23 February 2009

very excited

Well a couple of people know but now I want to share my news with everyone.

I'm getting some pages published. Yippeeeee Yay!!!!

A few months ago I got my first acceptance from Scrapbook Creations and then a month later I got another one. These are in issues 65 and 66 which are coming up soon.

Since then I've had an acceptance from Creative Paper for issue 85 and since my current one is no. 75 its not til December....but I can wait.

Then last week I got an email from SC commissioning me to do a few pages for their July issue.

I am excited :)

22 February 2009

Basic Grey porcelain

is gorgeous. Another really feminine paper. This is the class I have done for March for Chandon Craft. The photos of my youngest sister about 2 years ago - I think.
I've done 2 more for the shop this weekend. I've used the gorgeous Autumn Leaves Urban Junque and also another page with MME Bella Bella. Will upload these later.

15 February 2009

Bella Bella

I love this range of paper. Have gone to town a bit with the flowers here but once I started, I couldn't stop. I used a stamp-it stamp on the page and mucked it up a bit so I've hid it with the Heidi stickers, it was that or more flowers. As well as the paper, I also used bella bella die cuts. I just coloured these in with pencils and inked over top with brushed corduroy distress ink, so they weren't so white.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!!

14 February 2009

Hi Ho Hi Ho....

it's off to work I go. Yep. Was back at work this week. How fast can 4 weeks go?
So every night when I got home this week, I was just too tired to get into any crafting at all. I'm also totally engrossed in a book I borrowed from Raqual, so everytime I had a spare 2 minutes, I was reading.
Last Sunday night I did manage a couple of cards tho. This 'hoppy birthday' card is done with leftover 3 bugs paper and an imaginisce stamp.

This card I used some Basic Grey Porcelain paper and an imaginisce stamp.
I did a layout for Chandon Craft using this paper and love it. I've got these gorgeous Basic Grey Aviary stamps and can't wait to have a play with them. Apart from the fact that my room is a pigsty, it has been tiredness and the book keeping me from my room.

I also did a couple of quick (like, 2 minutes each) bags for Valentines Day for my husband and son. mmmm.....Lindt Balls.
I cleaned my room today which looked very much like a cyclone went through it. The plan for tonight is to hide away in there and do something with My Minds Eye Bella. I love this range. Very feminine.

08 February 2009

Snips and Snails

I did this page last week for Chandon Craft. I loved using these papers from 3 bugs in a rug. I've also used a snail from the Maya Road butterflies and hugs chipboard set. I inked the cute little thing and then sprayed it
with dew drop Glimmer Mist.

My sister emailed me some photos of Samuel and his first day of school this week, so I'm sure there will be more pages of him coming up soon.

He looks way too little to start school...... and has it been 5 years already?

06 February 2009


Last night I taught a class at Chandon Craft. I've done 3 now over the last few weeks. Really enjoyed last night, I think I was relaxed more and in a bit more of a rhythm if that makes any sense. This is the class I did last night. I had done a single page very similar to this one and adapted it for a double page class. The pics are of my gorgeous newphew. The focus on these pages was using the Slice machine.
This next one is the class I'm teaching next week, another double page I adapted from a single one I'd done.
These next 2 were from my last 2 classes I did. The first one is a pic of one of my sisters and myself many years ago, and the other is my beutiful niece at Sovereign Hill.
It's a bit crazy for me to be teaching classes, I've never really been able to speak in front of others without being so nervous.
This next pic is of cards I made the other day using my Slice machine. I haven't been using it as much as I should and wanted to experiment with it. They're all done using the design cards, basics 1 and back to school. The 2nd one is done with the flower shape and I've cut it 7 different sizes and layered them with foam tape. I got this idea from Simonne. My favourite is the one with the tree on it. I put the tree through the cuttlebug embossing folder with the distressed lines.
This next one is just cause I wanted to stamp. The stamps are Autumn Leaves and Inkadinkado. I've also used a Heidi Swapp mask on this one.

So the other day we trialled the bus. He walked in the door so proud of himself.....I don't know what I was so worried about.

03 February 2009

What's up? chicky babes

This is what I've been working on the past couple of days. I really enjoyed doing this page, love the browns and blues together. I've used a Hambly screen print transparency, Heidi Swapp rubons and felt flowers, prima flowers, queen & co felt, bazzill edges, hero arts stamp, kaisercraft pearls. I used spellbinders to cut the 'chicky babes' sign and my slice to cut the 'what's up tag'.
So I made a resolve to myself after the Heidi Swapp day that I was going to use my stamps on most layouts I do, which I have done again. Another one to blow the dust off of. I've also challenged myself to try and use my Slice on most pages I do as well. No use that baby collecting dust.
I thought I would include some pics of my fave tool. This is my Basic Grey magnetic mat that I bought here, I blogged about this a few post back. I can't stop telling people about this. Am so in love with this little black mat. In the pics I've taken you can see that the mat can be held upright and the magnets don't budge at all. It really is like having extra hands. Everything stays in place til I'm ready to stick.
Great day today with my separation anxiety from Jordan. When I picked him up this afternoon, we stayed back a little to watch where and when the bus comes and then followed it home. Feeling really confident about him getting this now, all though I think the bus driver thought I was a stalking loony.
He also announced today that he made a friend :) :) ..... v.happy mum.
I got him a key cut on Monday and put it on a billabong lanyard for him.....I swear it was Christmas. He had this clutched in his hand ready to go when he opened the car door today....I think no one else will be allowed to unlock the front door for long time. hhhmmm...sigh... serenity, really happy mum!!!

02 February 2009

I survived my first day.

My baby was off to high school today. I'm still on holidays and the house was so quiet. I felt lost. He really is my best buddy and of course I cried. wa wa wa. Anyways some of the worry I've had is knowing how he's going to be getting home from school when I go back to work next week. All sorted now and feeling so much better. Still suffering mum guilt for sending him to a school that none of his mates have gone to but the mood he came home in whittled a little of this down. He jumped in the car and yelled ' the bullshit mood I was in this morning was a waste of time, it's so cool mum'.
So if u look close enough in the pics u will see the top right one is me trying to get a photo of him this morning, in his grump, not wanting to go to school. The other 2 he's home from his day and he's smiling, which makes mum smile too :)
No craft to show, I've made a couple of cards, will put up later and a couple of pages I did for Chandon, will share once they're on the Chandon blog.