Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Rhiannon!

It was Jaydens' friend Rhiannon's Birthday recently and the one thing about her card was that it had to be purple!! Ok! and she dances! I had these images stamped out ready to watercolour! so I thought they'd be perfect. I had fun with these. The little box is from Lauren Meaders Timeless Templates - Cash or Card, instead of putting a giftcard in we wrapped up 4 $5 notes! (seeing she likes purple! lol)

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Ink - Watercolour Paper, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Blush Blossom. Accessories - Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Other - Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Organza Ribbon.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Club Penguin for Brodie!

Hi there!! Yep I said I'd get in to it this week! lol. My boys got Brodie on to Club Penguin, (a fun little online game/chat room for kids!) and he was asking about membership as you can do 'so much' more and buy heaps more 'cool' stuff if you have a membership! So thats what we gave him for his birthday this year - 6 months Membership!!. I set it all up for him at my end, so when he logged in on his birthday "BAMM!!!" he was a member! and he loved it! His card had to suit the occasion, so we hit google and got some images. All in all I think it turned out ok. I was rushed with this one, but am happy with the result and (attention Hubby dear!) have used some (maybe 3-4 year old) rubons and letter stickers!!! So even if they don't get used straight away! They will eventually get used! haha.

I'll be back tomorrow with another birthday card!

Materials Used - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Confetti White, Hodgepodge Hardware, Black Gingham Ribbon. Nestabilities Circles.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby Shower Invites

Hi there!!

I was asked by a work friend to make some Baby Shower Invites up a while back!! I was rather please with the finished result. The Stroller was cut out using my cricut, and the Top Note Die was used for the information part. (That was fun making the template on the computer to print them all out in the right spot so I could then just run each piece through the bigshot with the Top Note Die! But it worked in the end, and now I have it saved so I can do it all with ease now!!) I made 20 of them all up!! and two boxes to house them in. The envelopes have also been stamped with a roller.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White. Accessories - Bigshot, Top Note Die, Dots Embossing Folder, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon. Other - Cricut, New Arrivals Cartridge, Kaiser Pearls, Ribbon from Stash, Bow Easy, Glitter.

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I've Been a Bad Blogger!

Hee Hee, isn't he cute!! I plan to get some blogging done this week! I have two weeks off! Lots of stuff on my ToDo List. Then hopefully some cards and blogging!! I have lots to show!

(For you iPhone people out there! this is talking Tom - he is free in the app store at the moment and you'll find yourself laughing so much!!! haha. He repeats what you say and says it in his funny voice!! So cool!! lol)

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy Birthday SARA!

It was Jayden's friend Sara's birthday the other week, and me running behind as usual, sent him off to her bowling party and whipped this up while he was there! "She likes Red he said!!" Seeing I still had the papers out from my 60th card on my desk I decided to go with the same papers. These are from the Classic paper Pack by HOTP. I also thought I would have a play with one of those ribbon flowers! I think my first attempt turned out quite well. The template for the cash is from the Cash or Carry Templates available from Lauren Meaders Timeless Templates.

I really think I needed something on the black circle at the top! but the brain just couldn't think of anything else!! a button didn't suit, nor did a flower! Brain was dead so it stayed as a black circle!! lol

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Basic Black, Riding Hood Red. Accessories - Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Small Black Grommit, Filgree Designer Brads. Other - HOTP Classics Creative Paper Pack, 13 - Cricut Alphalicious Cartridge, Ribbon & Paper Flower from Stash. Flower colours with Basic Gray Ink.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

May Christmas Card Night

Hello again! Wow we are up to May already! Geez! Well this month for our Chistmas Card Night we are making 2 of each of the above cards!! The ladies will be having a play with the Crayon Resist Technique. I thought I'd go with Non Traditional colours again and am loving the Eggplant and Navy! The blue Bauble card is based on Mojo 121. These are rather simple cards - as in layout. But with learning a new technique we need to keep it simple. I hope the ladies enjoy this one!!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, White Glossy, Basic Black. Stamp Sets - Christmas Classics, Circle of Friendship, Many Merry Messages. Accessories - Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brad, Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Brayer. Other - Stamp - Artee Stamps - Christmas Baubles. White Crayon.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

60th Birthday

Cathie at work asked if I would make a card for her Dad's 60th. I rather liked the Mojo Monday 133 Sketch. So I rotated it and came up with this, thought it was a good one for a 'male' card. I have used some old HOTP papers and Basic Black Cardstock. Again I have decorated the inside!!

That's about it from me, for another week, with a bit of luck I will get some cardmaking time over the weekend!! Zoe (my lovely daughter) wants to start scrapbooking so we hopefully will get some scrapbooking time in soon too!! I also have to go through baby photos of Jayden for his Graduation Slideshow!! Hmmm, where are all the embarrassing ones!!???? lol.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy (late) Birthday Eilish!!

Hi there! Yep I know ... it's been a bit long between posts!! I've been busy, doing ... I haven't a clue!! But I have managed to get a couple of cards made and a class prepared for!! so I guess I am achieving something!!

This card is pretty much well and truly CASED from here! Teneale does the most awesome work!! go check out her blog!! You'll be inspired by everything!!! I wanted to make a special card for Eilish!! (my boss's youngest!) and I wanted to use the sweet treat cups! When this card of Teneale's popped up in my google reader! I just knew I had to case it! I needed to figure out an opening though, as it is such a shame to rip open the card to get the lollies out! So I had a fiddle and came up with this idea. of a little card on the front of the card!

I messed around for ages on this card, but I am happy with the final result. I have also been bitten by the - 'do something special on the inside' bug too!! (Thanks Teneale! lol) So have decorated the inside too.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive. Accessories - Summer Picnic DP, Bashful Blue Stitched Ribbon, Sweet Treat Cups, Small Grommets, Paper Piercer.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Silhouette Cards

Hi there!! I have seen some gorgeous cards lately on SCS that use the Extreme Skate, Guitar, Surfboard etc stamps from Stampin Up! Unfortunately we don't have them in Aus (hopefully YET!! and we will get them in our next catty! as these are great stamps for boys!! I have everything crossed! lol) Anyway, I went a-googling! and found some silhouette pics and thought that they would do just fine - for now - as a fill in!! lol. So these are the cards I cam up with.

The first one I made was the Rust one at the bottom! Then I made a blue one and liked it so much more that I ended up continuing with the blue colour scheme. I have printed the silhouette pics, cut them out, coloured them with my Basic Black Marker, then inked them with Versamark and then Clear Embossed them. This has made them nice and 'black' and as they are glossy they really stand out!! I also have some Rock Star ones!! So hope to have a play with them soon!

Mojo 34

Mojo 45
(was the inspiration anyway!!)

Mojo 8
(for both above and below!)

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Really Rust, Basic Black & Basic Gray, Black Stazon Ink. Stamp Set - On Your Birthday. Accessories - Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware - Pewter. Other - Kaiser - Rewind Paper Pack, Black Rhinestones. Nestabilities.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Boy Overalls

Me again!! (hee hee) Yep, well here are the Overalls! aren't they cute?? I love them! Again, a bit of fiddling with the template size, but they have turned out great!! AND..... I have used up just a little more of my stash of papers I have had sitting there for (shhh) ages!! The whole inside of the card is lined with the patterned paper, and each of the boys' names are on the inside also. For the template go to the previous post of the dress.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, Certainly Celery, More Mustard. Stamp Set - Punches Three. Accessories - Wide Oval Punch, Small Tag Punch, Buttons from SU! Other - Sizzix Playground Alphabet, small punches, DP from Stash.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A 21st and a New Baby

Recently Cathie at work asked if I'd make her some cards. A 21st for her daughter and some baby cards, the baby girl being Cathie's daughter's baby!! The 21st had to be pink!! Cool, but then as I started making Maddison's card I thought I'd match the pinks seeing they are Mother and Daughter!! When I was asked to make the baby cards I thought I'd have a go at these cute overall cards I have seen on various blogs, when I finally tracked down a template I also managed to find this gorgeous little dress template too!! (Links = OverAlls - Dress). You may have to fiddle a bit with getting them the right size, and I have made mine slightly larger than the normal C6 size. They fit in a 13x18cm envelope (which is still classed as a standard size envelope!) All that said, here are the pics!! First up the Dress and then the inside and then the 21st card, which is based on a Mojo Monday Sketch No - 127. I have used Pink Flamingo DP, Cameo Coral and Pink Pirouette!!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Cameo Coral, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White. Accessories - Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Pink Flamingo DP, Chinky Sprinkles, Three for You Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Buttons & Rhinestone Brad. Other - Kaiser Rhinestones, Thickers (Sponged with Pink), Silver Alphabet Peel Offs.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

More Easter Baskets

Hello again!! Still on the old Easter Basket Craze! here are the baskets I had sitting on the table for the ladies who attended my craft class the weekend before Easter. (Also the teachers in Jayden & Owen's class scored one each too!!) We were making the cute little Chick, Rabbit and Sheep baskets posted earlier! I actually made 10 of these in total!! Yep!! Took forever!! lol. But were well worth it as they are so cute! They are from the fantastic templates you get from Timeless Templates by Lauren Meader. This one is Pack a Picnic - I have used the small template! I must make up the larger one to see how big it actually is, as I thought this was a decent size!! They are really quite easy to make and don't take too long, if you are making a heap! - like 10!! - I found it easy to have it all cut out, then sponge everything, then just start a production line and stick it all together!! The first one I made (the apricot one in the pic above) I used just normal DS tape, and it clearly hasn't stuck!! Sticky Strip was just a pain as the red peel off bit sticks to your fingers and drives me crazy! (lol) so I used the Tombow glue! and found it fantastic!! It sticks quickly and is not too messy!

I have basically used the same materials as in my earlier post on scallop envelope die baskets so instead of rewriting it all, just pop back there. Like I mention earlier, I actually prefer the Soft Subtles with the Kaleidoscope papers rather than the brights.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

OMG I need a card - STAT!!

Jayden had a birthday to go to today! and me being as disorganised as ever of late, went looking through my dwindling stash to grab a card for Racheal Lea. To my horror not a girly card in sight!! Not a boy card either!! Nope not a single Birthday card to be seen!! "She likes Blue" Jayden offered as I was searching through every box of cards I had!! I came across this card (the card above is pretty much an exact CASE. the only difference is the Rhinestones in the middle of the flowers, and I used Old Olive instead of Kiwi Kiss) in my box marked 'Inspiration from Others' - it was a swap I received from 'Unconvention' last year. It was blue, and seemed a quick one to whip up!! So with Jayden's "Yep Mum that ones cool!" I got to work! The card is from Kylie. So pop over to her blog and have a squiz at her gorgeous work!! While I was 'whipping' up the blue card, I thought I'd do a couple of extras - as i am really behind on my birthday cards. So I did one using Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Perfect Plum! These three have a belated birthday message on them.

The flowers are done by inking in Versamark, then the colour and then stamping. Then apply heat and stick powder, heat again, dazzling diamonds then heat again!!

Materials Used - Stamping Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry & Perfect Plum. Stamp Sets - Season of Joy, Sincere Salutations & On Your Birthday. Accessories - Heat-n-Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds. Other - Kaiser Pearls and Rhinestones

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Scallop Envelope Easter Basket

Hi all!! Well, I know it's been a while!! I just don't seem to find time for anything these days! Let alone Blogging. I have a bit of a backlog to show, so I will space it out a bit and hopefully by the time all those posts have appeared, I will have something new(er) to show! lol.

I have gotten in to the habit of taking an Easter Basket to school for the teachers in that week leading up to Easter - this is this years offering! I had just received my pre-order of the new InColours. So decided to use Rich Razzleberry and the Cottage Wall DP. I have also used the Yummy stamp set which was from last years SAB Catalogue.

There is a link to where I found the tutorial for the baskets in last years Easter Basket Post

I think it lasted till recess!! lol.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Rich Razzleberry. Stamp Sets - Yummy. Accessories - Scallop Envelope Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Cottage Wall DP & the BIG SHOT.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March Christmas Card Night!

On the 12th (yep I am slack with my blogging!!) we had our second Christmas Card night and made these two cards. Non Traditional Colours, and very pretty!! Lots of embossing but we managed ok! We have used the same little medallion using vellum as we did on our February Cards and we made 2 of each colour!!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White. Stamp Set - Snow Swirled. Accessories - Vellum, Heat-n-Stick Powder, Versamark, White EP, Dazzling Diamonds, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Cord (retired). Other - Kaiser Rhinestones, Bow Easy.

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