Monday, 25 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
The idea of a circle journal is that you send away a book with blank pages! Your book is sent on from one person to the next, each of these people full in a page, or in this case two pages of your book and once the book has been around everyone...(done the full circle) it comes back to you, looking wonderful, as mine has done. Take a look for your self.....
After my cover I have an introduction page just to let people know the idea behind my theme, and to pass on a few simple instructions...
here is another page I completed, just as an extra and because I wanted to!
My sister and I were encouraged to create from an early age thanks to our wonderful grandmother, I'm the child on the left, with my head down and concentrating hard, my sister is taking the whole exercise with a lot less seriousness and looks to be thoroughly enjoying herself.
Once you have completed your cover and introduction page you then get your album/journal started by completing the first page, or double page in this case.
I have recorded instructions for Rusty paper, handed on to me by a very talented lady by the name of Kristy Both of my pages use handmade rusty paper.
Sue was the first person in my circle of friends to receive and complete pages in my journal Check out that precious golden daffodil...
...complete with instructions
Spiral bracelet is the handmade treasure Amanda has based her page on.
Amanda has kindly made a bracelet for my page, and once again there are instructions so I can make these as well. Aimee has already made one following Amanda's instructions, and it looks great.
More jewellery ideas from Dianne. This page shows how to Bead Crochet.
I had to include a close-up shot for this one so you can see it clearly
I love the handmade flower embellishment as well Dianne.
Now, Cherie struggled with an idea for her page, but she has totally nailed it with this scrumptious recipe and....
this gorgeous page that has a hand made transparency of her mum, who is the 'owner' of the Lemon Cheese cake recipe.
Carol was apologising for her page not being "very good"...but it is very very good and I love Blueberry Muffins
Check out those tiny cutlery pieces and the flowers created from tiny beads
The only thing wrong with my journal is that it ends here....
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Today Andrew, Camden and I went to see the movie Avatar, and while the story line was not really my thing, I was mesmerised by the whole movie and its clever special effects, well worth going to see, not for the faint hearted though. I had to cover my eyes in a few place!!
Monday, 18 January 2010
We don't usually sleep on the floor! Our bed is one that can be tilted, raised, lowered etc, so I am able to get Andrew sorted with as much ease as possible, but last week our bed would not un-tilt, It was stuck in a major tilt, the head end was up and the foot end was down so much so that Andrew slid off the bed end, just like you would on a slide!! Today our bed was taken away to Dunedin to undergo major repairs, hence the reason why we are going to be sleeping on the floor for the next few nights. As you can see Oliver (our wee dog) is very happy about the whole situation!
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
I could write a book on Bruce, but for now, I thought you may like a look at these photos I snapped today.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Louise introduced this fun site to me on Face book yesterday, I love taking photos but just don't seem to get my camera out with out a reason, so I have decided to take up the challenge.
Check out 365 project for yourself.
This is yesterdays photo...but shhh..., don't tell, I took it today! I wanted to full in the blanks on my calender and now that I'm all caught up I will try very hard to take my photo of the day on the actual day!!
This is Millie hiding from the hot sun.
Sunday, 10 January 2010
A Fairy's Treasure....
Thank you Sandra, its always a thrill to receive handmade gifts. You are such an inspiration, maybe next year I will make my own cards AND some gifts...no promises though!
Friday, 1 January 2010
Glamour girls is an online forum, in which you can join swaps with a small group of friendly, wonderful ladies. Be sure to check this site out. If you have any cool swap ideas we would love to hear from you. Be sure to pop into the gallery and take a look at the wonderful crafty things we create. Glamour girls will get you thinking outside the square. Keep a look out for new swaps coming up in the new year. Check out the tutorials here. And last but not even close to least check out the goodies available through the on-line shop. There really is something for everyone crafty!
Here is a close up of the tiny tag book Debbie has created...
This is my altered container
I paper mached over the top of a plastic container, then painted it, and added embellishments.