Friday, 19 December 2008
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.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
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.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
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.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
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.
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.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
He wanted something like the pink and chocolate card I made, but obviously suitable for a man.
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.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
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!
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.
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
We have just spent a wonderful weekend away in the country, in a gorgeous little timber cottage right near the river.
I hope you have enjoyed the break from my usual posts and your mini Australian tour!
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
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).
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.
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.
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!
Friday, 26 September 2008
Thursday, 25 September 2008
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.
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....
Friday, 12 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
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!
Monday, 1 September 2008
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.
The ballerina birthday cake was made and there were cupcakes galore!
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: