Friday, December 31, 2010

January Special

Well now we have got Christmas out of the way its time to move onto the next celebration! Here is a fantastic special for January.

How cool is that and if you buy both the stamp set and the punch you get two free sets of Heart Treat Cups! Click on the picture above which will take you to my Stampin' Up! website for more information. Or just email me at or phone 0413 563 637 to place an order.

While at my website check out the new class dates I have put up. They are as follows:

Friday 21st January at 7pm
January Technique Class - Embossing & Heart Treat Cups
Theme - Valentine's Day
Cost $15 or $12 if you bring your own adhesive
Friday 28th January at 7pm
January Christmas Card Class - get a head start on those Christmas Cards for next year by making 6 cards (2 simple designs so make 3 of each)
Cost $15 or $12 if you bring your own adhesive
Please RSVP to book your spot and for any more details.
Wishing you all a very happy and safe new year. Hoping to catch up with everyone soon at a class or workshop.

Monday, December 27, 2010

MOJO170 Going Vintage

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and got spoilt rotten! I am loving having the hubby home at the moment as it gives me the opportunity to do some craft just for fun. I went to a class at my local scrapbook store last week and had some bits of product left over so thought I would use them for some cards. The sketch over at Mojo Monday this week was a goodie so thought I would give it a go. These papers lend themselves to the vintage look which I must admit is so not me although I absolutely love it just can't seem to get the look I envisage when I start. All well I guess practice makes ..... acceptable?
Here is what I used:
Stamps: Perfect Punchest
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Hollywood Vogue DP by Webster's Pages (I think)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Antique Brad, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embossilit Die, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Ribbon, Pearl
While I was at it I used up some more of the same stuff to make this one. I liked the peacock on the paper so wanted that to feature.

Again not to sure if it works but hey at least I gave it a go. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Echoes of Kindness (retired)

Paper: Pale Plum (retired), same DP. Ink: Clear Versamark

Accessories: Satin Pearl EP, ribbon, flowers, pearls, Martha Stewart Punch, Big Shot, Spellbinders die

Hope you get some crafting time in during the silly season.

Happy stamping and stay safe,


Monday, December 13, 2010

Archer's Naming Day

Last Sunday we held a naming day for our newest addition, Archer. We just had some close friends and family over to help us welcome him into our lives. This is the card I made for him.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Nil

Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White

Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Marina Mist

Accessories: Big Shot, CB folder, Chipboard letter, Marina Mist Satin ribbon, Star Brad (retired)

For the letter I sponged it with Whisper White craft ink and then sponged over the top with the Marina Mist. I didn't put any sentiment on the front as nothing seemed quite appropriate. We had a lovely day although I think he was wondering what all the fuss was about!

Happy Stamping,


Saturday, December 11, 2010

December Frenzy Update

Have you ordered your products from the December Frenzy brochure yet? (click here to see that post) If you haven't already done so get in quick as some stuff is selling quickly. These products will only be available until tomorrow at the special price and then will revert back to the usual price.

100069 Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker Reg. $5.75 Special. $4.03
105115 Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker Reg. $5.75 Special. $4.03
105109 Bravo Burgundy Stampin' Write Marker Reg. $5.75 Special. $3.45

If you would like any of these get in quick! I will be ordering at the latest at 8pm tomorrow night.


Friday, December 10, 2010

When Did Christmas Get Here?

Well I am shocked to realise it is only 2 weeks until Christmas and I am so not ready. As I said earlier my mojo has completely deserted me. Here is something I have made that I was happy with and didn't end up in the bin like everything else!
I'm sure I used a sketch challenge for the card but sorry have no idea which one! Here are close ups of each and what I used.

Materials used:

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Tiny Tags

Paper: Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Retired SU DSP

Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede

Accessories: Elegant Lines EF, Big Shot, Rhinestones, Retired SU Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Red EP, Medium Jewellry Tag Punch, Dimensionals, Merry Details Sizzlit Die, Rhinestone Brad, X-Lg Round Tab Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Sticky Strip

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Frenzy

To celebrate the festive season Stampin' Up! are offering some fantastic specials this month. Save up to 50% on some products. Click here to visit my Stampin' Up! website and check out all the deals.

While you are there check out the new Summer Mini Catalogue. It is packed full of great products and projects.

Sorry this place has been so uninspirational of late - life has got in the way! Hopefully the new year will see me get my mojo back. I am creating but don't really feel up to sharing at the moment. Don't get me wrong am still loving everything and all the exciting new products which you can order through me anytime.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's A Coming!

I have all of a sudden started to panic as Christmas is just around the corner. My kids are madly making lists and pouring over the tonnes of junk mail (literally) that is arriving in our letter box each day. As usual I have not made any Christmas cards so need to get my butt into gear. Am seriously lacking inspiration at the moment. I have all of these gorgeous new products to play with but at the end of the day I am so exhausted dealing with a very grump 6 month old and mischevous 3 year old and not to mention the "I fast becoming a moody teenager" 11 year old that I just can't get motivated to do anything. Hopefully that changes fast. Here is a card we made for the new catalogue launch which is using one of my favourite sets.
Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Contempo Christmas
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Ornament Extra-Large Punch, Silver Brads, Whisper White Ribbon, Dimensionals, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds
When the girls were making this at the launch a very clever bunny decided that stamping the sentiment in Craft White and putting Dazzling Diamonds over the top was much more effective and I have to agree. That is why I love getting together with like minded stampers as great ideas always come out.
Stay tuned for some more christmas cards (hopefully) and don't forget the Christmas promo currently running.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dress Up Christmas!

I know scarily enough it is just around the corner! Get yourself organised with this great promo from Stampin' Up! Until 30th November order one of these great bundles and get an exclusive spool of ribbon free! Also if you host a workshop and have $550 in sales then you can also choose a spool free. Here are the bundles:

Gifted Bundle
Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
124041 (Wood Mount) $66.90
124042 (Clear Mount) $56.90

Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
124045 (Wood Mount) $69.90
124046 (Clear Mount) $59.90

Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel
124043 (Wood Mount Only) $67.90

Delightful Decorations Bundle
Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch
124044 (Wood Mount Only) $72.90
Here are the ribbons you can choose from for free with the purchase of any of these bundles:

Stay tuned as I just got my hands of these and plan on getting into the Christmas spirit and doing some creating. The Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP is divine with 8 sheets of your usual double sided DSP and then 4 sheets of single sided gorgeous flocked paper mmmm texture.

Contact me today to order your bundles and free ribbon or book a workshop to earn yours free too!


Saturday, September 25, 2010


My 3 year old Oscar is obsessed with robots so when I saw this paper I bought it with him in mind. The Cinema Saturday Challenge #96 this week was the movie Ironman. I think this movie although being an action flick is a little bit of a love story as well. It was that which inspired this card. The requirement was also to use metal which is my silver card which has a metallic finish. I also used this weeks sketch on Mojo Monday #157.

Materials Used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated):

Stamps: For You Flower
Paper: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Whisper White, Metallic Silver, Kaisercraft K-Bots DP
Ink: Ruby Red (retired)
Accessories: Small Heart Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Dimensionals, From my stash flower and ribbon
Thanks for stopping by,
PS: For all you Aussie readers - a draw! what the!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pendant Park

This card was for the Creative Card Crew challenge which was Autumn/Fall. Although here we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Summer after a very long, cold winter I thought I would play along. I don't really have any Autumn stamps but with some Autumn colour choices I think I did okay. I used my markers to colour the leaves on the tree all the shades of Autumn.

Materials Used:
Stamps: Pendant Park, Tiny Tags
Paper: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot, CB Woodgrain EB Folder, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circle Scissor Plus, Twill Tape, Medium Jewellry Tag Punch, Crochet Thread
What do you think? Please leave a comment!
Happy stamping,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Double Challenge

My dad asked me to make some thank you cards to send to people he got get well wishes from whilst in hospital and on the loss of his mum. I used Inkspiration Colour Challenge #40 and this weeks sketch on Our Creative Corner.

Materials Used:

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Short & Sweet

Paper: Basic Grey, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tall Tales DSP (retired)

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Rose Red Ribbon (retired), Pearls, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack

Materials Used:

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Upsy Daisy

Paper: So Saffron, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Hostess Pack II DSP (retired)

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Pearls, Rose Red Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack

Thanks for dropping by!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Get Well

The last two months have been quite stressful in my family with my dad being very ill and in hospital. This is a card I made him when he was first admitted.

Materials Used:

Stamps: Lots of Bots

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Unknown DP

Ink: Basic Grey, Black Staz-on. Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle, Circle Scissors Plus, Crimper, Twill Tape, Eyelets

I paper pierced some of the robot to tie him in with the DP. Good news is it looks like dad is on the long road to recovery.

Happy stamping


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sympathy Card

The challenge this week over at Just Add Ink is to make a sympathy card. I made this last week as we said goodbye to my nanna. She was such a beautiful person and I am glad she is no longer in pain but will miss her.

Material Used:
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu DSP (retired)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon
Happy stamping,

A Little Late!

I'm actually going to show you a card! This was for a little friend who's birthday was in July but because I am so slack he only got it last week! Sorry Koen! Hope you enjoyed it though. Sorry mum for that present...

This cute little set first appeared in a mini catalogue a while ago but I am pleased it has returned in the brand new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. Have you got your copy yet? Contact me for yours today - it is beautiful!

Materials Used:
Stamps: Choo Choo, On Your Birthday
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Non-SU DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Dimensionals, Twill Tape, Non-SU Sticker
Stay tuned you may even get another post out of me today!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Catalogue Launch Party

Well the time has finally arrived to welcome in the new catalogue. I must admit that mine has already been well thumbed through! If you live in Adelaide and would like to see it up close and personal why not join me for a launch party!

When: Sunday 19th September at 1pm

Contact me at or phone: 0413 563 637 to reserve your place and address details. I am in the Craigmore area in Adelaide's north. There will be a fab make n take, prizes and giveaways. Cost is $10 which includes your copy of the new catty. If you can't make it to the launch but would like your very own copy then you can pick one up for $10 or I can get one posted directly to you for $15.95.

Off to work on some designs with some great new products. Don't forget you can view the new catty online now by clicking on the link in my sidebar and send me your orders today!


Friday, August 27, 2010

More Great Last Chance Discounts

To make way for all the fantastic new products coming next week these products have been further discounted. There are some absolute bargains with 50% off some of these products! Get in quick though only until next Tuesday and while stocks last - at these prices you need to order today! (Click on the picture above to see the complete list).

Stamp Sets:

116342 pg 42 Big Bold Birthday 50% off $ 26.98

116408 pg 100 Seeing Spots 50% off $ 14.98

116344 pg 121 Big Deal Alphabet 50% off $ 38.98

Cardstock and DSP:

116208 pg 126 In Color card stock (A4) 50% off $ 7.25 SOLD OUT

112042 pg 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% off $ 8.48

112041 pg 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% off $ 8.48

Markers (page 127-128):

105538 Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% off $43.46

105537 Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% off $43.46

105540 Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% off $43.46

105539 Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers 25% off $43.46

105541 Many Marvelous Markers 25% off $175.46

Stampin' Spots (page 128-129):

105550 Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots 25% off $31.46

105551 Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots 25% off $31.46

105552 Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots 25% off $ 31.46

Punches (page 152):

107305 Oval Large punch 50% off $ 15.48

113692 Eyelet border punch 50% off $ 15.48

109043 Scallop Circle punch 50% off $ 15.48

113694 Heart to Heart punch 50% off $ 15.48

112082 Wide Oval punch 50% off $ 15.48

112091 Scallop Edge punch 50% off $ 15.48

113693 Full Heart punch 50% off $ 15.48

112004 AW28* 1-3/4" Circle punch 50% off $ 15.48

116629 CO* Butterfly punch 50% off $ 15.48


104310 pg 155 Crafters' Tool Kit 25% off $ 58.46

*CO=Carryover Flyer*AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue

I have also just received my order for the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. If you would like your very own copy then contact me today. Cost is $10 for locals or $18.90 to post directly to you. I will be having a catalogue launch (date coming soon) so keep an eye out for that as there will be heaps of giveaways and fun things to be had!

Happy stamping,


Friday, August 6, 2010

Helping Hudson Week One Challenges

Well I am just scraping in for the week one challenges over on the Helping Hudson blog. You will have to excuse me but my mojo is severely lacking this week - life is getting in the way! First up is a sketch challenge.

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Cute & Curly
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch
Next up was a colour challenge to use Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Not Quite Navy. I actually did two cards for this one because I really didn't like the first effort but not that impressed by the second one either! Here is the first one:
Here is what I used:
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Pearls from Pretties Kit, Big Shot and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Here is number two:
Here is what I used:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage (Wheel)
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Rose Red
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red
Accessories: Paper Doilie, Pearls from Pretties Kit, Dimensionals
Last but not least was the technique challenge which was rock & roll. This is where you use a light and dark ink and stamp the light colour first and then roll the edges of the stamp in the darker colour. I also used this weeks sketch from Clean & Simple stamping for this one.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Great Friend (coming again soon!), Stem Sayings

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Cottage Wall DSP

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence

Accessories: Filigree brad

So there they all are just in time - don't forget to check out the Helping Hudson blog and make a donation for a worthy cause.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Helping Hudson

Check out this fantastic new blog helping out with a great cause. Hudson is a little boy who needs some help to get a kiddie walker so he can get around and enjoy life. You can donate, purchase tutorials and enter challenges to help out. I will be trying to participate in the challenges to donate some money and hopefully lots of people get on board too. Spread the word on your blog too.


Retirement Time!

Well it is finally here the list of all those products that will be retiring at the end of this month to make way for some fabulous new goodies. It is a huge list with some things up to 50% off! Check out the list here and get your orders to me asap as it is only while stocks last and a couple of things have already sold out!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July Promotion

This months deal is 20% off selected two step stampin' sets. There are some great deals so check them out!

Item 116386 Page 39 Loads of Love Reg Price $39.95 Sale Price $31.96

Item 116342 Page 42 Big Bold Birthday** Reg Price $53.95 Sale Price $43.16

Item 115860 Page 78 A Rose is a Rose** Reg Price $66.95 Sale Price $53.56

Item 116332 Page 86 Playful Petals** Reg Price $52.95 Sale Price $42.36

Item 115770 Page 98 Cheep Talk Reg Price $47.95 Sale Price $38.36

Item 115946 Page 115 Wonderful Favourites Reg Price $39.95 Sale Price $31.96

Item 119187 Page 14* Tiny Tags (wood-mount) Reg Price $38.95 Sale Price $31.16

Item 118592 Page 14* Tiny Tags (clear-mount) Reg Price $28.95 Sale Price $23.16

Item 119163 Page 31* Cottage Garden (wood-mount) Reg Price $32.95 Sale Price $26.36

Item 120003 Page 31* Cottage Garden (clear-mount) Reg Price $24.95 Sale Price $19.96

**Retiring Sets *2010 Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue

(Please add postage and handling to all items of 5% - minimum $5.95)

Contact me today to take advantage of these fantastic offers!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Finally A Few Cards

Sorry I know I have been slack. I have been creating but just don't have time to do everything! Well last Friday was Laurel's 11th birthday and here is the card I made for her.

If you look closely you can just see the Dazzling Diamonds on the love heart eyes and one tooth. Every girl likes bling right! Here is what I used:

Stamps: Just Jawing
Paper: Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Unknown DP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: DazzlingDiamonds, Ribbon, Brad

The next card was for a challenge over on Our Creative Corner - to use blues and greens to celebrate Summer. Well it is definitely not Summer here - it's freezing but I joined in the fun anyway! This was also using this weeks sketch (TESC118) from Taylored Expressions. It does look a little washed out in this photo though.

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Circle Circus, On Your Birthday
Paper: Soft Sky (retired), Whisper White, Kaisercraft Spirograph DP
Ink: Soft Sky (retired), Certainly Celery
Accessories: Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Dimensionals, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8"Circle Punch
This next card was for Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #29. Cindy is hosting this week as Makeesha is OS and she challenged us to use something from our stash. Now I love paper. I buy heaps of it but then I just admire it from afar and don't like to cut into it. So my challenge now to myself is to use those hundreds of sheets of beautiful paper I have! I have had this paper with the matching brads for ages and I think it is just perfect for a teen girl.

I have also been practicing those fab faux bows from the video tutorial by Teneale Williams - I finally did one I'm happy with! Here is what I used:

Stamps: Just Jawing (inside)
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Skull Girl DP by Kaisercraft
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Skull Girl Brad by Kaisercraft, Old Olive Ribbon, Embroidery Thread, Pink Pirouette Button, Dimensionals, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Hope that keeps you going for a little bit and happy stamping!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Deal of the Week 4

Sorry this is a bit late but you still have until Tuesday night to order so I thought I would share it with you anyway. This week is Brads & Ribbon.

109113 Page 149 Square Ice Rhinestone Brads Reg. $19.95 Special $11.97
109111 Page 149 Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads Reg. $19.95 Special $11.97
109112 Page 149 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads Reg. $19.95 Special $11.97
111848 Page 150 Bashful Blue 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Reg. $19.95 Special $10.97
109050 Page 151 Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon Reg. $14.95 Special $8.97

*please add postage & handling to all orders of 5% (minimum $5.95).

Contact me now if you would like to get some of these great products at fantastic savings.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Deal of the Week Number 3

This weeks deal is a great offer on selected stamp sets. Here are the sets on offer:

Page 34 A Happy Heart Reg Price $41.95 Sale Price $20.98

Page 57 Greetings Eight Reg Price $ 49.95 Sale Price $ 24.98

Page 78 Bella's Bloom Reg Price $24.95 Sale Price $14.97

Page 97 Enjoy Every Moment Reg Price $53.95 Sale Price $ 26.98

Page 105 All Scallops Reg Price $55.95 Sale Price $27.98

Save up to 50% on some of these sets! I know there are a few there I will be purchasing. I have A Happy Heart so here is an example using that set. I think this one was a case of someones on splitcoasters but can't remember who.

Contact me if you would like to purchase any of the sale sets before 7pm Tuesday 22nd June.

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Deal of the Week Number 2

Its deal time again this time we have a great special on Designer Series Paper. Until Tuesday 15th June get 35-40% off selected DSP.

112470 pg.132 Haiku Designer Series Paper Reg.$16.95 Sale Price.$10.17
113976 pg.132 Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper Reg.$16.95 Sale Price.$11.02

113992 pg.133 Tea Party Designer Series Paper Reg.$16.95 Sale Price.$10.17

113975 pg.133 Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper Reg.$16.95 Sale Price.$11.02

114037 pg.133 Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP Reg.$22.95 Sale Price.$14.92

These are beautiful papers and I have used them all at one time or another - remember the Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP is a heavyweight paper.

Here are some examples I have made previously with these papers.

Haiku DSP

Pink Flamingo DSP

Tea Party DSP

Raspberry Tart DSP

I have previously posted these cards so would have given credit where due for sketches, cased etc. then but can't remember now!

Contact me to order your greatly discounted DSP today!

Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Deals Of The Week

During June Stampin' Up! will be having Deals of the Week. Every week there will be an exciting new offer available. The first offer for this week is on some of our popular punches. Get 30% off these four punches. Scallop Oval Punch Boho Blossoms Punch Square Scallop Punch Trio Flower Punch

RRP is $30.95 but for this week only you can purchase these punches for $20.12 each (plus P&H). Contact me before 7pm on Tuesday 8th June to order your punches. Don't forget to check back next week for another great offer!

Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Well seem to managing quite well and getting some card making in although I am extremely tired. Archer has settled in well and only gets up 2-3 times a night but it still takes it out of you - forgot how much! This card is for TESC114 and I made it for a birthday for one of Laurel's friends.

This is an easel card which although they look complicated are super easy to make. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Pun Fun

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Brocade Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Watercolour Paper, unknown DP

Ink: Staz-On Black

Accessories: Blender Pen and Ink Pads, Circle Scissor Plus, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Button Bouquet, mini glue dots

Thanks for dropping by and happy stamping!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A New Addition and A Challenge

Well I had a little blogging hiatus. Was a bit busy producing a new son! Archer Thomas Byers arrived into the world on Tuesday 11th May at 4:02am. He was born by emergency c-section as things got a bit hairy there for a while. He weighed 3.6kg/7lb 9oz and 51cm long. He is just beautiful if I do say so myself and is just like a mini Oscar I think. Here is a picture of him with his dad just minutes after birth.

Archer is such a good baby that I have even had time to do some cardmaking! Decided to join in with this weeks sketch challenge over on Taylored Expressions (TESC113) to make this card for my nephews birthday which was Monday but I'm sure they will understand if its a little late (hope).

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Lots of Bots

Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Unknown DP

Ink: Pacific Point, Staz-On Black

Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Dimensionals

I paper pierced the robot with some of the DP and then coloured him with my Stampin' Write markers. He is very cute I think.

Hope you have a stamping day,


Friday, May 7, 2010

Cameo Coral and Tempting Turquoise

A while ago I did a challenge with this colour and sort of got hooked on it! I decided to use this sketch and colour combo for a workshop and had some packs left over and decided to see what sort of different cards I could come up with.

Card one used:
Stamps: Live Life Like You Mean It (Hostess Level I set), Whimsical Words (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink: Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Pearls from Pretties Kit, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch

Card two used:
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, Boho Blossoms Punch, Brad
Card three used:
Stamps: Hello Again (retired), Short & Sweet
Paper: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Garden Green
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Brads
Card four used:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Stem Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral,
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, 3 Heart Punch, Non SU stick on Rhinestones
Sorry for the poor photos but just couldn't get it right that day! Hope this has inspired you on how to use the same sketch and colour combo but get some completely different cards.
Happy Stamping,