Monday, May 31, 2010

Kind Words

I came across one card in my photos of cards to post. Such a simple template, but still really effective. And can you tell that I've fallen in love with the Echoes of Kindness stamp set?!
I've used the ever so popular "Raspberry Tart" designer paper, and I've coloured the flowers to match. So easy, but gorgeous!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Echoes of Kindness (level 1 hostess set)
Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red
Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Blender Pen


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Just Add Ink #18

The Just Add Ink team has set us this wonderful sketch to play with!So versatile! I sat down and had a play, this is what I came up with:I'm really happy with how this turned out. I used the Echoes of Kindness stamp set, which I love. It can be earned for free with a qualifying workshop. Email me to find out more....

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Echoes of Kindness
Card/Paper: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Accessories: 1/4" Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Aqua Painter, Mat Pack, Dazzling Diamonds

Congratulations to all of the award winners at the Stampin' Up! convention! I hope you all had a fabulous time.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Recruiting Promotion

Stampin' Up! has announced a fantastic promotion! Join the Stampin' Up! family and get 20% off the starter kit! That's just $299, which is $79 off the normal price.
Click here to download the promotion.

Contact me for a free informational pack or if you have any questions,

Friday, May 21, 2010

Crayon Resist Class Cards

These are the cards that we made at my crayon resist class last Thursday. It was a great evening. If you missed this class and would still like to learn this cool technique, email me and we'll schedule a date.
The first card is a bookmark card. The bookmark is folded over and attached with magnetic strips:
And the second card uses the stunning stamp set, Fifth Avenue Floral.

I love the colour combos on both of them: Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray.

It's been great hearing about the Stampin' Up! convention. I would love to go one year.

All products using Stampin' Up! products.
Enjoy the weekend everyone,

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Vintage Vogue

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and are refreshed and ready to go for a new week! I made this card a while ago. I love this template. Change the stamps, colours etc, and you have a totally different card.
I have a crayon resist technique class this Thurday. Would love to see you there! Take a look at my upcoming classes to the right on the side bar. :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations
Card/Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Piroutte, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Piroutte, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: 1 3/4: Circle punch, Scallop Edge punch, Pretties Kit, Top Note die, Big Shot


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Soap Holder

Here is one of the two projects that the ladies made last Friday at a craft night at school that my friend, Sandy and I held. It's a soap holder- perfect for Mother's Day! (Well that's another year away now!) We used the gorgeous stamp set called Cottage Garden, along with the equally gorgeous designer paper called Cottage Wall.Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden
Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchard Opulence, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Large Tag punch, Small Tag punch, Scallop Edge punch, Hemp Twine, White taffetta ribbon, Old Olive Marker, 1/16" Circle hand held punch


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers' Day!

Happy Mothers' Day to all you lovely Mothers out there! I hope you had a fab day. Well I know that I definitely did. It started off with French Toast and coffee. Yum. Also a carry bag and a voucher for 10 cups of tea! My mum is staying with us at the moment and I had booked a lunch at a lovely restaurant on the beach. We all went to church first and then on to our surprise destination for her and we had a most delicious lunch. We slept all afternoon and hardly surprising, none of us have had dinner due to our big lunch.
Here is the card that Sarah made for me. I love it and it is so special that she made it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life
Card/Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
Accessories: XL Bird punch, 1/4" Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, sponges

WOW! The weekends over already, have a great week,


Friday, May 7, 2010

Flower Pot Card

We made these at my children's cardmaking class at school last Monday. I figured that their Mother's would feel really special receiving one of these cards on Mother's Day.
This card was inspired by Dee found HERE.
The flowers are really cool and easy to make, here is a tutorial:
1. Punch out 5 Scallop Circles from Whisper White card
2. Spray them with water
3. Screw them up
4. Unfold them
5. Leave them out to dry or put in the hot water cupboard
6. Sponge around the edges with ink
7. Stack on top of eachother and put a brad or rinestone through the centre
8. Optional: Cover brad with 1/2" circle

These flowers are so cute, and are a really nice embellishment for your projects.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Scene Cards

The very talented Paula Dobson has inspired me to make some scene cards! These are the first couple that I've made. I'm now feeling really confident picking up a sponge and creating a scene. I've made quite a few so keep your eye out!
Here's my very first scene card, using Pale Plum for the dragonfly, and Elegant Eggplant going into Pink Pirouette, then into So Saffron for the sponging, and Always Artichoke for the leaves:
And the next one. The dragonfly's and leaves are Elegant Eggplant and the sponging is Pale Plum going into Pink Pirouette and then So Saffron:

If you have any questions on these cards, just leave a comment or send me an email :-)

I definitely want to make more of these!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blogging Awards!

Yesterday I was nominated for 2 blogging awards. Thank you so much Karen and Helen, I feel so honoured!

I must pass this award onto 10 other beautiful bloggers and tell you 10 things about myself.
Lots of blogs inspire me, but I just chose some form the top of my head. So here are the beautiful bloggers (in no particular order)
1. Paula Dobson
2. Bron Heslop
3. Heather Stewart
4. Delys Cram
5. Jacque Pedersen
6. Karen Rogers
7. Debbie Lamb
8. Tracey Old
9. Teneale Williams
10. Marelle Taylor

Now 10 things about myself:
1. I have been married to my wonderful husband Ian, for 2o years!
2. I am a Christian
3. I used to own a horse when I was a teenager.
4. I love watching crime programmes eg; Bones, Criminal Minds, CSI
5. I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in April 2008
6. I love the smell and taste of good coffee.
7. I have had 7 root canals- ouch! Think of all the stamps I could have bought.
8. I love Christmas time. Every year we watch The Grinch who stole Christmas.
9. I love my job as a teacher aide. Working with children is so rewarding.
10. I lose things all the time and my craftroom is so messy!

Ok so that is a wee bit about me. Also if Anabel Welch (my fab upline) had a blog she would get an award from me as well. She really inspires me and is a great friend.

Thanks again ladies for the award,