Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Baby is 2 Today!!

Just a quick one this morning as we are heading off for a day of play and adventure somewhere. We haven't decided yet! By 8am we had already done the presents and breakfast and got into the serious play with new toys. ( Thank goodness we remembered the batteries and have discovered it is much easier when you set it all up the night before and just wrap over the top. Made for much quicker play time and happier child not waiting for boxes to be opened!)
This is the card I made for my princess. If you would like the details please post me a comment or email me and I will fill you in tonight! Have fun xx

Monday, April 28, 2008

Some Cards for Another Team Swap!

I know I'm mad after doing swaps for convention then turning around and doing another but I LOVE an excuse to get creative ( and means Hubby can't say much when I tell him they have to be done or else! The housework can wait! LOL)

It's also a fantastic resource when you are able to participate in team swaps, which this one is and a great place to share ideas. If you would like more info about how you can become a part of my team, please get in contact and I will send you out a DVD and info pack to look through.

These cards were made using the absolutely gorgeous In Colours, River Rock and Purely Pomegranate with some Watercolour paper, Basic Black and Very Vanilla thrown in as well.
I was also able to use my level 1 set: Oh, so lovely- Both large circle punches and the delicious Scallop Punch. Add to that some designer paper in Pomegranate and River Rock Double stitched Ribbon and your done! Hope the girls like them!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Two more to show today!

These cards were also made using mostly new In Colours and new stamp sets. Both of these cards also have some added 'Bling' from the 'Pretties Kit'. They are on their way to two friends of mine ( one is my downline also) whose birthday's are on Wednesday. I hope they like them both.
If you would like more details about either card, please feel free to send me an email or leave a post here and I will post it. Right now I have my gorgeous almost two year old to go play with! Have fun xx

I Love, Love, Love the new In Colours!!

Ok, So you get the idea?? The new In Colour range has really inspired me this last few days now that I have begun to play with all my new things! I have quite a few cards to make this month so I am trying to do one at least every few days.

This first one to show is for my Brother-in-Law's birthday this weekend. It's always hard coming up with ideas for masculine cards so I scoured the 2008-09 Idea book and catalogue for inspiration. I chose a card on page 70 for the layout and then went from there, changing colours and stamp set used.
For this card I used:
Stamps: Touch of Nature, Happy Everything, It's you Birthday
Cardstock/Inks: Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip, River Rock and Blue Bayou.
Accessories: River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware slide, Scallop Punch and Circle punches and Paper Piercing Tool.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Did you know??

That Rub-ons are not only for cardstock?? They also work really well on glass, plastic, wood, photo frames, candles and most nonporous surfaces.

I had an extra jar lying around from IKEA so decided to jazz it up a bit using our gorgeous new rub-ons from the "Anchored" set. These come with both a white and black sheet and will give any project that extra flair!

And of course filling the jar with lollies was worth it too!! ( That should read to my hubby... "But honey, we need these lollies for my display ideas!!!)

I also added some of our new Double stitched ribbons in Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava Just because I love them! What do you think? Great gift idea?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Goodies to Play with!!!

I have to apologise for my lack of posting this last couple of weeks, However we have been busy. As some would know we have just returned from the annual Stampin' Up! Convention (this year was in Brisbane) and it was the most exhausting, exciting and exhilarating two days of Stampin' fun and learning. Not to mention chatting and catching up with demos from all over Australia and participating in all kinds of swaps and getting FREE stamp sets as well!! ( Will photograph them later for you to see!)

Anyway, here is a card I made last night using a new set called 'Fun and Fast Notes' and the new In Colour, 'Purely Pomegranate'. I also used the new 'Double stitched Ribbon', rhinestone brad from the 'Pretties Kit' and an old favourite, 'Crystal effects' and 'dazzling diamonds' on the flower head! Hope you like it!