Friday, December 29, 2017

Tooth Fairy

Hi,

Did you have a 'Tooth Fairy' pillow or bag when you began loosing your teeth as a child.  Both our kids had a little cushion, with a pocket stitched on the cushion.  ‘Tooth Fairy’ was embroidered in pink or blue, depending on the child.  Sorry, no photos of those cushions.  That was 30 years ago. 

Our grandson is now loosing his teeth. So some more of my creativeness.  I decide to google Pinterest and found some interesting examples.

Grandson number 1 loves his super heroes.  So here is my take on the 2018 version of the ‘Tooth Fairy’ cushion.  Instead of placing the pillow beside them in the morning, as we did 30 years ago, this Super Hero pillow can be placed on the knob of his bed.


Grandson number 1 has already lost several teeth. Nana is a bit slack.  His mum and dad gives him a couple of coins.  He is able to take them to school and spend them in the canteen.  Mister N thinks that is great. 

The tooth, mask and eyes have been stitched on with blanket stitch. I stitched along the line of the base of the mask, to stop the pocket from being too deep.  I could see the coins being lost in the bottom of the tooth and not being able to be retrieved in time to take to school.

Grandson number 2 is a bit younger and his baby teeth are still intacted.  I will source some pirate fabric, I think. Hopefully Mister T’s will be made before his teeth start coming out. 
 
I hope you like my very version of the 'Tooth Fairy' cushion






Thursday, December 28, 2017

Daisy

Hi,

Christmas is finished for another year.  Our family and friends have started relaxing and spending time smelling the roses, as the saying goes.  2017 has been another busy year. It is time to say goodbye to 2017 and look forward to 2018. What will 2018 hold for us.  We have the number of our grand children doubling in 2018. With two new grand babies, it will be a busy year.




In my last order I received the Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Stamp Set.  This has become my current favourite set.  I used Emerald Envy and Whisper White Cardstock, Emerald Envy and Daffodil Delight Stamp Pads.  I also used ‘HappyAnniversary’ from Best Birds Stamps Set.  I hope you enjoy this card.

Blessings


Sunday, December 24, 2017

South Pacific Islands 2017


Hi,

We have returned from our cruise around the South Pacific Islands.  I spent two weeks of patchwork, patchwork, patchwork, a little reading, talking and sharing with others.  We sailed on the Golden Princess with friends and another 2588 passengers and 1100 crew members.  This was our 6th cruise and second time visiting the south Pacific Islands.

We visited Mare, Noumea, Mystery Island, Port Vila, Champagne Bay and Luganville.




The above photos were taken from the ship in Noumea.  We visited about 6 years ago.  I remembered  Noumea as being a pretty 
place.  However I took a tour around the sites.  The immediate sites 
this time were lots of concrete and concrete buildings. I visited the 
market, bought some fridge magnets and returned to the ship. It was very warm and very humid.  I returned and appreciated the air conditioned ship.

The following photos were taking during a tour of Mystery Island.  Mystery Island is only a very small uninhabited island.  The locals bring their wares over on their boats and ferry.

I did a tour of a village on the main island. Here are some photos. 












The following photo was taken in Luganville.  The group were singing Christmas carols.  It was such an unexpected site. 



Our friend and I played Skipbo during the evenings





I spent most of my time during the cruise working on the golliwogs 
quilt.  My husband found splenty if peopleto talk too. Our friends attend trivia games. 






We arrived back in Melbourne. The cruise ship in moored at the dock in Melbourne.  We left the ship about 10:00.  Princess Cruises certainly knows how to unload the passengers from the previous cruise and load new passengers for the next with limitless hassle


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thanks-a-latte




Hi everyone

I decided that I wanted to make a card that was not Christmas. I’ve mad 77 Chrismas cards this year and I’m a bit sick of them.

So I dragged out th Designer Paper Series that I bought several months ago.

This card was created using Old Olive, Whisper White and Early Expresso Cardstock, Coffee Break Designer Paper Series and the Coffee Cups Stamp Set and Framelits Dies.

I hope you like my card.

All of dthese products can be purchased if you go to 'Placing an Order' at the top of the page.  If an order is placed for more than $250-00 CSV or approx. AUS$300-00 plus delivery, you will receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Or you can place an order by emailing me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or ring 0419 004 997

Blessings 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Another Christmas Card


Here is another Christmas card.  I love this Night of Bethlehem Stamp Set.

This time I used Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock, Gold Glimmer Paper, Night of Navy Stamp Pad and Seaside Embossing Folder.

I hope you also enjoy this card.


All of these products can be purchased if you go to 'Placing an Order' at the top of the page.  If an order is placed for more than $250-00 CSV or approx. AUS$300-00 plus delivery, you will receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Or you can place an order by emailing me on leanne1982@netspace.net.au or ring 0419 004 997.


Blessings

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Country Living




I’ve had fun over the last couple of weeks trying me cards.  I made this for my brother’s 60th.  Hopefully he has received it by now.

I created it by using Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Cardstock.  I used the old truck from Country Living Stamp Set and the ‘Happy Birthday’ came from Better Togehter Stamp Set.  I also used the Aqua Painters with the ink for the stamp pads.  I love this card, a useful set for a man’s card.  I hope you like it too.


All of these products can be purchased if you go to 'Placing an Order' at the top of the page.  If an order is placed for more than $250-00 CSV or approx. AUS$300-00 plus delivery, you will receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Or you can place an order by emailing me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or ring 0419 004 997.

Blessings



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Beautiful you


Isn’t this a sassy card. I made this for my sister-in-law’s 60th birthday.  As soon as I saw this stamp I knew immediately that I needed to purchase it and use for L’s card. 

I created this card with Berry Burst and Whisper White Cardstock.  I used ‘Beautiful You’ Stamp Set. I also used Berry Burst, Basic Black and Smoky Slate stamp pads. 

This is a wonderful stamp set.  I used this one several weeks ago and posted several cards at the time.  Here are a couple of those cards that I made at that time.   I think that this card will be very versatile for female cards.  





This card is made using Powder Pink and Whisper White  Cardstock and Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used the ‘Happy Birthday’ stamp from ‘Best Birds’ Stamp Set and of course ‘Beautful You’ Stamp Set.

I hope you enjoy these cards, because I really love them.

All of these products can be purchased if you go to 'Placing an Order' at the top of the page.  If an order is placed for more than $250-00 CSV or approx. AUS$300-00 plus delivery, you will receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Or you can place an order by emailing me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or ring 0419 004 997.

Blessings 

Friday, December 1, 2017

End of Year Sale



Hi everyone,

Stampin Up have just announced that there are discounted items and retired items available from now until 2 January.   Have a look at them.  They’re are many Christmas bundle from this last year.


All of these products can be purchased if you go to 'Placing an Order' at the top of the page.  If an order is placed for more than $250-00 CSV or approx. AUS$300-00 plus delivery, you will receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Or you can place an order by emailing me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or ring 0419 004 997

Blessings 

Thursday, November 30, 2017




A new way of stamping has been introduced by Stampin Up. The Stamparatus is available to order.  The Stamparatus allows you to perfectly position multiple stamps images. Watch the video below where you will see wha this new tool can do for your stamping craft. 

Another date to reserve you Stamparatus is close. 6/12/2017




This video will show you 5 important things about the Stamparatus.





Here is a closer look at the Stamparatus.








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These can be pre ordered.  Below is the reservation window available. 



RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
17–30 November 201Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018Approx. 15 April 2018


The Stamparatus will be available in the 2018/19 Annual  Cataloque. 

If you would like to pre-order please email me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or call me on 0419004997. 

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Blessings

Monday, November 27, 2017

Golliwog quilt

Several years ago I bought a patchwork ‘block of the month’ pattern for a quilt.  ‘Block of the month’ quilt  patterns are quite popular amongst the patchwork and quilting community.  Well I bought one about golliwogs.  Golliwogs were an important memory of my childhood.  Since the grandboys arrived I’ve collected the Noddy books.  We have some here. Others are at their place.  My sister-in-law also bought me a Noddy that sticks on the window in the car when she went to England several years ago.  Much loved Noddy helps the boys to find Nana’s car in the shopping carpark.  I guess I wanted to create something of my childhood memories for the grandboys.


The picture above is the quilt.  It is all appliquéd which means that each piece is sewn on individually.  So the news boy at the bottom of the picture below has about 20 pieces to make him. Am I mad, or what. 


The above picture shows what I have done.  No much.  It seems that I only work on the quilt while on a cruise with lots of time to myself.  So I have three months of appliqué to prepare and place on the quilt before we leave in a couple of weeks.  






The above picture shows only one month.  So there is a bit of work to complete between working, looking after the grand boys and general everyday chores. 


Out faithful D isn’t far away. 


After we return from the cruise I will include some photos from the South Pacific Islands and I’ll show you my progress on the quilt.

Blessings


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free shipping


Stampin Up are offering free shipping for all orders on Cyber Monday 27/11/2017.

Don’t forget there are many discounts that are available at the moments. They also finish on 27/11/2017.  

All of these products can be purchased if you go to 'Placing an Order' at the top of the page.  If an order is placed for more than $250-00 CSV or approx. AUS$300-00 plus delivery, you will receive 
10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Or you can place an order by emailing me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or ring 0419 004 997

Blessings

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Art with Heart Team Blog


Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some creative projects by adding texture with embossing. Embossing can add a lovely dimension, and with our wonderful Stampin’ Up! products, we can create many different looks. These include Heat embossing using embossing powder, dry embossing using our textured folders or by adding embossing paste


 


 

I have been having fun during the last few weeks making Christmas cards.  So when I decided to take part in this Blog Hop, a Christmas card was the obvious choice.  However I wanted to stretch my skills.  I found inspiration from Pinterest and YouTube.  I am thrilled with my results.  Still need more  perfecting but a new skill 
none the less.

This Christmas card was created using Night in Bethlehem Stamp 
Set, Bethlehem Edgelits Dies, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and Whisper White Cardstock.  I used Crumb Cake  and Early Expresso
Stamp Pads.  For the first time I used the Heat Tool, Stampin’ Up Embossing Powder, (Clear) and Embossing Buddy.  I had a great 
time learning this new skill, and I am very pleased with my card.  I 

hope you enjoy this card as much as I’ve enjoyed learning this new skill.
 

 

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented,  Rachel Palmieri
  







AWHT Blog Hop Next blog button

 

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:



















Saturday, November 18, 2017

Extravangaza


Commencing on 20 November, select stamps with be discounted. 

20 November only  all 20% off
Remarkable you - wood/clear
Blooming love
Celebrate you - wood/clear
Cool treats
You’re so Sweet - wood/clear
Garden Girl - wood/clear
Good Vibes - wood/clear
Super Duper - wood/clear
Heartfelt Sympanthy
every Good Wish - wood/clear
Good Tidings
Milestone Moments
More than Chocolate
Number of Years
Oh What Fun
Touches of Texture - wood/clear

Exclusive deals between 20 - 26 November  vary from 10% to 40% off
Metal Rimmed Pearls
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies
Gussets Cellophane Bags
Duet Banner Punch
Christmas Stocking Dies
Holley Berry Builder Punch
Cable knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder
Seasonal tags Framelits
Stampin’ Glitter - Silver
1/16” Hand Held Circle
Bold Butterfly Framelits
Leaflets Framelits
Tree Builder Punch
Water Colour Pencils
Celebration Duo Textured Embossing Folder
Celebration Thinlits
Coffee Cup Framelits
Garden Grown Framelits
Welcome Home Framelits
Glimmer Paper Gold
Home sweet Home Framelits 
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Rose Garden Thinlits 
Blossom Builder Punch
Enamel Shapes - Subtitles
Enamel Shapes -Brights
Paisley Framelits 
Pretty Pines Thinlits
Up & Away Thinlits 
Details Dragonfly Thinlits 
Window Box Thinlits
Hexagons 3D Dynamic  Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Lemon Builder Punch
At Home Framelits
Build a Bike Framelits 
In Colour Stampin’ Write Markers
Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments
2016-2018 in Colour Glitter  Acrylic Shapes 

Items offered may vary by market, based on inventory and availability. 
 
All of these products can be purchased if you go to 'Placing an Order' at the top of the page.  If an order is placed for more than $250-00 CSV or approx. AUS$300-00 plus delivery, you will receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Or you can place an order by emailing me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or ring 0419 004 997








Friday, November 17, 2017




A new way of stamping has been introduced by Stampin Up. The Stamparatus is available to order.  The Stamparatus allows you to perfectly position multiple stamps images. Watch the video below where you will see wha this new tool can do for your stamping craft. 



This video will show you 5 important things about the Stamparatus.


Here is a closer look at the Stamparatus.




,


These can be pre ordered.  Below is the reservation window available. 


RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
17–30 November 2017Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018Approx. 15 April 2018




The Stamparatus will be available in the 2018/19 Annual  Cataloque. 

If you would like to pre-order please email me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or call me on 0419004997. 

P.S. Stamparatus have been so popular that the ability to reserve has closed for now.  I have not reserved one either. I shall have to wait until 6 December.

Blessings

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cardmaking weekend

When someone cooks a lot of meals in one day, people refer to ‘cooking up a storm.’  Well this weekend we created a storm of cards.

My husband was away all weekend with his club’s woodworking exhibition.  Our daughter and daughter-in-law visited and created lots of Christmas cards.   Today our daughter-in -law returned with her boys and created more.

Every year our daughter and daughter-in-law place a date in our dairies for several days to create our Christmas card supply for the coming season.  This is our last for 2017 Christmas.

The picture shows the chaos that reigned over the kitchen table today.  Two grandson also wanted to get into the act.  Master T also created his uncle's birthday card, with a little assistance from Mum, however the idea was his.


Master T also created his uncle's birthday card, with a little assistance from Mum, however the idea was his.


This card was created using Wise Men From Afar Stamp Set, Tip Top Cardstock, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Gold Glimmer Paper, Tip Top Stamp Pad and Basic Black Stamp Pad.



This card was created by using Star of Light Stamp  Set, Night of Navy and Whisper White Cardstock, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate Stamp Pads.  There are a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels.



This card was created using Night in Bethlehem Stamps Set and Bethlehem Edgelits Dies, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White and Night of Navy Cardstock, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight Stamp Pads



This created was created with Wise Men From Afar Stamp Set, Bethlehem Edgelits Dies, Cherry Cobbler and Tip Top Taupe Cardstock, Gold Glimmer Paper, Cherry Cobbler Stamp Pad, and Basic Black Stamp Pad.



This card was created using Three Men From Afar Stamp Set, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler Stamp Pads.

All of these products can be purchased if you go to 'Placing an Order' at the top of the page.  If an order is placed for more than $250-00 CSV or approx. AUS$300-00 plus delivery, you will receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Or you can place an order by emailing me on lmitchell56@yahoo.com.au or ring 0419 004 997

Blessings.



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Adelaide trip

Hi everyone
Our daughter and I had a lovely time in Adelaide. We enjoy quality mother/daughter time whilst driving to and from Adelaide.  Our daughter is pregnant so questions asked brought back memories of my own pregnancies.

We stayed on the 17th floor of the Stamoford Hotel in the centre of the city.  Something was happening at the footy oval our first night.  It stands out in our night photos.
















We walked along the Torrens River

On the way home, we drove through Coonalpyn and saw the silos that were painted. 

Most importantly though, Master V received his quilt.  It is an I Spy quilt that consisted of all things with wheels.  So there are cars, buses, fire engines, trucks, caravans, planes only to name a few. I quilted it with two circles inside  one another, which looked like a wheel.  Our dog, Dash, likes to try the quilt out first. He only has his head on it in this photo, usually it is his whole body, 
 
Here the quilt is proudly placed on Master V’s bed.  I think he loves it. 
 
We are home again now.  The girls are coming over on the weekend for a day of Christmas card making.  So I must make a few examples. 
 
Blessings