Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Big Shot is finally here!

After waiting patiently for many months, my Big Shot just arrived... and I absolutely LOVE it! I've been having a little play today, and here's what I have come up with...

 My Birthday Bakery stamp set arrived today too, isn't it lovely? And of course Sincere Salutations is there too, a gorgeous stamp set which is so versatile.

The colours I have used are Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue and the new in colour, Blushing Bride. The ribbon is from a craft store. I've used both the Top Note die and the Ovals die. I hope you enjoy my card!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge 36

My first challenge! I'm taking advantage of the holidays and trying to get my blog up and running. So I've taken part in Just Add Ink's sketch challenge for the week... and I've just made it in time! Here's the sketch I followed:

And here's my creation:

I used a sweet treat cup and added a chockie lady bug. The colours are Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and Basic Black. The greeting is from Sincere Salutations and the leaves from A Little Treat, both Stampin Up. I like the simple, clean look of this card, and it's delicious too!

You can check out the challenge HERE. Thanks for visiting!

Hoot Hoot Hooray!

I love this retired stamp set and I'd love to share my owl card with you. I love owls so much, my son's room is decorated with them. I made an owl mobile using magnets and paper when I was patiently waiting for him to arrive. He's a toddler now so is getting too big to have a babyish theme, but it might have to stay as I think it's my favourite part of his room:

I gave a card away that I made using my Owl Together Now owl stamps... and forgot to take a photo before it left my possession. But I made this one too, it's no where near as good as my other one, but for now, it'll have to do! When I feel the need to make another owl card, which I'm sure won't be too long, I'll make sure I take a photo before giving it away.

This one uses Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I hope you like it!

Stampin Up Catalogue Launch with Linda

Two weeks ago my Stampin Up demonstrator Linda had a catalogue launch. You can view her blog here. This is one of the three cute make and takes we did. I like it so much, I thought I'd share- but the full credit for the card obviously isn't mine! The card uses Crumb Cake, the gorgeous new Concord Crush and Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Versamark was used for the main image which is from a really sweet stamp set called Just Believe. I love the antique brad, I've ordered those so stay tuned for more... Thanks Linda, I had a great time!

Sweet Treat Cups for Halloween

I so wish Australians would get more into Halloween! Every year I see more stuff in the shops so perhaps one day we can get into it a bit more here and have another fun holiday for the kids.

This year my friend is having a Halloween party so I've made a card for the occasion using Stampin Up's Sweet Treat Cups. I've filled the cup with some scary confetti which makes a cute embellishment. The stamp says "holiday greetings" and is from Sincere Salutations. I've also used a stamp from Circle Circus to add some tone on tone in pumplin pie. The colours I've used are Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and the newbie, Concord Crush, which  I LOVE! I hope you like it!

A CASED gift box...

I found this gorgeous gift box template on a tutorial on Makeesha Byl's site. You can view it here.  I have used Stampin Up's Basic Grey and the new In Colours, Poppy Parade and Concord Crush. I snuck Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride in there too on my stamped image from the retired Bitty Birthday. I used a paper piercing tool and a corner rounder to decorate the bottom of the opening. Here's an inside peek:

Just the right size for a gaint freckle from Darrell Lea! Yum! Thanks Makeesha, this is about the third time I've used this template and it's so easy!

Circle Circus Thinking of You

I'm excited to post my very first card... A thinking of you card I made for my mum who is returning from a trip to New Zealand tomorrow. I've used whisper white, basful blue, peach parfait and pear pizzazz cardstocks and inks. The new In Colours from Stampin Up are so beautiful! I found the bead in a jewellery shop at my local shopping centre, which I thought made a nice embellishment with some lace from a craft shop. The stamps used are Circle Circus and Sincere Salutations.


Hi and welcome to my brand new blog! I've started a blog so that I can share all of my crafty creations with other people who share the same hobby. Let me introduce myself... I'm a young Mum from NSW Australia. I love spending time making things, and my main passion is papercraft. I'm a real fan of Stampin Up products, though I'm not a demonstrator. Most of my projects use only Stampin Up products. My main inspiration on the net comes from Makeesha Byl, Teneale Williams, Linda Higgins and Joanna Wassens.
I hope to share lots of great ideas and fun creations with you!