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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mojo Monday- Week 116

One of my neices is turning 18 and I was in need of inspiration (christmas preparations has really taken all my inspiration!). Mojo Monday always has such wonderful sketch challenges, killing 2 birds with one stone at this time of year is a real life saver!
Enjoy Mojo Monday week 116....................................

The recipe: (all SU unless stated)
Paper:Summer Picnic
Cardstock: Real red, bashful blue, old olive
Stamps: on your birthday, flight of the butterfly
Accessories: old olive grosgrain ribbon, spellbinders nestabilities, stickles 'crystal', sizzix 'girls are weird' alphabet

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hey Dasher mark II

I just had to use him again!!

Stamps: Dasher
Card: Riding hood red, very vanilla and non SU gold
Ink: non SU pigment gold
accessories: Riding hood red striped ribbon, nestabilities circles and scallop circles, quickutz embossing dots (can't really see them, but they are on the vanilla!), gold embossing powder.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

hey Dasher!

Hey, 2 posts in 2 days!!!!!!
I must apoligise for the photography, I was quickly trying to take photos before I sent off the cards, the photos were only supposed to be for my use to reproduce not to up load here, but time is getting short and here it is!! I just loved this reindeer, another one from my trip to Canada, this stamp you can buy all by itself................. gotta love that!

card stock: real red, very vanilla and old olive
ink: real red and old olive
PTI tree trimming trio (for the Greeting), SU Dasher, SU Patterned Pines
accessories: SU striped ribbon (oops, not the right colour!), buttons from spotlight, nestabilities squares and labels

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Thought for the day:
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller

After a long break................... 'tis christmas

After a break I am having trouble remembering how to write in this blog!! oh well....... lets give it a go anyway. This card is using one of my sets I ordered from their mini while I was in Canada recently, the layout is from the mini also. I just loved the card in the mini and needed to give it a whirl!

card stock: whisper white, real red, old olive
paper: last years- I think it is dashing
stamps: not going to move from my seat to look but will try to update soon!!
accessories: river rock stitched grosgrain, threading water boarder punch, kaiser red rhinestones
thanks for stopping by, hope to be back soon
thought for the day:
"As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big." Donald Trump

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 4

It is on again!- Curtain Call Colour Challenge #4, the colours are an interesting mix that I would never have put together, though I am really happy with how they have worked together! Just go to the link to play along too!

The Recipe:
Card: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Pixie Pink and real red
Ink: pixie pink and real red- bugger not having the brilliant blue ink pad!!!
Stamps: great friend
accessories: scallop boarder punch, real red grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, nestabilities labels #1, retro flower punch, stickles - crystal, kaiser rhinestones.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thank you for the teacher

Rylee and Darcy had their school concert last week, their Music/arts teacher put so much hard work into the classes acts and needed a special thank you. this is what I came up with, filled with home made choc chip cookies ( recipe courtesy of Jenni!) . Flower came from a tutorial by Beate Johns linked from Stacey's Stamping stage.

Recipe: All Stampin' Up unless stated

Paper: Ginger blossom

card: river rock, rose red & cameo coral

Stamp: some dotty one- not sure which one, have tooooooo many dots :)

Accessories: river rock ribbon, circle punches, scallop boarder punch, filigree flower and 1/2 pearl
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Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 3

Good to see that Stacey is back with another Curtain Call, oh how I have missed them :(. If you would like to play along with act 3 just click here!! Without Stacey's challenges to spur me on I must admit that I have been on my own little holiday- well a farming break lets say!!

Here is my addition to the Act....................................

The Recipe:
Card: Kraft, very vanilla, rose red and certainly celery
Paper: Celery designer paper
Stamps: PTI heart prints, PTI Polka dot basics
Ink: whisper white, rose red, certainly celery
Accessories: EK success large and small heart punches, misc buttons, SU twine, rose red grosgrain ribbon, white embossing powder

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Curtain Call colour Challenge- Act 2

Well the time has arrived again to play along with Staceys Curtain Call Act 2, when I first saw the colours I was soooooooo excited and knew instantly that I needed to play along too! the colours I used were Purely Pomegranate (retired- I had no burgundy- grrrrr), Mellow moss, Very Vanilla and So Saffron.

Here is my addition to the Act!

Recipe : All Stampin' Up unless stated
Stamps : Eastern Blooms, inspired by nature,Best yet
Card : Purely Pomegranate, Mellow moss, Very Vanilla and So Saffron.
Ink: Purely Pomegranate Mellow moss, and So Saffron.
Accessories : Mellow moss taffeta ribbon, scallop boarder punch, circle punches, stickles, Martha Stewart butterly punch
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Thought for the day: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

kaitlyn's birthday

Darcy was invited to one of her little school friends birthdays, she loves pink and purple and this is what we came up with! The colours were inspired from one of Stacey's (From Stacey's stamping stage) past Jewellery colour inspirations, the colours were Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, pink Pirouette and whisper white.

Recipe: Stampin'Up unless stated
Card:Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, pink Pirouette and whisper white.
Ink:stazon black, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, pink Pirouette
Stamps: blooming with happiness
accessories: blender pens, ek success boarder punch, nestabilites circles and scallops, cuttlebug 'hippy chick' alphabet, cuttlebug asterix and labels, kaisers rhinestones, stickles, pink grosgrain ribbon.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Curtain Call Colour challenge Act 1

Time for another of Stacey's challenges, previously Jewellery Colour inspiration, check out the new Curtain Call Colour challenge Act 1. Rylee is heading off to a birthday party for Ethan tomorrow night and needed a card, never one to waste time again combine a challenge and a need for a card!!

The recipe: (all stampin' up unless stated)
Card: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy and whisper white
Ink: Night of Navy and whisper white
Markers: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy and white gel pen
Wheels: Happy, Happy Birthday and celebration
Accessories: Large Star and star punches, Cuttlebug Red tag alphabet (includes the long tag), cuttlebug bubbles embossing folder, silver brads, and a wonderful friend who helped when I got stuck- thanks heaps XX

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"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jewellery Inspiration # 46- final :(

Yep- it is another post!! I have just completed it and thought I would strike while the iron is hot (am working tomorrow so no time to up load tomorrow). This is the final Jewellery Inspiration at Stacey's Stamping Stage- a must to do! I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the last few challenges and I love the colours, making me think outside the square and away from my favourites (giving me new favourites- ie yoyo yellow, pink pirouette, vanilla and Kiwi Kiss- see the previous post!)

Recipe- Stampin' Up unless stated
Stamps: Party hearty
Card: Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, ruby Red and Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red
markers: Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, ruby Red
Accessories: Nestabilities circles, 3/4" circle punch, word Window punch, Dotty things

Mojo Monday week 96

This Mojo monday sketch really grabbed me, it was simple and included a circle what more could a girl ask for!! While cruising through Stacey's stamping Stage, I spotted this Jewellery Colour inspiration #43 (an old one) that I just had to try. These are colours that I never in my wildest dreams have put together, but now I am converted- love 'em!!
So once again this week I have combined 2 challenges- even though the jewellery challenge is not current, it still counts- lol!!

the Recipe: (all Stampin up unless stated)
Stamps: Blooming with happiness
Paper: Bella Rose
Card: Pink Pirouette, YoYo Yellow, Kiwi Kiss and very Vanilla
Ink:Stazon- black, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette
Markers: YoYo yellow, pretty in Pink
Accessories: Nestabilites circles, cuttlebug asterisks, cuttlebug tab, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, Pink Pirouette5/8' striped ribbon, blender pen, stickles, kaiser Rhinestones, tiny weeny rhinestones (in the middle of some of the flowers on the dress)
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Birthday Cards for boys

These are some cards I made in April and May for Ange's 2 boys, forgot to take photos of them and then I had to borrow them back- after waiting an acceptable amount of time so they would not be missed by the boys!!

One for Liam:

Stamps: Hero arts happy birthday boarder, Tag time (I kept this set just for the balloons!), celebrations
Card: Old olive or Kiwi kiss (sorry can't remember), tangerine tango, whisper white and night of navy.
Ink: olive or Kiwi, stazon black.
Markers: olive, night of navy
accessories: tangerine striped ribbon, blender pen, circle punch, linen thread

One for Calum:

Recipe:(all stampin' up)
Stamps: Party hearty
Card: Kiwi kiss , whisper white, Pacific point and Tempting Turquoise.
Ink: Kiwi kiss and Tempting Turquoise..
Markers: olive, night of navy
accessories: pacific point striped ribbon, circle punch,

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

One for Angela!

Since I have shared that I renovated my craft room Angela has been asking (and asking!) for some pictures of the final out come. well finally the room is tidy (Rylee is the worst culprit), please excuse the bits of paper on the carpet, the vacuum had not made it to that room when I took the shots!

My space, all goodies at my finger tips, 2 cube shelves squashed together from officeworks.
All my electronic needs satisfied here, TV, dvd player (including DivX), ipod dock- all I need is a fridge and a kettle!

Thank god for Ikea!! Rods and baskets both from ikea, perfect for the punches and ribbons.

OMG!, these are great little cubes from Office works- all the markers can be on display and easily accessible.

Sizzix and cutting corner. Nestabilities are on the wall on magnetic strips from Ikea, easy to access. More baskets waiting (in the background) for another rod to go up and hold more ribbon- :(

And there are shelves under the desk to hid all those difficult to place items like gift bags and boxes and of course paper scraps galore!!

Gallery of cards of recent creations

Darcy and Rylee's area, anything pink is fair game for them! easy to say but in practice is sometimes different!

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Every one is doing it.........may as well give it a go!

I have decided to 'Feel the fear, and do it anyway!' and complete a double challenge Stacey's Jewellery Colour Inspiration #45 , along with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge Week 95.


And here we have the result! .........

The Recipe (all stampin' Up unless stated)
Stamps: Simply said, PTI polka dot basics
Card: Whisper White, Lavender lace, Ruby Red, Purely Pomegrante
Ink: Whisper White, Lavender lace, Ruby Red, Purely Pomegrante
Markers: lavender lace & Ruby Red
Accessories: Wide pomegrante satin ribbon, Blender pen, Lavender Rhinestone brad, nestabilites squares & mega rectangles, unknown lavender polka dot ribbon, paper flower.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jewellery Colour Inspiration challenge #44

A very very quick post today (we have my in-laws coming soon), but I really wanted to make a card for this Colour inspiration challenge as I love the colour combination together (Perfect Plum, Really Rust, more Mustard and Very Vanilla)and was inspired by Ange's design- yet again!


Cardstock: perfect plum, Really rust, Very Vanilla, More Mustard

Stamps: garden whimsy

Ink: More Mustard, Perfect Plum & Really Rust

Accessories: Spellbinders Square nestabilities & labels 3 (?), Wide grosgrain from Spotlight, unknown buckle, Brad from Stampin' Up,scallop boarder punch with diamonds (EK success)

I have Rock n Rolled the Butterflies with the mustard and the rust inks.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Lolly bags

Our Daughter Darcy has turned 8 today (the time has just flown by, where have the past 8 years gone?) She is having a little celebration with 2 of her friends and her little sister Rylee. Every celebration (when your under 12!) needs to have lolly bags to say thank you for coming along, below is what was created with the help of the very talented Lauren Meader's wonderful instructions. A very easy project once you have done the first one! i changed the instructions slightly to enable the design to fit on the front and to use the australian sized card stock. I think I used 8 1/4" x 9 1/2" with a 2" border.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Christening cards

A friend asked me to make some christening cards for a little boy 'Leden', once again I found doing cards for little boys a little challenging but overall am happy with the end product.


Cardstock: SU cool carribean, so saffron, Baja breeze

Paper: Nursury- baby boy from Big W (spotted and striped), the giraffe is cut out from one of the papers

Ink: Baja breeze and so saffron

Stamps: sanded background

Accessories: chipboard letter, SU soft sky ribbon, piercing tool


Card stock: SU barely banana, certainly celery, wasabi.

paper: nursury- baby boy, from Big W

stamps: unknown christening, SU rough edges alphabet

accessories: Nestabilites mega rectangles, spellbinders stars & labels 3 , stickles, wasabi ribbon

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Happy Birthday Tiahn

Last weekend Rylee was invited to a birthday party for one of her friends Tiahn, this is her birthday card- made under strict instructions from Rylee!

The Recipe:
Stamps: Gelatins fairy
Ink: lovely lilac and basic black
Markers: caramel, yellow and almost amethyst
cardstock: SU So saffron, lovely lilac and almost amethyst
Paper: Nursury pack from Big W
accessories: kaiser rhinestones, tiny little rhinetones (crown), Girls r Weird alphabet, nestabilities ovals (thanks Elisa), big shot, stickles, white grosgrain ribbon, lilac organsa ribbon, bling buckle
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