Feb 22, 2010

Happy Moments and odd and ends

I love the bird cage in the Happy Moments Sale a Bration set!!I have used whisper white on a Kraft card base and stamped Baroque Motifs with Sahara Sand then again with versamark embossed in gold..The cage hangs in the circle window and spins .
I know flower pot cards have been done to death but I had never made one before so I had to have a go!
This is the card when removed from the pot...there I have got that one out of my system now!
And lastly I thought this card would be nice and easy to teach in workshops..I love the leaf stamp that comes in teh Good Neighbours sale a bration set...or is it meant to be a tree???

Feb 18, 2010

Scrapbooking with Bella Rose

This is a layout which appears in the latest issue of Scrapbooking Memories Volume 12 No 2...I was asked to do a layout for their new recipe challenge...the recipe was 1 cardstock, 4 patterned papers (or 2 double sided) 6 brads. 1 chipboard, letters, ribbon and staples..all Stampin Up! except for the lettering...The papers are Bella Rose and the beautiful little girl is my eldest grand daughter Emily...what a little sweetie pie!

My first male stamper

Tonight I had my first male attendee...Jan brought along her son Jamie and his girlfriend Letitia..have to admit I was a bit sceptical at first...but Jamie did a fantastic job..and I promised I would post pics on my blog so Nanna Nora (in the UK) could see...so Nora....here is what you lovely family got up to tonight
here's Jamie
and Letitia
and Jan
and friend Michelle
and here's all of them showing off their projects...well done guys!!! ..and Hello to Nora in the UK!

Feb 17, 2010

Card Tote

I wasn't happy with my previous post for my card tote so I am starting again. This is based on a tutorial by Julie Buhler..I had to change all the dimensions so the envelopes would fit. I have used EnFrancais for the background and Petal Pizzazz for the flower
                This is a side view showing the pockets inside which hold four cards and envelopes
I stuck to simple designs for the cards....This would make a great little present and I had so much fun doing it. My first version which was too short for the envelopes now had some sweet smelling scented thingos inside it and will give it away as a lucky door prize.
I am putting myself to bed now, big day at work tomorrow

Feb 14, 2010

Just Jawin' and some birthday fun!

We had a birthday girl celebrating in class this week!!! (Happy Birthday Bec, hope you have a great weekend away next week). We started a birthday tradition with the birthday crown...I could be mean and use some of the many unflattering shots I took but I used the nice ones instead lol...I made Bec a birthday gift bag box thingo with the Just Jawin set because she loves skulls.
These are the treats inside which included a voucher for a free class (but she isn't allowed to eat the lollies when she comes lol!)

And this is the YUMMO  cheesecake Wendie brought along...quite a few calories in that little baby!
Thankyou to all the wonderful ladies who come along to classes , you make my week and the laughter is good for the soul!!
It's a stinking hot Sunday afternoon and I have just been called into work....OMG I will melt washing hundreds and hundreds of dishes..aaaaarrrrggghhh!
OOps forgot to show you the outside of the gift box..That skull is so cute!

Feb 10, 2010

Aroma gift pack

I love the Reject Shop!! I always find cool little goodies at that place. Last week I came across these glass tubes filled with incense sticks and knew I would have to come up with a way of using them. Well done to those clever people who always come up with original templates, it was a lot harder than I thought to get the dimensions just right for this..anyway it turned out ok...I used Inspired By Nature to stamp the front cover
And this is the inside...I made a little box thingy and tucked scented drawer sachets in the pocket...cute little gift I reckon...we will be making these in class this week...btw the sentiment is one of the free saleabration stamps sets ...I have the other three sets on the way woohoo, gotta love free sruff!

Feb 6, 2010

Bugs and kisses!

I needed to make a gift card holder for a little boy..eeeek!!! I don't do boys!!!! However the Bugs and Kisses set (115912) made it a little easier..I think the grasshopper is my favourite bug...no wait ..the ant..hmm there is also a sweet little lady bug in this set too...ok I like them all!
I also had to make a birthday card for someone, so I got to play with Pun Fun again (115854)...so much you can do with this set..every single stamp is soooo cute...but the hippo is definately my fave (or maybe the bird?). The sentiment is from the Whimsical Words which is one of the free Sale a Bration sets you can earn by hosting a workshop with $600.00 in sales or by purchasing $100 worth of goodies...I have the other three sets coming my way, I can't wait to have a play with them.
I am off to bed to listen to the wonderful sound of rain...it has cooled things down a bit thank heavens, I thought I was going to melt today.
That's all folks!

Feb 3, 2010

Cheers to You

I decided I couldn't live with that horrible yellow card in the previous post so I had another go with this stamp set and I like this much better...I can see this set is going to be my new fave! Cheers to You! (115772)

Feb 2, 2010

Notebook and other stuff

Morning everyone, I am sitting here hoping it will pour with rain so I don't have to go to work and wash a million dishes...well I can dream can't I??
Thought I would share a few projects I made this morning...I have only been up for an hour and a half so I have been very productive considering!!
The first one is a little notebook holder...a variation on the sticky note pad holder...I have used the papers from the latest mini catalogue, but the name escapes me and I am too lazy to look it up.

This is the inside..it has a calendar, a pocket for stamps and a notepad which I stamped with the butterfly from Dream Du Jour

This 3-D coffee cup is rather cute!! I used the I {heart} hearts set....(until the 28th Feb Stampin! Up is donating $2 from each set sold to Haiti Relief Fund)
Here is my last effort...me thinks I should have quit while I was ahead, I am not a fan of stuff this bright...but  i have a lot of yo yo yellow to use up
The lemons are from Tart and Tangy 113031 and the cocktail is from Cheers to You....a bit early for that sort of thing!!
That's all folks!