Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones and I hope you're all geared up for the New Year. May 2009 be a safe & happy year for us all.
One thing I know is that 2009 will be a busy year right from the start. We have at least ten birthdays, weddings and other parties that come to mind, in January alone! Help! And here are some cards to start us off...
Firstly, we have a birthday card for one of Mia's school friends made using the Garden Whimsy, Think Happy Thoughts and Live Your Dream sets, and the now retired Summer Picnic papers. Also used were Whisper White and Black cardstock, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black ink, circle punches, and a non-SU number stamp set and non-SU half-pearls.
Secondly, is a card for another of Mia's school friends. This card was made using the Just Cricket and So Many Sayings stamp sets, Basic Black ink, and Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Basic Black cardstock. Also used were the window punch, silver brads, circle punches and a non-SU number stamp set.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Well done to my gorgeous girl. She has worked very hard during her first year of school so it was all very well deserved.
I can't believe Mia has just about finished Kindy and Demi will be starting preschool in a few weeks! Where has the year gone?
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This layout was completed using the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper (loooove it!) and the Live Your Dream stamp set (loooove it even more!) from the new Summer Mini Catalogue. Some stamp sets are perfect for scrapbooking and this is definitely one of them. Also used were Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, twine, large tag punch and silver brads. I think that's everything.
I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I used Summer Picnic papers from the now retired Spring Mini Catalogue and the Hostess Stamp set, In the Spotlight with Bashful Blue and Old Olive cardstock and inks. I purchased two lots of these papers and now I regret not having bought more. They are so lovely. I hope they make a re-appearance in next year's catalogue.
Friday, December 5, 2008
...and here are their creations...
Demi joined in too!
She started off with all the same materials as Victoria and Mia, but somehow she ended up with...well...er...this...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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Time For You
Live Your Dream
Friday, November 28, 2008
Firstly, is a birthday card made using the wheel with Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbbon, the butterfly from the new Live Your Dream stamp set and three little half pearls on the butterfly. The sentiment is from the So Many Sayings hostess set, punched out with the window punch. I also used the piercing tool.
Next is a Christmas card made using Whisper White, Ruby Red, the flower from the In the Spotlight hostess set. Again, the sentiment is from the So Many Sayings hostess set and has been punched out with the window punch. The piercing tool was usedin the bottom right-hand corner.
By the way, if you love any of the hostess sets, ask me how you can earn them.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Firstly, my bad habit has kicked in again, so here you have three cards which I have made with the Live Your Dream set. They are all pretty much the same with just some subtle differences. The colours I used were Old Olive with So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy and Pumpkin Pie. I also used half pearls or brads as embellishments, and the piercing tool.
Next are some cute little tags that I made to embellish some Christmas pencils that Mia gave out as Christmas presents to her Kindy classmates. They were made using Real Red Ink, Real Red and Always Artichoke cardstock, the snowflake from the In the Spotlight hostess stamp set, the small circle punch, the two sized tag punches, and either white or Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon.
Mia loved them & so did her little friends.
And finally, I have a little note card made using the Dashing Designer Paper, the Priceless and Think Happy Thoughts stamp sets, and circle punches. I also snuck in a non-SU number '6.'
Quick and easy!
Thanks for visiting!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Again, the seahorse and seashell have been heat embossed using Versamark & Chocolate Chip inks. The background seaweed was stamped using Versamark ink & the seaweed behind the seahorse was stamped in Bashful Blue.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Colours used were Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Whisper White. The flowers, butterfly and bird were cut out and popped onto the card with dimensionals. The flower and sentiments were embellished with gold brads. But I couldn't stop there! I covered a little note book to match. Beautiful little gift set, me thinks. You?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I used black pigment ink to stamp onto watercolour paper, then heat embossed with clear powder and coloured with watercolour pencils using Blender Pens. You like?
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Some of us girls got together last night for a Christmas card "jamming" session - is that the right term? Well, whatever the correct term is, we had a fun time. I made these five cards yesterday (while Demi napped) to inspire the girls, and to satisfy my urge to use most of my new goodies that had arrived in my order the day before. They replicated the origami tree card (tutorial can be found here http://flowerbug.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/11/origami-christmas-tree.html) and then used different concepts from the other cards to create their own card.
Thanks to Anna S, Sandra & Helen!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Stamps: Wild About You, Short and Sweet, Big Bold Birthday (background spots)
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lavender Lace
Tools: Oval punches
Stamps: Oh, So Lovely, In the Spotlight, Rough Texture Wheel
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke (stamped off)
Tools: Circle punch
Friday, November 7, 2008
Here are the projects we made:
Any questions, please ask.