Sunday, January 24, 2010

Makeesha's Challenge #17

Well I am back today with an entry into Makeesh's Inkspirations challenge , as soon as I saw the colours I hoped I would have time to make a card & I was lucky enough after our monthly workshop that I was family free, so this is my entry below.

It is a little hard to see from the photo but the bird on the branch is mounted up & his chest is coloured lightly in Cameo coral & the So saffron background has been given the seersucker effect & I have also coloured the white thread on Chocolate Chip Ribbon with the So Saffron Stamp & Write marker. I would love to know what you think so please feel free to leave a comment.
Happy Stamping

Father in-Laws 90th Bithday Card

Hello again,
Since I last blogged I have had a busy few days it was my Father in-laws 90th Birthday, we are very lucky he is still healthy & active, & managed to receive his drivers licence for another year. The family organised a surprise birthday party which was held at our house ( a last minute venue change due to the extreme heat we have been experiencing). My hubby decided also at the last minute that he & a couple of other dads would take the kids camping for 3 days so I was woken up at 4am by 2 very excited children & my upline & myself held our monthly workshop today.
For my father in-laws birthday I made 2 cards for my husband to pick from & he chose the first card. I cased this card from splitcoast stampers site with a few changes, the second card is based on the first with a layout change.
Card recipe:
Stamp set: Lovely as a tree
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate chip & Kiwi kiss
DSP, chocolate chip ribbon & brads
Accessories: Circle scissors, various punches & piercing mat
Happy Stamping

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sneak Peak at SALE-A-BRATION

This is another card I made for the Colour Challenge & you are probably thinking what stamp set is that from well this is one of the FREE Sale-a-bration sets.
Spend $100 on Stampin Up product & choose a free stamp set. sale-a-bration starts 25 Jan-31 March .
Other incentives in Sale-a-bration include
Hostess: Host a party to the value of $600 & receive free sale-a-bration set.
Join Stampin up as a demonstrator & receive a stamp set to the value of $79.95.

My upline myself are holding Business Opportunity information sessions for those who would like further information on the benefits of being a Stampin Up Demonstrator.

Session Times are Friday 22nd December 7.30pm & Saturday 30th December at 4pm if you would like to attend one of these sessions please email rfplatzer@bigpond or phone 0409338516

Happy Stamping

Colour Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I seem to be on a roll with my posting but I best be quiet before I jinx myself.
The card I have made is for a colour challenge for a Yahoo group called Stampin Up in Oz.
The challenge was to use Chocolate Chip, Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun & Sage Shadow. I not 100% happy I think the choc chip ribbon is too heavy, let me know what you think.

Card Recipe:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun & Sage Shadow

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature & Flight of a butterfly

Accessories: Choc Chip ribbon , summer sun brad , paper piercing tool & eyelet border punch.

Happy Stamping


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Little Asian Girl

Just a quick post to show a card I made with stamp set I received for Christmas It was one I had admired for a long time. I managed to find this printed paper in my stash which I teamed it with Basic Black Ruby Red & Always Artichoke from Stampin Up. I love how she turned out although my colouring could have been better.

Happy Stamping

Craft Storage Photos

Ink Storage

Cutter Storage

Glitters Punches & Heat Gun

Stamp Storage &A4 cardstock

Stamp Storage
Happy Stamping

Craft Room Photos

Hi Everyone,

as promised here are some photos of my craft room it is actually tidy in these photos. As my craft room will be multipurpose including guest accommodation & Rumpus room it also has its own bathroom, kitchen with dishwasher, ducted vacuum & airconditioning. To date it has been used not only for my personal creating space & classes but we held my 4oth Birthday here as well as Christmas & have also had our first guests with my Mum & Dad here to stay over Christmas.

My room can seat a 24 comfortably with room for another 2 trestle tables when needed

First row of tables & storage cupboards

View diagonally across the room to the bathroom

Lounge area & kitchen

My personal desk space & storage

Display area above desk

Punch Storage Drawer

Ribbon Storage drawer

Happy Stamping


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Petal Prints

Hi again,
This set of cards was made for no particular reason other than I hadn't used this set PETAL PRINTS in a while & I did remember seeing a card like the square one on an American blog but of course I now can't find it, so if you know of the creator please let me know so I can give credit.
I love the simplicity of the three colours Basic Black Whisper White & highlighted with Apricot Appeal & wanted to try different combinations & I am really happy with how they turned out.

Happy Stamping

Just Riding

Hi Everyone,
todays post is using the JUST RIDING stamp set that is in the Inventry sale for $18.71 regular price is $24.95 Click on this link to take you to the Inventry sale list

I have been creating some childrens cards to use in my upcoming Childrens classes which I am holding during the last week of the school holidays, one of these will be for the Boys , I am not sure which one, let me know what one you think by leaving a comment.
I will hopefully be back with some more cards today.

The card above has been cased of Splitcoat Stampers.
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

End of year Gifts for class attendees

I told I have been busy & one of the things I did in December was held an end of year party/class for the ladies who attend my fortnightly classes. I did want to spoil them because they are such a great group of ladies whom I would certainly class as friends we have had such a good time over the last 12 months will lots of laughter & sometimes even a couple of glasses of wine, I know at times the conversation & laughter , turns what might not have been a good day into a great day & there is always someone who hasn't had the best day but I am pretty certain they leave here with a smile on there face.

So I decided I would give each of the ladies a little gift back containing some hand made goodies.
I decided on the friends 24/7 stamp set because that sort of summed up what i was trying to say, as some will know I am not the best with words.

The first thing I made was a lavender filled Muslin drawer sachet which i stamped onto after sewing the little bags, next was a candle & I also gave everyone a glue stick that i had covered in matching papers & last of all was the card.

All up I made 20 gift sets & a great night was had by all but again the ladies did spoil me & brought supper thanks to Michelle for the lovely Cheesecake & Alex for her choc hazelnut slice which is also devine & Julie for the Choocies, please forgive me if i forgot someone.

Just quickly to add this is part of the reason I wanted to spoil them was for my 40th birthday in November some of these lovely ladies surprised me with the most gorgeous Cupcake Birthday cake made again by the talented Michelle & also the most amazing food for supper, flowers & even Champagne & they also gave me a Myers voucher which I will spend when I am in Sydney next week at the sales

Louise's Birthday Card

I told you I would be back .

Just want to share with you a card I made for our Friend Louise ( who also enjoys Stamping). I was asked by another friend to make a card that Louise would not have seen as, she loves to look at blogs just like all us & was big enough for 6 of us to sign well normally I don't perform well under pressure but I did know she loves the Fifth Ave Stamp set & the Urban Garden DSP.

I decided on a side step card & at the time i couldn't even find a tutorial so I played a round with a scrap of A4 & actually fluked on about the second go & the rest just fell together in about 1/2 hour & the finished product turned out better than expected. I was so excited I didn't even photograph it before I gave it to our friend for everyone to sign so I did have to ask for it back to take a picture.

I know Louise will be reading this so I do hope you liked it.

Happy Stamping


Circle Circus One Sheet Wonder

Well hello everyone!!!
First all let me say I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas with family & friends & Best Wishes for a Happy & Healthy 2010.
It's been a while & I won't even try to make excuses other than life has been extremely busy with renovations, end of school year & Christmas.
I have decided to do a couple of posts over the next few days from cards I have made. I will also put up a couple of photos off my new craft room, even though they are not great but will have to do as my camera is having a little vacation at my husbands cousins. I left it there on New Years eve & now they are on holidays for 2 weeks them the breaks.....

First up I want to share with you 2 sets off cards I made using the Circle Circus Stamp Set & Bold Brights Cardstock & Ink, I made these up using the one sheet wonder technique.
I will be running this as a class in February or March I will be back with the details over the next few days or register your interest by Email.

Thanks for Looking & Happy Stamping