Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kids & art ... made for each other!

This Etsy seller has the most incredible product .. check out these crayons! My dd's have a couple, and they love them. You get something different every time you draw ... very cool. You'll also find ACEO's, clothing, pottery ... take a peek!

You can check out her shop at


I've been on a card-making kick! Now that all my paper-crafting goodies are perfectly sorted and conveniently stored I can whip up a quick project with much less fuss than ever before. So ... I've been wiping the dust off some of my favourite Stampin' Up sets and using some of this pretty stuff I've been stashing away for years! 8 cards in 2 days ... *yesssssssssss*.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Beautiful Fairies on Etsy

I've been down with the flu, so haven't made anything new for ages, so today I wanted to showcase a lovely Etsy seller who's single name is the same as mine and my sister's! Her Etsy store is Spellbound Wings, and she has the most beautiful prints, magnets and pendants made from her fabulous fantasy artwork.

This is the little beauty that I have my eye on.

You can find her lovely wearable art at

Friday, October 24, 2008

The littlest angel

I made these dolls a few years ago, and decided this week that it was unfair to the dollies to keep them sitting in a cupboard. So we had a chat, and they assured me that they would love to go to a new home, even though they loved me very much.

So today I have listed them in my Etsy shop.

Click here to see the listing.

They are US$5.00 each, and postage is the same for one as for two.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Teacup Kitten

I ran into my neighbour on Friday, and she had something cupped in her hands. I was just hoping it wasn't some hideous bug, but when she opened her hands there was the tiniest kitten I have ever seen! He was 3 weeks old, being hand-raised after the mother abandoned it. She thought I might like to take some photos ... that was a serious understatement! I snapped off 50 or so to get a few good ones. I'm so glad I didn't procrastinate, because the poor little kitty died the next day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Published, and I have it in my hands!

Yesterday I raced out to buy the christmas edition of Handmade magazine. What I didn't know is that they put out 5 christmas editions this year ... so which one was I in? Simplest solution was to ring Handmade and ask ... so I did, and they were sooooo helpful.

So ... today I got my hands on the correct magazine:

Handmade Magazine
Vol 26 No 2
Country Christmas Crafts

It's so exciting! My name is in the projects list, my project is on page 82 with instructions on page 117. It uses the Semco range of Peel & Stick paints, which are affordable, lots of fun, and available at Spotlight stores :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm published!!!

It's really exciting ... my first painted project is published. If you get your hands on the christmas special of HandMade Magazine this month, you will find a big Peel & Stick Christmas Wreath designed and painted (twice) by yours truly!!! Terribly exciting stuff :D

You can get a peek at the magazine by clicking the link below, but my project isn't there, so you'll have to rush out and buy a copy LOL

Click Here

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mermaids - oh my!

My girls are right into drawing mermaids at the moment, so I thought I'd share some of their art today. Pretty easy to tell which drawing was done by the 10 year old and which was done by the 7 year old (who skipped off to play before completing it *sigh*). There are even some mermaids in KateDoodlez's store

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wedding of the year!

We have just returned from a fabulous wedding in Narrabri ... a 6 hour drive each way. But for these friends, we'd have gone anywhere to share their special day. This is the card I made for them. I used Stampin' Up Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, Real Red Ink and a stamp from the Blooming With Happiness set. I also used my Cuttlebug embossing die, some ribbon, gems, brads & flowers from my stash ... and topped it off with a Taggers Dozen stamp on the envelope. I like it :D

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Unique Jewellery - Wow!

I came across this Etsy seller today ... Wow!!! This jewellery is unlike anything I've ever seen, and it really appeals to me and my low key fashion sense. I could dress in the plainest of clothes and still look fabulous with a piece of this jewellery. Here ... check out this necklace ... what a chameleon piece!

You can find more incredible jewellery at