May 26, 2010

Wallet Gift Card Holders

Yesterday I amused myself no end creating some gilft card holders. This was my first effort modelled on my own wallet. I used an embossing folder from "that other company", then covered it in versamark and clear embossed it....came up exactly like my cheapo vinyl fake gucci
wallet. For this one I have used Basic Black and Kiwi Kiss..the bling  is a cake decoration.

This is the inside..there is some room for a gift card and a bit of cash if you are feeling extra generous

And this is my blokey one done in the same way. I didn't bother with a template, I just copied the measurements of my husbands wallet. There are various pockets for cash and cards and even a place to put a photo..I have made this for my daughter to give to her boyfriend for his 18th birthday. I think they look pretty swish, I cant wait to make some more!

May 21, 2010

More Pun Fun

Its my grand daughter Emily's 7th birthday party this weekend. I made her this card using Pun Fun and the balloon from Crazy For Cupcakes...This is the party where I have volunteered (or rather my daughter roped me in!) to dress up as a pirate and do aaaarrrgghhts and crafts with the kids...will let you know how I get on with that!

May 19, 2010

Can anyone help me with a good cause???

Last week I watched a documentary on T.V. about the Agape Children's Home in Chieng Mai Thailand. It was founded by Roy and Avis Rideout in 1996 to care for HIV orphans...I reckon most times I am a tough old bird but I was in tears as I watched this story unfold. I am not religious or a do fact a lot of the time I am not even nice!!...But seeing those little faces haunted me.
Here is a little exerpt I found on their website...
A 2 year old baby girl lay alone on a bamboo mat in a government orphanage in Northern Thailand, 11 years ago. She had been abandoned in the “AIDS room”. Her medical chart read: “bploi wai dtaai: Leave her to die”. In a country that ostracizes those living with HIV, one extraordinary woman, Avis Rideout, was determined to prove that through loving and caring for those rejected and abandoned due to HIV, it is the incredible power of love that can and is… Saving lives

Anyway the Agape home was founded and the work they do with these kids is truly wonderful.
Here is a link to their website ...please go have a look
I have watched sad shows before but by the next day I have usually forgotten all about it. This I just couldn't get this out of my mind and since I am not very rich at the moment (read that as dead broke!) I sent an email asking if these would have any use for home made cards...within a couple of hours I received this response
Dear Bev

Thanks so much for your kind words. We have had some wonderfully encouraging e-mails over the last few days and are really grateful that people take the time to write.

Your suggestion of making cards for the kids would be WONDERFUL. We celebrate each and every one of the children’s birthdays and we always make up a simple card on our computer (when the printer is working – which is not very often these days). It would be great to have some cards that we could use. We have 79 children at the moment so there are birthdays every month!!! The kids just love celebrating their birthday… is their day for feeling really special

Thanks again Bev.


This is where you guys can help me if you would like to . I am trying to get together 200 cards to send to Agape...mainly childrens birthday cards from tots to teens...(but also some adult ones as they employ nannies, a lot of them also HIV positive)....and maybe a few thankyou cards would come in handy as well...I was thinking of sticking to cards that will fit into standard c6 envelopes so I can get cheap ones to keep costs down. If you are a Stampin up demo who runs classes maybe you could ask your ladies if they would like to donate some cards?? or any other card makers out there who could spare a few??..I would be so grateful for any help... My regular class ladies have volunteered to help me out. (thankyou )
If you would like to send some cards just email me at and I will give you my postal details...Once I have all the cards I need I will post them in one bulk package...I have also contacted some local businesses to see if any of them will donate a printer...haven't heard yet but will keep you posted.

Ok off my soap box here are some of the things I have made this week.
First up is some picnic hamper thingos I made with a template I purchased online by Lauren Meander
and a top view ..

and some more including a mini version we will be making in class

..and a teeny tiny little tool has seen better days, it has been handled so many times it's looking a bit munted lol
Thanks everyone for stopping by

May 8, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

ok , now I am just being spoilt! Petronela nominated me for a Beautiful Blog Award. I met Petronella only recently at a get together of Gold Coast demonstrators...she is immensely talented so please pop over to her blog and look at her fabulous work. Now it seems I have to tell you a few things about myself...try and stay awake!
1. I have two different sized is size 8 one is size 9...needless to say I would rather poke needles in my eye rather than go shoe shopping.
2. I am married with three daughters and three grand pink rules
3. I have daggy taste in music...I loooove Roy Orbison..he has the voice of an angel.
4. I have three brothers and three sisters and we are all so completely different
5. I love kids birthday parties!! I am soon to be a pirate at my grand daughters sea themed birthday party and shall be doing aarrrgghhhts and crafts
6. My family and friends tease me because I have big gnarly man hands...can still tie pretty bows so who cares!
7. I suck at soduku puzzles
8. I can't kick the smoking habit...I need intervention...seriously...
9. I once asked my husband how many quarters there were in an AFL match...he needs to let that one go
10. I am a shocking driver with many driving phobias including highways (don't go on them ) , roundabouts (if in doubt just plant your foot) overtaking (30km an hour is fine, I will just stay behind the truck),  merging ( don'*t) get the idea
so now I would like to pass this award onto a lovely lady I met recently at a get together at Petronela.s..her name is Lesley Annabel and she needs to update her blog lol

May 4, 2010

Sunshine Award

Thankyou so much Leah Weir from Stampin' With Leah for sending me a sunshine award..It made my day...please stop by her blog and peruse her wonderful creations. 
 The rules for the award are:


1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.

2. Pass the award onto other bloggers.

3. Link the nominees within your post.

4. Let them know they received the award by leaving a comment on their blog.

5. Share the love and link the person from whom you received the award.

So now I would like to pass this award on to Tui Nathan. I met Tui  recently at a get together of Gold Coast demonstrators...Her blog is beautiful so please g and have a look

May 2, 2010

Scrapping Again

Just a quick post today, a simple layout using a pagemap sketch and some retired designer paper.. The title and journaling was hand cut from the designer paper and the journaling was printed directly from the computer onto a top note die...short and sweet...see ya!