Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What happens at camp.....

I got to spend a lovely weekend in the Blue Mountains at craft camp. I love going to craft camp and catching up with all the ladies there and getting some UFO projects finished. 

This camp I wanted to work on 3 card kits that I had and I'm impressed I finished all of them. I didn't make all of them exactly like the picture in the kit but I'm happy with the outcome. 

Every camp there is a dress up dinner on the Saturday night - this time it was 'Spring Fever'. I finally had a reason to go out and buy a tutu (even though I really didn't need a reason to buy one). 

We all got a lucky door prize and I was lucky to receive some brand new stamps and fabric strips. 

I did come home early on Sunday morning so I could head into the city with MJ and his cousin for Comic Con - which was so much fun!!! Yes we did have a little fan moment when we saw William Shanter in the distance - ha ha!!! Next Comic Con I'm so getting dressed up in some kind of costume. 

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Messages of Hope - Beautiful Flowers

This weekend I got to spend sometimes up in the lovely Blue Mountains and I found some #findingeverydayhope in some beautiful flowers. 

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday Pinterest Picks

It's Friday again - yeah!!! One sleep till the weekend.

At the moment I'm heading off to a craft camp for the weekend to get my creative on!

Speaking of getting creative, here are some great little finds I found on Pinterest, that can keep you busy over the weekend.

Enjoy - have a good one.

Home made Vegan Crispy Twix Bars - Tried and tested and very good.

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Ice cream balloons -- love this easy, inexpensive idea for kids birthday parties! | Lets get crafty, cheap!

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Spoon Ring Tutorial

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DIY Lumpy Space Princess backpack tutorial.... How to make your own Adventure Time bag via Talking Trash & Wasting Time:

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Vow Renewal - DIY doily lanterns. I can see these hanging from the ceiling, OR stacked in a corner like a big pile of snowballs, OR coming up topiary-style out of a pretty birch vase!

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Crochet Donuts Pattern

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Homemade Soap via A Beautiful Mess (click through for simple tutorial)

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

In Society No One Wins.

Society today is a fickle creature, always changing it's mind, never straight forward, it changes shape every day. One day it's your best friend and the next your mortal enemy. You could be the best thing ever today and a total loser tomorrow - society always has the final say. 
In society no one wins!!!!
You might be supporting the ice bucket challenge today raising funds for charity and then tomorrow you are condemned for wasting water. Today you could be wearing a mini-skirt and be told you are empowering women to wear what they want and then tomorrow you could be told you are degrading yourself by showing too much skin. 
You can never win!!!!
I was reading some articles the other day and one was entitled "15 Stars who refuse to take it off for the cameras"  - one of the quotes from the article was "these famous ladies don't have the courage to (or may they're too polite?)" but then on the flipside this article about Miley Cryus, she is being looked down on for going topless. So how does that work? How can you condemn someone for not going topless and then condemn them for going topless?
"Be proud of who you are" - but not too much or you're a stuck up bitch. "Speak your mind" - but not too much or you'll be too opinionated and told to shut up or asked if you are having your periods. "Celebrate your differences" - but only as long as no one else has a problem with it. "As a man you should be more gentle and caring" - but don't show too much emotion or you'll be considered a sissy. "Men should look after themselves more" - but be careful or your sexuality will be questioned. 
It's just madness that a society like this has been created and exists - but who created it??? who controls it???? 
It's a mystery - some say it's us but when we stand up against society it's others that try to stamp us out. 
I'm not saying society is totally evil or immoral or anything of the like, it does have it's place but it does need to be a bit more loving and accepting. 
So lets start showing society how to be loving and accepting, lets show society that it will not break us.  
"Cause the players are going to play, the haters are going to hate, heartbreakers are going to break, fakers are going to fake - but I'm just going to shake it off" Taylor Swift 

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

DIY - Paint Splattered Heart Canvas

Last week I shared a DIY for paint splattered notepaper - this week I wanted to continue the theme but with a twist.

I bought a little canvas at the local cheap store for $1 and cut out a heart shape from a piece of clear contact paper. I peeled off the backing paper of the heart and centred it in the middle of the canvas making sure it was fully stuck down. Then using different coloured poster paints I just splashed paint all over the canvas, as seen in the picture below.

Once the paint is dry using a toothpick carefully peel off the contact heart and you should have a beautiful little white heart in the middle. 

I love this - so quick and simple to make plus so much fun getting all messy with paint. 

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