Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Best Friends

We celebrated my girlfriend Roz’s 39th Birthday and I made this card for her. It’s so nice to have young friends! Roz,Vicki Fraser and I  went to The Elephant Rock Cafe at Currumbin which is right on the beach front and has an amazing view to celebrate with a lovely lunch. I’m entering this card in  challenge all about Friends http://stampwithfun.blogspot.com/2011/07/challenge-121-freundefriends.html and Anything Goes at http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2011/07/simon-says-stamp-and-show-anything-goes.html

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I used this photo as an inspiration for my project and am delighted to enter this challenge at the Shabby Tea Room


I wanted to try something new with my Stampin Up 2 Step Bird Punch and I used the cardboard that I had punched out the leaves as a stencil template to create my background paper for my cute little birdie. You can see I also used the bird’s wing as a leaf with my flowers. I used my own homemade mist to add some pink sparkle. I love paper piercing, it is so relaxing so added that as well and to lift my pink background used a yellowy gold background to lift it and put it all on a gold card and voila!

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My friend Roz recently took a family trip to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo so I cut out a sachet full of mini Australia’s using my Big Shot and my QuicKutz Australia Die in dark green cardstock and popped them inside this cute little heart sachet so she can scrapbook all her photos as I knew she was planning her Australia Zoo pages. I used the template from Papermaia to make this gift sachet then embossed it. Roz loved that I remembered her zoo ideas and was really excited to see all her little Australia's inside the sachet!

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Trish Munro

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nintendo DS Carry Case

I made this personalised Nintendo DS carry case to store my daughter Anita’s DS, recharger and games. I converted a small metal  case and naturally she totally just loves it! I used bright summery colours which totally suits her personality and am entering  the following challenges in the hope of winning :







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To make the games folder I used this clear plastic pocket sheet that usually I use to hold my ATC’s. I purchased this at EB Games in Australia but you can buy them usually as a baseball or trading card holder .By adding some Velcro dots the DS games don’t fall out and as all you Mum’s out there know these games set you back a small fortune and are so small and easy to loose.This has worked out to be an excellent storage solution by being both compact and easy to see at a glance if a game is missing!

I really enjoyed making this project for my daughter and even though it took longer than I expected it is an amazing result and really cute, bright and happy addition to our home and has the added bonus for Anita & I being a little more organised !

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Be Merry

I received this gift of a handbag size tissue holder from my friend Kaye Clyma. It is so cute and very useful. Feb 16 2011 cards & flowers 019

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas in July!. If you know me nothing makes me happier than real snow, especially to ski on. This is the first shaker card I ever made and it’s filled with fake snow. I started out stamping having private lessons with Louise Magetti on the Gold Coast before I was ready to join a group and know what all the  other girls were talking about. We made this card with great delight and it was also the first time I’d ever used dimensionals. This is also the first stamp set I ever bought. I had no idea how much there was to know and still I’m learning new stuff all the time.
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I’m dreaming of a White Christmas! Well one day anyway.
Trish Munro

Saturday, July 16, 2011

How do I fix my ColorBox Chalk Inkpad?

I need your help.. How do I fix this? Help!!!!!! If you know please leave me a comment. I have 2 that are like this and I just don’t know what to do.July 2011 Inkpad & Ralph's Soil Fill 008

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Thanks and have a great weekend

Looking forward to your comments and advise

Trish Munro

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lion King Happy Birthday

I’ve had a winter flu and my kids have been on school holidays(3weeks) and normally that would mean a break but I have a performing arts daughter who auditioned and got a few parts in Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomime at Spotlight Theatre on the Gold Coast,Australia.She played the hen that lays the golden egg and Milky White the Cow(who Jack sells for a handful of beans….. I’m sure she’s worth way more than that!)  and a mean and creepy mini monster who belongs to the Giant, a cute villager and a special appearance as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz (sings her solo) who gets lost and ends up in the wrong Pantomime. So she’s only 10 yrs. old  and it was hair, make up and go go go(8 costume changes per show). She gave a professional performance next to some very well know TV and Theatre celebrities and had a fantastic learning opportunity to fine tune her craft and learn from the greats in the industry and after 20 performances we are both exhausted …..so life in our household has been so full on.

I’ve also just added the adorable  kissing bear at the top of my blog please take as many kisses as you need!

Back into card making which I love and I used this Party Animal paper by Kaisercraft which is so much fun to use.I wanted to emboss the striped paper for added affect and I’m so happy with the result, it really ties the project together.

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Challenges this card qualifies for:

  1. http://www.amberscraftsandstuff.com/2011/07/challenge-18-embossing.html
  2. http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/2011/07/ch5-furry-friends.html
  3. http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/paper-pretties-wednesday-challenge_13.html
  4. http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/07/challenge-57.html
  5. http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/07/simon-says-anything-goes.html
  6. http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/07/bearly-mine-challenge-no-14-anything.html
  7. http://birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com/2011/07/summery-color-challenge-for-birthday.html


Trish Munro