Wednesday, 30 December 2009

summer mini open home

    I decided on 3 cards for my summer mini launch. I set up 3 double work stations so once a card was made I just had to replenish the CS (already cut & scored) & those that made more than 1 card just moved to the appropriate seat. This works well & free's up space on the table. I'll be back soon to show you some of the sample cards -just need to photograph individually.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Butterfly Prints

Pink Flamingo DSP (on sale for only $12.71)
click on the label on the right to view Stampin' Up!s inventory clearance sale!
What a great idea to use the Butterfly Punch this way (not quite all the way through the CS). I saw this gorgeous card on Jayne's blog here & had to case! I love the new coloured buttons & as you may already know, the Red Polka dot ribbon (I used sticky strip to ruffle & adhere it -super easy!) I made these cards for my summer mini open home & forgot to post my samples, so I'll get onto that now while I have the chance, lol, such a busy & very enjoyable time of the year!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Easel cards

I recieved the gorgeous Butterfly card on the right as a Demo swap for regionals by Vanessa, I was so delighted, I had to case it, I didn't own "Pocket Silhouettes" (now do! lol) so I used  " Ocean Commotion" for 1 & "Hello Again" on the other. Thanks for the inspiration Vanessa & for allowing me to share your clever card. Colours are Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal , Old Olive & Whisper White.
If you cut (Elegant Eggplant) CS 20cm x 9.9cm, then score at 10cm & 15cm you will get 3 cards from an A4 sheet.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Yum Yum Balls

Little Homemade gifts for Christmas that look as good as they taste. These delicious Baileys yum yum balls are sure to please. I've used medium cello bags that hold 6 loose balls in a polka dotted cupcake patty & for the cute little chocolate polka dotted foils I used a large cello bag & that fits 12 balls. Stamp set is "Bella's Bloom" which I coloured with Choc Chip, Ruby Red & Old Olive markers.
Love the Polka Red Ribbon in the Summer mini -I'm on my second roll already!
Recipe for Baileys Yum Yum Balls;
  • 2 cups crushed plain biscuits
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 tblspn cocoa
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 tblspn baileys
  1. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Shape into small balls & roll in White grated chocolate or extra coconut.
  3. Chill for at least 30mins before serving.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Frames with a Flourish Christmas cards

These look gorgeous IRL, the Gold embossing and Brushed Gold CS with taken With Teal looks amazing. "Frames with a Flourish" is teamed with "Punches Three" stamps & the possibilities are plenty!  I took these individual photos below for detailing but it dosen't show the sparkle!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

it's all about the packaging

This is how I packaged my gift for Stamp INKstincts Christmas Grab. I did some Christmas shopping at Alanna Hill & of course had to keep the bag with the Red Satin Ribbon, all I did was cover up the logo with the Merry Christmas on both sides, the other side I forgot to take a pick of but it had "Tree Trimmings" baubles stamped on that.
Ingredients for card;
"Frames With a Flourish" & "Many Merry Messages" stamp set. (how good do these look teamed together)  Whisper White, Very Vanilla & Real Red CS, Real Red ink, Cnr Rounder Punch, 3/4" Polka Dot Ribbon (New). You will need the SAMJ for this card, sticky strip for the Ribbon & mini glue dot for the bow. I loved this card so much that I have made a dozen for my Christmas cards this year, I find it hard to stick to the 1 design, lol.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Sweet Treat Cup Christmas

My first play with the Sweet treat cups from the Summer Mini & I wanted to make it Christmassy!
Supplies: "Trendy Trees" & "Short & Sweet" stamp sets. Taken with Teal, Brushed Silver & Whisper White CS. Taken With Teal & Encore Silver ink pads. Sweet Treat Cup, Chunky Glitter, White Tafetta Ribbon, Scallop Edge & Corner Rounder punches.