My new addiction

Quilling on Instagram! Just when I think I have seen the most gorgeous creations I see more unique designs and variations. I am hugely inspired by all this talent. Just last week our neighbours offered us a little look at their collection of fabrics from when they were in the ‘rag trade’. And we were […]

SIC – 11th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th , 8th, 9th and 10th challenges if you are interested. This effect, gave me an idea for a card. Using paint chips, double sided and  foam tape I replicated the effect. Little tag and ribbon completed my SILs birthday card. Some stitching on the gift wrapping instead of tape. Travel memories…. gorgeous […]

Deconstructed flower

Deconstructed, it’s a popular term, don’t you think? So many recipes and cooking shows talk about deconstructed dishes. Recently I saw it refer to in the craft world. And this card was an accidental ‘deconstruction’. I started with making petals, 5 of them. I had in my mind a flower of course. Then when I […]

4 in 1 – Mother’s Day gift

I can finally share with you these creations. This card, was inspired by some very talented artists I found and follow on Instagram. I had tried quilling in the past. But recently have discovered some very cool contemporary designs which I have enjoyed trying out. This is one of a few types of petals I […]

SIC – 10th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th , 8th and 9th challenges if you are interested. This font and colour combo caught my eye. My hubby’s friend had a little boy so I decided to make a ‘hello welcome little one’ card. Some burgundy stitching and teal ribbon. Ok the white baby ribbon is upside down but […]

Oh well, I am NOT a winner.

I submitted three cards last year for Australia Simply Cards magazine Card Maker of the Year competition. The winners were announced in the current edition of the magazine [66]. Prizes included a place on the design team and of course craft goodies. No, I am not a winner but thought I would share my creations […]

Vietnamese souvenirs

My parents just came back from a wonderful trip to Vietnam. They had a great time, exploring the country, meeting wonderful people and eating local delicacies. Oh  and did some shopping. Check out these crafty souvenirs they brought back for me. Crochet cat covered measuring tape. Pressing it’s backside retracts the tape 😉 Quaint quilled […]

SIC – 8th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th challenges if you are interested. So I reverted to what I enjoy and decided to replicate this cake Guess what. no variations this time – followed the recipe to a tee 🙂 It was a hit a recent at a gathering of my husband’s childhood friends. No […]

SIC – 7th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th challenges if you are interested. What a wonderful opportunity to make there savoury muffins… for an impromptu school friends catch up mid week. I included tasty cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and basil in my variation – they were yummy. Love use the baking paper squares […]

Flashback Friday – wedding invitations

    I have been asked to create wedding invitations a couple of times now but my recent creation, not so recent nearly 3 years now was very special and unique. My good friend from school, of Vietnamese heritage was marrying an Egyptian. So the brief was to try and tie the 2 cultures together […]