Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I swear that time is on a downward slippery slope because there is no way that 2 weeks could have possibly flown by so quickly!! And it is only a few weeks until Christmas. Time once again for another Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Combo - look at those luscious colours - just perfect for Christmas.

This week's prize is again sponsored by icopic.com - so join in for a chance to win. And here is my card - decided to go with a Christmas theme and pulled out a SU! set (Merry, Merry) that I bought ages ago but had not yet used. 


Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Another fabulous week to participate in SPCC. Up to week number 22 and here are the fabulous inspirational colours.

The prize this week is from Whiff of Joy - check it out on the SPCC blog - here. Such a beautiful stamp! 

I thought that these colours were going to defeat me, but then I was flicking through a great new Cosmo Cricket 6x6 pad I bought - Earth Love - and the colours matched perfectly with this weeks combo. So I also used one of my favourite Hero Arts Stamps - F5170 Bouquet Bear. I stamped him on some brown Bo Bunny paper, and used the dotty side for his tummy.

Happy Halloween

Monday, November 2, 2009
Happy Halloween just a few days late to all those who celebrate it. It really isn't very big in Australia, but you seem to see more and more items in shops every year. This year, I joined a group of lovely ladies over at Create on Garden for an 8 hour Halloween Scap-a-thon. It was great to be in a room full of creativity and really had the creative energy giving me inspiration. So of course I had to do a Halloween card, and as I haven't got any Halloween stamps, I went on a search for a digital image, and found the perfect one available from Pink Cat Studio Digi Stamps. This Itty Bitty Betty image is gorgeous, and so easy to download and print and only $3.00!

I decided to do a slider card, that was featured ages ago over at Hero Arts, and used a Hero Arts Alphabet set to do the message inside.

Farewell Card

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This is a card I made for my Boss who has resigned and taken a job up in Queensland, so I did a tropical themed card. I had fun making it as I got to use a whole lot of stamps, the crab from Stampin Up, the trees from an Autumn Leaves set, the sun from a Papertrey Ink set, the alphabet from a hero Arts set, the Hero Arts Cloud background stamp, and then I ran the blue cardstock through the cuttlebug to emboss the waves.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
It's been awhile since I have done a posting - been really busy just going about every day life, and have not been spending as much time doing cards lately. I think I am also really tired and when I get home from work and have put my son to bed, I look longingly over at my craft bench then stumble off to bed exhausted!

So what else is there to inspire me more but another SPCC week!!!! And let me just say that I really struggled with these colours. I usually go for the pinks, greens and purples, even like using brown. But these rust and yellowy orange shades really had me struggling. 

Our fabulous sponsor this week is DRS Designs. DRS are a family owned company and have a fabulous range of high quality, wood mounted rubber stamps as well as unmounted rubber depending on your preference. DRS is offering a $15 gift certificate for this week's winner!

Here is my card - I wanted a birthday card for a male friend. Used my Making Memories Slice - Noteworthy card, and also my Cuttlebug to emboss the circles. The rub on sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

Baby Cards

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Here is a couple of baby cards I did a little while ago.

SPCC #18

Monday, October 5, 2009
Another new colour combo over at SPCC - up to number 18! This week the colours are:

Here is my card, which is a waterfall card - so you pull the tab and it reveals all the stamps, which I have used the Stampin Up set - Trendy Trees. I have tried to make the tree look like it is turning for autumn, and loosing its leaves. The backgrounds are embossed with the cuttlebug.

SPCC Christmas Combo #4

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sam over at SPCC has been putting together some fantastic inspirational Christmas colour combos to inspire you to get started on all those Christmas cards that need to be done - it is only 12 weeks until Christmas!!! Scary I know!. So here are this week's colours.

And here is my card. I used the fabulous new stamps from Hero Arts CL357 Holiday Dolls. The Christmas Paper is from Cosmo Cricket's new Jolly By Golly range - I used paper from their 6x6 pad. Buttons are from Daisyd's Tiny Treasures, and other paper from Bo Bunny and Bazzil. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart's range - Walnut.

More Christmas Cards

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I have been designing some more Christmas cards for my card classes at Create on Garden. Got my hands on some of the gorgeous new Hero Arts stamps, and here is the cards I will teach.

For this first card I used the HA Wooden stamp K5260 - Three Penguins, and cute the penguins out. Then I coloured in with Copic Markers and cut the card stock to look like 2 snow covered hills, to create 2 flaps that open up. I used  the snow flake stamps from HA CL357 - Holiday Dolls. I stamped with a glue pad and then sprinked over glitter.

For this next card I used my old faithful HA Holly Flourish background stamp, and stamped it with Green ink onto white cardstock. Then I used red pearls from Kaisercraft for the holly berries. The ribbon is also from Kaisercraft. The red button I think is from Basic Grey. For the sentiment I used the Hero Arts set CL354 Let the Angels Sing. I cut the sentiment in half so that it is easier to play around with.

For my third card I wanted it to be all about the stamped images and used the super cute HA Cl354 let the Angles Sing set. I glittered the wings (of course) and colour in with watercolour pencils. The images are so cute and really do not need much added to them.

SPCC #16

Up to number 16 already at SPCC - WOW! Everyone's contributions have been fantastic - I am amazed at the creations everyone comes up with each week. So this week the colours are set out below - great colours - could go really well for a Christmas feel too.

Our sponsor this week is Such Sweet Tierney, who designs her own hand painted buttons.

And here is my card. I think the button is one from a Basic Grey set, the ribbon is from Martha Stewart, I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder on the aqua paper and then used the Fiskars threading water edge punch. The patterned paper is from Kraft Cuts - Fancy Paper. The Birthday sentiment is from Hero Arts Set CL139 Birthday Messages.

I loved these colours and the paper so much I also did a second card!

My First Hero Arts Challenge Win!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009
I am so excited to have been picked as the fresh face winner on the Hero Arts Blog for last weeks "manweek" challenge. I feel so honoured - I always ooohh and aaahh over all the winner's work and so it was a huge surprise to open up the Hero Arts Blog today and see my card front and centre.

Thankyou for all the lovely comments on Flickr too.

For this card I used HA CL335 - Happy Dad's Day and also the woodgrain background stamp.

Father's Day 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This is the card that I made on behalf of my 4 year old son for Daddy. I was so excited to receive the My Cute Stamps set (Eeek! A Monster!) set in the mail the other day, and was itching to break it out. This seemed the perfect occasion. I hand wrote "from your little monster!" under the greeting.

The Happy Father's Day came from Hero Arts set CL335 - Happy Dad's Day.

SPCC #14 - More monsters.

I swear that the weeks are flying by quicker and quicker. No sooner has my last post for SPCC been added then it is time for another on - even though they are only every 2 weeks. This week is a great colour combo for cards for all those men in our lives. I am really enjoying making masculine cards at the moment, love the blues, browns, greys, greens etc that always seem to go into the cards I make for men.

So this week over at SPCC - come and play along with these fabulous colours!

Here is my little monster card - I loved making this card sooo much. As I have a 4 year old son, I am always adding to my stamp sets with boy orientated stamps - monsters, aliens, rockets, trains, trucks, cars etc. This is a cool stamp set from October Afternoon - Night Light Clear Stamps - ST-345. The sentiment is from Hero Arts - Happiness Messages - CL148.

Cute little Monster.

Monday, September 7, 2009
I have recently purchased a few monster stamp sets, particularly for my son Riley, who love to colour in the stamped images. This fab set is from October Afternoon - Night Light set. I did this card for a friend who was in quite a bad motorbike accident. So I wrapped the little monster's leg in a tiny piece of bandage!

Hero Arts Challenge - Color It

Monday, August 31, 2009
The latest challenge over on the Hero Arts Blog is to Color It! So I have used my water colour pencils to colour in my little scene to make this card below. It's a little hard to see in the photo but the fairy has glittery wings and I made a fairy dust (glitter) trail too.
Supplies - Hero Arts Stamps - CL305 and CL261, Bazzill paper, Bockingford Watercolour Paper.

Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call

Friday, August 28, 2009
Wow, I am excited about this - I found a design team call for a fabulous new online shop called Your Next Stamp. They have the cutest range of stamps, I especially love their Under the Sea range - sooo cute. So to be in the running to be in the design team, I have to post 2 of my best cards, so here they are... These are 2 recent cards that I really like..

Wish me luck! Now back to more stamping!!!

SPCC #12

Monday, August 24, 2009
Another lovely Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo - up to #12. Look at these gorgeous bright colours. Makes you think of spring and summer.
Once again the fabulous iCopic.com are our sponsor offering a fabulous prize for one lucky person, so play along for your chance to win. The winner this week will win a set of Copic Ciao - Set of 8 Manga Muted Colours Marker Kit and 1 Multiliner pen. This set normally retails for about $40.
I had so much fun doing this one. Used the cute Carousel Stamp (4010E) from Stamp-It. Also used some wonderful copics - BG01 Aqua Blue, YR04 Chrome Orange, RV23 Pure Pink. I also used the pink copic to colour in the pink flowers.

More Blog Candy!

Friday, August 21, 2009
So many wonderful people giving away fabulous blog candy! Head over to Stephanie's blog at http://stampingsharing.blogspot.com/ and have a look around - you'll get some great inspiration and a chance to win this great blog candy!

Great Blog Candy

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Head on over to Lacey's Blog - here - and check out the awesome blog candy she is giving away to celebrate getting 100,000 hits. Well done Lacey.

SPCC #11 - More chances to win Copics!

Another challenge has been posted over at Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Combo Challenges. The colours look tricky, but green and brown go really well together - look at nature!
Fabulous iCopic.com are the sponsors again this week. They are our sponsors for the whole month! Thanks so much iCopic.com!. Look at the prize below that you can win - fantastic!
So, although it wasn't my Diva week at SPCC, I have made a card for the challenge - and I will be giving it to my Gran who turned 87 on Friday! Happy Birthday Gran. I used a sentiment from the Stampin Up Tiny Messages set and the background is actually a cuttlebug Folder - Victorian - which I used as a stamp. Embossed with versamark, ran it through the Cuttlebug and then embossed with white embossing powder.

2 more cards

Sunday, August 16, 2009
Still on holidays and still making cards - getting inspired at the moment, so the ideas are flowing which is always nice.

I was given the beautiful Cristina Re paper for this card, and it went perfect with the asian doll from the Hero Arts Four Dolls set (CL297). You'll also notice that it is the same paper that my husband used to make my banner.

I stamped the flower in the background with versamark ink then clear embossed it. I then used the Tim Holtz inking tool to rub on the pink ink to really bring out the flowers. I also used black flock on the doll's hair, it worked really well. The sentiment comes from the Sparkle Clear Mini Messages set (CL307). I also used the reverse side of the paper to line the inside of the card, and I folded the card so that you could see the inside on the card when it was closed.
For this card I broke out my Hero Arts High Heels set (CL303). I also used the Background Flourish stamp S5034 with a glue pad and then sprinkled with glitter. Also used glitter on the shoes, so the card is really sparkly.

My First Blog Award!

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wow, I feel so special - my first blog award - thanks so much Stacey over at Scrappin' Everyday Life.
This award is called the "Eye Like Your Style" from Janis at Pause, Dream, Enjoy. This beautiful award was created by her daughter.

The rules are easy....
1) by accepting this award you recognize that the giver "likes your style."
2) you agree to proudly display this award on your blog and post a link back to the giver.
3) you will share this award with those whose styles you like...because there are so many wonderful blogs out there!

So I am going to share this with:
2. Lysa

Check them out and see their great work!

Next Card Class

I am quite excited about the next card class I am teaching at Create on Garden. I got my hands on some of the beautiful new paper from Kaisercraft's Loire Valley Collection, played around with my stamps and this is what I came up with. I had supplies left over, and as the card did not take very long to make, I decided to add 2 smaller cards, one a gift tag, and the other a small card - no point wasting paper is there!!

I stamped the owl (Hero Arts - F5210 Curious Owl) on two of the patterned papers, then cut them out and layered them. Stamped the branch from Hero Arts CL337 Birds and Branches and cut it out and layered it. The sentiment is from Hero Arts CL180 Happy Greetings.
Couldn't resist using the bird stamp below from the Birds and Branches set, and had to bling him up with blue gems, and one little red one for luck!! Then used a glue pen and glitter to do his curl and his tummy. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts CL255 Holiday Wishes.
Then I had just enough of scrap to do a little gift tag - simple, quick, yet effective and useful.

Thanks to a wonderful hubby!

Just like to say a huge thankyou to a wonderful and talented hubby who prettied up my blog. Don't you just love it. He is so clever!! I am really thrilled with the result.

Christmas Cards

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Marisa at Create on Garden gave me some beautiful Delish Designs paper to play with to put together some Christmas cards for a possible upcoming class. The paper is so versatile, and you can make so many cards with just the paper and a few embellishments - ribbon, flowers, etc.

The first 2 use the same concept of the background paper, but I played around with the ribbon colour, cardstock colour, and used different sentiments. The Hero Arts Felt poinsettias are great, and it is great to see that they have them again in their latest Holiday Catalogue that has just been released.

For this card I pulled out the EK Success Retro flower punch to make the flower. The ribbon which is called Bisque - actually looks quite gold, so fits in nicely.
I made 4 other cards as well with the papers, so in all 7 for the day - yes I did say I was on holidays, so there will be lots of cards churned out over the next 2 weeks - really looking forward to focussed creativitiy!!! And considering that it is ten to two in the morning, perhaps I should go to bed!!


SPCC Finally Friday - Monotone

Finally got around to playing along with one of SPCC's Finally Friday Challenges. This week the wonderful Robbyn has set the challenge and it is to make a card in Monotone - picking just one colour. So the colour I picked was purple, and okay, her face is flesh colour - but hey I couldn't really make it purple as well!!!

I actually used paint swatches for the project - no better way to get monotone that using paint colours - so many different purples to put together. I stamped the tree (Hero Arts K5094) with the Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Lilac - then embossed with clear embossing powder. Coloured the doll from Hero Arts CL297 with purple copics after embossing her in black. Then layered it all together with lovely gems, and put on a Bazzil Bling purple card and used Martha Stewart ribbon in Plum and Hydrangea - an here we are.

SPCC #10 - Win 12 Copic Markers!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Hi All - another fantastic week on SPCC. Here are the colours for this week - great inspiration - especially if you want to do Halloween Cards. But being in Australia we don' really do Halloween, so I don't have an Halloween stamps - oh well.
Our sponsor this week is:
iCopic.com as the name suggests is a Copic retailer. They sell all the Copic varieties and accessories for your colouring needs. iCopic.com has awesome prices, great customer service, and an awesome selection. If you need Copic markers, iCopic.com is the place to go, and this week they have offered a fantastic prize - a pack of 12 Copics!!! Amazing - thanks so much iCopic.com - I wish I was in for a chance to win them! I'll just have to drool...
Here is my card - probably my most favourite card that I have ever made - and I used wonderful Copics - love them, love them, love them. I have always been a watercolour pencil girl, so all my images have been really light and shaded. But now I have discovered the wonderful brightness of Copics! I used the following colours: V04 Lilac, YR04 Chrome Orange and Y35 Maize.
I used the copics to colour in some white Kaisercraft flowers, and the paper flowers just sucked the colour in and left them looking amazing and bright. For the flower I used Hero Arts stamp F5158 Heart Winged Butterfly, and stamped him in black and coloured the wings. Then from inspiration from the amazing Ashley - here - I stamped the butterfly with black Staz On onto Acetate and cut it out, bent the wings and overlay it on the coloured butterfly to give it beautiful wings. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Clear Design CL285 and the purple swirl from a Hero Arts Christmas set from a few years ago, which I don't have the number of - sorry. Used a fiskars punch to do the bottom of the card. Gems used from Kaisercraft.

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