Sunday, January 27, 2008


Today, when I perhaps should have been cleaning, I was in a creative mood so I made a couple bookmarks.

One is for a lady named Lucy in the USA, which was made as part of an online group swap, and the other I made for fun to include with a bookcrossing bookring that I am hosting for the novel True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Birthday Cards

Since I have no scrapbooking projects on the go, and no mail art that needs to be signed, I decided to spend this afternoon making Birthday cards for some friends who are celebrating this month.

On my cards I utilize patterned colour card, homemade paper, vellum paper, embellishments such as brads and stickers, tags and cotton. The pictures I use are either downloaded from the internet, or are photos I've taken myself.
I use acid-free and photo-safe glue to hold everything together.

It takes approximately 45 minutes to design and make each card.
The first card features a Summer Sunset in Port Augusta, Sth Australia, which I took on Xmas Eve 2007.
The second is a picture I took of the ruins of an abbey at Adare in Ireland, August 2006, one of my favourite places in the world.
The picture on the third is of my friends Beccie, Claire & myself at Westminster Abbey, London, in August 2006. I made it for my friend Claire who will celebrate her 21st birthday in England on 26 Jan.

The last card features a picture of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, which I took in September 2007 on a wine tour to the region.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Time to be creative!

I needed a place where I could share my creativity. I've online photo albums, but unfortunately not everyone can see them, so I thought I'd start a blog to share my work.

The main creative outlet for me is Scrapbooking. I took it up in November 2007 and absolutely love it. I have not taken any classes, and only read up on a few interesting techniques I was previously unaware of. Years of participating in mail-art has made it an easy transition.

I still continue with the occasional mail-art booklet when I've no scrapbooking projects in the works. The above picture is a signing I completed in a "SNAIL" themed deco booklet on 05/01/08.

Other creative past-times I enjoy include baking, knitting, making cards and bookmarks, and mixed CDs.

This year I'd like to learn to sew so that I can start making myself a patchwork quilt.