Saturday, August 28, 2010

Well its officiall, The first Marker club of hopefully many is up and running. I am now taking names of people interested in the 2nd Marker club hopefully starting November. If you are interested then please contact me on to register your interest.

I have just completed a very successful and yummy afternoon for the new catalogue launch. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. I am now about to start on my 40 card swap cards for the Regional Seminar next week. With the help of my fantastic sister in law and then hopefully there will be enough time to make Jaydons first b'day invites.

Hopefully I will be back soon with lots of pics to show you of all our work :-)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Well its raining here and a nice day to be inside. Maybe not doing a real lot sounds good. But I thought I might take advantage of two, yes two, Sleeping babies! As some of you may have read we have not long ago had a diagnoses for our son of dairy, soy and egg allergy. So although I'm a chef, through the sleep deprivation and our overly busy life, I was struggling to find motivation for food to cook him other than everyday meat and veg and fruit.

However in the last couple of weeks although we are all still sleep deprived I found some of that inspiration i've been looking for. I have found some really helpful blogs also. And found some great recipes. Queen Bee's blog featured lemon slice (one of my all time favourites) and included a recipe to make condensed milk. I gave it a go last night and it was really good. Although I didn't have any biscuits on hand - i have ordered in my groceries today. I found a recipe for a caramel stursel slice. Looks yum and I'm going to see how it goes frozen too. Jay is probably a bit young for so much sugar but i'm going to let him have a treat as he always has healthy food :-)

What do you think??
Hope you all have a nice day

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wow so I've been blog hopping today just to sticky beak at whats out there and what other people blog about. There are some really interesting stories floating around out there on the blogger scene. So I found a boost my blog page and thought, what the heck I'll enter it so here it is if you would also like to check out some really cool sites. And also feel free to add mine. :-)

Good Morning everyone, I went to upload this last night but the camera decided it had had enough for one day and wanted to have a nap on the charger. So however it may be feeling nice and refreshed I am not. Zumba last night, it was fun and interesting for someone as uncoordinated as me. But now my back is a little stiff and Jay boy decided that 3 am was a good time to wake this morning. I hope enjoy yesterdays creation of a previous card I had designed I just changed a few colours and elements :-)

Card Stock: Lavender Lace, Orchard Opulence, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cococa, Lavender Lace, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Big Shot vintage embossing plate, sticky strip, dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This Card is one that I found while blog hopping. I have been admiring them for a while now but just haven't had a chance to have a go. Well I really wish I had of sooner because it literally took 5 mins to make. I was so happy. (please ignore the colours I just popped my hand in the cupboard and pulled out the first pieces I found) I now have a card I can make in a hurry that's effective for those last minute little gifts :-) I did find it on a blog but I can't find the link at the moment as its on my lap top. I will be back to credit later although I'm not sure her tutorial is the original creator either.
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle, Scallop edge punch, Sticky Strip, Buttons, Vintage embossing folder

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marker Club

This is something new that I will be running. Each club will start when there are enough members to fill each club. It will work as follows
  • Each club will consist of 5 members - to make it more affordable. Each club will start when 5 members have joined. So as you are interested then let me know and I will put you on the list.
  • The club will run for 5 months
  • it will cost $60.00 a month + postage if interstate - I will charge $6.00 for this and will wear the cost if any extra.
  • What you will get is, each month you will receive 1 set of markers, and 1 pack of assorted paper. In the end you will end up with a carry case (hostess month) 4 sets of markers, 1 set of incolour markers and all matching papers.
  • The month you are the hostess you will receive one level 1 hostess set (they are cute :-) ), and $30.00 to spend on products of your choice. This value can go up depending on any outside orders you collect.
If this is something you are interested in please let me know and I will add you to the list.

You can email me on to register your interest. I nearly have a full club to start off with I have 1 spot left and 1 just needing to be confirmed.

This is a mock of Jaydon's 1st birthday invites. The design Idea came from Iilna Crouse's blog with her rocket box. I loved the idea and thought I could turn it into and invite. I still have a little bit of work to do to it but am happy with how the overall idea turned out. At the back I have added a hinged piece so that it will sit flat in an envelope and then stand up on someones mantle piece if they wish.
I actually managed nearly 2 hours of crafting this afternoon here is the baby card I made
Card stock: Whisper White and Melon Mambo
Ink: Pretty in pink and Versa Mark
Accessories: Twine, Pegs, Dimensionals and Sticky Strip

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Well I have been a bit quite lately, However I have decided to take a new approach. I am doing some blog promoting at the moment on my facebook page and am hoping to find a few more followers. We just got home yesterday after our princess had her tonsils and her adenoids out but she is doing really well. I do hope to update this blog more often but unfortunately time just hasn't been on my side.

Anyway I must be off to do some crafting as my little prince has been having a very long day nap today and I have a baby card to make for a friend that had her 4th bundle of joy on friday a precious little girl. I am hoping to make this card using Baby Tees and Baby Bundle. Hope to have something to show you real soon.

I'm also playing around with my prince's 1st b'day invites. Yes thats right 1st b'day its gone so quick. He will be 1 on the 30th of September and time seems to be flying. I have found an idea of rocket ship - was a gift box and intend on turning into a stand up invite. I will post pictures of my experiment and a link to the creator when its done.

Have a nice sunny day xxx