Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas gift box workshop #2

Hi again,

I am really excited to have finished the projects for my next workshop help at my place.

One of the boxes has been designed specifically for men. We all know how hard they are to buy for!! :) I made this box for my Dad for Father's Day and filled it with home made biscuits. He loved it!

Please have a look below to see the photos of the boxes and to check out the workshop information...

Gift box #1
I made two of these beautiful gift boxes but we will only be making one on the night.

small box perfect for Mum/sister/friend to put some lovely jewellery in.

Biscuit box. You can choose to stamp any name on the top. It does not have to be "Dad".

All 3 of the boxes we will be making :)

Workshop information:
Date: Monday 7th December
Time: 7.30pm-10.00pm
Place: My place (please contact me for my address)
Cost: $20 will cover all the materials, adhesive, ribbon etc You will also need to bring a bone folder. Please let me know if you need me to order you one (they are $11.95)
RSVP: Friday 27th November (I need to know by this date so I can order the materials to arrive on time). My email address is or call me on 0416 151 666.
Please feel free to invite friends/family!
Looking forward to seeing you there! :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas workshops at my place!!


I am very excited to be holding workshops in my home for the very first time! They will be Christmas related and will be held over November and December. We will be making Christmas boxes, Christmas packaging and of course, Christmas cards.

For my first workshop we will be making a gift box, gift bag/box & an origami type box that I will be using for my table place settings on Christmas day filled with lots of lovely chocolate! :)

Please see below for the photos and workshop information...

Workshop 1

Date: Thursday 26th November
Time: 7.30pm-10.00pm
Place: my house in Thornleigh (please contact me for my complete address)
Cost: The cost for the class is $15 but you will need a bone folder. Please let me know if you would like me to order you one. They are $11.95.
RSVP: Thursday 19th November

Please feel free to invite your family and friends to this workshop!! :)

For more information and to RSVP please contact me at or 0416 151 666. Places are limited (due to the small size of my house) so RSVP today!! :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Birthday card for Kathy

Today I decided to use Mojo Monday's sketch challenge to make a card for my ex-manager. She is the loveliest person so i thought she's appreciate a special card.

Here is the sketch from Mojo Monday... (LOL, I only looked at it once last night and really didn't remember it very well did I!?!? Oh well... not to worry!).

And here's my card:
And here's a closer view of the detail:

If you want any details then let me know... :)


New set, paper, accessories!! Ohhh, I'm in heaven!


Well, I received my massive order from Stampin Up! and am in love with the new things I ordered. The first card I made was with the new set called Cheap Talk. It is such an awesome set!! I also used the new In-colour cardstock, new buttons (my absolute favourite) & new designer series paper. Ahhh... the joys!! Don't have time today to write up all the specifics but if you're interested in anything that i've used then let me know. :)
So here it is:

Ok! See you!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

1st Birthday card for Joel


Well we went to a birthday party on Saturday for a beautiful boy in Lachie's playgroup today. It is so lovely watching all the babies turn 1!!! Lachie was 1 a few weeks ago! What a special milestone that is for Tim and I! We survived!! Anyway, I made this card for Joel and am really happy with the way it turned out.

So here is it...

The details are:

Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Big Bold Birthday, Print Pattern Background stamp, a little birthday cheer.

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, the dark blue form Bold Brights range (to find out the name means I would have to get up!! LOL!)

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Blue, Real Red, Summer Sun marker

Ok.. hope you like it!!


Monday, March 30, 2009

Makeesha Byl colour challenge


Ok, I am so in love with the Big Deal Alphabet set at the moment! I love using it for a bold funky look! So I decided to use it for Makeesha Byl's colour challenge.

Here are the colours:

I don't have any Purely Pomegranate so I used Rose Red instead. My creation is ultra long and therefore hard to photograph... but here it is...

I hope you like it!! It's hard to see all the detail and dimention of the card in this photo. I have raised the "h" & "k" with dimentionals and the whole "thanks" panel is also raised up with dimentionals. I have also slightly curled the petals of the flower. I'm quite happy with how it turned out! I like the shape of the card. :)

See ya next time! :)


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch

Hi again,
Well I am having so much fun this week tracking down sketch challenges!

This next one is from Taylored Expressions and is a fabulous sketch! When I first saw it I have a great idea... but alas it looked terrible!! LOL! Don't you hate it when that happens!!! So I ended up changing my idea completely.

Anyway, this is the sketch...

And here is my creation...

Ok... the details are:

Stamps: Eastern Blooms

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP

Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red & Pumpkin Pie markers

Accessories: Nestabilities, Ribbon, Dimentionals & crystal things :)

Hope you like it!! :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Very first Makeesha Byl sketch... and it most certainly will not be the last!! :)

Hi!! I am totally loving sketch challenges this week. After such a long "card making absence" it has taken a while to get my craftiness back again! This next sketch is by Makeesha Byl I really love her work! I always check in on her challenges but have not had a chance to play... until now! I absolutely LOVE this sketch! I found that my card came together really easily... must be a great sketch because that NEVER happens! :)

So... here is her sketch...

And here is my creation...

Ok... the details...

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Big Deal Alphabet
Cardstock: Summer Picnic DSP (retired), Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & Always Artichoke markers, Scallop & round punches, Old Olive ribbon

Hope you like it!!

P.S. Makeesha, if you're reading this... I luuuuuurve this sketch!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mojo Monday! Finally I can participate!! :)

It has taken me ages to finally get around to participating in a Mojo Monday sketch challenge! I am really excited about this one as I really love the layout!!

So here is the sketch;

And here is my creation;
Stamps: Follow your Dreams, Canvas background & Big Deal Alphabet set.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Grey & Bali Breeze DSP
Ink: Rose Red & black
Accessories: Rose Red & Old Olive markers, black ribbon, dimentionals, scalloped border punch
So... what do you think?

My very first Amy R sketch challenge

Hi! Last night, after a very loooong card making absence I decided to participate in a few sketch challenges.

The first challenge I did was a sketch my Amy R

And here is my creation;


Stamps: Stampin Up! Big Bold Birthday
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Bali Breeze DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Embellishments: Brown ribbon, Crustal Effects, Dimentionals
Accessories: Word window punch.

Till next time... :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm a demonstrator now!

Hi!! Welcome to my first post!! I have just signed up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I have been creating lots of cards to make for my first workshop. The hostess has decided that she wants a very hands-on party and so we will be making 4 cards at the workshop (the guests will be bringing $10 to cover the costs of the materials).

This card is made using the faux tearing technique that I found on Marelle Taylor's website All her creations are amazing.

Ok... the details:

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, A little birthday cheer, canvas background stamp
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White & Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, sponge dauber, circle punches 1 1/4", 1 3/8", dimentionals


This card I have also made using the faux tearing technique. I have also wiped the edges of the whisper white cardstock down the rose red ink for a bit of extra colour and to add to the rustic look of the card.

The details are:

Stamps: Easter Blooms, A little birthday cheer, canvas background stamp Card stock: Old Olive, whisper white Ink: rose red Accessories: rose red & old olive markers, sponge daubers, scissors, dimentionals


Ok, you may sense a slight colour and stamp theme going on here! :) I have just been doing a lot of these cards using similar colours and stamp sets... why???... I just like to see if I can improve on the last one... hmmmm.... maybe a perfectionist??? :)


Stamps: Eastern Blooms, A Little Birthday Cheer
CardStock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Rose Red, Bali Breeze DSP
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Rose Red & Old Olive Markers, scallop punch corner rounde

Next... :)

I love this fun card. If you tip the card to the side the happy birthday scalloped part spins down the card! Oh so fun! :)


Stamps: Big Bold Birthday, Think Happy Thoughts Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Tempting Turquoise Accessories: Scallop punch, circle punches, word window punch, dimentionals, 5c piece

Next... (they just keep coming)

Ahhh... I love this set! I think it may be my new favourite! :) The present on the right hand side has been cut out and popped up on dimentionals.


Stamps: Big Bold Birthday Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White Ink: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise Accessories: Real Red ribbon, dimentionals

Ok, when I made this card I loved the "thanks" sentiment running up the stem. But when people look at it they always turn the card over so the thanks reads normally!! Hmph... what do you think??? Too arty??


Stamps: Follow your Dreams
Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pretty in Pink, certainly Celery & Regal Rose markers, Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery ribbon, dimentionals

Last One... (for today anyway)

I wanted this card to be a single layer card that was fairly simple but really effective. I hope this design fits! :)

Stamps: Baroque Motifs Cardstock: Pale Plum Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum

Ok, hope you like them! :)

See you next time