Thursday, January 22, 2009

2 more cards... Haven't I been slack!!

Here are 2 more cards for this weeks challenge. The first one I really like. I love its simplicity. I like the way it sits. I am thinking that the way it is designed can have many uses. I have used it as a mans birthday card. I think it would be a nice sympathy card or a nice mens get well card. I have used handsome hunter as C/S base and layered it with East Coast Prep DSP. I have used the flower from the embrace life set, inked it with handsome hunter and stamped on vellum. I have turned the DSP over and placed it with 2 silver brads, thus my 2 embellishments.

The 2nd card I have made has been used with the confetti scrap pack. I have used the stamps from crazy for christmas. I have inked it with black on vellum (Do you think i may like vellum?) and set it on yo yo yellow than used a silver round tag inked with so saffron. It is cute, yet again a unisex card i think.

Let me know what you think

Happy stamping


Monday, January 19, 2009

My luuuuuurve card!

Here is a love you card that i made. As most of you know I prefer simple cards so I dont do alot of flowers and things. So this is a layered card done with basic black and real red. I have stamped the image with black staz on onto vellum and coloured in the back of it with the blender pens and real red ink. I have topped it off with the red fire brads. I have used the short and sweet stamps and the a little bit of happiness stamp set from the hostess level 1.
Personally, if i made the card again, I would not have so many layers, it is rather heavy for a card. But non the less I likes! Let me know if you do.

Happy Stamping


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bride to Be glitzed and prettied

On our 3rd day now. So far the different themes for cards have been relatively simple, although i am dreading day 6 and 7. Today we have our bride to be card. I have stuck a dimensional behind the flower and have glittered it up. The stamp is (yet again) from our summer mini Big On Spring set. I have again used the sparkles as a background stamp. The colour combination on the card stock is Pink Passion and Lovely Lilac. It is wrapped around with the very vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

The "Bride" was stamped with Stayz on on a glossy white c/s. I used the blender pens with the pink passion and lavender lace to fill in the letters. A pretty simple card. Let me know what you think

Happy Stamping


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Embrace life thankyou style with Embellishements and Crystal effects plus a dash of glitter

Here we are on day 2 of our make a different card week. I have used the embrace life set again from the summer mini. As my task is to use different colours every day, this one uses a few different bold brights. I have used only orange as a card base with tempting turquoise, pink passion and yoyo yellow as the card base. I have pastel popped my flowers and used versa mark. I have also cut out 3 flowers pastel popped them and used crystal effects with glitter and popped them on a dimensional. I stamped the thanks (from spring pictograms) onto a metal edge tag and wrapped hemp twine arouond the hodge podge and tempting turqiose tibbon. I have also attached a scallop circle punch to the tag. It took a while for the crystal effects to dry but nothing too long. Oh forgot to mention the small fire brad on the metal edged tag, i think it adds a bit more sparkle!

Hope you like it! Please let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping


Friday, January 16, 2009

A card a day for a week

So I have set myself a challange to try and create different cards every day for a week. The rules I have given myself are, have to use different colours every day, all the cards have to be for different occasions (oh this is going to be hard) and each card must have an embeleshment.

So here is my card for day 1. It is a baby card. I have done it in bold brights using gable green C/S with wintergeen DSP. I have used the "cute" stamp from the big on spring set (available in the summer mini until March 2009) I have also used the pram from the current catalogue from the fun and fast notes set. As the background stamp I have used sprinkles in the gable green ink. I have embelished in Very Venilla ribbon. I have inked the baby jumpset in gable green and real red heart which i have used a dimensional to attach.

Let me know what you think. I am happy with it, hopefully the mojo is coming back in force!

Take care happy Stampin


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Embrace Life

Hi there all. I am trying to get my mojo happening for stampin again. I can not seem to get my ideas working though. Oh well its been a bit of a busy time hasn't it. I guess with everything it has become a bit of a task to take a step back and breathe.
Here are my first two plays for the year, the first one would have looked great if my card had not been moved and smudged ... argh!! The second card I have done was a case (an idea) from SSS. (split coast stampers) I like it, it did take a while to cut around the flowers, but, I am sure it would not have taken as long if i was using MY stampin Up scissors and not the kids lovely not sharp ones from school. Since being backwards and forwards to sydney I have misplaced my scissors (INSERT TEARS HERE!!) I am sure that they will turn up eventually.

On another note, I still have dates free to run workshops, so, while sale-a-bration is on, why not take the opportunity to try and recieve some free stamps! If you would like any further information please let me know and I will have a chat. my email is don't be afraid to email me, i love getting emails!

Take care and happy stampin!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

a short message

As most of you are aware my Step Dad Garry was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor in January last year. Sadly he passed away last week after one hell of a fight.

As i want to raise some funds for cancer research this year I will be holding march as my month where 10% of orders from stampin up go to the cancer research centre. If you would like to donate at any time please go to every donation over $2 is tax deductable.

I also want to get back into some sort of normality around here with our lives I would really like to hold workshops as soon as possible. If you would like to hold a workshop please get back to me and i will see what dates I have available.

From January through to February 28th is Stampin Ups Sale a bration. For every $100 you spend you get to get a free stamp set from the sale a bration catalogue. For hostesses who hostess a workshop and you reach $600 in sales you will recieve a free sale a bration stamp set in addition to the other hostess benefits!
If you would like to become a recruit now is the time to do it! If you sign up to become a demonstrator during sale a bration you can choose a free set (up to the value of $79.95) from the 2008-2009 idea book and catalogue for FREE. If you would like a copy of the idea book why not have a work shop and recieve it for free, or you can purchase it from me.
Please note my email adress is

Wishing you all a safe, happy healthy 2009.