Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pazzle is coming to Adelaide

How is this for service - Lousia from Addicted to Craft is coming to Adelaide this weekend to demonstrate the Pazzle Machine in our store. She will be here showcasing this amazing machine and answering any questions you may have. This is a first time, so don't miss the chance to see the machine in action. It is able to cut any true type font from your computer and does not need cartriges to work. You can desgin your own art work and cut it out or emboss it. We have got one for our workroom to use in classes. Make sure you pop in on Saturday 28th November between 10am - 4pm.
See you there.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Trip to India

Here is a layout I have just done for my Design Team at Addicted to Craft. It is always exciting to get a parcel from the Addicted to Craft People. Sometimes it is met with ooh's and other sounds of delight. Sometimes it's more mmm! This project was definitely a mmm! The papers are from Rouge de Garance and the line is called a trip to India. The papers were amazingly bright with big bold flowers and interesting borders. A bit daunting for someone who loves old world charm. So first things first - A photo (taken in the Rockhampton Japan Gardens). I then cut three borders from the papers and two big blue flowers. The flowers I scalped around the petals from the middle to the outside ones. This let me lift the petals up, I then glued the finished flower to a white piece of paper and cut them out.

I added some ribbon and more cut outs. A piece of left over rub on and a Butterfly swirl pearl from Prima. Very happy with my layout. In fact the more I look at the bright colours the more I like it. This is what's great about being on the Team. You get to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Don't forget to check out the other team members layouts on the Addicted to craft blog. I have put a link in for you to click. Addicted to Craft blog Link

thanks for looking


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Spring poetry

My amazing Daughter Kate entered some of her poetry in the spring poetry competition run by the The South Australian Teachers' Association. She had one accepted. We were invited to the launch of the book, and presentation of awards (given to some of the Students). Each person who had a poem in the book received a copy. Here is a copy Kates Poem.


Sadly crying softly
She cowered on the floor
Feeling so abjectly
Her life would be no more

Cancer, starting slowly
Was taking over life
Making her feel lowly
And filling life with strife

No money for her mend
No shelter from the storms
No family or friend
Danger in many forms

Life was slowly ending
With tears, sorrow and pain
The world, uncomprehending
Had left her to the rain