17.5.14

Enjoying having the Granddaughters stay over this weekend

Today started out a bit gloomy we even had a short shower of rain, but by 10.30am it was blue sky and perfect temp so we took the girls to the skate park and then onto the new Exercise Equipment Park. Shay was racing against the clock while Pop timed her, and Monique' managed to get around the circuit a couple of times as well, great fun and lots of exercise for them and after their walk with Pop on the beach this afternoon they sure will sleep well tonight, wish I had their energy.




hugs, Diana
 

10.5.14

Two new cards this week

A sympathy card for a mate of hubby's whose wife passed recently
and this fun quick card made yesterday when my friend Deb from across the road joined me for our regular Friday afternoon catch up of stamping and coffee. We usually manage to get something done amongst all our chatting and each week we try learn something new with our card making.
 hugs, Diana

25.4.14

Sharing Pics of

the 6 cards that I made to fill the card box when doing the tutorial below. Today I received a Thank You call from my sweet SIL who I gifted them to. So pleased she liked them. Kaye has always remembered our families important occasions with a beautiful card so I couldn't think of anybody more deserving of these handmade cards.
Hugs,
Diana

23.2.14

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.
hugs,
 Diana

27.1.14

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. 
hugs,
Diana 

12.1.14

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.
Hugs,
Diana
 


24.12.13

Merry Christmas to all my Family n Friends

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

24.11.13

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.


 hugs,
Diana

12.10.13

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 :-).
hugs 
Diana

16.3.13

Yes I think this big smile

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

23.2.13

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.
hugs
Diana

18.2.13

Found

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....
hugs 
Diana