Monday, 30 September 2013

Merry Monday #77 - Christmas Ornaments

Hi Stampers,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge.  We are to use Red, Pink, Light Green, Dark Green and White as our colours. Okay, grab the sunglasses it's very bright, but I did tone it down by using white as the mat. LOL  I really love the texture, the bright colours, with just a few pearls.  Check out the rest of the Design Teams cards for some inspiration and join us this week at Merry Monday.

Stamps: S/U's Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Card and Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Gable Green (R), Silver Pen
Finishing Touches: Silver Cord, Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Provo Craft Christmas Ornaments, Sizzix Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Pat Carr's Ronald McDonald Fundraiser

Hi Friends,
On Sunday last weekend I attended my good friend Pat Carr's Ronald McDonald Fundraiser. All funds raised will go to the Ronald McDonald House based in Perth, Western Australia. It was a fantastic day and Pat's eight projects were all fabulous.  This is what we made.
I adore this lovely Box and 6 x 6cm Square Mini card
Box made with Sizzix Pop and Cuts Card Base, Large Oval Punch, Flower Shop Stamp Set, Vanilla Flower Trim, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding

Set of 4 Mini cards.
Chalk Talk Framelit Dies, Tag It Stamp Set and Chevron Ribbon. Polka Dot Parade DSP.
Stampin' Up! make a $3 donation to Ronald McDonald House for every Tag It set sold.  We used markers to colour the stamp before stamping.

Gently Falling and Regarding Dahlias Stamp Sets, Early Espresso Co-ordinations Card, Sanding Block, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crop-A-Dile, Button, Linen Thread.  Leaf was sponged with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso
Betsy's Blossoms, Sincere Salutations Stamp Sets, Adorning Accents Edgelit Die, Gingham Garden DSP, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Crystals coloured with Sharpies. The leaves where double punched with 1 3/8" Circle punch, the flowers were snipped with scissors on opposite sides and then twice more in each half for the cut outs. I did redo the sentiment on this card to correct a crooked image, originally it was on the card base.
Simply Sketched Stamp Set, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Stazon Black, Sizzix Polka Dot E/Folder.  The card was stamped with an inked and spritzed acrylic blocked for the blotchy effect.  The butterfly was embossed and coloured with a dauber.
I love this gorgeous Christmas card with it's Star Wreath. Simply Stars Stamp Set, Star Punch (R), Merry Minis Punch Pack (R), Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Circle Framelits, Sizzix Stripes E/Folder, Silver Pen, Glimmer Card, Concorde Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Shiny Silver Ribbon

Love this very elegant card too.  More Merry Messages Stamp Set (R), Mosaic Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Season of Style DSP, Gold Foil Sheet,  Doily, Glitter



This would be a fantastic addition for a present, I love the detachable Ornament, it is so pretty. Festive Flurry Framelits Dies and Stamp Set, Bermuda Bay Card, Silver Glimmer Card, Silver Ribbon, Winter Frost DSP,  Frosted Finishes Embellishment
Hope you have enjoyed my round up of the day.
Thanks for popping in today.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Stamperoo's Christmas Swap Get Together for 2013

Hi Everyone,
I had the most fantastic weekend last week.  On Saturday I attended a stamping day with my Upline Ngaire Anderson and other Demonstrators in her Stamperoo's Group and on Sunday I went to a Ronald McDonald Fundraiser. Check the next post for all of Sunday's details.
On Saturday we had a fun day of stamping and we all prepared a Christmas Shoebox Swap and completed 18 projects.  There were also 6 Swappers, so I came home with 24 projects.  After lots of chatter, stamping and catching up these are the projects we made. My swap was this Gift Card/Money Holder, a very quick and easy project to make.
Stamps: S/U's Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Card and Papers: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, DSP Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection
Ink: Early Espresso
Finishing Touches: Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
I have created two Collage's for the other cards we made on the day.

From Left to Right cards by Maryanne Johnson, Jan White, Jenny Chilton, Sue Slater, Merry by Ngaire Anderson, Alison Hall, Marie Byard, ?, Linda Mazey, Charmaine Black
 From Left to Right cards by Shirley Webb, Renny McArthur, Ngaire's Yummy Toffee Gift to us All, ?, Terese Johnston, Susan Joyce, Santa's List by Carolyn King, Angel by Kerin Thorne, Merry Christmas by Esther Whitmee, Joy by Vikki Poyner, Pat Carr, ?, Maureen Woltersdorf, Julie Ellery, Irene Whinfield
Unfortunately I didn't write everyone's name down so if your card is up here with no name let me know and I will add your name. For some of the cards I did add some extra details.
Hope you enjoyed my post and found some ideas and inspiration in our cards.
Thanks for dropping by today. I love to hear from you.



Monday, 23 September 2013

Merry Monday #76 - Jolly Snowman

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Challenge this week and we are to use a Snowman on our card.  I have used a cute Digi Snowman image from Cuddly Buddly Crafts. ( I can't seem to find the image on their blog, but it is on my Pinterest account under Free Printables).  I printed two images and cut the Snowman and Snowflakes out and mounted it on Dimensionals after it was coloured. I added pearls to the snowflakes.

Stamps: Cuddly Buddly Free Digi Image, S/U's More Merry Messages 
Card and Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Button, Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim, Linen Thread 
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Polka Dot E/Folder, Computer and Printer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Simply Scored Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Merry Monday #75 - Gingerbread Folk

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's card is for the Merry Monday Challenge this week.  The colours we are to use are Red, Dark Brown, Vanilla and Champagne or Gold with some shimmer.  Hope you will join us this week and make some cards for Christmas, pop on over to Lesley's blog for some inspiration from the other Design Team Members.

Stamps: S/U's Scentsational Season, Heart of Christmas
Card and Papers: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, DSP Festival of Prints
Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Finishing Touches: Champagne and Red Glimmer Paper
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Holiday Collection Framelits, Sizzix Apothecary Accents Framelits, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, Lil Inker Designs - Stitched Mats Rectangles, Owl Builder Punch, Fiskars Heart Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals,
Thanks for visiting today.  Happy Stamping.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Merry Monday #74 - Season's Greetings

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge. I wanted to do a less traditional card this week and went with flowers.  This is one of my favourite Christmas cards for this year, although I was stumped for a while on the Woodgrain part of the challenge.  Hope you like it.
Stamps: S/U's Flower Shop, Four Frames, Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas
Card and Papers: Whisper White, DSP Natural Composition, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Finishing Touches: Pear Pizzazz Pleated Ribbon, Silver Pearls
Cool Tools: Pansy Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Tombow Multi Glue
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Merry Monday #73 - Christmas Presents

Hi Stampers,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Challenge this week. Lesley has decided to change the format of the challenges and mix them up a bit so they will no longer be all sketches.  This week we have this lovely image of all the presents decorated and ready to give on Christmas morning to inspire you.  We are to use the colours Red, Green and Kraft with Ribbon, Twine or Burlap.  Who doesn't love receiving presents, I do, and I found a template here at for my card and decorated it with Designer Papers and Ribbon. It was a fun way to meet the challenge, hope you will join us this week and start or continue to add to your Christmas card stash.

Stamps: S/U's Petite Pairs
Card and Papers: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, DSP Festival of Prints
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Finishing Touches: Taupe Grossgain Ribbon, Very Vanilla Tafetta Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon
Cool Tools: Computer and Printer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Mini Glue Dots, 2 Way Glue Pen, Crop-a-dile
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Happy Father's Day

Hi Everyone,
It is Father's Day here in Australia today, Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. This is the CAS card I made for my Hubby.

Stamps: Flourishes Men's Wear Stamp Set #21
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Grey, Black Copic
Finishing Touches: Pearl, Washi Tape
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box Perched Reed Bird, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Martha Stewart Birds on a Wire Border Punch, Computer and Printer, Dble Sided Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen
Just before I go, here's a picture of our beautiful fur baby Maisie, who is always my constant companion and interrupting my card making as she is here until she receives the desired amount of attention. Maisie will be 14 this month, starting to show her age a little but definitely my Best Friend. 

Thanks for popping in today.

Kumquot Mae Cafe - Cupcakes

Hello Stampers,
Today's post is a project I worked on for a new Café that opened a while ago in town.  I made some  cupcakes for display and pricing purposes. The colour scheme at the Café is Black, White and Red. They look really cute amongst the Muffins and Cakes.

Card and Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Designer Series Patterned Paper Stack, Unknown Black and Vanilla DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black, Craft White and Vanilla
Embellishments: White, Black and Red Pearls, Brad
Tools:  Big Shot, Divine Swirls EB Folder, Creations by AR Cupcake Template, Two Step Bird Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Crimper, Dimensionals, Sponges
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy