Friday, November 30, 2007

Ode to Christmas

This is a set of Large Chipboard Tags
I made and are in the current issue of
Australian Paper Crafts
issue 71
the words on the tags read
A song was heard at Christmas
To wake the midnight sky
A saviour's birth and peace on earth
And praise to God on high
The angels sang a Christmas
With all the hosts above
And still we sing
the newborn King
His glory and His love
-Timothy Dudley Smith

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Play Time

This week I received an order from Karen Owen for the most delightful Collage Sheets
This is Molly, from one of these sheets
Isn't she Gorgeous!
anway, I loved creating this little ATC with her
I used a 1930 Calendar Page (from Lythan she gave me some delicious Vintage Papers and bits for my B'day and I've been dying to use some of them) I thought it made a cool BG.
I added a collection word & Photo Turn from TSQ
some rubons from American Crafts, a sticker, brads and my sewing machine
I hope you get to have a little 'Play Time' today

Friday, November 23, 2007

DCM weekly dare - Song without words

This week at
Daring Cardmakers
Lythan chose to dare this cool dare
Song without words
I would like you to create a card inspired by a song or a carol - it could be for Christmas or not! (you may have got all your Christmas cards done by now...) BUT there is a twist. the words of the song are NOT to be seen on the front of the card. You could leave it to us to guess! Have fun!
I chose one of my fav Christmas Carols for my card, using some lovely papers that my sweet friend Kim sent me **waves Kim**, she sent me the most lovely collage papers, so I had fun using some of them, along with this image from a vintage 'Golden Book' (I found this image on 'google images') and had to use it.....
So have you guessed my favourite carol yet......
ofcourse you have, it's
We Three Kings
So have you Dared to DARE yet?....Come on I dare you!
Make sure you have a lookie at the DCM blog for more inspiration, the girls have made some SCRUMMY cards :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Salt - Light

This week at SALT
The theme Ruth has chosen is
It is mentioned so many times in the Bible,
and has many facets of meaning and symbolism.
I am the LIGHT of the World...
The people walking in darkness haveseen a great LIGHT ...
The LIGHT shines in the darkness, but thedarkness has not understood it...In the same way, let your LIGHT shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Once again I've headed to the Psalms, I'm starting to think it's my favourite book in the bible

So I've made this little 'gothic arch'

and I wanted my 'light' to be symbolised by this 'hanging lamp' the kind that would have had oil in it hanging from a ceiling, filling the room with the warmth and reasurance of light.

Isn't it amazing how a childs fear of the dark, can be eased simply by turning on the light...

Well that's been the same in my life really,

So many fears and hangups, eased simply by


Monday, November 19, 2007

Santa's Key

This is another little project I have created with some of my
Christmas Stamps I received in my DT pack from

I used this lovely Crafty Individuals Stamp {CI-162}

It has these 4 lovely images on one plate, anyway I stamped it onto some Calico this time for a little change using StazOn ink, I made it into a little quilt using some wadding and patchwork fabric and quilted it on my machine, trimmed and frayed the edges. Then I added some little 'vintage picture frame hangers' also available at TSQ, some chain, vintage glass buttons & vintage lace and a Gorgeous Rusty old key...oh and a little 'jingle bells charm'.......

Friday, November 16, 2007

A little Christmas Tree Ornament

I received this adorable little 'Crafty Individuals' Santa stamp in my latest Design Team Pack from
and I do love using Memory Glass Frames (also from TSQ)
so decided the first thing I would make with this lovely stamp was an ornament.
I added a Vintage Photo Hanger from TSQ, to the top of the memory frame with a crystal brad, just to give the frame a slightly different look.
Onto other things, mums out of hospital now, thankyou all for your prayers & well wishes
movement is slow & difficult and it fills a lot of my day chatting with her & caring for her, She is coping so well, it's lovely to have here staying with us, I reckon I might even get her into a bit of cardmaking ;o)

Sunday, November 11, 2007



Nancy asked me to be the Hostess this week on her most delightful challenge blog

I just can't wait to see what everyone does with the theme
one of my personal favs :O)
little bits I used on my arch are
Paper Artsy Stamp(from TSQ), Laughing Moon Gears Stamp, Stamp-It memories stamp (that's the flourishes you can see on the side), Basic Grey PP, Splatters of ink, computer generated words, sewing machine, a jewelry finding cut in half (at the top), brads, sewing machine, jewelry wire,
and a GORGEOUS old skeleton key :)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Meet Clancy & Clarice

and all of their friends
Just thought you'd like to see some of the beautiful
Rainbow Lorrikets
we have come for a bit of tucka on our back deck
each and every day
Unfortunately in these photo's they are all a little wet as it's been raining here for a good week and they have all popped in out of the rain.

Lots happening at our home at the moment, I have my mum & dad with us, Mum is currently in hosipital here she had an pretty big opperation this week, and will be in hospital till early to mid next week, when she gets out of hospital Mum will be living here with us for a while till she is more able to get around. So in all thats been going on this week, I haven't had a chance to do my DCM or SALT contributions, but do pop over and check out what everyone has done, I do hope to have a little time this weekend to create and hope you do too

Take care everyone :O)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

DCM little extra- snowflakes & snowman

for this weeks Little Exta at Daring Cardmakers
we'd like you to make and share cards on a theme of
Snowmen and Snowflakes

So I called on my years of being an infants student, And made a paper snowflake for my card. I used to love making 'snowflakes' when I was a kid, it was the closest thing you got to snow in Inverell, altho It did snow one day in 1984 when I was at highschool, but it didn't settle on the ground, but it was sooooo pretty.

I've been tagged by Sephi.

Thanks Sephi, if you haven't checked out Sephi's blog, do yourself a creative favour!

So I am terrible usually at tags, have wonderful intentions of getting them done, but somehow they just don't happen.... so I'm going to do this one! I've done this one before, so coming up with something new...hmmm... lets see lol!

Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird
1. I dream vividly and creatively, and sometimes horribly

2. I have an super sensitive sense of smell (yes I'm the one who always smells smoke)

3. I am VERY silly when it comes to playing with my kids *-}

4. I love candles and we have candle lite dinners often

5. I need to write lists, but hate being tied down to lists, instead it gets all muddled up in my head and I get stressed, so I am trying to learn to write!

6. Day trips with my family are my {sweet times}

7. I actually am doing 7... (I reckon that can be a!!!)

Boho Christmas

This little set of cards I made are in the current issue of
Issue 70, 2007
(if you go to the APC link above, you can actually download a virtal copy of the mag... cool hey)
I bought a kit of My Minds Eye Papers, it had all these cool tags in it,
I just added a bit of stamping and some bling.
It was actually from Last years 'Bohemia Christmas' range, I love the 'grungy quality' the printed paper has, it was cool in the mag they titled my feature 'Boho Christmas'
made me giggle...