30 July, 2012

Mixed Bunch

This was the second project that we made at my recent class. I've shamelessly cased it from the wonderfully talented Mary Fish - check out her blog here.  She is from the USA and has some awesome projects. 

Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, 
Ink: Black Staz On
Accessories: Neutrals Button pack, Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Diagonal Scoring Plate, Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Blossom Punch, 1" Circle Punch.

We've got a bit of a dismal day in Auckland today. It was lovely and fine earlier so I was able to walk the dog and get in a run. Gosh, that was hard going! It's only my second run in the last 12 days and certainly took its toll... I haven't been slack {honest} but have been getting over a cold.  Plus, with all the time zones I've flown through lately, I thought it was more important to rest up, rather than being in a hurry to be out pounding the pavement. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

24 July, 2012

The Need for Speed

This was a cool easel card shown to us earlier in the year, at our demonstrator's stamp camp by Bev Poultney. It is really fun to make and if you want to learn how - come along to my class on either Sunday 29 July or Tuesday 31 July. Spaces are limited so you'll have to book soon. This is just one of the projects we'll be making.  The other is a feminine card with a cute bookmark. 

Stamp Set: The Need for Speed, Word Play
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Well Worn
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cork Tile (not SU!), Tin Foil 

Cute and Adorable

This was the cute card that I received from Jacque just before I went away. Fortunately I remembered to take a quick photo of it before I left. Isn't it cute! And it's another way to use your scraps. I'm not sure what the name of the stamp set is but the designer paper is Domestic Goddess. I'm posting this from my phone and haven't done this before so fingers crossed, it works okay :)

20 July, 2012

Clean and Simple Birthday Card

Isn't this a cute idea and a great way to use some of your scraps.  It's a quick, bright, one layer, clean and simple card. I got the idea from someone on pinterest but they'd used circles instead. 

Stamp Set: Curly Cute, Fabulous Phrases, Friendly Phrases 
Card Stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Designer Paper: Brights Paper Pack
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: White Baker's Twine

I hope your week is going well.

17 July, 2012

Oh Baby!!

Here's a baby card that I cased from Jill Franchett - an American demonstrator whose work I admire. I made this for my friend Sally's daughter Emma, who had a little boy last month.  

Stamp Set: Baby Bundle, Perfect Punches
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Designer Paper: Subtles Patterns Stack 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

I'm going away again for 10 days with work and have scheduled a few posts during my absence. So until then, stay safe and warm and I'll be back to chat soon. 

12 July, 2012

Upsy Daisy Polished Stone Technique

This was one of the projects we made at class on Tuesday night. It's the Polished Stone technique and is really easy to do. First, we daubered some Champagne shimmer paint over  glossy card and allowed it to dry. Then, we tipped a little rubbing alcohol onto a cotton wool ball and added a drop of each re-inker (we used Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Calypso Coral). Then we pounced the cotton wool ball over the glossy card - cover as much or as little as you want. Set aside and allow to dry.

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Whisper White, White Glossy Card
Ink: Versamark, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Black Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Dauber

I've cased this card from Kay Marini who is a demo in the States. You can check out her blog HERE

Yay - it's Friday tomorrow :-) 

10 July, 2012

Butterfly Birthday

I made this clean and simple, one layer card for my daughter's lovely friend, Sophie. We've got a punch that punches out these butterflies, but it's just not quite accurate enough for me and I also didn't want to cut off the antennaeCan you see the two faint score lines above and below the butterflies with my Simply Scored Scoring tool?  I have cased this card from Jill Franchett who is a demonstrator in the States.   

I hope you had a wonderful 17th birthday Sophie, celebrating with friends and family. 

Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly, Happy Moments (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Lime Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Basic Diamantes, Dimensionals
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Simply Scored and Stylus. 

We had another gorgeous day, here in Auckland today. The nights are very chilly but it's all worth it, when we're rewarded with beautiful weather the next day. I hope you're able to make the most of the day while the sun shines. 

07 July, 2012

Pleated Skirt Card

Here is another gorgeous project which was presented by Paula Reid and Narelle Hoggard a few weekends ago at the Extravaganza I attended. These ladies are relatively new demonstrators and it can be quite daunting to have 30+ pairs of eyes on you while you're demonstrating, but these ladies did a fabulous job of presenting. 

Stamp Set: Rue Des Fleurs, Elizabeth, Curly Cute
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz, Confetti White
Designer Paper: Twitterpated (Autumn Winter mini catalogue)
Ink: Black Stazon, Versamark
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Pleated Ribbon, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, 
Tools: Simply Scored Tool, Aqua Pen, Water Colour Crayons, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Framelits Die. 

It's a beautiful day in Auckland today and according to the weather forecast we're in for a treat, for most of the week! When the weather is fine and beaut, I'm on a natural high - does it effect you like that as well?  Have a SUPER Saturday!