Tuesday, 31 July 2012

"Stamping Down"

This was the birthday card my brother made for our Mum's 80th.
He said that he was feeling the pressure with the cards
that my sister and I send and he felt he needed to show what he could do.
He said he's calling himself "Stamping Down"!
My Mum used to sail in her early 20's a boat called a Bluebird.
Ian drew it exactly and wrote accordingly.
He advised Narelle and I that he didn't require all the product
that we have.  Just a set of pencils.
Family.....you've got to love them.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Christmas Cards Stamp-a-Stack

August Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.
I'm running 2 SAS classes with these cards.
Friday night class is already full but there are still places
 available for the Saturday afternoon class.
Check my class schedule on the sidebar of my blog.
I've used the "Welcome Christmas" stamp set for all these cards.
"Lovely as a Tree" on the children and sled card as well.
I really like both stamp sets and I'm hoping they won't be
on the retired list.

Saturday, 21 July 2012


It's my Mum's 80th birthday today. 
I've already posted the z-fold card I made using the framelits.
We gave her a gift voucher for "High Tea" at her favourite local nursery.
I decorated the envelope as best to look like "High Tea".
Mum and Dad should enjoy this outing together.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Mum's 80th Birthday Card

My Mum's 80th birthday is coming up.
I don't really need an excuse to make a special card but this is a good reason.
I CASEd this card from "Stamping with Kris" (link on my sidebar) 
but changed it round a little by enlarging the card and using the Framelits.
I'm really happy with how this "Z" fold card turned out.

I've used all SU products:
Cardstock: Confetti White, Early Espresso, Perfect Plum.
Ink: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive.
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, 
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits, Tulips EF, Perfect Polka Dot EF, 
Junior Timeless Type Alphabet die, rhinestone brads, 
sponges, dimentionals, 2way glue stick, dazzling diamonds.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Dad Card and Scrap page

I did a class recently - a "Dad card and Scrap Page"
I've got my dear old Dad's Father's Day card all ready to go.
He is my No. 1 Dad - enjoying being in remission from his lympthoma.

This is my "Dad" scrap page.  I'm yet to put some photos on it.
I love the sepia tones to the page.
I plan on getting some old photos of my Dad and having them reprinted in black/white or sepia and attaching one to the front of the pocket.
I think I will get some smaller photos printed up of Dad in his youth as a young man and on his wedding day and then on my wedding day and a recent one.
I just have to find the photos and get time to have them reprinted but I wanted to share the page with you now.  Once I have finished the page I will share again.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

More Framelits, Apothecary Art and Clearly for You

I've been playing so much with my Framelits.
You can make such simple cards and they look absolutely stunning.
The first card is using "Apothecary Art" stamp set, coloured with SU markers, some Twitterpated DSP on Blushing Bride cardstock.

The second card I've used "Cleary for You" and "Apothecary Art" stamp sets, Framelits, EF which fits perfectly on one of the Framelit sizes, some Morning Mocha DSP, Boho Blossum punch, Vintage brad and some pearls.  I add pearls to so many cards and projects, just love my pearls.

Monday, 9 July 2012

July Tech Class - Framelits and Edgelit cards

 We will be making these 3 cards at the July Tech Class.

 Using the Framelits and Apothecary Art stamp set 
and some DSP.

Using Edgelits and Framelits, some Twitterpated DSP,
Apothecary Art stamp set.
Using Framelits, Twitterpated DSP, Blossum, 5 petal and Wide oval punches, 
Petals a Plenty EF and some pleated satin ribbon.

If you'd like to learn how to use these accessories with the Big Shot.
Book into my class on Friday 20th July at 7.30pm.
You will make these 3 cards + envelopes + technique notes.
Cost $20 (cash).

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Crafting with Friends

A day crafting with friends last week.
We made these 3 cards with Julie.

"Thinking of You" - Bluebird/birdcage card.

"Friend to Friend" - Dragon fly card.
Love the box pleating with the DSP, it reminds me of 
my high school winter box pleat uniform.
Silouette card.
Julie made the black roses but she had us make the pink rose.
A bit of paper tole, happy with the result.
It's so much fun crafting with friends and sharing their stash of goodies.
(TBH = to be honest, we all have so much stash)!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Emma's 21st Birthday card and Album

My youngest niece, Emma, turns 21 on Saturday.
This is the card and wooden album I have made for her.
Narelle (my sister) helped me co-ordinate all the papers from the 
Specialy DSP "Mocha Morning" papers.
I cut our Emma's name in upper and lower case 
using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet die.
I also used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die and top note die.
I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch,
the Boho Blossum punch and the 1 3/4" Scallop circle punch on the card.
I added some pearls to both the card and album.
 I also daubered some Champagne Shimmer Paint onto the flowers 
and numbers on the card and the name and numbers on the album.
Various co-ordinating ribbons were added to the album rings.
I really enjoyed making the card and album and I hope Emma loves them.
Both Matt and Olivia gave  their "stamp" of approval.
I cased the Top  Note Easel card from Melissa Davies 
(you can check out her blog on the sidebar).
Tomorrow I'll show you the inside of the album.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Handmade, Handcrafted Creations Markets

Our stall at the Handmade, Handcrafted Creations Markets on Sunday 
at Gosford Showground, Dwyer Pavilion.
Some of my lovely team members, Lorraine, Margaret, Karen and Jan.
All the beautiful handmade products displayed.
Next markets will be Sunday 9th September.

Chocolate Assortments

 Box in a Bag - using Twitterpated DSP from the Winter Mini Catalogue.
 Acetate Box using the Scallop Square Die.

 Chocolate Wallet - using Merci Chocolates from Aldi and
Twitterpated DSP from Winter Mini Catalogue.

 Cadbury Family Block Choclate Wallet.