Friday, 19 December 2008

Christmas Printable Freebies and Blog Anniversary!

I can't believe it has been exactly one year since I began blogging. I have learnt so much about blogging and the internet and I am still learning new things.

To celebrate Christmas and my blog's anniversary, I have made up some Christmas printables for you to download and use. Just click on the images you would like in this post then save to your computer or print it directly from there. You may link to this page, but please do not sell the images or place these directly on your site. These pages have been made using a combination of free fonts and an image editing program.

These are great to use for scrapbooking, making cards and even just to decorate the gifts you give. I would love to see some photos if you wish to share them. I may even feature them here.
I have also included some colouring pages for kids. They print 2 images to a page, so you can make them into a mini colouring book if you wish.

Merry Christmas to you all and thank you to my dedicated readers for your comments. You know who you are. Have a safe and wonderful Christmas.

Free Printable Christmas Tags Colouring PagesFree Printable Christmas Tags Colouring Pages

Free Printable Christmas Tags Colouring PagesFree Printable Christmas Tags Colouring Pages
Free Printable Christmas Tags Colouring Pages

Free Printable Christmas Tags Colouring PagesFree Printable Christmas Tags Colouring PagesFree Printable Christmas Tags Colouring PagesFree Printable Christmas Tags Colouring Pages
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

We have a Winner!

My sincere apologies to those of you waiting to find out the winner of the Mushroom Bag, I have not been well since I last posted. Hopefully things are on the way up again and I can get back into creating and blogging.

I used a random number generator, but couldn't figure out how to copy and paste it here, so the winner is...............

No. 1 - STACI!

Congratulations Staci, I will email you for you address, so I can post it out to you.
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Lily Rose Lane and Blog Candy Giveaway!

To celebrate the opening of my shop and reaching over 30,ooo visitors I am going to give away one of my Mushroom Bags.

They are perfect for storing your mushrooms in. They are made from 100% cotton and are washable. They can be re-used over and over again. If you don't eat mushrooms I don't why you couldn't use it for keeping something else in!

If you would like to be in the draw please leave a comment here and make sure I have a way of contacting you. It is open worldwide and the Deadline for entries is the 3rd December 2008.

Good luck to all that enter.


This competition is now closed.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

It's Time! Lily Rose Lane is Open!

Lily Rose Lane Personalised Bauble Personalized Christmas
Well after much delay and dramas I am still not entirely ready, but I feel it's time to let you all know anyway since you have been waiting long enough.

I have decided to start selling a few of my handcrafted items and unwanted supplies online. I usually sell most of my wares at a Craft Fairs and I believe it is time to also explore other options, especially seeing as many of the items I make are often sent overseas anyway.

One of my most popular items are the personalized Christmas baubles, like the one pictured above. They are shatterproof and are handwritten in calligraphy, I hand tie the bows and they come gift boxed too. Each one is unique and one of a kind. One of my favourites is one that said "Will You Marry Me?" How romantic, how could you say no to that???

At present I have and ETSY shop called Lily Rose Lane and I will also list items on ebay if requested. If you are interested in any of my items and you have a Paypal account, but not one for ETSY or ebay, then I can send you a request money form.

I will be adding more items of the coming weeks, but in the meantime if you have seen something on my blog that interests you, I may have one available for sale and not listed it yet. Just email me and we can sort something out.

If you click on the images in this post they will take you directly to that item in my shop.

Lily Rose Lane Mushrroom Bag

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Online Party Event - Prizes Galore - You're Invited!

The Crafts Beautiful magazine forum is celebrating Christmas with a HUGE online party.

It will be held from Midnight (GMT) on Friday 28th November until Midday (GMT) on Monday 1st December.

There will be loads of prizes and fun things to do. So mark your diary. Overseas members are always welcome too!

If you are not a member please join up(it's free) so you can celebrate the fun with us and have the chance to win lots of prizes.

My forum name is Pinkbubble if you want to come and chat. If you found you way there from me, private message Adrienne Chandler from admin saying that I invited you to come along. I look forward to chatting and celebrating with you at the party.
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Saturday, 25 October 2008

Gold and Blue Male Birthday Card

DH commissioned me to make a card for one of his mates as his birthday is coming up.
He wanted something like the pink and chocolate card I made, but obviously suitable for a man.

Male birthday card

So this is the finished card after DH chose the colours and the stamp he wanted me to use. Personally I find male cards normally so difficult to make, but this one was fun. I will probably make a few like this just to keep on hand for future male birthdays and other occasions. Let me know what you think. Here is a close up photo of the gold embossed flourish stamp from Kaisercraft.
Male birthday card Flourish Blue and Gold close up

Just a quick note too: I am running behind on my announcement, but I promise you will find out very shortly. Providing no more dramas here you should know by next week.
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Sunday, 12 October 2008

Lots of Wonderful Crafty Goodies! (Picture Heavy)

I received a HUGE stash of goodies from a wonderful friend of mine in Scotland. Natalie makes some absolutely stunning cards, so go and have a peek on her blog to see more.

Thank you sooooooooo much Natalie. I LOVE IT ALL! (((BIG HUGS))) I took the liberty of adding a quick watermark to the photos with Natalie's blog details seeing as they are her creations.

My daughter is thrilled with the decoupaged card sent to her too. She wants to have it framed!

I especially love the wired flower cards Natalie makes and she sent one that matched the bookmark from the swap at the Crafts Beautiful forum. I will treasure them always. The photos don't do these any justice as they are so much prettier to see in person. I must have taken about 30 photos in different lighting to try and get the right colour! This was as close as I could get to the real colours.

She also made some of the flowers for me to use. Now to find just the right thing to use them for.

Now as if that wasn't already enough, in the parcel was also a couple of UK craft magazines (these issues are not even out in Australia yet!), papers, beads and lots of other gorgeous goodies.

Thanks again Natalie, you truly are a special friend indeed!
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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Pink and Chocolate Flourish Card

card rhinestones embossing powder make

Here is a card I made using paper sent to me in a RAK from Creations By Copse.

I stamped a flourish from Kaisercraft around the border of the base card and used old paper distress embossing powder so it would match the colour on the patterned paper. I then added the chocolate patterned paper to a square of pearlescent card and glued on some rhinestones using Pritt gel glue.

card rhinestones embossing powder make

I have only recently found out about Pritt gel and it is fantastic for adhering very difficult to glue items. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and I love it. It is suitable for plastic, glass and metal and doesn't go stringy like other glues I have tried.

make card rhinestones embossing powder bling

Anyway, this is just a quick post for today. It is school holidays here at the moment so I will be making my announcement towards the end of next week.
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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Some Aussie Counrty Photos for You to Enjoy!

The Cottage

We have just spent a wonderful weekend away in the country, in a gorgeous little timber cottage right near the river.

river Australia
Here is a pic of the kookaburra that insisted on making it's presence known to everyone! If you know what I mean!
Australia Kookaburra
The kangaroos came out each evening around dinner time. I managed to snap a few photos of them whilst they were concerned about a noise somewhere else. One of the roos here has a joey safely tucked inside her pouch. It must be a fairly large joey seeing how low her pouch is sitting!

Australia Kangaroos

Australia Kangaroos Joey pouch
A pair of blue wrens kept gracing us with their presence too! The male (the bright blue one) was very difficult to photograph as he was constantly moving, but the female wren was more than happy to pose for the camera it seemed! In the last photo she was less than a meter away from me.
Blue Wrens pair

Blue wren male

Blue wren female

I hope you have enjoyed the break from my usual posts and your mini Australian tour!
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Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Wedding Anniversary Card

Wedding Anniversary Card bush embossing flowers

Here is a card I entered in the Wedding anniversary card challenge over on the Crafts Beautiful forum, it is also the card I will be giving my husband for our anniversary. I am a bit late in posting this as I didn't want to risk DH seeing it here, but seeing as he will not have internet access for a short while I thought it should be safe!

There is a bit of a story to making this card that relates to our wedding and honeymoon.

When we got married our colour scheme was mainly cream and gold(invitations) with burgandy(bridesmaids dresses, flowers and cumberbands) and dashes of white(my dress and the cake).

 Wedding Anniversary Card bush embossing flowers

So for the card I decided to go with the same colour scheme. We made our own invitations and heat embossed gold images onto them. So for the card I have stamped floral images onto burgandy card and heat embossed it using gold tinsel embossing powder. I also used a gold leaf pen on all the edges.

Wedding Anniversary Card bush embossing flowers

When we went on our honeymoon, planted next to the steps was a gorgeous plant called a Wedding Bush.
That is where the cream floral paper and white pearlescent card flowers fit into the story.

Wedding Bush Flowers

We now have a wedding bush planted in our garden, but it wont be flowering for another few weeks yet. Just in time for our anniversary, just like the first time we saw it!

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Friday, 26 September 2008

Sneak Peak No. 2

Just to keep the suspense going I have another sneaky peak for you!

Can't guess what it is? Well you shouldn't have to wait too much longer! I am expecting on making the announcement in the next 2 weeks, provided all goes to plan!
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Thursday, 25 September 2008

From Pillowcase to Shower Cap and Make-up Bags!

Shower Cap sew make showercap Breast Cancer Awareness Fabric

Recently there was a pillowcase challenge over at Craft's Beautiful that I entered. I found a lovely pillowcase in a thrift shop made from Breast cancer awareness fabric.
I fell in love with the fabric as soon as I saw it and then immediately knew what I wanted to make.

Pillowcase sew shower cap make showercap

There has been so much going on here recently that I missed the deadline, only to find out it had been extended. Thankfully I just managed to get my entry finished in time. I will not be looking at pillowcases the same again! LOL I even have a small amount of fabric left over!

So here is my new waterproof shower cap....

Shower Cap sew make showercap Breast Cancer Awareness Fabric

and the matching lined make-up bags

make-up bag make up sew toiletry pouch Breast Cancer Awareness Fabric

make-up bag make up sew toiletry pouch Breast Cancer Awareness Fabric

You can find my directions/tutorial for the shower cap here.

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Friday, 12 September 2008

Sneak Peek No. 1

As promised here is the first sneak peek of what I have been up to.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Something in the Air!

I am currently working on something that I will be announcing very soon!

It is taking a some time to sort but I will reveal all in the next couple of weeks, so be sure to check back or subscribe to my blog (button is up the top on the left) so you can see when it is announced!
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Monday, 1 September 2008

Kids Crafty Birthday Party

It was my DD 9th birthday recently and she decided she wanted to have a craft party. So I thought I would share with you a few things we did.

It all began with the invitations, which my daughter proudly designed and assembled by herself. The inside of the card has all the details of the party which I helped her make using the computer.
craft party invitation make

Come the day of the party we decorated the birthday girl's chair for her to sit on during the party and whilst she opened the presents. This has become a tradition in our household since the day she turned 3.
birthday party chair make

The ballerina birthday cake was made and there were cupcakes galore!

ballerina girl birthday cake make

chocolate cupcakes birthday make

Then onto the creating and making!

I had a long list of projects in case the girls finished their creations quickly and I let my daughter pick each craft as we went along.

The girls had a fabulous time and this is what they made:

Pencil Buddies
birthday craft party pencil buddies make

Lavender tied in the style of a ballet slipper
birthday party lavender ballet slipper make

Drawer Sachets for scenting their clothes.
birthday party craft draw sachets drawer make

Paperclip Bookmarks
birthday  craft party paperclip bookmarks make

Handbag style boxes
birthday party craft handbag boxes make

The girls all had a delightful time and took home all their lovely makes.
birthday party craft creations make
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