Thursday, December 30

Purse Bag.

Here is the  beautiful Purse Bag that was my Secret Santa Present made for me by Christine. She is so clever. It was also filled with Chocolates, they didn't last very long. Thanks so much Christine.

 Here is the side view.
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Tuesday, December 28

Sparkely Reindeer.

Good morning, I just have to show you this gorgeous Reindeer gift jar I received from Maree. He is so cute and Maree did a fantastic job of making him. So much work involved. I love his nose and how she glittered his antlers. Thanks so much Maree.

Here is the back view, she even glittered his tail. It was full of yummy Christmas Chocolates but I ate some before I tool the photo's. :)
Hope your enjoying the holidays.

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Sunday, December 26

Sunday Scrap - Santa.

Hi and Happy Sunday, I hope you had a fantastic Christmas Day yesterday, did you over indulge? :)  Today's page is a Christmas theme. The photo's are of Alex when he was 2 1/2 at a dress up birthday party. He makes such a cute little Santa.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and friendship over the last year. Thank you.  And to wish you a wonderful 2011. I look forward to sharing  more stamping projects with you next year, here on my blog and in workshops and classes. Ok here is the scrap page.
I will be pre scheduling  the blog posts over the Holiday Season as we have a lots of family coming over for a huge family reunion. It's going to be so much fun. I don't think I'll get much computer time.
Stamp Sets: Contempo Christmas, Perfect Punches
Card: Pacific Point, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
DSP: Celebrations
Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red
Punches: Ornament, Pinking Hears Border, Round Tab
Tools: Big Shot-Timesless Type Jnr Alphabet
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, Jewel-rhinestones

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Tuesday, December 21

Playing with lace.

I have two cards to show you today, both Christmas cards of course.
 When I saw the beautiful Crochet Trim in the Summer Mini Catalogue I remembered that I have a whole box of lace just sitting in the cupboard that my Mum gave me a long time ago. So why not use it.

 The first card I hand stitched the lace to form a flower, finished it of with a button and some ribbon.. The stamp set is Season of Joy, the embossing folder is Vintage Wallpaper. A bit of sponging and spritzing with the new Smooch Spritz and added a few pearls. Colours are Garden Green, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla.

The next card I used the lace as a decorative strip across the bottom of the card. This lace looks so old that it may have been my Grandmothers. Stamp set used is Dasher, the embossing folder is Vintage Wallpaper again. With more sponging and spritzing. Added pearls and ribbon. The colours are Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.
I think this is about as close as I can get to vintage. :)

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Monday, December 20

Dazzling Joy

Hi, today's card, another Christmas Card,  is quite dazzling, Using the Welcome Christmas set. I have inked the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers then stamped. After making sure the ink is dry I covered the whole piece with VersaMark then Heat & Stick powder and heated with a heat gun. While still hot I sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds and heated again to set. Very dazzling! The rest of the card is quite basic using the Joy stamp from the Perfect Punches set for the greeting. Did you notice, no ribbon! It's amazing for me not to use ribbon, but this card just didn't need any.

Stamp Set: Welcome Christmas
Card: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Markers: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Ink: VersaMark
Punches: scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle
Tools: Heat Gun, Big Shot-Embossing folder Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Heat & Stick powder

Hope you have a great day.

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Sunday, December 19

Sunday Scrap - Party Animal.

Happy Scrappy Sunday, today's page is one I made a while ago and found in my file. It's part of a double page spread you can view the other page here. The photo's are of Jamie at his 3rd birthday party, he looks so much like Zach that Zach did not believe that it was Jamie and said " no that's me at my next birthday" :)

Stamp Set: Fox & Friends
Card: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
DSP: Good Morning Sunshine (retired)
Ink: Choc Chip
Tools: Big Shot - Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet
Punches: Star Extra Large, Star (retired)
Accessories: Silver Brads

I hope your having a great weekend, thanks for popping in today.

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Saturday, December 18

Christmas C.

Hi, on this Christmas card I've used a none Christmas stamp set, Elements of Style (page 99 IB&C). I always like to get the most out of my stamps and it's fun to see how many different occasions a stamp set can be used for.

Stamp Sets: Elements of Style, Contempo Christmas
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery
DSP: Jolly Holidays
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Punch: 1 3/8" circle
Tools: Big Shot-Lots of Tags, Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet
Accessories: Certainly Celery ribbon, Jewels-Rhinestones, Cutter Kit, Crystal Effects

Have a great day.

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Wednesday, December 15


I haven't used the Season of Joy stamp set much this Christmas season, I guess I've been having fun with my new sets, but it is one of my favorite Christmas sets.

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Card: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, Real Red
Markers: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, silver brads, Rhinestone brad Fire

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Tuesday, December 14

Santa Owl.

You all know how much I love the two-step owl punch, well I turned him into a Santa owl. I think he is so cute. His hat is a hand cut triangle with a Itty Bitty scallop punch shape with dazzling diamonds. The card design is a case from a very cute card by Jayne Mercer, (scroll down to 4/10/10 I wasn't able to do a direct link) I just changed it to a Santa owl.

Stamp Set: Woodgrain background
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic black
Ink: early Espresso
Punches: two-step owl, scallop-itty bitty shape
Tools: Big shot-Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet, scoring blade
Accessories: Jewels-pearls, dazzling diamonds, black ribbon

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Sunday, December 12

Sunday Scrap - Scary & Sweet.

Hi and happy Sunday, today's Sunday Scrap page is of Jamie  when he still had all his teeth. We were just playing around with the camera one day and ended up getting some great photo's. He is at the age (has been for a while) where he loves to pull funny faces.

 Here is a close up of the title, using the spotty image from the Extreme Elements set to add a bit of interest. I have also used the negative from the letter for some of the title.
Stamp Sets: Extreme Elements, Crazy for Cupcakes, Dotted Lines Wheel
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Punches: 1 3/4" circle, jewelery tag
Tools: Big Shot - Timeless Type Jnr Alpha dies, Circle #2 die, Mat Pack & piercing tool
Accessories: Jumbo brads very vanilla, ribbon

Have a great Scrappy Sunday.

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Wednesday, December 8

Christmas Joy.

Hi, I have a Christmas card to show you today. I made this card with my Mum in mind, to give her ideas with using the 2 Step Bird in a Christmas card. I've used  the bird punch  as a Christmas dove, I have lightly inked around him with Tea Stain Ink from the Distressing Essentials Kit. Also used the Welcome Christmas stamp set and the En Francais background stamp. The garden Green ink looks great on the Pear Pizazz card.

Stamp Sets: Welcome Christmas, En Francais
Card: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Tea Stain-Distressing Essentials
Punch: 2 Step Bird
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, dauber

Hope you like it Mum.

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Tuesday, December 7

Christmas Class at Julie's.

Hi, on Friday night I went to a Christmas Class at Julie's, it was really good to be the student for a change instead of the teacher. I had a really great time with the other ladies and Julie had prepared amazing projects for us to make.

First we made this gorgeous Christmas card. I went a bit crazy with the gold Smooch Spritz ( a new product in the Summer Mini) 

Next we made these very cute pillow box gift boxes using the rock & roll technique.

Then we did a bit of heat embossing on this lovely Dasher card again I went a bit overboard with the silver Smooch Spritz.  Doesn't the silver look fantastic on the Concord Crush card.

Julie gave us this lovely Christmas box with a stamp inside, (a Christmas present for us) made with the Fancy Favor Big Shot die. And then we got to make ourselves.

And that's not all, Julie also gave us this bag of punched out goodies with buttons & brads inside. She certainly spoilt us.
Thank you Julie for a fantastic night of stamping.
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Monday, December 6

Sunday Scrap - Puppy Love.

Oh no, something went wrong with my pre scheduling of my post yesterday. So it's one day late this week. I had a busy and fun day yesterday making Christmas craft with the kids in my family. I didn't realise the post didn't work until I received a text from Christine. Thanks Christine.

Hi, this weeks page is of Rebecca and our new Puppy Scruff. Well he was new in the photo's, he is now 6 years old and still full of mischief.

Stamp Sets: I (Heart) Hearts, Dotted Lines Wheel
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Punches: 3/4" circle, small heart, scallop trim border
Accessories: Pink Pirouette ribbon, Jewels-Rhinestone
Tools: Big Shot-Timeless Type Jnr Alpha

Hope you have a Scrappy Sunday.

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Saturday, December 4

JAI # 46

Hi, the challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is Just Add Critters, Amanda & Danielle sure come up with great challengers.Check out the Design Teams amazing cards.  I've used my favorite stamp set from the Stampin' Up! new Summer Mini Catalogue, Aviary, Isn't it just gorgeous! Also the new punch Pinking Hearts Border, love it.

Stamp Sets: Aviary, Perfect Punches, Itty Bitty Bits
Card: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Punches: Small circle(Itty Bitty Shapes), wide oval, pinking hearts border
Accessories: Soft Suede ribbon, lined thread, bitty buttons


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Friday, December 3

Because I Care.

Today's card I made for a special little girl who is very sick in hospital. I hope this card cheers her up a bit and that she comes home soon.
These nurse and doctor owls are so cute. I cased this card from Kerry Bunting who has made some amazing things with the owl punch.  

Stamp Set: Because I Care (level 1 hostess)
Card: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Ink: Stazon Black
Punches: two-step owl, pinking hearts border (new Summer Mini), oval

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Wednesday, December 1

Summer Mini & December Frenzy.

It's such an exciting day today.
 Today the Summer Mini Catalogue is out. You can view the catalogue on the Promotions page and on the side bar. You are going love the new Stamp sets, Designer Papers, Wheels, Punches, Big Shot die & Embossing Folder and all the fantastic new accessories.

The December Frenzy promotion also starts today with great discounts on selected Stamp Sets, Markers and accessories.

December Frenzy - Stampin' Up!:
Click for list

1 Dec 2010 - 29 Dec 2010. Get great Stampin' Up! products up to 50% off during the December Frenzy.

Contact me to place your order before 4.00pm  23 Dec, I'll be away for for the Holidays.
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Tuesday, November 30

A Christmas Card.

Hi, today I have a Christmas card to show you. Using the Baroque Motifs stamp set and the Contempo Christmas stamp set. I like using non Christmas stamp sets as Christmas cards and the Baroque Motifs set can be used for lots of different types of cards and scrap pagers. Love it. I have used heat & stick powder to stick dazzling diamonds on the ornament punch. Very glittery. The heat & stick powder can stick anything, glitter, beads, sand, anything.

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Contempo Christmas.
Card: Very Vanilla
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Punch: ornament
Accessories: 1/8" taffeta ribbon very vanilla, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds
Tools: mat pack & tool, heat tool

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Monday, November 29

New Look & Awards.

Hi, so don't you just love my blogs new Christmas look!  I spent quite a few hours last night getting it right. With less than a month until Christmas it will help us get into the Christmas spirit. We are putting our new big tree up on Wednesday, our little one is looking a bit sad., It doesn't really feel like Christmas until the tree is up. I have also added a few new links on the side bar so if you haven't had a look there for a while go and check it out.

I have been very fortunate to receive 2 blog awards recently.
This first one is the " I got the Attitude Blog Award" given to me by a lovely friend and very talented paper crafter Tracey, check out her blog Trace-Elementz  here. Thanks so much Tracey.
 Receiving this award means I have to tell you three things that make me "me" and pass it along. This is quite hard.
 1. I am an easy going, caring person.
 2. I am very patient person.
 3. And I would not be me without my 4 fantastic kids. If I didn't have them  I would be ... someone else.
Now I would like to pass this award onto a few blogs that I think have Attitude and really cute cards.

Click on the link to visit these blogs.

This next Award is the Best Blog Friends Forever Award, given to me by my BBFF Sonia. Check out Sonia's blog here. Thank you Sonia, this is a really cool award.

Now I need to pass this on and this is very, very hard because I have made some wonderful friends in blog land who I think will be friends forever. I would like to pass it back to Sonia, but I don't think that's allowed.

Click on the link to visit these blogs.

That's it from me today but make sure you check back on Wednesday 1st December for the new Summer Mini catalogue and a new Stampin' Up! promotion. Exciting!

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Sunday, November 28

Thank you for your patience while I update my blog.

Sunday Scrap - Big Blow.

Hi, Happy Sunday. For today's Scrap Page I've used this weeks sketch challenge #214 from Pencil Lines. I just discovered Pencil Lines the international sketch challenge blog this week. With designers from all over the world I'm sure to get plenty of inspiration. This weeks sketch was designed by the super talented Laura Vegas. This sketch was great for me as I struggle a bit with multiple photos.

And here is my page. Zach again, the camera just loves him, having a bubble bath.

I've used Vellum circles to represent the bubbles and the Extreme Elements stamp set in the background. The Vellum bubbles are really good for covering up .... things. You know what I mean!

Recipe (All Products are from Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Defining Alphabet, Extreme Elements, Dotted Lines Wheel
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Vellum
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Punches: 1/2", 3/4" 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circles, scallop circle
Accessories: baja breeze ribbon, linen thread

That's it from me today, have a great Sunday.

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Friday, November 26

Yummy, Yummy.

Hi, I just popped in to show you this gorgeous photo frame Julie made me for my birthday. I'm am so lucky to have such creative, good friends. Julie took the photo's of Zach eating a huge chocolate bar at my nieces 21st a few months ago. He was enjoying it so much. There is a lot of fine detail in it that is hard to see my this photo, she did such a fantastic job.

Thanks so much Julie, you know how much I love it.

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Thursday, November 25

For Marcelle.

Hi, I made this card for Marcelle who just became a Grand Mother for the first time. (Congrats Marcelle, may you have many happy hours of baby sitting.) This card gives you a sneak peak of one of the new stamp sets in the Summer Mini that comes out on the 1st December. The colour combo is Real Red, Baja Blue, Early Espresso & Whisper White.

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Wednesday, November 24

50 Cards.

Here is a group photo of the 50 cards I made on the weekend. Wow, I can't believe I did it. They are mostly Christmas cards and the other's are new Stamp sets and products I was playing with. Over the next week or so I will show you close up of them to give you a bit of inspiration for your own cards.
Have a great day.

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Monday, November 22

Just back...

...from a long weekend away. Christine, Marcelle, Carly & I went up the coast for a card making weekend. It was so much fun, we laughed, talked & talked, ate way too much junk food ( starting diet today) and we even made a few cards. We each made about 50 cards. Woo Hoo! I was amazed at the amount, it does help when you have a plan. I will show you my cards in upcoming posts. But for today I have a couple of photo's of our room, we pushed all the furniture back against the wall and set up our tables in the middle.

Here are the tables all set up and ready to begin, they didn't stay tidy for very long.

The weather was a bit wet but that didn't worry us. I have to show you the best All Day Big Breaky I have ever seen. We stopped at a little petrol station restaurant on the way up and Christine got all this for just $11 and that plate was huge. She did a great job of getting through most of it.

So a big thank you to Christine for inviting me, being my chauffeur, bringing an extra table for me and for not singing that Christmas song again. :) Thank you Marcelle for your great ideas & inspiration & cooking us a very yummy almost healthy dinner. Thank you Carly for you Black Eyed Peas CD ( bad radio & TV reception up there), for entertaining us with your face book quotes and for putting up with us oldies.

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Sunday, November 21

Sunday Scrap - Up, Up & Away.

I finally got some Scraping time. Today's page is of Alex when he was 3 years old, as most 3 year olds he loved to dress up and his Super Man costume was one of his favorites. There is not much stamping on this page just the Dotted Lines Wheel I rolled onto the metal edge tag. The Dotted Lines Wheel is excellent for Journaling.

Stamp: Dotted Lines Wheel
Card: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Daffadil Delight, Real Red
Ink" Daffodil Delight
Punches: word window, 1 3/8" circle
Accessories: Pacific Point ribbon, silver Jumbo brad, metal edge tag
Tools: Big Shot-Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet dies
Have a super Sunday.
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Thursday, November 18

Weekend Away.

Hi, I'm heading up the coast today for a card making long weekend. I'm so excited. Four days of full on stamping, talking and nibbling, I can't wait. So I should get a lot of my Christmas cards made. (Hopefully) :) I have pre scheduled the Sunday Scrap post so make sure you check back on Sunday for that.
I will leave you with another Christmas card using up scraps and left overs. Again I have used the Contempo Wheel to heat emboss a mixture of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds. The greeting is from the Curly Cute stamp set and the colours are Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, I know I'm going to have a blast.

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Tuesday, November 16

Cards for me.

I have to show you these gorgeous handmade cards I received for my birthday. Yep, another year older. There was a lot of effort and love put into these cards which makes them all the more special to me. Thank you.
From Julie.
From Maree.

From Margaret.
From my Mum.

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Sunday, November 14

Sunday Scrap

Hi and happy Sunday. Don't you just love Sunday's, I love lazying around Sunday mornings. Again this week I didn't get much scrapping time (none) but I found this 8x8 Scrap page in my photo folder just waiting to be posted. The photo is of Zach when he was 7 months old just starting to sit up by himself.
The stamp set used is Baroque Motifs, such a beautiful stamp set. I have made my own metal embellishments by building up layers of silver embossing powder then while still hot pressed the stamp into the melted powder. The punched eyelet border strip has been put through the crimper for a ruffled look. The colours are Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla.

Here is a close up of the fake metal embellishments.

Have a wonderful day.
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Saturday, November 13

JAI #43

The challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is Just Add Christmas. This is a Christmas card I made using up left over bits. I have rolled the Contempo Wheel in VersaMark then heat embossed with a mixture of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds. This looks very effective and is quite quick to make.

Make sure you head over to Just Add Ink to check out the amazing cards made by the design team. You will be inspired.

Stamp Sets: Contempo Christmas, Contempo Wheel
Card: Real Red, Very Vanilla
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Ink: VersaMark,
Markers: Old Olive, Real Red
Punches: Ornament, Scallop Trim Border
Accessories: Real Red brads, ribbon, clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds, buddy
Tools: heat tool, wheel guide

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
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Tuesday, November 9

Passion 4 Paper Swaps

Hi, today I have the swap cards from our recent Passion 4 Paper team meeting to show you. The theme of the swap was to use scraps with a new stamp set from the new catalogue. This was harder for some of us than others (me) but everyone has done a fantastic job.
This first card was made by Angie using the Morning Cup stamp set, using up left over punched shapes.
Christine used the level 1 hostess set Because I Care, using left over strips of card for the background.

Julie made this cute little pillow box using up scraps of DSP and ribbon. With the greeting from the Perfect Punches stamp set.

Teressa made this peek a boo owl card with the Woodgrain background stamp using scraps of card to make the owl.

Here is a close up of the owl.And for my swap I made a Christmas card using the scrap bits of card that I had punched the ornaments out of, used as a template and spritzed over. Stamp set is Contempo Christmas.

So we hope this gives you some ideas with using your scraps and left over bits.
Have a great day.
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