Saturday, 26 February 2011

40 and fabulous

So the craft room is almost there, I really wanted to strip the walls, repaint etc etc but I really didn’t have the time – I’ve got far too many projects on the go ...  But the room has been re-jigged, most of my stash is back in there, DH still has a couple of shelves to put up and a ribbon unit to build, but we’re getting there :O)

I managed a quick card this afternoon for my sister’s birthday this week


Stamps: Dot Spot, Polka Dot Bascis II, Big Birthday Wishes, Mat Stack 3 Collection
Cardstock: Kraft, Melon Mambo 
DSP: Dotty Biscotti
Mediums: Melon Mambo
, Versamark
Embellishments: Raspberry Fizz Topnotch Twill (3/8-inch wide) R
ibbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones.  
Tools – By the Numbers (4 & 0) dies, Mat Stack 3 die, heat gun, dimensionals, glue dots.

I won’t say how old she’d going to be ... LOL


I ‘have’ to get back in there tomorrow, I have a CJ or two to catch up on (one will be in the post on Monday Sally), at least 14 sheets of card candy to make up as well as 16 shoebox kits to make up in the next fortnight (Luckily I already have the design), as well as the usual birthday, new baby, anniversary, wedding cards ... Oops and a nappy cake

Friday, 25 February 2011

Sweetie Thankyou’s.

I made some little thankyou’s this week, using the Greenhouse Gala papers which are just GORGEOUS


I also used the the fabulous SAB: Punch Bunch stamp set and matching Scallop punch


Stamps: SAB: Punch Bunch
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze,
Mediums: Marker pens -
Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze
Embellishments: 1/8” Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon.  
Tools – 1/8” circle punch, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle extra large punch, Glue dots.

I think this ‘could’ be my last project for a little while, just look at the state of my craft room ... and surrounding rooms





It all came out, got piled up and somehow, that’s all got to go back in and get re-organised ...

I still can’t convince him I don’t have nearly enough stash LOL

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Fabulous 50.


Its safe to post it ... Hubby’s birthday card :O)

I think he liked it – I know he likes his birthday present, I don’t think we’ve managed to prize it from his hands since he got it .. an iPad.

I tried to make a card that was using colour but was still masculine, I got the colour inspiration from my Greenhouse Gala papers, they are simply gorgeous, they were too girly to use on his card, but I pulled a few of the colours together on the card.


Stamps: Medallion, SAB: Punch Bunch
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Red Riding Hood, Old Olive
Mediums- Versamark, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Night of Navy 5/8” satin ribbon
Tools – Stamp-a-ma-jig, By the Numbers Collection (5 & 0) dies, scallop square extra large punch, Mat Stack 5 die, dimensionals


I hope to be back tomorrow with some small thank you’s I’ve made up for my Stampers-10 this month.

I don’t have much else to show you – all my crafting stash is piled up in my craft room while its being re-shuffled !!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Birthday Banners

I made a special birthday card this week for a relative, its her 80th birthday same day as hubby’s 50th – Can’t forget that one :O)

I really enjoyed making this one, I can see it being the template for many future cards ...


Stamps: Banner Builder, YOF: Mums, Big Birthday Wishes
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, True Black
DSP: Beautiful Blooms
Mediums- Real Red, old olive, Hawaiian shore
Embellishments: Basic rhinestones, black bakers twine, Pure Poppy satin ribbon
Tools – Mat pack and paper piercer, Banner Builder dies, By the Numbers Collection (8 & 0) dies, paper snips, dimensionals

And the inside

Oh, and the little gift from hubby for valentines ...


A beautiful Pandora charm, but not only a charm ... it was hanging from a gorgeous light fitting that I’ve been nagging (and I really mean nagging) him to fit for months.


He even cut some delicious hearts out using my craft robo – I haven’t a clue how to use it LOL


I’ll find a way to use these little sweeties on a layout.

He really is the best


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Valentine 4 U


Happy Tuesday!

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s day yesterday and that you were all spoilt by your other halves, I know I certainly was :O)

This is the card I made for him:


Stamps: Banner Builder, Delightful Dahlia, YOF: Roses, On My couch, Mega Mixed Messages
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Basic Black, Pure Poppy, True Black
DSP: 2008 Bitty Dot Basics
Mediums- Real Red,  Old olive, Black Onyx Versafine
Embellishments: Basic rhinestones coloured with black copic, Black buttons, black bakers twine,
Tools – Large Scalloped border die, Mat Stack 3 die
Tools – By the numbers impression plate, Banner Builder dies, By the Numbers Collection (4) die, Scallop trim corner and border punches, paper snips, dimensionals



Tomorrow, if I manage to get a photo of it, I’ll show you the lovely surprise I got yesterday ;O)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Blissful Wedding Acceptance.

Made a quick Wedding Acceptance card, love the result, although my punching was a little off, need more practice with the scallop trim punch.


Stamps: Bliss
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Very Vanilla
Mediums- Pale Plum
Embellishments: Basic Pearls,
Tools – Scallop trim corner and border punches, paper snips, dimensionals

I really love this set and those tiny pearls ... what do you think?


Friday, 11 February 2011

Lovely CASE.

Another CASE, again from one of Teneale’s fabulous cards, I just couldn’t resist. I have been creating some of my own work.  I just can’t post it!  DH has a birthday coming up and valentines ...  and he does read my blog :O)




And the other reason so few cards ... I’ve been reasonably productive with my scrapbooking, I hope to be back this week with all the layouts I’ve created the past few weeks. 

Saturday, 5 February 2011

PTI's Anniversary Bash

PTI's Anniversary Bash! A Look Back to Your Favourite projects

Wow I struggled with this, I’ve looked back and I have so many favourites! I think I’ve finally narrowed it down to this one ... and surprised myself ... its not a card {shock}


Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Turning a new leaf, Mega Mixed Messages
Cardstock: Kraft
Mediums- VersaMark, Versafine Onyx Black, enchanted evening & scarlet jewel (PTI)
Embellishments: Enchanted Evening & scarlet jewel extra fine polka dot satin ribbon, Diamontes (stash)
Tools – Large oval spellbinder die, sticky strip, Tag punches small & large (SU)

I made them back in October, for Clare and her Mum as a thank you for hosting a Christmas workshop – we all had such a good time.

Cheating here, this project was a really close 2nd, again from October, I loved this little bookmark because it pulled together so quickly, and I had quite a few to make!


Stamps: Punch Potpourri (L1 hostess), Fresh Cuts, Sentiment from Flight of the Butterfly/ All booked up (PTI)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla (SU)
Mediums- VersaMark, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Regal Rose
Embellishments: Melon Mambo 1/4” grosgrain ribbon - retired (SU), Diamantes (stash)
Tools – Stamp-a-ma-jig,2-way glue pen, mini glue dots, sticky strip, 1-3/4 Circle punch, Butterfly punch (SU) Bookmark, Mat stack 3 dies and Book print impression plate (PTI)

Why don’t you have a read back through my blog, see which project you think is your favourite?