Sunday, October 31, 2010

Just Add Birthdays!

This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is to Just Add Birthdays to a papercraft project!
This is a cute pocket card that I made using the Blueberry Crisp designer paper. The very talented, Andrea Walford has made a video on how to make it. View the video HERE.

For the cupcake tag, I inked up the stamp from the Birthday Bakery stamp set (not the words) using the Not Quite Navy marker. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the Best Wishes stamp (from Silhouette Sentiments) and stamped that in Not Quite Navy as well. That then gave me a birthday tag.

And of course, no birthday card can be complete without cupcakes!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Birthday Bakery, Silhouette Sentiments
Card/Paper: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp DSP
Ink: Staz-on Black, Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle punch, Round Tab punch, Very Vanilla 5/8" tafetta ribbon, silver brads, linen thread, Top Note die, Dazzling Diamonds

Check out the other entry's and have a go yourself!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

We Stamp For Lara

We Stamp for Lara is an opportunity to support this lovely little girl who has Microcephaly and Cerebal Palsy. She needs a special chair which will help her be more involved with the family activities. You can read more about her story HERE.

Please become part of this worthy cause, and sign up know! Sign up HERE.


Shimmer Paint Trees

This was another card that we made at my event last Saturday. It is a CASE of a card on Andrea Walford's blog. Andrea is a very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Canada. She has some really great tutorials on using shimmer paint, so I definitely recommend checking out her blog HERE.
This card is reasonably quick, once you've mastered the sponging. And is simply stunning.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Many Merry Messages
Card/Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: 5/8" Organza ribbon, Top Note die, Platinum shimmer paint

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas Card Event

Today I held my 10 Christmas Cards + Breast Cancer Awareness Event! I remembered to take photos at the morning class, (sorry, not the afternoon class)

Both tables working very hard:

Lyn and Jan:

The pink themed morning tea, I think we all gained a dress size after eating this!

And the so scrumptious cupcakes that Sarah made and decorated:

This was my favourite card of the day:

I have used the very versatile Medallion stamp along with the Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz in- colours.

Well, I hope all my ladies enjoyed themselves (I know I did) and now our Christmas cards are prepared!


Thursday, October 28, 2010


Hi everyone, tomorrow is my 10 Christmas Card Class + Breast Cancer Awareness event! (more info HERE) This is one of the cards we will be making:

I love the Dasher stamp. He is one of the a' la carte stamps, which is an individual stamp and only $18.50! Definitely worth getting your hands on!

I have also used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder in the backround, and that gorgeous red satin ribbon.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Dasher, Snow Swirled
Card/Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Wide Oval punch, Real Red 5/8" satin ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, sponge, Dazzling Diamonds

Come back tomorrow to see how the event went!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Elegant Silhouettes

It's been a great long weekend here in the Airey household! Including gardening, barbeques, a church working bee, oh and of course stamping!

This is my latest creation:

I have used the Silhouette Sentiments stamp set which is a level 1 hostess set. You can earn it for FREE if you host a qualifing workshop, and on top of that, you will be able to choose FREE product out of the catalogue!

I have used my favourite colour combo: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake. Gorgeous!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Sihouette Sentiments (level hostess set), En Francais
Card/Paper: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" polly stich ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, sponge


Friday, October 22, 2010

Just Add Ink #40

Hi there! Just Add Ink has given us this lovely colour challenge to play with this week:

Aren't these colours pretty?

I have really wanted to make one of these market cards, so I thought I would give one a go, using the very cute Birthday Bakery stamp set.
I had to use Crumb Cake instead of Sahara Sand, as I don't have any cardstock or ink in that colour.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Birthday Bakery
Card/Paper: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Word Window punch, Scallop Edge punch, Organza ribbon

It's a three day weekend here in New Zealand, so I'm looking forward to a weekend full of stamping! (I hope!)


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The School Gala

The day of the school, gala welcomed us with blue skies and sunshine. There was a real festive feel in the air.
The arts and crafts stalls were inside and they included jewellery, spinning top making and scrapbooking packs, and my paper craft stall.
This is my stall:

The most popular things were the paperclip bookmarks, Christmas cakes, and card packs.

The day was very successful and enjoyed by all :-)


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dressing Up Christmas Promotion

This promotion is a fabulous way to kick- start your Christmas projects. When you purchase any of these Christmas bundles, you will receive a FREE roll of selected ribbon. And, not only that, if you host a workshop with sales of $600 or more, you will receive a FREE roll of selected ribbon. How's that for a great start to your Christmas projects!

Click HERE to download the promotion.

Email me for orders or to schedule your workshop!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Christmas Cake Boxes for the Gala

I've made a few of these Christmas cake boxes (with Christmas cakes of course!) to sell at my craft table at the school gala. On this box, I've used the stunning stamp set- Delightful Decorations as well as the retired designer paper- Holiday Treasures.

The school gala is tomorrow! Info at the top of the sidebar :-)


Cupcake Decorations

Cupcakes seem to have made a big come-back, so I thought some cupcake decorations could be popular at the school gala. Here is some of them that Sarah made for my launch HERE.

Owl ones:

And butterfly ones:

Hope you like them! Come back tomorrow for more projects for the school gala,


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pamper Packs

We have been donated some beauty products, so we put together some pamper packs with some help from Stampin' Up! products (of course!) for the school gala.

The large pamper pack:

Facecloth and body lotion packs:

Facecloth and soap packs:

Thanks for stopping by, come back tomorrow for more projects for the school gala!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Hershey Kisses Boxes for the Gala

Remember this box HERE? Well I have made lots more and filled them with Hershey Kisses for the Gala. I have had to hide them away so that I don't nibble on them!
What I'm really loving at the moment is the fantastic range of products that Stampin' Up! offer. One of my favourites is the ornament punch.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Deligtful Decorations
Card/Paper: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (retired) Holiday Treasures DSP (retired)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Ornament punch, Acetate, Scallop Edge punch, silver & gold twine (non Stampin' Up!)

Thanks for stopping by, come back tomorrow for more projects!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Paperclip Bookmarks for the Gala

We have made so many of these paperclip bookmarks for the gala. They are always really popular, especially among the kiddies.

These ones use the Fox and Friends stamp set:

And these use the Tart & Tangy stamp set:


Blog Award

Thanks so much for this blog award Bron! You made my day (and week!) :-)

Here are some fabulous bloggers that I'd like to pass it on to (in no particular order):


Come back soon to see more of my projects for the school gala!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Reindeer Poo!

Isn't Sparkly and Bright such a fun and versatile set?! We have filled these cute little treat packets with chocolate raisins and chocolate peanuts and attached a "reindeer poo" poem to sell at my craft stall at the school gala:

We made 20 of these.

The poem says:
Christmas is coming and so are the deer
Listen closely and you will hear,
And 'long with them comes a special treat,
Reindeer droppings for you to eat!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Sparkly and Bright
Card/Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red marker
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Hemp Twine, 1/16 handheld circle punch, Top Note die, Dazzling Diamonds


Friday, October 8, 2010

It's The Gala in a Week.... everyday until next Saturday, I'm going to post my projects that we've made to sell at my craft stall.
Thanks so much to Sheryl, Anabel, Sandy, Lyn, Rachel, Olivia, Chris and Sarah for participating in the construction line! These projects would not have been achieved without your help.

These are tealight candles attached to a 6" lolly-pop stick. On the back is the For You Flower stamped and then punched out with the XL Fancy Flower punch. They all have a tag attached to the stick- either another For You Flower or the words from the Sparkly and Bright stamp set:

We have made 20 of these.

This is a Christmas tote with 4 matching notecards inside + envelopes:

We have made 2 of these.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for more projects,


Clean and Simple Stamping Challenge

I really liked the sketch for last weeks' Clean and Simple Stamping challenge, so I decided to take part. I have used one of my favourite colour combo's on my card: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake. It's hard to go wrong with such a delicious combination!

I have clear embossed the Medallion stamp several times on the Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and used the small flower and the words "Cherish" from the very versatile, Baroque Motifs stamp set.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Baroque Motifs
Card/Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Versa Mark
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Jewel, sponge

Check out the other entry's at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Pink Christmas

This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is Just Add Bling....and PINK! This challenge is to raise awareness for breast cancer, as the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the national Pink Ribbon day is on the 28th of October.

This is my submission for the challenge. We will make this card at my 10 Christmas Cards + Breast Cancer Awareness event as the "pink" Christmas card (more info on the event HERE)

I have used the snow swirled stamp set (love this set!) and the pinks I have used are: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled
Card/Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, 1/2" circle punch, Whisper White 3/8" taffeta ribbon, Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds

Hope you like my card! Head on over to Just Add Ink and have a go yourself!


10 Christmas Cards and Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Retired Product For Sale

My craft room is so messy, I can't even work in it! I have to take my projects upstairs to the dining room table to complete. How bad is that?! So it's time for a clear out my craft room and let go of even some of those favourites.

Stamp Sets:

Seeing Spots $20- has ink staining

Sprinkles $20- slightly stained

Polka Dots & Paisly $20- well used and very stained

Good Friend $30- has ink staining

Boho Backrounds $25- slightly stained

Heartfelt Thanks $40- used

Snow Flurries $15- well used

Punches Three $25- new

Best Yet $25- new **SOLD**

Live Life Like You Mean It $20- slightly used

Rustic Rooster $35- new

Echoes of Kindness $40- new

Autumn Flair $35- slightly used

Organic Grace $25- new

Sweet Little Sentiments $25- new

Picture This $25- new

Vintage Labels $25- slightly used but no stains

Happy Moments $20- has ink staining

Happy Moments $25- new

Whimsical Words $25- new


Lots of Dots $15- new

Watercolour Vine $15- slightly used

Designer Paper:

Summer Picnic $15- from the 2008 Spring Mini catalogue

Walk in the Park $15- from the 2009 Spring Mini

Ski Slope $15- from the 2009 Spring Mini catalogue **SOLD**

Holiday Treasures $15- from the 2009/10 catalogue

Wintergreen $15- from the 2008/09 catalogue

***Additional cost for Posting***

So, if you are interested in any of these products, please at:


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Navy Trees

Hi there, we've been having great school holidays. Although I am still very busy, with a to-do list as long as my arm! (I'm sure some of you can relate!)
Now onto the card. My daughter Sarah made this using inspiration from a decorated paper bag that I made at team training, taught by the very talented Paula Dobson. We call Paula the Queen of Sponging, and you'll now what I mean when you check out her stunning sponging projects on her blog.

Sarah has used Night of Navy card, ink and ribbon. As well as the platinum shimmer paint (love this stuff!)
I recently purchased the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, and what a gorgeous set of stamps! It's very versatile and is perfect for all sorts of techniques.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Snow Swirled
Card/Paper: Night of Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, Night of navy 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Platinum Shimmer Paint, sponge


Friday, October 1, 2010

Updated Fifth Avenue Floral

Do these cards look familar? I made similar ones awhile ago HERE and HERE. I thought they could do with some inprovement and new product used.

I had a request for this card HERE to be the project at a workshop. Of course I needed to update it using new product, so here is the new version:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Silhouette Sentiments (level 1 hostess gift)
Card/Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, In-colour DSP (level 1 hostess gift)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Versa Mark, Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink ink refils
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, pearls, sponge

The pretties kit is no longer available, so I remade this card with a little improvement:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral
Card/Paper: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Basic Grey
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Basic Grey 3/8" Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, Mat Pack

Hope you enjoyed seeing my updated versions of these Fifth Avenue Floral cards! What one do you prefer?