Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Birthday To You

It was my Nephew's birthday yesterday and this is the card that I made for him.

I used: Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Brilliant Blue card stock; Basic Black ink; Ahoy, Matey stamp set; Stampin' Write Markers (Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Basic Black, Barely Banana, Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue, Glorious Green), Heat Tool , VersaMark, Stampin' Emboss Powder (Clear), Stampin' Dimensionals, Brads (Silver), Blender Pens.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Be My Valentine

Valentines Day is only just round the corner.

How would you like to impress your partner on Valentine's Day with a card that you created?

Just come along and have a cuppa on Saturday 31 January at 1 pm while we make the card.

All you need to do is to Email me to reserve your seat.

You just need to bring yourself and $5.00 (this covers the refreshments and card materials).

Here is a peak of the card that we are going to make.

Looking forward to meeting you.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mel's & Makeesha's Weekly Challenge

Thought I would be clever this week and combine Mel's and Makeesha's challenges together. It turned out to be harder than I thought. Never again, well maybe... lol

Mel's Weekly Challenge No. 4

The photo is our inspiration and the details for the challenge are as follows:

Colours: White, Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Technique: Kissing technique
Accessory: Stampin' Dimensionals or 3D Dots

Makeesha's Challenge

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge as shown above.

Here is my entry

I used: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence card stock; Bud Basics stamp set; Pretties Kit (Brad, White Half Pearls), 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (Certainly Celery), Stampin' Pastels (Barely Banana, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery) Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Write Markers (Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence), Stampin' Dimensionals, Crafters' Tool Kit (Paper Piercing Tool & Mat), 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Mini Glue Dots.
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Team Challenge No. 2

It was my turn to come up with the conditions for the challenge. The criteria for this challenge is that we all had to use the Seeing Spots stamp set and the colours to use are Summer Sun, More Mustard, Garden Green and Whisper White or Very Vanilla.

Here is the challenge photo.

Here is my card.

The cards that my Team Members have done so far are so amazingly different. I'm so glad that we are all so different otherwise life would be so boring.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Team Challenge No. 1

This is our first Team Challenge for this year. Debbie M was the lucky one to set out the conditions for the challenge.

The conditions were that we had to use Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Gold Embossing and a touch of Real Red, as well as using the packets as inspiration.

Here is my interpretation of the challenge.

It was just amazing how we all interpreted the challenge so differently.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Graduation Card

When I saw the card that my son received from his Aunt for his Graduation, last year, it look a bit familiar. His Aunt, Debbie M, did this card for our first Team Challenge this year. The stamp that she used, it didn't even register with me. I think that I must have seen it on my blond day. lol.

As usual my photo does not do it justice.

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Kristine's Weekly Challenge No 37

I can't believe that I just missed out on being able to enter into Kristina's challenge. Oh well, here are the colours for this week. As we don't have Baja Breeze I substituted it with Soft Sky.

Here is my entry.

This is not a very good photo as I had to take it inside as it is raining.

I used: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock; Fun & Fast Notes (Happy New Baby) stamp set; Soft Sky ink; Stampin' Dimensional, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie), Double Rectangle Punch, Note Card.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Handmade Christmas Cards

Here are the Christmas cards that my family and I received. They all just so lovely.

Top left: Melissa H (Demo), Rose (Family), Karen (Demo).
Bottom left: Melissa M (Family), Jean (Demo).

Top left: Leigh (Demo), Debbie M (Demo/Family), Kylie (Demo).
Bottom left: Leonie (Demo), Kim (Demo)

These cards my son received. Starting from the left we gave him that one and the other one is from his Aunt Melissa M.

The photo's are not the best as I had to take them inside because it was raining.

Again thank you all for the lovely cards that we received for Christmas 2008.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Never-ending Card

This is the card that inspired my son's girlfriend to make her card for him.

My 8 year old nephew made this card and sent it to my son for Christmas. I don't know if his Mother (Debbie M) helped him at all but knowing him I think that he mostly did it on his own. He did a wonderful job, don't you think??

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Sunday, January 4, 2009


It's Sale-A-Bration time again which means when you purchase $100 of Stampin' Up! Products (Idea & Catalogue 2008-2009, Summer Mini Catalogue) you can pick any one of 4 stamp sets for FREE, yes you heard right a FREE from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

For every $100 you spend on Stampin' Up! Products you can pick a FREE stamp set. So if you spent $400 you would be able to pick 4 stamp sets for FREE.

Sale-A-Bration runs from 1st January 2009 to 28th February 2009.

As an EXTRA FREEBIE, if you spend a $100 or more during Sale-A-Bration I will give you the new Idea & Catalogue 2209-2010 for FREE when it comes out in April 2009.

To order or to get a copy of the catalogues please email.

How Clever Is She - Part 2

This is another card that my son's girlfriend made the other day but this one she made for my son.

Now that she has given it to him I can show you all.

This is a Never-Ending Card and I can't remember where I got it from.

This is what was used: Bashful Blue card stock; Bugs & Kissses stamp set; Chocolate Chip ink; Stampin' Write Markers (Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip).

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year


I hope you have all had a lovely start to your New Year.

Thank you all for supporting my blog last year and I hope to see you again this year.