Friday, November 26, 2010

Yes i'm still here.....

Morning stampers.

Boy oh boy what a week, i can't believe it has been a week since my last post, this time of year can be busy without the extra things going on in life.
At least i can say my new office down at our business has been finished, and i moved in yesterday, but it was a stressful day trying to get the computer up and running.

I have not had any time to get anywhere near my craft room, but tomorrow i have a whole day of stamping and creating with the wonderful and very creative Jacque Pedersen.
I am so looking forward to this i have not attended a class in over three months.

Yesterday i had to make a thank you card, as the other night we had a fantastic time, we attended a good  mate of ours work party, it was a night of comedy at our local bar, and boy i don't think i have laughed that hard in so long, in the end it hurt too much to laugh i was crying instead.
 thanks for the invite TWS and Mcleods sheetmetals.

So in order to thank our hosts for the invite i made them a card.
this is one in which i CASED, as this was such a great design, i just changed the colours
Click here to see the original

Here is my creation

Have a great day and weekend ahead

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gifts in a jar

Morning Stampers,
Yesterday i had a great but again busy day, i managed to achieve so much, i even got the chance to create something.
After seeing the cookies in a jar on both Jacque's and Narelle's blog  , i decided this would make a wonderful gift for my Daughters favourite two teachers at school.

I found a recipe for Chocolate Cookies which is fantastic as it had ability for creating the layers which makes this gift look even better.
All the receiver has to do is add the wet ingredients

Here's the view of the top
It doesn't show up very well, 
but i have added Dazzling Diamonds on the edge of the Whisper White and pearls.
These would suit any occasion from house warming to birthday events

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

punch art.....xmas fun

Morning Stampers,

Boy oh boy where has the time gone since my last post, i have been a very busy little beaver.
I have been down at our business trying to get my new office built among doing other things. 
At the present time i use my spare room at home for an office, but now with business getting busier and busier i am needing to have my paper work close on hand, so we are converting and old staff room to my new office, and it has ment alot of re-arranging as this room has been used as a wrapping/packaging area for the past year. So before we could start on the office we have had to make another area available for this purpose.

On the plus side i can use the spare room completely as my craft area, not a office/craft room, there wasn't enough room for both, but now there will be Yahoo!!

Well today i decided while i waited for the washing to finish i would sit down and create something, and wouldn't you know i choose a card that is not an easy one, and then i have to finish it quickly as i have to head out and get some things done for the new office. I don't like starting something and then having to come back to it, if your on a roll you have to keep going until it's finished, just like reading a good book.
So as you can imagine this has not turned out like i would have like it to, 
it is a CASE, but im sorry i do not know where i found this, if it is yours let me know

Here is the inside

If i had a bit more time i would have gotten the sizing on the inside a little closer, 
i do have another one sitting there ready to go, so i will have to do it WHEN i have a bit more time, this time it might look a bit better.

Back again, after checking out Just Add Ink i see that their challenge this week is just add Christmas.
Which suits this card. so all is not lost today
Click here to go on over and have a look

Friday, November 12, 2010

En Francais meets Beautiful wings

Morning stampers.
Here is the second card i made yesterday for a birthday coming up soon.
This card combines two of my favourite stamps, the Baroque Motifs and En Francais.
In fact after so long of wanting the En Francais Background stamp i finally brought it and let me tell you i think it is a must for all stampers to have in their collection, this is a very versatile stamp for both male and female cards.

I used the Beautiful Wings die (also New) using both the Elegant Eggplant with a layer of clear window sheets to create the 3D Butterflies.

sorry for the photo quality as no matter how i tried this wouldn't photograph well, the photo doesn't do the card justice.
I am really happy with this one.

Card/paper:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla. Elegant Eggplant
Stamps:  En Francais, Baroque Motifs, Short & Sweet
Ink:  Soft Suede,
Other:  Sponges, SU Ribbon, SU Punches, SU Beautiful Wings Die, Dimensionals, Diamante's, Window Sheets

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm on a roll......for now

Morning stampers,
This morning for the first time in a week or two i had a creative streak.
Well saying that i have had to, i have another two family members with birthdays coming up shortly.
With all of these birthdays at this time of year, im glad i have made a start on my Christmas cards.

Todays card was one i had seen on the fabulous Australian Demonstrator's Bev Watt blog.
So i gave it a go and have added my take on her wonderful original. 
Bev's Blog is one i visit regularly as she has some fantastic creations that she shares.
 Click here to go on over and have a look for yourself 

I am really loving this colour combination, in fact im loving the whole range of SU In Colours this year.
As this is for a teenager i have added a bit of bling, a girl can never have enough bling. 
The only bit of stamping on this card is the sentiment.

Card/Paper:  Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps:  Happy Moments
Ink:  Basic Black
Other:  SU Punches, White Ribbon, SU Matt Pack, Dimensionals, Diamantes, SU Embossing folder

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cat vs Toilet paper

Morning Stampers,

Today is something i had to share.

When i went to hang out washing, this is what i found.
My Cat has a thing with toilet rolls, he will get hold of them and run off with them and then destroy them.

This particular roll came from our ensuite, i wondered why i didn't see him leave with the roll, but the little so and so jumped out our window with the roll and this is the results
The offender............ looking please with himself.

At least this time it was outside, normally it is somewhere in the house and these rolls can make one heck of a mess.
With our last moggie, it was the dishwashing cloth. maybe the next cat will have a less expensive...
 almost daily habit 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Poodle Punch Art....

Morning stampers,

Well after my short holiday over on the Gold Coast, I'm now back and let me tell you after the five great relaxing days away I'm having a great deal of trouble settling back into the swing of things.
 The time away was fantastic, i managed to catch up with some friends, i shopped and shopped some more, ate out and had a wonderful time, i even went craft shop hunting, i found a great kaiser Craft shop in Robina, 
I didn't bring anything back as i can't seem to get past the products that Stamping Up offer, i find their products hard to beat
Now back to real life and paper work, that is the problem with going away things don't stop, they just pile up until your return.

 My mojo is still on holiday, hopefully it will return soon. I didn't even miss my craft room or feel the need to create something. In fact i still don't feel like creating, i must be coming down with something. 

For today's card i went to my box of pre-made items, as i needed a card for my niece's birthday tomorrow. See even my sentiment is not straight, mind you this was made quiet some time ago before my Stamp-a-ma-jig

The papers used are not Stamping up, and as you can see they don't match up very well, this is why i stick to Stampin up that way you can be guaranteed a match up of colours and accessories