Saturday, December 18, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I posted this Kris Kringle off yesterday, a bit early but I didn't want to lose/wreck it with the renovations going on here...
It is a 3D Scrapware house, you can't really see the detail - German scrap on the roof, cherub charm on top, beaded Scrapware tree. The background paper is an old K & C traditional Christmas paper.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I have blogged almost every day for 13 weeks but it has all been about our home renovations. I have had time to make cards, there are SO many Birthdays in November, but I haven't had a chance to upload pics...until now..........
This was for Nicky. Inspired by Ro Bruhn and the Scrabble tiles represent our online games.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
The second tag for October is for Bevlea. I posted it from the "new" Thrift Park Post Office, opened today. Bevlea wanted the colours of white, cream and sepia. I tried to white/cream it but I am a sepia girl. The next tag is for Ruth who wants natural brown tones, phew!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
An ongoing arty tiles swap. I started these when Gail was in Bali but the longer I have to complete a task the more I work on it. Of course I made too many and had to cull them down to this final selection. Tomorrow's play day is at Gail's house so I will surprise her then. I hope she loves them as much as I loved making them.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I bought this gorgeous little kit ages ago from beadsonline.com.au and decided to make myself a birthday present, let's face it. I wasn't doing anything else today! I added the crown and the spoons but everything else was included in the kit. The hardest part was choosing the picture for the cabouchon.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I don't get much else done anymore! I spend the same amount of time on the computer but not blogging or blurfing as Teresa calls it. I hope I am not missing too much!
This marvellous creation is Sarah's, not mine! She made these delicious sticky date puddings at school last week. Yumbo.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Crafty Mums are in the middle of a birdhouse swap and I love what I have added to Gail's. The further you are down the list the harder it is to come up with an addition. Helen supplied the cardboard houses, the owner painted the backgrounds and then we started swapping. Gail didn't like her crackled green undercoat so Michelle added the black lace. Jenny added dragonflies and there are leaves on the roof of the birdhouse so using Collections frames and one of the new printed acetates I added windows to each side of the house.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
.....nearly! Teresa has gently reminded us that the Arty Oz Collaborative Book is due soon....and I have been working on my pages for weeks now. It is a wonderful thing when you can transfer an idea in your head into a finished piece, without too many hassles, here are my pages. Because the deadline is not for a while I am still tweaking with them, the longer I have them, the more I add, but basically I am happy with them and relieved. It helps when you only have to do 12! The only rule, apart from the size, was that we use an original piece of printed text.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Almost. The moths constantly flying out from my pantry finally took their toll and I threw out everything with a use by date in the 1990's. I kept the unopened can of lemonade from 1995, somehow that was empty anyway!?!? And I will never buy brown rice again. No more weevils!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Together with some very lovely friends I did a wonderful class with Chris Aitken today. There was lots of hammering and wire work today to make a "cage" for a special keepsake. I was fascinated with the riveting process which I haven't tried before and very happy with what I made. Inside my piece is an old Marcasite watch that belonged to my Mum (inscribed with her maiden name) and the dangly bit at the bottom is from one of Dad's cufflinks. Dad would have loved to hear how Jen and I shared his tools in this class. Thanks Chris for sharing your work with us and to Sue for the magnificent lunch!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Things have been very quiet on the ArtyOz front lately, I didn't sign up for this swap but poor Ness did and couldn't get things going so I took her spot yesterday and today posted these tiles to Greta. I had to do them straight away, it's the second week of the school holidays and we are away for a few days, enjoying the fantastic Easter break weather!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Dale's neice turns 21 this month and all 21 year old girls love purple. This Kaisercraft paper inspired me to make an explosion card (centre) for Tiffany and 6 other birthday cards. Gail even used my leftovers for another card!
The photo makes the colours look more blue than the bright purple they really are.
Friday, March 5, 2010
In Melbourne we have our Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday, just as well I have so much to do....
This morning Sarah and I were invited to an International Women's Day breakfast. Can't resist a free feed! LOL
Paperific is on this weekend and I am off with Sarah tomorrow and we are staying in town. Sunday we have tickets to see "Cats". Monday is the Moomba Day parade and MartheJane is taking (?) me to Mamma Mia on Tuesday night! I will need a holiday after that!
Patsy insisted we enter the Kaisercraft competition at DFO and these are our entries. We were given 3 wooden "tiles" to do with whatever we wanted. Patsy chose an "Egyptian" theme and joined her three pieces, beautifully painted and decorated front AND back! Thanks Patsy for sharing your workshop.
I was determined to only use Kaiser products (although you could use anything) and did one in my favorite sepia/vintage style "Boys" and painted the second in my favourite "Ro" style using Kaisercraft paints and stamps. Two very different pieces.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Gail invited me to join her in the "7Gypsies Printers Tray Class" today and we had a lot of fun! I know how precious Scraptacular are with their copyright so I am sharing another creation. Although I didn't really have a lot to do with this massive zuccini, I cooked up less than 1/4 of it to feed a family of 5. After today's class we couldn't afford anything else!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The weather hasn't been all that crash hot lately but we have just returned from a relaxing week in Torquay. I took my jewellery supplies (instead of papercraft) this time and and finished the flower brooch and made a pair of dangly earrings. I bought the supplies to make this brooch in Noosa last year and copied (with permission) it as best as I can remember. It was a lot of fun to do. The beads are wired onto a filigree brooch back. There is a lovely little shop called "Tiny Trinkets" in Torquay where I bought extras I needed to complete the earrings.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sarah, Gail and I got in the swing last week for Ness's birthday so we made a few extras for our friend Jayne. Her birthday was this week as well and she loves all things Collections. I told Gail I would mount these tiles on a canvas but I was given a piece of vintage embossed wallpaper that I just had to use. There is also wallpaper on some of the tiles.
Monday, January 11, 2010
A new year and new creations. Arty Oz has branched out to Arty Tiles to celebrate birthdays this year and lucky Vanessa's birthday is today! Happy Birthday Ness, hope you like your tiles. One set is from Sarah and I and the other set was made by Gail. I have been hanging out to post this as Ness got her parcel last week but had to wait til today to open!