Friday, 23 May 2008

Another Award

I have recieved another award for my blog.. a great honour... from Susan. Thank you so much Susan! You are amazing not only as a card maker but also as a photographer. I am inspired by you.
I am constantly amazed that people come and share my in little corner of the web! I am inspired by many creative women and I am thrilled to pass on this award to:
Diane, Ruth and Amy.

Thank You Cards

My best friend Julie asked me if I would make her 16 thank you cards... and she wanted a variety of styles and colours. Here are a few that I have made... I will post the rest in a couple of days....(might as well milk it for all it is worth LOL)

This is a very simple card just using the Basics Outline Wheel. I wanted to challenge myself and use colours that I very rarely use. For this card, I have used Apricot Appeal, Pale Plum and Sage Shadow. Instead of completely colouring in the flowers, I have simply outlined them with the markers in the same colours.

My favourite set of all is Petal Prints... so I have used Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava to create this card. I stamped the solid flower in Guava and then the outline in Chocolate Chip. I then punched out the flowers using the 1 3/8" circle punch. I then punched out a 1 1/2" circle in Guava. I have added a strip of Guava and a Chocolate ribbon to the edge of the card to bring out the colours in the flowers.

This was the fastest card that I made all weekend. I took two strips of Petals and Paisley DSP, joined it together with a strip of Pretty in Pink cardstock, added a Barely Banana Scallop circle with an Old Olive thank you stamp from the retired Riviting set. Love the simplicity and the clean lines of this card... will have to make more!
Hope you like my cards.. and will bring you more soon!

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

My Weekend Away

Last weekend was the best weekend I have had in ages! I went on a Stamping and Scrapbooking Retreat organised by my upline Kim. 2 WHOLE DAYS OF CARDMAKING... NO KIDS... NO HUBBY....JUST SOME MAD LADIES!
It was unreal! Over the next couple of days, I will upload the projects I completed!

Here is the first one!

I made a wallet that fits 4 cards and envies in. It is made from one sheet of A4 card and I got the pattern from a blog somewhere (sorry I can't remember who.)

When making these 4 cards to go into the wallet, I stuck to the same colour combination of Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Ruby Red. I used the small flower from the Scribble This set. I had a great time coming up with the cards and seeing how I could make them similar.

I have donated them to my work's Social Club to raffle off on Thursday. We will participate in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Monday, 12 May 2008


When it was my DD's 5th birthday... I made her birthday card in the shape of a purse. On Sunday, she was invited to a birthday party for one of her friends at school (just the first of 3 in the next 3 weeks.... aaahhh LOL). I "absolutely had to make her a card just exactly the same!" So this is the result

I have used the retired set Girlfriends as it is the only really girly set I have. My DD told what colours to use and where to put things and her little friend was quite thrilled with it.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008


Ok... a very quick post tonight... the dishes and my bed is calling me.
I was blog-hopping earlier tonight and saw this great card... sadly I cannot for the life of me now find that blog! I have changed the colours to Perfect Plum instead of Certainly Celery and used silver taffeta ribbon instead of velvet ribbon.
I do like how it has turned out and will send it to a friend of mine for her birthday in a couple of weeks!

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Should be Working

Well I should be doing some school work but.... the cards were calling me... telling me to make them...LOL

I received a swap at Convention from my upline Kim and I have based my card on this swap. I have used Regal Rose, Always Artichoke,Whisper White and Bravo Burgandy cardstock, Bravo Burgandy Ribbon and the tab punch. It is very pretty and I love the colours together.

One of my BIL's are having a birthday next week and I have been keen to use the new DSP from SU. Now I hate it when I sit and look at my stamps and nothing comes to mind. Finally, I decided on the star from Fun and Fast notes and chose the same ink colours as the DSP. I am quite happy with how it has turned out and I hope he will like the card.