Monday, July 27, 2009

50th Anniversary Card

Hi All!! I haven't been very productive of late (so sad) Is it just me or does everyone else seem to spend more time cleaning up their craft spaces than actually creating?? I try to create 'cleanly' but always seem to get in a mess!! (oh well). Anyway, my boss asked me to make a 50th Anniversary Card, the recipient is a bird watcher and earthy neutral tones would suit! I bought Touch of Nature when it hit the retired list! as I love it and this little bird is so cute. I have actually used my Creative Memories Cutting System for the shape and have used a paper from a HOTP paper pack. The bird is stamped in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White and coloured with blender pens and ink pads. I have sponged the background with a dauber in Sahara Sand. I still think it is a bit plain and needed another layer, somewhere! Not sure, though now that I have the set on my desk I think I will play some more! (after a little more tidying!!)

This next picture is the inside showing that it is a 50th Anniversary Card.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Embossing Techniques Class

Seeing as this Technique Class was held in July, we decided to make it a Christmas theme for our cards. So I have pulled out a couple of last years designs and rehashed them for this class (have been brain dead of late!!) As I was making them up my lovely parcel post guy arrived with my Spring Mini Preorder, so we got to use the Oval Scallop Punch!!! Yummmm.

I have used the lovely Christmas combo of Real Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive and (unfortunately retired River Rock) and the embossing techniques are Colour Embossing using Versamark and Classic Ink Pads and Basic Embossing using Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder. We have used the stamp set Season of Joy.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Baby on a Cloud of Glitter!!

Hello again, today we have another of those cute little babies on a cloud from Craft Factory. I received a request from an online friend to make a card for her cousins baby. She wanted it personalised, so I have added the name using my Cricut, but just subtly with the white edge. I have also used the Top Note Die template that we can print from the Stampin Up! Website! I just love this baby floating on the glittery cloud!!

I have used the same materials as used in the previous card with this stamp.
Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Craft Ladies Mojo!!

Well last Saturday we had another Technique Class and we learned all about embossing!! Some of the ladies had done embossing before but were still 'wowed' with using the Heat and Stick Powder over a whole image to 'bling' it up!! Their Sketch Challenge for the month was a Mojo Monday Sketch, and it was number 37! So here are their creations....

I was also spoilt a bit on the day as the following day was my birthday! I didn't want the day to be about me but my friends just don't listen!!!! (lol) I ended up with lots of balloons and two cakes!! (Yes I turned 40!) Here is a pic taken by Anthony of my Craft Ladies and myself, unfortunately we are missing Angie!!

Thanks ladies for a lovely day!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pink & Pearly Mojo 37!

Well today is my Technique Class with the ladies! We are learning about Embossing and the different ways in which we can use our heat gun! This is my last card for our Mojo 37 Sketch, I had the image already made up on my desk left over from a previous swap card, so I already had the colour scheme etc, just basically had to put the card together! This one was quick and easy!!!

Later today I will post the Sketch Challenge cards that the ladies have made!! So I had better go and finish organising things!! Seeya!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Mojo 37 Smile?

Geez it's hard to come up with a catchy title sometimes!! Anyway, still sticking with the Sketch Challenge I set my ladies, I have pulled out another 3D image that I already had assembled. I am trying to start to work my way through my BSU (before Stampin Up!) stuff! When I originally put this flower together I was thinking a Sympathy Card, but while making this card, this is the Rubon that stood out and said "Use Me!!" so I did.

I have one more card using the Mojo 37 Sketch then I will show what the ladies have made then move on to something else!
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Toreads with Mojo!

Aren't these little guys cute?? I love this 3D Book that I bought a couple years ago!! They are so cute!! I have used the Mojo 37 Sketch again. I was wanting to put "Hang in There" as the sentiment, but didn't have a stamp, sticker or Rubon to suit, nor did I have enough letters in any one sticker alphabet to write it out!! But I did find this on one of my MAMBI Sticker Sheets!! and thought "That'll work!" My boys call this the 'rude' picture!! (click on picture to zoom in!! lol) The layers aren't on an angle either, it's just the angle I have taken the photo at to avoid the flash! But it gives you an idea of the 3D.

Better Late than Never!!

It was Jayden's Birthday a week and a bit ago, and I was running a bit late for his card!! But I did get it finished the day after!! I have only now gotten around to taking a pic and popping it on here! I wanted to make him the Astronaut from the 3D sheets that I get from Craft Factory. They have matching Serviettes too and Petra made him this fantastic bauble!! Wow!! (I will blog it later when I can get a good picture!) The Christmas Gift ideas that have been racing around in my head with those!! Ooohhh!! I can't wait to have a play! Step 1 ~ Find out where I can get the baubles (lol)

Anyway, I saw a card while blogsurfing ages ago with an astronaut standing on the moon (I think!) so I thought I would go with something like that and this is what I have come up with. There are small stars stamped in the background, the moon has been run through the Cuttlebug with the small circles embossing folder and edged with the paper distresser.

While I had the colours out I also made up a card to go with the sketch challenge that I gave to my craft ladies to complete before this months Technique class ~ The Sketch was Mojo37 (This card has been flipped as a portrait card instead of landscape)

That's it for today, I have also made a couple more cards using the Mojo Monday 37 Sketch, so will blog them over the next couple of days!
Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Baby is Broken!!

Oh dear!! My baby broke!!

(lol) He was having a go on one of those RipStiks at daycare on Thursday and fell off!! Apparently he was very good, very brave! He just said "I think I have hurt my arm" When Kathleen phoned me at work and said it looked crooked!!! Eeek!! Off I flew got the boys, got snacks & water, got petrol!! then headed up to PMH (Childrens Hospital). Silly me didn't even think that he may need to have the bone put back in place, so I let him eat!! So after the X-rays revealed that the bone was sticking out at a lovely angle, we were told that we had to wait at least 3 hours before they could do anything! Sedation was the first option, but we needed a nurse to be with him the whole time and as they are short staffed, that just didn't happen! so the Orthopedic Doctor!! booked him in for a general anesthetic for 8pm!!

We'd been there since 1.30pm! Owen was starting to get bored in emergency and resorted to memorising the eye charts!! I reckon they should have opened all the curtains so that everyone could see the show!! He is such a little comedian!! Anthony finally got there about 6pm, so I took Owen home. Jayden had to stay in hospital overnight!! but he was fine! He is now becoming very good at playing Wii left handed!! (lol). He is not allowed to go to school for a week, till it is x-rayed again next week, so lucky we are on school holidays hey? but that also means no daycare next week either! We don't want it getting knocked!

Showers are now Dad's responsibility!! (yay - haha) and I have to remember to allow an extra 30 mins each morning to re-wrap the bandage and get his shirt on!! He'll be Houdini by the end of the 5 weeks!!

Anyway, I need to make some swaps for my Dinkum Diva's meeting tomorrow!! Nothing like leaving it till the last minute hey?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Wendy!!

Hi All!

It was my bosses birthday the other day! and I thought I'd make her a special card!! I decided to use one of these cute 3D Bear Images and after layering it up, it was ending up to be quite a thick card, so I decided to put one of these cute hatpins on it! The beads on this can make it bulky so I wouldn't suggest putting them on a card to go through the mail. I have used Stampin Up! cardstock, I can't remember where the image came from. The hatpin, pearl & clear beads are from the pretties kit and the coloured beads and ribbon are from my stash.

Below is a close up of the layers on the 3D image, a bit blurry but you get the gist!

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Look!! What do you think??

Well it's Carolyn McPherson's fault!! lol I was reading a few posts from SOS and followed a link to Carolyn's blog (just gorgeous by the way!!) and discovered the link to this cool blog where you can get free backgrounds!! I really like the cuteness of them and this one is my fave! so I thought "a change is as good as a Holiday!!!" it's school holidays! and we are not going away, so why not!! hee hee. Anyway enough babbling from me, I need to remove myself from this end of the house to the quieter end or my headache will get worse!!

My Son the Clown!!!

Geez Jayden is a Dag!!! He is about to attack his Birthday Cake!! Hmmm maybe eating the lit candle is not such a good idea!! LOL. What a classic pic though!!

On their birthdays the boys get to choose dinner, Owen generally chooses McDonalds, this year Jayden chose Chinese! yum and for dessert we made the 5min Microwave Mudcake that the boys love!! We had it as our dessert for Unconvention and it is quick, easy and most importantly - yummy!! So last night I stuck a candle in it as his Birthday Cake!! He loved it! Gave it two thumbs up even!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Check this out!!

Well I am humming away to myself today "....give me a home among the gumtrees!!" lalalalala!!

Owen had his class assembly yesterday and they have been studying Australia this term!! So we were thoroughly entertained with the Year 4/5 version of Tie me Kangaroo Down Sport (Rolf Harris) and Old Man Emu (John Williamson) You had to be there it was very funny to watch!! Anyway, we were also treated to the school singing the Orange Grove version of Give me a Home Among the Gumtrees! You can listen to a school choir version here. and decipher the words here!! The words have been changed to suit our school!! How cool hey?? Plus Owen the clever little "Animator To Be" has also created a maze in Scratch, which has also been popped up on the website for all to have a go at!! Not sure which version it is!! 1.0 or 1. 9 (approximately!! ) He keeps adding to it!! haha. You can check that out here!!

Now I was cleaning up my craft desk!! So back to that hey??? Have a nice weekend everyone!

Stepper Boxes for Denise

Hello everyone!! Well first up apologies for not posting in a while!! I blame my new iPhone!! Sorry , but it is so addictive!! I got so sick of my old phone (Hiptop 3) freezing and not connecting to the network, that I decided to switch, and hey, the new iPhone was being released!!! So I have been playing with my new toy!! Sorting out my contacts, calendar, Ringtones, apps etc etc etc! and basically no crafting!! One thing I had to get done though were these Stepper Boxes for my friend Denise, I took my projects from Unconvention to her place when I visited last and she loved them and asked me to make up a few. they are not hard to make, I think I spend more time on deciding which DP & colours I am going to use than actually making them!! I have also made up a couple of matching cards. Both Boxes are virtually the same using Ginger Blossom DP (retired). I have three more to make for her!! So had better get busy!! I have used the Mojo Monday 37 Sketch as my inspiration for the cards.

I have also been trying to get some order in my craft room, reorganising etc, plus sorting out paperwork getting organised for Tax Time!! Gotta Love it!! So on that note!! I had beeter go finish what I have started!! Bye