Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fab Finds #5

There are so many beautiful things on Etsy and the internet in general that I come across every day.
That I covet every day  : )

Dear Santa, (if you happen to be reading this)
I would love these! (I have been good. Honestly, I have!!)

'From Italy with Love' purse in aqua - by Rosie's Armoire

Paris, Je T'aime, Fine Art 8x10 Photography Print - by Metroline 6
Recycled Map Origami Kusudama Ornament - by GrannyPantyDesigns

I have a 'thing' for vintage globes, this one is from Bella Lulu

You might gather from my picks that I have a lust for travel. I have travelled quite a bit, but there are so many more places I'd like to visit: Prague, Tibet, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia and Cuba to name but a few...
And what about YOU, where would you love to go??

Sally xox

Sunday, November 21, 2010

here's a fab giveaway for you to enter...

Do you like giveaways?  I do?
Do you like photography?  I do!!
...if you are really quick - you can enter this great giveaway, which I just stumbled accross on the wonderful Ardent Sparrow blog!  Go take a look at the wonderful work of British Photographer
Sarah Franklin

Hurry though ~ it ends today.

...then enter the giveaway to win a photo calandar of your choice, valued at $25 USD.

these are two of my favourites, as they are so quintessentially British!
ahh, memories of the seaside and pick n Mix sweets on a Saturday..
makes me homesick and nostalgic for my childhood!

Visit Sarah's Etsy shop Eye Shoot here.

Sally xox

Friday, November 19, 2010

shopping... it's for a good cause...

Would you like to see what I made and donated for the Creative Collective group's Christmas Charity Auction 

You can see more details or place a bid for it here it comes gift-wrapped with a little  extra free something tucked inside your parcel!

There are lots of other goodies to bid on. Go take a look, like I said it's for a good cause!! : )

6 Merry Christmas Flatnote postcard and Envelope Set - Retro Glamour - Peace Love and Joy
donated by Percival Road
I have placed a few bids too, now just waiting to see what happens...
Auction ends Tuesday November 30th.

Sally  xox

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fab Finds #4

I just love this! ♥

                                     Red Umbrella -- 3D Wall Art by Gosh & Golly on Etsy.

"Rainbow-colored raindrops fall from the clouds above a little red umbrella in this adorable 3D wall art.
 Each piece of the wall art is separate from the others allowing you to hang them on the wall and
arrange them however you want and can be moved as often as you like.
They add texture and dimension to the wall and are the perfect touch in a nursery,
child's room, or playroom."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

* * * GIVEAWAY TIME!! * * *

How are you today?
Have you visited my shop before? If you have you will know what I sell, if not let me enlighten you!

 Jambo Chameleon is a little Etsy shop, full of colour & fun - selling lots of buttons; other arty-crafty supplies, some fab vintage finds, and handmade bits & bobs  (for Scrapbooking /crafts...etc).

So, would you like to win a $25 voucher to spend on anything you like in my shop??

You can even use the credit to pay for your postage.
(No change given, but you may use the credit on another occasion).

Come and have a looksee, maybe you will be tempted...

You may be wondering about the name
Jambo Chameleon??
Well, I will tell you a little story...

Once upon a time, an excited loopy lass on her honeymoon in Kenya, saw a real, live chameleon for the very first time. It was a tiny, cute little fella and she got to (nervously) hold it in her hand.

The lass greeted her new friend
"Jambo Chameleon!"
{'JAMBO' being Swahili - the local lingo - for hello!!}.

 This was a memorable moment and somehow the pairing of these two words just stuck in her mind...

How to enter:

Please leave me a message(s) in comments, you will receive one entry per each of the following:
*Become a follower of this blog (or remind me if you already are!)
* "liking" me on Facebook  (or remind me if you already do!)
* following me on Twitter  (or remind me if you already do!)
* "hearting" my shop on Etsy (or remind me if you already have!)
* Blogging / tweeting/or mentioning on Facebook this giveaway
* visiting my shop and coming back to tell me your favourite item

Please leave any relevant links / usernames in your comment.


- Entrants must adhere to these conditions for their entry to be valid.

- All entries must be received by midnight THURSDAY 25th November (AEST).

- Open to Australian and International readers.

- Please ensure you leave a valid email address or Facebook / Etsy shop link. If I cannot email you easily, the prize will be re-drawn.

- Please note the $25 will be in U.S. Dollars as this is currently the currency used for Etsy.

- The winner will be notified by email, and will have 7 days to respond or the prize will be re-drawn and a new winner found.

A winner will be drawn at random and announced on  FRIDAY 26th November (AEST).

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My name is sally and I am addicted to making Etsy Treasuries!!

Are you on Etsy?  If so, do you like to make treasuries? I do. I really, really do!!
Curating them is fun. I like collecting all those great things in one place. Sometimes I use a theme, sometimes a colour story, sometimes a title from a challenge etc...

Today I made one for MOVEMBER which (for the uninitiated) is held in November (not surprisingly, you say?!), and involves moustaches ('of course', you say!!), and raises money and awareness for men's health issues. Good stuff. yes!

Would you like to see my treasury?

to see the details for each item / shop click on this link to the treasury
and then you can click on any  item / shop name.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Last week's Sydney ABCD meet-up!

I am later in posting about this event, than I would have liked. Oh well, small boys must come first...
(at least SOMETIMES anyhow!!).

What:  ABCD Sydney Meet-up     When:  Thursday 28th October

 The ABCD (Artists + Bloggers + Crafters + Designers) Meetups are a chance for art, design and craft bloggers to get out from behind their computers and meet face-to-face at a casual quarterly get-together.

"The meet-ups have no set structure, and are designed to be an informal gathering at a bar or cafe on a Thursday evening."

True to their promise organisers/ hosts Steph Bond  and Lisa Tilse gave us a fun, casual gathering (in a swanky room, in a bar). Which luckily for me was in my very suburb!! Yes, I know, so lucky!! : )
Thank you Lisa & Steph, and also Kim of Udessi for co-organising. You all did a great job!

We were invited to bring something along (well, around 30 somethings!!) for the goodie bags, so I made up extra of the Spring embellishments I had made for the Creative Collective project, and made up little mini goodie bags, with one of these in , a postcard, a sticker and a lolly.

 The goodie bags were a lovely treat and were filled with all sorts of creative yumminess such as a little apple pin cushion, hand-made cards and tags and a teeny-weeny cute knitted tea-cup! Oh, plus more lollies. Yum!

My favourites were the Screenprinted fabric bookmark by Michelle from Me We and the little Apple pincushion by Dandi, but everything was fabulous. Thanks muchly to all who contributed to the goodie bags - I loved mine! ♥

for more details of the goodie bag contents (and better photos) see Steph's post here !
This is ME with the lovely Anastasia

Of course the best bit was meeting some of the lovely creative ladies who were there, every one of them beautiful AND talented! My only regret was that I didn't get to meet EVERY single one of them!

I had an awesome time chatting to the likes of these awesome gals: Amanda, Anastasia, Lisa, Steph, Sarah and Jessica...

In the (prettily put) words of Steph -



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

" Tumblr "- I do. Do you??

I  LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ Tumblr - it's just such an inspiring place to visit, full of lovely eye candy.

If you'd like to share more of my inspiration with me, come on over to my
OTHER BLOG!!! and take a look:  Cre8tivity Always

photo from

Monday, November 1, 2010

I think I'll soon be buying...

.....this pretty yellow and white bakers Twine  from my lovely friend Anastasia of
 Percival Road - I think it would look so fresh and pretty on my spring crafts.

I was lucky enough to meet Anastasia  in person, for the first time, last week. I am hoping to talk about that, (and the other lovely girls I met) tomorrow.