Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Birthday Card

Just a quick peak at a birthday card I made for a male friend who's birthday is coming up early next month. I will put his birthday present up after his birthday in case he sneaks a peak on here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Online Scrapbook Class - Mini Basket

This afternoon I participated in one of Laura's "Following The Paper Trail" Paper Craft classes streamed live on UStream. Although the streaming seemed to be almost constantly buffering (which made it really difficult to follow at times, especially when you only got half of the instructions) I still managed to completed the class before the end of the live stream. (Thank goodness for all the chit chat is all I can say.)

You can find Laura's blog on this at Easter Basket Class which includes a link to the UStream where you can view a recorded version of the class. I'm not sure how long it takes for Laura to get the recorded version loaded, but be sure to check back a couple of times. She also has some other classes available on UStream not to mention her classes on You Tube.

Here is my finished Mini Basket. I may add some extra decoration and embellishments to the tags, but I also like them simple and plain just as they are.

Jewellery for Sale

A couple of days ago I finished these two pieces which I hope to sell on Trade Me (an Auction site here in New Zealand).

I had no idea what the choker would look like until it was finished (or even that it would end up as a choker). It looks so much better on my step-daughter Alysha than me just trying to photograph it on a backdrop.

The second piece is based on a pattern I found in a library book "Glamorous Beaded Jewellery" by M.T. Ryan.

This is a Slinky Cuff Bracelet in burgundy and gold which looks great in the daylight but even better at night - it just seems to sparkle so nicely. Think I will be making another one of these just for me.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Birthday Party Food by Miss Wendy

I know Miss Wendy has posted pictures of these, they were too cute not to post again.

The ginger nut cookies were just styled onto a plate - simple presentation. Meanwhile the marsh mellow honey pots were left on their tooth picks and pushed into lemons which I sliced a flat spot on the bottom to stand them up in. (An old 70's trick from my mother)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

First Birthday Cake

I am not now nor have I ever been a baker. So I'm still yet to realize the wisdom in my deciding to make my darling Granddaughter a birthday cake for her first birthday. And not just any old birthday cake but an iced Winnie the Pooh birthday cake.

So the colour isn't totally correct and the icing needs a bit more practice and the facial features make him look like he should be in a horror movie not a kid's movie... but given I've never iced a cake before... I'm totally impressed with myself.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sonia's Album

I'm in the countdown to Sonia-Marie's first birthday and first birthday party. I can't believe it was almost a year ago that my beautiful grand-daughter was born.

Like any good scrapbooker I am flat stick making sure her album is up to date so I can show off some of my latest scrapping.

Here are the pages I have completed the last few days. The first few I just had to finish titles and journalling, but still consider them only just finished now.