Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More Christmas cards

I had more christmas cards that I wanted to send so put together a clean and simple card (for me anyway), starting with a die that came with my cuttlebug.

Colours: baja breeze, white
Stamps: circle of friendship (SU), favourite memories (TT)
Finishing touches: celebration stamps embossing folder and die (cuttlebug), carribean bakers twine (the twinery), button

A wise owl

My goodies from Papertrey Ink arrived in time to put together a card for my son's teachers. I have had the wise owl set on my wish list since I discovered Papertrey Ink so I had to have a play. I remembered the santa hat from Pink Cat Studio's Dress up Lily set. A great finishing touch.

Colours: very vanilla, always artichoke, riding hood red
Stamps: wise owl (PTI), merry christmas (Kaiser), dress up lily (PCS)
Finishing touches: spiral punch (SU), stitching, button, red and copper embossing powder, bakers twine (the twinery)

Christmas Cards with Dasher

Christmas is here. Back in June I did what I set out to do and made my Christmas cards so I didn't have to stress now at getting what I wanted done. I am so pleased that I did. Next year I will add starting to write and address them earlier to the list, with a senders address stamp on top. I like the look of these .

Colours: chocolate chip, bravo burgandy, garden green, white
Stamps: dasher, snow swirled and party punch (SU)
Finishing touches: a little argyle embossing folder (cuttlebug), Christmas ribbon (american crafts), stitiching, button, stamps die (cuttlebug), white embossing powder

December Stamp Club Challenge

To finish off our fantastic year at stamp club the challenge was to create a secret santa present to swap with someone on the night. After much deliberation and the decision to do something different from a Christmas theme, I was inspired to create a booklet to get the new year started. We all create New Years resolutions and then get to the end of the year and find we haven't got any further than thinking about it. So this is put together with different ways to set goals, celebrate life's little moments and do something with it. In the end it became more than the idea that I started with. The ideas are something that I have been putting together for a while now and will be doing myself. The sentiments from Stampin Up, my new Ali Edwards stamp sets and Verve words of wisdom' fitted well.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Especially for you

I love creating cards for someone special. It gives me the chance to put together things that relate to them. This one was for a special crafty lady who comes up with wonderful ideas each month at stamp club. Happy birthday Cherie at Creative AddINKtion. Time to spoil you for a change.
The inspiration started from a recent purchase of Ali Edwards stamp sets. You can find them at Technique Tuesday here . I got mine through 123 stitch . Such great sentiments and I love the different fonts. I enjoyed putting it all together.

Colours: baja breeze, calypso coral, blush blossom
Stamps: simply you (technique tuesday), friendship stampin wheel (SU), notebook paper and rounded rectangle die (verve)
Finishing touches: paper fashions (klutz), in colour ribbon, beautiful wings embosslits (SU)< buttons, stitching

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A new baby set

I have had lots of opportunities lately to come up with new ideas for baby cards. And they keep on coming. I picked up the kaiser stamp set 'baby' on sale. I love circular sentiments as you can build them together in different ways. I am definitely rusty as I kept changing my mind with what I wanted to do.

Colours: rose red, pink pirouette, white
Stamps: patchpals giraffe (CDS), retro backgrounds and tiny tags (PTI)
Finishing touches: spellbinder label 2 die (nestibilities), argyle embossing folder (cuttlebug), tag punch, pink sorbet bakers twine (the twinery), button, stitching


When I haven't been posting it usually means I haven't had a chance to share what I have been creating. But at the moment it is more that I haven't even had the chance to create. I have had a change of focus for a bit and been organising a few different things around the place so I can do more scrapping. And I have been writing more for my life blog sortedlife for a mum's group study.

So itching to get back to it I was feeling a little rusty so I pulled out photos that have a bit of a story to tell. I found this picture and initially was going to pass it by as it didn't have much of a story to tell. Then I realised that it actually is a symbol of the story that I am telling at the moment. A little reminder that I can do what I was created for. One thing at a time

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And a birthday card

Having spent some time scrapbooking I decided to use the tags to make a birthday card for a party that one of my boys was going to. The colours went so well with my new bakers twine. A few little extras and it was done.

Colours: not quite navy, tangerine tango, baja breeze
Stamps:n/a {I think this is a first}
Finishing touches: tokens tags (bella), paper (unknown), stitching, button, denim bakers twine, photo corners and spiral punch (SU), paint chip, danny o rub ons

Love how this one turned out

This picture was an odd one out of the photos at the park in this post. But I didn't want to ditch it. The inspiration came from looking at some sketches. It was actually from a digital design. I put together the different backgrounds using embossing powder and added the details using rub ons. I have been thinking more about how I want to put together my pages to capture my stories. I have been looking at my photos in a whole different way. Rather than just the facts I want my voice to come through. Looking back at these photos {from just a few years ago} I realise just how much my boys are growing. And I don't want to miss a single minute.

Ahhh some pages at last

I have been itching to get back to doing some scrapping pages for some time and finally I made it. I have several things on the go that I am wanting to do but opted for doing some pages using a recent purchase. A page of tickets, labels and tagsfor boys by Bella! called Tokens. Where I usually plan my pages around my photos, this time I chose photos that went with these elements. Loving my journalling stamps from Papertrey Ink - Mini Scrapbook Series - Library Ledger. You can do a little or a lot depending on how much you have to write.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Time to catch up

Finally I have had a chance to catch up with all the projects I have been working on over the last month. With some big projects I just haven't had a chance to get on line. It's been all good though as I had the fabulous surprise of a visit from my little brother all the way from Canada. There has been lots to catch up on and with the addition of a new cabinet to my space I have had a sort and am looking forward to more time playing with my new supplies {including my bakers twine which I finally got onto purchasing}.

Time for some layouts again I think.

Yes another baby card

It all started with a paper from My Minds Eye. The colours came together from here. I wanted to use my baby tees stampin around wheel and teamed it up with a new cuttlebug alpha die. I was going to go for glitter but stumbled on my felt collection and decided it was a better look. Will have to go back to the glitter though as I think it will work well with the alpha die.

Colours: very vanilla, taken with teal, early espresso, certainly celery, wild wasabi
Stamps: baby tees and all in the stars (SU)
Finishing touches: felt, red tag sale alpha die (cuttlebug), stitching, buttons, copper embossing powder, island indigo ruffled ribbon

A birthday card

I am glad that I have been up to date with my birthday cards as I haven't had loads of time in my scrapping space. I did come up with this special one for a friend. I wanted to try and recreate the flower from the set on page 93 of the IB&C from Stampin Up and ended up using the whole design. Love the new crochet trim ribbon teamed with the antique brads.

Colours: very vanilla, cherry cobbler
Stamps: backgrounds: text style and retro (PTI), impressions (bella), whimsical words and vintage labels (SU)
Finishing touches: crochet trim: victoria, antique brad and 5 petal punch (SU), apron lace punch (fiskars), clear embossing powder, label stencil

Scrapping Day

After having a turn with some of my supplies the suggestion was made that I put together a class for our kids during the school holidays. It was a lot of fun seeing what I could come up with. It was a fabulous day. The kids did really well with the different things and we had a lot of fun.

A gift for keeps

I have been busy making baby cards and I added to that a photo frame for two special babies born on the same day. I love giving practical gifts but wanted to give them something that they could keep as well.

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