Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thanks for Everything

Hello there Blog Friends. I trust that you are having a lovely weekend in your corner of the world.

I have a card to share today, it is one of those days where the ideas are coming thick and fast, and I have been stamping my little heart out.

I will share some more of today's creations later in the week... I have been keeping myself pretty busy out of the house a lot during the week, so as not to notice that the girls are gone for so long during school time. So there hasn't been much time for crafty stuff... a good reason to keep some new cards up my sleeve to share, right?

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you back again soon. Have a great day ♥

Card Ingredients:
White Cardstock - LSS
Stamps - Year of Flowers {Violets} by Papertrey Ink
Ink - Pinecone and Cinnamon Versacolor

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sniffles and Handmade Sweetness

Hello there Blog Friends. We ventured out of the house today with very brave faces, ready for the first day of Grade 1. The girls were perfect... excited, happy, and oh so cute in their new little formal uniforms. I saved my tears for the journey home... and nobody would be any the wiser that this little Mummy was a crumbling mess ;) Having twins is so delightful, until the first day of school... when they are both gone together... I call it cold turkey... and the house just seems way too quiet... only another 12 years of this to get used to! Anyways, I didn't mean to be all depressing so I shall move on...

On another note, I have been blessed to have received some beautiful handmade gifts in the last few weeks. First up was a belated birthday pressy for the girls from my gorgeous sister in law... who is soon to have a Bub of her own... Thankyou Aunty Brooke and Uncle Will!

... it was amazing to see the girls instantly transformed into little mad dancing ants when they slipped on their new tutu's, beautifully made by Camille's Little Boutique.

Next up, Brooke also added in a special little treasure for me...

...from Annechovie. It looks so lovely on my craft room wall. Again... thankyou Brooke ♥

And finally, I was lucky enough to win this beautiful necklace from The Rusted Chain in Liz Kartchner's blog giveaway...Yippee!!

Well, that's it from me for now... I am off to drown my sorrows in another cup of coffee, then slipping off early to sit on the doorstep of the Grade 1 room....waiting...waiting...waiting...

Bye for now.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cards and Stuff

Good afternoon Blog Friends. First up, I wanted to remind you about BrisStyle's Handmade Ark Flood Appeal.  While I do live in Brisbane myself, I am on the outskirts and was lucky to be well away from any flooding. It is sad to see some familiar landmarks that our family has visited often in ruins, but more importantly, it is going to take a lot of time and money to help get many of my fellow Queenslander's back on their feet. Please consider popping on over and buying something pretty that will also do some good on this Earth.

Next up, I wanted to share some super simple cards.

Clean and simple, a bit of baker's twine, some white cardstock, a nice stamp, and a corner rounder ... oh so easy.
Thankyou for stopping by, see you next time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flood Appeal

Good morning blog friends. By now, many of you are aware of the terrible flooding in Queensland. Times are pretty tough for a lot of Queenslander's at the moment, and the BrisStyle Etsy Team has jumped on board with a fabulous fundraising initiative - BrisStyle's Handmade Ark Flood Appeal. Simply purchase any of the items listed from the participating BrisStyle Stores - found here - and the proceeds will be donated directly to the Premier's Flood Appeal - these funds are currently providing assistance to the flood affected communities of Queensland.

SweetSimplicitee is donating the proceeds of three items to the Handmade Ark Flood Appeal:

Very Vintage Star Album
Polka Dot Star Album
Sweet Springtime Star Album
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More Mini's

Good Afternoon All. I have a few more images of the mini sets to share today. All have been uploaded to my Etsy store, just click on the link below each one for a closer look ♥
Girly Girl
Hung Out to Dry
Forest Cuties
So Tweet

Sew Very Special
Thanks for stopping by. Bye for now.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A New Year

Hello there blog friends, sorry it has been a little while, we have been enjoying lazy rainy days here and while the weather has not been of Queensland's finest, we have had a lovely break just getting back to the simple things in life. Like sleepy mornings (and sometimes afternoons) in pyjama's and late nights snuggled up in front of a good DVD.

I did manage to get a little crafting done over the weekend, I have been working on some mini sets of cards for my Etsy Store.

There are 4 cards in each set, each measuring 3 1/2 inches square. Here is a closer look at a one of the sets, I'll share more later in the week - they are very simple and a good way to get to have a play with some new stamps that I have wanted to use, as well as some old favourites.

Up, Up and Away - Set of 4
I hope you are enjoying the start to the new year and that 2011 brings you everything you dream of. Thanks for stopping by.