Thursday, May 31, 2012

Craft & High Tea on the Central Coast

Come along to a day of crafting workshops with High Tea to finish.  In beautiful bush surrounds with an instructional workshop and gorgeous delights to nibble, you will be in heaven for a few hours.

This is the first project offered for Craft & High Tea on Friday 8th June.

Create four gorgeous cards with papers from the company Fab Scraps.  I love these papers, very shabby and a gorgeous colour (my fav. atm).  We will also be playing with Tim Holtz stamps and dies.   In this workshop for just $25 you will receive everything you need to create these four cards PLUS a lovely High Tea style afternoon tea.  

Friday 8th June
10.30am - 2.00pm
$25 for kit and High Tea
Lisarow, Central Coast NSW

Email me at or phone me on 0414 444 150 to book your spot.  Would love to have you here!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Echo Park - Note to self

I am loving the collections that Echo Park have been putting out over the last couple of years.  They are beautifully co-ordinated and very easy to whip together a layout with.  And best of all their boy ranges are just gorgeous.  Note to Self is no exception.   Today I will share a quick layout with you I made the other day.

And I just love how you can buy the digital elements from HERE to print out yourself.  So I just purchase the papers from my scrapbook store (usually Catchy Crafts but I do share my love and money around!!) and then get the digital elements for a bargain price.  Put them together and VOILA!  a scrap page.

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bo Bunny Cards in a Box

It's a Sweet Life......oh yes it is!  In this class you will play with the Martha Stewart score board to create a box and matching cards with envelopes.  So if you have one of these stashed away or have considered purchasing one, then this class is for you.  You don't need to have a MS score board to come along, you can create with mine on the day.  But be warned, you may then just "need" to one for your very own!! LOL

Come along and join me this week on Wednesday 30th at 10.30am.  For just $28 you will receive everything you need to create this little box with it's petite cards.  Call Catchy Crafts on 9477 4401.  I would love to have you there.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Embellees Workshops are AWESOME

And worth WAAAAAY more than what they charge!!  What value we got on Sunday at their lastest workshop.  It was busy, informative and soo much fun!

We played with two of the new names on the misting scene - Mr Huey's and Dylusions.  In our awesome kits we received an old book to play with directly onto the pages.  Here are a couple of the Embellees girls 'albums' to show you how they have decorated them.

Aren't they pretty?  We got busy on ours and we sprayed and spritzed.

We blotted and blotted.

We played with gesso and modelling paste with masks.
Miss Di had a WONDERFUL time and said she learnt so much.  I agree, it was fun playing with all these products and remembering why I like getting messy.  I have played it clean for too long lately.
 And now I want to share with you some of the pages from the Embellees girls books.  I won't label who's is who's........they are all so talented and inspiring and awesome to look at.

This one......I will tell you who it belongs to, it is from Miss Cassie's book and I have to say it is my favourite.  

A big THANK YOU to Liz, Lisa, Cassie and Natalie for such an inspiring day.  And Thank you to Miss Lisa for our main tuition.  You are awesome!

So they are my two reviews from our weekend away.  It was a great time and to finish it off with an Embellees workshop was just the icing on the cake.  If you would like to join in on a "value for money" workshop with these girls then the details can be found HERE.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MORE than a High Tea

This weekend my gorgeous girl, Georgina and I went for a weekend away.  It included scrapping, a workshop, shopping and a High Tea.

OMG!!  What an awesome time we had.  I will start with a post about our High Tea yesterday.  We went to Ducks In The Field at Duckenfield which is near the beautiful Morpeth, NSW.  And I have to say, it was SO MUCH MORE  than a normal High Tea.

This was delicious and paced and delectable and so so good!

Can you tell how much we LOVED it?  We met the gorgeous Ellen who is a chef and runs this High Tea in her gorgeous home in Duckenfield.  What a location?

Beautiful gardens in the country.  But the show stopper was the food.

Numerous small delicacies came out one by one and we oohed and aahhed over them all.  We started with beautiful savouries like Cos cups with prawn ceasar salad, crostini with caramelised onion and brie.  Followed by a peach soup with lemon/lime sorbet to cleanse our palate (pictured above - which was DIVINE by the way).

Then we had the sweets.....................which were TO DIE FOR!!!  Passionfruit pannacotta (pictured above) and a traditional High Tea plate to finish off with caramel mudcakes, lemon meringue pies and tarts.

All finished off with a pot of tea.  Sigh!!

It would have to be the best High Tea experience I have ever had.  It was certainly more than your traditional High Tea and I cannot wait to go back again.  Her menu gets changed up all the time so I would be experiencing something new each time, so I think I should go back!!  If you would like to go you can ring Ellen on (02) 4930 5822 to book.  Open 7 days, morning or afternoon - you choose.

It has also given me a little idea for my home craft business
............for preliminary details click on the CLASSES tab above!!  So Fun!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cracked Glass Technique Card Class

Come and join me on Monday 21at May at Catchy Class for a card glass with a technique lesson.  We are going to be making some cracked glass style elements for our cards this week.  Lots and fun and I would love to see you there.

Call Catchy Crafts on 9477 4401 to book your spot.  Just $25 with everything you need to create 4 cards.


Friday, May 11, 2012

I love this new set by Ippity.  Bloom & Simplify.

I love the flower which stands at approx. 4 1/4" tall.

Combined with the butterflies from the Ippity set "What Matters Most" it makes a sweet Mothers Day Card.
If you would like this set yourself to make sweet cards, altered art, scrapbooking and more then head on over to my Etsy store and find it THERE.  Only $20 including postage Australia Wide.

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Words to Live By

Found this in a magazine at Jamaica Blue the other day.  I like it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Seam Binding Ribbon in my Etsy Store

FINALLY!!  I finally got some time to list my new seam binding ribbon in my Etsy store.  Click over to the right and check it out.  GORGEOUS colours and in the next week I will be hand dyeing some to add to the store too.  So keep an eye on it.

And did you see????  FREE POSTAGE AUSTRALIA WIDE!!!!!!!!!

I love this ribbon for creating gorgeous bows on my cards and scrapbooking.  Here is some on a quick Mothers Day card.
And some more on another card.
GORGEOUS!  Grap some for yourself over at my ETSY store.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Butterfly Cupcakes!!

For morning tea at the Mothers Day Wrapping get together.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Seam Binding for my Etsy store

Look what will be hitting my Etsy store tomorrow!
Gorgeous crushed seam binding ribbons in gorgeous colours.

Pretty gumboots make me smile :)

Thank you Miss G for finding these for me!