Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sympathy Cards

I didn't plan to be back before Christmas but here I am. Unfortunately, my husband's good friend lost his mother yesterday and so I have made some cards to send to his family. Here they are...

I'm really liking this colour combination at the moment. It is so soft & calming.

The next card is another sympathy card but this time for one of my husband's co-workers...

I'll also take this post opportunity to show you the card I made for our brother-in-law's birthday...

I haven't provided details today but if you'd like to know anything, all you have to do is ask.

Well, enjoy the rest of this beautiful day. I'm off to watch the girls swim in the pool.

Take care.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Finally, I'm back with a new post! Where have I been? Making eighty, yes, eighty of these babies for our neighbours' little girl's christening...

Sorry, I'm not very good with photo editing so this was the best that I could do to obscure all the personal details. Unfortunately, it really detracts from the invitation, which in real life, is soft & really pretty. Our neighbours were delighted with their invitations, which of course, makes all those long hours I put in, very worthwhile.

The colours I used were Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White. The butterfly is from the Summer Mini Catalogue stamp set, Butterfly Prints. It was punched out with the new Butterfly punch, also from the new Summer Mini Catalogue. The ribbon is also Pretty in Pink & to finish the butterfly off, I affixed two little pink crystals to it.

Well, just in case I don't get a chance to post again before Christmas, I'll take this opportunity to wish you all happiness, health & good cheer possible for Christmas & throughout 2010. I hope you have many memorable moments.

Thank you all for stopping by my Blog this year. Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely comments. Thank you for your inspiration.

See you in the New Year!
Take care.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More Christmas Treat Bags

As promised, I'm bag with the little cellophane bags I made for Demi's preschool friends...

These contain Demi's favourite lollies, Strawberry Clouds.

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Treat Bags

Well, it's good to be back. Where have I been? Nowhere, really. Just busy, busy, busy.
Today I have the little Christmas treat bags I have made for Mia's year one classmates, which also doubled as my swaps for the SU! seminar this past weekend...

As this was my first convention I was a little intimated about making swaps, & to be honest, I only got the courage to make something the day before the seminar! I made thirty of these little babies for convention & another thirty for Mia's class. That's a lot of traingle boxes, but I'm pretty pleased with them & I'm sure the kids will love them, especially the little Candbury Santas that are inside.
Stay tuned for the little bags I made for Demi's preschool friends!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Breaking in my Circle Scissors Plus.

Hello everyone.

I'm so glad to be back after a little Blogging holiday. Ok, so it wasn't really a holiday but a couple of very busy weeks worrying & running to & from hospital to see my dad in between all the evreyday running around. I'm glad to report that as of today he is home to recuperate from an operation to remove numerous aneurysms. He had a scar from his groin to his ankle held together with 101 staples!

My Blogging comeback comes because of a need to create a card for my husband's godson and because I just couldn't hold off using my Circle Scissor Plus circle cutting system.

This is the card I came up with...

In the second photograph you can just catch a glimpse of how I've decorated the inside of the card.
To make this card I dug out some retired paper & used it for the colour inspiration of Chocolate Chip &Soft Sky (retired). The little guy is from the cute All in the Family stamp set. He has been stamped on a watercolour paper circle cut using the Circle Scissors Plus & matted on larger cardstock circles cut that were cut in the same way. The smaller circles were all created with different size punches. The sentiment is from the Hostess Level 1 set, Best Yet.
I hope you like it & I hope you have a great weekend. Hope to see you again early in the week.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One of a Kind Scrapbook Pages

Hi all.
Just a quick post today as I have a bit on my mind with my dad being in hospital for the last few days. As you may imagine I'm not in the mood to go into details at the moment. I hope you understand, but I just wanted to post this to take my mind off things for a little while.

Well, here is another double page layout created with the One of a Kind stamp set. I also used Urban Oasis paper, Basic Grey, Basic Black & Baja Breeze colours. Lots (and I mean lots) of cutting out on this one. Thank goodness for the Boho Blossoms punch which punched out the smaller flowers. The numbers were created with non-SU stamps.
Well, take care & hope to be back soon.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Scrap, scrap, scrappin'

Hello everyone.

Hope you've all had a good start to your weekend. I'm a little tired after a late night of home shopping (Tupperware & jewellery), but I'm surviving! Bet you don't feel sorry for me, do you? Ha ha! Not only that, I had to be up early to drop the girls off at dancing.

Despite my fatigue, I still managed to finish two double page layouts that I started at the beginning of the week. They took me that long because there was so much cutting out, something I used to despise, but now I find that if I take it slowly, it's quite relaxing. Anyway, I did a little each day & now they are finished. I have to say that I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

Here is the left side of the first layout...

This is the right side...

And this is how they join together...

For this layout, I used Urban Oasis paper, Sahara Sand cardstock, Black Staz On ink, FiftheAvenue Floral stamp set & an non-SU alphabet stamp set, Eyelet Border punch,and black ribbon.

Now for the second layout...

This layout was completed with the Organis Outlines and Life Definitions stamp sets, Pink Passion, Wild Wasabi (retired) and Whisper White Cardstock, Wild Wasabi ink and non-SU paper.

See what I mean about all the cutting! Well, what do you think? I hope I've inspired you to catch up on some scrapbooking. I'm almost up to date but with Christmas and all the associated celebrations & activities coming around again, I have no doubt that I'll be lagging behind again all too soon. ;)

Take care.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Soccer Boy

Here is another card along the same lines as the ones in the previous post, but this one is for a boy...

Hope you like it!

Take care.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Ballerina Cards

Welcome to the second week of the school holidays!

On the topic of schools, Mia has been invited to so many classmates' parties lately that I thought it would be a good idea to make some cards and create a stash of them to keep on hand...

They are all very similar with only slight variations such as the colour (Pretty in Pink or Certainly Celery), the stamp orientation, the embellishments (crystals or pearls, pink or green flowers) & the background stamp (script or print).

The feature ballerina stamp is a non-SU stamp that I used to make Mia's second birthday invitations a few years ago now, and as such, it holds a special place in my heart & I'll never part with it. It's soooo cute, isn't it?
Well, I'm off to prepare some lunch for the girls.
Take care.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Twins' 16th birthday.

I must say that I was stumped when I had to make birthday cards for 16 year old twin boys. Well, I still gave it a go. Not sure that they were what I really intended to make but here they are the cards, anyway...

Well, thank you for stopping by. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Christmas Card Class WIth Friends

Well, I'm back (after what seems a reeeeaaally long time) with four Christmas cards that we made last night...

Do you like Rudolph's shiny red nose, thanks to Crystal Effects?

The second card has a line of sparkly snow, thanks to Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and a neat torn edge with compliments of the Tearing Edge ruler...

The background of the third card was created with the Soft Holly wheel, and the doves, again, were sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds...

The last card was also dressed up with glitter all over the trees to resemble snow, and on the dove...
Well, it was a great night that went into the wee hours of this morning, and I have glitter all over the house to prove it - ha ha! Not sure if you can see it in the photos but yes, these cards were very sparkly!
I won't note down all the supplies used, but if you need to know anything, please just ask.
Well, I'm off. We have three parties to go to this weekend. Bring 'em on! I'll be back soon with some of the cards I made for these parties.
Take care.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Petal Pizzaz Card and Gift Bag


Here is a gift bag & card that I made for my Mum's birthday next month...

It's OK. she doesn't read my Blog - ha ha!

For these projects I used the Petal Pizzaz stamp set teamed with the now retired Brocade Background papers (I'm pretty sure that's the name of it but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). Colours used were the also obsolete River Rock & Chocolate Chip. Tools & accessories used were circle punches, scallop circle punch, oval punches, gold brads, Chocolate Chip ribbon & twine. The sentiment is from Wonderful Favourites set.

Things have been quiet on the Blogging front as I've been slowly working on the girls birthday invitations for nest year, and coming up with Christmas cards for a class I'm doing next next week. I have almost prepared the kits so I've feeling very productive.

Well, I'm off. Hope to be in bed early tonight. Enjoy your night.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wedding Card Class

As I mentioned yesterday, a group of us "regulars" got together for a wedding card class last night. Quite a few ladies had requested that we make wedding cards as they had upcoming weddings. Well, here is the first of two cards we made...

I love the elegance of the For the Bride stamp set, which we teamed with Whisper White, Pretty in Pink & Basic Black. The flowers from the One of a Kind stamp set have been punched out with the matching Boho Blossoms punch, popped up on dimensionals & little rhinestones adhered to their centres.

This was the second card of the night...

Again, we used the For the Bride and One of a Kind stamp sets, but this time with the soft colour combination of Whisper White, Sahara Sand & Pretty in Pink. This time the main image was stamped onto the Whisper White cardstock & then stamped again on a separate piece, cut out & popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment is from the now retired hostess set, So Many Sayings, & was punched out with the Window punch.

As usual, we had a great time crafting, chatting & eating last night.

I'll try to be back soon , but I'm currently working on invitations for the girls' party, which yes, I know is not until March next year, but's that's just me. I have a great idea & I'm striking while the iron's hot!

Well, bye for now & enjoy this great weekend weather.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Demi's Preschool Photo Layout

It's been a while but I've finally broken the drought with this layout of Demi's preschool photo.

The colours of the photo were a little difficult to work with but I think I got there in the end by pulling out the now obsolete Ginger Blossom DSP, cardstock and ink, & combining it with Elegant Eggplant cardstock, ink & ribbon, & Old Olive ink.

I used the gorgeous Petal Pizzaz stamp set, clear rhinestones, a little pewter plaque.

I also completed the layout of the class photo but as with Mia's school photo layout, I haven't posted it for privacy reasons.

Well, I'm holding a class tonight so I hope to be back over the weekend to post photos of tonight's creations.

Until then.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Father's Day Fishies

Here is the card that I have made for Father's Day for both my father & my father-in-law...

It was my first attempt using this Just Beachy set from the Spring Mini Catalogue & it was a lot of fun.

Sorry, the photos aren't the best but I don't have time to take new ones. Busy, busy, busy...
Well, must dash. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Can't get enough of the "Family"

As promised, here are some more All in the Family cards.

First up are two cards very similar to the ones in my previous post...

...and secondly is the Father's Day card I made for my hubby...

I know the girls will make their own cards for their Dad, but I just wanted to make one for him too. I just LOVE making these cards! They look so cute!

I won't list all the supplies, but if you want any information in relation to the cards, please feel free to ask.

Bye for now.