Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A reindeer by any other name...

I am participating in a couple of swaps at the moment, both image and card kits. Here is the card I made for my Chritmas card kit swap. Hopefully those involved will like it. [It is hard to see in the photo but the card is a very vanilla base.] No guessing required on which reindeer this is!?@?! ;o)

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Don't forget to let me know you stopped by and I'll try my very best to return the visit. (I'm hoping I'm not talking to myself. Hee hee!)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

All wrapped up!

My upline, Kim made a bag in a box as one of her creations for World Cardmaking Day. (Check it out here.) Lucky for me, she sent me the instructions so I could create my own. It is such a cool thing to make and looks great too. Here is one I made for a friend with a matching card.

This is a fantastic way to individualise your presents even more. I know this won't be the last time I make one of these.

Contact me if you would like to hold a workshop and learn how to make one of these for yourself.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Eden's card

My youngest son had a birthday party to attend for a little girl whom he now just loves! (Sibling of his older brother's friend.) As I am friends with her mother I realised that a very girly card would go down well especially if I included her favourite colour, purple. Both the birthday girl and her mum loved the card (and thankfully it was found before the end of the party as it went MIA for most of the party).

This is a style of card that I think would work beautifully as an invite especially for a 'tea party' or the like. (I especially love the alphabet which was available last year in the Australian Stampin' Up! Summer mini catalogue. Sadly they did not continue it but the reamining sets of the "Scribble" series can be found in the latest catalogue. Contact me for more details)

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Friday, October 3, 2008


A little while back we went through an avalance of children's birthday parties to attend. (For all those with children I'm sure you understand that "If it doesn't rain, it pours!?!") So here is one that my 6 year old son was quite happy to take along as part of his gift.

Thankfully I was a little prepared and had watercoloured the map for another card at the same time as a week later the same son had a "pirate's party" to go to. This time he wanted the ship, not the pirate as the feature. It doesn't grab me as much but that might be more due to the choice of materials rather than the images. Regardless of my critical opinon both my son and his friends enjoyed their cards.

So what do you think? Arrrrrrgggghhh you a pirate lover or a lover of the pirate's ship? ;o)

Until next time - thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Birthday celebrations!

Everyone loves celebrating their birthday and being treated like a princess or a prince - I know I am one of them. I have to admit that I was not disappointed last week when I celebrated another birthday with my lovely family. (This included a surprise interstate visit from my sister for a few days.) I still have some presents to redeem and possibly receive ;o) (you know who you are ... hee hee) which is always nice to stretch out the celebrations and give me somem things to look forward to as well.

Another event that we can all join in to celebrate is the 20th birthday of Stampin' Up! To celebrate, Stampin' Up has a great offer for the whole month of October.

To join in the fun, just spend $20 on regular Stampin' Up products and then you can choose from 5 preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at 20% off the regular catalogue price!

You can choose from:

Page 37 - Big Bold Birthday
Page 38 - Pretty Princess
Page 51- Birthday Best
Page 55 - Crab And Company
Page 118 - Short And Sweet

Contact me if you'd to purchase one or more of these sets or for more details. Deliveries can be made right ot your door, Australia wide.