Sunday, 23 December 2007

Another Iris Fold Tree

Here is another of my Iris Fold trees. I love this pattern. Hope you are all surviving the lead up to Christmas. Have a lovely Sunday.

Iris Folding Christmas Card


Wow I have been so busy with getting ready for Christmas I havent been to my blog for awhile. Here is one of the iris fold Christmas cards I have made. I love this pattern that was made by Valita Reynolds. She is a very talented iris folder and has made so many wonderful patterns and shares them with her fellow card makers.
I am so behind in giving out my cards this year even though I had them made so early.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Treat Boxes and Candy Canes

I saw a tutorial on SCS for these treat boxes so I made a few. The first one I used a retired SU scrappin pack and then I rolled the second one with a retired jumbo roller. They are so quick and easy. I then saw a great tutorial on Marelle Taylor's blog on the candy cane toppers so made my version of them and sent them down to my Family in Manjimup for Christmas as I wont be seeing them at Christmas.








Shopping Lists for presents



At my last stamp clubs I decided to teach masking as the technique so I made these shopping lists and had the girls all make one. I am giving them as presents this year. I of course am keeping one for myself as I love having a shopping list on the fridge where I know where to find it.
The second one I used the lovely stamp set that Shelli sent to all the demonstrators as a gift. I love it and had fun colouring in. It is a level 3 hostess set that will be in next years catalogue.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Some more Christmas cards

I thought I would show you some more of my Christmas cards.
This one is using Crazy for Christmas. It is cased out of the Stampin' Up! Idea book and Catalogue. I have used Cranberry Crisp, Handsome Hunter and Buckeroo Blue. Its a little crooked now that I look at it but you get the idea.....







I did this one with the set Good Things Grow. It is a very simple card that I cased. I have used Whisper white card and Glorious Green and Real Red ink.
















This one is again Cranberry Crisp and Mellow Moss, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. I love this set, Hung up on the Holidays. I also used Print Pattern background and Many Merry Messages

















Another card Cased from the catty. Again Hung up on Holidays but this time the colours are Vintage Violet, Garden green, and Almost Amethyst.

















I made this card using the Petal prints outline stamp for the branches and Mostly flowers to make the baubles using a circle template. Also used the set Wonderful words. Colours are Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow and Real Red.










Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Mini Catalogue Launch

On Saturday Lee-Anne and I had our Summer Mini Catalogue launch. It went off well. We did 2 cards each and a 3D project each.


The first card is one that I cased from the front cover of the Mini. I love the colours and I used the enchante designer paper. The colours are Pale Plum and Perfect Plum with Certainly Celery.







This is the card Lee-Anne made using Cool Carribean and Black and the stamp set Love Matters.






This is Lee-Anne's card that we did as well on Saturday, made using the lovely new set Easy Elegance. Backgrounds too. Paisley and By defenition. Colours are Buckaroo Blue and Black And Cranberry Crisp







I made this one with my favourite Stem Silhouettes. I used Sage Shadow and Handsome Hunter and the technique Versamark resist for the background and embossed the front piece with white EP.


My 3D project was a covered Notepad. I used the Loves Me DP with Tempting Turquoise and the Friends stamp out of Love Matters.

I havent got a photo of Lee-Annes project yet but we made lovely nugget boxes with 4 nuggets in.

Friday, 30 November 2007

Only Ornaments Christmas Card


I thought is was about time I added another card to my blog. I have been busy this week preparing for tomorrows Mini catalogue launch. I also had my last stamp a stack on Tuesday evening and this was one of the cards we made.
It is made with Bravo Burgundy card stock and using gold ink. I love using the crimper as it add interest to an otherwise very simple card. I hope you like it.

Friday, 23 November 2007

CD calendar

Its that time of the year again for me. Making calendars for Christmas presents. Last year I made CD calendars for all my family. They really liked them so I thought I would make some more this year and I have changed the format a little and this is a couple of months that I have done. The above photo is February taken next to my vase of roses I picked the other day. I have neglected my roses of late and so they are much smaller than the first pick in Spring.
Below is October done using Both Way Blossoms.

I have plenty of the CD calendar cases in stock and am selling them for $1 each so if you need some just let me know and also I am teaching the CD calendar class again this year so if you want to do this calendar as a workshop it will be $30 for the day.


Monday, 19 November 2007

Reflection technique in different colours

I taught the reflection technique again in my Friday night stamp club and the girls decided to try out some different colours. Here are 2 cards made by Karen and Dale using Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise. Its nice to see the same card made in different colours. Thanks Karen and Dale for letting me show your cards.



Covered Note Books


Here are a couple of notebooks I have covered, with matching pens. I am teaching a notebook lesson on Thursday at LBC so thought I would show you part of what we are doing. I have completed 3 notepads today with 3D on them and will photograph them as well when I get a chance.
The Stamp set I have used is Sassy Stems.


Friday, 16 November 2007

Spring Cards


I am a little behind with my blogging for the week so here are the Spring cards my ladies on Wednesday learnt this week. The templates are great to use for the embossing, pricking and embroidery as they have 4 different designs. These are 2 cards I had made previously. When I finish the medium card I started I will post it here for you as well.
Have a great weekend. Also if you have the time please talk to me.... as in leave a message.You dont need to join up just leave it as anonymous but add your name after the comment so I know who you are. I feel like I am all alone as a blogger without any comments......... thanks

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Christmas Cards


I have been busy stamping the insides of all the Christmas cards I have made while doing stamp a stacks. I finished off all the half done ones as well and have more than I realised made. I thought I would show you some of them here now that I have almost finished my stamp a stacks. This one is made using the reverse masking technique. I love the set Lovely as Tree as you can use it so many ways. The card is Night of Navy and stamped with Whisper white craft ink.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Wax Paper Resist

The second technique we did this month was wax paper resist. I love the look of this for backgrounds. This is a card I had made previously using this technique. The colours I have used are Pale Plum and Perfect Plum. The stamp set is Roses in Winter.

Lovely as a Tree Reflection

Here is the second card I made using the reflection technique. This time I stamped the image on Vellum and then turned the vellum over and stamped again under the first image. I sponged the colour on the front at the top and on the back for the reflection to make it lighter. I love this set Lovely as a Tree as I can use it for so many different techniques.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Mega Paper Clip Frog


here is my paper clip frog. My friend Vicki made the original Mr Frog that I cased. He is made using Stampin' Up punches and also a scalloped punch. The paper clip is a 102mm clip which I have managed to purchase 2 boxes of these clips in gold and silver. They come in a packet of 5 for $4.25 so if anyone is interested in getting some let me know and I can organise to post you some.
Have a great weekend.

Time for a change in Colour

Thought it was time to change colour on my blog. The pink was good for October as it was the month for breast cancer awareness but I like this cool green for this month.

Friday, 9 November 2007

Mirror Image

The techniques we are doing in Stamp club this month are Mirror Image or reflections and wax paper resist. This is the card I made using Summer By the Sea stamp set. I did use paisley on the red background card but it doesnt show up so I will be using a different background in the lesson. As I enjoy colouring stamped images this one I enjoyed but then I think I enjoy all stamping.

I have recieved my pre order from the Summer mini catalogue so will be spending the next couple of weeks making up some cards to teach at my Catalogue launch on the 1st December. The new stamp sets are so nice.

I hope you all have a great weekend and I will try to post more often.



Im not a very good blogger

Hi,
Im not very good at this blogging. I havent posted for over a week. I had a wonderful weekend away with Graham for our anniversary and then apart from a stamp a stack on Monday and craft at LBC on Thursday, I really havent done much. My good friend Sandra came to visit on Tuesday and we did some stamping ready for stamp club this week so I will show you that card next.

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Graduation Card

I have had a quiet week this week but taught my usual Wednesday class today. Jan said she would like to make a graduation card for her son so I browsed SCS and found a card I quite liked as it uses the cuttlebug and I havent used mine enough since I bought it. Anyway this is my version of the card I saw this morning. here is the lovely card I cased.
I was quite pleased with this card and now look forward to someone I know graduating so I can use it. The colours I have used are Confetti White, Brilliant Blue and Black.


Friday, 26 October 2007

Window card for my Mum


I have been tired this week and apart from teaching card making havent actually made a card so I thought I would show you the card I made my mum for her 70th Birthday. It is a window card. Some people call them window shopping. I just used bought stickers to put in the window on this one. I have used a retired SU stampset for the verse inside. I have taught this card on my Wednesday class and also on Thursdays and everyone seems to like this one.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

More Roses from my Garden

I went out into my lovely rose garden early in the morning and picked some roses for my lounge room. The yellow bush had all these roses ready to be picked, so I decided to have a one colour display. Arent' they beautiful.

Kissing

No I'ts not the kissing you were probably thinking it was. This is the technique I taught today. My Wednesday girls do general card making, but today I thought I would teach them some stamping and one of the 4 cards we did was this one, using the kissing technique. I have used the stamp set Simply Said and also Curvy Verses and Heartfelt Thanks.
I also used the canvas background to kiss my solid flower stamp onto before stamping. The colours I have used are Real Red and Night of Navy on White.

Friday, 19 October 2007

Split Negative



The girls in my Wednesday card making class decided they would like to do the split negative technique so these are the 2 cards we made. Lovely as a Tree is a good stamp set to use for this technique.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Nestabilities


Well now back to card making. I thought I would show you a photo of the oval scalloped nestabilities that I was talking about last week. I haven't made any more cards yet but look forward to playing with them some more this week. If you are wanting some of these just email me and I will tell you more about them. They come either as one set of 5 or 6 dies or the complete set of 4 packs of dies in either square, rectangle, oval or circle. If you want to have a play with them you are welcome to come and visit and see how they work with the cuttlebug. email me

Our fishing trip

I said I would have a different photo for you after our fishing trip on the boat on Sunday. Unfortunately it isnt of a big fish that we caught. The best I could do is of the Pelican hanging around the Jetty as we bought the boat in. For some reason Graham has yet to find where to catch fish and even with a fish finder it is not happening. There was a bit of excitement when he dropped his fishing rod overboard and decided to dive in after it so he wouldnt lose it. I thought he had fallen in. The $15 fishing rod was saved but he managed to lose his prescription sunglasses so we didnt save anything. Also the one day we forgot to take towels with us and hes wet and very cold in the breeze. We did catch 2 very small fish each and threw them back. On the way back to shore Graham caught 2 squid so he at least got some squid rings from the trip.

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Poppin pastels



I had my Saturday stamp club today. The 2 techniques I taught were Poppin Pastels and Ghosting or versamark resist. The card we made was using the "A new little someone set". I cased this card from a friend of mine..( thanks Jennie) I had previously done it in Pink and Blue but today there were all colours done and I decided to do mine in Barely Banana. I think it looks good in all of the soft subtle colours. We used the Print pattern background and of course Stampin Pastels to colour the background and re-inkers to paint the bunny.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'm going out on the boat fishing with Graham in the morning so I may have some different photos to share with you tomorrow.


Friday, 12 October 2007

Nestabilities

I have been quiet for the past couple of days as I had a visit to the hospital to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy. As I had to have a full anesthetic, I enjoyed a really good sleep at the hospital and last night when I got home.
I went over to my friend Lee-Anne's today to have a play with my new Spellbinder Nestabilities die cutters. I used them with my Cuttlebug and they worked really well. I managed to figure out a good "sandwich". I also used my cuttlebug to emboss the mauve strip with the divine swirl folder.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

One last thing to show you


After making 7 cards for WCMD I decided I needed to make this tote to take the cards home in. I got the pattern from Jenni Oliver who I think got the pattern from SCS. What a wonderful web site that is for sharing ideas and wonderful cards with everyone.
If you havent gone there the address is http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/
I'm sure if you put in card tote in the search you will get to see many of these great little totes.

I have to warn you to allow lots of hours for browsing the site. I think I look at cards much more than I actually make them. Sometimes I have to ban myself from coming down to the office to look at the computer so I can get some card making done. I think we are all guilty of that at times. I do love to look at everyone elses lovely cards.

Anyway I had better get off the computer now as I have just got my spellbinders nestabilities dies and cant wait to try them out. When I do I will show you what I have created. If you are interested in purchasing any of these let me know as I bought extras for my friends. Just email me privately.
andrea61@iinet.net.au

Sassy Stems

This is the last card we made on the weekend. Thank you to Lee-Anne for the idea for this lovely card. She had made one with these colours and layout and I just changed the stamp set and colour of the ribbon. Everyone really liked this card so I'm glad I cased it.
Stamp sets: Sassy Stems, Favourite Teddy Bear.
Card stock: Bravo Burgunday, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla.
Inkpads: Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Basic Black.
Accessories: Cuttlebug script folder, Oval cutters, Sponge, Olive organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Triangle Trifold Card




This is another of our WCMD projects. It is so easy to make with my Eaziscore board. I love the Both Way Blossoms Hostess set so used one of the flowers from that. I stamped all 4 flowers and looked at them and decided this one matched up with the designer paper I was using, the best.

Stamp sets: Both Way Blossoms, All year Cheer 1
Card stock: Certainly celery, Whisper White, Sarah DP.
Inks: Bashful Blue, Basic Black.
Accessories: Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue reinkers, Sponge, Aqua brush, Blue grosgrain ribbon.




Mixed Bouquet

Here is another card we made on the weekend. This one is using the technique Embossing resist. A quick and easy card.
Stamp Sets: Mixed Bouquet, Sincere Salutations.
Card stock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery.
Accessories: White embossing powder, Embossing buddy, Heat Gun, Pink Grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, sponges.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Nice and Narrow Bookmark card

I just got this set and it works well with the bookmark card.
Stamp sets; Nice and Narrow, Scribble This, All Year Cheer 1
Card stock: Regal Rose, Whisper white.
Inkpad: Garden Green, Basic Black.
Accessories: Water Colour Wonder crayons in Rose Red, Regal Rose, Summer Sun and Garden Green, Aqua painter, scissors, Black journaller, sponge, dimensionals, horizontal slot punch and pink organdy ribbon.
I will add a few more cards later but as graham and the kids are home from fishing I had better go and do a few things.

Bodacious Bouquet

Another of the cards made, cased from a friend but originally cased from SCS.
Stamp Sets: Bodacious Bouquet, Canvas and Greetings Galore.
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Cool Carribean, Whisper White
Inkpads: Choc chip, Cool Carribean, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery.
Accessories: Chocolate Grosgrain ribbon, Brayer, Stampin Dimensionals, Sponge, 2 way Glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds.

Beautiful Life Card


This is one of the cards we made. My friend Lee-Anne helped me design this card using a sketch challenge from SCS.
Stamp sets: Beautiful life, Paisley, French script.
Inkpads: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Marigold Morning, Elegant Eggplant
Card stock: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla.
Accessories: Vintage brads, Brayer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin dimensionals, sponge.
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