Monday, March 30, 2009

Moving House

Hi All,

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!

Take Care
Dani (+1)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy 50th Birthday

Hi All,

Despite everything being packed in a box to go to my new place I got to complete a card yesterday. My mum was going to a 50th Birthday party and wanted me to make her a card. I thought it would work well with Makeesha's latest sketch. I was a little late to enter the competition but had lots of fun with it anyway.
I noticed after making it that it wasn't stuck very well as my mum was rushing me to get it out the door so please do not look to closely as it is a little dodgy.
For the numbers and the circle I used On Board Lots of Letters Chipboard. I coloured the numbers with my inkpad and then sanded them back with my sanding block. I covered the circle in So Saffron Prints dsp, Sanded it back and then attached vellum to the back to give a slightly
see through backing. Here's a close up
Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: So Saffron, Purely Pomegrante, Certainly Celery, Bali Breeze DSP, So Saffron Prints DSP
Ink: Purely Pomegrante, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Vellum, On Board Lots of Letters Chip Board, Scallop Egde Punch, Certainly Celery Brads, Sanding Block, Tombow adhesive, Certainly Celery Ribbon
Thanks for looking!
Have a lovely weekend
Dani (+1)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy 100th post to me!

Hi All,
WOW! This is my 100th post! That's really exciting as I started this blog not knowing if I would be able to post regularly or ever have any regular viewers. I am so excited that 100 posts and I'm still going strong. I thank everyone who regularly visits and enjoy my creations! You guys inspire me to keep sharing what I love with you all.
Today I have a card to share that has been floating around in my head for a good week or so. I had planned exactly what I wanted to create and the colour combo I wanted to use I just needed to get it out. As we are moving shortly (get the keys on Monday, so exciting!) and stuff is packed in boxes I didn't think I could get it created but on Monday it got the better of me and I HAD to make it. So I unpacked some stuff and whipped up this card. It was such good fun to make as it didn't really have a rhyme or reason and came out looking better than imagined. I hope you like it also.
It seems so poetic as the first card I ever posted was using priceless and my 100th post also uses Priceless! Trust me wasn't planned that way. Anywho! I stamped the small swirl on purely pomegrante CS in the same coloured ink. I then took my white gel pen and went over all the dots. Simple but stunning effect! I then stamped the love heart image and punched it out. I stamped another heart, cut it out and layered it on top with dimensionals to give a 3D effect. Here's a (slightly blurry) close up below
Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Purely Pomegrante, Bashful Blue, Going Grey
Ink: Purely Pomegrante
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/2", 1 3/8" square punch, scallop edge punch, bashful blue brads
Thanks for looking and thanks again for visiting and all your lovely comments
Happy Stampin'
Dani (+1)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A little Inspiration

Hi Again,
I have been dying to make a card for Makeesha's most recent challenge. It's an inspiration challenge based on this gorgeous bedding.
I just haven't had the time this week to be able to play in between illness, drs appts and last minute stuff before I get the keys to my new house. As time was ticking by this evening I thought what the hell I'll have a quick play and made this simple but really lovely card.
I wanted to use Not Quiet Navy but I couldn't find my cardstock which is odd cos it's filed in my filing cabinet so I used Blue Bayou for possibly the last time before it reitres (Sniff). I used Kaiser Craft Stamps on the background. I didn't use the handle as I wanted a rough, rustic sort of stamped image just to give it a little character and feel I achieved that. I have an engagement Party on Saturday night so thought this was a simple and elegant card I could give the lovely couple.
Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings, Kaiser Craft Stamps for background
Ink: Blue Bayou
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Mat Pack, Pretties Kit, Glue Dots
Thanks for looking!

Stamps for Sale

For SU! Policy reasons I have had to remove the items which haven't yet retired from my blog. I will put them back on here for sale after 1st April! Thanks for your Cooperation - Dani

Hi All,

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 ( 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

Hostess Sets
Riveting (Level 1) - $15
Reason To Smile (Level 1) - $15

2008 SAB
Birthday Whimsy - $10
Friendship Blooms - $10
Friendship Blooms (Unmounted)- $15
Merci - $10
Lots Of Thought - $10

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

Happy St Patrick's Day

To Be sure To be sure! Today's St Patricks day and I thought what better than to share a St Patrick's/Irish inspired card with you. At the start of the month the Inklings had there most recent challenge night and the first challenge was to go green and make something inspired by St Patrick's Day. Here is the card I made for the challenge.

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!

Happy Stampin'

Dani (+1)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Another Hospital Visit

*Sigh* I was so hoping to not end up back in hospital but unfortunatly got rushed there on Saturday afternoon after my pain got so excrusiating that I couldn't even stand. They admitted me for pain relief and all the fun tests. They have ruled out Kidney Stones completly. They have a few "theories" but no real idea what the cause is for my pain. They have put me on a pain management plan which I am positive will make things alot better and hopefully keep me out of hospital until baby arrives. I was discharged yesterday, It's so nice to be home!

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

Going, Going, Gone


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!

Stamp Sets
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

Retired Stamps and Accessories

Hi All,

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!