Friday, June 4, 2010


One whole month, OMGoodness!!!! Long time no blog. I've been busy,,, really I have LOL!! So you know what that means,,,,, one looonnnnnggggg post,,sorry :O)you might like to grab a cuppa.
Well SIA has been and gone :O(
I had a great time catching up with the girls I've met through this wonderful craft and even my creative Facebook friends who happened to attend the event. It was a great sucess for Julie from Collections and that was the main reason I was there. The Make'n'Takes went down well once again. We did spools of various sizes and the new mannequin with the new wings, which you could make into a name tag pin if you wished.
The photos I took aren't great,,, I so need a new camera!!! :O) But hey, it's all about the memories.
I didn't get the camera out as much as I would of liked, here some shots.
The Booth

Here's a little video Julie took of the booth and artwork.

The Artwork

The Crop Night
There was a social crop night on the Wednesday night instead of a formal dinner and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Ngarie and I enjoy a beautiful bottle of Red from Kareena *mwah* and everyone got down and actually did some creating. One side of the table did spools while the other did some white vintage creating. Paula, Deb, Ngarie and myself(not that I did much)created spools.

Lorriane, Julie and Julie did White Vintage.

They had challenges on during the evening. I don't know how the people who joined in did it, I have trouble creating in a group let alone a 5 minute challenge to create a card. The girls were up first, I was to busy cheering them on to get a pic and then the boys, yes the boys :O)That was hysterical to watch.

There was lots of WA girls at SIA this year which was great and such a laugh. Miss Gloria had a bit of trouble during her last class and insisted something was crawling on her. But of course nothing could be seen. It wasn't until pack up time Lorriane discovered this little guy on Gloria's chair.

Poor little guy, he looks some what dazed and confused!!!!! :O)

"OMGoodness" Miss Gloria squeals!!!

"I knew it" she says,,, "just look at that".

We spent some lovely down time with some of the girls, dinner at a beautiful Thai restaurant.(Julie M, I need to get some photos from you LOL)sorry didn't do the camera thing opps!
On the last day the two Julies and myself stayed at a hotel in China Town in the city and got to do the touristy thing.

Paddy's Markets

Rows and rows of stalls and goodies.

The girls found the best make-up shop, my goodness they got some bargains.

While they got lost in the piles of make-up I found this little gem.

A gorgeous little fob watch, which I plan to add to, one of these days.

After Paddy's Markets we had to get our bearings and Miss Julie didn't hesitate to ask a local.

We took the Monorail to Darling Harbour.

Off to see the sites

It was the most perfect weather.

Then we realised if we were going to get to one of the places we really wanted to get to that day, we needed to get going, food first of course then Ron Hardys for some goodies.
"Wait for me!!!"

We had a yummy lunch at a little bar, harbour side.
Julie M and I shared a BLT

and Julie V went for a Noodle Salad. Yum!

Then we caught a Taxi to the best Jewellery finding place I've found to spend some mula! I got some goodies for myself, for kits and to sell on Your Creative Wings so they will be up this week some time.

The best part of the whole trip was this -

Collection Elements won Wholesaler of the Year. Congratulations Julie, you deserve it.

Congratulations to the other WA girls for their awards.

Yey WA!!!

I can't go with out sharing some creative goodies.
I'm organising my scrap lace, ribbon and braid etc. I just happen to have some large metal rings which are perfect for holding the new Flat Spools from Collections. I've decorated the spools and added the scraps of trim I like to use often.
I made this one for Julie on Thursday night when we had a little impromptu creative session, but it will give you an idea of how they can look. I used the Cream and Black range from Collections, along with Cuttlebug-ing some and white washing them.

If you like the idea you can find them Here

Here's a peek at a class I'm doing at Made with Memories on the 19th of this month. It's a big class, but well worth it. If you love the Tiles, you will love this one, it's made up of 3", 2" and 1" tiles from Collections. Once put together it's a 12' x 12' piece using lots of new Collections products especially the new Sepia paper range. Or this could be a start to a larger tile project, to be framed or set on a large canvas.

If your interested or want more informations give the girls a call 9591 3188.

Until next time.
Happy Creating
Audrey x