Wednesday, May 27, 2009

For the Bride Engagement & 40th Cards

I have so many retired 12 x 12 papers that I thought I had better put some into use before they can be labelled "vintage" - ha ha!

So here is some Certainly Celery DSP in action with the divine For the Bride stamp set. First up is a card I made for friend's 40th birthday that we have this weekend:

For this card I also used Whisper White and Pretty in Pink cardstock, Certainly Celery & Versa Mark ink pads, clear embossing powder, Small oval punch, Certainly Celery ribbon, my Big Kick with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, a non-SU number stamp set, mulberry paper flowers, & adhesive crystals from my stash. I think that's it!

Now for the second card...

For this card I used the same supplies as for the previous card except that this time I used the Heart Blocks embossing folder.

And that's it for today! Hope to be back soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hostess Gift Bag

This is the cute little gift bag I made for the hostess of my first demo:

The idea was inspired by this little bag by Kirsty.
The Brocade Blue cardstock was rolled over with the So Swirly wheel in Brocade Blue ink. The flowers and sentiment are from the One of a Kind stamp set. The smaller flowers were punched out with the matching Boho Blossoms punch and the sentiment was punched out with the large oval punch, and attached with a little silver chain from my stash. I also used silver brads through the centres of the flowers.

And what was inside? Some Lindt chocolate balls!
I like this little bag so much that I also made one for my Enjo lady for whom I recently hosted a demo, and for my girls.
Happy stamping!

Gift Bag Tag

A quick post for a quick project.

This is a simple little gift bag tag that I made using the Fifth Avenue Floral and Best Yet stamp sets, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink & Chocolate Chip ribbon, the large oval punch (this one has been getting a workout lately, hasn't it?) and the gorgeous eyelet border punch.

Why not try one?

A Male Seaside Card

We just don't seem to make anywhere near as many cards for men as we do for women, don't you agree? Why is that?

Anyway, here is one for you using the smaller shell stamps from the Seaside stamp set:

Supplies used were Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip (could this be my favourite colour?) and Sahara Sand. The Sahara Sand piece has been embossed with my Big Kick using the Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder. The stamped images were punched out with the small square punch and mounted onto large square punch outs. The Chocolate Chip strip was torn freehand. The sentiment was punched out with the small oval punch and mounted onto a large oval punch out.

You can also catch a glimpse of how I decorated the inside of the card.
Thank you again for visiting & I hope I have inspired you to create in some way.
Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Seaside Scrapbooking

I sure am making up for my lack of posts lately, aren't I? I'm back today with a double page 12 x 12 scrapbooking layout using both the Seaside and Surf's Up stamp sets. They worked a dream the beach them of the holiday. Take a look...

Lot's of cutting out, huh?

The paper has been retired and so has the River Rock textured cardstock, which I tore for the sand. I also used Bashful Blue and Basic Grey cardstock with Basic Grey ink, and the tag punches.

I'll be back very soon - promise!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Demonstration Cards

I'm back (earlier than I anticipated) with the two cards that I demo'd last night.

First up we have a fold-back card (not sure of the correct name for it) that I'm pretty sure was inspired by a card by my Upline, Di Barnes. Only problem is, now I can't locate the card on her Blog so I can link to it. Sorry, Di. Frome memory, I used the same or similar colours, but a different stamp set. Here is the card:

I used the Ocean Commotion and Short and Sweet stamp sets, with Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla cardstock, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip ink.

Next up is the second card I demonstrated:

This time I used the Organic Outlines stamp set, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip ink and silver brads. So simple but very effective. you may notice that the main image didn't stamp as nicely as I would have liked. That is because I failed to 'condition' the stamp first by lightly sanding the rubber. Now it stamps a dream!

Lastly I'll show you the Make 'n' Take card that all the guests made using the lovely Fifth Avenue Floral and Short and Sweet stamp sets:

Still keeping with the colour theme of the night, I used Whisper White and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Old Olive ink. We punched the sentiment using the small oval punch and mounted it onto a larger oval punch out.
Again, this card was very simple to make and the ladies loved their results!
I forgot to photograph the cute little hostess gift I made for Sandra, but she promised that she would email me a photo that she took of it. I'll post it once I receive it.
Thanks for stopping by again!

My First Official Demonstration!

I can't believe I survived my first official demonstration. I have hosted many classes but never a real demo until now, and what a great night it was!

Thank you Sandra for hosting the night, and thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended, particularly the self-confessed "stamping virgins" ( ha ha - love that term) who really got into it.

Here is a photo of most of the attendees. Unfortunately, two of the ladies had already left by the time we thought of taking the photo :(

That's Sandra bang in the middle of the front row & I am fourth from left in the back row.
Stay tuned for photos of the Demo's & Make 'n' Take over the next couple of days.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

All in the Family birthday card

This is a birthday card I made for one of Mia's classmate's party...

I just can't stop using these little people from the All in the Family stamp set! They are soooo cute, don't you agree?

For this one I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder with my Big Kick on Very Vanilla cardstock, and Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink cardstock too. I stamped the images on watercolour paper using a Stampamajig for perfect stamp alignment & coloured them in using the ink pads and my Blender Pens. I punched them with the 1 and 1/4 inch square punch & mounted them onto 1 and 3/8 square punch outs. I also used my new and fabulous eyelet border punch. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet and was punched out using the large oval punch.

Go the punches - love 'em!

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Second Fifth Avenue Floral Layout

Here is the second layout...

Again, the paper and Groovy Guava cardstock has retired but I when I purchased them I did so for my own personal use.
I hope you like them!

Fifth Avenue Floral Scrapbooking Layouts

I can't believe I missed posting these layouts of our visit to Sydney Wildlife Park that I did some time ago! It must be because I haven't been myself lately. I feel like I've been running around like a headless chook. With the building of the new house, the girls & all of their activities, I just can't get my bearings...whinge, whinge, whinge... But I did have a little 'me' time yesterday during the Mother's Day class I ran at my home yesterday. We made some of those gorgeous flower pot cards, very similar to the one I posted a little while ago (just scroll down to have a look) and a matching gift tag.

Anyway, onto the first of two double layouts...

I just love the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set! Unfortunately, the paper and River Rock cardstock I used have now retired, as is the Live Your Dream stamp set from which I used the little butterfly, but I still use them as these layouts are for my personal albums.

I hope they inspire you in some way.

Friday, May 1, 2009

All in the Family again

I couldn't stop at one All in the Family card so here is the second...

This one is for one of Mia's little school friends. Cute, don't you think?

And here is the matching tag I made to put on the recipient's gift bag...

Thanks for stopping by!

All in the Family

I have had this All in the Family set for quite some but this is the first time I have actually made cards with it & I really enjoyed the experience!

First up is a card I made for my sister-in-law. She asked me to make a baby card for some friends of hers. Here it is...

I'm a little tired tonight to post all the details for you but if you have any questions, please just ask.