Friday, March 16, 2018

A White Clock...How boring!!

The child care centre that I work in, has had that same clock since it's opening over 10 years ago...

And it decided to stop working after all this time...

So one of my partners in crime bought this clock so that we could still record the children's sleep, time of pick-up & of course, medication times, if we needed to.

But we couldnt just have  a boring white clock now, could we?  NO - YUCK!!

So using the Mythical Creatures Designer Paper & co-ordinating cardstock, punches & dies, I was able to create something that works sooooo much better & is so much more appealing for the little people in our care!!

 I learnt, by damaging 2 other clocks, that the hands are not supposed to be pulled out & so I had to cut the top layer of the Whisper White cardstock. This allowed the cardstock to sit flat & yet allow the hands to rotate properly, as they should, right??

And of course, the numbers had to be an addition to this clock - it is a learning tool, after-all!!

I do love how this turned out, sooo much better than the white, plain clock, dont you agree?

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon to see what else Ive been working on :)

Monday, March 12, 2018

My brother's Tropical 30th card...

 With my brother's 30th celebration, of course, I had to make a card that matched his tropical theme...

I found this Designer Paper from a few years ago, it was a Sale-a-bration one, I think & blinged it up with the Glimmer Paper & a couple of pearls.
 Then I decided to challenge myself with fussy cutting 30 of the tropical birds, from Bird Banter, a current stamp set - this is exactly what I needed immediately before going out the door to his party, right?
 I cannot, for the life of me, work out how to rotate this photo, before or after loading it, so you will just have to stretch your neck, to count them...but there are 30 of them, trust me!!
 Happy birthday Cameron, thanks for a great night!!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy Birthday Bro!!

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated my brother, Cameron's 30th birthday - & what a party it was!!

We all had so much fun with the music, the food, the drinks & our extended family!!

There are 5 of us & we all pitched in to help with the food preparation. 2 of my sisters are pastry chefs & produce amazing work, so they did what they know best, making the cake & biscuits in the TROPICAL theme...

How incredible are the handmade biscuits & cake, hey? Just amazing!!

And that 'sand' is crushed biscuits!!

All those shapes are hand made!!

And Adam, Cameron's partner made this 1.5 metre 'Crockenbush' style palm tree!! It was fantastic!

My contribution was what I know, papercraft!! I worked on making the Ferraro Rochers into mini palm trees... Im pretty happy with how they turned out & how everything on the table came together!! And so was Cameron!!

It was such a great night, we absolutely celebrated Cameron's birthday & we are still talking about how great it was!!