Thursday, June 30, 2011

Spaced out

Hi there blog friends. I received a delivery of some creative treats that I have had on order for quite a while now. I know that a lot of my cards tend to focus on girly things, most probably because I am the mother of girls. There are so many cute boy oriented papers and fabrics around at the moment, and I have been really wanting to increase the items that I have available for boys. Today's delivery is just what I have been waiting for, and I have already had a little time to play with some of the new papers from October Afternoon...

I had hoped to upload a few more photos for you but Blogger has just stopped working on my PC for some reason, anyone else having troubles? Anyways, it's working on my I-Phone and saved my draft luckily.

Bye for now.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pedal Power

Hi there blog friends, we are busy enjoying the school holidays in our household, how about you? My car is all good again, a computer gliche apparently... not only does technology affect our blogging and stuff, but the cars of today are so 'techy' that they are also vulnerable to these kinds of things... I know Dad... I should have bought a 78 Kingswood, then I wouldn't be having these problems... ;-) but a car that has all the little gadgets like I-Pod connection, DVD player and auto absolutley everything is pretty cool to cruise around in when all is tickety boo. Thankyou for your kind words and concern Brenda, Tessa, Steph and Marie ♥

Anyways, with our wings no longer clipped, we have had a spot of shopping this morning at the girls new favourite shop... Smiggle... and now we are bunkering down at home creating some crafty fun with the morning's purchases, giving me a little time for a spot of blogging.

Today's card share is in light of the fact that this would be one way of getting around if my car dies again... if you saw the hills where I live, you'd be laughing now... if you knew my utter fear of participating in anything physical, you'd be laughing even harder... (I am cursed with the sheer skill of complete uncoordination - I am the girl who falls off the step in the step aerobic class, the one who falls down the stairs and chips bone off her elbow at the in-laws Christmas lunch, you know the kind, when the action of actually putting one foot in front of the other and not tripping takes real concentration?) So as a rule of survival, I generally leave any type of exercise to the professionals.

That said, how cute is this Hero Arts stamp...

I thought these would be cute as little thankyou's for a girls party.

Thankyou for stopping by, see you next time.

Monday, June 27, 2011

...nuff said, enjoy your day :-)

Friday, June 24, 2011


So, yep, I've had a bad day... won't go into major details, just to say - one very new car: check, first day of school holidays with my cherubs: check, broken down on the side of the road for 2 hours waiting for roadside assist with said cherubs: check, told dream car not safe to drive so leave dream car: check, home after a crazy cab ride: check... so that's the short version (wouldn't you hate to hear the long one??)

But there is always some goodness in every day, my chookies behaved beautifully, perhaps it was because their silly mummy was continuously in tears?? and now I have arrived home to find a beautiful email from MadeIt that some of my cards have been featured on their blog.. see the post here. Thankyou for balancing out my day MadeIt... and, thankyou to my munchkins for the sunshine you bring to each and every day ♥

..waiting, waiting, waiting... it's all an adventure when you are six, isn't it?

Bye for now.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


A few new shares from my MadeIt store...

I am keen to make a few more of these sets, I have so many cute stamps that I could use... my head is spinning with so many ideas, but I am just not sure which customers would like best... flat notecards, or folded notecards... what would you prefer? I'd love some feedback.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Having a moment...

... a Holly Housewife moment, that is {and loving it... one choc chip in the bowl, one for the munchkins, one for me}...

... scrumdiddlyumptious choc chip cookies from this here little book, we changed it up a little so ours have white and milk choc chips. I have loved Women's Weekly recipes ever since my dear Gran bought me my first WW Cookbook for Christmas when I was 16 ♥

This is my first ever uploaded pic from my first ever I-Phone too... and I must say that I am quite impressed.

Thanks for stopping by, wish we had smell-a-computer technology 'cos these tasty little treats have made our house smell delicious this afternoon. Bye for now.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mad About Mini's...

I am madly creating mini cards at the moment... lots of them...







... each card is 3 1/2 inches square. I love this size, so great to have on hand to add to little gifts, or lovely as a gift for somebody special. All these designs have been put in my MadeIt store today, pop on over and take a look... should you fancy a closer peek ;)

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A New Adventure

Hi there and happy Friday. First up is a quick share of some new boxed card sets I have put in my MadeIt store - SweetSimplicitee. I just love making simple and beautiful stationary sets for gifts, I love the simplicit{ee} of the patterned paper being the feature, so I thought I would add them to my store, as they are always treasured as gifts amongst my family and friends...

Next up is something I have "ummed" and "ahhhed" over for a long time. I love to sew, however, I have kept the bulk of my sewing treasures close and used them as gifts and such, with the exception of the odd fabric handbag here and there. I have wanted to begin selling my sewn items for a while, but have been worried that I won't be taken seriously if I have too many creative interests. The bottom line though, is that I do need to stop worrying about what other's may think, and simply do what I love to do, I love to potter with both fabric and paper... I cannot choose a favourite, I love both, I have 'fabricy' days and 'papery' days, I go through stages of buying up lots of gorgeous designer fabrics, then days where I snaffle up every new stamp on the market. My creativity simply can't be tamed to one or the other, so I choose both. I may fall flat on my face in all my creative endeavours, or one, or both may float along beautifully, the thing is that I just don't know until I have a go. So today, I have launched my new MadeIt store SweetStitching. I am just taking baby steps at first, and we'll see what happens.

Sorry about the blur... they look much prettier in the store ♥
Thanks for joining me in this adventure, see you next time. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Creative Burst

Hi there blog friends. I have my little munchkins home today with coughs and colds, I wish I could just keep them home all Winter and avoid all the nasties about. One good thing is that I tend to really feel like making stuff when they are around... {and the fact that the parcel man arrived this morning with my new Papertrey Ink delivery might have something to do with my creative burst too} The girls enjoy helping me get things out to use, and love having a little table set up to make some papery fun of their own. They are also having a lovely long afternoon sleep after a restful crafty morning, which has meant that I can take some snaps of the day's work.

I have made lots more, but will save them for another day. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Something New...

Hi there Blog Friends and Happy Friday:) I have been a busy little bee over the last couple of days, playing with my fabric stash. I like quick projects... something with not too many steps, something you can knock over in a day's work... those kinds of little fun jobs... hence my card making obsession as opposed to my aversion to scrapbooking;)

Anyways, I have been wanting to thin out my fabric stash, basically because I don't want to feel guilty about buying more, so I have been whipping up a few cute little bibs. {I have an obsession with beautiful fabrics much similar to my obsession with beautiful patterned papers and pretty stamps} My little cherubs have come up with a name for each little set...

Lara Bibs (because Lara loves the colour pink)

Tahlia Bibs (because Tahlia love the colour green)

Willow Bibs (because my little cherubs love the singer Pink)

Liam Bibs

I have made 7 sets so far, in 2 different sizes - small for newborns, and medium for 6 - 12 months, they have a lovely soft terry towelling backing and a little snap closure so bubba's neck stays nice and happy. Most of these are making their way to special homes as gifts. I plan on making more, and uploading them to my Sweet Stitching store in the coming weeks... watch this space...

That's it from me, sorry about the photos, I am usually a natural light girl... but ran out of that today. Have a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

{Kitchen Tea}

Do the young folk of today still hold a 'Kitchen Tea' before their delightful nuptials take place? I overheard some dear ladies mentioning that term the other day, and hadn't heard it for such a long time, that I wondered if they were still the 'thing'?

Anyways, whether they are or not, the banter inspired me to make some 'kitcheny tea' type cards...


Thankyou for stopping by, have a lovely week

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pretty Paper

Hi there, loving this patterned paper by October Afternoon...

... you can use a little...

...or a lot.

Enjoy your week:)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June...{already} ??

...where is this year going? I can't believe we are almost half way through 2011! Some more quick shares today of some mini's I have been working on...

... these, and lots more, are now listed in my Etsy and MadeIt stores.

See you next time.