Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

This is what we ate on Christmas Day

 Lime & Vodka Granita, Fresh Oysters, Fresh Crab on a bed of Watermelon and Seared Scallops on Chargrilled Capsicum and Chorizo

Show me how you set your Xmas Table

I just thought I would share a couple of images of our Xmas table.  Hope you don't get bored! Hope everyone had a great Christmas.  Lots of love from my family to yours.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The great reveal

Now that the girls have recieved their ATC's back I can finally reveal the awesomeness!

             Cathy's                          Shirley's                Jenny's

Jenny's                       Robyn's                            Nan's
            Cheryl's                       Ros's                     Shirley S

              Nan's                      Jenxo 's                       Karen's
           Vicky's                         Lynn's                     Lyn's
Thanks to all who participated.  What fun!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Inkurable Challenge "Holly"

I know tags are all the go around this time of year and I suppose a little of Tim Holtz has rubbed off on me as of late, what can I say he is addictive!  Although I don't own a lot of his products it hasn't stopped me experiementing with a few of his techniques. 
With this tag I just sprayed an ordinary old luggage tag with Tattered Angels "Peppermint Stick", inked around the edges with the old vintage photo ink pad and dropped a bit of water here and there.  Now Holly. Didn't think I had much in that line but then I remembered an old little sizzix die cut I had tucked away in the draw somewhere that would be ideal, thanks for reminding me Sarah!  I didn't have the right colored ribbon so I sprayed that too.  Can you see the cool little rusty star at the top?  Cool hey! The rest is history.  Just ask if you need any other info.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A bit of Monday's eye candy

Just sharing some little gift cards with you to brighten up your Monday (hopefully)
Hope you all have a fantastic week!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

*Squeal* Santa came early!!

I've been hinting for quite awhile now about the possiblity of owning a bike.  After-all we do live on a lake which boasts one of the best bike tracks on the coast.  Lord knows I really need a reason to exercise now my darling dog has gone.  So when Kev asked me to meet him at the local bike shop to check out a bike I knew, just knew there really is a Santa Claus!  Meet IVY, isn't she gorgeous!  I finally got to go for a ride today as the rain has been pelting down all week and guess what happened?  No I didn't fall off.  About a hour from home, FLAT TYRE! sigh. Just a small set back, I'll be back biking before ya know it.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A couple of quick cards

 These quickies were taken from one of my favourite time waster websites, in a nice way of course. 

I copied this card from a lady on Splitcoaststampers.  You can see the original here.

This one is a little like the one here.  The background on this one was done by loading ink onto your acrylic block, be careful not to overload it with ink like I did.

With this one I made a template cutting out a rectangle section.  I laid it over the white card stock and sponged three different colours over the white.  Keeping the template in place I stamped the flowers (?) on the bottom.  The cute little birdies where bought from TYPO for $5, bargain hey!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Place of inspiration

 Witlof with soft cheese and Nashi pear
 Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon
I did a little job for Trin last night.  She opened her shop for here VIP customers and generously offered food and champagne.  What a lovely person she is.  I only have to walk in the door of her shop to feel the waves of inspiration wash over me.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A few Little Cards

Just thought I'd post some photos of my latest batch of gift cards just so you know I'm not sleeping.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ATC Swap...anyone up for it???

True to being the slacker that  I am, I am only just getting round to posting about an ATC swap that I was supposed to organize on behalf of our decorative artists association.  I thought it would be a good idea to expose some of our members to the joys of ATC's and what better way than to announce it to the world. 
Our small group of artists have been swapping ATC's for a little while now but sad to say, we are getting a little bogged down and would like some inspiration.  The theme for the swap is A Splash of Turquoise and the usual rules apply.  Just do 9 of the same and add them to a folder and send to me.  If you would like to participate just let me know and I will send you my address.  I think a month to do them is pretty feasible.  To those girls whose have already given me their ATC's don't despair!  I'm sure we'll get some interesting submissions (please don't let me down blog friends!) LOL! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

A little inspiration

We all need a little outside inspiration don't we?  A couple of weeks ago I went over to Pages2Scrap my local (aren't I lucky) papercraft store and did a workshop with the amazing Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door.  Here is the finished product:
The canvas measures 20cm x 20cm or 8 x 8 inches and the individual tile measure 5 x 5cm or 2 x 2 inches.  Each tile was treated with a different technique using Viva Decor texture mediums called Terra, Ferro and Croco and Viva Decor Precious Metal Colours.  Here is a close up:

I really enjoyed this workshop and it certainly helped getting the creative juices flowing.  Thanks Rachel!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A little late

I made these a little while ago and took the photo on my iphone.  I think the photo is ok.  Now I just have to work out how to post straight from my iphone to the blog.  Yes Trin more coming!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Come sit, stay, talk awhile

Life is hectic isn't it?  I'd love you to come and have a cuppa with me.  Look I've baked a cake!  Drop in and have a chat.  I'd love to hear what you've been up to.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I just dozed off for a minute

Well I know its been a while.  I took a short break ok?  My little business (Gourmet@Home) has been keeping me a little busy not to mention a little lack lustre in the creative department.  As  some of you may or may not know I have started a "personal chef" business and I'm starting to get a few jobs.  Not many but enough to keep me off the streets.  I love it!  So far I have done a lunch party for Eric who turned 90.  A surprise party for 15 people with a 3 course menu, a staff incentive lunch for 15 people and a VIP day serving Hot Chocolate and Churros.  Quite diverse hey?  So if you hate cooking but love entertaining I'm the person for you.  I'm on facebook so if you'd like to see some photos please visit.  Meanwhile here's some little ones.