Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Great Day

On Saturday I had a lovely day with a group of ladies. Here are some of the things I demonstrated and we all made the mini step card. The treat bag and step card are from Jenny Moors blog. The instructions are there too. Isn't the Good Egg stamp set just so cute? :)
The wee pocket with a mini card is made using the circle scissors. I cut a six inch circle and scored 1 3/4" across the bottom of the circle and 1 1/4" each side. The Tea Party DSP and the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set compliment each other so well.This week I will be travelling to Christchurch to look after my mum who had a fall about a month ago. I have been travelling to Christchurch every weekend and after this week my mum will be coming to visit me at Easter. I am really looking forward to this. Have a great week.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ella's Birthday Card

Well, on the 23rd was Sarah's bunny, Ella's birthday. Life is so busy at the moment and we needed a quick card for her (the pets always get cards and presents on their birthday's and Christmas!) I had seen this stunning card over at Jenny Moors blog and thought it was perfect. It seriously only took 10 mins to make. We made a few changes but were very happy with the result.
Lovin' the Tea Party designer paper! :)

Thought I'd share a photo of Ella!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Prints, Priceless, Short & Sweet
Card/Paper: Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Tea Party designer paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Butterfly Punch, Mat Pack


Monday, February 22, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #5

This is my entry for the Just Add Ink Challenge this week. It is a decorated canvas. I covered the canvas with the Tea Party designer paper and embellished with butterfly's punched in DSP with the gorgeous butterfly punch. I added buttons onto the butterfly's. Some were from the Sherbet designer buttons and the others, I made following this fab tutorial found HERE by Danielle Daws.
This project would look really nice on the wall in a little girls room, or even in your craft space!
Aren't the Tea Party designer papers just so yummy?! :) Love all those Spring colours together.
This project was partly inspired by Jenny Moors

Supplies Used:
Tea party designer paper, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Sherbet designer buttons, Clear Rinestone brad, Butterfly punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Mat Pack, Crystal Effects, Sanding Blocks, 6" x 6" canvas


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bright & Funky!

Wow! Isn't this card just so much fun?! :) Sarah made this card, it was partly inspired by a card in the volume 15 no. 8 Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft magazine. The tutorial on how to make these gorgeous paper flowers is found here, by Megan McDonald.
Sarah used the technique called Faux Stitching. You basically just pierce holes through your card using the mat pack, and then make little "stitches" using the white gel pen.
This card dosen't break the budget because you don't need any stamps, ink etc.
She used the cool red polka dot ribbon, available for only a limited time in the Summer Mini catalogue.

Supplies Used:
Card/Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Mat Pack, White gel pen, Clear Rinestone brad, 3/4" red Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon


Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Moments Seeds

This is one of the cute stamp sets out of the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) catalogue. This project holds a little packet of seeds- infact, you could put anything in here: soup, hot chocolate.... or an insert.
This project was inspired by Jacque Pederson.
So, here it is:

Love all the Dazzling Diamonds:And here it is with the seeds pulled up:

For more details on how you can earn this stamp set for FREE, click here.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Happy Moments
Card/Paper: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Bashful Blue, Whisper white, Tea Party designer paper
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Round Tab punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun markers

Enjoy the weekend,


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #56

Aren't the new Circle Scissors just so cool! I really wanted to use them so I did Karen Giron's sketch. I decided to use the elegant Dreams du Jour stamp set and the matching DSP: Bella Rose. I love the combination of colours.
Here is my card:

And here is Karen's sketch:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Dreams du Jour
Card/Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Riding Hodd Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Circle Scissors, Sponges


Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Lovely Surprise

I received this gorgeous card from my good friend and customer, Charmaine. Isn't it stunning?! I think it looks quite classy with the black. It's really nice for a cardmaker to receive a handmade card.
Thank you so much Charmaine :)


Lolly Pop Holder

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I hope you get to spend the day with your loved one.
I made this adorable little lolly pop holder, which can be a wee something to celebrate Valentines Day, or a little something to say "I love you." It is super easy and lots of fun to make!
So here is the front-

And here it is opened up-I found a video on how to make this over on Dawns Stamping Thoughts. I used the measurements, but changed the colours, stamps etc.
I used the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, which is actually on a promotion, where for every set sold, $2 is donated to the relief for Haiti. Click here for more details.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Short & Sweet
Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Whisper White
Ink: Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Basic Gray
Accessories: Slit punch, Mat Pack

Have a fab day :)


Monday, February 8, 2010

Cute Baby Card

Just a quick post, this little cutie was inspired by Dawn Griffith. I love this card, it's super cute and sooo easy! I just whipped up a whole lot in a short amount of time, so I am prepared with baby cards.

Instructions for making the sheep:
1. Punch out a scallop circle on Whisper White
2. Punch out the 5 Petal Flower on Basic Black
3. Cut the flower, so that you have 3 petals, and 2 petals
4. Stick the 3 petals on Scallop Circle as shown
5. Stick the 2 petals on the back of the Scallop Circle, so that the ends peep out as legs
6. Draw eyes with the White Gel pen on the 3 petals

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Polka Dot
Card/Paper: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Pretty in Pink or Bashful Blue
Accessories: White Gel pen, Scallop Circle punch, 5 Petal Flower punch


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wedding Thank You's

A few weeks ago, I posted a wedding card for a friend of mine, here. She asked me to make some thank you cards, so I decided to make a simplified version of the wedding card. I really enjoyed making them all, although the embossing on each of them did take a while!
I love the Thank You Kindly set. After making about 40 thank you cards for when Ian's mum passed away, I decided to get it! And I am glad I did, as I have used it time and time again.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Thank You Kindly
Card/Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Silver, Rose Red
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder,


Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Miss You

Well, I am back from Christchurch after being their for almost a week, as my mum had a bad fall. Sarah made this "I miss you" card for me. We've used this template before, here.
Sarah used the "Three Little Words" stamp set, which can be used for many different occasions and is a great value for money at $28.95. She has also used Fifth Avenue Floral, which is one of my favourite sets. I love the colours that she's used, very calming, from the Soft Subtles colour family.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Three Little Words
Card/Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst
Scallop Edge punch, Stamping Sponges, Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Hope you enjoyed the weekend!