Sunday, January 30, 2011

Covered Notebooks

Its been rather quiet on the crafting front these days - what with my big baby boy starting prep and all the new routines and driving and drop offs and lunch making and washing and picking up school shoes and school bags and socks and hats and shorts and shirts!!!! I am EXHAUSTED after only ONE WEEK of school drop offs - how do you mother's do it for YEARS and YEARS!!!!! I'm sure I'll get into the groove soon enough, but it certainly has been a bit of a shock to the system! :)

Anyway - I've just been assigned to teach a class of young women ages 12-17 at church on Sunday's and it was my first one today! And to go along with my lesson topic I made these cute little covered notebooks for each of them. My very first set of covered notebooks - they were definitley fun to make once - just next time I would decide to make them a little earlier in the week! ;)

I've used the same design on all of them - just varied the colours. They're just exercise books with those plastic covers on them - what a difference from your usual school exercise book hey! :)

The worst part about the whole project was running out those damn letters!!!! Having to run them through the Big Shot one by one definitley got tedious - especially when I was on the home run and realised I was missing 3 y's and 2 r's and had to get the Big Shot out again! hehehehhe. Well worth the effort in the end, and I hope the girls really liked them...

And just because I can I'm including a photo of my little Big School Boy! He was so excited on his first day - I was a MESS, but am slowly recovering! hehehehe. If you want to read a little more about our first day you can read about it at this blog - .

Thanks so much for stopping by - hopefully Lisa or I will have some more inspiring craft soon!


Adele xxx

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Class for Tomorrow Night

So I promised more photo's and I'm sorry they've been so late in coming. I'm almost ashamed to say it but I've been on holiday's this past week - a trip that has been planned for months and months. In light of all the flooding and destruction that has been occuring 15 minutes from where I live it felt so wrong to leave my city and head somewhere else for a week of enjoyment and I feel like I need to say sorry to all those people out there who have suffered so much, but I am home now and totally committed to helping out in whatever way I can.

So - I have a class scheduled for tomorrow night and all proceeds from the evening (inlcuding any orders anyone would like to make) will be donated to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. There are a number of lovely bloggers who have participated in an Auction, but I think I'm a little late to join in and will do this donation as a beginning.

Here are the two cards we will be making on the night...

This first card is so soft and glittery. Lots of opportunities to get inky with this one.

And this is the second card...

And of course this card uses the AWESOME sweet treat cups (we will have lollies on the night to fill them up with) and is in gorgeous shades of pink and red - perfect for those Valentines Day cards.

These can be used as Valentine's Day cards, Birthday cards, Friendship cards, Thank you cards - they're fairly generic and can suit any purpose. We will also be making the gorgeous and cute little Milk Cartons.

Also - I will be having my Sale-a-Bration sneak peeks available on the night so come prepared to ooh and ahh - they are GORGEOUS this year.

Class Details:

Tomorrow night (Friday 21st January)

7.30pm start

$20 to make 4 cards + 4 Milk Cartons.

Email me ( or give me a call/text on 0403 545 602 to book your seat.

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Adele xxx

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Friday 21st January Class

Hello friends - I'm writing this post hoping that all of you here in Brisbane are safe and sound and have been un-affected by the awful floods that have swamped our city of Brisbane. It is so terrible and our hearts and prayers go out to those who have lost so much!!!! I'm sure there will be lots of clean up to do in the coming weeks and months and we will be there with everyone else trying to rebuild and help others out for sure!

I wanted to post a quick (and awful) photo of one of the projects we'll be making at my up-coming class next Friday night. Its an adorable little milk carton - these things are soooo darn cute and I'm loving the pink! We'll be making 2 of these as well as 4 additional cards - I will try and post photo's of the cards tomorrow so you can have a squiz.

If you'd like to book in you can email me on or give me a call on 0403 545 602 - there are still a few spaces left! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Adele xxx

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Year in Review

I've seen lots of blogs that do a Year In Review and I think its such an awesome way of looking back of the year and seeing what you've actually accomplished and how much you've grown. It was awesome to realise that between Lisa and I we have posted over 140 posts! That's exciting to me, and I have big plans to make 2011 an even better year.

Anyway, on to my favourites for the Year 2010. These are just my favourites - hopefully I'll be able to convince Lisa to post up her favourites, but if not, I'll do it for her! It was awesome going back over our posts and still gasping at some of her craft - she's INCREDIBLE!!!

But here are mine...

FEBRUARY - we started our blog in this month

MARCH - a Stationary Box designed to hold 8 cards and envelopes

APRIL - I laboured over this frame but in the end was ecstatic
with how it turned out - was sad to have to part with it :)

Another for April - I LOVE this birdhouse!!! A template from Liam - definitley check it out - so sweet

MAY - A favourite card from this month - Baja Breeze and Vintage
 Vogue are def favourites!

JUNE - a cute baby card - you always need some of these
 on hand don't you!

JULY - these little bags are AWESOME! Sturdy and you can
 decorate them any way you like!

AUGUST - a gift set for someone special - I LOVE these little notelets

SEPTEMBER - horrid photo's but this frame worked out really well -
 Greenhouse Gala papers are TO DIE FOR

OCTOBER - I entered this card in an Inkpiration Challenge and was one of the
Top Picks - super super exciting for me!

NOVEMBER - I'm sorry I couldn't choose just one favourite!
These two cards are poles apart on colouring and
sentiment but I just love them both - both were Top Picks
at Just Add Ink...

DECEMBER - I laboured over this Advent Calendar for a whole
afternoon/evening and was so happy with it!
Imagine my despair to wake up the next
morning and find grubby little fingerprints
all over it!!!!! Arrgghhhh

Thank you so much for taking the journey with Lisa and I through 2010. Crafting has definitley brought so much joy to my life and I am truly grateful to have such a hobby. It is truly my therapy time and I love to share in its joys with all my friends in blog land and through our classes. I hope 2011 brings bigger and better things for all of us!

Thanks for stopping by, come again soon!


Adele xxx

First Class for 2011!!!

So its time to get back into the groove of crafting, and what better way then by holding a class!!! I am very very excited and really hope there are lots of you who are wanting to come (hint hint!!! hehehe) and I have lots of awesome things in mind to make! I don't have any pictures for you yet but I will post them as soon as I can. I CAN tell you that we will definitely be making cards with the Sweet Treat Cups that are currently on promotion. HOW EXCITING!!!!

Also on this night we will be launching the Sale-a-bration catalogue so you will definitely be wanting to come along and recieve your very own Sale-a-bration catalogue - there are some SUPER exciting stamps in there which of course you all know you can earn for FREE with every $100 you spend! Its the BEST time of the Stampin' Up! year so you definitely DO NOT want to miss out! :)

Details are:

Friday 21st January

7.30pm start

Cost: $20 to make 6 cards - 2 of which will be Sweet Treat Cup cards

My house in Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

So get excited, book in and I can't wait to see you there!

Lots of smiles

Adele xxx