Saturday, 27 February 2010
Go take a look at this little clip on You Tube. It made me cry, it made me smile - it made me feel warm and fuzzy and it made me feel blessed.
I am SO lucky to be a mother. It was always my dream to be a mum and I'm livin the dream!!!!!
Friday, 26 February 2010
We had to make a tri-fold gate card.
I turned mine into a little forest scene.
I have used my new stamp set by American Crafts "Laughter" and Sassafrass Lass patterned papers.
Lots of fun and lots of different ideas that you could use to create different cards.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
If you haven't done so already, can you please email me with your mailing address.
Can't wait to get started.
(I am going to add the creations as they come in girlies. )
(The above creation is by Sharon Dale - isn't it amazing? Well done Sharon. Sharon has been taking part in an online class to create a visual art journal)
(This one is a gorgeous Note Book by Shandell - it's fantastic Shandell - I think every girl needs one of these beauties. Thanks for joining in.)
(Just added an updated shot 2/4/10 from Shandell - she had a bit more of a play with her little notebook and added some more jewellery to the front cover - I really like what you've done Shandell - every girl needs some frosting!!!!!)
(the above card is by Leesa. Beautiful Leesa. Lots of style)
(This is also a layout by Leesa. I love it Leesa)
(layout from Deb - bright and funky)
(Card from Deb - love this one Deb - it's soft and romantic)
The next creation is by Giovanna - thanks for joining in Giovanna - your canvas is so, so funky - I love it!!!!!)
(Mary has been busy with a layout - I love the pink ribbon and the bling buckle - and the photo is priceless. Well done Mary)So there you have it girlies. Keep the creations coming in. I will update as I go.
There is still time if you would like me to post off a napkin to you. I have a few leftover.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Well I finally finished ALL 10 challenges for the Scrapz Biz challenge.
We had 10 days of different challenges all to do with stamping – my fave things.
Day 5’s challenge was to make a little acetate box. I created this one for Sean for our Anniversary coming up in April. I have filled it with red hearts just so you can see what it looks like, however, his fave choccies are cherry liquers so I will swap them over closer to the time. (I might just have to eat the hearts myself…….LOL)
To keep in with the theme of cherries I stamped a little cherry stamp with red and black StazOn ink and then added some little Kaiser pearls to the red cherries for something different. I also made a little heart punch label for the top of the box and added some sticky alphas and some of the gorgeous cherry ribbon to match.
The next challenge that I completed was challenge 7 – the challenge was to use a heart box template and decorate it.
This was lots and lots of fun. I could see this box being used for lots and lots of different ideas – birthdays, gifts and Chrissie presents. Too cute.
For my design I chose an old page from the book “Little Women” and cut it down a little to fit just inside the front edge of the box. I then stamped it with a swirl stamp and green ink. I used one of my Handmade Daisies and some other blossoms with buttons and brads.
I also used a length of jute for the handle and attached the jute to the sides using some old rustic wooden buttons.
There you go.
Challenge 9 was next for me. The challenge – stamp on fabric.
So I used my angel stamp by FernGully Stamps and Timber Brown StazOn ink. I then used watercolour paint of all things to colour it in but you know what – it worked……….LOL. I then added the finished product to some gorgeous cream/pink gingham patterned paper and doodled a stitched border around the outside of the card. I finished it off by adding a little clothes line using jute and some cute little pegs.
Challenge 10 was to use up bits and pieces of scrap patterned paper to create some quick cards. And quick there were. All I did was cut out some cute die cut shapes form a sheet of Bo Bunny patterned paper and added ribbon, brads, buttons and stamps of course.
So there we are – ALL ten challenges complete. I can’t believe I did it. It was so much fun.
Thanks for popping in.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
I have been playing with some gorgeous ribbons that Nicole - Craft Queen sent me to play with - there's just some things you need to do!!!!!!! LOL.
I have also used a new stamp set from Craft Queen - Technique Tuesday "Oh Deer" - way too cute.
While you're there - check out the gorgeous cards that the newest design team member Vicky has created. Well done Vicky. So pleased to have you on the team. Keep on inspiring us.
I will update some more cards that I've created as I create them.
Thanks for popping in.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
I got into Google and this image came up - its a promo for the Winter Olympics.
I like it!!!! So I thought I'd pop it on my blog. I am going to create something based on it.
Would you like to join in?????
You might be inspired by the colours, the graphics or the trees. The idea is up to you.
Drop back to this post if you manage to create something so we can all take a look.
Monday, 15 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Leesa set a challenge to create something with a Valentines Day theme.
You can see the details here
So I created a very simple card using the packaging from a Cuttlebug embossing folder, gorgeous red ribbon with hearts, pin and beads and some tiny red buttons in the corner. The sentiment was created using stickers that I found at Spotlight.
Thanks for looking.
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
The seperation of these conjoined twins from Bangaldesh.
The surgery was undertaken late in 2009 and there was a special on Channel 7 tonight. Did anyone else manage to watch it????
They are two special little gifts and their carer, Moira, is an amazing woman.
Saturday, 6 February 2010
This requires the use of two stamps. What you do is ink up a background or pattern stamp for instance and then use another stamp - which has a solid design.
I used a flower stamp for the solid stamp and then inked up a StampinUp "French Script" stamp and pressed the solid flower stamp directly onto it.
So basically instead of getting the solid impression when stamped - the flower stamp now takes on the pattern of the script stamp. Just gives another option when stamping.
It's fun to see how many different designs you can get just by playing around.
I don't have a lot of solid stamps so I was limited to only a few but if you have some and haven't used them much - give it a go. (A lot of foam stamps have a solid design to work with)
I used a pink/navy combo for this card. I also used my cuttlebug script embossing folder to tie in with the script on the flowers.
Please just leave a comment to either this post or the one above.
I can add you name to the list, send you a napkin and then we can all get started on altering our napkin.
Looking forward to this one - have ideas running through my head already.
Friday, 5 February 2010
There's a new challenge happenen at ScrapzBiz. It’s running for 10 days and involves my fave things – stamps!!!!!!!!
It's called “Scrapz Amour” and its all about sharing the love.
Our first challenge was to use our stamps (preferably ones that we hadn't touched yet) and to "paper piece" which means stamping the image using different cardstock or patterned paper and piece the image together.
I have used my new HeroArts mushroom stamp, 5 different scraps of patterned paper and some other bits and pieces.
I made this card for a friend who is going through a bit at the moment.
Hope all is well with you.