Wednesday 24 February 2016

Gate fold it!

Guy Greetings - a direct CASE from Lisa over at Peanuts and Peppers Papercraft my class and workshop ladies loved it. The best bit is that she has all the instructions listed so it was even easier to get it right.
I checked the list and had all the goodies required - changed the colours around a bit to suit my taste and here you have it.

Loved it so much that I had to use the silver foil card - well that comes up a treat and looking super special (quietly I might just save this special one for hubby)
Do you want to make this yourself? Check out Lisa's instructions collect your goodies together and get crafting.
Are you in Australia and need to shop for your own supplies pop over to my Stampin' Up! Store to stock up. Add up your purchase don't forget to round it up to the nearest $90 to get your FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies.
You may also like to check out this post from the beginning of January about the super special joining promotion that Stampin' Up has happening until 31st March. The kit now saves you 43% how great is that!

Monday 22 February 2016

Argh me Hearties

Its been a while since you have seen a stitching post from me and I believe this little guy deserves to been seen far and wide because he is so squash buckling cute!
A baby shower invite arrived from my cousin and I knew I had to make an effort.
I also knew they were having a little boy (being a midwife I am nervous because the scans can often be mistaken but I'm sure a little princess would love him as well),
I asked if there was a theme - yay its Nautical - he fits in!
So I ticked some boxes and then had the challenge of sorting the shift swap so I could attend.  
He was well received she ooh and ahhed appropriately after I convinced her to open the present - what is it about gifts these days she didn't want to open them in front of anyone. I am such a sticky I love to see the gifts - a perk of being that same midwife I get to see the new gifts people bring to the hospital.

On another note I also made this beauty for her - not the cake but the cake topper. I have new toy and it cuts 3mm acrylic beautifully so this cake topper was also part of her gift.

Yes the cake was super yum and worth breaking the diet for!
Nearly forgot The Pirate pattern is a Dolls and Daydreams pattern and if you are into making out with a sewing machine they are super easy - the instructions are clear and easy to follow so why not give it a go.

Saturday 20 February 2016

Happy Birthday Maeve

Thirteen is a big milestone to a kid - right?
My Miss Maeve was looking forward to this birthday more than she has any previous (can't understand why she is wishing her life away - oh that's right she is still young).
I popped over to my up-lines place and made this card with her. Maeve loved it.
Linda crafted with a group of us showing how easy it is to create, chat, inspire and share knowledge. Stampin' Up! has bought so many wonderful people into my life over the last 8+ years that they have been in Australia and for that I am very grateful.
This great card below is one that came all the way from England to us in Australia because I shared on my Facebook page that Maeve and I share our birthday month. Jo didn't only send me a card with beautiful wishes and an offering of friendship she sent my lovely daughter one as well. To say Maeve was chuffed would be an understatement. Oh and now I "need" this stamp set as well!

Feel free to pop over to my Facebook page HERE and if you would like to receive a card from my family for your birthday or even 'just because' and send me your details via the private message button.
Happy Stampin' and keep on sharing.

Thursday 18 February 2016

From Far and Wide Birthday wishes.

Its my birthday month and I share it with one of my daughters - I love this idea from Shannon West of Stampin' Up! ‪#‎imbringingbirthdaysback‬ I am going to join the movement so this year I am planning to send more birthday cards. 
  Here Is the Link to the video Stampin' Up! shared that has inspired me so.
This beautiful card has travelled a long way and I do think its fitting that it has come to Australia - I love this FREE set that features some of our unique and amazing Fauna. In Australia you can get your hands on this set FREE when you spend $90 AUD on Stampin' Up! products from any of our catalogues.
So all the way from Jo in England these beautiful birthday wishes came and I thank her for my happy mail.
Check back in a couple of days to see the card she sent my now teenager.
Have you ever wanted to make your own cards I can help with that if you are from the Central Coast of Australia or feel free to copy any of the cards you see here on my blog.
Happy Stampin' my friends till next time.

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Birthday love

It's my birthday so what better way to celebrate tha with a beautiful card from a friend. I loved what she did so much I recreated it for my stash! Hers was the one one left.
How cool does the water colour blob - for want of a better word - look as the background? What a fun but seriously messy technique I don't think my wooden table will ever give up the drops of Bermuda Bay - so lucky I love that colour!

The insides needed some love as well so I used the other pop out in this great set.

To keep the ball rolling because Playing with hew goodies is always fun especially when crafting with a friend. I need to get my much depleted ready to go card stock back up and running so started with some Birthday cards that I need to do in every colour now!

One mustn't forget the inside and this one has a wow factor. 

Looks familiar? I got my inspiration from the new occasions catalogue, if ever I'm in a craft rut this is where I start to get those creative juices flowing.