Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!!

I just looked at the date on my calender and realised it's my "Dutchy Cousin's Birthday"... So hopefully you will see this Joan... Hope you had a wonderful day... not too hot for you I hope. There will be a little parcel in the old "Snail Mail" shortly. How this month has gone SO fast, it will be summer here in next to no time the way we are going through the months..... so quickly!!!!

Love always, Gina

Monday, July 29, 2013

"Twelve Day Howling Success Quilt" by me

Hi everyone, I thought I would share something I did in 2006. Yes that seems an eternity away, but I still remember making this quilt & how to keep my daughter from seeing what I was up to for hours on end... especially when it was Christmas & birthdays at the same or near to date.
   My daughter still has it (so she should too), it has been through the wash a few times & none of the colour has come out.... it's still as vibrant as the day I had finished it.
Anyway, I salvaged the piece of writing & the original picture from where I put it onto a site... I couldn't believe they still had it there!!! ( a great site for finding out how to do just about anything, I know I had used it a lot in my earlier years of quilting. Also other cool things I wanted to know at that time. So thank you to for holding onto the picture & it's story for me.

"This is a single bed size quilt that I made in 12 days before my oldest daughter's 21st birthday, which happened to be 2 days after Christmas, 2006. I hand painted the background and appliqued the black wolf and foreground. Where the colours change, I changed the embroidery thread. There are 15 different colours used throughout the quilt. I did an embroidered Celtic design on the blue outside border. The inspiration for this quilt was my daughter's love of wolves & Celtic designs. I enjoyed making the quilt, but would have enjoyed having a bit more time to complete it."
I hope you like it!!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Christmas is in Black & White!!!

This one I just love, even if it isn't in the normal colours of Christmas. I wanted to show that you can still get the Christmas feeling without all the red & green. I used the Moroccan Tiles Stamp set from Kaszazz to look like snowflakes (these were embossed in black), I then used some retired rub-ons from Kaszazz & a little bit of silver & white ribbon to finish the card off.... What do you think? I think it's kind of classy looking, myself!!
I'm also putting this card into the "Christmas in July Challenge" through the Stamp Spot's Blog.

Christmas Card with Jesse

Hi All,
     Well I know I am a little late but here it is... one of  the newer Kaszazz Stamps... "Jesse" & for the background "snowflake type" designs which are from the "Moroccan Tiles" set, those were released in May this year. I embossed the "snowflakes" & then added "Jesse" on top using dimensionals under her, finishing with one of the retired Rub-ons (from Kaszazz) & some of my favourite items I love to use.... Ice Stickles!!!!
     Here are a few different angles of the card... I am entering it into the Stamping Spot's Blog Challenge for July.... "Christmas in July".

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Reggie's Craft Closet: BRAND NEW & AVAILABLE NOW!!!!!!!

Reggie's Craft Closet: BRAND NEW & AVAILABLE NOW!!!!!!!: Are you excited??     Hi Everyone who ventures to my little place, I hope you are all happy & healthy. As of last week we have a brand...


Are you excited??

    Hi Everyone who ventures to my little place, I hope you are all happy & healthy. As of last week we have a brand new catalogue at Kaszazz. There were a few things retired BUT not a worrying amount & a lot of the wording that left has come back with a new look. I am also SO excited about what we have to offer now... Drum roll........................ A heap of Australian Stamps including some adorable Aussie Christmas characters that I know you will all want to play with.
    Apart from the Australian Stamps we also have some background stencils, another girl & "Annie is her name" to dress & play with (especially if you like the new craze of layering with different mediums. I have a picture of her below, she is rather tall and comes in 3 pieces (un-cut) for $32  She stands at 26.5cm in height by 13.5cm widest part of skirt. You will find her on page 18 of the new catalogue (click on the above tab of "Kaszazz Catalogue" & you will be guided to her from there).
    One other thing just in case you wanted to know, Annie is on the front of a "D" ring Album that can be found on page 6. The album is basic cardboard (chipboard) colour with a black fabric binding, it also comes with a set of the sleeves in an assortment of sizes (great for cards, postcards & other fun things as well as the normal Scrap book size sleeves), I like this idea as you can create your very own personal album or dress one up for a gift for someone you love, etc.
    Ok, enough of my ranting & raving, please enjoy the new catalogue....... & you may find something you have been looking for, if so, let me know.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Challenge of the Month (2 of 2)

Hi Again,
                Yep.... I have been busy!!!! I decided to make a small "Smash Book" using the shapes from the challenge this month, as you can see I made 3 pages with different papers/ heavy card stock/ ribbons & some cutouts from my favorite toy the "Silhouette Cameo"... I made the flowers from that, the rest I measured & cut myself. All the products were bits & pieces from my stash. Oh, and the Big Note came into play on the inside of one page too. I am putting this into the Challenge I go into recently just to add up the numbers... Plus I had fun making something different.... I don't usually do real "pretty" pieces, so this was a challenge for me
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Here is the sketch for the challenge

This is the front....
 <<<<< Inside the 1st page
<<<<<< Inside the 2nd page

<<<<<<<<< Back cover.