Crafter and House Sitter

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Girl Bear Photo Mat

This is a photo mat I have been playing with as I want to start tyring to sell these.
Another fabulous "My Scrap Chick" design made with all Stampin' Up! card stock inks and stamps.
It will fit into a 10 x 8 frame and take a 6 x 4 photo.  I am pleased with the result and will now try different versions.

Baby Bottle Card

I just love my Pazzles machine as I can cut just about any shape I like and this one is especially for Ronnie in Sorrel ,Tasmania who is a Grandma yet again to a beautiful little Granddaughter  "Ceana".
Congratulations to Grandma Ronnie and Mum and Dad ,Laura and Anthony.
I found this pretty paper and pearls in my stash and used Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink ink and stamp from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set.


Ipod Treat Box

Another fabulous  freebie from one of my favourite sites  "My Scrap Chick"  that I made as a little treat for Ryan
Of course all made from Stampin' Up! card stock.
This is actually a little box that I filled will lollies

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Holiday Mini Christmas Ornament

I don't have any of the new dies and stamps to make the fabulous ornament that shows on the front of the new Holiday Mini Catalogue so I made up my own version.
I used Whisper White Card Stock,  the Ornament Punch for the bottom layer, the Blossom Punch (cut into sections) for the second layer, and the  rosette made with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch .
I actually stamped and embossed the punched pieces but it doesn't show in the photo.  I used a large pearl and some ribbon from my stash . Not too bad is it even if I say so myself.  Think I will have a go at a couple more.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Leah's Big 40

A card I made for Leah's 40th Birthday in July
I found the idea on a google image search and thought is was rather good.
Of course all cut using Stampin' Up card stock and glitter with some bling from my stash

The birthday girl her self with her fabulous hat cake.  A great night was had by all although I was a piker and went to bed early and the rest partied on until the wee small hours.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Angry Birds

Ryan loves to play the Angry Birds game and was so excited to get up to level 17 on the game he was playing while staying with me this week.
We found this cutting file and made it for him to take home and put on his bedroom wall.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sorell Tasmania House Sit

Aren't these three just the cutest little things?  I think so any way and would love to take Buddie, Chillie and Peppie home with me when I go back to Brisbane.  They all have their own personalities and are so funny with their antics.   Sorell is a lovely little town  about a half hour from Hobart and I am staying  in a beautiful heritage home that was the Post Office in a previous life. Tasmania or what I have seen of it so far has spectacular scenery and the beaches are so natural and unspoilt - Just stunning.   I hope to be able to come back and have a good look round.

Thank You

A Thank You card I made and sent to Boris and Patricia thanking them for their wonderful hospitality and friendship on our recent trip to Maleny to celebrate Deanne and Tony's wedding.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easter School Holidays

Ryan's scarecrow for his garden. Note the Stampin' Up punch and stamp used

Ryan came to the Island for a few days to spend with Ma and Pa. We had heaps of fun crafting,cooking and shopping. Boy Ma was sure tired after this visit as she missed her Ma naps in the afternoon.

A big jigsaw puzzle

Yummy cakes Ryan but you have to share with Pa.

Easter 2012

Spent a wonderful Easter in Maleny with our daughter Deanne and her husband Tony and his family.

Deanne and Tony where over from Amsterdam for a family get together to celebrate their recent marriage.  Had a super duper lunch at the Boat House,  Cottontree so I made some Easter favours for the table for the children and adults.
The whole Gang

Edens Landing Housesit

Spent a month house sitting in Edens Landing near Beenleigh in Brisbane looking after two big white Maremmas (Italian Sheep Dog) and a little black kitten, for Nick and Marilyn .
Their names Fred, Georgy and Missy.

This breed of dog amazed me as being a large dog,they are just so gentle ,laid back and so well behaved.  A real pleasure to spend time with. They are the dogs that spend all their time in the paddocks living with and protecting the flock and have a natural herding instinct.
While there got to know Marilyn's Aunt Dot who is just the nicest lady.  Hope I will go back sometime in the future to sit again.

Ryan and Rheanna's Graduation Cards

The cards I made for the two little cuties who graduated from Preschool and are now in Prep or Big School as they call it.
Made with Stampin' Up products and My Scrap Girl downloads cut on the Pazzles Machine

Christmas Holidays 2012 on the water

Had a lovely long holiday on "SantaMonica" our yacht this year and this is the painting that Ryan gave me for Christmas . It is of our house and the yacht and it now has pride and place on the bulkhead in the dining area (saloon) of the yacht.  Boots is keeping watch over it as he came on holiday with us.  We spent time just toodling round Moreton Bay and down to the Gold Coast broad water for New Year to watch the fireworks. Caught a couple of fish but they were all too small for the pan.

We picked up Paul Leah and Ryan on Boxing Day and spent the day at the top of Macleay Island. Ryan thought it was really great to steer the yacht on the way with Pa's help.  We again tried to catch some fish but still none big enough for the pan
The next day took our good friends Dallas and Erica . Had a lovely day and nice lunch . Motored up to our mooring in Canipa Passage and caught up on all the gossip and again tried fishing - Still no fish
Had a short sail on the way back to Victoria Point. Surprised how well SantaMonica went along.