Saturday, April 30, 2011

Using my new Goodies

Well it's Saturday night here in Oz & that means the Less is More challenge is up & this weeks challenge is a Thank You or Congratulations card. Thanks again to all the lovely ladies who took time last week to leave a comment.

I decided to use some of my new goodies from PTI for the card, I chose one of the Flower Fusion stamps, but decided on some felt for the flower, that is cut using one of their coordinating dies. The card base is Hawaiian Shores from PTI which is just gorgeous might I add. The colours for the card came about when I was unpacking the box & the 3 lots of card stock I ordered Hawaiian Shores (aqua) Royal Velvet (purple) & Chartuese (olive green) looked so good together, I just knew they would make a great card.

I kept the card simple by adding 2 score line, some faux stitching & I can't forget the matching button .

I hope you like my card as I am really happy with it.

Bye for now
Happy Stamping

Two quick cards

This post is going to be super quick as I have a box of Goodies from PTI that are calling my name.

I have a couple of cards to share today the first one is a lovely simple card I made using the Flower Dies & sentiment from PTI, & the flourish from SU.

 The second card is one I made for my daughters Birthday, it uses the Grunge Rock stamp set from SU
I hope you liked these two cards I may be back later with something I created from my new goodies.

Happy Stamping

Friday, April 29, 2011

Something New

HI Everyone,

How has your day been, I have had an alright day, but I can't wait for school to go back on Monday, does anyone else's children constantly bicker with each other for no particular reason. Mine do & I am sure its just to make their mother stressed. The good thing is I can go & lock myself away in my studio where I don't have to listen to them & that's exactly what I did.
I managed to make a couple of cards & the 1st one uses a digi stamp that I got from BUGABOO as a FREEBIE, you should check out their site as they have so many cute designs including some great adult stamps with coordinating sayings, I will try to get back to share one over the weekend.
I have used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday & the cute frog digi to create my card. All paper is from Kaisercraft & card stock from SU.

I am off to watch the Royal Wedding now, although I have another card that I may get back to share otherwise it will be tomorrow.

Bye for now
Happy Stamping

Monday, April 25, 2011

3 cards to Share

This is going to be a quick post, Hubby is due home from work & I should have had dinner organised.

I have 3 cards to share that I made today.
The first card I have to share is a Wedding card requested by a friend. The request was very Simple & Elegant, I think I achieved this.

The next 2 I made for no particular reason, but I will use one for Mothers Day.

If you would like anymore info on these card please just contact me via Email.

Bye for now.

Happy Stamping

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Less is More Challenge 2

This is my second card for the Less is More Challenge "Off Centre".

Once again THANKS to all those ladies who took time out to leave comments on my previous challenge posts, I have a little more time on my hands this week so i should be able to visit lots more blogs.

This card is made using the Iris Stamp from Penny Black & would have to be my favourite of the two mainly because the Iris is my favourite flower & they make me smile hence the sentiment.

Thanks for looking & for all the lovely comments.
Happy Stamping

On the Couch

My second card for the Pals Paper Art Sketch challenge was made using stamps from the On the Couch set from PTI & patterned paper from Kaisercraft. Now that I am on a roll & the kids are occupied I am heading back to my room to see what else I can come up with.

I would love to hear your comments & if you like what you see you can subscribe to receive my blog posts by Email, the subscription box is at the top of the sidebar.

Hope to be back soon
Happy Stamping

Just for you

I have had a little more success creating today & actually created 2 cards for the Pals Paper Art Sketch challenge the first one I have to share is using the tea cup from the Tea for Two stamp set & the Doiley Die from PTI.
I wanted this card to be striking hence the choice of Basic Black & Daffodil Delight & just a little Cherry Cobbler for some WOW, I then finished it off with quite a large bow.

I hope you like what I have created I will be back to post my second card.

Happy Stamping

Friday, April 22, 2011

I've Lost my MOJO

& the PLOT I think, I have spent all afternoon & night in my craft room & created only one card & still not 100% happy with it. I have just come inside now at 11pm to post it & discovered that I made it using white instead of cream (that could have possibly made it easier). The challenge was over at CRE84FN & the colours were Aqua, Light Blue & Cream. When I fist saw the colours I thought they didn't really go together but the have grown on me ( very calming & I needed that) although I did have to dig deep to find some Aqua, I found some card stock & a Tombow marker in the stash & I decided to use Bashful Blue for the Light Blue.
My Dies from Papertrey Ink got another good workout, I have used one of the dies to cut out the Doiley & another for the flowers. I have used the Delightful Doilies stamp also from PTI for the background & Bashful Blue DSP from SU.

Bye for now I am off to find my MOJO!!!!
Happy Stamping

Thursday, April 21, 2011

White on White with some spring flowers

I can't believe it's been over a week between posts where has the time gone, I do know I've been busy making my final cards & gifts for my Secret Sister & the kids are home on school holidays & not a lot else.
The card I have to share today is one I made on the weekend for the Stampin Celebration challenge but forgot to post it till now & I have just made the cut off by a couple of hours. The card is a very simple one but I wanted to capture the colours of the eggs & the pink bow on the hat.
Would love to know what you think.

I hope to be back over the Easter weekend with a few more cards to share.

Happy Stamping

Monday, April 11, 2011

Same but different

Today's card to share is one just like the pink one from a previous post. Now that I am free to use whatever I like at my classes I jumped at the chance to use one of my new favourite stamps Tea for Two  from one of my new Favourite companies Papertrey Ink for one of the cards.

I decided to change the colour to Red & added a little flower & bling to the Teapot & I think the ladies were really happy with what they made. They always have a choice of sentiments so they can personalise the card to suit.

If you live in the Canberra area & would like to come to one of my classes please contact me by email.
My next Class is Sunday 17th April @ 1.30pm & we will be make 3 cards with envelopes & decorated inserts.

Would love to hear you comments!

Bye for now
Happy Stamping

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Technique Card

After our late night last night the whole family had a sleep in, I won't tell you what time to, but I will say the fact that it is raining delayed getting up for quite a few hours. I must say we haven't done this for years & the only bad bit is that it has eaten into my crafting time.

As promised though I have card to share from my class this week.
We used the sponging technique to create the background, after we has masked off a 1cm border with post-it notes.
The colours used were Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie  & Daffodil Delight. I kept the card very simple by adding a stem from the Stem Silhouettes Stamp set & a sentiment from Sincere Salutations, mounting it onto black card stock then the Tangerine Tango Base.

I hope you liked my card!!!

Bye for now
Happy stamping

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just one card

  I can't believe where the day has gone, I had great intentions of spending the whole day crafting BUT did that happen NO. In the end I probably only spent an hour in my room. I did get one card made for a couple of challenges
The first challenge was Colour Lab Challenge & the second Create with Connie & Mary.

I am not 100% sure on the card I made but decided to post it anyway. Would love to hear your comments.

I did type this post up earlier today but for some reason Blogger wouldn't let me upload any pictures, so after a lovely evening spent with friends having a few drinks around the fire outside I tried again & all seems OK so far just lets hope it posts OK.

I will be back tomorrow to show you a Technique card that we made at this weeks class & hopefully a few more challenge cards

Bye for now
Happy Stamping

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some News to Share & Stamp Sale

Well as of about 2hrs ago I am no longer an Stampin' Up demonstrator, this decision hasn't been an easy one but something I know is for the best. I will continue to use SU products as I don't think anything compares to the card stock & inks, but I want to be able to post things onto my blog with links to where I purchased without the fear of being dobbed by other demo's. My only regret is the feeling I am letting my Upline Roz & my downlines Louise,Alex & Michelle down, at least I know Roz will keep being a fantastic upline to the girls.

Enough about that news, I have some other things I would like to share.

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Stamp Sale
Who doesn't love a sale.
Tomorrow evening I will be adding a huge list of Stampin Up stamps that I wish to sell. Some are from the current catalogue, some are current Sale-a-bration & other are retired or rare. I have priced them all to sell & what doesn't sell will be added to EBAY the following weekend.

Now I can't leave without showing you a card. I actually made this one for an upcoming wedding with a Sketch from the Inspiration challenge, the only problem was I didn't follow the sketch so needless to say I didn't upload it.

Hope you like it.

Happy Stamping