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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Just Add Ink #48

It has been a long time since I have had the time to complete a Just Add Ink Challenge.

This week I needed a little thank-you gift for a friend so to get me started I checked out what Just Add Ink was offering.

It is a Sketch this week (and it is going for 2 weeks so you have until Wed 29th Dec to play along):
Using the sketch as a starting point I have designed a little box with some homemade delights in it. Yummy - Wish I received it LOL. I also hadn't yet used the gorgeous Concord Crush card stock and for some reason I wanted to team it with my Certainly Celery Striped Grosgrain ribbon, strange combination but I think it has turned out lovely!!!

Here is the empty box:

Here is the box full of yummy delights:

Stamp Set: Yummy (retired Sale-a-bration set 09)

Card Stock: Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Lap of Luxury DSP

Punches: Scallop Circle Extra Large, 3.2cm Circle, Modern Label, Scallop Trim Corner

Accessories: Stamp Pad (Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink), 3.2cm Striped Grosgrain Certainly Celery Ribbon, Snail, Sticky Strip, Sponge Daubers.

Yummy's: Shortbread, Choc Chip Cookies, Dark Mint Chocolates, Caramel Cup Chocolates, all homemade by ME :-)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Goodbye, Farewell

Oh farewells and goodbye's are sad but we always wish the very best for anyone that moves away and start a-fresh in a different place.

I have a friend that is moving from NT to QLD on Christmas Eve and wish her and her family all the very best and a great new adventure. I know first hand all the feelings that go with moving on as we are also about to embark on a HUGE 2011 moving from NT to WA to own our own business.

Anyway I have made her a little token to take and cherish and remember all the great times we have had together in Mothers Group, at the Park, down at the Pool.

I have made a cute little moving card using the very versitile Loads of Love (and Accessories), and a gorgeous little box to hold some fabulous bookmarks with photos of all the great locations up where we live.

I have crystal effected the truck and looks really 3D in real life, here is the card and box:

Box and Card:


Stampset: Loads of Love and Accessories, Sincere Salutations, Funky Forest Standard Wheel

Card Stock: Temping Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White

Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die

Accessories: Stamp Pads (Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive), Stampin Writes (Tempting Turquoise, Old Olice, Daffidol Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray), Blender Pens, Ribbon (Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly, Kitchen String), Brights Buttons (Pumpkin Pie), Sticky Strip, Snail, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects
Box with Bookmarks:

Stampset: Occassional Greetings

Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Accessories: Stamp Pad (Tempting Turquoise), Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon, Punches (Modern Label, Large Oval, Scallop). Sticky Strip, Snail.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Baby Shower Gift

Here are some photos of a little baby shower gift I made for a lovely friend of mine. She is part of our mothers group so we all throw in $5 each and give a little gift at the baby shower and then when bubba is born we all buy our own presents.

Anyway I am loving the Top Note die so thought I would make a cute little box to hold 4 pairs of Bubba Socks and a beauty gift voucher for mum to spend before Bub arrives.

Hope you enjoy looking:

Box and card together:

The Card

Stamp Set: Baby Bundle

Card Stock: Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Nursery Suite Specialty DSP

Big Shot: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

Accessories: Stampin' Writes (Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze), Corner Rounder, White Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Snail, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals.

The Box

Stamp Set: Baby Bundle

Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Nursery Suite Specialty DSP

Big Shot: Top Note Die

Accessories: Stamp Pad (Pear Pizzaz), White Satin Ribbon, Punches (Modern Label Extra Large, Oval Large, Retired Slit), Sticky Strip, Snail.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Boys Day

I have had a chance to get into the craftroom and make some cards. It was a challenge though as I needed to make 3 male cards, 1st Birthday, Hubby's Birthday, and my Dad's 60th card. Woozzzers what a day.


Here is the first card it is for a 1st Birthday, this gorgeous little boy was born on Christmas day so I have really made it a "blokey" card, so that it is totally apart from Christmas:

Stamp Set: Fox & Friends, Occasional Quotes (L3 hostess 2010-11)

Card Stock: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Whisper White.

Big Shot: Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Die

Accessories: Stamp Pad (More Mustard), Curly Label Extra Large Punch, Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Snail, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, and Kitchen String.


This next card is for Hubby, and yes he is a blokey bloke and really doesn't like too much bling so I have kept it very simple and I have tried to incorporate our up and coming adventure into it (we are moving State and buying our own business so a BIG 2011 for our family).

Thanks to for the inspiration for this card.

Stamp Set: Unchartered Territory (Retired)

Card Stock: Early Expresso, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Stamp Pad (Early Expresso), Pear Pizzaz Poly Stitched Ribbon, Antique Brads, Snail, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, and Kitchen String.


Finally the last card - my Dad / Gramps is turning 60. Not that long ago he bought his 'dream' boat hence the picture and the sentiment.

This is the first time I have attempted a 'swing card', you can see tutorials on how to make these on YouTube, I watched them and then just made mine to my own dimensions.

Stamp Set: Seaworthy, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Card Stock: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Blueberry Crisp DSP

Big Shot: Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Die

Accessories: Stamp Pad (Night of Navy), Night of Navy 3.2cm Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Punches (Modern Label Extra Large, Oval Large), Snail, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, and Kitchen String.

I hope you have liked looking at these cards ... and do you get the feeling that I 'love' using kitchen string - cheap but so effective, why don't you give it a go!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just Add Ink #45 & We Stamp for Lara

I have decided to add the this card into 2 challenges today.
The first challenge being Just Add Ink #45, Sketch Challenge:
and because the Just Add Ink girls have been such wonderful support for the "We Stamp for Lara" fundraiser I thought I would combine the sketch with the "We Stamp for Lara" Challenge 4, Inspirational Photo:
I hope that I have done both challenges justice. I really love having a go at them.
As I am trying to get this post done before the challenge for Just Add Ink closes I don't have time for the details but if you would like them let me know I will provide them too you.

Anyway here is the card:

December Frenzy & Summer Mini Catalogue

Today is the day for 2 exciting promotions from Stampin' Up!:

1) Release of the new Summer Mini Catalogue
Here is the link or you can click on my picture on the side bar.
I am loving all the new accessories and the stamp sets are just beautiful!
The dates you need to keep in mind to purchase these products are 1st Decemeber 2010 to 31 March 2011.

2) December FRENZY
Wow special special specials
Check them all out by either clicking on the below link or on the picture on my side bar.
Dates you need to keep in mind to purchase these products are 1st December to 29th December 2010.

Happy shopping all and if you have any questions, contact me by either email or phone 0418 944 705.

From Katie

Happy 30th BIG SIS :-)

My lovely older sister turned 30 on Saturday so here is the picture of the gorgeous card and box I made for her.

I used the colour challenge from the "We Stamp for Lara" fundraiser:

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes (L3 Hostess, 2010-2011)

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride, More Mustard, Regal Rose, Whisper White.
Big Shot: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Lots of Tags Sizzlit.
Accessories: Rhinestones, Sweet Treats Heart Cup, Buttons, White Organza Ribbon, Snail, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals.

Fun and Bright!!!

Here is ANOTHER 2 year old card that I have made, last one for the year but I do need to make a 1 yr old card so will be posting that in a few weeks.

Stamp Set: Happy Moments (retired SAB 2010)

Card Stock: Pacific Blue, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Big Shot: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Set

Accessories: Stamp Pads (Staz-on Black, Pacific Blue, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive), Blender Pens, Crystal Effects, Snail, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals.