Friday, 29 October 2010

Delightful Decorations

One more card for the week. This card is one that Nicki Turner taught us at our last team get together. Its a great technique where you punch out and glue the baubles to the card before embossing it with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder. I love the effect. Thanks Nicki for showing us this great card.
Have a great weekend.

Punches Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the inaugural South Pacific punch art blog hop!!!
We are a bunch of Stampin Up demonstrators from New Zealand and Australia who love our Stampin' Up! punches. We have gotten together to showcase a selection of the punches you can purchase from Stampin' Up! We know we will inspire you and encourage you to use those punches in new and beautiful ways. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think to go in the draw to win some yummy scrummy punch art blog candy (offer not available to su demos).
please  email Clare  with full name/user name when you have commented on each blog so she can pick a winner.It will be left open for a week (Friday 5th 10am) for you to make comments before she will randomly pick a winner.  

Welcome to my stop on the Stampin' Up! Punches blog hop. You may be just starting here or you may have arrived from Angie's blog.
A week or so ago I showed you a card that my good friend Lee-Anne designed. I needed to make a card for a swap and one for today using the scallop trim punch. I used her colours and basic sketch and made a new card using the ovals die. I really like the end result. The colours are Vanilla, Crumb cake, Baja breeze and Early Espresso. I used Sanded for the background. The leaves are Pear Pizzazz.

 Next I needed to make a gift for my Secret Sister on ESAD and as it is reveal time its OK for me to show you it on here. I had made a candle holder using the flower folds die and the big shot. I used some aluminium flashing to cut out each of the flowers. I made the candle myself as my friend Lee-Anne has been teaching me how to make my own soy wax candles. 

Then of course you need a box for the candle so I measured up the candle and made a box to fit. I used the scallop trim border punch for around the lid edge and then used the scallop trim corner punch and the border one to make the black square on the top of the box. I sprayed the square with my homemade shimmer mist made with frost white shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol. I made the little razzleberry roses and added a few rhinestones. Of course there are more punches used on my box with the word window, modern label and 2 step bird punch. I hope my Secret Sister likes it.

Now you can hop on over to Steph's blog for some more punched inspiration. Incase you get lost on the way here is a list of all the blogs to visit.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Bird Punch cards

The week is going by fast and here we are and its Thursday already. Last Thursday I taught the ladies at LBC some cards using the 2 step bird punch. They also were cased so here they are. 2 of these cards I found on SCS and surfing the net. I know the first one is a Lynn Pratt card but not sure about the silhouette one as there are a few like this around. The rose bud card is one I made up as I went along. If you have this punch you will find that it is so versatile and you can make so many different cards with it. 

 thanks again for checking out my blog.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Curly Cute

hello, I hope your week is going well. This week I am on the CASE so here are some cards I have found that I love. Sandi MacIver is a favourite of mine. Her wonderful cards got me inspired to ink up my new set Curly Cute. I used the music notes wheel and the roses are from Fifth Avenue Floral. The 4th card I added some rose buds I made using the bird punch. I had fun making these and now have some cards ready to send out.

thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Contempo Christmas

hello again, today I have another Cased card. this is one of the Christmas cards I made. I have used the new set Contempo Christmas. I Cased Jayne Mercer's card that she used Delightful decorations for. I haven't added the bow to mine and realise that it needs it so will be adding that later. thanks for the inspiration Jayne. The main card is Concord Crush and the embossing folder is Elegant Bouquet.

well only a short post today. back again soon for some more cards

Monday, 25 October 2010

Dresser Card

I have been Case-ing a few cards lately and the first card I have to show you is this fabulous card designed by Jackie Topa. She makes some really fantastic cards so go visit her blog for some inspiration. 
This card I made for my friends baby shower. I made a few different ones in 3 colours. Here is the Blue one. I used the baby tees wheel and a sizzlet die for the bear. The colours are white and Bashful Blue.

Thanks for visiting. I will add some more cards in the next few days.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Hexy Envy Paper Craft Planet

Hi, This week I joined in the 3d challenge over at Paper Craft Planet. It was using a template by Adela. I printed the template on White card and then using the Decor roller and black ink rolled each petal. I made the red flower for the top using the fancy flower punch. The leaves are a sizzlet die.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes Invite

Hi there, How has your week going? Hopefully it has been a good one for you. Today I have an invitation to show you. I helped a friend from church to make some invitations for an afternoon tea for volunteers. I have been waiting for them to be sent out before showing you. We used Gable Green so I can use up some of my retired card stock. Pretty in Pink goes well with it and we were pleased with the finished result. I cased some cards this week so will photograph them tomorrow so I can show you.
thanks for visiting...

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Blog Awards

hello again,
What a lovely weekend I have had. A wonderful day with my good friend Lee-Anne yesterday with such a great performance of The Sound of Music and then today a full day of stamping at Nickie's fundraiser. We made 7 wonderful projects and the food was so yummy. I'll need to diet extra hard this week after the today.
I was given an award today from Lee-Anne  Best Blog Friends Forever Award 
 which is so nice. I will now pass this on to some of my blog friends.
Kerry Bunting
Caroline Cassidy 
Nicki Turner
Leonie Schroder
Charmaine Black

and also I finally went to pick up another award  

One Lovely Blog Award 

from the lovely Kerry Bunting which she gave me earlier in the month. I am so lucky to have such wonderful blog friends.

So now I need to pass this award on to 5 other people. So here goes. I have cheated and given some both awards.
Nicki Turner

well that's all for now. Have a good week.

Suede Dasher

Hi again, 
I'm off to an all day Fundraiser with Nicki Turner today. I am looking forward to a day of stamping with friends.
After all the excitement of seeing The Sound of Music yesterday which was fantastic, now I get a day of stamping and I don't have to do anything but turn up.
Today I have another Christmas card that we made last week. I love using the tree from Lovely as a Tree and adding Dasher as well. I cased this card from SCS as well but will have to find time to go back and find the creator so I can give credit. I used Snow swirled on the background.

thanks for stopping by and have a good week.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Delightful Decorations

Hi there,
I'm off to see The Sound of Music today. My good friend Lee-Anne bought me a ticket for my birthday all the way back in February. I have been hanging out for it to come around and finally here it is. It would have to be my favourite musical so I will love it. Lee-Anne is taking me and I have warned her I may sing all the way through it.
today I have another card to show you from my Christmas Stamp a stacks. We did this one this week. Its using Delightful decorations and the very versatile stamp set Baroque Motifs. The colours are Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and white. I do like the new red Cherry Cobbler.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend

Friday, 15 October 2010

Christ is Born

hi again,
another week almost over. This beautiful spring weather is great. I had my monthly stamp a stack this week with my lovely Lesmurdie/Kalamunda ladies and this is one of the card they have chosen for next months get together. I bought this as my new Christmas set so was glad to finally make some cards with it. This is a part case from SCS. Its a very simple card but I like it. the colours are Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy and Vanilla.

have a great weekend

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Just Believe

Hi there,wow its been over a week since I posted anything. I did take some photos the other night ready to show you some cards and then got too tired and went to bed. I seem to be wanting to go to bed at 8.30PM these days. Anyway I will show you a card that we made at my team day. This one was made by Lee-Anne with a set that I have been really itching to use. I gave it to Lee-Anne and asked if she could make her shoebox swap with it. I really love the card. Its a crumb cake card base with choc chip and baja breeze. Such a lovely card. I now need to spend some time and make a few more cards with this set.

thanks for stopping by. I will make an effort to post every day for awhile.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Pop Up Owls

Hi there, I hope you had a good weekend. I really enjoyed World Card Making Day on Saturday as I had my team get together here and we made lots of cards. Everyone took part in a shoebox swap and I made the 3 cards I have shown you over the past few days. After everyone went home I actually still had the need to make one more card and this is what I made. I got the idea from and changed it from party hats to balloons as I don't have a party hat stamp. I have a great niece and nephew having their birthdays this month so thought this would make a good kids card.

 I'm having a very quiet day today. Half the day is gone and Ive done very little but then you need days like that occasionally. I hope your week will be a good one.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Growing Green

I made a second card with the stamp set growing Green the other day and used the matching designer paper, Woodland Walk. I have used a retired ribbon, Kraft Taffeta. The greeting is from Occasional Quotes, the level 3 hostess set. The card is Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.

Have a great weekend

Friday, 1 October 2010

Scallop Trim Border Tutorial

hi there, I was asked by Kez how I did the border around the oval on my Every Moment card. Last night I quickly made a video to show you.The video isnt the greatest but you can get the idea.

Have fun making your borders and have a great day.


Today I want to show you my card that I made for Splitcoast Stampers 300th Sketch Challenge. Wow that is a lot of sketches. 

I was playing with my new stamp sets, so thought it a good idea to do the sketch challenge as well. My card is done in portrait. The stamp set is Growing Green and I have used watercolour paper and also the 2 background pieces are stamped with En Francais.  The colours are Marina Mist and Crumb Cake and Garden Green.

I hope you like it.

ESAD 2017 Last Chance Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

hello and welcome to my blog.  I am taking part in another blog hop and you may have come from the talented Bec"s Blog  . If you a...