Sunday, May 23, 2010

Been busy!

I know it's not uncommon for me to leave it too long between updates, but this time I have a good reason - Abby arrived last week and has been keeping me very busy since then!
This photo was taken at 1 day old but she is now a week old.
She made a appearance after a long labour but weighed in at a very healthy 9lb2 (4.1kg)

These are the announcement cards I've been making. Luckily I had most of the work done ahead of time - hopefully I can find time to finish them off soon!! 

I've used Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac and Whisper White. I also used my Priceless stamp set and Whimsical Words for the insert.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Quick Cards Update

Short of cards for the men in your life?
For the next few months I will be including a 'male-inspired' card in my Quick Cards classes. Hopefully this will give you some ideas and a stock of 'male' cards for your collection.
This card uses the Curly Label Punch Bundle (inc. punch and stamp set - see below). The colours are Basic Grey, Brocade Blue and Night Of Navy. I've also used co-ordinating ribbon, brads and the crimper to embellish.

Please e-mail me with questions, orders, or for class bookings

Friday, May 7, 2010

Manhattan Embossing

These three little bags are made using paper lunch bags and are great for just about any gift! I decorated them using the new Manhattan Flower embossing folder with my Big Shot.
I wondered how many different looks I could achieve, so I had a little play around. For the pink bag I used sponges to gradually ink up the reverse of the embossed image, leaving ink on the raised petals.
The embossing folders are great value at just $18.95 - they are a good size too, with each folder measuring 11.4cm x 14.6cm

E-mail me today to order -  

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baby Shower

I've been meaning to post this photo for a long time, but it's been sitting on my camera's memory card for a while.

What a cute idea for a baby shower - this 'nappy cake' was made by Julia Leece - a very creative SU! Demonstrator in our team.
Thanks Julia - it took pride of place in my lounge for some time!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mothers Day

This is a great project for Mothers Day. I have used this Flower Pot on scrapbook pages in the past (see previous posts), but this mini version of the Flower Pot is also great for cards.
It has a pull-up section so you can add a message / greeting (see below).
I used my "One of a Kind' Stamp set and Boho Blossome Punch to punch out the flowers. I also used the 5 Petal Flower punch to make some leaves.
Cardstock is Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery. The DSP is Candy Lane.

If you would like to see a tutorial for a full size flower pot click here for Andrea Watford's Blog - she has a downloadable template for the flower pot, which I used but reduced in size to suit my project.

Give it a try this Mothers Day - have fun!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

More Vintage Vogue...

Ok, it's been quite a while since I blogged, and this card has been waiting to be posted here for quite some time! Here it is - Vintage Vogue again but still my favourite set. I used Always Artichoke and Rich Razzleberry, which matched beautifully with the Cottage Garden DSP I used.

This is a great way to embellish your cards and use up those scraps of DPS - the 2-Way glue pen is an ideal adhesive for these small pieces - no mess!

I have this set in the new 'clear mount' style, wich is great for me as it makes storage so much easier. Click here to read more about clear mount stamps or e-mail me to place your order -