Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thanks for Caring

Here's a card I made a wee while ago that I didn't get around to blogging.
I have cased this card from page 17 in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.
I have used 'Thank for Caring' Stamp Set, it's a new sympathy set with 6 stamps available in clear of wood.
 This is the inside.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

True or False?

Do Blonde's have more fun?
I visited the hairdresser on Tuesday for my 6 weekly haircut, I don't know when I lasted coloured it.
In Hairdressing terms a virgin head of hair.
Yesterday I was back to visit the hairdresser, they had Kim from Schwarzkopf Professionals visit for a training day and I was one of the models. 
Kim was so excited to have a virgin to work with.
 Three hours later a full head of foils and a full colour wash this is the end result.
Its a big change, I like it Paul is now calling me Blondie.
What do you thoink? Please be honest I have broad shoulders.
I now need to update my profile photo which one should I use?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

For Debbie

Today I will show what I made for Debbie.
 I don't do much punch art, but I saw a similar box on Gretchen Barron's Blog.
 I didn't have all the same punches so I made it with what I had.
 I filled it with milk chocolate for Debbie.
 I used 'Just Believe' and 'Well Scripted' (Summer Mini) Stamp Sets.
The colour combo I used is Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Sweet and Sour DSP.
For the flowers I used the little flower on the Boho Blossom Punch and a pearl in the centre.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Swap

At Crafters Anonymous some of us participated in a Easter Swap.
It had to be a 3D Easter Bag/Box with Matching Card.

There were 3 Rules as follows: 
Rule 1: Item MUST contain Chocolate
Rule 2: It can be any medium
Rule 3: It must be in a bag or box
My swap partner was Debbie Dawson, Debbie is a crafter of many talents from papercrafting  to knitting, quilting and sewing.  Go and check out her blog here.
.Here is what arrived last Thursday.
Debbie has made a triangle box and filled it with Dark Chocolate Hersey Kisses.
 I love Dark Chocolate the higher the cocoa the better.
Here's the card Debbie made.
She has used Easter Blossoms Stamp Set, this is a set that I didn't get it was available in the Summer Mini.
I have seen lots of amazing project using this set, if it makes it into the next Idea Book and Catalogue due out in September I will be putting it on my wish list.
I will be back tomorrow with the swap I made for Debbie.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

I hope you have all had a great Easter.
Darian and Savannah went to Easter Camp ( EC11) in Spencer Park Christchurch, they have come home very tired, they have had a great time.
There was about 3500 high school kids who attended, there are bands and speakers.
After we dropped D and S off for the bus, Samuel, Paul and myself headed to Dunedin.
We had Alyson's 60th Birthday party to attend on Saturday, we had a great night.
Alyson had got some friends to organise a quizz, the questions were based about things in the 50s 60s 70s.
The group I was in didn't do too well, obviously we were too young LOL.
We sure did have fun and lots of laughter.
Anyway enough of the waffle.
Here's Alyson Gift and Card.
 I made this box, has 8 cards inside.
 This is a one of the cards.
Here's a close up off the flower on the box and on half of the cards, The Blossom Party Die is one of my new toys tools that arrived last week. It's a great die, it mades very simple embellishments.
 For the other 4 cards I used the New Build a Cupcake Punch and matching Stamp Set 'Create a Cupcake'.
Here's the card I made for Alyson.
I love the verse that I stamped on it.
Here's the inside.
I have used Whisper White, Concord Crush and Blushing Bride and Lap of Luxury DSP.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cup Cakes Anyone

On Monday night at Crafters Anonymous Online Class, we made these Delicious Cup Cakes.
I love Monday Night Online Classes, we have sooooo much fun.
The project is a surprise we are given a list of supplies, it amazing seeing everyone's project from the same instructions.
If you would like to be in on the fun on Monday evenings email me and I will make sure you get a invitation.
 I have used Certainly Celery Cardstock and Daffodil Delight 1-1/4" (3.2cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
The narrow dotted ribbon and button are SU product, which are retired.
I won them in the 'Oh My Word Ustamp with Dawn and Friends' chat.
I received a bag of different bits of ribbon and buttons.
The next round of Ustamp with Dawn and Friends is about start soon, it looks like it will be another fantastic Round.
It's a fun place to hang out with other stampers from all over the world, lots of tutorials and chats and prizes.
For more info click here.
You all have a great weekend.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sew Sweet

Here's a card I have made using 'Sew Suite' Stamp Set.

I love this set and the matching DSP.
I have cased this from Stephanie Luman.
I love the dress from with the flower on it, sew cute.
I have made the button using 'Sweet Button' Embosslit.
Embosslits are great they cut and emboss at the same time.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Making a Difference Starts With.....

 Strength and Hope Stamp!
This is a stunning Stamp Set and with every set sold Stampin' Up is donating $2 to 'The Breast Cancer Research Foundation'
 Here's a card I have made using it.
I have cased it from Tracey Old, Tracey made hers in pink (you all know I don't do pink) and she had used ribbon.
 I have stamped the butterfly in Wild Wasibi, added White Frost Shimmer Paint on top then added pearls.
 I didn't have the right ribbon, so I cut a strip of Early Espresso then run it though the Big Shot using the Tulip Border Embossing Folder.
I have used Wild Wasibi, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.
 Here's the inside.
Strength and Hope Stamp Set is in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.
Avaible from 1st April - 31st July.
Contact me to order your set and help the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Top Picks JAI #62 and Featured Crafter @ Crafters Anonymous

Last week at JAI the challenge was Just add a box or a bag.
I managed 2 entries, my Sewing Desk and a Set of Drawers.
There were lots of fantastic 3d projects entered and there was stiff competition.
I have just popped over to Just Add Ink to see got in the Top Picks.
And found that my Sewing Desk was there.
Thanks goes to all the DTs at JAI for another awesome challenge, I love your challenges.
They have awarded me with this badge to wear.
Please and check out the other 2 Top Picks and the 3 Honourable Mentions.
Also don't forget to visit them tomorrow for another challenge.
I have also been chosen as the Featured Crafter of the week @ Crafters Anonymous for the Sewing Desk.
Thanks girls.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Entry #2

Hi Everyone.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, we had a stunning day here in Timaru.
We were involved in a car wash at Briscoes to raise funds for Easter Camp.
We will repeating it again next Saturday at Mitre 10 Mega, so if you are in the Timaru area come on down and support our youth and get them to Easter Camp.
This week's Online Class at Crafters Anonymous they made a set of drawers using the Top Note Die.
I wasn't able to attend this, but I knew I had to have a go at it.
 Tia taught this class, I will have get Tia to email me the tutorial and I will compare notes.
 The bottom two are drawers and the top lifts up.
 I have used Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Papers from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.
I just love the the rich tones of Autumn, I wear lots of these colours, it's also my favourite time of year.
I'm going to submit this for my second entry in JAI #62.