Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!!

Just popping in to wish my lovely husband a

Very Happy 14th Wedding Anniversary!!

I have been pretty 'brain dead' on the crafting front at the moment, so will try to be back soon with some creations.

Till Next Time...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jaydens Harry Potter Birthday...2004

Ok well here are some pics from Jaydens Harry Potter Birthday Party in 2004!!

As I mentioned in the previous post, we made up all his Harry Potter Lego and put it on display! That took several weeks!! We had a Sorting Hat Pinata! and I made up little Spell Books/Colouring Books for all the kids, with special 'magic' colour change pens!!. I can't remember what I did for the lolly bags!! I always did BIG Production parties and NEVER took pics of my lolly bags - which were always very time consuming to put together. Silly me!! But they were always themed in with the party!

Here we have 'The Two Harry's'
(Jayden with Black Cape - Owen with Blue Cape)

The Cake!!
(I love this pic of Jayden)

The Sorting Hat Pinata

(Thanks Angie!!)

Angie and I spent the whole day covering the walls of the games room - Inside and Out - with cardboard and then each individual brick was sponged with a homemade 'brick stamp' made from a yoghurt container and a kitchen sponge!! I had already put the cardboard in place, then Angie came back with me after taking the kids to school and we spent from about 9am till 3pm sponging!!! and even then it wasn't finished!! we came back after school and continued, then Anthony and I continued later on also!! It was a BIG job! but worth it!

And Finally.....

This is what can be done with a smashed Sorting Hat Pinata
when all the lollies have fallen out!!

I hope you enjoyed the photos!!

Till Next Time...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Let's Play Lego!!

Or should I say "Mum is sick of the Lego getting messed up and left all over the place!! So we are going to make it all up, see what's missing and pack it away in neatly labelled bags and boxes that I am going to go to IKEA to get on Friday!! any excuse - lol - and while I am there I might pick up my new Alex Drawers!! The smaller ones that go under my craft desk!!! Get that Allen Key ready Anthony!!!! )"

So that is what we are doing!! Slowly but surely we are going to make up all of the Lego!! We have heaps as you can see from the pics. Jayden collected heaps of Harry Potter Lego and I would like for it to be kept intact! (In my dreams! we are probably missing heaps) We are keeping a list of what we can't find, and hopefully as the contents of the box dwindles, we will find some of the smaller pieces, then the next step is to see if I can get replacement pieces from the Lego site or online! (could be a big ask!)

So I figured seeing we are going to all this effort to make up the Lego, I may as well share it!! Jayden had a Harry Potter Birthday Party a few years back and we made up all of Jayden's HP Lego then and put it on display, so I will dig out that pic and share it too....stay tuned for that one!

Here is all the Ferrari Lego made up (see you can't even notice the 10-15 missing pieces!!)

A close up of the Scuderia Ferrari Truck!!

and the F1 Pit Set

Next challenge ...... The Hogwarts Express

(Found the pics of Jaydens HP Party, will share in a post tomorow!!)

Till Next Time...
Sunday, September 20, 2009

More Eastern Elegance!

That's right!! I didn't move on! haha. Using the same Inspiration as the previous post I have created another NoteCard & Box Set and a Mojo Monday Sketch!! I still have a couple more projects to finish up then I will move on!! Honest!!

The front of the box! using one of my new Nestabilities!!

Here we have the inside of the box. I was going to make a Pizza Box - which I have! But then I saw Lee-Annes post, and thought I would adapt my Pizza box to having a folder around it!! I ended up with some 'issues' but now know for next time what to do to help it open easier!! Next time I will separate the top from the Pizza box and attach it separately, as I had to trim the edge and it ended up a little messy. This Pizza box fits 5 cards and envelopes nicely I could possibly fit another in to make it an even six!! The Notecards are all the 'Pillow Case Design' from the inspiration picture (previous post) and they alternate with the white strip on opposite edges.

Here we have a Mojo Monday Sketch! Mojo Turns 100 - Day 6. This is the sketch I have given my ladies for their challenge for our next class. So I thought I had better get one made up!! I did make Kristen's birthday card using the sketch, but have already given it away!!

Wow I am really loving this colour scheme!! Absolutely Loving it!!! I will be back later in the week (hopefully) with my last couple of projects for you!!

Materials Used
Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Rose Red, Regal Rose. Stamp Sets - Eastern Blooms, Think Happy Thoughts, Sweet Little Sentiments, Small Sayings. Accessories - Stampin Write Markers, Scallop Edge, Circle & Scallop Punches, Large Oval Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Gray Ribbon from Ribbon Originals - District. Basic Gray DP - Level 1 Hostess Set. Other - Nestabilities Labels Eight and Labels 1 Dies. Kaiser Pearls

Till Next Time...
Saturday, September 12, 2009

Eastern Elegance!!

Hi All!!

I have had a bit of Inspiration!!! Yep!! Finally!! lol. I saw this on the front of the Big W Catalogue this week and really liked it! Then it hit me that the flowers looked a bit like the branch from the Eastern Blooms stamp set, then the old brain started ticking over!! So here are my Inspired Creations!!!

First up we have the Quilt Cover.....

.....and now The Pillow Cases

After making these, I told Anthony that I think I might make up a set of Notecards and Envelopes in a Giftbox (there are 4 cards and 4 envelopes), then I will pack it away and move on! So here are the Notecards and Giftbox!!! BUT!!! I didn't move on! haha, I will show the other creations later in the week!! Then I will move on!! (I promise)

Materials Used
Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White. Stamp Sets - Eastern Blooms, Fresh Cuts. Accessories - Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Mat Pack, White Gel Pen, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Write Markers, Three for You Punch, Ribbon Originals - District, Other Accessories - Various RubOns, Nestabilities - Labels One!!! (yep I finally have some!!)

Till Next Time...
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Faux Wood!

Back again!! (Two post today! I am on a roll!!)

I have also been playing with the Faux Wood Technique. This is the technique that the ladies are going to learn at our next class, we are making Faux Wood Frames, following the tutorial from SCS. My other challenge for this techniques is to do Male Cards!! I am not sure about this one, so I am going to redo it, using a thinner frame and plan to put fish in it!! I feel that the 'Frame' takes up too much of the card front and there wasn't much room for a sentiment! Hence the teeny tiny silver sticker!! 'Thankyou'

I decided to use the Just Beachy set for this class, and the other card will use the little car! So stay tuned for those cards by the end of the weekend!! I need to get busy!

I have been a bit slack of late with NOT listing my Materials, so am attempting to get back in to the swing of it again!!

Materials Used
Stampin Up! - Cardstock - Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, More Mustard, Bordering Blue (the frame) & Whisper White, Riding Hood Red Prints DP. Inks - Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue & Night of Navy (frame), More Mustard & Riding Hood Red. Stamp Set - Just Beachy. Accessories - Stampin Write Markers, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Other Accessories - CuttleBug - Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, Screw Brad.

Till Next Time...

Punch Fun!

Hi There!!

For our last Techniques Class, we didn't learn a new Technique, we just played with punches instead! I pulled out all my punches, Stampin Up! and Carl (and various others) and my Punch Books, found some ideas on SCS, then pulled out all my scrap folders out and said "Go For It!!" I managed to get a couple Turtles made, a Monkey and an Owl!!

This cute little Monkey card is pretty well exactly cased from SCS!! He was so cute I just had to attempt him!! I don't have the Wide Oval Punch (yet!!) so I actually made his body using the Ovals from the Creative Memories CCS Ovals. For his fingers I have used the daisy flower from the Spring Flower Punch (Retired) Isn't he so cute??? The tail has been made using an oval punch and then re-punching it to end up with the thin bit.

I also love these cute little Turtles! (again found on SCS) Though I am not 100% happy with my choice of background paper, looked good to start with I am not too sure!! I have made this little little fella using a combination of punches. The body has used the Creative Memories CCS Circles, his toenails are the Spring Flowers Punch (retired) and the rest of him is Stampin Up! punches. The top Turtle pic uses the MojoMonday - Mojo Turns 100 - Day 7 Sketch. It's nice to see I am actually getting some of these sketches done!!

Materials Used
All Cards - Various Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Oval Punches, Spring Flower Punch (Retired)
Monkey - Old Olive 5/8" Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Walk in the Park DP, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip & Kraft Cardstock.
Turtles - Good Morning Sunshine DP, Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point & Kiwi Kiss Cardstock, Chocolate Kaiser Pearls, Rubons - Hidden Garden.

Till Next Time...
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kristen's 'DUCK' Challenge!

Hi again!

A few months back, Kristen set me a challenge for her Birthday Card! DUCKS!! What?? Anyway, time moved on and I still hadn't made the 'Duck' card! I had an idea in my head and sat down to do it on Wednesday (the day before her birthday!) but just couldn't get anything to work, I wasn't feeling the best so put it aside!! I bought her a cake on the day! (Guilty conscience - lol) but today I had another idea and sat down to put it in place! So using a trusty Mojo Monday Sketch - Mojo Turns 100 Day 6 I came up with this!!

I have actually had these little 'duck' stickers in my stash for a couple of years! I knew they would come in handy one day! I just knew I would get some obscure request for a 'Duck' card and wanted to be ready!! haha.

Anyway, I have scheduled this post to appear after I have given Kristen her card. So......


Till Next Time...