Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Old and New

This year has been quite a ride….grandchildren kept me so busy I almost forgot to craft!
I love being a grandmother, nene (pronounced naynay) which means grandmother in Malay.  My little grand-daughter has shortened the word and calls me nains! Love them.
I also made a whole bunch of new friends but kept in touch with the old and the far away ‘old’ friends who went to school with me.  I met one classmate after 40 years and that was a huge happy moment, especially when I met her family now all living overseas.
New friends who are crafters like me, all in my age group, all know the songs from my era and we laugh so much at dinner that tears run down our eyes with joy!  I thank God for all my friends who have kept me young!! Bless you all.

I wish you all a Merry Little Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Cheers!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Daughters are Angels

I have two birthday cards that I made for my daughters whose birthdays are 5 days apart.
The first card is a purple and cream coloured card with an image from Mo Manning digitals of an oriental girl and this reminds me of my daughter wearing a red outfit just like that when she was two years old!

The second card is for my youngest daughter who likes vintage clothes, bags etc. so this is a cut-out image from the Graphics 45 Ladies Diary collection - this was most appropriate for her. her.  I also stamped a tall birdhouse image inside the card.
 Thanks for browsing and wish you a great day!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

For a Friend.

I had promised to make a summer wreath for a dear friend and finally finished it a few weeks ago. I had to find blue flowers to complete it and since I do not usually have blue flowers in my stock pile I had a hard time finding the right blue flower.  Anyway, it turned out ok!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Even time does not change friendship!

The first card is a Mo Manning image which I adore and its just too cute for words.  I have coloured the little girl with Copic markers.

The next card is for my friend in Australia who I have just caught up on Facebook after 40 years!  We went to a private ladies only shorthand/typing school and it was a great time in our lives.  We got to be friends when my typewriter banged into her typewriter (do you remember the typewriter??) in the classroom and we laughed our heads off.

The final card is also for another good friend who has been found on Facebook (thank you FB) after 40 years and we talk on skype now too.  She was also in the same typing school and we shared so many good times and girlhood secrets.

I miss my overseas friends and we hope and plan to meet someday, somewhere!  So, until can wish!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Baby Photo Album

For a good friend who became a grandmother for the first time, I made this fabric covered photo album to place her thousands of digital photos of her bouncing grandson!

Thanks for browsing and maybe you could leave me a comment....

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baby Shower Card

I have known my daughter's classmates as if they were my own daughters throughout the years, even if they are adults now and new-moms-to-be.  Its so nice to know that their friendships still last and so I made this precious baby shower card for a friend of my daughter a few months ago.

The image was coloured with copic markers, a metal button with the word 'precious' with a pink pearl in the middle is added at the bottom of the card.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Birthday card

This is a Magnolia stamp I used for a birthday card for my friend Francine's 50th, saying 'Big News Big News" was a surprise craft crop and we had so much fun at our favourite craft shop.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  See you soon....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Baby Gift

This is an altered square box I made for my grandson's arrival with a gift inside of a baby carriage in crystal (it was heavy clear glass) with a silver tag with his name and date of birth.  I was unable to engrave the information right on the glass due to its fragility.  The top of the box was in light blue with cream resin corners and the picture of the baby enclosed in a round resin frame with a blue dotted bow.

The sides were covered with white silk lace and the Spellbinders medallions on the sides of the box had tiny embellishments of baby items, adding pearls as an extra touch.  Its a little treasure to keep.

Babies are so them so much!
Thanks for the visit.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

Another year gone, but the memories are cherished forever, we move forward to a beautiful year with grandchildren in our midst and they bring us so much joy, each and every day, not just one happy day, but always.  We are truly blessed.

Today, also marks my mom's passing away overseas, I remember the day we got the message in the early hours of January 1st and it still brings pain to know that I will no longer be calling her on the phone.  But I know she is always with us.

Hope to do more crafting, with so many ideas dancing in my head.  Thank you for dropping by!