Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter break, I certainly have. I have spent three days crafting and catching up with family. Work has been extremely busy, so I apologise for the time delay in posting.What have I been doing?

Well since my last post I have had a lovely weekend in Melbourne with my good friend Robyn - Cricut-Lover. We spent Friday 30th and Saturday 31st March at Paperific. We had a lot of laughs, got lost a couple of times, laughed some more, walked miles and met some very nice people. Oh and got lots of goodies too.

I have unpacked my Stampin Up "stuff" and had a bit of a play, I have even placed my first order, exciting. If anyone is interested in a catalogue, please either contact me by email or leave a comment, I am happy to send them out.

I have also joined another ATC swap being run by Leonie and Scrapbook Sinners - Details can be found here  It is open to anyone, and it is great fun. Leonie and the girls are very helpful. Each months challenge is listed on the blog so you can be well prepared.

ScrapBook Sinners also offer a number of really great classes, these are very informative and great fun and very reasonably priced. I have Thursday cards, Family History, Cricut Anonymous and Mixed Media. Love them all and the girls are so great and extremely helpful, thanks Leonie, Bec, Maria, Deb and Jo.

I am super excited, as I have taken the plunge and entered a Tag Swap organised by Laura Denison over at  Following the Paper Trail,  This is why I have been so  busy over the Easter break. I entered 3 groups, Shabby Chic, French Country and Grunge, so had to make 9 tags for each. I made 10 though as I always give one to Robyn. It was a lot of work but great fun and a real challenge. I will be mailing them tomorrow, as they have to be in the US by the 20th April. I am very excited as I will be recieving 27 back from all over the world, can't wait.

I have to tidy up the craftroom again as it is now really messy. I also have a lot of projects to complete, I have Laura's Mantel clock and Vintage valise, and I want to do the Telephone too. Shame I have to work as I am really motivated at the moment.

I am also thinking of entering the Lessology Challenge #13 I have a set of the Kaisercraft drawers that I did up when I first started, and I did not want to use any of my good papers etc. they turned out hideous, so I am thinking this is a good challenge to shabby them up and make them useful.

Wow now I can take a breath, sorry for the long post but it has been awhile . Thanks for stopping by, I will leave you with some pictures of the things I have made since last post. Please leave a comment, so that I know you have been to visit, then I can cocme visit you.

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Bye for now


1. Card made at Scrapbook Sinners

2. ATC - Home Sweet Home - This was my prototype -so I put it in a shabby frame.

3. Mini Star Albums - I have made three of these as gift for a friend to pass on.

4. Last my Tags - Grunge - using Timmy of course, French Country and Shabby Chic.

Thanks again.

Take Care
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  1. Wow u have been very busy dear friend. Thanks for your lovely comments about scrapbook sinners, we love u too. U have done the most beautiful job on the tags, I can't wait to see all the lovely tags u get back.

  2. HI Leanne, after reading your post I have caught up! You have been so busy and the projects are all fantastic, love the tags, love the albums and glad you are working on the drawers for Lessology...I think its a real challenging one this month i am still planning what to do.
    I will post some picture on my blog of hwat I was given on the weekend..seventh heaven...vintage gifts for my birthday!! Oh Wow!!

  3. Thanks so much for your sweet comment Leanne ~ I'm so happy to hear you've been enjoying yourself! Your creations are all SO beautiful!

  4. Leanne, those tags are just divine...we have to have a class on these!!

  5. Hi I am new to paper crafting and like you took the leap and entered Laura Denison tags swap. I had never made a tag before but Laura was so encouraging I just had to give it ago. I only did 9 Shabby Chic Tags and I was in a spin about them but I also had a lot of fun. You entered all three groups and made an extra one for each group WOW.


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