotton from spotlight and the purple is a Batik.  l am not a fan of Batiks, l would not normally use them if not for the creative grid template.

Took me a number of goes to get the technique to co operate. Fussy cutting out centers. Only have 46 more blocks to go OR until l run out of fabric.

Monday, May 14, 2018

1st Card Making Class.

First card making class with a bunch of very chatty women. Morning tea provided, my favorite time.
Extremely full on classes everyone helping everyone else out.

Bit of fussy cutting, embossing, mounting and stamping.  Ended up with three cards in total, over three hours.

Going back next week to try out more techniques.  Then apply these techniques to scan N cut.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New Pyjamas

Purchased this fabric a few years back initially to make myself an outfit for a wedding but couldn't decide on what to make.

Now that winter in upon us once again and the nights are a lot cooler.
Ended up in making myself  2 pairs of pyjama pants. One long the other short. To finish of the outfits l purchased a couple of coloured T shirts.

With the left over fabric thinking of making another quilt. Need to purchase more fabric to match. lol.