Monday, February 28, 2011

Things I forgot to share...

I found a few cards I forgot to share here while cleaning up my computer so I thought I'd share them over the next couple of days.

I really like the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit die for the Big Shot.  I really like the tiny little hearts they are just so cute and I love that the Full Heart punch fits so beautifully inside it giving a lovely little scalloped edge like I did on the last card I posted here.


Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze.
Big Shot:  Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Accessories: 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hostess Happy Birthday

I made this card a while ago and loved it.  I needed a birthday card recently and decided to add an inner as that seems to be the trend for me right now :)  I love this stamp set, I love anything free and I love anything that goes with a punch cause it saves me heaps of time cutting out, lol.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thanks So Much

 Love being able to cut fabric with my big shot :)
I often find myself wanting to say thank you, but never seem to send thank you cards.  I think I want them to be so extra special that I just never get around to doing it, which is really sad cause the people I love so much and want to say thanks to get nothing :(  Anyway I did make this one (it was a little while ago) and did give it even though it could never be special enough to convey my heartfelt thanks for someone who gives so much to me.
 So I added sparkle to add to the specialness, lol
And I've been experimenting with insides.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I am loving this stamp set (can I say that if this is the first time I've used it???) made even lovelier because it was FREE!!

Bliss is a great name for this set.  One of the meanings of the word bliss according to means extreme happiness and this is exactly how I felt once I finished this little set of cards.  I made the cards during Craft Connect, a craft group that meets at my place each fortnight and finished the box last night.  Can you see the shimmer mist??  I made it up from the champagne shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol (email me if you want to know how).  I love the fine sparkle it makes.

Would you like to make this card?  Why not book a workshop?  It's a great time for a workshop as everyone who spends over $100 gets a free stamp set check out the details here.


Stamps:  Bliss (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink:  Versa Mark, Crumb Cake, In Colours - Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Concord Crush
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, In Colours - Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Concord Crush
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, Heat tool, Spritzer tool, Sponge Dauber, Champagne Shimmer Mist (made up with shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol), Victoria Crochet Trim, Basic Pearls

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OK so I tried to be clever...

Thought I'd be real smart and schedule some posts over the next few days to silence the critics of my neglected blog, LOL.  Turns out Blogger doesn't like me and decided to mix up my posts and post them all at once.  Enjoy the feast you never know when the next famine will occur (I will try post more often I really really will :)

Old News....

Here are the projects we made way back in December for the Summer Catalogue Mini Launch.  We are already over half way through the catalogue so if there's anything you want you better get your order in soon (ie before the end of March when the catalogue runs out!!).
 There's those Presto Patterns Papers again.  Don't you just love the photo taken only one week before Matilda was born by the ever-so-talented Liz from Emit Photography.  She is only 16 weeks old but its already hard to remember life without Matilda, she is such a delight.
 I really like the Well Scripted sentiments, they are so swirly and they make me happy.  I'm also loving these butterflies, I really must make some more cards like this one.
And finally, I made a whole bunch of these little calenders for various friends and preschool teachers, might just have to post piccies of every single one of them tomorrow!!

Time is Ticking Away

These little calenders remind me that we are well and truely into February and the year is already speeding along.  Here are the pics of the calenders all made with the Island Oasis DSP from the Summer Mini.

Ta Da

I was reminded today that I have been neglecting this blog.  It's not like I have been doing nothing, I've started digital scrapbooking, we had our baby's dedication, Evie started school just to name some of what's been going on, lol!!!   So anyway I thought I better post and send out a little love, are you feeling it????

I am loving the Presto Patterns Specialty DSP from the Summer Mini.  I love that you can customise with any colour combo and use a whole bunch of different techniques to achieve a unique piece of patterned paper quickly and easily.

I had a friend ask me last week if I could make a special thank you card for her mum who had made her a lovely hand made gift.  She said her mum likes mauve's and pink's and she wanted something with a bit of dimension.

I discovered it's harder to create something that's been commissioned but I think I did OK.  I don't have alot of purple ink or paper but was really happy with the result ( I might even have to case my own card and make another one) and this is my very first easel card.
Here it is in all it's easel glory!!
Not sure how well you can see but I sponged some shimmer paint over the Presto Patterns DSP and also on the butterflies.
 Here it is when it's closed.
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Big Shot:  Beautiful Wings
Punches:  Scallop Trim Border
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Antique Brad, Spritzer, Sponge