Thursday, 22 September 2016

World Cardmaking Day

It's World Cardmaking Day soon - yes there is such a thing!  To celebrate, I'm hosting a Stamp A Stack Class.

Christmas isn't all that far away.  Your friends and family would be very impressed to receive one of these fabulous cards MADE BY YOU.

Join us for World Cardmaking Day Saturday 1st October and you'll make 2 of each of these cards plus 2 of one other design.

That's a total of 8 cards including envelopes, 2 of which you will make.

Date: Saturday 1st October 2016 - 1pm - 4pm
Where: Hatfields Beach (address given when RSVP)
Cost: $30
RSVP: 26th September 2016
What to bring: Your basic kit (scissors, bone folder, pencil etc)

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Fairy House in the Trees

My Daughters are going to a friend's 5th birthday party tomorrow.  Here is the card I made for the birthday Girl.

and I made a special envelope to go with the card as well...

I'd be very pleased to receive your comments.  What do you think? 
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Vellum
Stamps: Fairy Celebration, Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black,
Dies: Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies, Little Numbers (Retired)
Other: Woodland Embossing folder, Stampin' Write Markers, Wink of Stella

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Minion Birthday

It was our nephew's birthday recently and knowing he likes Minions I went looking for a Minion to make and found Abi Bundy's Minions

I didn't have the window framelit dies so I used a circle framelit instead and fed it through so part of my cardstock was sitting on top of the die and it only cut an arc at the top. 

I used the tail part of the Fox Builder punch for his hands and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for his feet.  I placed him against the brick wall which I'd stamped with my sentiment before embossing.  I added a number 7 and it was done. 

He was quite pleased with his card.

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Punches/Dies: Circle framelit dies, Owl Punch, Bitty Butterfly, Fox Builder, Word Window, Little Number dies
Other: Brick Wall embossing folder, Silver mini brads
Stamps: Guy Greetings (sentiment)
Ink: Crushed Curry

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

World Cardmaking Day - Stamp A Stack

To celebrate World Cardmaking Day I'm hosting a Stamp A Stack Class.  You will make 8 Christmas Cards (2 each of 4 designs) plus a handmade envelope.

The cost will be $30 - please bring along your basic kit (scissors, bone folder, ruler, pencil, adhesives)

RSVP: 23rd September 2016

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Detailed Birthday Card

It was a friend's birthday this week and she is also another demonstrator in our fabulous team.  Trying to come up with a card for another demonstrator is tricky business - they've usually seen and tried most things and it's a challenge to come up with something new.

I knew I didn't want anything too simple and when I saw this, I knew I had to give it a go.  The colours are just what I would have chosen myself to put together so I didn't change a thing.

Colours: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette & Old Olive

I was so pleased with how it turned out, that I decided to make another one to keep in my samples box.  I had a play around with different colours this time:

Colours: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi

Colours: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz

Which one do you like best?  Please leave me a comment and let me know.

Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Whisper White (Card 1: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette & Old Olive) (Card 2: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffon and Wild Wasabi) (Card 3: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach & Pear Pizzazz)
Other: Detailed Floral Thinlits die, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow, Fine Tip Glue Pen

This week's deals

Here are this week's deals.  I'm very tempted by the Cupcake Cutouts - they have been on my wishlist for a while now. 

page 23 of the Annual Catalogues

page 23 of the Annual Catalogue

Monday, 5 September 2016

Happy Father's Day

I hope all the Dads out there had a wonderful day yesterday.  We spent the day as a family playing board games and watching a new family movie.  In the evening we went out for dinner with Mum & Dad.  It was a great day. 

Youngest Daughter made Dad a card using the Fox Builder punch and insisted (as young children do), that her fox had to be a rainbow coloured fox.  These little things make the finished project all the more special.  Here is the card she made Daddy:

Eldest Daughter made Dad a card at school with her class.  This was also very special and had some pretty cool drawings & a special message inside.  She chose to add to it at home with some stamps from a retired set called Going Global.  Dad loved his cards, his gift and the time spent with his Girls. 


As for the bigger Dad's in our lives...

My Dad's hobby is photography.  When I was going through my stamps looking for ideas to make his card, I saw the set Traveler and realised I've never used the camera for Dad before - problem solved. 

I made it using Old Olive & Soft Suede and yes he did like the cameras on it.  He thought it was very fitting.

Hubby's Dad lives down the line from us so we had to send his gift to him.  We decided on the old favourite - a gift card.  This style of card was perfect because it creates a little pocket that the gift card could slip into. 


Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Holiday Catalogue & Stampin' Up! Special Offers

Today is the first day of the new Holiday Catalogue.  Check it out by clicking on this link or asking me for your copy today.

I'm sure you've spotted some of the amazing products already from the cover.  Check inside for the rest. 

Stampin' Up! have announced they're doing Special Offers.  Each week until the 21st September - you save 25% off selected annual catalogue product.

This week's special offers (1-7 September) are:

If you'd like to order any of these, or any of the delightful new things from the Holiday Catalogue - please contact me.