Saturday, December 20, 2008
During the last week and a half my health hasn't been the best. I have been experiencing strong pain down my right side. I have had a multitude of tests and examinations and was also hospitalised on Monday overnight but to no avail. Little Bub is fine and has been happily bouncing around. I am going back to hospital today as I am not satisfied with the diagnosis I have been given as I know there is something more going on.
For this reason I doubt I will be able to post anything more before Christmas so I would like to wish all my readers a very happy, safe and fun filled Christmas. Thank you so much for all your visits, comments and encouragement. I look forward to creating and sharing my creations with you more in 2009.
God Bless and Happy Stampin'
P.S. For those who wanted to know I got the mini calendars from Educational Experience http://www.edex.com.au/. Prices are Price is $8.90 +GST for 50 (Item X260620) or $5.90 +GST for 25 (Item X042572). Shipping for orders under $100.00 is $12.00, $100.00-$299.00 is $25.00. If you would like to order, you need to quote the Item number, and you can pay by credit card. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: Tollfree 1300-134 211 Fax: (02) 4942 1991. Hope this helps and happy creating!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Anyway onto saving you some dosh! For the month of December spend $20 on products and Stampin' Up are so generously taking 20% of a range of products in there "Tying up Christmas" promotion. See list below for more details or contact me (email@example.com) to find out how you can qualify for this fantastic promotion.
Item page Description Regular Price Discount Price
108790 27 Festive Favorites stamp set $45.95 $36.76
108772 28 Crazy for Christmas stamp set $39.95 $31.96
110244 29 Snow Flurries stamp set $20.95 $16.76
108930 43 Tag Time stamp set $53.95 $43.16
108869 111 Many Merry Messages stamp set $64.95 $51.96
103604 133 12" x 12" Days-to-Remember Calendar $20.95 $16.76
104144 133 6" x 6" Days-to-Remember Calendar $18.95 $15.16
109663 138 Winter Bright Simply Scrappin'™ $36.95 $29.56
112670 143 Three for You Punch Box $85.95 $68.76
109055 146 Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon $14.95 $11.96
109050 146 Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon $14.95 $11.96
103372 147 White Square Aluminum Metal Edge tags$7.50 $6.00
To show you just how great this promo is I have made up a make and take using 3 of the discounted products. Snow Flurries - which in my opion is an absolute steal at $16.76 during the promo, The ever so versatile Many merry Messages only $51.96 and my favourite Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon which is only $11.96.
The card I have made is a total case from the Idea Book & Catalogue. Turn to page 36 if you want to see the original. I think the card looks so simple but stunning at the same time and can be made within next to no time.
Stamp Set: Snow Flurries, Many Merry Messages
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegrante, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegrante
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Purely Pomegrante Double Stitched ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, 3/4 inch circle punch, dimensionals
Thanks for looking!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here's a close up of each...
The one below I have taken a photo of it whilst it is a magnet on the fridge I got given on the weekend. Such a good pick up I think the lady who gave it to me will be getting more than just one of these!
Stamp Set and Ink: NONE!
Card Stock: Real Red, Old Olive, Dashing DSP
Accessories: Real Red and Old Olive Wide grosgrain, Sanding block, Mini Calendars, Kaiser Craft Wood
Now on a lighter note... While I was taking photo's out the back under the patio where my new fridge is residing temporarily Miss Purdy was watching me. She rarely makes alot of noise but she kept whinging as if to say "don't take photo's look at me I'm cute!" So because of that I got this rather cute photo of her snuggled up looking oh so comfortable! Oh the life of a dog!
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I'm back from a well deserved break away. Not as long as I would have liked but just some lovely down time. I arrived home to check out what has been happening in blog world only to find a new challenge by Makeesha Byl. If you haven't checked out this women's work please go have a look tell her I sent you! She really is a talent! This week she has posted a layout challenge that I just had to get my hands on. So I sacrificed my nanna nap to give it a whirl and here's one of the things I came up with...
Stamp Sets: Polka Dot BG, Season of Joy
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Purely Pomegrante
Ink: Old Olive, Purely Pomegrante, Versamark
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Mat Pack, Dimensionals
I also started on a scrapbook page which I wasn't quite happy with so I'm going to let it settle overnight and see if I come up with anything else amazing tomorrow...
Friday, November 21, 2008
I stamped the Lovely as a tree image in versamark onto glossy white cardstock and then embossed in black powder and then sponged colour on in a range of colours. It looks really stunning.
Stamp Set: Lovely as a tree
Cardstock: White Glossy Cardstock, Basic Black, Mellow Moss
Ink: Versamark, Yoyo Yellow, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Black embossing powder, Black Brads, Sponges
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Here is a picture of all 3 projects together. Gift Bag on left, Pull Treat in the middle and sample of the gift cards on the right. There was a set of 5 cards in the bag.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The other day I was making a birthday card. As I was making it I someone asked me who it was for and when I told them who it was for they were quiet surprised and advised that you couldn't tell the person it would be for just looking at the card. This got me thinking of making a little comp of this. (I sort of stole the idea from Marelle Taylor) So I have a few gifts up for grabs for the first person/people who correctly guess the following questions... This is open to demonstrators and customers!
Based on the card below comment and tell me
a. The sex of the person I am giving it to (Male of Female)
b. The age of the person. I will give it to the closest if no one gets it within a week.
c. The way in which this person is known to me ie. Related (if so how - Brother, Mother, Uncle, Cousin, etc) Close Friend, Work Colleague, Stampin Up! Friend, Netball Team Mate, Aquintance, Youth Group Friend, etc.
Here is the card in which you have to answer these questions about...
Here's a close up of the card!
Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Summer Sun
Accessories: Summer Sun Marker, Wide Certainly Celery Ribbon, Thin Ballet Blue Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Real Red eyelets, Crop a dile
If you like this card you can purchase the set used in it for 20% of when you spend $20 or more from the catty. Please contact me if you would like to take advantage of this! Hurry runs out at the end of the month!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Behind the First Picture there is a pullout for some journalling which I haven't written on yet as I want to make sure I put something special on there that really tells the story of the photo's and I think my boyfriend should help with that.
I used flowers from the pretties kit which I coloured in with real red ink and a sponge Dauber. They are so nice and the first time I've used them! I think I'll be using them again!
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages, Big Deal Alphabet
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Certainly Celery Prints DSP
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Real Red Marker, Summer Sun Marker, Real Red Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Round Tab Punch, Pretties Kit, Ice Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals, Mat Pack, White Gel Pen, Stapler, Hemp Twine, Spounge Dauber
Thanks for looking!
Cheers Big Ears!
During the week we had another challenge night with the demonstrator group that I am apart of, The Inklings. Challenges were set by the lovely Kylie Swain and were all very appropriatly Christmas Themed. I haven't been able to have the chance to complete them all as yet but I have done Challenge 1 which was to make a pocket card but of course make it Christmas themed! These were very quick and easy to make. It was just the decorating that I took more time. Here's what I came up with...
The Mellow moss insert at the back pulls out so you could write a nice message on it or have something hidden in it such as a gift card/voucher. They are great little christmas gifts to give out and the dimensions can easily be changed to suit what you want to make. Below is a close up of the pull out tab and ribbon. I set an jumbo eyelet and then placed a rhinestone brad in the middle. Looks really cute and blings it up a little too!
Stamps: Season of Joy, Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Purely Pomegrante
Ink: Mellow Moss, Purely Pomegrante
Accessories: Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Ice Rhinestone Brads, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Sponge Daubers, Round Tab Punch
You can make these up to suit any occasion! I will try and get to the other challenges soon!
Thanks for looking!
Happy Sunday :)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:3
Which is Kristy Young! Kristy please send me an email with your address and I will send that card out to you!
My personal fav of the 3 was the Christmas card as it was just a little different to the other entries that were entered so I'm glad I get to keep it for a bit!!
Thanks guys for viewing my blog and commenting! Keep the comments coming! They are one of the things that keep me motivated and inspired to update my blog and create beautiful things!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
It's been lovely having some time off work the last week it has meant I've been able to get HEAPS of craft stuff done! Today I have been so busy creating I only just noticed that it's nearly 4pm and I'm still in my pj's! Pure Bliss if I do say so myself!
The projects I have to share were made using the colours from Kristina Werner's lastest Colour Challenge! I saw the colours and immediatly thought ok these are my type of colours! I'm pretty sure I've used the combo a few times in the past. I had so much fun creating that I ended up making 3 cards!
Here are the colours... Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Ruby Red... Mmmm How nice!!
Here is what I did with the colours. For my first card I started using the Big Bold Birthday Stamp Set (On sale for 20% this month only). And got 3/4 of the way through and decided to change it up a bit and use the cute giraffe from the Wild About You set! I'm so happy I did as I love the outcome!
Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday, Wild About You
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery Prints DSP
Ink: So Saffron, Ruby Red Marker
Accessories: Ballet Blue and Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon
I then had this Cup Cake that I had already worked on and didn't use so I made up a little 3x3" Love Note Card and adhered it to this. How cute does it look??
You can't tell but the Ballet Blue top of the card is embossed in top boss glitter embossing powder. Here's a close up hopefully you can see it now!!
Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday
Ink: Balllet Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Ruby Red, So Saffron
Accessories: Certainly Celery and So Saffron Brads, Glitter Embossing Powder, Certainly Celery Ribbon
Finally I decided these colours could be used for a christmas card. I pulled out my Spotlight product for this month, The beautiful Season of Joy set and played with that. I wish I owned all the coloured markers as it would have made it a little easier but I am so happy with the outcome! How sweet is this card?? It would make a great Stamp a Stack cos it was really quick and easy!
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Ruby Red
Ink: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, So Saffron
Accessories: 3/4" circle, Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, So Saffron Brad
Now it's over to you guys my readers. I love each card for different reasons. I want you to tell me which card you like the best. All the responses I get before 19/10/08 will be in the running to win the card which is selected as the favourite of all the responses! The winner will be chosen at random! You must be in it to win it So leave me a comment!