Wednesday 30 April 2014


It is Wednesday and that means its desk time with What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday lead by our wonderful desk snooper, Julia.
So this is my desk this morning... I have just put the finishing touches to Flat Susan's Journey book that I made for Neet.... poor girl thought it was lost in the post but it was in my UFO box.... LOL
This is the front cover... I have kept it deliberately flattish because this book took on a mind of its own and grew faster than Pinnochio on a bad lieing spree!! 
Side view... yep, it did get a bit chunky, didn't it?
and the drawers in the base didn't really help matters... 
in between the drawers is a little book for Neet to add all the participants names. 
here it is opened up, made with my coffee papers and then stamped 
LOL... would you look at that spine!!  What can I say... sorry Neet, it aint dainty!! 
it's a solid chunk and weighs half a kilo... I know this cos I took it to the post office to see what damage it was going to do my wallet in postage... less said about that the better... 
So the pages are pockets... and there are tags inside all the pockets and on the front of the pockets is.... pockets.... and tags inside those pockets... yep, you get the picture. 
More tags and pockets.... and stamping and rosettes! 
and there it is done.... and off to the post in the morning so look out for it Neet... its heading your way, hope you like it!
Sorry about the long post... mostly photos though... 
I'll be along to visit peeps shortly... leave me your number, it really does speed the process up!

Saturday 26 April 2014

Tag Envelope Book Thingies

I was in the groove and went ahead and made some more of those concertina style tag pocket mini books.  This one I really like in cream and black with just a touch of colour from the gems in the flowers. 
This is it opened with the tags inside the pockets.
The tags are quite a decent size with mounts and space for journaling. 
This version is in Kraft cardstock and muted colours with dragonflies on the covers. 
Inside with the pockets and tags in situ. 
Black and brown version which just felt right as soon as I started, so I think these really are my favoured colours to work in!  This one also has dragonflies on the covers. 
Inside with the tag in the pockets. 
Some of the tags showing plenty of room for a photo and journaling.

Wednesday 23 April 2014


Here is my newly relocated desk and lo and behold she even has stuff made on it! I know, amazing eh? LOL
I have to say it is nice to be back in my scrap room and bale to sit and play, enough of all those boxes and packing and unpacking, it's no fun at all!
So, it is a little concertina envelope tag book thingy... I am sure there is a better name for it, but you get the idea?
With all the tags with mounts for pictures and on the back a little pocket with another smaller tag for journaling or other pictures.
After I made the one with little envelopes I thought I would have a go with making the pockets from cardstock, it makes it a chunkier version and I actually prefer this way.
Concertina pockets with the tags
and mounts for pics and on the back little pockets again for journaling and bits.
Its lovely to be back at WOYWW, so please leave me your number and I will be over to visit lickety split to see what I have been missing for the past few months.
I am putting this out early as I have to go to the dentist... but I will be back later to visit!

Sunday 20 April 2014

I think I am sorted now!

I have managed to unpack the boxes and have found homes for most of it!
It is a smaller room than the last house, and I will have to get the sewing machine out of the cupboard when I want to use it... but at least I can sit and play and find stuff again.
I have to admit that if I don't see any boxes or have to move for some time, it will be a good thing! LOL Now I can spend some time playing and catching up on all the things I have missed in the last few months!
and look what was on my neighbours washing line?  A kookaburra, what a fluffy beauty he was!
I think he is quite young and he didn't seem to phased by me taking photos of him from every available angle.  I thought there might be some living around here as they doing their laughing their heads off bit early every morning and it sounds like it is in my back garden.

Thursday 3 April 2014


Yes, I am surrounded by boxes... the packing is coming along quite nicely and as you can see, I have been busy! LOL

This is some of the scraproom pile... 

and the poor cats are scared they will be left behind by accident and have taken to spending their days in the cage just to make sure they go too! :)

This is the new house... 6 kilometres from the one we are in at the moment.
The view of Brisbane from the deck.

The deck looking back into the lounge.
So we move next Tuesday... wish me a nice smooth relocation and I will be back once I have unpacked all the those boxes and made it look like home!!