Friday, February 28, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray - New Cardmaking Kit

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Scrapbooking Wednesday

Hi All today is my Te Awamutu Class day for Scrapbooking. 
The ladies are going to be completing the following two pages.  Hope they like them...

I just love how bright and clean this page looks.  Isn't my niece stunning!!!
I have kept to three main colours on the page - Real Red, Pool Party and Baked Brown Sugar.  I found that these colours matched beautifully with the Fresh Prints  DSP Paper Stack from the Occasions Catalogue and the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP.  Along with the stamp sets Flower Shop & Thoughts & Prayers, which just set off the pictures wonderfully.
The Next Page is of my son a number of years ago, he loves playing on the beach so I decided to put a beach theme to this page.  Using Midnight Muse & Marina Mist 12 x 12 & Tangerine Tango card stock matching it up with Highlights of DSP from Retro Fresh & Etcetera Collections.  Its a simple page to create but in my eyes very effective.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SWAPS - Stampin Up Retreat Rotorua

Over the weekend at the Retreat I participated in a swap with 17 other Demonstrators, it was lots of fun creating my Swap which you can see below, as well as receiving 17 completely different swaps.

My Swap above is a magnetic clipboard and pen to attach to your fridge. I used the NEW Fresh Prints Paper Stack from the Occasions Catalogue on the front of the board and around the pen.  The Burlap flower is in the middle of a Real Red flower created using the Pansy Punch.

The next two photos are of the amazing collection of swaps that I received.  These ladies are so talented, I can't wait till the next one.

If you wish to know more about any of the items above please send me a message, I am more than happy to post tutorials for you..

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stampin Up Retreat - Rotorua

Well I'm back what an awesome weekend we have just had in Rotorua.  Approx 36 Demonstrators all got together for a fun filled action packed weekend.  We made a lot of new items using products from the NEW Occasions Catalogue.  So are you ready??? 

Here they are...
Demonstrated by the Talented Paula Reid

Demonstrated by the Talented Jaque Williams

We had 30mins to create using any of the products that we had in our bags
Guess What I WON.... With this lovely little box using the New Scallop Edge Tag Punch Pg 35

Demonstrated by the Talented Ria Kaire
These card fronts can be mounted on to a small card or a scrapbooking page
I am thinking I will do both...

Demonstrated by the Talented Jacque Williams
The Card on the Stand is made using the Envelope Punch Board
Were we not very busy kiwis...
But wait there is more so call in tomorrow
Bye for Now

Friday, February 21, 2014

AW11 - Colour Challenge

Sometimes its great to have an excuse to enter my crafting domain.
  This week it is to join in on the Around the World Colour Challenge .
This weeks challenge was to create something using the following colours:
So of course I had fun creating this very cute box using the New Scallop Tag Punch.  Once I got started I could not stop.  This photo shows the front of the box and the next photo is the back.

Products Used:
Stamp Set - See Ya Later (SAB), Off the Grid, Gorgeous Grunge & Simply Stars
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Island Indigo & White Craft Ink
Cardstock - Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Island Indigo & Whisper White
Embellishments - Very Vanilla Seam Binding (Stamped), Gingham Garden Washi Tape
Other - Dimensionals, Scallop Tag Punch, Skewers

Thursday, February 20, 2014

'The Lady in Red'

'The Lady in Red'...... Now isn't she something, this card couldn't have turned out
better.  Im soo happy
As you can see in the photo above this is a version of an easel card, with a pull tab the makes
the easel pop up of lie flat.  The photo below shows the card flat.
Products Used:
Stamp Set - En Francis & Make a Wish
Ink - Crumb Cake, Real Red & Coastal Cabana
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Real Red, Red Glimmer Paper & Coastal Cabana
Embellishments - Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Pearl Basic Jewels, Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons & Blossoms Mold
Tools - Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Dress Up Framelits, 1" & 3/4" Circle Punch


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Flower Shop

Ive been in the craft room very little this week as I have been having power issues.  I love to create in front of the TV, so with no power life is boring.
I did however get in there yesterday and create this card.  The template came from Pinterest for the cut out in front, but the rest is my design.

This is the inside shot were I have carried on the theme of the flower from the Stamp Set Flower Shop.
If you would like details on making this card or to order products used please leave me a message or email me at
Products Used:
Stamp Set - Flower Shop & Million & One
Ink - Real Red & Coastal Cabana
Cardstock - Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Soft Sky & Whisper White
Tools - Pansy Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Squares Collection Framelits
Embellishments - Basic Metal Button, Linen Thread
Other - Velcro Dots

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sneak Peak - Stamp Camp Swap

Hi All

Well its only five more sleeps till I go away for a Stampin Up Weekend of learning and creating.  I can't wait.  As per usual I have put myself on the list for Swaps.  For those of you who don't know what this is, its a list of people who you swap items made with.  So I have created 18 Lovely swaps which I will swap with 17 other ladies.  So over the next week I will show you photos of the swaps.  Its a great opportunity to see other peoples ideas. Cant wait....

Heres a sneak peak of my swap... What is it do you think??  Take a guess and send me a message

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wednesday Wow - Card Class

These two delightful cards were my class projects for February.  I am soo happy with how they
turned out and the ladies just loved them. As you can see they are using a number of items from both the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue and the NEW Occasions Catalogue.

Don't forget you two can own these lovely SAB items by spending only $110 on Stampin Up Products you can choose one item from the SAB Catalogue for FREE.
How awesome is that...
I just loved making these little Burlap flowers they are so very easy and simple to make.  I will design up a tutorial and put it up in the next couple of days.
Products Used:
Stamp Set - Petite Petals, Chalk Talk, Hardwood
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock - Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP - Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
Embellishments - Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Natural Trim, Burlap Ribbon, Large Pearl.
Tools - Big Shot, Chalk Talk Farmelits, Circles #2 Die, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pleasant Poppies

I just love this background stamp, I have not used it a lot lately but when I found this card
template I decided it was the right stamp to use.  As you can see I have followed through
with the image on the envelope and also on the inside of the card.  I tried this card with two different
colours as you can see.  Let me know what one you like...

Products Used:

Stamp Set - Pleasant Poppies, Petite Pairs
Ink - Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Real Red & Gumball Green
Cardstock - Whisper White,  Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals & Real Red Markers
Tools - Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB) & Texture Embossing Machine NEW
Other - Real Red Ribbon & Gumball Green Ribbon, Whisper White Envelopes

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Duck Hunt Prank

These next two lovely pages are ones that I just made recently at the very talented Irene Wardlaw's class.  Irene is my downline and I love going to her scrapbooking class's.  It gives me the opportunity to learn from someone else as well as making for myself.  Hope you like them...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Banner Blast - Sale-a-Bration

Hi All
Its been a few days since I last blogged, school is back and there have been so many other tasks I needed to get done. As one does..
But don't worry I have now got back into that little craft room of mine and have been creating at full speed.

This next card is one that I cased (and put my own twist on) from the American Stampin Up Website.  This card was shown at the Annual Conference in the US.  Hope you like it

Products Used:

Stamp Sets -  Banner Blast (SAB) & Chalk Talk
Ink -  Real Red, Gumball Green & Island Indigo
Cardstock -  Whisper White & Crumb Cake
Tools - Banner Punch (SAB), Chalk Talk Framelits & Big Shot
Embellishments - Linen Thread
Other - Sewing Machine & White Cotton

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sweet Baby

Making Baby Cards is something I do not do very often, maybe its because im past this stage, I don't know.  But when going through the NEW Occasions Catalogue I fell in the love with this set called Baby We've Grown.  It is such a sweet set and I can see myself making many more baby cards.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets - Baby, We've Grown, Six Sided Sampler
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Sky Blue, Marina Mist, Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride & Pool Party
Cardstock - Smokey Slate, Marina Mist, Sky Blue, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Blushing Bride & Pool Party
Embellishments - Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Vintage Faceted Buttons
Punchs - Hexagon Punch,
Tools - Stampin Distress Tool