Monday, 31 May 2010

Toby's Pop Up Twirl card

I'm back {finally} with this card I made for Toby ages ago. He loved it so much he kept wanting to play with it before I'd even given it to him. I think Pun Fun is one of Stampin' Up!'s cutest and most versatile sets in this catalogue. That's where this rocket comes from. Splitcoaststampers is a fantastic resource for stampers all over the world and it's there that I saw the tutorial on how to make this kind of card. As you open it the rocket spins. I wish I could show you but my video wouldn't upload, sorry. You can see the tutorial with video on Splitcoast here. Back with more on his party soon. Ingredients: Pun Fun stamp Set, Short Order Numbers (retired), Good Morning Sunshine DS paper, Large and Small Star punches, 3/4" and 1" circle punches, Watercolour crayons, Black Stazon, Basic Gray ink pad, Real Red ink pad, Dazzling Diamonds, 2way glue pen, straw, twine, Birthday Wish stamp (retired)

Friday, 21 May 2010

20% OFF Starter Kit Promotion starts today

Great news! Until July 31st you can join Stampin' Up! for 20% off the regular cost. Instead of $324 which is a great deal anyway it's only $259 for over $590 worth of product!! Contact me today to find out more.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Toby's card

I ran my first Mums and Kids class last Saturday which was fun. Toby joined in as I had a spare spot and this was one of the cards he made. Quite stylish and sophisticated don't you think? What a cutester! We used the Pattern Paper Pack II which is a Level 1 Hostess reward plus animals from 'Fox and Friends' -the cutest set in Stampin' Up!'s Autumn Winter mini catalogue. He turns 6 this Saturday - I'll be back to post the spinning rocket card I made for him later. Off to make rainbow jelly cups and a Top Hat cake for his party! {he loves magic....}

Thursday, 13 May 2010

mums card

I know it's a bit late but this is another one of the cards we did at the Shoebox swap. This uses Stampin' Up!s gorgeous Vintage Vogue stamp set and {yes} Rich Razzleberry - I'm afraid I've gone a bit crazy with this colour of late! Nikki organised this card. I love the use of the clear Rhinestone brads in the centre of the flowers. This card would suit so many occasions but I made it for my mum and she loved it. I used Teeny Tiny Sentiments from the Autumn Winter Mini - they are fantastic and cover every occasions and fit perfectly in the Word Window punch.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

shoe box swap

I am so sorry it is taking so long to post anything at the moment but I am trying my best to enjoy the constant rounds of washing, feeding, playing, cleaning, mediation, homework etc that take up each day as I know it won't be like this forever. I especially love the playing part of the day as Josh is such a delightful baby. But I do enjoy feeling a sense of completion every now and again :) SO back to what I promised oh so long ago! My shoe box swap. As I said you put everything in a shoe box required to make the card and then just pass your shoe boxes around. It was quite an efficient way of making a range of cards in one go. This card layout is similar to the card in the Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter mini catalogue. Instead I've used Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black cardstock plus Ribbon. I stamped the Medallion stamp in Versamark and then set Black embossing powder into it with my heat tool, then punched the scallop edge along the bottom and backed it with black cardstock. If you look closely you can see where I got Versamark on the edge of the stamp and the edge of the rubber pressed on the cardstock as I turn the stamp upside down and put the card on top. I discovered it's not necessary as the stamp leaves an even image when placed on top of the paper so don't bother. I intend to stamp the Mr & Mrs from Stampin' Up!s "Together Forever" stamp set and place it over the blemish. Will show you the updated card when I get to it. And here's a photo of Josh just to prove how irresistible he is.

Mothers Day

Hope you all had a Happy Mothers Day.
We had a beautiful day meeting with family at Newcastle. It was such gorgeous weather we made the most of it with a picnic at King Edward park. We ate {most importantly:)}, went for stroll,played cricket in the beautiful afternoon light,and slid down the hill on a big card board box Toby found. Even my mum went on it - good on her! Unfortunately my camera battery died, actually I think it was fortunate as I had a rather undignified moment trying to slide down head first with my niece and my nephew decided to help by pushing our feet which...well I'll leave that to your damage done .. well perhaps only to my sense of style and grace. These are my three sons, who treated me like a princess for the day and made it so special it was my best Mothers Day yet.


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