Monday, May 31, 2010

In Memory of Elissa Rose

It has been a year today since our precious little granddaughter Elissa Rose passed away into God's loving arms. Not a week goes by that I don't think of her and sometimes shed a tear for the moments we didn't spend together on Earth. I know one day we will be playing together and having so much fun. Until then, enjoy being in Heaven with your great grandparents who have passed away and love you.

I love you with all my heart.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friendship Books

Here are 2 Friendship books made by Libby in the swap we are in. Libby made the covers but Wendy did the page in the middle. These little books are great.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Circular Paper Flowers

Here are 2 flowers I made much in the same way.

The one on the left was made using 4 circles of the same size.
I just scrunched each up and the top one was scrunched the most.
I just joined all layers with a brad.
The one of the right was made the same way with those used Glimmer Mist Serviettes.
The bigger circles I used 3 and scrunched a little bit. The centre was made from 3 smaller circles that have been scrunched a lot.
All circles were joined together with a brad.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Paper Flowers from Serviettes

Here is a paper flower I made from Serviettes. I made these from the class i went to at SIA when i went to the Glimmer Mist Class. Instead of throwing these out I kept them and brought them home to play and create with them.

I will do a step by step tutorial one day soon showing you how to make them.
I cut out 8 circles and folded them in half and then half again.
I pinched each along the curved circumference section and then stuck them on cardstock. I repeated this for all of the petals. I then scrunched up some more serviette left overs and glued it in the centre. I then cut out the pink cardstock so it was still showing and then glued the whole lot onto a paper doily.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Libby's Birthday

It was Libby's birthday the other week and so at our monthly crop last weekend we spoiled her with cakes. Glenda organised the cake for Friday night and I organised the cake for Saturday. Libby enjoyed celebrating her birthday with us.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Layered Flower

These flowers have been made from paper napkins-serviettes (depends on what country you are from)

I recently went to CIA and went to Wendy(the owner of Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist Company) and Heidi's (Heidi Swapp) workshops and came away with lots of inspiration. I also came away with many used serviettes. "you know you are addicted to craft when you wait for the lady you were sitting next to to leave and you go through the bin and take her used napkins also"- used napkins meaning they were swiped over the glimmer mist to take layers off.
I made these flowers using the used napkins.
They are just layers of circles scrunched up and some flattened to give a ruffled appearance. The little ones have more layers.
The stem and leaves have been drawn freehand from the napkins .
I ran some Chrystallina Kindy Glitz over the petals.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fabric Flowers

A small flower from a synthetic fabric with texture. I did 2x2 sizes of circles and a button.
I have used black taffeta and tulle for this one. I also used more circles.
This one is from sheer curtain fabric like a chiffon.
I made these flowers in the weekend. They are not my original ideas and I have no idea where I got the inspiration from. I apologize in advance.
I have made them all with different types of fabric. I have cut 2x various sizes of circles and heated the edges over a candle flame. I just experimented with different types of fabric. Some worked well and some didn't.
I will use these in my scrapbooks and cards. I will also do some for my fabric creations i do and even knitted objects.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Circle Journal pages by Donna.

Here are the pages that Donna in New Zealand made for me for the Circle Journal swap I am in. Aren't they lovely? Thank you Donna for making me feel special. Love the water colour flowers ,the embossed flowers and the butterfly that has been stamped on vellum.

The saying says " Perfumes are the feelings of flowers"

Friendship Book made by Wendy for me.

This is the cover of the book made by Wendy in Victoria for me.
This page was made by Donna in New Zealand.
This page was done by Sharon in Victoria.
This page was done by Elizabeth in Sydney.
This page was done by Pam in Victoria
This is the friendship book I received this week that was made by Wendy for me. I was thrilled to bits to receive it. Such talented ladies contributed to my book. I love these little books.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Woman of Spirit and Capacity

Here is a page I did in a friendship book I am in for a yahoogroup. I used a Cuttlebug, stamps and black ink.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crop this weekend at Beaumont Hills

Anybody interested in coming to a crop of a Friday night and or Saturday this weekend e-mail me on

This month we are continuing our flower techniques and will have a few new ones to show you how to make that I have not shown anybody yet.
I will also be doing Page Maps to help get you inspired.
I also have a card technique, a mini album and more.

Don't forget Cropwork's Camp in October. This camp is also a fundraiser for Breast Cancer.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Swimming Lessons

Cooper has been asking me for ages to take him to swimming lessons and see him swim. I have always been too busy. I have seen the girls swim so thought I had better go and watch him. He cried before he got in but once the teacher got him used to the water he was fine. He is only learning but cannot swim yet.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose