Thursday, May 31, 2012

Shadow box picture

I made this shadow box a few weeks ago and realised I hadn't shared it here. I made a similar one in March using different colours. This is fun to make . The colours I have used are Melon Mumbo, old Olive and Basic Grey. I bought a cheap shadow box frame from Warehouse to put the picture in. The dsp that the squares are placed on is from the neutrals designer pack.Great way to showcase various punches and stamp sets.
I'm hoping to make one using Christmas stamps and accessories next.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Girls Card

This is one of the cards that I taught at my card class last night. It was inspired by this one from Jacque Pedersons blog.
It was a fun card to make for a little girl.
Stamps:Loving Thoughts
Paper:Night of navy, Daffadil Delight,Attic Boutique,Pocketful of Posies, sahara Sand
Accessories Scorepal,poppy parade ribbon,Round Tab punch,Jewels,Glue dots, Dimensionals

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Anyone for ice cream?

This a card that we are doing at my card class tomorrow night. Another use for the framelit die.
I finally got round to purcahsing this lovely dsp from the latest mini catalogue.
I haven]'t purchased the mouthwatering stamps et from the mini so made my own ice cream cone using the stamp from Pennant Parade and the 'ice cream ' is made from the create a cupcake stamp set.I have stamped the scoops with versamark and then stamped the white with coloured ink then put flavoured embossing powder on it. Smells great.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thanks so much

Shown here are a sample of cards that I made that went out with some of my last SU order. I used the Bordering on Romance stamp set. Stamped it on watercolour paper and after colouring them in cut them out and placed them on the cards using dimensionals.Dsp is from Brights pack.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Edgelit card

Today I held a craft day in Methven. We were small in numbers but had fun making several projects using products from the mini catalogue.
This is one of the cards we made using the edgelit cutter and matching embossing folder.
Colours used are Pool party and Island Indigo. Dsp from Attic Boutique. Stamp set is Bordering on Romance.
The flowers were coloured using the aqua painter and ink from the stamp pads.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Today it is my darling daughters 9th birthday. Ever since the children saw the Mary Poppins movie they've been able to rattle off this phrase. I can't get my tongue round the word but they can. So when I saw this card made by Diane Barnes I knew I would make it for Jessica's birthday.                                                                                                                                            Love the design ,colours and the butterflies.
It was a delight to see her face when I gave the card to her.
Happy Birthday my baby girl!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Framelit gift bag

This cute little gift bag is made using the Framelits that are in the current mini catalogue.
I have used Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride cardstock and dsp from Twitterpated.
We will be making this at my craft day here on Wednesday.
Here is a closer look at the inside. To make the flower I used the flower from Bigz Dies Fun Flowers.Squirted them with water and scrunched them up.
If you would like the tuturial for this you can get it from  Rachel Hecker.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Button Buddies card

I cased this card from Chat Wszelaki blog . I liked the layout of the flowers from The Button Buddies stamp set. ( except I haven't used buttons or brads on my flowers.)
I stamped the words onto Marina Mist dsp.
Colours used are Island Indigo , Lucky Limeade and Marina Mist.
I embossed the white background with Polka dots.

I have my daughters birthday next week and a craft day here in Methven so have been preparing for them. As well as it is our wedding anniversary this weekend. we are planning to go to Akaroa but have heard the weather forecast where they are predicting snow on Banks Peninsula today sometime. Great. Will be interesting to see if any arrive there.
Hope you all have a good weekend.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another birthday card

This is another card that I did at my class yesterday. I have changed all the colours from the original one I saw of this. Quite a few layers but looked really good. Colours I have used are Early expresso, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Pumpkin Pie. Stamps are from Crazy for Cupcake and Bring on the Cake.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dig This

Today I had card class and this is one of the cards that we made for a kids card. I've seen several cards made using this stamp set so this is my version. Quite fun to make . Great boys card or even for the bigger boys too.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ice blocks anyone?

This card is made using a stamp from the autumn winter catalogue. Don't they look yummy. My kids wouldn't mind these anytime of year. And if you could smell you'd know they may taste like vanilla. New embossing powders that smell. Great for childrens cards with this stamp set.
I have used dsp from Twitterpated and the new pleated ribbon.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Clean and Simple male card

I have a family member who needs a birthday card. This was easy to whip up and didn't take long. The dsp is from mocha Morning.
Looks effective without much effort.
Have a good weekend.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Something Different

I finally got round to inking up my French Foliage stamp set. Having a break from the Apothecary Art stamp set!. I have cased this card ( sorry not sure from where).Real autumn coloured card.Have used Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Pumpkin Pie for the colours with Soft Suede ribbon and dsp.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Berry Blossom card

Just to have a change from the Apothecary Art cards I have copied this card from Deb Fearns to showcase the Berry Blossom designer series paper.
The cupcake from Create a cupcake stamp set goes well with the paper.
Colours used are Early Expresso, Riding Hood red and So Saffron.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mays specials

This month SU have two great ,buy three Designer papers and get one free and if you sign up as a Demonstrator you get free papers every month until the end of the year. How cool is that!

Paper Party

During May, join the Paper Party and earn FREE Designer Series Paper in three different ways!
  1. You and your customers get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three—no limit!
  2. New demonstrators who join Stampin’ Up! in May will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper every month from June through December 2012!

Contact me if you would like to earn free paper or sign up as a Demonstrator. The Starter kits are also on special this month.$189  for the kit and you receive over $285 worth of products including business packs to start your business.