Thursday, June 28, 2012

Diagonal scoring plate

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Demonstrator preorder period: 1-30 June 2012
Customer "sneak peek" sales period: 1 July – 31 August 2012*
We are pleased to announce the all-new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, perfect for creating envelopes, boxes and more! It’s the must-have companion to your Simply Scored scoring tool.

Item Description Price125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Here is a card that I have made using the Diagonal scoring plate.It makes for a very effective background. I have lightly daubered the raised areas of the scored lines.
Also in this card I have used a colur that I haven't used in a very longtime called Bravo Burgundy. One of those forgotten colours. Teams up well here with Pretty in pink.
Stamps:Apothecary Art,
Paper:Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Vanilla
Ink:Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Daffadil delight, Crumb cake
Accessories:Diagonal scoring plate, Petals a plenty embossing folder,lace ribbon,Dimensionals,Daubers 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Clean and Simple

I]'ve seen several cards lately while blog surfing that use scraps of dsp. I saw a card  similar to this that I have made. The dsp is from the Subtles designer paper. Very quick and easy tio make, just using a corner rounder on two opposite corners.And with this card there is only one small sentiment that is stamped.
Stamps:Occasional Quotes ( retired)
Paper:Perfect Plum,White, Subtles dsp, Pink piruoette
Accessories: Corner rounder, lattice embossing folder, Boho Blossom punch, brad

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pedal power

Here is another card using the Pedal Presents stamp set. I like this stamp set. The balloons have been stamped onto Brights dsp .
Stamps:Pedal Presents, Bring on the cake
Paper:Basic Grey, Real red, white, Brights dsp
Ink:Basic Grey, Real red, Daffadil Delight, So saffron, Black
Accessories: polka dot embossing folder, Real red ribbon,Stampin write markers,Bakers Twine

Monday, June 25, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Here is another card that I have made using this months stamp special Reason to Smile.
Stamps:Reason to Smile, Bring on the Cake
Paper:Basic grey, Melon Mambo, Neutrals dsp, Cheerful Treat dsp ( Hostess only dsp)
Ink:Old Olive, Black, Basic Grey
Accessories: Scallop edge punch,Stamp majig,Decorative label punch,

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pedal presents

I recently earned this hostess only stamp set. I have enjoyed playing with this set especially been a keen cyclist myself. You  too can earn this stamp set if you host a workshop.
Stamps:Pedal Presents, Create a cupcake
Paper:Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Sweet shop dsp, white
Ink:Black,Wisteria, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Framelits, Stampin write markers, Pool Party ribbon, Window punch,Stripes embossing folder

Off now to spend the day scrapbooking. Have a good weekend.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Make n take

At wednesdays team meeting we were showed a couple of WOWs by our team leader Rebecca ( will show them another time) and then Sharyn taught us this make n take. The card used the new score pal. The vertical and horizontal score lines really add dimensional to the card. Then we brayered Versamark on to the card after the image had been stamped on and coloured.
After the brayering we put clear embossing powder on the card and heat set it.
Another close up photo though hard to see the shiny affect that the embossing has made.

The third photo shows how we made the label with the sentiment on ot. Instead of putting the sentiment on top of the cardstock we cut the shape for the sentiment to go  under. The words were stamped onto the vanilla cardstock beneath the red cardstock. Great idea. Thanks Sharyn. Nice to use this stamp set again, mines been gathering dust in the cupboard.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Team swap

Last night we had our team meeting in Christchurch. Was really good to catch up with everyone, great to learn some new techniques and do swaps.
This is one of the cards that I made for the team swap using the framelits and Bordering on Romance stamp set.
I folded the cardstock in half to egt the card shape. I had to trim a bit off the bottom to make it stand up.
Stamps:Bordering on Romance, Oval all 
Paper:Concord Crush, Wisteria, vanilla
Ink:daffadil delight, lucky Limeade, Wisteria, black
Accessories: Framelits,Oval punch,Wallpaper embossing folder, Dimensionals, Aqua painters

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birthday invites

My sons birthday is coming up and he wanted to invite a few friends around. When I asked him what he wanted on his invites he sais a quad bike ( don't know why as we don't have any on our farm!). ny way this is what I came up with. very simple. Cardstock embossed with the lattice folder ( boy I love that folder) bit of dsp (from Mocha Morning) a stamped image and invite stamp and there you have it. The details for the party are on the back.
Well I'm off to Christchurch now to see some friends bit of shopping then Team Meeting tonight, looking forward to that.Have a good day.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Reason to smile

This months special is this lovely stamp set Reason to Smile. If you spend $150 this stamp set is yours. I have made this little card using two stamps from the set.
Stamps:Reason to Smile
Paper:Confetti white, Pretty in Pink
Ink:Daffadil Delight,Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Basic Grey
Accessories: Lattice embossing folder, Old Olive ribbon, Dimensionals

With the weather today so cold and grey you need to have a Reason to Smile.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


This card I have cased from somewhere (thankyou to whoever made this card). I liked the way it was put together and the dsp used.
Stamps:Mouthwatering, Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper:Old Olive,Poppy Parade,confetti White, Whisper white, Berry Blossoms dsp
Ink:Poppy Parade, Black
Accessories: Lucky Limeade ribbon ( from SAB), Dimensionals,

Friday, June 15, 2012

I have beeen still playing with the Bordering on Romance stamp set. This card I saw on Chat Wzselakis blog. I have changed it a little. I liked the different style on this card. The hole has been punched out of the Early expresso and then embossed. The flowers are adhered on the white card underneath the expresso.
Stamps:Bordering on Romance, Loving thoughts
Paper:Confetti White, Early Expresso
Ink:Early Expresso, Daffadil Delight,Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Lattice embossing folder,Circle cutter, Vintage lace ribbon, Antique Brads, Aqua Painters, corner rounder

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I have had a little break from using the Apothecary stamp set ,but now have another card for you. I have totally cased this card from Claire Daly here.
I loved the antique look of this card. And no I didn't use my sewing machine round the edge.
Stamps:Apothecary Art
Paper:Attic Boutique dsp, Pool Party, More Mustard, White, Soft Suede
Ink:Early Expresso, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Aceesories: Daubers, Framelets, Lattice embossing folder Paper Piercer

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Today I had a card class where we made male cards. This is one of the cards that we made. I had seen a card similar to this while blog surfing but had reduced the layers.
It could be an anything card including a sympathy card if you wanted.
Stamps:French Foliage, Occasional Quotes ( retired)

Paper:Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Twitterpated dsp , Confetti white
Ink:Early Expresso, Always Artichike
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz pleated ribbon,Hemp twine,Lattice embossing folder, button, Glue dots

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Music card

My brothers family are quite musical so when I saw a card similar to this I thought it would be great for my niece .The music notes have been wheeled on .
I must say my wheels haven't had much use in a while so it was good to get this one out and use it. Had to have a few attempts before I got the lines straight. LOL!
Stamps:Button Buddies
Paper:Sahara Sand, Night of Navy,Lucky Limeade
Ink:Black,Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffadil delight
Accessories: 11/4" Striped ribbon, standard wheel, Petal Punch

Monday, June 11, 2012

Thank you

I find I always need a Thank you card in my stash, so here is one that I have made using Bordering on Romance stamp set. I got the idea for this card from Vicky Hayes here.
Stamps:Bordering on Romance, Curly Cute
Paper:Basic Grey, Real Red, White
Ink:Real Red,Lucky Limeade, Daffadil Delight, Black
Accessories Aqua Painters,Lattice embossing folder,13/4}" circle punch.

I have just had an awesome overnighter with the Brownies which I am a leader at. We went with 70 girls from all over South Canterbury to The Antarctic Centre in Christchurch and stayed the night at the centre. Saw and experienced everything on offer their. Great fun apart from the limited amount of sleep. We slept among the displays by the penguins ( the stuffed ones that is).So feeling a bit tired today.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

3D Bordering on Romance card

Heres another card that I made on Thursday using the Bordering on Romance stamp set. I've  used the Edgelets from the mini catalogue. I have stamped the flowers on to the white then stamped it again on watercolour paper. Coloured the flowers in , and cut them out to mount onto the stamped image on the card giving it a 3D affect.
Don't you hate it when the card is all put together and there you find a black smudge ( from ink on your hands) so that is why there is a butterfly on the card.
Stamps:Bordering on Romance, Bring on the cake
Paper:Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, white, Daffadil Delight
Ink:Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade. Daffadil delight
Accessories: Aqua painters, Butterfly wings die, Large oval punch , Decorative labels punch, dimensionals, Edgelits. Polka dot embossing folder

Friday, June 8, 2012

I discovered that I hadn't shared this photo of this card that we made at my craft day two weeks ago.
It showcases another way to use the pleated ribbon.I'm really enjoying using this pleated ribbon.
I haven't put a sentiment with this card, as I will put it in my stash for a suitable occasion.
Stamps:None at this stage
Paper:Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated
Accessories:Pleated ribbon,Antique brad,circle punch

Yesterday because of the snow or was it despite the snow I had an enjoyable day crafting . But once the sun went away from my craft room( after streaming in most of the day) it got very very cold. My fingers could hardly do anything.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Male birthday card

This is one of the cards that we will be making at my next class, male cards.
I saw a similar card to this somewhere though different stamp set had been used.
This dsp Well Worn is great for the male cards.
Stamps:Need for Speed, Create a cupcake
Paper:Not quite navy,Soft Suede, Confetti White, Well Worn dsp
Ink:Early Expresso,
Accessories:Bakers Twine, Scalloped circle, Spritz, Antique Brads, Window punch. Label punch, daubers

Well the sun is shining now, the snow is very powdery and there is lots if ice around.
The children are off to school at 10am.
Unfortunately all our water pipes have frozen so no shower this morning! The temperature outside is still below 0 about -3.8 C.
Hope to get some crafting done today. At least we have power.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Winter has arrived

We woke up to this winter wonderland this morning. The children were up and dressed by 7am this morning out playing in the snow in the dark. My daughter made herself a snowman. Husband was out feeding our two mobs of cows.
Children think its great no school today.

Today I thought I'd show a card that I have made for a birthday using the Berry Blossom dsp. I saw this card whilst blog surfing and have changed a few things on it.
Stamps:Create a Cupcake
Paper:, Berry Blossom dsp, white, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Chocolate chip, Calypso
Accessories Create a cupcake punch, Chocolate chip scalloped ribbon

Hope you are all keeping warm and safe in this weather.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Great time to be a Hostess

We {Heart} Our Hostesses Promotion

Dates: 1 June – 31 July 2012
Details: During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $750 workshop will receive an additional $105 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars—that’s in addition to the $110 they already receive for a $700 workshop!

Your Hostess' Party Sales*
Regular Hostess
Additional Hostess Dollars
Total Hostess
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$1,400 $220 plus 15% of amount over $1,400 plus 4 items at 50% off $105 $325 plus 15% of amount over $1,400 plus 4 items at 50% off
*Excluding shipping

Its never been a better time to be a hostess than now. Look at this fantastic deal.All these dollars that you can spend without costing you anything.
Book your party now and make the most of this deal.