Wednesday, December 31, 2008
All the boys have been fishing every day and have managed to catch enough to feed us each night for dinner so the boat was a good investment.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful New Years Eve and New Years Day! We are having a street party in the Caravan Park so don't have to battle crowds or worry about who is driving.
I am looking forward to having a play day soon and posting some new creations for you all to see. I hope that everyone from classes has been doing some creating.
Happy New Year!!!!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I hope that everyone has a fantastic Christmas and New Year. I look forward to catching up with everyone at classes or workshops next year and I promise to do some postings after New Year.
Stay safe and don't party too much. See you all in 2009 (scary saying that out loud)!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
The first card used Lovely As A Tree and Short & Sweet stamp sets. The card stock was Whisper White, Real Red and Old Olive. Inks used were Old Olive and Real Red. The tree was dabbed with Crystal Effects and covered with Dazzlin' Diamonds for that all important BLING effect.
The second card used Fun & Fast Notes and Short & Sweet. The card stock was Old Olive, Real Red and Very Vanilla. Dashing Designer Paper and Real Red ribbon were used to embellish and the tree was coloured with Blender Pens and Real Red and Old Olive ink.
The colours are Pixie Pink and Always Arthichoke and Whisper White. The large and small oval punches were used and the ribbon is Always Arthichoke.
I think everyone who used this set fell in love with it. What a pity it is disappearing!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
This card used the Enjoy Every Moment set and the Daisy Dash Wheel. The cardstock is Garden Green and Whisper White. Inks are Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red.
This is an example of using a non christmas stamp and making it christmasy (if that is a word).
Even non crafters found this fun and easy to make and couldn't wait to get home and show their families how clever they were.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
There will be some Make and Takes, samples of classes for 2009, Christmas craft ideas, Prizes, nibbles and drinks. Come along for a relaxing night and some fun!
Call me or email for invitation details.
All you have to do is spend $20 on regular catalogue products and you receive a 20% discount on selected Rub Ons. Once you spend your $20, you may purchase as many packs as you like!Only $15.96 per pack (regularly $19.95). There are 2 sheets in every pack, one black and one white.
141 Urban West Rub-Ons
141 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons
141 Anchored Rub-Ons
6* Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons
11* A Perfect Day Rub-Ons
*From Spring 2008 Mini Catalogue
If you have never used Rub Ons and are not sure what to do with them, email me and I will happily explain how to use them.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The background is Pale Plum stamped with the Linen background stamp in Versamark and then lightly rubbed with Perfect Plum from the Stampin' Pastels. The Mellow Moss has been edged with Mellow Moss ink and the words are from the One of A Kind set. The flower centre is a half pearl from the Pretties Kit.
This card took a little time but it gives you a different use for the punch and you don't have to do so many layers.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
If anyone is interested, please email me or call on 0411 222 501 for more details. Sorry for the late notice and I really must get more organised.
Monday, October 27, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
For dimension I double stamped the flowers cut them out and raised with Dimensionals. This gives the effect of the flowers actually being in the vase. I used Crystal Effects on the vase to make it look like ceramic and added some silver brads to the word plate.
There is another beautiful flower in this set which I will do something with and add shortly.
With all the lovely spring flowers about, have a look at this set and let your imagination run wild.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Once on track we were off and there was no stopping us. We saw some fantastic local sights that normal toursists wouldn't see and ended up coming in 3rd. Prizes were handed out and we managed to win the "Most Research" in our answers prize. Thank goodness for mobile phones and internet!
The second day we all sailed to an island that was only for us and spent the day snorkelling, swimming and of course more eating and there was a Sydney-Melbourne beach volleyball tournament that was a little more competitive than some would have admitted. With much cheering from the crowd and the locals the score was one all.
It was a great trip but I missed the children so was glad to be coming home.
Now its time to focus on work and get some new and exciting projects together. I had better get cracking!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Darren won this trip through work and we are going on our own which up until this morning when I looked at my kids in bed I thought was wonderful.
Just because I haven't been making anything lately, I hope you are all being super creative and remember I like to see homework every now and again.....
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I have heard that the snow is fantastic although I am a hot holiday kind of gal but I am sure that my kids are going to have a ball. They love skiing!
Hopefully when I get back I will finally get around to posting some new cards and updated renovations photo's.
Back on deck on Friday so please email me and I will answer as soon as possible.
Monday, August 25, 2008
I got to meet so many talented people and to share my passion with you. I say this often but will say it again, "I love my job". Hopefully everyone that attended the stand and got to watch the demo's or took part in the Make and Take has gone home inspired and has been busy creating!
Please contact me if you would like any information on classes or workshops or to discuss any products. If you didn't get a catalogue at the show, I can arrange to get one to you. There are so many great products and creative ideas it is a great buy.
I will hopefully have some new cards to post soon. My renovation is nearly over and that will give me so much time back. For everyone who is waiting for the final product, hopefully next week. I want to wait until everything is done for the next photo.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
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Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I have gone for the simple approach again as I have said before, always in need of a quick and easy card. The main card is Not Quite Navy from Earth Elements and the other colour is Purely Pomegranate from this years In Colours. I added a little highlight with the Round Tab punch and the small flower is from Baroque Motifs on page 98. I punched the flower with the 1/2" circle punch and mounted it with Dimensionals. It is difficult to see in the photo but I also covered the small flower with Crystal Effects to make it look like a clear button. The centres of the main flowers also have Crystal Effects and Glitter for that all important Bling factor.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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Saturday, June 7, 2008
I used the in colours for this card with Soft Sky and Purely Pomegranate. The stamp set is Brocade Basics from page 101 of the catalogue. This is such a great set!
I stamped the stems in Soft Sky and the flowers in Purely Pomegranate on Whisper White card. Each piece is edged with Soft Sky also. These were then mounted on Purely Pomegranate on a Soft Sky base card.
This card literaly took minutes to make but I think is quite stricking. I hope that you like it.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I love rollers for last minute cards and believe it or not most of my cards are last minute. I did this card for my son to take to his friends party 10 minutes before we had to leave the house.
I used the Classic Stars Jumbo Roller on Whisper White card stock and Green Galore ink. I cut the strip to size and double mounted with Whisper White and Green Galore and then stuck to my card base. I then punched a few stars from Green Galore card using the Large Star punch and mounted in place with Dimensionals to give the raised effect.
The Happy Birthday is from the Occassional Greetings set and this is stamped in Green Galore and then edged with the same ink.
As you can see, very quick but quite effective. Changing the colurs gives a different look and you could even do this in girly colours and add a bit of sparkle.
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