Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Xmas Stamping Day

Well at long last my stamping studio/craft room is finshed at least on the inside anyway, & it looks fantastic. I must say the last few weks have been extremely stressful because everything that could go wrong did go wrong but we all have survived.
Now I have some great news I am excited to be holding the first all day event the first weekend in December so if one day is not suitable you can come the other but places are limited so book early to avoid dissapointment.
Details are;

Xmas Stamping Day

Date; Saturday 5th december OR Sunday 6th December

Time; 10am to 4pm

Where: My Stamping Studio, Gooromon Ponds Road Hall

Cost; $60 includes Kits, Lunch, morning & afternoon tea & continuous tea & coffee

We will be making:
Chocolate box including chocolates
2, 2010 calenders
10 Xmas Tags
5 Xmas Cards
& Gift card wallet

Hope to get back soon to post some photos of my new room as well as some of the cards I have been creating

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Xmas Stamp n' Stacks

I have put together 3 different Stamp N' Stack classes for those who would like to get a headstart on some handmade xmas cards.

What is a Stamp n' Stack?
For my customers a Stamp n' Stack is a chance to make 10 full size quick & simple cards (2 designs 5 of each) including envelopes & is suitable for beginner to advanced stampers cost is $20 & best of all they will be held in my new craft room. I will also offer a 10% dicount on the purchase of the stamp set & any cardstock or accessories we use for those you wish to create more at home.
I have decided on 1 night & 1 day class for each set to give those who wish to attend every opportunity. I can also schedule a class at other times with a minimum of 4 people.

My first class is Tree Trimmings which is being held
Monday 23rd November 7.30pm
Friday 27th November 9.30am

Snow Swirled Class is being held, (You will need to choose which colour way you would like to make)

Monday 30th November 7.30pm

Friday 4th December 9.30am

& finally Season of Joy is being held,

Monday 7th December 7.30pm

Friday 11th December 9.30am

Craft Room Update

Hi Everyone,

I have haven't fallen off the creative bandwagon life has just been extremely busy mostly with getting my craft room finished it has been an ongoing saga which I won't be doing again in a hurry. Although it will be great when it is finished, at this stage a carpenter & tiler are here tomorrow to finish then painter Wednesday & carpet will go down Monday just in time for my 40th Birthday party planned for the Saturday.

This area is my desk for my computer & drawers for all my equipment, Above are some cupboards & open shelves to display my creations. I also have double cupboards that will store my cardstock in filing cabinets & anything else that doesn't fit in the drawers

this photo is looking back towards the kitchen area.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another Challenge Entry

This is the second card I made for Makeesha Byl's Challenge.

This is actually the 2nd version my, I tried to follow the layout of the picture so I had half a flower stamped in white on the side of the card but only as a 10yr old can say "mum what's that there for it looks silly!" so after taking her advice I removed it but I am still not 100% sure

Card Recipe:

Stamp set; Eastern Blooms & Basic Phrases

Cardstock; Riding hood red. Kraft, Basic black & Whisper White

Ink; basic Black, Sahara sand, Riding Hood Red

Accessories; Scallop edge punch, word window punch, build a brad, white gel pen, mat pack & black grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #13

After spending 6 days on the NSW South Coast in miserable weather (with no stamping supplies) I am glad to be back, don't get me wrong we had a great time & Robert even managed to come away as well. We spent time sightseeing, visiting Magic Mountain, the kids even had a five minute swim at the beach the day we arrived & then they spent the other time swimming in the heated pool as Robert or I sat watching dressed in full winter garb. Another day was spent Whale Watching (but that's a whole other story lets just say 70% of the boat was sick & we had to head back early. NEVER NEVER again!!!!!!!!)

So now we are home & rejuvenated I am ready to do some creating & a good place to start was Makeesha Byl's Inspiration Challenge

this was the picture which we had to draw inspiration from

& this is my creation Card Recipe:
Stamp Set; Eastern Blooms & Short & Sweet
Cardstock; Kraft, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink; Real Red
Acessories; Real Red grossgrain ribbon, mat pack, small & large oval punch & scallop oval punch
I will be back tomorrow to post another card for the challenge that I am working on.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #13

This week I have got in a little earlier with the Inkspriration Sketch Challenge run by Makeesha Byl I really enjoyed the Sketch Challenge as I find it much easier to complete, & I will probably make more cards to this sketch in the future.
I spent all Sunday Stamping & managed to complete some tasks on my to do list the first was to create some sample wedding invitations for my nieces friend, I managed to make 5 in all (I will post them after I have shown the girls). Designed a gift box & six cards using the Fifth Ave Floral, this will be a workshop once I have a completion date for my new craft room.

My first card for Makeesha's Challenge is using Fifth Ave Floral.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set; Fifth Ave Floral
Ink; Kiwi Kiss & Basic Black
Cardstock; Basic Black, Whisper White & Kraft
Designer Paper: Urban Oasis
Accessories: 1 3/8 Punch & Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button

Happy Stamping

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another Challenge Entry

Well I know its past the submission time but entering my first challenge has already become an addiction, a bit like stamping I am much happier with this card than the first always the way this time I have incorporated Tempting Turquoise in to the mix
Stamp Set: Circle Circus & Upsy Daisy
Carstock: Tempting Turquiose, Pacific Point & Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: Whire Embossing Powder & Tempting Turquoise Grossgrain Ribbon, Label Punch & Large Oval Pinch

Makeesha's Challenge

Hi everyone,
Todays post is an entry into the Inspiration Challenge set by Makeesha Byl I loved the colours & thought it would be easy but I struggled & am still not 100% happy with the finished product.

So here is the card
Card Recipe:
Stampt Set; Circle Circus & Short & Sweet
Cardstock; Yo-yo yellow,Whisper White, & Pacific Point
Designer Paper ; Pacific Point
Accessories; White Embossing Powder, Pacific Point ribbon, White Grosgrain ribbon , Oval Scallop Punch, Large Oval punch & Small Oval punch

Happy Stamping


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wedding Card

Hi Everyone,
I seem to be doing OK with my posts at this stage not sure how long I can keep it up for. Todays post is a Wedding card I made, it is super quick & looks much better than in the photo.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Friends 24-7, Occaisional Greetings
Ink : Basic Black
Black Ribbon, Oval Punch & Scallop Oval Punch,
I have also used Cuttlebug swiss dots on the white cardstock

Well I am now off to do some mowing on our never ending lawn It seems to need mowing every few days (thank God for Ride-on lawnmowers).

Happy Stamping

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lace Edge Card

Hi Everyone,

I love this card & no its not an original design I got the Idea for the lace edge insert from an Australian Blog but the picture I saved does not have a watermark & they used Rose Red & the Dreams De Jour Stamp set so if anyone happens to know who the creator was let me know so I can give credit
Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant , Pale Plum & Whisper White

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fathers Day cards

Just a quick post to show you some Fathers Day cards that I made before I pop them in the post unfortunately I won't get to see dad this Fathers Day as they live in Young, although I may take a drive one day next week while the kids are at school.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free Stampin Up Ribbons

From 1-30 September, Stampin Up is giving you a FREE Ribbon Bundle,
1:when you spend $100 on any Stampin' Up! products or
2:host a $600 workshop.
*Ribbon bundle includes 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

If you would like to place an order or host a wokshop during this time please contact me at or 0409 338 516

Happy Stamping


Boroque Motifs & Great Friends Swap

Hi Everyone, Todays post is a card I made as a Swap For our monthly team meeting, once again the photo doesn't do it justice.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs & Great Friend
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black & Whisper white
Ink: Black Pink & Pirouette
I have mounted the butterly on dimensionals & added glitter to its wings & finished off with the simple "for you" greeting mounted on the oval punches

Monday, August 31, 2009

Wild About Choo Choo

Today I had a very productive day stamping with a friend we managed to put together a few cards using sets we haven't used as of yet. The first card I designed would make a great Birthday card for a young boy. I have versamarked the Train track on the bashful Blue card base, then Crimped Night of Navy before layering with the Real Red.

Sorry about the photo quality, I will have to get some lessons from the talented Sam Post her photos always look amazing.

Card Recipe

Stamp Sets: Choo Choo & Wild About You
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Real Red
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Real Red, Old Olive, More Mustard & Choc Chip

The second post is of one of the cards we made at last weeks class using the Tree Trimmings Set from our current catalogue (actually this isn't the original the other one was sabotaged or thats what the girls wanted to do to me by the end of this card) After setting up the string with the stamp-a ma-jig & doing a demo the poor girls couldn't understand why they couldn't line theirs up properly after they gave up & were lining it up by eye we realised we actually were using two tree trimming sets so the one we stamped for the Stamp-a-ma-jig was a different one to the one they were using needless to say there was lots of laughter because we were all saying we just must be having a bad day.
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Tree Trimmings, Best Yet
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss
Designer Paper: Ski Slope
Inks: as per cardstock
Bye for Now
Happy Stamping

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Another Water Colour Crayon creation

Again another water colour crayon card using the same technique as in the previous post. I have left the layout very simple (thats definately a Fiona trait).
Stamp Set: Inspired By Nature & Upsy Daisy
Water Colour Crayons: So Safron, Rose Red, Regal Rose & Always Artichoke.
Cardstock: So Safron & Rose Red

Upsy Daisy Water Colour Crayon

Well after owning my water colour crayons for close to 2 years this is probably only the 2nd or 3rd time I have used them. & I love the effect
I have stuck to the layout I used on previous Upsy Daisy cards
As for the stamp I first misted it with water & then drew straight onto it with the crayon I then misted it again lightly before stamping onto Whisper white cardstock. I then finshed with some dazzling diamonds.
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Water Colour Crayons: Pixie Pink; YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac & Gable Green
Cardstock: Pixie Pink & Yo Yo Yellow

Saturday, August 29, 2009

How time Flys

Well I cant believe 2 1/2 weeks have past since my last post, I did have good intentions to keep regular posts happening but seemed to have dropped the ball once again the upside is I been doing lots of creating I just need to take some photos during the day time.
The cards below were made using the Petal Pizzaz stamp set I have kept the layout very simple & with clean lines. I loved using Riding Hood Red with the Whisper White & the flowers finished off with a white pearl from the Pretties kit, the second card I have added So Safron for a little warmth & finished with a little Bling Brad also from the Pretties kit

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bugs & Kisses

Today's post is a card which we made at last fortnights class, Its a great card for little boys & looks great in using the Bold Brights Range

Friday, August 7, 2009

Circle Circus

I have made some very simple cards using Circle Circus I also made matching wrapping paper using an A3 piece of copy Paper.

This card was made using Only Orange & Pixie Pink

This card uses Chocolate Chip & Brocade Blue

Craft Room Update

It has been months since we decided to build a craft room & yesterday saw the concrete slab go down next will be the frame & roof trusses . My room will have its own bathroom & kitchenette facilities & lovely views to the Brindabella Mountains. I plan to hold more weekend stamp workshops with 2 Planned for October & November providing the room is finished (I will have to keep the pressure on).I can use the house it just means Robert has to take the kids away for the weekend.
Party Hearty cards for everyone &
All Things Xmas Boxes, Cards, Gifts & Decorations
All Workshops include morning & afternoon tea & lunch with a glass of wine & Prize giveaways during the day. So if you would like a day of stamping enjoying the veiw please register your interest by Email
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Please Forgive Me Post

This post is to all the lovely ladies out there who have told me I need to update my blog & I did promise Michelle today whilst out shopping that I would go home & do something so I hope this wets everyone's appetite till I can photograph some more creations, I promise I will be back by Friday.
Below are a couple of cards I have made during the time I was Missing in Action, I dont think I picked a stamp up for 4-5 weeks but I seem to be back on track now

Fifth Ave

The 2 cards below are some RAKS I made in a range of colours for an online stamping group I belong to, I made them in five colours Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana, Brocade Blue, Perfect Plum & Regal Rose

A Post at last & Boys will be Boys

Let me start by saying I am sorry I haven't updated my post for 2 months I don't even have a good excuse other than life has been extremely busy, & my first post isn't even stamping.

But I just love these photos of my son & for those who know him, know he spends 95% of his time outside playing, working with his dad or riding his beloved motorbike & on this day he spent most of the day riding but towards the end of the day he couldn't resist riding through the near empty dam & bogging his bike, By the time he had walked back to the house to get a rope & the 4x4 bike & trailer to pull his own bike free & put it in the back, it was nearly dark my husband intent on teaching him a lesson, let him do this on his own after not coming up from the dam for about 10 minutes Robert & I got in the car & drove down to find he had now bogged the 4x4 bike, at this point I am in hysterics laughing & Robert is cursing because he didn't want to get covered in mud anyway all was good & when they got back to the shed James still had to clean his bike & as you can see he was still enjoying himself, its a bit of a competition with his dad when they are ride together, he who comes back with the most mud WINS!!!!! & he knew he was a winner. What can I say Boys will be Boys & still be cute

Monday, June 1, 2009

Workshop Creations

I am heading for a record 3 posts in 1 day its only because I can't work
out my Blog to do one continuous post
These are the 2 projects we made on Sunday at my workshop
6 Gift Cards & Box using Raspberry Tart DS Paper

Tote Bag & 6 Cards using Upsy Daisy Stamp Set & Urban Garden DSP

The cards we made to match the Tote Bag were
based on a set designed by Rochelle Wick from Splitcoast Stampers
I just made a few layout & colour changes
I will post the cards to my Blog when I take another photo the
one I have is very blury more blury then the ones above.
Cheers & Happy Stamping