Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Mmmm, cupcakes!

Here's some yumminess I made for a special birthday girl last weekend - her Mum is an exceptionally talented baker, so how could I go past the cupcake punch and matching stamp set? I also used the new-to-me adhesive sheets (why have I waited so long?) to punch the little pieces with DSP to make then into stickers.

I had enough left over to make this cute tag ( Lately I've been trying to make cards and matching tags as with children the card often gets separated from the gift in all the excitement).

The next pictures are of a card made by my customer and friend Michelle Clarke - she hasn't a blog yet- for my uplink Steph's latest sketch challenge. I think she did a great job! Nice to have a guest artist here at Handmade.

The final picture is my first attempt with glitter and the adhesive sheets. Love it!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Market Night

Hello, Blogland! Remember me? As usual, despite my best intentions, life has gotten in the way of my blog lately.

What have I been up to? Well, since my last post, I've turned another year older, my children have had the usual round of birthday parties, school activities, sport activities, etc, and I've had fun at a fundraiser Market Night at a local State School.

It was a lovely night, with tables set up for different party plan companies, as well as local talents with Beautiful products to sell. My table was set up with displays and a free make and take. I also contributed a raffle prize and made some new friends. I also met old friends, including a girl I used to work with back when we were both in high school! Small world.

My biggest asset was my lovely assistant - my eldest daughter, who was a big help and was fabulous at walking up to strangers with a brilliant smile and a charming "would you like to make a card?". She is pretty cute and hard to resist!

I don't know how much they raised for the Prep school, but I hope they reached their target. I had a great night, and it looked to me as though all the guests did too.

Please excuse any quality issues with this post - my computer is dying and my husband (resident expert on all things electrical) is away for work, so I can't use it for a little while. Emails might not be seen for a while as well, unfortunately.

Lucky for me the trusty iPad has come to the rescue!