Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Masculine Birthday Cards

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Here are two more cards I've made recently in the same style as yesterdays post.

This paper is so cool I decided to use the 'cut out' bit for the inside of the card.

Julia also showed us how to make the same style but in a landscape orientation - how cool is that!

 And a box with chocolates in it - of course.

Stamp - Big Day (SAB)
Card Stock - Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
DSP - Adventure Bound DSP Stack
Ink - Early Espresso
Other - Little Letters Thinlits, Timeless Type Alphabet Sizzlits (Retired), Acetate, Tag a Bag Gift Boxes

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Retiring List is out

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The Retiring List has now been posted - check out my website for the list of stamps and accessories that won't be carried over to the new catalogue - there are some good discounts so be in early

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Accessories

The easiest way to purchase any of these items is via an online order.

If you have any questions or need any help just contact me.

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Happy Birthday Dad

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Today is my Dad's 82nd birthday - happy birthday to the best dad in the world :)  He (and Mum) are always there for us in so many ways - it's hard to put into words the gratitude and love we have for them.  We celebrated Dad's birthday on Friday night and this is the card I made for him.

This really cool card was taught to us by Julia Leece at our Stamp Camp back in February (sorry - couldn't show this until now).  It uses a piece of acetate to create the clear 'window'.  Check back tomorrow for some other cards I've made recently using this technique.

Stamp Set - Big Day (SAB)
Card Stock - Early Espresso
DSP - Adventure Bound DSP Stack
Ink - Early Espresso
Other - Little Letters Framelits, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine, Acetate

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for some more samples.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

60th Birthday Card

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I hope you've all had a good weekend.  The weather yesterday didn't start out that great - cold and wet but today has been like summer and 22 degrees :).

Back in February my friend celebrated her 60th birthday - I'm sure she's pulling our leg as she doesn't look 60.  We had a lovely dinner out and it was a great evening.  I had forgotten to take some photos off my camera hence the delay in showing you the card I made for her.

I had no idea what she would be wearing on the night but the colours from my card matched her beautiful dress - she looked gorgeous.

Stamp Set - Apothecary Art, Flowering Flourishes, Memorable Moments
Card Stock - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Watercolour Paper, Naturals White
Ink - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Other - Labels Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing, Pearls, Aqua Painters, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

Well I'm off to bed as I have an early start tomorrow morning.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Happy Birthday Dominic

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It's funny - if you hold on to things long enough they will come back into fashion.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back!

Over the weekend I helped my neighbour make TMNT birthday invites for Mr 5 - he's really into them.  Then I needed to make a card for a friends four year old.  I sent his Mum a text to check what he's into this year (check out his previous birthday cards here and here) and found out 'Super heros' so here's this years card:

This is a CASE from Kelly Kent - thanks Kelly for the great instructions for making these guys.  I changed the 'shell' from being 3/4" squares to the 3/4" circle punch but otherwise it's the same.

Card Stock - Gumball Green (retired), Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Punches - 1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, 1" Cirlce, 3/4" Circle, Small Oval, Large Oval, 7/8" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Owl Builder
Other - Honeycomb Embossing Folder

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Bon Voyage Hanna

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My almost 19 year old niece left today for her OE to Europe and the UK :(.  She and a friend from school are heading to London first to begin their OE and see the other side of the world.  We will miss her heaps but with Skype, Facebook and email she won't seem so far away.

We had a family lunch on Sunday and this is the card I made for her.

Punch art is great when you don't have a stamp for a particular occasion.

Card Stock - Basic Grey, Basic Black, Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Punches - Word Window, 1 3/8" Circle, 1/4" Circle, Small Oval, Owl Builder Punch
Other - Timeless Type Alphabet Die (retired), Basic Black Brad (retired)

Hanna - have a wonderful time and enjoy every minute of it.  We love you heaps :)

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Happy 21st Birthday (times two)

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It's a while since I've been to a 21st birthday party - but last night we attended one for our friends twin sons.  They had a theme of American Gangster so Phil and I hired costumes - what do you think?  Love Phil's shoes.

Now we all know how hard it is to make masculine cards but these two were easy - one is a builders apprentice and the other is studying graphics at Uni.  Two stamps set sprung to mind immediately - Totally Tools (retired) and Work of Art.  So here are my creations:

Stamp - Totally Tools (retired), Hardwood, Four You
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink - Momento Black, Crumb Cake
Other - Black Embossing Powder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Watercolour Pencils, Mini Brads, Timeless Type Alphabet (retired)

Stamp Set - Work of Art, Four You
Card Stock - Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Ink - Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Momento Black
Other - Owl Punch, Word Window Punch, Oval Framelits, 1/2" Circle Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Alphabet (retired)

Leave me a comment - would love to hear what you think of these cards (and our costume).

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