Monday, July 30, 2012


Hi ya Peeps, Wow the time has flown by yet again with no posts from me...tutt tutt. Sadly there will be no posts for a little while longer as I'm having a few health issues and I'm heading off to the hospital for an op. Thanks for stopping by again, take care and I will catch up with you all in a few weeks. Maree x

Friday, July 6, 2012

I'm Back

Wow it's been a long time since I posted but having extremely bad Internet for 13 weeks hasn't helped and to be honest typing on my phone is very annoying with those little buttons, but all is good and my Internet is now super speedy wahooo!!!!! The first happy snap is of a little package that arrived a few weeks ago from my generous cuz over in the UK, as you can see it was chock full of Promarkers. Thanks so much Heidi, you spoil me. I have made good use of them. Love ya heaps and thank you so much.
This next photo is of a project I have done for my Aunt (Kylie if you see this sshhhhhhh it's a secret). From left to right you have my Dad, my Mum, Nan, Uncle Arthur (Dad's brother, poking his head in through the middle), Auntie Margaret (Dad's sister) and my Uncle Bill. I stole this photo from my Aunt and as a thank you I have done this. Let's hope she like it.
Some of the flowers are Kaisercraft and some I purchased on Ebay, I have added some Kindy Glitz to a few of them. The sentiment was done on my Cricut. The patterned paper is also from Kaisercraft and the blue cardstock is from my stash. the photo frame was purchased from Kmart with a few alterations it is now a 3d frame, big thanks to Bunnings warehouse and my Hubby.
So that's it for now BUT I have plenty more to post so watch this space.
Thanks again for popping by, I'm about to do a quick blog hop so see you soon, loving my speedy Internet :)
Take care

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mothers Day

Hi ya peeps
I know it's been a while again but I have just finished another project for The Colony Coffee House. This one is for Mothers Day.
I have cut (on my trusty Cricut using Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge) and glittered 320 flowers to complete these little babies. Each Mum at the buffet breakfast/lunch will receive a brooch and card.
The card stock that I have used is all Bazzill, kindy glitz, Crystallina, on the edges. I'm unable to tell you who make the brads but they were purchased at Spotlight and the white card stock is from Craft Jeannie (who you will find on Face Book)
Only a short post tonight but don't forget to check out The Colony Coffee House, also found on Face Book) they have the most yummiest food and the staff are super friendly!
Thanks for popping by

Sunday, April 29, 2012

What a great day!

Hey everyone,
I had the most wonderful day out with my Mum today, it hasn't happened in a while. We went to the Claremont Craft and Antique fair, and this is what I got.
I know what your thinking but I only got a few bits as we are saving for our holiday in October.
The Whimsy Stamp and the Distress ink refills were purchased from Craft Jeanie and you can find them through Face book.!/profile.php?id=100001433063737
Rick and Jeanette have so many great things and they are all price so cheaply you won't be able to stop yourself.
The other pieces were purchase from another shop but I can't remember their name.....sorry :(
So I'm off to vege out in front of the TV and read my book, yes us women CAN multi
I want to thank my Mum for a fantastic day out and thank you to you for stopping by, enjoy your evening.

Friday, April 27, 2012

something different....

Hellllo Peeps,
Well the school holidays are over so it's been housework for this little chicken but today I was lucky enough to find the time to attempt to do a chocolate bouquet. The blue one is for my Mum for Mothers Day (ssshhhhh don't tell her) and ok I admit it Jo did most of the work but I was there eating and drinking and giving words of
The second one (the pink and black one) is for a friend who is having a birthday next week and thought I would give it a go on my own, it's much harder than it looks, I don't think it's to bad lets hope she doesn't look to
If you would like to order a bouquet for Mothers day or for a special present let my know and I will pass on your details to my friend who does a much better job than me I promise
Thanks for popping by,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A gift for Jo xx

I told ya I would finish it but who knew it would be today hehehehe this is my third chocolate box they are so much fun to make, i did have a little trouble with this one but thankfully hubby was home to give a hand. The sentiment was done on the Cricut the pearls, paper and tower are by Kaisercraft ( i have added some spritz to the tower to make it shimmer) and the brown flowers are by Kaszazz I have spritzed these also to give them some shimmer. I have also inked the edges with a touch of Tim Holz distress ink.
Thanks again for popping by enjoy whatever it is your doing

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A project for the Colony

Hellllloooo, Long time no post again! OOOPS
It has taken a while but with myself being sick and then one by one the kiddies got sick it has been a very long month, but I'm hoping that things will be back on track now.
This is a project I have had for a while, yep since February, and once again it's for the Colony Coffee House in Midland, ggggrrrrr still can't get the link to work, HHEEELLLPPPPPP!
I have used my Cricut to make the leprechauns, clovers and the black pot, A bit of embossing powder to make it sparkle like gold and apart from the patterned paper for the background all of the card stock is Bazzill.
It was such a fun page to do, I just hope Lisa likes it.
O.k short and sweet I'm about to go back to the table and finish a chocolate box for a friend. Enjoy your day/evening
Thanks for popping by

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Craft Jeanie

Hi Peeps,
Well it took a while but I have finally done a card WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!
This is for the twins who are going to a birthday party next weekend, lets hope Caitlin likes it!
I have used a Whimsy Stamp called Queens Cutie, which can be purchased at Craft Jeanie, and have coloured her with my promarkers. The cardstock is Bazzill, the butterflies are cut using a EK Success punch and coloured with a gel pen and Tim Holtz distress ink, Broken China.
The happy birthday stickers were also purchased a Craft Jeanie. I have embossed the background using Hologram White embossing powder and the park bench paper was from my stash.
Do pop by Craft Jeanie's page as they always have something a little different and a great prices.
O.k that's it for me I'm off to pick my daughter up from work. Enjoy your day and thanks for popping by

The Colony Coffee House #2

OHMYGOODNESS! I'm on a roll, who knows how long this will Once again this little project is for The Colony Coffee House in Midland, do pop by Lisa makes a yummy Raspberry and white chocolate muffin, still having issues with adding links sorry :( Lisa is having a St Patrick's Day shin dig at the Coffee Shop and has asked me to do some menus and seating place cards.
I had a lot of fun doing these but a little over Leprechaun'
I have used all Bazzill cardstock and my trusty Cricut Machine with the 'Paper Doll Dress Up' cartridge added a little gold gel pen and wella done! Sounds simple hey, 1 3/4 inch Leprechaun's still sends a shiver down my spine.......
Ok gotta go
Thanks for stopping by again enjoy your day/evening

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tomorrow's Memories

Hello everyone, I told ya I would be This is my entry to the challenge down at the craft shop in Bassendean, Tomorrow's Memories. (I would do a link but it won't work ??????) You start with a paper pack and away you go. The rules are simple you must use a portion of everything in the pack. That's it, easy peasy!
The picture above is what I came up with. The photo is of my Mum, Leslie and my Daughter, Leigh-Anne. It was taken a few months ago at Fremantle.
I have added a few things to my pack including some teardrop 'jewels' from Green Tara, some bling flowers from my stash and a few Kaisercraft flowers.
I have coloured my tag with Tim Holtz Distress inks and some Glimmermist. I have also used my fence as petals on the large flower which was coloured with Promarkers and then added Glossy Accents to make it shine.
That's it for today one more project done a couple more to go, fingers crossed I get to post them.
Thanks for popping by....enjoy!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Colony Coffee House

Hi everyone
I cant believe that a whole month has passed and I haven't done a post, shame on me! It feels as though I blink and the whole month has passed.
This is another project for my friends coffee shop, The Colony Coffee House of Midland.
The photo is one of her customers, Daphne. I have used "My Minds Eye" card stock for the background. The frame was made using my Cricut Machine and the 'Fancy Frames' cartridge, the card stock was a cream Bazzill but decided to make it a little darker using a combination of Distress Inks by Tim Holtz.
The dragonflies and the wording are also done on the Cricut using the 'Jasmine' and ' Picturesque' cartridges.
The flowers used are a mixture of 'Prima' and 'Kaisercraft' and I have added a little bit of Kindy Glitz to add some sparkle to both the lettering and flowers. The little beads are from the local discount store and popped them onto fishing line.
So that's it I will be back I have a few projects on the table and I hope to have them finished soon.
Thanks for popping by

Monday, February 6, 2012

A photo for my friend

WOW! I'm on a roll with my postings!
This is a page I have done for a friend who is planning on hanging it in her coffee shop, The Colony Coffee House,.
The papers are bazzill cardstock, the bronze is a Kazazz embossing powder used on a Dusty Attic chipboard. The flowers are a Kaisercraft and I'm so sorry but I cut off the label from the backing sheet and can't find it so I can't tell you who it is from OOOPS SORRY! The butterflies are from a punch and Lisa if your looking at this yes I have added more butterflies your not going
Don't forget if your in the Midland area to pop in and say a big "howdy" to Lisa and the gals and while your there have a coffee and a meal the food is delicious.
Hopefully in the next few days I will be back with more postings of all the things that I have been doing.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A challenge entry and another win.

Hi everyone,
Well, what a busy and exciting week I have had, but did manage to get my entry done for the challenge at The Craft Stand. There are two challenges for sale this time one for a scrapbook layout and the other for a card (I haven't done the card yet)
Most of the items I have used were all in the paper pack, which did include a brown clock but as you can see I didn't use it.
I have added the blue cardstock and some glitter to add a bit of sparkle. The sentiment and the dragonflies were cut using my awesome cricut machine.
I added a Tilda image just for something a little different and she is coloured with my Promarkers.
I really enjoyed doing this challenge even though it did my head in for a few days (especially the clock)
The exciting part of my week came when I popped into The Craft Stand and Paula told me I had won last months challenge.
There is a picture of my card on their website, if you want to check it out click here. Can't wait to get down there and spend my voucher! Thanks so much for everyone who voted for my card.
That's it for me tonight, apart from taking my daughter to work tomorrow I'm hoping to spend the day at my craft table.
Thanks for popping by

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Hey Peeps, yep me Who would have thought two posts in two days, Just found my layout on Tomorrows Memories homepage. I was so happy I won this challenge but forgot to take a photo before I handed it in :( The photo is of the twins with Leigh-Anne on their 6th birthday, fooling around instead of watching Dad play cricket...who can blame Most of the layout is done with the papers and embellishment that were in the paper pack I have added the flourish and "cherish", both made by kaisercraft and colored with promarkers and glossy accents over the top to make it shine. Thanks again for popping by have a great day and if your in Perth try and stay cool our hot weather is on it's way back POOP! Maree xx

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hellllo Peeps,
How are you all?
Well I have been busy busy busy doing some place seating cards for a dear friend of mine who is have a very special Valentines dinner at her coffee shop, The Colony Coffee House of Midland. Thank you so much Lisa for giving me a chance xx
I have used Bazzill cardstock through out. I have made the roses using the Tim Holz Alterations die cuts and added some Kindy Glitz to both the hearts and rose buds. The hearts are made using the Carl punch, Embossed the background with my trusty Cuttlebug and the leaves was also done with a die cuts but can't remember the maker (sorry).
So if your looking for a great meal and want to treat your Valentine to a romantic night out remember The Colony Coffee House :)
Thanks for stopping by, I have to get on with things and get these little place cards and menu's done have a great evening or day where ever you may be take care

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

scrapbook boutique

Hello Peeps,
Well I did take a little longer than I thought to come back with another post BUT here I am....We have been out every single day this past week, swimming, shopping, driving to Mandurah and visiting friends, you name it I feel like we have done it. Stuart is very popular when he comes
I did manage to do this card for the challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique. Again the rules are simple just use their image to inspire your project. The design team have done a fab job and there is a blog hop going on so pop on over and check it out.
I have used Kaisercraft flowers with a few of my own using scrap paper from my stash. the stamp is a Stampit stamp and I have embossed it with embossing powder, which was purchased at Spotlight.
Only a short post tonight I hope to be back with another entry for a challenge very soon it is on my craft table waiting to be finished .
Thanks so much for popping by

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's been a while

Hello Bloggers,
Wow I can't believe how much time flies. It's been 6 months.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. I hope you have all been well, have enjoyed the festive season and Santa filled you stockings with lots of crafty bits.
Ours was a very quiet one with Hubby being away at work made it very weird and not the same but the kids and I did manage.........Happy he is home now.
Anyways, This photo is my entry for Tomorrows Memories. Once again your purchase their paper pack and a way you go. The rules are simple you must use a portion of everything in the pack.
This is a photo of Leigh-Anne when she was 18 months old.
I have added a few things from my stash, Dusty pink paper, brown rose buds and the green Prima flowers which I have cut in half to make them look bigger than they are.
Well, I'm off the kids are in lounge playing xbox and hubby watching the cricket so while it's looking good I'm heading off to the craft room to craft!
Take care will pop by your blogs real soon for a catch up