My first USTREAM class

So yesterday I had the opportunity to do my USTREAM class for Helmar.  USTREAM wasn't at all playing nice and kept dropping out freezing, looping and doing all funny stuff.  Although many hurdles were thrown my way we got through it.  The taping of it seems ok (I've watched some of it) so those that missed it can check it out.  It does start off with a blank black screen, and the first 5 minutes it is a bit in delay due to the problems we had with USTREAM on the day, but this doesn't last too long, so just keep watching or fast forward if it gets too annoying ;)

Here are some pictures of the finished project:

Here is a link to the video, it always starts with a commercial and then you can watch it.  Click HERE

Class at Fastlane Scrappe Supplies this week

Hi Everyone,

Just me here with a quick sneak of my class I am teaching tomorrow night at Fastlane Scrappe Supplies.
I will be teaching layering, creating backgrounds as well as tying colours into your photos.  We will be working with a wonderful stamp set by 7 Gypsies which you will receive the complete set of as well.

There are a few spots left so if you are interested in booking in, contact the store directly on 03 9742 2000.  They are located at 135 Railway Avenue Werribee.

New opportunity at Manor House Creations

I am JUST SO THRILLED to announce that I have been given the most wonderful opportunity that I just know I am going to enjoy!

I am now on the Design team over at Manor House Creations, who have the most exquisite flowers you can imagine.  I know you are saying... but don't you usually do 'boy' stuff with 'NO' flowers?  well yes I do, but I also love ANY excuse to sneak flowers onto a layout that has me or a scenery.  I also love to create off the page projects for the house, and I must say this one has turned out to be just perfect for the wall that greets people to our home as they enter the front door.

I thought I would take some time to share how this was created.

I started off by rubbing a little gold rub-on onto the plastic moulded picket fence
 Next I added some texture paste and once dry I added some Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy crackle over the top of the texture paste.
I then added a little colour with some Aqua Alcohol ink.

 I then assembled it all, adding the wooden 'Home' word, alphas and of course the beautiful Manor House Creations flowers, along with some Twiddelybitz chipboard coated with some pewter Liquid Pearls.
The last step was to add some Jo Sonya's Pearl white paint randomly over the picket fence and some Perfect pearls 'opal' spray over the top of everything.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my first creation for Manor House Creations.

Spellbinders International Flair team - My first post

Hi everyone, and thanks for checking out my post today.

I have been lucky enough to be accepted to be a Spellbinders International Flair team giving me an opportunity to share my creations to my blog views both old and new (coming from the Spellbinders site).

I have been designing with Spellbinders dies for over 6 months now as part of the team over at Down Under Direct and they are one of my favourite products to use.  I think what I love most is once you pay for the die you can cut SO many pretty embellishments for your pages.

On our recent Easter Holiday, I got the opportunity to go shopping with my sister in-law, and we popped into the local bargain variety store where I found the cutest little watering can.  Knowing I just HAD to alter it; I bought it, took it home; and yes altered it.

Well I wanted to show you more than a pic of where I took the watering can, so I thought I would create a little video so that you can see how I altered it from start to finish.  Still a bit green with the videos and working on staying in the frame better, but I'm sure you will still enjoy watching it come together.

Don't forget to stay to the end, to see the credits listing all the products used.

I hope I have inspired you to take a second look in some of those 'cheap' shops at what can be turned into something a little more pretty to decorate your home.