Thursday, August 30, 2018

Precious Memories

 Whilst making another card came across this ultra sound picture in my sewing room. Don't know why it was out there fading away. But new l had to do something with it.




Made up another card  this time it will be just to keep the picture safe for future viewing. Will place tissue paper over photo  hopefully to slow down the ageing process.
Embellished with a couple of stickers the date of the picture along with the name of the child.  Added one of my scrap paper windmills as a closer.

Now to put into the appropriate tub to go the the new owner.

Gift Cards

 Started this card previous post run out of crafting time. So today decided to complete before packing away craft tubs.
 Designing on the go turned this card into a gift box type for my sister who is going through issues at the moment. Nothing serious but thought she could use some cheering up just the same.
Another card completed. Will write a note and stick it in the pocket l will make for the back. Ready for posting.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Gift Pillow Box

 Made these lovely little Pillow Gift Boxes.
Great for adding a gift for a friend or  just a little thank you. Will fit a scarf,  chocolates or even homemade cookies. You could dress them up with flowers.
 The ladies selection soft & pretty maybe even slightly romantic. Always nice to receive a small gift in the mail of over the fence. 

Sending a few to my Mum as she likes to send out thank you's to her neighbors, who keeps an eye open for them.
 Young children like things playful and not predictable, something amusing.

With these ones will get dual purpose with Halloween around the corner.
 This is the male selection very suitable in our family. Add a tie or pair of socks, gift card/money etc.

Made a total of 29.

Took 3 minutes to make boxes and a further 10 to make outer lace cover.
This is the next project l will be working on more gift cards/boxes.

Starting to get more use out of my Scan 'N' Cut.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Rescue Cat

 Meet Nora the newest addition to the family. She is 7 years old and likes to keep to herself mostly, but of a night becomes more active and enjoys a pat on her terms.



 Only been with us for 24 hours, she has such a beautiful nature. Likes to eat and walk around her new environment. Not one for having her picture taken but l manage a couple.
Think being in an older quieter household is going to suit her.


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Friday Night Craft Session.

 Started my Friday with a walk around the garden mentally making a list of chores for the weekend. My beautiful Magnolia was out in bloom, a sure sign spring is arriving early this year.




 Have been watching the plants in the garden came alive with colour this is an Australian native l purchase last year that survived the dogs in the back yard after l fenced it off. Thank goodness the dogs have moved out with sons to there new homes.  The dogs have too much energy.
 Friday night started to make a few paper windmills from scraps, for future cards and present embellishments.  Using up as much paper as possible and storing.
 Got a start on Halloween decorations for home and for 2 of my sons, who have always enjoyed throwing a party. 
Making costumes for the grand babies.

Going out to purchase a number of plastic tubs to store decorations in for the years events. Such as Valentines, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Melbourne Cup, Christmas.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dress Ups.


This is my beautiful Granddaughter who has just turned 3.

 Loves to dress up, dance and sing along with her favorite shows.  Lost count how many times l have sat through Moana with her when visiting the family in Melbourne.

"B" is just adorable.

 
Sneak peek at what l am making for the grand babies for Halloween.  Any time is a good time to have fun.

We have had a few change overs in the street with the older folks moving on to retirement villages and the younger families moving in so l need to be ready.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Memories.

Have spent the weekend looking through boxes sorting and putting together sons school pictures, school reports with everything from kindergarten drawings to scarp books with their birthday cards from first birthday until approximately their tenth. 
So they can take with them on their life's journey, knowing how much we enjoyed sharing their beginnings. Look forward to their continued growth as young men and starting their own families and careers.
As we all know, life is short and must be enjoyed. The past is only the foundation to the rest of your life and the people we meet along the way and the experiences we have can only help to form us into who we become.  Sharing caring and loving my family.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Calendar Project SNC

Firstly cut out Numbers then paste in mounts.
 Then cut out Months and paste in mounts. Changing colour of mounts as you please.
 You guested it cut out days of the week and paste in mounts.
One extremely easy project. Bit tacky with all the glue but not to messy.
Purchased board from Bunnings and found easel at craft store on our travels. Now to sort through Hubby's shed for small bulldog clips. (Without getting caught). LOL.
Good find hopefully they are not missed too soon.
Now all l need to do is source out an eraser, to remove my guide lines.

This little beauty will sit in Sean's study to remind him and me, how long until he heads back over to the USA.  As he is thinking of moving to Texas for work. 

Somewhere else for me to visit.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Friendly Visitors.

 As you can clearly see we had a few friendly visitors this morning.
Normally they wouldn't get the opportunity to land as  Roxy sons no.4 dog would stalk and chase them for sport.
But now that she has moved out with son no 4 the yard is once again free to roam.
This is an update on garden in repair now it is a dog free zone.  Well at least for now until we need to dog sit. LOL.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Birthday Card

 Today l decided to make a couple of Lego Birthday Cards.

 One for my Grandson who will be 8, the other my Great Nephew who will be 1.  Both to celebrate their birthdays in July.

Cut the card stock so l could get the most out of my material. Made them portrait so they stand and display full face.

Used the Bother SNC and different coloured card for impact.
 Double mounted .

So happy with how they turned out. Another quick project.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Playtime On SNC.

Just had a quick play with my Scan n cut. (SNC)
Cutting out a few sentiments for my growing card collection. 
Hubby is going to keep the cut out to place in an old frame to decorate the sewing room. LOL.

Continue Envelope Album

 Today l decided to continue with my Envelope album.
Added pockets & embellishments.
Have taken over kitchen table as it has been too cold to go out through the garden to my sewing room.
Pages 1 & 2 added pocket, gift tags and photo mount.
 Pages 3 & 4 added slide pocket & photo mount also flaps to reveal another smaller pocket with 3 gift tags. Very eventful afternoon.
 UPDATE: More of the pages that make this album complete.

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"