Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Mum

Yesterday was my Mum's Birthday.
 Here's the card I made her.
I cased this from Vicky Hayes a demo in the UK.
 I have used 'Nature Walk', 'Aviary', 'Thoughts and Prayer' and 'Create a Cupcake' Stamp Sets.
The bird cage is embossed with white embossing powder.
The colour combo is Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.
I used the smallest flower from Boho Blossom Punch.
I like to tie the inside of the card to the outside.
Mum loved it.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last Saturday

Was Paul's (DH) mother's birthday.
So we decided we would surprize her, so Friday Savannah and Paul made her a carrot birthday cake.
Saturday we drove to Christchurch to see her.
She loved her surprize.
 Here's the card I made for her.
I have used 'Just Believe and Bring on the Cake' Stamp Sets.
Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Whisper colour combo.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deck the Halls Handbag

 When I made Julia's handbag I also made another in 'Deck the Halls' Fabric.
 I love love love this fabric, the colours are gorgeous.
I used Blossom Party Die to make the clasp.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Golden Wedding

Another couple from church celebrated a very special Anniversary.
Bett and Earl have been married 5o years earlier in the month, we celebrated it last Sunday at church.
Here's the card I made for them (sorry the photos not the best).
I used 'Four Frames' and 'Under the Big Top' Stamp Sets.
The colour combo is Soft Suede, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy and Very Vanilla with Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.
I used 5/8' Organza Ribbon and I dyed it with Bravo Burgundy Reinkers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Secert Sister Swap

The other day I showed you what I recieved from my Secert Sister, I told you that I thought I knew who my SS was well I was right with my guess it was Debbie Dawson go check out her blog HERE, Debbie does lots of beautiful quilts.
My SS was the lovely Julia Leece, who I met at The Big Day Out in Auckland in August.
Julia favourite colours are Black, Red and White, her favourite chocolate is Pineapple Lumps.
So it is Pineapple Lumps inside the gift.
This is the card I made her.
Heres the inside, I used the 'Faith in Nature' Hostess Stamp Set.
 I made Julia this gorgeous reversible handbag, Julia loves handbags.
 I used Timeless Portait Fabric.
 Heres a close up of the clasp, I love these buttons which I got from a local shop.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Secret Sister Swap

Over at Crafters Anonymous I took part in a Secret Sister Swap.
Today is the day we can show what we received.
I love what I received, thank you SS.
 I think I know who sent it to me, I will wait and see if I am right.
 I received a Notebook covered in striped DSP, I adore striped DSP.
The dark chocolate peanut slabs were very yummy and didn't last long at all.
The candles are vanilla scented and my craftroom smells lovely with them in it.
 Here's the beautiful card that I received.
This bag is lovely, I love the fabric, and will come in very handy.
I am going to take a copy of this, to make toilet bags for the family.
Thanks very much SS.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Here's a card I made for the Lovely Bron Heslop and Family.
They have just moved into a new home.
 This was another project from the 'Oh my Word Ustamp with Dawn and Friends' designed by Rosemarie Diehl.
 Rosemarie used the Curly Label Punch which is still on my wish list, so I used Decorative Label Punch.
I punched it once then turned 90 degress and punched again.
To make the roof tiles I used Tasteful Trims Die.
I used Sahara Sand, Basic Grey, Marnia Mist and Whisper White Card Stock.
I used Vellum Card Stock for the windows.
The used the Tiny Tags Stamp with Lucky Limeade and Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers.

Monday, October 10, 2011

60th Anniversary

Here's a card that I made for everyone at church to sign for Arthur and Olwyn's 60yh Wedding Anniversary.
 Its a large card I used a whole sheet of A4 card to make this.
I have used Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Colour Combo.
I have used the Double Embossing Technique again I so love this technique.
I have left the inside very plain, I used the birthday verse from 'God's Blessing' Stamp Set and changed it to Happy Anniversary using 'Teeny Tiny Sentiments' Stamp Set.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

On Thursday Arthur and Olwyn, a young couple from church celebrated their 6oth Wedding Anniversary.
It's a pleasure to introduce you to Mr and Mrs A Barnes, I did say young couple they are young in spirit.
They are a delightful couple and I love their hugs.
We had a surprize luncheon for them, Gordon our Pastor picked them up and bought them out to the Powers House who kindly lent us their home for the day.
Here's all the official cards they recieved from the Queen, Prime Minster, Governor Genral , Local member of Parilment etc.
Here's the card I made fro them, I wanted it to be simply elegant and I think I achieved it.
I have used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler and Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.
 Here's the inside, I have used God'd Blessings and changed from happy birthday to anniversary which is from Teeny Tiny Srentiments. I also used Soft Suede Marker and inked up only a corner of the Four Frames and stamped in each corner.
I made this matching box which has got an album inside.
Here's a close up of the rose, I love it. Tanya Bell made a Utube video this week on how to made these.
Go and check her blog HERE.
I made a Trishutter Album, which was designed Gilda Fellows for 'Oh My Word Ustamp with Dawn and Friends'.
I printed on my printer the middle panels, I found how change your ink settings so you can print in SU colours HERE, so I was able to print in Cherry Cobbler.
We had a fantastic day.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Flower of Scotland

Today at Timaru Christian School they had a mufti day, everyone was encouraged to come dressed up as a Rugby World Cup supporter.
There was a sea of black and a fair amount of green and yellow (we have a lot of South Africans at school) and a few different supporters as well.
As soon as Samuel heard about today he was on the phone to Uncle Dave to ask if he could borrow his Scottish flag.
My youngest sister Sandra married a Scotsman, and she is the kiwi in the family, my other sister Heather and I are poms and we both married kiwis.
On Tuesday there was parcel in the post for Samuel, inside was the flag, face paint and beanie that he is been told to keep, he was so excited and today took a long time in arriving.
 This is Samuel and Halle.
 He had a great day, I don't think much work was achieved today.
 We have 2 weeks of school holidays now, we love the holidays.
Thanks Sandra and Dave for making Samuel's day so special.
Here's a treat for you.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Triple Layer Punch

I was asked to make a thank you card for the PTA at TCS.
I have basiclly cased Nicole Derendorf (Aussie Demo) that she submitted for JAI challenge as a quest designer.
I loved the colour combo for the colour challenge for this week JAI challenge, Pool Party, Calyspo, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.
So I used it to make the thank you card for school.
I have used the New Triple Layer Punch Blossom Bouquet.
I have used Inlaid Embossing Technique, which works really well with this punch.
 They only thing I changed was the sentiment.
Here's a video that Stampin' Up have produced on how to used these punches.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Card Making Day

Happy world cardmaking day :) may your inkpads always be juicy, your SNAIL full and your mojo free flowing ;)
My Friend Trina Leeson, made this up.
I love it, so I've cased it.