Monday, November 14, 2011

Dasher Christmas card

Here is a pic of one of the cards I have taught recently. I have embossed the Medalion background and dasher  images with silver embossing powder and the colours I have used are Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler. The high light circle was cut using the Perfect Pennants die cut and the Big Shot.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I won the "wow"

I was priviedged to be able to attend Jacque's first line team meeting in place of Anabel who has recently had a major back operation. She is doing well:)
As is often the case with these sessions, we all made swaps and mine was voted the one with the most "wow".
I managed to take a few photos as my camera faded into the twilight zone so some are ok and some are not so good. I am waititng for Labour weekend specials? to buy another.
Anyway here is my swap card;
I used the bleach technique to take the colour out where the snowmen would be snowy white.
The stamp is from the Holiday Lineup stamp set. I am just loving the white organza ribbon:)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Something for FREE . Wow. Cool Promo!

A little preview of a stamp set and coordinating punch that wil be available in the new mini catalogue which comes out on Nov 1.

Wanna know how to earn these both for FREE?

Just host a workshop where sales are over $500 or put an arder of your own for this amount and you will earn the "Stitch Stocking" stamp set (containign 9 stamps) valued at $51.95 AS WELL AS the coordinating punch valued at $41.50 for FREE. But wait...there's more... sales over $450 earn an extra $70 to spend on FREE stuff anywhre in the catalgue AND, if you have sales or spends over $550 that qualifies you for $90 FREE product from anywhere in the catalogue.

In summary, if you host a workshop this month with sales over $550 (or spend this yourself), you will receive, the "stitch Stockings" bundle valued at $93.45 PLUS $90 FREE spending. That's a whopping total of $183.45 in FREE stuff!!!!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

crimped cards

These are some cards done at recent club nights using the crimper. (p 148 main catalogue)
The crimping technique was from this site http://donnawb-copd.blogspot.com/2010/05/bloomin-beautiful-crimping-tutorial.html

I CASEd this idea from one that I found on Dianne Burns blog. diburns.blogspot.com

Friday, September 23, 2011

Some new cards

Gosh, I have been neglecting my blog, sorry. Will try to do better:)
 This one was commissioned by my sister to give to the very nice man who went out of his way to give extra special service when he put together the shelving for her shop. I used the "Totally Tools" stamp set which I embossed in silver and attached to corks cut out with the "Top Note" die and the Big Shot.
This one I made for Anabel's birthday. The top right corner is cut away and folded back behind the square. I was shown this idea by the lovely ladies at Pinesong craft group. Not sure whether it might have looked better upside down?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm still here

Hi everyone, Thanks for your patience. It seems like ages since I posted and I never wanted to let my blog get tired.. Anyway, some of you will know but I have been really busy helping my sister in her new enterprise. She has today opened the doors of her new gluten-free and organics business in Hammond Place Birkenhead. It has been, and continues to be, a huge learning curve (for the whole family) but a lot of fun.

We had a steady stream of customers today and I can state that it was a successful day (especially since we had no advertising).

I hope to get back to my blog updates and load the new catalgue for viewing.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

25th Wedding Anniversary

I  made this swing card (in the scallop circle style of the previous post) for Sue and Craig who celebrated 25 years of blissful marriage last week. What an achievement!!
And Craig asked me to make one for him to give to Sue;

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stamp Club Night

I taught these cards to my Stamp Club on Tuesday and will teach them again to my regular club on Saturday (sorry full up).

If you are interested in joining a stamp club, or regular monthly classes please email me for details. A new stamp club will be starting in October but if there is enough demand, I can start another one in September. If you prefer to just attend on a casual basis please let me know what you are interested in learning and what days/nights you prefer and I will organise something to suit.
I learned this card from Crafters Anonymous group.

inside view

inside view

view from top

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My punch art "Harry Potter" card

This is the card I designed for my great niece's 10th birthday last weekend. Needless to say, she is mad on Happy Potter:) The card presented a little challenge. What do you think of the outcome?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pressed Flowers

I always wanted to try this technique and I have to say my first attempt was not pretty. Hey but now I have my "Blossom Party" Bigz Die, there is  no stopping me:)
What do you think? I bet you don't know how I did the middle flowers with DSP? ha ha, I can teach you of course ( and the secret is that is does use the same Bigz Die but in a different way). If you are interested in learning this technique, please email your interest and I will make a date.

This one I made for a friend and customer who is convalescing after an operation. The pic is not as good as I'd hoped but I have used the little clear "Bitty Buttons" that came out in a previous mini but are still available $9.75

I placed self adhesive rhinestones in the centre of these flowers

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fancy Fold Cards

This one was taught (to me and my fellow demonstrators at a recent training) by Bron Heslop.
The stamp image is one that is sold on its own called "Sail Away" and is from the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue. By the way, this mini comes to a conclusion at the end of this month so if you want anything from it, you best order it now:) 
On this one I have used the Mother of Pearl technique behind the stamped image.
The stamp image is from "Every Moment" in the main catalogue.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Angry Birds

Here is my birthday card I made for a 16 year old who introducded me to the very addictive ipod/ipad game, Angry Birds. It's kinda gruesome at first but before long you cant stop playing!!!!

I got this card idea from Olivia Moore who happens to be my downline, Susan Wong's Sister-in-law:)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sail Away

Don;t tyou just love this image? So versatile and as you can purchase it on its own, it's a very good price at only $17.95 plus p&p. If you would like to buy this stamp, be sure to order before the end of July when the Autumn-Winter catalogue closes. Order now.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

baby card

My lovely nextdoor neighbours have just had their second child. A gorgeous little girl called Madeleine. This is the card I made for them:
I borrowed the punch art idea (with a few little changes) from  Juliana from Australia.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sail Away

I CASED this card from Michelle Zindorf. I added a sun/moon (can't decide. He he). I like the way the brayer sometimes gives you unexpected results such as the right hand side of the boat on the horizon looks a little like buildings in the distance. This card uses the brayer technique as awell as the reflection technique.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Motorbike cards

These cards I designed for a recent Card Club night. The first is made with Poppy Parade cardstock and the "metal" was a foil seal from a drinking cxhocolate tin, embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder.

The second card was I designed using tin foil over card and embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder. How amazing is this folder eh? If you want to order a Square Lattice embossing folder, email me. The cost is $19.50 plus 5% p&p.

Butterfly easel card

I first saw this idea designed by Bronwyn Eastley (click for her tutorial) and tried one for myself. Very easy to make with the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigs Die. I used the Square lattice embossing folder for a faux fabric look. Doesn't the Antique Brad just set it off?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hey. I'm back!

Actually, I haven't been anywhere but I am back to posting. he he.
Ok. I promise that I will blog more regularly. In fact I have several new card designs to share with you and will do so over the next few days:)
Here's the first-(from my recent Punch Art class)

This was (slightly) adapted from a card by Leanne Greff who in turn got it from Kim Score. I made it up as a bag instead of a card.

And this one was also adapted from a card by Kim Score.  I added a little oink tummy (because dogs have a little pink tummy don't they? he he)
The pic came out quite pale but it says "get well soon". Poor little doggy looks quite unwell eh? Awww!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Just wanted to say sorry to my followers that I have not blogged for a couple of weeks. Amazing how time gets away on you!
I have 4 Days teaching this week so hopefully will get onto this Friday:)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother of pearl cards

Here are another couple of cards showcasing the Faux Mother of Pearl tecnhnique:
You can make out the effect of the Mother of Pearl at the top of the card, (just the way the light hits it I guess). This card I CASED from Dayanna Donng . Her photography is way better than mine:)

This one was taught to Demonstrators via our SU demo Impressions magazine.

Happy Mother's Day

Here are the cards we made at my Mother's Day card class:
Unfortunately, it's hard to make out the "mother of pearl" technique used on the panel on the right:(

This is one of our Mother's Day cards with the sentiment changed to make it a birthday card:) Do you like how I've done the little crinkled flowers?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Recent Classes

I recently held a Sympathy card class and these are the cards we made;

Family stuff

This a photo of me with my great nephew, Hayden, aged 17. It was taken on ANZAC day (my great niece, Paige's birthday) and he had just come off parade in his Sea Scout uniform.

For Paige's birthday (13th) I gave her a voucher for her favourite store, Supre, and I covered a Stampin' Up! On Board Journal (Pg 135 of main catalogue). I sewed ribbon onto elastic to make a band so she could keep things inside and not have them fall out.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

chocolate lovers card

I have use the new beveled windowpanes (pg 16 of the new mini catalogue) on this chocolate lovers card.
The stamps used are from the Eat Chocolate stamp set pg 11 of the Autumn/Winter mini.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Some new cards

Some " fortune teller" easter egg baskets
I made for local Pt Chev market.

Mini pizza box of cards made with "Bliss"
Sale-a-bration reward stamp set


Sunday, February 20, 2011

More pics to share

My inspiration for this came from Mary Campbell but the idea of putting the pearl into the middle of the jumbo eyelet was mine.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm on a roll now

It was my flatmate, Vicki's birthday last week so I made this card inspired by my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Julia Leece and instead of a cat, I made a penguin bookmark as Vicki loves Penguins. The punch art was CASEd from Nanette VerHagen through this web site.

It was also my nephew in law, Karl's birthday a few days ago. It's always a challenge for me to make masculine cards but I found this punch art idea and used it to make this card. The punch art designer was Annette Mac (but sorry can't for the life of me find a blog for her now)

Can you see I have used the "Square lattice" impression folder form the Summer Mini with tin foil for the background? I also ran the clothes through to look like cloth but in hindsight maybe a bit much texture? I handwrote the sentiment using the "versa marker" (pg 143 of the main cat) and embossed with silver embossing powder.