Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wedding Scrapbook Page

Today I worked on scrapping a page for the Facebook page Scrap Addicts Challenge (a new site started by some friends, go and check it out!).

I love this photo so it's taken me a while to be brave enough to scrap it, I think I might make a few changes before it finds its way to an album. I used the top note die and the scallop punch to create the embellishment, with some retired beads in the centre of the flower.

A clip and some marina mist ribbon balances the photo I think.

I hope you enjoyed my page!

May Deals Of The Week!

Stampin' Up! is offering some great specials this month. Each week they will be releasing a list of products that can be purchased for that week at a great reduced price! This is a fab chance to grab a bargain.

This weeks specials from the Idea Book and Catalogue are:

Regular Price
Sale Price
Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set
More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set
More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set
Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set
Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set
Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set

These special prices are only available from the 1st to the 7th of May 2011, so call me on 0421226332 to have your oder shipped anywhere in Australia!

I will be grabbing myself a set of Cottage Garden stamps for sure, it's a lovely versatile set. This is a pic of this stamp set:

Stay tuned to see next weeks' deals!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Baskets

I have found a way to package my Mother's Day presents for this year, using a paper basket that you can find in many tutorials on the web. Usually, the instructions use a 6x6 piece of paper for a very cute but teeny basket, so I changed the dimensions to 9x9" and made them slightly larger to fit my Mother's Day goodies in. It's such an easy basket- score at 3" on each side, make four cuts (up to the first score crossover line on one side so all four cuts run parallel to each other) then fold and staple! Easy.

The subtles paper patterns stack designer series paper is so gorgeous for this project. I also used the stamp sets Well Scripted and Birthday Bakery which I thought looked great together. I used an aqua painter to colour the image by squishing my ink pad while closed to collect some ink on the lid of the ink pad to piant with. The Big Shot Ovals die was used for the large ovals and the scallop edge punch was used on the cards.

I had a great time making these and I hope the recipents enjoy how they're wrapped just as much as what's inside them! Thanks for having a look!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Petal Pizzazz in purples

Today I worked on a flower card for a friend. The colour scheme is elegant eggplant, bashful blue, crumb cake, chocolate chip, very vanilla, old olive and rich razzleberry.

That's a lot of colour going on- but I love how it all looks together and I love this stamp set. I cut out each individual leaf and flower and slightly ruffled their edges to create a 3D look.

I also decorated the back to even out the weight of the card. I hate it when my cards fall over because the front is too heavy!

Stay tuned to see how I used this stamp set for my Easter projects soon!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Create a Cupcake!

The brand new Autumn Winter mini catalogue is hot off the press and features so many gorgeous products! The Create a Cupcake stamp set and Build a Cupcake punch are so sweet. I have been using them this week in preparation for a future workshop which is going to be a lot of fun.

I love this set, it is so cute! The punch makes it come together so easily and it looks great combined with the perfect polka dots impressions folder.
This pillow box is just big enough to hold a Freddo Frog or some coffee sachets for a friend.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my latest creations. To book your own workshop where you could make equally gorgeous projects with your friends, just give me an email at! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sweetest Stem and Top Note Scrapbook page

I have been busy making some samples to use at future workshops this week. I love scrapbooking using 6x6 size as it's more affordable and less space to worry about! This one uses river rock, elegant eggplant and concord crush, including the neutral paper patterns stack which is so much fun to use.

I used a little bit of certainly celery to bring out the greens in the river rock (a neutral not often used but I love the almost green of it!)The top note die peeks out as a balancing flourish. I made a scallop flower and stamped using Circle Circus to give it more texture.

I haven't added any writing or a title because I plan to give this page away in a future workshop (minus the picture of myself and my lovely cousin of course!)

I hope my page inspires you to create some 6x6's yourself!

Friends Never Fade birthday card

I absolutely love Stampin Up's Friends Never Fade set and the matching Greenhouse Gala and Ornate Blossom products. They were perfect for this birthday card. I used the rock and roll technique for the stamped image on this card, using marina mist and certainly celery, as well as crumb cake and very vanilla.

I get so much use out of my scallop edge border punch which again features here. The marina mist ribbon combined with a button and some linen thread finishes it off nicely. To order any of these products, you can call me on 0421226332 or email ! I hope you enjoyed my card.