Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hope it was a Merry Christmas

Wow what a busy time.  I hope you had a nice time with family and friends as we remember Christ's birth.  Here are some more photo's of some boxes I made for teachers to say Merry Christmas and Thank you.  Hope you like them.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pretty Princess

A cute little card that any girl would love to receive.  I must admit that the photo makes it a little brighter than it is in real life.  Hope you like it.

Stamp Sets : Pretty Princess, Short & sweet Card Stock: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery DSP Whisper white Inks: Stazon Black, Cameo coral, Apricot appeal, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Basic grey, Choc chip Accessories, Scallop punch, Celery ribbon, large oval punch, word window punch, blush eyelet and cropadile to set.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Merry Christmas Card

Yes I am back!!  A little later than I had hoped.  I had a lovely time on Friday night getting into the Christmas spirit with some lovely lady's.  We all made the card below.  It is a simple card but looks lovely.  I hope you all had a great week end.  Take care

Stamps : All about Christmas Wheel, Many Merry Messages

Card stock: Real Red, Dashing DSP Whisper White

Ink:Real Red

Accessories:Real Red eyelet, Red grosgrain ribbon, gold cord,

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Single Marker Promotion at Stampin Up!!

I know it has been a long time since I posted. I am sorry, life has been busy and very full. Stampin Up has an unreal promotion happening for Novemeber from the 10th till the 30th. You can purchase markers individually... WoooHoo. I love my markers and have some that need replacing. My greens I use a lot of leaves and stems and then the femine flower colours. Oh the list goes on.. What a great promotion in time for Christmas so you can get the colours you need for your Chrissie cards. Check out the Stampin Up web site for all the details,
Cheers, It is good to be back.. I promise I will post some cards in the next few days.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thinking of Summer!!

Oh I am thinking of summer.  A few sunny days and it makes me wish it was a little warmer to go swimming.  I love this stamp set I think it must be one of my favourites.  Fishy friends is so versatile.  It makes everyone smile it is so happy.  It also enables you to water colour which is great.  This card is a CAse after getting inspiration from Alisa Tilsner last year.

Stamps :Fishy Friends, It's your birthday, Seeing Spots

Card stock:Ballet Blue, Lavender Lace, Very Vanilla, Water colour paper
Ink:Stazon Black ink, Ballet Blue, Lavender Lace

Accessories:Aqua painter.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Always Pumpkin

Hope everyone is having a good day.  I decided to make a card with colours that I don't normally use together.  I had seen a card which used Pumpkin and Certainly Celery and I thought it looked nice and fresh.  This card uses Old Olive more than Celery.  I think it looks fresh. What do you think?

Stamps : Always

Card stock: Designer series Paper Pumpkin, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery

Accessories:Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Circle green brad, Flower from the pretties kit, dimensionals.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Quick Patterned Paper Card

Sometimes I don't seem to have a lot of time to make cards.  I love Stampin  Up's Designer Series Paper.  It is a brilliant price at under $1:00 a sheet.  Love it.  This is from the Outlaw paper.

Stamps : Wanted, and Warm Words

Card stock: Outlaw DSP, Choc Chip, Ivory Naturals, Really Rust

Ink: Choc Chip, Really Rust, Creamy Carmel

Accessories: Cream Ribbon, , Paper Piercing tool, Distressing tool

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Birthday thanks

A few weeks ago I had a birthday.  A dear friend sent me a card for my birthday which I love.  Narelle is very talented lady in so many ways.  Thanks Narelle for your friendship and support.  She has let me post her card on my blog.  If you need some words of encouragement this is her blog spot.  Moments for Mum

Thanks again Narelle

Sorry I don't think the camera did take the best shot.  It is lovely and I always love mail like this.

Take care I will be back soon.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from me and my little helper!!

Yes I know it is July.  But I thought I would have a play with some of my new Christmas Stamps.  I really love the Season of Joy stamp set.  When I was taking photo's of my cards my little helper wanted his photo taken too.  Hope you like it.  Only problem is that someone thinks it's Christmas tomorrow.  LOL  Well it's only 5 months away....

Here is a better picture of the card.  Hope you like it.

Stamps : Season of Joy

Card stock: Prints DSP in Old Olive, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red

Accessories: Real Red ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, dimensionals, Stylis.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Elite Colour Challenge : Purely Creamy

Hi.  I wanted to challenge myself so I created this card using Elite Stampers Colour challenge. Found  here.  The colours to be used were Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, and Purely Pomegranate. I would never have thought of this combination myself but I think it works out well.  I also wanted to use some of my new stamps from the New Mini that is out on the 1st August.  I will be mailing some Mini catalogues out soon...  Hope you like it.

Stamps : Always (from the new Mini)

Card stock: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, and Purely Pomegranate 

Ink: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, and Purely Pomegranate

Accessories: White gel pen, Corner rounder punch, 1/2"circle punch, Slot punch, dimensionals and ribbon cream dyed creamy caramel.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Heat Emboss

Last Friday night I had a heat emboss glass.  It was a lot of fun creating new cards with friends.  The following two cards that we did that night.  This one is embossed on vellum it gives it a lovely soft touch.  I really like it.  Then use markers to colour the outlined images, blend with a blender pen and there you have it.  Beautiful.  Easy when you know how.  One trick is also to use Stampin up! Vellum card stock.  It is thicker and therefore does not burn or brown when the heat gun is applied.  Yet it still has that soft transparent look.  I love it.  I think I have said that already..

The card below is from Lovely as a tree, another of my favourites.  It has been heat embossed with Copper powder.  I like this effect it is great for a more masculine looking card.  Sorry the photo does not quite do it justice.   Hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

All in the Family

I am really loving this set at the moment.  I have had fun making the little people.  The even look like some cute kids I know.  LoL  It is good to get an old set out and have a good play again.  My daughter is having lots of fun making lots of people.  She has coloured them in.  She has even named them all.  (At the moment we have all the cousins playing)  This is such a great and versatile set.

: All in the family, Family phrases, family favourites

Card stock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rose Red, Groovy Guava, Night Of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Stazon Black, Old Olive, Rose Red, Groovy Guava, Night Of Navy, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Versa mark

Accessories: White eyelets, Black Gingham ribbon Clear embossing powder.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bright and bold family

Hope you are all well and that you have had a good day.  If not maybe this card will brighten your day.  It is a bit brighter than I am used to.  However I think it is just perfect for a little boy I know..  What do you think.

Stamps :All in the family and Family phrases

Card stock: Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Only Orange, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Jersey Shore

Ink:Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Only Orange, Bashful Blue, Stazon Black, Choc Chip

Accessories:Scallop punch, 1 1/2" circle punch

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Green leaves

I have had a couple of camera problems so I have not been able to take photos of the back yard.  Hopefully all will be fixed soon.  I am sure you have guessed we have a pool.  Yes I know it is too cold to go swimming but at least it will be ready for Summer.

So in the mean time I thought I would show you a card that a made a couple of weeks ago.  Thank goodness I took a photo then.  Hope you like it.

I thought I would get out an old set and have a play.  For something a little different I used the tab punch under the oval punch to provide a bit of difference.  Looks good I think.

Stamps : Petal prints, sanded, So Many sayings

Card stock:Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink:Certainly Celery, Basic Black

Accessories:Tab punch, Oval Punch, Word window punch, Olive brad, Black stitched ribbon

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A new addition!

Hi It has been a busy week and not a lot of stamping has been getting done.  But here is some pics of what has been happening in our back yard... The bob cat came and dug a big hole.  The kids were amazed at the drivers skills and speed.  DS sat and watched the whole thing for 3 hours with out moving...  Maybe we should have a bobcat come and dig holes more often.

One more sleep and the crane arrived....  Well I don't know how much sleep my son got..

I was told it was a good crane because it does not use the same magnets like Cranky!!( from Bob the Builder) So the pool should be OK.  And it is red Mum so that is good.
I have to done load the images of the pool so I will be back later to give you a look and show you the mess of our back yard...

Take care

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lovely Pomegranate

The sets that Stampin Up give to hostesses as a reward for doing a great job of hosting a workshop, are beautiful.  It is amazing that these sets are free..  To be honest at first I did not like this set... but after playing with it and water colouring the images I fell in love with it.  It is so pretty.  Hope you like this card as much as I do.

Stamps : Oh so lovely (Hostess Set) & En Francais

Card stock:Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Ivory Naturals

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Black Stazon, So Saffron

Accessories: Kraft Taffetta Ribbon

Take care

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lovely Autumn

Stamps : Lovely as a tree, So many sayings (Hostess set)

Card stock:Ivory naturals, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust

Ink:Old Olive, Really Rust, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red

Accessories: Antique Brass Brads, Crystal Effects, Sponges, Distressing tool.

I saw Yvonne Campbell use this technique on this set and thought it was very realistic.  The crystal effects cause the marker inks in the leaves to bleed into one another just a little.  Lovely thanks Yvonne.  Yvonnes blog is Yvonne Campbell

Take care and have a great week.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Resisting flowers...

This is a card we did at a class a little while ago.  The technique is crayon resist.  It is a great technique as it really makes the images stand out.  You stamp the glossy card stock with an outline image using stazon ink.  Then with a normal white crayon you draw on the card stock were you want it to remain white.  Then sponge the images with ink in the pattern that you like.  Done that is crayon resist.  It does take some time getting the sponging right so  add a little ink at a time.  Have some fun with this technique.

Stamps : Time well spent, Occasional Greetings

Card stock: Glossy White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum

Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Stazon Black ink

Accessories: White crayon, Cuttle bug and embossing folder

Take care


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I've been tagged!!

I have been tagged for the first time so I feel I should join in.  Lovely Lana has tagged me.  
The rules are as follows;

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. ( You should have a look at Lana's blog it is a nice place to be inspired)

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.(Still thinking)

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. (Sorry but I am not going to do this as lots of the blogs I love to visit have already been tagged.)

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog .

Seven things about me.....hmmm...

1.  I married my best friend 10 years ago.  He's the best.

2.  We have two adorable children that give the best cuddles!

3.  I really dislike heights so please don't expect me to try and clean the gutters..

4.  I love love love Stampin Up!  There products are such good quality and so versitile.  You would never guess.

5.  I am a Registered Nurse and love my job even at times it is very demanding.  I can't believe that I have worked in the same hospital for 12 years now..

6.  I love to spend time in the garden.  It is so nice to get out in the garden and smell the fresh air.  All your worries seems to disappear

7.  My favourtie flower is, Just Joey rose.  Apricot colour

Hope you enjoyed reading these facts about little old me.  Take care

Loads of Love

I felt like bringing out a stamp set that I have not used for a while.  So I brought out loads of love.  It is very versatile.  I wanted to keep a clean soft look.  I used the lovely double sided papers from Stampin Up!  It make creating so quick.  I used Fall flowers.

Stamps : Loads of Love, and It's your birthday

Card stock: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Fall Flowers (DSP)

Ink: Basic Black and Going Grey

Accessories: Circle punches, de-stressing tool, crop-a-dile, Sahara eyelet, Soft sky stitched ribbon, dimensionals

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sir Cute A lot

How cute is he?  When my friend and I saw this little man for the first time we knew we both needed to have him in our collection.  

I have had fun this week end with a little bit of time to play with some of the cards that I have not been able to get to earlier.  I know that the last two cards do not have very many Stampin Up images on them.  I promise that I have some coming soon..

Stamps : Sir cute a lot, Petal Prints (in the back grand on the Navy card stock) Family Phrases

Card stock: Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Real Red, Gable Green,
Ink:Night of Navy, Real Red, Gable Green, Stazon Black, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip. Going Grey, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Silver brads, Red grosgrain ribbon

Bike a Bella

I must admit that I am quiet partial to a bella.  I love this bike a Bella.  I will say that Bella's can be quite addictive..

Stamps :Bike a bella and Happy everything

Card stock: Basic black, Water colour paper, Regal Rose and Rose Red

Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Black, Going Grey, Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Regal Rose, Rose Red. Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip.

Accessories:Aquapainter, Dazzling diamonds

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Groovy Flower!

Another take on the Fabulous Flower set.  I have had a lot of fun with this set.  I really like the effect with the crystal effects..  I used the kiss technique for this flower too.  The kiss technique is really applying or removing ink with another stamp.  (They kiss, rubber to rubber) I inked the big flower in the set with blush blossom then inked another flower with Guava and stamped it randomly onto the large flower with the blossom ink still on it.  I repeated this with another flower and purely pomegranate.  Remember go from lightest to darkest...  The crystal effects lifts the colours and seems to blends the edges.

Stamps : Fabulous flowers, and It's your birthday

Card stock: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom 

Accessories: Guava double stitched ribbon, Pearl, crystal effects and dimensionals

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fabulous flower.

I had a fare well  card to make and I thought a blue flower would do the trick.  It has turned out lovely.  A little of the kiss technique and some crystal effects and there you have a stand out flower.  Hope you like it too.

eScape Promotion

Remember when you got letters in your mailbox instead of your inbox? On 25 June 2008, Stampin' Up! is taking the day to unplug and unwind, and reconnect on a personal level with friends and loved ones through handmade cards. And we invite you to eScape with us throughout the month of June!


Stampin up enables you to purchase the products to use these lovely products at a reduced price, 25% off when you purchase them all together.  If you are interested in this promotion let me know..

Maybe take some time out to reconnect with someone the way we used to before the computer and phone.  Take care

Friday, May 30, 2008

Time to get well!!

Well what a week..  It seems like the family is down and out with colds, chest infections and bronchitis..  I am hoping that I get some time out from being Mum and Nurse.  I will show you some more cards after I have had time to play.  Take care and keep well.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Black horses!

I thought I would take some time out of house work and show you another of my Wanted cards.  I really like this stamp set.  it is very versatile.

Stamps : Wanted and Brocade

Card stock : Basic black, metallic brushed copper, and Ivory naturals

Ink : Versamark, Really rust and Basic Black

Accessories : Clear embossing powder, heat gun, sponges, copper brads, copper cord 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Baroque Pumpkin

It has been a busy week so far.  I have a sick child at home so I have been a little preoccupied. Here is a card that we made at one of the classes I run.  It is so simple to do but looks lovely.  I decided to challenge myself and use pumpkin pie card stock.  This card I partly CAsed from Marelle Taylor, she does some lovely cards.  I think it looks nice especially with a little bit of bling!!  That is one of Stampin up's new rhinestone brads.  I will be back with more soon... 

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pretty Boho Backgrounds

I was having a little play with my new set Boho Backgrounds from Stampin' Up!.  It is such a pretty set I thought it needed to be in pink!!

Stamps : Boho backgrounds, It's your birthday

Card stock: Basic Grey, Pretty Pink, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark, Pretty pink, Basic grey

Accessories: Heat and glue powder, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, Basic grey taffeta ribbon, and 1/2" circle punch.  (that is what gives the ticket punch effect!!  It's a great trick ;)

Take care

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rustic Wanted

I have been creating for the the Elite Challengers Blog, Sketch Challenge 9.  I used the Wanted stamp set from Stampin Up.  I really like this set it is very versatile.  This is my take on the sketch..  I don't think this is the best photo though.


Stamps : Wanted, and It's your birthday.

Card stock:Ivory Naturals, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate, Creamy Caramel

Ink: Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Choc chip grosgrain ribbon, vintage brads

Take care

Monday, May 12, 2008

Palette O' Prints!!

Stampin' Up! has a wonderful promotion this month. I know that we are nearly half way through May but better late than never. It is the Palette o' Prints! promotion. If you spend $35 with Stampin' Up! you can purchase this beautiful booklet of 6"x6" double sided pattern papers, for $12.95. Check the link for more details. I really like these papers it makes it so easy to create wonderful cards like the one below.

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Warm words

Card stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Ruby Red, So Saffron pattern paper from Palette O' Prints

Ink: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Mustard, So Saffron, Stazon Black

Accessories: Gold Eyelets, Aqua painter, Crystal Effects

Take care,

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's, Gran's and Nana's  out there.  I hope you have had a wonderful and restful day.  I forgot to take a photo of the cards I made for my Mum and Mother-in-law so I thought I would put a wonderful card up instead.  Have a great day! (What is left of it)

Stamps: A little bit of happiness (08/09 hostess set), Warm words

Card stock: Taken with teal, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pose Red, Whisper White

Ink:  Black Stazon 

Accessories: Aqua painter, EE water colour crayons, RR water colour crayons, EE markers, RR markers, Crystal Effects, Pumpkin Grosgrain ribbon.

Take care and have a happy day!!  

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Basic Baroque

I am getting into the month that has lots of families birthdays.  So I needed to get creative and do up some male birthday cards.  I have just got this stamp from Stampin' Up! and I am loving it.. Everything was a little "Baroque"  for  day or two. ;)  

Stamps: Baroque, Happy Everything

Inks: Versamark

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Brushed Silver

Accessories:  Basic grey taffeta ribbon, Silver eyelet, Silver Stampin emboss powder, heat gun.

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Beautifully Bud Basics

I am very excited that my blog is finally up and working on all levels.  I have had fun playing with some old and new stamps from the Stampin' Up! Catalogue. 

Stamps : Bud Basics, Baroque Motifs

Card stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue

Ink: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Stazon Black, Certainly Celery

Accessories:  White eyelets, Corner rounder punch

Hope you like it.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The new Catalogue is here

The new Stampin' Up catalogue is here. It is wonderful.  Here is a card I made with one of the hostess sets from this catalogue.