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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Heart Art

Here are my 4 coasters I've made for the Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group Heart Coaster Exchange. These are going to be on their way to the States shortly. And then I wait patiently for 4 pieces of art to come back to me LOL.
To check out other challenges and pieces of art click Here.

It's Black and White

These are the ATC's from our recent Black and white ATC swap- aren't they great? I think these are the best yet :-)

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
Carol McCready, Narelle Hoggard, Lisa Bullock.
Kristine McNickle, Wendy Foster.

From left to right and Top to bottom:
Mine, Rhonda Fawcett, Vicky Lee Mueller.
Pam Cregeen, Bev Poultney.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Just Add Stamps

Over at Just Add Ink this week the challenge is to just add stamps- no DSP, no ribbon, buttons- you get the picture. I've made this monochrome card. I wanted to recreate the sepia type vintage postcards.

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings,Sentimental Journey, Winter Post, Rustic Rooster( Retired).
Inks: Early Expresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gingersnapper Spirit Blog Hop

In honor of Gingersnapper's 2nd Birthday, some of us that belong to the Gingersnappers Yahoo Group are taking park in a Gingersnapper Spirit Blog Hop.

I hope you like the Ginger Piece I've made- I love it!
Check out the other participants Here and join in the challenge fun!

Stamp Sets: Friends 24/7, Friends Never Fade, Bliss, Punch potpourri,Cute by the Inch, Tres Chic (Retired), Seaside (retired)
Inks:Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Smooch, Red Russet Pearl ex, Versamark, Staz On- Black.
Other:Big Shot, Dies including; Little Leaves and Beautiful Wings.
Fancy Flower Punch, Paper daisies, Antique Brads, Vintage Trinkets, Basic jewels, Linen Thread, Chipboard, Shrink Plastic,

With Sympathy

I have made this sympathy card for a friend whose Mom has just died, she lived a full and long life, and so while I wanted to make a sombre card I also wanted it be a pretty card. Using the sketch at Mojo Monday I've put this card together. I have to say I'm pleased with how it's turned out and I think it is a pretty card.
I have brayered and masked the background with Blushing Bride and Basic Grey. I'm also entering this card in at the Masking Challenge over at Jac Inks.

Colour Combo: Blushing Bride, Basic Grey, Basic Black.
Stamp Sets: Echoes of Kindness(retired), Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Other Deatils: Organza Ribbon(hand dyed), Vellum- dry embossed for bottom edging, Pearls, Shimmer Paint and smooch added to flowers for some subtle sparklyness.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nice and Pretty

I must confess I love these little envelopes, easy to make and lovely to make pretty. I love the blues of this one. Inside this one though instead of a tea bag there's a little brooch I've made. I wanted to acheive a cameo type of look. I've used the bird from the hostess set Silhouette Sentiments, then added Shimmer Paint and Crystal effects. I love how the Crystal Effects- lifts the shimmer paint through the varnish. It makes it look really pretty.
This could be a perfect little gift for mom x

Colour Combo: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy.

Have a Great Day.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Regional Swaps and Name Badge

There are lots of perks with being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, but one of my favs is that we get to go to Regional days where we meet up with other demos, stamp, swap and win prizes. Wellington regionals was on saturday. I thought I would show you my swaps- I made these cute little tea bag envelopes- containing guess what? yes a Tea Bag :)
The other photo is of my name badge- we were challenged to make name badges for the day - this is mine, and I'm excited to say I won!! Whoo Hoo- I get to choose a stamp set of my choice! You'll be no doubt seeing which one I chose over the next few weeks!
It was a great day all round for the Paper Divas, with our upline Wowing us with her amazing Brayering skills and fellow team mate Ali winning a stamp set. Please see the side bar for their last blog posts.
Have a great day everyone.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bring on the Cake!

It's been a while since I've joined in at Case Study Challenge but I got chance today. This is Julee's Inspiration card- I love the brightness and the layout and so that's what I chose to case.

On my card I've stamped and embossed the Bakery image 3 times and watercoloured the cakes- yum. I've added some bright DSP and some pretty tags and pretty bits :)

As always I appreciate your feedback, and check out the other entries there are some Gorgeous cards this week.

Hello Mr. Squirrel

My very talented upline Paula Dobson shared with us at Regional Training her brayering tips and skills- WOW. So I had to have a go- this is pretty much a CASE of one of her cards, with my own twist (ie Bling x). I love this set but don't ink it up nearly enough.
Just Add Ink have a colour challenge this week, and so I'm entering this card there.

Colour Combo; Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Crumb Cake.
Stamp Set; Pendant Park.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hibiscus Coast

Once again I'm sneeking a card in at the near close of a challenge. The idea for this card has been in my head for about a week, and today I finally got chance to put ink to paper :) I'm really happy with how this card has come out- it's not often that you get an idea and it actually works out completely as you imagined.
I've taken direct inspiration from the photo over at Jac Inks Papercraft Challenges. The photo certainly brings back happy memories from my own trip to Maui.
I've layered the flowers with dimensionals to give some depth to the view.

Inks: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz.
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Other: Island Oasis DSP, Hemp Twine, Sponges, Scallop Oval.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Joust

This is a 12 X 12 page for the month of February, I'm part a scrapbooking group at Crafters Anonymous and we are scrapping a page a month. I love the International jousting that comes to Upper Hutt every 2 years. The temperatures hit 30 degrees this year- those guys in full armour must of been hot!

Monday, March 7, 2011


I nearly forgot to post this card with some homemade charms- just a few hours left at Gingersnap Creations Charm Challenge.
I made this card in a box for a work colleague- the card it's self folding out concertina style. The charms I've made from shrink plastic and beads.

Poppy Circles

Oh dear it seems that winter has arrived rather abruptly! It has been so cold ysterday and today, hence the darkness of my photo- I can't wait any longer for it to get brighter- I don't think it's going to happen today :(
Over at Just Add Ink this week the theme is to Just Add Danielle or Amanda- as a way of saying thatnks for all their inspiration over the last year!
I've kind of cased a card by Danielle. Had trouble with the bow though:(

Colour Combo: Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, Best Yet (retired hostess)