Thursday, May 28, 2009

Keeshs Inspiration challenge

I made this card for Keesh's Inspiration Challenge. When I seen the piccy I new I just had to play fitting it in was going to be the problem but hey it was worth a little bit less used the Flower Fancy stamp set and the butterfly and small daisy out of the priceless stamp set. The centres of the flowers have been dotted with crystal effects to give some dimension, its probably a little hard to pick up in the picture. I have used Bella Rose DS Paper and some Pink Pirouette Ribbon. I just love this card.....I am really happy with it.......

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Karen's Challenge

This week Karen set the Weekly Challenge for ESAD a yahoo group I am a member of. The challenge was to create a Male themed card that took no longer than 10 minutes to complete and must include a circle on it somewhere. I made my first card and came here to load it up and realeased I had forgot to put a circle on it. Whoopsy....back to the drawing board and start again. Now the tool set I have used here was a must have purchase for me with two builders in the family......and this card will be going to both those builders for doing exactly what the sentiment says.....I have used Kraft and Chocolate Chip a clear button, brads and some twine.

First Ever Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge

Hi I have been admiring the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenges for a while and have had them on my to do list but always seem to run out of time. This week Finally I got one finished....YAY..... I am actually not sure if I need a cupcake on there but it really didn't go.... So I have finally inked up my Neighboorhood Wheel that I thought I would use for scrapbooking not cardmaking but there you go, you just never no what you can use your stuff for when you buy it. I was really happy with how this turned out. I love this Washington Apple DS Paper it's a great pack for boys and girls as well. I used a build a brad as well to match up this paper. I really like this sketch and I think it could be used many different ways.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Emerging Butterfly

Here is another card from the Brayering Class. This is using the Boho Backgrounds and the butterfly out of Garden Whimsy and the saying out of trendy trees. To create this card I have used the style watch in the front of the catalogue to get the colours to match together. We had a couple of sessions on this at convention. I have used this a couple of times now and guess what it works!!!!! So this is my retro butterfly.... Have a lovely nite....or whats left of it

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Emerging Technique

This was another card we made last weekend for our technique class. The colours are Baja Breeze and Pink Pirrouette. I have used the stamp set cheep talk and Good friend. When I made this I was a bit unsure about it and it was a card that looked nothing like what I first pictured in my head. It just sort of evolved into this.....I sat it aside for a while but it has grown on me now and I quite like it. I think because it didn't turn out as I first imagined I was a little taken back. Anyways here it is and I hope you like it......

Friday, May 22, 2009

May Scrappin Challenge Winner

Hi Everyone, Wow how hard is it to pick a winner. I have procrastinated all morning over this because in my opinion all the entries were winners. Everyone has done a fantastic job. Unfortunately there is only to be one winner and without further ado that go's to Fiji Sunset by Chris Parker Barnes.
Keesh always has an honourable mention with her challenges as well and I decided to have that as well because it was so hard to pick a winners. That go's to First day at Kinder by Chook Scraps.
Ok below I have posted a slide show of all the entries for you to be able to have a look at and enjoy. Happy Stampin & Scrappin! And thank you to everyone that entered!!!!!!

May Scrap Challenge Winner

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Keeshs Colour Challenge

For this weeks colour challenge Keesh selected the colours Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I need a thank you card and a matching gift so I made a little bag for some envelopes and cards to fit into. I used the trendy trees stamp set and my cutter kit to rough up the edges on the card. The background is also stamped with the Sanded Background stamp one of my favourites. I have finished off with some paper piercing and two circle and a button with a small piece of paper threaded through and tied off.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Brayer Basics

Hi Everyone, here is one of the cards we made at my technique class on the weekend. This is another idea I got at convention. Pam Morgan demonstrated this in red and on the front of a box. As soon as I seen her demonstrating this I instantly thought that would look great in brown and on a card to make it seem vintage. I used Close to Cocoa and Confetti Cream and finished with of the clips assortment and Kraft Tafeta ribbon. I am so happy with how this turned out and so where the girls at class.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Scrap Challenge 15/5

Hey there Everyone! Keesh asked me to set a monthly Scrapbooking Challenge on the ESAD. I was sooooo excited of the prospect of 1. Setting the Challenge and 2. Actually committing myself to getting some scrapbooking done each month. Hey one page a month is better than none...right.... So here it is......It comes courtesy of Becky Fleck at Page Maps. If you to would like to play along you have until Midnight on the 21st May to get your entry in. Just leave me a comment here and link it to your blog or public photo gallery eg: splitcoast stampers.
Here is my example for this week: I have used the Sweet Slumber Speciality Papers and co-ordinated Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze Paper with them. I also used some SU retired rub-ons. I stamped the journal box from Live your dream which is now retired as well. As you can see my photo's didn't fit the sketch so I just turned it around.

Hope you have fun with it.........Till next time....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Miss you Kisses on a card!

My husband is going away for a few days, so I decided to make him this card to hide in his bag with some choccy's for his stay away. Shannon West demonstrated this at convention. Gee, do you think I learnt somethings at Convention! Last week seriously I had so much going on in my head that I just couldn't get them out quick enough. Thankfully this week I have had some time to play and get some of them out so to speak!!! Anyways this is done by putting on your finest lip gloss and then kissing the paper and then sprinkling with heat and stick powder. You then heat it and sprinkle it with dazzling diamonds and heat it again to set it. So me and the kids had some fun with the lip gloss, Nicholas took some convincing and said "get me a wipe this stuff is YUCK!" Josephine was right at home with Mummy's lip gloss. You can see by the picture that neither of them got my lips. They take after dad in that department, and mine are fully a la natural. I cut the heart shape with our heart punch and put it through the crimper. I wanted a nice simple card that shows some love and kisses.......Do you think I achieved that?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Finally the purse

Hi everyone, only a couple days late with my mothers day time seems to fly sometimes. I have also photographed the card that I gave mum this year. Generally, I like to make a special one for mum but time didn't permit this year, so I matched up the box with the Baja Breeze textured cardstock and some Urban Garden DS Papers with the matching build a brad. I made this purse smaller than my last one because I only wanted to put some pandora jewellery inside this time.
Now I had an email this morning from Beverley asking me to put my scissor beads on my blog, So here they are Beverley. Alison Charlton demonstrated these at convention so they aren't my original idea, however they are a fantastic idea and I love them. These are made from all the Beads from the Pretties Kit even the stopper on the end which I flattened with a pair of my husband's fencing pliers. If you have any jewellery making tools they would also do the trick just nicely. I dyed my pearls in Rose Red re-inker to give this soft pink look as you can see some of the rose red has come out of the inside after I put them together. If you would like to no anything else please just email me. Cheers!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I made these two little pretties for my friends birthday on Thursday. I wanted to use some soft pastel colours so I opted for the Tea Party Designer Series Paper, which by the way stampin up have a great special on this month, and then some pretty pastel cardstock to co-ordinate. The colours are Pink Pirouette, So Saffron & Almost Amethyst. The stamp set I have used is called crazy for cupcakes which I have been busting to crack open and have a little play with. Then I made this cute little purse to house the presents. One of the NZ Demonstrators demonstrated this at convention, I just carn't remember her name. She used the Eyelet edge punch and then put it through the crimper and that makes it resemble lace. I finished the purse with one of the filigree brads. I made my own measurements to fit what I wanted to put inside, thats why they are so versatile. I am hoping to get another one made but smaller tonite for mothers day so hopefully I will be back with that tomorrow.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Home from Convention

Hi everyone. I arrived home yesterday from Convention in Canberra and after catching up on some sleep I decided to fill you in on some of the details of the weekend. I had a fantastic time, it was great to finally meet my upline Kim who is as crazy as me, we hit it off straight away. I was very fortunate to meet some of my blogging buddies as well. I didn't get to catch up with everybody but I did get to meet most people. Here are some of my pics, I have taken heaps over the weekend but seem to missing some. Probably because they were taken with somebody else's was a photo frenzy at times...

This photo is taken on the last nite when we were all dressed for dinner. Jenny, me, Kim & Chrissy.This was our table at dinner. Chrissy, Kim, Alice, Trish, Venessa, Leanne, Me & Jenny. We had heaps of fun do I need to say that was a really proud moment for me when I walked across stage for the 30K pin. For that little award I would like to thank all my customers who have supported me through out the year because with out you I wouldn't have achieved it at all. That was me getting a congrats and a hug from Shelly.....Thanks for taking this pic Jenny......

Ok now for some of my blogging buddies. This is me and Debbie. Debbie always leaves me a little comment so it was so nice to finally put a face to a name. Now this is Robyn, I actually swapped with Robyn and we both didn't now until later on when we meet up. Lovely to meet you as well Robyn.Now this is Jean with Alice in the background. Jean is also another blogging buddy and it was great to meet her as well....

And finally, that crazy Chrissy as well......Leigh was gracious enough to give me a heap of extra swaps which I just love......I owe you there you have it some a fantastic weekend filled with some new friendships and heaps and heaps of laughs......There are some pics that will probably never make it onto blogland.........Hopefully once I catch up on some housework I will be back with some creations.........Just quickly check out the May promo on my side bar. It's awesome, it involves our designer series papers, which are just delish, if you want to take advantage of it please contact me. And don't forget the limited time scrapbooking starter kit. Wow! These are both fantastic offers!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Girly Pun Fun

Here is another card that I made for one of my classes that I loved so much that I turned it into one of my swap cards as well. I just Luuuuuvvvv Pun Fun it options are just endless.....This is the hippo used in a sweet pastel girly card..... The colours are Pink Pirouette, So Saffron & Almost Amethyst. The DS Paper is Tea Party which is now part of this month's Stampin Up Promotion of buy 3 get 1 free on selected Papers. I will post this promo on here as soon as I get back from convention.....

Friday, May 1, 2009

More Faux Woodgrain

This is another card we made at my last technique class but I liked it so much I made it for one of my swap cards for convention. I have left this one to post last because by now I am probably running around the convention centre in Canberra madly trying to swap my cards......This card uses the Cheers to You set and the curly label punch....I hope you like it and more importantly I hope someone will swap me for