Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When is a Tea Towel not a Tea Towel?

When it is a flower of course! My dear friend Christine brought me some rather pretty tea towels for my birthday, far to good to be used for drying up so I put them to more artistic use. Using Sizzix dies I created several large and some smaller flowers. They look beautiful, don't they?Watch out for them gracing a card or scrapbook page soon. I have plans for the rest of the tea towel material but will reveal that at a later date.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Leanne's birthday

Another belated birthday blog entry for my dear friend Leanne, her birthday was the 16th March. here is the card and gift bag I made for her.

The "Birthday Girl" was cut on my Cricut. I have used Stampin Up Pear Pizazz and Concorde Crush for my colours. The green polka dot paper, butterflies and white tag dies are Stampin Up, Daisy Die - Sizzix. All stamps - Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


As part of my work with the bushfires, I have been helping collect photos from the local residents for a mural to showcase Toolangi and Castella during the fires and the regrowth and regeneration that have occurred since, as well as preparing for the exhibition. On 13th March the mural was unveiled to the community and a exhibition of the photos used to create the finished artwork were displayed. The artist, Janet Hayes has cleverly incorporated many images within the lyrebirds plumage and also blended several together to provide the backdrop. This photo really doesn't do it justice, there are so many things to see that each time you look at it you notice something new. The mural is approx 2.5 metres X 2 metres

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's my birthday

This is a slightly belated blog entry as my birthday was actually 9th March, but never mind. These are the cards my dear crafty friends sent me. Kevin even got in on the act, now before you sit there opened mouthed in amazement at his talent, he didn't actually make it with his own fair hands. He did however ask my friend Christine for one to suit me as he said he knew I would prefer hand made to a mass produced one from a shop. Bless him.
All my cards from England have been very late to arrive, what ever is happening with the post over there. My Mum's took two and a half weeks to get to me and one my sister in law posted a month ago has yet to grace my mailbox!
For my presents, I bought some Stampin Up goodies I had been coveting for a while and have also made an embarrassingly large Paper Trey ink order which I will share with you when it arrives.