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January 2012

Kaisercraft Birdhouse

KC birdhouse narrow

Hey there - happy weekend to you!

I'm popping in today to share a sweet little Kaisercraft Birdhouse I made in a class at Kaisercraft Robina over the holidays. It was so much fun, painting and modge podging and cutting and pasting:-)

The birdhouse roof is adhered in such a way that you can then place one of the Kaisercraft wooden albums in the's plenty of pics from all angles to show you what I mean.....

KC house from top

KC book and birdhouse

We used the beautiful KC Bonjour Collection for our project.....

KC birdhouse front close

KC house from side

The little punched out picket fence is made more stable with a thin sheet of acetate backing it.

Here's a back view....

KC house from back

....and the album that sits in the this quote from the KC Family Rub-Ons.....

KC book front

KC book page 1-2

KC book page 3-4
.....oh my babies have grown!!

KC book page 5-6

KC house front close up2

I loved the process of this project so much I'm now attacking another KC wooden album with those beautiful family Rub-Ons and the gorgeous Chapter One paper pad.

Thanks for popping in! 


My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy



I hope if you're an Aussie you've had a wonderful Australia Day and have celebrated all that is wonderful about living in the greatest country in the world:-) We did! 

For those of you in other parts of the world - I hope your day has been equally great:-)

Onto the cardmaking side of things.......

...........Oh how I loved the fine and Dandy range from MME.....


Some of my absolute favourite papers EVER I think :-)....because of that gorgeous turquoise!

I have 3 cards created with this range published in the current issue of Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine - Vol 18 No 1.

Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of my cards before I sent them in so now all I have are the mag pics to share...I guess they're better than nothing:-)

Mag Page

Mag Card 1

Mag Card 2

Mag Card 3

I wish there was more to share tonight but lately it's all been for Manor House Creations and Shop and Crop....and I can't quite show anything  just yet:-))

I'll be back with the Febraury Kit for Shop and Crop in just a few days's a little peek -

Beyond Measure close up

....Echo Park's Yours Truly range is fun fun fun to work with:-))

Bye for now.......happy Friday to you all!


Magazine Cards

Mehndi Borders Hope close up

Hey there....happy Friday to you....I hope you've had a great week.

Just popping in to share a couple of cards that were published in the current issue of Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine. I got to play with a fun Inkadinkado stamp set called Mehndi Borders and created these 2 cards......


Papers above

are from Authentique's Uncommon paper pad - love the colours!

Mehndi Borders Card 1

I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of blogland - see you again soon:-)


Once Upon A Sketch Jan 15 Challenge

Goodbye 2011 narrow

Hey's your day going?

It is a VERY wet day here...we've had inches of rain overnight and there's a severe weather warning for today so glad I can stay inside all dry and cozy:-))

Here is my photo for today for the January Photo Challenge....the prompt just happened to be WATER - well there's heaps of that around today....this is what our pergola looks like.....


Last night I had heaps of fun playing with the new challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch. Here are all the details -

Journalling Criteria:
HELLO 2012 or GOODBYE 2011?

For this challenge, the journalling theme is new beginnings, upcoming adventures but also saying goodbye to yet another year.. Are you glad 2011 is over? Are you looking forward to starting fresh in 2012? What are your goals or resolutions for the year ahead? What are you most looking forward to? Or maybe you can journal about your thoughts for the new year.
Things that you can journal about: a new job, house, baby or new scrapping adventures or Design Teams. Are you taking time off work? Are you planning a holiday somewhere? Maybe your children are starting school or you are getting a new pet. Or you could tell us why you are glad 2011 is over or why you will miss it. Anything goes really!
January 15th
Another fantastic sketch and prompt from's my layout....
Goodbye 2011

Goodbye 2011 close up 5
Goodbye 2011 close up 1

Goodbye 2011 close up 3

I love the idea of this journalling prompt so much I'm going to create another layout for "Hello 2012". I may even get to play a little today:-)

Hope your day is awesome too!