Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More Entries

I am back with Kylie's entries. Kylie has used the Season of Joy Christmas set on a Birthday Card and for the sketch she has used Wild about you with the now retired treehouse paper. I wish you all a healthy, safe and happy new year.

Some Challenge Entries

I just scrolled back on my blog to see where I posted the challenge I set for my customers but realised I never posted it. Oh dear! It must have been the silly season.... But anyways the entries close today and here are two that Katrina has made. The first one is a colour challenge with the colours Kraft, Blush Blossom, Pale Plum and Whisper White and the second one is a sketch challenge that Keesh had set on her blog a while ago. Hopefully I will be back later with some more entries......

Monday, December 29, 2008


I have no cards to show you, but I have been doing something crafty "scrapbooking". I will get back to cards but at the moment I have been enjoying catching up on some of my scrapbooking. This page uses Jersey Shore DS Paper and Night of Navy. I have cut the letters out with my cricut machine and used a rubon for the letters. Those rubons are now retired. I stamped the images out of the ABC Images and watercoloured them. I hope you are having a great day wherever you are.....

Sunday, December 28, 2008

All about family

One of my customers and good friends emailed me this picture today. She made this card for her daughter from her son-in-law and grandson. They were giving pandora's as a present and she came up with this card to give with the present. I thought it was a great idea if you are giving pandora's as a present just tie them on. Daddy's got one and so does max. I'm guessing the colours are Wild Wasabi and Real red. The stamp set is all in the family and short and sweet. Thanks for emailing me this, I couldn't wait to share it all with you. I think it's just so clever......

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Last Christmas Card

This will be the last Christmas card I will post on here for this year because its Christmas tomorrow........ So I wish all my blog readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. I made this card as a male Christmas card. I used my cuttlebug and then embossed it with silver as per a tutuorial that was on the cuttlebug challenges site.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Live your dreams

This card is made using the Carousel Notes in Soft Sky and the Love Bird Rubons and the lovely Live your dream stamp set. I mounted the Carousel Notes on Chocolate Chip cardstock which I cut to size to fit inside the chocolate chip envelopes that comes with the carsousel notes. I then added the rubon and stamped the flowers and butterfly and cut them out. I used one of my handheld circle punches to punch around the scallops and then stamped the for you with the say it with scallops and cut it out with square scallop punch and added a little ribbon behind it to finish it off.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Colour Challenge Entry

This is Kylie's card entry for the colour challenge. Beautiful isn't it................... I do love that Always stamp set out of the old spring mini. Enjoy your nite......

My Challenge Card

This is my card for the challenge with the girls. I used Big Bold Birthday and the Colour Challenge Colours Night of Navy, Real Red, Ballet Blue and Whisper White. I used a chipboard Number 7 and some new chunky glitter. I needed this card for a seven year old's birthday. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Challenge Entries

I received these entries for my colour challenge yesterday they are both by Katrina. She has used two of the new sets out of the Summer Mini and man she doesn't muck around I only delivered them to her on Monday! Thanks for entering! I would say a fair bit of time went into colouring in those apples!!!!! They look fabulous. I hope you are getting time to stamp where ever you are today!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Another Keesh Challenge

I made this card for Keesh's Inspiration Challenge, I was trying to match the cushion on the left hand side of the picture. I used the Illuminated wheel and wheeled in Versamark then heat set it with heat and stick powder, then dazzling diamonds and heat set again. So then I matched the cushion exactly a black background with a dazzling diamond border.........BORING for a card so I had to invent how to dress it up a little...... Well no wonder I am so late with my entry because I found this so hard....... So I came up with the Square Metal Tags and spotlighting a part of the border. I will stamp the other square when I find an occassion to use this card. Keesh works so hard at bringing these to us every week I really do love to play along, but gee this week I struggled......Its great to get out of your comfort zone occassionally!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wild Rose Thank You

Yesterday while I was checking out Karen's blog I also found another lovely card that I wanted to case. This is my take on it. The colours are Pretty in pink, regal rose, mellow moss and always artichoke. I also used my trusty old stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up just beautifully. This is a gorgeous stamp set to use......

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Lots of Scallops

Ok officially my stampin mojo has left me so whats a girl to do....... Well case of course. This card is a total case from the very talented Karen Thomas. Check out her blog I just luvvvv her work. (It makes me feel a little better to no that Karen also cased this So I used the new scallop punch out of the Summer Mini catty as well as the 3/4" and 1" circle punch and the small star punch. I also used the Say it with Scallops stamp set out of the summer mini. I hope you like it....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thank You card

I needed a thank you card last nite and I decided I wanted to use the colour Blush Blossom so I pulled out my colour coach and turned to blush blossom and the colours that matched were Certainly Celery and Always Amethyst and what do you no they actually match. The colour coach is a very handy tool to have....... I used the Eastern Blooms stamp set out of the summer mini catty and the thank you out of short and sweet. I added some cert celery brads to the flowers and also coloured the insides with the white gel pen. The background is stamped in blush blossom with the flower out of short and sweet and the centres are highlighted with the white gel pen also. I finished with some faux stitching and some certainly celery ribbon......Have a great day..

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Colour Challenge week 4

This week's colour challenge comes from treehouse. I carn't wait to see this week's entry's. If you want to play along either link to this comment or email me your picture. Have fun with it. Entries close 7pm next thursday.

Challenge Entries

My Card
Kylie's Card

Katrina's card

Here are the entries for this weeks colour challenge. Thanks Girls! they are great. I also had a go this week because I just loved those colours I used the embrace life stamp set and my new favourite scallop edge punch. I will be back later with next weeks Challenge.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Birthday Card

This is a Birthday Card for my Grandmother. I also made a Folder to put some cards in as a present as well. The colours are Wild wasabi and Groovy Guava. I have used the Carousel Notes and cut them in half and then run them through my cuttlebug machine and then used the small circle punch to punch out the holes. I then used the Live your dream stamp set and Wonderful favourites and finished off with some Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon. I hope she likes them.... There is a tutorial on how to make this card folder on Keesh's website you can find it here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Week 3's Group Challenge

I just posted this out for my Group as this week's Colour Challenge. I thought I would post it on here as well in case any body else was interested. This is so fresh for summer I found it at ezibuy. The colours are Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Kraft and Whisper White. Entries close 7pm Thursday 11th December. Stampin Up products only please.

Group Challenge

Kylies Card
Liss's Card (Has she told you before that she loves this ribbon....hehehe)

Katrina's Card

This is Week 2's colur challenge for the ladies in my group. I used the colours that Leigh used for a challenge a few posts back because I had so much fun using these colours. They were Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose & Rose Red. Another lot of great cards. Well done girls!!!! Carn't wait to see your creations next week.

Keehs Colour Challenge

This is the card I made for Keesh's Colour Challenge. The colours were Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and Groovy Guava. I have been busting to crack open the time for you stamp set so that was the set I just had to use. I matched it up with some Afternoon Tea DS Papers. You can buy this all out of the new mini catty. I also used a brad out of the my hodgepodge and some groovy guava ribbon with a bit of soft sky tied in there as well. I just love how all the colours coordinate within the Stampin Up range.........

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blog Award

I received this award from a fellow blogging friend Robyn at Rainbows by Robyn. Check out her blog it's very inspirational. Thanks so much Robyn for passing the award onto me. I really do appreciate it. Now part of this award is that I need to pass it onto 5 other people i think. But that is going to have to wait for another day. I am a bit strapped for time today and have a few things going on around here, hence the lack of regular posts. I am hoping to get a challenge completed later on tonite, so hopefully I will be back to load that on for you all to look at. Thanks again Robyn for your award!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Another Scrapbook Page

I apologise in advance for this photo being a little odd looking but everyway I have taken it hasn't worked except this way. So I hope you can all get a bit of an idea. I have been hooking into the scrapbooking a bit lately hence, the lack of cards to post here. Hopefully tomorrow night I must be able to get some cards happening again. Ok for this page I have used the new Carousel Notes out of the Summer Mini in Wild wasabi and I have cut it in half and put half on this page and half on the other page which is not pictured.... I have used paper out of the Jersey Shore DS Paper pack and the stickers out of crew kids boy scrapbooking kit and also some other stickers that I had on hand that are not stampin up...sorry.... I hope you are all having a great day wherever you are...

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I seen these cute little Angels on Alana's blog and i just couldn't wait to make them. They are made out of the fabulous flowers stamp set, the pretties kit and a piece out of the silver hodgepodge. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them. So I will be making a few more of these for our Christmas tree this year. So far I have made this one in Pretty in Pink and one in Soft sky. I hope you are enjoying your sunday....

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Scrapbooking Page

Goodmorning Everyone! I have finally decided to show you some of my scrapbooking. I realised I have been putting my cards on here but not my scrapbooking. So today is the day to introduce you to my scrapbooking. When I scrapbook I like to use a 12 x 12 page and for me its a story with photo's, so I like to use a lot of photos to a double page. I hope you like my style because after looking around other people blogs it is a little different. Ok down to the details, I used Kraft, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa and Confetti Cream cardstock. Inks were Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss & So Saffron. The stamp sets I used were Life's a Breeze, Something Fishy jumbo wheel & Enjoy Every Moment out of the Spring Mini Catalogue, Remember tomorrow is the last day for ordering this one......It's a great set.....

Friday, November 28, 2008

Kids Christmas Decorations

I had some fun the other day with the kids doing same kiddy craft. We decided to make some Christmas Decorations with "Mummy's Stampin Stuff" - OMG!!!!! I took a few big deep breaths and handed an ink pad each to my two year old and four year old. They had an absolute ball but to their dismay Mummy had to do the glitter bit. The colours were picked by Nicholas and Josephine. Nicholas wanted a yellow decoration and Josephine wanted a Pink decoration. So that is what we have made. We used the Chipboard pieces out of the Spring Mini Catty, only a couple of days left for ordering these.... I then stuck a piece of acetate to the back using tombow and then filled it with chunky glitter and then stuck another piece of acetate on the top to keep all the glitter in. We then punched a hole with the Cropadile and set a large eyelet and threaded some ribbon through. We had to have a Merry Christmas on there so we stamped that on a piece of white and punched it out and stuck to another piece of chipboard. The kids had heaps of fun.......

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Colour Challenges

Liss's Card

Katrina's Card
Kylie's Card

I set a colour challenge for the girls that come to my classes this week and these are the entries that some of them came up with. By request I am going to set one for them each week. Thanks girls they were all fabulous cards.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Keeshs Sketch

This was one of the first sets that I fell in Love with in the new Summer Mini Catty. I have been busting to use it and this was the perfect opportunity, Keesh's Sketch Challenge. This little puppy reminds me off our new chocolate brown kelpie that the kids have named "Choc" short for Chocolate......That is why the puppy is watercoloured in Choc Chip. Ok I have used Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa for the coloured and I have watercoloured using the crayons and the aqua painter. I have used two Background stamps being sanded and weathered. The puppy stamp is out of the For Father set.

Mel's Challenge

I made this card for Mel's Challenge, which was to make a Christmas card out of Non-traditional Christmas colours. I used Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa and Confetti Cream. The stamp set I used is Season's of Joy. Oh yes and I also used a bit of DS Paper out of the notebook range.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sympathy Card

I seen this card on Mel's Blog which she cased from Beate Johns. I needed a Sympathy card and I thought it would make a nice one. The colours are Always Artichoke, Chocolate chip and River Rock. I made a mask and sponged around it in River Rock and used my markers to colour the tree. I used faux stitching around the mask line. The stamp sets used are Close as a Memory and Lovely as a tree.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Leah's Colour Challenge

There are heaps of Challenges going around at the moment and it is always fun to play however, I don't always have time but today I am a bit lucky I have had a go at one and hope to get some more done later this afternoon. This is Leah's colour challenge.... You can check it out here. The colours were Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose, Rose Red & Pretty in Pink. This was totally soooo much fun to make. Happy Stampin....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenges

I found this site the other day and I have had my cuttlebug for a while now and I thought it would be fun to have a go at some of their challenges with it. You can check there site out here.
The challenge was cuttlebug crayon resist. You can read all about the technique on there site. Have a great day. I hope you had time for some stamping today......

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Colour Challenge No 31

I had a little bit of time today to play along with Kristina's Colour Challenge. I used the Flower Fusion out of the Summer Mini Catty. I think they are just so cute. I added some stitching and stamped friend out of the Friendly Flowers Stamp set. This was a pretty quick card today as I said I only had a little bit of time. Hardly any stamping on this one....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Keeshs inspiration challenge

I made this card for Keesh's weekly challenge. This week was an inspiration challenge where Keesh provided this photo and we had to make a card from it. The Base is Kraft cardstock stamped with the sanded background stamp in Sahara Sand. I stamped the flowers in Tempting Turquoise and glittered the centres with dazzling diamonds. The stamp set I used are in the up and coming mini catty that starts on the 1st December. I used the wide Chocolate stitched ribbon that is also in the new mini and used a rubon for the saying. Have a great day.

Oh by the way the stamp sets are called say it with scallops and eastern blooms. I also used the Square Scallop punch and the scallop edge punch as well.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Calendar Pages

This is a project that I have been working on for a while in between things and don't get me wrong it is far from finished. My original idea was to give this as a Christmas Present so I have pulled it back to do some more work on it. I will show u May first just because so far it is my Favourite. I have used the By land stamp set & jumbo outline alphabet. The colours are Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa and the Outlaw DS Papers. I hope you like it....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby Card

I entered a swap on the ESAD Site and this was the card that I made for it. I think that everyone should have there swaps now so it is ok to post. I used the Enjoy every moment stamp set out of the spring mini and the daisy dash wheel. The your was out of the everyday flexible phrases and the little one is out of Nursery Necessities. I used the scallop circle punch and the tab punch punched twice in the front of the card to make the circle to see the words underneath.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas Card

Ok time for another Christmas Card I gave you two days off so here is the last card that I made to complete the set out of the Festive Favourites stamp set. This time I used the super cute snowmen. The colours are Kraft and Night of Navy. The instructions are the same as the previous posts for these cards. I hope I have inspired you to do some stamping today.