Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bella Rose

I can't believe its almost the weekend again. Where does the time go? I plan on spending a lot of time this in my craft room this weekend getting ready for our group swaps. Not sure what I am doing yet but I guess it will come to me. For now I have made this sweet little card for a friend's daughter and thought I would share it with you. I have used one of the stamps from the Spring Mini Catalogue.
For this card I chose to use -
Stamp Sets - Best Yet (Idea Book & Catalogue Hostess free products level 1), Great Friend (Spring Mini Catalogue)
Cardstock - Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
DSP - Bella Rose
Stamp Pads - Riding Hood Red
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals. I have since put some Dazzling Diamond Glitter on the leaves of the butterfly.

Time to get my beauty sleep as I have work tomorrow. Thanks for popping in.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Brayer Workshop

Hi there once again! I hope you have all enjoyed the beautiful weather we have had over the weekend here in Perth. What a beautiful day it was on Saturday and we spent it inside with our Brayer workshop. This workshop proved to be a bit of a challenge for the ladies. One thing to remember is not to take too much notice of how it looks until the end. We started off with Glossy White cardstock so that everyone had a chance to test out the brayer and then moved onto Very Vanilla cardstock. It was nice to see the different results achieved at the end of the workshop.

For this card I used:-

Stamp Set - Ocean Commotion
Cardstock - Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Glossy White
Stamp Pads - Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Staz On Black
Accessories - Circle Punches, Mellow Moss Taffeta ribbon, Post it notes

First of all I punched out circles using post it notes and placed them randomly onto Glossy White cardstock. I then brayered over the top using Bashful Blue. I took the circles off and then stamped the fish using Brocade Blue onto lower part of card. I also stamped the fish onto a piece of scrap paper and cut out and used as a mask so that I was able to re-stamp just above the original fish with Taken with Teal. I stamped some seaweed with Certainly Celery and the wording from Garden Whimsy in black Staz On.

Our second card was the challenging one. For this one you will need -
Stamp Set - Upsy Daisy, Linen (discontinued)
Cardstock - More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Stamp Pad - Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Ruby Red, Basic Black
Accessories - Basic Black Grosgrain, Sponge Dauber

The sunset was done by using the punched out post it note with 1 1/4" punch to make the moon shape. We brayered over the whole piece of Very Vanilla with Pumpkin Pie. On the top and bottom of card we brayered Tangerine Tango and Ruby Red, finishing off with Basic Black by sponging with a Sponge Dauber. I lightly sponged over the moon with More Mustard. Using two pieces of Basic Black ribbon to make the bow in the top right corner. Attach stamped image onto Basic Black card. I used the Linen Stamp with Versamark on the front of the card before attaching the stamped image, then stamping my wording on the bottom.
With lots of fun and laughter our workshop was finished and the results were great.
I promise the next workshop to be a lot easier ladies.
Take care, happy stamping and thanks for popping in.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Two of our grandchildren stayed over during the school holidays. Our neighbour had pruned his lemon tree and had put the branches out for bulk rubbish on the side of the road. The kids spotted the lemons still on the branches and went out to pick them. They brought back a shopping bag full of lemons. They had already brought some oranges to juice but they decided to add the lemons. While one cut the fruit, the other hand squeezed the juice. The taste was leaning towards lemon until they added a few more oranges and sugar. They made quite a lot of juice and had a lot of fun making and drinking it. (and they cleaned up their mess!)
I took some photos while they were making the juice and printed them out straight away and made this scrap page before the end of the night.
I have used:-
Stamp Sets - Short & Tangy, Short Order Alphabet
Cardstock - Certainly Celery, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
Stamp Pad - Certainly Celery, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow
I made a pocket under the top photo and used the Tart & Tangy orange for the tab to pull out the little story.


Hi there! Its time I put one of my creations onto my blog for the first time. Here goes!
This one I made for our group swap and it took a bit of time but I think in the end was worth it. Hope you think so too.

You will need:-
Stamp Set - Pocket Silhouettes
DSP- Urban Garden
Card Stock - Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Stamp Pads- Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Accessories - White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Word Window Punch

I have used the cardboard backing to the DSP paper to mount my DSP onto then cut out into squares 2 x 2cm. On the squares of Not Quite Navy and Basic Grey I have embossed (white) the Pocket Silhouette Stamps. On the inner four squares I have stamped and used Crystal Effects. For the sentiment I have used the Word Window Punch and popped the end back in holding it with a post it note and re-punched to make it smaller.
Hope you like my first entry. Thanks for popping in.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Welcome to my first post

I've finally plucked up the courage to build my own blog.

I hope to be able to put regular posts of my creations, life stories and of course keep you updated with Stampin! Up! specials. Please keep popping in and I'll try to keep you entertained.