Friday, 24 April 2009

Pocket Silhouettes

Here is the third card we made that I was telling you about yesterday:Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Whisper White

Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun and Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon (very nice ribbon)

The colours of this card were inspired from a card I saw on Sarah Klass' blog. I very rarely use summer sun but I really like this colour combination. This card is also really easy to make. To line up each image I got the ladies to line the top of the stamp with the top of the white cardstock and I stamped the image in the centre first. All the ladies cards were lined up perfectly. This card looks great using all four images from this stamp set.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Upsy Daisy

I thought I would show you a some cards we made at a workshop a little while ago. The ladies attending were all beginners so I wanted to make some nice simple cards so they would enjoy card making. Here is the first card we made:

Stamp set: Upsy Daisy

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa and Sahara Sand Marker

This is such a simple card. The only thing that took a little time was using the marker to give a bit of a shadow effect on the left of the image. This picture doesn't really show this well but it is there.

The second card we made is this one:Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy and On Your Birthday

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla

Ink: Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Candy Lane Paper and Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (which I love)

I really like this card and so did the ladies. Again this card was really easy to make as well. To make tying the ribbon easier I got the ladies to firstly attach the lenght of ribbon at each side on the back and then cut a smaller piece of ribbon to slide underneath and tie it in a knot. All the ladies did really well with all the cards we made and I hope they had fun making them.I will show you the other card we made tomorrow.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Pocket Silhouettes Gift Card Set

I love this set (Pocket Silhouettes); it was one of the first sets from the new catalogue on my wish list. I used it in a workshop the other day (I will show you the card later) and I used it to make a Hostess thankyou set (Hi Narelle) using the cute Gift Cards. I made 4 cards using one of each of the stamps and made a little folder to hold them all in. Here is the Gift Card folder:Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes

Cardstock: Choc Chip, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and White

Accessories: Choc Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper, Choc Chip grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch

Here is a picture of the inside:

Here are individual photos of the cards inside:

I was really pleased with how it turned out and it was so easy; and everyone loved it.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

A little Easter Treat

I thought I would make up just a little something for a couple of my work friends for Easter. It's nothing fancy but here it is: I just wanted to put a couple of eggs in a bag so I bought some little Lindt rabbits and eggs and put them in a medium size cellophane bag. Because the eggs were wrapped in red and gold I thought I would use matching colours when making the tag and choosing the ribbon therefore I have used Summer Sun (as I didn't have any gold cardstock) and Whisper White for the tag with Real Red ink. I used the Real Red grosgrain ribbon to tie around the top of the bag and the cropadile to punch a hole for the ribbon the go through the tag - very very quick and easy. I think they look cute.
After I finished putting them in their bags I thought I would work out the calories (as you do just to ruin things!) and the total came to 420 calories for the 5 chocolates that are in there.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


I wanted to make a card using the Masking technique so I thought what better stamp set than A Happy Heart to use for it. The heart in this stamp set is perfect for masking. Here is the card I made:Stamp sets: A Happy Heart and Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Choc Chip
Accessories: Dimensionals, Choc Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Ginger Blossom paper and Dotto

This is a really simple card. The thing that took the most time was cutting out the hearts. For this technique you need to stamp the heart image onto a piece of paper and cut it out slightly smaller that the image; this makes sure you don't get white spaces in between the hearts when you do your stamping. Then I started in the middle with the red heart and stamped it onto white cardstock. I then placed the piece of paper I cut out earlier over the image and stamped another heart in pink on either side of the first heart, take the piece of paper away and repeat process as many times as you would like. I wanted 5 hearts in total so I repeated the process another 2 times. I then cut the entire heart image out and mounted it using dimensionals. I then attached a piece of Ginger Blossom paper (now retired) as it went so well and added a little ribbon and greeting - too easy.

Monday, 6 April 2009



If there is anything on the list you would like you can email me here and I will post them out to you. Prices are listed below but I am flexible and postage will depend on weight.

Level 1 Hostess Sets - all unmounted
Party Punch - $20
Oh, So Lovely - $20
From the Garden - $20
For a Friend - $20
A Little Bit of Happiness - $20

Level 2 Hostess Set - mounted but barely used
In The Spotlight - $30

Level 3 Hostess Set - mounted but barely used
Time Well Spent - $40

All other stamp sets are mounted and in good condition
Peaceful Wishes - $30
Pretty Princess - $30
Polka Dots and Paisley - $25
Wild Rose - $40
Petal Prints - $35

Bloomin' - $5

These stamp sets are from the 07/08 catalogue
Olive You - $12
Happy Hearts - $12
It All Adds Up - $16
French Script - $15
Riveting (level 1 hostess set) - $12
Lively Little Ones - $30

Twinkle - $5
Butterflies and Blossoms - $5

In-Colour items
Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava ink pads - $5 ea
A4 Blue Bayou cardstock - unopened - $7
A4 Wild Wasabi cardstock - unopened - $7
A4 River Rock cardstock - 23 sheets - $6.50
12 x 12 textured cardstock - whole packet minue soft sky - $15
12 x 12 cardstock - 2 of each colour except soft sky - $8
Wild Wasabi ribbon - whole role unopened - $10

Kristina's Colour Challenge #48

It has been so long since I've participated in one of Kristina's challenges so I was pleased I had time for this one. Here is the inspiration picture:A couple of new in-colours in this challenge Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss with some Choc Chip and Whisper White. Here is the card I made with the colours:Stamp sets: One of a Kind, Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze
Accessories: blue rhinestone brad, blender pen, piercing tool, dimensionals, scallop edge punch, choc chip wide grosgrain ribbon and stamp-a-ma-jig

I really like using White for card bases sometimes, it gives a clean fresh look I think. Once I had scored the card in half for the side fold I then scored it again 2cm from the fold. This is where the ribbon is attached and tied into a bow on the front. I used the scallop edge punch several times on this card - perhaps I got a little carried away; I was having fun so I guess that's all that matters. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the centre of the flower and then pierced a hole for the rhinestone brad. The piece of Kiwi cardstock on the inside is also scalloped with the scallop facing the centre of the inside of the card.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The new Idea Book and Catalogue is here....

You are going to love the brand new Idea Book and Catalogue; it is full of fabulous stamp set (die cut), lovely papers, ribbons, new punches and lots of accessories and much more. For those that don't have a copy yet here is what the front cover looks like:You can view this catalogue online by clicking on the picture