Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I have been involved in a friendship swap, you had to send a person that was matched up to you some gifts that corresponded to the letters of Friends. I love the song from sound of music, the one that sings about brown paper parcels tied up with string, So I wrapped all my gifts in brown paper and tied them with string and added either some Flowers of a doiley on the parcel and then added a tag.
For the letter F, I sent:(fat 1/4)
Fat quaters in the shades of pink and some cotton and thread to match.

For the letter R, I sent: (Relax)
A green cup and saucer, because Cheryll said she liked this colour and 3 varities of tea for her to drink.

For the letter I, I sent: (Indulge)
Chocolate as Cheryl said that she loves her chockies

For the letter E, I sent: (Embrodiery)
As Cheryll, mentioned she loves to embroid so I sent her a case with some cottons and also an embroidery kit.

For the letter N, I sent: (Notes & Nasal)
I bought Cheryll a breast cancer pen, as it's Breast cancer month and a note pad in her fav colour green. I also bought some lovely hankies, one has teapots on it and the other one has a C embroded on it.

For the letter D, I sent: (Draw liners)
These drawliners, smelt beautiful

For the letter S, I sent: Something for you
A love rose scented hand cream & body lotion

I recieved a lovely email from Cheryll saying that she loved all my gifts..
I was also blown away by the amazing gifts that Cheryll sent me

festive decorations (tree ornament,door hanger & gift bags)..
R = red fabric, red thread,red cotton & red buttons....Now I need to get creative
I = inspirational patterns & indulge in some chocolates...I will be making this bag
E = embroidered hand towel and face washer...these are gorgeous
N = necklace, notepad and nail shapers (These were all in my fav colour, cheryll likes the same colour too) ...
D = drop your shoes into these bags...These bags were beautiful
S = scrapbooking stuff (Maree's other hobby ) ...Gotta love scrappy stuff

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Last day of Holidays

Today is the last day of holidays for me, I suppose it is only for a little while as it will soon be Christmas holidays. I love my job, working with kids and the added bonus of school holidays. I so need to still do a bit more scrapping, so after I get home from gym this afternoon I will be a scrapping.. Have a great day everyone!!!!


For week 4 we were off to visit India...the criterias that had to be used on this LO are the following:
Bright colours-orange(flowers,buttons,owl,kaiser bling, glimmermist)
blue( ribbon, lace, pp)
Doodling- border on pp & on the butterfly
White CS
ONE PP- Authentic pp used both sides
Tickets- tim holtz(giggle), tim holtz small ticket under button
Bling-kaiser bling & pearls, pearl and glass bead
Group Photo- Learning support team of 2010, we refer ourselves as the S Kickers...
STAMP-I have used my stamp on my butterfly..
Here is the completed LO using all the elements..
Wonder where we are off to next week

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Week 3 Istanbul

Last week at Artistic Document we flew to Istanbul "Turkey" and prior to the challenge we had to pick a chipboard shape, I chose a circle.And then 3 days later we were given the criteria for this challenge:
Technique: Embossing of the stamped variety
1.. In this LO you must use a chipboard shape { circle,square diamond etc } in a repeat pattern to form a type of tile effect.
2.. Flourishes
3.. at least 5 different colours in your PPS and embellies, PLUS whatever amounts of black and white you need to use.
And we also had to use our chosen stamp on the LO
Here is my LO of my niece Eve, playing in the sand on the beach in Queensland

We were given another mini challenge on the lead up to week 4.
Your Mini challenge is to doodle a tag ...and this tag must be used on a LO in the competition ....So at some stage I will have to use this tag