Thursday, 27 March 2014

Shabby Chic Style

I have been a busy girl creating more cards for my Made It shop, SMMCreations. You can find these lovelys plus many more at . 

The French shabby chic cards are my usual style with lots of butterfly's and flowers. The other bright ones are a little different. I love the purple and orange together. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Winter Reds

I decided to treat myself with a new winter dress as I've feeling under the weather the past few days. Retail therapy cures anything! 
This lovely number is from Factory. I love the black tartan/check like pattern through it. As soon as I saw the dress I knew it would look perfect with a bright red top underneath, red tights and black boots. A red skinny belt around the waist and my favourite little winter bag completes the look. 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Stamp Collage

Hello all. Though I would share with you this little collage I made using my collection of postage stamps. 
You will need:
#a number of stamps
#thick piece of cardboard
#pva glue

1. My piece of cardboard is a bit smaller than A4 so I needed quite and few stamps. They are getting harder to collect now since the art of letter writing is dying. 
2. Glue the stamps down using pva glue. I overlapped mine so there would be no gaps. When dry cover the whole thing in a watered down coat of pva glue. Wait til it's bone dry again ( the next day) and apply another coat. You could always cover it in clear contact too if you wished. 

Mine was a work in progress for a couple of months while I souced more stamps to cover the board. I'm also cresting one with Christmas stamps. This one will take a while. I've only got a couple of rows so far. 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Keep an Eye on the Horizon

I am lucky to be the guest designer for April with Scrappers Garden. They make such pretty flowers. My package arrived in the post today. Watch this space for lovely designs. You know how I love my flowers!!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Ball of Fire

A couple of posts ago I shared with you some photos of the sky just after the sun went down. Well the other night it was warm so I managed to catch the amazing ball of fire as it quickly slid under the horizon over the ocean. The sunsets are amazing where I live, especially when it is warm. 
I plan to paint a couple of these. Stayed tuned...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Vintage Advertising

I love vintage advertising. I came across this Topmill Callander full of them and thought they would be perfect to cut up and make cards with. These cards are simpler then the ones I usually make as I wanted the adds to be the feature. So just a little bit of twine and flowers in complimentary colours was all that was needed.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Chicken, Bacon & Pumpkin Salad

I had a salad similar to this during my weekend in Ballarat. It was sooo good I ate it three times over that weekend. Here I have created my own version:

Chicken breast,
Whole grain mustard,
Honey (or rice syrup),
Cherry tomatoes,
Herbs of choice.

1. Roast the pumpkin in the oven at 180 degrees celciues for about 40-60 minutes. I use sea salt and garlic infused olive oil on the pumkin pieces.
2. Cook chicken breast pieces in a frying pan with garlic olive oil. Add the bacon. 
3. When chicken is cooked to your liking turn off and remove from heat. Toss through the pumpkin, avacardo, spinach and tomatoes in the pan. Add a decent spoon full of honey and mustard and toss through. 
4. Serve warm with your favourite herbs sprinkled on top. I used dried chives here. Enjoy! Yummy! 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Sky is the Limit

I went for a walk along the beach on a warm evening a few nights ago. I have to make the most of it before the cooler weather sets in. The sunset over the ocean was amazing but unfortunately I did not have my camera on me. So when I arrived back home I rushed out to take photos of the fading pink sky.