Nov 29, 2010

More Petal Pizzazz

I keep coming back to these two stamp sets..Petal Pizzazz and Boroque very versatile.. I have layered three different flowers to form the main image and the background is stamped with the swirl from Boroque Motifs...This is a nice easy card and would be great to demo in workshops!

Nov 28, 2010


This set is going to cop a thrashing, I LOVE it! I have used Concord Crush and Old Olive, the sentiment is from Well Scripted. I have to say the new designer paper pads are awesome!! I love the way they are packaged and its fantastic to have a paper to match all the cardstock..well done SU!

Nov 27, 2010

Punch Potpourri

What a pretty little set of stamps (Punch Potpourri Level 1 Hostess Set). I have used Early Expresso with Tangerine Tango Designer fantastic that there is a punch for each of these class ladies loved making this one! The sentiment is Well Scripted..another very pretty set..I wasn't sure about these colours togther at first but it has grown on me

Nov 26, 2010

Adult Version of Reindeer Poop

Hi everyone, not too many sleeps til the fat guy comes!! I have so much to do before Christmas, I need a remote with a pause button! Next week I am doing a kids class and one of items we will be making is reindeer love that kind of thing....but I have also come up with a version for my adults class
This is the outside. I used the owl punch to make a reindeer..not my idea I might add, someone very clever thought of that little gem...I wasn't wearing my glasses when I stamped the sentiment..I thought it said have a very merry christmas!. Inside there is a little plastic tube filled with chocolate coated peanuts for poop. I have written my own version for my class ladies who all have a sense of humour...if you are offended by swear words please don't scroll down

Well I thought it was funny..I will be making several of these lol!

And now humour me for a proud mum moment..My youngest daughter just had her senior next year no more kids at school..yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ebony looked like a princess...and her boyfriend Zac looked handsome too.
Congrats to Ebony and Zac on your graduation too!!!!

Nov 18, 2010

Just Believe Workshop Card

This is one of the cards we will be making in a free workshop this week. I have used Whisper White and Marina Mist (love that colour) . The butterflies are Beautiful Wings Embossilits with a bit of bling. You can't tell from my dodgey photo but there is dazzling Diamonds added to the flower heads....I hope the ladies like it, it's been a while since I have done a workshop

Nov 17, 2010

5th Avenue Floral

I cased this one but the watermark on the original was so tiny I couldn't read it to give apologies to the person concerned...I stamped ther flowers onto Pale Plum and Elegant Eggplant cardstock then used my Aqua Painter to give them a light wash of colour with the same coloured ink to give them a bit of depth. The sentiment is from Occassional Greetings and this particular one is my fave stamp in that set. The base of the card is Confetti Cream which I forgot I even had....too lazy to bend down and see what is at the bottom of my paper rack lol

Nov 16, 2010

Flip Flop Card

I felt like using bright colours today..Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist to be exact! I think these are called flip flop cards but I could be wrong...I used Cheep Talk which is such a cute little set.
and this is the card opened up...I didn't open it up too far or you would have seen the big ink smudge on the inside..however you CAN see the bird I didn't stamp properly lol....don't you hate it when you finish a card and then discover a blooper...never mind, I am sure the card making police won't nab me !

Nov 15, 2010

Masculine Gift Card Holder

This idea has been done to death but it's still my favourite style of gift card holder...I have made this for a bloke no no bling or flowers eeekk!! I used Contempory Christmas and After Thoughts (level one hostess set) and stuck with a simple colour scheme of Very Vanilla and Bravo Burgundy....all I have to do now is save up for the gift card!!

Nov 14, 2010

Shabby Chic Card

Hmm, these types of cards are NOT my forte however I gave it my best shot...I used En Francais for the background and the flower is made with three punched and scrunched XL Fancy Flower punch. The David Jones paper (lol) is from the Love Notes DSP and the oval thingy is from Notably Ornate..I won't give up my day job ha ha

Nov 13, 2010

Santa Card

I love this card...I have seen several versions of him in blog land so I am unsure of the original creator. I used the XL bird punch for his mo, large oval for his nose, 3/4 circle for his eyes, large oval for the holly leaves (taking bites out with the 1/2 inch circle punch)...and the rest is cut freehand. Kinda cute I think!

Nov 8, 2010

Another Boroque Card

I have certainly gotten my moneys worth out of this set! I have kept this very simple using only black and white.  Of Course I have forgotten which set that frame is from...Old age will do that to you!

Nov 7, 2010

Pear Pizazz card

I think just about everyone has done a version of this card which is in the current IB&C. I have used Pear Pizazz cardstock and Ribbon and Greehouse Gala DSP. Butterfllies are Beautiful Wings Embossilits and the flourish is from Friends 24-7

Nov 6, 2010

Birthday Penguin

I love how everyone has been using the owl punch to make cute I just had to have a go... I have added balloons from the Party This way set...also using up some retired dsp

Nov 5, 2010

Tipsy Owl

I had to make a card for a male birthday ...something I am not very good at so I went with an owl who has had a few too many beers! The beer mug is from the Cheers to You  set which I have watercoloured and added some dazzling Diamonds to the froth...I think I may do a female version next, holding a martini!

Nov 3, 2010

Boroque Motifs Easel Card

I am so chuffed..I just won challenge 93 over at Late Night Stampers with my upsy daisy easel card from a few posts ago...made my day, I am been a SU demo for a year now but still don't feel like a REAL stamper so it's such a confindence boost. Thankyou LNS!

Today I have made a birthday card for my neice and funnily enough it's another easel card. This time I used Boroque Motifs and All a Flutter. I kept it simple using only two colours..Basic Black and Perfect Plum.

I also added a little bit of bling, some black satin ribbon and a Hodge Podge bookplate..hope she likes it!

Nov 1, 2010

Workshop Pens

My post isn't stamp related today, but I thought I would share this idea since it's coming up to Christmas and this would make a cute gift for someone.(.I originally got the idea from Dawn Griffiths blog) I made this watering can of pens  to use in my workshops and looks so much nicer than a boring packet of biros..To make the pens you get a bunch of artificial flowers and use the wire cutters to cut off each flower leaving about two inches of stem. Lay the stem against the top of the biro and use florists tape to wind around the stem and the pen (I got my florists tape at the junk shop but if you can't find it there you should be able to buy some from a florist)
Pop the pens into a pretty watering can or flower pot and voila!! Instant pretty! I have recently had orders for these for teachers gifts and for sign in areas of aren't they!
While I am here I thought I would show you a few pics of my stamping room. You know when you read peoples blogs and you see those amazing rooms that lool like something out of a Glossy magazine...well mine is not like that!! lol
My room is actually a double garage which is detached from our the sixteen years we have lived here it has never had a car parked in there...Two of my girls have used it as a granny flat, it has been used as a games room and more recently as a drop zone for all sorts of junk...but when I joined Stampin' Up! I claimed it as my lady cave.
As you can see I have no fancy furniture, in fact nothing matches, but it is all very practical and cost next to nix! I got the two steel framed tables and 12 very corfortable chairs at the auction for $130...what a bargain. I can comfortably seat 10 and that's with plenty of elbow room...the shelves you can see were free and the revolving card stand was a gift from a friend who paid $11 for it at a Tender Centre.
The opposite side of my room has my older style punches hanging on tea towel rails I got at Bunnings for $2 each...more free shelves and a free desk up the back (gotta love other peoples cast offs!)

The trestle table up the back is handy at supper time when I serve my class ladies some yummy cooked snacks and egg and lettuce sandwiches (and in winter I spoil them with home made pumpkin soup and crusty bread)
Although I dream of a stamping studio like the ones in Home Beautiful the reality is it aint  ever gonna happen but I have to say I love my lady cave regardless and I can hold classes and workshops without interupting hubby while he is watching Law and Order and CSI lol.