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Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Monday, January 26, 2009

More Good News (and some pics)

Hello again,
Happy Australia Day!
I am just back from a good ole Aussie BBQ with friends to celebrate Australia's nationhood. The stereotypic way to spend a beautiful day here in Tassie.
Actually I have spent most of the day doing the washing after our week long jaunt to Bruny Island - there was masses of it!! Thank you so much to my poor long suffering Mum who let me use her washing machine as mine has decided to give up the ghost after 10 years of hard service.

Whilst waiting for the machine to run its course I decided to make a card (of course! What else do you do when the washing is washing??) A dear friend of mine had a baby boy whilst we were on Bruny, soooo having been craft deprived for a whole week GASP, I made a new baby card for them. Here it is:

The sketch is Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge 212, I also tried a new technique Faux Mosaic, which was the Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast this week. (The Faux Mosaic is the thin panel that the lion is popped up on, you can find a tutorial here). Give it a go, it's fiddly but fun!
Card Recipe: (all products are Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Wild About You, Warm Words
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Spring Break DSP
Inks: Versa Mark, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: White EP (embossing powder), Clear EP, Sticky Strip, Lg & Sml Oval Punches, Scallop Punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks to Tracey Old (A Stampers Touch) for the idea of layering up the segments of the Lion for a 3d effect. (I embossed him with clear EP to give him a bit of shine and to make him stronger to cut out - his tail is a bit fiddly)

Anyway, as promised here are a few pics from our week on Bruny. For those of you who aren't Tasmanians, a little geography... Hobart, Tassie's capital city is on the River Derwent. Bruny Island is in the mouth of the River Derwent, and can only be reached by Ferry. It is a wonderful place to be because, even though you are only 50 mins away from the city centre (Ferry permitting!) you feel like you are light years away from anything!

This year for the first time my little guy took a friend to Bruny for the first few days. They had a ball, here they are fishing in my Dad's boat. (My little guy is the one on the left, he looks so grown up and moody in this pic lol!).

Here is some of their catch! A beautiful Flathead and a really nice Cod. Thanks for catching dinner fellas!

And here toasting Marshmellows on the rocky beach in front of the shack.

As you can see we had a ball!

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment I love to hear your thoughts. Back to work tomorrow :(


1 comment:

Robyn said...

Hi Claire! Found your blog through your award to Tracy...enjoyed visiting this morning! Love your Bali Breeze notecards and the faux mosaic you did on this card- you have inspired me to have a go Thanks!