Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas MST8

Hey there!!

I know it's been a long time between posts ... a very long time between cards my friend would say!!

My reason is, not much mojo, time, energy - everything!! I have had a bad year with my right arm and leg buzzing and carrying on like nobody's business.  But I do like to get my craft on, so am trying to get enthusiastic about it all again, with some new Project Life stuff to start some simple scrapbooking, and some nice new stamps and goodies to get card making again.

I love to give little gifts to my workmates at various times of the year, and Christmas is a MUST! So this year I have gone very simple. Using the fantastic Tiny Treat Boxes from Stampin Up! Added a little saying and tied with nice polka dot red ribbon. Filled with yummies, like a Chocolate Heart, Santa, Mini Tic Tacs, Minties and Fantales. 


Then for the lovely ladies at Chemart Pharmacy Maddington and the friendly staff at Gloria Jeans Murray Street, I made  up a quick box of Favourites, to say Thank You for just being there with a smile, a hug and the small gesture of putting the lid on my coffee for me!! Those little things make my life so much easier.


Merry Christmas

Till Next Time...
Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Easter Denise

My Best friend Denise {hearts} Lindt chocolate!! Love Love Loves it!!! Get the idea??? 

Anyway, I thought I get her some for Easter and decided to up-cycle a tin that originally had Prima Flowers in it. I found these limited Edition Coconut Lindts and the colour of the packaging matched Coastal Cabana perfectly! 

As part of the Retro Fresh Journaling Tags was this saying and I knew straight away it had to be for Densie. Then everything else just came together beautifully. The Flowers on the top of the tin are cut from the Lindt packaging.



Materials Used - Stampin Up - Cardstock and Inks - Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana. DSP Retro Fresh, Retro Fresh Journaling Tags, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Ribbon. Eat Chocolate Stamp Set. Petite Petals Punch.

And by the way.....The Coconut Lindt are Delicious!!!!

Till Next Time...

Retro Fresh Cards

Hi there all,

I am trying to get my card stash restocked as I have practically nothing in it!!  So after playing with the Hip Hip Hooray Kit and stocking it with 20 cards, This time I have grabbed out the Retro Fresh Journaling Tags and stickers to make up some cards. So with lots of inspiration from Google and Pinterest and a couple of cases of CASEing, I have made up another stash!! (Gee Denise is going to be pleased with me next time I see her)

Most of the cards use mainly Stampin Up Materials, but then I have added the odd embellishment from my stash.






Apparently 'Huzzah' is an expression of triumph, joy! 





This one got a laugh from hubby and No2 son they thought it was the best one out of the lot!!


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe. Retro Fresh DSP, Gold Bakers Twine, Retro Fresh Washi Tape and shaped Clips. Various Embossing Folders.



Till Next Time...
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray - I am making cards again!!

Well it's been a while between posts, I had every intention of joyfully making cards each weekend and then blogging them at least once a week!!! Hmmm - dreaming! Yep!!

Anyway, last night and today I got to play.  I decided to give the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit a go, it makes up 20 cards, but they are all note card size and a little small to put through Aussie Post - so seeing I {heart} layering and sponging I have made them up to full sized cards - and I will find some little project to use the envelopes for later.

Here is last night and today's efforts ... bit tired now, so more during the week ... I started off with the gray, then decided to grab out the Tangerine and Pistachio cardstock and like the brighter colours so much more, I have started to get bored with the same three sayings so have gone in search of some different ones to mix it up a  bit, added a few brads and charms and I think they have turned out rather well.  Eight Down - Twelve to go :-)









Materials Used for All Cards - Stampin Up Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Cardstock & Inks - Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray and Tangerine Tango. Accessories - Stampin Up Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Tangerine Tango Ribbon.  Other - Star Brads.

Till Next Time...
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine Cards..2014

Hi there.

Well this year I decided to sit and make up a stash of Valentines Cards to take in to work, and they were well received. (yay)  It's always nice to have a stash of 'I love you' cards as well.Anyway, I grabbed out my new Forever Friends Forever Love collection and played away....I still have many images left, and have some plans for the tags - to be revealed later.......

So here are the cards, and I will post the materials used at the bottom.


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Vellum. Accessories - Heart Doily, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper.


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Pear Pizzaz, Glimmer Paper. DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper. Other - Heart Brad, Heart Doily

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Vellum. DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper. Other - Heart Brads Heart Doily


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Vellum. DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper. Other - Heart Brads, Heart Doily, Gold Peel Offs Borders.


I posted this one off to Nan - Sending her some Valentine Love xxx

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - So Saffron, Very Vanilla. Accessories - Lace, So Saffron Grosgrain. DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper. Other - Kaiser Pearls


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Early Expresso. Stamps - Itty Bittty Backgrounds. DoCrafts Creativity - Boofle. Other - Peel Offs Borders


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Confetti Cream, Cherry Cobbler. DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper. Other - Heart Brads. Crochet Ribbon.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Early Expresso. Stamps - Itty Bitty Backgrounds. DoCrafts Creativity - Boofle. Other - Peel Offs Alphabet and Borders.


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla. Accessories - Dots Embossing Folder. Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper. 


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Cherry Cobbler. Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper. Other - Heart Embossing Folder, Crochet Ribbon, Peel Off Alphabet.


Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Garden Green, Vellum. DoCrafts Creativity - Forever Friends Forever Love - Toppers and Patterned Paper. Other - Peel Offs - I love You.., Floral Embossing Folder, Vellum Border.

This card was a special order from a work colleague, she like the one similare and asked if I could do onw with a penguin on it!!! So cute :-)
Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock and Inks - Basic Black . Other - Penguin ClipArt, Gold Peel Offs Alphabet, Gold Hearts, Hearts Embossing Folder, various ribbon.

So a picture intensive post!!! I loved making these cards.  Will post the special card I made for Denise later and the special 'Husband' Card for newlywed Asheley.....

Till Next Time...
Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Brooke and Dom



Me again....

At work I am the Birthday Card Fairy!! Well I try to be, got a bit hard last year but this year I WILL be organised :-)

I made Dom's card a while ago, and have just finished off another set of four from the same page of images (that I must have bought a zillion years ago!!! I have had them for ages!). They are rather cute little Monsters!!! Slowly but surely I am working through some old purchases and playing with new stuff also. 

 Happy Birthday Dom!


Brooke is a new member to our Team at work, but thought that this cute little Forever Friends bear would suit her to a T!!! Hope she likes her card.

Happy Birthday Brooke!


So there we have the first couple of MST8 Birthday cards for 2014 ... stay tuned

Till Next Time...
Saturday, January 11, 2014

More Cards from the Box ...

Bombarding you posts at the moment!!! But that's a good thing.....hopefully you will keep coming back.

Anyway here are some more cards of the silly monster images that I had.  These cards are all 12.5cm square. Rather funky and using up some of my old Doodlebug cardstock that I have barely looked at since starting with Stampin Up! in 2006, and some stickers.





... and this last one I made up with the other image on the card that had Brookes birthday bear on it. Going a little crazy with my Mat Pack and doing lots of piercing, and for the first time in ages also got out ye old Big Shot and did some embossing and die cutting.



Till Next Time...

Oooh Lookie... Some Christmas Cards

Well while I am sitting here blogging away (and not reading!!! shock horror!!) I thought I may as well show you these little gems that I made leading up to Christmas, then I never ended up sending out cards. 

Basically these are the only Christmas Cards I made in 2013! Sad I know, but my heart just wasn't in it last year. The images are out of a box I had sitting on my desk that are all made up ready to go on cards, but are just waiting for me patiently to have the energy and inspiration. I must say I have several little boxes with 3D images, stamped images and other tags etc all waiting patiently to go on cards ... maybe this year their wishes will be granted ... maybe.  

These are 3D images that I got from Craft Factory. I love these quirky little characters and still have many more to use. So some lucky person will get one of these cards for Christmas 2014 - will it be you???





Till Next Time...