cyclone debbie

After recently visiting Airlie Beach and seeing the cyclone damage from Cyclone Debbie, I had to document it. Just this one photo stood out from my others.

I have used mostly Kaisercrafts Indigo skies collection. October Afternoon letters, some Shimelle  and Basic Grey.

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and some close ups…

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and of course a card from the scraps..

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card for a friend

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I try and do a little bit of craft every day, it helps me relax in the evening and its good for the soul. I wanted a pretty card for my friend, and this is just the one.I used the mini paper pad from Pink Paisley Take Me Away collection aqua doylie and black rub on are old stash, the flower is cut on the silhouette cameo and some vintage trim from my sister.

Already Thursday and the work week is going by fast. I have noticed it is definitely getting cooler in Queensland. Good scrapbooking weather!

fridge magnet makeover

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Ok …so I had a lot of magnets on my fridge that I have received in the mail, mostly advertising, they are a bit dated and I thought they needed a makeover. I tore off the plastic outer cover and recovered them with something a bit prettier….

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A little bit of patterned paper and a few embellishments and they look great on my fridge now. It only took about 15 minutes to do.

handmade card

One of my favourite things to do when I need a craft fix is to make a card. Sometimes I make one in 15 minutes and sometimes it takes 2 hours. It depends on a lot of things. Is it for someone? Is it for an occasion? Is it just for my card stash? Do I want to use a particular paper? Vintage? Modern? I can keep going lol. But usually I get an idea in my head, and run with it. Inspiration is everywhere for me. A patterned paper. One of my daughters, fabric, something on tv, the garden, some particular colour combination…pinterest, Oh my goodness Im ranting.

Anyway today I cleaned up (not out…up) my patterned paper. Well some of it. Sorting it was therapeutic and I enjoyed it a lot! I found a few snippets of beloved paper and put them aside. It was on my desk and I pulled a few bits of ribbon out of a drawer to match and off I went…only took a few minutes. Reasonable result for minimal time. This doesn’t always happen! I have sat and looked at my snippets of paper and trims for hours and still not come up with a gem. I guess it depends on your mood too.Photo 12-4-17, 1 13 01 pm

Those are the bits I had out, but added another patterned paper, gold sequins and an epoxy rose. Photo 12-4-17, 5 09 37 pm

Its just in my card stash at the moment but I do need some birthday cards soon.