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!:
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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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