Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Mother's Day Cards

Friends 24/7 stamp set using the "Faux Fabric" technique and the Square Lattice embossing folder.
Pocket Silhouettes stamp set and the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder through the Big Shot.

These are some Mother's Day cards I have made this weekend.

I have made quite a few of each design as my work colleagues were asking for Mother's Day cards.

Happy Easter

I received this Easter card from my friend Felicity. What a lovely surprise when it came in the mail. The 2 bunnies were my Easter gifts from the family. Sadly to say, they no longer exist!!

Hope you all had a very Happy Easter.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Baby Tees

"Baby Tees" is a jumbo wheel in the SU range. I haven't used it until now when I had a couple of baby cards to make today. I ran the wheel over watercolour paper as well and watercoloured a couple of the Tees, cut them out and popped them on top with dimentionals.

Olivia's first dance teacher Miss Paige had another baby boy a couple of weeks ago. Olivia started dancing with Miss Paige when she was in Kindergarten at the age of 5. She was such a shy little thing that lacked so much confidence that I thought dancing may just help. Olivia danced with Miss Paige for 7 years and her eisteddfod class were even part of Miss Paige's wedding a couple of years ago. A day Livy will never forget. Although Olivia is now dancing with a different dance studio she still loves Miss Paige and we are looking forward to catching up with her and meeting her newest little addition.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

More from Russia with Love

Red Square Lenin's tomb St Basil's Cathedral.

Mark's trip to Russia continues, when he's not in meetings with Government officials from Australia and Russia or at the Mining Exhibition that they had a stand at for 3 days he has managed to squeeze a little sight seeing in. This is a country that he probably would never have travelled to if not for work related business so he is making the most of his time there.

From Russia with Love

Off to visit the Kremlin.

Inside the Kremlin.

The Tsars Canon.

Christ the Saviour Cathedral. A view from the bridge looking back to Red Square and the Kremlin.

SU Convention Swaps - finished!!!

"Artistic Etchings" is one of my favs. With this swap I used the "Love Letters DSP" and as you may know the DSP is double sided paper that has different designs on both sides. My swaps all look so different with this paper, how the same layout can completely change by using the reverse side of the papers. Here are 2 layouts the same just with different sides of the DSP. "Because I Care" is a level 1 hostess stamp set. I have used the "chalkboard" technique with this swap. The Vintage embossing folder and the Beautiful Wings emobsslit die.

After I took these photos I decided to "Shimmer Mist" them with the Champagne Shimmer Paint and Isocol rubbing alcohol. Gotta love a bit of sparkle, I know I do!

I have 52 swaps to take to Convention in May now, so I look forward to being able to show you all 52 swaps from other demos when I return.

"BIL" birthday Card

OK, we all seem to have troubles with "male" cards. This is one I have made for my "BIL" in Canberra. The bicycle is not SU and when using other stamps in my stash, I realise why I love SU products so much, as "they just work", anyways I worked with this bicycle as it is the only one I have. My "BIL" does a lot of cycling - last weekend he rode Bathurst to Blaney!!! Why anyone would do that is beyond me but my boss also did the same ride......go figure. I got the pocket card idea off my friend Felicity's blog. I'm thinking I will put some money in the pocket and this way he can afford petrol! Perhaps that's why he cycles so much!!!

Stamps: "Lovely as a Tree" and "Sense of Time" and "So Happy for You"(SAB) stamp sets to create my own background.Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, River Rock. Inks: Versa Mark, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede. Accessories: Clear embossing powder, heat tool.

Wedding Gift Card

This is the gift card I made for Gemma and Tony's wedding.

Using Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstock, the Japanese DSP with the Organza ribbon and pearls.

They had a Bird Cage for the cards/gifts. Bird Cages and Wishing Wells are quite common now at weddings. With Mark being away OS in Russia on business, Gemma said Olivia could come in his place. Olivia really enjoyed the day, the ceremony, the flowers, the reception, the speeches, the dessert/sweets table I think must have been her favourite though.

Wedding Cards

I was lucky enough to attend my friend Gemma's wedding last Friday.

The weather held for most of the day, there was a very light shower of rain during the ceremony which didn't really matter even though it was a garden wedding.

I made Gemma and Tony a Never Ending card. Oh the pressure when making a wedding card for a fellow stamper and card maker!!

"Always" stamp set and the beautiful heart had to be used, along with "Teeny Tiny Sentiments".

Cardstock used was "Whisper White" - textured and "Blushing Bride" of course. The bible verse used was one that was read at my own wedding (many, many years ago) "Fun & Fast Notes" wedding cake was perfect for this occasion, along with "Always in Bloom" small wheel and the Organza Ribbon.
Champagne flutes were appropriate for this card as well.

The DSP I used was some beautiful Japanese papers that Mark brought home from one of his work trips. It matched "Blushing Bride" so perfectly.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Mark's Moscow Trip - April 2011

Moscow Airport -2 degrees outside, snow everywhere more snow... more snow...... and even more snow....

Glad I'm not there, I hate the cold!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Fancy Folds Class - Never Ending Card

This is the card we will be making at the "Fancy Folds" class on Friday night. It is called a "Never Ending" card. It opens and folds, opens and folds. It isn't really that hard you just have to make sure you get your base card right and then it's just a matter of layering and decorating each panel. Friday nights class is full but if anyone is still interested in learning this fancy card just send me an email and I will run a second class.

All products used are Stampin' Up. Stamps: Just Believe, Pocket Silhouettes, Artistic Etchings, Sincere Salutations. Inks: Not Quite Navy and Stampin' Write markers. Accessories: 1 3/4", 1 3/8" circle punches, scallop circle punch, 1/8" basic black taffeta ribbon, sponges. Cardstock and paper: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Rich Regals DSP.