Saturday, June 28, 2008

Last of childrens cards

Happy Saturday. I am a day late in posting this week. Last night was the start of a busy few weeks for me. I did a workshop last night and introduced some ladies to stampin up. We had a great night. These ladies were scrapbookers so I had fun showing them how you can use stamps on your pages. Thanks Carey-Lou for a fantastic night.

I have to confess tonights cards are ones that I made quite some time ago but. The first uses one of my favourite childrens sets wild about you.

stamp set: wild about you
card/ink: whisper white, certainly celery, regal rose, so saffron, cool caribbean (07 in color)

The next card is my first attempt at a waterfall card. This is ideal for children. When I first showed this to James and Caitlin they thought I was soo clever and have been at me ever since to show them how to make one.

stamp set: wild about you
card/ink: brilliant blue, green galore, whisper white, assorted card stock
accessories: brads

I have really enjoyed showing you some different childrens cards and of course now I have a good supply for all the birthdays and parties that come up. I can't believe it is now the end of June and only another week left till the school holidays. I am off now to tidy my desk and unpack my bag from this afternoons workshop. Have a great weekend, with this horrible weather it is a wonderful time to create. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Swap Cards

I have persuaded James to sit with me again while I have another go at posting using html code. Here are another set of photos from our team the creative inkers latest swap.

I just love the dress card made by the fabulous Pauline from Napier. Pauline doesn't have a blog yet, but hopefully we can persuade her to get one up and running. Anabel made the lovely invitation and Janine has made a cool masculine card.
The following stamps sets were used to create these cards: Bundle of Joy, Short and sweet, cheer and wishes, wanted.

Here are the last sets of photos.

Jacque my upline made the cool pirate card check out her blogstamphappy. Rachel has made the beautiful princess card. Rachael has justed started her blog knightstamper and I am sure we will see lots of wonderful posts on there. Karen has made a really cute card using wild about you. Click the link on the right to see more of Karens work. Sara I will post your card tomorrow. James had had enough. I am picking up the code and its not as difficult as I thougt. I have also been playing around with an online calendar from bravenet. Bear with me while I get all of the entries on there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I am off to do some ironing and start dinner. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Swap Cards

Happy Saturday. I had a lovely morning with the girls. We did children's cards for our swap. Its amazing the different designs everyone came up with and the different stamps sets used. Here are some photos of the great swaps I received.

These lovely cards have been made by Diane, Tracey, Leanne, Richelle, Densie.

Stamp sets: circle of friendship, happy everything, birthday best,bugs & kisses, little birthday cheer, jumbo outline alphabet, nursery necessaties, sweet shapes, fun & fast notes

I have another set of photos to post tomorrow, I have had James sitting with me helping me to do this post on blogger using HTML and he has been very helpful, but is now too tired to help me do another set of photos. He is hoping that I pick up the code quickly. Thanks James for all your help. Thanks for stopping by

Friday, June 20, 2008

Nice and Simple

I haven't had a lot of time to create this week. It has been one of those weeks, the next two cards I have to show tonight took about 15 minutes each to make. Its surprising what you in whip up in a short time.


stamp set: think happy thoughts, canvas background, eat cake, card/ink: bashful blue, certainly celery, regal rose, accessories: mat pack, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop punch.


stamp set: birthday best, garden whimsey, card/ink: regal rose, rose red, whisper white, accessories: brads

Well I better get off and tidy up my craft room. It never seems to stay tidy for long. The girls are coming around after our meeting so I want it to look presentable. I will take a photo and post as well as some swap photos in the next day or so. Have a good weekend. thanks for visiting.

Another Friday

Happy Friday. Gosh it has been a week since I last posted. This week has flown by. I am glad it's Friday. Our team the creative inkers are getting together tomorrow morning for a team meeting and swap. It's been a while since we all got together, so it will be good to catch up with the girls. This theme for this swap was children's cards which was great for me because that's all I have been making over the last few weeks. This is what I made for the swap.


Stamp set: Garden Whimsey, so swirly Card/Ink: regal rose, so saffron, certainly celery

This swap I decided to go for nice and simple. I just love the so swirly wheel.

The next card I have to show today is super girly, very pink and pretty. It is a card my daughter would have loved when she was in her pink stage.


Stamp set: eat cake, so swirly wheel card/ink: pretty in pink, chocolate chip, whisper white, accessories: pretty in pink ribbon, corner rounder punch

Friday, June 13, 2008

More childrens cards

Happy Friday. I have another round of childrens cards tonight. I have been having fun making nice simple cards. I seem to be making a lot of boy cards so will have to try for some girly ones with lots of pink and glitter. Our team the creative inkers are doing childrens cards for our swap this month so I am will have to think up something special for that.

My first two cards tonight use lots of bright colours and of course the eat cake set. Its just perfect for a child's card.

Supplies stamp set: Eat cake, card/ink: yoyo yellow, tempting turquoise, only orange, real red, basic black

Supplies stamp set: eat cake. card/ink: gable green, real red, yoyo yellow, only orange, tempting turquoise, accessories: corner rounder punch, certainly celery ribbon.

I was really please with how the next two cards turned out. I haven't used wild about you for a while and I have often used it for baby cards. This time I decided to go outside my comfort zone, almost all of the colours are from earth elements. What do you think?

Supplies stamp set: wild about you, circle of friendship, card/ink: pumpkin pie, old olive, ruby red, not quite navy, basic black, accessories: 1 1/4"circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

I cased my last card from one I saw on splitcoast stampers. Unfortunately I can't remember whose it was.

Supplies stamp set: eat cake, card/ink: certainly celery, chocolate chip, tempting turquoise, so saffron, accessories: 1 3/8"circle punch

Well I better get going and start planning my swap cards, I will give you a sneak peak early next week. Have a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Entry for NZSU blog June challenge

The following card is my entry for the June challenge at the NZSU blog. This months challenge is to make a masculine card for a male aged 16 years or older. This is what I have come up with. Whenever I make a card for a male I always make it very simple and understated. I love this years in colors and thought they would be ideal to use for this challenge.


stamp set: canvas background, circle of friendship, card/ink: blue bayour, soft sky, river rock, night of navy, accessories: twill tape, hodgepodge hardware, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, corner rounder.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be posting more children's cards Friday night.

We took these photos of Caitlin the day she lost her first tooth. She was so excited as the tooth fairy was going to visit for the first time. The only thing she was a bit vary of was the tooth fairy going into her room, so we had to leave the tooth in the kitchen. The tooth fairy came and was very understanding about not going into Caitlin's room. She left a nice coin on the kitchen bench. I have used the flowers out of the pretties kit on this page and have coloured them using sponge daubers and ink.


stamp set: basic outline jumbo wheel, card/ink: lovely lilac, pretty in pink, gable green, accessories: flowers from pretties kit, so saffron brads, photo corner punch, sponge daubers

I just found out how to change the colour in my blog writer soI just had to have a play, Yeah something new I can do.

This next page is one of Caitlin when is was around 3 mths old. My husband called her his michelin girl because she was so round. She was a very happy, smiley little baby when she was at home with Mum, Dad and James but she was very shy around other people. I love these photos, but I did have trouble trying to figure out what colours to use because of the bright green in the background. I decided to matt the photos in barely banana then used the colour coach to get the other colours.


stamp sets: so swirly jumbo wheel my favourite wheel at the moment isn't it gorgeous, warm words, these are stamps at the bottom in mellow moss although they don't show up very well in the photo, card/ink: rose red, mellow moss, barely banana, accessories: white ribbon, pritties kit.

Scrapbook pages - a first

Happy Thursday. Hope you have all had a good week. It seems like I haven't posted in ages, I'm starting to have withdrawal symptoms LOL. I had a great time at the Dunkleys craft show last weekend with the girls from creative inkers (our stampin' up group). It is always great to spend time with the girls. Its sometimes hard to get together what with work and family committents. Hello to all the lovely ladies we met. I hope you enjoyed yourselves. I am still contacting people from the show, so if I haven't contacted you yet. I will be in touch in the next few days.

The scrapbook pages I am posting today are one that were displayed at the show. I don't do as much scrapbooking as I would like so, it was great to spend some time scrapbooking. This first page I have also submitted to Trudi at the NZSU blog as they are featuring masculine cards and pages this month. I love these photos of James. He just loves the beach and loves on the boogey board. We moved up to the North Shore of Auckland from Christchurch a couple of years ago and both James and Caitlin just adore summer and being able to spend so much time at the beach.


Card: old olive, blue bayou, soft sky, spring break designer series paper. Accessories: twill tape, photo corner punch, hodge podge hardware

The next page is of James when he was around 14 months old. We lived in Niue until James was just on 3 yrs old. He was a very busy little boy. Always helping out. He was very tidy back then, he liked nothing better than to help out with the vacuuming or doing the gardening. These photos bring back very fond memories of the great time we had living in Niue.


Stamp set: seeing spots Card/ink: always artichoke, brocade blue, close to coca, Accessories: brocade ribbon, hodgepodge hardware, photo corner punch, 1 1/4 " circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop punch.

Friday, June 6, 2008

My new punch stand

The last thing I wanted to share with you tonight is a picture of the new punch stand that my darling husband made for me. This is quite a big deal, as it normally takes him quite a while to complete a project which involves power tools. I am very proud of him as he made this over 2 weekends for me. I showed him a picture of the punch stand that Marelle Taylor's husband had made for her and I am very happy with what he came up with.

Isn't it great. All my punches fit perfectly and it sits against the wall where my desk is, within easy reach. I have taken some photos of my craft area and will try and post in the next few days. Must be off now and finish some more cutting for the weekend. If you are going to the Dunkleys show pop by and say hello. Have a good weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

First June children's card show case

Happy Friday. Hope you have all had a good week. Sorry for the lack of activity on my blog this week. It has been one of those weeks. This weekend I am at the Dunkleys craft show on the north shore, so come by and say hello. Here is the first installment of children's cards for my June showcase.

What with having two children who get invited to their fair share of parties and also having 10 nieces and nephews, I always need to have a child's birthday card on hand. The first card is taken from one that I made at card class.


Card/Ink: Regal Rose, Whisper white

Stamp Sets: swirly wheel, garden whimsey, birthday best

Accessories: Glitter

I made the next two cards with my son in mind. He is now 10 doesn't like what he calls baby cards. He really liked the colour combo that I had chosen and the layout.


stamp set: eat cake

Card/Ink: Soft sky, old olive blue bayou, spring break designer series paper card/ink: tempting turquoise, real red, only orange, yoyo yellow

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