Monday, September 22, 2008

A Wedding Card

Mr Fuller is getting married!!

Mr Fuller is Jayden and Owen's teacher, and we couldn't let the occasion pass us by without a card, could we? I had this cute little Bride and Groom just waiting to be cut out and stuck together so I thought I'd use them (we all know of my love for Paper Tole!) and the Groom's little vest just matched perfectly with Soft Sky!! So that was my starting colour. The cute couple didn't look right on a plain white background so I added the little hearts from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I decided to follow a sketch from Splitcoaststampers (SC126). The horizontal DP strip is from Fall Flowers and the vertical strip is Whisper White stamped with the hearts in Soft Sky. I have 'cuttlebugged' the background with a new folder I have acquired - Birds with Swirls. I had to actually cut the piece in half so the join is hidden under the vertical strip. Then it has been finished off with a bit of (yummy) Silver Hodgepodge, some little silver hearts and Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon! Oh and the Mr & Mrs is from Taggers Dozen. Whoops nearly forgot - the adorable little Bride and Groom are from the Morehead 3D Mini book.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Soft Sky, Whisper White. Stamp Sets - Taggers Dozen, Itty Bitty Backgrounds. DP - Fall Flowers. Accessories - Silver Hodgepodge, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon. Other - Mini Silver Hearts, Cuttlebug Folder Birds and Swirls. Main Image - Morehead Mini 3D Book.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Makeesha's Teabag Gift Folder

Hey there everyone! Well I had a little play with Makeesha's Make It Monday No 9. I had a lot of fun!! I am making little 3D items as Lucky Dips for World Cardmaking Day. This is one of them. I made the envelopes using Lin Mei's tutorial. (very easy!!). In this particular one I have put a Tea Bag, a Mint Pattie and a length of Old Olive & Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain as a sampler. I plan to have a chockie and a sample of something Stampin Up! in each 3D item that I make.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla. Stamp Set - Season of Joy. DP - Dashing. Accessories - Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Bone Scorer, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch. Other - Kaiser Pearls.

World Cardmaking Day Projects

Hey there!! Well this is what we are making on World Cardmaking Day!! First up is a Card Pouch and 3 Cards. I got the idea from Kylies Blog, the cards have a few layers to them so I am only putting in 3. One of the designs I have cased but I cannot for the life of me find the blog I saw it on - so please if it is yours let me know and I will link it to you! Secondly we are making up a Giftcard Holder which I found on Makeesha's Blog, on the front of this is the Main word stamp from Season of Joy, but unfortunately my flash has blurred it out, and finally we are making one of those gorgeous Box in a Bag thingys!! They are everywhere at the moment and so easy to make. Hopefully my ladies will have a ball, and we will all get a headstart on some Christmas items.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - River Rock, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla. Stamp Sets - Season of Joy, Riveting. Accessories - Scallop Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1 3/8' Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Dashing DP, River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-o-Dile & Jumbo Eyelets, Stampin Dimensionals.
Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Father's Day DAD!!

Jayden and Owen wanted to make Shirt Cards for Anthony for Father's Day. They had to be basically the same as the ones that I made before. They first chose their paper and then we decided the colours from there. Using the cuttlebug was also a MUST! The boys did most of the folding for the shirt and the punching and some of the sticking, though they weren't confident enough to actually place the bits on the card, so I had to do that. I think they chose well.

Jayden's is the top card. He has used East Coast Prep for his shirt and we have used Wild Wasabi, Real Read and Tempting Turquoise cardstock. We made the tie out out the wide Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon. The Happy Fathers day is stamped using All Year Cheer 2, and we found the ribbon in my stash. I am pretty sure is from American Crafts? Don't quote me though!

Next is Owen's card. He has used Jersey Shore for his shirt, teamed with Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue and Wild Wasabi cardstock. Owen has punched and repunched the scallop, used Riveting for his greeting and a bit of Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue punched with the circle punches. His ribbon and buttons were found in my stash. This ribbon was also American Crafts? and the buttons are from one of those packs you find at Spotlight.

Hope you like them!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Onsie!!

A friend of ours has just had a baby girl - Pia Elizabeth - such a cute name! So seeing I have come across a couple of these 'Onsies' (Really not sure on how to spell it!!) I thought I'd have a go. So this is my first attempt. The template for this particular style can be found on SCS and the designer is Laura Lynn. I have had fun making it, so will definately make a few more soon.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Pretty in Pink. Stamp Sets - Canvas, Warm Words. Accessories - White Gel Pen, Sponge Daubers. Kaiser - Pearls. HOTP - Letter Rubons. Assorted Flowers

Intermediate Champion Boy!!

Yesterday was our school sports carnival! (I missed most of it with a nasty headache) but the boys did great!! I arrived just in time to see Jayden receive his medal for Intermediate Champion Boy!! WOW!! Well done Jayden!! But, the winning faction was........BICKLEY! Owen's faction, they beat Ellis (Jayden's Faction) by 5 points!! So they both achieved on the day in their own way!
Well done Jayden and Owen!!
Monday, September 1, 2008

Contact Details

Hi there!!
Just popping in quickly to let you know that I have put my contact email on the right sidebar! below my Blog Archive and above my three babies!! I have actually been trying to figure out how to put a little button or something there that says "Email Me" all cute and shiny but haven't been able to figure it out!! So I've just put the address there!! If anyone knows how to do it - please email me. (please)
Hope everyone is having a nice day!! I was, until my sister phoned from Sydney to say that their plane had been delayed *sob*. I was supposed to catch up with them on Friday for a quick visit at the airport between flights but they decided to stay over east a bit longer, then I was going to meet them today for an ever quicker visit between flights and they have now been delayed till later tonight. Though there is a little light at the end of the tunnel!! They are staying overnight in a hotel, so I will get a bit of a longer visit tomorrow!! I suppose it's true "Good things come to those who WAIT"!! (and wait and wait!! LOL).