Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Heartfelt Thoughts for Christchurch!

OMG! What utter devastation! I have both friends and family in the Canterbury Region and the 6.3 earthquake today has has caused total havoc there today!

Selfishly – I’m so relieved that my girl has not yet returned to Christchurch for her final year at Uni. I am also relieved to hear that her flatmates are together – at home – and are all ok.

As I write, there are 65 confirmed deaths from today’s earthquake! I am glued to the TV news in a way I have not been since Princess Dianna’s death. Unbelievable, yet compelling viewing.

My love, thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and also with those who have loved ones in the area and are anxious about their well-being.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Steampunk Mini


As promised – here is a look and my second ever mini-book.

I have used the Graphic45 8x8 pad, Steampunk Debutante.


Steampunk 001 Steampunk 002 Steampunk 003 Steampunk 004 Steampunk 005 Steampunk 006 Steampunk 007 Steampunk 008 Steampunk 009

Steampunk 010 Steampunk 011 Steampunk 012

I found it harder to do than I expected but I am still reasonably pleased. Some pages strike me as a little unfinished but never mind.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My First Mini-Book

Over the Christmas break I got to to spend some precious one-on-one time with my close friend and greatest crafting inspiration, Shell.

She offered to help me to get started on my first mini.  Quite a daunting prospect, as it turned out.  Initially I had though “How hard can it be?”  Ha!!  Dumb question!

It was more the starting of, rather than the completion of and I was grateful for Shell’s guidance.  She is an amazing crafter and I love her dearly.

So . . .   what marvellous creation did I manage to come with then?

Using the the Graphic 45 8x8 pad “Once Upon A Springtime”, along with various stamps, embellishments and loads of liquid dimension, I am proud to present ……..

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It was so much fun to create that I came home from holiday and promptly made another mini …..

Watch this space.