Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gift Card Wallet


I made this for my daughter and it perfectly fits an iTunes gift card. This is my attempt at a Gucci style wallet, with a very girlie style.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Cricut Couple are giving away a Yudu!

The very inspirational Cricut Couple are giving away a Yudu!! If you have never visited their blog you really need to check it out!! They are full of  inspiration and amazing project ideas. Hop on over to the CRICUT COUPLEblog and tell them I sent you over!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oriental Star Book

I have taken a lot of classes with Jane Norrish and this was the very fist class I ever did with her and I was so impressed with myself for completing this project before I went home from class as I had never done such a complicated class. Jane made it all so simple and easy to follow and I couldn’t wait to do more classes with her after that. Her main design tip was to use a piercing template for the pages as this was the trick to make the project so neat and we used a book binding thread to secure the project together and even some fancy beading on the seam. We used foils to add some interest to the pages and the Gold Krylon pen to do some edges,special affects and details. Some of the image colouring was done with chalks to create a more subtle affect. I hope you enjoyed looking at one of my many treasures.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friends Forever

I made this card with my daughter as inspiration and I wanted to do something to do with Ballet and asked my friend Gloria Harrison if she had any dance style stamps that I could borrow and this is one of them. I originally stamped with the two dancers sitting together with black ink on white cardstock but it just didn’t look right, and as I am a bit of a pink fan I tried the pink cardstock and knew I was onto something when the image came to life! The bow is secured with a office notice board pin as Hat pins aren't in the budget yet. I used what I had in my lace and ribbon stashes that I secured as freebies along the way. When I first started crafting I asked everybody I knew to go through their sewing boxes and give me any old buttons,lace, ribbons etc. and it was amazing what turned up over the next few months. I have since invested in some large clear A4 sized plastic bags and sorted my ribbons and lace into colours and try to work with what I have. I hope you like this card as much as I do.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Coin Purse

I had chocolate money to add to my project, but the kids seem to find it every time I buy it to add to this project so just pretend that’s chocolate money in there!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kaszazz Demonstration

Amanda Cordingley a Kaszazz Consultant in Brisbane,Australia demonstrated these two cards as a make and take at our monthly meeting of Papermates at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast.I really enjoyed making these, cards and it’s nice to try different products.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I made this Masquerade card when I was having stamping lessons with Louise Magetti about 3 years ago and used foils to shadow highlight this image.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stamp Camp

Here is a kit I made up from a Stamp Camp in Brisbane my girlfriend went to and saved for me to make up. A very cute card design and simple enough to repeat with what I have already. It’s always great when someone else does the hard work designing and you get lost in the joy of the doing.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Handbag of Cards

I had a ball doing this class with Jane Norrish she is my amazing Stampin Up demonstrator who never ceases to amaze me with her knowledge and brilliant designs. I can’t show you the other two cards as I gave them away already which is so unlike me but I have my blog now and have a documented journey of both my cards and technological improvement on the computer. I’m enjoying both at the moment. In the last decade my business burnt to the ground and I’ve had my house and business flooded twice - all three life events not insured ,so this blog is my insurance of a preservation of all my artistic treasures.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Gumnut Babies

I think this is one of the best cards I have ever made. I think I will have to give it to my daughter so I won’t have to part with it!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011


I was dying to make something in hot pink,brown and lime green & enjoyed making this cute post it note pad for my handbag.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another gift from Jane Norrish

This was such a treat filled with pretty ribbons and a stamp for me.
How Jane made this.
Jane keeps the small baked beans tins and uses a can opener to open the bottom of the can and leaves the ring pull intact. After she decorates the tin, fills it with treasures and seals shut with glue as shown in the picture. Very clever idea! and Lucky me!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Craft International has Blog Candy

I just entered this fabulous Blog Candy at Craft International, see the direct link on my sidebar, I hope I win this fabulous stash for my collection ends 31st March,2011. It's nearly my birthday and wouldn't all that be a nice present for me.

You've got to be in it to win it!

A special thank you to Vicki for helping me negotiate the world of computers and blogland!