Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dusty Attic & Crop for a Cause!

Yes FINALLY our Dusty Attic order has arrived!  What is Dusty Attic I hear some of you say well take a look at these:
 These are laser cut embellishments these are just a selection of what is in stock and they are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!
We have got them loaded in our web site store - but some have sold out already but fear not as i will order more in - in the next couple of days just need some time to catch up from the weekend - Crop for a cause.

Crop for a Cause was held on Saturday and what an AWESOME event!  Seriously Beck missed her calling she should be doing event management!
The ladies arrived on Saturday to a PINK filled room complete with helium filled ballons and pink "goodie" bags filled with all sorts of goodies including chocolate "boobs" .  The day was filled with YUMMY food and great people all with two things in mind - Crafting and supporting the fantastic day which raised a whopping

$1,669.46 for Breast Cancer way to go girls!!!!!
that's a huge effort and the good thing is everyone had FUN doing it.
I didn't get many photos from the day but here are a few:

Beck held a best decorated bra contest and Steph won with this amazing little number which she had made using her cuttlebug for the leaves and butterflies - she is so talented:

The best I could do was put the helium ballons in my hair with pigtails - looked silly but was a bit of fun:
Here are a few of the other bra's that were decorated, Shirelle your bra was amazing with the scrappin words on there to inspire - go you!

Well that's about it for now - hope you are all dry and safe!



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Life has been crazy!

Where does the time go?  Life has been going so fast I just don't seem to be able to keep up with myself at the moment.
This Monday saw me at home as I had both kids at home sick and Tuesday is my day off work (my real job lol) and to be honest i was running both days.  Nigel made me write a list of all the things I needed to get done, and I am happy to say that I only have 3 things left on the list - not to bad really!
I did however get to have a little play (this was on my list - a girls gotta have some time out) and this is what I made:

I saw a tutorial for this Rolo holder on this blog and decided that I really needed to try to make it, just don't tell anyone that I brought 3 packets of Rolo's and only one made it to a card!  Man I haven't had those in years!
I also saw on a blog somewhere that you use the distress ink to go around the edge of your oval or card and then use holographic embossing powder around the edge I think you can see the effect in these photos, I was really pleased how they worked out.
I used the new Tim Holtz Paper Pad - I really don't like cutting into it I love it so much! (we currently have all three of Tim Holtz double sided paper pads 12x12 inches in stock - just e-mail me if you are interested)
Righto Thats all I am going to leave you with for today - Only 3 more sleeps until Crop for a Cause 2010, and only 3 tickets left!
Well that's about it for me - off to Basketball practice although i would rather snuggle up inside!

Take care - stay warm

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers day to all those mum's out there, I hope you have had a relaxing and spoilt day!

I got to go out to my mum's for lunch (it was SO yummy) and the kids brought me some paving stones to pave a way to the clothes line so I don't have to get my slippers wet in winter hanging out the washing lol.
I went away for a run (man that was the hardest 8km's I have done in a while) and while I was away Abby made me this:

She had done a wonderful job making the cake and cutting it into the heart and looking up the internet for the icing recipie and then piping it all by herself!  Thanks Abby - love you heaps!
Jamie is in the kitchen as we speak making waffles - hot waffles YUM, maple syrup and ice cream (going to have to go back and run the block again!).  So I have been very spoilt this Mothers Day!

I have also been playing in my Scrap Room this weekend - take a look at the mess I got myself into:
But I did make a few cards for my display board that I want to make up to take to Beck's crop for a cause and I was happy with how they turned out using Whiff of Joy Stamps take a look:

The decorative edge around the ovals are done with the Martha Stewart Punch's - I had a ball it was heaps of fun - thanks to the tutorial here!  I have also used some of the Tim Holtz New Distress pads great value at $29.00 for 36 Double sided acid free pads - we have the girls ones and the boys ones on the water as we speak as the first lot FLEW out the door!
Also a while back I downloaded an image from Mo's Digital Pencil and I decided that I would love to make up a card with it for Mothers day - so here is my card:
Again this is using the new Tim Holtz Distress Pads, I made my own flower (the big one) from the retro punch's gota love how easy that is, and the Martha Stewart Gothic Punch around the Page Punch set. She is painted in with Tim Holtz Distress ink and I used the Tim Holtz Distress Stickles on the Angel's wings.

Well waffle's are ready so I am off to eat them before the ice cream melts!

Happy Mothers day to all the mum's out there and to the rest I hope you all had a fantstic weekend.



Sunday, May 2, 2010

Busy Weekend?

Hi all

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend?  I have had an extra long weekend as I also took Friday off work, didn't do much on Friday except house work and caught up with programs on My Sky (gotta love that my sky!).
But during the weekend I managed to finish all the layouts from Autumn Escape and made a card for my neice who had a baby while we were in Taupo heres a look at them and the wonderful group photo from Autumn Escape:

I also made this cake during the week, it was two chocolate cake recipies and the centre (love hearts - did ya notice?) is chocolate mousse and the cake is then covered in chocolate gnache and then I grated white chocolate over it. We had Mum and Dad over for tea so decided that it was the right time to try out my new Wilton Cake Tin!  It was YUMMY I can tell ya - rich but YUM!

Well I think that's it from me - now I am hungry for Chocolate Mousse cake!!!  Wonder what's in the cupboard?

Have a great week!