Thursday, September 8, 2011

Candles and Cards and cart loads of fun.

I have been experimenting with all sorts of techniques and after a trip to Canberra & Sydney last month to visit family have been putting some of them into projects. In Sydney I had a lovely day with my Stampin' Up family. Lots of new ideas, they certainly are clever girls. My upline Michelle is a truly amazing lady.
I have found a way to use stamping on Candles, here are a couple I have made, but lots more ideas came to mind after making these, hmmm that will have to wait a wee while now, Christmas cards are calling.

I have a big workshop coming up and wanted to make a couple of things using our amazing new products from our 2012 /2013 Catalogue and Ideas book. I have made a telescopic type card that I called ' I wonder whats under there" card and a box type window card. Love the concept of both of these and I am just loving the new 'In Colors' they are very exciting. You know if you buy the new In Colors paper and stamp pad combo you actually get the 20 sheets of cardstock for free and some $ toward one of the ink pads. How good is that ? You can call me if you would like to see the new catalogue . Host a workshop or order any products. As a demonstrator for Stampin' Up I am here to help you. Hosting a workshop is a great way to earn hostess dollars to spend on products. Why not get half a dozen of your friends together and have a great time. You get to make and take one home too.   

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jump Suit baby card

I just love different shaped cards and this one is no exception. Looks great in pink and yellows as well.

Card made out of an envelope

This card was made out of an ordinary card envelope.... using a crimper for the bottom part. It has a little tag invite inside. Quite inexpensive to make and would be great for invitations.

The Easy Peasy Bow maker.

These little gadgets are great for those who find making bows difficult. Just think you can make as many bows the same size as you like for that special project. Just move the pegs to make smaller or larger bows. Instructions come with it. Selling for $9.50 if you are interested. email to

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More Birthday cards.

I am getting a few card ready for workshops and have found I have some great Stampin' Up stamps that would suit birthday cards for my family too. So it is a case of 'killing 2 birds with the one stone' so to say. I particularly love the little Kimono Kids ( Little Japanese girl stamp.)... so versitile. I colored them using the Blender pens and ink, and the Stampin Write pens. Just love the colors you can achieve with them. I am going to design some new cards for up coming workshops so if you would like to  attend one of these just let me know and I will put your name on the list. Also if you would like to host a workshop you will be in line for some fabulous Stampin Up products as a thank you gift. A great way to get the product & tools to create some inspiring gifts for your family and friends. Nothing like being told just how clever you are.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Well July is certainly birthday month in our house. My late Mum and Dads were on the 5th and 6th of July, Daughter the 8th and Grandson on the 10th....Perhaps I should have said 'One week in July' is birthday week in our family. August also has its own family thing too.. My husband and Son's Birthday are on the same day too.

I have made cards for my daughter and grandson for their birthdays and forgot to take a photo before I wrote in them so please forgive me . As I said in the last blog that I liked the shape of that particular card but wanted to try a different technique that I hadn't done for a while. Embossing on embossing. I put cardstock through the Big shot with an embossing folder then with the brayer went over the top of the 'bumps' with Versa Mark and then silver embossing powder....I found a lovely angel on an oval and though I would use that. Pink , Silver and Black go well together and make quite an elegant card. Grandsons card is to fit in with the theme of the party....Pirates!!....As I didn't have a Pirate stamp I used a picture of a pirate ship , wrapping paper for the pirate and a photo of the little man himself. Must buy some pirate and more teenage stamps on my next order to Stampin' Up.The inside of the card I have featured balloons spelling his name, 3 year olds just love to see their names . I used alphabet stamps and circle punches to achieve this look. Well off for a couple of weeks visiting Grandchildren, and when I come home it is full swing into Stampin' Up workshops and I have a month of teaching at Chat and Craft.....Anyone interested in either?????  contact me and I will let you know when and where they are. Don't forget if you would like to see our Catalogue or have a few friends for a Stampin good time where you get to make and take home a card or something that we have made ...give me a call.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just love this shaped card.

I enjoyed making this shaped card. I have already started designing the embellishments for another. I made this one for a dear friend (Also a Florist but still has her shop) who is home now after a week in Hospital. Hence the Flower, pretty theme.  I love cards that have that  'Wow Factor' either in the shape or the embellishements.  Being a Florist by trade I also understand the Principles and Elements of Design which helps a lot when I have my designing hat on.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Last Week workshop.

This Was last weeks workshop, A mans card made with the Motor Bike stamp. This stamp has a lot of detail so doesn't need a lot of color. Next time I make it I am going to use some shimmer paint on the chrome work for a different effect. Note with plaited cardstock and a few brads and color co-ordination a mans card takes on a great look.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Baby Cards... using the same stamp.

One of these cards I have made for a very special little girl....our little grandaughter Mathilda (Tilly) born on the 13th of May. Making a card for her prompted me to think perhaps my next workshop could be on baby cards. I have a couple of friends who have just had a little one or about to. Method in my madness there.

I have made 3 different cards using the same theme , or rather the stamp. The jump suits are on a Jumbo wheel stamp which I have embossed with gold, colored and cut out. I have then mounted them on the cards with dimensionals to lift them.  3 different shaped and colored cards were fun to make. I am about to expand the collection with some more ideas using this stamp. I thought it was sweet without being too flowery for the little boys but still girly enough for the bubby girls. I also enhanced the envelopes to suit each too. Hope you enjoy them.

Don't forget the enhance the inside of your card it . It finishes your card perfectly.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Congratulations.... Neville and Edna a wonderful milestone

embelishment on the envelope

happy 70th . The more candles the bigger the wish.

Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversay.

Our wishes
These cards I made for a couple who achieve 2 wonderful milestones in their lives, a 70th birthday and a Golden Wedding on the same day. Congratulations to you both. I never miss an opportunity to put a stamp where I think it needs it , envelopes are such plain pieces of paper without something. Often wonder if the Aust. Post sorters or the recipients enjoy my solutions. Well off to organise another workshop....

Friday, March 25, 2011

Birthday Cards for special people

I made these cards this week for 2 birthday girls.  We are going to the party for one Birthday girl who is turning 50. No presents, so I thought I would make the card so I could put some lotto and scratchy tickets in. The Balloons and the Champagne Glass  I thought spell celebration.  Instead of an envelope I made a fancy sleeve so that the card was just poking out the top,making it so inviting to pull it out the take a peep. Inside the card I put a littlegift pocket to put the  tickets. ... something so pretty and so personal.

The Cup Cake card is for another friend who has a birthday on Sunday. It has been made with the new cup cake punch. I did enjoy doing this card and have a lot more ideas for this punch.  I teamed it with the Happy Birthday with a cherry on top stamp,  The Cup Cake Punch has the cherry included how lucky was that !!
 I also used the Stampin' Up Die , Top Note for the front  (folded over) and the reverse or the  inside.
Don't forget to 'Pretty up' your envelope too... Never miss the oportunity to use your creativity.