Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Some Pinterest cupcake eye candy for you...enjoy :)


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Someone else's craftiness...rescued!!

They were throwing out(!) some "fabric" at the kids' school..it was about to go in the skip, or dumpster.  Turns out it this "fabric", was a whole bunch of great costumes, left over from school plays I suspect.  About 20 in all.
So...I am going to try and sell these, and use the proceeds to purchase any bits I need to make things for the school fair!!  Clever huh?
Look at all the work that's gone into this cute apron! There are cloaks, cloaks with faux fur! fairy skirts, leather-look skirt, cute double-sided knights pop overs, and lots more.  Heaps of fun, that I have rescued from the tip :)
A seam has come apart here and there..easy fixed.  They are in pretty good shape!

This one, we're calling the Ninja costume ;)  And as you can see, my kids have given them a test drive - they had a ball.
In the pile also...was a whole bunch of hessian, or burlap as you American ladies call it.  What to do with all that!?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Color Throwdown card..

Here it is.  My card for the current Color Throwdown.
Well I think I've *really* used the colour pallette...tee hee hee.  Think I may even be improving with my photography.  That can be half the battle with this blogging caper - getting a good piccy.

Ingredients list: The actual card is Outback desert gold (has a small coloured fleck in it), Bazzill cardstock in Java, Mauve satin ribbon and paper flowers, cotton string, green buttons, Paper Shapers large flower punch, Kaisercraft adhesive rhinestones in Gold, and Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock in Plum Pudding, plus Botany cardstock (like Kraft).  Off to pop on the linky.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

{Can I handle it?}

Well I think I can.  This is the latest Color Throwdown.  Very earthy tones aren't they, with a touch of eggplant, and plum. Shall see what I can come up with :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

What's black and white, and red.. a little bit?

This is my entry in the Shabby Tea Room challenge, here is the inspiration photo they provided.
I don't have any black and white polka dot patterned paper.  No troubles.  I made my own using a 1" circle punch.  I used a Versa Color Cube, in Bark, around the edges.  Again, I took out my Martha Stewart scallop dot border punch, to do those strips.  The actual card is made of Botany, (very similar to Kraft).  Some 1/8" wide, black satin ribbon. The paper with text, is some 12x12 paper that I trimmed.  I added a black, adhesive pearl to the centre of that sweet silk poppy.
Showed this card to hubby, and he said it looked like a garter :(  No, I told him, lace is very big in card making at the moment.  Really!
Ah, they just don't get it do they? ;)  Now I have been a *bit* clever, and also entered this for the PDCC#71 challenge they are having over at the The Play Date Cafe.  Those folks were having a challenge with black and white, and a splash of colour!!  Here is the inspiration graphic.
ha ha, I can combine the two I thought.  And so did a few of you other lovely ladies ;)  Well, that's it from me.  Off to pop this card on the linkies. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Keep a green bough in your heart...

Went with a bit of a vintage look this time, so I used a satin, chocolate ribbon, made it into a bow and then pressed down for an olde worlde look.  Took a chocolate coloured button and added black, adhesive pearls to it; large one in the middle, and smaller ones round the outside.  The bird's eye is one of those little black, adhesive pearls too.
Here's the full ingredients list: Kraft cardstock, chocolate coloured satin ribbon, chocolate button (no, not the edible kind!) adhesive pearls in Black from Kaisercraft, patterned paper is Le Chateau: Lumiere from Kaisercraft, Bazzill Dotted Swiss in Riptide, and Bazzill cardstock in Canvas, scrap of black cardstock for the beak.
Here's the inspiration graphic from Embellish Magazine...
Off to pop my card up on the Embellish linky.  Have just made it in the nick of time ;)  What do you think? Are these challenges a bit addictive!?
Oh, I nearly forgot, you may be wondering why on earth the post title talks about a green bough? One of my favourite chinese proverbs ties in with this "bird" theme..

"Keep a green bough in your heart, and the singing bird will come."
chinese proverb

Some believe this means if you have gratitude in your heart, you will be happy.  Maybe it means, if you have confidence, and faith in your heart that you can be happy, you will be!