Mar 30, 2011

Cherished Butterflies

Hi Everyone,

Something you may not know about me is that I'm a total sucker for butterflies... Not very original, but hey, I find them fascinating!

Anyway I have been really good and not bought every butterfly in the Stampin' Up! Catalogue! and I withheld buying the butterfly embosslits die "Beautiful Wings" for my bigshot until very recently... Here's a card I've made using this new die - Did I mention I'm lovin' the butterflies!?

Did you guess that this was made with a leftover kit from my last class... Not a bad variation hey? :P

Thanks for looking,

Mar 27, 2011

My funky owl card

Hi Everyone,

Have I happened to mention how much I am lurving my owl punch!! I combined the owl from the Sale-a-bration "Punch Bunch" stamp set with 3 different circles punches and created this card...

The sentiment is from the "On your birthday" set and the polka dot ribbon was from one of last year's mini catties.

So I challenge you to make a card like this! It's super easy to case my design and it will work with so many stamps, you don't have to own the owl! However, if you place an order for $100 or more, you can receive your very own owl stamp! Remember to order your owl punch for $33.95 too :)

Thanks for looking,

Mar 26, 2011

Hoot Hoot!

Hi Everyone,

Another card I've made is this cutie with the owl punch and owl stamp from the Sale-a-bration "Punch Bunch" set:

Great way to use up some scrap card too!! Something I have an excess of! The branch is from the bird punch and the sentiment is from the "On your birthday" stamp set.

And don't forget, the Sale-a-bration and Summer Mini Catalogues finish on 31st March!! That's this coming Thursday (how quickly is the year flying past already).

Thanks for looking,

Mar 23, 2011

Clean & Simple #130

Hi Everyone,

I made these couple of cards based on the Clean & Simple Sketch #130.

Bit of retired designer series papers, 1/2 top note die cut and a bit of ribbon, adhere to base card stock and voila, you've got yourself a card!!

Gotta love it when your clean and simple card is just that! Clean, simple and QUICK!! lol :)

Thanks for looking,

Mar 22, 2011

I think I've recovered....

Hi Everyone,

Well, it's been 3days since Craft Thyme and I think I've now recovered (ok, my house hasn't but that's only the boxes of leftover goodies waiting to be sorted out and put away).

Here's a pic of Andrea & I at our stall:

We loved having a our stall up in a "H" shape! Made the perfect layout for displaying our goodies and also our "demo / make & take" table.

And I apologise for the quality of these next couple of pics- I must have had the shakes when I was taking them! Nearly every pic is a bit blurred!!


Close-up pic of my box of cards - The box was courtesy of my hubby!
And it's the best thing I've had to keep my cards in!

Now, you may think this is silly or sad, but I had a nice surprise as Tammy, who runs Craft Thyme, printed out this lil' sign and it was near the front door! Thanks Tammy!!!!

The whole day was great! I met lots of new people and saw some friends I never see often enough!! Thanks to all who stopped by my stall!!! And thanks to Andrea for putting up with me all day (we were there from 8am).

Thanks for looking,

Mar 18, 2011

Craft Thyme Fair is Tomorrow!

Hi Everyone,

I'm quickly popping past tonight to remind you about the Craft Thyme Fair that's on in Cannington tomorrow.

I'll be there with my sideline demo-friend Andrea Buckland so make sure you come and see us :)

I'm hoping I've remembered to pack everything I've made and wanted to take, I'm nervous and excited, and I'm really, really tired! But it's only to be expected this will be my 3rd Craft fair, and so I've been madly making more cards and working out the best way to display some of my things.

Well, few more of those things still to do and then I'm hitting the hay for an early night!!

Enjoy your wkend, and I've got lots of pics of cards and things I've made to show you next week! :)

Thanks for looking,

Mar 13, 2011

What did we make at the March Class?

Hi Everyone,

Well, this is a quick post to show what we made at my March class on Friday night. The theme was birthdays, but a couple of the sentiments are generic and could be used for other occassions such as an engagement or baby shower (which is what a couple of people are going to do).

"Inset embossing" with the 1/2", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches and the square lattice and polka dot embossin folders
Colours: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Garden Green Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Whisper White

Baroque Motifs Stamp Set with the Butterfly punch
Colours: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze

Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel with Black Staz-on ink on glossy paper
Colours: Pacific Point, Green Galore (retired), Pink Passion (retired)

If you'd like to find out more about these cards or maybe to make some for yourself, please email me or leave a comment below.

Thanks for looking,

Mar 12, 2011

More goodies for the Craft Thyme Fair

Hi Everyone,

Please excuse the lack of posts over the past week (yesterday not included), I'm head down bum up at the moment making more goodies for the Craft Thyme Fair.

Here's some more goodies that will be available next Saturday.

And here's the flyer for the fair with all the details! Mark it in your diary if you are in Perth, there's sure to be loads of great items available.

Thanks for looking,

Mar 11, 2011

Making notepads...

Hi Everyone,

I love multi-tasking! Lately it's been a bit quieter at night with Miss 4 working out that she can go to bed without calling out for up to 2hrs. This has meant I still can't go into my craft room at night however, I've been crafting in front the telly instead.

So I've been catching up on my shows (mainly NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Burn Notice, and The Good Wife) and relaxing.... I even manage to watch a bit of Macgyver with the hubby so that's earning some brownie points lol :)

And the other thing I'm loving is my owl punch! I've given it a good workout on these notepads!!

These will be on sale at the Craft Thyme Fair on Saturday 19th March, if not sold prior. Although if you really love one, I'm sure I can reproduce it for you...

Take care & enjoy your wkend! I'm off to finish packing for tonight's card making class.

Thanks for looking,

Mar 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mum

Hi Everyone,

It's funny how quick the time has flown between Dad's b'day at the start of Feb to Mum's b'day last week. I mean it's only a month but so much seems to have happened in that month!

Anyway, as a treat, my Sister and I took my Mum, Nana and my girls out to lunch at the local Dome cafe (it's huge by the way and it's funny I rarely think of going there for a meal because I always think of it only being a coffee shop).

Well we had a great time there and this is the card I made for Mum.

Bit of a different colour scheme for me, I've never used a lot of the pale plum but now it's retired I use even less! :P

And I love how easy these rolled flowers are to make! If you haven't seen them before, check out the tutorial here by Tania Gould and also here for the box I made last year with the rose on the top.

Thanks for looking,

Mar 5, 2011

Hi Everyone,

My latest card to show you is one of several I'm making to donate to Crafty Mumma's Supporting Men's Health.

I thought I'd make some mens' cards as it's something many of us card makers struggle with! I dug out my "Bareback" stamp set (retired) and made this card:

I've used my crimper to create the textured strips of card, I simply ran the card through at 2 different angles.

If you're in WA, enjoy the long wkend!! I have a list of things to do about a mile and a half long, nearly all of which is going to be delayed this morning as I'm off to visit my parents and one of my grandparents who came out of hospital yessterday.

Thanks for looking,

Mar 1, 2011

Top note Calendars

Hi Everyone,

I'm having a slow clean on my desk and working area and found some pre-printed calendars. So I thought I'd try a couple of top-note calendars that can be stuck on the fridge.

And seeing as I've quite a few of these calendars, I can see a few more of these being made for the Craft Thyme fair on March 19th! Hope to see you there if you're a local Perthite :)

Don't forget to let me know what you think of the calendars too :)

Thanks for looking,