Monday, 22 December 2008

In The Spotlight

A case from the front cover of the new Sale-A-Bration catalogue -SAB starts 1 January 2009. I used "In the Spotlight" stamp set instead of "Polka Dot Punches". Colours are Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Real Red & Very Vanilla.

Saturday, 20 December 2008


I ran out of white envelopes -lol, I thought I was organised as I started making Christmas cards in August, these are the ones I made multiples of & I sent out quite a few 1 offs as well.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Carousel Bag-A-Lope & lovenotes holder

This was the first thing I made when I got these versatile Carousel notes last month.
I still have other things to try, but for now I want to show you these. If you havn't tried the Bag-A-Lope & need instructions pop me an email. I adjusted the scoring & cutting to minimal & Wheeled "Lot's of Dot's" all over the Carousel envelope in White Craft ink. The scallop Carousel note topper is scored on both sides of the centre scallops & adhered it to the back quite high to hold standard cards & envelopes. The loves notes holder is scored at 1 1/4" on 2 sides & 1 3/4" at the bottom & simply folded at these score lines & held together with a belly-band, tie your belly-band around it once you have your lovenotes created & inside, this one holds 3, but only 1 is in it for the pic.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Blog Award

I am delighted to recieve this Blog Award -Thankyou Debbie, since you first left a comment on my blog I have also enjoyed your blog & have been inspired by your beautiful creations! I have to say & apologize as I was also nominated a while back & was also tagged by Carol and to was not familiar on blogging tagging or awards, a belated thankyou Carol.

Yes this is the hard part -to nominate who to recieve this award, the following blogs I find very inspirational & informative;

Alana - great ideas & colourful! -makes me step outside my conservative square of colour combo's.

Angela - my wonderful upline!

Claire -Amazing scrapbooker as well!

Jayne - Simplicity with a wow!

Teneale -exquisite!

Since I'm here posting, I will leave you with these gorgeous "Fabulous Flowers" Angels I made on the weekend that hang beautifully in our tree. I first saw this on Alana's blog & again today on Jayne's, click here for instructions & to visit the talented creator. I added a pretties flower on the Pixie Pink one & both have a crystal bead for the Halo's.

Ocean Commotion cards

A little detailed & my favourite (so far) Ocean Commotion card with embossing, a faux metal flower from Eastern Bloom sprinkled with Chunky Glitter & 1/2 Pearl framed by Styled Silver Hodgepodge & White Tafetta Ribbon, the fish in addition to being white embossed on Pumkin Pie CS have been coloured with a Not Quite Navy marker, the bubbles are drops off Crystal Effects. Blue Bayou CS for the card & the embossed layer is Actually White CS brayered in Soft Sky, not necessary for this look, but I was practising my Brayering emboss resist.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Say it with Scallops & Bali Breeze

How quick it is to create these colourful 3x3 cards! The design possibilities are endless.
"Say it with Scallops" stamp set, 1/2", 1 1/2", 1 3/4" & Scallop circle & small Star punches.
Bali Breeze DS Papers. Taken with teal, Old Olive, Rose Red, Apricot Appeal & Whisper White CS, Old Olive & Rose Red inks. Apricot Appeal Grosgrain & the new 1" Rose Red stitched Ribbon. Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive & White Gel Pen.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Tying up Christmas

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Three for You Punch Box was $85.95 now only $68.76

Very Vanilla 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon was $14.95 now only $11.96

Certainly Celery 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon was $14.95 now only $11.96

White Square Aluminium Metal Edge tags was $7.50 now only $6.00

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Monday, 1 December 2008

Ocean Commotion with Lot's of Dots

"Lot's of Dots" is the new jumbo wheel from the summer mini as is "Ocean Commotion" (designed for AUS & NZ). I embossed the wheel again!
-here it is white embossed. Colours are Going Grey, Basic Grey & Pumkin Pie. I silver embossed the rim of the 1 3/8" Basic Grey circle with silver (I rolled the edge in versa & then rolled again in silver & heated), thankyou is from "Occasional Greetings" & is also silver embossed & framed with Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. The "Ocean Commotion " images are stamped onto Whisper White inked with Pumkin Pie, punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch & adhered with Dimensionals.