Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Clean and Simple #96

I haven't entered a clean and simple sketch for agggggggggges!
I forgot how much I enjoy them :)

I just love this stamp set, it makes my mouth water for some delicious cupcakes.

I've used: Paper - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Regal Rose
Stamp Set - Stamps that I purchased at the Brisbane Scrapbook convention - but I threw away the packaging in my haste to look at everything I bought!!!!!
Other: Rose Red ribbon

Here is the sketch for this week:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #19

Here is my creation for this weeks colour combo at PPC.

I wanted to create something simple and sophisticated - Do you think I achieved it?

I've used: Paper - Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red and Summer Sun (we don't have daffodil delight here in Australia - yet!)
Ink - Riding Hood Red and Soft Suede
Stamp Set - Verve stamps
Other: Butterfly Punch Nestabilities

Here is the colour pallet

Check out what all the other ladies have created:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Brissy to the Bay Ride

Today I participated in the 50Km ride from Brisbane to the bay (and then back to Brisbane again). You might remember I did up and old bike here and I rode her today! As comfy as the seat is I'm sure I'll have a sore butt tomorrow and I know my legs will be killing me for the next few days as I'm already hobbling around like a grandma.

It was a fundraiser event for the Multiple Sclerosis society. For those of you who don't know what MS is - multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system affecting more young adult Australians than any other neurological condition

The MS Society Queensland facilitates programs and support for people with MS including a range of residential facilities, social support programs, accommodation support services, attendant care in private homes, involvement with regional centres and country link programs. These services are vital in order to maintain the independence and dignity of people with MS

I was able to raise a fair few hundred dollars for the MS society, which I was very happy about.
Out of 4000 people who rode today I was 230th on the leader board for sponsorship!!!

Here is us at the Bay

And here are our bikes at the bay

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Today was my induction day at the local RSPCA. I'm going to be volunteering on Saturdays as an adoption assistant!!!!!!

Previously I've worked as a Pooch Pal (Dog Walker) but I've never had much to do with the adoption process. I'm really excited at the opportunity to help all kinds of animals find a loving home.

There are so many different kinds of animals at the shelter that are up for adoption. Of course there are cats and dogs but there are also rats, lizards, goats, chickens and one beautiful pig!

It was at this same shelter that I got my very first kitten over 25 years ago. The story goes a little like this............ After lots of nagging from my sister and I mum phoned the RSPCA shelter to see if there were any kittens available. There were 2, one for each of us!
We jumped into the car and as we drove there my sister said she wanted a ginger kitten and I had decided on a black and white one. Mum sat nervously in the front seat wondering if the two kittens the shelter had would resemble what we wanted.
To her amazement the only 2 kittens in the whole shelter were exactly what we wanted (what are the chances of that?).

These 2 kittens grew up with our family and spent many hours snuggling on our laps. They were wonderful companions who I will never forget. I owe the RSPCA for these two little cats who brought so much joy and happiness to our lives for well over 15 years.

I hope that I can be apart of helping create a similar story for other children and families.

Do you volunteer?
Leave a comment and let me know what you do!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Present from my BFF

Look what I received in the mail from my BFF

Aren't they just so cute!!! I can't believe that after not crocheting for many, many years she just picked up the hook and made these little beauties with no trouble at all. She even managed match the cotton to Stampin UP! colours.

I'm not sure what project I'm going to use them on yet but I'm such a hoarder that I'll find it hard to actually bring myself to use them at all.

And to top it off she made the cute little box for them to go in - I'm so spoilt by her!

She has such talent and is so modest about it. Check out her blog here.

Hugs and kiss's to you BFF

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Work Desk Wednesday #55

I recently moved house and I've have had to set up a new craft space.

It's been very much a trial end error endeavor!! I'll put something where I think is a good spot and then when I'm crafting I'll move it to another spot. Or I'll get completely distracted and rearrange a whole area and forget about what I was originally making.

I still don't feel quite comfortable with how it is at the moment so stay tuned as you might see more changes to come. It is definitely a work in progress!

p.s sorry about the horrible picture - next time I'll try and take one when there is better light!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Just Add Ink #22

Well it's been a while since I participated in a challenge and I thought I'd make something different than I usually do.

I've used the colour pallet from Just Add Ink for this little window box. I found the template on the scorpal website (although I don't actually own a scorpal, it's on my long 'to buy' list)

After I made it I realised that the website is -Just add ink - and I didn't use any ink on my project!!! Woops!

I've used:
Rich Razelberry and Cottage Garden DSP
Other: Paper flowers, brad and white ribbon

Here is the colour pallet:

Picture Perfect Creations Summer Kick off Blog Hop!

If you're on the PPC Blog Hop you should have arrived here from Tamie's blog.

We have a featured color combo challenge for you to get crafty with, as well as more than 15 amazing prizes to win! Just hop around to the PPC Creators list of blogs and make sure you follow the rules below...and you may just be a winner!

Begins: Monday, June 21st – 10amEST

Ends: Sunday, June 28th – 10amEST

I'm giving away 11 ribbons from my own stash - to be in the draw you'll need to leave a comment on my blog and then follow the blog hop rules below.

* Blog Hop Rules:

  1. Become a follower on PPC.
  2. Create a card, scrapbook page, altered art, etc using our featured Blog Hop Color Combo.
  3. Directly post your link to inlinkz on PPC.
  4. Hop on over to the Design Team Members Blogs and leave a post on each DT Members Blog Hop Challenge Post.
  5. Head back to PPC and leave a final comment on our Blog Hop Post telling us what you like about Summer.
  6. All winners from each blog will be chosen at random.
  7. There will be 4 winners at PPC-Crafty Challenges Blog!

* Blog Hop Featured Color Combo:

Here is what I've created for the Blog Hop Colour Combo

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razelberry
Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set - Garden Whimsy
Other: Baja Breeze buttons, White embossing powder and Nestabilities

Blog List:

* Our Sponsors and Prizes:

Now hop on over to PPC and post your creation!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #18

I can't believe we are up to week 18, this year is just flying bye!!!

This one was hard as I only had a few bits of Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi paper left and I didn't have any inks.
It will be so much better when Australia catches up with the Stampin UP! colour renovation.

I've used: Paper - Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi
Ink - Versamark and Bravo Burgundy
Stamp Set - Pocket Silhouettes
Other: Night of Navy Ribbon and Vanilla brads

Here is the colour pallet

Pop over to see what the other DT ladies have created this week

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer Kick-Off Blog Hop -- Sponsors

We only have 1 day till the Summer-Kick Off Blog Hop for Picture Perfect Creations blog and I've got some VERY exciting details to share with you!

We have the following wonderful and VERY generous sponsors helping out! Here's the list:
  • Sprinkles by Renee

    Prizes will also be awarded by each of the PPC Creators! The lovely ladies of the PPC Design Team have been kind enough to offer their own their own ribbon, paper, stamps, etc from their own crafty stashes!
    There will definitely be MORE than 15 amazing prizes!
Make sure you take time to participate in our first ever Summer Kick-Off Blog Hop on Monday, June 21st...10am EST! (OR midnight Australian time).

I'm very excited and I hope you all participate!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Birthday - Cottage Garden again!

It was my Dad's partner's birthday on the weekend so I thought I'd show you what card I created for her.

Is any one sick of me using Cottage Garden yet?? As you can tell I'm certainly not over it. Every time I see the set or dsp so many ideas pop into my head about how I can use it - I'm really inspired to create when I see it.
Has anyone else experienced the same thing????

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White, Old Olive and Cottage Garden DSP
Ink - Old Oliver and Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set - Whimsical Words and Cottage Garden
Other: Old Oliver Ribbon and Pearls

Monday, June 14, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #17

This card came together so easily, I think it only took a few minutes once I had the idea in my head.
I must say......... it did take me a wee bit longer to actually think of the idea!!!

See the beautiful red butterflies?? They are from of my stash that I got from the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo. I just love them!!! They are laser cut chip board from a store called Scrap Matts which you can find here. There are so many designs to choose from and when I was at the expo I found it so hard just to pick one - I wanted them all!!!

I've used: Paper - Elegant Eggplant and Choc Chip (We don't have Early Espresso in Australia)
Ink - Versamark
Stamp Set - Wonderful Words
Other: So Saffron Ribbon, Paper Flowers, a Brad and 2 Red Butterflies from Scrap Matts

Here is the colour pallet

Pop over to see what the other DT ladies have created this week

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Brisbane Scrapbook expo

Yesterday I went to the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo!

I walked in and I was shocked to see so many people there. I decided to walk around and look at all the stores before I made any purchases. Each stall had so many people packed into it I could hardly see anything. It was on my second walk around the stalls that I really got my hands on anything. There were so many things that I wanted to buy, stamps, punches, nesties, embellishments and copics!!!! Eye candy was all around me!

I ended up spending a lot more money than I expected but got a great stash of things. The best thing I think I brought were Copics. I've been looking at buying some for a while but was unsure if I should take the plunge. I knew if I brought a few I'd want to buy so many more - I'll have to see how I go!

If you've got any good tips about Copics I'd love to hear them.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #16

Did I have trouble with these colours or what!!! Megan certainly knows how to put down a good challenge.

I've used my latest purchase of the Garden Whimsy stamp set from Keesh on this card.
She was having a huge sale of her old stamp sets and I just couldn't resit this cute set!!!

Hopefully now I'm home I'll have some more time to blog and get back to making more cards :)

Good luck to everyone in this weeks colour challenge!

I've used:

Paper - Very Vanilla, Pacific Point and Sahara Sand
Ink - Regal Rose, Pacific Point and Sahara Sand
Stamp Set - Garden Whimsy and Whimsical Words
Other: Pink Pearls

Here is the colour pallet

Check out what the other Design Team Members have created this week:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer Kick-Off Blog Hop - 21 June

Some very EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Picture Perfect Creations is having it's very first blog hop!
It's all to celebrate the start of Summer.
Here in Australia it is winter BUT I'm hoping that all the Hopping will warm me up all the way on the other side of the world!

Blog Hop Details:

  • Who: All of our creafty creators who enjoy sharing inspiration & creations with their peers through their personal blogs.
  • When: The actual Blog Hop will take place on Monday, June 21st beginning at 10amUSA EST (Midnight 21 June for all you Australians out there)
  • Where: You will hop around and explore our PPC Creators individual blogs through the list provided at PPC on June 21st.
  • What: A day dedicated to seeking inspiration through projects using the featured Summer Kick-Off Blog Hop Color Combo Challenge. Participants have until Monday, June 28th to prepare their entries. Each participant will post a direct link to their creation. Lots of prizes will be issued and awarded on June 28th by all PPC Creators (Design Team Members), and of course, at PPC! Fun will be had by all who participate! :)
You'll have to wait to see the summery fun colour combo we have in store for you!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Comming home

Oh I'm finally arriving home tonight from my travels throughout Queensland over the past month.
I'll be home in the safe, warm arms of T and to the little leg snuggles from Sooty.
How I've missed them so much!!

I can't wait and I hope my plane fly's extra fast home.

I thought I'd share a quick picture of my Sooty who some times (rarely) will come and sit on my lap while I craft.