Friday, March 30, 2007


I love making ATCs and I'm in a monthly one on one swap that is themed to the seasons. So this month's ATC is on Autumn. I have done a patterned paper transfer on the back of the microscope slide.
Make sure you check out the soon to be released Lime Tart kit and competition too. It's a fantastic prize, yes I know I'm biased, but it is!

A reminder about the other "seasonal" ATC swap I'm hosting:

Theme this time around is "Seasonal". You can choose the season, lol. Again 9 for 9, get one of your own back. Post to me with return postage and an addressed envelope. Overseas girls email me :) Due date to me is 20th April and you can grab my postal address from here. I've already received a couple and WOW!

Check out my arty, crafty little 6 year old's work of art. Isn't she clever?! Everything is her own work and ideas. She got me to cut the sun and the hands out after she drew them. But everything else is hers. I am particularly impressed with the bushes and grass and how she made them stand up. Check out the crying babies on the swing, and the cutest little dog bowl.... Papers by Bazzill, Fontwerks, MME, Making Memories, Basic Grey and others, lol.

Monday, March 26, 2007

More cards

This first card is for the CPS sketch #6.
The second card is something I made along the way to making the first card, lol. I had stamped and coloured the images to use with the sketch but it just didn't work out, so this is how it finished up. All stamps are by Maryse Carrier and Cats Pajamas, and they have been coloured with Twinkling H2Os.
Dawn asked how I made the Pikachu cake - it's so easy! I baked four round cakes and piled them up with a bit of icing in between, then carved it slightly around the top. The legs and arms were made with alfoil and then jammed into the cake, lol. Cover it all with lots of icing and paint on the features with those little tubes of icing that you can buy ready made. The kids loved it :) I normally bake one day, carve the next and ice it the day of the party. The cake stays really fresh and it just makes it easier to carve and ice when it isn't baked the same day.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


It's been a very hectic week with me having to venture out to appointments nearly every day this week! We've had dentist appointments, hair appointments, gym appointments (yes I've joined the gym! shock horror!) and other things too.
But amongst all of that I have been quite creative this week. Things are coming along very nicely for the new Lime Tart stamping kit. We're now just waiting on the stamps to arrive from the US and we'll be ready to go.
I've had another set of cards accepted by Stamping and Papercraft using the Men Buzz & Bloom stamps, I finished an art canvas piece for a competition in Australian Papercrafts, I made nine ATCs for an international chain ATC swap and I have just finished two cards using the new colour inspiration on the CPS blog.
It's been a lovely, rainy day so perfect for eating popcorn and the yummy potato and leek soup that hubby has on the stove right now.
Here's my ATC for the chain swap. I've used Basic Grey papers, L'il Davis Designs & Hero Arts stamps, and microbeads.Here are the two cards for the colour challenge at CPS. Most products are from the Lime Tart March Full Tart, other bits are from old kits and one item there is from a future kit, lol.

Okay I'm off to grab some of that soup :)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Rak winner(s)

Thanks for your comments everyone :) Drum roll please (lol, I'm being a bit silly today!).....

Jo, Dawn & Doverdi, if you can email me at philippa at limetart dot com your snail mail addresses please :) Oh and those pudgy little hands are my darling son's :)

Friday, March 16, 2007

New cards and a RAK.

Yesterday I received an unexpected box in the mail, yes a box! Quite a large box, lol. It was my prize from the CPS blog. I got a stamp, rubons, photos turns, blossoms, more rubons, ribbon, buttons, embellishments, more rubons. What a very cool prize! Thank you CPS :)

So today here are two cards that I have made to the CPS Sketch #5. You also had to incorporate stamping. The first one uses Autumn Leaves stamps with a smudge of watercolour paint over the top, and a Fancy Pants rub-on for the sentiment. The second card is Autumn Leaves and Lil Davis Designs stamps, again watercoloured.

So because I was the lucky recipient of a prize yesterday, I'd like to send one out too. Leave me a comment and I'll get one of the kidlets to pick a winner after the weekend.

In other news, the Lime Tart gallery is up and absolutely stunning! Our new designer, Melissa, has set up her blog here. So go and check out her gorgeous work too.

Mel has received her very own limited edition kit that she designed herself. Shhhhh here is a little sneak, but you won't have long to wait, it will be released this month!

In other kit news, we will be releasing a monthly Stamper's Kit very, very soon. It's still being perfected but will be filled with everything that stampers love. A regular treat for your mailbox!Sign up now for our Lime Tart newsletter and you'll be the first to know about its release!
Don't forget to leave a comment ;)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Collections Tile Swap

I received my tiles back last week but wanted to display them here finished, lol. I finally got them done late yesterday but couldn't get to the computer to scan and upload due to the rest of the family having computer time! Thank you to Glennie, Brenda, Ann, Gillian, Sharon, Maria, Jaki, Pansy, Carole, Sam, Tammy & Deb.

I have attached some gorgeous black grosgrain ribbon (from the March mini kit, lol) to the top to turn it into a wallhanging. My theme was "burgundy and beige romance". My frame has been painted with burgundy, then dry brushed with beige, then overstamped with black ink and a Hero Arts text stamp.

So back to the "seasons" ATC swap, I might change the theme to "seasonal", lol, not a lot of difference but you never know :) Due date to me is 20th April and you can grab my postal address from here.

Friday, March 09, 2007

CPS sketch #4 & new ATC swap

Here's my take on CPS Sketch #4. I used my new Lil Davis Crillon 2 stamps, they are nice, bit of a bargain price too! If you want some, email me.

Big day at the school assembly today, with Billy hosting it and Mary doing a dance. So double proud mumma moment today.

I also got a phone acceptance from Stamping & Papercraft for a set of canvases that I made.

Then I spent the day packing a special limited edition kit that will be released on the site later this month.

Tonight I am hoping to lift Tania's idea and create a birthday calendar.

I've had requests for another ATC swap, so let's get started! Theme this time around is "Seasons". You can choose the season, lol. Again 9 for 9, get one of your own back. Post to me with return postage and an addressed envelope. Overseas girls email me :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Update on the ATC swap

They are all now winging their way back to all participants, and oh what a lovely bunch of ATCs! Here are some pics, remembering the theme was hats/crowns/headwear.

The Akubra one opens up to reveal some journaling about why Margaret chose the Akubra and what an Akubra is.
I do hate to pick favourites but I love Egypt! Tania has just amazed me with her ATC and from what I can gather, I think it was one of her first attempts at an ATC!

Here's a closeup of mine. The stamp is by Lost Coast Design, the background one is by Hero Arts. The wings were stamped again and coated in dimensional magic and then covered with crushed mica, sut out and stuck over the original wings for a bit of dimension. The corners are also mica that have just been stapled on.
Thanks again everyone :) I hope you enjoy your new little bits of artwork.

Friday, March 02, 2007

A week has gone by

Yeah, yeah, the old cliche again. Time flies, yada yada yada...

I have been busy though.

I've baked, well I made a rice bubble slice for the lunchboxes this week. 3 cups of rice bubbles, 25 marshmallows and a dob of butter. Melt the marshmallows and butter and mix through the rice bubbles. I threw in a handful of choc chips too. The kids love it and it tastes so much better than the bought ones!

I've taxed, well I did the gst return. I lost all of October receipts, but I found them again, lol. All done, all sorted.

We got the new kits up on site, with our new colour combination.

I booked the kids back into swimming lessons and they are loving it!

I won a rak from the CPS blog. I also made a card this morning using their #3 sketch.

I used my new stamp, which is made from black rubber, very nice! I have also used Maya Road white blossoms, Buzz & Bloom chipboard, a SU! sentiment stamp and Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson ink. It is mounted straight, it's just too lumpy for the scanner, lol.

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