Jul 27, 2011

Cheers to you x 3!

Hi Everyone,

Over the last couple of days I've been playing with some images from the "Cheers to you" stamp set that I stamped ummmm a month or so ago....

Here's a couple of the cards I've made.... 

Just between you and me, I'm not sure I like this card, but decided to show you it anyway!

Also to celebrate reaching 500 likers on my facebook page, I'm having a sale... Please check it out here and make sure you 'like' my page to stay up to date with what's happening in my stamping world.

And don't the FREE button and ribbon promotion ends 31st July, please place your order by 6pm WA time.

Thanks for looking,

Jul 24, 2011

Greetings Galore Gift Set

Hi Everyone,

Happy Sunday to you all, I hope you've been having a good weekend. We're still fighting colds here, but thankfully have been able to get out of the house for a bit over the past couple of days, compared to the rest of the school holidays.

Today I thought I'd show a gift set I made for my mother in law as part of  her b'day present... 

Can I add in here how much I love my Big Shot!! Imagine how plain these cards would be without the embossed panel!! And I'll also add in an apology about the 'wonky' photos, I had to take them quickly this morning as we were about to head out the door, and it wasn't until I uploaded them here that I realised they are all taken at slightly different angles!!

Well I've actually got a quiet house here this arvo, both girls are asleep and hubby is watching the footy... I'm off to disappear into my craft room - hopefully to get some things done to share with you this week and before anyone interrupts me.

Thanks for looking,

Remember you can find me on facebook too

Jul 20, 2011

Where'd ya get your wheels from?

Hi Everyone,

Have you spotted the wheel storage in the Idea Book and Catalogue? I love them! I've got 2 for the standard wheels and 2 for the jumbo wheels. 

You can fit 10 standard wheels in each standard container and 6 jumbo wheels in the jumbo! No more roll away wheels!!

Thanks for looking,

Jul 18, 2011

NEW!!! Desktop Caddies

Hi Everyone,

Well, I'm been leaving a few teasers on my facebook page about the fabric I've been cutting out with my scalloped square and Big Shot! It makes cutting the same sized shape very very easy!!

Here's a sample of what I've been making:

The bags had lots of comments on the weekend at The Glades Art and Produce Markets! The desktop caddy (which you can see fits Stampin' Up! inkpads) has been donated to the Pretty Little Things Charity Auction, and you can see all the details for that here.

I've got some more to show you, but that will have to wait for another day... It's self-inflicted school holiday cleaning frenzy here today so I'd better get back to it!

Thanks for looking,

Jul 17, 2011

Christmas in July Class

Hi Everyone,

Two posts in one day! Wow! Don't fall off your seat will you!

Here's the pics from my Christmas in July Stamp and Stack class from Friday night...

2 Versions of the same card - what a difference changing the ribbon and sentiment placement can make... And using 2 different embossing folders - Square Lattice & Polka Dots

Clean and simple Christmas

If you are interested in joining in the fun of my next class its on 12th August. We'll be making Spring themed birthday cards. Please email me to find out more or visit my facebook page.

Thanks for looking,

Edited to add that the ornament card was cased from Nicki Turner after a training day last year :)

Look what the kids made!!

Hi Everyone,

Last week was my first ever kids class!! And it was so much fun!! 

This is my version of what the kids got to make... 

They were able to choose what colours they used and the sentiment... Silly me didn't think to take some pics but never mind, the kids did a fabulous job and I hope to arrange another kids' class soon!

If you have some kiddies at home or a party coming up, I would love to come and share some of my "tricks of the trade" with them, please email me for more info.

Thanks for looking,

Jul 13, 2011

Another embellishment needing a home...

Hi Everyone,

Last night in my post, I was talking about all the punch art owls I've made that are looking for a home... Well here's something else I've made that also needs a new home...

Large Die Cut Felt Circles

Small Die Cut Felt Circles

One of my missions this winter is to learn how to crochet so I can make some beanies for these embellishments to be added to... Anyone have any other suggestions or an easy to follow crocheted beanie pattern?

Thanks for looking,

Jul 12, 2011

Testing out the owl punch

Hi Everyone,

I was going to entertain (maybe bore would be a better description) you with a run down of the last few days have been like here,  but maybe I'll summarise it for you:
Saturday = Craft Thyme - cold but very successful! Andrea and I had a fab day and met some wonderful people! But it was really cold!!!
Sunday = sleep in!!! till 10.15!!!! WOW!! bit of sunshine
Monday = 1st day of school hols for us in WA.... wet and cold!!... housework :(
Tuesday = day with Mum and took the girls to see about 10 piglets and 5 kangaroos that some long long long time family friends have at their place at the moment... The piglets were so funny running around playing, and snuffling for whatever they were looking for in the dirt - apparently earthworms are tasty...

Onto the real reason why you visit my blog... This is a birthday card I made last week and I'm fairly sure it was one of the first cards to find a new home.... 

Not bad for only using 1 stamp hey!! I also tracked some some thin cork to use in my owl punch... I made a stack of little owls all dressed up and at the moment, they have no place to go.... Watch out for them over the coming week :)

I also want to mention a charity auction one of my friends is arranging... Please check out the Bears of Hope Charity Auction - In Memory of Ruby x being co-ordinated by Pretty Little Things. I've donated a notebook and will be adding a few more by the wkend.

Well, that's it from me tonight here, I'm going to move one sleeping bub into her bed from the floor and the other from my bed into her own bed.... We are having fun and games with sleeping again at the moment (if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to add them into your comment & let me know!).

Thanks for looking,

Jul 6, 2011

Choo Choo Take 2

Hi Everyone,

I made a second card using the Choo Choo stamp set and the colours from the Inkspirations challenge #76

Here's a reminder of the colour scheme:

**This is a scheduled post as I'm sure to be flat out prepping the last of my goodies for Craft Thyme!**

**Edited to add in a BIG thank you for all the comments on my first Choo Choo entry for this week's Inkspirations Challenge :)

Thanks for looking,

Jul 5, 2011

Lollipop, lollipop. l-l-l-lollipop!

Hi Everyone,

I made this a few weeks ago and realised that I hadn't blogged (bragged) about it!

I spoiled myself with some birthday money last month and bought the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlit die! (Plus the birthday discount from Stampin' Up! just for being a demo was a great incentive to splurge!)

The jar I picked up at market last year or maybe the year before. All the lollipops have been decorated with a little pic and layered onto some scrapbooking paper or cardstock. I'm hoping it will be a hit with the young crafties at Craft Thyme Fair this Saturday.

Thanks for looking,

Jul 4, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #76

Hi Everyone,

Don't fall off your chair but yes I have had a chance to take part in this week's Inkspiration Colour Challenge #76, it's been a while! I also got to ink up my Choo Choo stamp set & co-ordinating wheel for the first time! It's only been sitting in my cupboard for a couple of weeks!

This is the colour scheme set:

And this is my card:

I'm was relieved when this card finally came together, I was beginning to think that my mojo had headed up north for some warmer weather as it took some fiddling to get this together.... Ever have days like that! lol!! :)

Thanks for looking,

Jul 3, 2011

New Gift Tags

Hi Everyone,

I was very excited to make these gift tags for Eirian Body Products as a custom order.

Thanks to Sara at Eirian for taking these pics too!

They picked the colours and we knew to keep them simple to add onto their gift baskets.

If you are interested in a custom order for gift tags, or anything else, please contact me via email.

Thanks for looking,

Jul 1, 2011


Hi Everyone,

Who likes icecream!!! Who wants icecream that's winter weather friendly and calorie free??!! lol :)

Check out the latest offer from Stampin' Up!!

Click on the image to enlarge

You can find the online catalogue here
You can email your order here
And you can book your workshop by sending an email here

And don't forget next Saturday is Craft Thyme!!

Thanks for looking,