Friday, July 30, 2010

Cottage Garden Spinner

I love spinner cards! They are so much fun. Simply tilt the card from side to side to see the flower spin along the slot (from the Word Window punch, punched several times)
I have used the gorgeous Cottage Garden stamp set along with the coordinating papers- Cottage Wall. These are both in the Autumn/Winter catalogue which is going to finish at the end of August.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden
Card/Paper: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge punch, Clear Rinestone brad


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Card Holder Bag

This is the gift that I made for my hostess at the workshop that I held today. Chiaki Haverstick writes fantastic tutorials on her blog, this uses less than one sheet of double sided designer paper and ribbon for the bag. The left over DSP can be used for cards that fit inside. I made 2 cards to pop in for my hostess, plus envelopes:

With the 2-step stampin' promotion in mind, we made this card using the Cottage Garden and Cheep Talk stamp sets. The stamped layer was inspired by Marelle Taylor.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Cottage Garden. Cheep Talk
Card/Paper: Old Olive, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Versa Mark
Accessories: Rich Razzlerry 1/2" polka dot ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Host your own workshop and receive a special gift from me, as well as Hostess benefits depending on sales. Drop me a line for more info.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dreams du Jour

I am loving the cracked glass technique! On this card I have used Dreams du Jour, a gorgeous wee stamp set that is perfect for making quick, lovely cards.
This is a very useful template that is fantastic to suit any stamps, colours or occasion!

A close up on the cracked glass:Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Dreams du Jour
Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Versa Mark, Staz-on
accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, blender pen, embossing powder, sponges


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tart and Tangy layout

I'm not much of a scrapbooker, but I have done a few pages and definitely want to do more. I thought that I should share some of my pages before the new catalogue!
This page was inspired by Jacque Pederson. Vist her wonderful blog HERE and see her layout by clicking HERE.
I've used the Tart & Tangy stamp set, to coordinate with the photo. This set is so cute!Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Tart &Tangy
Card/Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive marker, Real Red marker, Black marker

I'd love to know what you think about my page!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cracked Asian Artistry

This is such a fun technique! This is one of the cards that we made at my cracked glass class. If you missed it and would love to learn this fun technique, email me at: to schedule another class.
As you can see, I have distressed the Old Olive panel, just to add an extra touch. To do this, I used the Aqua Painter on the edge to soften the card and then I ran my finger nail up and down each side of the card. This really improves a simple card and gives it an aged look.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Asian Artistry
Card/Paper: Old Olive, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Versa mark
Accessories: Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive marker, Regal Rose marker, Clear embossing powder, sponges, Aqua Painter


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July's Thank You Notes

These are July's thank you notes that Sarah makes for me to put in each of my customer's orders. Sarah has used the Cheep Talk stamp set which is really cute, versatile and better still, is on promotion for 20% off this month! You can buy this set of 11 stamps for only $45.56! That is a fantastic offer! Click HERE to view other stamp sets on sale as well.Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:
Cheep Talk
Whisper White
Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black


Monday, July 12, 2010

Just Add Ink #25

Just Add Ink has set us this gorgeous colour challenge to play with this week! It definitely wasn't a challenge for me as I love these colours!I knew what I wanted to create, so I started playing and this is what I came up with:Isn't the All a Flutter stamp just so pretty?! It is only available until the 31st of August, so I highly recommend you getting your hands on one!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: All a Flutter, Heard from the Heart
Card/Paper: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Build-A-Brad, Pretties Kit, Mat Pack

I just love the holidays! It's such a nice day here in Auckland!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

More Medallion

It has been written many times before, that male cards are a real challenge! The Medallion stamp is perfect for masculine cards, as well as any other occasion (see previous post.)
The Medallion stamp is also perfect for making use of your markers! On this card, I have used a cool technique that Danielle Daws has shared. Click HERE to view the tutorial.Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Upsy Daisy
Card/Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip,
Accessories: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip markers, water spritzer

I am really enjoying the school holidays, hope you are too!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vintage Medallion

I have just purchased the Medallion stamp. What a fantastic value! It's perfect for all occasions and a great stamp to use for males. I helped my friend make 36 invitations for her father's birthday. This only took us a couple of hours!
I really love how this card turned out. As you can see, it's also a fab stamp for feminine cards. I inked up the Medallion stamp using various markers, then sprayed it with a spray bottle of water, and stamped it on Very Vanilla card. I love this effect!Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Occasional Greetings, En Francais
Card/Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Creamy Caramel markers, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Word Window punch, 1/16" Circle punch, Twine, water spritzer, sponge


Monday, July 5, 2010

Our Zorb Experience

Yesterday, Sarah and I came back from our girls weekend away in Rotorua to celebrate her 13th birthday! We had such a fabulous weekend away.
Our highlight of the trip was going on the Zorb. It is when you are in a large inflatable globe, rolling down a hill! There are 2 options-

1) You are strapped inside the globe with a harness, where you will tumble head-over-heels down the hill. Ride this option solo.
2) You are inside the globe with a few buckets of warm water, sloshing and sliding down the hill, inside the globe. You can share this experience with up to 2 friends.

Sarah and I did the wet option together. There was a lot of laughter and squealing on the way down. Thought I'd share a few photo's of our experience:

This is us in action! You can't see us, but we are inside the inner globe:

Us inside the Zorb, after the ride:

After the ride:
It was a really fun weekend. Bye for now,


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hi, This months' promotion is 20% off these stamp sets. What a fantastic saving!
Have a great weekend!

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
116386 39

Loads of Love

116342 42

Big Bold Birthday**

$63.95 $51.16
115860 78

A Rose is a Rose**

$77.95 $62.36
116332 86

Playful Petals**

$62.95 $50.36
115770 98

Cheep Talk

$56.95 $45.56
115946 115

Wonderful Favourites

$46.95 $37.56
119187 14*

Tiny Tags (wood-mount)

$45.95 $36.76
118592 14*

Tiny Tags (clear-mount)

$36.95 $29.56
119163 31*

Cottage Garden (wood-mount)

$38.95 $31.16
120003 31*

Cottage Garden (clear-mount)

$30.95 $24.76