Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Mum........

Mother of seven, barely a gap in between.......we are so proud of you......Happy Birthday Mum!!

Paperific Melbourne here we come!!

We are heading to Melbourne this weekend for two nights to spend at paperific.........so excited
This has been booked for weeks - money saved, lists written, food and wine planned and small projects under preparation!!
Yahoo........we will be the excited ones...lol!
Just as excited as meeting these fellows last year!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cricut-lover Sunday - all day!

A whole day to play with cricut - heavenly bliss!

Today I have taught myself to export CCR files and share - there are some great sites online to explain all of this.

Now I am trying to work out how to link the files to this blog to share.

Remember - sharing saves time - and gathers friends!

Would love some help on this if anyone can please?

Thx Robyn

My beautiful Mum- Happy Birthday for this week Mum - we all love you so much
(Past Entrant for Miss Australia early 1950)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My beautifull new storage.....

Thanks to a beautiful girlfriend and her very talented husband looky here!!!

This is fabulous and wonderful to work with. When I walk past the room I have to pop in and have a look each and every time! lol

Embossed card - wet and dry embossing techniques

This is something I was playing with as I had not used embossing glue in the cuttlebug before.
There are a number of you tubes videos on this and other similar techniques - thank you to the authors of these - such a fabulous resource!
It is a fun technique which will be quite useful, especially for simple but effective cards

Step by step
  • choose a suitable embossing folder - I like this cuttlebug folder
  • open folder out and wipe embossing glue onto the inside of the front cover - this will enable the glue and thus embossing powder to adhere to the background thus highlighting the bird and reeds in white.
  • Place card stock into folder and pass through cuttlebug as normal
  • Separate from folder
  • Sprinkle cardstock with choice of embossing powder
  • Gently shake off excess (note one part of my reeds on lower left corner did not get covered - first practice!!)
  • Heat emboss
  • I use a fine paint brush to remove excess or spots of embossing powder if required prior to heating
  • I then embossed a simple message and after layering the card and rounding the corners I placed this on mounted tape onto the card.
  • Very simple to make and lots of options in amongst ones collection of embossing folders!!

Baby Steps cricut card -

Simple baby card  with cricut - from Baby Steps cartridge
Great use of some older paper in my stash!

Simple cricut birthday card -

Birthday card from "Love you a latte" cricut cartridge
Nice and simple
No calories - Enjoy!!

It's been just so long - I cannot believe it.......................

The days have slipped by and life has been really busy.
However - I am back.....I have not stopped my creative play and will be posting some cards later today.
I have totally rearranged my craft room and it is looking fabulous - well very functional - thanks especially to a dear friend and her husband who have made me the most wonderful new shelves for all my Tim stuff!!!
Leanne and I have been struggling to fit set classes etc into our working schedules so have just started our own weekly cricut challenge.
This week is the pillow box cut from art philosophy - so that is todays project - I will post some ''in progress'' pictures later.

Chat soon - Robyn