Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Just A Joy!

I know I don't have to explain to any of you about the joys of paper crafting, because I know you totally get it. This post is just me momentarily thinking out loud about the simple joy crafting can be.  Hectic days, chores galore, but nothing beats the stress release of spell of wee card making.  Nice.  I was blissfully spurred on by the current inspiration photo currently on offer at The Shabby Tea Room full of yummy neutrals and perfect pewters.  Just dreamy.  Not much time to spare today, so please accept this card as a small tribute to that which brings us joy.

Looking forward to seeing you anon. x

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop November 2012

I am just going to cut straight to the chase and let you know that the theme of this month's blog hop might as well have been from Mars as I certainly found it to be a bit off the planet and pushed me out of my comfort zone.  The theme was to make a card or project inspired by book covers/sleeves.  You're probably best to check out the link directly as I am sure my understanding of it is, more than likely, clear as mud.  But I was intrigued.  So, after a bit of head scratching, the image that came screaming to mind was the ribbon stickers that are often seen adhered to book covers to state that a book is a prize winner of some description or a finalist in some book list or awards category.  Fingers crossed you have some idea what I am rabbiting on about or I really must sound/read like a crafty loon.  Ah well, it wouldn't be the first time and more than likely not the last.  LOL  I was also in need of a birthday card for a gorgeous man in my life that we all reckon is a bit of a prize favourite to say the least, so I set out on the challenge.  Luckily, it didn't end up being as painful as I had imagined.  *wink*

So, without further ado, may I please present to you my (rather obscure) entry for this month's PTI Blog Hop:

Many thanks for hopping by.  It's always such a treat when you do.   :-)

*All supplies used in making the card are Papertrey Ink's except for the papers.  

Monday, November 12, 2012

But, But, But...

I know I have been AWOL this last fortnight, but for good reason.  I have been working furiously towards the November Mind, Body Spirit Festival in Sydney that I am a part of twice a year for four days a festival (well five if you count the day we move in).  Well, now that it is done and dusted, I can take a bit of a breather and get back to more of the paper crafting that I love.  But, I just wanted to pop in to show you what I have been working towards over the last fortnight that I have been MIA from my blog now that it has come to a close.  Here are my Before and After about a transformation:



My stand was only 2 meters x 2 meters, which wasn't even enough room to swing a cat in.  And you guessed it, our entry and exit was from under the table!  What a hoot!  So between trying my best not to cop a knee to the side of the head on exiting the stand or one to the backside on entering, good fun was had by all.   

Looking forward to getting back to my regular scheduled program quick smart though, that's for sure.  Thanks for sticking with me and popping by.  I appreciate it so.  Here's to a glorious day for us all! Hugs~