Friday, June 28, 2013

Sympathy Card

I needed a sympathy card this week ,so made this card .Mary Brown gave me the idea for this card.
Stamps:Secret Garden, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink:Early Expresso, Midnight Muse,Daffadil Delight,Gumbell Green
Accessories: Honeycomb Embossing folder, Secret Garden framelits

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pinwheel card

This is a card that we made at my last class. The theme was fancy folds. For one of the pinwheels we used the pinwheel sizzilit.The pinwheels are a bit fiddly to get a brad put in. But they look good once done. I have used some retiring products in this card. they include the Curly Cute words, the subtles designer paper pack and the pinwheel sizzilit which is in the seasonal catalogue which ends on the 1st July.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Another sneak peak

This is the other make n take that we did on Saturday at our mini convention. Manda Hill taught us this showcasing some new products in the new catalogue going live on the 2nd July.
New colours , new stamp sets ,new embossing folder and a punch as well.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Male birthday card

This is a card that we made at one of my classes recently. i intend to give it to my son for his birthay.
It uses some dsp from comfort Cafe which retires at the end of the month.
Stamps:Bring on the cake
Paper:Crumb cake, Garden green,Comfort cafe dsp,Cajun Craze, Vanilla
Ink:Stazon black, Garden Green
Accessories:Argyle embossing folder, Stampin write marker,Crumb cake ribbon, Island Indigo bakers twine, balloon punch ( non SU)

Monday, June 24, 2013

MDS birthday invite

I've been having a little play with My Digital Studio. This is what I came up for my sons upcoming birthday party. I kept it pretty plain but was created in much less time than if I had physically made it with cardstock and stamps. On the back is the details of theparty also typed from MDS.
You may recognise the background dsp from the Christmas seasonal catalogue .Thats one thing the dsp never dates or gets retired.
Would you like to try this out? You can get a free trial before buying for 30 days. Every week their are new products to downlaod from the store. You can make also of things with the digital programme including invites, cards albums, calendars birthday accessories to name but a few.
Call me if you are interested in trying My Digital Studio.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mini Convention

Yesterday our team , First Kwistampers held a mini Convention in Christchurch.It was a lovely day catching up with team members but more importantly sharing highlights of Convention to those that couldn't attend.
We had prize patrol, demonstrations, business talks and made two make n takes.
This is the card that I demonstrated using a new stamp set that we received at Convention which is in the new catalogue ( going live on the 2nd July), a new colour ink and new dsp.
This is a version of one of the make n takes that we did in Brisbane.
Despite the heavy rain in Christchurch, the sleet and flooding we had to endure to get to the day it was well worth it. Thanks for the great day ladies and the lovely gifts.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Another beautiful dress

This is another dress that Ngaire demonstrated to us. In this card the flowers are made from vellum and 7/8" scallop circle punch. Lots of scallop circles.Bit of daubing to give some colour.
Real red is the colour used.

Snow all around us here,kids off school. So I'm trying to do some crafting with my daughter.
Hope you all keeping warm and dry.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Dress ups

At convention Ngaire Anderson from Perth demonstrated a couple of cards using Dress up framelits.I really liked this dress made using wrappers from Ferro Roche chocolates.The family were happy to munch through a box to supply the wrappers.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My nephews birthday is tomorrow so I made this card totally cased from Yvette Ashe. I really liked how it was put together especially using the acetate or window sheet that has been stamped,that is under the ball.
Stamps:Great sport, Curly Cute
Paper:Marina Mist.So Saffron, International Bazaar dsp, white
Ink:Stazon Black,Daffadil Delight
Accessories: Argyle embossing folder. Acetate, Antique brads

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dads birthday card

I have seen a couple of cards made like this with variations of the letters used.
My dads birthday is coming up so thought this would be nice easy card to make for him.
Stamps:Create a cupcake, Letter It
Paper:Crumb cake, First Edition dsp, Early Expresso
Ink:Early Expresso, Soft Suede
Accessories: thread

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Coloured Doilies

Last night at Brownies where I am the leader , I got the girls to make a card like this. The Theme for our night was Heat. The girls really enjoyed making the card and using the different embossing powders. I must say they were very good with the powders and there wasn't a mess like I thought there might have been.
One mum txt me today saying her daughter wanted to do embossing at home and why didn't mum have a heat gun. I told the mum that the toaster works just as good!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Pinwheel card

In the last round of Ustamp with Dawn Lisa Foster made a lovely pinwheel collection of cards and accessories.
This is one of the items that she made though I have added my own touch to it with ribbon and different combination of designer paper.
The pinwheel sizzlit is available in the current seasonal mini catalogue but they are easy to make without the sizzlit.
Stamps:Itty bitty banners
Paper:Island Indigo,Real red,Summer smooches dsp
Ink:White craft,Island Indigo
Accessories: Cloudy Day embossing folder,Pinwheel Sizzlit,Daffadil Delight ribbon,Bakers Twine,Bitty Banner framelits,Daubers, Silver brad
I lightly daubered inside the clouds with the white craft ink to make the clouds stand out more.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cupcake birthday card

This stamp set is one that I have not used in  along while apart from the words Happy Birthday.
My daughter has been invited to two birthday parties in the next two weeks so I might be making a few of these cards.
Stamps:Create a Cupcake
Paper:Crumb cake,Early Expresso, Rose red dsp, Vanilla
Ink:Perfect Plum, Early expresso, Elegant eggplant
Accessories: fancy fan embossing folder, Cupcake punch

( Sorry about the quality of the photo).

Friday, June 7, 2013

50th Wedding anniversary card

This weekend my in laws are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I have totally cased this card from Nikki Saddler. I didn't want it to be too flowery or detailed.
Stamps:Memorable Moments
Paper:Gold paper, Champaigne glitter paper, White
Accessories:Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, Flower trim,large jewels, holiday framelits,retired alphabet, gold embossing powder

Here's to you Ian and Nola, Congratulations.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Card box holder

Yesterday I held a craft day at Mt Hutt Station. Had a lovely day teaching 2 projects. Some of the ladies were happy to make their own projects. In the morning I taught the ladies to make a DVD case mini album. Now that stampinUp sell empty stamp set cases these are great for making these albums.
The second project was this card box holder. I had seen this made on Ustamp with Dawn in the last round. Was a lovely box to make and decorate using several different albums.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

DSP scrap card

This is another card that we made at my card class last week. Its a great way to use up scraps of designer paper. I cased the card from Debbie Kolberg, but changed some of the colours using what I had in stock.
Stamps:Curly Cute
Paper:Marina mist, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful dsp, Summer smooches dsp, white
Accessories: 13/4" circle punch,Daffadil Delight ribbon,Heart punch,Button, bakers twine, 1/2 circle punch

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Best of 25 Years

Stampin'Up are releasing each month one set of classic images of favourite stamp images from the past 25 years. Included will be one image thats never been seen before. Available while stock lasts.
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and are $31.95
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets. 

Single Stamps

From now until 31 August 2013 (or while supplies last) Stampin' Up! are offering single-image stamps for you to choose from!


These stamps are only clear mount. You can order these through me or online( link on top of right of page).
These stamps will come in a cellophane bag.