Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sympathy Cards

It is an unfortunate fact of life that we all require these cards at some time.
I bought a new embossing folder from Darice and wanted to try it out.  Very simple cards, but different results.



The final card uses a Quote stamp with a little ink shading.  I think it looks better in "real life", the photo does not depict the subtle shading 


Until next time
Judy



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kaisercraft - August Collections - Part 2

As promised yesterday, here are the cards we made using the Factory 42 pre-release papers from Kaisercraft.







Aren't they great, they could be used for any occasion. Cannot wait to get my hands on the new dies that are part of this collection.  

Until next time, 
Judy


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Kaisercraft - August Collections

I was lucky enough to be able to play with the pre-release Kaisercraft August Papers for their upcoming two new collections.

1. Christmas Jewels - beautiful mauve & silver tones for Christmas
2. Factory 42 - Cogs, Gears - very manly

My sister Sue, a friend Desley, and myself decided to make two cards from each of the collections. Each totally different, but all great as the papers are truly beautiful and make it very easy to create stunning cards.

I will show the results from the Christmas Jewels papers today and then tomorrow the Factory 42 ones.  Warning - lots of photos ...








What a great start to our Christmas cards

Until tomorrow
Judy









Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sewing Room

Can anyone else relate to this clipart - I sure can!

 
 
 
Judy

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sewing For Breast Cancer patients

It has been a couple of years, since we have made the Breast Cancer Drain Bags, but the call came though that more was needed, which is really a shame however I was glad to get sewing again for this great cause.

I have finished off 12 bags already and decided this year that a little gift card would be nice popped into the bag for the recipient.  Card making is high on my list of little craft projects at the moment, so it was a good opportunity to make some on a smaller scale.  I loved how they turned out.

 
The bags have a variety of fabric themes, so hopefully they will cater to all tastes.
 
 
Close-up of braid insert - I still have a bit of these left over from a quilt that I started a number of years ago, so now they are being put to good use.
 
 
 
My friend, who does all the organising for the pickup and delivery of these bags has also made over 50 little seat belt pads for the breast cancer patients.  I think it would be a great idea to include one in every future bag I make, so I will take a photo of the next one I make.  This little pad just sits between the seat belt and the breast and can be used if you are either the driver or passenger to provide comfort.
 
Until next time
Judy

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Cindy

Hard to believe that Cindy is 1 today - she has bought such love and laughter to my life (not to mention my empty wallet) Would not give her back for anything

Look at those eyes- how can you resist

 
 
Judy

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Just Made It!

Well, the last day of the month, and I am just writing another post.  I have been busy and will show you the results in a couple of days (or two)

We celebrated Australia Day on Thursday January 26th and I had fun making some little treats for a party I was attending

It was a hot day, so nice cool jelly and watermelon were my treats of choice!

Caramello Koala in Gum Tree (Green Jelly) and Freddo Frog in Pond (Blue Jelly) .  As we were going to have these around the pool, I made them in plastic takeaway cups, just to be safe.


 
Then I used by Australia Map Cookie Cutter to cut out some shapes from the watermelon
 
 
Lots of fun.
 
I have already started making my Christmas Cards for this year.  What?  I hear you say?  Well, last year I was so rushed during November and December I decided to start early, and you have to admit this is "early".  Will post some photos soon.
 
February tomorrow already.  The days are going so quickly.  I have to say, Cindy has had a health free month, so I am so pleased about that!.  We start some training next month, a little late, but it was extremely difficult to find a trainer within a 100 klm radius of where I live.  She has naughty traits already, so hopefully we can correct them with training, nothing serious, just naughty. 
 
 
Until next time
 
Judy
 
 
 
 


Thursday, January 05, 2017

Welcome 2017

Well, I have made a promise to myself this year to ensure that I have at least one blog post per month.  Last year my blog was neglected badly.  Five days into the new year, and all I have to show is a photo of my beautiful puppy Cindy, nearly 11 months old now.

 
I have had visitors staying over the Christmas - New Year period, so I did not even venture into the craft room.  Then my first sewing job, will be mending, unfortunately.  Things I have been putting off for a number of months. 
 
I have plans to use up a lot of my fabric this year, making charity quilts and bags.  So once everything gets back to normal (or as close to normal as possible) I am making a start.
 
Do you make plans at the start of the year?  Do you follow through?
 
Judy