Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year....

Just stopping by to wish you all a very happy new year, wishing you all a fantastic 2016 full of love and laughter and many good times, I will be back to posting very soon.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Gifts for my class of 2015

At my last card class of the year we all swapped a handmade gift
This year I sourced some super cute Marie Clare mugs, I loved them and into it I put homemade hot chocolate mix, the recipe came from Skinnymixers.  I also made some chocolate spoons to add to it, with a little lindt chocolate ball added in. 

All that chocolate goodness wrapped up in one small package.

 the gold poinsettia was made with the new Stampin' up! poinsettia punch, I just used gold foil and glued it all together.
Super cute I think.
Hope everyones Christmas preparations are going well, only a few days to go eeek!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A change is good - Right???

Sometime in August my 6th anniversary as a Stampin' up! demonstrator happened.  Today I am no longer a demonstrator for Stampin' up!.

It has been a wonderful 6 years but its time for me to move on and try other things.  I love to be creative, I love getting inky!

While I still love Stampin' Up! products and will continue to use them most especially their fantastic cardstock and adhesives, I will also be using a lot of other products from other companies that I enjoy.

So stay tuned for 2016.

Hopefully I can still offer you all something to inspire you

With love and regards

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Set of 3 Matching Christmas cards

I had my last class for the year recently, it was a Christmas card class, and I really wanted to make them a little more fun but matchy matchy.

Here they are:

 This is the first card - and it is the front view
and the inside view of the above card.
The present detail tutorial i found on Splitcoast Stampers

 The second card is a bendy card

and the third card is simple but i love it. It was inspired from pinterest.

Hope you like them

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Clean and Simple Happy Birthday

Just stopping by really quickly to share a card I made recently, I don't know about you all but I am super busy at the moment with school ending soon, work hours increasing and Christmas right around the corner, I will have some Christmas things to share really soon but for now here is a card inspired by Pinterest.

Thats it for now,

Thanks for looking

Friday, October 30, 2015

Hallow Eve

Evening everyone.
I thought I would pop in with a couple of ideas for halloween tomorrow night. While I know its not very big here in Australia, some still celebrate it.
I am not one for trick or treating, I just don't like my son door knocking for sweets.
However we are heading to a halloween party tomorrow night with a bunch of kids all in one place where they can dress up, eat sweets and be safe!

I thought I would share a couple of treat bag ideas for the event.

These little bags I bought from Kmart - I got 20 for $3.50 and they came in kraft like below or white.
Perfect for a quick and easy treat bag.  The stamps, framelits, designer paper and black glimmer paper are all from the new holiday catalogue from Stampin' Up!

Little cello bags with the die cut warlocks hat, and a diecut BOO cut from black glimmer paper.
How cool are those eyeball, skeleton and brains chocolates?

For those who choose to celebrate Halloween have an awesome day/evening filled with a lot of fun
Nothing brings me more joy then to see my son having fun!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 26, 2015

World globe

Happy Monday everyone, heres hoping its going to be a great week!

I have a quick and simple card for you today

The card base is Crumb cake, with layers of whisper white, another crumb cake panel, and some neutrals DSP from the stack.
I added some white satin ribbon with a bow and a whisper white banner.

The only thing not Stampin' up! is the stamped diecut.  I had that leftover from a previous card I was making so put it to good use.
I love the simplicity.

Have a great day and rest of your week!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A happy birthday with Lawn Fawn!

Hello everyone, or should I say good evening.  I received a new stamp set and matching framelits this week from lawn fawn and I was desperate to ink them up HOWEVER I had to move my craft room today so couldn't do anything until it was all moved, sorted and tidied.  

I popped on over to Mojo Monday to check out what sketch was happening this week and was super happy as it was a tag so my card is using that sketch this week.

Papers are by Heidi Swapp, embellishments are Stampin' up!

Well thats it from me, have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Shaker Shaker Shaker....

Christmas is really creeping up on us, I am super organised this year though, I have some homemade gifts to give this year in addition to bought ones and I have been saving all year to make Christmas a lot easier and Credit Card FREE this year!
The template I used for the savings plan I will pop below this post and the link to the blog on where I found it  :)

For now - onto todays card!
Shaker cards are so much fun wouldn't you agree?

I wanted it to look like baubles.
The stamp sets are in the holiday catalogue from Stampin' Up!
Snow place and Peaceful pines and yay! They both came with a matching set of framelits so no fussy cutting.

 The first shaker I used our dazzling diamonds - not a good idea, it does leak as it is such a fine product.
The one below I purchased a bag of fake snow from KMart - It cost me $3 and it was a huge bag, I only used half a teaspoon for the card below.

I used this Christmas savings plan, but I did it in reverse, for me I have more hours from work in our summer, so I started with the big ones in January, by the time I get to December I will be down to just a few dollars and I love that idea.  All presents and food is taken care of.
IF you don't want to use a separate bank account just get one of those money tins that looks like $20 or $50 dollars, they have no way to take money out unless you open with a knife or something lol.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy Anniversary babe....

Today is my 15th Wedding Anniversary.  I have the most wonderful husband - Loving and loyal to the end.

Keeping it simple for my "man" card today.

I used a project life card then added the stamped heart and cut it out.  Added the YOU from the same stamp set (Stampin' Up!s watercolour words) and a little gemstone added to the heart and it is done.

My man does not do fussy!

Happy Anniversary babe!  I love you to the moon and back xx

Monday, October 19, 2015

Do not open...

.. til Christmas

This card was another class card for October!

This is a gorgeous stamp set from Stampin' Up! - but its a hostess set only, you can get it but you need to put in a good sized order for it.

I for one did that as I love it lol.

lots of layering going on with this card, but it is a super easy card to make in bulk and I love that idea.

 the main image is from the stamp set called Antique Tags #140494 c/m or #139855 w/m

The leaf is from seasonal snapshot stamp set which is a project life stamp set.

Thanks for Stopping By, Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Embellished Ornaments

Happy Saturday everyone, I hope your day has gotten off to a wonderful start.

Last night I held my monthly class and together my ladies made this card.
We used the new stamp set and matching framelits called Embellished Ornaments.  This set is from Stampin' Up!
 Gold glimmer paper was used for the top layer of the ornament.
 The word Merry was from the project life set called seasonal snapshot.
I love all the glimmery goodness of this card, and its not one that takes long to create either, though I did use the new sizzix precision plate to die cut the ornament making it so much simpler.

Have a great day everyone.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday - Use it or lose it.....

So I have stamps and things that haven't seen the light of day, never been inked
and more...
I am going to try and bring you a card each Monday using items from my stash that don't ever get used but ones I cannot part with.

They are not limited to a particular company - just images I have seen, loved and purchased.

This stamp is a small set of two from Inkadinkado called Northpole, it also comes with a stamp that says Santa Claus Lane.  It is super cute.
That DSP pad is a new one though, I fell instantly in love with it
Its a 6 x 6 pad and its from a company called Lemoncraft
It is Gorgeous!!!!

Well I hope I have given you a nudge (wink) to go ahead and bring out some of your "stuff" you either have never used or haven't in a very long time.

I for one am so glad this stamp has now been inked up!  Love it.
Have a great day!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Out of this world....

I have been tidying my craft space this week, and have come across all sorts of goodies.
So I am determined to use them all, I do not like them sitting there unused and unloved :)

Today I am using the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday for this card design.

Supply List

Stamp Set:  Rocket Age (October Afternoon)
DSP: Rocket Age (October Afternoon)
Twine: Divine Twine
Inks: Black archival (Stampin' Up!), Copics assorted
Cardstock: Whisper White Stampin' Up!
Punches:  Stars (Stampin' Up!)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cup of cheer

When I saw this stamp set in the new holiday catalogue, I just loved it, from that cute cup to the santas on his way sentiment (that I can use for elf on the shelf this year too he he he)
 I filled the cup with dazzling diamonds glitter, so sparkly.
Thanks For stopping by...

Monday, October 5, 2015

A vintage type Birthday Card

 My family is a big fan of quirky T-Shirts.  I especially find the ones that say limited edition with the birth year kinda cool

So what do you do for a masculine birthday - who does not like old fashioned style boats and cars on his card?
Yep made a limited edition card!

Check out all the layers on this card

So that was something a little different for you today.
Enjoy your Monday peeps

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Birthday with Ice cream

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend (if you are in OZ)
I am happy to spend the next two days with my little family, am looking forward to it with no commitments.  Its a rarity around here!

So madly trying to use some of Stampin' Up!s retired product, well the ribbon and twine anyway :)

I still love that sprinkles of life set for the Ronald McDonald charity with Stampin' up!
If you don't own it go on over and check it out, such a perfect stamp set.

I used the inspiration fro a photo over at Just Add Ink this week, I really liked the stripes in their picture but didn't have any grey so used the stripes from the DSP stack called go wild.

Happy is from the stamp set celebrate today also Stampin' Up!

Birthday is a die cut from the die I think I got it from Technique Tuesday, but its the most perfect size.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Cardmaking day!

Happy Cardmaking day to everyone the world over.

Wow, did everyone find time today to get at least one card in?

I managed a super quick one tonight and I mean super quick.

This one was made with my wonderful husband in mind, I like to send them to his workplace now and again :)

Edges of the white embossed layer, the circle diecut and the striped acorn have been sponged with  tip top taupe.

It may be hard to see, but I used circle framelits for the the circle cut out, once the larger size was cut out, I got the next sized circle down and laid it on top of the circle cutting side of framelit up (away from cardstock)  then ran it through big shot to give it an embossed inner circle image.  

I used the new stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Acorny thank you.
It also has a coordinating punch which really makes this set super awesome as there is no fussy cutting, perfect for a quickie card.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Snow Way its Christmas already?

Ha ha ha such a cool sentiment isn't it?

Its from the Snow place stamp set from Stampin' Up!

A little bit of masking here to achieve this.

I CASED this card from HERE, its amazing how many talented people are out there and I love to take inspiration from them, even those that aren't Stampin' Up! This card was perfect so all I changed out were the stamps, the sentiment and the colour, oh and added some rhinestones here and there.

Supply List

Thanks for Stopping By

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A WICKED birthday...

I am definitely a fan of Halloween, which is the minority in Australia I know, but I cant help but love getting together with friends, dressing up and enjoying a night of fun!  
When I saw the new Howl - o - ween stamp set and matching dies in the catalogue I had to have it
But NOT for halloween
I saw the skull and bones for all things boys
I saw the hat - for all things Harry Potter/wizard etc
I saw a funky owl - you can never have too many owls
I saw the word BOO - for project life especially the early pages I still need to do of Harry.
I see the wand - for all things girly and wizardry.
The spider?  So many things most notably - anything spiderman.

So many uses for one set, and to be able to get matching dies so I didn't have to cut them all out was just icing on the cake lol.

New DSP also from the new holiday catalogue.

Check out that gorgeous black glimmer paper - OMG it is amazing and most perfect on a boys card like this one.

Supply List

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