Friday, 28 October 2011

Christmas Stamp a Stack

This is what you missed yesterday, unless you came to my class: we made ten of these cards, based on a Becky Roberts design. Pretty aren't they? They feature the "Letters to Santa " DSP and Merry & Type stamp set.
I am planning another Christmas Card Stamp a Stack and a 3d class - make an Advent Calendar, so stay tuned for those details!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tis the Season

Here's a card I made which would be quite easy to mass produce - I used Tis the Season, Jet Black Stayzon, water colour crayons, a blender pen, cherry cobbler spotted ribbon, and the big shot scallop circle and clear circle dies. The sentiment was heat embossed with new Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. Lots of sponging around the edges with the tea stain ink from the distressing kit.
I love this DSP (First Edition SpecialityDSP) too, so versatile!
Funny to think the Big Shot has only been in our catalogue for a year, but it is utterly indispensable to me now!
A quick reminder about my class tomorrow and Stamp night on Friday night too. Hope you are having a lovely week!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Fun things to do with Kids

I was looking through some photos on my computer just now and came across some taken on the recent school holidays I'd forgotten about. (please note I am doing this post on my iPad on the Blogger App this time, I am not sure how the photos will appear, so bear with me until I can edit the post please!)

Have you taken your preschooler to the Queensland Art Gallery lately?

We love the Art Gallery, GOMA, the State Library, and the Museum. But the Art Gallery is especially fun at this time of year when the jacarandas bloom. There is a gorgeous painting of a jacaranda in the Gallery and every year something magical happens....

Some kind gallery fairy drops jacaranda flowers under the painting! Kids love it.

Another thing they enjoy is saying hello to the Gallery Mice ( you can buy a book about them in the Gallery gift shop).

If you haven't taken them there, you should!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Getting a jump on Christmas

I have been trying to blog these photos for days now - I edited them on my iPad and then the Bloggsy app didn't want to load them - I think I need to reinstall it or some such palaver. Then the software upgrade on my iPad took hours.....yadda yadda.

Here are some recent cards I made, using the same colour combination. The Bingo card was cased from the IB&C. So fun! The other card features a new alphabet stamp I borrowed from lovely Manda....it is on my wish list now!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Birthday Owls

Hello!  It has been wonderful with the kids back to school this week...except then I fell into a heap with a bad cold, asthma, etc, which hasn't been so fun.  It has also meant that I haven't yet sorted out details of my classes etc this month - but fear not, I'll get onto that ASAP!

In the meantime, my eldest has been invited to her BFF's sleepover birthday party tonight, and I had to whip something up (literally moments ago).  BFF is heavily in love with all things owl related at present, so I dragged out that faithful owl punch and went to work:

Stamps:  Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Pool Party, Real Red, Brights DSP Stack, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Shimmery White
Other:  Big Shot, Ovals die, Owl Punch, Bird Punch, 2-way glue, Dimensionals

Here's the card I made, and as I had the present in a large kraft paper bag, I added a co-ordinating tag made in seconds with the Big Shot using the Two Tags die:

Paper: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, Brights DSP Stack
Other:  Big Shot, Ovals Die, Two Tags Die, Owl Punch, 2 Way glue, Dimensionals


Too easy!  And best of all, I used scraps that were on my desk already!

Gotta dash, doing the Kindy & school run.  

Sunday, 2 October 2011

I Dig You!

It is my twelfth wedding anniversary today, and I made a card for my beloved (which I will steal back from him to put on my sample board, LOL) with a very masculine tone.

Stamps:  I Dig You, Paper:  Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, basic Black; Other: Big Shot, Lattice embossing folder, Brads, library clips, island Indigo ribbon, ribbon punch

My hubby works in the oil &gas industry, so this industrial "Big Boys Toys" stamp set is perfect for him.

This is the other stamp set I played with when I was at Amanda's last week. It is one that is on my wish list as I not only have two little boys, I think it will be useful for Big Boys too!

Here are the other cards I made:

As you can see, I used the same colour combinations for all the cards, which is an efficient way to make a batch of cards for future use, as well as make maximum use of the cardstock with the least amount of wastage.