Friday, September 30, 2011

JAI 87

I don't know how long it has been since I last took part in a JAI Challenge, life has just got in the way.
Sorry girls, here's this weeks Colour Challenge.
 I love Calypso Coral it is my favourite 2011-2013 In Colour.
 Today is Mrs Elliot (teacher aid at Samuel's school) birthday.
I only found out this morning, so I came home and checked JAI and decided it was about time to cross of my list of must do cards.
The Spring or Diamond Fold Card has been on my list for a while now.
 I have 3 cards using this colour combo, Samuel chose the card above to give to Mrs Elliot, with her present of a bar of Caramello Chocolate and a tool caddy.
We visited her after we dropped the big kids of at youth group and ended up helping her eat her birthday cake, that Tammie (another parent from school) had made for her.
It was very yummy Tammie, Thanks.
 I have used the Double Embossing Technique again.
 I have used 'Tiny Tags and On Your Birthday' Stamp Sets.
I love these bows they are so easy to do, it's the way you fold the ribbon then you place a brad around it and like magic you have a bow.
Have a fantastic weekend.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Not to Late

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With Sympathy

Alison Hydes (my upline) lost her mother to a long battle with cancer.
Here is the card I made for her and her family.
 I have used the Double Emboss Technique, which I saw on Jacquelyn Pedersen blog last week.
The colour combo is a combo that Tina one of my costumers is going to use for her Christmas Cards.
Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, thanks Tina.
I have used Whisper White Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.
I also used 'Two Tags Bigz Die' and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon which are both new to the new Idea Book and Catalogue.

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Craftroom

Today it is South Canterbury Anniversary Day, so I stayed in bed to midday reading, then I finished sorting my craftroom.
Darian went out with the men from our church 4 wheel driving. 
Paul was on call so had to stay in town, so he has been pottering around the pool getting it ready for the summer. 
Savannah and Samuel were helping Dad.
I had to move my cardstock as the sun was bleaching it.
 I have made a video of my craftroom.
Here is a video of my craft space, please be kind to me it is my first video.
Have a great week.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Inspired By My Dad

When I had my first look through the new Idea Book and Catalogue and came across the new Stamp Set 'My Friend' I thought of my Dad, I just had to have it.
My Dad is often found out the front of Church, welcoming everyone on a Sunday morning and again on a Friday morning as families are arriving for mainly music.
Now if you were coming into church and he hasn't met you before (or hes forgotten your name), he would welcome you by saying "Hello My Friend".
So I have made this card with Dad in mind, in masculine colours.
I have used Early Espresso, Soft Suede, So Saffron and Very Vanilla.
I have embossed the droplet Stamp, then I used bleach in my Aqua Painter and painted the droplets.
Its a long weekend here in South Canterbury this weekend.
We have been pottering around home doing odd jobs, today Paul helped me change my craftroom around, tomorrow I will be doing the finishing touches to it after a lie in, as tomorrw is Anniversary day, so if you are in South Canterbury enjoy the rest of the weekend and to the rest of the country you all have a great week.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Oh Tiding of Comfort and Joy

Here is another Christmas card I demonstrated at a recent workshop.
 I have used 2 new Stamp Sets, 'Tidings of Joy' and 'My Friend'.

 I have embossed the baubles from ' My Friend' SS in Clear Embossing Powder on the background Night of Navy Card Stock, I think they look like fairy lights hanging (if you look closely you can see it).
As soon as I saw this set I loved it, I have kept it simply just stamping it and leaving it plain, but it is a great set or colouring also.
I stamping sentiment on the strip of Crumb Cake and tied a piece of Hemp Twine in a reef knot for some pop.
I used Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Whisper White colour combo.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My First Christmas Card

Here's my first Christmas Card for the year.
I made it to match the box of tag in my last post.
I have used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla Colour Combo.
I adore Chocolate Chip in a Christmas card.
I have used Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon, this is a gorgeous ribbon.
I have embossed the Decoration from 'Contempo Christmas' Stamp Set with the new Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and mounted it up on dimensionals for a bit of pop.
I used my favourite embossing folder Square Lattice.
The also used 'Baroque Motifs' Stamp Set, this is such a versatile set I like using the flourish on Christmas card it looks like the decoration is hanging on the tree.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Boxed Set of Christmas Tags

I have had 3 workshops this week, this is what I made for the Hostess Gifts.
 Bron Heslop designed this project for the I heart the holidays round of Ustamp with Dawn and Friends.
I have changed dimensions of the box and decorated differently.
 Here are the tags, I love the penguin I used the Owl Punch to make him.
These have gone down well.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Samuel's Favourite Page is....

...... 59 in the New Idea Book and Catalogue.
He loves both the Dinoroar and I Dig You Stamp Sets.
He is going to Joshua's 7th Birthday Party tomorrow.
So I have used Dinoroar Stamp Set for the birthday card.
 I have used my Brayer and Sponges to do the back ground.
 I stamped the dinosaurs on Water Colour Paper and used Aqua Painters to colour them.
I got my inspiration for the colours of the dinosaurs from Land Before Time characters.
Darian use to love these videos, with the adventures of Littlefoot, Cera, Petrie.
I sponged and placed Chomper in the inside of the card.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spring had arrived....

.... early in our house.
When my parcel arrived from Emma, and I saw the 2 stamp sets and all the bits she sent me I thought...
The first project that popped into my mind was a Topiary.
So I set about making my own Designer Series Paper using Flower Fest Stamp Set and the 2011-2012 In Colours.
These are fun to make, and well worth the effort.
Flower Fest is a set of 8, 4 flowers, a butterfly with a separate body and 2 leaves.
The flowers and the butterfly have punches to match them.
I carried this in my hand luggage to Auckland.
I gave this to Bron Heslop to adorn her new craftroom when she shifts in 3 weeks time.
I am now in the middle of making another for our team meeting on Wednesday.
Hope you are having good weekend and you have had time to add ink to a stamp or two.

Friday, September 2, 2011

As Promised

I have promised to come back and tell you about my travels to and from Auckland last weekend.
On Friday going to Christchurch Airport we got held up in traffic and I was the last passenger to arrive, and I had been bumped off.
They had taken 3 seat away, so a nice man booked me on the next flight and gave me a voucher for a coffee.
So I had an extra 1 1/2 hour wait for my flight., but I still arrived on the same day that I was meant to be there.
The lovely Bron and 2 gorgeous pjamma \clad boys picked me up from the airport.
Saturday we had AB FAB day, there was some great demos and everyone got to play with lots of new products.
Here's another Flower Pot Card.
 For this card I have used all the new In Colours 2011-2013.
I love them all but my favourite is Calypso Coral.
On Sunday I went to church with Bron and family, it was great and so welcoming.
We had a quick lunch then headed to the airport.
We arrived about 2 - 5 minutes late for check in for the flight and they had closed the check in.
So cut a long story short I had to join air points, then had to buy a Standby ticket.
I went from one departure gate to the next all Sunday afternoon, all the flights were full but some were getting on them. 
Bron was waiting also incase I didn't get on a flight, which I didn't that day, so I had another night at Bron's.
Now I had to be back at the airport for 9am, but as you will be well aware that is impossible when you are an hour away from the airport and you have kids that need to be at school and preschool.
So Bron and I got up at 5am Monday and were on the road by 5.20am heading for the airport.
It was just as well I had a good book with me to read while waiting.
On Sunday there had been a Jetstar flight to CHCH cancelled so there were lots of passengers stranded.
10am flight went by so did the 11am and 12noon there was standby passengers getting on them, but Katherine and myself who had been waiting since Sunday were still waiting.
After the 12noon flight left with standbys on, I got very frustrated to say the lest and I was very vocal about been there since Sunday.
The staff heard me and spoke to Katherine and myself about trying his hardest to get us on the next flight.
So the 1pm flight arrived all the passengers boarded then 2 more did yes Katherine and myself were on that flight.
I was meant to be travelling back to Timaru on the early morning Intercity Bus, which I missed due to been on standby, my Mum had phoned Intercity to say I would be on the bus.
They got me to fax through my Standby docoments and my fare was transfered for Tuesday.
When I got home in the post was this TShirt.
I so needed that on Sunday and Monday in the Auckland airport. LOL
So that's how I lost a day this week.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gone Live

Yay, it's 1st September, Brand New Idea Book & Catalogue CLICK HERE to download. 
The IB&C just get better every year, it is stunning.
I love the 5 new In Colours, and of course we still have last years In Colours.
 Contact me to get copy.
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  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Notes Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
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 This the card I demo at the Big Day Out on Saturaday in Auckland.
 It's a Flower Pot Card, I have used lots of new goodies to create this.
I used 'Build a Blossom' and 'Parlor Prints' Stamps, Build a Blossom has a matching Punch and is so much fun to play with.
I have embossed the flowers with the new Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi Embossing Powders.
This has turned in to a long post, I will come back to tell you more about the weekend soon.
Have a great day!