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Maya Road 5-ring round tab book

Just wanted to share one of the new Maya Road albums I worked on for Memory Trends which was displayed at the Piggy Tales stand.


This Maya Road 5-ring round tab book was released at CHA-S in July, and I've decorated the album with papers from the Piggy Tales Ba Ba Black Sheep collection.




The whole album can be seen HERE on my website.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


Fiona x


I have been tagged... three times. Julia, my fellow Paper Salon design team friend was first, then came Wendy, my fellow Maya Road design team friend and now Rachel, my fellow Chicago explorer has tagged me too. I guess I can't ignore this any more!

Here are the rules:

  1. Link to your tagger (see above), and also post these rules on your blog.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
  3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
  4. Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here we go, 7 facts about me:

  1. I love cupcakes... the whole process, making them, decorating them {photographing them} and then sharing them with friends and eating them.
  2. When I grow up I want to be a food stylist and photographer, so I can take photos like THIS.
  3. I deliberately buy clothes that don't need ironing. If I do happen to buy a piece of clothing that does need ironing, it usually gets worn once. It then spends the rest of it's life after it's first wash, waiting to be ironed.
  4. I'm most comfortable in jeans and, in my opinion, jeans don't need ironing.
  5. We don't have a dishwasher. It died about two years ago. We went out to buy a new one day and came home with a new microwave (and the old microwave wasn't dead). I am now reluctant to buy a new dishwasher as I actually enjoy the time we spend together washing and drying the dishes (just like I did as a kid) and the chats and the laughs we share with each other for that short time in the evenings.
  6. I love chocolate (and those who are fellow chocolate lovers will understand).
  7. I love IKEA and constructing IKEA things. It's the closest I'll ever come to being a cabinet maker!

Now 7 people to tag.

  1. Narelle and Monique
  2. Jill Geraghty-Groves
  3. Alison Shearer
  4. Sophia Allison
  5. Petrina McDonald
  6. Kath
  7. Kayla Macaulay

I'll look forward to seeing all your seven things.

And in other news, there's not too much to report.

Ribbons Galore is keeping me very busy lately, some of our Christmas ribbons have already sold out.

Paul and I clocked up 15 years of wedded bliss this week. My anniversary day was spent at the school canteen doing my day's duty, a few after school pick ups and drop offs and then a school band meeting which took up a few hours in the evening. This didn't leave much time to celebrate on the day, but Paul did buy me some beautiful flowers.


And we visited IKEA last weekend. I came home with these boxes below with the idea that they will solve my chipboard organisational problems. I'll let be back with the outcome when they have been constructed.


That's about all for now. Thanks for visiting. Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.


Fiona x

Maya Road birdies and that Distress Crackle Paint

I have received a few emails about the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint from Ranger since my post with the Maya Road birthday tag. I've had trouble finding a good selection of these in Australia until last night, when I read Karen's Scrapping Kupboard's update.

KSK now has the full range (that's 24 colours) of the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint available.

I have some Maya Road projects which I made for our DT October challenge (and all the DT member's projects are on the Maya Road DT blog).

This one uses the Aged Mahogany Distress Crackle Paint. I have painted the bird first with a fuchsia acrylic paint, then once dry, painted the crackle paint over the top and left it to do it's magic.



And a few more tree decorations using the Maya Road birdies and also some birds from the MR Birds Chipboard Key chain.

Firstbluebirdie_2 Firstredbirdie_2

Above birdie uses Weathered Wood Crackle Paint (left), and right is the Aged Mahogany again.

Hootlietheowl Secondbluebirdie

Hootie the owl, above left has been painted with Shabby Shutters Crackle Paint, and right is the Weathered Wood again.


The little birdie above was painted with a red acrylic paint first, and I've painted over the top with some Tattered Rose Distress Crackle Paint.

Well, that's about all for today. Have a great day everyone.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Fiona x