Thursday, 31 October 2013

Daydream Medallions and Bird Punch

I've been playing with stamp sets that can be used as Xmas stamps.
I've used Daydream Medallion and the bird punch, haven't used that for awhile.
Gumball Green and Real Red card stock and ink.
The greeting is out of a new set I'm yet to play with, Happy Hour.
I cased this card and I'll need to look up the lady's name again, and then I'll post it here.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Birthday and Congrats Cards

This gorgeous card was made by Downline, Margaret (check her out on fb "Margarets Cards")
Margaret has used the "wishing you" Xmas stamp set, bring on the cake stamp set. She's accessorised with the Pretty Prints EF, Bitty butterfly punch, jewels and Crisp Cantoloupe ruffle stretch ribbon. Such a beautiful card.
This is the other card Margaret gave to Livy. She has used Rich Razzleberry and Natural White card stock. Accessories Lattice Bigz die, scallop oval and oval punches, Organza ribbon, pearls and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Fun Flowers Die

This is the card we made at last weeks stamp club.
We used the Big Shot Fun Flowers Bigz die.
We stamped the Baroque stamp in versamark ink onto the cut out die flowers.
We used the Venetian Romance DSP.
Decorated with jewels or pearls vintage buttons and new in colour embellishments.
We also stamped on candles, will share the candles soon.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Birthday cards

My sister made this lovely Joy fold card for Livy. She's used the most beautiful paper for our ballerina.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Daydream medallion - 16th Birthday Card

This is the card I've made for Olivia for her 16th birthday which is today. (I cased this card from
Livy is my harshess critic of my cards, telling me if something is crooked or not centred. So you can I imagine the pressure I feel making her card each year. I have studied my card intensely and I think it is fault free!
Olivia has had a busy and exciting week. She auditioned for a full time selective ballet school - Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy on Monday and has been accepted into the full time programme for 2014. She did her Advanced 1 ballet exam at the RAD at Darlinghurst on Wednesday. We are so proud of her and her achievements, she has worked so hard to make her dreams turn into reality. Still a long way to go but she is happy to work hard and keep pursuing them.
Happy Birthday Livy, have a lovely day.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Xmas Stamp-a-Stack

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Saturday 2nd November 2pm
This class is to show that you can create Christmas cards using non Christmas stamp sets.
The card below I've used Mosaic Madness stamp set and EF.
The card above I've used Daydream Medallion to create a lovely wreath on the Christmas card.
Cost is $20. Make 6 cards, 3 of each design. Limit of 6 to a class.
Email me if you'd like to book in.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Joy Fold Card - Upsy Daisy

It's my eldest niece's birthday today. She's a teacher up in Charters Towers Qld. I hope she's having a lovely birthday enjoying the company of good friends. Happy Birthday Mel.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft Magazine

It's always a thrill to see your cards published.
I returned home from my OS trip to find I had
been published in the latest issue of 
Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft Magazine
 in the "Readers Gallery" section.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Single Stamps - Christmas Collection

These new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps are now available! Christmas will be here before we know it, and these single stamps may be just what you need for a fresh look on your Christmas projects, without the cost of having to buy a whole new stamp set. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.
These stamps are only available until 31 January, 2014. 

Best of 25 Years Stamps - Best of Birthdays

 The "Best of" set for October is here - the Best of Birthdays:

Here are the details about this Monthly Promotion:
All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $25.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until April 2014, while stocks last
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets.

Earn Extra Freebies! October Promotion

With any qualifying order of $400 or more, you get to choose $85 in freebies. The order can be a group order or an individual order, as long as the total is $400.
You can choose your freebies from the Hostess section or the regular part of any current Catalogue.

This offer is available only until October 31, 2013


Yes, you read that correctly! This is a never-before-seen, never-to-be-repeated offer.
Offer: New recruits can join Stampin’ Up! for just $25! Dates: 7-21 October 2013 Details:
  • This offer is only good for two weeks, (7th – 21st October) so don't miss out!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogues
      • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business forms
      • Customer postcards
This is perfect for anyone who already has lots of Stampin’ Up! products, or if you were a Demonstrator in the past and would like to rejoin.
To join, all you have to do is click on "Join Now" in the sidebar on the right.

Hawaii - our last stage of our trip

Waikiki Beach - view from our room.

International Markets - hair braiding.
Luau - dinner and show

Waikiki Beach

Swimming with the Dolphins

It was the best time, tiring, exhausting but lots of memorable moments with Livy. We saw lots of sights and well known landmarks. Livy got to do her dance classes at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Centre, Alvin Ailey Dance Company and the New York Ballet Company. Her dancing dream is alive and well and we continue along the dream of becoming a full time ballerina with a dance company somewhere in the world.

Friday, 4 October 2013

NYC Sights

Views from the Rockefeller Centre - NYC
Central Park
Empire State Building
Chrysler Building
Flatiron Building

Central Park - NYC
Goodbye NYC