Monday, January 26

Back in a week

I am off to Sydney to spend a week with daughter No 2 and my three precious grandchildren. Cathie has just informed me that her computer is down so I will not be able to post until I return. Hope everyone has loads of fun while I'm away. See you soon.
Cheers, Irene :)

Sunday, January 18

Clear Acrylic Mini Albums

One of the hottest products on the market would have to be acrylic mini albums. For your chance to win head on over to Irene Tan's blog where she is giving some away. While there check out all the wonderful projects this talented lady has created.

Friday, January 16

Out of the Hat

Well I was so excited yesterday when the postman arrived with the book I won over at Sarah's blog, it is called BEAUTIFUL BASICS. It's a huge book packed full of inspiration and the back half is dedicated to a mini album with pop out pages, tags, embellishments and even chipboard front and back covers. I not only get a great read but I get to play and make my own album, what could be better than that. Thanks Sares.

Now if you haven't found Sarah's blog, then you are missing out on some seriously inspirational talent. Her blog is jam packed with tips and techniques and Sarah also designs amazing digi kits .

You can guess where I am off to...........make myself a nice cup of coffee, put my feet up and read my new book. YEAH.

Thursday, January 15

"H" is for Hazel

The New Year has kicked off over at Letters to Scrap By with their first challenge. The next colour on the list is "H" for Hazel. Over the Christmas Holidays I visited my mum and DH took a photo of mum and I. Even though the lighting was not great, I didn't want to use the flash. It looked great on the LCD screen and even though the quality was very poor I printed it out, this photo means so much to me that I wanted to scrap it anyhow .

Well getting back to the challenge, I played around with a few ideas and came up with this one.

I had tons of fun stamping on acetate, cutting out piles of flowers, distressing, stitching and inking. I wanted to keep the journaling private so I left a pocket in the pp behind the photo that would take my journaling card.

If you would like to have a little fun and maybe win a prize, head on over to Letters to Scrap By and join in the fun. Every entry has a chance to win as they do a random draw.

Cheers for now, Irene :)

Tuesday, January 13

Challenge 5

Moxie's Challenge 5. We were given a choice of dresses and had to pick something from one of the dressed and incorporate it into a card. I chose this dress

which inspired this card.

I used white cardstock, Cuttlebug (dots) embossing folder, black lace, spotted black organza ribbon, assorted beads, Top Boss embossing stamp pad, Stamp World embossing powder (silver tinsel), Kindy Glitz (crystalina), Clear Acrylic word stamp ( brand unknown). Silver backing trim (homemade).
The Cup Cake template I used, I found on Mel's blog and was actually designed by Lindsey.

Sunday, January 11

Lucky Me

A few days before Christmas Jennie was giving away 5 items per day up until Christmas Day. All you had to do was leave a comment and guess what, on 23rd my name popped up. Check out this cute little snowman/woman called Gladys from The Artistic Stamper.

Now here in Queensland we don't get snow but that ain't gonna stop me from playing with her and creating some cool cards for next year. Thanks Jennie and be sure to pop in and check out her blog, there is sooo much great stuff to see.

Saturday, January 10

Mango Season

At lunch time I was cutting up some mangoes and started would be so nice if I could share some mangoes through my blog. Crazy I know, but it's mango season here and we have so many trees in the area laden with ripe fruit and lets face it, you can only eat so much.

Chat soon, I am off to have a little mango.

Friday, January 9

Happy New Year to one and all

Well I hope that everyone had as fantastic Christmas Season as I did. We have been away for a couple of weeks catching up with family and friends. I do have to admit that it was great to get home and have a rest LOL.

Firstly, I would like to share a little project I have just finished. Its a swap and I have never done one before but it should be fun. Over at The Technique Zone there are heaps of step by step tutorials and I had to use one of the techniques and make something, so here it is......a mini Tag Album.

I used the Cuttlebug Embossing with Distressed Inks. I was amazed at how great this tip worked and I will be using it again.

Next, I wanted to share a couple of photos of 3 Pull-a-long Sheep. I make these for my newest grandson. Since it was Hamish's First Christmas, I felt that a hand made gift, something to treasure for always was the way to go. Actually, it was a joint project. My DH Ross made the wheels and axles and I made the sheep.

The photos are not that great, I was in quite a hurry to get them finished and in the mail so that they would arrive before Christmas. They arrived the Christmas lucky was that !!!!!

Well that's all from me for now, Cheers
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