the detail is in the dress

The Big Day sure is fun but I must admit the lead up is pretty awesome too. A few weeks ago I spent a lovely afternoon at a friend’s daughter’s bridal shower. I love meeting the wedding guests in advance, say at the bridal shower or hen’s night, then the wedding reception is bound to […]

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Elephants out to dry!

Here’s a quick little tutorial for a card I made for a friend’s sons Baptism last week. It was my first Instagram tutorial. I love this colour combination. Orange and navy blue were used on Luke’s Baptism invitation – as it turned out it was carried right through, coordinating chocolate favours given at church, the balloons, centre pieces and […]

A fair facade?

I took this photo several months ago, with the plan to replicate the facade onto a card, a ‘congratulations on your new home’ card. OK, the home owners have been living there awhile [but less than a year] but I was still determined to create this idea I had in my head. So along with […]

Do you find male cards a challenge?

Do you find male cards tough? I do. However I was pretty happy with this one I made for my dad’s recent birthday. I like how it oozes masculinity. I used white paper on my Martha Stewart scoring board to give the shirt a pin striped effect. Glued black beads for buttons and made a […]

SIC – 13th month

I completed my challenge – ok, this last month and issue took a little longer than usual. Yes, Better Homes and Garden magazine has 13 issues in a year. This issue had a great bread feature and I wanted to have a go at the lavash bread. The recipe looked easy enough. And it was. […]

A Plushie Bunny and Origami Dress

I bought Mollie Makes magazine for the first time a couple of months ago. I was eager to make the little plushie bunny that came with the magazine. It was a nice little quick project however it lingered as I thought I would give it to a new baby that hadn’t yet arrived. I was […]

Miniature Art Piece

Here is a card I made which is displayed on an easel. I made another easel card previously. I got the idea from Australian Papercrafts Magazine [many many years ago]. This one I made for my mum. The easel is made from mat board off cuts – this one happened to be green. The ‘hinges and […]

SIC – 12th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th , 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th challenges if you are interested. This caught my eye because I could use some of the rosemary from our herb garden. And here is my version which I made it to take to my friend’s house to share over lunch.   This edition of the Better Homes […]

At least my friend is partly ready for Christmas

So my friend gave  me a bunch of card stock. She said, I’m sure you’ll put it to good use. She had a surplus from the supplies she purchased to make her wedding invitations. Of course, card stock equals hand made cards. I had 13 sheets of red and 6 sheets of textured pearlescent cream. […]