Monday, October 29, 2012


Well summer is getting closer and with the weather over the weekend it truly felt like it was here. We had a nice break yesterday with thunder, lightening and some rain.  It didnt really cool down for long as it didn't rain enough. Watching the weather tonight looks like we are in for rain for the remainder of the week. We really need it.  Speaking of summer, that means its almost the end of the year which means only one more home workshop left before Christmas. Our October workshop has been and gone and I am busy preparing for the next one. I have a Stamp Camp before then though so I have a shoebox to think about.  Not sure what I will be doing.
Anyway here are the cards we made last week.
The first one is one I cased from a day at Ngaire's where we had a get together with some of the other SU! Demonstrators and we did a shoebox each.  Natalie (sorry I don't know her last name) had used a Nativity scene but I chose to use The Open Sea as I wanted a masculine card. The images were punched using the 1" punch then placed on a long piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock. I wanted to keep it clean and simple.
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy
Ink - Not Quite Navy
Stamp Sets - The Open Sea, Wordplay
Accessories - 1" Square Punch
The next card was also cased but I have made some alterations. This card was inspired by Jennifer Timko (Stampin on the fly blog). Jennifer had three vases in a row where she used the Large Oval Punch.  I wanted to alter it a bit and also make it a bit easier for the girls at the workshop.  I used the Extra-Large Oval Punch and only made one vase. I did use the original colours that Jennifer used but then changed it to something a bit brighter. Here it is:-
Cardstock - Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise
Stamp Set - Just Believe, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Markers - Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Stamp Pad - Tangerine Tango (vase)
Accessories - Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Small Oval Punch (discontinued)Daubers, Square Lattice Folder,
Crystal Effects (flower)
I have seen this design on a few blogs but recently saw one that Susan Joyce had shown us at a Stamparoo get together at Ngaire Andersons. This is a very simple project and once you have made one then they are quite quick to make. I made one for a friend recently for her birthday so I will put both up. The one we did at my workshop was a Christmas theme. The girls loved it and some of them were going home to make one again so they didnt forget how to do it. The tutorial for this pop up card can be found here
The front I left simple.
Stamp Set - Heart of Christmas
Cardstock - Real Red, Whisper White
Markers - Gumball Green, Real Red
Accessories - Rhinestone, Two Tags Dies, Petals A Plenty Folder

The inside using Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamp Set - Birthday Whimsy (retired)
Cardstock - Basic Gray, Whisper White
Stamp Pad - Lucky Limeade
DSP - Twitterpated
Accessories - Window Punch

The inside using One In A Million Stamp Set
Well I will be off now as after the weekend I have had I really need my beauty sleep. I now have Fridays off so I am going to endeavour to try to blog on a Friday. I need to create a name dont I!  Until then its goodbye from me and again thanks for popping by :)


At some stage in our life we are touched by the horrible illness of Cancer. Whether it be yourself, a loved one or even a friend who knows someone. A wonderful lady by the name of Pat Carr held a Cancer Council Stamp Day this month and I had a wonderful day being able to attend it. I felt guilty that I was enjoying my day while the people who we were raising money for were fighting for their lives. Pat was saying that all the money raised with Cancer Council actually stays in Western Australia which is great news. I am not sure how much Pat was able to raise but I am sure it will be a considerable amount. There was a lovely bunch of ladies to spend the day with and one whom I hadn't seen for over13 years. During the day we made 8 projects and during lunch we spent our golden coins to join in on a bowling match.  It was nice to get out into the glorious sunshine for half an hour rolling that ball down the green or in my case bouncing it. (My ball happened to roll on the flat side) My mum happen to win the game on the very last turn and won some Stampin' Up! products kindly donated by Stampin' Up!  Stampin' Up! always comes to the aid in these sort of situations and I am very proud to be a part of the team. I brought along Allison whose birthday it happened to be. We all sung Happy Birthday to her. We were served lunch after our first four projects. There were two types of Quiches and a beautiful colourful salad which I couldn't help but take a photo. At afternoon tea we were served a gorgeous little cupcake which were made by a friend of Pats. I saved mine until the end of the day when I could enjoy it more. It was divine.
I would like to thank Pat and all of her helpers who made it a fun and productive day for all. I can't wait until next year.  It was so much fun but the day went by just to quick.  Please take time to browse some of the the photos of the day and our projects. Thanks for popping by :)

Delightful little cupcakes


Our Scrumptious Salad

Gorgeous Hello Doily
Hello Doily inside

For this card strips of DSP were used on a piece of card approx 6cm wide. A template was used to create the curved shape. We traced the template onto the back of the card and then cut out. The larger piece was used for the front of the card and the smaller piece for the inside. What a great idea to use up scraps of DSP!

Inside view with smaller curved shape made from template.

A lovely calendar that flattens down to be able to pop in the post for someone special.

A very simple but effective Christmas Card.

 This card I was unable to finish on the day so this is the original.

Inside view.

 I just loved this one but am yet to complete mine. I love Pleasant Poppies.
This card was using Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Marina Mist along with a sponge and spritzer.
Inside View

 What a beautiful gift for someone special.
This gift box was made using the Kraft Gift Boxes in the catalogue.
We embossed the Very Vanilla Cardstock & using a dauber sponged lightly with
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.
I love the Be Of Good Cheer DSP. It looks gorgeous here.

This little decoration was made using the Designer Rosette Bigz XL and the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits.
We used the new Silicone Mats which are fantastic when using the hot glue gun or any other glues.
It makes life much more simple.