Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas gifts & more

 I had my bi monthly team meeting here last month & we did a shoe box swap & i quickly wanted to share what we created.
Renee's cute "Color Me Christmas" card with washi tape, Donna's clever bottle topper, Tracey's Wishing You card, My Winter Frost Bon Bon, Kowhai's stamped Wooden Block & Michelle's star ornament. We had a lovely couple of hours creating.
I have loved making easy Bon Bons with the new Envelope punch Board & the ones shown here are using 1 sheet of the DSP stack & the left over punched out bits make the sweet flower to embellish.
I love the Mini muslin bags, I stamped Love & Joy with Gold Encore ink.
I haven't made many Christmas cards this year, sigh! & the ones I have made I have used or given away & below are the only ones I managed to photograph. I'm up for a couple of hours tonight to whip up some more, if I don't manage to get them all done it will be Happy new year cards for some instead! so if I'm not back before Christmas, have a wonderful, safe & happy Christmas xx Thanks for you your support, lovely comments & stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Bridal Shower

My nieces Coastal Cabana & Strawberry Slush Bridal Shower.
Invites, Cake, favours, flowers, toppers & tags all came together beautifully.
Slices of cake were for the game prizes & are filled with Crabtree & Evelyn hand creams (bottom layer) & mini nail lacquer (middle layer) & the top layer has a special little gift for the Bride to be.
Dress lip balms were for guest thank you favours & bottles/jars ready for flowers & pics of them filled scattered around the house. The tea pot cake was made by Marina's very talented future SIL Anna.


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A Whole lot a love

Click on the link on the pics for all the current promotions, including A whole lot of love for Valentines. Make sure you scroll down & check out the envelope punch board, a favourite of mine & so much more than an envelope maker! Here's a video to watch.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

25 stamp sets 25% off

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Friday, 23 August 2013

Mini Muslin bags

Stampin' Up! have released beautiful mini muslin bags, 8 for $16.95, gorgeous favors can be made using these with a little stamping alone or adding ribbon & embellishments like I did here. The top one is a sample for an upcoming wedding, stamp set is "One in a million". Wheeled in crumb cake ink is "Viola's Lace" with a strip of 1/8" Taffeta Bermuda Bay ribbon & a dyed Flower trim (retired) but I have a couple of packs. The bottom one I made a boo boo stamping but was excited that I did because I will use lighter ink pads as well now, here's why, I washed off the ink & being inpatient couldn't wait for it to dry completely so I stamped on it while it was still damp & the ink looks much darker & will dry that way, more true to colour (you can see the image is darker towards the bottom which was the area was still damp). I used "Chalk Talk" stamp set in Soft Suede & Crisp Cantaloupe & adhered the Ruffled Ribbon along the top stitching this time & added the heart to finish.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Straw Toppers

 How adorable & super quick & easy. Making these for a Birthday party adds a cute but wow factor to those milkshakes & juices served. Straws & bottles are readily available at most party shops & online.
Punches are from Stampin' Up! Elegant Butterfly $27.95 127526 & Bitty Butterfly $27.95 129406 you can call or email me to order these or go straight to my online ordering shop now button on the right sidebar.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Teya's Party Favours

 I was so sad to see the Fancy Favor die retire but will still be using for party favors. These I made for Teya's birthday, they turned out super cute & I even made cupcake pop tops & they turned out delightful & were so yummy, I baked a basic chocolate cake & added enough Nutella to get the right consistency to put in the mold, I'm not keen on the non baked variety & nutella being a staple item in our pantry as Teya loves it we thought it would work nicely & it did. I attempted to make leopard print cupcakes & hand painted the hearts but they did not turn out as expected, the icing did not set hard enough & the hearts started to melt when I placed them on the cupcakes, they were yummy & the girls thought they were amazing so the time spent creating them was worth it in the end.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Harry & Jasper update

Our kittens are nearly 6 months old! They are growing up very handsomely don't you think? Beautiful personality's, Harry is patient & listens & he is looking more like his mum. Jasper is persistent & talks a lot, his coat & colouring are gorgeous. We still miss our old boy Louis, it is also coming up to 6 months since his passing.

Birthday Candles Wheelin'

Harry & Jasper have to be a part of everything! - as I manage to get some shots to post of the cards I made using the Birthday Candles Wheel. I used the new In colour Markers, direct to rubber, to ink up part of the wheel. Label Love stamp set has an Artisan punch to bundle & save 15%, see pg 32, love it 'cause it covers all occasions. Wow! to the Gingham Wheel inked up here in Strawberry Slush, love it! & the clay button looks cute stitched in Coastal Cabana Marker. Some Dazzling Diamonds added on the flames.

Friday, 2 August 2013