Friday, January 28, 2011

Etching glass

well for the last few months ive been on the hunt for etching cream....i went everywhere to find some but had no luck! I then searched ebay again & found some.....i needed it to make my grandmas 90th birthday present for this weekend....i had given up on the idea as i didnt think there would be a chance it would arrive here within 2 days from over east...but it arrived this morning!!

I have never etched before so was surprised at how easy it is....i used contact ( my vinyl also hasnt arrived from overseas yet) & my cricut & i had a few glasses & vase ready to be etched!!

Here is the Glass

& a photo of the etching cream on the glass...i scrapped off the excess & put it back into the bottle before rinsing the glass in water to remove the remaining etching cream.
I also did a vase/candle holder with a dragonfly & grandmas year of birth 1921. I used Storybook cart & i cant think if it was gypsy wandering for the dragonfly or not.

I cant believe grandma is going to be 90 in a few days time....she is amazing!!

Western Australia is supposed to get a cyclone come through in the next few hoping it passes us & doesn't cause any damage to anyone or anything.....stay safe everyone!!

♥ from Me

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sew easy to use!

The other night my friend & i went to a scrapbooking stores crop night...the best part was that they shop stayed open...i was very good though & only bought a few things..2 embossing folders, some black  foam squares & a Sew Easy! I got the last one on in the store which made my day...not so much for my friend who also wanted one!  I bought some pink & browns floss
 to go with it. I love that the needle goes into the handle so its all in one handy dandy tool!! lol

Here is my first attempt at using it on a layout that was SO Easy!!!

Hope everyone is having a great start to the week...not long now & kids will be back to school!! 2 more birthday parties to attend & Australia Day is also coming up this week!

♥ from Me

Friday, January 14, 2011

scrapbook layouts

I Did some scrapbooking recently!! YAY ME!!! its so hard to find time when the kids are on constantly cleaning up after them or taking them places ect here is a page i got done....i do need to find time to go print some photos to finish it.

Here is a Secret Santa gift i made for the Aussie cricut Mb section. I filled it with Christmas lollies & a few other goodies. The criteria was to use something recycled & to contain at least a few cricut cuts....i used Joys of the Season

 I made all my christmas cards last year. These ones used the joys of the season christmas tree & kaisercraft papers.
I also used the free stamps that came in the latest DoCrafts Creativity magazine ....dont they look cute!

Thanks to all the new followers who have joined my blog ♥
from Me

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fires & floods & funny places to visit

We have been having a great holiday...we went for a day trip down south to donnybrook to visit the apple fun park last Friday. We went through Harvey & visited Harvey Fresh & the BIG ORANGE. The kids thought it was cool & now want to go visit all the other BIG THINGS in Western Australia!  We will see about that!
All proceeds to visit the big orange go straight to telethon ( a charity that helps sick children in hospital)
We went through Clifton lakes & looked at all the rural property's that had cows, horses & tractors rolling out hay. A few days later it was all set alight by an arsonist & several families lost homes & livestock, the fire burnt for days while the other side of the country in Qld was flooding.

my youngest at the Donnybrook apple park

After we had lunch & a play at Donnybrook we got an ice cream & then headed on to Gnomesville before heading home. We took a gnome to leave there with our family name & area we are from. We couldn't believe how many gnomes there were living in Gnomesville!! The kids thought it was great & had fun looking at all the different gnomes & reading where they had come from.

gnomesville in the fergusson valley
Our thoughts & prayers go out to all those in natural disaster areas around the world but in particular those close to home in Qld & NSW ♥

♥ from Me