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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Baby Shower Gift Boxes

Thought I would share with you some boxes I made yesterday for 2 friends who are due to have a baby within the next month. We are having a Mothers Group combined baby shower for them both so we all throw in $5 and give them a little gift from all of us and then when the baby is born we all do our own gifts.
I was on present duty and below are some photos of a box I made to fit in the goodies - 3 little outfits, some chocolate and a gift voucher for a beauty salon.
The boxes measure 15cm depth x 12.5cm width x 8cm tall:
Top View Butterfly Box:
Top View Flower Box:
Side View:
Inside Box:
Scallop envelope will hold gift voucher for beauty shop:

2010-2011 Launch Creations

I thought that I would show you the 'simple easy to make' creations that we all made at my catalogue launch 2 weeks ago.

First is a card using the following NEW items from the 2010-2011 Idea's Book and Catalogue:

  • Big Shot Embossing Folder Vintage Wall Paper.
  • Perfect Punches Stamp Set.


Second is a Twisty Treat using the following NEW items from the 2010-2011 Idea's Book and Catalogue:

  • Baby Bundle Stamp Set (a bit hard to see as the colours we used were very soft but looks very cute IRL)


Thirdly is a Box using the following NEW items from the 2010-2011 Idea's Book and Catalogue:

  • Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
  • Big Shot Scallop Envelope (was in Autumn/Winter Mini and has carried over to Catalogue - we cut out 4 envelopes for each box).

Just Add Ink #35

I am really enjoying completing the challenges over at Just Add Ink. Why not visit them and have a look at all the fabulous creations and even try your hand at some of the challenges.

This weeks challenge was Just Add "Sympathy".

I umm'd and uhhh'd about this for awhile and then it hit me. My new stamp set for Christmas, Contempo Christmas, has a gorgeous bauble which has a matching punch and you can make it into the sweetest little vase to hold flowers...

Here is my card:

Stamp set: Contempo Christmas, Cottage Garden, Heartfelt Thanks (retired)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery.

Accessories: Stamp Pads (Pretty In Pink, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery), Punches (5 Petal Flower Extra Large, Ornament Extra Large), Scorer, Dazzling Diamonds, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Snail.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Party Hearty with Fox & Friends

Thought I would share with you the cards I made today:

This card was made for a 1 year old:

Stamp Set: Fox and Friends, Picture This (Autumn/Winter Mini 2010)

Card Stock: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry Very Vanilla

Accessories: Rose Red Stamp Pad, Rose Red and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Writes, Punches (3.5cm Square, Scallop Oval, Large Oval), Paper Piecer, Mat Pack, SNAIL, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, retired ribbon, old button, kitchen string.


This card was made for a 2 year old hence the two candles on the cupcake:

I have seen the use of the 'party hats' as a banner in so many places so just had to give it ago - I really like this card :0).

Stamp Set: Party Hearty

Card Stock: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Perfect Plum

Accessories: Big Shot Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Writes (Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Perfect Plum), Silver Brads, Dimensionals, SNAIL, Sticky Strip, Square Scallop Punch (with edges cut to make label), Sponge Daubers, Kitchen String.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just Add Ink #34

A friend of mine gave birth to twin baby girls on Thursday and I was ready to get out my 'new' Baby Tees roller wheel to make a card but besides pink I didn't know what colours to use...luckily Just Add Ink came to the rescue as this week they have a colour challenge.
Here is the card I came up with, I have added a bit of crystal effects and dazzling diamonds to the ducks and elephant and I have snuck a 's' at the end of the sentiment:
Stamp set: Baby Tee's Jumbo Roller wheel, Whimsical Words (sale-a-bration 2010)

Cards Stock: Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand (didn't have Crumb Cake, still waiting for my order)

Accessories: Big Shot Polka Dots embossing folder, Stampin' Writes & Stamp Pads(Certainley Celery, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink), Black Staz-on, Pretty in Pink Tafatta Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers.

Hope she likes it and doesn't see it beforehand - I think she will have her hands full to get on the internet for awhile :0)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I am a TOP PICK... YEAH!!!

Hey All,
Every week on Friday Just Add Ink does a challenge. If you didn't see my post for last weeks challenge it was a sketch challenge and I made a box using the sketch....
Guess what..... I was a TOP PICK for my design, (click here to see my post).
I am so happy and excited. I have doing to challenges now for about 2 months and I amazed every week at how talented all the other ladies are. I feel so privileged to be part of this weeks Top Picks :0)
Why not visit Just Add Ink and try out some of the challenges, you don't need a blog to submit an entry, email a photo to their email and they will uploaded for you (
Have a lovely day and happy STAMPIN' !!! xxx

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Christmas Card

I thought I would share with you my first Christmas Card ... yes you would notice that I made a Christmas card for a JAI challenge but that was all it was for ... this card is to sell at the craft fair and some for family and friends.

I have made it pretty simple but with a little 'bling' (yes I actually have some LOL) on the tips of the tree branches, looks really sparkly in person but can't really see it in the photo. I have also used the Manhattan FLower Embossing folder in the background on the Real Red Card Stock.

Look out for lots more Christmas cards in the coming weeks and months, I have LOTS to make :) !!!

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Contempo Christmas

Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss (retired, should have been Old Olive but I have run out and it is on order)

Accessories: Big Shot Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Old Olive Stamp Pad, Real Red Stamp Pad, Sponge Daubers, Real Red 1.6cm Grosgrain Ribbon, Fine Supernove Olive Glitter , Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail, Sticky Strip

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hubby's Fathers Day Card

WHOOPS, today is Fathers Day and thank goodness my Hubby is working as I totally forgot to make him a special card, I have a few Fathers day cards left from the craft fair but it is always nicer to have a different one for him (I would prefer him home though).
Mr 2 didn't want to sleep today so I got him out of bed and gave him some whisper white card stock and told him to colour away, then I coloured in his hands and put a hand print over the top. Once the "ARTWORK" was complete it was my turn to make it into a card. I have made it A5 and the plan is to get it framed.

Here it is:

Stamp Set: Wonderful Favourites

Card Stock: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot Polka Dots, Choc Chip Stamp Pad, Ribbon (Choc Chip Grosgrain, Double Stitched retired), Linen Thread, SNAIL, Mr 2 Artwork LOL.

Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of Birthday cards that I have made during the week. They both are using a mixture of New and Retired Stampin' Up! stock.
I am not going to put the card details below but if you are interested in knowing any of the details please contact me.

Hope you like them, have a great day :-) !!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Just Add Ink #33

I have been meaning to do up a little "Thank-you" gift for a friend of mine but I never had enough time get it done. Today my Mr 2 was so so so tired which usually means a nice big day sleep, so today I attempt my box.
As today is also Friday I thought I would try and incorporate the Just Add Ink challenge #33 into it.
Today's challenge is a sketch:

And here is my BOX, I think it is really sweet and works well with the challenge:
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (lovin' it!)
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White & DSP (retired)
Accessories: Punches (Curly Label Large, 5 petal flower), Sticky Strip, Rhinestone Brad, retired ribbon
Note: Tomorrow I am going to make some yummy biscuits for my Launch and make some extra's to fill this box!!! Nothing like a gorgeous homecrafted box with homemade yummy's inside!

Have a WHALE of a time

This card was made for a 1 year old with short notice. I pulled out some old card stock, my fav stamp set and the Big Shot - "taada" a card was made.
Stamp set: Fox & Friends
Card Stock: More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Ballet Blue (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot Polka Dots, Sponge Daubers, 6.35mm Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread, Scallop Square Punch, Snail, Mat Pack.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


YAY today is the day ...

The new 2010-2011 Idea's Book and Catalogue has arrived!!!!

Click on picture below to view or on the link on right hand side.

If you would like your own Catalogue please contact me either by email or phone 0418 944 705, 08 8987 8017.

OR book a workshop and get one for FREE (worth $12.95).
If you hold your workshop in September or October you will also go into the drawn to
(conditions apply please ask about them, this competition is through Katie Ridden Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator NOT Stampin' Up!)