Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Our Family

Merry Christmas Everyone....

Christmas Box in a Bag

Just thought I'd share a Box in a Bag I made for Christmas. I actually made another one that I liked even better but gave it away full of shortbread before I took a picture of it. Anyway here is the other box I still have here for the moment.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Card for Madayha

Hi, hope all your Christmas preparations are going smoothly. It is a bit of a love/hate time of year. Everyone loves Christmas, especially when you have your own children to see them enjoy the day but the stress in getting ready for the big day can get you down. I'm starting to see car park rage and checkout rage. It's just so busy. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your families.

Today we have a birthday party to go to for Madayha, my friend Sasha's daughter, who is one. My cards are terribly depleted so I'm finding I'm making them on the day I need them at the moment. My friend Mel made a cute card the other day and I have cased the layout for this birthday card. Thanks Mel.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Makeesha's Sketch Challenge #17

Hi, here with a quick card for Keesha's Sketch Challenge this week. Here is the very versatile sketch she gave us to work with....
and here is my card.....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge #16 and Friday Sketchers #81 Challenges

Hello, I am finally getting a chance to post a card I started on Friday for a friends 1yr old daughter. We were suppose to go to her birthday party on Sunday but my son decided a Saturday night sleepover at the hospital would be much more fun. Anyway, the card is finally finished. I used this lovely picture Keesh has found for the inspiration and used the sketch from Friday Sketchers to follow. As soon as I saw this pic it screamed Raspberry Tart DSP to me. I apologise again for the photo. I will try and rectify the problem. It looks fine on my computer but once I upload the image it looks grainy. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Keesh's Inspiration Challenge #15

Hi, quick post with my card for Keesh's challenge this week. Aren't those cushions great...reminds me of high rises in the city at night time. My card uses quite glittery paper although the photo doesn't show it up. I've used the glitter window technique on this very simple card. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Keesha's Colour Challenge #15 and Truely Scrumptious Challenge #19

Here is my card for Keesha's lastest colour Challenge. I love these earthy colours especially chocolate chip, my favourite. I have followed the latest sketch for Truely Scrumptious which has the added challenge to use 3 flowers, 3 brads and 3 gems/pearls. Well I have followed this as long as you can use more than 3 flowers as my image has several stampings done repeatedly. I'm using this card as an anniversary card for my parents. You may need to double click the photo to see the card better until I can recharge my camera batteries and hopefully get a better shot for you. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

La La Weekly Challenge #11 - PINK

This is my first time at playing along with La La Land Crafts Weekly Challenge. This week you needed to use PINK on your card. I have gone with a colour scheme of black, grey, pink and white for a little girls birthday card. Sorry the photo isn't very good. I can't master taking photos at night time. Thanks for looking.

Birthday Present for Mel

Hi there, it was my mate Mel's birthday last week and I was running a bit late getting her gift organised but we got there eventually. I knew what I wanted to do, it was just getting around to making it. I have lots of people to credit so I hope I don't forget anyone. The first photo shows everything in the box but as things are a bit hard to see, I've also added a photo with the contents out of the box. My original inspiration came after seeing Nerine's blog with a box of goodies she put together. I completely loved her card so have copied it exactly, just different colours. Nerine uses the Fifth Avenue Floral set so well.

I also made a Tea Bag Holder from Splitcoast Stampers using the sleeveless holder variation at the bottom of the tutorial. Mel loves a cup of tea so I hope she likes the flavours I have in there. I also made this groovy Paper Witch Shoe chocolate box which comes from a blog called Skip to my Lou. The bottom photo shows the shoe a bit closer up without the chocolates. The other bits and pieces are Olive and Lemongrass bath salts, bath wash and soap with some exfoliaters. That's about it. I hope she likes it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Family Photos

Logan's kindy arranged to have family photos taken as a fundraiser. They only took 3 different photos but I'm happy with how they turned out and thought I'd share them on my blog (I hope I'm allowed to do that but we weren't told we weren't, lol) So here we are.....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Weekend at Elliott Heads

We have just returned from having 3 nights away at beautiful Elliott Heads with our friends. We had a lovely relaxing time and I always look forward to our next time back there. They have these cute little cabins only metres from the beach. We hired all 4 of them for the weekend. The kids had a ball playing on the beach.
Here is a group shot of all of us...The Riley, Bosel, Dudley and Board families.

The Ginger Factory

Well we have been too busy lately, so I don't have any cards to share at this stage but thought I'd add a couple of photos from our recent visit to The Ginger Factory. We only intended on stopping for an ice cream and a quick look but 3 hours later we finally left. We had a ride on the train called Moreton and went on a boat ride called Overboard looking for the gingerbread man throughout the world, which was really well done. The kids had fun and Ky didn't want to get off the boat.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wedding Card

Wow, I can't believe how quickly it became late tonight. I should be in bed and will be in about 5 minutes flat but first here is a wedding card I made to share with you. I have made one similar before which you can see here and gives credit to Kylie for her great design. Now off to clean my teethy pegs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Makeesha's Colour Challenge #14 and Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #40

Wow, it has been a few weeks since I have actually completed a card for one of Keesh's weekly challenges. I have a few half started cards (bad me) from previous weeks but I can happily say I have a completed card for this weeks colour challenge with these gorgeous colours. Keesh's examples this week are just stunning so be sure to check them out. To help me out, I'm playing along for the first time with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I really enjoyed using this different layout. So here are the colours and layout I've used.
And here is my creation.... You may need to double click on the photo to make it bigger and easier to see.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Unscripted Sketches Challenge 27

Hello, just a quick post tonight with a card I have made for the latest Unscripted Sketches challenge. The main colours used here are Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue and Whisper White. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Three Challenges In One

Well just a quick post before I go to bed of a card I attempted to make for 3 challenges. I'm afraid the mojo is on holidays so this hasn't turned out as well as I had hoped but too late now. So this card was following the sketch for Pal Paper Arts below
using the colours from Leah's Monthly Challenge which are Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Basic Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White which take inspiration from this gorgeous baby room shot. I also had to slip in Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa for the skin and hair
and I also used distressing on the card for Charisma Cardz: Challenge 41. It was fun taking to the paper with the scissor edge rather than the distressing tool. So here is the card, sorry it isn't very exciting and for the poor photo quality.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine Pocket Card

Hi there, just another very basic, very under embellished pocket card to show tonight. I needed something quick. There was some stamping done on the little card insert bit too. Well that's it for now. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

School Holidays - A Few Pics

Well, we recently finished school holidays here. We didn't do anything too exciting as Shane was still at work. We had a few nights camping in our van at Burrum Heads and also a night camping at a friends place for a family reunion party. We also spent a couple of nights in the shed at Boonooroo which was fun and Logan also went to a Fairy and Wizard party at the library. So here is a couple of photos to share.

The first one is Logan with her friends Jenna, Meave and Grace at the Fairy and Wizard party.
The next is Kyan with Michael on the Go Cart at the family reunion. We currently have Kyan's tube out for a trial which has been lovely for him and us. He's not going too bad so far so fingers crossed.
And here is Logan and Kyan playing in Grandpa's dingy at Boonooroo.

Present for Jodi's Birthday

My friend Jodi had a birthday last week and like always lately I was running late getting her little pressie organised. I am happy with how all this came together using the gorgeous Bella Rose DSP's.

I made for Jodi a little 3"x3" Note Card Box with some little note cards in it (instructions on how to make one can be found here), a Box in a Bag full of yummy chocolates which I have made before (instructions can be found here) and one of my favourite little Pocket Cards (instructions can be found here).

I hope she likes it all. All these ideas came from the Splitcoast Stampers website. You can find lots of other great projects they have done tutorials on here. So here are some pics to show you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Finally Made Something

Thanks for stopping by. I've just made a couple of these Hanging Treat Boxes found via Splitcoast Stampers. My friend Melissa made me one a couple of months back to thank us for something. Her's looked so cute. Anyway, it was two of my girlfriends birthdays recently (they are sisters too) and they both love Passion Pop, yep Passion Pop, so I made these treat boxes with a block of chocolate and a scratchie in them. Well I'm off to bed, nighty night.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Our Latest Backyard Addition

My darling hubby put together this swing set/cubby housey thing we bought the kids the other weekend. Not a job I think he'd like to tackle again in a hurry. The kids love it. It has a slide, swing, glider, monkey bar, cargo net and rock wall to climb. Underneath is suppose to be a sandpit but we might keep that area for the little see-saw Kyan is on as they have a separate sand pit.

Sweetie's Sketches September Card Challenge

I've been a bit quiet on the crafting front of late, busy busy busy and away for a few nights trying out our new van. I have a couple of half started cards floating around but tonight I've finally been able to complete a card for Sweetie's Sketches monthly challenge. I really like this simple layout. So here is the sketch and my card.....