let’s be friends

October 9, 2009 at 11:41 am (Hand made things by me) (, , , )

I really needed to get on and write back to my friend Samantha who wrote me a lovely long letter recently (we try to send a few bits of snail mail each year rather than just emailing).  Anyway, I noticed Sandie had a challenge going on at her blog to make a friendship card, so this morning I wrote a long (5 page) letter and made a card for Sam.  What a surprise too, I used my current addication – Lilac Avenue papers from Kaisercraft.  And like most of my pages using that range, one of Sandie’s flowers made it in too (they just go so well with that range of papers).   Anyway, here’s my card and letter.

My friendship card and letter to my friend Samantha

My friendship card and letter to my friend Samantha

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now you may see…

October 9, 2009 at 7:18 am (Hand made things by me, random things) (, , , , , )

My Blind Fold Scraping page layout…as taught/lead by Mel who is a brill BFSer.

Blind Fold Scrapping Page - uses Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue pattern papers, some foam and vinyl thickers and some ribbon from my stash.  Cute flowers on accetate stamped up for me by Mel.

Blind Fold Scrapping Page - uses Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue pattern papers, some foam and vinyl thickers and some ribbon from my stash. Cute flowers on accetate stamped up for me by Mel.

I was hostess for our book club last night (hence I’m a bit tired this morning as we chatted until nearly ten).  I baked like a mad lady yesterday afternoon – monte carlos, coconut jam slice, rock cakes and jam drops were on the menu.  Mr Petit was delighted this morning to find two monte carlos to take to work for smoko.  I love our book club because we have such a variety of people (well, me the youngest at 29, then a couple of ladies who I guess are in their late 60’s and early 70’s), although we only have one man.  So conversations are always interesting as we have such a range of opinions on the books.  We were also talking about other book clubs we had been in in the past, with book club styles ranging from not actually talking about the books (just a gossip session) to being what I refer to a literary nazis where some members’ opinions are king and are imposed on the other members!  I’m looking forward to this month’s book – Saturday by Ian McEwen.  First I have to finish my currently library book – Jackdaws by Ken Follet.

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Got my blind fold on again

October 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm (Hand made things by me, random things) (, , )

It didn’t take long for Blind Fold Scrapping over at the Little Scrapbooking Shop to roll around again.  Last night Mel ran a great BFS and it was even more awesome than usual as she posted all the players out a little packet of goodies to use in our embellishments.  I was feeling a bit brain dead last night and really struggled getting the page to come together, but this afternoon I picked a different photo and a different colour scheme and it fell together much more easily.  I can’t show you the finished product until Friday, but I can give you a sneak peak or two.  I used patterned papers from Kaisercraft’s Lilac Avenue range (can you tell I like it?  Just a few uses of late!), rhinestone brads, vinyl and foam thickers and some Kindyglitz.

Thanks to Mel for the stamped flowers, she rocks

Thanks to Mel for the stamped flowers, she rocks

A peak at the journal block Mel taught us to make.

A peak at the journal block Mel taught us to make.

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scrappily, happily, twiddley

October 4, 2009 at 7:21 pm (Hand made things by me, random things) (, , , , , )

Well, I’ve had a super-busy weekend.  Friday was filled with a hair cut and colour (which looks great, imho), shopping for some new trousers (thanks Esprit for making clothes I love) and generally family stuff.

Saturday was great – I went to a 12-hour scrap at Scrapbooking To Di For with my scrappy friend Rachel.  The scrappy ladies were all very nice and I had a very productive day and made 2 cards and completed 5 pages.  Here are the cards and 3 of the pages which I created…

Card for my friend's biffy who I'm giving the mirror in a previous post to.  Simple card but does the job and matches the pressie.

Card for my friend's biffy who I'm giving the mirror in a previous post to. Simple card but does the job and matches the pressie.

A card for some friends getting married shortly.  I used, amongst other things, patterned paper from Lilac Avenue range from Kaisercraft's Q2 release.

A card for some friends getting married shortly. I used, amongst other things, patterned paper from Lilac Avenue range from Kaisercraft's Q2 release.

This photo is of my dad, one of his older brothers and his aunt.  Must be around 1952-3.

This photo is of my dad, one of his older brothers and his aunt. Must be around 1952-3.

Kaisercraft's Lilac Avenue range from the new Q2 release was great to use on this double layout.

Kaisercraft's Lilac Avenue range from the new Q2 release was great to use on this double layout.

Like the flower??? See below for where to get one.

Like the flower??? See below for where to get one.

Like the flower??? See below for where to get one.

Like the flower??? See below for where to get one.

If you like the flower in the Lilac Avenue papers, you can get them from The Little Scrapbooking Shop -> here.  They are made in Oz by Sandie and they are very cool.

As mentioned the other day, I’ve recently discovered the world of Twiddlebitz (and discovered that something I thought was a Twiddlebit actually wasn’t – must have ended up on the wrong stand at the scrap shop I bought it at!!! – and how embarressment I put it in my gallery at Twiddlebitz’s Ning page, think I’ve rectified by faux pax and deleted it properly!!! Must make sure I do use proper Twiddles in future!!!!) and Di from Scrapbooking To Di For introduced me to their Ning page which you can join and share and check out lots of awesome work featuring Twiddlebitz.  It is very cool and is totally inspirational.

I’ve stocked up on some new goodies while I was in Perth and now we are home I’m looking forward to scrapping up a storm or two, especially some cool new OTP lovies.  Stayed tuned for some pix 🙂

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