Friday, October 29, 2010

Hubby's Birthday on Halloween.

Hi Everyone,

Well  here we are.  A potential long weekend here in Melbourne.  The running of the Melbourne Cup (Horse race) is on Tuesday and it is a public holiday. The lucky ones take off Monday and  Friday afternoon and go away for the weekend.  It is quite warm today.  There is however, lots of rain forecast for tomorrow.  I have made a card for hubby. His birthday is on the 31st. Yes Halloween.  Although we did not grow up celebrating Halloween, I have added in some Halloween colours. I find it really hard to do male cards.   Hubby would like to think that the long weekend is because it is his birthday.  The photo on the card is of course of Hubby when he was young and cute.

I thought I would enter this card in the Cards for Men challenge blog. Their theme is Anything goes this time, as long as the card is for a boy or man.

The card was made with the following

Ribbon:   Stampin Up  Chocolate Chip wide ribbon. (Don't think it is available anymore)
Buttons:   Green ones are from Stampin Up.  The orange ones are from my stash
Paper:     Kraft cardstock, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Stampin Up Dsp and Creative Memories paper.

Have a great long weekend to those lucky enough to have the days off. Have a great weekend to everyone else.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Project Tuesday

Good Afternoon,

I have made a corner bookmark for the Project Tuesday challenge blog. I am just going to make it in , before the challenge closes. I created the tag using the following products.

Lace:                     Kaisercraft
Flowers:                 From my stash
Button:                   Vintage button from a charity store. Pearl button  Paper Chic
Paper:                    Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Collection. Love is Blue.

Enjoy your afternoon

Bizzy Becs Blog Candy.

Take a look at Bizzy Becs Welcome Candy.   The chance to win the candy will be available until the 10th of November.

Have a great day

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just Add Ink Just Add Blue

Good Afternoon,

I have decided to make this card for the Just Add Ink Challenge #39   The theme is Just add blue.   They are highligting the fact that it is Depression and Anxiety Month here in Australia.  They also have the added optional challenge of sending the card you made onto a friend.  A random act of kindness.

Find out more about depression and anxiety  at  the  Beyond Blue Website.

Card prepared with the following products:

Ribbon.      From local craft store
Flowers:     Prima (Big blue flower)  My stash (small blue flowers)
Stamp:       Stampin Up!
Paper:        Kaiser Craft Empire collection, Kraft Cardstock Stampin Up!

Considering the theme of the current challenge, I am passing on my Random Act of Kindness and wishing you all a happy afternoon and night.

I also wish to say thank you to everyone for leaving some very kind comments. I really do appreciate all comments and look forward to reading them


Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday #72

Well here we are, another Wednesday already.  We have a lovely sunny day here today.  Time for WOYWW post.  Pop over and see Julia's blog and all the other blogs  that join WOYWW.  It makes for very interesting reading (and also peaking into the craft rooms of others)   I took a photo of the "Creative Craft Room" frame today to show you my daugther's enthusiasm for "OUR" shared craft room.  When my daughter found out that we were going to have a shared craft room , she immediately prepared a sign for the room. 

Have a great Wednesday


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nan's Birthday Present. 96 Yesterday.


It's great to have completed another project.  I have finished a canvas for Nan for her birthday.  Nan turned 96 yesterday.  We will pop down to see her and other family members on the weekend.  The photo on the canvas is of Nan's mum and dad.  I imagine if they were alive now , they would be approximately 116 years old. 

I have decided to enter this into the One Stop Craft challenge blog   (Alter It)

I have used the following products.

Ribbon                           From my stash
Flowers:                         Individual flowers (Prima)  Flowers on a vine  (Prima)
Background Heart:         Websters Pages  Vellum & diecut kit.
Paper:                            Graphic 45  Le Romatique Collection  Loves Labyrinth. (Apricot Rose Paper)
                                      Graphic 45  Baby 2 Brice Collection   Love is blue         (Green small flower)
                                      Graphic 45  Baby 2 Bride Collection   From this momwnt (Pale Apricot rose)
                                      Graphic 45   Green striped paper (not sure of collection)
                                      Kaiser Craft  Empire Collection                                        (blue paper)

I also used a clip on earring, purchased from a second hand store.

The sentiment is from Creative Memories and it reads:

"In every conceivable manner, the family  is link to our past, bridge to our future."

Have a great afternoon.  It is looking a bit stormy this afternoon.
The dog from down the road , has just escaped from her backyard, and is presently paying me a visit.