30 September, 2010

I can see clearly now...

This was another Christmas card we made at my class over the weekend and this time we stamped on a clear window sheet with white StazOn ink. The window sheets are crystal clear and lovely to work with. The idea for this card came from Teneale Williams who is a wonderfully talented demonstrator from Australia. Teneale has had many cards published in various magazines and is very famous in the stamping industry. I really love her work especially her fabulously tied bows. Check out her blog and you'll see what I mean.

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: Baja Breeze (retired)
Ink: White Staz On, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Medium Window Sheet, Basic Pearls, Scallop Edge Punch, dazzling diamonds.

28 September, 2010

Cracked Glass Technique - Part 2

This was the second project we made for the class we had on Friday and we used another favourite set of mine - Fast and Fabulous. This is a hostess set so unfortunatly it isn't available to purchase, but the good news is, that you can earn it for FREE, if you host a workshop and reach the sales target. If you want to book a workshop, contact me here. All workshops that are booked with me during September (but can be held at a later date), if the hostess reaches the rewards level, I'll raffle off amongst the attendees, a Sale-A-Bration (retired) stamp set.

I'm really happy with how this project turned out, especially since I only just finished it minutes before the attendees showed up. I'm not usually so disorganised but I'd had such a busy week.  I got there in the end - so that's the main thing.  

Stamp Set: En Francais, Fast and Fabulous (level 2 hostess set)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Old Olive
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, Sponge, Blender Pen

Thank you to Robyn and Joy (my wonderful downlines) and Judy and Sally (my lovely sidelines) for your support in attending my class. You made it lots of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed your company. And, a special thank you Judy for your RAK (in the form of yummy wine, with a very cute tag) - I felt very spoilt.

26 September, 2010

Cracked Glass Technique

This was the class that I held on Friday night at my place in West Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. Thanks to all those who attended, especially my wonderful friend and upline Karen, who took the photo's of the projects that we made. As you know, my camera isn't the best - so thanks Karen, not only are you fabulously creative, you've also got great photography skills.

I found this design on someones blog when we first got our new cattie - and had saved it to my desktop. I'm sorry I can't give you credit because I can't remember who you are and there was no watermark on your card. Elements of Style is one of my favourite stamp sets and I couldn't wait to use it. Isn't that little Humming bird the cutest!  And, do you like the ribbon? We made the dots with the white gel pen. You have to go over them twice, but it works a treat.

Stamp set: Elements of Style
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Hodgepodge, Marina Mist 5/8" Grosgrain, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1" Circle punch, Mini Glue Dots, White Gel pen.

Hope your weekend was wonderful and you remembered to put your clock forward an hour for daylight saving :)

16 September, 2010

Baby, Baby

This is a baby card that I made for a wonderful friend Leisa, who lives on the Gold Coast of Australia. I've used the new Baby Bundle stamp set, which is too cute. You're really spoilt for choice with this set, because there are 16 stamps with a mixture of images and messages.

Stamp Set: Baby Bundle
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Blender Ben, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Silver Mini Library Clip, Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retired).

14 September, 2010

Yummy Rich Razzleberry

When I first heard the colour Rich Razzleberry, it conjured up all kinds of images for me - mainly of ice cream.  Don't ask me why, because although I do love ice cream, you can't go past the good old New Zealand favourite of Hokey Pokey. Anyway, I love Rich Razzleberry and have been using it quite a lot since it was introduced to us, back in June. Here's a card I made using it against Whisper White which I think, makes a nice crisp combination.

Stamp Sets: Printed Petals, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, White Jumbo Brad, 1/2" Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder.


12 September, 2010

Fantastic Launch yesterday...

I just wanted to thank everyone who came along yesterday and made my Catalogue launch so successful. And, a special mention to my wonderful downline Joy and Robyn who were busy feeding and watering everyone and being my extra pairs of hands. Although, it was wet and miserable outside I was rapt that it didn't deter anyone from venturing outside to come along and share in the fun and excitement.

This was one of the make n' takes that were available to make - very easy and simple using the For You Flower.

The other make n' take I've done before at the Trust Craft show but have just changed the colours.

Stamp Set: All a Flutter, Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Dimensionals, Blender pen,

Well, that's another weekend almost done and dusted, and back to the grind tomorrow.

Until next time - happy stampin'  

07 September, 2010

You're a Star!

This was the card that my younger daughter Bridgette made for her Dad for Father's Day. It took a bit of cajoling to get to her sit down to do so, but I think she actually enjoyed it in the end.  Of course, she'd never admit to it though. It was cased from Andrea Walford and I think she did a pretty good job. 

I must have been feeling in a very kind mood when I encouraged Bridgette to make her Dad a card, because I let her use my very special and all time favourite designer paper, Parisian Breeze. It retired some time ago and I'd never even used it...not one piece. I'd get it out of its bag and look at it longingly, but could never quite bring myself to cut it up. Is that wierd or what??

Stamp Set: Totally Tools, Classic Stars jumbo wheel
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
DSP: Parisian Breeze (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Blender pen, Styled Silver Hodgepodge hardware, Clips Assortment, Circle Scissors plus.

05 September, 2010

Catalogue Launch Party!!

It's been a long time coming - the new catalogue that is! So, I'm having a party - and you're all invited! It's my catalogue launch party and it's on Saturday 11 September. There'll be lots of new goodies on display, a prize draw, FREE make n' take, retired products available for purchase and refreshments. For more details, you can email me HERE. Please RSVP if coming.

See you Saturday!

03 September, 2010

Party This Way!!

One thing I've noticed in the new catalogue, is that there are stamp sets available to suit every budget. This little cutie uses the new stamp set Party This Way.  It's a set of 5 with two message stamps and three image stamps. Great value at $25.95 for clear and $31.95 for wood mount. Where else can you get such great value for money?

Stamp Set: Party This Way
Cardstock: Crumb, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, So Saffron
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Silver brads, BDay Party Rub-Ons, Dimensionals, Mat pack, Paper Piercing Tool, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Small Square Whisper White Envelopes.

Enjoy your weekend everyone and I'll be back again soon with some more wonderful ideas from the new catalogue!!

01 September, 2010

Enjoy Every Moment

This was my favourite project taught at our Regional Training day back in July. Who doesn't love to play? Well, us demonstrators are no exception. This was the FREE stamp set we were treated to, which I really like. It's a very versatile set and is now available for you to purchase, from today. There are 4 stamps and it's great value for $30.95 for clear or $38.95 wood mount.

Anyway, back to our training day - we were taught the masking technique and watercolouring with real watercolouring paper. This card also features the lovely "new" yellow Daffodil Delight, the "new" self adhesive pearls and 1/8" taffeta ribbon. I'm definitely going to have to do something about my camera because although the picture doesn't show - Daffodil Delight is lovely and vibrant. It might just have to be one of my first purchases from the new cattie...

Stamp Set: Every Moment
Ink: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Paper: Watercolour, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Other: Aqua painter, pearl, clip, 1/8" Old Olive taffeta ribbon, 3/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, spritzer, scallop edge border punch.