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 […]

Handmade Swap – 2nd package

My second package has been sent. I since¬†received I lovely call from my recipient to say she loved everything and no I didn’t go overboard with all the black and white ūüėČ This is what my lovely recipient likes: Favourite Colours:¬† Purple Black White Decorating Style: Contemporary Favourite Things to Make:¬† Toys Mats Hobbies, Passions:¬† […]

The cutest packaging

We went to meet our newest ¬†grand niece today – Allegra. We bought her this cute little Kaftan dress. And I made this flower brooch that would look ultra cute on the dress. Baby = freshness, so the milk carton I’d been wanting to make was perfect. I used very pretty¬†Bazzill Basics paper, the Martha […]

We often take wine…

..when we are invited to friends for lunch or dinner so I thought I would make some fabric coasters as a hostess gift. I used my Accuquilt hexagon dies to cut 12 hexies. I then made a paper template slightly smaller then hexies. I used this template to iron the edges neatly. Kept one side […]

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 […]

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 […]

My first tute & free pattern!

I have been wanting to do this for a while and now understand why I have put it off. You need to note down all the details, remember to take photos at every step and hope that the project turns out ok. I have been wanting to write a tutorial that is. My inspiration came […]

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 […]

mortar and snow

I’d made a handful of gingerbread houses a few years back but remembered it as hard stressful work. Nice results but rolling the dough was tiring and stressful because you weren’t sure if your construction efforts were going to ‘hold’. Well when I saw these on Pinterest and I was determined to give them a […]