Thursday, January 2, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - January

Well can you believe it, I haven't been on here for so long and here it is only day 2 of 2014 and I'm posting. Here is my take on Tim Holtz January 2014 tag. Hope you enjoy it, sadly it isn't the best photo and for some reason blogger wants to turn it on it's side. I'll post a better photo tomorrow. Kath

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sympathy Cards

Today I needed to make two sympathy cards, one from my girlfriend, who lost her father last week and the second for her mother, who is also a friend of mine. I always have trouble with sympathy cards, I like them to be tasteful but still an expression of my art and I just am never sure if I am heading in the right direction. Making these cards was very bitter sweet for me as only a few short weeks ago I was on the receiving end of a number of sympathy cards when my husband passed away. Life does move in mysterious ways, and its not always fair and it's not always easy and sometimes we are left wondering....why???? My favourite saying right now is "You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it"....I sure hope so!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Postcard - Andy Skinner style!

Here is a postcard I created using Andy Skinner's Book of Secrets techniques. It is for this month's postcard swap. The theme was flight, as soon as I saw the tiny wooden balloons I knew that I HAD to have them and exactly what I was going to do with them. I really like how this turned out and I hope the recipient likes it too.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

My take on Tim Holtz 12 Tags - September

Here is my version of Tim Holtz September tag. This was so much fun to create and I really love these techniques. The printed paper under the typewriter is an actual piece of newspaper form a 1967 edition of Melbourne's "The Sun", it is a section out of the birth announcements.

A busy weekend of crafting

I have had a very fun weekend of crafting. Yesterday I went out to lunch with my daughter to yet again celebrate her 22nd birthday...that girl sure knows how to stretch out a birthday..and while out we went to a scrap booking shop so I could pick up some wooden goodies for a couple of projects I have in mind. Today I got my chores out of the way as early as possible and have spent the day crafting.

First off I finished my Andy Skinner - Book of Secrets project. I couldn't get a wooden book box, so instead used a small wooden jewellery box. I'm very pleased with the end result.
These photos show what I started off with. The first steps and finally the finished box.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I'm in love....

With this wonderful set of lights....I NEED them, and think they would look SO amazing hanging in my stair well. You can find them at Heaven In Earth and Ornamenta and can see them in all their brightness at Life Instyle Centenary Hall Precinct at the Melbourne Showgrounds, running 2-5 August.

All my good intentions.....

So this year's New Year's Resolution...MASSIVE FAIL!!! LOL

I intended to post more on my Blog..but to no avail. My posts are still few and far between. A friend of mine asked me the other day if I was keeping my Blog up to date and my answer..."I don't know WHAT I was thinking...I never ever kept a on earth did I think I was going to manage a blog!" Not to worry...maybe sooner or later I will get this blog thing!

So here is a little of what I have been up to. This month the theme on my Postcard swap group was....***SURPRISE*** "Go Ask Alice". Here is what I created:

It is very tactile, layered and 3D. I had so much fun creating it and my swap partner loved it that is all that really matters to me.

Here are some of the other swaps from my Postcard RAK group:

June's theme was Romance and May was Foreign Lands. I hope you enjoy them all.