Monday, 27 June 2011

Canberra Extravaganza

The above projects are the ones I will be demonstrating at my sister, Narelle's "Canberra Extravaganza" day on the 23rd July. A nice simple card using "Artistic Etchings" and "Newsprint" DSP. The little "Top Note Handbag" is so cute. I've embossed 2 of the top notes with "Petals-a-Plenty" folder and have used the 5 petal punch to decorate the fastening of the handbag. The 3 little notecards just have two 5 petal punch flowers and a simple little greeting.

These are the projects Narelle will be demonstrating. A lovely card using "Lovely as a Tree", could be a christmas card or a masculine card. The other project is an acetate box that can be filled with chocolates. I hope Narelle's Canberra ladies will enjoy making these projects.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Fancy Fold Cards Class - July

Well here are all 3 of my "Fancy Fold" cards. I will be running a class at the end of July and we will be making these 3 cards. They look really effective and are not that hard to make (obviously because I have managed to do so!!!!). They are in my newest favourite colour scheme. I will be sending my July newsletter out soon and I will have the class listed in the newsletter.

Triangle Trifold Card

This is a quick trifold card with a twist! Once again I have used the same colour theme as the other "Fancy Fold" cards. Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla Cardstock. Elegant Soiree DSP. "Just Believe" stamp set. I have coloured the flowers using markers this time but stamped the words in Soft Suede. Some Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon to tie the card together and few little Perfect pearls to finish it off.

Swing Flip Flop Card

This is another of my "fancy fold" cards, it is called a "Swing Flip Flop Card". With a few clever cuts and scoring you have this really clever card. I have used "Just Believe" stamp set, "Elegant Soiree" DSP, "Beautiful Wings" embosslit die. Colours are Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Bonnie's Cupcake Box

This is my "Bonnie Box". Bonnie Thurber from the States also demonstrated how to make a "Bonnie Box". This little box has been made using 4 "Scallop Envelope" dies. Dressed up with a little bit of DSP and ribbon. It holds a cupcake perfectly and would be a great idea for kids birthday parties for each guests cupcake. I can't retake this photo as the cupcake has somehow disappeared. Fancy that!!!

Colour Chart

At Convention one of the presenters "Bonnie Thurber" from the States did a wonderful presentation on main stage. She is such a funny lady. This "Colour Chart" was one of the items she showed. Over the June longweekend my sister and I recreated it. (What else could you do on the Central Coast when the rain was bucketing down!).
We used a "Foldout Scrapbook Page" design and then punched out samples of each of the colours in the Stampin' Up colour families - Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles. On the front cover we displayed the current "In" colours which will still be with us for another 12 months. We have left room for the 5 new "In" colours which will be launched with the new catalogue in September. It is an easy way to see exactly what all the cardstock looks like and works well with the Colour Coach which provides ideas for mixing and matching the various colours.

Birthday gifts and card

This was my gift from Felicity. She has used "Elegant Soiree" DSP (my new favourite, absolutely love it). Felicity made a gorgeous chocolate wrapper with the DSP, she used the stamp set from SAB "Punch Bunch" for the chocolate wrapper and the card. In the beautiful photo frame, Felicity has used "Elegant Soiree DSP" and stamp set "Always" and the "Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlit Dies". The photo is of Olivia and myself at Gemma's wedding, it is a really lovely photo (I don't often say that, especially when I'm in the photo and my family are shocked that I actually think it is a lovely photo!!) It has captured a moment in time with my little girl (not so little anymore) on a lovely occasion at a friend's wedding. Thank you Felicity. How nice is it to have 2 such lovely friends in Gemma and Felcity. :-)

Birthday Presents & Cards

During the week I had lunch with my friends Gemma and Felicity. It was a catch up to talk about Convention, show swaps and cards we had made. A lovely surprise for me was that I received 2 birthday presents. This one was from Gemma, using "Artistic Etchings" (a favourite of mine) and "Notably Ornate" stamp sets and "Love Letter" DSP (one of my favourites also). Gemma made the box to fit the yummy Lindor Chocies. Just love receiving pressies especially when they are handmade by talented people.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Centre Step Card

I have had a lovely day playing in my craft room. I am fixated with "Fancy Fold" cards at the moment. This card is called a "Centre-Step" Card. With a few clever cuts and scores it ends up looking like this. I used the "Elegant Soiree" DSP (just love it), the "Just Believe" and "Bring on the Cake" stamp set. Perfect Pearls to give the card a bit more elegance. I really like how it turned out. I have made some other "Fancy Fold" cards and will share them soon.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Beautiful Birthday Cards

My sister, Narelle, made the above beautiful tri-fold card using "Fifth Ave Floral" stampset. This is a stamp set that I have wanted for so long but always put off buying for some reason. The stampset and the DSP Elegant Bouquet were my pressie with the beautiful card.

The above card Olivia made at one of my SAS. As usual she went off and did her own design and it looks really nice, the photo has changed the colours a bit, still getting used to my new little camera.

The card above is from my friend, Janine. I think it is an old SU stamp set. I love the sea and the ocean so it is really applicable to me.

Finally the above card is from my friend Beryl. How lovely is the saying on the card. Coffee and friendships, that's the best.

Birthday fun

Lovely family photos on my birthday night. I asked for "diamonds, flowers, wine and pampering". I received a diamond shaped chocolate cake made by Olivia and Mark the night before when I was at work, an azalea bush for our garden, a 1 hour massage and a Body shop voucher. So I was very spoilt.

We enjoyed a lovely meal at "Indigo Eats and Treats" on the longweekend. We celebrated my Dad finishing his radiation treatment and feeling much better now with my sister and brother-in-law. Olivia enjoyed a Strawberry Mocktail and I enjoyed a Toblerone Cocktail.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Vintage Wallpaper

This is a card I made for my niece, Emma. She has just finished her nursing course and starts at a new job in a private hospital in the orthopedic ward in the next couple of weeks. We are so proud of her. I made this card to congratulate her on her achievements. The original idea was cased from Alisa Tilsner who was published in Cardmaking Stamping and Papercrafts magazine a few months ago. Dry embossing was used on an embossing folder then run through the Big Shot, trimmed with a few circle punches that have been distressed a pearl and some satin ribbon. Then "Perfect Punches" stamp set and the Modern Label punch.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Pocket Silhouettes Stamp-a-Stack

These are the cards we will be making at this month's Stamp-a-Stack. I originally got the idea from Marelle Taylor but I have changed the designs around a bit. We will be using Pocket Silhouettes and Vintage Vogue stamp sets. If you'd like to do this SAS then email me at so I can put your name down.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Time for Tea???

I caught up with some friends yesterday and we spent the day crafting. One lady had the projects already for us to make and these were the projects. It was so nice enjoying good company and crafting and it was even nicer as it was all prepared for me.

Hope you like my tea cups - perhaps I could have High Tea!!!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Bleaching Technique Class

These are the 2 cards we will be making at the "Bleaching Class" this Friday, 3rd June at 7.30pm. I still have 3 places available if anyone is interested, just email me at so that I can send you the details and have enough packs prepared for the evening. Cost of the class is $15 (cash).

The first card I have CASEd from Melissa Davies, you can check out Melissa's blog from the side panel of my blog. I have used the leaf out of the stamp set 'Lovely as a Tree' stamped it in versamark then heat embossed it using black embossing powder. Then with my aqua painter filled with bleach I have carefully coloured parts of the leaves to remove the colour of the cardstock. The Birthday Greeting is from the set 'Bring on the Cake" which I got for FREE from my Sale-a-bration sales.

The second card I have stamped an image from 'Just Believe' stamp set using bleach as my "inkpad". Trimmed it up with the White Organza Ribbon, which I just love.