Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wedding card

On Tuesday when it was wet I ended up making the samples for my February classes. Wedding and cards related to love; engagement and anniversary card and/or Valentine cards.
Here is a sample of one card I made.
I have wheeled So swirly in versamark then embossed it with White powder. Then with a dauber I have put Real Red over it. I used the Full heart punch to make the hearts. The bride heart has been embossed with dots.
Sentiment from Heard from the heart.
The Sweetheart special starts today and runs until the 25th January. If you purchase the Sweetheart stamp set ( found on page 38 in 2010-2011 Idea and Catalogue book) or the Full heart Punch you will get FREE Heart Treat cups.
You can see the details for this special here.
Contact me if you want to know more about this special or to place an order.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Calendar Page

I have been busy making two calendars for my mum amd mother-in-law. This is something I have been doing for the past 6 years. I put photos of the children doing various activities through out the year. (This year I'm way behind schedule.)
The pages are 9" x 9". I made my own calendar grid stamped with Full Calendar stamp set.
This page I have used the Itty Bitty Bit stamp set which is in the new mini catalogue. They are quite cute and just add to the page.
I have used the Eyelit border, crimped it then eased it around the circle.And of course the two step bird punch.
I better go and fill in the calendar now with the days of the week and numbers before I forget like I did last year.

I like to wish you all a very happy and blessed Christmas and a safe and Happy New year.My blogging will be scarce over the holiday period as we start harvest within the next week. Thank you for looking and comments.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Builder wheel cards

I am enjoying playing with these Builder wheels.There are three basic ways that you can ink them up. You can just use your ink pads and run the wheel along that using 1-3 of the wheels, or you can use a jumbo ink cartridge that sits in the wheel and again use either 1,2or 3 of the wheels. ( There are spacers that you can put in the handle if only using 1 or 2 wheels), or you can purchase a cartridge that has three seperate cartridges that fit in the handle and using the reinkers you can have three different colours going at once.
I just love this Lattice embossing folder it just adds to the background of cards.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 12 Tree Ornament

Todays Christmas craft is a Folded Wreath Ornament. Its fairly easy to make and an excellent way to use up scraps of Designer papers, as you only need 8 pieces of 2" x 4".
I found a tutorial on this from Gretchen Barron.
I hope you have enjoyed my 12 Days of Christmas crafts. If their is anything you want to know about the crafts or on how to make them , please contact me.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 11: Decorated tin

I have decorated this tin (tin that had Corinthians chocolate cream wafers in it) with Jolly Holiday dsp,and ribbon including the new Chantilly crotchet trim.
The bow on top is made from 2cm wide varying lengths of paper that is twisted to give the pointed look. These tins are not very expensive from most Supermarkets or The Warehouse. They can be decorated empty ( put your own treats in) or full.
At our last team meeting Sonia Cullen showed us some of these tins that she had decorated.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 10: Teachers gifts

Today I have the gift bags and cards that my son and daughter will giver their teachers. My son had had a male teacher this year so will be giving him the Blueberry Crisp designer box and Delightful decoration card. And of course they will be filled with chocolate delights!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day9: Christmas Tree

This is my version of a boxed advent Christmas tree.I have seen a couple similar to this on stampinconnect and Kerryn Campbell site.
The box opens to reveal maybe chocolates or some other treat. The paper used on the row of four is non SU paper. The other paper used is Jolly Holiday and Woodland Walk dsp. Various stamp sets were used.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 8; Christmas cards

Another batch of One Sheet Wonder (OSW) cards. Short on time these are easy to whip up. I have used Garden Green and Real Red and the Delightful Decorations stamp set.
I only stamped half of an A4 paper to make these.
The other sheet of cardstock was stamped by my 7 year old daughter. She chose the colours and stamped it all. The colours are Marine Mist, Early Expresso and Peach Parfait. The colours actually look really good together. We've just got to put the finishing touches to those cards .

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 7 : Gift Tag Wallet

At our last Team Meeting, Carolyn Young gave us these lovely gift tag wallets.
I used this for my make n take last night at a Workshop. We made 4 tags using various stamp sets. These included Season of Joy, Christmas Classics, Delightful Decorations and Cottage Garden.
The outside is made using 4 of the new larger scallop punch and a little gold smooch spritz..The outside of the wallet has been wheeled with So swirly.
This took a while to make with lots of punching out but such a neat idea to store tags.
Thanks Carolyn.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6: Santa gift box

This is a really cute Santa gift box. I obtained the tutorial for this earlier in the year as part of a fundraiser for a boy
in Australia called Hunter. You can make a whole family of these boxes which include Mrs Santa, Jingle the Elf, Rudolph and a snow man. Don't know if I will get time to make them all, but they would look cute sitting on the Christmas dining table on Christmas day.
The face of Santa could be used just as a card.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 5: Christmas star

This lovely Christmas star , made with Jolly Holiday designer papers was a tutorial from Crafters Annyomous. A few folds , bit of tape, and here it is. I will definitely be making a few more of these maybe with a different colours.

Day 4: Christmas stocking

This Christmas stocking can be either a card or a card holder or just purely an ornament to hang on your tree. So easy to make. I found the template for this here.
The green leafed card is to show how a gift voucher would sit inside.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 3: Christmas Joy Wall Hanging

This Christmas Joy wall hanging is made from a tutorial I found on a Demonstrators website found here.
This can be hung from a Christmas tree or on the wall.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2: Christmas card

This a remake of a card that I saw that is also a bookmark. It can be a card for any occasion , just change the colours.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 1, Christmas ideas

Over the next 12 days I plan to post a different Christmas idea each day .
Here is todays.
Two Fancy Favour gift boxes
Using the Fancy Favour die I have cut two boxes, one in cardstock and the other using Jolly Holiday dsp. The dsp is cut without the flaps so that it slides over the top of the made up cardstock. Ribbon is tied on the top and when you place sweets (or whatever) inside the box you have to lift the dsp off and not have to untie the ribbon.
If you would like more details on how to put this together please contact me.

December Frenzy

Great bargains to be had this month until 29th December . Up to 50% off selected products.
If you would like a list of sale items contact me.

New mini Catalogue

The products in the new mini catalogue are now available for purchase. There are many new products not seen before from StampinUp. These include tiny new punches for Itty Bitty flowers, Builder wheels with several designs, new designer papers, vintage tags and crochet trim to mention a few.
Call me for a copy of the catalogue or to book a workshop.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sneak peek mini catalogue

Last night we had our team meeting and we had to make swaps from the new mini catalogue due out 1st December or something from the current catalogue. This is a sneak peek of new type of wheels that are coming available in the new catalogue.They're called Builder wheels.
I'll show full photo next week when the mini catalogue is available

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Season of Joy card

I have been experimenting this afternoon with this brayered embossing folder technique.When I first saw this technique I thought the actual embossing folder was brayered but you get a much better effect when you brayer after the embossing.
I ended up making several cards today while waiting for my son to come back from a cub do. He was home much later than expected so more time for me to practice this technique. Here is one of the cards that I made.
Stamps:Season of Joy
Paper:Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories:Brayer, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,Modern label punch,
Scallop border punch

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just Believe cards

I have been needing sympathy cards . This set Just Believe is ideal for sympathy cards or for any card that you require. I cased this card from SCS and changed the colours.
Stamp:Just Believe, En Francis
Cardstock:Very Vanilla,Wild Wasabi,Real Red
Ink:Early Expresso,Wild Wasabi, Rich razzleberry,Real red
Accessories: Real Red ribbon

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Get together

A group of ladies from one of my card classes got together last night to make a selection of cards for a friend who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. We made mainly Thank you and childrens cards. It was really nice to be able to do something so practical for this lovely lady and as well have a fun time together creating.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas cards from OSW

More cards made from One Sheet of cardstock stamped this time with Delightful Decoration stamps. I saw this colour combo on a SU demo site. It is Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzleberry.
At my last class the ladies stamped their plain paper in the stamp set and colour of their choice. Two used this stamp set and used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler looked great.
Two used Cottage Garden stamp set and Baja Breeze, Crumb cake and Basic Grey. ( Sorry no photos of these cards made up.)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gift Voucher card

I held a craft day yesterday where ladies could spend the day making their own cards but using all my stamps, inks and Big Shot dies. They had a great time.
This is the inside of a card that the ladies made as a make n take. Its a card designed to hold a gift voucher in the middle.
Great idea for Christmas or birthdays.
The front is made using a tree stamp from Lovely as aTree and the Delightful Decoration stamp and punch.This is a picture of one of the three cards that I made. I had planned to make quite a few. Nevermind I had a lovely busy day anyway.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Best Blogging Friends Award

This is what I received today from the lovely Helen Williams. Thankyou so much ,you've made my day.Best blogging friends forever award.
Helen is a lovely, talented lady from my downline who inspires me with her creativity.
Thanks Helen

Sunday, October 31, 2010

One Sheet Wonder

On a A4 size paper I stamped Circle Circus stamps in 4 colours onto Whisper White. From a template I had I cut the paper into 10 different shapes to make these cards. You can use your own dsp or make your own as I have.
The colours I have used are :
Tempting Turquoise
Chocolate Chip
Pumpkin Pie
So Saffron
My card classes in November will be making 10 cards from the paper that they stamp either with Christmas stamps or stamps of their own choice.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fancy owl punch

Its been over a week since I blogged. The computer has been overhauled and it takes a bit to find all my sites. Anyway I have been having a play with this owl punch. Isn't he cute?
Stamps:Cheep talk, Short and sweet
Paper:Early Expresso, Greenhouse Gala,White,
Ink:Early Expresso,Yellow,
Accessories:Oval punch, Oval scallop punch , Early expresso ribbon(1/8th)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dress up Christmas

Create Beautiful packaging to fit any Christmas gift with exclusive products from StampinUp!
There are two ways to get FREE exclusive ribbon: get one spool of ribbon when you purchase o Christmas giving bundle and one spool of ribbon when you host a $600 workshop.
Contact me today if you would like to book a workshop or you can view the Christmas bundle list here

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Easel Cards

These are two of the cards that I made for my stall that I had for our local toy Library fundraiser. These Easel cards are easy to make and with the calendar on them make lovely Christmas gift.
Paper:Wild Wasabi,Early Expresso,Woodland Walk dsp
Ink:More Mustard, Early EXpresso
Accessories: Butterfly punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Calendar template downloaded from SCS.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bargello Technique

The lovely and very talented Helen from my downline showed us this technique at Regionals in August. Its quite a fun technique to do with striped paper. The paper is cut into stripes on the diagonal and then pieced together in this alternating sequence. The flower is made from 6 scalloped circles then scrunched together.

Bargello Technique

Here's another card using the same design but different colours. I gave my card class a choice of these two colours, in case some needed Christmas card ideas. A fun technique as long as you cut the striped paper on the right angle to get the diagonals as I discovered when I taught my class that I hadn't cut them right. LOL.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Black Magic Technique

This card is a sneak peek at one of the techniques we will be doing in my October classes.
Its a fun technique but so effective. Upsy Daisy stamp set lends itself well to this technique.
We're off on holiday very soon ( as soon as the paddocks are rolled). Heading to the deep south , to Te Anau, as long as their isn't too much snow their. Will be away all school holidays.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Punch Potpourri

These cards and box are a set I made as a hostess gift , I made another set as door prize for a workshop that I held today.
The stamp set used is the Level 1 Hostess set Punch Potpourri. The stamps fit perfectly 4 punches; two step bird punch, butterfly punch, Boho Blossom punch and the heart punch.
The box is made using two scallop envelope bigz dies. Tied round the box is some Pear Pizzazz ribbon.
This was a great way to showcase the new in colours.
Also used were words from the Perfect punches set and Level 3 Hostess set Occasional Quotes.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

In Colours

Finally My big box of goodies arrived with new products from the latest catalogue. I've had a wee play with some of the products. I really like this ornament punch which can be used to punch out Christmas ornaments from the Delightful Decorations
stamp set or it can be used as a vase as in this photo.
I have used two of the new in colours, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzaaz ( aren't they lovely together). The two wee flowers are stamped with Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait.
The in colour ribbons are lovely with the stitched edges and different texture.
The stamp in the vase is from Pocket Silhouettes.
Well time to go and 'play" some more.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Christmas Card Class

Today I held my first Christmas card class. I was hoping to use new papers and stamps from the new catalogue, but as yet they have not arrived. So it was back to the drawing board for some inspiration using stamps and paper that I had on hand. This card uses the Christmas Classics stamp set, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder ( One of my favourite folders).
I cased this one from SCS using the Polka dot and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I have used SU gold paper for the oval scallop. Flowers were made using the five Petal flower punch. Glitter was placed in the centre of the flowers. The sentiment is from a retired hostess set, Three Punches. The centre part of the stamp was coloured in using Stampin write markers then cut out.Leaves were made using the Little Leaves Sizzlit die.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Calendar Pages

Here are a couple of pages from one of the calendars made on Saturday. We had a good morning making them despite the very early wake up. (the Earthquake) Only one lady couldn't make it because of that. I had 4 children attend the class. I find it interesting having children in the class as they totally do their own thing ,never look at the sample I had done but just have fun creating their own individual calendar. Whereas the ladies mostly copy exactly what I had done with a few minor changes. Interesting!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Birthday Calendar

This is one of the pages in my Birthday Calendar. I have organised a class to make this project this coming Saturday. Each page uses different stamps. This is a great Christmas project. If you would like details on how to make this contact me.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Catalogue Launch Day

The new Catalogue has been launched today. Its full of exciting new colours and lots of new and not so new products. The layout of the catalogue is lovely. If you haven't a copy yet you can buy one off me or better still why not host a workshop and get one free.
SU have also offered another cool deal, if you sign up as a Demonstator this month you will get a free bundle of new in colour products at no extra cost. If you would like to know more about this please call me.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sadies Fundraiser

I attended Sadies day at Darfield, a fundraiser for Breast Cancer. It was a most enjoyable day. Got a bit of scrapbooking done. Lots of food and laughs and fun. The scrap Bingo was a great hit. We were all given white card, piece of Bella Rose dsp and a piece of coloured cardstock and two pieces of ribbon. Wow it was amazing what everyone came up with. I wasn't very original considering my previous post. But its amazing how the same basic layout can look so different in different colours. Thanks Sadie for a lovely day, and well done on raising so much money.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bloom die cut flowers

I haven't been so well this week but I did manage a little bit of crafting. I cased this card ( can't remember where) and used some retiring colours. Great way to use up those blooms in a card.Colours used : Glorious Green, Brilliant Blue and Real red.

StampinUp Punch Reduction
SU have reduced many of their punches to half price.Great savings. If you want to see the list call or email me and let me know. Offer expires 31st August.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Team card

This is our winning team card that we made. The photo doesn't do it justice. The card opened up to a three fold with a slot for a gift card. The stamp set was Every Moment a new set coming out in September. When I first saw this set I didn't think it would be one with much scope but after our training day and seeing the different uses of the set , I've changed my mind. Great set for using the Aqua pens on.

Swap for Regionals

This is my swap that I made for SU Regional training in Christchurch.
Stamps:Printed Petals, Oval All
Paper:Melon Mambo,Vanilla, Confetti White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:Melon mambo, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:Reinkers,Melon Mambo, Ribbon,Dimensionals,Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, Oval scallop Punch
Technique:Baby Wipe

Both stamp sets are in the new Catalogue due out 1st September.
I really enjoyed Regional training this year. So much more hands on make and takes. I really enjoyed the team challenge. Each table of 6 were given three pieces of cardstock, ribbon . We were to use only 3 ink colours and the stamp set that we were given on arrival. Its amazing how 6 of us could put together a card in only 20 minutes. We made a three fold gift card holder. (I'll try and find a photo of the card)
All the cards were judged . Our card was the eventual winner after drawing twice with another team but winning when our team name was drawn out of a cup. We received a lovely gift. Well done my team!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Side Step card

This card is a sneak peek at what we will be making in my card class on Monday night. We are making male cards that can be for Fathers Day.
This stamp set Sense of Time is coming back in the new catalogue and is a good set for the man in your life or for use on scrapbook pages.
Stamp set:Sense of time, Occasional greeting
Paper:Baja Breeze, chocolate Chip, Kraft
Ink:Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Side Step card