Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hurricane Tegan

Mike decided to try and fix the kitchen tap today, turning off the water at the mains to do so. Tegan went to wash her hands, turned on the tap but there was no water. So she left the tap on. She also thought it was a good idea to put the plug in the sink. And then Mike turned the water back on (couldn't fix the tap as it happens, anyone know a good plumber?!). I never thought I would say this, but you can NEVER have enough towels...

June card making afternoon

Stamp Club

Thanks for coming Marie, Ros, Stacey, Rachael and Justine, I always look forward to the last Saturday of the month for Stamp Club. The cost is normally $5, and a Make and Take is included along with some form of chocolate!Tonight we made cards and little gift boxes for Mothers' Day. The stamp set was "best wishes and more", on Pink Pirouette card with Candy Lane DS paper, Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon, and using Riding Hood Redand Pink Pirouette ink.
The box was made using the Flower Favour pattern from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator web site. I would post a picture of it here, but I am having trouble with my camera card so maybe later...
I had great fun with my Build-a-Roo stamp set in the free creative session afterwards, I only got this from back order a few days ago, but it's fast becoming one of my favourites. Here are two cards I have made recently:

Next Stamp Club is on the 30th May. I have five bookings already, please let me know if you would like to join us.

Next time we are also having a card swap, if you are coming please make about 8 cards the same and then we will swap with other guests so you will get to take home 8 different cards

Cricket second test

Yesterday was the second test between the aussies and the poms at Pt Talburpin park. It was a beautiful day and the ten or so families turned up in their yellow or white colours ready for the big game. The aussies went in to bat first, and what with Geoff hitting the balls for six over the old church and some uninspired fielding they led early on. After lunch of sandwiches and sausages the poms returned to the pitch with their star batswoman (me!) padded up and ready to go. I was on my way to my first century (one run) when I was run out and had to leave the crease. After that performance the team put in a brave fight but unfortunately lost the game. great fun was had by all, and I look forward to another day of cricket soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rocket to the moon

There have been a few comments from my customers that the new catalogue does not have many stamp sets for boys or men. I tend to agree, but I have also been looking at what there is available and based on the catalogue came up with this card version. I have not been using my Classic Stars wheel for a while, but now I have the perfect match with the rocket from Pun Fun. The wheel was rolled with Riding Hood Red first and then silver over the top. The brad for the porthole of the rocket is a star from the silver Hodgepodge kit, but could also be from the new Star Designer Brads set
I have also been using the wheel with the new Starring You set, which is designed to go with the Simply Sent Card Elements but can be used just as well on its own. I think that we will all begin to see other possibilities for male cards in what we have even though it wasn't quite what we wanted!

Lazy Sunday

Today was the day of Jackie and Angela's triathlon, their first ever, so we decided to head over to the event and cheer them on. Poor Angela got a mistimed bout of gastro and couldn't make it, but Jackie inspired us all by giving it everything she had, I'm proud of you Jackie! Well done too to Duncan, an old hand at racing but coming back from a break of nearly five years. He dusted his bike off yesterday (and I mean yesterday!) and powered past as if he had never stopped riding. I then had a workshop at lunchtime, so we left the other members of the cheer squad and headed home. Here's what we made using the Fifth Avenue Floral, Garden Whimsy and On Your Birthday sets. I used the scallop square punch to create a frame and then used the square for the embellishment and sentiment at the bottom. Sorry the scan is a bit faint, but the rose in the middle is stamped in Baja Breeze, and the other elements are in Old Olive and Close to Cocoa.

Thanks to Gillian for letting me demonstrate the lovely Stampin' Up! products today, I hope you had a great time.

Welcome one and all

Well hello everyone, it's so nice to be here. I really should have got here sooner but now I have a nice shiny new iMac and it has more than the 15GB hard drive that my old laptop had, I can finally do something.
Hopefully I can be here regularly, and update you with news of classes, special events and so on. Have a great week