Tuesday, 22 April 2008

planes and family

My niece Karina is staying with us for the week and we have been creating! Actually this painting is for a friends little boy who just turned 3! I started it for his 2nd birthday, but a year ago we were in the middle of open houses and packing boxes as we were selling so it didn't get finished, but this birthday I was determined to finish it! It turned out a bit better than I anticipated, which is nice - always nice to be surprised by how something looks better rather than worse then you were hoping! So it was finished and made it to his party, just, but had to return home to be varnished!
Then today Karina had fun with the All in the Family set from SU! making her family - yes it's a big family! we thought she'd get in trouble if she left out the girlfriends so Jem and Lauren here you are!

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Just too cute!!!

Friday, 18 April 2008

the non stampers card

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I know stamping can be a bit daunting if you've never done it, (it is easier than you think though!), so I've designed a card that has absolutely no stamping on it! I love using the Designer Series Paper- great colour combos, great designs, fast results! Add a bit of Ribbon, in this case Purely Pomegranate Stitched Ribbon, and for a sentiment I added a Rub-On from the new Anchored set. The paper is the new Berry Bliss and this card is similar to one we'll be making tonight at my new Catalogue launch.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

baroque motifs

Gosh I've been busy selling my retired stamps sets, see this post if you'd like to see what's still available! But I've also been having fun making things with my beautiful new sets! I love this set so much - it has to be my favourite from the new catalogue.

Images © Stampin' Up!® 1990-2008
This is one of the make and takes we'll be doing at my New Catalogue Launch on Friday night. It's in two of the new colours for the year - Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. If you'd like to come please email me to book in.

The middle piece of "bling" is made using a brad, glue dot and glitter - so easy!

Thanks to my up line Marelle for the inspiration - speaking of inspiring she just was recognised as 14th in the top 25 Demonstrators in Stampin' Up! AUS/NZ. She deserves all the good things that come with that as she works really hard and is such a great up line!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

stamps for sale

As you know the new catalogue is out and I have to make way for the new stock so I'm having a sale of my retired items :( for me :) for you! Email me if you'd like to buy any. You are welcome to pick up from here, in Old Toongabbie, Sydney, or I can post them to you. Postage will be whatever Australia Post charges and of course I can combine sets in a post pack.

Name

Page No.

Set of

Condition

Price

Hostess Sets

Level 1 Riveting

12

8

Unmounted Brand New

SOLD

Level 1 Riveting

12

8

Used - 2 still unmounted

SOLD

Level 1 Warmest Regards

13

6

Used

SOLD

Level 1 Blooming With Happiness

13

6

Used

SOLD

Level 1 Terrific Tags

14

6

Mounted As New

SOLD

Level 2 Both Way Blossoms

15

4

Used

SOLD

Around the Block

06 IB&C

4

Mounted As New

$15

Simple Wishes

06 IB&C

4

Mounted Almost New

$15

Sale-A-Bration Sets

Merci

6

Unmounted Brand New

$25

Lots Of Thoughts

6

Unmounted Brand New

$25

Friendship Blooms

5

Unmounted Brand New

$25

Friendship Blooms

5

Unmounted Brand New

$25

Friendship Blooms

5

Used

$18

Merci

6

Used

SOLD

Birthday Whimsy

5

Used

$18

Happy Harmony S-A-B 07

6

Mounted Hardly used

$22

So Very S-A-B 07

8

Mounted Some unused

$22

Very Punny S-A-B 07

8

Mounted Almost New

$22

Stamp Sets

All about U

115

12

Used

SOLD

Wishing You

Spring Mini

6

Used

SOLD

Little Hellos

43

8

Mounted Mostly unused

SOLD

Fresh Fillers

100

4

Used

$15

Alphabets

Headline Alphabet

120

28

Used

$58

Tidy Alphabet

123

28

Used

$39

Whimsical Alphabet Upper

122

28

Used

$39

Backgrounds

Wild hearts

105

1

Mounted As New

SOLD

Wheels

Bright Bulbs

31

1

Brand New

SOLD

Funky Firs

06 IB&C

1

Used As New

SOLD

Delicate Design

06 IB&C

1

Used

$9

Twinkle

25

1

Used

SOLD

Cool Jumbo

06 IB&C

1

Used

$11

Monday, 7 April 2008

We won tickets to the Easter Show the other day through my crazy fantasy main arena act entry and had a fantastic day! It's always better when it's free!
Among many things we saw the Pied Piper Duck Show.
After 5 ducks raced around the track 3 ducks paraded in a fashion show.
Here they are.....
this may be Oriental Duck (or as someone suggested Peking Duck!!) love her strut
this one looks like a Laura Ashley Duck to me
and finally Wedding Duck,
sorry could only get a rear shot but it does show off her bow beautifully.
And talking of rears... we saw the cows, which brings new meaning to the song "I like big buts...."
and couldn't believe how many chicks there were!!- this is just one section - no I'm not holding a guessing competition!
patted the cats, our favourite!
cheered at the woodchopping
then went home to enjoy our stash of showbags!!!!!
It was a great day, now better get back to making cards to show!

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Bud Basics snapshot

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This pretty stamp set is in the new catalogue. Bud Basics was first released in the Summer Mini and has made it into the biggie! It's a great set that really makes good use of the wheel as you can wheel so quickly and easily fill in the flowers with different colours using the bold flower stamps from the set for a stunning result. For this card I didn't use the wheel but got a similar effect stamping individually.

I made this card at my up-line Marelle's when she was doing a one sheet wonder class - very clever! You can make 10 cards using 6 A4 coloured cardstock, and stamping just one neutral A4 sheet and a few scraps of paper for the sentiments. I had fun with the punches on this one!
The Square punches and Spiral punch are all in the catalogue too! the only thing not in there is the sentiment stamp which is a S-A- B stamp set "Lots of Thoughts".
Yes, you've seen this colour combo before - Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery!! A favourite!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

see how pretty it is!!!

Images © Stampin' Up!® 1990-2008

the new catalogue is here and it's gorgeous!
Can't wait to show you in person!
My new catalogue launch is on Friday 18th April so book it in your diary now and come along for a fun night of nibbles, bubbly and of course playing with new products from the catalogue PLUS excellent bonus deals and offers! Email me to book your place.

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