Friday, 30 December 2011

Fabulous Florets

I was lucky to receive this gift at convention (Prize Patrol). You should have seen how excited I got when I saw my name on the screen. I so wanted to win for a change & I'm sure I willed it to happen.
I have had little time since to play with it but thought I'd share so far what I have managed.
I used the new colourful DSP Beyond the Garden in the envelopes. the cards are 3 x 3"'s. Melon Mambo CS & Embossing Powder, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, "Fabulous Florets" & "You're a Gem" stamp sets.
This one was one of my open home cards.
Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Confetti White & Whisper White are the colours of inks & CS.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Simply Adorned

  Sandy received her gift for winning the Christmas swap votes. The complete Simply Adorned range comes in brown box's so I just tied a ribbon around the box with Seam Binding & added a clay disc that I stamped on & some twine.

I have ordered myself a necklace as I love making the inserts for the simply adorned 2.5 x 3.2 cm charm, this is the largest we have -so many more options.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Wine / Bottle Toppers

 These make a fabulous addition to a gift when giving bottles this Christmas. There's so many gourmet delights in bottles these days, not limited to acohol -one of my favourites is Pukara Estates Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar as a salad dressing & hubby uses it to marinate beef, so if you see a bottle grab some you will be the hostess with the mostess at your next BBQ.
I'm getting excited, oh how I love Christmas & Summer. Remember to enjoy the festive season -for me it has begin, yippee!
Back to the toppers the top one I sized according to the bottle -just started with a rectangle piece of CS & punched a 1 3/4" circle at the top, scored it & cut out a V.
Ingredients: Fabulous Florate, Stitched Stockings & Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamps, Real Red & Old Olive & Whisper White CS, Real Red & Whisper White craft ink, Stocking & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch's, Fine Supernova Glitter & Bakers Twine.

The second one I used the Two Tags Die. Teeny Tiny Sentiments (merry Christmas stamp from this set), Music Notes Wheel. Baja Breeze, Confetti White, Early Espresso CS, Old Olive & Early Espresso inks, Letters to Santa DSP, Glimmer Paper (I die cut the zig zag with Tasteful Trim Die) & Espresso Twine for the bow.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Blog candy winner & Candy Wrapper Die

Number 3 was the lucky blog candy # so congratulations Heather, the set of chipboard cards are in the post for you.
It was very close, between #7 -which happened to be a case of Teneale Williams, but with 5 votes card #4 was most favoured by my blog readers -thank you everyone who left a comment & congratulations Sandy,  a special gift will be in the post for you next week, I will share a pic after you have received it, so it's a surprise for you.
Now for some pics of the new Candy Wrapper BigzDie.
First here are the ever so cute ones I made wrapped with the new "Beyond the Garden DSP" for order Thank you gifts for a recent workshop I did.

We made these at recent team meeting - just having a play to see what ideas we came up, I love the use of Glimmer paper.

And here are a couple of variations, the first one cut out with Cheerful Treat DSP is extended (find the tutorial on how to here),  it fits a full size chocolate bar (inside this one, but not for long is a dark choc cherry ripe). The Wisteria Wonder one with Flirtatious DSP wrapped around it has a closure where the scores at the end are folded the opposite way. I fiddled for a bit but once you work it out it's easy after that. Watch Dawns video on assembling the Candy Wrapper Die here.

 A pic showing you the difference in size;

Thursday, 1 December 2011

December Frenzy

Item Page Description Discount Retail  Price Sale Price
120597 22 Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set 50% $39.95 $19.98
121584 22 Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set 50% $49.95 $24.98
117715 28 I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set 40% $42.95 $25.77
121528 35 Got Treats Wood-Mount Set 40% $40.95 $24.57
117699 42 Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set 40% $44.95 $26.97
116686 46 For Everything Wood-Mount Set 40% $47.95 $28.77
119163 67 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set 50% $32.95 $16.48
121508 72 Every Moment Wood-Mount Set 40% $31.95 $19.17
121480 74 Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set 40% $71.95 $43.17
121522 75 Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set 50% $31.95 $15.98
120618 75 Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set 40% $25.95 $15.57
121600 75 Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set 40% $19.95 $11.97
123551 88 Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set 40% $47.95 $28.77
123848 96 Chloe Stampin Around Builder Wheel 40% $9.95 $5.97
116911 126 Padded Envelopes (3) 40% $6.50 $3.90
119263 138 Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% $16.95 $11.87
119267 138 Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% $16.95 $11.87
119731 143 Regals Flower Brads 30% $16.95 $11.87
119730 143 Neutrals Flower Brads 30% $16.95 $11.87
118762 146 Distressing Essentials 30% $37.95 $26.57
103179 149 Craft & Rubber Scissors 30% $37.95 $26.57
112531 149 Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat 30% $37.95 $26.57

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas team swap & Blog Candy

Blog Candy
I need your help in choosing a winner for our team Christmas swaps so I can award a team member a special gift for participating.  Check out the 10 gorgeous cards of 10 team members below -lots of ideas & inspiration.
The blog candy up for grabs are these set of 5 chipboard cards handmade by me (cased from the catalogue), these are so gorgeous IRL & a favourite of mine.
The winner of the blog candy will be the ? person to leave a comment selecting their favourite of the 10 swaps (I have already the ? number chosen). All you need to do now is leave a comment & choose your favourite from #1 - #10.






Friday, 18 November 2011

Lolly Buffet Fancy Favour

I didn't get a good pic on my camera & can't wait for a better to share the wedding last weekend. I ran 120 Fancy Favours through the Bigshot! The wedding was a Black & White dress, so they were Black with white twine wrapped around 3 times & tied in a bow & a stamped heart from I {Heart} Hearts stamp set with matching punch finished them off nicely. The labels for the lollies were stamped with one of the "Four Frames" stamp set & punched out with the matching Decorative Label punch. White & Black Satin Ribbon kept it elegant.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Summer Mini Catalogue sneak peek & free stamp set

Only a few more weeks......I'm so excited with the new product line that's in the Summer Mini Catalogue, here's a little sneak peek pic of it.
As usual lots of gorgeous stamps, accessories, must have punches & a Die perfect for Christmas.
Email me know if you would like a copy sent to you.

I'm also excited to be able to offer those of you that want to join Stampin' Up! & do so before the 20th November a free stamp set valued at $59.95 from the new Summer Mini!!! Call me today for more details.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Manhattan Wedding card & "Die" Sale

The Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is a popular choice for a wedding card & this month its only $13.45.
I bookmarked this page so long ago as a must CASE & finally I have & I love it. This is the first time I've used Mocha Morning specialty DSP, apart from that only Very Vanilla CS used on this card, the happy I do day is from "Word Play" -the bling on the ring is such a nice finishing touch.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Two Tags Stitched Stocking Tag

I love this idea of adding one of the Two Tags to the front of a card, (my Vanilla piece measures 7.3cm & 19.2cm, scored at 9.6cm) I tucked the top in under the slit & corner rounded the edges. The Designer Frame embossing folder fits perfectly on the front & nicely layering in that is the large oval punch that has been wheeled with music notes, I couldn't resist adding Swirls & Scribbles sizzlits die cut. The stocking has been embossed with Cherry Cobbler Powder -a mini library clip stops it floating & I wrapped some Cherry Cobbler Seam binding around the top to hide the slit & score. The cord/string I recycled from clothing labels/tags.

Friday, 28 October 2011

More Stitched Stocking Stamp Set & Stocking Tag Punch

 This is a centre step card, I adjusted measurements from a tutorial on Splitcoast to be 1/2 of our A4 (10.5cm cut lengthways).
Lots of ingredients in this one:
"Curly Cute" stamp set, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo & Whisper White CS, Brights DSP pack, Lucky Limeade ink & Ruffled Ribbon, Mini silver Brads, Versamark, Melon Mambo embossing powder, Iridescent Ice (yes it's coming in the new Summer mini), Bigz Perfect Pennants Die, Sizzlets Swirls Scribbles Die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 2 1/2" & 1 3/4" circle punches, I use Embroidery thread but no longer need to as we are finally getting some Bakers Twine too!
Only a few more days to earn "Stitched Stocking" stamp set plus Stocking Tag punch for free!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Stitched Stocking Stamp Set & Stocking Tag Punch baby booties

How clever & easy it is to convert the stocking into baby booties! -credit to clever crafters & someone with a little more mojo & creativity turned them into a hobby horse! check it out here -so cute! I believe a reindeer has also been made & I'm sure there's more....
Here's my take on the Baby Booties on a card.
Ingredients: Stitched Stocking Stamp set & matching Punch, Designer Frame & Perfect Polka Dot embossing folders, Oval original die, non SU! Scallop oval die, White Embossing powder, White Embroidery Thread. Colours are Whisper White & Pretty in Pink.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Tagtastic Thanks

A super easy but wow card to share.
2 of the Decorative label punch outs creates this fabulous shaped mount for the 1 3/4" circle punch. Adding some cross stitching with linen thread is so easy to do on the Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border punch.

Ingredients: "Tagtastic" stamp set, Timeless Portrait DSP, Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla CS, Island Indigo Ink, Decorative Label, 1 3/4 Circle & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch's, Linen Thread.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

SU! Fabric Pin Cushions

 With Christmas just around the corner, we need to start on those handmade gifts & these are perfect for that. Timeless Portrait & Beau Chateau fabric with the Scallop Square Bigz Die & in between the 2 pieces of fabric I have added some felt & matching buttons, real easy sewing here! The triangular one was a bit more tricky & uses 4 pieces of fabric, I have a few more versions to try. Also in this pic is a Timeless Portrait fabric Fun Flower bookmark, these are also easy & a great gift to give with a book. I'll be making some more so I will show more detail on how to make those when I do.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

pocket full of kusudama flowers & bookmark

 My favourite DSP would have to be Pocket Full of Posies & I just had to see what every sheet looked like folded into a kusudama flower. These flowers are pretty easy to make, a little time consuming making 1/2 a dozen, LOL. A wonderful step by step tutorial to follow here. My only tip is to use sticky strip with DSP, this is the strongest adhesive I believe.

A simple corner book mark with a Kusudama flower attached. Each petal is 2" squares of First Edition Specialty paper, this DSP is thinner than the basic DSP we have so it's perfect for folding the flowers & snail adhesive has kept it together but be sure to burnish together well.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Stitched Stocking Stamp Set & Stocking Tag Punch Free!

Get them NOW, before the Debut of our Summer Mini Catalogue. Or earn them BOTH for FREE by hosting a $450 workshop.

Monday, 26 September 2011

kids art class at worthalook

On Friday 30th September I will be running another 2hr papercraft class for kids at the gorgeous "worthalook" gift shop in Broadbeach from 10am - 12pm.
It's such a pleasure to watch & see the excitement of a child stamping & creating. Book a place for your child today as spaces are limited.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

A special thank you

 How special do you feel when you receive a package full of gorgeous, inspiring, handmade creations like these? well I'll tell you because I felt super special when Sandy handed me THE case (Sandy Thank you, you knew & remembered I wanted just the case when it was available with products contained & you have ever so kindly parted with yours) wrapped up in my favourite Ribbon & tied in a big bow. I could see inside was a gorgeous "Flower Fest" handmade box & the excitement & oh's just kept going, as I opened it I saw all the new in colours used on beautiful gift cards & matching crochets flowers adorned them. (Sandy thank you for the crocheted flowers you made extra for me, I look forward to using those on some special cards soon). Sandy had tried to explain to me on the phone how she had a class that everyone so enjoyed making the milk carton sheep & matching cards & also the Christmas one, I imagined they would be cute but IRL they are super cute & a must CASE. I keep telling Sandy to start a blog so we can all see all her gorgeous creations & I'm hoping that will happen soon.

 Thank you so so much Sandy, I am blessed & so lucky to have you on my team.