Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I am both delighted and sad to say the girls are now home. After one month here in Newcastle they are back to their home village of Halilulik, West Timor. It was wonderful to meet them, but sad to see them go. Unfortunately due to sudden changes of flight time they had to pack and leave suddenly right in the middle of their farewell party.....I didn't get a chance to say goodbye!!!! They made me this beautiful card which I think I will treasure forever.
While they were still in hospital I went to visit them and we had a card making night. They loved it so much, Lenny their interpreter told me they said..... 'We don't want to sleep tonight, we want to keep doing this' Oh girls after my own heart.......LOL. I was blown away by their talent.
What do you think!!!!!
Here is the inside with a photo!!!!
Here we are at John Hunter Hospital, children's ward having a card making session. One of the girls is standing at the end of the table, in her Australian T shirt we gave her as a good luck gift. She still has has tubes coming out everywhere but wasn't at all fazed. The other one wore out after one hour of solid card making. She had a few more complication after the surgery and as you can see in the picture, is as thin as can be!!!!
This is the photo inside the card taken a few days before they went home. The girls are sitting in the front row and behind them is their sisters (who also loved the card making). In the middle is Lenny their interpreter, who was so much more. She was so supportive and caring with each of them. They still have some swelling at their jaw, which is improving more each day. The dressing at their neck is covering their tracheostomy site. They are both amazing courageous young ladies who I was honored to helped. They endured so much and couldn't stop smiling.
Huge thank you to Kerrie Nichols who has been by their side the entire time. She has devoted so much time taking them to local sites, shoping, visiting them in hospital (almost every day) and just being the caring person she is.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
1. Gather you supplies
Heat tool, versamark ink pad, coloured ink pad, embossing buddy, heat & stick powder, dazziling diamonds, a powder pal and stamp. I am using Dasher (121592) $14.95.
2. Shadow stamping
To add a shadow to you stamped image first stamp in Sahara Sand ink, then using the stamp-a-ma-jig line up slightly off centre to leave a shadowed effect on one side. It is hard to see in my photos because of the glitter, but it dose give a nice 3D effect.
Rub across the cardstock to reduce static before embossing or applying glitter.
6. Adding Glitter
Cover with dazziling diamonds, straight away before the glue drys. Shake off the excess and heat again with the heat tool to set.
For a different effect you can use coloured glitters for this step, no need to add the coloured ink after the versamark though.
Now you have a sparkly reindeer. I adore this effect, especially on Christmas cards.
Sorry about the bad photo, it looks much nicer in person. Its very gloomy weather today.
This is my completed card. I have used some of our new Christmas papers, Jolly Holiday (117159) $16.95 on Early Espresso Card.
Thanks for visiting. I can't wait to see all your sparkly creations.
I wanted to share with you some cards I have made with the two step owl punch. It is sooooo adorable. If you are an owl lover you will get a lot of use with this.
This card uses notably ornate as the background and a piece of the our new ribbon 1 1/4 inch striped grosgrain in early espresso. The owl is punch from soft suede, kraft, whisperwhite and bashful blue.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
She is very scrapbooker, teacher and friend and is running a Christmas Charisma Workshop.
Sunday 21st November
10am to 5pm
cost $50 for kit & full day class.
You can find more details (and her beautiful work) on her blog
Some sneak peeks at what you will be making!!!!!!