Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ribbon, pearls and all things girls!

My BFF and I did some cyber crafting recently and we had such a great time!!!!!!
I used the Friday Mashup #7 and the Clean and Simple sketch #141

I've never participated in the Friday Mashup before but how could I not this time with an inspiration of Ribbon, pearls and all things girls!!!!!!

I've used:
-Whisper White, Pretty In Pink and Melon Mambo dsp

Ink -
Pretty In Pink and Melon Mambo
Stamp Set - Signature Greetings by PaperTrayInk and Potpourri Punch
Other: Pretty in pink satin ribbon, Pearls, Martha Stewart doily boarder punch and doily cutout

Here is the Friday Mashup
Here is the Clean and Simple sketch

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lollipop Ladies Challenge #21 Banana Custard

How yummy does this look................drool....................

What a great challenge this fortnight at the Lollipop Ladies and with the added challenge of adding in some vintage it just got even better!!!!!!!

I've used some vintage lace on my card, it's so beautiful in real life. And you spy that pretty little crochet flower - yes it's one made by my BFF!! She is soooo clever!

I've used:
-Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Very Vanilla DSP

Ink -
Stamp Set - Signature Greetings by PaperTrayInk
Other: Nestabilities, Pearls, Twine, Vintage Lace and a Crochet flower by Patrice

Please stop by the Lollipop Ladies blog and see what inspiration the other Candy Stripes have created :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Well I haven't had much mojo lately to create any cards and when I do try to make one it ends up taking me HOURS!!!

So I thought I'd get crafty in another way........... by making some cushion covers to go on my lounge.

I haven't done any sewing (apart from on cards) for about 2 years now, I can't believe how quick that time has gone.

I brought some fabric ohhhhhh about only a year ago, you might remember me posting about it here.
I had always planned to use that fabric for cushions on the lounge but never got around to it - well no more waiting, I've finally done it!!!!!!!!!

I made two of each cushion so there is a set of 3 on each of our lounges.

It all came back to me so easily and it didn't take long at all to whip these up.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Whisked away for the weekend!!

Yep as the title of my post suggests I was whisked away for the weekend by my partner to celebrate our anniversary!!!

He took me away to a surprise location a few hours out of Brisbane....... can you guess where??

It was a lovely winery called Captain's Paddock - it was soooooo beautiful!!

There is only one cottage on the vineyard so we had the place to our selves, so we wandered the vines for the afternoon.
and we were followed around by one of the owners dog's - Merlot (Wonder why she got that name!) she was so friendly but wasn't to happy about me taking her photo!

We were served the most amazing dinner and dessert in the cottage right by the roaring fire along with some of the Merlot wine they make. It was so relaxing and romantic, I couldn't have asked for anything more.

Then this morning we were served a massive hot breakfast on the veranda looking out at this view.......

I was so sad to leave however my spirits were lifted a little on the way home when we stopped in at this humongous antique shop in Esk.

Can you see my partner in this photo? He really wanted to be in a photo for the blog so he stuck his head in this shot with out me realising!!!!

I didn't end up buying anything here but loved looking around at lots of beautiful things.

It's so depressing to think what I left behind this morning and having to go back to the day job tomorrow.

It was an amazing weekend and if you get the opportunity I'd highly recommend you stay at Captain's Paddock and let yourself be totally looked after by the great hosts there!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lollipop Ladies Challenge #20 Fruit Salad

Goodness me I can't believe that the Lollipop Ladies are up to challenge number 20 already!!!!!

They've thrown a hard one our way this fortnight - Fruit Salad with the added challenge of circle or square.

I've decided to go with a circle and I've also tried to incorporate the colours of the fruit salad too.

I've used:
-Whisper White and Pear Pizzaz

Ink -
Pear Pizzaz and So Saffron
Stamp Set - Signature Greetings by PaperTrayInk and Faux Fun Circles by Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Other: Nestabilities, paper flowers and rhinestones

Don't forget to check out what the other Candy Stripes have thrown into the fruit salad mix this fortnight!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Choo Choo!!

Happy Saturday!!

The lovely Karen had a little stamp sale recently (I think she still has some left) and I picked up this Choo Choo set for a bargain. I've been meaning to buy it since I first saw it but it seems to keep getting dropped on my list.

I've really enjoyed it and I'm super happy how this card came out. I was soooooo excited as I was putting it together that I totally forgot to put anything on my buttons and didn't realise until I was taking the photo - so I have naked buttons *gasp*

Align Center
(The naked buttons!!)

I really like how the edges came out, I used my little ink pot and just lightly ran it across the top of the paper and then a little bit harder around the edges.

Such a cute little boys card!!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Craft and Collectables fair

Hi to all my Brisbane followers or followers who might be in Brisbane this weekend!

This Saturday you'll find an amazing Craft and Collectables fair at West End (previously held at Coorparoo)
I found this fabulous fair last year just before Christmas. They only hold two a year, one at Mothers day and one before Christmas - This year will be it's 30th year running.

There are sooooooooo many lovely hand made things here as well as beautiful collectables!!!!!
The fair has a fantastic feel and you can even sit down to have tea and cake :)

One of my favourite antique sellers will be selling beautiful finds there - check out their blog here

I urge you all to come and if you haven't already brought a Mothers day present you'll be bound to find something here.

It's at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall, 47 Dornoch Tce, West End
Saturday 7 May
9am - 3pm

Click the image to see a larger version

Monday, May 2, 2011

Embellish Colour Trends

Here's my entry into the Embellish colour trends challenge. It was supposed to be a square card but I wasn't in the mood to do square.

This one took me ages...... I was so indecisive!!

I've used:
-Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Bashful Blue

Ink -
Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Crumb Cake
Stamp Set - Strength and Hope, Elements of Style and Signature Greetings by PaperTrayInk
Other: Melon Mambo popom, Lace, Yellow flower, Blue bling, Nestiabilities, Embossing folder and Clear embossing powder.

Here is the colour inspiration picture