Friday, March 25, 2011

Mock Orange

This is a delightful flower to make even tho it's so tiny, I used my cuttlebug largest scalloped circle to cut the card so it will make a nice notecard. I got the idea of this from Ikki's cuttlebug, she has some great ideas for the bug!! She is also giving a great candy at the moment, so here is the link!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Granddaughters birthday

My eldest granddaughter is seven, where did that time go? she is a darling girl who constantly makes me laugh with the things she Mum would have loved her, and would have said "she has an old head on young shoulders" and she would have been you Chloe Rose!!

The colouring leaves a lot to be desired, but at least it is better than Chloe's lol, only just tho!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Camellia Japonica

Thanks for all the concern and positive thoughts for my son in Japan, he has decided that there is no threat to him from the radiation so has made the decision to stay, I have to abide by that although I would have preferred them to come home....We had a real success yesterday, our local newspaper reported last Weds that 25 students were here on an exchange trip and their home town was right where the Tsunami hit......only 15 of the girls had contact with family members over there, my son got in contact thru a lot of searching and scouring "people missing" web pages and found an Uncle of one of the girls.  He contacted me and asked me to phone the school where they were staying, I did but they had already closed for the day, then I phoned the newspaper that ran the article, they put me in touch with the consular generals department in Sydney, after a lot of phone calls, emails and txt messages they finally got back to me to let me know that the young lady was arriving in Tokyo that evening and that they had arranged for her Uncle to meet her there........a happy ending for one more of them........some of the others are going back to complete devastion, no food, freezing temperatures, nothing at breaks my heart.......
Here is the Camillia Japonica for this weeks lesson, not a difficult flower compared to some we have done but a little bit "fiddly" I am sure you will be pleased with the results
Love Jenni

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Here is the card for this week's lesson......sorry to be so late but I have been really busy and very worried about my son in Japan........he and his family are fine thank God they live a long long way from the epicentre, but now of course we are worried about the nuclear reactors, some tv reports have said that if they go, half of Japan will be contaminated, others say it is under control and no need to worry, but of course that is what we Mum's do best isn't it? I have been overwhelmed with the amount of messages, phone calls from interstate and from England, plus text messages and emails, I didn't realise I had so many good friends that would show their concern......My son has asked that we send him small clip on Koalas so that he can send them to day care centres in the worst hit areas, some of these children were in daycare at the time and are safe but have lost all their family in one sad blow, it breaks my heart to think of it.

Anyway here is this weeks card, poppies, an easy flower to make but difficult to display I found

See you tomorrow
Jenni xxxx

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Update on Gift box with blooms

This is the finished project so you will have two more types of flower to make to finish, plus display them on your card.......hope you enjoy!!
The colours look so different this time, must be the light!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A birthday card, plus leftovers

Its my middle Granddaughters birthday today, here is the card I quickly made for her, I am not as good at colouring as most of you ladies that follow, but I did my best, I coloured the image which is a Mo Manning image......Penelope's party wagon...........with copics, I painted the number and covered it with dimensional magic and small pearls.  The vase of flowers below are leftover flowers from previous classes, long rolled stems added as I end up with too many cards.  I have tried numerous times to try and make the birthday card fit properly by resizing but it just won't have it, so forgive my poor editing skills too!!!

Love Jenni