Thursday 27 November 2014

Sign & Save - Blink and you will miss it.

DONT BLINK! You might miss it...
 ONE WEEK ONLY starting November 25th.... join Stampin'Up as a demonstrator for 25% off (that means our Demonstrator kit is only $126.75!). So $126.75 for your choice of $235 of Stampin Up products  then any orders you place in December as a Demonstrator will attract an additional 5% cash back on top of your regular commission .... so if you've ever thought about earning extra money doing something that you love... this might be your time! (Not to mention an awesome Christmas gift to yourself!) 
 Contact me for more info! Or visit the "Join the Fun" tab on my blog below and just DO IT!

And to tempt you just a little - I love Sassy Salutations the font is just beautiful. Here it is in White on black with out Blended Bloom. Coloured with the Blendabilities Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Dafodil Delight sets. 

Happy colouring 

Sunday 23 November 2014

A little bit of Elf magic

I have a lot of friends that have an Elf (would love to call it obsession) on a Shelf that visits each December. The kids love them but they have increased my work load this year excessively in more ways than 1.

First things first let's dress said Elves - little ladies need a skirt and little fellows some boardies (here in Australia) so I had the stitching challenge- man I hated those boardies and the skirts well let's say they look pretty good but were fiddly.

Some of the skirts 


So with clothing sorted my friends wanted a Stampin Up Party and the hostess wanted a 3D item - so off to Pintrest I went in search of something that fit them perfectly and I found the little Elf Kisses poem with a punch art idea. I had to tweak it a bit because the bauble punch is no longer current. I used the Top Note Die to cut the top of the lolly bag after I sent it through the printer. The Elf kisses poem is on the back.

Want to make paper Elf Faces these are the punches you need. You need to know a Stampin Up Demo - find me in the Demo locator Courtenay Heuston (Australia) or email me for more info and Stampin Up goodies delivered to your door.

Cutting the cuff for the hat 

Have a happy day.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

CASE share again

I looked to the Inspirational catalogue again 

Teamed up with my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig this was an effective background - not sure I will do it on a 12x12 but I was super impressed with how it came up.

Using the new feathers here is another inspired card

Neither look the same as the originals featured in the catalogue but they have come up well and some key elements are you say to spot.

Happy Stamping everyone.

Thursday 13 November 2014

Non Traditional

The challenge was set - non traditional colours for Christmas.
Make a card using any colour that was not normally a Christmas colour so red, green,gold and silver were out as far as I was concerned.
I consulted my Color Coach having picked Soft Sky and here was the end result. I quietly think it wold have looked good in Blushing Bride as well.

The star is the largest from Bright and Beautiful, it is embossed in White onto Soft Sude.
My inspiration came from Pinterest when searching for something completely different.

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Flower girl with a difference

I A few years back my brother married the girl that was to become the light of our lives. She has made him the better person he is today and for that we are truely greatful.
My sister (I love her like she has always been a part of my family) is from Palangkaraya, Borneo Indonesia. A beautiful part of Indonesia that we had the pleasure of visiting what is now 6 years ago. They married here but then we all went "home" for a traditional wedding, what an adventure.
We visited the Orangutangs, ate from the street stalls and in general were an unusual sight for the locals. One of the fun days us girls hit the local beauty spa - that's 3 little fair girls, my bottle died red haired mum and I. Let me paint the picture for you of part of our trip.
Flying from Jakata to Panlangkaraya takes about an hour and we were the only non nationals on the plane, I am pretty sure they did the voice over in English just for us.
My family only speaks English, we have loads of freckles to go with our fair skin, all 3 kids have long hair (middle ones is bottom length and red) and one of them talks non stop even to those who don't understand. 
I left my 6 + foot hubby with my brother at the family home - neither of them spoke Bahasa and the family don't speak English 5 hrs later we returned polished, trimmed and photographed more than any paparazzi would even think to do. For the cost of $30 Australian the 5 of us had wash, blow dry and trims, a pedicure and manicure. We then had to pose for photos with each of the staff.
Weddings are a 3 day affair with a lot of clothing changes and let me tell you the traditional Kaybays are like mini ovens - tulle is not cool or drafts in anyway!
My little middle child was a flower girl - so I have when I saw the Park Lane DSP range I had to scrap a page with it. The beautiful flowers matched her dress and the colours highlighted the gold trimmings on her dress and in her hand. 
So here is the mud map or sketch I started with -

Here is the final result

Product number 133694 $18.95 

Thursday 6 November 2014

12x12 Scrapbook pages - Celebrate 9 years

Only 6 years after the event! I'm catching up well almost - I have had these photos printed for ages but never got round to doing the page as I really didn't like the papers I had chosen. This year on our retreat I put the old papers away and pulled out a new pack - Flashback DSP and I love the outcome.

Wednesday 5 November 2014

More Catalogue inspiration

Again I find myself attracted to the annual Catalogue for inspiration.
Check out page 163 for this little beauty.

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Something for Baby

I've had this bundle for a while, I had mounted it but never used it! 
How many of you are guilty of this?

I used the new spot embossing folder with the heart stamp popped on each dot using Versa Mark

And just because I know you love my sewing as well - I used a Dolls and Daydreams pattern to make this little guy.