Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christmas is coming....

Well I am not going to even try and think about how many days there are until Christmas but I know it has come too soon.
I have posted a link (on the right of the page) to the next Maribyrnong Makers Market in Seddon on November 14th. As you can see, it is the Christmas market. And yes, that scares me. It is only 2 weeks away and I have yet to get started on making my Christmas cards.
It certainly will be a busy two weeks for me trying to get enough cards ready for the market. I always have great ideas for all the things I will make for the markets and then time is not on my side and I end up with a mad rush in the days leading up to it.
So enough typing for me, time to get started on these cards!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nurses thank you card....

I thought I would share with you a card I made for the nurses that have been looking after my brother. He finally came home hospital and we wanted to say a big thank you to those that have been caring for him for the last 16 months.
Of course we didn't want them to forget him so I made this card and used a similar layout to the frames I have been doing but incorporated photos of him during his time in hospital into it.
It was a A4 size card with lots of squares that combined both papers and photos. I must say that it was loved by the nurses and now takes centre spot on their noticeboard. It was a emotional time both making the card and giving it to the nurses and we are all happy to have him home.

Frames, Frames, Frames!

Many of you have seen the frames I have been creating over the last year. I thought I would share some of them with you here on my blog
(if you click on the picture you should be able to see it larger).
The 'Cody', 'Luka' and 'Jonathon' frames were all done using the same papers but were slightly altered in order to suit the frames.
The 'Mia' frame is one that Kelly and I have been doing workshops on. It is very popular and is a great one for a girls room.
The 'Atsuya' frame is one I completed last week and is for a friend of mine who has just had a baby. Well I shouldn't say 'just'- Atsuya is now more than 2 months old and I am a little slow in getting his present finished. I have tried to make it not too 'baby like' and used some old Japanese papers in some of the squares.

Hope you like looking at the frames.
I am able to do custom orders for anyone that would like one.
Please just email me.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Market Weekend.

Well it was another busy weekend. Not only did I manage to work that 'real job' we all must have to keep the bank manager happy (!!) but I had a stall at the Yarraville Market as well as helped out at the Mossfiel Childrens Centre Fete. The photo here is of my stall at Yarraville. Thanks to those that took a break from the beautiful sunny Saturday here in Melbourne and came inside to the Yarraville market. I will be back there in December with loads of Christmas cards. If you want to order any before then, please email me and I will be happy to organise some samples for you.

I need to take better photos!!

I wanted to post some of the latest creations that I have made for recent markets. I quickly tried to photograph them before I sold them but as you can see from the photos, they didn't turn out too well. Some of these sold so I cant take the photos again! I need to take the shot before I put the plastic on I think!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Portarlington Workshop

Tomorrow I am heading to Portarlington again to do another workshop at the Neighbourhood house with the card club. There is a great group of ladies that meet there every week and I love heading down there and teaching them some new techniques. One of the cards we are going to make tomorrow comes courtesy of Karen. She demonstrated this at the recent Picture to Page expo and I fell in love with it. Thanks Karen!!

As you can see, its all made of punches. No stamping is required and its a great way to use all the punches and all that scrap paper that is lying around.


So here is the photo of the card I demonstrated at Picture to Page that I promised you. I have been leading a hectic life and hope to be more up to date with my blogs!
I do need to work on my photo taking. A little blurry I am sorry.

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