Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Finally! some stamping

Yes, things are finally getting back to normal after the Christmas festivities. I hope you had a lovely Christmas!. I haven't had too much time to stamp, but managed to squeeze some time in today. I actually have a list of birthday cards to make for January (I am determined to stay ahead of my birthday cards this year!). The following cards are from our new summer mini:

Stamps: Birthday best
Card: Ruby red, river rock, groovy guava & 'ginger blossom' DSP
Ink: Cameo coral and ruby red
Accessories: Slice, scallop punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch
Stamps: A happy heart
Card: Kraft, chocolate chip, bashful blue & whisper white
Ink: Chococlate chip & bashful blue
Accessories: Soft subtle button, twine, 'threading water' punch, crimper, bashful blue wide grosgrain ribbon, sponge daubers

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Wishing you all a
Christmas filled with Happiness and Good Cheer!

Notes on Christmas: 'the best of all gifts around any christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other'

-Burton Hillis-

Ange :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Welcome Baby

I was asked to make a 'baby shower' card a couple of weeks ago. After surfing a few blogs for some ideas I came up with this .....
The original idea for this (I think) came from Lauren Meader. And then I found a newer model that came from Alisa Tilsner. I used both these ideas, and of course came up with my own version. This was my first attempt, and therefore there are a few things wrong with it (crooked ribbon, you can see the glue dots under the ribbon ...LOL!)
Stamps: Season of joy, short and sweet
Card: Pretty in pink, regal rose
Ink: Regal rose, pretty in pink, craft white and rose red (+marker)
Accessories: Pink satin ribbon, large oval punch, 1 3/6 circle punch, scallop punch, pretty in pink brads, whole piercer, fiskars 'threading water' punch

Thursday, December 18, 2008

KWerner CIC #35

I didn't think that I would be able to find the time to do this weeks challenge. You all know how it is with just 7 sleeps until christmas. BUT I did, and here it is ...

Gorgeous colours this week: Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, so saffron, tempting turquoise and very vanilla. If you would like to play along, go here.
Stamps: Ebrace life
Card: Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, very vanilla, tempting turquoise and so safftron DSP
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: 'Hidden Garden' rub-ons, wide twill so saffron ribbon, scallop edge punch

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Boys Birthday Card

Morning all
My older son has a birthday to go to today, so I had to put aside all the christmas card stuff and make a card. I actually cased this card from the 'US Stampin Up! Catalogue'. (for those in the US, it is on page 64, everyone in oz you can look online).
Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes & big deal alphabet
Card: Wild wasabi, pumpkin pie & whisper white
Ink: Pumpkin pie, real red, bashful blue & wild wasabi (& markers)
Accessories: Wild wasabi striped ribbon, spiral punch & slot punch

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

K Werner CIC #34

When I saw Kristina's latest challenge, I knew I had to pull out my crochet hook and try something different. My addiction before 'all things paper' was knitting (and a little bit of crocheting). It never crossed my mind to combine the two, but here is the result. Not sure if I am happy with it, and I may have to try again, but I will post this one anyway.

The colours this week: Pale plum, perfrect plum, bordering blue, sage shadow & certainly celery (and any neutral ...)

This is just a quick post tonight. I will try to get a better photo tomorrow.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Santa treats

I decided to do the same lolly-pop treats that I did for Halloween, but with Santa instead. I first found, this template on Jayne Mercer's blog, who found it on this SCS site.

I have quite a few more to make before school finishes. I haven't used any stamping for these. They are just all various punches.

Card: Whisper white, old olive, real red & blush blossom
Ink: Basic black & blush blossom marker
Punches: 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop punch, 1/2" circle punch, 5-petal flower punch, boho flower punch, marvy scallop punch (pink)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

KWerner CIC #33

This colour challenge did not come easily. Even though I love all of these colours, I would never have put them together. BUT, I have finally had a chance to use one of my new stamp sets from our summer mini, and I used some rub-ons as well (they are one of things that you 'must have', but never use much! Not anymore! LOL!).

Colours: Chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, certainly celery, taken with teal & whisper white

Stamps: Eastern blooms
Card: Chocolate chip, certainly celery & whisper white
Paper: Bali breeze DSP
Ink: Chocolate chip & pumpkin pie
Accessories: Hidden Garden Rub-ons & paper snips, scollap edge punch

All products used are Stampin Up!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Makeesha's Colour Challenge

Here is this weeks challenge from Makeesha. If you feel like playing along, you can find all the details here. The colours were close to cocoa, groovy guava, soft sky & very vanilla.

Stamps: Lovely as a tree & occasional greeting
Card: Very vanilla, groovy guava, close to cocoa & soft sky
Ink: Soft sky, close to cocoa (& marker)
Accessories: Groovy guava dbl stitch ribbon, large oval punch, 1" circle punch, slot punch, fiskars 'threading water' punch, bone scorer

Thursday, November 27, 2008

K Werner CIC #32

Another wonderful colour challenge from Kristina. This week the colours are:

Riding hood red (real red), sahara sand (or metalic paper), whisper white and very vanilla

This picture and colours just inspired me to make another christmas card (my stock is not as good as I thought. oops!). This photo is from Crate & Barrel.

Here is my card for this week. Yes, this is the same alpha set I used last week because it is a loaner from a friend, so I am making the most of it while I have it (thanks Sue).

Stamps: Big deal alphabet & rough edges mini alphabet
Card: Real red, whisper white, very vanilla & PTI gold shimmer
Ink: Real red & encore gold
Accessories: Wide real red grosgrain ribbon & word window punch

Monday, November 24, 2008

Makeesha'a Sketch Challenge

Just a quickie today (it's cleaning day!). Here is my card for Keesh's sketch challenge. I cased the colours and part of the layout from our current SU! catalogue.

Stamps: Short and Sweet, frames with a flourish, rough texture jumbo wheel
Card: Blue bayou, soft sky, real red & very vanilla
Ink: Real red & blue bayou
Accessories: Spiral punch, paper snips

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Beate's WSC #67

... and here is Beate's sketch challenge ...

Stamps: Brocade basics, occasional greetings
Ink: Broovy guava, always artichoke & old olive
Card: Always artichoke, old olive, whisper white & groovy guava, always artichoke marker
Accessories: Stickles, word window punch, large oval punch, scallop punch, paper snips

TECC #43

I have had a very productive weekend (with my stamping that is LOL!). The weather here in Melboutne has been like winter again (and we are only about 10 days from summer! what's with that!). Anyway, here is my card for Taylor's cupcake challenge:

Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes & PTI polkadot basics
Card: Whisper white, blue bayou & soft sky
Ink: Soft sky, blue bayou, black stazon, regal rose marker & rose red marker
Accessories: Rhinestone brads, scallop punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, lrge oval, soft sky & blue bayou dble stitich ribbon

Thursday, November 20, 2008

K Werner CIC #31

Wow! these colours were mentally challenging to say the least. I actually enjoyed working with elegant eggplant for one of Kristina's other challenges, but found these colours together quite hard. The colours this week are:

Elegant eggplant, close to cocoa, pumpkin pie, so safftron & whisper white.

Stamps: Big deal alphabet & expressive flexible phrases
Card: Elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie, whisper white & so safftron DSP
Ink: Elegant eggplant marker, close to cocoa & so safftron
Accessories: Wide so saffron twill ribbon

Monday, November 17, 2008

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge

For some reason this challenge really stumped me, so I finally thought that I might try a christmas card and just use the colours from the inspiration photo ....

You can see Makeesha's samples here.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Card: Whisper white, blue bayou, sahara sand & sof sky
Ink: Sahara sand, blue bayou, soft sky
Accessories: Soft sky dbl stitch ribbon, stickles

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Beate's WSC # 66

Time for another sketch challenge ...

... sorry for the crooked photo LOL!

Stamps: Pretty princess
Card: Kraft, regal rose, so saffron & old olive
Paper: Georgia peach
Ink: Regal rose
Accessories: Wide regal rose ribbon, rhinestone brads, scollap punch, 1 3/8 circle punch

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

KWerner CIC #30

Here is my card for this weeks colour challenge from Kristina:

Stamps: Painted posies (retired)
Card: Whisper white, old olive & sahara sand
Ink: old olive & sahara sand
Accessories: Marvy square scollap punch, wide old olive grosgrain ribbon, bone scorer

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Melbourne Regionals Nov' 2008

We had our regionals here in Melbourne last Saturday. I had never been to any Stampin' Up! event before, so it was all new to me. It was full of inspirational talks and wows! by some very talented demos (woo hoo! Jenni). We even had 'make & takes' to do. Lunch was provided and I recieved some fantastic swaps from some very talented ladies.

Here are the swaps that I made:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Beate's WSC #65 & Makeesha's Colour Challenge

Another 2 for 1 deal. I have used Beate's weekend sketch challenge for Makeesha's Colour challenge. Here is the sketch ....

And the colours for Makeesha's challenge are: Chocolate chip, regal rose, certainly celery and very vanilla

Stamps: Live your dream
Card: Very vanilla, certainly celery, chocolate chip & regal rose
Ink: Regal rose (marker), certainly celery (marker) & chocolate chip
Accessories: corner rounder, circle template creative memories, stickles
PS: sorry about photo (sun wouldn't come out)