Monday, April 30, 2012

Gorgeous Vintage Book Cover

ooooo I love a good vintage find while visiting second hand shops!

And today I stumbled upon this beauty. Can't wait to alter it!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Product and Distress Ink Fun

Love getting my hands on new product and playing with Distress Inks.

This is for a workshop I am working on.  Will keep you posted.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Cupcake Love

I have had an obsession with cupcakes for a number of years now.  But only recently have I decided that I want to take that obsession further than collecting notebooks with cupcake pictures on them to actually decorating fun cupcakes.  So on Saturday I went off to the Cake Mega Store at Long Jetty to learn how to apply fondant to cupcakes.

We created six cupcakes with a black and white theme.

I went the the lovely Miss Georgina and Miss Debbie, my ever faithful side-kicks!  LOL.

We have so much fun together, lots of laughter.  Here is me with my creations.

And then I came home and quickly piped a whole bunch of cupcakes to take out to our friends place for dinner.  This is what I want to play with next, piping decadent swirls on top of pretty little cakes.  (These were a little sparse as I needed to ice about 40 of them and didn't quite have enough icing to be decadent).
Hmmmm, this is a new obsession I think!!  I will keep you posted.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Gift Package Class

Tomorrow I will be back at Catchy Crafts hosting this little workshop featuring the Graphic 45 "Little Darlings" range.

This is a lovely vintage baby gift package including a card, 2 gift boxes and tag. Something fun and special to present for a new baby. This set is simple yet so effective and worth doing just to learn how to make the gorgeous boxes.

Come and join us tomorrow at Hornsby to create your own set.  Call the store today to book in, would love to see you there.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Fab Scraps Shabby Chic Cards

This Wednesday at 10.30am I am teaching a workshop at Catchy Crafts and I would love to see you there.  We will be using the gorgeous papers from Fab Scraps, an African scrapbooking company.  I love the shabby chic, vintage feel of their products.

Be quick to book a spot as it is nearly booked out.  Call Catchy Crafts on 9477 4401 and speak to the gorgeous girls there to book in.  


Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Ippity and I LOVE IT!

My order is being placed right now and these gorgeous stamps are on their way to our beautiful Australian shores!  This set is one of my favourties:

And here is what I made with my set, Angie Girl: Dream with your Heart.  

I love that this stamp set is versatile enough to use on cards, scrapbook pages, canvas', off the page and more.

They are designed by Angie Blom and they do not skimp on size.  

girl measures approximately 2.5" x 5.5"
"dream with your heart" sentiment measures approximately 1.5" x"
 flowers measure approximately 1.25" x 2.25"
floral branch measure approximately 2.75" x 3"
I can't wait to use these on a whole bunch of other projects.  
I will be back to share some projects made with the other sets released this month.  If you would like a set of THESE stamps sent out to you when they arrive then make sure to email me at to get them before they hit my Etsy store. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Summer rip-off

We were so ripped off this summer don't you think? We hardly spent any time doing summer activities and barely visited the beach even though we live near some of the most beautiful in the world. But last year we did a whole bunch of beach going and here is one photo that I scrapped of Nathan that I just LOVE.

And I love those rosettes.  Been using them everywhere.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

This is how they see me......

Yep, this is how my family sees me most of the time.  One of my kids took this photo across the table from me at a restaurant in Sydney.  I AM the Memory Recorder!

I love doing pretty, girly pages.  Doilies, seam binding ribbon..........sigh!!

So it's great that my kids are now taking control of one of the many cameras I take with me on our outings (yes, either the iphone, point & shoot or the DSLR!!).  I finally get proof that I am there!! LOL.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fairies & Butterflies Kit on Etsy

Thanks to school holidays I have finally had the opportunity to put together a new kit for my Etsy Store.  This one is called Fairies & Butterflies.

It features papers from the Graphic 45 range - Once Upon a Springtime.

Plus lots of other goodies that all work well together.

Check it out at my Etsy Store HERE.
I love how feminine this kit is and it would be great for birthdays or Mothers Day that is coming up.

Easter Wishes from Me to You!!

We have had such a lovely Easter here in the Hughes household.  We shopped and ate and hang out at home!  It was great and now the kids have gone off to the Grandparents for a holiday and I am going to get busy creating some crafty stuff.........yippeeee!  

Do you like my Easter Pancakes?  I made these for the kids yesterday morning and they thought they were pretty awesome.  I was inspired by the ones I found here.  Fun to make too.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Cricket Cards for Everyone

Sam went to a joint birthday party recently for his best friend and a girl on their cricket team.  So of course as they ALL played together this season for the local cricket team, I made them both cricket inspired cards.

A boy version......

And my favourite, a girls version.......

Thanks for stopping by.