28 April, 2012

Printed Petals

This was a birthday card that I made for a friend who celebrated a birthday earlier in the week {waving at you Robyn}.  Robyn was lucky enough to receive a Big Shot for her birthday, which I'm sure she will get hours of enjoyment with. I've cased this card from Marelle Taylor who is an Australian demonstrator and very talented too :)

Here's what you need to make today's card:

Stamp sets: Printed Petals, Perfect Punches
Card Stock: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Old Olive
Ink: Concord Crush, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Mini Brads, Flower Punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Sizzlets Lots of Tags Die Set, 1" Circle Punch. 

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address anywhere in New Zealand. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just email me here or call me on (09) 416 7476. 

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again soon!

27 April, 2012

Another Swap...

I can't believe how good I've been at blogging lately!  I hope you're impressed with my efforts :-)  It's certainly been made easier by having some lovely swaps to show you.  Some are from earlier this year at our demonstrator's Stamp Camp and others are from our Team Training over the weekend.  This is a gorgeous card that I received from Sally.  

Stamp Set: Field Flowers, Petite Pairs, Elizabeth, En Francais, 
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Distressing Tool

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

26 April, 2012

Attic Boutique

This is a card that I tend to make regularly because it showcases some of our Designer paper packs Stampin' Up! has available. This particular card uses Attic Boutique, which is in the new Autumn Winter mini. The colours are quite soft and muted and have a real vintage feel about them. 

Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Attic Boutique
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Lace Border Ribbon Punch, Tiny Tag Punch, Linen Thread, Postage Stamp Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Neutrals Button Pack.

Hasn't this week gone quickly? It's like we had a mini weekend yesterday, which was nice and something I could get use to. 

25 April, 2012

The Story Behind the Remembrance Poppy

Happy ANZAC Day everyone!  Did you manage to crawl out of bed and attend the dawn parade this morning?  I didn't go to the dawn one, but did go to the parade at Hobsonville which started at 10am.  This was much more appealing to me, because I'm not really a morning person - well, not if I can help it.  

Significance of the Poppy ~ The association of the Flanders poppy with battlefield deaths as a natural symbol of resurrection and remembrance dates back many years.  Flanders and Picardy in Northern France saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the First World War.  There was complete devastation.  Buildings, roads, trees and natural life disintegrated into seas of mud - graves for the dead, while still more men fought on.  Only one living thing bloomed - the poppy.  Flowering each spring, it brought new life, hope and colour to those still fighting.  The poppies are a vivid reminder of the sacrifice - the blood lost in war. 

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 
We will remember them. 

24 April, 2012

Tea Shoppe

I couldn't resist purchasing the stamp set Tea Shoppe from the Autumn Winter mini.  And, fancy that, I'm not even a tea drinker!  Here's a quick and easy card I made using the tea cups stamp which is one of 10 in the set.  I've coloured them up individually with markers and with my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig positioned them vertically.  If you want to know how I've done this, contact me HERE and I'll be happy to show you how. 

Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Four Petal Punch from the Itty Bitty Punch pack, Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels. 

Thanks for stopping by!

23 April, 2012

Bright Blossoms

We had team training on Saturday, which was great!  I love getting together with all the talented ladies and having a catch up.  This was the swap that I made. It came together very easily and for the first time ever, I was not up until the wee small hours the night before, finishing them off.  

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Loving Thoughts
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Whisper White Bakers Twine, Basic Pearls, Four Petal Punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Framelits Dies Labels Collection. 

It's back to school for everyone today. I hope you've had a lovely two week break and enjoyed our belated summer.  When I worked at the primary school, it was always great to see the children excited to be back after the holidays.  However, their smiles weren't nearly as big as their parents :-)

Have a wonderful week!

16 April, 2012

Sweet 16th Birthday!

My youngest daughter Bridgette turned 16 years young last week. We had a lovely day together and she was stoked with her present from me - a gym membership.  The kind people at Club Physical  also gave me a months free trial, so we've been enjoying going together and having a few laughs.  

Here's the card I made for Bridgette, which was inspired by Barbara Welch: 

Stamp Set: Sweetheart, Occasional Greetings
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones Basic Jewel, Four Petal Flower Punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch set, White Bakers Twine, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Round Tab Punch.

I hope you're enjoying the beautiful sunshine we've got in Auckland today. 

12 April, 2012

Fun Flowers

Hello and happy Thursday!  Thursday came so quickly this week with Monday being a holiday. I think we should have a three day weekend very week.  Wouldn't that would be awesome!  
Here's a card that I made (and cased from Jessica Luther). I don't know who will end up being the recipient as yet, but you can never have too many birthday cards in your stash. 

Stamp Set: Curly Cute, En Francais, Mixed Bunch
Paper: Soft Suede, First Edition DSP, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Attic Boutique Designer Paper
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Fun Flowers Die, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Floral Fusion Sizzlit Die, Modern Label Punch, Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Neutrals Button pack, Basic Pearls. 

09 April, 2012

Rue Des Fleurs

The long weekend is a great time to catch up on card making, scrapbooking and all your stamping projects.  Have you managed to take some time out, to do so?

This is one of the swaps I received from Sally and I love it! 

Stamp Set: Rue Des Fleurs, En Francais
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Sponge, Blender Pen. 

08 April, 2012

Apothecary Art Birthday Card

My friend (and fellow demonstrator) Sally and I made four swaps each to exchange so we would some new goodies to show our customers for our catalogue launches. I've had a busy time lately with one thing or another and therefore decided to case the cards that I made.  This was one from Julie Davison and it uses the new Apothecary Art stamp set and coordinating Labels Collection Framelits.  I made the border by using the Lace Ribbon Border punch. 

Stamp Set: Apothecary Art
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Blender Pen, Lace Ribbon Border punch. 

Hope you're enjoying the long weekend. 

06 April, 2012

Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue

Lots of lovely goodies in the Autumn/Winter mini, which went live on 1st April.  A new Scoring Tool, Framelits, Edgelits, as well as gorgeous stamp sets, fancy brads, pleated ribbon, scented embossing powder and many other embellishments... this Mini has it all!  You can download the supplies list for all the projects in the Autumn-Winter Mini HERE and if you don't have a copy, download a pdf to save to your computer HERE.  The products in this Mini will be available from 1 April 2012 - 31 July 2012. 

This was the make n' take everyone got to create at my catalogue launch last week.  It was great to see those of you, who were able to make it along.  We used lots of new goodies from the mini including the gorgeous Attic Boutique designer paper, the new Adorning Accents Edgelits die and coordinating embossing folder, the stamp set Mixed Bunch and the Blossom Punch.

Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch, Rue Des Fleurs 
Card Stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Soft Suede
Ink: Regal Rose, Soft Suede
Designer Paper: Attic Boutique
Accessories: Blossom Punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot. 

Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede Designer Paper: Attic Boutique
Accessories: Blossom Punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot. 

Email me if you would like to place an order, or if you have any questions, and I'll be more than happy to help

It's hard to believe that Easter and the school holidays are upon us already!  Have you made plans? There is a big high over most of New Zealand this weekend so I hope you get to enjoy the beautiful sunshine, stay safe and take some time out for you!