Monday, December 28, 2009

You are amazing

This layout of Holly is about her dream of becoming a photographer. She does have a talent for it and has taken some great shots from unusual aspects and angles.
Close up of the title - Daisy D rub on

Back of the tag, which is hidden behind the quotes.

All the paper and clock brad is by Kaisercraft, Butterfly stamp- Stampin Up, Rose stickers-Kay and Co, Quotes - Hot of the press

Tag - Basic Grey, Dream rub on - Junkitz

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Celebrating friendship

Here is the layout of the Christmas celebration I had with my stamping buddies. A clean and simple layout so that you focus on the photos and it also meant I was able to use four large photos rather than smaller ones.

The friends sticker is an old Bo Bunny one and I am not sure what brand the paper is, letters cut out using the Cricut.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Oh Wattle Night

This is me with my stamping buddies, (left to right) me, Christine, Claire, Leanne and Judy. We had a great time at the Wattleseed restaurant in Healesville, the food was fab, the company was great, wonderful friends with a love of crafting in common and the table was festooned with gifts in packaging we had made for each other. What better way to spend an evening.
This will be my last post until after Christmas, so I will take this opportunity to wish you and yours the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
Santa is probably readying his sleigh as I type, I hope you have all been good!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lucky old me

Here are all the goodies that I received from my stamping buddies plus their beautiful cards.
Don't you just love this calendar that Judy made for us all?This fab card is from my friend Jackie in the UK (also a Paper Trey Ink addict) and a lovely necklace, which I have already worn, even though I should have waited until Christmas to open it.
Thank you all for the fun, the laughs and the friendship, I really do appreciate it.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's that time of year

My stamping group were meeting for our Christmas dinner last night and these were the little gifts I made. The larger packages (which are bulging) contain delicious homemade shortbread buscuits, made by my talented daughter Lauren. The smaller triangle boxes contain Lindt chocolates. Mmmm.
A closer look. All the stamped patterns were created using Paper Prey ink stamps.

These boxes containing their cards were created with my M & F Board (similar to a scor pal). The large leave stamp is Paper trey Ink, the small tag on the front is from - Stampin Up and the continuous pattern on the box wrapper was made using Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps.

The card was made using a Holly Berry House medallion stamp

A side view of the card.
I came home laden with pressies, mostly food. I will show you those in the next blog entry. The table was covered with hand stamped goodies we had made each other. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera to the dinner, Claire however was more organised , so when I get a copy of her photos I will post those too.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas treats

Lauren has been trying to make some money to buy Christmas presents by making fudge and selling it at her church. She has had to give up the waitressing because of the tendon problem. I have been helping her with the presentation by making these little decorative holders for the fudge, together we have made 40 of them, she already has orders for 28, a few are presents for friends, so she is hoping to sell the rest. Lauren has decided she doesn't follow in her mothers footsteps and paper crafting is definitely not her thing.

3rd place, well done Lauren

Lauren did her first open water swim at Mornington last weekend, it was 1.2km and she came third!! I am so pleased for her, the triathlon training has had to take a back step with her Achilles tendon problems, she has been hobbling round since August and has seen doctors, physios, sports therapists,a sports podiatrist, you name it and she has seen them. At last we have a diagnosis, acute inflammation of the tendon sheaths and as treatment has not helped, she is going to need an operation. So swimming, without using her legs has been the only training she has been able to do, not one to be put off competing, she decided to do this, just for the fun of it, not expecting to come anywhere, so no one was more delighted with the result than Lauren.

About time!!!

I know that is what you are saying. Where has she been? Does she have better things to do than update her blog? Sadly yes, I do, not better things, just things that need to be done and when I have done them I don't feel like blogging, just want to veg out in front of the TV.

Suffice to say, I have returned to blogger land, with a few posts.

Don't you just love this rainbow picture? It almost looks like a painting, Holly took it last night during a break in the rain.