Sunday, 14 December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Wedding Card

This card was very quick and easy to put together. I enjoy working with the Brushed Gold cardstock.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

70th Birthday

This card was created for a great friend who turned 70 this month, she has a great sense of humour, so I knew she would enjoy this card, her husband turned 70 a week later so I will post his card another time.I downloaded the image from MDS and coloured it with blendabilities.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Ornamental Pine 2

I cased this card from Pinterest here it's almost exactly the same with the addition of the sequins, I've used sequins a lot on my Christmas cards, I love to add some bling or sparkle to Christmas cards.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Ornamental Pine

This is my favourite 2014 Christmas stamp set, I cased this card from Billy Moan and changed it just a little, you can find her card Here

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Christmas Wreath Card

This card was inspired by Catherine Pooler her Blog is Here . I used one of the stamps from a "Sale-A-Bration" stamp set "Madison Avenue" to create the wreath. Firstly I punched out a 1-3/4" circle and adhered it with removable tape to the card front and stamped around it twice. I then stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder the decoration using one of the stamps from "Ornament Keepsakes", cut it out with the matching framelits, popped it up with dimensionals. Coloured the rhinestones with the darkest Cherry Cobbler blendie, added silver ribbon and one of last year's "Frosted Finishes" embellishments. The sentiment is from the "Holiday Home" stamp set. Cardstock Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Swallowtail Vellum

I found this card on Pinterest by Sarah Moore, unfortunately her link is no longer live. I love the Swallowtail stamp, it is so easy to make cards with a big impact.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Blended Image

This image is non SU, it has been coloured with blendabilities and all the other materials used  are Stampin' Up products; cardstock, DSP, embossing folder and frosted sequins. I'm really enjoying colouring and blending, it does take a bit of practice and I have watched a variety of videos to help me improve my technique. Before the blendabilities were introduced into our range of products I hadn't thought much about colouring images, however once I started it was hard to put the new alcohol markers down!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Joyful Christmas Wishes

I Just love this "Joyful Christmas" stamp set from last year, absolutely perfect to colour with our blendabilities. The Poinsettia makes such an impact especially when fussy cut and layered and one had to add some mandatory bling in the centre of the flower.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Masking Tape Technique

This is the first time I have tried the "Masking Tape" technique and I had fun creating this card and it was so simple! I used the new "In Colours" ink.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Cased Blended Bloom

This card was cased from the super talented Nikki Spencer Here I have changed it up a bit as I didn't have all the same products available. I love how this card has turned out. The leaves are from the French Foliage stamp set, I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black and then coloured them with the Old Olive Blendabilities and I was very pleased with the result.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Blended Vivid Vases

Have you noticed I'm very "into" my blendabilities at the moment? The Vivid Vases stamp can be used for a number of different cards, making an impact with very little effort. i love how this card turned out. 

Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamp: Vivid Vases
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Blendies: Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Merry Everything

This Christmas card was inspired by Catherine Pooler, visit her site Here my card has some similarities but I changed it up quite a bit. 

Inks: Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, Gumball Green
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Whisper white, silver glitter
Stamps: Merry Everything
Other: Frosted Sequins, Old Olive 1/8" ribbon, 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Regarding Dahlias 1

More fun with my Blendabilities, this time I used the Wisteria Wonder assortment with the Regarding Dahlias stamp set, Memento ink, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White card stock.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Boutique Borders

This card was for a friend that I had made a photo board for, hence the Camera stamp.
Loved how this card turned out. I got this idea from Pinterest and can't find the site, so sorry to the person who posted this card, let me know if you see this and I will acknowledge you.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Blackberry bliss, Hello Honey, crumb cake.
Inks: Blackberry bliss, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist.
Stamps: Boutique borders, Traveler, Itty Bitty Banners

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Christmas Printers Tray

I've used quite a few print outs from MDS to complete this project, the Holiday Homes Template, the Christmas tree at the bottom of the frame and the Santa hat for example. There are also some non SU items such as the bottles of glitter and the wooden embellishments. I have coloured the Rhinestones with our blendies - Cherry Cobbler set. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Blended Bloom 3 D

I have been spending a bit of time using my blendabilities, I have found this colouring is very enjoyable and satisfying, it does take a bit of practise and everyone finds the way that best suits them. This card has a 3D effect by stamping the mat with blended bloom and colouring and then stamping further flowers, fussy cutting and popping up on dimensionals over the base mat. I have also cut out centres for the red flowers and popped them up with dimensionals, although that is hard to see in the photo.
Cardstock: Hello Honey, Whisper White
Ink: Memento
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Stamp: Blended Bloom, Itty Bitty Banners

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Birthday Gift Printers Tray

I made this for a dear friend's birthday, I downloaded the photos from her face book page and as there was a mixture of black and white and colour photos I decided to print them all in black and white, everything used was "Stampin' Up" except the wooden embellishments. My brother-in-law John, very kindly made me 4 of these "Printers trays" as he knew I was having difficulty procuring them at a reasonable price.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Son's Birthday card

This card was made for our eldest son's birthday yesterday, I was very pleased with this card, I cased it from Beckie Roy Here The cardstock colors were Naturals white and smokey slate, the ink Memento, the Traveler stamp set and the hexagon punch. Inside; I used a partial stamp from "Traveler" and the sentiment from "Another great year".

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Fathers Day Card # 7

Fathers Day card number 7. This card has lots of dry embossing on the background mat, the white circles and the die cut letters, which is not obvious in the photo. 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Fathers Day Card # 6

this is the 6th Fathers day card I have made for Family and friends, this one was cased from our own Paula Dobson here mine is slightly different. Thanks for sharing Paula you're a star! This is a cool technique using the dots and stripes decorative masks. 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Fathers Day Lovely as a tree version two

This another version of my previous post same colours, same stamp set, but a different image, I prefer the first one I did.  I used whisper white and basic black card stock, sponging was pumpkin pie and real red and the Lovely as a Tree image was stamped with Momento black.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Fathers Day Lovely as a Tree

I love this card, that I cased from Heather Telford on Pinterest Heather has used another tree stamp and hers is a Thank You card. I used whisper white and basic black card stock, sponging was pumpkin pie and real red and the Lovely as a Tree image was stamped with Momento black, love using this stamp pad.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Vintage Scrapbook Layout

This is a photo of my MIL who is now 84 years old, she asked me to;  "pretty it up" I would have preferred to crop the photo down a bit, however she wanted it to stay this size. I have used Afternoon Picnic DSP, early espresso and very vanilla cardstock, Tea Lace paper doilies, Spiral flower die, pansy, blossom and petite petals punches, crochet  trim, organza ribbon, 5/8 flower trim, antique brads, very vintage buttons and vintage faceted buttons.


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Fathers Day Traveler Stamp Set

This is the first time I have used the Chalk board technique and I'm reasonably happy with the outcome, although I prefer more colour on my cards. The card base is crumb cake with a black mat and the "Traveler"  and "Open Sea" stamp sets, the sentiment is from the "Best Dad Ever" set.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Fathers Day Just Sayin"

I used three of the new  "In Colours"  Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow & Hello Honey, for this Fathers Day card as well as the new Dots and Stripes decorative masks. The sentiment is from the Just Sayin' stamp set and framelits, while the inside says Happy Fathers Day. A little washi tape to finish off.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Just for You Fathers Day

I found this gorgeous card on Pinterest created by Narelle Farrugia Here I have changed the card a little but still love the end result. Thanks for sharing Narelle. This is my 2nd Fathers Day card for this year so far, I have 9 to make in total!! I wonder who will get sick of them first me or "you"?

Fathers day card

The first of many Fathers day cards I have been requested to make. Coloured using the blendabilities, such a great finish to our colouring when using the blendies, no harsh strokes showing up. I sponged the background and matted the stamped image on whisper white, lost lagoon and black cardstock, the base card was also lost lagoon. The stamp is from the Countryside stamp set.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Heart and Stars Decorative Masks

How easy was this! Gift bags/wrapping paper brown paper bags decorated using the Hearts and Stars decorative masks. Non SU ribbon used, however I used my fabulous blendies to colour the Coastal Cabana ribbon, so love my blendies.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Blended Bloom

 I have made a blended bloom card using some of my new products that arrived earlier this week. I'm not sure I like the colours I've used but they are growing on me. I tried using the skin tone assortment of the blendabilities on the blended bloom flower which ended up darker than I wanted so I used the colour lifter to lighten it up. The base card is in natural white cardstock with an early espresso mat and another mat in natural white, which I sponged with early espresso and sahara sand inks using the Hearts and Stars decorative mask. I cut out the blended bloom and used dimensionals to mount it on top of a wood grain embossed piece of brushed gold card and natural chevron ribbon. The centre of the bloom is coloured with Old Olive blendies with a few pearls thrown in.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Project Life

I'm putting together an album for our youngest son using project life cards and accessories, but not the plastic sleeves as I prefer 12 x 12 pages.  I have downloaded the 4 MDS versions and if I don't have what I need, it's extremely easy to print them out. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

New Annual Catalogue

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this new Catalogue and you will too, click on the link below to view the PDF file.

Annual Catalogue PDF 

Ring me, text me, e-mail me, facebook me to arrange a class/workshop.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Train Punch Art

My daughter in-law asked me to create a card for her Grandfather's 80th birthday and it needed to feature a train as he had worked in the industry for years and is still an enthusiast.
I found a tutorial for this card on pinterest posted by Sandy Hancock Thanks for sharing Sandy.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Baby Card

This card is for a friends daughter, I cased this from Lillybet Loves papers here a little different to Elizabeth's as I had to use what I had on hand.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

New In Colours

I thought this was a good way to display the new "In Colours" for 2014-2016, I love all these new colours I cased this design from Dzines by MEG I kept the cards very simple to showcase the colours. I white embossed the words.

Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White.
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss.
Stamp: Swallowtail.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Scrapbook Page

I made this page up after finding a 15 year old photo of my mother and sister, Mum passed away 3 and a half years ago and as my sister was visiting from Melbourne this passed week I wanted her to have the page to take home with her.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Project Life Layout

This page is of our darling youngest grandson, Hunter.

I've used one of the 12x12 Pocket pages from the variety pack, Everyday Adventure Project life card collection, Everyday Adventure Accessory pack, Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp set.
I like to mat my photos so I trimmed the photos, I used the card collection as photo mats.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Petal Parade

I love the "Petal Parade" stamp set and just had to case this card I found on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing Julie Kettlewell I changed it just a little.

Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar.
Other: 1/8" Silver ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Swallowtail Card # 2

This is the 2nd Swallowtail card I made, this time using gold embossing powder and colouring with elegant eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and concord crush. Can't wait for the blendabilities to arrive it will be a lot more effective and easier, when colouring these sort of stamps.

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White.
Stamps: French Foliage, Swallowtail

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Swallowtail Card

I love how this card has turned out, I found this on Pinterest here when the swallowtail stamp first came out I wasn't sure whether I would purchase it or not, however I am so pleased that I did and have made many lovely cards using it, with differing techniques. The Photo doesn't show how gorgeous the gold embossing on the swallowtail is. I sponged the stamp with Summer Starfruit and Pumpkin Pie The backgound is stamped using the Encore gold metallic ink.
129588 - Naturals White
124274 - Crumb Cake

126991 - Summer Starfruit
126945 - Pumpkin Pie
132141- Gold Metallic Encore

Embossing Powder:
109129 - Gold

129216 - Swallowtail
121166 - French Foliage

Monday, 12 May 2014

Display Board with Photos

I recently completed a display board with photos of two of my grandsons and a great niece. I'm really pleased with the way it has turned out. I have used a number of different punches, framelits and stamps, most of the DSP is from the Nursery Nests paper.

Vivid Vases

I've had a little bit of fun with the Vivid Vases stamp and the Watercolor Wonder designer note cards. The idea for the 2nd one came from Patty Bennett Here

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Scrap Book Layout

This is the first page of an album I have just completed. Our youngest son Hamish has spent many years in the theatre so it was time to create an album of photos from some of his performances.

Monday, 5 May 2014

A couple more Mothers Day cards

Here's another couple of Mothers Day cards, naturally these can all be altered to suit other celebrations.

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