Sunday, December 23, 2007


Merry Christmas to you all, and hope you all have a fabulous fun, family filled day!!!
Love Sarah

Friday, December 21, 2007

Family of Poppets

After seeing Claudine Hellmuth on Marta Stewart making these cool sitting people, I knew I had to raid Dad's garage for aluminum flashing, and my fabric stash. And of course I had to do the whole family and give them to them on Christmas day. Though no doubt mum and dad will log in and see theirs here first. Hey dad!!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Last minute Christmas cards

Here are couple of Christmas cards that I made at the last minute thinking I had enough already done. Hoping now I have everybodies done..

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The last few days

The last few days has been a busy one. Friday started off at the Zoo for Imogens end of year excursion for school. It was a stinking hot day here in Melbourne, and of course most of the animals were asleep.
That afternoon, Barry and Imogen went up to McDonalds for dinner, when the lovely As&&^$ banged into our car and drove leaving an $800 bill,
Thank you and hope you have a horrible christmas. (thankfully insured, however paying the excess at this time of the year is a bitter pill to swallow)
That night all was forgotton with a fantastic dinner with a bunch of wonderful women I proudly call friends who I have got to know over this year from school. Never known a bunch of girls to laugh so much so thank you!!!
Then Saturady Barrys work break up party that will have to be next post. Lot of fun and a very long day.
Sunday a road trip down the glorious great ocean rd. Time to just chill and scourer rock pools for wonderful undersea creatures. And to have good fish'n'chips.
In between a few last minute making christmas cards and a house warming card for Lynne who has just moved to the countryside 5 mins from here. Having morning tea with the girls tomorrow morning out at Lynnes new home. Anyway its now 1.10am in the morning, I am totally exhausted after making 60 gingerbread men for Christmas and for Imogens little school mates, so I am now going to hit the hay and will update more later this week.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wonderful foil

Yesterday whilst wrapping something in foil in the kitchen I wondered what alcohol ink would look like on it. I had to play didnt I.

I scrunched up the foil, flattened it out and smeared the ink all over. It gives it a beautiful lolly wrapper look.

So what is one to do with coloured foil?? Make some ATC's of course. So today I did.

I decided I would play with my Zettiology and Paper Artsy stamps and do something a little odd I guess.

Anyway must dash and go and pick up the girl from school..

Monday, December 10, 2007

ATC & Teacher clipboard

This weeks ATC theme at Blue Bazaar is the last one in the Christmas Series- Celebrate.
In the last few weeks I made 2 clipboards for Imogen's prep teachers as a thank you gift. Thats all for now, off to make some more Christmas cards. Sarah x0x0x0

Saturday, December 08, 2007

This is todays waste of time. Over 6 hours of making, baking and breaking gingerbread. I know I could have gone out and bought a beautifully decorated house with nothing to do but admire it. But I had this wonderful romantic idea of making my own. How hard could it be? All the chefs on TV make it all look easy yeah. Yeah right!!! So it all started at midday, with great visions of a building a house from scratch. First side panels cooked, not bad, bit dodgie just needs a few minor adjustments and it will be perfect I say. mmmm should have stopped there. 2nd lot out of the oven and snap. Bugger bugger. More in the oven and more issues. Anyhow construction time. Royal icing made, and yep not glueing the darn things. Out with the pritt glue, it usually sticks everything, everything but gingerbread. So I totally go over board with the icing, and half way through give up with the house looking perfect, well actually couldnt give a S$#@ what it looks like, so me and Imogen just decide to do whatever and here is the finished masterpiece that wasted my whole day. I think I will stick to paper in future...And never ever make another house as long as I shall live.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Week 7 ATC Challenge

This weeks wonderful ATC challenge over at Blue Bazaar is back to the Flea market series, and its Lace and trims..
This week I am focusing on making some christmas presents, wrapping all the presents and getting organised for the big day. So off to make some bon bons tonight..


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Week 6 ATC challenge-Movable parts

Been busy this week creating for a Secret santa swap, but managed to fit in this weeks ATC challenge at Blue Bazaar which the theme is Movable Parts.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Bauble

After Christmas last year, I bought a heap of clear baubles from Spotlight and today I finally got the inspiration to do one. Again my daughter is the fairy, but this time captured in fantasy flower garden inside a bauble...

Happy Birthday K

Made this card for my nephew today using the cool stamps from inque boutique. Happy Birthday K for next week..

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

1st Layout in months

This is my 1st LO that I have done in months. I am now hoping the mojoless drought has broken...
All the goodies were used from this months Poppy Ink Kit from BB..
-Tinkering ink PP
-Basic Grey Rub on's
-Scenic Route alpha stickers..

Monday, November 19, 2007

Week 5 ATC Challenge

This weeks ATC Challenge theme over at BB is Christmas-Anticipate.

Monday, November 12, 2007

ATC Challenge- Summer

This is my ATC for this weeks
theme for the great ATC
Challenge over on BB. The
theme is SUMMER..

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Aussie stampers cyber challenges

Last night on Aussie stampers had their very 1st cyberstamp. The wonderful Coby set us 4 challenges to complete before Monday.
1st challenge-Christmas Sparkle.
Make a card that sparkles.
2ns challenege-The 4 seasons.
Create a set of 4 inchies that celebrate the seasons.
Inchies are new to me so I found this quite challenging, especially working with molten opals on such a small scale. Yep a few sticky molten opal fingers later... Done!!! I decided to put them on an ATC so I wouldnt loose the little things.
3rd challenge-Mini rainbow. Create and ATC using your fav Monochromatic colour scheme.
4th challenge- create a papercraft project using an uninked stamp from your collection. I decided to play with some alcohol inks and use a Zettiology stamp that I got a few weeks back and make another moo card...
Ah challenges complete now onto the next great ATC challenge over on Blue Bazaar.
Here is the link for the only non buisness aussie forum, come and join us and happy stamping...

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


On Saturday we went up to Ararat to visit J ward which was a jail for the criminally insane. A very interesting place, full of horrific stories and tales.
Of course I was taking photos left right and centre, and it wasnt until I went up to mums the next day and plugged the camera into Dads computer when I noticed an anomly in this pic. Its seems I have taken a photo of another presence in the autopsy room. Enlarge the pic to see more detail but its all there for the naked eye to see.
After the hairs on the back of my neck went down, I emailed J ward with this pic and to see if others who have visited capture the same sort of thing, or if they could explain it furthur.
I recieved an email back from them today, and they will be putting the pic up for discussion with its members, and if they discover anything they will let me know. Wouldnt it be great if someone out there actually knows who this could be. Spooky but also very interesting...

Bouquet of tissue paper flowers

I made this for a friend who just had a beautiful baby girl last week. The are made using just tissue paper and pipe cleaners and a bit of ribbon for a pretty bow. I think I am going to have to make one for my scrap room..

Week 3 ATC Challenge

This weeks ATC challenge over on BB was Category- Flea Market, theme BUTTONS.
I hunted and hunted for some pretty vintage buttons in my jar but nothing jumped out until I started pulling the metal ones out, and found the right pic to go with them.
The indian goddess is a tissue mod podged..

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

My little witch this time last year...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The great ATC challenge

The great ATC challenge over at BB
run by the lovely Coby, is now in its 2nd week. The 1st theme is a pocket full of something that you treaure and this weeks theme is Christmas-Decorate.
Hop over and join in the fun.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Love MM new Noteworthy Range

I am loving the new MM noteworthy range, so so cute
Off to play some more I think....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A couple of layouts

A couple of layouts I did awhile ago. The winter one is when we had some serious snow in July on my daughters birhday. Pic was taken at the Botanical Gardens. (wished it was my garden). Sorry about the terrible pic of the LO.
Fire works LO was when I was trying to learn my camera last year in Canberra at the army's "Beat retreat" at the war memorial. Not the best pics, but it is a point and shoot camera after all. My inpsiration for this has to come from Loretta Grayson whose work I admire greatly.


Sunday, October 14, 2007


Over the school hoildays I went to the local antique shop and boughts some gorgeous vintage/heritage photos. I mainly got them for ATC's but would love the scrap them now.
Here are 3 that I have played around with so far..

Yesterday went to Paperific with mum and bought some gorgeous stamps which I have been playing around with today making some more moo cards for a swap.
Also today we have been making a little halloween scene on the kitchen dresser
with a witches cauldron boiling with smoke, spiders, finger nails, and skeletal hands. I cut out witches, bats and scared cats out of black cardstock and stuck them on the wall, you can find all sorts of wonderful templates on I will share a photo later this week.
Thats all for me for now..


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cute little house

While I was up in Townsville about a month ago looking after the shop Scrapbook Shenanigans for Michele, I decorated a Doodlebug chipboard house. It was so much fun painting and decorating the windows with sheer muslin curtains and using soft muted colours. The only thing that wasnt so much fun, was punching out a million or so!!!! egg shapes, shaping them in your palm, and placing a little double sided foam square on each and every one, then placing on the roof as tiles. However the time and effort paid off with a cute little tacktile roof. Thats all for me, working on some vintage ATC's, and will share them with you once I have finished them...



Tuesday, October 09, 2007

You have to love postie, he delivers brillant stuff. Yesterday I recieved a beautiful RAK (Random act of kindess) from Bec from an envelope full og gorgeous vintage goodies to play with. So last night I made this little 4X4 canvas, I just added some ink and the vintage pic. Thank you Bec.

And then today postie delivered all these wonderful ATC's from a swap with Philippa from the theme was Aussies icons, myths & legends.

And also a beautiful ATC just for me from the lovely Peta also from BB. Thank you Peta, I shall have mine for you in the post tomorrow.

Other than creating all is fab, Imogen started school swimming today and loved every moment of it considering we havent been in a pool since last summer.


Monday, October 08, 2007

Finally an update

Hello all, yep back onto the blog thing, after a few people have asked why I havent updated it. Well it all comes down to being slack and nothing else really. And that I really dont know what I am doing so until I learn all the ins and outs of proper blogging, I am sorry this will be a rather boring blog to look at with some pics and a bit of text thrown in for good measure.

What have I been playing with lately. On BB the lovely Monique suggested a Moo card swap, rather intriqued I was so with a bit of detective work they are much smaller than an ATC measurements are 28mm by 70mm.

A very small canvas to work with but fun and challenging all the same. So here is my 1st pic for my updated blog which all going well shall be updated reguarly.

Until next time