Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lucky last swaps...

Hello there,
I'm pleased to say that after five weeks, my hobby room now has it's roof and ceiling back up and so does the room next to it. We were one of the unlucky houses that got damaged in the storm that went through Perth a while ago and the ceiling in my hobby room and my daughter's room next to it got water damaged, in fact in my daughter's room the ceiling collapsed, due to the water getting in and making the insulation so heavy. I really wanted to give my hobby room a good clean out, but not like that! I'll have to take photos of it when everything gets back to normal in there. Any way I digress, here are the last of my swaps that I took to Sydney, all up I made 73 swaps to take and these particular ones made up 21 of them. I was inspired to make these after seeing the lovely Gale's in the UK. If you got one of them, thanks for swapping with me. I'm about to make a whole load more swaps for our upcoming Stamparoo's stamp camp at the end of July, then I have to make some more for regional convention. Mmmm what to make? These little birds were made using the gorgeous new two step bird punch from our current mini, the ribbon is Certainly Celery and the card stocks are Pink Passion , Pretty in pink and Certainly Celery. The base card is Kraft.
Thanks for visiting with me, lots of inky hugs from...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A few more swaps...

Hello paper crafters,
I hope this finds you all well and with ink on your hands. I promised yesterday to upload some more of my swaps that I took to convention this year. So here for your browsing pleasure are a few more swaps, these ones were made using the fab new toy from my stash of Stampin'Up!® goodies, the BIG shot. I used the pillow box die, but instead of using card stock I used some window acetate to make up the little pillow box and put a card background inside which was stamped with the little flower stamp from Cottage Garden, I also used the tag image from that set along with the tag punches. I stamped the butterfly from the same set with some Staz-on Jet Black ink, onto a glass pebble which I then glued a magnet to the back of, making it into a fridge magnet to hold your stamp shopping list to your fridge! I made 25 of these swaps, so I hope you liked it, if you got one of these at convention and if you did, thanks for swapping with me :-) Here's a picture of one on it's own, sorry about the blurry photo.
Take care and thanks for stopping by, I'll upload the lucky last swaps tomorrow. Lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, June 28, 2010

A few swaps...

Hello all in Blog land, I hope those of you that are in the throws of winter like me are keeping warm and for those lucky ones in warmer climbs, don't get burnt!
I never got around to showing you my swaps which I took to Sydney in May, for our annual Stampin'Up!® convention. So I thought I would start with these ones below, the first one uses Pocket Silhouettes and the owl is from our cute new set called Fox and Friends. The sentiment is from the new set called Teeny Tiny Sentiments also found in the current mini. These little flower ones are made with the die cut "Blooms" found in our main catalogue and the stamp set called "Seeing Spots". I stamped the little flower on an acetate window sheet to go in the centre of the circle collar, which was made with two circle punches. Inside each one was a lolly pop, the inspiration for these came from our monthly magazine "Impressions" which is sent out to every demonstrator full of ideas and cool techniques.

Hope you liked them if you got one of these at convention, I also made some other cards which I will post tomorrow. Thanks for visiting with me, lots of inky hugs from...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Deals of the week #4....Lucky last!

Woo-Hoo! Roll-Up, Roll-Up, grab your bargains today!
Well, Stampin'Up!® sure pushed the boat out for this lucky last deal of the week, if you are in need of a few special accessories to finish off that project with a bit of bling or perhaps a stylish ribbon, then this is your lucky week. Take a look at these awesome deals below and treat yourself to some pretties. Contact me here as soon as possible, so you don't miss out on this incredible offer.

Page--Description--------------------Regular Price---Sale Price
149--Square Ice Rhinestone brads--$19.95---------$11.97
149--Circle Ice Rhinestone brads----$19.95--------$11.97
149--Square Fire Rhinestone brads--$19.95--------
150-Bashful Blue 1”double stitched grosgrain ribbon-$19.95-$10.97
151-Certainly Celery 5/8” grosgrain ribbon-$14.95-$8.97
Thanks for visiting today, lots of inky hugs from ....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Deals of the week # 3.

TheItem --Page---Description --------------Regular Price-----Sale Price
114263 ---34A ---Happy Heart stamp set-- ---$41.95 --------
115792 ---57-----Greetings Eight stamp set---$49.95 -------
116330 ---78 ----Bella's Bloom stamp set ------$24.95 -------$14.97
113009---97----Enjoy Every Moment stamp st-$53.95-----$26.98
114283 --105--All Scallops stamp set ----------$55.95 -------$27.98

Don't forget these offers only last for a week, so if you like what you see...Grab it quick!

You can contat me here to make an order and see your goodies on your door step very soon.
Take care, lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Special birthday card.

Hello out there in blog land,
I knew as soon as I saw this beautiful card on Teneale Williams blog, that I just had to make it for a friend's birthday. So I did and this is what I came up with, it's a little different to the original, but not much as it was in my eyes just perfect. Teneale is an amazing artist and very gifted. I love this style of shabby chic and the colours are so nice to work with. I used the sets called, Vintage Vogue, En Francais, Rustic Rooster, Tiny tags and Fifth ave floral. I used the mat pack along with the white gel pen to make some faux stitching around the edges, I did some of my favourite ribbon ruffling with some very vanilla taffeta ribbon and used one of the half back pearls from the pretties kit, attached by way of a build-a-brad. I hope you like this card as much as I do, thanks Teneale for your incredible inspiration.
Lots of inky hugs from ....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Easel card #2.

Here's the other Easel card that I promised to upload, it uses the same stamp sets but different colours, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Apricot Appeal and Kiwi Kiss. Hope you like it, lots of inky ones from....

A floral tribute....

Hello there,
My it's cold in the hills this morning, I must admit I prefer it to being too hot though. This card is a C.A.S.E. of a card I saw on an English demonstrators blog, I loved the colours, so thought I'd give it a go. The original is on Jen Moors blog and she is a very talented lady. I did another version of this in slightly different colours, so I'll upload that one next. It uses the gorgeous set Vintage Vogue and of course Curvy Verses for the sentiment. I love easel cards and think they make a lovely gift for people,because they're just a little different from the normal opening card. I hope you like this one, lots of inky hugs from....

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

deals of the week #2.

Hello bargain hunters, if you love collecting designer papers as much as I do, you're gonna lurve this deal of the week. We have some of our yummy papers going out for as much as 40% off! I know, great hey. Don't forget this offer stands for one week only, so if you want to grab a bargain contact me here.
Haiku DSP (save 40%) Regular price$16.95 Sale price $10.17

Pink Flamingo DSP (save 35%) Regular price $16.95. Sale price $11.02

Raspberry Tart DSP (save 35%) Regular price $16.95 Sale price $11.02

Sweet Slumber Speciality Paper (save 35%) Regular price $22.95 sale price $14.92

Tea Party DSP (save 40%) Regular price $16.95 Sale Price $10.17

How about them apples! My dad always used to say that when something was really outrageous and I think these bargains are just fabulous, I hope you do too, remember to look out for deal number three next Wednesday and don't forget to contact me if you want to take advantage of these great savings. Lots of inky hugs from....

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tulips from bird wings...

Hello there paper crafters,
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, we a had a long one here in Western Australia, so that was a nice treat. I am off to my friends house for a day of creating in a little while, but I thought I'd give you a little spring time before I left, I know it's not spring here, but it is else where in the world. This is a C.A.S.E.d card from the lovely Nicole Derendorf. I have seen several versions of this card around, but thought I would have a go at this one as I loved the colours, which are our lovely Melon Mambo and the ever versatile Old Olive. I have used the two step x-large bird punch which is available in our current mini catalogue right now. The bird's wing is used to make the tulips and the birds body is trimmed down to make the leaves, isn't it clever?? I love it. I hope you like it too, enjoy your day, lots of inky hugs from .....

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Are you sitting on the fence?

20% off the Starter Kit!
That's only $259

Hello Fellow craft lovers, I mentioned in a post a while ago about the new recruit special that Stampin'Up!® is offering until July the 31st. If ever you have thought about joining this amazing company or just taking advantage of the amazing starter kit which has over $500. worth of goodies in it, then this is the time to jump down off that fence and take up this great offer. Never before has it been so easy and affordable for you to join.

StampinUp! welcomes all kinds of demonstrators to their family.

..........What kind would you be?

DISCOUNT DEMONSTRATOR: Likes the idea of buying stamps and accessories for personal use at a discount and occasionally sells to friends and family.

SHORT -TERM DEMONSTRATOR: Sells for a short period of time to earn a specific amount of money and stops when the goal is reached.

Hobby Demonstrator: Loves doing workshops and earning extra money when it is convenient, works for a lot some months and very little other months, likes to do workshops that are easy to book, doesn't like to work too hard to book workshops.

Career Demonstrators: Views a Stampin'Up! demonstratorship as a viable business with long-term career potential, pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder, loves attending Stampin'Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators, works at her/his business in a consistent and outgoing manner.

As you can see, this is a flexible, fun business you build to suit your needs and desires. Make it fit for you by using your unique talents and style.

You can now join on-line by clicking on the "start your own business" button on my web site here, it only takes a few minutes and enables you to have access to the wonderful home web site, giving you down loadable templates project ideas and all the latest Stampin'Up! news. We are also privy to a number of great on-line groups just for Stampin'Up! demonstrators including the newly formed Stampin'connection group which head office has provided for us to show case our work and chat with fellow demonstrators about all things Stampin'Up!

Of course I would love to welcome you to my team of enthusiastic and very helpful demonstrators and we would love for you to share ideas and make projects with us at our monthly get togethers, as well as attend our stamp camps etc. if for some reason you are unable to get to these meetings I am more than happy to mail out swaps and project kits to your door.
So if you think this might be the time for you to join in the stampinUp! fun, there are just a few things you will need to complete your on-line sign up form and these include the following items:

1)A current catalogue, available here or by purchase from myself, to make choosing your stamps and accessories easy.

2)A valid credit card.

3)An ABN which is available here and free.

4)My pass word which is inked-up.

Here is the starter kit which can be changed to suit your needs and style. This is found on the back page of your catalogue:

If you love scrapbooking this optional extra is available as a once only offer to add onto your starter kit. This is also interchangeable to suit your needs:
If you would like any more information about this great opportunity to join Stampin'Up, please feel free to contact me here. I have a special gift for those who take advantage of this fantastic offer, giving you even more reason to sign up before the end of July.
I really look forward to hearing from you, lots of inky hugs from....

Friday, June 4, 2010

A lady bird thank you.

hello out there in blog land,
I'm still without a roof and it's getting colder by the day, I am hoping that the roofing guys will be coming tomorrow to finish things of, then I have to clear out that hobby room for the ceiling to be painted. I made this card for one of my dear customers who loves lady birds, she took me out to dinner for my birthday last week and so I thought she'd like this card, I also managed to find some little lady bird chocolates to go with it. hope you like it, lots of inky hugs from a very cold ....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Friendship Quilt...

Hi there Folks,
I was going to show you all the swaps I took to convention today, but they haven't been water marked yet, so here is a little friendship quilt which I made using the fabulous Big shot and the most popular die "The top note" I used the 1 and 1/4" square punch to cut out scraps of dsp from the Raspberry Tart pack and glued them onto the white card stock before putting it through the big shot with the top note die, this is the result. Then I drew on the stitches with a Stampin' write marker and added the buttons using the buttons die and some more raspberry tart papers, I finished the buttons off with a layer of window sheet cut with the same buttons die to make them shiny, you could put on crystal effects but that takes a while to dry and I wasn't feeling very patient that day! The ribbon is the new yummy in colour Melon Mambo which is the same as the base card. I hope you like it, I certainly had fun making this one. Take care, lots of inky hugs from....

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Me and my room mate :-)

Hi There blog surfers,
What A week I'm having, we have had our roof of for over a week now due to storm damage, the roof repairers have been re-constructing our roof since last Tuesday and yesterday I heard a big loud crash, I went to investigate the spare room (where I keep most of my hobby stuff) and there on the floor was the ceiling fan and light! Anyhooo, that was just the beginning, hubby went in to have a look first thing this morning and said the whole ceiling had dropped down by about 70 millimetres and I would have to clear it out immediately in case it was about to fall in completely! So believe it or not the whole room was cleared out in about an hour, good thing daughter number two is staying at her friends house for a while to house sit, because most of my stuff is in her room and on her bed. I have now found out that my entire hobby room needs to be cleared out too as that ceiling is also damaged and in need of repair, I've been thing about having a clear out for ages and I spose this will just make me do it a bit sooner...I feel a craft garage sale coming on! Mmmmmm.
The photo above is of my room mate Nic, we shared a room at last year's convention too. We had lots of laughs together and always look forward to the next one before the last one comes to an end, so here's looking forward to next year's convention in Melbourne.
Lots of inky hugs from.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A little bird told me...

Hello there craft lovers,
I hope you are keeping warm if you're in the Winter of Australia, we are certainly feeling the cold nights up here in the hills. I made this card a few weeks ago now, but thought it would be nice to show you all. It has been made using the wonderful new stamp called Medallion, I inked it up with creamy caramel and before stamping it, I thumped it with a chocolate chip marker to give it that old weathered look. The card stock is Kraft, soon to be re-named Crumb cake. The little bird is of course the new two step large bird punch also from the new mini. I hope you like it.
Take care, lots of inky hugs from....