Tea time

Recently I made a little gift for a friend who is moving on to other things in her life.  I wanted her to have a small reminder of some lovely times we had together over a cuppa.  When it comes to creating 3D craft items, I’m usually stumped.  Fortunately there are a mess load of ladies (and a few guys) who excel at this kind of thing and happily share with others.  So, thanks to Andrea Walford and her lovely sister, Sophia Landry at http://andreawalford.com/, I was able to create a very pretty teabag holder.

All you purist demo types out there, please disregard the retired papers and flowers and just accept the teabag holder for the loveliness it exudes!

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time

the comforts of solitude

and the pleasures of company.

~Author Unknown



Playing catch up!

Between being sick and dealing with sick kids, I haven’t posted in a donkey’s age.  I have found a bit of time to make some stuff though!

As I mentioned before, I went to the Stampin’ Up regionals in Vancouver and in the days before, I sat down and designed a card front to swap.  Here it is.

Can you believe these shots are of the same card front?  Pete sweetly gave me a camera for Christmas and I’ve had a bit of a hard time adjusting to it.  The first shot is with our old camera and shows the colours as they really are.  The second shot is from the new camera and although it highlights the details of the heat embossing really well, the colours are a bit off.

This third shot is with the new one.  The colours are bang on but, well, it is super fuzzy!  Clearly I need more play time with the camera.

Anyhoo, moving along… the parties never end which in terms of making cards is a wonderful thing!  It always gives me an excuse to head down to the basement and get inky.  So here’s one I made for our good friends’ daughter.

See how sparkly it is?  That’s the wonderful Champagne Mist paint from Stampin’ Up.  I’m suddenly quite addicted to it.  I’ve discovered how great it looks on my nails after I spilled it on the countertop, too.  Fortunately, it washes right off.

Today I’m providing you with two quotes as I liked them both so much!


We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

Emily Dickinson

 We are always the same age inside.

Gertrude Stein