Sunday, 26 February 2012

Starting "BIG" school

Our little boy starts "big school" tomorrow!Where has the last 13 years gone? Just seems like the other day we were sending you off to Kindy, now you are starting University tomorrow.
We hope your Uni journey is full of fun, learning and good times and the next chapter to your wonderful life. xxx Mum :)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Double Swing Flip Flop Card

I was asked to make a "moving" card for a cricket coach.
I had this idea in my mind to have the cricketer running between wickets. I had a few attempts and nearly got the idea happening but I wasn't 100% happy with it, so perhaps I will work on this idea a bit more.
This swing card is "moving" and has a good effect.

Products used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Confetti Cream, Well Worn DSP.
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations (cricketer & Howzat - not SU)
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square die, Square lattice embossing folder, large wide oval punch, decorative label punch,

Never Ending Card

Never-ending cards are a bit time consuming to make but have such a "WOW" factor.
Angela asked me to make one of those "foldy, foldy" cards for her niece who's turning 14. I've used all SU product here, most current but a couple of things retired. Never-ending cards are about just finding the right stamp that will fit in the squares and strips of cardstock. I'm quite happy with how this one turned out.

Party This Way

A work colleague asked me to make a few cards for her. Angela is great as she always gives me a couple of weeks notice, which is what I need with my hectic life!!!
This is one that I had in my stash from a SAS last year. I got my Big Shot out and wound off a number 1 and attached it to the card. A bit of sparkle with dazzling diamonds and a glue pen and a sweet 1st birthday card is made.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Established Elegance

"Established Elegance" is a beautiful stamp set to create some lovely femine cards. This card has a bit of a "shabby shic" feel about it which is not my usual style but I do like the end result.

All Stampin' Up Products used:
Card: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP.
Inks: Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Creative Elements.
Accessories: 1/8" taffetta ribbon Marina Mist, Diamontes, spronges, retired felt fusion flowers, diamonte brads.

Fifth Avenue Floral

Fifth Avenue Floral is a stamp set that Narelle gave me last year for my birthday. I've finally found time to use it. It is a beautiful stamp set, so femine and "floral". The card above I used the leaves from the "builder-bird-punch", Elegant Bouquet EF. I masked 2 lilies, cut them and raised them with dimentionals, I stamped 2 other lilies, cut them out and attached them straight on to the cardstock. A little bit of "dazzling diamonds" on the stamen.

The card above I've used the "Manhattan Flower" EF and "Little Leaves" sizzlit die through the Big Shot. I then stamped the rose image on watercolour paper with versamark ink and heat embossed the image with white EP. I coloured the rose with an aqua painter using "More Mustard", "Regal Rose, "Rose Red" inks.

This next card I also heat embossed and watercoloured the rose image. Using the "Perfect Polka Dot" EF, "Beautiful Wings" embosslit die, "Little Leaves" Sizzlit die through the Big Shot. 1/2" Scallop Dotty ribbon in Melon Mambo.

This card I have simply stamped the rose image and cut it out. I then stamped the lily and other flower image randomly on the background white cardstock. I have run a strip of "Baja Breeze" through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice EF.

This final card I've just samped the 3 floral images onto the white cardstock, popped a little bit of "Dazzling Diamonds" on the stamen of the lilies and the centre of the circular floral image. 1/2" Scallop Dotty ribbon in Elegant Eggplant and the lovely White organza ribbon.

Truely a lovely stamp set to play with and so easy to produce some stunning cards.

Valentines Day Card

Not a handmade Valentine's Day card but Hubby said that he couldn't ask me to make one for him! I rather like this card more though. We have a beautiful Beagle of our own. We don't really get into Valentine's Day but I do like the puppy dogs.

Monday, 13 February 2012

March Stamp-a-Stack Female Cards

These are the 2 card designs that we will be making at the female Stamp-a-Stack.
When: Friday, 9th March
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: $20 (cash)
If you'd like to come and make 8 cards with envelopes, please contact me by email at and I will put your name down.
If you can't make the class, kits are available, stamped and unstamped (if you already own the stamp sets) Cost $15 (cash).

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Blogging Update - Olympic Swim Trials

Lack of bloggin = not enough hours in the day = paid workforce interrupts crafting and blogging time = a lot of time spent at Homebush at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre = achieving qualifying times for Australian Age Nationals in Brisbane in April and Australian Open Nationals - Olympic Trials in Adelaide in March = one very happy young man!
Congrats Matty, we are so very proud of your achievements.