Monday, 28 January 2013

A Couple more Easel Calendars

A couple more Easel Calendars that I have made for the ladies who come to my classes.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Exploding Photo Box

I made this exploding box while in Melbourne to leave with photos for my great niece to keep her in touch with the Kiwi arm of her family. As previously mentioned I have limited supplies to work with, so before punching out the butterflys I stamped crumb cake card stock with one of the flowers from the "a reason to smile" stamp set,then sponged them once I had punched them out, which had the desired effect. The DSP's used were Paisley Petals and Timeless Portrait. Inks were Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Raspberry Ripple.The Lace is non SU.

Scrapbook LO 3

Scrapbook layout 3

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Scrapbook LO 1

While I'm in Melbourne, I've been taking the opportunity to create some scrapbook lay outs using the Timeless Portrait and Paisley Petals DSP's There's that beautiful Vanilla 5/8" flower trim again.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Melbourne SU Class

On Sunday morning I went to a Stampin Up class with my sister in Pakenham, Melbourne. The demo who took the class was Carly, she doesn't have a blog yet so I can't send you to her site. We had a very enjoyable couple of hours and made 4 cards.

Monday, 21 January 2013


Sale A Bration 2013!!

This is the sale many of you (and we!) wait for every year!! 
Join my Stampin' Up Team from now through March 22 and receive 25% more FREE in your starter kit!  Choose $356.50 worth of product for only $189!!
And join during SAB (SaleABration) to kickstart your business, whether full or part time or hobby.  What better time to show Stampin' Up to your friends than when there is a big sale on?
Hostess also receive extra benefits!
Have a party or hostess a class.  Group orders over $350 receive $55 in free product plus a free packet of Silver Glimmer Paper!
Group orders over $700 receive $110 to spend, any item at 50% off, a free packet of Silver Glimmer Paper, AND a free Madison Avenue Product Bundle (stamp set, 3 spools of ribbon, packet of buttons, and 12 sheets of Designer Series Paper!)!!
Contact me to place your group orders or to organize a booking!
And customers receive FREE product!

With every $120 spent, choose any product from the SAB brochure!  Both exclusive SAB products and catalogue products to choose from!  18 different choices!!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Diagonal Male Birthday

A diagonal male birthday card made using Nautical Expedition DSP for the front.

Card stock: Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Easel Calender 2013

As I have already mentioned we are visiting my sister and family in Melbourne, so I have limited Stampin Up supplies available, however I managed to put this wee easel calender together this morning. I'm in love with the new Vanilla 5/8" flower trim as you will see in my next few posts.

Unfortunately the lighting in this photo is not the best and doesn't do justice to the DSP colours.

Card stock: Crumb Cake
DSP: Paisley Petals
Punch: Butterfly punch.
Other: Basic pearls, Vanilla 5/8" flower trim

Friday, 18 January 2013

40th Birthday card Male

My daughter in-law needed a 40th birthday card so out came the clockworks stamp, I know I saw this somewhere on the web, but I'm sorry I can't remember who the Demo was, but I know it was similar to this version.

Cardstock: Confetti White, Early Espresso
Inks: Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Daffodil delight
Stamps: Clockworks, Memorable Moments.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Pleasant Poppies

I'm off to Melbourne today for ten days so that Brian can attend the Australian open and I'll spend time with my sister who lives there. While we are there I will be going to a couple of Stampin Up classes with her. I've got her hooked on Stampin Up and she is going to join up as a demo and come to convention with me in May.
I'm setting up a few posts that I can post while I'm away in Australia and I'm sure we will be doing some crafting while I'm in Melbourne.

This card is the first time I have used my Pleasant Poppies stamp, which I have embossed with Cherry embossing powder. (not sure how that will show up in the photo)
Cardstock: Pirouette Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, which I brayered onto one side of an embossing folder( non SU) before running it through the big shot.
Other: Basic pearls, Primrose Petals satin stitched ribbon.
You will notice there is no sentiment on this card, because I haven't decided what to use yet.

Monday, 14 January 2013

George's 9th Birthday

Today is the card I have made for my 2nd eldest grandson whose 9th birthday is on the 28th January.
I stamped the truck on the cover with Early Espresso and then stamped the truck again in colours and fussy cut before using dimensionals to attach, which is difficult to see in the photo.

Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Whisper white
Inks: Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky limeade, Summer Starfruit
Stamps: I dig you, Party this way,  Memorable moments
It's another card for the family today, this one's for our youngest son's partner, who we all love to bits. this was inspired by one of my favourite demo's Dawn Griffith at

DSP: Timeless Portrait
Cardstock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Ink: Midnight Muse
Punches: Decorative Label, Elegant Butterfly
Other: Paper Doilie, Basic Pearls, Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sisters Birthday

It's time to start crafting again, we have lots of family birthdays this month, two grandsons, my sister and our youngest son's partner. I've had lots of fun using some of the new products from the seasonal catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration products. I really love the new Vanilla 5/8 flower trim and was inspired to create this card for my sister by Stephanie Lamontagne on the Stampin' Connection site.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb cake and Mellow Moss
Stamps: Feeling Sentimental, En Francais and Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Old Olive (to sponge the leaves)
Other: Vanilla 5/8 Flower trim, Basic pearls, Crochet Trim Chantilly 1/2"
Big Shot Framelits - Bitty Banners
Punch: Bird Builder

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Lined Draw string bag

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you have all enjoyed Christmas and New Year. The last of our visitors leave tomorrow, so as you can imagine there has been little time for crafting, I have managed to make up one of the draw string bags that Paula Dobson made for her team as Christmas gifts.
The tutorial comes from Jeni Baker at I used our Designer fabric "Flirtatious"and lined it with calico, as I am a very basic seamstress I found the tutorial easy to follow and very helpful.

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