Friday, October 26, 2012

Gift Card Holder

Hi all! As you know, Christmas is not that far away, so today I have a cute way of packaging all of your gift cards. I found the tutorial from Heather Summers and fell in love with it. It is such an easy and effective way to package all your gift cards.

This holder isn't just for Christmas either, the possibilities are endless for birthdays, weddings, engagements or any occasion you are giving a gift card.

Any questions about the materials just ask!
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Merry Monday #38

Wow this is my second post for today :) This time I'm sharing a card for this weeks Merry Monday sketch challenge.

Here's my creation:

And the sketch:

I love these little penguins! The images and sentiment are from 'polar party' and I masked them off to stamp the trees in the background. I pulled out my 'jolly holiday' dsp, as I have a ton of this one!!

Any questions just ask & thanks for looking :)

Sunny Challenges #64

Hi! Just about to do the school pick up, but thought I'd quickly share this with you. This week at Sunny Challenges they want us to use triple stamping. This is a technique thats been on my 'to do' list for ages. Here's my creation:

And the challenge:

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #57

Hi all! I'm here to share a card I made for this weeks challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

I've have had this image coloured for ages and it's been sitting on my desk, just waiting to be made into a card! The sketch was perfect for this :) I've gone with a brown palette, using soft suede, crumb cake and sahara sand. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Here's the sketch:

Go past and check out the design team designs - as always they are amazing!
Thanks for looking :)

Festive Friday #41 - Sketch

Good morning! It's time agin for a Festive Friday. This week Nicole has a great sketch for us to use:

 Here's my take on it:

I'm loving marina mist and bashful blue together for Christmas. I pulled out a new set 'Polar Party' which I fell in love with as soon as I saw it, and coloured the cute polar bear. Now here in Australia we're not really known for our 'white' Christmases, but I love how this card has turned out! The snow flakes are from 'Snow Swirled', stamped in white craft ink and white heat embossed. I then used my chevron embossing folder to add texture to the marina mist strip. I used my scallop edge punch border for the bottom of the strip and glimmer paper for a thin border around the image.

My sentiment is from 'Jolly Jingles' wheel. I bought this knowing I wanted to cut it up and use the sentiments separately. I mounted them onto cling mount foam and I was able to cut out every sentiment, with no waste.

This is a great sketch - dress it up or keep it simple - either way we love to see what you create :) So link up your creation to Nicole's blog and get a start on you Christmas cards!

Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kitchen Tea

Hi! I'm off to a friends kitchen tea this afternoon and thought I'd share the card and pressie I made her.
Her card:

Set of tile coasters, using Greenhouse Gala dsp:

All packaged up ready tog go:

I love how the tiles turned out - hope she does too!

Any questions just ask.
Thanks for looking :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sweet Summer

Hi, This is another card which has been sitting for too long in my 'to blog' folder. I made this card using this sketch. I loved this sweet little stamp set and it is great one to colour.

My colour are not quite navy, daffodil delight, baja breeze, whisper white and old olive. I love the clean lines of the card and I added some pearls in varying sizes for some bling. The sentiment is from 'best yet'.

Thank for looking :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Just Us Girls #157 - Sketch

Hi! This is the second week I've been able to join in with Just Us Girls, and I have to say thank you again for choosing my card last week :) So the challenge is to use the sketch:

Here's what I came up with:

This is a pack of paper which scares me! So I challenged myself  to use it with this great simple sketch. I loved how I could just use one strip of dsp as a focal point and just add a few layers to accentuate it :) I'm happy with how it turned out and will be great for one of the male birthdays I have coming up!

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kindy Presents #2

Hi! I'm back to share the rest of the kindy thank you presents I made for my DD teachers.

First up a card:

And the rest of the bottle cap magnets:

Spice Cake -

 Summer Smooches -

And my favourite, International Bazaar - 

All packaged up, complete with tag and lady bug chocolates :)

I loved making these and the recipients loved them!
Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Festive Friday #39 - Inspiration Photo

Good morning! It's time yet again for a Festive Friday challenge and this week is an inspiration photo.
Here's the pic:

Now I was inspired by a whole heap of ideas and it was a process to work out what I was going to create :) I tried to re-create the santa in the fire place scene, I loved the stockings, the 'embossed' fire place and even the ornaments on the mantel. I would walk away from the photo and come back to see what really inspired me and I kept coming back to the potted tree and the pot as it reminded me of some of the pots my Mum had in our garden when I was growing up. So here is my card:

In the end I've kept it fairly clean and simple. I used my 'lovely as a tree' set and stamped and fussy cut three of the pine tree out and I've glued them together down the middle and ruffled the leaves to get some dimension. You cant see it in the photo, but the background is actually scored with squares and the pot I hand cut and I use some dimensionals to give it more depth. My greeting is meant to be like the mantel and it's from 'curly cute'.

So why not join us this week? Go past Nicole's blog and link your creation up to the froggie, we love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Just Us Girls #156 - Numbers

G'day! Today I have a card which I'm putting in for this weeks challenge at Just Us Girls. It's wild card week and the challenge is to use numbers in your creation.

Here's what I came up with:

I cut out a heap of numbers in white and stuck them down in order 1 to 8. I now wish I'd thought ahead, because the second row of 1 to 4 is hidden - oh well :) I cut out a 6 in red polka dot and layered it onto my circles and added some dsp flags. I love how this turned out - simple and effective and I reckon it could be for a boy or girl.

Here's the challenge:

Thanks for looking :)