Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Album

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I made this album at a team meeting last month from scratch! I'm really quite impressed with myself! I've used Outlaw Designer Series paper to cover it and the Natural Beauty stamp set to embellish it. I stamped the images in Stazon ink onto vellum and them coloured the back side with Watercolour crayons in the colours to match the DSP. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip taffeta and I've used some Hodgepodge Hardware too!

These albums would make great Christmas or birthday gifts for family or friends (or even just for you)!

If you would like to make your own album, please email me and we'll arrange a time for me to come round and teach you (and some friends if you like)!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hello Baby!

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I recently caught up with a former colleague that had a gorgeous baby boy named William a few months ago. This is the card that I made to welcome him and congratulate his mum and dad! The main image is stamped using the Wash Day Wheel (which unfortunately is retired) and basic black ink, I've then watercoloured with a blender pen and Stampin' Pastels. The round image is from a retired hostess set called Riveting. I've stamped it in Basic Black ink and Certainly Celery ink and then mounted it onto a Certainly Celery circle. I used the corner rounder punch to create the scalloped edges (there is a tool coming in the Summer mini that does this much easier and quicker).

Here's a close up of the watercolouring. I've cut out the bunny image and mounted it using Stampin' dimensionals to give it some depth.

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I hope you like it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

September Birthdays

I made cards for two birthdays in September, my mum's and my nephew's 21st.

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This first card was for my mum. I've used Perfect Plum cardstock for the base card and stamped it with the stem image from the Always stamp set (Spring mini catalogue) in Perfect Plum ink. I've inked the heart image in Pale Plum and Perfect Plum ink using the "rock and roll" technique and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, I mounted this onto Pale Plum cardstock using Stampin' Dimensionals and them adhered that onto the base card. Finally, I stamped the greeting from So Many Sayings (pg. 19) in Perfect Plum onto Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the word window punch (pg. 142).

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The second card was the one for my nephew (I still can't believe his 21, and married with a son!) I've used Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip cardstock as well as Outlaw Designer Series Paper. I've used my Crop-A-Dile to add a Jumbo eyelet (pg. 145), which I've then tied wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon through (using two knots). I also distressed the edges on the DSP and the Chocolate Chip cardstock with my fingernail. The greeting is again from the So Many Sayings stamp set (a real must have, so handy), stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and punched out with the word window punch.

I hope you like them!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Back from Holidays

Hi Everyone!

I just got back this week from a 2 week holiday! It was great! We went on a driving holiday down the east coast, along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide, back to Geelong, onto Canberra and then home to Sydney! Victoria is so gorgeous! And it was soooooooo good to get away!!! Here are some pics!

Sunset at Lakes Entrance

Wild Koala at lunch spot -- very cool!

Makayla and Mummy on a jetty off the Great Ocean Road (it was a bit windy)

Beauchamp Falls (we camped just near these gorgeous falls)

The Otway Fly

Daddy and Makayla

The (not quite) 12 Apostles

The London Bridge

A giant lobster

Potty time! (Does anyone happen to know if it is illegal to leave wee and poo in roadside bushes? My husband is convinced this is the case. My comment was that the animals better watch out or they'll cop a fine!)

In Adelaide, we stayed with some friends. This is Jesse and Makayla -- too cute!

I'll be back some time soon with some more stamping creations! Still catching up on washing and housework etc at the moment.