Friday, June 17, 2011

Family Time

Hi all,

Just to let you know I will not be posting for a couple of weeks. My hubby is on leave from work and we are going to spend some family time together, so my craft will have to take a back seat for a while. 

I will be back soon.

Have fun,


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First SU! workshop in ages.

Hi all,

I have been so busy doing other things that I have not done a Stampin' Up! workshop in ages... until this last Saturday. My friend Lynn was gracious enough to be the hostess and we all had a lovely time.

This is Lynn's thank you present for being a hostess... and of course I put chocolate in it. 

I used the Box #2 Bigz Die, Chocolate Chip and Real Red  paper and ribbon. Stamp set is  "Eat Chocolate"

And this is the project we made. Many of the girls changed the design around - punched a hole in the top of the box and threaded the ribbon through the top (I had not thought of that, will do it next time - it was a great idea). I love craft, everyone can do their own thing and it all looks fabulous!

Fancy Favour Bigz Die, choc chip and real red paper,
"Eat Chocolate" stamp set, whisper white grosgrain ribbon.
Also, Decorative Label XL Punch and Basic Rhinestones.

I've had a few people come over and discuss Wedding Invitations, so fingers crossed they come back and want me to make them. 

Have a good week,


Thursday, June 09, 2011

40th Birthday Card

Hi all,

I made this card for my cousin today. Her birthday is Saturday. I am hoping the express post envelope arrives at her place tomorrow - I know, not going to happen, but hey, I can dream.

I used heavy black cardstock for the card base and reverted to type with the glitter (the red and both layers of the 40 - the picture does not show it well) ... oh how I've missed my glitter!

40 is from Birthday Bash and "over what hill?" is from Life's a Party. I tried to use my Imagine for this card, but I wasn't happy with what I chose. I am going to have to trawl YouTube and other blogs for instructions and ideas for the Imagine.

I am going to do my best from now on to do a design inside the card as well. I've seen some absolutely awesome cards lately with this feature and I think it's such a great finishing touch.

Have a great one,


Monday, June 06, 2011

An imagine card and a confession

Hi all,

Well, another busy week in the real world. I did get the chance to do a little craft this week - I made a card for a friend ... OK, well two cards. I made this card first, but it just did not seem right for a grown-up.

I used the best friends imagine cartridge for the front and the card from Plantain Schoolbook (p79) as the base. I used dimensionals to lift the picture and the balloon. I am really having trouble making things I really like with the Imagine. Half my trouble is that the images on the imagine cartridges are just not my scene. I am going to have to do more with images from the old cricut cartridges and the colours and patterns from the new imagine cartridges.

Anyway, in the end I made a tried and true design for my friend's card and gave that to her. I will keep this other card for someone younger. We went to the pub to celebrate yesterday arvo. The kids played on the grass outside and the grown-ups socialised and supervised from the patio. Lovely time had by all and we were home by 7pm.

Now for my confession ....

I would love you all to think that my craft room looks like this all the time...

But unfortunately some of the time it looks similar to this...

My area

Jessica's area

So now you know what I will be spending today doing!!

I really do need to tidy again because I don't seem to work very well when the place is messy. Probably why nothing much craft wise got done this week.

Hope you all have a good week,