Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Soul Searching India

A very good friend of mine Natasha has a blog that I think a couple of you may like. It has nothing to do with craft but rather is a brilliant written & visual description of her time in India.

Natasha's blog shows an insight to India which most of us will never see even if we were tourists.

Natasha was originally from India and migrated to Australia with her family when she was about 16 years old. I met Natasha in 1990 when we were both working on a building site as Draftswomen and have been close friends since. Natasha moved to America in approx 1997.

Sorry if I sound like I am waffling. It is just Natasha has had a very complicated life and I am so very proud of how she has overcome many obsticles and achieved amazing things in her life. Anyway if you are interested here is the link to her blog Soul Searching India.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cool Site

Tonight I have been scanning the web for how to make paper flowers. I came across this really cool site called INSTRUCTABLES. It is awesome. You can learn anything from making Playdough to making your own Taser Glove (a must for every safety consence girl:-) ).
Click HERE to suss this totally cool site out.

Yesterday we took the kids to our local ANZAC parade in Berwick. The kids found it all a bit boring. But hopefully one day they will appreciate what it all means.

The weather here is pretty dismal. Days like these just make you want to jump under the doona and watch TV all day. But having two small children they won't let me do that. I think we might take the kids down to the local playcentre today. Better them trashing the playcentre rather than our house :-)
Last night I made these two boxes for Mothers Day. I am going to use them as cards and write a message underneath the lid, then place choccies in them (see 2 blog entries ago for box dimensions). The purple box I have used Stampin Up products to produce. The green box is K&Co paper and bazzill cardstock. Hope you like.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Here is one of the first boxes I ever made. Often when I go back to original things I have made from when I first started off I cringe at how bad they are, but this one I like. Pity the same can not be said about my first couple of albums filled of tragic scrapbook LO's - :-)

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Congratulations Box Dimensions

Here are the dimensions to make the box above. Just be aware that they are not to scale. Click on the images to get a closer view.

Happy Crafting
Cheers Lyndall

Monday, April 20, 2009


Back to school today for Zach. It is a relief because by the second week of school holidays Zach & Luke had, had enough of each other and were fighting all the time. Zach was very keen this morning to go to school.

Zach's teacher recently got engaged so I made her this Congratulations Box. I am really happy with how it has turned out. On the underside of the lid Zach has drawn a picture of his teacher and her fiance holding hands and showing off the ring - drawing done in silver so has not come up very clearly in the photo.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Love Box.

Had a great time at the Melbourne Comedy Festival this weekend. We saw Greg Fleet and he was great. Very funny man. As the kids were staying at Nanny and Grandad's place we decided to make a night of it and stayed in the city at the Medina hotel. It was just so good to go out and have some kid free time. Will definately be doing the same next year.

Today I thought I would show you this Love Box that I previously made for the RWPC Blog. I gave this to my husband for Valentines Day. After he had eaten the chocolates it revealed a secret message. Hope you like. Below you will find the dimensions on how to make this. Just click on the image to enlarge. The Cardstock is Bazzill. Chippies are RW Laser Cuts. Can not remember who the P.P was from.

Happy Crafting

Friday, April 17, 2009

Keepsake Holder

Hello All,
Looking forward to this weekend. We are going the Melbourne Comedy Festival. So looking forward to some good laughs.

Today I have made a Keepsake Holder. I am going to give it to my little friend Alannah to keep her little girl treasures in there. Reasonably quick and easy to make. I will post the dimensions and how to's in the next week or so.

Happy Crafting
Cheers Lyndall

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are all enjoying the Easter break. I have scored myself another bout of tonsilitis (think this is my 4th episode in 2 months - getting a little bit over it). I have been relaxing to try and get over this latest bout.

I have been creating heaps but can not show you guys as yet. I am doing some box designs for a craft company so as yet not sure if I can show them. But soon I will make something that I can show to you all and give you the dimensions.

Hope all is well.
Happy Crafting.
Cheers Lyndall

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I'm Back

I am feeling better and back in the crafting mood.

I was flipping through the Stampin Up catalogue today and came across a triangular shaped lollie holder thingy. I really liked the idea so have made my version of it. Yeah I know you are going to ask why I did a Christmas theme in April. Well the answer is simple...I only had Christmas themed celophane bags. Going to have to order me some plain ones I think:-). This project can easily be adapted to Easter bags etc.

Stuff I used.
Stampin Up Card Stock
SU Scallop Punch
Nestibilities - plain & scallop ovals
Paper Trey Ink Stamps
White Ribbon.
Celophane Bag
Double Sided Tape.
Double Click on Image to expand.
Hope you like. Happy Crafting.
Cheers Lyndall