Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Weekend craft and tonkotsu noodles

This post is a bit of a mish-mash, but it pretty much sums up last weekend for me.

First up, there was the Craft Fair at Darling Harbour. The focus of this craft fair was very much on quilting, beading and sewing, with only 4 stalls in 'Papercraft Alley', which was disappointing. And not much paper at all, with mainly stamps, punches and diecuts in abundance. My favourite stamping shop, Art Stamps Australia, had a stall where I stocked up on Hero Arts stamps. I've been after the little dude holding the gold block for ages, and was sooo happy to find it!

Also got some Chalkbox queues and the new American Crafts Zing! embossing powders - can't wait to use them...

Spoils from the Craft Fair - quite restrained, I think

Then I stopped of at Eating World in Chinatown for a bowl of the famous tonkotsu noodles. This pork bone soup was so thick, it was like drinking gravy - perfect for winter. I had it with a seasoned egg - double yum...

Back home, I had to make a wedding card for my cousin in Canada. Here is the final result...

The inside has the obligatory space for the money envelope (Cuttlebug embossed).
The card is made from lightweight Bazzill cardstock (easier to air mail), circle-punched KI Memories glitter lace cardstock, American Crafts rub-on for the 'best wishes', and a cute bride and groom sticker from Krafty Kutz Australia (from the Craft Fair!). The edge was done with Fiskars' apron lace punch.


  1. what a gorgeous wedding card. love the motif on the front (how did you do that?!). i always mean to make cards and have a random collection of punches and papers but rarely get around to doing it and then ending up buying a card instead. argh.

  2. The hero art stamps are SO cute! And the tonkatsu ramen sounds perfect for this weather.

  3. Great work on the card! The two little Chinese people holding hands is so cute!!

  4. I like the little bird stamps. Very cute. Good job with the card too :)

  5. i love those stamps! thanks for letting me know about the tonkotsu ramen - i'm heading there to check it out!

  6. The wedding card is superb! Mad talents Belle!!

  7. Great stationary haul. And how amazing is that wedding card! How long did it take to do?

  8. That card is gorgeous! Yov've got a definite talent there, Belle!

  9. Hey Belle, nice card! Very tasteful. I don't know how you have the patience to do all of that punching and cutting! Nice work!

  10. hi Helen - the motif is a circle cut from some lace cardstock. Very effective and easy! I love collecting craft stuff but have to force myself to use it. Don't want to spend money on a buying a card, though, haha!

    hi Betty - the tonkotsu was fantastic. I would have had another bowl if I didn't have to think about my cholesterol.

    hi Rilsta - the couple are adorable, aren't they. Lucky they came in a sheet of 4, so I have 3 left...

    hi Arwen - the bird stamps are from a Christmas set, I think, so I'm preparing - a first for me to be ahead of things!

    hi panda - I've been hearing so much about the tonkotsu, and it's worth every drop!

    hi Trisha - thanks so much! You're pretty talented yourself!

    hi Lorraine - the card did not take long because I sort of cheated with the rub ons and sticker. About 30 mins? Normally I agonise over a design and that takes aaaages!

    hi Tina - thanks, I really enjoy cardmaking (when I have time).

    hi Carla - the circle and scallop circle are thanks to my fetish for punches. I used my giga 3 inch punches for them - they are massive and weigh a ton!