Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Craftmad September Card Swap - Male Card (No Blue)

Hi everyone, today I have one of the two swap cards I made for the Craftmad September swap (gallery here).  We had to create two male cards with no blue.  I have always liked shirt cards for male cards and came across some wonderful examples and tutorial by Deborah Wright I had to try.

I have used Stampin Up papers and card stock.  Started with a white blank card from Blue Edge Crafts therefore my card was a smaller size than Deborah's A4 fold in half.  I had fun adjusting the sizes, most of the time just eyeballing it and cutting shapes to what I thought worked.

Well I have been busy in the garden as I have some time at home.  My gardens were so dry and down to bare earth....I am sure I missed a year of mulching.  So I ordered 5m of mulch Tuesday and by Saturday arvo I had spread it amongst our five gardens.  The sad thing is I am at the most 2m too short.  The gardens look so much better and today we have had the tiniest bit of rain but hopefully enough to soak in to the mulch a little.  Still cloudy, so fingers crossed there is more to come.

Thanks for visiting. :-)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy 50th Birthday Tina

Last weekend I did a little road trip with two of my friends.  I drove down to Tully Heads, 2 hours south of where I live, none of us had been there before.  We stayed in a cabin at Googarra Caravan Park, very happy and friendly staff.  We then joined in Tina's BBQ celebrations for her 50th birthday - a great night with her sailing friends, son and his family and her Mum and Dad.  Also her best friend that flew up from Woolongong and surprised her on Saturday.

I used this card on Etsy as inspiration for the card that I created for Tina.  Really love the end result.

Facebook is such a helpful tool at times.  I went through Tina's photos on Facebook and cropped this one to how I liked it.  Added the pearls for a little class as she is turning 50 after all.  Created the party hat with the glitter card stock I bought from Blue Edge Crafts, a little bit of blue ricrac trim and a split pin flower.  The sentiments are all computer generated.  I saw the bottom sentiment on a couple of cards when googling and thought it was very apt for a sailor.

Well school holidays are on here in Queensland which means I have a little time to do some jobs that having been building up.  Like mulching my poor dry, dry gardens.  So that is where I will be most of this week.  Hope you have a good one and thanks for dropping on by.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Father's Day Card

Hi everyone,  

Yes, this Father's Day card is a little late posting and it was a little late to my Dad as my husband and I had driven 4 hours south to Townsville to watch a Rugby League game.  Sadly, hubby's football team, Manly, were soundly beaten by the local team Cowboys.  Yes, in a crowd of 22,000 we would have been part of the 100 or so Manly supporters.  It was a great night and we stayed at a lovely B&B  - Classique.  The house is 124years old....lovely to hear the history of the building.

I quickly made this card for my Dad before work last Wednesday.  Took me half and hour including google time.  I knew I would need to case a card and lucky enough found one on Lisa H. blog that I knew I could find pieces for in my stash.

I started with a white card blank, then some of my wonderful new glitter card stock.  I have bought one of each of the colours that Blue Edge Crafts stocks, so should be set for a while.  A layer of white card stock which I pin pricked around the edge to take away the plainness.  Created the #1 Dad badge using my Justrite stamps and Spellbinder dies.  I was really happy with the results as was my Dad. :-)

I ended up at the local annual horse races - Cairns Amateurs - yesterday.  Took me a whole five minutes to get ready and be in the car.  My daughter and her friends had been planning for months to attend the races.  Purchasing just the right dress, shoes and fascinator.  Tickets bought all except one who purchased it at the races.  They were dropped off by my hubby by when they went to go through the gates they discovered that my daughter who is 18 could go through but her three girlfriends who turn 18 in the next month or two were not allowed to accompany her.  They were told they needed someone at least 30yo to accompany them as they were underage.  Nothing was said to the girl who turns 18 next week when she purchased her tickets at the racecourse.   So a mad panic call to me and I was ringing friends to see if they knew anyone who was attending them that would sign them in.  Nope everyone my age had gone the day before. In the meantime, two lovely police officers had tried arguing the case with the security staff on the front gate.....they still could not get in.  They asked passer by of the 30 age group if they would accompany them in and they agreed but then the security said you need a 30yo for each girl.  So my daughter went in and her friends tried to get refunds to which they were told no as it was written in the terms and conditions - fine print.  That if under 18 they must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  Meanwhile, I am in my quick getup driving in, met the girls after they had tried everything and they were ready to give up. I said we would just try one more time with me accompanying all three.  As we passed the police officers wished us luck.  Thankfully, the security people we then spoke to were sensible and let me take all three in and reminded me quite strongly....and rightly so that if these girls cause trouble or are drinking it's me who cops the fine.  They were so nice they let me in for free and then gave all of us a bottle of water.   So the girls got to strut their stuff in their beautiful clothes shoes and fascinators.  I surprisingly, enjoyed being there checking out the amazing fashion and the amazing faux pas.  The guys all looked terrific too and their sunnies seemed to be their fascinator.  So in the end a good day was had by all and I might consider going myself next year with some friends my age.  :-)


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