Saturday, September 17, 2011

Special Mail

amazing card made by Christine

On Thursday in my little mail box I received a very special card from a wonderful, lovely Lady!! We've been blogging friends for awhile and then at convention early this year we met! It was soooo awesome to meet her face to face!

Christine and I at convention in May

I was soooo touched by her kind words and by the gorgeous card that she made for me!!! She's a super fabulous card maker and full to overflowing with amazing ideas and inspiration for us all! For this month Christine is also the Guest designer over at JUST ADD INK!
Thank you soooo much beautiful, talented Christine! (check out her very cool blog HERE!)
I love your warm thoughts and appreciate so much that you took the time to send me some special mail!
Huge hugs to you dear friend!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paper Dolls Stamp Club

Each and every month I get together with an amazing group of women for my Paper Dolls Stamp Club. Some of these ladies have been with me since the beginning (4years ago) and as each year passes and new faces join, I need to continually show new and exciting things!!
A few months ago (yes these pic's have been on file just waiting to be shown!! How the time fly's!! he he!) I demonstrated how to make paper beads, an owl brooch and a sweet little gift box to hold it all! I was given a STUNNING Owl brooch at Convention (CLICK HERE) and wanted to give it a try! The lovely colours of Woodland Park DSP (now retired) gave a different effect for each Owl and Necklace, it was really cool seeing them all come to life!

The box was a larger version of the one that Shellie herself showed at convention (here is my smaller one) and my dear friend Colin collected them all from his work so we all had one, and some to take home! Such a sweetie he is!!!!

One of my favourite parts about these special nights is the way I get to present their goodie bags, full of all the things they need on the night!
It was a super successful eve with many a "lovely" saying that their Christmas presents are now taken care of!! Why don't you give one a try, I know you'll love the result!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Just Add Ink 84 Colour Challenge

It seems that this last part of the week I've had time to myself!!! And when you have time to yourself the thing to do (other than housework, weeding and other BORING home duties) is go to your craft desk and make some creations!!! With the sun pouring in even now as I type, it's been soooo lovely to have had this time while the children play happily with sleep-overs, tea-parties and lego.
One of my favourite things to do is join in on the challenges that the BLOGGING world have out there. So I popped on over to the JUST ADD INK site to see their new challenge for this week!
White with ONE other colour...... wasn't seeming to be exactly what I WANTED TO DO..... I guess this is why they're called CHALLENGES!!!!

I got busy playing with some BLEACH which I haven't done in ages and remembered that pink was a good colour to get WHITE with.
My dear, wonderful friend KIM has let me borrow her new embossing frames (SO LOVE THESE) so with that, some embellishments and the NEW MY FRIEND stamp set this is the finished card.

I hope that this weekend brings with it, time for YOU to do what you love also!
Thanks for saying HI,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New CATTY= New ideas = Spring Stamp-a-stack!

I love getting new catty's from Stampin' Up! It's always FULL to overflowing with amazing projects to copy and draw inspiration from! Ohhh how I LOVE IT!!!!
I'm holding a Spring, Saturday night, stamp-a-stack this sat and here is one of the cards my lovely ladies in attending will be making......

I've cased the idea from the front cover of the new catty but added my own touches! Tone on tone is a real trend at the moment and though I usually don't like white so much (always feel the need to cover it up!) I think this card is really lovely!
SO if you have nothing to do this Sat eve (10th Sept) there are still a few places left, so contact me today if you'd like to come along!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Embellish magazine Strips colour trends challenge

Oh it's been awhile since I've played with the fabulous challenge over at EMBELLISH but I made time to join in with this inspiration

I needed a card for my son's best friend who's turning 8! When I thought of the strips it made me think of races and somehow from there a snail race came to mind! he he!!! So of course if he's turning 8, then the number 8 snail had to win and so here became the inspiration of my card!

What do you think??
Notice the winning snail with a smile? Cute, even if i do say so myself!
Thanks sooo much for popping by, do check out the other wonderful creations, the design team are super talented!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Father's Day

front of "Amazing card" for Allan
inspiration from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

HAppy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there! I hope that your day is a wonderful one and that you're truly feeling all the love and gratitude those around you have for the great Dad things you do!!!!
We've had a lovely morning celebrating Allan, including a delish pancake and croissant breakie and now, this afternoon, he's even enjoying what we like to call a "Nana nap!"

inside the amazing card, click HERE to see the tut!

I made these special cards for Allan with the amazing new Forever Young set from the even more AMAZING new 2011/2012 Catty! YAY! YAY! YAY! WHat do you think?? What are you loving??? What do you HAVE to have!!??? So many wonderful products and goodies to behold!

Well that's it for me, time to get our yummy roast dinner ready!