Friday, July 29, 2011

Sk8er Boy Card

Hello people.

What a week it has been. Don't have much to show for it but I feel exhausted. Does that happen to you too?

I have a card to show you that I made for one of Demi's classmates whose party she'll be attending this weekend. I didn't have much time to complete it so I kept it fairly simple. Here it is...

Colours are Night of Navy and More Mustard. The DSP is from my stash. The image was coloured with SU markers. The cap charm has been tied with linen thread, which I have to say, I much prefer to the twine which can sometimes be a little stiff for little jobs.

Anyway, I have another card to make this weekend so I hope to be back soon.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Class Cards

Hello everyone.

I hope you've been keeping warm and dry this past week. It has rained so much here in Sydney that I'm contemplating building my own ark! Ha ha....

The rain didn't stop my lovely regular ladies from attending my class last night, a few joining me in wearing slippers. :)

Here are photos of our three projects of the night.

First, a very pretty and simple care made using flowers from the Floral Fusion die. The smallest Flower was punched with one of the punches from the set of three mini punches (the name escapes me). The sentiment is from Afterthoughts and the colours used were Crumb Cake, Whisper White and So Saffron.

For the second card I wanted the ladies to try out sponging so we created this sunset background on Whisper White using So Saffron, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Basic Grey ink pads. The stamps on this card are from Silhouette Sentiments. Card stock used was Bashful Blue, Whisper White. More Mustard and Basic Black.

There was no question that the final card would be a masculine card and I always get requests for these. The image on the card was stamped in such a way as to indicated movement. We used a Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect stamp placement. Colours used were Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy. The Motorcycle stamp is from the current Mini Catalogue which ends at the end of this month. The sentimement is from Silhouette Sentiments and wash punched out with the Jewellery Tag Punch. The stars were also punched out and put together with a silver brad. The orange piece of cardboard in the background was embossed using the Lattice embossing folder. I think that's it!

Well, we had a great night crafting (OK, maybe there was some gasbagging and nibbling as well) into the wee hours of this morning.

I know I can't wait for the next one!

Well, enjoy your weekend. We're off this morning to have my daughter's team netball photo taken. Brrrr!!!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Fijian Holiday Layout

Hello everyone.

Today I managed to finish this layout of our holiday to Fiji...

I used stamps from the previous mini catalogie's Sentimental Journey stamp set to embellish this layout, together with some stranded cotton (from my cross stitching days), some silver charms, brads and a flowers die cut.

The journalling background was stamped with the En Francais background stamp and the edges distressed.

Colours used were Real Red, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake. The DSP has been retired for some time so I don't recall the name of it.

Feel free to let me know what you think. I don't seem to get many comments so it would be nice to have a few more, just to know you care. :)

Well, bidding you all a good night. Take care of yourselves.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Little School Brag Books

Hello again!

You know those little wallet sized school photos you get as part of the school photos package, that always end up squashed in your wallet? Well, I decided to make little brag books for them...

Can you see the Crystal Effects on the glasses?

Inside, there is a page (in the same theme) for every year of preschool and primary.

I'm not sure why I didn't show you these before, as they have been in the works for quite some time, and I do quite like them. Oh well, better late than never!

I won't list all the supplies but if you'd like to know anything, please just ask.

Take care.

Floral Fusion


Managed to squeeze in this card during the school holidays as I just had to have another play with my Floral Fusion die...

I used the Beautiful Wings Emblosslits to cut the butterflies. The sentiment is from Silhouette Sentiments & the leaves are from the Two-Step Bird punch. Colours used: Whisper White, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Marina Mist.

I rounded the corners of the card, something I don't normally do but I still like the result. Clean and crisp.

Back soon with some more posts.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Breaking in the Dies

Hello people!

I hope that those of you with littlies are enjoying the school holidays.

Speaking of the littlies, I have a layout to show you of Mia's first netball game...

My new dies (Blossom Party, Floral Fusion and Beautiful Wings) got a good workout with this double page layout! Colours used were So Saffron and Bravo Burgundy.

I'm really into these dies, let me tell you. Can't wait to add a few more to my collection. :)

What do you  think?


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Girls' Birthdays!

It's official! I've lost the plot! I can't believe that I forgot to post photos of my girls' birthdays and party from back in March! It's one of each year's biggest crafting events and I forgot! To make up for it, get ready for a bombardment of photos from the celebrations, starting with photos from their Hula Pool Party invitations...


Here is the cake (and my personal work of art) that I made for them...

Then there were the party bags...

Yes, all 30-odd of them!

The Pass the Parcel...

These decorated jars were inside the party bags...

 This is the Chupa Chup bouquet I made...

And here is a photo of my beautiful Hula birthday girls, Mia who turned eight and Demi who turned five...

Now to the cake I made Mia on her actual birthday that we celebrated with family. It was a Spongebob cake. Mia loves Spongebob...

This is a phot of Mia with her presents from us, an Ipod Touch, a Justin Bieber top and a Wimpy Kid DVD...

Now we come to the Hello Kitty cake I made for Demi on her actual birthday...

...and a photo of my baby girl with her new Ipod, Justin Bieber top and book...

Phew! As you can imagine there many, many more photos of these events but these are the ones I really wanted to share with you. My posts are normally so short and sweet but this one sure is an exception. I hope it wasn't too long.

See you all soon with a much shorter post!

Take care,

Holiday Fun Card Class!

Hi everyone!

Well, the school holidays are here so what better time than right now to have my first official kids' card class!

These are the projects the kids we made...

The projects were kept bright and simple enough for little hands to manage without frustration. Stamping was kept to a minimum as I know how disappointing stamping smudges can be. There were some minor smudges but none that couldn't be covered with the clever placement of some additional litte die cut butterflies.

The girls all had a great time and were very proud of their creations, which they finished quicker than most of my adult class attendees! Ha ha...

Their hard work was followed with lots of junk food, which they all enjoyed, of course! Quotes of the day were, "This is just like a feast!" and "I love this popcorn. It's just like the popcorn they sell at the movies!" Priceless. Ha ha...

Well done to the participants and thank you for taking part.

Andrea :)