Friday, 30 October 2015

Etsy Made Local Event - 28 November 2015 at Quokka Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Canberra.

Just letting you all know that I will be participating in the Etsy Made Local event on Saturday 28 November at the Quokka pavilion, Exhibition Park, Canberra from 8.30am - 4.00pm. I will be selling a range of trendy greeting cards, tags, gift boxes, framed pictures + more items. All items are made using Stampin Up products. I will also have information regarding my stamp club, classes on offer, workshops and children's birthday parties that I cater for.

There will be 50 stalls/workshops, live music, face painting, food and drink vendors and a ATM on site. Entry is by a gold coin donation with all proceeds going towards the #makeforgood campaign.




Sunday, 18 October 2015

Sprinkles of Life Card

Today I am sharing another Sprinkles of Life card, this post is showcasing what you can do with the Tree stamp and a bunch of apples and flowers. For other Sprinkles of Life ideas, please check out my first and second post.



Sunday, 11 October 2015

Festive Flurry Circle Flip Card

Today I am sharing a card that was made in one of my club nights last year using the "circle card thinlits" and the retired stamp set "festive flurry". I used the video tutorial by Mary Fish to extend my card with a pocket at the back for a gift card.




Monday, 5 October 2015

Boys Birthday Card

This was the card I made for my nephew's 3rd Birthday. The die set to make the truck is not SU, however the rest of the products used were. I love how clean and simple the card turned out.



Wine & Champagne Christmas Tags

If you love giving wine or champagne to others for Christmas gifts, try adding a trendy tag to brighten the gift up.




Saturday, 3 October 2015

Sprinkles of Life Card

In my first Sprinkles of Life post I showcased 4 different styled cards, a cup cake card, an stacked ice cream card, a tree branch with a bird card and a basket of flowers card. This post I am showcasing what you can do with the clouds and hopefully this card will brighten up anyone's day.



Happy Birthday with a Cherry on Top

This card was made using a retired hostess stamp set called "A Cherry on Top" from a couple of years ago. I liked the idea of Penny Smiley's card and decided to do something similar.



Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sprinkles of Life Cards

The new "sprinkles of life" stamp set and the coordinating punch is so versatile and I love that the options are endless when creating your masterpieces with this set. Best of all Stampin Up will donate $3.00 from every stamp set sold to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.....what could possibly be better than that!

I will be showing off plenty more cards made from this set soon.....so please keep checking back.






Heart to Heart Card

I love the colours in this card, they really jump out on the crumb cake background. I case the card from one of my favourite designers Steffi Helmschrott. The border was drawn freehand, the coloured shapes were made using the "heart to heart" punch and folded in half. Lastly a sentiment, flower and rhinestones were added to finish the card.



Blossom Petal Builder Card

This card is based on a similar blossom petal builder card I did some time ago. The layout is identical, but the colours are different.



Great Birthday Cards for Boys

I am sharing some card ideas to use for Boys cards. Sometimes it can be a struggle to come up with something suitable for a young lad as so many products on the market are aimed at females instead of males.

Firstly, I am sharing a card that I cased from Heather Klump, this card is suitable for boys of all ages, just by changing the number.


Secondly, another card that is suitable for boys of all ages.


Below is a pocket card is the perfect card to use if you are wanting to give a gift voucher for the gift. You could also fold some money in half and stick that in the pocket instead of a gift voucher. I have made many of these cards over the years and they are very suitable for teenagers, and you can change the colours to suit a female or even make a Christmas version.


Lastly, a very easy grunge looking birthday card perfect for a young teenage boy. The stamp sets used were: simply stars, gorgeous grunge and sassy salutations for the sentiment.



Sunday, 13 September 2015

Congratulations Card

Below is a nice simple congratulations card using Stampin Up's "Baby We've Grown" stamp set & "Pretty Print" embossing folder. I used "White Baker's Twine" for the stitching and the "Signo White Pen" for the owl's eyes.....to make them stand out!


This card is pretty much the same only different colours and a birthday sentiment were used instead.



Sunday, 30 August 2015

"Suit Up" Masculine Card

This was the card I made for my son's birthday. He loves "How I Met Your Mother", so I thought this type of card would be perfect. The sentiment was done on the computer.....a popular saying from Barney Stinson.



Casing the Catalogue

I liked the little mini treat bag on page 92 of the Stampin Up annual catalogue so much, that I had to case it. I used the same colours and stamps, but decided to turn it into a card instead, just to make it a little different.



Saturday, 22 August 2015

Masculine Cards - Young to Old

Last night I had my 4th club night. I wanted to concentrate on masculine cards as this is always hard to come up with great ideas for the boys/men in our lives.

The below card was cased from Annett Goebel and I added a party hat to make it a little more fun.


For the next card, I was inspired by Lisa Addesa's card, I love how the colours look against the black, but wanted to add a little more detail and make it my own.




Friday, 21 August 2015

Perfect Wedding Card

The "Artisan Embellishment Kit" and the stamp set "Your Perfect Day" makes for a perfect wedding card. I love how the red hearts in the sentiment just gives the card that little pop of colour.



Masculine Cup Cake Birthday Cards

This was the card I made for my Husbands Birthday. The stamp used is from Tim Holtz Birthday Blueprints, and was coloured in using "Prismacolor Pencils", which blend really well and gives a great vibrant look. The rest of the products used were Stampin Up.


The card below uses the new "sprinkles of life" stamp set and the coordinating punch. I have picked colours that are suitable for any bloke.



Thursday, 6 August 2015

Perfect Christening Card

A perfect little Christening card for that special occasion. I love how the white ribbon looks on the white card with a subtle hint of colour.



Sunflower Birthday Card

A nice little card that I cased from Linda Aarhus. I used the woodgrain embossing folder on early espresso coredination card stock for the background and the designer frames embossing folder on naturals white card stock for the sentiment. Lastly I added the flower, leaves and some brads for the finishing touches.