Monday, April 25, 2011


Hello lovlies - I am really hoping you've had a wonderful wonderful Easter weekend. We've had a fantastic couple of days spending time with our family, just taking it easy. Its also been a very spiritual weekend for us as we've tried to teach our children and remind ourselves of the true meaning of Easter. I'm so greatful for these seasons of reflection...its been truly wonderful...

So anyway, on to the craft - I was able to spend a little time making some small Easter gifts for a few friends. I was on the lookout for a really simple basket or box and saw this one on Marelle's website and decided to give it a go. Marelle has used her Big Shot Scallop Square Die Cut which I don't own, so I just cut a square to the size I wanted and used my border punch to create some detail. Seriously simple and really effective.

I didn't have time to set up my normal 'studio' to take my photo's, but the grass served fairly well - :) :) :)

And of course I had to make some matching cards - very simple and very quick, but I think they still look pretty.

Thanks for stopping by, come again soon!


Adele xxx

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I fell in love with this set as soon as I layed eyes on it. I love the beautiful gorgeous flourish and the vintage-y feel of it all. This card was super simple to make - ummmmm - perhaps that's because I CASED it and had very little to think about! :) I have just discovered the beautiful Renee's blog after she left me a blog award (thank you so much Renee!) and these stunning cards she has made with this set. Her blog was also the place where I got the idea for the tulips on my last card... 

I've made a few subtle additions - the Lace Border punch, the glitter around the edges of the main panel and the flourish image stamped in the background, but in essence it is totally Renee's gorgeous work, and I LOVE it! I think I'm going to make a few of these - perfect for weddings/engagements/birthdays - whatever the occasion - I love it...

There are a number of other amazing cards I've scoped out while I've been sick so I will most likely be CASEing those in the coming weeks as well while I get back into the swing of things - I'm so grateful for all the amazing inspiration out there...

Did I tell you how HAPPY card making makes me??? :)

I hope you're doing something that makes your heart sing too...

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Adele xxx

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


YAY!!!!! I have FINALLY been able to get around to making some CARDS!!!!

And it was so exciting!

I thought it would be really hard getting back into it and that I would be dismally unhappy with the outcome, but in actuality, I'm pretty happy with the outcomes - yes, outcomeS - I made 2 cards!!!! But I'm only going to post one tonight and keep the other one for another post...

I haven't had a chance to play with the Sale-a-bration sets, so I'm sorry but I'll probably be playing with them for a little while?

Anyway - here it is...

i LOVE the colours in this card - Marina Mist, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive - so nice and bright and happy!

I think its missing a little something, but for a first attempt in months I can let it go quite happily ;)

There's the tiniest little bit of glitter on the cut out flower - not sure if I should have cut out ALL of the flowers or not - next time perhaps...

And here's a little look at the inside - I left it nice and simple...

So there we go - hopefully I'm back at the crafting table for good for now - I can tell you it felt AMAZING being able to make cards again - it does something to my brain - I always feel so much happier afterwards.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful easter with your loved ones.

Come again soon - hopefully blogging will become a regular event!


Adele xxx

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Absent Posters

Well hello strangers! It has been a LOOONGGGG time hasn't it - I am SO sorry for the absolute lack of any postings whatsoever for the past 3 months or so - our longest drought ever! I was waiting to be able to share some news here on our blog (I'm expecting) and have been so sick in the meantime that crafting has been the furthest thing from my mind. We are now finally 15 and a bit weeks along and I'm starting to have some human moments again, and FINALLY starting to feel the itch to get messy with ink and cardboard, but alas, my crafting space is buried underneath a pile of stuff that will take me a while to sort through and I still don't feel up to tackling that much cleaning! :) :) :)
Also, Lisa has just left on a 9 week holiday visiting Asia and parts of Europe so her postings will continue to be rather limited - sad, because she was crafting up a storm before she left and has lots of photo's to share, but will probably catch up with you all again when she gets back at the end of May.

So for now, HELLO, thank you so much to our faithfuls that haven't given up on us yet, and I PROMISE to get some cards up very very soon.

We also have to thank a number of people who have given us Blog Awards despite our long absence - thank you so much for your kindness - I will be sure to put those up next post and pass them along!

Hoping you are all well and happy and CRAFTING!

Will be back again soon!


Adele xxx