Friday, July 29, 2011

Whoopie Pies - nom nom noms!

I was inspired by this post over at Kit and Nancy to make Whoopie Pies!!

What is a Whoopie Pie I hear you ask...... I think this description sums it up very well -

Whoopie pies are like the best part of a cupcake squished into one delicious sandwich. That would be the top of the cupcake and the frosting, of course.

Now I'm not the best baker in the world and I did make a few mistakes (like putting in double the amount of sugar!!) so they didn't turn our nearly as pretty as I'd hoped.
BUT they did taste amazing!!!

I had heaps of fun making a big mess in the kitchen, it was quite relaxing!

I made two batches, one chocolate and one carrot cake.
Head over to Kit and Nancy and check out the carrot cake recipe (It's delicious) and try it for your self!!!

I hope you've had a relaxing weekend.
Hugs and Kisses to you all.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Yard Sale finds

As you know I went to Kate's yard sale on Saturday morning. Gosh I had to get up early as she lives 30 minutes from my house and I didn't want to get there too late and before everything sold!! I knew things would walk out of there like hot cakes!!!

I was blown away with how organised and set up it was, just like a little shop. There were so many beautiful pieces of furniture and lots of lovely other bits and bobs.
It was so nice to finally meet Kate and have a quick chat with her, she's one talented lady!

A few lovelies made their way home with me............ a pink glass cake stand, floral jug, 2x picture frames (one of which is not pictured here), a mirror and two cushion covers.

On the way home I called into a few more garage sales and picked up that cute glass closh (for only ONE dollar!!!), that sweet little glass plate and adorable yellow rose plate.

The photo frame that I haven't shown you here is quite a large one that needs some work, so I'll have to show you at a later stage what I have in store for that one!!!

I love going to garage sales but really hate having to get up so early to get the good pieces, I was so glad I made the effort this weekend! I met one lovely lady and came away with some great finds :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just Add Ink 77

It's been a while since I played a long at Just Add Ink and I couldn't go past this weeks cute sketch by Bron.

I've used:
-Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Baja Breeze and Webster's Pages DSP

Ink -
Early Espresso
Stamp Set -Tiny Tags and I've used the flower stem from Cottage Garden
Other: RickRack Ribbon and a Paper Flower

Here is the sketch

Diggin' the colour combo I've used - nice and relaxing!!!

Special Day

For this card I've used the Clean and Simple sketch and the colour challenge from The Ribbon Girl.

I don't normally work with aqua so I found this quite a challenge and I'm not sure I've pulled it off very well but here it is...................

I've used:
-Tempting Turquoise and Flamingo DSP

Ink -
Basic Black and Versamark
Stamp Set - Very Vintage and the sentiment one from a Kaszazz set I have.
Other: Ribbon, Lace, Twine, Rhinestones and a Paper Flower.

Here is the sketch

I can't believe the weekend is over already - Sad face :(

I'll be back tomorrow to show you what lovelies a brought from Kate's yard sale on Saturday.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations 119 and CR84FN 34

I got my inspiration from 2 challenges for this card - Cupcake Inspirations and CR84FN.
Both have a similar colour scheme this week but the inspiration photo from Cupcake Inspirations is all about Princesses!!!

I've used Puppy Kiki and popped a little crown on her head to make her quite the cute princess!!!

Cupcake Inspirations are also looking for guest Sweeties, so I'm also entering this card hoping I might be chosen!!!!!

I've used:
-Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo DSP

Ink -
Melon Mambo and Copics
Stamp Set - Puppy Kiki, It's a girl by Stampendous and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Ribbon and Pearls

Here is the picture inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations

And the colour pallet from CR84FN

YAY it's the weekend.... best time of the week!!!

Tomorrow I'm popping in to Kate's place (from Lilies for Kate) to check out her yard sale and I can't wait :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pals Paper Arts - 102

When I saw the inspiration image at Pals Paper Arts this week I swooned!!
The desk is so beautiful and I loved the colours of white, blue and craft together.

So here is my take - I used the colours for my inspiration and I thought the room looked a little beachy so I guess the boat fits in to!

I've had the Sail Away stamp for a while now but it hasn't seen any ink till now- I thought that would never happen but time gets away from you!!!

I've used:
-Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist

Ink -
Crumb Cake and Marina Mist
Stamp Set - Sail Away and Birthday Sentiments by Amy R
Other: Embossing folder and thick twine

Here is the inspiration picture

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Embellish - Nautical Theme

Over at Embellish Magazine they have a Nautical Theme challenge!! How Fun!!

I love red, white and blue so I chose to use these colours for this fun little card.

I had heaps of fun colouring in this cute little chick and I'm really happy with the way she turned out.

I never make enough time to use my copics but I really should as this was heaps fun.

Here is the inspiration photo from Embellish...............

Sunday, July 10, 2011

What do you think?

So what do you think??

Do you like the new changes to my blog???

I've got a new banner, new template, new profile pic and a new water mark for my photos!!


It's all so fresh and clean - just what I wanted
Don't they say a change is like having a holiday..... I'm lovin' this holiday :)

The amazing Katrina from Media Mad did it all and I'm so happy with it. She was so quick at getting it done and it's like she read my mind!!!

Thanks Katrina XOXO

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Change in the wind

Happy weekend to all!!!!!!!

Here's a picture of my beautiful city, Brisbane.
I took it this morning on my phone........ I love living here :)

There are some changes happening for me and I can't wait to show them to you - Exciting times!!!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Want to win a free blog makeover?

Have you been watching The Block? You know the sisters? Well one of them Katrina has a business called Media Mad and she does blog makeovers!!!!!

She is currently offering a free makeover for one lucky follower!

All you have to do is head on over to her blog and become a follower to be in the running. She's recently been posting about her journey on The Block and it's very interesting!!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sweet Sunday 124!

When I saw the sketch over at Karen's blog I knew I had to participate - it looked good!!

I've used Papertray Ink's white card stock here for the first time. It's so thick and easy to work with :)

I picked up this cute little wedding couple from my local craft store last week - I loved it as soon as I saw it and knew I had to have it. I've gone with a 70's inspired suit for the guy for something different.

I've used:
-Papertray Ink white cards stock

Ink -
Basic Black and Copics
Stamp Set - Happy Couple from Stampendous and Dare to Be from Verve
Other: Pink Ribbon, Nestabilites, Embossing folders, Pearls and a Pink flower made by my BFF

Here is the sketch

I hope you are having a lovely week :)