Friday, July 30, 2010


In my July university holidays Debbi Weiss and I got together to do a project. We always try and work on one project each holiday. This time it was Debbi's turn to come up with an idea. She suggested making a Chipboard Mosaic using heavy weight chipboard cut into 6cm x 6cm squares which we covered with paper, embellished with photos and other little embellishments. Digging out from our stash of secret collection of vitage fabrics, buttons, laces etc that I have been saving for a while. I also found an old brass penny from 1952 (long before I was born), which I included. It was easy to come up with my theme, as my father had recently given me a selection of old black and white photos from my childhood. I couldn't resist putting a die cut from Tim Holtz range. I covered chipboard with adhesive foil and then cut out the birdcage. Most of the papers I used is from 7 gypsies range. It took us about 2 weeks to make, and we had a lot of fun doing it. It is kind of sad looking back wondering where all the years have gone, but I guess that is they say.
Holiday is over and I will be back for semester 2 next monday! Looking forward to our next project in our next holidays.

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Me with my 4 siblings, taken in 1960 ( a very long time ago).

This is me in 1964....... hard to relate to those times now as we get older.
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I love the little OWLS from Collections.

And....... also Collections torso's.

But........ my real favourite is Tim Holtz birdcage die.
Recently purchased along with the new Sizzix Big Cut Pro die cutter.
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Friday, July 2, 2010


My father had made me this wall display cabinet some time ago, which was stored behind a cupboard. When I was tidying up last week, I thought that I must put it on the wall and display some of my trinket collection. I was inspired by Tim Holtz. He has one similar, so I painted mine with a bit of black paint and then hung it on the wall. I still have to add more trinkets to it, but I am happy with it above my old filing cabinet.


I mosaiced three polystyrene balls some time ago, but had kept them in a box because I did not have a suitable way of displaying them. Yesterday in my travels I found a cute wire urn. I was delighted to find that it had a 50% off price tag on it. My 3 balls fitted nicely into the urn.