Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gem's pages...

I am really happy to be able to show these fabulous pages that were made in my scrapbooking class last week, they were made by the very talented and gorgeous Gem, who just happens to be nearly as gorgeous as her mum Ingrid who has kindly supported and encouraged me all the way with my Stampin'Up! business and my creativeness. I am very blessed to have such lovely ladies who come to my classes who have become very dear friends of mine. They all boost my confidence so much and always tell me how much they love their projects.

This was Gem's first scrapbooking class with me and I sincerely hope she will join us again when I return from England. She did such a wonderful job and I know she will put some gorgeous photos on it to finish it off. Well done Gem and thanks for the photos ;-)

Well this is most likely my last post before I fly out in the early hours of the morning, so take care and stay creative. Lots of inky hugs from ....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happiness shared!

Hi there paper crafters,
I had an absolute blast last weekend teaching this double page layout with my beautiful friends, everyone made these pages and did such a wonderful job. I was a bit nervous about this one as I'm not really a scrapbooker and have only recently begun to design some layouts. But it seems my worries were unfounded and all were really happy with their finished projects. Please click on picture to see up close ;-)

The photos were taken of my parents when I was last over in the UK visiting in March this year. We shared some wonderful memories and laughs together, it was made even more special by the fact I was there for my dear dad's birthday.

Unfortunately I now have to return to my homeland for compassionate reasons, my dear mother has just been diagnosed with cancer and is very ill, so I will be flying there on Monday morning to be with my siblings and family while we care for mum and of course dad. I have no idea when I will be returning to Australia but will stay in touch with you all via e-mail.

I want to thank everyone for their support and kind words,

Lots of love and inky hugs from....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's been a while !

Hi there inky people,
Once again I find myself apologising for my absence, well life keeps throwing me a googly and it seems to take me a while to get back on track. I've had a nasty bought of bronchitis and now some bad news from back in the UK, so please bare with me when I don't post as regularly as I would like to.
Now I thought I'd start the posts with these pictures of my little Pirate Tilda, I made her for my beautiful Daughter's 21st birthday, which of course was a pirate theme. I stamped the Tilda and then masked her before stamping the barrel, anchor and skull. I coloured the images in with Copic markers and drew the many little skulls arround the card with a white gel pen (hence them all being slightly different!)

I didn't have a very big choice of colours to work with as this is the first card I have made using my copics and Magnolia's other than the tag I made for home work. I only had one blue and two greens and three browns so I used my greys to change the tones of the colours for blending and shading.

I must admit to being quite proud of this creation and Elysia loved it too. I used some stamps from the Stampin'Up! set called Beware Pirates! on the inside and tore the paper inside the card to make it look like an old map. I hope you like it too. ;-)
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave some nice comments, I'm in need of some happiness ;-) Lots of inky hugs from ....