Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
After seeing some of Michelle's inspiring projects last night, and with the excitement of playing with my new crop-o-dile big bite II, I rushed out to the warehouse after work to buy some tins.
Although I hadn't considered that buying a bucket shape tin would cause any problems, would you believe I had no idea how to cut the paper to fit, eventually I worked out that I needed to lie tin down on paper and trace the shape while rolling the tin along. I was delighted when I ended up with a curved sheet of paper which actually fit around the tin.
So basically, I used the BB crop-o-dile to cut holes into the tin and inserted eyelets around the top. I cut the paper into two for top and bottom so you would see the nice detail of the brass coloured tin in the middle. Added ribbon and some flowers (Stampin up , *friendship blooms set )and there you have it, a very cute tin bucket. This will be a great gift filled with soaps or treats... the options are endless.
*Michelle has the friendship blooms set for sale on her blog, only $15 and only one so great in fast, you'll love it!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
With no new creations, I thought I'd add a photo of my budgie, Kiwi Jones.
He is such a character, ever so cute. He LOVES eating peaches.
Would you believe he has taken a liking to MY corned silverside too!
Kiwi is very talkative (wonder who he gets that from) and he loves kisses, yep he gives me kisses and i give him lots of kisses too! I have to say as adorable, fluffy, cuddly and warm as he is, a mouth full of feathers isn't much fun!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I used the circles cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and a new stamp cube with the four disney characters on it, a recent trademe bargin!
I can hardly believe I managed to make a scrapbook page tonight. This is my first scrapbook page in a long time and the first one using Stampin Up stamps or any stamps infact. I think its okay, what do you think?
I also used my new Big Bite to do the eyelets in the middle, the tree and snowflakes are on 3d dots and covered with dazzling diamonds! Also used SU Season of Joy stampset.
I took the photos recently during the Christmas/Summer Festival of Lights here in Taranaki.
Please let me know what you think and any ideas you may have...
p.s. you can double click on the scrapbook page to see a bigger picture, that goes for all pics on my blog..
I must admit that I was a little shocked when it arrived due to its size. Amazingly though its not very heavy and rather easy to use.
So this was a quick and easy card using the big bite for setting large eyelets.. Also used a frame from SU frames of flourish, words from SU lots of thoughts and a new bear peeker bosskut die.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
We are so lucky in Taranaki, it is the best place to live.. Here is a photo I took of the Festival of Lights at Pukekura Park. The festival finished tonight. I spent much of the holidays parking up with my events chair, watching the shows. Ardijah was my favourite....
You may be able to see that the 'always time for you' words are sticking out on a little shelf, for this 3D effect I scored a quarter in four lines at bottom of card and then stamped words onto the second line, finally folded into a stick out square, I have also hidden a 3d dot (dimensional in SU talk) inside so it will not squish (i love making up new words) in the post.
For those of you watching my blog (i think there is only one of you so far) have a great week and thanks for looking..
The easter eggs in the basket are from Stampin Up -Loads of love Assessories.
The square scallop is handmade from a border punch, thanks Michelle for
teaching me how to do this...
The film strip is a bosscut die which works in the cuttlebug.
Well the weekend is almost over, so back to another busy week at work. It wouldn't be right not to make some cards before the week ahead, so i decided to make a few cards using a lovely Stampin Up set from the Summer Mini Catelogue, Always Time for you. This is a cute set and includes a bike, garden seat, clock and words 'always time for you'. You can order this set via Michelle if you are interested, only $39.95 +postage, Michelle's link is further down on my very first blog entry.
For this card I also used Stampin Up sets; Loads of Love Assessories and All in the Family and Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing background.