Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Christmas 2013

Last year's Holiday catty had this Christmas Simply Scrappin' kit, which I bought. I didn't take many photos last year but have been able to use the kit this year. Sorry about the poor resolution of the photo.
I'm really happy with how the layout turned out, I changed it around a bit to suit my photos.

A couple more Xmas Cards

I had a spare pack of precut SAS cards so I decided to make them up to replenish my stock for next year.
I love EF, ribbon and dies of all shapes they provide texture and detail to even the most simple of cards.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Off the Grid - notebook

I made the cover to this little notebook using Off the Grid stampset.
I coped this idea straight from this years catalogue.
I just washed some ink over the cardstock using an aqua painter, I then stamped the image twice with versamark ink. Using gold embossing powder I heat set the stamped image. I added some letters cut from a retired alphabet die. I attached the cover page to the top of the notebook with another piece of cardstock that wrapped around from the back, over the spine and then over the front cover. I used sticky strip to adhere it altogether. I finished it off with a little bit of faux stitching.
A little extra in Mark's Xmas stocking.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Lion King Tickets

Livy and I enjoyed Lion King so much when we were in New York that we really wanted the boys to see it too.
So here is the way I gift wrapped Mark and Matt's tickets to Lion King.

Christmas Gift Card Holders

I made these 2 little cute gift card holders for Matt and Livy. I'm sure they'll like what's inside!
I got the design off Splicoaststampers.

It's Christmas in the Heart

I made a few cards of this design for Mark, Matt, Livy and my nieces for Christmas.
I used some retired DSP, some Cherry Cobbler core-donations cardstock, Lacey Brocade EF (r).
With a little bit of layering and embossing for texture,
A simple stamped image can look very elegant.

Mosaic Madness Xmas card

A beautiful card from Jan, friend and Downline, using the Mosaic Madness stamp set.
A lovely handmade card from my friend Collette, lots of detail and bling.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Winter Frost DSP card

A lovely card from 2 of my stamp club ladies using the Winter Frost DSP.
Love the Smoky Slate, whisper white, Pool Party colours.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Engagement Card

I made this Engagement card for my niece, Emma and her fiance Matt. 
(I CASED the design from Karen Page, changed it around a little)
I've use Happy Hour and Petite Pairs stamp sets, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla card stock. Large and wide oval punches, EF Textured Impressions, Vintage Lace ribbon and some retired DSP.

These were the 2 champagne flutes I has made into candles by Vintage Ambience. I was very happy with the end results.

More handmade Xmas cards

An Aussie Xmas card from my friend Beryl.
Another card using Winter Frost DSP from one of my stamp club ladies. The Peace greeting has been silver embossed.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Lovely as a Tree

I received this lovely card and tea light candle from my friend and downline Lorraine.
Lovely as a Tree is an all time favourite. I love the reverse masking technique used here.
The washi tape on the tea light candle is a novel way to use the washi tape.
Thank you Lorraine.

Published again

Excited to be published again in Readers Gallery
of Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft.
top right corner "Friendship" card.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Jolly old Santa Card and Tilly Jar

This card I received from my friend Janine.
Once again lots of lovely layering and embossing.
This old vintage Santa image is just beautiful.
Janine also gave me this gorgeous "Tilly" jar filled with goodies. Once emptied I'm going to get my friend Felicity to make it into one of her lovely candles, it such a gorgeous jar. Thank you Janine.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Wishing You Christmas Card and gift

My friend Margaret gave me this beautiful Xmas card using the Wishing You stamp set from the Holiday catty.
Love the colours and all the layering on this card.
And she gave me a beautiful inspirational mug.
Very spoilt I am. :)

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Santa's List Gift box.

Another little gift from Felicity at our recent team meeting.
Felicity has decorated a small wood mount box using the Santa's List stamp set and Christmas DSP.
She has done some layering with a doilie and the Festive Flurry framelits and placed Santa on top.
A gingerbread cookie and a few chocies inside completed the gift.

Beautiful Christmas Cards

This stunning card is from my friend and downline Felicity. Felicity loves to layer and does amazing detail.
She's used the Pretty Print EF and the Festive Flurry stamp set.
Felicity also made me a gift box which I haven't opened yet, waiting for Xmas day.
Once again amazing beautiful detail.
Thank you Felicity, can't wait to open my little box to see what's inside.

Congratulations card

Olivia received this gorgeous card from my lovely downline Maragaret.
The card was to congratulate Olivia on her success in getting into the private full time ballet school at St Leonards.
I love the colours Margaret has used, so soft and calming.

Monday, 9 December 2013

December Stamp-a-stack - Postponed

Last stamp-a-stack for the year and it's a MEGA Xmas Stamp-a-Stack.
We'll be making 12 cards, 4 of each design.
I've cased all 3 cards and changed them slightly to adapt them to my supplies. Sometimes you just need a layout/design and you're off and running.
The middle card was cased from Melissa Davies, the other 2 cards I'll have to look up my notes, so I'll post their names shortly.
Class is Saturday 14th December 2pm-4.30pm
Cost $30 (cash)
Email me if you'd like to come along. 
This class will now be held in January - Saturday 18th January at 2pm

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Thank you card and gift.

A special gift for Olivia's dance/ballet teacher to say thank you for all her guidance and help in seeing Livy on the pathway to her ballet dream.
Crumb cake and very vanilla seemed appropriate colours to go with the beautiful soy wax candle gift.
All SU products:
Cardstock: crumb cake, very vanilla.
Ink: crumb cake.
Accessories: Flower Garden EF, baroque EF, vintage lace ribbon, Breyer.
Candle is from A Vintage Ambience.