Thursday, 31 January 2013

Happy birthday to you!

My little boy went of to day care today and for the first time in 3 weeks he actually cried when I left, I was left with mixed emotions as I handed him over to the career, sad for leaving him in tears, but knowing he will have a great day, and a slight tinge of happiness that I will be missed.  So with all that emotion bubbling inside I came home and went straight to the craft room and have been busy creating - finally some cards to be proud of (so of my projects lately have been a little lack luster) so I will share a couple with you now.

The first one is from the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Crew

 I have had the Summer Smooches DSP sitting in the cupboard for ages and only ever used 1 page, so out it came and the inspiration took hold to create this card.

Products I used for this card:
Stampin' Up! Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White card stock, Tangerine Tango Ink Pad, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Bakers Twine White, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Brights Designer buttons and Patterned Party Stamp set.
I have entered this card into:

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #27

Products I used for this card:
Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette Card stock, Versamark Ink, Lucky Limeade Ink Pad, White Embossing Powder, Bordering on Romance and Vintage Verses Stamp Sets, Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Products I used for this card:

Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Green Gumball and Whisper White Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Modern Label Punch, Summer Smooches DSP.  Copic Markers Y15, V15, G02 and E71.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Very wet weekend

Good evening all,

Firstly I hope everyone in Queensland is coping well with all this wild weather we have had the last few days.  I have had one very kranky baby with a bad dose of cabin fever, I even braved the wet to push him on the swing this morning just to break the stress of being trapped in the house.  But I do have to thank mother nature for a couple of things, 1 my rain water tank is full and I can do all my washing without wasting town water, 2 my grass is green again and my veges are growing and 3 I have had 4 days of crafting, WOOHOO!  well actually its 2 and half as it too me 1.5 days to clean up my craft room and find all the goodies I had forgotten about.

But I have managed to make a few cards and 4 scrapbook layouts (photos from over a year ago I never got round to doing), so I am feeling pretty good about that :)

Here is the first card I made with some inspiration from a couple of my new favourite blogs.
Paper Craft Crew and Create with Connie and Mary.

Sorry about the photo quality the lighting is not so good in my office.

Products I used to create this:
Stampin' Up! - Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple and Pretty in Pink , Very Vanilla Cardstock and Ink, Elegant Butterfly punch, Modern Label Punch, Papillon Potpourri, Hearts a Flutter, My little Valentine and Calendar Alpha's (retired) stamp sets. Heats a Flutter Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Honeycomb Embossing Folder

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

First Mini Album

Good evening,

Just wanted to share something a little different i have been working on the last few days.

This is an 8 x 8 mini album (created from scratch with help from Judy Goodson on Youtube - you can view the video here). 

I have used Graphic 45 "A place in time" series paper and chipboard pieces to do all my pages. I had been admiring this set since it came out and finally got my hands on it and went to work - 3 days later this is the finished product.

Please click on the images below and go to my Facebook page were you can see all the pages (and you can like my page while you're there).

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge 235

Hope everyone is having a good afternoon, 

I have been busy with assessments this afternoon and decided I needed a break and what better way to take a break than with some card making.  

So with a little help and inspiration from the ladies at Create with Connie and Mary with their wonderful sketch challenges 

I have made this Easter Card, I love the simplicity of this card and I think Island Indigo may be my new favourite colour.

Products I used in this card:
Stampin' Up! Island Indigo card-stock and Ink pad, Crumb Cake card-stock, Crochet Trim, Bitty Banners Framelits, Basic Jewels Pearls, Everybunny Stamp Set.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sale-A-Bration Time

Good Morning everyone,  

It's that time of year again SALE-A-BRATION time!  When you can get yourself lots of extra free Stampin' Up! products.  

* You can get these awesome products by hosting a party (free products for qualifying parties + regular hostess benefits), 

* Placing an order (every $100 spent you get to choose a free item) or 

* becoming a demonstrator (get an extra 25% of products in your starter kit that's $294 worth of products for only $169) awesome value!

Check out the flyer below for more info, then contact me to book a workshop, place an order or join my team, and you'll be on your way to freebies galore :)

Don't wait this promo is only for a limited time.

Monday, 21 January 2013

First Class of 2013

Good morning everyone,

With only a couple of days left to sign up for the Card Keeper Class.  I thought i would share a sneak peek photo of what we will be creating.

This is a great little box to store all of the cards we will be creating over the year.  This class is only $18, so sign up today to reserve your spot!

Please note colours/paper may vary from the one shown above.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Happy B-Day

Me again, with another card inspired by the Paper Craft Crew

So without further ado here is my interpretation, I am super happy with the way this one turned out and is nothing like the original plan I had in my head.  
Purple is my favourite colour so any chance I get to make something in purple is a great day for me, and I love the way the silver glimmer paper just give it a little POP!

I used the following Stampin' Up! products to create this card;
Elegant Eggplant Card stock and ink pad, Whisper White Card stock, Crumb Cake Card stock, Summer Smooches DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, 1 1/4" punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Corner Punch, Petite Curly label Punch, Pretty Petites Stamp Set, White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Valentines Day

Hi everyone,

Here is a valentines day card i made today - i know its still a few weeks away but i wanted to play with my new products - they arrived yesterday and i managed to wait a whole 24 hours before having a play.  We will be making this card in my Valentines day card class along with a gift bag full of goodies :)

Made with products from the new 
Seasonal mini catalogue (available 1 February 2013)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Christmas 2011

I have given myself a challenge this year to create at least 1 new layout every week - which means by the end of the year i should have completed 52 layouts and hopefully be up to date with my albums, well that's the plan and here is the 1st page off the rank. Baby's first Christmas!

I will be entering this page in the January Challenge at A2Z Scraplets

Friday, 11 January 2013

Get Well Wishes

Me again, can't believe my 3 post in less than 24 hours, I'm on a roll with the card making, and with so much inspiration out there who can blame me.

This card has been inspired by not 1 but 2 websites this time create with connie and mary and Mojo Monday

Products i used to create this card:
Stampin' Up!: Whisper White, Midnight Muse and Pink Pirouette Card Stocks, Basic Pearls, Pink Pirouette, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green Classic ink Pads, Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Bordering on Romance Stamp Sets, Blender Pens, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbin (Whisper White) and Boho Blossoms punch.

I am entering this into the following Challenges: 

Just for you

I have been inspired by the lovely ladies at Papercraftcrew and their sketch challenge #24, and came up with this little creation (thank you to Sam for having a big nap this morning so mummy could finish this). Enjoy!

I used the following Stampin' Up! products to create my card:
Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake and Summer Starfruit Card stock, International Bazaar DSP, Not Quite Navy Classic Stamp Pad, Scallop Punch (6cm), Round Punch (4.4cm), Bitty Banners Framelits, Artistic Etchings and Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Sets, Designer Buttons (Brights), Whisper White Bakers Twine and Basic Jewels Pearls.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Bloomin Marvelous

A bit of a late post from me tonight but wanted to share this wonderful little card i just created, the crafting bug has finally hit me tonight (its been on holiday for a while i think)

Products I used:
Stampin' Up!: Manhattan Flowers embossing folder, Whisper white cardstock, Itty Bitty shapes punch, Bloomin Marvelous stamp set. Kaisercraft Lime cardstock, American Crafts premium ribbon (green), Mpress flower stamp (name unkown), coloured with Copic markers: E50, Y11, Y15 and Y17.

Entered into: Scrapbook boutique Challenge
Mad For Markers Australia Challenge - my take on Australia, green and gold and beautiful)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Calendar is up

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you all know that my 2013 calendar has been updated till the end of March - I will be added more over the next week.

Have a great weekend and don't forget to do something crafty.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and all ready for the new year ahead!

I myself had a quiet Christmas with family and sadly was asleep before the strike of midnight to ring in the new year - I was awaken by some lively characters next door having a good time and manged to wish my partner a Happy New Year before drifting back to sleep.

As far as crafting goes i have not achieved many of the things i had planned for the holiday's, but I am determined to not let that get in the way of a fruitful year of craft and Stampin' Up!

I will be adding many classes to the calendar over the next couple of days and there are some exciting things coming up, so keep an eye out!

We have a new catalogue coming out on the 1st of February and can't wait to share that with you, there are some lovely new items in this one - including charms, doilies and beautiful new ribbons.

Sale-a-bration is also fast approaching near the end of this month and this is a great opportunity to host a workshop and earn even more free hostess goodies.  Workshop guests can also get themselves free products - its a win, win for everyone. 

I think that's about all for now, have a lovely day and hope to see you all during the year.