Thursday, December 31, 2009

Naomi's Birthday Card and Liz's Thank You Card

Ssshhh...this is to be my friend Naomi's Birthday card, but I will give it to her in person when I visit her in a few weeks time in Melbourne.
I have had Pick-A-Petal for a few monthsnow and have wanted it so much but havent even used it last night was the night! I cased the idea from here. I really love this card - I think it has a real fresh, happy feeling about it. The top leaves are acetate and the stitching is my "fake-stitching" (shh dont tell). The quote is a rub-on that I found amongst my supplies as well as the purple. The green is Certainly Celery. Hope you like!
This one is a Thank You card for my friend Liz with a home-made button courtesy of Danielle Daws fabulous tutorial - you can find that here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Craft Area

OMG look what happened!!! Someone broke into my house and turned my ultra-tidy craft area into a shambles!!!!!!! Or...maybe it was me.....I dont know....hmmm............. at least I now exactly where everything is!!!!!
Soon I will have my very own room - where I can shut the door on it all!!! LOL - no, I'll have a cupboard where I can shut just that door!!!

The next pic is a cupboard that I had made for my daughter Charlotte's playfood - but seeing as she got a new fancy play-kitchen, I stole the cupboard to use for my "few" stamps I have....seeing it like this makes me go WOW!

Mojo Monday Week 119

The sketch below is this weeks challenge:
I woke this morning feeling a bit yucky - recovering from the flu and feeling the effects of being a woman...happy happy joy joy!!!! I buried myself in my craft desk and this is what I surfaced with about 2hrs later!

I'm happy with it. I did wonder if paper I should've softened it a bit more with less Chocolate Chip or maybe not the Kraft, but sometimes I think life just isnt always pretty and I think the verse sums that up! Hope you like!
Stamps: Words of Wisdom and Organic Grace
Cardstock: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Whisper White (embossed courtesy of Browny again!) and Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper Series:Parisian Breeze (OMG I love these papers)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa
Sponge daubers, "Valet" Ribbon, Flower Fusion Too, non-SU pearl.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Embellishment Magazine Colour Challenge with Snowflakes

I was so inspired by Danielle Daws card for the Embellish Magazine Challenge, that I decided to give it a go too. This is my first time so thanks Danielle!
The above picture was to be used for our inspiration - using SU's Yo-Yo Yellow, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise and Kraft and of course incorporating a Snowflake theme. The colours were so hard for me to use - I'm not really into "primary" colours and to me, Yo-Yo Yellow is PRIMARY +, but I am quite happy with the result!

Embossed Whisper White courtesy of the lovely Bronwyn Eastley! Thank you Bronwyn!
Cardstock: Chocolate Brown, Kraft, Tempting Turquoise and Yo-Yo Yellow
Stamps: Sweet Serendipity, Snow Swirled
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Versa Mark
Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, non-SU bling, and non-SU ribbon, SU twine

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mum's Christmas Present

Introducing one of my mums Christmas presents - ssshhhh - she hasn't received it yet so "mum's the word" ok? LOL - I crack myself up!
It's taken me a while, but I've just cottoned onto covering things with paper (instead of material that I once would've done). So here, I've made mum a craft-pen box/holder/thingy - I showed her the paper the other day and asked her if she liked this paper, she hesitated, so I said "you better like it.....!"...lets hope she likes it!
Also, got to use my Flower Fusion II - that I FINALLY got around to ordering! Love them! Love Baja Breeze!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Circle Circus for Christmas

This year, I'm going against tradition and making a fun, bright and cheery modern Christmas card for my family and friends using "Circle Circus" and my fav colour at the moment, "Kiwi Kiss". I cased the idea for this card from
Hope you like - you may be getting one very soon!!!!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Happy Everything & Season of Joy

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Kiwi Kiss ribbon and non-SU embellishment.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Memory Is" Notebook

Just had to show you my lastest creation - I have decided to keep this one for myself to record all the cute and funny little things my daughter Charlotte says and does.
The quote on the front says: "Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You can never tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away amongst its treasured things."
This just reminds me of Charlotte so much - she just loves to keep and baby 'rocks' or bird eggs or feathers or even a leaf! She is known to have a piece of wood that poppy gave her, next to her bed, or an old bolt or something! They are her treasured items!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Razzle Dazzle in Black & White!

My 1st card with this months fav little stamp - RAZZLE DAZZLE!!! Don't you just love the name. Don't you feel like doing "glitter hands" when you say it!?
Once again, the "Wonderful" is embossed...can't help myself!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Inkspirations Inspirations Colour Challenge #15

I'm on a roll this week! Here's is my card for Makeesha
Byl's Inkspirations
Inspirations Colour Challenge #15. We had to use the image to the right as "inspiration" and who doesn't love a bit of bling! It didnt come to me at first - then POP! it arrived in my head and off I went - merrily embossing away! Love my Hodgepodge!
Cardstock: Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Stamps: Priceless and Love Owl-ways

Hodgepodge, Silver Embossing Powder and silver string.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 113

Here is my card for this week's
Mojo Monday Sketch
using the layout on the right. I couldnt help but use last years Designer Paper "Dashing" along with my newest set "Snow Swirled" ($45.95).

I love the look of the "Faux Metal" tag done with Silver Embossing Powder.

Cardstock: Ruby Red, Confetti Cream, Old Olive and Silver
Designer Papers: Dashing
Ink: Versamark
Some of my all-time fav silver string.

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #44

Here's my card for Karen Giron's
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #44
using the sketch on the right.

Confetti Cream, Kraft, Basic Black and Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper:
Bella Bleu

Words of Wisdom, Script background

Monday, November 16, 2009

Baroque Motifs

The first card is my Mum and Dads 32nd Anniversary Card using my fav set of all time- Baroque Motifs ($39.95).

The second card is for a wonderful friend's Birthday, this time adding a bit of bling and using Baja Breeze and Confetti Cream cardstock.

The inspiration from both these cards came from here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tomasz' 3rd Birthday Card

7:30am and here I was making a card at the very last minute, to take to Hobart today to my friend Kobi's son's 3rd Birthday Party!!!
Loving the "Animal Stories" set and matching Designer Papers "Tall Tales" out of the new Summer Catagloue (December 1-31 March).

Stamps: Animal Stories, On Your Birthday
Close To Cocoa, Wild Wasabi, Versamark
Cardstock: Textured Wild Wasabi, So Saffon, Whisper White

Designer Paper: Tall Tales
Hemp Twine Natural, Sponge Daubers

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 112

My dear friend Naomi and I chose to spend our Wednesday together today - what's a mere 565kms over water between friends! With the help of the trusty telephone and internet, we had a lovely day chatting and creating!

Today, we chose to do the Mojo Monday Sketch (below) but before I could start, a quick dash down to the Post Office (15km round trip) to pick up my much anticipated BIG order was required!!! Woo hoo!! New Designer Papers! So couldnt resist using them today. I chose the beautiful Bella Rose papers - so pretty!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss
Designer Paper: Bella Rose
Stamps: A Rose Is A Rose, Best Yet
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 Circle, Photo Corners
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Ribbon: Satin Ribbon (Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla)
Plus Mat Pack, Clear Embossing Powder

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #15

What a glorious pre-Summer day and I've got the sunburn to prove it! In between buying a house and driving the tractor for my dad today, I managed to whip up this simple card for Makeesha Byl's "Colour Challenge" using Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla! Not my choice of colours so it was even more fun for me to make something out of my normal choice of pinks!!!

The 2 Very-Vanilla squares have been screwed up into a tight ball several times then spread back out again to give a crumbled, "loved" look (as well as the Really Rust strip behind). I have used Close To Cocoa with a Sponge Dauber to gently soften the edges etc and I have clear-embossed the Close To Cocoa birthday greeting. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #42

What a beautiful day! Seems a waste to be inside, but then any creating is never a waste! I've had a lovely few hours tidying up my desk, watching my fav midday show "Ellen" and walah, I have a card!
I woke up this morning busting to do my very 1st "Challenge" and here it is!
Karen Giron's
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #42 using the following layout.

stamps: fifth avenue flora, trendy trees and so swirly wheel
ink: basic black and versa mark
card: pink pirouette, baja breeze, basic black and whisper white
punches: scallop edge, corner rounder
aqua painter, clear embossing powzer, crimper, 2-way glue pen and dazzling diamonds

Monday, November 2, 2009

Kim & Baby Jacinda

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Priceless,
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Certainly Celery and Pixie Pink
Paper: "Be Mine" (Kaiser), Whisper White and Kraft

Aqua Painter and White Lace

Friday, October 30, 2009

Aislinn's 3rd Birthday Card

My wonderful friend Naomi's daughter is turning 3 and I decided to make her a less "childish" card this time 'round. My inspiration was a homely little cottage with of course a replica of her cat "Ebony".

Stamp Sets: Window Dressing, On Your Birthday and Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Summer Sun and Versmark
Stampin Write Markers: Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion and Old Olive
Clear Embossing Powder for window. Word Window Punch for the fence.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm On The Road Again!

OK - so an Angel in the form of Bronwyn saved the day today - and pointed me in the right direction with the Blog thing - as I was steering a little to the left - but I'm on track now and can't wait to start listing some cards and things!!! Stay tuned over the next few days!!!

Still no further...

I STILL can't figure out how to put a Blog Background in - I have tried what Bronwyn said but all that does is put a link address on the blog and not the actual Background - sigh - I just dont know what to do next. I dont know how to put the catelogue link (as in the image of the catelogue) so that it shows the cover of catelogue and again not just an address. SIGH. I'm sure it will become easier but at the moment I feel like I'm learning Japanese!!!!! Can anyone help!!!????

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My very first posting.

It's way past midnight and I couldnt sleep. I finally decided on my Blog Name and couldn't rest until I actually made my very 1st Blog - so here I am - sitting here in my snuggly dressing gown and slippys listening to my ABC Saturday Night Country music, trying to find my way thru the very new Blog-World. Let's see how I go over the next few days!
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