Some of you might remember this Heart Card that I created from a Maxine's Melange kit a little while ago and if memory serves me right, I think I mentioned at the time that I would frame it.
Well - I have - AND it's now been posted in the mail as a special thank-you gift!
Some of you might not know but Scrappit has a new owner - Jan recently sold her business to the very lovely Paula and excitedly all Design Team Members were invited to continue on in our previous roles.
Jan has provided me with some wonderful opportunities at Scrappit and I wanted to create something special for her as a way to say thank-you & as a token of our friendship.
I hope you like it Jan! Thank-you for everything!
On the homefront . . . well - after 11+ years of non-teaching, I went to work yesterday as the Pre-School Teacher at our local Pre-School (I did do some work there a few weeks ago but was only employed as the Assistant - this time around, I was employed as the Pre-School Teacher).
The day went really well and although it might not quite have gone to plan or quite as I had thought it might (that's children for you), I'm really looking forward to the next time I do some Relief Teaching!
On the homefront, I spent the weekend getting all our fruit trees all pruned - YAY - all 10 of them are finally done and ready for their Spring growth and Summer fruiting. Fingers crossed we get a good season this year!
Whilst browsing online recently and flowing from one link to another - as you do - *grin* - I ended up at Splitcoast Stampers and found some fantastic resources on their site.
One of the projects I found was a nifty 'Tri-Fold' Greeting Card that I couldn't resist having a go at!
I decided to use some of my 'Paris' Vintage Pattern Paper from Rasberry, along with some Rasberry Ribbon and Bling as well!
Here's how the card looks when you open it up!
A couple of close-ups too!
I love this pattern paper with a little hint of smokey blue on the printed flowers!
Despite how complex the card might look, it's not all that hard to create! I think I might have to have a bit of a browse through some of their other resources . . . there certainly is a vast array of them and I'm sure I'll find something else that I might like to create as well!
Having shared my Patchwork Apron, I realised that I hadn't shared my second sewing project in a number of years and that was this cute Patchwork Diamond Bag. Thanks Lisa for taking us step-by-step through the process of making it!
This is the first piece of patchwork I have done since I created a Pot Mitt at Secondary School - *grin* - and let me tell you that was quite some time ago - *grin*
I know it's not perfect - I've learnt quite a few things whilst working on this little project BUT I'm quite pleased with how it's come out!
Aren't these buttons I've added to the handles cute? I'm thinking they'd be great on a Scrapbooking page or Greeting Card too! *grin*
A little more creativity - with Rasberry goodness and this time around it was some decorated Notepads!
A while back I bought a bulk pack of lined A5 Notepads and took them to a local printing business to have them cut in half vertically.
It's was then just a simple matter of adding a cardstock cover to each one and then decorating it as I wanted to! I thought the Rasberry'Paris' & 'Milan' Vintage Pattern Papers were just perfect for these and I love the fact that Rasberry has released it's own ribbon and bling lines that co-ordinate perfectly with their pattern papers as well!
Here's another one but this time with a little more of a floral theme to it - oh - and of course a little hand stitching too!
They're simple but make a quick and versatile gift I think!
It's actually been a while since I've gotten creative with some of my Rasberry products but I must say that I've been enjoying delving into them again! So much so infact, that I've got another greeting card near completed too - not your standard kind of card but one that seems to be coming together quite nicely I think! Stay tuned for me to share it with you soon!
I know I piped them a fraction too big and I think this may be why they didn't rise as much as they should have BUT they all had delightful crisp tops and a lovely chewy centre, just like they were supposed too!
Oh - and the White Chocolate & Raspberry Ganache was just divine! Gotta love White Chocolate!
The boys - both big and small - *grin* - were quite impressed and have asked that I give them another go one day . . . yeah - I think I will too! A friend was telling me that her son was going to have a go at making some chocolate ones . . . I wonder if he did and whether the recipe he used is worth trying?
I promised to share a photo of the gorgeous Liliums that my Longford Crafters ladies gave me for my birthday . . . the perfume coming from them is just amazing! Thanks so much ladies - they are just beautiful!
I actually got to spend most of my birthday with good friends at our monthly sewing get togehter and I'm very pleased to say that my patchwork apron is near complete - I've just got the hand sewing to do and it's all done! YAY! I can't wait to get it all done and be then able to move onto the next project!
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their lovely birthday cards, greetings and emails - it is so lovely to be remembered by so many of you! Thank-you!