See inside my Black H'Art

for inside it is black... it is also, red and purple and blue and green and orange and all the colours of the rainbow. I am showing you my true colours.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kaiser Bag Caddy-Soooooo excited!!!

I am sooooo excited to be teaching my first class at Scraptivate on Sunday October 25! It is this handy little Kaiser handbag caddy, I am sure you've all seen it at the shop. It's going to be a great class, full of ideas about how to get 3d effects from you flat paper embellishments (including shaping a beautiful bustier). I sincerely hope you'll all come and join me for what is sure to be a really fun class. For all the details hit the Scraptivate website or call the store on 9444 6626.

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Friday, September 25, 2009


This is a blank box I altered recently for a present, I haven't given in to the recipient yet so I really hope that she doesn't see the blog, mind you she is the only person I don't want to see my blog, to everyone else - PLEASE SEE MY BLOG!! Tehehe!!
The box itself was black, I am 99% sure it was Cosmo Cricket. Being black is AWESOME, I loved it. Wish I had've bought more than one now. And just for future reference, the stamping behind the heart/wings was done with the Brilliance Pearlescent Biege and it went on the black sooooo well, then I have just embossed it with clear embossing powder. it really worked well!

Inside a put a air dry crown from the Krafy Lady mould, and it is painted with Golden Micaceous Iron Oxide (YUMMMMMM, love that too!!)
Well, I hope she likes it when she gets it, and I hope you liked having a peek at it too!!

Take care of each other,
see you soon.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Thank you, Svetlana,   xxxooo!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yay, now that wasn't too long was it?

So here is another quick update!! Are you all shocked?

This little album was a DT project given to me by Natalie from Scraptivate. It is the bright and funky "Zinnia" range from Little Yellow Bicycle. The title came directly off one of the papers, in fact, when the pack was handed to me at a staff crop, someone was waiting for me to read the lovely family quotes on the paper because they knew I would get a tear in my eye, but I got them... I waited till I got home to read them, tehehe!!! (And yes I did a little teary.)

I really do love this album because the papers are so fantastic (and they have oodles of my favourite colours, purple and orange, in them). The wide colour range meant I could use heaps of different photos without clashing with the paper, and no black and whites.  It is my favourite mini album to date. I was looking through the multitudes of photos of my little family and I was blown away by just how openly affectionate they all are to each other, even without realising it. Whenever they are put close together even when they just sit on the couch together, they sit right up close to each other, put their arms around each other, just generally give love to one another and I absolutely love it!! I had to be picky about what photos I put in or else it would have been too thick to bind.

I must say too, knowing that Kev won't read this, I did make a point of using some flowers with the boys photos. And I think I pulled it off quite well. And, Yes, there is quite a bit of magenta too!

Well, if your interested in an up close look it, is in the store on display.  Feel free to stop in and flick through the pages!

And to those who saw my FB comment on Monday, yes I rustled up a little something... I have completed a double layout which I am going to teach as an Introductory Scrapbooking Class in November at the store. I am sooooooooo  excited, so wonderfully excited!!  It is going to be awesome!!!!

Take care of each other,
see you soon.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I just wanted to let you know, in case anyone ever asks, not to put too fine a point on it, even though I don't believe in labels... I am a "Papercraft Artisan" because I just like to make things out of paper!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Something is in the Air

You know, when everything is just good, and everyone around you just seems to be bouncing positive energy back to you and the universe just seems to be going your way... It is like that a lot around us at the moment, my family is always a positive force in my life and I love work and feel so blessed to have such a supportive, uplifting, inspiring group of girls to work with. So much is moving and it is so amazing to feel like I am being swept up into something so much bigger than myself and yet I am apart of it, influencing it, creating it. Aaaaahhhhhh :-D

And one of the big moves is soooooooooooooo exciting for me. I will be teaching my first class at my fffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavourite scrapbook store (not that I am biased) in October. What a pleasure and an honour to have Natalie ask me to pass on the fun and knowledge in that great little Kaiser caddie that I created for Eliza a little while back. It has been on display in the shop for a bit now and thanks to you lovely ladies that commented and asked about it, it is now a class. But I will talk more about that another time.

Thought I would share with you a project I did a little while ago for Mitch's Godmother and my wonderful mate Krysta who has been working away on mine sites for the past few years. I thought she should have a little album of the kids, as she usally keeps photos of them up on her office wall. I thought that while she is shacked up in accomodation usually not much like a home she could use a bit of pretty to help her remember all the people that love her back home. Unfortunately for her, I took it back and it has been in the store for display for a while now. I will have to get my thinking cap on and rustle up something particularly spectacular for her birthday to say a big thanks for letting me borrow it back.

I had a ball making this because I chose to do it in my favourite colours - that spectacular teal that and that plush purple! Yay for the Folk Art Metallics, they make the colours look so rich!! And I already had sooooo many co-ordinating embellishments, in fact looking into my stash I can never believe how much of the same stuff I buy, I know I like something when I have walked into the store and bought the same thing on different occasions.

The album is a consertina and it came in it's own little box, I had to alter the lid a little in the end because I had made the book so chunky the lid wouldn't close, but I think it worked well in the end.

Well, I promised it wouldn't be so long, and so there you go!! Promise it won't be too long again. Now I have some better shots of some of the things I have to show you, I will be sure to put them up soon.

Take care of each other,
see you soon!!