Showing posts from July, 2012

Tea for two ... or three?

Tea for two,... Me and You... I love my cups of tea. And I love pretty china cups to drink it out of too.
I just couldn't resist stacking these little tea cups from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set in the Autumn/Winter Mini. They are stamped in Expresso, Pear Pizzazz and Tangerine Tango. I used a little Twitterpated Designer Paper in the circle background and a large white scallop that I put through the crimper in two directions to get a type of "seersucker" effect.
The background Pear Pizzaz cardstock is embossed with the Finial Press Embossing Folder. And of course there just had to be a little bit of white "lace" using the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.
Tomorrow is the last day of the mini so if you are interested in any products from it you will have to be quick.

Mmmm... think it might be time for a cup of tea?
What do you think of my new breakfast tea cup decorated with lovely kookaburras? Isn't it perfect to start the day with. Now if I could just manage to "ge…

Christmas in July

Here is a lovely Centre Easel Card design I was shown by my Stampin Up Buddy Carolyn Lindenmayer
I decided to make it with a vintage look.
Here it is open.

A closeup reveals some gold glitter glass sprinkled around on the centre stamped piece.
I have used the lovely bird from Beautiful Season and the log book stamp from the Open Sea Stamp Set (I am keeping my fingers crossed this set returns in the new Catalogue!)
A bit of watercolouring with my Watercolour Wonder Crayons.
I used the Soft Holly Wheel wheeled in versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Very pretty on the Early Expresso Cardstock. The Designer Paper is from Mocha Morning.

This is a favourite class card on the table at the moment.

Remember to contact me if you would like to place an order. Only a month left of the current Catalogue and days left for the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue.

Cup of Tea Anyone?

(click on photo to enlarge)  I just love the way this card turned out. From scraps on my desk! Really! Well... some scraps anyway.
Using the big teacup stamp from Tea Shoppe in the Autumn/Winter Mini.

 I did have to stamp the little buzzy bee from Nature's Walk - Isn't he sweet.
Honey in your tea?
But I already had the teacup stamped in white craft ink and embossed in white embossing powder over daffodil delight cardstock... And.. the piece of Attic Boutique Designer Paper with a circle cut out of it. Just needed to back it with some expresso card and then the little daffodil yellow and pool party flowers to edge the circle. Does that designer paper remind you of a tablecloth?

The Autumn/winter mini finishes July 31st. Please contact me if you would like to place an order.

Come and see what I have on the table next time.

Oranges and Lemons a Double Punch Card.

This is my double punch card using the teacup from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set and the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and Blossom Punch. Orange and Yellow are way out of my comfort zone but I really like how this turned out.

To make a double punch card you hold both card ends together and punch just half the flower.
You put a full punched image on the inside of the card showing through the punched shape.

June and July have been unseasonally wet this year. So I decided I needed a pair of gumboots for the garden. After all our garden is home to whip snakes, metre long water dragons, Blue-tongue lizards, scorpions (yes, we found one floating in the pool!), spiders etc. etc. So a pair of gumboots seemed like a good idea to me.

See the old stockings on top?  That is to keep the creepy crawly's out when I am not wearing them. I think they will all run a mile when they see these coming towards them, don't you! hehe.
Come and visit my table next time. I might even have a cup of tea for you.

Friendship Friday. Whirlygigs and Windmills.

(click on photo to enlarge)   Well it was time to send out some more cards and my Sweets for the Sweet Stamp Set was still on the table..
so what is a girl to do? I hadn't tried these cute little whirlygigs before so I decided to give them a twirl. hehe.
Sending them to some crafty stamping friends meant the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set from the mini catalogue had the perfect words.

I stamped once on the card and then again on a separate piece that I cut out and could pop up with a dimensional. A dark blue mini brad in the centre of each one was the perfect finishing touch.
I decided to use some Poppy Parade because we haven't got much longer before the 2011-2012 in colours will be gone from the catalogue. It was a nice punch of colour with the Pacific Point.

I just love these words "imagine", "create" and "inspire". I think that sums up pretty much what we try to do with our creative work don't you think?

On the home front things have been a bit q…

Candle in the wind...

This candle card is one we did in class last week. I saw this candle on a card by Trish G. and knew I had to make one of my own. I used gloss card for the candle and embossed it with the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. The candle flames are from the builder bird punch.
I used the Elegant Lines Embossing folder on the background Concord Crush Cardstock.

This swirly stamp here is the Baroque Border Wheel. It is done with the Frosty Glitter Technique my friend Carolyn showed me. You stamp with white craft ink then heat emboss with a mixture of heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds. Very glittery. My table looks very sparkly too, and my clothes...and my shoes... and the carpet...hehe
Don't forget to come and check out the cards on my table next time. See you then.

I Love Christmas.

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Well it is true. I do love Christmas and so I felt it deserved a scrapbook page in my All About Me Album.
But wait.... I just couldn't get away from my sweet little candies and gingerbread house I had made previously. Yup! You guessed it.... An over-the-top Christmas Page.
This time I have used Domestic Goddess and Twitterpated Designer Paper and I think they have done pretty well to give the feeling of Christmas.

 Of course a bit of Silver glimmer card and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock doesn't go astray either. The Heard from the Heart Stamp - "welcome Christmas into your heart" is perfect for this page as are the Merry and Type Stamps I used to embellish the pages.

Have I got you feeling all Christmassy now? Hope so -cause there are a few more Christmas Cards on the table at the moment. Come back and see them next time.

Candy Class.

As promised I have made a quick tutorial for you on making your own peppermint candies.

 Here are the various size punches I have used. Circle Punches: 1 inch; 3/4 inch; itty bitty circle punch plus I used a heart from the Heart to Heart Punch.

Another shiny peppermint swirl candy. (Whoops!! should have used my Embossing Buddy first before stamping!!!)

Finally to get the thicker embellishment - more like chipboard in thickness just punch out extra pieces of cardstock 2 or 3 extra and layer them under your candy.

Now what else to do with all these peppermint swirl candies on the table???!!!!

Sweet as Candy.

Come and see what cards I have on the table today. I guarantee it will be a sweet surprise! hehe!

 click on photo to enlarge.  I admit it! I have a weakness for peppermint candy. So when I saw a magnificent looking candy in the Sweets for the Sweet Set - I just had to have it!
First up I had to make some "sweet candy" flowers. The cardstock is Melon Mambo and the Designer Paper is from Domestic Goddess. This card was for my sweet niece Ashleigh.

Then I created a Christmas Card with Season of Joy Stamp Set. Island Indigo Cardstock and Regal Rose and Rose Red Ink. And lots of dazzling diamonds! The swirl is from Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit using silver glimmer card.
(click on photo to enlarge) And finally I went all out with my peppermint candies:-
 (click on photo to enlarge) I actually dreamed about this card. Would you believe it?!
Pink Pirouette Card base. Cherry cobbler and silver glimmer cardstock matt. Twitterpated designer paper.
Cajun Craze for the gingerbread house (of cours…

Engagement Card

(click photo to enlarge) We were off to an Engagement Party this weekend in Gatton. Here is a card I made for the happy pair. I used the Apothecary Art Stamp Set with Night of Navy and Pool Party Cardstock and a bit of Brushed Silver Card as well.The card was inspired by several cards by my good Stampin Up friend Carolyn Lindenmayer. You can visit her at her blog
It is a bit hard to see but I have made some of the little pool party flowers 3D.
And I have used a frosty glitter technique with the Baroque Border Wheel.
This technique uses white craft ink sprinkled with a mixture of heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds and heat embossed to make it nice and sparkly.

Gatton is in the Lockyer Valley and a farming area. The father of the bride to be wanted to show us his calves. So here I am looking not so keen on the idea of tramping around a cattle yard at night! hehe! Especially with all the cow pats to avoid. Bad news - Clem walked in a …

Friendship Friday!

Too many cards in your Stash?
I know I have. So how about a "Friendship Friday". A day to make or choose a quick card to send to a friend. To say "hello"..or .."I think you are great."..or,.."Just thinking of you".

(click on photo to enlarge)  Here is my card I am sending off today. I first saw this little birdy coloured in black on a card by Paula Dobson.

The bird is from the stamp set Every Moments and is an outline stamp. You just need to colour it in with a black marker to give this lovely shadow effect. The background stamp is from Just Believe. See I have added a few little bashful blue flowers to give a 3 dimensional effect to the picture.

Friday night is Fish and Chips!  Mmmm.. I am getting hungry now. Do you like sweet potato chips?.