Jun 24, 2011

Craft Thyme is coming soon!

Hi Everyone,

Do I really need to add anything more.....

Ok, yes, you know me too well, I do need to say more! I'll be at Craft Thyme with my sideline demo Andrea once again. Make sure you come say hi if you can make it and we'd love to share our love of Stampin' Up! with you! So much so, you can even try your hand at making a card on the day! And I've got a couple of surprises up my sleeve for some new handmade products!!

Thanks for looking,

Jun 21, 2011

JAI #72 Entry

Hi All,

A second quick post tonight, this time to enter the Just Add Ink Challenge #72 where we needed to add colouring in!!

My daughter's b'day invites fit this challenge perfectly, with just a touch of colouring added in.

The photo isn't the best for this, taken at night on my phone camera... NOT recommended but all the invites have been sent and I don't have any spares.... Oh, and the blurred part was just the address....

Thanks for looking,

Latest Workshop Class

Hi Everyone,

To make up for an absence in blogging lately, I thought I'd show you my latest workshop card... I was inspired by this card here from the splitcoast stampers gallery but tweaked it a bit to make:

What do you think? It sure showcases a lot of Stampin' Up!'s great products!!

And my card also matches the challenge this week on a new challenge site I've discovered "Southern Girls Challenge" (week #21) and as it's an anything goes challenge, I've entered it....

Thanks for looking,

Jun 20, 2011

Last Days to get $110 of Stampin' Up on your order!

Hi Everyone,

Apologies for my absence on my blog in the last week. I've been busy working behind the scenes and also building up my facebook page some more.

Here's quick update on a few things that are happening:
 - You only have till June 30th to receive $110 worth of hostess rewards on your $450 order! Find a couple of friends and share the bonus if you like! (And you still receive a hostess only stamp set or gift too). Shipping is available Australia wide!!
 - The Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue is still running! Valid until July 31st.
 - Places are available for my Christmas in July Stamp and Stack - more details are available here
 - Thoughts are in progress for a kid's school holiday class or two - these will be in Thornlie, WA over the July holidays for children aged 7 and over. Please register your interest by emailing me. A parent or guardian will be required to stay for the duration of the class.

Here's a quick pic of my new and refreshed sample board! Some cards were cased from other Aussie demos & some were given to me, Stampin' Up! has such a talented, sharing and caring bunch of demos!!

I'll be back with more during the week :)

Thanks for looking,

Jun 12, 2011

We made men's cards!!

Hi Everyone,

At my June class on Friday night, we made mens' cards!! Obviously I'm not the only one who sometimes struggles to make these as this was a requested theme!

We made 3 of each of the following:

If you would like to join in the next class, it's on 1st July and we'll be following a Christmas in July Theme. Please email me for more information (Classes are held in Thornlie, WA).

Thanks for looking,

May's Class...

Hi Everyone,

My class back in May was all about the kids, and as such we made 4 different cards and co-ordinating boxes.

This is the first set:

This is the second (using the same layout and box design):

These cards were inspired by this link and the boxes are from my easter choccy basket as seen here.

This is the third set:

And this is the fourth set:

These boxes were made following this peek-a-boo box tutorial and you can see another version I made here.

If you would like to know more about any of these cards and boxes, please email me or leave a comment with your email address below.

Thanks for looking,

Jun 9, 2011

My Cottage Garden Easel Card

Hi Everyone,

Well, I warned you there would be more easel cards coming on my blog and here's another... This time it's a rectangular easel card.

I think the card needs something extra... maybe some die-cut butterflies... I'm not sure, so if you've got an idea, please comment below and let me know :)

Materials Used:
Cardstock - Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Rich Razzleberry & Pear Pizzazz ink
Cottage Garden Stamp Set
Shimmer Paint - Frost White
Large Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches

Thanks for looking,

Jun 8, 2011

Practicing a new technique!

Hi Everyone,

Look what I tried! I'm quite impressed with the fact that I've watercoloured the rose and tried a scalloped circle easel card!

Be prepared for a lot more easel cards in the near future, I love the effect, don't you!!

Materials used:
Big Shot & Scallop Circle Die
Scallop Circle and Large Oval Punches
Bird Punch (just for the leaves)
Cardstock - Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Blender Pen
Stazon Ink
Regal Rose Ink
Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set
Sentiment from my stash

Obviously another 'pink' day in our house lol.... but don't worry the masculine cards for Friday night's class are in progress and I'm pretty happy with them too :)

Thanks for looking,

Jun 6, 2011

Ummm not quite a men's card is it?

Hi All,

My aim this long wkend was to make a stash of men's cards and prep for my upcoming class on Friday night....

Well, I made it to the craft room, tidied up some bits and pieces and made a card. But somehow I don't think this is really going to suit any of the men or boys that I know...

What do you reckon lol!!?

And here's couple of pics of my new crafting space, just excuse the stuff that's still sitting on my desk...

All the current stamps are up the top, knick knacks on the next shelf, then cardstock,  next is retired stamps and lastly samples, swaps I've received (in the boxes) and some notepads waiting to be decorated

My BigShot has it's own special space!

Well, gotta go before my kidlets (and hubby) destroy the house, they are all very tired today!

Thanks for looking,

Jun 3, 2011

Welcome Courtney!!

Hi Everyone,

I'd like to introduce you to my recruit Courtney! I'm super excited and honoured to have Courtney as my downline and wish her all the best in her new Stampin' Up! Journey.

You can see some of Courtney's work here.

Thanks for looking,

A couple of pirate ships for yarrrr!

Hi All,

Well, you would think I would have done a load of crafting whilst I've had bad internet connections over the last 10days or so.... but nup, sadly I didn't :( 

I've been sorting out more stuff in the old craft room.... Gee it takes a long time with 2 pint sized helpers! All they wanna do is use mummy's stamps (and that's all I wanna do too but it doesn't always work that way)!! So it's very slow progress!

Anyway, now that my internet appears to be working again, I do have a few things to show you.. In the clean up I found some of these pirate ship images ready stamped and awaiting to be coloured...

The ships are from the retired 'ahoy matey' stamp set, the papers from my stash, the card stock colours are  mellow moss, ruby red, not quite navy, baja breeze and river rock.

Ok, enough of my rambling, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and to those in WA, enjoy your long weekend!

Thanks for looking,