Saturday, September 27, 2008

card making video...quick and easy Christmas card

I found this on youtube. She shows you how to make a quick and easy Christmas card.

Lita's Card Challenge # 6

I haven't made this one for anything specific. I just wanted to join in this challenge.
I've purposely left off a sentiment or any word stickers so I can use it when I quickly need a card in future.

I've used crystalina kindyglitz (which I've now fallen in love with and have to make sure I don't use it on everything - even non card stuff lol) and the paper is all from Creative Memories' Cottage Power Palette.

Lita's Card Challenge # 1

This is version 3 of this card and since I took this photo thought of something else I could do to it but have to draw the line somewhere so I'm now sharing it with you.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Card: Thinking of You

I made this card for my Sister-in-law's Mum who is back in hospital.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Got some pages done last!

Each month I crop with a friend. We take it in turns going to each other's house. Yesterday it was at her house. We have worked out workshop schedules for this year and a few months into next year and try to use our own pages to show the different techniques and stickers/paper packs brought out by CM.

For the next few months we are working on tags using the new CM Tag Maker and different styles of borders. Borders have become a little unfashionable since CM released the power palettes so we want to show how you case use them to create borders.

Yesterday I completed 4 pages for my 2008 album using the Tag Maker. The pictures are below, the first double page layout (DPL) is finished but I I'm not sure if I'm going to use the tags for stickers or journalling in the second DPL but wanted to share it anyway. The colours are not what I would normally use. They are quite subdued, especially the accommodation one but they suit the Gold Coast.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

SS Blog Challenge # 31....if you couldn't live in current times, which past era would you like to have been born into?

If I could choose what period of time I was born I would choose Australia when it was being settled.

I'm an Australian history fanatic as well as a scrapbooking and card-making fanatic.

My favourite period of our history is from 1788-1828 which is the first 30 years of our beautiful country.

Times were very tough, mostly n0-gooders were sent here from England. Many of them had no idea how to farm, build, survive so turned to theft and prostitution which is why some of them were sent here in the first place. They weren't given much in the way of tools and equipment or seeds and animals to provide food as well.

I'd still love to live in that time though. There were new things happening everyday and it would have been great to have been a part of it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cooking magazine subscription

I love to cook. If I had a nice modern kitchen I would be cooking all the time. But I don't. (sigh)

Anyway I subscribe to one cooking magazine (Super Food Ideas) which I consider to be the worlds best cooking mag. It's not a fancy mag, just has everyday-type meals and tips. Last week Gayle told me there was an offer if we renewed. We would get a cake tin. I thought that sounded good and extended by subscription. Well it arrived today and it's huge.
And deep. Would be perfect for making thick, long cakes. Mmmm I can picture a nice mud cake being made in this tin.
My other favourite cooking mag is Recipes+.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cards made at Lita's Stampin Up workshop

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pic of something red

this is to go with my post from yesterday. Thanks to Lita for showing me where to find pics.

Monday, September 8, 2008

My favourite colour - Red

I'm posting this as part of a blog challenge on Scrapshare.

Red is my favourite colour. I love colour - all different colours - but I am fanatical about red. It all started when I was around 10 or 11 years old and I started going for the Sydney Swans Before they moved to Sydney they were the South Melbourne Swans.

When I buy anything, if there is a choice I'll go for red. If I'm in a shop I won't notice other colours in a range, just the red one. Last weekend I bought an external hard drive. It was only available in red but no one believes me. They are so used to me buying clothes, furnishings etc in red.

When I moved into my house, my niece unpacked all my clothes and hung them in the walk in wardrobe. My sister-in-law walked in and said "look at the all the red clothes", my reply was "there isn't that much". I still think there's not a lot of red clothes but no one agrees with me.

To me red is a vibrant, passionate colour and full of life. It's bold and bright.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Busy weekend

I had a very busy weekend last weekend.

On Friday night I went to the A-League soccer with my brother and his family. We have all just become members. I'm now officially hooked on soccer (football to some). I've been following it for a few years now because my Dad is from England but since getting foxtel at home I can't get enough of it.

For the same price as a general admission membership we got allocated seating behind the goals. Which sounded great at the time until we were told by the club that it is a standing area so you don't have to sit down. Apparently sitting is optional. Not too bad we thought. Until we got to the stadium and found our seats are at the back of the stand, behind EVERYONE. Now apart from my sister-in-law, we aren't the tallest people in the world. We had a great view of the ground and the players warming up but as soon as the game started, EVERYONE stood up. There goes our view. Luckily we were able to move to empty seats but that may not happen every time.

The game itself was brilliant. It always is when your team (Melbourne Victory) wins 5-0 especially against last year's champions, Newcastle.

I have some photos I'll post here later but I left my camera at home and I'm at work right now.