Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

We are having a great time at Anna Bay. The beach has been fantastic and the water is warm enough for me to swim in for the first time in a few years.
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

A Very Merry Christmas

Wow what a busy past few weeks. I had hoped to make a couple of posts before now but just ran out of hours in the day but I am sure you will all understand at this time of year.
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

Wow What A Challenge

When I was doing a class one day we were talking about difficult stamps that you buy on a impulse, win or are given and then you don't know what to do with them. Sherry had such a stamp and I bravely said to bring it along to next class and I would see what I could do with it. Boy! will I know to check out the stamp first next time I offer to do that. She did actually give me two stamps but I am not ready to tackle the second one yet.

This is a Stamp Yourself Silly stamp and this is what I came up with. Sorry photo doesn't show colour very well. I will try and get a better picture but hubby is away with our good camera for the weekend.
I used Stampin' Up! card stock and inks. The colours are Rose Red and Old Olive. I used blender pens to do the colouring with Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Blush Blossom. The sentiment is from Occassional Greetings and Sherry, this is "For You".

Monday, December 1, 2008

November Christmas Cards

Over the past two weeks we have been adding to our Christmas Card collection. These cards were done two weeks ago and were quick and easy but effective.
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.

More November Cards

Last weeks cards included a Christmas card and an all occassions card.

The Christmas card used the Lovely As A Tree, Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Sweet Serendipity. The cardstock used was Bashful Blue and Whisper White. Inks were Bashful Blue, Silver and Versamark. The tree was dabbed with Crystal Effects and Dazzlin' Diamonds added for Bling. The words were punched out with the
1 3/4" punch and mounted on the Scallop Circle.
The second card uses Bloomin' with Beauty and En Francais. The cardstock is Purely Pommegranate, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. The inks used were Versamark, Purely Pommegranate, Old Olive and Whisper White. The colours were applied with the Blender Pens and the edges of the card were inked with the Sponge Daubers. The scallop edges were created with the Corner Rounder punch and the ribbon is Purely Pommegranate.

Another Make & Take

Party goes got to choose which layout they wanted to make. The Enjoy Every Moment set is so versatile. These cards used the It's Beautiful roller.
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!