Saturday, February 26, 2011


My daughter is in the film clip I have attached. She is 'The Lost'.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

February Challenge

Supplies list:

Blueberry Crisp designer paper
Glossy white cardstock altered with alcohol inks and stamped with Baroque Motif images
Big Shot flowers altered with glimmer mist
Scraplet flowers altered with daubers and shimmer mist
Old Olive circle embossed with Manhattan Flower design and sanded
Blueberry Crisp circle has been paper pierced
Whole piece edged with a Soft Suede ink pad

Saturday, February 12, 2011

RSPCA Fundraiser Stamping/Scrapbooking & Crop Day

Stamping/Scrapbooking & Crop Day

Come along to raise funds for the RSPCA Flood Appeal!

Come along to a fun day of crafting! ALL proceeds from the day will be donated to the QLD RSPCA Flood Appeal to help with repairs after flood and cyclone damage and the care of pets and animals during the recent disasters.

Where and When??
Saturday March 5th 2011. Burpengary Community Hall, 111 Station Rd, Burpengary Qld.

What can you do?
There are three options you can choose from for the day (or come for two sessions):

1. All day Crop. You can come along and work on your own scrapbooking or craft all day, away from the chores and distraction of home! You will be provided with ample crafting space from 10am until 5pm. Cost is $10 and includes morning and afternoon tea, as well as lucky door prizes!

2. Morning Session – Stamp A Stack

Come along and make 15 cards (3 each of 5 different designs) covering a variety of
occasions! You’ll have a fun morning making fantastic cards to have on hand when you need them!

Cost is $25 and includes morning tea and all the supplies and instructions to make the 15 cards, matching envelopes and lucky door prizes!

3. Afternoon Session - Play Date Class

Come along to our “Play Date” Class and make a beautiful set using the “Play Date” rub ons. You’ll make a variety of items including a decorated note pad, gift box, card and

Cost is $20 including all supplies as well as two sheets of the rub ons to keep, afternoon tea and lucky door prizes!

Raffle tickets will also be available on the day to win HUGE prizes of scrapbooking and stamping supplies.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL by Monday the 21st of February 2011. For more information or to book your place, please contact me with your email address :)

Monday, February 07, 2011

Favourite Childhood Story

Do you swap entries for Circle Journals? I have been enjoying this variety f scrapbooking lately. Here is a double layout I did of my favourite childhood story, retold. It's all about puppies and kittens!

I have more images to show you of the secret tags and verses I included, and showing what is behind the tied together doors, so I will provide a link to those soon for you on :)

Sunday, February 06, 2011

A Tiny, Cheery Hello

Thank you for all the lovely comments and support you have been leaving for me over the last few weeks. We still have a long road to recovery ahead of us in all Cyclone affected areas. My daughter has had her electricity restored now and my mother and sister are still managing on generators and no phones. But they are all alright. and that is what matters most.

I promised you some crafting now the worst of the storm is passed, so today, here is a cheery little card to say hello. It really is a little card measuring about 5cm x 5cm (2 1/s" x 2 1/2"). These little cards are great to pop in with something you are sending on to someone, almost like a gift card.

I used several different Stampin' Up! sets to make this one. Let's see - there is a background from Tiny Tags, a bird from the Sweetheart set, and a sentiment from Basic Phrases. I used Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy ink, a scallop oval punched from Blueberry Crisp designer paper and a base of Very Vanilla cardstock, and Whisper White cardstock for the greeting. There's a tiny pearl on the bird's eye. I popped up the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals too.

I hope you enjoy my cheery hello :)

Friday, February 04, 2011

Thank you for your concern

Thank you for your concern about our family. I now live well to the south of where the Cyclone crossed the coast but as I have lived all over the State and worked in the communities affected and still have family and friends scattered throughout Queensland, it was a time of tension and I kept a vigil while the storm raged. I kept in touch with my daughter on Facebook until the storm cut their power supplies. A few hours later I was able to contact my mother, sister and daughter on mobile phone to find out they were safe, and while their power is still cut and their mobile phone batteries have died, I know they are alright. Sleep is still a little elusive while I wait for good communication to be re-established with them all.

The pictures I have published today show what happened at Cardwell, a small seaside town I have driven through countless times. The picture of the road shows a blank space where a garage and cafe used to be. I used to stop to refuel the car and my tummy there. Their marina is a disaster area and so many of their homes have been destroyed. This is what it looks like for several hundred kilometers of coastline where the Cyclone struck so you can imagine my concern for family and friends. The Cyclone was so huge it was never going to miss out hitting some communities in the far north. Thankfully it avoided directly hitting major population centres but the destructive winds were so widespread they shared themselves around and now the people in the area are experiencing storm surges and floods.

The storm was huge. That is why so many people are being affected. The image below is taken from a page about comparing the storm size a few countries.

Thankfully the Cyclone has degenerated into a rain depression now but it is still dumping rain all the way across to the Northern Territory.

I think I will have to get some of these pictures printed out so I can do a layout on the Cyclone sometime soon. It sure has affected our lives.

OK now I plan to return to showing you cards and scrapbook layouts and 3d paper crafts, from tomorrow. As long as there are no more disasters!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

My family and friends are OK!

Just a quick update to let you know the Category 5 Cyclone crossed the Queensland Coast at midnight last night. It did not appear to take any lives or injure anyone as people were so prepared. There is a fair bit of property damage to the small towns where the cyclone hit. I have heard from my family and all of them are fine. There is no power to their homes but they are ready fro that too.

The cyclone is continuing to track inland as a Category 2 at this stage so it is a much smaller threat now :)

I am thankful to God for sparing people's lives.

Thank you for praying with me, those of you who prayed, and for your messages of concern and support.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

It's still coming....

Due to cross the coast tonight between 10pm and midnight. It's a category 5 now. No one has experienced a Cyclone of this size in living memory. All the family and friends I know of are as prepared as they can be and no one can leave their homes now as the Cyclone is so close. Storm surges will be a huge danger it brings with it. The winds are up to 250kmp/h or 155mph.

I can't stop watching the news updates or texting my sister and daughter and mother.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Cyclone Yasi

This is the latest satellite image from the Bureau of Meteorology here in Qld. I am living far south of the likely impact area but so many family and friends do live in the impact zone. I am praying the Cyclone will cross the coast somewhere there are no people living. Please join me if you are a praying is predicted it will cross the coastline around 4am Feb 3rd...

A sweet little card

This card is really a small note card and is made with a sweet little stamp from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue - Punch Bunch.

I coloured the stamp with different Stampin' Write markers then punched out the centre and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

It's a simple little card to put inside any small packages or notes you are sending off in the mail, for example - just big enough to write a cheery note on and nothing much more! Lol!