Monday, January 30, 2012

Another Valentine Gift Bag, Or Is This My First!!

Love the thought of Valentine just around the corner, actually love all the special days since stamping.  Everything becomes more exciting as you prepare for the big day, I really believe the excitement is in the preparation as there is always so much to do towards the lead up.  Anyway I have a couple of simple little bags to show you today, not the typical Valentine colours but sometimes you have to go outside the square....

But the black looks okay, right?!!!!!
Stamp set:  Tiny tags
Card:  Basic black, pink pirouette, whisper white
Ink:  Riding hood red and basic black
Acc:  Ribbon and twine
Tools:  Heart to heart punch and tag punch
Oh some quick instructions:
Cut card 10" x 3"  scoring at 4",5" and 6" and assemble.  I just used ribbon to hold together but you could use a staple or label punch etc..... have fun.
have a lovely afternoon/morning.....

A Valentine Box For Someone Special In Your Life

So today I have a Valentine Box that can be used for the man in your life as it looks a little malish.  And it is big enough to put whatever you want in it, tie, socks, chocolates, the list is endless......  Or of course it can be used for a female as well.  I cased this box from Toy's Haven, she has some great tutorials on there and this box is one of them.

I'll let you get the directions of Holly's blog but if you would like me to post some quick instructions, just e-mail or let me know.
Stamp set:  Tiny tiny sentiments
Card:  Bashful blue, marina mist and whisper white
Ink:  Chocolate chip
Acc:  Cotton,
Tools:  Sewing machine, crop-a-dial, scallop trim border, modern label punch, full heart punch and heart to heart punch
thanks for stopping by......

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Presents From Angie

Hello all,
Well finally on to the gorgeous gifts I got from Angie.  All absolutely beautiful even though they are still sitting in the box I got them in.  I know...... I know...... but I love to walk past and look at them, if I take them out then they end up all over the house.  You'll see what I mean.....
Coffee cup with punch art dog (have I told you I love punch art, mmmmmmm)
I am getting this book out today to start using it, it has the Stampin' Up material covering it, cute hey!!
Better late than never Christmas top note bag
Never get enough of seeing reindeer punch art, love it
Love this box and it was filled with 'Favourites' that we pretty much ate over a cuppa tea.
One cute tag,
And I was going to show you another but my computer doesn't like it and won't input it!!!!!!  I love it
And my stash, that is Angie's couple of things!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and tomorrow I will start off with Valentines, so see you then.....

Christmas Gingerbread Cutters (better late than never!!!!)

Good evening,
I had the best day today, got lots of cleaning done.  I am trying so hard to throw things out, I am a hoarder and find that very difficult.  I managed to clean up half my study, so now you can actually walk through the door, lol and also tackled the cupboards in the lounge room.  That actually took most of the day as it full of books, toys, my son's school work (lots and lots of papers) and just his general art work.
So there was no craft time for me today but I have the last project I made for Angie and then I will show you what she gave me (well, that is tomorrow, hehe)

I covered some Christmas cutters with letters to Santa dsp (yes, I loved that dsp even though it was more for scrapbooking and I hated using some of those pages but the design on them is so gorgeous).  I used my crop-a-dial to punch a hole at the top and tie some ribbon through.  To stick the paper to the cutters I just used some tombow glue and it worked a treat.
Tomorrow night I will show you Angie's stash she gave me and then I will show you some gorgeous Valentine and Easter projects I have been working on.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful night/day.....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Under The Big Top Gift Box

Hi All,
I'm having a bit of a downer day today.  A good friend is moving to Mackay (9 hours north of here) and it will be so sad to see her go.  We spent the day with her family and friends today, on Australia Day, and it will be sad when they leave on the weekend.
On a brighter note I have a little box with a candle inside that was for ........ yes you guessed it Angie.  I have mentioned before about making a box and this one did stump me for a while.  But always remember to measure the top, sides and bottom and if you want flaps or not.  I find it easy to write down the measurements and then draw the open plan for the box to make sure it looks the way I want it to look.  I have made this box in purple of course...
I matted the picture with cake crumb and I coloured in the pictures with watercolour pencils, sponging around the edges.
Stamp set:  Under the big top
Card:  Elegant eggplant, cake crumb and whisper white
Ink:  Basic black and watercolour pencils
Tools:  1" circle punch
thanks for stopping by......

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Herrringbone Card and Traingle Box

Hello to everyone on this rainy day,
I do love the rain but I think the midges and mosquito's are all coming out and I don't like that much at all, every time I go outside I feel like I am getting bitten by something!!!!
 The herringbone card that I loved made in different colours though I didn't have any purple in there!!
 And I found this gorgeous triangle box on splitcoast stampers and have been wanting to try it for a while and seeing I love the herringbone so much, I had to make it specially for this box, hehehe
Just a couple of chocolates in there as well!
If anyone would like instructions for the box just let me know, as you guessed it..... it is with a massive amount of paper work!!!!
Stamp set:  Happiest birthday wishes (hostess set)
Card:  Daffodil delight, tangerine tango and lots of various strips of dsp
Ink:  Tangerine tango and chocolate chip
Acc:  Ribbon
Tools:  crop-a-dial, Scallop trim border punch and wide oval punch
thanks for stopping by......

Monday, January 23, 2012

Treasure Box Gift

Now it is time for another of the gifts I gave to Angie
 A treasure chest with a difference and in concord crush, got to stick with the purples!!
 Side view using the boho blossom punch and a brad, and making a fake bow for something different.
 So leaving the back up meant that I could mat an area for a message or card depending on who you were giving it to.
 Yes I cut out the leaves and flowers from the paisley petals but it did need a bit of bling as well.
I thought I would just pop this picture in, even though I showed you the box yesterday.  I must have thought it was a good match and took a photo of them together.  Just in case you were wondering I filled it with cake mix so Angie can make some patty cakes (forgot to take a picture of that, sorry).
Okay I better go and do some baking.  First day back at school and I didn't take any of my favourite teachers in a present (all previous teachers, I figure they have my son for a whole year of his life so I like to show them I appreciate what they have done).
thanks for stopping by..........


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It is just that easy, so e-mail me with an order or to join.......
have a great day.....

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Easter Candle and Gift Box, The Perfect Fit!

Hello to everyone on this lovely rainy day,
Well I looked through my camera and I did not take a photo of the box I gave to Angie so on to the next thing.....
 So I stamped images on a candle (which I love and it is so easy - I actually printed a couple of photos onto tissue paper and put those on the candle for my parents 50th wedding anniversary.  Yes 50 years and I think happier than they have ever been, definately more like one person anyway).  And the box is one that I made a template for, it is quite a bit bigger than using the milk carton die.  I am using it in my Valentine class (picture shown last week).
So on to this candle, it is so so easy.  Stamp your image on to tissue paper.  I stamped it just the way you see it.  Then put it on your candle and place wax paper over it (I used baking paper as it is always in my cupboard for making biscuits).  Then making sure your fingers are not in the way and using the heat gun gently melt the image on.  I have to make heaps more of these, so much fun and look how cute it looks.
Of course I had to use purple for Angie and lucky for me I bought the everybunny stamp set, which I love and will be using a lot leading up to Easter.
thanks for stopping by.......

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Go The Angry Bin

Oh, what to post, I finally caught up with Angie (and even though a couple of my things got damaged in the travel) I can finally show you what I have been working on.  My camera has gone flat and I am hoping I can show you a picture of the box of goodies I gave to Angie but can't guarantee it until I recharge my batteries.  But I will start off with this rubbish bin.  As soon as I saw it, I thought of Angie and had to get it.  My son said it is for putting colouring-ins into it but I can see many more possibilities, just endless.  So seeing I am on the theme of Angry birds, I had to also share that with Angie......

The container does seem pretty plain but I like it that way, just hope Angie does too!!!!!
Call back tomorrow for part two and some instructions.
have a lovely evening/day.....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine Class

Good evening,
hope everyone has had a nice day or is having one, we did, lots of giggling and laughter, nothing better.  So what do I have for tonight, ummmmmm.
I am running a class for Valentines and this is it.  Two 3D and a very special card, it has a hidden area......
Would love to show you but that would give it all away.  So if you are interested send me an e-mail.
Sorry just a short hello tonight, it has just been such a busy day, well for that matter, a busy holiday.  I will have lots more to show you soon.
Have a lovely night/day......

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fun With Some Friends

Good evening,
Today was spent with some Stampin' Up Demonstrators having fun crafting, eating and talking.  Three of the most fun things to do!!!!  Well, we certainly had the best time.  My card was a Angry Bird 3" x 3" and because I didn't post yesterday I will show you what the other girls had us make as well.  I cased my card from Melissa Stout......
Melissa has all the punches on her site but just quickly
Ornament punch       -    body
1" punch                   -     stomach
2 step owl punch      -      eyes
cupcake punch         -     eyebrows
heart to heart            -     beak
I also used the big shot and strip embossing folder for the fence.  The scallop edge punch for the grass and hand cut the clouds out of scraps of white

School books ready for school, well, there is a lot more than this but didn't want to show them all to you.
Now on to the cards we made today....
 Sonja's card
 Robyn's tag
And lastly Tracey's card, a nice male card, I need to get in and make more of these.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely evening.....

Monday, January 16, 2012

Check Out This Big Green Tree Frog....

Monday has come and gone and that is the last one for the school holidays.  All back to rushing around madly next week, something to look forward to.....  I have been creating lots and I will show you it all soon, I have been making it for that special friend and I can't show you before I show her so hopefully next week.  So today I am showing you a frog.  I have been meaning to show you this for a while.  He was huge, the size of my hand, I wish I had of put it up against him, so you could see.  My sister was over and I was walking her outside when we saw this green tree frog on the outside wall of my house.  I get lots of small ones as I love bromileades but this one was big.  How gorgeous is he, maybe I should have kissed him to see if he would turn into a prince, lol.
Promise I will have a couple of posts tomorrow.  I was looking for a box I made a while ago and I must have deleted the picture so I am sorry about that.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Last Part To The Valentine Set

It has been a lovely day today and I have the last part of the Valentine set to show you.
 I have made a box from the fancy favour die and some little cards to go with it.  I decided to make some little cards attached to a piece of pretty in pink card.  I actually like the way they have come out and will be making heaps more as they were so quick and easy.

And for the set altogether.
Stamp set:  Baroque motifs, Under the big top
Card:  Pretty in pink, cherry cobbler, very vanilla and dsp - soft subtles
Ink:  Ribbon
Acc:  Cherry cobbler
Tools:  Big shot, fancy favor die, scallop eyelet border punch, curley label punch, heart to heart punch
thanks for stopping by......

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Special Fold Valentine Card

Good afternoon,
I just finished having a live chat on UStamp with Dawn and Cara hosted, who was so lovely.  So much fun and I met another NZ, Samantha (sorry Sam, forgot your last name :) ).  This is why I love the craft blogging world, everyone is so lovely.  Anyway on to my second part of my set, oh, what to show you next......
 Keeping with the same colour scheme.  This card is really cool and so different.

 You are going to think this is so typical of me that I have misplaced my instructions but I did.  I will be back to tell you where to get it from.  Splitcoast Stampers have a double dutch card which is very similar.  Sorry I thought I wrote down the instructions but I must have made it straight from the computer.  I will be back!
have a lovely afternoon.....

Valentine Treat Box

Good afternoon,
I have a lovely little treat box to show you today that will hold a couple of chocolates, got to love that.  This is also part of a set that I will be showing you over the next three days, I know, I'm dragging it out, lol.  I cased this one from Brenda over at qbees quest where she has a video tutorial, just to make it that little bit easier.
Arghhhhhh, my computer is playing up and I am having trouble getting my photo, just thought I would tell you that and hopefully when I try again, it will work!!!!!  Started this post at 2pm and just finished now at 10.47pm!!!!!!!

Okay, that took me long enough!
So how sweet is this box?
Stamp set:  Tiny tags and 3 little wishes
Card:Pretty in pink, very vanilla, cherry cobbler, dsp - soft subtles
Ink:  Pretty in pink, cherry cobbler
Tools:   Heart to heart punch, full heart and eyelet scallop boarder punch
thanks for stopping by.......

Monday, January 9, 2012

Herringbone Birthday Card

Afternoon all,
I am showing you one of my all time favourite (well, for now, that is) cards.  I was on stampin pretty the other night (yes, that is where I found my gift card) and she had done this herringbone card that I fell in love with and just had to make.  Just wait until you see all the different things I have now made using the herringbone technique.  In my element at the moment, but I will be showing them to you in between the Valentine products.  So now onto our card, you are going to love it!!!!
How cool is this card?  And you can use all your scraps, mine were measured at 3/8".  Mary directs you to a tutorial which is really easy.
Stamp set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card:  Whisper white, tempting turquoise, old olive and a bunch of retired dsp
Ink:  Island indigo
Acc;  Retired kiwi kiss ribbon
Tools:  scallop border punch
Like I said, I will be showing you more over the coming weeks.
have a nice evening......