Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Stampin' Up! have a beautiful new mini catalogue out for Summer and it's jam packed with gorgeous stamp sets, fun accessories and awesome embelishments! On January 15th @ 7pm I will be hosting a little Summer Mini workshop. It'll be a fun night creating a couple of cards and a sweet little gift box. Cost is $10 for the three projects with plenty of fun and laughs thrown in for free! Contact me if you would like to attend. Please RSVP by January 11.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I am still defining my scrapbooking style but I would have to say that I am much more into putting a few photos onto a 12x12 layout than just focussing on one shot. However sometimes you do have such a gorgeous picture that it can be the only one on the page.
I used some adhesive die cuts from the Hoppy Memories Simply Scrapping kit and they are so cute. I love the images in this kit with the frogs and turtles and thought this cute little character was the perfect company for Levi's cuteness on this page!
I do have to apologise for the picture quality here. I really struggled to get it all in focus. I do hope you can see it well enough.
Cardstock: Yoyo yellow and Pacific point
Ribbon: 5/8" Kiwi kiss striped grosgrain.
Embellishments: From the Hoppy Memories Simply Scrapping Kit
Marker: Chocolate chip
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
We used a kraft background with Washington Apple papers, Bashful blue, Real red and Pumpkin pie ink, Bashful blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and the beautiful Butterfly prints stamp set. It would have saved us a fair bit of time if I had received my butterfly punch in time... but now I have it and it's wonderful! I love it! And it also co-ordinates with the butterfly images from Flight of the butterfly (p. 82) in the Idea book and catalogue.
I only have a couple of dates available for workshops in January. Contact me if you would like to have a workshop with some of our lovely new products from the Summer Mini.
Also, until January 24th there is a great inventory clearance sale on with Stampin' Up! There are some awesome reductions! Check them out at http://www.stampinup.com.au/
PS Stay tuned for some scrapping layouts and more cards over the next few days!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This will probably be my last post until I return from NT. But I just had to share this fun technique with you! This is my latest swap in my Artist Trading Card (ATC) techniques swap and the technique is Faux metal. If you are into heat embossing then you must try this... if you are not yet into heat embossing then you must get into it and try this because it is such fun and a great effect!
There is a tutorial here on Splitcoast. Basically you use versamark ink and Silver embossing powder on cardstock and heat set four layers or so. Then you quickly whilst the embossing powder is still wet press a stamp into it. This is how I made the silver flowers on the ATCs. The recipe is below.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
We lived in Arnhem Land a few years back when Ethan was a baby so we are really looking forward to returning and seeing what has changed, what is the same, catching up with people and especially seeing how the community we will stay in is going. We hear there has been quite a revival in the church there so we are looking forward to opportunities to just spend some time with them.
The island is very remote. We will travel into Gove (Nhulunbuy) on Qantas, spend a couple of days there whilst Julian does some flight checks and I do some grocery shopping and catch up with some girls. Then we will head off to the island for 2 and a half weeks. There is not a lot on the island - just a small shop and a take away. There is an art centre but I am not sure if it's operating at the moment, we'll see when we get there - it would be nice to be able to get some local artwork to bring home with us though. There is also a school, the airport (obviously) and... um... a health clinic. I think that just about covers it!
I hope to do some blogging of projects before we go... but with one week left.... and lots to organise.... I know you will all forgive me if I don't quite get there!
Blessings to you all,
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
- 1/2 pack of "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit (2 1/2 sheets designer series paper, 4 sheets textured 12"x12" cardstock, 3 sheets of self adhesive die cuts)
- 8 sheets of Kraft A4 cardstock
- 1m Real red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
- 1.5m Chocolate chip Taffeta ribbon
- 1m White Taffeta ribbon
- 10 Stampin' Dimensionals
- Stampin' Write Marker pen (your choice of colour)
- FREE punched shapes
The kit makes 12 Christmas cards, 6 gift tags and 2 Scrapbooking layouts (all pictured below). In your kit you will receive printed pictures of each card design for your inspiration or you can create as you wish.
All this for just $34 including postage
Why not add on some Tombow glue ($7.95), Snail adhesive ($12.95) or a Horizontal slot punch ($11.50) and we'll waive the postage charge!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This card is really quick and easy. Just trace a circle in pencil on the front of your Very vanilla card and then stamp the medium Old olive snowflakes around the circle. Pop the small Real red snowflakes in between and voila! You have a wreath. A touch of Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon and the card is completed. The stamp set we used here is Snow Swirled.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I used Certainly Celery for the card and the inks used for the butterflies are Orchid opulence with Lovely lilac, Pirouette pink with Pixie pink and Tempting turquoise with Brilliant blue. The ribbon is 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain and the oval punch is pink pirouette.
Friday, September 25, 2009
A friend said today that there are only three months til Christmas. I almost fell off my chair! Where has this year gone?
Actually I have already started designing Christmas cards - we made one of them during August for our Spring Mini release.
Tonight I am having a quiet night at home and actually heading off for an early night soon as we're recovering from an awful tummy bug in our house. But a friend of mine is hosting a workshop at her house tonight even though I can't be there! She is a great stamper and will do a super job of it, I know! They will be making a couple of Christmas cards to take home and I thought I would share them with you. There are two cards in the picture with different colour options... and I have added to them. The vanilla card now has a Real red sentiment on it and the Chocolate card has a red tie on the ribbon now too!
It's not a very clear picture, I am so sorry (I have to work on my photography skills!)... but don't you just love the eyelet border at the top. It is such a lovely punch and really quite easy to use too.
Thanks for looking!
Monday, September 21, 2009
The base of the card is made using half an A4 sheet cut lengthways and then you score it into thirds to make the folds.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
On Saturday 15 August 2009
You will complete 4 cards and 2 packaging projects
(this includes something for Dad for Father’s
Day), You will learn some new techniques and
have an enjoyable afternoon.
$25 per person, or bring a friend and
get in for $20 each. This includes afternoon
tea and lucky door prize.
Orders can be taken on the day or book your inhome
workshop. Bonus incentives for workshops
booked on the day.
Please bring: a friend, scissors/paper trimmer,
glue/tape adhesive, work mat, pencil and ruler,
I look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I hope you feel inspired :) Happy Stamping!!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
If you would like to host a workshop and see some of our gorgeous new products in action just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your date.
We are also hosting a launch for the new Spring Mini on Saturday August 15th. Contact me for more details.
I hope to pop back on later today or tomorrow to upload some new projects from the new mini catalogue.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Just thought I would upload a few cards I have made over the past few days. I am actually sending these to a friend as a gift - 'A pack of cards'. Hope she likes them :)
This is the 'wrapping' (The dark brown is the back of one of the cards) The stamp set is 'Yummy' which I wish was still available as it is a lovely and simple set of stamps.
This real red and brilliant blue card uses the 'Loads of Love' 2 step stampin' set which is really sweet and I have watercoloured (with ink and blender pens) the little truck and flowers. The large blue card behind the whisper white has been crumpled to add some texture to the card.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I hope this blog will be a place that my friends can stop by to see what I have been up to in the world of food and craft.
This morning I had great fun with a couple of girls stamping at a Techniques workshop run by my friend (and Stampin' Up upline) Paula. We learnt some great new inking techniques including crayon resist, two-step stamping, using the brayer and split negative stamping.
I have just joined up with Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and will hold my first workshop next Sunday night! I am really looking forward to sharing my enjoyment of cardmaking and scrapbooking with my friends.
Well my littlest is calling from his cot so that'll be all for today. Photos soon!