Friday, January 21, 2011

Sale-A-Bration card set

Hi Everyone,
 I am back today to show a set of cards I have made to showcase one of the Sale-A-Bration sets "Bliss"
it's a really gorgeous set, something I think will get a lot of use.
 Sale-A-Bration starts 25th January - 31st March & is a great way to earn extra sets.
A couple of options are:
   * Spend $100 & earn this set or any other from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for free, as an EXTRA BONUS I will also offer 10% off any orders over $100. ( orders can be posted to anywhere within Australia) please Email me at
   * Hold a workshop with a value of $600 & choose one of the Sale-a-Bration free.

I will also be offering this as a workshop at my home. ACT Australia 
Details: Sale-A-Bration Bliss Workshop
What: 4 cards & envelopes & decorated box
When : Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th March  (More details are available on request)
Cost:    $40 or  $35 with a $100 Sale-a-Bration order

$35 Kit is also available for any those who are unable to attend  but would like to place a min $100 order.

I designed this kit with the colours from the Stampin Celebration challenge in mind, so without further to do here is the set.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards, look forward to hearing your comments.

Happy Stamping

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Beautiful Card for a Beautiful Girl

This card I have to show now would have to be my favourite from my three days of creative madness (I have a picture of the chaos in my room to share later).
This card is for a little girl who lives up the road & will be celebrating her 4th Birthday this week, the silhouette stamp reminds me of her when she is wandering about outside collecting flowers,  & of course pink is her favourite colour.

I chose to make the card following the Sweet Sunday Sketch.

 For the card I have used the Easter Blossoms Silhouette & coloured in the eggs in the basket so it could be anything in there. I have also used the DSP from the Subtles pack for the background, my spellbinder dies to cut circle & scallop circle & finished it off with some white taffeta ribbon & flower button.

 Now this is the mess it's actually two tables together & I have at least 20 ink pads 15 SU stamp sets Various other stamp sets card stock uncut & scraps asst of tools & embellishments, & of course rubbish that I should put straight in the bin as I go. I guess you can say I am a definite messy stamper.
 The spot I was crafting from was about a 20cm square in the foreground of the picture on the left. It's amazing I could make anything, hubby's comment last night was "who made this mess".  I don't know who he thought it was as I was the only one in the room all day so I couldn't even blame the kids. I am off now to clean it just a little.

Happy Stamping

Flashbook to the 70's

Hi Everyone,
I am here this morning to share a card I made for my Sister -inlaws birthday. My hubby's family had a VW beetle when they were kids, so I hope she likes it Hubby thinks it's alright "Yeh alright with a nod" to be precise. Typical man!!
I first saw this stamp on Karen Thomas's blog (she does the most amazing work) & new straight away I had to have it.

 I followed the Clean & Simple challenge layout, it really suits the stamp, I just hope she likes the colour.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Last challenge post for today

As promised here is the final card from me for today, not sure when or if ever I have had such a creative couple of days. I think all up I have made a total of 12 cards most were for challenges the others which I have not shown yet are for upcoming classes.

The final card is for the Play Date Cafe challenge I chose Marina Mist as my blue colour when I probably should have used Baja Breeze, but its made now so I may as well share it.

I hope you enjoy!

Happy Stamping

Stampin Royalty colour challenge

Again I have another card for another challenge as I still have one more post after this I will keep it short & sweet.

My card is for the Stampin Royalty challenge & I have used the gorgeous Elements of Style stamp set. I used my water brush & stamp pad to colour the flowers in Concord Crush & the leaves in Old Olive.

I love how this card turned out look forward to hearing what you think.

Happy Stamping

Colour Q challenge

I have 3 more cards to share today, so each post will be short & sweet.

My first card is for the Colour Q challenge & the colours are just gorgeous so I decided I should keep it very simple with lots of white.

I hope you Enjoyed my card

Happy Stamping

Just Add Ink Challenge #51

I have been a busy girl I have made another card for the Just Add Ink challenge as well as designing the 3 cards we will make at next weeks Fundraiser for the Queensland floods.
The second card I have made for the challenge is for my sons Birthday next month.  I can't believe my baby will be 10!
The card I made uses the Extreme Elements & Extreme Dirt Bike stamp set, EXTREME is definitely how I would describe my son on his motorbike, he now is jumping about 15 mtrs, but would like to be adding some tricks like on the card as soon as he can master them. We have had a very lucky 6 years since he first started riding with no injuries. His first race was at 4years & thought is was great that everyone was clapping him so he just rode around the track waving the more they clapped the slower he rode & the more he waved, it was very cute & very funny.
Well thats enough waffling for now, let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Card Recipe:
Stamp sets; Extreme Elements & Extreme Dirt bike & It's your Birthday.
Ink; Bordering Blue, Blue Bayou, Not Quite Navy & Pacific Point
Card stock: Not Quite Navy.

Happy Stamping

An Engagement card

Today I have a card to show that I made for my Nephews Engagement Party next month. As soon as I saw the sketch for the Clean & Simple challenge I knew straight away that I could make a stylish Engagement card.
I made the flower from the Fancy Flower punch following a tutorial off the web, the rest of the card is pretty straight forward if you would like more details feel free to Email.

Please leave a comment & let me know what you think.

Happy Stamping

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge #51

Back to show another card I made this evening for the Just Add Ink challenge which was a Theme "Monochrome". The card is not what I started out to make & when I was finished I thought it would make a good Sympathy Card to add to my stash.

For those who are wondering the two thin lines around the edge are drawn on using the marker, otherwise the rest of the card is pretty self explanatory.

Also Thank You to all the lovely ladies who left comments last week, we were away from Sunday morning so I didn't have time to look at all the other creations & leave some comments, will endeavour to do so this week.

Card Recipe:
Stamp sets; Just Believe, Teeny Tiny Sentiments & En Francis
Card Stock; Early Espresso & Crumb cake
Ink; Early Espresso
DSP: Crumb Cake from neutral stack
Accessories; Early Espresso ribbon, Crumb cake button & Linen Thread.

Happy Stamping

Stampin' Celebration Challenge

This afternoon I finally found some time to do some stamping, if you missed my regular posting it was because we had guests & then spent a lovely 4 days in Sydney with the family. Hubby had vouchers from his 50th Birthday one was to climb the Harbour Bridge & the other a gorgeous Seafood dinner in Darling Harbour, hubby enjoyed the Bridgeclimb & our Seafood dinner was divine. We stayed at Star City for the first time & could not fault the service or facilities or accommodation, enough waffling I am sure you would all like to see the card.

The card is for the Stampin' Celebration Challenge they have a new look blog so pop on over & check them out. I just loved the colours from the picture & new immediately that i just had to have balloons somewhere, bringing it all together was a challenge.

I paper pieced Bella's clothes as well as all the balloons, I also added crystal effects to the balloons & the icing on the cupcake for definition. I really love how she turned out it, looks like she is ready to attend the party in the picture.
I would love to here what you think so please do leave a comment.

 On another note here in Australia we are having the most devastating floods in 37 years with 3/4 of Queensland under water, as well as flooding in NSW, Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania. Please see previous post as to what Stampin Up are doing & also the special classes I have scheduled with all proceeds going to the Queensland flood appeal. If you would like information or would like to make a donation please click on the link above, it is a QLD government site so not only does it provide a secure site for donations but provides all the up to date information on the floods.
Bye for now
Happy Stamping

Friday, January 14, 2011

QLD Flood Appeal

As flood waters continue to inundate Australia in what has been described as the worst flooding in 37 years, we express our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones and homes and to those whose lives have been changed forever. We, like so many of you, feel a compelling need to lend support to all those who have been affected.

Stampin' Up! demonstrators have a long history of making a difference in the lives of others--especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. Nearly two years ago, we watched another tragedy unfold in Australia. Our hearts were touched as demonstrators, customers and friends joined together in support of the Bushfire Appeal. We've done it before and we can certainly do it again!

Please join with us by supporting the Australia Flood Appeal--a cause in which Stampin' Up! will donate $2 AUD of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services in Queensland.

IN Addition to the above I will be holding several stamping classes With all proceeds being donated to the QLD Flood Appeal.
COST is $15 & you will make 3 cards

Thursday 20th January 7.30pm
Friday 21st January 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 22nd January 10am & 2pm
Please bring along your own adhesive & scissors please

If you live in or around the Canberra ACT area & would like to attend SU Demos welcome, please Email me at to reserve a place or for further info.

Happy Stamping

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Clean & Simple & PPA challenge cards

I hope you all haven't fallen off your chair!!! yes I am back with another card to share, I just made this one when I got back from the gym ( I have just joined Curves & one of my new years resolutions was to loose some weight with a Weddding in Bali as an incentive.)
I have done a lot off blog surfing this last week & have found lots of challenges that I would like to try & try I am although this will probably be my last card for a few days as I will be occupied with guests.

The card I made this time was for a couple of challenges & I must say it was one of those light bulb moments when you have an idea & the finished cards looks exactly the same.
The first challenge was The Clean & Simple challenge & the second was Pals Paper Arts be sure to check them out as they are a great starting point when looking for inspiration.

Just realised when I have uploaded the Clean & Simple challenge photo I didn't leave any space on the right hand side, so much so for that light bulb moment lol.

Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Punch Potpourri & Vintage labels

Card stock & DSP & Ink: Pear pizazz, perfect plum & baja breeze.

Happy Stamping


Inkspirations challenge #52

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the Inkspiartion Challenge. I love the colours they are so fresh & I am happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it as well. (sorry short & sweet got to leave for gym in 5min).

Card Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Chic Boutique

Card stock: whisper white, riding hood red & baja breeze

Ink: baja breeze, riding hood red & peach parfait

DSP: peach parfait in colour stack

Let me know what you think.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge

Hi I'm back with a card for the Just Add Ink Challenge, & it was definitely a challenge. I really struggled to come up with an idea. This is the card that I ended up with totally different from the flowers I started with so, I would love to know what you think as I am still unsure if I like it or not.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Something Sweet
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, So Safron & Riding Hoop Red
DSP: Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Riding Hood Red & Elegant eggplant
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups.
Happy Stamping

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Another Card Another Challenge

Amazing I know I am back with another card, this time it's for the ColourQ challenge. These colours are not something I would normally put together, but I am happy with my card
Card recipe;
Stamp sets: Aviary & Best yet
Card stock & ink: Basic black, so safron, baja breeze & whisper white.
DSP: Greenhouse gala
Accessories: scallop edge punch, SU rhinestones.

Hope you like my card

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Another Our creative Corner challenge

I loved the colours of the Our Creative Corner challenge yesterday I decided I would make another card. This time I chose to use Night of Navy Cardstock & Baja Breeze DSP . I have stamped the image from the Easter Blossoms set, coloured it with markers & than an overlay of Vellum & finished it of with cream satin ribbon & an antique brad.

Hope you have enjoyed my card!
Happy Stamping

Xmas packaging

Hi Everyone,

I know its way past Xmas or it feels like it anyway, but I've got some Xmas gift packaging to show that we made at one of my classes (again one of the few things that survived long enough to photograph).
The photo above includes the Metric purse pattern available off the scorpal website.
The smaller package is made using one of the Bigshot dies.

In this photo I have included a little Xmas treat my son James made for the children in his class some were made with Jaffa's & others with M&Ms.

Happy Stamping


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another Challenge

I am seem to be on a roll with my posts but I will try not to jinx that. The card I have to show is for the latest challenge over at Our Creative Corner. The challenge specified a Thank You theme using a blue & cream colour palette & to add metal & vellum, wow that's just a challenge wring it down!!!!!!! I did enjoy making this card & for once my photography seems to be showing up more than I can see with the naked eye ie; the glitter.

Thanks for looking

Happy Stamping


2011 Easel Calendars

Just want to share some calendars we made at my Xmas workshop in December, we also made cards, glitter ornament & keepsake box & of course gift tags. With the kaos in the lead up to Xmas the only things I didn't give away & have managed to photograph were the two calendars.
I tried to keep them simple as we had a lot to make that day & I didn't want people still here at dinner time.

Happy Stamping

Celebrate in Style

I came across a challenge site called Stampin Celebration & thought it was such a gorgeous picture for inspiration that I should make a card to celebrate the New Year in, but somehow I missed the deadline for submitting my card. So here it is anyway. It is certainly a card that looks better in real life.
Edited to add it is now on the challege site must have been the gremlins at work.


Happy Stamping


Sunday, January 2, 2011

My daughters Graduation

Sorry a non stamping related post.
One of the many things happening in the lead up to Christmas was my daughters graduation from Primary school. It was such a lovely night which started with Mass, then an awards ceremony & cutting of the cake, Emily was lucky to be chosen to cut the cake with one of the boys, it was then onto dinner prepared by the year 5 parents & finally a disco for the year 6 students.
Emily looked just gorgeous & It's hard to believe she will be going of to High School in a months time where has the time gone, it just feels like yesterday she started school.

I just had to include this photo above as Emily thinks her Dad looks grumpy & this is the best of 4 photos (he is trying to give James directions on taking the photo, not that he needed any)

Happy Stamping


Stylish Blogger Award

Over the Christmas break I was lucky to receive this Stylish blogger award (not that I deserve when I can't even keep up regular posts) from the talented Sonia.

part of this award is to tell you 8 things about me.

1:One of my new years resolutions is to loose weight for my nieces' wedding in Bali in June & possibly even a couple of kilos for my cousins wedding in mid February will keep you posted with my progress.
2: another new year resolution is to post more regularly to my blog.
3: I don't like vegetables (not for my parents lack of trying either).
4: I went overseas for the first time last September.
5: I love to visit theme parks & go on most of the rides (California Screamin at Disneyland is one of the best)
6: the best job I had was Manager of Bed Bath n' Table in Canberra a position I held for 4 years prior to having kids.
7: I am a director of a company that supplies Wind Turbines, Parts & Services in Australia
8: I am the only one in our family who can't ride a motorbike.

I am supposed to pass this onto 8 people but Sonia has included some of those I would choose & I can't pick anyone special out of all the blogs I visit ( I know I was never any good at choosing). maybe that should have been on my list above.

Bye for now
Happy Stamping

Happy New Year

Hi hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas & celebrated the New Year in style, I am still recovering from a very late night early morning after we hosted a New Years Eve party at our house.
I can't believe its been so long between posts again but hopefully I can keep up some regular posts this year. The end of last year ended in a big rush to finish some Wedding invites, End of year class with gifts for everyone ( I didn't even take a photo this year) & my Christmas cards which made the mail in the final week.

The card I have to show is one I made for the new weekly challenge happening over at Stampin Up In OZ. This Yahoo group is open to all Australian residents who love to create with Stampin Up products. The challenge was water colouring which I can honestly say is not one of my forte'.

Card Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Because I Care & Whimsical Words

Cardstock & Inks: Basic Black Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Going Grey & Pumpkin Pie.

Accessories: Scallop Trim Border punch.

Bye for Now

Happy Stamping