Monday, 23 February 2015

Valentines or Wedding Anniversary

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Sorry for no posts over the weekend but I was at our Creative Inkers Team Stamp Camp in Rotorua - we had such an amazing time away.  Phil came down with me this year - and no he didn't do any paper crafting instead he went off to do some photography.  He only appeared when food was being served!  He's already waiting for next years date so he can plan his days.

On Valentines Day my parents celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.  Congratulations Mum and Dad - you two are a real inspiration to us all with the love you have for each other.

Each year I make Dad a card to give to Mum and here's his one for this year.

And here's a view from the top.  I also made him this little box filled with chocolates to give her :)

Dad was really pleased with this and so was Mum :)

Stamp Set - Memorable Moments
Card Stock - Real Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
DSP - Stack with Love
Ink - Real Red
Other - Owl Punch, Bird Builder Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Heart Punch, Organza Ribbon, Googly Eyes (Non SU)

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Crazy for You

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I think I've found 'another' favourite stamp set or two in the new Occasions Catalogue!  Crazy for You is so versatile - it has 3 images and 30 words to mix and match with the Hello You Thinlits Die.

Here are three cards I've made recently using this set and die.  The first one is one I taught at a recent workshop and was inspired by a card I saw from Dawn Olchefske

Here's another card in the same layout but with the other 'flower' stamp and different words.

I had a scrap of the Irresistibly Yours DSP on my desk so I sponged it but then couldn't work out what to do with it!  After playing with different designs this is what I finally settled on - clean and simple.  The Thinlits word is actually 'Thanks' but you can easily remove the 'S' and get two words for one :)

I am really loving this new thinlits die and how easy it is to coordinate with the words from Crazy for You - the possibilities are endless.

Stamp Set - Crazy for You
DSP - Irresistibly Yours
Other - Hello You Thinlits Die

Card One
Card Stock - Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant
Card Two
Card Stock - Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant
Card Three
Card Stock - Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink - Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pool Party

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Happy Heart - Happy Wedding Anniversary

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I can't believe it's almost two weeks since I last did a blog post!  I haven't been sitting around doing nothing - it's just I haven't had enough time to post my creations.  I've been busy at work too as we are about to move office in two weeks and we have accumulated a lot more stuff than when we moved in 18 months ago!

Anyway on with the project - at the beginning of the month our bridesmaid and her husband celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary :)  Here is the card I made for them:

I played around with a couple of configurations with the nine hearts and finally settled on the above.  The heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and fits perfectly inside the embossed heart from the new Happy Heart Embossing Folder.

I punched another two hearts and adhered them at the top to balance the row of hearts at the bottom.  The new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die comes with so many accessories including this cute row of hearts which are cut from the Whisper White card insert.  I have then adhered a piece of the Glimmer Paper behind so that the colour shows through.

Stamp Set - Memorable Moments
Card Stock - Real Red, Red Glimmer Paper, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink - Real Red
Other - Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die, Happy Heart Embossing Folder

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Altered Notebooks

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I love making altered notebooks and pads as gifts.  Here are some I made for my card class ladies.  I had hoped to give them to them for Christmas but I ran out of time to make them so they got them at last months class instead - I nice way to start the year :)

I love these Pentel RSVP pens - they are so nice to write with and with a bit of matching DSP in the barrel they look really good with the notebooks.

For the bottom set of notebooks I used some Glimmer Brads and just cut of the split pin part and adhered them with a couple of glue dots

Stamp Set - Embellished Events
Card Stock - Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Primrose Petal, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit (retired)
DSP - Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple (retired)
Ink - Gumball Green (retired)
Other - Glimmer Brads, Pearls, Blendabilities, Glue Dots, Sequins

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Creative Inkers Occasions Blog Hop

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Welcome back to our second Creative Inkers Blog Hop for 2015.  This blog hop showcases products from the Occasions Catalogue that was released earlier this month and is here until 2 June 2015.  It's full of lovely stamp sets, paper and accessories.  Don't forget that for every $110 NZD that you spend between now and 31 March 2015 you get to choose FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

If you've been following the blog hop you will have come from the very talented Rachael Knight or you may have just joined my page.  If you get 'lost' there's a list of all the blogs at the bottom of this post.  So grab a cuppa and enjoy the 'hop' - this is a longer post than normal so read to the bottom :)

I've gone with the same style of card - Magic Card - for my two projects.  The first one uses my favourite set - From the Herd.  I've always wanted to make a Magic card and this set works perfectly.

What's so magical about this card you say - well wait until you pull the tab up and voila - colour appears.

And here's the herd on the inside.

I've coloured my images using our Blendabilities - which you can get FREE as part of Sale-A-Bration.

Stamp set - From the Herd
Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Whisper White
DSP - Park Lane
Ink/Blendabilities - Momento Black Ink, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Black StazOn
Other - 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Deco Labels, Window Sheet, Early Espresso Bakers Twine

For my second card I've used a set that I think will become a favourite - Sheltering Tree.  Again - where's the magic?


And a close up - this was so much fun to stamp.  First the tree trunk, then the leaves (whatever the season), then the grass and finally personalise your scene.  I've added the swing and bike with a few 'flowers' off to the left.

And the inside can't be left out

Stamp Set - Sheltering Tree
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
DSP - Park Lane
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Black StazOn
Other - 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, CIrcle Framelits, Line Thread, Window Sheets, Early Espresso Bakers Twine

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog - please leave a comment as I love to hear from you.  My 'comments' link is at the bottom of my post just below the photo of Yellowbear 

Thanks for joining our second Blog Hop for 2015, now it's time to hop on over to see what wonderful creation Sally Williams has in store.



.1. Narelle Hoggard

14. Kathe Oldham

16: Bev Poultney

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Celebrate Today - Happy Birthday

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For those of you in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty I hope you are enjoying your long weekend - I could get used to 3 day weekends!

Today's card uses one of the new sets from the Occasions Catalogue called Celebrate Today.  The great thing with this set is that you can get it as a bundle (and save 15%) with the coordinating Balloon Framelits.

I created a 'mask' so that I could stamp the bunting in alternate colours - a bit time consuming but as this set comes in Photopolymer it was easy to align the image each time I stamped it.  I had tried using markers but the colour wasn't strong enough for my liking - I'm a 'bolds' girl rather than a 'subtles'.  There is also a matching framelit in the Balloon set so no 'fussy' cutting needed :)

Stamp Set - Celebrate Today
Card Stock - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point
Other - Balloon Framelits, Dimensionals

Don't forget to check back tomorrow at 8:00pm for our second Creative Inkers Blog Hop showcasing products from the new Occasions Catalogue.

Enjoy your day off tomorrow :)

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Weekly Deals - 21 January to 27 January

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Check out this weeks 'Weekly Deals' - some great deals to be had :).

Contact me if you would like to place an order - I'll be doing an order later this week.

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