Sharing some pics

from today's SU class, I really enjoyed both of these projects and both are a bit hard to photograph well, but they look awesome in the real.
The card is a Tri-Fold Card which was fun, especially as our Demo Bronwen had done all the hard work for us by having the kit all cut out ready for us to assemble.

This one is a Teabag / Coffee bag holder or better yet the perfect holder for 4 little flat Choccies, I have plans to make some more of these for teachers gifts for my Granddaughter's teachers for Teachers Appreciation Day. Thanks Bron for a great morning.

if you need any SU supplies for your paper crafting pop on over to the right hand side of my blog and click on the button to get to my web page.


Hi fellow Paper Crafters,

have you ever thought of putting some of your wonderful card creations into a pretty box and giving it to friends or family as a gift ? Well today I want to share this Card Gift Box I made with you. Fill it up with your cards and you will have a lovely gift for that special someone. Would also make a great end of year gift for your children's teacher's.
It's my very first Tutorial so please be kind I still have lots to learn about the Blogging world and Tutorials. :-)

 I have seen a few of these in Blog Land, and I have made one in
a class, but I needed to work out the exact measurements so my cards paired with my Stampin Up Envelopes, (C6 size if you are using store bought ones) would fit nicely in the box.
The tutorial is in inches and I used my Stampin Up tools, but if you don't have the same you could use either of the options shown here for scoring and  trimming the card stock. I am sure there is a few other options out there available too.

I have a few more cards to make to fill my box,
 then I will have a lovely gift for a special someone.
Have fun making yours and if you need any Stampin Up supplies to make your box and cards jump on over to the SU button on the right to get to my SU web page.

There is also a PDF file available for download HERE enjoy. 


Decided to play today

with some ink pads and the Aqua Painter. I've had the Aqua Painter for ages but never got around to trying it. I don't know why I put off using it for so long because it's so much fun and easy.... not that I really knew what I was doing, lol. 
Will definitely keep on practicing so I can improve but was happy with my first try. Recipe below pics.....
Card Recipe:
Card -Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamps - Secret Garden & Dies (love them), Four You
Inks - Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Pistachio Pudding
Embossing Folder - Fansy Fan
Punch - Scallop Oval

and remember if you would like any of these supplies to make your own creation, pop on over to the right of my page and click on the Stampin Up Button to order through my SU website.


Merry Christmas to all my Family n Friends

enjoy the holiday season, take care if you are traveling on the roads,
Love n Hugs,


Stampin Up Goodies

from our class today with Bronwen, I always have fun playing with paper n glue at the once a month class, and love the chance to catch up with the other  ladies that attend.
  Having purchased the SU Envelope Punch Board I am amazed at all that it can be used for, besides the 66 envelope sizes you can quickly n easily make gift bags/boxes, cards and tags, so many clever people have shared their ideas on U-tube and the WWW.
 Today we used the EPB to make the octagonal shaped bob-bon's and the sweetest bow that can be used to decorate gift boxes/cards etc. We also made a Sunburst Card...love it...AND Bron made us all the cutest little envelope gift box using the EPB AND it has chocolate inside :-)
The other pics are of the Christmas card, the square bon-bon and stamped candle I made while playing this week.



Whooo it's been a while since I posted

anybody would think I have been head down busy sewing, but nope everyday life just keeps getting in the way. I did get to finish my Granddaughters Quillow in time to give her in late August when she was down from Mt Isa to compete in some Softball trails at Noosa where we met up with her and her Mum for a few days.
 I think I can confidently say she was pretty happy with how it turned out, though I did digress a little from her original drawing.
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Quilted by Kym at Professional-Quilting Services
Front of Quillow cushion
Next on my to do list is a baby quilt for our new nephew Jackson, pattern n fabric now selected and fingers crossed that I can get to it before he has his first birthday :-).


Yes I think this big smile

is a tick of approval for his Library bag I made him, what do you think :-)


Would you like to be in the running for

a lovely gift? Pop over to Naomi's Blog  wish her a Happy 45th Birthday and choose from one of the 3 lovely gifts she is giving away to Celebrate her birthday. Good Luck.



the perfect fabric to make DGS a library bag, he gave me the thumbs up so now onto finding some letters to applique his name on the top....


To my Family and Friends.....

may all your wishes and dreams come true in 2013. Has anybody made any New Year resolutions? I haven't as at this age I already know that I won't stick to them, of course the normal ones like losing some weight and using up all my stash come to mind, I guess I'll have to wait and see how that pans out :-).
 Now that it is too hot to spend much time outside I hope to start the year off with a couple of quilts. First up I have my DGD's Quillow to finish, I have finally decided on a layout...I think....I hope...so I had best get the sewing machine revved up before I change my mind again.

Tomorrow while in town I hope to find a nice piece of fabric to use for the sashings, I was going to use white but perhaps a white background with tiny spots might look good?
I already have the  aqua border fabric that matches one of the charm squares in the quilt. Those blocks will need moving around a bit once I have them sewn together.
I also hope to get a bag sewn up for myself and with plans for a quilt well overdue for another family member I have plenty to keep me busy to start off the New Year. Hoping everyone is having a safe and fun time over the holidays.


Christmas Swap Sent, Christmas Swap received

Just look at all these lovely goodies I received in the C.R.A.F.T Christmas swap from Amanda......
Notepad, Owl Brooch, Sticky Note Holder, Zippered Bag, Stitch Holders, Chrissy Deco, Mini Album
and the gifts I sent to Amanda.....
Sweets, Diary, Bone China Mum, Tote Bag

I am so pleased she liked the gifts I choose for her. It's so much fun choosing them but then the anxious wait to hear if your swap partners likes what you have chosen, then the lovely thanks you receive when they arrive and you know you did okay after all.
Merry Christmas Everyone


And while I am on a roll

and catching up with my blog updating....
I wanted to pop up a couple of pics of what my niece Dahna made on a visit to me during the school holidays. Dahna is very artistic so it wasn't hard to keep her occupied in my craft room with stamps and paper, she enjoyed making a gift for her Mum's birthday and I had a great time showing her how use some of the new toys I have accumulated, it was fun having somebody to play with for a couple of days, lol. Thanks so much for your company Dahna, it was lovely having you visit.

Dahna did a great job of the dvd notepad holder and card don't you think.