Friday, July 31, 2009

We Stamp WSSC1

Yippee, We Stamp have just started a sketch challenge... I love the mojo mondays so much and hope the We Stamp team consider continuing this, perhaps they could do a We Stamp Wednesday?? Corny I know!

Anyway here is my card based on this sketch...
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A holly jolly christmas

Here is another card from my new Christmas set....
I just love the little reindeer...

I hate to think how many Christmas cards I have made so far and it's only July!
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A lovely gift from a dear friend

WOW, How lucky am I?

Not only did Michelle drop off my latest order tonight but she was also so very thoughtful and kind and made a very special birthday card and a very classy gift bucket tin FULL of my FAVOURITE lollies - Jelly Jubes! Of course the card and gift match perfectly!

The card is so thoughtful that it includes my favourite colours pink and blue, includes a dazzling diamond butterfly of which I also LOVE and 2 ENORMOUS pearls! Isn't it just so very perfect in every way! I love Michelle's cards so much I go to almost all of her classes, whoops my secret is out - yep she taught me everything I know about stamping!

And here is the classy bucket tin FULL of Jelly Jubes - Sorry I am not sharing them!!

How very spoilt I am indeed.

Thanks Michelle, you are such a great teacher and friend, inspirational, creative and thoughtful and kind.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Christmas Stampset

Here is a card using the other stampset from my latest order which Michelle kindly delivered earlier this evening...

Santa is so very cute! Before ordering this set I thought I may be able to make his legs swing so I gave it a go and sure enough it works a treat...

So his legs are hanging on an eyelit (with top of eyelit facing the card and not squished) and then a brad put through and split/fixed on back of the scallop. Santa is mounted on 3d squares so there is plenty of room for the brad and eyelit behind his coat.....

Don't forget to check out my next post for the very special gift I had the pleasure in receiving tonight from Michelle.....
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I am so very lucky, not only is it time for Mojo Monday but I also had a special visit from my dear friend Michelle.
She dropped of my latest order on her way to play squash, YIPEE!
She also bought a very lovely surprise which I will blog shortly, it came with a beautiful card which she made based on the mojo template too... (Check it out in a later post - it's stunning!)
So my mojo is made using one of my new Stampin Up sets, Cheap Talk. Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I LOVE birdies, especialluy my budgie, Kiwi Jones, who by the way is back to his old self after his month of freedom in the big world outside!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Two more punch art cards - sesame street...

And the last two punch art creations of the evening...

The traffic light...

And lastly, i hope you recognise these guys! Bert and Ernie from sesame street.... their mouths are a bit funny but they were big anyway!

...sunny days...taking my cares away.... bla bla da da ... how to get to sesame street... LOL well that's about all I recall from the theme song, feel free to fill in the gaps for me....I was more a muppet show fan although all were created by Jim Henson.
I always laughed at the two old guys in the booth, waldolf and statler i think....
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Punch Art - Animals

By the way above is a card I received from my friend Rel for my Birthday. I forgot to blog it earlier. She has thoughtfully made this especially as the cute birdie is blue (I LOVE IT) like my budgie and pink and blue are my favourite colours and the cool flower brads were purchased when we went ot a closing down sale a few months back.... Thanks Rel - it's just perfect!

Here are some creations for the evening, another late night.... just got a bit carried away..

Believe it or not this is a horse! Hopefully the horse shoe gives it away...

I showed this to some people at work, not many guessed it was a horse so I guess it's pretty bad!

And this one you should recognise from the red nose!

Of course I had to recreate my favourite from Michelle's class last month - the cow.... (excuse the pig looking snout - my oval was a bit big)

And another recreation from Michelle's, a lovely dog....
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

More shaped cards

This one is using the labels dies from nestabilities and Stampin Up Upsy Daisy stampset

And this is the another labels nestibilities die and using Stampin Up Wish for Peace Stampset..
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Oval Card

After making a round card earlier, I thought I'd try the other shaped nestibilities which I have, to create some other shapes.

Here is an oval card using Stampin up stampset, Always time for you.
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Song of Spring - Round card

Sometimes you just need a change...
After making most of my cards in the standard shape and size, I thought I'd give this round card a go. I have used my cuttlebug and the nestabilities cutting dies for the card and scallops and circles.... You just have to roll the card through twice as it is a little thick to cut when folded in half... The cool part of doing a scallop card is that it stands up without rolling away!

This lovely little stampset, Song of Spring - is from Stampin Up.
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Michelle Habib's $2 class

Well I spent a lovely afternoon at Michelle's today for her $2 class.

I didn't stay too long (for a change!) and really wanted to be out taking photo's in the beautiful weather.... I haven't got out there yet though.....

Here are a couple of cards from Michelle's class. I loved the designs and the colour combinations....
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Look-a-like parchment craft

We I have always been curious about parchment craft but it looks like it would take a long time and reminds me of painful hand embossing....

So here is embossed vellum through the cuttlebug machine. It gives the same kind of look as parchment craft without the time and suffering!

I have added flowers on top from Stampin Ups Petal prints set.
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We Stamp - Card Tote

Here is a lovely Card tote, one of the We Stamp teams fabulous projects for this month.

I have made cards for it as I thought it would make a great gift bag....
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Flowerpot Cards

Well I finally got around to trying a flowerpot card. The tutorial is on splitcoast stampers website.

Instead of using patterned paper, I used my cuttlebug and embossed the front and back of the pot, with the cbug embossing folder. Tip: line up the back of the flowerpot card to the pattern end in folder (not the end of the folder), this way it will emboss all the way up to the scallop (just underneath) and completely emboss the back...

I used Stampin Ups really rust cardstock and watercolour card for the first flowerpot card and the playful petals stampset for the flowers. The second card is using white cardstock and the Eastern Blooms stampset with the leaves from playful petals. Curvy verses used for both.

Well that was fun! I hope to get a chance to try out some more projects from We Stamp over the weekend.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Here is my mojo card for this week...The elephant is from Stampin Up's Wild about you set, it's a really cute set with lots of animals... They say the elephant never forgets so I thought appropriate for a friend forever card...