Sunday, April 27, 2008

Coffee, Cupcakes and Cards

I am starting card classes at my home in Browns Bay on the North Shore. The classes will be held on Sunday afternoons starting Sunday 18 May 2008 at 2.00 to 4.00pm. For a cost of $10.00 per person. Come along and make 2 cards while enjoying a hot drink and cupcakes. All supplies will be provided just bring yourself and a friend. Please phone or email to hold your place and for address details. Minimum 4 people required for class to go ahead. If there is a particular technique you are wanting to learn let me know and I will see what I can do.

Keep watching my blog as additional class schedule will be added this week.

First entries for the Colour Inspiration Challenge

Hi Ladies

Here are the first entries for the colour inspiration challenge. The first one is from Diane Bell-Robertson from the South Island. Thanks very much for your entry. I love what you have done. with the curves in the picture.

Diane has used

Stamp Sets: Life definitions, Stampinaround forever flowers

Card/Ink: Groovy Guava, Green Galore, Brocade Blue

Accessories: Uniball signo pen white, mat pac

The second entry is from Judy Beatson from Auckland. I am waiting for my order which has the photo corner punch in it. Love how you have used it. I haven't got the baroque motif set yet but it is very high up on my list.

Judy has used

Stamp Set: Baroque motifs

Card/Ink: Groovy guava, green galore, brocade blue

Accessories: Photo corner punch, dazzling diamonds

Thanks so much Diane and Judy for being the first to put your entries in they are lovely. Keep them coming ladies.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Caitlin's Birthday card

It is my daughter Caitlin's 8th birthday tomorrow. And Caitlin being Caitlin, she told me exactly what colours she wanted me to use for her card. She was very specific about not using pink, which is very difficult for me with pink being one of my favourite colours. But I have pandered to her and used the colour combination she requested but I think I have still kept it quite girly. I was quite happy with how the card turned out. I hope she likes it.


Stamp set: Eat cake

Card/ink: bashful blue, gable green, lovely lilac

Access: Punches, markers, brads, ribbons

Well I better be off now. I have spent a good part of the day playing around with this new blog writer, still a few glitches to sort out, but not to bad. Karen you will be impressed. I have done these last three blogs without any help. I now have to go and wrap a few presents and tidy up my craft room. I can't believe how much mess I have made over the last couple of days now I can't find anything.

Workshop Projects

Thought I would put a couple of the projects I am doing for a workshop on Sunday. The group of ladies are mostly new to stamping so have done simple projects. Here is a sample.

This project is a simple bagalope. I have used a c6 sized white envelope and used a jumbo wheel over the front and back of each side. I have scored 1/2 inch on 3 sides.


Stamp Set: Bodacious bouquet, petal jumbo wheel

Car/Ink: White envelope, whisper white, so saffron, pretty in pink, barely banana, certainly celery.

Access: White ribbon, brads in soft subtles, corner punch to do scallop on top.

For these next two cards I have used the wheel again. I have stuck to two colours with only one layer. I got the idea for this layout from my upline Jacque s blog. This layout can be used for any situation with different colours and accessories.


Stamp Set: Scatter Sunshine Junbo wheel, time well spent.

Card/Ink: Whisper white, certainly cerlery.

I hope the ladies at the workshop like it.

Now to test this new blog writer with images.

Stamp Sets for Sale - Test for my new blog writer

I have a small collection of retired stamp sets that I have decied to sell to make room for some new sets. Some of these sets have never been used. Others I have only used a few times. There are no ink stains on any of the sets. They are all mounted apart from the Sale-A-Bration sets.

Because of you $30-00, Little Hellos $30-00, Nice and Easy Notes $45-00

Hostess Sets: Basketful of Fun (Level 3) $50.00

Sale-A-Bration Sets: Friendship Blooms, Merci, Lots of Thoughts. All $25.00 per set.

Please email me if you are interested in any of the sets. These will be sold on a first in first served basis.

I am also using this post as a test for the new blog writer that my husband downloaded for me. So far so good, the proof will be if it publishes and how easy it will be to put an image in.



Thursday, April 24, 2008

My 1st Stamping Galore Challenge

Hi everyone

I was talking to the girls last night at stamp class and suggested doing a challenge. Well since I suggessted it I have come up with the first challenge. I have decided to do a colour Inspiration challenge . I found this photo in a habitat magazine and thought it was an interesting colour combination. Not one I would think of using.

I have converted the colours to stampin' Up colours and they are:

Groovy Guava

Gable Green

Brocade Blue

Anyone can participate in the colour inspiration challenge, the more the merrier. All you need to do is make a card/scrapbook page using this colour combination and email it to me at by Sunday 3 May 2008. Remember to put all of your details on your entry for voting.

It will be great to see what everyone comes up with. All entries will be posted on my blog on Monday 4 May. Voting will be from Tuesday 5 May to Thursday 7 May. The winner will be announced on Friday 8 May. The winner of the challenge gets to select the next challenge. If you do not have a blog I can host the challenge on your behalf.

I look forward to receiving your entries.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mothers Day is coming Sunday 11 May

Mothers day is fast approaching. I have already put in my request with the kids and my dh. I have asked for a cropodile. My husband is always giving me a hard time about all the noise coming form the rumpus room so I have come up with the perfect solution for him and a great mothers day gift for me, a cropodile. I have a couple of gift ideas that are perfect for mothers day especially for the grandmas. A cropodile would have made one of these gifts a lot easer to make. I can not take credit for the ideas for either of these gifts. Original were from my fabulously talented upline Jacque.

This little note book is the perfect gift for any occasion. I have also used the carte postale stamp set which works very well.

stamp set: carte postale
Card/Ink: Whisper white, bashful blue, very vanilla
Access: punches, ribbon, brads, board, notepad from two dollar shop or the warehouse, tacky tape

The next wee gift could be made into several things. I have made a calendar and a wee gift album. You could also use as an address book or a receipe holder. You are only limited to your imagination. The photos are of my children James and Caitlin. They are very old though as James has just turned 10 and Caitlin is about to turn 8.

As you can see I have made a calendar and a little album. The rings to hold it together are from the two dollar shop. The pages are made from chipboard coasters covered in designer series paper. The back page is attached to card double layered and folded into a triangle to make a stand. The calendar was printed off the internet.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

More Carte Postale

I have been busy making some more cards using the wonderful new set carte postale. This is such a versatile set. I have made a point of making very feminine to masculine cards. You can do so much with this set. I have been having lots of fun. Today I have four cards to show you as I did not post last week, so here they are.

stamp set: carte postale
card/ink: chocolate chip, rose red, whisper white
Accessories: black brads

stamp set: carte postale
card/ink: mellow moss, chocolate chip, pretty in pink, whisper white

This is a very simple card but very effective. I love this colour combination.

stamp set: carte postale
card/ink: not quite navy, always artichoke, close to coca

I am please with how this card turned out. Masculine cards are always a challenge for me.

The card below is probaby my favourite. Again it is very simple but very feminine, which I like. Mothers day is coming up so guess who will be receiving this.
stamp set: carte postale
card/ink: certainly celery, almost amethyst, whisper white
access: white ribbon

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Convention 2008

Well I have just arrived back from Brisbane after spending 4 days on holiday with the family on the Gold Coast. We had a wonderful time swimming at the beach and in the pool and visiting Wet N Wild and Movie world. My son is an adrenaline junkie and couldn't get enough of the rides. My daughter and I on the other hand preferred the more subdued rides. A good time was had by all.

The first 3 days I spent at my first ever Stampin' Up! Convention. The theme for this years convention was dream big. I certainly came away with some big ideas. What an inspirational 3 days I had. I met some great demonstrators from Australia and got to spend time with my upline Jacque and some of my crosslines Rachael, Sara, Anabel and Pauline. We had a great time.

Jacque placed 2nd in New Zealand demonstrator of the year. We were all so proud of her. She has worked very hard. I feel so fortunate to have Jacque as my upline as she is so supportive and very very talented.

Here are a couple of photos of my completed swaps. I decided to do the faux tiling technique and I was very happy with how they turned out. Hope you like them.

Stamp Set: Bodacious Bouquet
Card/Ink: Pink Passion, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Gable Green
Access: White ribbon, white gel pen, versmark, clear embossing powder

Saturday, April 5, 2008

A New Blog Title

Well I decided it was time for a change, I got a bit creative with my blog title. The cards in the title are card I have made for swaps. What do you think of the new background colour? Thought I would try and get away from my standard pink. Hope you like it. I am planning to add more enchancements to my blog. I am getting more comfortable with posting now. Have a good weekend. Must go and finish off convention swaps.

Friday, April 4, 2008

A New Stampin' Up! Year

Well it is now 4th of April 4 days into a new Stampin' Up year. The new catalogue is here full of great new colours, new stamp sets and accessories including textured cardstock, rubons and heaps of new ribbon. As always the new 2008/2009 catalogue is full of wonderful ideas for cards, scrapbook pages. You can purchase your copy now for $14.95 and I will pay for the shipping.

You can also earn your own copy by hosting a workshop, having a catalogue party.

Contact me to book a workshop, book a c lass with some friends or order your copy of the new catalogue

Convention Swap Sneak Peak

As I said in my last post I am off to my first Stampin' Up! convention, which is being held in Brisbane 11 & 12 April. I am really looking forward to it. Two full days of stamping with the girls. After the convention I am heading up to the gold coast for 4 days with the family. My kids are counting down now only five days to go Yeh. Here is a wee look at my swap. I will post ful photos when I return from convention. I have used the faux tiling technique and I was really happy with how it turned out.

Carte Postale 1st showcase

Well here it is my first stamp set show case. Carte Postale is such a beautiful elegant stamp set great for both male and female cards and being a set of 11 stamps very good value at $58.95 thats only $5.35 per stamp.

The first card I have featured is one we made at stamp class, which was designed by my very talented upline Jacque Pederson.

Stamp Set: Carte Postale
Card: Perfect Plum, designer series paper enchanted from summer mini catalogue.
Ink: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Hodge Podge

The next 2 cards I made with some inspiration from splitcoast stampers.

Card: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ribbon

Stamp Set: Carte Postale
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Sage Shadow
Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mellow Moss
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