Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's Finally Here - the Big Shot has arrived

The Autumn/Winter Mini has arrived, it has loads of exciting new products, including the Big Shot, Clear mount stamps and new style punches. It also has some new In-colours which are gorgeous, and as always co-ordinating paper. Click on the image above to have a look, or better still shoot me an email and I'll pop one in the post to you.

Enjoy xxx

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More Stamp Club Goodies

Last night, was the second Stamp Club meeting for March, so all my lovely ladies have made their Easter goodies, so I will now share the other two projects we created. Alongside the Top Note Quilt Card, here, they also made two more items using the Top Note Die and the 'A Good Egg' stamp set.

One was a purse, and the other a bag topper. All of these projects also included some paper piecing as this was the technique I taught this month, a really simple technique but so, so effective.

If you would like more details on my stamp clubs feel free to email me, they are held in Atwell, WA and you get all the benefits of being a hostess, without the hassle of actually hosting a party ie, I do the cleaning, tea/coffee etc and you still are entitled to your hostess sets and hostess dolllars - it couldn't be simpler!!
Enjoy xxx
Stamps: A Good Egg, Egg Hunt Roller
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White C/S
Ink: Pretty in Pink Roller cartridge, Basic Black Markers; Pretty in Pink
Embellishment: Pretty in Pink 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Wide Oval Punch, Double Rectangle Punch
Supplies: Dimensionals, Two-Way Glue
Bag Topper
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White C/S
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, White Staz-On, Maker : Pumpkin Pie
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, 1 1/4" Circle Punch. 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Scallop Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Didn't make it!

I had every intention of creating and posting on Sunday, but what is it they say about the best intentions..... well that's what happened here it all went wrong. How dare some unknown virus get in the way of my personal challenge, for the first time in my life I have been signed off work by the doctor, so have had heaps of time on my hands but have done nothing creative at all - I've managed to sleep the time away, which feels like such a waste but was so needed.

Anyhow here is one of the items my gorgeous Stamp Club ladies will be creating soon, we are basing our creations around Easter and the use of the Top Note Die, which I have been dieing (pun intended!!) to get my hands on! Once again I have used that very cute chickie from A Good Egg stamp set.

I'm also going to enter this into the Just Add Ink Easter Challenge if I get there in time, I'm not sure on the time difference!

Enjoy xxxx

Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: So Saffron, Certainly Celery C/S. Tea Party DSP
Ink: Basic Black. Markers: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal
Embellishment: So Saffron Ribbon (Ribbon Bundle)
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing
Supplies: Two Way Glue, Dimensionals

Saturday, March 13, 2010

More new treats

Only one more day to go, and I'll have managed seven posts in seven days - am so hoping I achieve it, but it's going to get more tricky as hubby returns home tomorrow! Anyway this will be a short and sweet post, as I'm going to get an early night as not feeling crash hot.

I needed to make a 2nd Birthday card, and thought one of the new sets from the upcoming Mini would be perfect - the characters in the Fox and Friends set are just so cute. I don't normally do cutesy sets, but something about these just appealed to me. I wanted to try and use bright colours so that it would be suitable for a boy or a girl, let me know what you think.

I really should have straightened that photo up, sorry.

Enjoy xxx


Stamps: Family Phrases, Fox and Friends

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise C/S

Ink: Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise. Markers: Brilliant Blue

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Supplies: Dimensionals

Friday, March 12, 2010

Easter Pressies for Teachers

I decided that I really should start all the Easter things that I need to do, I want to make Easter pressies for all the children in both Liberty and Aedyn's classes, Aedyn needs an Easter bonnet and between them they have seven teachers - school, Kindy and daycare - so needed to make a start. I was also motivated by the Just Add Ink blog, when their challenge this week was all things Easter.

It also seemed like a good idea to play with more new toys from the upcoming Mini, this time my Big Shot came out to play. I placed such a big pre-order (!) that with my Hostess dollars, I was able to order the Pillow Box die as a freebie, and I love it. It creates these cute little boxes in a matter of seconds and aren't they gorgeous? Especially coupled with the very cute chick from the 'A Good Egg' set, I love pink and green together so was very happy with how these turned out. They'll be even better once they're filled with chocolate.

Enjoy xxx

Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Roller, A Good Egg
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Whisper White C/S. Certainly Celery DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink Cartridge, Basic Black. Markers: Only Orange
Embellishments: Certainly Celery Ribbon from Ribbon Bundle 2009
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Pillow Box Die, Big Shot
Supplies: 2-Way Glue Pen, Sticky Strip

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Matching Gift Card Holder

Hold on to your hats, but yes I am posting again, I am going to try and do a post a day for a week, which means I have to create something every day - but am enjoying the challenge I have set myself. And my to do list is becoming far shorter as a result, the house is filthy but never mind I'm having fun!

I have created a gift card holder to go alongside the card I made yesterday, these are so easy to make and just make the pressie look so much more thoughtful than it does on the piece of cardboard you buy it on. I hope the young man in question enjoys spending it.

Enjoy, and pop back tomorrow I have more sneak peeks to share! xxx


Stamps: Lots of Bots

Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun, Whisper White C/S

Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark. Markers, Basic Gray, Going Gray, Basic Black, Old Olive, Brilliant Blue, Old Olive

Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Supplies: Sticky Strip

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lots of Bots

I had such fun making this card, for a very special little boy that turns 8 on Monday, especially as it was with one of the stamp sets that will be making it's Aussie debut in the Autumn mine, which is available from 1st April.

Enjoy xxx

Stamps: Lots of Bots
Paper: Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White C/S, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Staz-On Black, Versa Mark. Markers: Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Going Gray
Embellishments: Nestablities Label One
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, CuttleBug

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sleepover Girls

Liberty has had many sleepovers, but was so excited this weekend to be going to her first Sleepover Birthday Party, there were five girls attending and I wanted to make a card that represented the level of excitement she was feeling!

I used one of my all time favourite stamp sets, 'All in the Family', as I've said before it is a little fiddly to use, but as long as you have a Stamp-a-ma-jig, it's very easy. The cards you can create, particularly for children are just so cute. The card was supposed to represent the five girls, all in their PJ's ready to sleep.

Enjoy xxx


Stamps: Polka Dot Background, All in the Famly

Paper: Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White C/S

Ink: Cameo Coral, Staz-On. Markers: Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fabulous 40!

On Friday, I had the honour of attending a gorgeous lady's 40th Birthday party, which was made all the more special by the fact that it was also my birthday! Lots of us put in to a collection for her pressie, but to keep it personal we all added our own birthday cards. Having created my first easel card in the previous post, I decided to do another one of these as I think they are just stunning.

This is the card I created, it is so pretty in real life, very sparkly!!
Enjoy xxx

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Whimsical Words
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Passion C/S
Ink: Black Staz-On
Embellishments: Black Rhinestones (non SU!), Dazzling Diamonds, Cricut Cartridge to cut '40', Black Glitter (non-SU!)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cuttlebug, Cricut, Nestabilities, Markers
Supplies; Jac Paper, Two-Way Glue Pen

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Twin Gumball Machines

Liberty has twins in her class and it was their birthday last week. She wanted them to have the 'same but different' cards, so I ended up making two gumball machines in different colours, one shown in oranges, and one in pinks. The colour choice was governed by the colour of the jellybeans in the bag!

I made these with a trapdoor, so Alice and Izzy could retrieve their jellybeans without destroying the card, the directions were from the wonderful website of this is just a wealth of beautiful, brilliant ideas!

Enjoy xxxx

Stamps: Something Sweet
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White CS
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal
Embellishments: Sweet Treat Cup, 1/4" Grosgrain Pumpkin Pie Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Supplies: Mini Glue Dots