Ready, set, CELEBRATE!!

Hi all my lovelies!

It’s been far too long between posts so thought I would show you a couple of cards I have done recently.  We have been busy packing and preparing for our big upcoming trip to the Mediterranean!

Unfortunately I had to cancel this weeks coffee and card class due to illness.  Gary and I have both had this dreaded virus and now under a week until we leave on our big trip!!!

Lots of celebrating to be had in this household in August, Gary has a big birthday celebration coming up turning 60 on Friday and also retiring, so have made a card for him.  I will show you Gary’s card as I don’t think he will see it, he doesn’t follow my blog!!!  He loves his guitar playing and music so of course the theme was music inspired.

Gary's 60th bday card

 

The featured card was the one I created for the Coffee and Card class and had prepped for the class prior but had to cancel as I wasn’t feeling very well at all.  It is a male card which could be used for a birthday or for Father’s day.  Using the All Geared Up stamp set and dies.

Hope you like the cards!

By the time I get back at the end of September, the Annual Holiday Catalogue will have been released.  I have purchased some products but haven’t had time to have a play.  There are some fantastic Christmas themed products in there so will have a play on my returned.

This will be the last blog post for awhile as we leave on Tuesday for 5 weeks in the Mediterranean.  We very excited about our big trip and no doubt there will be lots of scrapbooking on our return.

I will be posting on FB so you can follow our travels on my FB page if you wish.

Until then, stay safe, well and happy and keep on crafting!

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LAST DAYS OF BONUS DAYS

Good Morning everyone!

Hope this finds you all well.  Sorry its been a long time in between posts but have had some sick grandies to look after and we all know how much sick children can take up your time.  Loving spending time with them sick or not, they are always a pleasure to have around.

This is just a quick blog post to remind you that there are only two days left to get your bonus vouchers!   Every $90 you spend in July you will get a $9 voucher to spend in August.  WOW!  You will receive an email from Stampin Up after your order has been placed so remember to keep this email as it will have your voucher code/s in it so when August comes around you can go shopping!!!

Also I have had a quick look at the new Holiday Catalogue which is coming out soon and there are some great Christmas packages in there so don’t forget to same some $$$ for the holiday catalogue.

We only have three weeks today until we jet off on our big holiday and we are so looking forward to it.  Mediterranean here we come.  Imagine all the scrapbooking I will have to do when I get back!

CLASS REMINDERS:

COFFEE AND CARD CLASS

13th AUGUST:  Round Table Coffee, Gawain Road Bracken Ridge at 9.30am.  Cost is $5 includes everything to make one card, purchase your own coffee.  Always a fun morning.  Bookings essential  0419721561!

8th OCTOBER: Round Table Coffee, Gawain Road Bracken Ridge at 9.30am.  Cost is $5 includes everything to make one card, purchase your own coffee.  Always a fun morning.  Bookings essential  0419721561!

SCRAPBOOKING CLASS

15th October, one class at 10am, one class at 7pm  cost $40 includes refreshments.  Everything supplied.  More details as to the theme closer to the time!

Ok that’s about it for now, hopefully in the new year I will have some very exciting new classes starting to stay tuned.  You can sign up for my newsletter at any time by clicking on the newsletter link here on my blog.

Until next time, keep on crafting!

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Pressed Petals

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Such a beautiful day too nice to be inside but I just had to get into the craft room after being away on a trip up north to see some Grandies!  Had to tidy it up today as well as I have a new addition coming to the room – I bought a Brother Scan N Cut!  OMG I am so excited I just had to clear a bit of desk space to add it.  I just need to name him now so any suggestions most welcome!

So I went to my garden picked a punch of flowers, meticulously pressed them and then added them to this card!  NOT!!!   This is just a card front from the new Pressed Petals DSP.  This card was just so simple to make and you can make many similar cards with this beautiful new DSP.  Check it out now its in the current Annual Catalogue but here’s a nice pic.  How gorgeous is it!  I love every sheet in this set and I love the blue flowers which I think are cornflowers??  The pressed petal washi tape goes very well with this DSP as well.  Remember every $90 spend in July you will received a $9 coupon to spend in August.  Only 10 days left of July!

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Hope you liked today’s card the products used are listed below.

I’m now off back to my craft room!  Have a great week and keep on crafting!

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Let the fun begin!

Hi everyone and welcome to July!

Oh my how time flies, half way through the year already.  First off I must apologise but I made a boo boo on my classes list for the August classes.  All I can say is I was too excited as August is the month we go on our long awaited Mediterranean Trip.  I have now updated the classes and will make the changes on my events calendar, apologies to all!

Wow BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!  This was such a great time last year for many of my customers and sure to be a great way of saving this year as well.  For every  $90  you spend in July you will get a $9 coupon to spend in August!  Yep you said it WOW!   Go to the link on this page to check out all the beautiful new products in the new Annual Catalogue and get shopping now!

Well as I said we are off on holidays in August and most of September so there won’t be much from me at that time except maybe a few holiday snaps!!  But there will be no doubt lots of scrapbooking when I get home.  I am even holding a scrapbooking class in October so click on the classes and events link to check out the classes available.

Well that’s a quick blog post today I hope to post a product video soon so stay tuned!!

Take care and keep on crafting!!

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Vintage Card using Pressed Petals Washi Tape

Hello all my lovelies!

Hope this finds you all well.  Can you believe that I have actually made another video!  Yes I know they have been few and far between.  However I just had to show off the beautiful new Pressed Petal Washi Tape from Stampin Up that makes it so easy to create beautiful flowers for any project you may be working on.

All the materials and dimensions used are listed below and the “How to Video” is attached.

I hope you like today’s card and apologies for the very amateur videoing, I’m still learning!

MATERIALS USED:

Pressed Petals washi tape

Tin Tile embossing folder

Crumb cake ink

Sponge Dauber

Pick a Tool

Scissors

Glue

Metallic Brad

Gold Foil Sheets

Triple banner punch

Leaf Punch

Sprig Punch

Scalloped Linen Thread (Rococo Rose)

1″ circle punch

Gold faceted gems

Stampin Dimensionals

Multipurpose glue

CARDSTOCK and DSP

Crumb Cake cardstock

  • for card base – measuring 29.6cm x 10.5cms (Half of A4 size cardstock cut lengthwise)
  • for sentiment tag backing 8.5x 3cm
  • 5 x 7.5cms

Very Vanilla cardstock

  • For card front 10 x 14.3cms (to be embossed with Tin Tile embossing folder)
  • For sentiment 8 x 2.5cms
  • Scrap for circle for flower and also for the leaf and sprigs

Rococo Rose DSP

  • 6 x 7cms

Gold Foil sheets

METHOD:

  1. Punch out a circle and make up flower as demonstrated.
  2. Emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Tin Tile embossing folder through the big shot machine.
  3. Distress all sections of the card front using either a distressing tool or a pair of scissors
  4. Using a sponge dauber “age” the edges of all cardstock and DSP with Crumb Cake ink.
  5. Punch out sprigs and leaves and age and curl as shown in video
  6. Tag the sentiment strip and the sentiment backing strip and remember to “age” the tag after cutting.
  7. Adhere a strip of the washi tape down one side of the embossed card front
  8. Adhere the two sentiment strips together with the brad
  9. Adhere the DSP onto the piece of crumb cake cardstock measuring 6.5 x 7.5cms at an angle
  10. Put together the “bouquet” and adhere to the DSP and crumb cake card pieces
  11. Adhere the linen ribbon around the card front and adhere two ribbon “tails” to the “Bouquet”
  12. Punch a hole in the sentiment tags and adhere with a brad.
  13. Assemble card together and use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment tags.
  14. Adhere card front to card base and your card is complete!!!

 

Please feel free to contact me at any time with any queries or questions you may have.

Hope you all have a great day and until next time – keep on crafting!!

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Leaf Punch

$28.00

Sprig Punch

$31.00

Fantastic Launch Day!!!

Hello one and all!

Hope this finds you all well.  We had the most fabulous day yesterday at the launch of the new Stampin Up Catalogue!  Some newbies to Stampin who really enjoyed the day and of course the more experienced stampers (the trouble makers at the back of the room!)  All in good fun though!

The big prize draw went to Judy Richards!  CONGRATULATIONS Judy!  Over $50 worth of Stampin Up goodies coming your way!

Here are some pics of the day and the cards we made!

Thank you everyone for making it such a successful day!

 

Don’t forget tomorrow is the 2nd Tuesday of the month so the Coffee and Card Class is on again at Round Table Coffee, Gawain Road Bracken Ridge.  Starts at 9am and cost is $5.

We are off to Coff’s Harbour for a few days so a bit of R and R.  Look forward to getting back into the craft room when we get back – needs a good tidy up if the Craft Room fairies would like to come over and tidy up!!! Hahahaha!

Until the, keep on crafting!!

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Free Gift Bag of Goodies anyone?

Good afternoon all my lovelies!

Hope this finds you all well and warm on this cold last day of autumn!  I have been snug as a bug in my craft room getting all your gift bags ready for the 9th June.  I hope you have booked in for this tremendous day of fun, papercrafting and frivolity.  Who knows what could happen!  No experience necessary.  There could even been a free $500 in offering*!!!!  No matter what, everyone receives a free gift bag of goodies!   We will be making 5 cards, cost of $60 includes all craft supplies, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and tea and coffee all day!  Call me to book your seat or table on 0419721561.  It would be appreciated if payment could be made prior to the day as there is a lot of preparation that goes into an event like this as you can appreciate. So I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Now let me get back to the craft room and see what else I can give away!  See you on the 9th if not before!

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Copper Magnolia Card

Good morning my lovelies,

Getting a little cooler here in Brissy today but loving the beautiful weather.  I have been a busy bee as I have discovered a new little hobby in rock painting!  Yes will post a pic one day but still practicing.  However today I remember that I saw the colours in today’s card on a dress that a newsreader somewhere was wearing and thought mmmmm  that would make nice card colours.  Amazing where you find inspiration! So this is what I came up with.  As you may have gathered I am loving the new Magnolia Lane Suite which is available as of June 3 and we will get to play with it at the launch day on 9th June.  (don’t forget to book in and reserve your seat/table on 0419721561 will be a great fun day!)

A very simple card and in the photo you may not be able to see it clearly but I have also used the Subtle embossing folder on the grey card front.  I then cut a 3cm strip of black and a 2.5cm strip of copper foil.  I heat embossed the image of the small magnolia with copper heat embossing powder and cut the image out using the die through the big shot.  This was on Petal Pink cardstock.  Punched out black, basic grey and copper leaves using the leaf punch and put it altogether.  A very simple but elegant card me thinks!!!

Hope you like it.  The products I used are listed below and are, apart from the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle, are all currently available from my safe and secure 24/7 shop online store.  Just click on the link here on my blog page and it will take you to my store!  While you are there you can check out the clearance rack for some great bargains!!!

Hope to see you on 9th June for a fun day so until next time, keep on crafting!

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Leaf Punch

$28.00

BIG DAY PREPARATIONS BEGIN!

Hello all my lovelies!

Well it’s been a while since my last post as we took the in laws away for a few days, had a sick fur baby and have been waiting for my orders to come.  So all is back on track now and yesterday my two lovely sisters Barb and Chris came over for a day in the craft room to help me prep for the big launch day on 9th June.  What’s on the 9th June I hear you say??  Well if you haven’t already confirmed your spot better call me to book in!  It’s going to be a great day of crafting, fun, prizes, yummy food and all round good company!  Cost of $60 includes all supplies to make 5 cards, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with tea and coffee all day!  Prize draws throughout the day.  Would love to see you come along.

Here’s a pic of us having fun in a very messy craft room yesterday!.  Mind you the fun day ended up as a fun night sleep over.  Tilly dog also wanted to get in on the act.  It was so nice to have us three together we don’t do it often enough!  Thank you to my beautiful husband who put up with all the giggles and laughter!

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I will also have some pre loved stamp sets and dies for sale on the day as well as some cards and a couple of home decor items on sale as well.

We worked on the cards yesterday using some of the beautiful new products from Stampin Up and I am pretty impressed at how the cards turned out I am sure you are going to love them.  So looking forward to 9th June.  I would however appreciate payment prior to the day to confirm your booking preferably by 6th June.   Please message me so I can send you my bank account details!

Well that’s a quick post for today!  I’ll be in the craft room tidying up so if you don’t hear from me within 48 hours, please bring food, coffee and wine oh and if possible more craft supplies please!

Until next time, keep on crafting!

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Magnolias anyone?

Good afternoon all my lovelies out there!

Oh boy have I had fun today creating some cards to share with you using some of our beautiful new products.  My current favourite being the Magnolia Lane Bundle.  I just love Magnolias and these stamps and dies are to die for!  Hahaha!!   The DSP is also extremely beautiful.  You can see one piece of the DSP in this pictures shown.

CARD NUMBER 1

The first card is using the silver embossing paste and the brick wall stencil to create a background for the large magnolia flower which I have stamped in Crumb Cake only very lightly and then lightly coloured using water in an Aqua pen and the ink pad (use the opposite side of the pad as a palette).  I have used Petal Pink and Old Olive to do the colours.  The sentiment is from the Painted Glass set and embossed using silver heat embossing powder.  I have added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit of bling.  The card front is on whisper white and is mounted on Soft Sea Foam cardstock

Magnolia Lane Brick wall card

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Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
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CARD NUMBER 2

Magnolia Lane Dynamic Lace card

Check out this beautiful white embossed cardstock made by using the new Lace 3D embossing folder.  I have added a strip of some of the Magnolia Lane DSP and again I have coloured two smaller magnolias using Petal Pink and Old Olive.  The sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and us mounted on an Oval Stitched die.  The Thanks is heat embossed in gold and the Petal Pink flourishes surround it is a stamp from the Magnolia Lane set as well.  A simple but elegant card.

The Magnolia Bundle will be available as of June 3rd when the new catalogue is launched.  To play with these great products before you buy though you could think about coming to our launch day on 9th June cost is $60 and includes everything to make 5 cards, lunch and afternoon tea, prize draws throughout the day, a free gift for all attendees and you automatically go into the draw to win a basket of goodies valued at over $50.  Call me to book your seat/s on 0419721461.

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Hope you like today’s cards, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Until next time, keep on crafting.

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