Thursday, April 30, 2009

Extra class on Saturday 9th May

I have decided to run the floral class again on the Saturday the 9th of May. If you could not make this Saturday but would have liked to have come, please email me to book in for the additional class. The projects will be the same as shown in the class for April 29th and May 2nd. All welcome.

I've been busy!

I've had a busy week whipping up lots of card orders, so I thought I would quickly show you them before I post them off.
The first card uses the 'Bloom Away' stamp set, which I watercoloured with markers. These cards are going overseas so the use of Australian flowers was perfect for them. So glad I bought this set!

I added some crystal effects to the image to give it some extra pop.

Another card using the same set.

I put small droplets of the crystal effects on the waratah to resemble morning dew drops. Such a simple thing to do, but gives a great extra detail.... and you all know how I feel about that!

This card uses the 'Cheers for you' stamp set, and lots of my paper scraps. I am slowly working my way through them. The card is very glittery.

Another card using the same set. This time I stamped the champagne glasses on silver card and cut them out. A great way to get some colour if you are not into watercolouring.

Hope you liked my cards. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fun with rub ons.

I was lucky enough to recently have been given a pack of the SU Planter Box rub ons (thanks Jo), so I thought I had better make good use of them and see what I could come up with. This card also uses the new orange glitter and Urban Oasis papers.

To make the centres of the flowers darker I just used a dauber to rub some ink onto the page.

And here's another. It also uses the Urban Garden papers and the Greetings Eight stamp set.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Its an Urban Oasis out there!

Here are some very simple cards using Urban Oasis Paper and the stamp set Upsy Daisy. If you love paper as much as I do watch out for the special coming up in May......

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Next class - Wednesday 29th April and Saturday 2nd May

I have lots of floral projects planned for the next two classes, that are all going to be alot easier than you would think. The card above features a beautiful new stamp set which we will stamp with markers after spritzing with water.
Its so easy you will want to make more of these.

Then we have some watercolouring creating a matching card and nail file in holder. I think this would make a great small gift (maybe a mother's day gift). I have even used my prized felt flowers on this! I just love the new colour baha breeze.

This card uses some shadow stamping, the new scallop edge punch and a new wheel. Its so easy, but creates a dramatic effect.

The above card features some simple gold embossing and the gorgeous new black velvet ribbon (not easy to see in the photo). If you are not in need of a mothers day card we can easily switch this for a birthday greeting.
If you would like to make the above projects on either Wednesday the 29th at 10am or Saturday the 2nd May at 10.30am, please email me to reserve your spot. Class cost is $20 and includes all materials and tools.
All welcome.

Some light humour

Before making my own cards, I always used to buy 'funny' cards. So when I saw the new stamp set 'That's Funny', I was really pleased that I was able to combine a home made card with an element of humour. This card is pretty straight forward using some new papers, ribbon, staples, a button, linen thread and of course cardstock. I like the fact that this card could be used for a male or female.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A simple birthday card

This card was really easy to put together. It uses the Urban Oasis paper and On Your birthday stamp set. It took all of about 10 mins to put together.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Card organiser class - April 18th@ 10.30am

The next class is on Saturday 18th April at 10.30am. I will be running the card organiser class again for those that can not make it during the week. The organiser above in bashful blue was actually made by Sook San at the last class. She did a beautiful job (as always) with it. The organiser can be made in either lavendar, blue or pink the choice is completely up to you, just let me know your preference when booking. For more details and photos and please click here.
If you would like to attend the class on Saturday, please email me with colour choice to book your spot. The class cost is $20 and includes all materials and tools. All welcome.

Homespun chick card

Hi all, I hope you had a great Easter yesterday. We had a fantastic day with the kids. They love finding the eggs as much as they enjoy eating them. The day they stop believing in the easter bunny will be a very sad one for me.
Heres a quick card featuring the new bella bleu papers and a good friend stamp set. I just loove these papers. I think they will be used alot around here.
I hope you all enjoy the holiday period. Drive safely.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

More pink.

A quick post showing a card using a new stamp set ' Three Little Words' and the new pink pirouette cardstock.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Easter Card

When I saw this bunny box on Amy Celona's blog, I just had to try it as a card. It was so easy and fun to make, and I got to use my new pink piroutte cardstock and ink. Maybe I'll send out Easter cards this year for the first time ever!

I am waiting, not so patiently at the moment for my new Stampin' Up goodies to arrive. But when they do, watch out, I'll have heaps of things to show you. The new papers will be fantastic to use, and the new stamps I have ordered, won't be clean for long ..... I have come to realise just what a high maintenance stamper I am. You see as a demonstrator we were able to pre order some stamps sets, the new in colour inks and cardstock, but not the ribbons, buttons and papers. I think it makes it so easy to be able to pull out all the matching items and create. You don't have to worry about colour matching and working out which papers go with which. It is just so easy when all the work is done for you. Before SU I used to stress like mad about finding the exact colour match in a ribbon to a paper, or finding the correct matching cardstock. It meant I had to have heaps (and I mean heaps) of stuff here. I would buy 10 sheets of varying shades of blue, just so I could be sure of getting the correct match to a paper, and then...they would still not be right!! And don't get me started on the ribbons, they are still overflowing in the cupboard.

Anyway, enough rambling..

If you would like a new Stampin' up catalogue I am happy to send you one for $15 (includes postage) or you can pick one up from me for $10... Or you can attend a class and receive a copy for FREE. Then you can see for yourself, just what I am going on about.

Thanks everyone

The bushfire appeal has now come to an end, but I am very pleased to announce that Stampin' Up managed to raise $77,889.63 to help the victims of that dreadful fire. So a huge thankyou goes out to each and every one of you that hepled to make this possible by purchasing a stamp set from me. I hope you enjoy using your set for years to come.