Tuesday, June 30

Challenge #9 Winner & Entries

Hi, I've had a huge day today, which is why I'm just getting to the computer now. It started with 3 hours of shopping then 4 hours of baking and then making lollie bags, filling the pinyata and wrapping the pass the parcel. Talk about leaving everything till the last minute. All for Jamie's party tomorrow, he'll be 8 and is having a dino disco party. We already have the disco ball and lights so why not.
Enough about me, it's time to announce the winner of challenge #9. But first I want to thank everyone who has entered, you've all made amazing cards and I hope you had fun making them.
The winner is ..........Tereesa
Tereesa's card really wowed me and I'm sure you will agree. She has put a huge amount of work into it and it is just fantastic. Well done.
So here it is.

And here it is opened. Wow!

And here are the other entries.
Kelly - Create with Kel Kelly is a new Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Maryborough and this is her first time at entering one of my challengers. Her card is just lovely. Make sure you check out her blog and give her a big welcome.
Robyn - Rainbows by Robyn I love how she made her own DSP for the scallop strip. Well done.
Shelley - This pot of flowers is really sweet, great job.
Kathy - very clever how she's used the stars.

Natasha - Natasha's Creations I like the strips of colour and the piercing, love that cupcake.

Just click on the links to see more amazing cards by these talented ladies.

Thanks again ladies for playing along and check back in a couple of days for challenge # 10. Now I've got some pressies to wrap and must get to bed soon, I think someone will be awake extra early tomorrow. :)

Sunday, June 28

Baroque Motifs

Hi, well the weekend has just flown by it's Sunday already.

Here is a card I cased from page 78 of the 2009/10 Idea Book & Catalogue. I used a different stamp set Baroque Motifs and changed the colours. I quite like it.

Hope your having a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 24

Another Mini Photo Book.

Yes another Mini Photo Book. :) This one I turned into a Rebecca's top 5 book. It's full of pockets with tags for her to pull out and fill in. Really fun. Using the Sweet Always DSP and the Circle Circus stamp set.

The cover.

The insides.

Don't forget to get your entries in for challenge #9. Only 6 days left.
Happy stampin'

Tuesday, June 23

Mini Photo Book.

Hi, today I have a Mini Photo Book to share with you. We made these at the Simply Scrappin' Class a few weeks back, but with this one used the gorgeous DSP Bella Bleu and the Friends 24-7 stamp set. I love this colour combination, Kraft, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla.
The cover.

The inside pagers.

I've also used a few different punches and the lovely Kraft Taffeta ribbon.
I've been busy this week getting the next birthday party ready. Jamie is turning 8 and having a Dino Disco Party. We've got all the disco things so why not. I'll show you the invites on another post.
Have a great day.

Sunday, June 21

Hi, I hope your all enjoying the weekend. It's a bit wet here today so I'm waiting to hear if football will be cancelled. I hope not.

The card I have to show you today is the one I made for my daughter for her birthday. Inspired by the double fold card Tereesa made for her. I used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set (so cute I love it) and the Sweet Always DSP to match the invitations.

Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Stampin' Write Markers: choc chip, pumpkin pie, regal rose, rose red
Card: regal rose, choc chip, pumpkin pie, whisper white
DSP: Sweet Always
Punches: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circles
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon pumpkin pie, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen, mat pack & piercing tool

Friday, June 19

Hi, hope your having a great day. I have two kids home from school today and most of next week, the swine flu has hit the school and it's closed for a week. I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. It's lucky that I work from home and don't have to take time off like some parents have to. They go back to school on Friday for one day then it's school holidays and their home for another two weeks. I'll have to think of some interesting things for them to do like clean their rooms and wash the car. grin My older child is not happy at all, his school is still opened, but for how long!
The card I have to show you today is a Wedding Anniversary card for my Mum and John. I've used my new stamp set Dreams du Jour and I got to play with my new toy the crimper. I love the crimper in the Stampin' Up! catalogue (made by Fiskars) it is so much better than my old cheep one which struggled to crimp two sheets of DSP. This crimper can crimp cardboard from a packaging box very easily and is much wider. I'm going to be playing with it a lot.
Stamp Set: Dreams du Jour
Ink: pink pirouette, ruby red, kiwi kiss, basic brown, close to cocoa
Card: close to cocoa, whisper white, pink pirouette
DSP: Urban Oasis
Punch: eyelet boarder
Accessories: crimper, blender pen, stripped ribbon pink pirouette, 2 way glue pen, snips, dimenionals

Hopefully, with the kids home, I'll be able to get some computer time...

Wednesday, June 17

Guest Artist - Tereesa Coxen

My guest artist for today is the lovely Tereesa Coxen, new demonstrator. Tereesa made this very cute Kanga card for Rebecca for her birthday. (thank you she loves it) It's a very clever double fold card. Clever because it's easy to do and looks great. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of Tereesa amazing cards very soon.

Tuesday, June 16

Mojo Monday week 91

I got to do some stamping today, it seems like ages but it's only been three days. Anyway I pulled out the level 2 hostess set Echoes of Kindness for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. The beautiful butterfly is from the Dreams du Jour stamp set and yes I got this set because I love the butterfly so much.

Stamp Sets : Echoes of Kindness, Dreams du Jour
Ink : basic brown, pink pirouette, regal rose
Card : choc chip, whisper white
DSP: Patterns pink pirouette
Punches : eyelet boarder, corner rounder, large oval, designer label
Accessories : blender pen, button latte, ribbon taffeta white, ribbon 5/8" grosgrain choc chip Hodge podge stylised silver, dimenionals, snips

Party Fun.

What a fantastic weekend I've had. Rebecca's Disco Party was a great success, we had 17 disco diva's and 2 Elvis's dancing and singing, everyone had a great time. Sunday we helped my friend make wedding invitations of her daughter. That was a really fun and the bride was really happy with them. Sorry I can't show you a pic of them, top secret!

So today I have the party bags we gave out to all the diva's at Rebecca's party to show you. We gave them the plastic goblet at the start and put the lollies in just before they went home. Can you see how the stem lights up. They look really good in the disco room. My wonderful sister found these at a cheepy shop and they were perfect. I made tags so the girls knew which goblet was theirs.
Now that's one party down, one to go. Jamie's having a Dino Disco Party in a couple of weeks. I better get that organized quick.

Friday, June 12

Wild Child.

Hi, Rebecca and I had a great time shopping last night. After walking around the shopping centre for two hours we left with one top and one pair of shoes. It was so hard to find anything Rebecca liked. All the teenage clothes are "weird" Rebecca's words, and I have to agree with her. At least she got something new to wear to her party and we had fun doing girly stuff together.

Today I've got another foldout scrap page to show you. I love these.

Front cover.

Wow look at the difference. I always have trouble taking photos with a lot of black. But thanks to Lisa Spangler (Sideoats and Scribbles) not anymore. She has a great tutorial on fixing a photo's colour levels. And it's very simple. And a great challenge Scribble This!: Week 2. Check it out. Now I've still got a bit off playing to do but I'm getting there. Thank you Lisa.

Stamps: circle circus, defining alphabet, jumbo outline alphabet
Ink: baja breeze, kiwi kiss, basic black
Card: basic black textured, kiwi kiss, going gray, basic gray, kraft, baja breeze
DSP: urban oasis
Punches: 1/2" circle, 1 3/8" circle, scallop circle, corner rounder
Accessories: ribbon stripped grosgrain kiwi kiss

I probably won't be posting anything tomorrow with the disco party happening so I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, June 11

Happy Birthday Rebecca.

Today is my baby girl's 12th birthday. She had lots of fun opening her presents before rushing off to school. Tonight I'm taking her on a girls only shopping spree to pick an outfit for her party. She is having a Disco Party on the weekend with a disco ball, fairy lights, glow thingies, karaoke, and no party is complete without cupcakes. So I thought I'd show you the invitations I made cause I'm really pleased how they turned out. I made 18 of these, big job.

Here is the front.

Here's the back.
And here is the inside.

I've used the gorgeous Sweet Always DSP, just perfect for these invitations.
Now I better go and make her Birthday Card before I head out for lunch with my friend Margaret for her birthday. Lots of cake for me today.
Have a good one.

Tuesday, June 9

Garden Whimsy

Today's card is for a special friend that's having a birthday today. I've used the butterfly from the Garden Whimsy set with DSP from Sweet Always. I used the colours from Makeesha's Inkspirations Colour Challenge #8 and the sketch is from Mojo Monday Week 90.

This is the Mojo Sketch.

And here are Makeesha's colours.

Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Best Yet (level 1 hostess)
Markers: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Always
Punches: scallop circle, scallop boarder
Accessories: dauber, mat pack & tool, grosgrain ribbon certainly celery

Have a great day.

Monday, June 8

Simply Scrappin' Class Projects.

I'm back with the projects from Saturday's Simply Scrappin' Class. This class was really fun with a great group of ladies. We made three projects using the Simply Scrappin' Kit. Well.... we didn't quite get the 12 x 12 page finished/started, I did mine the next day and it was fast and easy to do. The Kit's are a great way to get lots of scrappin' done fast. We all had different kits so it was good to see what everyone did with theirs. I had the Hoppy Memeries Kit.

The first project was this cute little photo book.

Then we made this Foldout Scrap Page. (we made one similar at convention I'll show in another post) It looks like a 6 x 6 page that folds out to a 12 x 12 page. Love it.

And our third project was a 12 x 12 scrap page.

And there is still heaps left over in the kit for other scrap pagers or cards. Now that's got me thinking...

Challenge Samples.

Hi, hope your all enjoying the lovely weather were having to day. Just wanted to let you know that I've posted the sample cards for Leah's Monthly Challenge #9. You can click here or just scroll down a bit.
I'll be back soon to show you the projects we made on Saturday at the Simply Scrappin' Class.

Friday, June 5

Leah Monthly Challenge #9

It's time to get inspired for another challenge.

For Challenge #9 were going with the colours from the Bold Brights colour family.
The colours are: Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Gable Green and Whisper White.

There aren't really any rules, just let the picture inspire your creation weather it be a card, scrap page or 3d item. If you don't have all the colours just use something similar.

Then email me a picture of your creation or link it to your blog with a comment in this post.

Entries in by Tuesday 30th June.

Again I haven't made any samples for you, :( hopefully over the weekend.


Edited to add: Sample cards.

The first one is using the Big Bold Birthday stamp set. A really fun card for kids, I gave this one to my niece last night.

And this card I used the Trendy Trees stamp set. Yes I used a tree to make a flower :) I was inspired by a card I saw on Kim Badelt blog. You can see Kim's card here. It's much nicer than mine. It's was a real challenge for me using these colours but don't let that stop you having a go.

Thursday, June 4

Happy Birthday Josh

Here is the card I made for my friends son Josh. Josh turned 15, I'm amazed at how fast the years have gone. I've used a few different stamp sets on this card the main one being All in the Family. I've done a bit of colouring with the blender pen and some paper piecing.

Stamp Sets: All in the Family, Family Favourites, Family Accessories Too, Circle Circus, Outlined for Fun
Card: basic gray, baja breeze, riding hood red, kiwi kiss, whisper white
DSP: Hand Drawn (level 3 hostess bundle)
Ink: basic gray, riding hood red, kiwi kiss, baja breeze
Punch: photo corners
Accessories: mat pack, blender pen, dimenionals

Happy Birthday Josh, I hope it was awesome.

Tuesday, June 2

Leah's Monthly Challenge #8 - Winner & Entries

Thanks everyone for entering the challenge, I've really enjoyed seeing what you've all come up with and I hope you enjoyed the challenge too! There are eight entries this month and they are all amazing but yet completely different. And again it was very hard to pick a winner.
The winner of challenge #8 is................Julie Congratulations.
Julie has made this purse card, just lovely. She now has a blog called 9 2 Midnight, check it out here.
And here are the other fantastic entries.

Natasha - I love the simplicity of this card.
(Rebecca's pick)
Kristy - Isn't her flower really cool.

Kristy Jane - Very clever how she applied the In Colours onto the stamp.

Debbie - I really like the combination of stamp, DSP and punches.

Kathy - Love how she combined the colours and different stamp sets.

Tereesa - This is her very first challenge entry and hasn't she done well. I love how she embossed the background and glittered the seaweed. Looking forward to seeing more creations from Tereesa.
(Jamie's pick)

Angie - this is so sweet, did you see the thanks so much stamped along the bottom.

Well done everyone I hope you'll join in the fun again this month. Check back in a couple of days to see the new challenge.
Happy Stampin'