Friday, September 28, 2012

Lovely bunch of flowers

Now for something other than Christmas cards I have made this card using the lovely little dahlias. Plus a new embossing folder Fancy Fan .
Stamps:Button Buddies, Teeny tiny Sentiments
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Elegant eggplant,White
Ink: Elegant eggplant, Gumbell GReen
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Window Punch, Modern Label punch, Raspberry ripple ribbon,Dahlias, Stampin write markers, dimensionals

Well we are off on holiday today to see the sights of Rotorua. Will be away the whole holidays.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

More Christmas cards

This is one of the cards that we made at my last card class. I have copied the layout design from here.
I have added dsp to the background from the Candlelight Christmas designer paper.
But when I came to do the class I didn't have quite enough of the background paper to all do the same colour so I went for the Early expresso coloured dsp. Its quite effective with the duifferent colours. one of my ladies used the reverse side of one of the papers and it has bright red on it. Gave the card another completely different look.
Stamps:Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper:Lucky limeade, Cream, Candlelight Christmas dsp,
Ink:Bright Red
Accessories: Holiday Frame embossing folder, Designer Frames folders, Large oval punch, Real red ribbon

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Ornament keepsake stamp set and cutters are certainly getting  a work out this month. Using them for card classes and making the decorations from the front of the holiday catalogue.
This card I have copied from somewhere.
For this card I have used the new in colours Raspberry Ripple as the base.
Stamps:Ornament keepsake, Greetings of the Season
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Early Expresso, White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumbell Green, Midnight Muse, Early expresso
Accessories:Stampin write markers, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Holiday framelits, bakers twine, dimnsionals

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I had my regular card class and a craft day yesterday. Busy, Busy , busy. We made 4 Christmas cards . In the afternoon the ladies could make the ornament fron the from of the holiday catalogue and/ or the Christmas collage frame.
All I have to say about that is you need just about a Big shot/ person and I had prestamped the Ornament keepsake stamps , but it does tale a long while. The picture fram also took a long while. Needless to say we are having a finish your project day next week.
This card is made using a stamp set from the main catalogue and with the new embossing folder Lacy Brocade.
Stamps:Bells and Boughs
Paper:Always Artichoke, Riding Hood red, watercolour paper
Ink:More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood red, Stazon black
Accessories: Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Lace ribbon,Blender pens,distressing edge tool

Monday, September 17, 2012

Merry Christmas

This Christmas card is made using dsp from the new catalogue and stamp sets from the Holiday catalogue.I have used the scorepal to make the diagonal lines on the vanilla cardstock.
The stamped tree is from Scensational stamp set. I have mounted it on to ascalloped circle from the Perfect Pennants bigz die.
Stamps: Scentsational, Greetings of the Season
Paper: Gumball Green, Vanilla, be of Good cheer dsp
Ink:Cherry Cobbler, Gumball green
Accessories: Scorepal Diagonal plate, Cherry Cobbler scallop ribbon, perfect pennants bigz die,

Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas Collage

I really enjoy making these collage pictures using various stamping sets, papers. punches and embossing folders.I have seen several of these collages of various blogs so have combined several ideas to come up with my own design. A lot depended on what stamp sets and punches that I had.
I am running a craft day here in Methven next Wednesday and this will be one of the projects that we make.
To finish the picture off I bought a frame from Warehouse that had two matts on it which allowed the collage to sit comfortably in it without touching the glass.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cookie Stamps

Have you seen the these pressed Cookie Stamps?
I have used a melting moment receipe to make these biscuits. The cookie stamps are easy to use . Two recepies are included in the packet of silicone stamps.
These would make lovely gifts especially for Christmas or a birthday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Build a Blossom flower

This is a card I have cased ( sorry not sure from where) as I liked the colours and the fact that it used a stamp set that I haven't used in  along while.It would make a nice sympathy card or birthday card.
Stamps:Build a Blossom, Curly Cute
Paper:Night of Navy, Gumball green, White
Ink:Daffadil Delight, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Blossom petals punch. 1" circle punch, Stripes embossing folder,Daffadil Delight  Grosgrain ribbon, polka dot embossing folder.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Birthday

This card is made with dsp from the new catalogue,its called Floral District. I have teamed it up with the new in colour Primrose petals.
Stamps:Bring on the Cake
Paper:Primrose petals, White, Floral District dsp
Ink:Daffadil Delight,Basic Grey, Razzleberry,
Accessories: daffadikl Delight  ribbon, Polka dot embossing folder, Scallop cirlce punch. 13/4" circle punch, stampin write markers

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bamboo booklets

Last week at the Christchurch Heartfelt event Julia Leece showed us how to make booklets from bamboo sticks. So once home I was really keen to have a go at making one. I am the local Brownie leader and we have just finished a badge about the Black Stilt birds which are endangered. When i saw what Julia had made I thought thats what I could make and put the photos of the girls and the activities that they did for their badge. So here is my version.
You can add as many pages as you like to the book.I have ended up with 20 pages. Think I got a bit carried away, but I will fill them all up. The book size is about 14.5cm x 18cm.
I have decorated it fairly plainly but I really enjoyed making it. Now my daughter would like  me to make another with bright coloured pages and have photos on the pages of all her soft toys. Yeah right!
Thanks Julia for a very creative idea.

I bought a new laptop  a few weeks ago and I must have got the 1 in 1000 that fails. The hard drive went completely dead. We managed we think to get most of my files off it. So now waiting for a replacement. .
I was so enjoying have my own laptop for all my cardmaking.and being able to use it in my crafting room that is seperate from the house. So back to using the family one for a bit.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Heartfelt Event

I attended the StampinUp Heartfelt event yesterday in Christchurch. What a fabulous day. Loved the presentations and the showcasing of new products. Instead of doing lots of swaps which we normally do we just had to make one thing and put in on a board to share. I decided to use the new Holiday Stocking Bigz die. Its quite a good size to fit treats or something special in it. I made two to share.
I have used new colour Gumball Green and new dsp Be of good cheer.
Stamps:Perfect Punches
Paper:Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer dsp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler  
Accessories: Petals a Plenty embossing folder,11/4" circle punch, 13/8" circle punch,Gumball green ribbon,Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon

The new Catalogue and the Holiday catalogue are now live . If you haven't got one yet give me a call for your copy. So many new and exciting products to be seen in the catalogues.