Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A kids class with a difference - with Miss Tara

Start them young they say - My Miss Tara had some friends to visit. I had a Stamp a Stack and my friend bought her 2 girls so Tara decided that they would have a workshop as well.










They used so many products - mostly retired and my Real Red needed reinking afterwards. The girls had a blast that's for sure and it sure beats them having their noses in a iPad.



Monday, 13 February 2017

February is Birthday Month


In this house February sees 2 birthdays - mine and our middle daughter Maeve. I think Birthdays are special and although the hubby is slowly coming round to - yes everyone needs a card and no the plastic bag is not appropriate wrapping, it has and continues to be a journey.

This is Maeve's Card - yes I left it to the last minute and that is usually when I do my best non - cased work. The set is Super Duper and comes in red rubber (my favourite) Wood or Clear.
I also pulled out the balloon punch with coordinating stamp to add some texture. Do you like my highlights? They are the White Stampin' Chalk marker.
 



The baggie - one or our Petite Café gift bags - oh my gosh I have had them for ages but this was the first time I used them. They are so nice to stamp on and made wrapping her earings super easy. I will say did you know that these bags are poly-lined and food safe? I should have swapped out the earings for cookies!
 



 With your usual supplies you will also need these goodies -----

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

So In Love with Falling in Love!

You know what I have decided - my best cards come from Pinterest inspiration and a lack of design and prep time.

I had a workshop blow out with 6 extra people added in the last 4 hrs before starting, not enough stock to do my original choice so I had to design, prep and pack then get to the workshop in that short space of time! Talk about stress but I did it.

30 minutes on Pinterest with a stamp set, DSP and colours in mind already (since I had enough stock of those items) I found Linda's card and went yes that's divine and I can do that with my friends. You can check out Linda's card HERE as its similar but not exactly the same.


Now these ladies I was working with are good friends of mine and very experienced long term scrapbookers so I knew they would be up for any challenge but I also knew their colour likes and dislikes so half got the predominately pink DSP while the other half the blue.
I added the gold glimmer numbers to use the card for a friends 5oth so I also gave them the choice of numbers.
 


Have a happy stamping time


Courtenay




Sunday, 5 February 2017

Feeling the Birthday Love #Imbringingbirthdaysback

Oh I have been quietly slipping back into life - with loads happening over the last month but especially the last 2 weeks.
As I rush once more out the door I want to share first some birthday love from my Stampin' Up! friends. Possibly friends I have now that I wouldn't know if Stampin' Up! didn't come into my life and enrich it so.

This love has come all the way from Utah to Australia - Shannon West the leader of #imbringingbirthdaysback the movement lol sent me this divine card with some equallt special birthday wishes.
 

Kelly a new friend from way across the other side of Australia - I am loving this Elephant more and more.


Ellen - a Stampin' sister who I love like a real sister.
 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Party On because it's your Birthday!


 
Its Your Birthday its time to Party and this party calls for some Soft Sky with a hint of Blushing Bride with bling!

The DSP is again from the Falling In Love DSP but this recipient loves blues hence the focus on Soft Sky.
I trimmed up the Balloon Pop-Up and the banner that has Party On! written on it I fussy cut. The sentiments are stamped in Basic Grey to keep with the softness.



 You will need these items along with your regular tools.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Seaside Shore - Fishy Wishes


I love this set - Seaside Shore it is just perfect for my brothers birthday that's coming up. He has always had tropical fish tanks and snakes. The snakes do not interest me in anyway what so ever but I could sit and watch the fish forever.

This a great card that I did in prep for his birthday. The plan is to be a little organised this year. A friend popped over with a photo off Pinterest of a Fish card she just had to make as a Thank You card. So we crafted together and this is where I landed.



 

So how did I get the background you ask? The Watercolor Wash background stamp came in handy with a little of the sponge roller over the top.
The fish and weeds were all fussy cut! Lucky our snips are good they make it quicker and much easier I must say. Some of the fish in the background are cut from the By the Shore Designer Series Paper fishy piece. The fish were all Wink of Stella coated as well so its just so pretty!
The wave for the Z-fold is from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits - fold it in half and don't put the fold right up to the edge to get the continuous piece in one go.
 





Happy Stampin' Fishy friends.
Along with my Basic kit of goodies I used these items. 

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