Saturday, January 01, 2011

We had a very special Visitor Yesterday!

It was 41c or 107f (for all you ladies shivering over seas) yesterday in Adelaide, and that's in the shade! I decided that as our home does not have air-con that it would be a good idea to work at the shop. Our shop has two big units and the shop stayed a cool 23c all day. I can see out of our double glass doors, and I noticed a lot of people stopping in the car park and peering up at one of the trees on the edge of the car park and foot path. Our shop is in a side street of one of the busy main roads in Adelaide, but as we are close to the foot hills we have a lovely view. So being curious I wandered out to have a look for my self. This Koala was so low down the tree at one could touch him. It is illegal to touch so I just looked and told him how sorry I was that he had to wear his fur coat on such a hot day. I took a stack of photo's as you don't normally see them this close and left him with a contain of water. He is our local Koala and moves around Colonel light Gardens, we had him in a tree just down the road during winter.
Here is one of the Projects I taught at Printblocks in November. Andrew has asked me to teach again in March, and I will be teaching just one project for the whole day, and it will be a book. This wall hanger was a way of teaching lots of different techniques. I used only Graphic 45 papers and all the chipboard is from Imaginarium Designs. We used 4 different embossing powders + sprays, smooch and inks. We stamped and inked our way through the whole project. It is made up of 9 squares each one different. The frame is one from Imaginarium Designs.
The Together square has a prima flower, the flower and chipboard word are sprayed with smooch spritz .
The We don't remember days square is one of my favorite, I love quotes and this one is a favorite.
Anna's square has a chipboard "Tinnies Flourish", embossed in black embossing powder. You need to do it twice to build up the black. It makes it look amazing.
Beth's square is another favorite, it has a "Tinnies Frames" painted with smooch ink and a chipboard word inked black.
The Flower square is two sizzix die flowers - one is Tim Holtz's Tattered Flowers and the other flower die is called 3d flower, you need to roll it up into a tight roll.

Josh's square has one of Imagainarium Designs photo frame, which I cut in half. I inked it with black and stamped a back ground stamp embossed with silver embossing powder. I emboss my chipboard all the time as I love the look.

I have spent most of the week at home and so I don't have anything to show, other than a clean house and no ironing pile in my laundry. I will be at the shop tomorrow and again on Monday before we open on Tuesday.

I will post another of my pages tomorrow or Monday and my Masters projects Tuesday.

Thanks for looking


PS only 26 sleeps to go and counting down.


  1. Looove all the layouts..happy new year!!

  2. Hi Jane, Happy New Year! Glad to hear you'll be back to teach us again, can't wait to do the book!

  3. What are "Tinnies"? I cannot find another reference online (besides yours) for "Tinnies Flourish". I am drooling over your work, it is so gorgeous, but I have a hard time finding similar embellishments. Any help?