Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WOYWW # 194

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday
 I have been working on several areas as you can see. Papers laid out near the food corner
 My cutting table
  My main table, where I can spread out. At the moment I am making my 14 Mini Books that I am hosting with ladies on 2 online groups in Australia, they are coming along find and I am thoroughly enjoying designing them. It is a Mini Book idea I have taken from other card designs and put together. You will be able to see the finished product in April when the Swap finishes, so for now you have to be happy to see the bits and pieces hahaha

Yesterday was a very sad day for me, a friend in New Zealand lost her husband tragically and I found out late into the night. We first met online and had the wonderful opportunity to host her family on a visit to Australia a few years ago. She writes a wonderful blog and the pictures she posts are just to die for as the are she lives in in the South Island is so picturesque.
This post is dedicated to my dear crafting friend Raewyn Shand and her family.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

WOYWW #193

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday
uh oh I"m abit late but I had to work 10 hour days this week so am I forgiven?
So here is my desk.
I've been working in two areas, the brown table which is very solid and stable and is a mess and also across to the wall in front of the chair in that narrow space-reason being the guillotine is there and the space was empty hahahaha. I seem to be able to clear off the work desk as I go instead of everything piling up into a big mess.

As promised last week, here are the cards I made from the messy desk background you saw me making in this POST
and to show off our summer garden. the fruit trees were already here, there are nectarines, peaches, fig, apple, pear, loquat and a mystery fruit which is the photo at the top right hand corner. We also planted pumpkins and have two varieties Queensland blue in the top left hand corner and butternut just below that picture. I squealed with excitement on the weekend when I gave the vine a trim and found 17 pumpkins. The bucket at the bottom left were green peaches that were on a branch that broke as it was so heavy so I made Peach Kuchla, a sort of Indian chutney with it. We normally make that condiment with mango, the jar is the Peach Kuchla and it is so yummy.

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See you next week and Happy Valentines Day!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Star Fold Card

Star Fold Card
 I saw this card on Pinterest by Marianne, it is absolutely exquisite.
Then my friend Lorraine found a tutorial of it online on you tube by Molly
there is a written tutorial by Lily as well.
My measurements for this started off with an 8" x 8" square.
I put a photo of my daughter Keira inside.

Why dont you try it, its very easy, and send me a link to your blog so I can go and visit.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WOYWW #192

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday #192
Hello! Did you miss me?
Been away on holiday and went into hospital this week, minor procedure so nothing to worry about. These were done last week, my desk is clean and void of any crafting since.
So my desk was a bit messy with alcohol inks, I love this technique, will never grow old and there are so many possibilities
This is the acetate sheet that was used to apply to alcohol inks onto the card stock. I love experimenting with colours and making lots so whenever I need a card in a hurry I already have the background made. Next week I will show you the progress I have made adding more texture to the finished card stock.

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P.S. there's just been a Tsunami warning for the pacific which includes Australia's East coast mainly Brisbane/Gladstone/Sydney, information is posted here and here
stay safe everyone