Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wedding Card

How cute is this card? I just love it. I made this card for my daughters teacher who is getting married on Friday.She was presented it at school last week at the publishing party, with her gift from the parents club committee which she really loved, a 56 piece Stanley rogers cutlery set.Who wouldn't right.

Materials Used.
  • Cricut expression
  • paper dolls dress up cartridge, cut at 3 1/2"
  • cuttlebug embossing folder, swirls
  • metallic gold paper
  • cardstock
  • 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, very vanilla stampin up
  • scallop oval and oval punch-stampin up
  • corner rounder
  • teeny tiny sentiments stamp set-stampin up
  • peachy keen face stamps
  • prima flowers, pearls,gold heart locket

Friday, September 10, 2010

With Sympathy

I made this card for my girls school teacher as her father recently passed away. I used mellow moss and very vanilla card stock, mellow moss ribbon, scallop oval and oval punch, tiny tiny sentiments,oh so lovely, & french script stamp sets ,always artichoke ink pad, all from stampin up.

wish big

So loving my new butterfly punch from stampin up, it looks so nice and i love how you can make them pop up when you stick 2 together and bend them backwards.And baja breeze is my new fav colour. I goes so well with choc chip too (my other fav) bonus :)

Welcome Baby Kayla

A friend of mine had a baby girl at the end of August, and called her Kayla. Here is the card that i made and finally got around to giving on Tuesday, so bad hey. I used everyday paper dolls to cut out the baby at 3" and stamped the faces on using  peachy keen stamps. I used stampin' up pink pirouette, very vanilla and whisper white card stock and their eyelet border,scallop oval and oval punches and the short and sweet stamp set.

Father's Day card

Hi everyone so it's been awhile since my last post, but been busy with life and new business venture, i recently joined up with Stampin' Up. Any way here is the card i made for my father in law and hubby from the kids.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Moster Wishes

So I got a few male birthdays coming up and thought that these would go a treat with the young lads in my family.And well  basically because i liked them and wanted to use them, we aren't big on Halloween here in oz so don't get to make spooky cards :( like my fellow bloggers.

Materials Used
  • Dress up paper dolls cartridge-all cut at 3 1/2"
  • Peachy Keen face stamps
  • Stampin Up(SU) card stock-close to cocoa,basic black,apricot appeal
  • SU ribbon-old olive,apricot appeal,choc chip,
  • SU punches-oval & tab
  • SU choc chip ink,staz on jet black
  • SU designer series paper-spring flowers
  • DCVW-citrus stack-orange & lime  cardstock
  • monster wishes stamp-penny black dino party set
  • Cuttlebug spots & dots embossing folder
  • White gel pen

Rock On!!

Here is a card i made for hubby's birthday on Monday. I think he will get a kick out of this, being into music and all, yes i left the guitar out but his card last year had guitars so i thought i would give that a miss this year. You no spice it up,lol.

Materials Used
  • Everyday paper dolls cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
  • Peachy keen face stamps
  • silver embossing powder
  • Stampin Up(SU) dazzling diamonds glitter
  • SU  card stock,basic black,very vanilla,kraft
  • SU Designer Series Paper
  • SU word window punch
  • twine
  • SU choc chip ink and dauber
  • DCWV grey card stock

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Monster Wishes



Post It Note Holder

Aren't these monsters so cute!! They were a present from my BFF!! Thanks Kylie :) So i had make a set with them, coz well that's what i do,lol.I Forget to take a pic of the book mark, oops. Thanks for looking have a great day :)

Materials Used
  • Penny Black stamp set -dino party
  • Stampin Up(SU)-card stock-pumpkin pie,night of navy,whisper white
  • SU- ribbon night of navy
  • SU oval punch
  • Patterned paper
  • Markers
  • pencils
  • odourless solvent (for blending with pencils)
  • jet black staz on Ink
  • post it notes 3"x3"
  • 20cm x 8cm note pad

For the Newlyweds

Here is a card i made for a friend of mine, she asked if i could  make a wedding card. I think the bride and groom turned out so adorable.I'm very happy with the way this card turned out. I cut them out with the paper doll dress up cartridge on my cricut expression. Hope she likes it too.

Materials Used
  • Paper doll dress up cartridge- bride and groom cut at 3 1/2"
  • DCVW -Neutrals stack
  • Gold metallic paper
  • Cream embossed wedding paper
  • SU cardstock -very vanilla,basic black,chocolate chip
  • Peachy keen -Everyday character face stamps-pk493
  • SU-word window punch
  • SU-teeny tiny sentiments
  • SU- eyelet border punch
  • SU- very vanilla ribbon
  • Corner rounder
  • Pearls
  • Prima flower
  • Jet black Staz on ink

Just For Ewe Set

Post it Note Holder
Book Mark
Note Book
Here is another set i made, using this cute little lamb from the  create a critter cartridge.
Materials Used
  •  Create a critter cartridge cut at 3"
  • Stampin' Up (SU) card stock-pink pirouette,whisper white,basic black
  • SU designer series paper-candy lane
  • DCVW card stock-white textured,Grey textured
  • SU ribbon-pretty in pink
  • SU scallop oval and oval punch
  • 8cmx20 cm note pad
  • 3"x3" post it notes
  • Jumbo paper clip
  • Just for Ewe printed on computer

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Owl set

Hi again, yep mojo's flowing!! here is another set that i made today, i think these colours go great together really happy with how it all turned out. Better keep on going while it lasts. Happy crafting!!

Materials Used
  • Stampin Up (SU) card stock choc chip,very vanilla, always artichoke
  • SU DSP- bella rose
  • SU ribbon always artichoke
  • SU word window punch
  • My Pink Stamper stamp- Punny-licious (you're a hoot)
  • Owl Stamp- can't remember sorry but so cute
  • Jumbo paper clip
  • post it notes 3"x3"
  • 20cm x 8cm note pad
  • cuttlebug spots and dots folder
  • Pearlescent chocolate dew drop (ink)
  • scallop circle -cricut create a critter 3"
  • circles - fiskars shape cutter, 2", 2 1/2"
  • 11/2" circle punch
  • Hot glue gun
  • double sided tape

Bee Bookmark and Post it Note Holder

Hi everyone, so a few posts back i made a card and matching book,with this little bee, well these are a continuation of that.I'm making sets, card, book, post it note holder and bookmark. So having fun with it too. Will be making heaps of these sets for the upcoming markets. And its a great way to use up all that left over paper from making a single card.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #8

Ok this weeks challenge over at My creative Time with Emma is to make a birthday themed project, so i made this birthday card with doodlecharms cartridge.

Materials Used

  • doodlecharms cartridge- cake at 3"-gypsy Hide contour
  • Stampin Up card stock- choc chip & pink pirouette
  • Stampin Up scallop oval and oval punch
  • Stampin Up choc chip ink
  • DCVW- the sweet stack for cake
  • patterned paper
  • Ribbon-American crafts
  • Pearls
  • pop dots

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #7

This weeks challenge over at My Creative Time with Emma is to make a card with your favorite holiday theme, as you can see Christmas is mine. I used my new doodlecharms cartridge to make the snowman and his accessories were from everyday paper dolls except the top hat which is from dress up paper dolls, just loving those 2 carts so many uses!!
I was having so much fun i had to make a set of 6,lol.

Materials Used
  • doodlecharms snowman cut at 3"- i used hide contour on his face with my gypsy
  • everyday paper dolls -scarf, gloves, beanie
  • dress up paper dolls-top hat
  • peachy keen stamps-pk-493 everyday character face parts
  • cuttlebug embossing folder-snow flakes
  • Stampin Up card stock-whisper white,old olive,real red
  • matstack(gloves & scarf green)
  • metallic white paper
  • Stampin Up stamps-teeny tiny sentiments
  • Staz on jet black ink

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Card and Matching Note Pad Set

So hi again, i was asked by a friend to make an 80th birthday card for their mum, and well this is what i came up with, not too sure if its age appropriate or not but i think its sweet.(soon find out wont i,lol) any way i had to make the matching note pad, i found the tutorial over at split coast stampers and wanted to give it a go. click here for tutorial. The note pads i found at the shop were a bit smaller than the ones in the tutorial so i just measured the pad and worked out the measurements from there. Mine measured 80mm x 200mm x 5mm.

Materials Used

  • Stampin' Up (SU) card stock-bashful blue,barely banana,black
  • SU Designer series paper-Candy Lane
  • Create a critter- bees 3" & 1.6",scallop circle 3", circle 2 1/2"
  • Plantin school book-80 cut at 1 1/2" on shadow
  • SU eyelet border punch
  • SU word window Punch
  • Forest branches cuttlebug embossing folder
  • SU dazzling diamonds
  • SU bashful blue marker
  • Peachy keen stamps -character face parts
  • My pink Stamper stamps-Punny-licious
  • white gel pen
  • chalk for checks
  • ribbon
  • score pal
  • Note Pad

Yay, my new carts arrived today!!!

Hi everyone, i was so excited to get this in the mail today i just had to share with you all. A few weeks ago custom crops had a massive sale on and i just had to have these for the prices. I've been going to get the paper dolls carts for so long , so yay i have them now!! I used the forest branches embossing folder just before and can i say ,love it!!! The sizzix love thingy was a freebie from custom crops haven't opened it up yet, but looks interesting will let you no more when i give it a go.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Clear Envelope Brag Book

I found the tutorial for this brag book the other day and just had to make one,click here for the tutorial
It was really very easy to make and holds ten photo's but you could add more clear envelopes and make it to hold as many pics as you like.

I am entering this in Emma's throwback Thursday challenge #6 , this weeks challenge was to make a project using zooballoo or any cart as long as it is an animal theme.

Materials Used
  • Stampin Up(SU) Card stock-very vanilla,sage shadow,choc chip,old olive,
  • SU ribbon -very vanilla
  • SU Word window Punch
  • Always artichoke ink pad and dauber to ink around croc and grass
  • create a critter-crocodile cut at 1 1/2",grass 1",3/4"
  • DCWV The green stack-background card stock
  • Brads
  • smile crocodile stamp is from Hero arts
  • Pearlescent dew drop
  • Cello bags 5 120mm x 1700mm

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #5

Hi everyone, this weeks challenge over at My Creative Time with Emma is a Baby Theme project of your choice, with the new arrival cartridge or any older cart. Since i don't have that cartridge i used mini monograms, gypsy wanderings and the little sweet pea collection from to cut the socks and rocking horse. This cute little guy is my nephew Zavier Tyler pictured here with his nan :) Thanks for stopping by and have a great day/night :)

Materials Used
  • Gypsy wandering for the word welcome at 1 1/2" welded
  • Mini Monograms for the word Baby at 1 1/2" welded and the ribbon slider charm with It's a boy welded onto it( i thought i was clever to make that,lol) gotta love welding!!
  • Sure cuts alot- collection-little sweet pea -sock and rocking horse cut at 2"
  • ribbon,ric rac
  • card stock and paper
  • white gel pen

Friday, July 2, 2010

Quick Birthday Card

Yesterday we went to a bithday party for a little boy(6 yo) at the last minute (his sister and my girls are friends and his sister decided she didn't want all boys at the party lol) so i whipped up this card for him. I really love the DCVW card stock stacks this is my favorite for sure-The Green stack, so adorable.

Materials Used
  • DCWV -the green stack
  • white card stock
  • DCWV-Citrus stack
  • Stampin Up ribbon -tempting turquoise
  • word window punch
  • happy birthday stamp
  • jet black staz on
  • fiskars circle cutter
  • scissors to cut out beaver and owl, so cute :)

Another Tri-Shutter Card

My mum asked me to make her a card for a friends 28th wedding anniversary and i had to make another tri -shutter card, i love this design so much fun to make.The tutorial for this card is on an earlier post, just scroll down until you find it.
Materials Used
  • Stampin up Card stock- choc chip,pink pirouette
  • SU dsp-candy lane & bella rose
  • Su ribbon
  • buttons
  • brown dmc thread
  • SU choc chip ink pad
  • dabber for inking around the edges
  • Cricuit -Create a critter -scallop circle 3", circle 2 3/4",bird 2 1/2",tag 1 1/2", Plantin Schoolbook 28, 1 1/2"
  • googly eye
  • happy anniversary stamp-studio g

Birdie Note Book

Hi,hope everyone's having a great day/night. It's freezing cold here and I"m sitting in my office with a wheaty bag to keep warm. Week one of the school holidays are over, didn't do much this week, kids went to a birthday party Yesterday and the rest of the week was spent at home, no one has mentioned the B word yet(bored,lol) so that's good. Going to see toy story 3 3D on Tuesday.
Ok, so here is a book i made with the bind it all, i cut all the pages with my guillotine at 4" x 4 " i can cut about 6 pages ok at once with mine, it says i can cut up to 20 but the pages move i find. I even stamped every page with the little bird in the bottom left corner, didn't take too long,lol.
Material Used
  • bind it all
  • black o wire 5/8"
  • A4 copy paper cut at 4" x 4"
  • chipboard
  • patterned paper
  • ribbon
  • My pink stamper stamps punny-licious
  • create a critter- bird
  • Peachy Keen stamp set pk-493 Every day character face parts
  • Stampin Up card stock-Pink pirouette, choc chip
  • Stampin Up pink pirouette ink pad
  • bird stamp- can't remember?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #4

Over at Paper Playtime they are having a Challenge, make a Card, Layout, 3-D Project or any other Paper Craft Project with the theme BUGS, BEES, ANTS, OR LADYBUGS. Well I finally got around to making a bee card with my create a critter cartridge. I just love these little bee's there so cute.
Materials Used
  • Create a critter- hive cut at 3",bee's at 2.75" & 2.21" with hide contour on face with gypsy
  • Yellow,Black,bashful blue and Choc chip card stock-SU
  • Choc Chip Ribbon-SU
  • DCVW card stock -the green stack
  • Peachy Keen stamp set PK-493 Everyday Character Face Parts
  • White gel pen
  • chalk for cheeks
  • Jet black Staz On
  • SU Soft Sky Ink Pad
  • My Pink Stampers Punny-licious stamp set
  • Pearlescent dew drop

Throwback Thursday Challenge #4

This weeks Throwback Thursday challenge over at My Creative Time with Emma is to make a scrapbook page layout or a 2 page layout using Doodlecharms Cartridge or an older cart.
Since i don't have Doodlecharms i used Plantin Schoolbook and Tropical Paradise Theme Set from on my 2 page layout.

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #31

Here is my entry to Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #31, this weeks challenge is a sketch and it can be used for a card or scrapbook layout, i chose a card. derr,lol. I made this card this morning for a baby shower i went to today for my friend Angela, so i thought i would use this sketch. The shower was so much fun and i even won a block of Cadbury Bubbly in one of the games, yummy !

Materials Used

  • Stampin Up card stock-very vanilla, sage shadow & barely banana
  • SU-ribbon
  • cuttle bug swiss dots embossing folder
  • SU marker-sage shadow
  • white gel pen
  • versa mark- for buttons
  • thread
  • create a critter cartridge - umbrella cut at 2",circles 3", 2 1/2"
  • PK stamp set pk-493 everyday character face parts
  • Jet black staz on

Spots & Dots Challenge

Hi everyone, while blog hopping during the week i found this awesome blog, Made by Momo.She has a challenge on every other Tuesday(awesome!!). This months giveaway is the Cindy Loo cartridge and you have until the 29th to enter. This weeks challenge is to make something using Spots & Dots. Here is my entry, i made a Tri-Shutter Card, the tutorial is here

Materials Used

  • Stampin Up Card stock-Always artichoke,choc chip,very vanilla
  • SU DSP- Bella Rose
  • Kaiser Craft- owl paper
  • SU Always artichoke ribbon
  • buttons & thread
  • Pearlescent dew drop(ink)
  • Cuttle bug spots and dots embossing folder
  • Owl stamp set(can't remember by who??)
  • Scallop circle & circle cut on cricut-create a critter at 3",2 3/4",2 1/2", tag from gypsy wanderings at 2"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Trendy Blog Award

Wow, i just received my very first blog award from Jess over at Scrap Obsess with Jess. Thank you Jess :) You can stop by and visit her awesome blog by clicking on the link above.
Now i get to pass this on to 5 other inspiring and trendy blogs of my choice.
Here are the blogs i have chosen to receive this award:

My Creative Time with Emma
You Had Me at Craft
Crafting with Katie
A Scrappy Navy Wife
Scrappin Steph

Stop by and check out these inspiring blogs.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge#3

This weeks challenge over at my Creative Time with Emma is a 3D or altered item using the paper doll cartridge or older cart. I made a bag-a-lope the tutorial is here at . I found it not too hard, i didn't have the same size envelope as in the tutorial but it worked fine with the one i had which was a 229mmx162mm size C5, i scored it in at 1 1/2" at the sides and bottom and cut the top off.

Materials Used

  • Envelope
  • scorer
  • hole punch
  • Little peeps svg collection from cut at 3"
  • Scallop oval
  • Stampin Up card stock-choc chip,ridding hood red
  • Peachy keen stamps-Pk-943 funshine face parts
  • SU DSP-ridding hood red
  • SU choc chip ribbon
  • SU choc chip ink
  • cuttlebug-tiny tags
  • SU-tiny tiny sentiments
  • Prima flower
  • Pearl

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kindergarten Scrapbook Page

Last night i went scrapbooking at our local Scrapbooking group that meet up the third Wednesday of the month, it's been awhile since i've been and i remember why, i'ts so hard to decide what to take, it's not like i can just pack up my office and bring everything,lol, anyway I took some stuff and managed to make 3 layouts.

Anniversary Card

Here is a simple anniversary card i made earlier on in the week, i actually made another the same but in blue as well. I'm getting into the habit of making 2 of everything lately, it's just as easy to while i have everything out.
Materials Used
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
  • White A2 card stock-Reindeer
  • Purple textured card stock
  • Stamp
  • ric rac
  • ribbon
  • purple marker

Elegant Shoe Cards

Isn't this shoe so elegant, i just love it. It's from gypsy wanderings, which is preloaded onto your gypsy when you buy it. I made 2 cards, one from the actual cut out and the other from the negative space.
Materials Used
  • Gypsy wanderings -shoe
  • Stampin Up (SU) cardstock choc chip
  • SU ribbon choc chip
  • SU dsp- bella rose
  • Embossed cream paper
  • Gold metallic paper
  • SU Scallop oval and oval punch
  • stamps for sentiments
  • Pearlesecnt chocolate ink
  • eyelets
  • Twine

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge#2

Ok here is my entry for Emma's throwback Thursday challenge #2 over at My Creative Time. This weeks challenge is make a project with stretch your imagination cartridge or use the colours red, brown and blue, if you don't own it like me.

Materials Used
  • Create a critter cartridge -frame cut at 2.3/4",hedgehog at 1.61" I hid the face
  • Peachy Keen face stamp set PK-943 funshine face parts
  • SU cardstock choc chip
  • Red cardstock -Sam & Lucy Ocean sunset pack(spotlight)
  • DCWV-The green stack(spotted top layer hedgehog)
  • SU dsp
  • SU ribbon choc chip
  • SU eyelet punch
  • Sentiment-can't remember??(from big w)
  • Pearlescent chocolate Ink

Friday, June 11, 2010

My first scrapbook page with my gypsy

Hi everyone! hope your having a good day/night? This photo doesn't do any justice for the colours in this layout, doh! its getting late and the lighting ain't that great. Anyhow i wanted to share with you my very first project using my gypsy. Can i just say i love this little machine, its awesome!!! Still getting the hang of it but i think im getting there.

Can i also just say thank heavens for you tube i was having a bit of trouble updating my cricut and i found a really helpful video from Above Rubies Studio( Little did i realize i wasn't pressing the stop button as well,omg!!

Materials Used
  • Gypsy wandering for all cuts-owl 4", you title 2" welded 2 times,(i made the top layer, i just re sized the owl and rotated to get the right size and had to hide contour on one of the swirls,later i realized i should have hide the little bit on face too.
  • My minds eye-girl-totally girl paper(background)
  • DCVW-the citrus stack,orange textured cardstock
  • lime mat stack
  • SU-purely pomegranate card stock
  • ric rac
  • SU ribbon pumpkin pie
  • My pink Stamper-punny licious stamp set(Whooooo Loves You) hard to see on photo,doh!!
  • buttons
  • twine
  • SU-dazzling diamonds,
  • pink glitter
  • zig 2 way pen
  • Ink-Pearlescent chocolate dew drop

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Proud owner of a Gypsy!!!

Yay, my gypsy turned up this morning!!!! I couldn't stop smiling all the way to the post office to collect it,lol, it seemed to take forever(only 2 1/2 weeks), I was so glad that it was charged when i got it out the box coz i still need a power adapter to suit an Australian power point,(my sister in-law is going to pick one up for me today while out shopping as it is 45km to the nearest dicksmith power house, isn't she a life saver!!)

Well anyway i managed to update it and load all my cartridges onto it,now just got to get the creativity flowing, which it aint at the moment,boo!! Maybe later(hopefully,lol) after i get back from my daughters school for a kitchen garden class,I'm a volunteer and help the kids out and do the dangerous things like opening the ovens(fan forced ovens!! i don't no how many times i forget to stand back when opening the door, that steams far to hot for the kids). Well I better get a wriggle on its almost that time now, so hope your having a good day, c u later alligator :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge#1

Emma from My Creative Time is hosting her first challenge in a new series called"Throwback Thursday." Emma will be spotlighting an older cartridge each Thursday and creating a new project with it. The 1st cartridge she's featuring is " Animal Kingdom", for those who don't own it like me that's okay, you can use any cartridge as long as it is an animal theme.

I used create a critter to cut out my doggy at 4", I tried to make the dalmatian look like a Labrador,lol, I also used the bone and cut it at 1", for the paw prints i used my punches.

I have been meaning to scrapbook these photos for so long, they have been stuck to the front of my fridge for about 12 months. Zola is a Labrador we sponsor through Seeing Eye Dogs Australia she is in training to become a seeing eye dog, she is almost finished her training and when she graduates we will then sponsor another puppy.
Materials Used:
  • Cricut cartridge create a critter ,doggy cut at 4", bone at 1"
  • Plantin schoolbook -Zola cut on roly poly at 3"
  • Accent Essentials-Accent 16s cut at 3"
  • Punches-SU oval punch, 3/4" circle punch,Spiral punch
  • DCWV -the sweet stack
  • Ribbon- Vanilla SU
  • white gel pen