Valentines DIY Ideas . . . & I’m Back!

February 7, 2013

Sorry for being MIA for so long.

Having your Mum stay with you for 6 weeks,
makes a gal put priorities elsewhere.

I hope you understand ;)


Valentines DIY Ideas

With Valentines Day a week away, I thought I would link up some lovely Blog ideas that I have collected.

They are all new ideas, however if you want to see some from last year
here and here they are :)

Please also check out my DIY Valentine board
(it’s brand new)
on Pinterest.

Love to you all.

Click on the photos to see the tutorials ;)

Wall Hanging that converts to Home Decor

Wall Hanging that converts to Home Decor

Red Velvet CheesecakeOMG!

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Hanging Hearts

Hanging Hearts

Pavlova Hearts

Pavlova Hearts

Fringed Heart

Fringed Heart

I am hoping to put up a tutorial myself in the coming days.

Check back in a day or so :)


Fleur Amour Canvas

December 21, 2012

I am teaching this class on
Monday, 24th December
Thursday, 10th January.

I have taught it twice before and have sold one of my canvases as well.

I find it such a beautiful, graceful and calming experience.
Painting the background is so therapeutic, and
making all the flowers is an explosion of colour.

I love what I do!

Fleur Amour Canvas

Fleur Amour Canvas

Jellybeans Layout

May 11, 2012

I just had to show you this layout.

As you are aware, I am not a confident scrapbooker – but you know what?
I love this layout.

I’m entering it into Kym’s Challenge for April
(I’m aware that I’m late – thanks for pointing out the obvious).

I’ve used

* Twiddleybitz chipboard
* Acrylic paint
* BoBunny and miscellaneous papers
* Collections Elements chipboard
* A ‘date stamp’ slip from an old library book

A Little Chipboard

May 7, 2012

I am so bogged down at the mo.

I just can’t swim to the surface
and let the sun touch my face or fresh air enter my lungs.


But . . . it hasn’t stopped me from being creative and messy.
In fact – I have been prolific in the last few days.

I haven’t got time to put it all up just now – sorry peeps,
I’m just . . . . . !!!!

But, I have a little sample of what I have been making.
Here is a simple piece of chipboard,
converted to a gorgeous little funky country owl.

I love him!

I will post the destructions for creating him, tomorrow ;)


Lots more to see tomorrow.

Another Day – Another Twenty Cards!

April 24, 2012

I was asked to make some more cards for a customer
(who I made 30 for yesterday).

Today she needed a dozen to finish of the list.
It was much a easier task,
as I was allowed to double up on some of the designs.


12 Cards . . . pronto!

Then while I was in the mood,
I made a quick five cards for Jane to sell
at Beside The Seaside here in Busselton.

My favourite?
The top right hand butterfly – it has a partial stamp on it in chocolate ink. It looks carefree IRL.

All these cards have been made from Collections Elements chipboard shapes that have been painted. Some have then been dry embossed & then wet embossed for effect. The other technique used is stamping onto the painted surface.

The cards are all large 140 x 140mm.

Five cards for BTS

And because I had more time I made some mini-bunting and a large bunting sign for BTS’s Mothers’ Day display.

Here’s the sign
(I forgot to photograph the mini-bunting before taking it to Jane).

Each letter is on c.s. that measures 110 x 210mm. It will hang in the window at BTS

There’s more to follow in the coming days.

Tell me what you think of the yellow and pink colour scheme.
It’s a first for me and I really like it.
Very soft and ‘charming’.

30 Cards in 1 Day

April 23, 2012

I had a colleague (from my Austistic Bus run) ask me to make some cards for her – sadly she is leaving for another career. (Exciting for her though!)

Not only did it stretch my brain/imagination but also my technique ability. What would work, look good and be dry and ready in only a few hours?

Here’s the result . . .


The toughest element of the task? Most of the cards are for men.
So the cards had to be attractive, yet ‘blokey’.

My favourite of the bunch!

Folded Card from Jelly Bean Scrappers

March 23, 2012

Try as I might, I still not seem to organise my creative space and this therefore means the shop. And I mention it because I have just created a card that I am quite proud of and I had to do the amongst “The Mess”.

Thankfully, I was inspired by Chris at JBS with her creation.

I will post instructions HERE, shortly.

Here is my attempt.

These cards are so cool because they stand so well on a mantle or shelf!

I love the colour combination of teal/turquoise and brown

My favourite part? I have a couple . . .

  1. All the detail on the Collections Elements chipboard butterfly

    Chipboard – painted, dry embossed, swiped with pearl-ex, edges dabbed with pinecone ink pad and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Final tough was a hatpin & purple thread!

  2. The Green Tara flower cluster

    Green Tara flowers – eggplant & cream Apple Blossoms, white Stemmed Flowers (cut off into individual blooms), dark brown 10cm Gerbera that was folded and then cut in half

And here is my disgusting and absolutely inappropriate creative space. See
. . . now you know what I meant!

Pretty bad, huh!?!


The gorgeous teal-coloured swirls are a T!m die that the lovely Noriel gifted me. She cut some T!m swirls for me, out of a Special K box. I then painted them in teal acrylic paint and doodled over them with a white gel pen :)

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