Monday, August 31, 2009

Hostess Gift

Here is a little box I made for my Hostess on the weekend, the colours are Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss & DS Paper out of the Urban Garden pack. The stamp sets I have used are Petal Pizzazz & Think Happy Thoughts. I have also used the star brads which are quite snassy. I saved the link to the blog somewhere for the tutorial to give credit to the original maker but I have just lost it at the moment, so I will have to get back to you with that one. Hang on a sec, here it is here.
Hope you are having a wonderful day.......Will be back tomorrow with some of the projects we made....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Keesh's Challenge & B'Day card all in one

I sat down last nite on a mission because I had to have a birthday card for my husband for tomorrow and to start preparing for a workshop on the weekend. I started off by making the card above for my DH. I used my signature colour again, Chocolate combined it this time with so safron and Vanilla. Its really hard to see with this piccy but I have used a piece of Vellum and stamped the Wonderful husband on that and the trees are stamped directly on the so saffron with the vellum placed on top. I got the vellum idea for this out of the current US Catty. I was left over with heaps of scraps on my table and I also had the sketch challenge for Keesh's Challenge sitting there as well, so I decided to make a matching card for the kids to give Dad as well using Keesh's sketch. I used the same principal just added Always articoke cardstock and some brads. I still didn't get any preparation done, I guess that's tonites job....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No Cards but Cake!!!!

Sorry guys I don't have any cards to show you today but I do have my daughters 3rd Birthday cake to show instead. I am pretty pleased with my effort because I have been stressing about what she had wanted for about a week now.......Now Josephine just loved it and I nearly cried I think when we were cutting it "all that work",lol....But she was just so happy with it that I wanted to show it to you all......Hope you are having a fantastic day I am off to the sheep yards again today so I won't be back with any cards today. I have a lot of birthday's coming up so I am hoping to get some time to make some of them and get back here to show you....

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Faux Silk

This is one of the cards we made a last months workshop using the Faux Silk technique. The colours are Pink Pirrouette and Basic Grey. I have used the DS Paper from the Level 1 Hostess Pack. The stamp set is Soft Summer which has been two step stamped using Pink Pirrouette and Going Grey. I finished off with two white brads and some Pink Pirrouette riboon. I just love these two colours together......

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Male Birthday Card

I really do like this colour combination of Chocolate Chip & More Mustard. I seem to grab these colours all the time when I am making a male card. I have used the Cheers to you stamp set and stamped it black stazon onto watercolour paper. I have coloured it with my More Mustard Marker and an Aqua Painter.I also stamped the inside of the card as well. No I have photographed it I can write on it.....

Friday, August 21, 2009

Scrap Challenge Winner

Hey there. I thought I would post the winner and the entries here on my blog for you all to see and if you are anything like me today and are in desperate need of some inspiration well have a look at these pages. The challenge was to use anything out of the Spring Mini Catalogue these pages showcase a lot of our new products.

This Beach Page is the winning entry by Karen Dillon.

The memories page by Chris Parker Barnes

A page by Louise Ryan

Another page by Chris Parker Barnes (this one is actually a CASE from the Catalogue). If you don't have a Spring Mini Catalogue and would like one send me an email so I can post one out to you.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Candles Candles Candles

Hi here are some of the candles we made at my weekend class and some others I made this morning for a stall that I am having tomorrow. I have used a range of different stamps and colours trying to get some variety but I really had to make two with Inspired by Nature and Upsy Daisy two of my all time favourite stamp sets. It's only a quick post today because I am trying to get some things crossed off my list of to do's today and things haven't really being going to plan...You no how sometimes you get days like that, no matter how hard you try to get things done it just doesn't happen. I can see a late nite ahead of me tonite to get organised for tomorrow.....

Friday, August 14, 2009

Scrap Challenge 14/8

Hey there sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been busy preparing for this Sunday's class but the upside to that is I will have heaps of things to show you next week. It's my turn again this month to upload my Scrap Challenge to the ESAD demonstrator group. This month's challenge is a little different from the past ones. The challenge is to just use something on your page out of the Spring Mini Catalogue, it can be DS Paper, Stamps, Rubons, Ribbon or just a brad. Anything you like, as little or as much as you like.

Now for my example I am actually using one of my good friends and downline's page for this example. We have been working on her new Baby's album and it is just looking fantastic....

She has used the Parisian Breeze DS Papers, Right on Track and Choo Choo. I just love this page and the layout and of course her cute little man. Thanks Jenny for letting me show off your page....

You have until midnight Thursday 20th August to get your entries linked here. I hope you all have some fun with this. Happy Scrappin.....

Friday, August 7, 2009

Covered Journal

This is the Journal I promised from yesterday's post. I made it to keep all my notes in for my

cricut machine. You no how sometimes you cut a particular size and then you can't remember what size it was or exactly what font it is. So problem solved for somebody with a bad memory like me, just write it have a group of ladies that come to my place once a month for scrapbooking lessons and I use my cricut machine so I have dedicated different pages for those ladies so that if I cut something for them it is also written down. I have used the Bella Rose DS Papers which are simply divine. I have used some chipboard letters which I have heat embossed with my heat and stick powder and then the Chocolate Supernova Fine Glitter. I have used one of the flower chipboards as a bookmark as well. I got this idea from Sam Post where she did a similar journal and used a bookmark as well. I am really happy with my little journal that will be put to good use......

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another play with Keesh's Challenge

I enjoyed Keesh's Challenge so much that I have continued to play with it over the last couple of days. Firstly I have created a title page for Josephine's next album using the same sketch as the previous post. I have used Pink Pirouette and Lovely Lilac and some DS Paper out of the Tea Party pack. I have used a Rub-on that says "So Sweet" and cut the heading out with my Cricut Machine.

Next is a Christmas card using the Snow Swirled stamp set and the Level 1 Hostess set Punches three. I used the build a brads with the small snowflake stamped in there. I made the hole a little big so they are moving around a little. The colours are Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss which are taken from the Ski Slope DS Papers. I have had a pretty productive day in the card room today and have also covered a journal that I will post tomorrow, I can't give it to you all at once, I will stretch it out a bit. See you tomorrow for the journal.......

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Keeshs Sketch Challenge

I have been busting to play with this sketch since Keesh posted it on Friday. I can see so many possibilities and I think it would also be great for a scrapbook page which I have in mind as well. I soooo wanted to play yesterday but I had my DS sick with vomitting all night and day so I was a little tired yesterday. Anyway I am grabbing a few secs now before I go outside to attack the garden and collect some wood. My garden is sooo needing some attention because I have been spending far to much time in my craft room........Thats winter I spoose......Now for the card.....I made this with my daughter's birthday in mind, she loooooves pink and butterflies....The colours are Rose Red, Pink Pirrouette and Kiwi Kiss. I have used Inspired by Nature, Flight of the Butterfly and Think Happy Thoughts for the stamp set. I have used some of the white brads and a Kiwi Kiss Cord Button as well, these are both able to be ordered from out of the new mini now..... I used three butterflies because she is soon going to be three.......Have a great day.......

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bella Hostess Gift

I made this lovely little Love Notes box for my hostess today. I just love these colours together! Who said Pink and Red should never be seen together!!!! Anyway I had a lovely day today with my hostess and her friends, I will post the other items we made during the week. This little box was one of Keesh's Make it Monday's that she did last year. It has come in real handy for me this had a little bit of missing mojo happening.....So thanks for that

This is a picture of the inside of the box holding the love notes and envelopes.This is the actual love note placed inside. The colours are Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red and I have used the Bella Rose DS Papers. I have also used Flower Fancy and Best Yet Stamp sets. Thanks for looking...........