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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

Candy
 from Australia 





Joan 
from USA


Louise 
from Australia





Mabel 
from Singapore





 Narelle
from Australia  






Tamy  
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.