Saturday, December 12, 2009
A few weeks ago it was my sister in laws birthday and I wanted to make her a card that she'd really like. She loves purple so I decided to use Perfect Plum and Pale Plum to make her card. My partner absolutely loves when I make cards using brayering so he wanted me to do a sunset type card using brayering. I thought using purple was a little out of my comfort zone but really like how the colours looked with a brayered background.
To get the background I stamped the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set in Black Stazon on Whisper White CS. I punched a circle out of a post it note on the sticky part and stuck it where I wanted my moon to go. Then brayered pale plum first until I got the colouring I wanted. I the layered over with Perfect Plum and blended the colour in to get the colours fading into each other. I then removed the punched circle and done! EASY! I was going to touch it up with some dazzling diamonds but my sister in law has a 2 year old and I just invisioned her playing with the card and removing all the glitter and spreading it all over the house! The glitter would really give it a pop though.
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy, Sanded BG, Best Yet
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Black Stazon, VersaMark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/8" and 1 1/2" circle punch, Brayer, Post it notes, Dimensionals, Stamp a majig
Oh and before I go I have a photo to share of my beautiful daughter Riley. She is 6 months old today (doesn't time fly) and I feel totally blessed to have her in my life. Here she is in the bath cracking a huge smile! Doesn't she just melt your heart???
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
WOW! November was hit and miss! I created, I swear. It was just one of those months, In between the computer crashing, hospital visits and general life busy-ness I just haven't had time. I really need to stop making excuses. To make up for it I have a really cute card made for Makeesha's Colour Challenge! How super funky are these colours??
I thought these colours would be rocking as a boys card so I pulled out a set I've hardly used, Bugs and Kisses, and had a play! I really like what I came up with and really want to play some more with it now except we have an ant infestation at the moment and they have taken a liking to my craft desk and well I end up getting eaten by evil bugs everytime I create so I feel my choice in sets is quiet fitting given our ant visitors.
You can't quiet tell but in the background I have stamped little ladybettles on the red cardstock in versamark! Look hard and you will see them. Every photo I took it was very hard to see them.
Stamp Set: Bugs and Kisses, Sanded BG
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Taken With Teal, VersaMark
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Marker, Stamp a ma jig, 1 3/8" & 1 1/2" circle punch, scallop edge punch, Sponge daubers
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, October 26, 2009
I've been so busy and haven't had time to blog! I am so slack! The joys of parenthood I guess! Anywho the card I have to share is using 2 challenges rolled into one! I made it last week and haven't had time to upload it so I have missed the cut off for one of the challenges but am happy with the card anyway so I thought I'd share it.
The first challenge I used was Makeesha's Colour Challenge for last week, Here are the gorgeous colours...
And the second was last weeks Mojo Monday Sketch which i sort of changed to suit myself! Here it is below
And here's what I came up with....
Stamp Sets: Special Blessings, Friends 24-7
Ink: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Versa Mark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Basic Grey Prints DSP
Accessories: White Taffeta, Pretties Kit, Soft Subtles Brads, Dimensionals
Have a lovely evening
Monday, October 5, 2009
I made 2 cards using the same layout using different 'polished stone' colour combinations! Both cards are for babies. The Pink one I made for my fellow demonstrator friend Kylie Swain who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Emily, last week. The other is for just in case as I have a few expectant friends at the moment.
I really love how this technique gives a card something extra. It was so simple to do and lots of fun as long as you don't mind getting your fingers inky!
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities, Polka Dot BG
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Gloss White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Basic Grey
Accessories: Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette Reinkers, Mat Pack, Regal Rose Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Rubbing Alcohol, Make Up Wipes
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities, Polka Dot BG
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Taken with Teal, Basic Grey, Whisper White, White Gloss
Ink: Sage Shadow, Baha Breeze, Taken with Teal, Basic Grey
Accesories: Sage Shadow Baha Breeze and Taken with Teal reinker, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Rubbing Alcohol, Make Up Wipes, Baha Breeze Striped Ribbon
Friday, October 2, 2009
This week i saw Makeesha's Colours this week I instantly knew what I wanted to do with them. Here are the colours that she gave us this week
I've been meaning to practice more with my brayer as I don't use it enough but really love the effect I get from it so I decided that these colours would be great for Brayering. I used the group of trees from the "Lovely as a tree" set and brayered to give a lovely moonlit night! Heres my final product...
Stamp Set: Lovely as a tree, Sanded BG
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Brayer, 1 1/2" circle punch, Post It Notes, Dimensionals, Old Olive Brads, Mat Pack, Wide and Thin Choc Chip Grosgrain
Thanks for looking! If you want to know more details about how I made the card just let me know and I'll email you!
Cheers, Dani :)
Monday, September 21, 2009
Stamp Sets: Spotlight on Christmas, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Small and Large Star Punches, Dimensionals, Black Brads
Needless to say I was really happy with the card and he really liked it too which is even better!
Have a lovely evening!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Stamp Set: Choo Choo, Nursery Necessities, Sanded BG
Ink: Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Versamark, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand and Old Olive Markers
Cardstock: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Stamp-a-majig, Old Olive wide grosgrain Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking!
Are you a hoarder like me and keep scraps of cardstock "just in case" and then never use them? If so I have the perfect solution. The Inklings Demonstrator group I am part of has been doing alot of stuff for Westmead children's hospital including visits and making cards with sick kids. They are always on the look out for punched out shapes of cardstock, paper, DSP, Whatever, for the kids to play and create with. So next time you look at a scrap and can't decide what to do with it, punch out a few shapes, put them in a pile and when you get a decent amount send them to me (Or Jayne Mercer who is organising this) and we will make sure they get to the Children's Hospital. They don't have to be SU! product so any punches or cardstock you have will help!
If you want anymore information including my address so you can mail them to me please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your assistance guys!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I took a little inspiration from this card I received from a fellow demonstartor, Kylie Swain after giving birth to Riley. I absolutly LOVE this card so couldn't help but get inspired by it! Here is the end result...
Stamp Set: Wild About You, Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, So Saffron, Regal Rose Prints DSP Pack II
Ink: Regal Rose
Accessories: 1 1/2' and 1 3/8' circle punches, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Real Red Ribbon, So Saffron Button from Button Latte pack
I have a few friends including Kylie Swain who are pregnant with baby girls and are due in the next week or so, so I thought it was appropriate to start stocking up on some cards! This one is for my friend Sarah who was hoping to pop today so she has an easy birthday to remember but it didn't quiet happen!
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Here is a card I made on the team weekend away back in August! It was a sketch challenge and I really wanted to do something using sets I don't own. So I had a play around with "A Beautiful Thing." As happy as I am with the outcome this card took me 4 attempts to get the stamping right! So for future reference don't use this stamp set when you only have had 4-5hrs sleep! The Flowers have Dazzling Diamonds on each little dot but you can't tell in the photo! They look stunning though!
Stamp Set: Three Little Words, A Beautiful Thing
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Almost Amethyst (Marker and ink pad), Lovely Lilac, Sage Shadow Marker
Accessories: Choc Chip Wide Grosgrain, Ice Rhinestone Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen, Large brads (From spring Mini)
Thanks for looking and I will try to be a little more prompt with my updating! Also Fiona Harrison email me your details (email@example.com) so I can send out the card I had on offer for blog candy to you!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I'm so excited I got the time to participate in another Makeesha Challenge so soon. This weeks challenge is an inspiration challenge. Below is the image to be inspired by
I went with the colours and clean lines as my inspiration. I used Basic Grey, Basic Black, Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Whisper White and some hemp twine to tie in the small hint of a brown colour I could see. I just purchased 'Party Hearty' and really wanted to use it so I went with a masculine birthday card using the colours. Here is what I came up with...
Stamp Set: Party Hearty
Ink: Basic Black, Taken with Teal Marker, So Saffron Marker
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Patterns II DSP pack
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Hemp Twine, 1'3/8 1'1/2 inch square punches, 3/4' circle punch, Scallop Punch, Black Brads
This weekend I'm off on a Team Weekend Away to Vision Valley with The Inklings Demonstrator group. I'm so excited to just have a weekend of stamping it's just what I need. Can't wait to show you heaps of creations and stories when I get back!
Monday, July 27, 2009
When I first saw the catty and saw 'fresh cuts' I really wanted to use it with the Ghosting technique. It's a really fun technique which can give a lovely effect. Below is what I came up with. I have used some of the In Colours also. I am in love with this years In Colours! Leave a message on here with your favourite In Colour by Sunday 2nd August and I will randomly pick a winner, That person will get this card sent to them in the mail!
Here's a close up so you can see how lovely the technique looks.
Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Glossy White
Ink: Versamark, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Flower Fusion 1&2, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Mat Pack, Sponges, Sponge Daubers, White Taffeta Ribbon
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
It feels like ageeeeeeeeeeees since I have participated in one of Makeesha's Challenges and I really enjoyed it! This weeks challenge was a Sketch Challenge to make a card based on the following Sketch.
Karl's mum has been really sick lately and hasn't been able to see Riley since she was born because of it and it has really been getting her down so I decided to make her a Get Well Soon card to cheer her up. I changed the sketch up a little and used a rectangle instead of the circle cos I really wanted to use the flower image from Friends 24-7. Here's the final product I really hope that she likes the card and it cheers her up because I had alot of fun making it.
Stamp Sets: Friends 24-7, Thoughts & Prayers
Cardstock: Not Quiet Navy, Watercolour Paper, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink: Not Quiet Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Basic Grey, Black Stazon
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Very Vanilla grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Pretties Kit (Cream half back pearls), Scallop Egde Punch
Thanks for Looking,
Monday, July 13, 2009
I made this card ages ago for a swap card and with the craziness of the last few months I didn't get to send any of them or photograph them. It's using a really cute and simple set "Pocket Silhouettes." I think this set is so versatile and has lots of different uses. This card is very simple but just shows how elegant the set can be. I also am in love with this colour combo how pretty is it???
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Sage Shadow
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Mat Pack, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots
Friday, July 3, 2009
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Garden Green, Rose Red, Regal Rose Prints DSP
Ink: Garden Green, Rose Red, Regal Rose Markers
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Mat Pack, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen, White Taffeta Ribbon
Also because I'm a really proud mum I wanted to share another photo for you of my gorgeous little girl. And for anyone who knows me well... YES She's wearing PINK! I'm not a big pink person so the fact she has pink on is a big deal. Needless to say I didn't buy it lol (Thanks Carol)
Thanks for looking,
Have a great day
Monday, June 29, 2009
Riley Renate Barenyi. My little girl was born on Friday 12th June at 2:07pm. She weighed 6 pound 11oz or 3025 kg. She spent some time in NICU due to fluid on her lungs but is happy and healthy now. My health has been improving since her arrival and I can now walk and get around alot better than before. Thanks for all your support over the last 6 months. It's great to have such a beautiful little girl to show for it.
Now I am better I am hoping to be able to work on alot more craft stuff so please watch this space.
Have a great day,
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I know it's a little late but I'd like to share with you one of the cards I made for Mother's Day. I lost my cable to upload photo's onto the computer in transit so I have all this stuff to upload and haven't been able to get it onto the computer! Oh the joys of moving! Anywho, This is the card I gave my mum for mothers day.
Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Brocade Blue, Ruby Red & Old Olive Markers
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Naturals Ivory, Brocade Blue Prints DSP from Hostess Level 1 Pack
Accessories: Mat Pack, Ruby Red Brads, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals
Also quick baby related news. It has been organised that I am having a planned C-Section at 38 weeks to deliver Smudgey. I will be having Smudgey on Friday 12th June. I am excited and a little scared at the same time but at least there is a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak!
Thanks for looking
Have a great day
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Well today at 3:30pm I officially became a home owner. As exciting as this is it will mean I will be a little quiet over the next week or two as I we do a few little reno's (Gyprocking, Tiling, painting, etc.) and then move in. It will be difficult due to my health but I am hoping to get through it as smoothly as possible. I am hoping to be able to load up before and after shots of some of the rooms for you guys to see also.
Myself and Karl are both very excited that we have our own stable home that we can bring up little Smudgey (bub) in and looking forward to creating lots of memories in our place.
I thank you all for your patience and support within this time and look forward to being able to get back on board with stamping up and other projects (in my new craft room) very very soon!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I'm having an autumn clean out of all my stamp sets. I'm getting rid of most of my retired/retiring stuff. If you are interesting in purchasing anything please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave me a comment at the end of this post (please leave a mode of contact) and I will contact you.
Postage will depend on the weight of the package. Please just ask if you want an idea on how much but just standard Australia Post postage prices. I am willing to accept direct debit, cheque or cash (depending on where you live). If you really like a set and think it is overpriced please let me know. I am willing to negotiate.
2007 – 2008 IB&C
Fresh Fillers $23.95 $10
Kanji $23.95 $10
French Script BG $33.95 $20
Flannel Plaid BG $33.95 $20
Fun Filled $33.95 $20
Nice & Narrow $43.95 $30
Simple Sayings II $30.95 $20
Riveting (Level 1) - $15
Reason To Smile (Level 1) - $15 RESEVERED
Birthday Whimsy - $10
Friendship Blooms - $10
Friendship Blooms (Unmounted)- $15
Merci - $10
Lots Of Thought - $10 RESEVERED
I have all this information as a word document also but was having difficulty tranfering the information into here. If you would like a copy of the word document let me know and I will gladly email it to you.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I didn't have any clovers so I made one! I used Simply Said stamp set and stamped 4 love hearts in Wild Wasabi (That will be gone in a few short weeks, Sniff!) I cut out 3 to make the leaves and then cut part of the heart to make the stem of the clover. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Stamp Set: Simply Said, So Swirly Wheel
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Spring Picinic DSP (From Spring Mini)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon
I hope you have a lovely St Patricks Day! I will be enjoying Green Coridal Spiders as I can't have anything alcoholic! LOL!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I don't have alot of craft stuff to share. I was planning to work on some things last weekend but unfortunatly I wasn't able to do that. I did get to work on my baby shower invites a little whilst in hospital. They are nearly done so I will get them up to share with you soon.
On a positive note baby has been getting alot more active and stronger and Karl finally felt baby kick yesterday. So sweet! Baby is doing very well and all the tests on baby at hospital were very good which is positive to know.
Hopefully I'll be able to share some new things with you soon!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Last Updated 07/03/09
If you are interested in anything on the retired list please contact me promptly as once they are gone it's too late! I will (try to) update the retired list for you guys daily so you know what is gone and what is low in sales!
108748 Best Friend Numbers SOLD OUT
110255 Bundle of Joy SOLD OUT
112402 Short Order Numbers SOLD OUT
108720 Ahoy, Matey SOLD OUT
108747 Best Friends Alphabet Upper SOLD OUT
108740 Bareback LOW QUANTITY
108746 Best Friends Alphabet Lower LOW QUANTITY
112253 Dad's Day LOW QUANTITY
108849 It's Your Birthday LOW QUANTITY
112391 Everything Baby LOW QUANTITY
112310 Fabulous Flowers LOW QUANTITY
108923 Stipple Rose LOW QUANTITY
112272 Classic Backgrounds LOW QUANTITY
112316 Forever In My Heart LOW QUANTITY
112229 ABC Images LOW QUANTITY
108857 Linen LOW QUANTITY
108998 Beautiful Life LOW QUANTITY
110248 Polka Dot & Petals LOW QUANTITY
108765 Cheery Chat LOW QUANTITY
108929 Symbols of Solicitude LOW QUANTITY
108763 By Land LOW QUANTITY
107565 Flip Flops Standard wheel SOLD OUT
107212 Mateys Map Jumbo Wheel SOLD OUT
103195 Gifts Galore Standard wheel SOLD OUT
107561 Garden Annuals Standard Wheel SOLD OUT
104279 Leaf Prints Standard Wheel SOLD OUT
106610 Basic Outline Jumbo Wheel LOW QUANTITY
104065 Fishy Standard Wheel LOW QUANTITY
107464 Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel LOW QUANTITY
107465 Speckled Jumbo Wheel LOW QUANTITY
107467 Birthday Jumbo Wheel LOW QUANTITY
106662 Daisy Field Standard Wheel LOW QUANTITY
109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
109015 Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
109017 Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
109018 Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink Refill SOLD OUT
100381 Earth Elements Eyelets SOLD OUT
100378 Soft Subtle Eyelets SOLD OUT
105320 Basic Eyelets SOLD OUT
109610 Confetti Simply Scrappin' SOLD OUT
111852 River Rock A4 Cardstock SOLD OUT
111851 Soft Sky A4 Cardstock SOLD OUT
105316 Rich Regals Eyelets LOW QUANTITY
101259 Black Hemp Twine LOW QUANTITY
108638 12"x12" In Colour Cardstock LOW QUANTITY
109186 Theatre Ribbon Originals LOW QUANTITY
105445 Soft Subtles Buttons LOW QUANTITY
111850 Wild Wasabi A4 Cardstock LOW QUANTITY
103981 Earth Elements & Neutrals Buttons LOW QUANTITY
100900 Gift Sacks LOW QUANTITY
105531 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware LOW QUANTITY
105446 Rich Regals Buttons LOW QUANTITY
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Well it's that time of year again. We get a new catalogue on the first of April but it means that some stamp sets will retire from the 2008-2009 IB&C. I went through the lists this morning and was devestated about some (Paisley, Bud Basics, Bundle of Joy) but then delighted about others. Either way it means that we are making room for alot more exciting Stamp Sets and Accessories!
If you would like to view the retiring list they can be viewed in two forms. Click on the links below to go to the lists....
Alphabetical Retired List
Retired List Page Order
We are lucky this year that Stampin' Up are taking 25% of some retiring products so get in quickly as once stock is gone you will miss out. I will be selling some of my retiring stamp sets. Please contact me for a full list!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
My email account got frozen during the week so I have set up a new account. I can now be contacted by email at email@example.com . Please change it in your address books and send any future mail to this account.
Sorry for any inconvience this may have caused!
Monday, February 23, 2009
The other weekend I went to a wedding for good friends of ours. It was a small and simple ceremony but was very them. The bride was co ordinating everything in red so I decided when making them a card I would ensure it was in red. I did a little casing (but changed it up a little to suit myself) from the fab Rachel Capps who got the original card from Dawn. Thanks ladies for the ideas! Around the same time I opened my big mouth and was talked into doing a demo of the Faux metal technique at our team stamping day. I decided to incorporate the faux metal technique into the card and demo the technique on the card at the stamping day. And here's what I came up with
Simple but very elegant and could also be given as a valentines card or a simple I love you card. The bride of the wedding absolutly loved the card! Here's a close up of the faux metal medallion I made. I attached it with some silver rings and long nose pliars from my jewellry making days.
Stamp Set: Polka Dot Punches (SAB), In the Spotlight
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, VersaMark
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Red Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver rings, Pliars
This week Mel Halon has a challenge on her blog to make a wedding card so I decided to enter this card as part of the challenge. as I did give it as a wedding card. Check out her blog for other simple but fun weekly challenges!
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Stamp Set: Embrace Life, Short & Sweet
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I decided to make a baby card. After recieving more news of friends being pregnant including my partners brother's fiance I thought it was more than fitting that I start gathering a collection of baby cards. I then counted the amount of people I know who are pregnant and got 14! Eeek! There is definatly something in the water I think. I made a girl card as I know definatly one of them is having a girl. Here's the card I made...