Friday, August 28, 2009

...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #36 (MTSC36)

Hi, I have had a very busy week. Today I found time to make a
card for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #36 (MTSC36).
I have used Tree Trimming (Spring Mini) and Baroque Motif Stampset, I just love both of these stampsets.
Supplies List
Stampsets: Tree trimmings 116893 $28.95, Baroque Motifs 116340 $46.95.
Stockcard: Riding Hood Red 116205, Baja Breeze 116207 24 A4 sheets $12.50, Whisper White 40 A4 sheets $16.25.
DSP: Ski Slope 112994 6 designs doublesided 30.5 x 30.5cm paper 2 of each $19.95, Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper 6 designs doublesided 30.5 x 30.5cm card 2 of each $27.95.
Ink: Old olive 102272, Riding Hood Red 111836,
Baja Breeze 111833 $13.95 each.
Ribbon: Certianly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon approx 13.7m $12.95.

If you would to know more about these products email me

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Free Stampset.

On Friday I had the stampset Fifth Avenue Floral arrive. I earned it free for having a workshop with $700 of sales in June and July. Just one of the benefits of been a demonstrator 'free Stampsets.'
If you would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator, contact me by email:

This weeks tutorial at Spiltcoasters at was a Wiper Card. Here is my wiper card.
I watercoloured the Lilly, using Pixie Pink stamp pad and blender pens.
Supplies List:
Stampset: Fifth Avenue Floral 115796 $53.95.
Stockcard: Bravo Burgundy 106574 24 sheets A4 $12.5o, Very Vanilla 106550 40 sheets A4 $16.25.
DSP: Walk in the Park (Spring Mini) 115123 12 30.5 x 30.5cm paper $19.95.
Inks: Basic Black 101179, Old Olive 102277, Pixie Pink 105212 $13.95 each.
Extras: Eyelets Border Punch 113692 $35.95, Scallop Oval Punch 114889 $35.95. Blender Pens 102845 set of 3 $22.50. Stamping Sponges 3 for $7.75.

If you would like to know more about these products or want to earn some free stamps. Contact me by email craftyhelen@vodafone or phone 036862891.

Friday, August 21, 2009

WE Stamp Wednesday Challenge #3

Hi I made this card late last night for the We Stamp Wednesday Challenge #3
Microsoft Word - WE Stamp Wed challenge 3I love making long cards. I used Tree Trimming stampset (Spring Mini). I don't have a small Christmas sentiment as yet, so it is a bit different to the sketch but close enough for my liking.
I sponged the Very Vanilla stockcard in Old Olive ink very lighty. You get 3 Stamping Sponges for $7.75, you can cut these into 4 and you get 12 sponges.

Supplies List
Stampset: Tree Trimmings 116893 set of 4 $28.95.
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy 106574, Kiwi Kiss 116204 24 A4 sheets $12.50 each. Very Vanilla 106550 40 A4 sheets $16.25.
DSP: Walk in the Park 115123 12 30.5 x 30.5 cm paper 6 designs. (Spring Mini)
Ink: Old Olive 102277 $13.95
Extras: Certainly Celery 109031 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon approx 13.7m, Stamping Sponges 101610 3 per pack $7.75.

Solo Mum for the week.

Hi everyone, It has been a very busy week. I have been a solo Mum for the week as Paul has been in Christchurch on training. I had a workshop on Monday evening and I have been preparing for another one tomorrow afternoon, and I also have one booked for next Tuesday evening also. For the make nd take we did men's cards using Sense of Time stampset (Spring Mini) as fathers day is only round the corner now. This a great stampset for cardmaking and scrapbooking. Set of 4 stamps $46.95.
I have managed to do a few cards as well. I made this Tri-shutter card using Tree Trimming Stampset (Spring Mini), set of 4 $28.95.

Supplies List
Men's Card
Stampset: Sense of Time 116885 $46.95.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip108599, Baja Breeze 116207 24 A4 sheets $12.50 each. Very Vanilla 106550 40 A4 sheets $16.25.
Ink: Brilliant Blue (stamped off)100691 $13.95.
Specialty DSP: Parisian Breeze 113993 12 30.5 x 30.5cm double sided card 6 designs $27.95 (Spring Mini).

Tri-Shutter Card
Stampset: Tree Trimmings 116893 $28.95.
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss 116204 24 A4 sheets $12.50.
DSP: Ski Slope 112994, 12 30.5 x 30.5cm double sided paper 6 designs $19.95 (Spring Mini).
Ink: Old Olive 102277, Real Red 103133 $13.95 each.
Extras: Certainly Celery 109031 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon approx 13.7m $12.95.

If you would like to know more about these product or you would like to get some friends together for a workshop and we can make some of these. Email me

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Choo Choo Waterfall Card

I made this card a week ago. I wasn't happy with the photos. I think I need a better camera to take up close photos. I will have to make do, so I'm sorry that they a bit out of focus.
I found this card on a Demo blog from America. I just had to make it. It is so cool.

Supplies List.
Stamps: Choo Choo (Spring Mini) $35.95 set of 4. Right on Track Stampin' around wheel (Spring Mini) $13.95.
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss 116204, Ruby Red 106572, Baja Breeze 116207 24 A4 sheets $12.50 per pack and Very Vanilla 106550 40 sheets $16.25.
Inks: Basic Black 101179, Brilliant Blue 100691, Old Olive 102277, Real Red 103133 $13.95 each.
Extras: Certianly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon 109031 $12.95 Approx 13.7m.

If you would like to know more about these product, email me.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #35 (MTSC35)

I have made a Christmas Card for this weeks, Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge. I have used Ski Slope DSP and Tree trimmings stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue. Tree Trimmings Stamp Set is great value for money, set of 4 stamps @ $28.95.

Card: Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Whisher White.
DSP: Ski Slope.
Stamps: Tree Trimmings.
Ink: Brilliant Blue.
Extras: Eyelet Border Punch.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #34 (MTSC34)

This is my first ever challenge, Mercy Tuesday Sketch Challenge #34 (MTSC34). I was inspired by Sharlene Torres card and thought I that I would have go. Thanks Sharlene.
Thanks to Betsy (one of my hostesses) for showing what you can do with eyelet border punch, It is so easy and very effective. Cut a 7.5 cm square, centre the square in the punch and punch repeat on all sides.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs (I love this set).
Card: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Old Olive.
Extras: Eyelet Border Punch, Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sense of Time

I love this stamp set. A great stamp for mens cards and it would look fab on scrapbook page.
Stock card: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin pie, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark.
I used the Scallop circle punch to double scallop the corners.
Donna Calley has a tutorial on this.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Black and White

I have made my first Christmas card this morning. I used the Tree Trimming stamp set $28.95 (set of 4) in the Spring Mini Catalogue. I cut 7.5cm square and punched using Eyelet Border on each side. Then stamped in Basic Black ink on Whisper white S/C, I then mounted onto Basic Black S/C. The next layer of Whisper White I put through the cuttlebug and embossed it and mounted onto Basic Black, then onto Whisper White.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Choo Choo

Hasn't the weather been so great. We had a day in the garden yesterday, getting it ready for the spring veges to go in.
The courier arrived yesterday with Right on Track stampin' around wheel, which had been on back order I'm so glad that it has arrived as I have been wanting to play this stamp set since it arrived earlier in the week. I came in from the garden and relaxed by making these 2 cards, what a great way to unwind with some stamping.
Samuel my 4 year old loves this stamp set and I have promised him some creating time this afternoon.

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Oval all

Here are some cards using the Oval All stamp set available in the Spring Mini Catalogue. This set can be found on page 7, set of 4 only $35.95, also the Oval Scallop Punch that complement this set. I know that I will used these a lot.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Wednesday's Workshop

Hi, On Wednesday evening I did a workshop, there were 16 lovely ladies who attended. We had a great night. I demonstrated this Just for you Pouch. It's great pouch for a little something.
I used Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Card. I stamped with Versamark Circle Circus, bubble stamp on the Pumpkin Pie card. Then I stamped in Old Olive Oval all, Just for You stamp on Very Vanilla card, then I used the New Oval Scallop Punch now available out of the Spring Mini Catalogue from 1st August to 30th November. If you would like a Spring Mini let me know and I send one out to you or click on the Spring Mini on the right and view online.
The Ladies made this Accordion Album for the make and take. Most of them had already made the origami box that they fit into at the Scrap and Craft Escape earlier in the month.