Little Winter Woodlands Rabbit Happy Easter

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 22.00

Happy Bitten by the Bug 2 Monday blog hoppers. This week's challenge cut at BBTB2 is the Rabbit from Winter Woodlands. I had not used this rabbit cut before and I must say she is just adorable! I love the layered pieces and the potential for this cute little bunny. I used cat’s eye chalk to add depth to the edge of the top layer leg and head pieces.

I know that I have jumped the season a bit, but I combined the rabbit cut with the new Easter 2010. I used the Easter basket and eggs from the Easter cartridge, as well as the scalloped circle cut. I used my Copic markers to color the edge of the scalloped circle and to color the flowers and leaf cut out areas on the eggs and basket. I added pearl embellishments, including the black pearl for the Rabbit's eye. I used my usual black and white pens to add dotted embellies.

Do I even need to tell you that the Happy Easter cut came from the Easter cartridge???  Probably not.  I used the same chocolate brown paper for the word shadow as I used for the Rabbit, basket and bow shadows. And again I used a Copic marker on the top layer of cardstock to to match the color on the scallops.
I love the close up of the rabbit in the basket; she looks so sweet and so happy. 

The inside of the card is stamped with a curved Happy Easter stamp.  I have a confession:  I dropped the stamp as I was completing the stamp.  You will note the little smudge on the word Happy.  And finally, below is one last look at the card front.

Note:  The cut file has been added to the list of available cut files in the left column - WW & Easter Rabbit Card.

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Big Blog Candy Winner!!!!!!!!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.30

Ok ladies, I have gone through, eliminated all double posts, and discounted posts after 11:59 pm last night. And I have a winner!!! Are you excited??!! I sure am!! Ok, here we go....from, here's what came up....

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Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2010-01-31 20:27:42 UTC to go count! LOL! I'll be right back.....

Drum roll please....... THE WINNER IS........

Pam L!!!!

Pam L. said...
400 Followers! amazing. I am thrilled with my 66!LOL! I can't even imagine that many! Congrats.That tells me that you are already giving to your readers by posting your wonderful cards and projects. Thanks for sharing your talent and sweet personality with us!It's so generous of you to offer all of these wonderful crafting goodies!

January 11, 2010 4:34 PM

CONGRATS PAM!!!! Please email me your address so I can get all your goodies out to you. Also, please go over to The Cutting Cafe' and pick out which stamp set you would like to have, and then go to Peggy Loves Vintage and pick out your three sets of cut outs that you would like, and let me know!

A huge thank you to everyone that played along. Thank you so much for all your kind words and support! You are appreciated more than you will EVER know!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Big hugs!


C'est un plaisir....

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 16.36

I just spilled Joghurt on my bed-sheets.

Sweet Jesus, why does THIS always happen to me?

Właśnie rozlałam jogurt na pościel.
Dlaczego TO się zawsze zdarza mi?

Sunny, Foggy and Flat

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 14.58

I know sunny and foggy isn't your normal combination and up and until yesterday I had no idea that the two could exist together either. It was certainly very strange, as one minute I had a perfect sunny conditions and the next the sun was still shining, but through a thick layer of fog. A bit odd or I thought so anyway. The fog hung around for the rest of the day and the night reminding me of the foggy conditions we had at around this latitude heading south in the Pacific.

We've also had really gentle sailing conditions, I can hardly believe how little swell there is and flat it is, which makes life nice and comfortable. We haven't been making the most amazing speeds with the light winds, but Ella's Pink Lady has been able to keep up a steady pace to the east. All this warm sunshine and easy sailing reminds me of the tropics and feels like holiday!

It's amazing that after only a few days of quiet conditions so many of my habits have changed. Mostly little things like leaving things out on the bench and sleeping out in the cockpit , its actually quite a thrill to be able to sit a cup down for a moment without it flying across the room. I have to keep reminding myself to keep everything tidy and shipshape, as I know that this will only last so long.

Only 2000nm to the Cape of Good Hope. That's going to be it from me today as I'm keen to get back outside into the sunshine!


Peggy Loves Vintage contest!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 09.57

Have you been wanting to try some images from Peggy Loves Vintage?? Well, nows your chance to win some free images! Just visit Peggy's blog and get the free image of this beautiful vintage heart (make sure you click on the heart first before you save it so you get it at full size). Then make a project with it and post a link on Peggy's blog (or email her a pic) before February 12th, and you could win 2 sets of cutouts from Peggy's store!! Fun stuff!!!! So hurry on over there and get your free image, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I printed the image out twice, once on kraft paper for the dark background, and once on white Bazzill so I could have the brighter pink heart in the center. I cut out the brighter pink heart, stamped it, and then popped it up from the background image after using a little chalk ink around the edges. It's also for sale in my etsy shop. Link is on my side bar.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!! Hugs!!

image - Peggy Loves Vintage
paper - DP - Fancy Pants Letters of Love; kraft paper, Bazzill cardstock
tools: heart Nestabilities, Bow Easy
Misc: pink rhinestones, silk ribbon, charm, machine stitching, stickles, dimensional tape

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Born to fly

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 08.01

Born to fly!
Robert Kranjec!

Cette fois...sans la France

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 07.24

Oberstdorf, Ski Flying Team competition.
Austria won, well-deserved.
No France today.
Though there was some nice tiny little, short glimpse.
Thank you Eurosport.
You made me smile!

If France would had jumped, they would have shown the rest...

I have fever. High fever.
This explains a lot.

And now a bit more serious. One month Eurosport online is wonderful. Believe me. I can watch everything. All their channels, news, competitions. This is almost heaven.
Though....I still feel bad. Running nose and so on.

Loty Narciarskie w Oberstdorfie, zawody drużynowe.
Wygrała zasłużenie Austria.
Dzisiaj bez Francji.
Chociaż był dziś mały, maluteńki, króciutki momencik.
Dziękuję Eurosport!
Uśmiech pojawił się na mojej twarzy.

Gdyby dziś Francuzi skakali to by pokazali reszcie...

Mam gorączkę, wysoką.
To wiele tłumaczy.

A teraz trochę poważniej. Miesiąc internetowego Eurosportu to błogosławieństwo. Wierzcie mi. Mogę oglądać wszelakie kanały, programy, wiadomości. Prawie jak w raju.
Tymczasem wciąż czuję się kiepsko. Nos i te sprawy.

................Ce que femme veut, Dieu le veut.

Aww, weird weather...... o.O

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 04.20

Aww, weird weather...... o.O

Today when i go to school d time,

it's CLOUDY and nice weather ^^

when i finished exam and going to catch bus d time,

it became SUNNY and the sun is so huge -.-"

after that i've been to Garden City to buy some food.

when i going to walk back home d time,

it suddenly RAIN .. o.O

then when afternoon d time,

it SUNNY again.

after that,

before i going to take nap d time,

it CLOUDY and WINDY again.

and now ...

so HUMID >.

Playing With New Toys

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 22.19

I was so happy to see UPS arrive at my door today bearing my Custom Crops order. In addition to some really pretty Valentine Paper I also received the Mother's Day cartridge. Initially I was not very excited about this cartridge, but upon closer inspection I discovered that it contains some really pretty cuts. And I discovered that it does not have to be all about mom.

As I looked at the pretty cuts, I noticed this really pretty floral vine. When I placed the cut on the mat in Design Studio I realized that when I turned the vine upside down it resembled a floral heart. Given that Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I decided to make a card.

I used five colors of Core'dination cardstock to create this card: Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions embossed black, white washed red, white washed pink, plain white, and gold. I cut the shadow of the vine in plain white. I cut the vine cut twice, once in white washed red, once in white washed pink. I used scissors to trim away the flowers on the pink cut. I then attached the pink cut over the red cut. I used a 1/4 inch hole punch to create the gold flower centers. Finally I cut the tag, using the hide select contour feature, in black.

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 20.04

I'd finished my first subject in Final Exam.
Academic Skills, Bye Bye! :)
i will NOT miss you at all XD"..
i'd done my paper when 11.20am. LOL!
and then been to Garden City bought something to eat,
and blah blah blah.
because tomorrow im not going to anywhere.
as i need to revision for Monday's subject.
-Which is Marketing!
and Mareting is the hardest one,
as we don't have the mid-semester exam,
that's why we need to exam for WHOLE SEMESTER things.
i'm alright alright ALRIGHT.
going to make some notes and study about them!
Gambateh Claire :)
miss miss miss Penang <3>


Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 06.50

The picture below is of my very cool new t-shirt which was a present from Mum in my latest food bag. I had to share it with you guys as my crew aren't doing a very good job of sharing my excitement!


Pic: My new 'One Tough Cookie" t-shirt!

Wags 'n Whiskers - brown, blue, and white!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 04.00

We made it to Friday! YAY! :) And that means it's time for a new Wags 'n Whiskers challenge. This weeks challenge is from the fabulous Inge, and it's to use the colors brown, blue, and white on your project. I love this color combo, and chose to use the stamp Bear Hug. I used several different shades of brown, including that beautiful taupe silk ribbon. It comes across a little pinkish in the photo. She's colored with Copic markers, and I honestly have to say that I love this stamp so much!! This card is for someone that is really having a tough time right now, and I'm truly hoping it will make her feel a little better.

The flowers were cut with my Cricut and Gypsy from the Paisley cart with some chalk ink around the edges. I just cut circles out for the centers and topped them off with a bow made from twine from PTI. That fabulous teddy bear charm hanging from the bow is from Lacey over at Stamp and Create! Isn't it adorable??!! The hearts were cut with Nestabilities and then popped up for a little dimension. DP is Webster's pages and cardstock is Bazzill. Please do yourself a huge favor and visit Wags 'n Whiskers. The Divas have really created some amazing eye candy for you this week (they do every week!). These ladies are seriously talented!!! And then we'd love it if you'd play along with us! If you use your Wags 'n Whiskers stamp, you'll be entered for a chance to win a WnW stamp of your choice! Thanks so much for visiting me today, and hope to see you back again soon!! Big hugs!!

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 03.53

Time past so fast,
tomorrow is my first subject for the final exam.
It's Academic Skills.
i'd wrote those notes from 1pm until 9pm+
no worries,
i'm not keep writing but,
got watch movie when i feel bored.
and also eat my lunch and dinner :)
Cheers, people!
I don't know why,
i really got no EXAM MOOD.
i don't nervous, anxious, blah blah blah.
i only feel quite excited.
because i'm going back to Penang soon ^^
still got 8 days :)
Counting down.
oh yea,
i'd wrote the exam's note ..
the notes ...
contain 12 pages (FULL PAGE)
tomorrow my exam start at 9 in the morning,
and this exam last long for 2 hours and 40 minutes.
it end at 11.40am :D

Skype-ing with family,
from just now,
until now.

after closed.
i will going to look through my notes again,
after that,
have a nice sleep.
tomorrow i will be wake up at 7.30am.
and go out to catch bus at approximately 8.10am.
and i'll reach school at around 8.30am.
and then i can revise the notes.
and 9am,

everthing past fast :)

My First Glass Etch Projects

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 19.29

I have been so intrigued by the glass etch projects made with vinyl and Armour Etch which I have viewed at various blogs that I decided to have a go at etching.  After Christmas I purchased 9 inch tall hand blown candle sticks on close-out sale.  I thought they would be perfect for etching as there is a 1 inch rim at the top edge.  I also thought the close out price was a plus as this was a new craft for me.

I used Design Studio and Storybook to cut a design in scrap cricut vinyl I had in a drawer.  I used the negative part of the cut and applied the vinyl pieces to the glass.  I then filled in the vine-flower design with Armour Etch. 

I did not realize that the Armour Etch cream would drip, but it did.  Right down onto the bulb area in the center of the candle stick.  I tried a couple of fixes but found all attempts to deal with the drips lacking.  So finally I realized that I could etch the whole bulb area.  I am actually quite pleased with this effect.

I purchased candles at Hobby Lobby and now I am all set with cute Valentine gifts for my daughter and my son's girlfriend.

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today today ツ

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 05.44

Today have a great day!
thanks to my 2 friends
(we 3 always hang out together @__@)
guess what,
still have 9 days i will in PENANG d :D
happy happy ^^
let's back to things that happened today :)
today morning i wake up as usual
and then went out to meet my friend when 10.20am.
we've been to city,
because she bring me to make the 18+ card.
i make this card because of,
this card can be my identification :)
and then i don't need to bring my I/C or Driving license when out.
some of the restaurant need you to have the card to
show that you'd already 18+,
because the shop got sell alcoholic drinks,
and here d age for drinking alcohol is 18 years old.
and the 18+ card also cost money one, okay?
after that,
we 2 been to eat mc donalds in City :)
i've ate Mc Chicken as usual
and then we've been to uni,
this is the first time i get the uni bus to Nathan campus
from Mt. Gravatt campus,
and then from Nathan Campus to Mt. Gravatt campus.
nice experience ^^
after that,
we had Intercultural class as usual,
but today have alot of students that from tuesday class,
because tuesday is Australia day,
so they come to our class today.
but they came here also for marking the workbook only,
after that,
they keep leaving class d.
and then we 3 continue until the end of class.
after that,
we've been to Garden City (today is late night shopping)
we go and eat dinner.
i ate spegghati ツ
and then been shopping for awhile.
i've bought UNO STACK
this Chinese New Year we can play together.
(JianJian, PhingPhing, Gugu, Mummy) XD"
you should join us this year. HAHAHAH!
now i'm doing some revision for
Academic Skills,
this is the first subject that i going to sit for Final Exam
in this Saturday morning 9am until 11.40am.
Good Night peoples. <3


Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 05.07

The temperature is hardly cold anymore and Ella's Pink Lady and I am now far enough north to avoid the worst of the nasty weather systems to the south (not that we couldn't still cop a storm anywhere). So it's time to start making some serious ground to the east. Go too much further north and we would risk losing the prevailing westerly winds that mean easy sailing and good progress.

With only 2300nm till we pass under The Cape of Good Hope and Africa we're getting pretty close to being half way across the Atlantic already. Time flies when you're having fun!

There's really not too much new and exciting to report from out here, just that all's well. I'm still loving every moment, enjoying all the little things. I've still been finishing up a few jobs from after the storm and yesterday I made the most of some sunshine to catch up of some washing - the rigging and lifelines make a great washing line!

With everyone back home back to school (sorry guys!) it's probably time that I have a go at finding where I stowed my school work too.

It looks like I'll be in this calm patch for a while longer so we should have quiet sailing and hopefully good progress for a while longer.


Three Clovers Designs with High Hopes stamps!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 01.00

Happy Friday Eve everyone!! YAY!! Isn't it so sad that I just live for the weekends? LOL! Well....that and vacations! (smile) It's time for a new challenge from Kerry over at Three Clovers Designs. The challenge is to use at least two images on your project, and words don't count!! I used these adorable new High Hopes stamps that I got from Lacey over at Stamp and Create! Have you heard that Dustin Pike is their newest artist? How exciting is that?! I fell in love with these aliens and had to have them. So I used the two different aliens, Chuck and Quentin, and the cute space post sign, and they're colored with Copic markers. The sentiment was printed off from my computer onto the sign. Chuck photographed really red, but he's actually orange in person. The grass was just drawn in with my Copic multi-liner.

The stars, scalloped frame, and photo corners were all cut out with the Cricut using my Gypsy that I got from Hallmark Scrapbook. That's it for today! Please be sure and pop over to Three Clovers Thursdays to see the rest of the fabulous projects from the DT. And then we'd love it if you'd play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!
I also entered this in High Hopes challenge this week for a project using three High Hopes Stamps! Wish me luck! Hugs!
images: High Hopes from Stamp and Create
papers - DP unknown from scrap pile; cardstock is Bazzill
Tools: Cricut Expression with Storybook, Plantin Schoolbook, and Jasmine carts
misc: computer generated sentiment, dimensional tajpe

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Hope, Grief ....

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 20.50

I have seen these pictures on a blog I follow. Pictures taken by the Dutch artist Erwin Olaf . The most striking thing about his masterpieces is the fact that they are incredibly sad.
Here are some of his photographies :

First exam was THE shit

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 18.34

My exam in American Studies was the SHIT! It was simply awful. I got up with fever and felt pretty shitty this morning. Some of my teachers think that I am constantly ill and have some hardcore immunodeficiancy. Anyways. As expected, we were given quotations. And I freaked out. It was my favourite course this term, and I really wanted to pass this as good as it gets. And now I am sending prayers for a pass.
And I can't sleep. It's probably part whateva of my freaking insomnia. And I feel bad. And it's snowing. Holy crap. It is SO snowing here.
What the hell is going on with me?

Pierwszy egzamin z Amerykanistyki był do dupy. Po prostu koszmar. Obudziłam się dnia wczorajszego z gorączką i z generalnie niezbyt dobrym samopoczuciem. Paru moich wykładowców już się zastanawia nad moimi ciągłymi chorobami i sugerują, że mam jakąś słabą odporność. Cóż, tak jak się spodziewałam, dali nam cytaty. A ja w tym momencie wpadłam w szał ( mogę się zawsze tłumaczyć niepoczytalnością z powodu gorączki). To były moje ulubione zajęcia w tym semestrze, i naprawdę chciałam zdać ten egzamin jak tylko najlepiej. A teraz wysyłam modły ku niebu, by tylko zdać.
I znowu nie mogę spać. Pewnie to już nie wiadomo jaka część mojej cholernej bezsenności. I się czuję źle. I pada śnieg. I to jak!
Co się ze mną dzieje do cholery?

Cricut Cake Machine Cakes Sneek Peek

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 18.22

Have you seen what the Cricut Cake can do???  I am so impressed with what can be cut with this machine... It makes me wish I were more of a baker! This is a reprint of a Twitter photo from CHA that I wanted to share.  Yes, YES, I am enabling.....

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 05.39


Today Bought d things ^^

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 05.35

Things that bought today d ^^ ~
Gallery of Modern Art.
Brisbane's City
Garden City ^^

Gallery of Modern Art a.k.a GoMA! (Photos and Words ^^)

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 03.03