Saturday, January 28, 2012


Rose-Anne and Ros on the 88th Floor of the Eureka Sky Deck overlooking Melbourne.

Annie, Rose-Anne and Heather at Williamstown with Melbourne in the background.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Our Retirement Property

 Me learning to use the ride on lawn mower. Look out.
Rhonda and I. We have been friends for 48 years. We met in Year 7 at High School.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cake Pops

Chocolate coated marshmallows, bananas and Tim Tam balls.

I made these Cake Pops for my Year 12, 2012 last year for a Christmas treat. They are fun to make but you need a spare few hours to play.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Chloe with the Cupcake she helped me make.

The Big Cupcake.
I bought myself the cupcake silicone mould and made this chocolate cupcake. So cool to make. I can see myself making it in various colours with various embellishments. Chloe helped me make it until she fell off the stool and cried and then didn't want to help anymore. I did warn her not to tilt on the stool. The Jess helped me put the white chocolate calls in each of the piped chocolate flowers i did for the icing. She soon got sick of it. At least they helped.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Sizzix and Scraps

This flower has been made the same way as the previous one. However, the circle punch used is different and I used more layers.
The Sizzix texture plate is called Poinsettia.
I haven't been very creative of late due to my busy work load and life. I hope to get back into it again soon. I miss creating but sometimes it has to take the back burners.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Playing with Scraps

Side view of the flowers.

Front view of the flowers and card.

Close up of the machine stitched flowers.
I had fun making this card. The flowers are from an old Christmas range of papers from Scrapbooking Australia. The cardstock is from SALT and the  cream Sizzix embossed cardstock has been inked with brown versa ink. I also used the same ink to do the sentiment. I used a border punch for the sentiment mat.
1. punch 4 circles for each flower.
2. Layer the circles and machine stitch the petals in place.
3. Adhere with Gel Medium to the cardstock and fluff up each layer to give a 3D appearance.
4. Cut thin strips for the stems and triangles for the leaves.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose