Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from Jassie and me

And yes that hat is really sitting on her head ;-)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy 90th Marj

My Aunt turns 90 next year, but as I was visiting NZ I decided to give her the present a little early...

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Had a wonderful day in Sydney yesterday thanks to my friend Nanine!  It was VERY warm though and I was glad to get back to a very wet (YAHHHHH) and cool Melbourne.
The Opera House and Bridge never fail to take my breath away and Darling Harbour is amazing too.

The Dugongs were facinating, and I am so glad I made the effort to see them.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Lizzie Logan

I am hosting a swap featuring Jenny Crossley's page frames. They were due at the beginning of the month (ops) and I finished mine today - only the backs to go...  they feature a photo of my late Grandmother

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vote for Jen!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Junk Beautiful Junk

I took a drive down to Mornington this afternoon. No trip is complere without a visit to the antique store. They have cleaned it up a bit... the corner of old books - is no more....  :-(

Here's my finds...  The bigger book is circa 1839 and that has to be the tinest dictionary in existance.  The camera was $15.00

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jenny Crossley Class

Jen taught a class in Melbourne yesterday. Claudia opened her beautiful home to a lovely friendly group of ladies. We all had a ball.

I finished my book before I went to bed. although I know I will keep adding bits to it...

Blogger doesn't want to upload any more piccies . But I have loaded them to my facebook. If you are a facebook  friend you will be able to view them there....

The next and eggs are in a shadow box....

Sunday, October 11, 2009


There is a competition at Blade Rubber stamps..... please go and vote.....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Arty_Oz Collab book covers - step 2.....

There are 16 collaborators this year... 

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I'm up for a competition

Teresa is promoting this limetart  challenge on her blog, so I thought I would give it a go...

    2 patterned papers                < Check>
    a flower embellishment          < Check>

    chipboard                              < Check>

I need more practice at "the rose". Wendy's are divine here .. yes I need a lot more practice...

And yes I am loving the fiskars border punches. Just wish they punched chipboard ;-)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wednesday Wishes

You might notice a new button on the right.

This is a new site with great Kits and craft supplies. Go and visit the talented Audrey and Max at Wednesdays wishes!

When is enough enough?

I went looking for paperclay. The last lot I bought from Lesley at Little Bits. She didn't have any, but had some airdry clay that a rep had given her, so she gave it to me to try. (Thanks!!).  It was nice to work with, and came out of the molds easier, but dried rather more brittle than paperclay.  I eventually found what I was after at Melbourne artist supplies......
As the last pack had gone off unopenedd, I thought I would make both packs up in their entireity. The paperclay is white, and the airdry clay is the grey...


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Friend....

Someone's birthday is coming up very soon....

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Happy Birthday Robyn

Another Late birthday "card"

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Gail!

My good friend Gail had a birthday last week, and I also got her page made for a book round robin we are in.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

3D boxes

Well I am addicted to these little suckers from JVO.
These ones are a (very late) birthday present for one of my work colleagues....

Thanks to Gail for the wire nest ;-) and the dress form was inspired by the very talented Audrey.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Collections 3D boxes

Such a cool product ;-)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Page - Arty_OZ Collab Book 2009

Each year Arty_oz creates a Collaborative book. The book really is a fine showcase of the talent within the group.

Last year there were 32 pages, which was a big ask and also a big job to collate and make covers for. This year there are 16, which makes the whole task a lot less arduous!
This is my page for this year. Featuring four "WASP"s, an image I found on the internet. I had seen it on a flickr site, but the artist was not willing to give her source. But after a lot of searching on the net I found it! Not that hard when yoi know where to look ;-)

Chook the Lyrebird from Adelaide zoo

This is hilarious and amazing! The zoo is having some construction work done, and this professional animator has been busy adding new sounds to his repertoire. My favourites are the truck starting and the two way radio! Just amazing....

Friday, August 14, 2009

Creating again

I was home today so I was able to partcipate in Art Creations Friday - and what a gorgeous image!

I used a frame from the talented Jenny Crossley's range and paper and the frame around the thank you are from Collections.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Warning... desperate Housewives spoiler...

SO who does Mike Marry?? I was hoping susan, but after a bit of a snoop I fear it's Catherine :-(

Check the bodice and veil in the photo with Mike, then checkout the dresses the gals are wearing...
Unless of course the producers are playing jokes ;-)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Keith Lobue - Legend!

Wow what a fantastic class. I wish I had done yesterday's class too :-(

What a FANTASTIC teacher Keith is. And so giving of information. I put him up there with DJ Pettit! I for one am already lining up for a 3day class next year...

You know the teacher has done a good job when student's leave HAPPY with what they have achieved. I am so over paying a lot of money for classes and coming away with not much to show for it! And it's not always my fault ;-) Sometimes you don't have a hope in hell of completeing the project in the given time.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My first award!

Thanks Audrey. It was a little while ago...

I have just been so busy with work. I am slowly getting back to normal life - leaving work at 5 - I feel like I am skipping out early ;-)

Sad isn't it.

I have a class with Keith Lobue this weekend, so I have been madly getting all my bit's and pieces together. Nothing like leaving it to the last week. But honestly up to now I haven't had the energy...