Tuesday, July 2, 2013

No Camera!

That's right NO camera - one has a flat battery and the other was left out in the rain by someone who shall remain nameless!! So these pics were taken with the ipad. Which means they are not as clear as I would have liked but I really wanted to show you some more cards and garden delights.
Butterfly Card - Butterfly stamps and lots of little dots with 'Perfect Pearls' 

A very simple easy one using some card that I have embossed.

The bulbs are coming up! Yay - I just love bulbs to bits.

Fabulous winter colour in the garden with Bethel Sage and ??

Lovely white Camellia

Desire Camellia

More winter colour with the Leucodendrons

Finally the Camellia Waterlily. So beautiful.
When the camera is back on deck I will take some much nicer pics. Today was so beautiful, warm (well kinda, in a Warm winter's day in Melbourne way) and sunny that I just had to go out and click all of this lovely colour for you.

Sunday, June 30, 2013


I have been having a great time, since I retired from quilting and sewing in general, making cards and  fiddling with other aspects of papercraft.
Here are some pics of my endeavors.
I love this one with its little greeting envelope
on the front and the  die cut butterfly which was
 the very devil to get out of the die. 

Here is the little message inside

This card needed to be fairly plain so just a little bit of colour
on the flower stamp

A paper covered and embellished drawer unit and
special card for my MIL's birthday

Got this pattern from a mag. It's quite small but would be
quite good for a gift card and some sweets

See, there's room

My husband's birthday card. Used some old pics of him and his family then
just scanned them and the rest is with the use of some pattered papers,
stamps and gold embossing.

Cattle through the mist munching on the frosty grass.
Frosty Grass and Beautiful Camelias

 And just so as to not dissappoint those of you who have come to expect some garden pics with my posts:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Name

My Quilting Machine sold to a lovely couple from Cobar NSW. Colleen and John.
Colleen owns a quilting shop in Cobar and John does the quilting! What a great arrangement.
They drove all the way down and back to collect the machine and it is now installed, up and running! Wonderful.
All of this means that I have to come up with a new name for my blog and that it  will no longer have any quilting content. There will be occasional sewing but gardening will probably be the focus now.

My new craft is papercraft. I have taken up card making with a vengeance and love it! My little brain is ticking away at other ways of utilizing these fun techniques.

Here are some of my first attempts at card making:
My 'Pretties' range
and the insides are always decorated too
A Little Birdie told me!
Owl stamps - so cute
Don't forget the inside
Not my fav's but may be someone's cup of tea
love the insides
Lovely red and white card. Everything you see started off as plain white card.
SO - stay tuned as I come up with a new name for my blog. Hope everyone has a lovely day.