Sunday, August 30, 2009

For the Blokes

I'm so excited about this card as I had more fun making it than a 'girly' one for a change. This is all thanks to SU for putting out some brand new brads to help jazz things up a tad for those hard to do masculine cards. Hope Brett likes it (and he doesn't read my blog before Father's Day).

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Sense of Time and Oval All
Paper: Baja Breeze and Kraft
Ink: Choc Chip
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Build-A-Brad - Antique Brass, 5/16"Jumbo Brads - Neutral Assortment, Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP, 1" DS Grosgrain Ribbon - Choc Chip, Large Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Techniques: Sponging and Build-A-Brad

This is the card that the children in my class will be making for Father's Day this week. It will be such a chore to do card making at school (Not!). They love using the Cuttlebug and this is one of my new embossing folders. Fun times ahead!

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Brushstroke Alphabet (Retired SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Choc Chip, Color Core - Elements
Accessories: Brown brads, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Owl Flourish, Circle Punches (1", 3/4"), Sanding Blocks.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Welcome Baby

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Wild About You and Short & Sweet
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Choc Chip
Accessories: Sweet Always DSP, Felt Fusion Too, Flower Assortment Brads, Word Window Punch, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Non SU large circle and scallop punches, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

A cute little baby girl was welcomed into the world about 3 weeks ago. Congrats to Peter and Courtney on the arrival of Malaika. This is the first card that I have made in as many weeks and it felt good to get back to my crafting table! I love the new FLOWER ASSORTMENT BRADS featured in the Spring Mini Catalogue.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

French Flower

Click here to view the inspiration for this card and to visit Sharnee's blog. You'll also see that I have finally worked out how to link to other sites in the section, Places I Visit, in the right hand column. You'll find loads of inspiration from these very talented people. Oh.. and the catalogues are now linked to online sites as well, so you can easily view them if you don't have your own personal copy. I am slowly getting a 'handle' on the world of blogging. Thanks for your patience.

The Details:
Paper: Kraft and Choc Chip
Ink: Choc Chip and Sahara Sand
Stamp Set: En Francais
Accessories: Button Latte, Linen Thread
Techniques: Sponging, Spritzing, Scrunching

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tania's Talented Mum, Jeane

I had to feature another 'guest' on my blog, the lovely Jeane. She is Tania's mum. You can see where Tania gets her talent from. I work with Jeane and a few years back, CCA sent us on a school sponsored trip to Vanuatu. I got to know her really well but she's been hiding her crafting talent up until now. I just love the colours and combination of stamp sets here. Hope to feature some more of her designs at a later stage.

I am really looking forward to the school holidays so I can get back into paper crafting. Sickness and then reports have kept me out of action for awhile. Thanks for browsing at my little blog. I've just had a fellow Tasmanian look at my posts on Splitcoast and we've emailed. Hope to catch up with Kathy in Hobart. Technology is a great tool to help form connections. What a blessed life I have.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tania's Gorgeous Cards

Hi everybody. I've been very self-indulgent lately and have posted some of my cards on 'Splitcoaststampers' (under BronJ). I thought it was time that I featured my top 4 choices of Tania's very cute cards in my blog.

Tania joined up as an SU Demonstrator the same time as I did and we had fun at Hobart Regionals together last year! She is my one and only 'recruit' as well as a great friend. You can view her creations in her, 'Cards I've Made' albumn, if you network with her on 'Facebook' (a site I spend way too much time on).

This card features the cute bird from the 'Good Friend' Stamp Set.

Butterflies from 'Garden Whimsy'.

A cute birthday card for Kitty made from 'All in the Family' and 'Neighbourhood'. I'm guessing that's Charlotte and Kitty at dancing lessons. Adorable!!

I love this set, 'Priceless', and the colours go so well together.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Convention Swaps

Just in case there's somebody out there in the cyber world that actually checks to see if I've posted anything new lately, the answer is NO!! I have been out of action due to my Pop's passing and have now come down with some 'bug'!! Very annoying. While the panadol is still working, I thought I would share my swaps that I made for Convention in Canberra - way back in May! Apologies to those that have already seen these on Facebook but I thought that after all the effort I went to, to get these ready, they were worth putting on my blog.

I have got some new stamps and accessories to play with but don't feel that energetic or creative at the moment - hopefully, I'll be able to share some new creations soon.

Swap Number 1
Stamps Sets: Upsy Daisy and Bird on a Branch
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Not Quite Navy
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette and Glossy White
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Earth Element Brads (NQN), Flower Fusion Too, Brayer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Anywhere Glue Stick

Swap Number Two
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Choc Chip, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss
Card Stock: Confetti White, Mellow Moss, Brocade Blue
Accessories: Choc Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Distressing Tool from Cutter Kit, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Anywhere Glue Stick, Snail Adhesive

Swap Number Three
Stamp Sets: Always, Always in Bloom Wheel
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Choc Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1/2" Circle Punches, Sweet Always Designer Series Paper, Anywhere Glue Stick, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Congratulations 'Miss Vintage'

Congratulations Lisi on the launch of your new business - 'Miss Vintage'. Can't wait to see your shop when it opens in the Launceston CBD. I was impressed with the cute little invite and then to have my purchase put into a trendy little gift bag stamped with the little retro, 'Cheep Talk' birdie!! Watch out for some vintage/retro cards that Lisi will have in stock soon!

My cute little purchase.

This little soap dish will hold my business cards when I get around to making them.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Stamping Fun Night

This is the cute little owl from the Forest Friend's Stamp set. It's a new release in the Spring Mini Catalogue.

Stamp Sets: Forest Friends, Really Retro
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Card Stock: Color Core (Elements - non SU), Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Subtles (retired) buttons, Linen thread, Vintage Brads, Kraft taffeta ribbon,1", 1 1/4" and 1 3 /8" circle punches, Designer Label punch, Distressing tool.
Techniques: Sponging and dry embossing using the 'Leafy Branch' Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Stamp Set: Great Friend
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss textured and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Kiwi Kiss/VeryVanilla satin ribbon, Walk in the Park DSP, Eyelet border punch.

The CD case we made.

Stamp Sets: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words jumbo wheel, Best Yet
Ink: Bordering Blue and More Mustard
Card Stock: Bordering Blue, More Mustard and Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/8", 1 1/4" circle punches, Scallop Circle punch, velcro sticky dots, sticky strip

The sample note card tote box pictured with 'Little Benny'. Teddy bear making is also another hobby of mine!! The bears have been put on hold since I joined 'Stampin' Up!'

Here's one of the sample cards I made to highlight the new 'Oval All' stamp set. It is made with the Parisian Breeze textured speciality papers. Choc Chip ink was used to stamp the design onto Kraft card stock and then it was punched out using the Scallop Oval Punch. The Baroque Border was 'wheeled' on with Baja Breeze ink.

Speaking of 'fabulous friends' ... here's some snapshots of some of the lovely ladies that came along last night to make the 4 projects featured. Here's Jill and Susan making the 'Great Friend' card -

Carolyn is having fun putting the CD case together. I guess it will come in handy. Her new CD 'Reflection' is one of the best worship CD's I own.

Christine and Andrea enjoyed making the little note card tote and matching cards. Apologies to Lisa-Marie. How did I miss taking a photo of you?

Leonie is right at home making the cute 'owl' card and Jo is secretly becoming a paper craft addict but doesn't want to admit it yet!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Closer Look

A close up of the 3X3 notes.

Rock'n' roll technique with Baja Breeze and Choc Chip.

Filigree Brads

Hostess Gifts

It's fun getting ready for workshops. I've seen this little 3x3 tote box on Splitcoast stampers and was hanging out to make a set of cute little gift cards. Of course I had to use my new stamp set, Great Friend!

The new Parisian Breeze specialty Designer Series Paper is perfect for such a project as it is printed on textured, cover weight card stock.

Stamp Set: Great Friend
Card stock: Whisper white, baja breeze, kraft
Ink: Baja breeze and Choc chip
Accessories: Parisian Breeze DSP, filigree designer brads, vintage brads, baja breeze double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, flower fusion too, corner rounder punch, sticky strip, stampin' dimensionals.
Technique: Rock'n'roll

I hope Shirley will enjoy her workshop!

Great Friend

Phew! I thought I'd lost access to my blog. It's just after 12.30am and I've finally managed to upload my first card to celebrate the launch of the new Spring Mini Catalogue and my blog!!

Stamp Set: Great Friend
Cardstock: Whisper white, baja breeze, cameo coral
Ink: Baja breeze, cameo coral and basic gray
Accessories: Gray taffeta ribbon, eyelet border punch, Walk in the Park designer series paper, stampin' dimensionals.

I just love the butterfly in this set.

Thanks for looking ... and goodnight!

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