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.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

By land Car

Another birthday card today. The stamp is the car out of the by land stamp set and the colours are Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy. Again its a pretty quick card to stamp. I used the DS Papers out of the Spring Break Paper Pack. I finished with a couple of Not Quite Navy brads. Think I have mentioned everything if not just shoot me an email.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Hi I thought I would give u a break today from the bombardment of Christmas Cards that I have been posting lately. This was such a quick card to make. I just used my Classic Stars jumbo wheel inked in Wild Wasabi on Wild Wasabi card stock. Cut some DS Paper out of the East Coast Prep paper pack and cut out some co-ordinating stars with the star punches. Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and More Mustard. Finished with a Birthday Cheer & Wishes out of the Cheer & Wishes stamp set.... Hope you like it

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Card

This is another Christmas Card using the Festive Favourites stamp set it matches the one i showed on this post. The colours are Kraft, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White. I have watercoloured using the crayons and the aqua painter. I always use the other end of my crayon and pick the colour up first onto the aqua painter and the paint. I find that easier then drawing the crayon onto the cardstock and smudging it with the aqua painter. I hope that makes sense.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Colour Challenge No 30

I havn't had the chance to play along with Kristina's Colour Challenges for a while but I made a extra special effort tonite to be able to play. I used the Ocean Commotion set out of the Summer Mini that starts on the 1st December. I have been busting to play with the stamp sets that I had ordered so this was the perfect chance to crack this one open. I also used the wonderful favourites stamp set. I finished with some twine and some sponging around the stamped image. Have a great day and I hope you like it........

Fabulous New Stuff

This card is for Keesh's challenge again this week. The colours were Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I got my order from Stampin Up yesterday from the new Mini Catty and just had to play with some of it especially the new chunky glitter. That is why there is glitter all over this card because I just couldn't wait....... I also used the new scallop edge punch which I just love it makes things soooooooo easy. Anyway this is my card and I hope you all like it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Idol Post & Christmas Gift Tags

Well I was famous on Sunday nite did you spot me! Geoff & I and a group of friends went to Australian Idol and watched Luke sing. It was Awesome! All the idols were great but Luke definately my idol. Its not very often that you get a good friend on idol so it was an opportunity of a liftetime to go and see him. We just had the best time down there and our road trip was fun as well (Waving to you Melissa, Nat & Bridget!!!!!!!!!!) I will post a pic when I work out how to get it off my phone......... So all i have to say is Gooooooooo LUKE!!!! Now to the serious stuff I posted a pic of some gift tags that I have made. If you have any questions just email me. Have a great day! I am still on a high from Idol so I definately will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Seasons of Joy Christmas Card

This card is a case from Michele Force she is a very talented stamper and I love her work. I changed this a little bit to make it my own, the colours are River Rock, Wild Wasabi & Purely Pomegrante and they are stamped with the stamps out of the Seasons of Joy stamp set. This stamp set is out of the Mini Catty that finishes on the 30th November, its a great stamp set be sure to get one. I then stuck the Vellum over the top of the cardstock and then stuck the piece of ripped river rock cardstock down one side and finished off with the Purely Pomegrante satin ribbon that is also in the Mini Catty that finishes on the 30th November. If you need to order anything please just let me no.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christmas Again

I made this card the other day and just had it sitting on my desk unfinished because I was unsure where to go with it. So today was the day to get some things on my desk finished and this is one of my projects. The base of the card is whisper white and then I used the wintergreen DS paper. I had these rhinestones things laying around for a while and the are not stampin up so I just wanted to use them up thats why there are so many on this card. I used the corner punch with the guard off to scallop along the edges. I stamped the tree out of the seasons of joy stamp set and the saying out of the short and sweet stamp set and punched that out with the oval punch. I finished off with some white taffeta and soft sky double stitched ribbon. I hope you like it....

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas Cards

This is another stamp set that I really like its Peaceful Wishes. The colours I have used are Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke & Confetti Cream. This is a pretty basic card with no tricks to it. If you need to ask me anything just email me. Have a great day. I hope you are stamping where ever you are.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Card

For this card I have used Wild Wasabi for the base and layered it with Kraft cardstock which has been stamped in Sahara Sand with the Season of Joy Stamp set from the Spring Mini Catty. I then layered those colours again and finished off with Confetti Cream cardstock and the stamped Xmas Tree is stamped in Wild Wasabi. I used the slot punch to thread the Old Olive Grossgain ribbon through and tie it twice.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I have a couple of ladies who look at my blog every day (thats the ones I no of). So this card is for you ladies. I no that you have been looking for black and silver Christmas Cards and you liked the white and blue snowflake card, so I have adapted these colours for you. I have used the metallic silver cardstock for the base of the card and then mounted basic black ontop and embossed the silver snowflakes and the Season's Gretting saying. I finished with some basic grey taffeta ribbon. I hope you like it ladies....................................

Birthday Card

It was my cousin's birthday yesterday and this is the card I made for her. She loves black and white and they are the colours I used. She sent me a text tonite to say thank you so I no I can post it as she has received it. I got the original idea for the card from Teneale Williams who is a very talented stamper. I used black stazon and the baroque background stamp. I actually didn't have my stazon pad juicy enough and ended up having to colour a lot of spots with a black marker but it still looks good. I used a piece of black cardstock down the side and finished with the white taffeta ribbon and a hat pin from the pretties kit. Hope you are having a great day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another Wedding card

Ok I loved the last card so much I recreated it using Soft Sky. I really wanted to use soft sky for my first card but pink kept calling out to me. I think it is because Keesh has just redesigned her web page and its such a lovely soft pink. You can check it out here

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wedding Card

I needed a wedding card and Keesh had set her challenge on the ESAD Site and I was hoping to be able to combine the two this week. Whoohoo what do you no I succeeded. I used the Always stamp set out of the Spring Mini catty. I just love this stamp set! I went to pick up some blues but the pretty in pink just kept calling to me so I they were the colours I used Pretty In Pink and Whisper White. I stamped Baroque Motifs on each corner of the card and on each side of the circle with versamark. I embossed the circle, the saying and the hearts. The hearts have been stamped on Vellum cardstock and embossed in white. I finished off with some white tafetta ribbon.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Christmas Card

I love this Christmas Card it is just so nice and soft. I used Whisper White and Soft Sky together and the Snow Burst stamp set out of the Spring Mini Catty. This was another card that we made on Friday Night except I added some extra ribbon to mine. The Seasons Greetings stamp set is out of the Many Merry Messages Stamp set. Enjoy your day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Christmas Card

This is one of the card's we made at Friday Night's Girls Night In Stamp-a-thon. I am showing you this card first and will get back with some of the others later on. The colours are Whisper White and Purely Pomegrante. I used the Holiday Harmony DS Paper on top of the Whisper White and then layered the purely pomegrante and then the whisper white to stamp on. I used the Crazy for Christmas stamp set, there were lots of different versions on the night not just the presents, but also trees & the ornaments. When I made this card I wanted to used pink as pink is the colour for the girls night in. We raised 347.00 for the cancer council on the night and it was lots of fun. One thing I did forget on the night was my camera to take photo's of everybody stamping but I do have photo's of the cards.