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I made some artist trading cards today to give out to people to promote my classes. It comes in a small packet containing information on what I do. I also enclosed a free card design with the sentiment “wishing you a wonderful day”, which makes an instant card when attached to a card stock. It’s […]
A customer at the shop where I sell my cards asked if I can make a personalised card for a friend who is in the military. I haven’t done this sort of card before so I thought I’d take the challenge. I decided to use Stampin’ Up!’s French Foliage stamp set to emboss leaves here and […]
Hi everyone! Just want to show you the finished baby banner I made for my sister in-law. She can hang this outside the crib, door or on the wall. I posted this a while back when it was still in the making. Since I has so much fun making this, I think I’ll make some for my shop at www.madeit.com.au . Have […]
Hi everyone! There’s baby fever in alphacrafts at the moment. I am so thrilled that my sister in-law is having a baby in July this year. I promised her an owl bunting for the baby’s cot. Santiago is her baby boy’s name. Isn’t his name gorgeous? I can’t wait to meet him! Anyway, here is a sneak peek […]
Happy New Year everyone! It’s again time for new beginnings, a time for reflection of the year that was and a time to be hopeful for a better 2011. My universe of four – me, mr. hubby, 2 kids woke up in a daze today at past noon! We slept at almost 4 am this morning after […]
The boys have been busy today wrapping gifts and baking. They decided to give the Kitchenaid a bit of a workout by baking treats for the family. They made shortbread, coconut macaroons and cookies to decorate for later. Have a look at what they have done! I just laid out the wrapping paper and […]
Hi all! As the year draws to an end, I like to think of friendships I have nourished throughout the year. Some friends have come and gone and then showed up again unexpectedly. Some friends have forgotten to keep in touch and some dropped me a line almost everyday. But friends are who they are. […]
Hi All! Several people have asked me about my Post-Its doorprize which I posted on my previous blog entry. Many thanks for the many inquiries! It’s a pretty little thing and I had so much fun making it. I took a better picture of it so you can see the front design clearly. If you are intersted […]
I am so happy! I recently sold all these cards and now they are ready to ship. Check out the cute packaging. I made purses for the cards instead of the usual box.
I never thought I’d say this but I have too much paper! I need a lot of paper because I sell cards but there’s always left over bits of paper which are too precious to put in the bin. More often than not, they get stashed here and there. Well, I’m now at the point […]
These are my absolute favourites! I don’t think I can make cards without gingham ribbons. I’m a bit of an Imelda when it comes to these pretty ribbons. I buy rolls and rolls of them and use them everywhere – cards, scrapbooking, sewing projects, curtain ties and for gift wrapping. My love of gingham doesn’t […]
My husband’s favourite dessert is his mum’s Mango Tart. Since fresh mangoes are hard to come by lately, I used berries instead. The key to this dessert is the crust and the smooth thick custard (cooked carefully in a bain-marie). Mum in-law was so kind to give us the recipe (secret family recipe). I vowed […]
I made these cushion covers yesterday. The fabric came from the Philippines on my recent trip there. My sisters in-law and I decided to go to Divisoria (a market place for all sorts of things) one day and spotted this lovely tropical print fabric. It only took me minutes to make these. No zippers! Just flaps […]
We had a simple dinner last night. Since there’s an abundance of cabbage in the market at the moment, I made a dish of sauteed cabbage & bacon, which my kids loved. What dish doesn’t taste good that has bacon in it? Anyway, I also made garlic prawns with paprika, lemon, butter sauce. The sauce […]