Thursday, November 30, 2006

Do they know it's Christmas

Remember this song?? Some familiar faces and some that have disappeared from the "pop" scene.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Wednesday Stamper - Black & White

When I saw this week's Wednesday Stamper, I was excited. This is a colour combo I love to play with. See previous Wed Stamper Post.

Seeing as I'm a little time poor at the moment, I took the opportunity to make this birthday card for a very dear friend who turns 35 in a few days and use this colour combo. Hopefully she'll like it.

Big hugs

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Phew we made it!

Well today is the day that my 2 have their birthday. Yep 7 and 4. Yay for them. they are currently playing with their new goodies!
What a busy weekend, but we made it through without a hitch. Woke up at 6am on Sat morning (day of Emma's bday party) remembering that Emma had invited a little girl who is highly allergic to peanuts and I hadn't given a second thought to what was in the food until 6am that morning! After a talk with the mum, we sorted it out and so no children were injured during the making of jewellery! Yep Emma had a beading party with a few of her girly friends and they had a ball. They each made a bracelet, ring and necklace and could choose their own beads (within reason).
There are such great ideas for birthday parties these days or should I say, more ways to spend your money!! LOL
Luc spent the day with his best bud and respective dad's at a place called Tropical Twist. Basically for those that haven't heard of this before, it's like a great big fun park.
Anyway, better move, as taking 24 cup cakes to school to celebrate. Mentioned to DH last night (he helped me make them at 10pm at night - had visitors all day), you do realise next year it'll be 48 or more (Luc will start kindy!!).

Friday, November 24, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

And another

Another ATC for Wednesday Stampers - Numbers Challenge.

Wednesday Stamper - Numbers

Here is my entry for the Wednesday Stampers newest Challenge. Check out the other entries here -
Mainly Collections images/stamps/papers used.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wham - A blast from the past!

Hmmmmm, believe it or not, I had one of those shirts and I also seem to remember having a similar hair cut to Georgey boy.
Such a catchy tune really.
Hope you all enjoy this blast from the past as much as I do!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Some Goodies arrived in the mail today

What a wonderful mail day! First of all I received this great tag booklet from a bunch of gals that went to a camp in Busselton (Western Australia) which has been run by Sally Garrett for a few years now and each year up until this one, I've been able to go. So I thank the girls that took the time to make me an extra tag, and remembered me on such a fun weekend. I was feeling very sorry for myself on the weekend that they went, and had to do some on-line retail therapy to console myself.

Dont you just love these stamps on the cover! Wow Sall great cover and am dying to know who makes these stamps.

The next pic is of a slide mount swap I was in. Sally G was hosting this and turned the slides into a little booklet, which this photo just does not do it justice.

Sally is a very talented lady and at the moment has a lot of personal stuff going on in her family, so she has had to step back from art for now. But she has taken the time to do both of these things for me anddddddddddd to make me a super Chrissy Card... (see below). I love the way Sall uses her stamps to make "different" Chrissy Cards. Biggest hugs to you Sall.

My babies are growing up!

Well this time next week, we'll be celebrating not one, but 2 birthday's. Yes my 2 were born on the same day. 27/11 - *sigh* 7 and 4 yrs old. My girl is almost as tall as me and well my boy was complaining tonight again of growing pains, so although he's had a slow start, he might rapidly catch up to her. I have spent the night making their birthday cards. Involved colouring in cute images with H2o's. Gotta love those sparkly pots of paint. One of the best and most versatile things I've bought in a long time.

This picture was taken 2.5 yrs ago and I just love it. Both have such baby faces compared to now. *sigh* again.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

It's a blog thing

Your Power Color Is Blue
Relationships and feelngs are the most important things to you.
You are empathetic and accepting - and good at avoiding conflict.
If someone close to you is in pain, it makes you hurt as well.
You try to heal the ones you love with your kind and open heart.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

It's how many weeks?

Xmas is how many weeks away?? Where did this year go to? I'm pretty sure I say that every year, but wow this year just has ZOOMED by.

I have made some quick Chrissy cards (see left for an example - gotta love those Bazil Basics) for my family and non stamping friends. I know slack me, but I am hoping to make some more "arty-er" type cards for my stamping buddies.

I also say that I'm going to commence making my Chrissy Cards earlier in the year, to stop that last minute panic setting in. But well ahem, it's not happend yet. The best I could do this year was late Oct. Better than last years effort where I made none and my family got store bought cards....

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Wednesday Stamper - Tags

I wanted to share this card made in a class with a dear friend of mine Sally Garrett. Sorry she doesn't have a blog, so can't post a link. When I looked at the new theme for Wed Stamper, I instantly thought of this card. Sally was the lady who gave me the idea to stamp on tags like this and she is an absolute inspiration! So I hope anyone from the Wed Stamper blog who reads this, will be inspired as I was. Colouring of tags done with Distress Inks (is there any other kind of ink!!LOL).



Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Skinny Book Page

So I've been working on a skinny page for a swap I'm in. Here are the 2 examples of the pages. I'm not sure if I like the one on the left better or the right, so any feedback would be helpful. The only difference between these 2, is that one has more constellations (??) than the other. Like I say, any feedback welcome.

I'm not sure what's going on with my art lately, but the the two times I've been working on a canvas, I have ended up with a red page and a theme of reach for the stars! Not intentionally done, this is just how this page flowed from me. Maybe I need to do it a couple of times more, to make sure that that theme is done with me and then I can move on to the next.

Hope you are all managing to have a great one.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday Stamper - Hand

Ok now this theme was a challenge!! And I love it when I'm challenged. Whether it's with a colour or a theme. I love going out of my normal comfort zone.

So on to the ATC - not having any hand stamps, I decided to go with a Zetti like ATC, using one of Teesha Moore's collage pics, which I've played around with and altered slightly (colouring in mainly) and have used a zetti stamp in the background and Cherry Pie (squares). The word Imagine is from a Collections sheet of words. Think that's about all.

Please check out the rest of the Wednesday Stamper work here - if you want to see some absolutely fantastic work.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Dry Spell

I'm suffering from a dry spell at the moment. We currently have our home on the market to sell, so all of my tools/papers/stamps are packed away. The thought of dragging them out for an hour or so (I can only work at night, as have small children) put's me off. That's the laziness side coming out in me!!

I have 2 swaps I need to finish off and am hoping for some inspiration from Wednesday Stamper One of my fav blogs to visit for inspiration.

So in the meantime, I've posted an ATC I made a while back.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Gift from Belinda Schneider

Wow what a wonderful mail day! Today I received this fantastic canvas from Belinda Schneider! See Belinda's link here - to see more of her amazing work. This gal is Talented, with a capital T. I have been a long time admirer of Bel's work, so feel completely blessed to receive an original piece of her artwork.

But wait there's more...... I also received a fantastic ATC from her. See below canvas.

Love your layering Belinda!!

Big hugs Natxx

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wed Stamper - Man

I love love love this stamp. Hmmmmmmmmm wonder what he'd look like on the soot stamping. Might give that one a whirl also. Stay tuned!