Friday, November 25, 2011

Cotswold School Market Day

It looks like I need to dust the cobwebs off here ........... and now blogger has changed since I last posted..... so fingers crossed I get it right...........

I thought I'd share with you some photos of some of the things I have made for the Cotswold School Market Day tomorrow.  The Market Day runs from 9am - 2pm ....... come and say hello.  If you are from out of town and would like to buy anything you see let me know and I can make some of the items into kits (or if you live locally ask me to do a class for you.

Christmice or is it Christmouse?

Candy Wrappers

Cute Magnetic Pegs 

Mini Card Calendars

Tags and Envelopes to go with Calendars

Decorated Pillow Boxes

Santa Pillow Boxes

Note book and pens

Sorry about the photo quality I should remember to take photos during the day instead of at night.

I hope to see some of you tomorrow.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Auckland Big Day out - Fathers Day Petite Pocket card

Here is a card that I made using new product for my presentation in Auckland on Saturday.

This is using the new Petite Pocket die, Tempting Turquoise embossing powder and the new Denim Blue Ribbon.

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps:  Extreme Elements, Teeny Tiny SentimentsBigshot: Bigz XL Petite Pocket Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark
Punch: Word WindowDSP: Tempting Turquoise (Brights DSP Paper Patterns Stack)
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Embossing Buddy, Tempting Turquoise Embossing powder.

What I have done here is attach the pocket using dimensionals to the bottom 2/3rds of the pocket  so that the ribbon can be slid on and off so you can get access to the gift card inside.  These pockets are the perfect for plastic gift cards.  I have used an embossing buddy before I versamarked and heat seat the new Tempting Turquoise Embossing powder.  This looks great on dark card.  When I started out with this card I would never have put Tempting Turquoise with Night of Navy but it grew on me and I quite like it now.

The  ribbon - I tied to make it look like a mini man's tie the great part about that is that you can easily adjust the ribbon to tighten it up around the Pocket Die also making it easy for the recipient to get into the pocket to get their gift card out.

Sorry for the delay in posting this I will try and post what I presented over the next few days as I get time (life is a tad hectic with trying to get our business up and running in Bishopdale since moving out of the CBD after the 22nd February Earthquake) hopefully we will be up and running soon as our insurance ran out on 22nd August so let's hope that we can open in the next few days fingers crossed.

I apologise for any typos or errors in this post I should be in bed.....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

8 x 8 Scrapbook pages

Here are a couple of 8 x 8 Scrapbook pages I did a while back.  I will try and post a little more regularly.

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Basic black
Bigshot: Top Note Die, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Junior alphabet
DSP: Pumpkin Pie (Brights DSP Paper Patterns Stack)Punches: Two Step Owl Punch, Scallop Trim Border
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Silver Brad,  Jewels Basic Pearls, Crochet trim Victoria 5/8", Anywhere Glue stick.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Stampset:  Create a cupcake
Inks: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Bigshot: Top Note Die, Elegant lines Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Junior alphabet
Punches: Build a Cupcake,  Itty bitty shapes.
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Silver Brad,  Jewels Basic Pearls, Crochet trim Victoria 5/8", Anywhere Glue stick.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thinking of you cards for School - Old Olive

Nearly forgot to post these ones - you may have seen a variation of these ones before this is a favourite.... more masculine card...........

Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Glossy white.
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Trendy Trees
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Spritzer, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write markers, Crimper, Sponges.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My latest Newsletter

Hopefully by now you will have received my newsletter if you are on my mailing list.  I have also loaded it on my newsletter tab for those who do not get my newsletter regularly...... I also know lots of people are currently displaced in Christchurch so I thought I would load it on my blog as well.  If you are not on my mailing list and would like to be click the link on the newsletter tab to join.

I apologise now my newsletter is not in quite the same format I like but it's there.

Thinking of you cards for School - Razzleberry

I'm not having much luck posting today so all the cards are being posted separately (there's one more set after this).

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Just Believe, Trendy Trees
Bigshot: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Champagne Mist shimmer paint made into shimmer mist, crystal effects reinker and glitter mixed together for star centres, Word Window punch, Razzleberry ribbon (retired), Boho Blossoms punch.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thinking of you cards for School

Thanks to the girls that came and helped to make these cards for School..... we got 22 made (3 different cards).  The cards were made to give to families through school who had either lost relatives, were injured or needed a thinking of you card after the earthquake here on February 22nd in Christchurch.

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil delight, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, 
Stamps: Nursery Necessities (now retired we used it because the school emblem has an elephant on it). Trendy Trees
Bigshot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Frost White shimmer paint also shimmer paint made into shimmer mist, crystal effects reinker and glitter mixed together for star centres, Crimper, small star punch (now retired), Word Window punch.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-a-bration is here

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There are three ways for you to earn free stamp sets:

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Lots of Bots Birthday card - water coloured version

As promised here is the water coloured version of the same card:

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Gray, Water colour card
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic GrayStamps: Lots of Bots
Bigshot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Frost White shimmer paint also shimmer paint made into shimmer mist (except I now know my alcohol concentration was wrong when I made it hence the slightly more splattered look)

............. the only things different I used on this card was the two inks on water coloured card.  I love water colouring now ......... until I went to our Stampin' Up! Convention a couple of years back water colouring did my head in and we had a love hate relationship............. but one of the other Demonstrators Alisa Tilsner and one of the Stampin' Up! Head office staff from the USA (I can't remember who it was if you remember please let me know) showed us how to water colour - I used to over colour but you have to leave white bits and one thing that I always have to do now is ground or anchor an image so it doesn't look like it is stranded in the middle of a piece of card........... if you don't know what I mean it is the gray stripe underneath the robot so it looks like he is standing on the ground...... not flying through the air.  All you need to ground things is about two quick flicks with a water brush back and forth - again less is more.  

I'm not sure how many more daily posts I will be able to do I've been working more than full time and haven't got back to my craft room to start making more samples but I will try.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lots of Bots Birthday card

I was looking through what I had been posting lately and oh dear there is a HUGE pattern to my cards I have posted can you tell me what is on EVERY card I have posted in the last ten posts........... Post your guess in the comments box (everyone who posts a comment will go into the draw to win something)............. so I thought I had to find a card that DIDN'T have this on so this is what I came up with:

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Stamps: Lots of Bots
Bigshot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Frost White shimmer paint also shimmer paint made into shimmer mist (except I now know my alcohol concentration was wrong when I made it hence the slightly more splattered look).

Come back tomorrow and I will show you this card again but my water coloured version.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Birthday card in Concord Crush and Pretty in pink

I thought I'd post another version of the Sympathy card but in a birthday card and using two colours instead of just one:

Cardstock: Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Stamps: Fast and Fabulous, Punch Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks: Concord Crush
Bigshot: Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Punches: Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms, 1 3/8" Circle, Large Oval
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Jewels Basic Rhinestones.

Baby Card

I saw these pram cards ages ago and always wanted to make one so I finally needed a baby card and so thought I'd give it a go:

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black
Bigshot: Scallop Circle Die, Perfect Polka Dots Folder
Punches: Eyelet Border, 1 1/4" and 1" Circle
Other:  Tombow Multi, Silver Brad, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon

Monday, January 3, 2011

Birthday card with Roses and a Bird

Oh the choices what shall I post today................. I don't know how long I will be able to continue posting daily but here goes........................ It seems such a long time ago I made this card I can't remember making this card (but it was only October) I usually try and make a spare for my display cards but must have been short of time so I hope I haven't forgotten anything on the materials list.

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Stamps: On Your Birthday, Punch Potpourri
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Bigshot: Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Punches: Two Step Bird, Scallop Edge Border
Other:  Tombow Multi, Frost White Shimmer paint made into mist 

You have probably guessed that this is one of the embossing folders I use the most....... and here was me thinking when I got it why did I get that ................ but it is so well used.  Hopefully I'll be back again tomorrow with another card.  I hope you like looking at what I have been posting I think I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing (one day I might learn how to make my blog pretty) ........... I worked out a couple of nights ago how to do the network blog thing on Facebook so if you visit there frequently add me and you will see my posts when I network them on Facebook (hopefully if you click the follow this blog button it will do it's magical thing :-)).

Hopefully l'll get back tomorrow and post something else - I think I might have to start programming in some posts automatically....... now that would be organised.  Let me know if there is anything in particular you would like me to post - since you are the ones that come and have a look  - I'd love you to tell me what you think so far and what you would like to see.

Happy Stamping :-)