Sunday, 31 May 2015

Paper Mache hanging Lantern

I tell you the team from Aussie Crafters made us use our thinking caps this month. We had to make a paper mache hanging lantern and I thought what the ..... am I going to do for this one. So I decided to use a balloon and make my lantern into an air balloon. All this while I am travelling I tell you, just to put a bit of preasure on  myself lol. So I used a balloon for the top part before I added the paper mache I glued yes more sticky fingers, some string onto it to make the ridges for the top. Then cover it using brown paper as that is all I had. Then for the basket part I used a bottom of a cup and tada the hot air balloon is now created. Now I thought I have to use pages from an old nursery rhyme book Mother Goose is the theme so I called on my Husband before we left home to photocopy some pages from an old book I had. I covered the balloon with some old pages from an old book and glued it on yes more sticky fingers.... then fussy cut Mother Goose out and put her on and did the same to the basket and put it all together with some pearl sting I had, put a tea light in the bottom and now you have your very fancy paper mache hanging lantern.

Handmade Flowers

This month at Aussie Crafters we the  Design team had to create some handmade flowers for the monthly swap. So I took punches and dies etc  with me on my holidays  and created up a storm. I had to make at least 4-6 handmade flowers and this is what I came up with.

This one is made from a sizzix die called
flower layers and leaves I also used some sugar glitter paste from Bo Bunny

This one is one of my favourite dies Tim Holtz tattered flowers die

This is another Tim Holtz die
mini paper roses

And another sizzix die
flowers 3D

With this one I used a heart template and curled the hearts to make the flower petals
used glue nice and sticky fingers and used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves and skewers for the stems.

This is a different view from the top

Saturday, 30 May 2015

I am back

Hello hello hello everyone I am back home again for a while. Can't wait to get into my room and create I have had a great holiday so so glad to be back in Queensland away from that freezing cold weather we had in Wagga Wagga. I have spent this week unpacking, washing, ironing and trying to get the caravan back in order and so now it is nice and clean inside and out. Annabelle the pussy cat is happy to, she can stretch her legs and not be stuck in the ute with us.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Holiday update no 2

We arrived in Wagga wagga on Thursday to an overcast and very windy conditions. Absolutely freezing and we had to set up camp. Brrr so cold and windy putting the annex up on the side of the caravan was hard we were like Mary Poppins trying to hold onto things. But we got there and now with a lovely fire we are lovely and warm.

Camp Queensland

Damper in the camp oven

Enjoying the campfire

We have been here for a few days now the National shoot has started and we had the opening ceremony today and quess what Qld won the best dressed again we have done this a few years running now.

Qld winning Best Dressed

The open team

The Vets Team

The Ladies Team

The Junior Team

Qld Team Open, Vets, Ladies and Juniors

And finally Laurie and myself on a lovely fine sunny day

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Holiday update

Hi everyone today is day the 13th day of my holidays. How time goes fast when you are having fun. Could really get used to this sort of thing. Our first road trip was up north to Townsville for the State Trap carnival (clay target shooting). Here are some photos....

Breaky at Marlborough

The Qld Hall of Fame Induction

Laurie and Candy

Tracy, Angela and Kenny

Les and Tania

Laurie getting presented with his plaque

Speech time

The three inductees
Laurie Neil and Ray

Laurie number 3 in the Qld Vets Team 2016 for the Trap Nationals

Lovely sunset at Springsure

Set up for a couple of days at Roma

Annabelle thinks it is to cold to move

Friday, 8 May 2015

A little bit of good news

Woohoo great news I am now on the Designer Team for Off the rails Scrapbooking So so excited can not wait to get my hands on some lovely challenges from these guys. Thank you all so much for the opportunity.

This is the the intro from Off the rails Scrapbooking.......

Well don't we have a bit of exciting news for you..

Please let me introduce the new Design Team that was selected, they are gorgeous and will bring loads of inspiration to you with their very creative hand

 from Australia 

from USA

from Australia

from Singapore

from Australia  

from Brazil

And there we have it, 6 beautiful designers and their projects. Click on their names, follow their blogs and be totally inspired by their work.