24 November 2011 – Birthday Surprise!!!

It’s so nice to hear rain on the roof today, given how hot it’s been over the last week or so.

Last weekend was Mum’s 60th birthday and did we plan a surprise for her!!!  She didn’t want a surprise party so we decided to give her and Dad a weekend away at Lennox Head.  But that wasn’t the main surprise…. we all came too (me and my husband and my sister and her family)!!!  and so did Mum’s best friend, Pauline and her hubby Eric.

We let Mum know that we were giving her the weekend away a couple of weeks before, so that she could look forward to it and know that we hadn’t completely forgotten her birthday.  Dad was in on the plan and he knew that we were all coming.  He had to have her at the restaurant at 6.30pm on the dot and he did!!

She was sooo surprised!!!  She had no clue that we were going to be there!!  I had tricked her and called in the morning to wish her a good trip and said that I would call on Saturday which was the actual day.  I also had a big bunch of flowers delivered with a message saying that we couldn’t be there.

We had a lovely time away as a family and the beach was great!!  Will definitely have to go back there!!

Mum, Dad, my sister, Sue and I.

I gave Mum a Big Shot and a few embossing folders and dies for her birthday, which is very exciting!!

I made a telescoping card for her birthday.  I used a template from Julie Davison, who is a US Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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Stamp Set:  Delicate Doilies, On Your Birthday

Paper:  Whisper White, Rose Red, Specialty Flirtatious DSP

Ink:  Rose Red, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop circle die, circle scissor plus, Large scallop circle punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, glitter brads, blushing bride ribbon.

26 September 2011 – Class Cards

Hi everyone,

Isn’t spring a lovely time of year!!  Not too hot, not too cold, just right!!

Here are a couple of cards that we did at my recent stamp club.  The girls enjoyed making them!!  The first is a petal card, thanks to a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Beate Johns (click here for the link).  I felt it wasn’t too hard to make and looks pretty good, if I do say so myself!!  I love this paper too!! (and the Perfect Pennants die!!)

Here’s a picture of it open.

Stamp sets:  Happiest Birthday Wishes

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die,Perfect Pennants Die, 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch, 1″ circle punch, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled ribbon

 

The other card that we made used my other favourite new paper, Mocha Morning Specialty.  I love the velvet feel to a couple of the pages!!

I did case this card but I can’t find where from, but thank you!!

I used markers to ink the stamp and I think it came out really well.  I love this technique!!

Stamp Sets:  Oval All

Ink:  Real Red marker, basic black marker

Paper:  Basic gray, real red, whisper white, Mocha Morning Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Polka dot embossing folder, real red grosgrain ribbon, Scallop oval punch, large oval punch