Friday, July 31, 2009
Here is some more Twiddleybitz I have been working on....I really enjoyed making this, and I believe this, plus lots of other things will be displayed at the Twiddleybitz booth at the Craft Fair, that ison this weekend in Perth. Nic gave me heaps of TWDLYBTZ stuff and I have been creating like a madwoman....And loving every minute....Have got soooo many ideas, floating around in my head, at the moment. I cant write them down quick enough !!!! Twiddleybitz really have some amazing stuff, and I think that's why my ideas are so forthcoming....Anyway, I'm covered in ink and glue, so I'm off to continue my projects.....
Monday, July 27, 2009
This is a page I did for Di, at S2D4. It was very hard, as I felt that with the design of the paper, the embelishments should be kept to a minimum. Needless to say....THAT was the hard part. Anyway I used some Prima pearls and a flower vine. The flowers in the corner, were made from ripping circles from cardstock, and adding some paint to the edges....glue one on top of the other, leaving the edges to show.
Add a button for the flower centres, and done.....
However, while applying the pearls I misjudged where the journalling was so some of it is covered by the pearl swirl. But you can just make out the words....
Bye for now...
Very busy creating...
But nothing, I can show you yet !!!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I have received a beautiful award from the very talented Ruth aka Altered Geisha.
She has a wonderful style, so you must visit her blog. Here.
I only met Ruth online a few months ago, but we have become great friends.....So thankyou Ruth...not sure if I deserve it...but Thankyou...I love it !!! I apologise for taking so long to display my award...but have been flat-out...Lots of new creating, but nothing I can show just yet !!
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I would like to pass on this award on to Sandra Pink, who I just love to bits....
And Also Nicole, aka nicnac who makes THE BEST paper flowers ever....
And Cindy Couacaud, who I have been stalking (only on the internet) since I found her work on a gallery many, many months ago and who now has her own blog.....
These ladies certainly have style !!!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Firstly, I'd just like to say thankyou, to all the visitors to my blog, that left me messages of encouragement and kindness. It has been a hard year, since my mother passed away, but with wonderful friends (like you guys) and family, I will learn to take things, one day at a time.
But, I couldn't let the 1 year anniversary of her death pass, without telling you all, how much she was loved, and how deeply she is missed.....
Ok....enough sadness....onto more creating. This is another project I have just finished, for Twiddleybitz. Just cant get enough of little birdcages. I guess it's about 6 inches tall. Firstly, i gave it a rusty texture and look with embossing powder. Then decorated with lace, flowers and a few embellishments. I just love Twiddleybitz and cant get enough of their products...Am currently working of a couple of things, that haven't quite come together yet....so maybe I'll tell you about them another day !!!
Kids are back at school today. Bless them...love them to pieces, but my routine is
absolutely out the window...Not to worry....have got to go do some housework....then hopefully I can disappear into my little corner to do some more creating !!!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
On Tuesday 15th July 2008, my wonderful, beautiful mother died. She fought sooo hard, for soooo long. But she just had nothing left......with which to fight. She was only given months to live, when first diagnosed, but soldiered on, through over 7 years of painful and delibitating treatments. She never complained.....she was my best friend. We shared a special bond. I miss our daily phonecalls and the sound of her laughter. She loved us completely, and her grandchildren even more.....
I look back with admiration and respect on the wonderful woman, and mother she was. She always encouraged me, never doubted me and made me believe in myself. She instilled in me the importance of family, hard work and honesty. She shaped me from a shy, awkward girl into a confident, independent adult. When I think of all she has done for our family, all that she sacrificed and all the love she so generously poured from her heart, I feel humbled. This love she gave will live forever within me......
I have a thousand memories that I will cherish forever. And I'm thankful each day for my life's greatest gift: Having her as MY mother.
She will forever be an angel by my side....
Friday, July 17, 2009
Ok, so here are some more sneak peeks of my latest DT project. I love the Twiddleybitz shadow boxes, and they come in different sizes...so very versatile.....Just used some old papers, some corrogated cardboard, lace and a Twiddleybitz picket fence. I added some flowers to the fence and some journalling. There is also more Twiddleybitz on the frame of the shadowbox. I Glimmermisted them and FINISHED....
Thanks for looking !!!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Have been working on some tiny little things recently....I love the small details in my scrapbooking, so working on small projects like these are just my "cuppa tea". The blue and white birdcage is only 2 inches tall, and the pink and white shadowbox is only 4 inches....these were some of my design team pieces for Twiddleybitz. Still have some more to do....Cant wait to get started tomorrow. Mmmmm....guess I'll be dreaming of paint, paper, glitter and glue.
So...until next time....
Friday, July 10, 2009
Dont you just love Graphic 45 paper ??? I sat there for ages knowing I WAS going to have to CUT it !!!! You must get at least 2 pieces of each paper as BOTH sides are beautiful....I did some Guest design team work for Twiddleybitz.....just cant have too much TWBTZ...Love it...check out their blog here. These are pages I did a week or two ago...both are photos of my family. The Black/burgundy one is my mum and her brother, when they were small children.
And the other is my Grandfather, Great Auntie May and her sister Netty...They look like street orphans, don't they ???
I love these photos and have wanted to scrap them for ages....
Have more to show soon....
Have a great weekend