Saturday, November 26, 2011

Party Time!

Good morning! Listen. What do you hear? I think the rain here in Sydney has finally stopped. Thank goodness.

Another weekend of Kindergarten parties for my Demi this weekend and here are the cards I made for them, using The Greeting Farm stamps stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Stampin' Up! markers...

The colour scheme is Night of Navy, Sahara Sand and Certainly Celery. The background of the second card was created with stamps from the Extreme Elements set. The sentiments are from Happiest Birthday Wishes. The stars were punched with both sizes star punches and the charms are from my stash.

What do you think?

Well, take care and enjoy your weekend.


Thursday, November 24, 2011


It has been a while, hasn't it? Life has been just soooo busy, as is typical of this time of year, so when it came to my Christmas cards this year I wanted them to be quick and simple.

I came up with two cards, both incorporating the photos of my girls that I took especially to be included in the cards.

This first one is a front door card, complete with a Christmas wreath and the photo and sentiment inside...

The flowers were stamped using the Vintage Vogue set.

Next is the other card I made using some premade silver cardstock cards that were kindly given to me by a friend who used to work at a stationery outlet...

The Real Red belt is adorned with a stamped image from the retired Punches Three set. The inside is the same as the previous card...

There. All done. Now just have to address the envelopes and post them out. It is such a relief to have crossed off another item off my 'to do' list.

I hope to finish some birthday cards in the next couple of days so stay tuned for those.

See y ou soon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ugh! Such bad photos.

Hi everyone.

What a scorcher today was, and still is. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

Anyway, I have two cards to share with you tonight but....the photos are terrible! I took them in the dark and the colours look so bad, but I will still show you. Here they are...

Believe it or not, the colours used were Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper Wahite and Groovy Guava. I love Groovy Guava. Such a shame that it is retired.

The image was stamped in black StazOn onto watercolour paper and coloured with SU markers. The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes. The flowers were from my stash and were accented with little flowers punch with one of the flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, and a half pearl.

The next card features images from the Up, Up & Away set. The colours used were Basic Grey, Whisper White and Marina Mist. The balloons were inked with Marina Mist ink & then 'rock 'n' rolled' in Basic Grey. The sentiment is from a retired set called Vintage Labels.

The cloud background was created by using a punched scallop circle and sponging with Bashful Blue ink. A really nice effect.

So, what do you think, despite the bad photos? Feel free to let me know.

Well, stay cool (literally). See you soon.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Welcome to another glorious Sydney morning! Just beautiful out there today, as it was yesterday.

The girls had a party yesterday & they'll be off  to another party later today, not to mention the school disco they went to on Friday night. What a social life!

Here are the cards I made for the parties...

They were both inspired by this card by Jodene at Did I Say That Out Loud?

Colours used were Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Marina Mist and Old Olive. The image was stamped in Black StazOn ink onto watercolour paper, and coloured with SU markers. The sentiments are from Happiest Birthday Wishes. Not sure if you can make it out from the photo but I added some Crystal Effects on the sunglasses for a glassy finish. The rest is pretty self explanatoru but if you'd like to know anything, feel free to ask.

Whatever you're doing today, I hope you have a great day.

See you all soon.