6 February 2012 – Wedding Card

It’s been such a hot day today that I stayed in the air conditioning and worked on a couple of ideas for cards for my next stamp club in a weeks time.  I recently purchased the Medallion stamp set which I have seen used on so many lovely cards and thought it was about time that I inked it up.

I just love Splitcoaststampers for inspiration (click here).  I found this great card by cgpop and gave it a wedding twist, seeing as I’m not ready to start Christmas cards just yet.  I’ve done a bit of embossing in white for the medallion and then gold for the sentiment.

Here’s a close up .

Stamps Set:  Medallion, Happy Greetings

Paper:  Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Versamark

Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, white embossing powder, pearls, organza ribbon, crochet trim, large scallop circle punch

3 December 2011 – New Mini and December Frenzy!!!

It’s sooo exciting!!!  We have a new mini catalogue and a sale!!  Woo Hoo!!!

The Summer mini started on 1st December and there are lots of gorgeous stamps, papers, punches and more!!  I love, love, love the glimmer paper!!  and you don’t end up wearing it when you use it (actually, that might be a bad thing!!).  There is also the very cute candy wrapper die, which I will show you below.  You can now purchase the stocking punch and matching stamp set again, if you haven’t finished your christmas cards, like me!!

If you are looking for male stamp sets, there is a great set called The Open Sea which is just perfect.  It has gorgeous matching paper which I will be using at one of my stamp classes soon.

It’s sale time!!!  Click on the photo to be taken to my Specials page, where you can check out the great specials on offer.  If you are interested in ordering anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I am having Christmas lunch with a few girl friends on Friday and I’ve made them each a little present using the Candy Wrapper die.  If you have ever thought that the milk carton die was cute, you haven’t seen the candy wrapper die!!  You can just fit 2 Ferrero Rocher’s in them!!  (and drat, there were none left!!)

Stamp set:  Merry & Type

Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Large scallop circle punch, decorative label punch, sticky strip, 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon Cherry Cobbler.

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.

17 September 2011 – New Punch

I have recently purchased the new Doily Triple Layer punch and I just love it!!  I can’t wait to show it to my stamp club girls!!

I also got the new seam binding ribbon and it is lovely to use.  So easy to tie into a bow.

I cased this card from Debra on Splitcoast Stampers and just changed the colours to suit what I had.  Thanks also to the Colour Coach for helping with the colours, gotta love it!

A bit fiddly, but certainly has the wow factor!!

Stamp set:  Create a Cupcake

Ink:  Baja Breeze

Paper:  Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Accessories:  Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, 2 1/2″ circle punch, doily triple layer punch, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, word window punch, modern label punch, scallop trim border punch, Victoria lace, baja breeze seam binding ribbon, hemp twine, Antique brads, pearls.

31 March 2011

Isn’t the year just flying past!!  I can’t believe that it’s nearly April and Easter!!

I had a stamp class last Saturday and we made three gorgeous cards (if I do say so myself!!)  It won’t take long to work out the theme, yes it’s the Extra Large Scallop circle punch!!  I just love it!!

I am also using techniques that I have learnt through the Paper Crafter’s Library. I’ve done a bit of water colouring and using the brayer. 

Stamp set:  Dreams Du Jour

Paper:  Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink:  Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler marker, Certainly Celery marker, Rose Red marker

Accessories:  Big Shot, Brayer, Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, blender pens, Paper Daisies, Certainly celery satin ribbon, Regals Buttons, Extra Large Scallop Circle, 1 3/4″ circle punch

Stamp set:  Well Scripted

Ink:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy

Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Organza ribbon, Extra large scalloped circle, 1 3/4″ circle punch, brayer

Yes, I know it’s a bit early for Christmas, but it can’t hurt to be prepared early!!

Stamp Set:  A flower for all seasons, Four the Holidays

Paper:  Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Pattern Stack DSP, More Mustard

Ink:  Chocolate chip, Real red marker, Old Olive marker

Accessories:  Big Shot, Petals-a-plenty embossing folder, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz