Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Amanda Cordingley here to visit

Amanda Cordingley and Karen Harper, who are Independent Kaszazz Consultants, have come to visit, having cake and coffee, and talking about blogging.  Todays lesson is how to set up a blog.  Keep an eye out for some new blogs from Amanda and Karen that I will link to in the future.

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pictured left to right, Karen, Amanda, Vicki Fraser and me.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Crimper Day with Jane Norrish

My friend Roz had a Stampin Up Party on Sunday and these are the cards we made with our wonderful Stampin Up demonstrator Jane Norrish  using the Crimper, and we really were dying to try the cupcake punch and matching stamp set. We also tried for the first time the stamps on wheels. Jane showed us the builder wheels, I love trying new things. Now I have an even bigger wish list of stuff I REALLY NEED.

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We crimped the bottom half of the envelope after we stamped with the Stampin Up builder wheels and the top then fitted nicely over the bottom crimped section. Jane said I really need to practise my bows , which I will get to and she said the secret is to trim the ribbon in the same direction and it does look so much better. Live and learn. June 2011 Cards 010This is the insert that goes inside. Isn't it a great design for a card.

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This is the back view,I love these silky smooth Stampin Up envelopes they are so lovely to work with.June 2011 Cards 011

Happy blogging

Hugs

Trish Munro

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Grassy Head

This Grassy Head was a gift to my son from Linda, who is such a wonderful teacher at his school. She bought it at the local Art Markets because he is such a hard worker at school and always tries his hardest in all that he does.It sat in the gift bag until the end of the Xmas school holidays and the instructions said place in a glass of water and regularly keep topped up with water. This activated the grass seeds and voila, he had hair! He is such a cute character that lives on my kitchen sink catching a few rays of sun and I also snapped a few photos on the back verandah. Very arty,unique and unusual gift!

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Keep smiling

Trish Munro

Monday, June 20, 2011

Penguin Party Time

I’ve been dying to try some new stuff out lately, and my purchase of this gorgeous string inspired me to try it out with some balloons. Ask my friend Vicki Fraser she will tell you how embarrassing I am at the shopping centre when it comes to balloons, I just love them! I couldn’t resist this handsome penguin gentleman who no doubt has happy feet and can trip the light fantastic. Yes, I’m ready to party. I have a thing for bright colours and know the young recipient of this card will love it as much as I do.

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Challenges this card qualifies for:

  1. http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/2011/06/ci-paints-inspired-by-bright-colors.html
  2. http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/crazy-4-challenges-c4c92.html
  3. http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/teddy-bears-and-other-animals-for-kids.html
  4. http://suchins.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-60-sponsored-by-eat-cake.html

 

Party on and have a good time!

Trish Munro

Friday, June 17, 2011

Party Animal

I love this new paper design by Kaisercraft called Party Animals. It’s a different style of card making for me as I’d normally class myself as a stamper, but I'm here to try all new things and experiment and recreate a new style for myself. This year I’m challenging myself in as many new things as possible. He’s such a happy and cute bear, he’s adorable!
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Challenges this card qualifies for:
  1. http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-wednesday-and-that-of-course-means.html
  2. http://scrapalicioususa.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-7.html
  3. http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/bearly-mine-challenge-12-everyones.html
  4. http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-27-bei-den-kreative.html
  5. http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-1-and-design-team-call_13.html
Keep smiling
Trish Munro

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cheeky Smiles For Your Birthday

 

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I’d been dying to try to make a banner and incorporated that into this card using this gorgeous string. The string reminds me of my teenage year's where I perfected a few tricks with my yo-yo. I feel in love with this range of papers by Kaisercraft, so stay tuned. I’ve been cutting out the animals ready to make some more cards, using my waiting for my daughter at rehearsals time effectively.

Challenges this card qualifies for:

  1. http://scrapbooksisters.blogspot.com/2011/06/card-challenge-no-40.html
  2. http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweet-stamps-challenge-19-embossing.html
  3. http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-fortnightly-challenge-spots-and.html
  4. http://happichallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/happileigh-scrappin-challenge-26.html
  5. http://woodwareusa-clearstamps.blogspot.com/2011/06/woodware-usa-challenge-31-happy.html
  6. http://aifactorychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-new-challenge.html

Have a great day

Trish Munro

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Stampin Up–Make and Take

On the weekend I went to the Australasian Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Brisbane,Australia with my friend’s Vicki and Roz. I did a make and take at the Stampin Up stand run by Chrissie Allen, Jenn Duncan, Sherri Freese, Sue Janke, Megan Kinsey and Susan Hurley-Luke. I really enjoyed this make and take and tried the Stampin Up scissors and they were surprisingly brilliant and so easy to work with, now I have some thing else to add to my wish list. I love the Strength & Hope stamp set they used. If you buy a set from one of the girls  before 31st July they will donate $2 from the sale to The Breast Cancer research Foundation. The girls had the most amazing cards and scrapbooking pages on display, I wanted to make them all! Very inspiring!
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Have a great day
Trish Munro

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Handbag Card

This gorgeous handbag card was  made using a handbag template. I used dimensionals to lift the handbag which gives a nice effect with the embossed card underneath.(Tip: Place the dimensionals so that you can place a gift card or cash in the bag). The ribbon was from a $2 importer style shop and already has the beading attached and stuck under the coloured paper panel on the top of the bag gives a great trendy styling to the bag.

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Challenges this card qualifies for:

  1. http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.com/2011/06/anything-goes-challenge.html
  2. http://guylousinimitability.blogspot.com/2011/06/monochromic-challenge.html
  3. http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-number-19-monochromaticshades.html
  4. http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/terrifically-thrilling-thursday.html
  5. http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/2011/06/going-grey-with-scrap-creations.html

Have a great weekend

Love Trish Munro xx

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Fathers Day Card

I enjoyed making this Tiger Card as it oozes masculinity, which really suits my hubby and will be the perfect Fathers Day Card for him.

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I added the textured card at the bottom to accentuate the mirrored effect of the water in my stamped image, and it was nice to add some natural coloured texture to try to man this card up a bit! I added a purple highlight to offset the grey colouring, for the cool colours that are under the Tiger’s neck . I started colouring this last year at my daughter’s  play rehearsal for the same theatre company as this year and finished it finally the other night, only one year later and another play later. It was a marathon to colour and took a lot longer than I thought. I don’t mind waiting for her at all and it gives me a bit more time to do my crafting, unfortunately there is only 2 more weeks of rehearsals for Jack & the Beanstalk a Pantomime ( she’s the back half of a cow, a villager, the hen that lays the golden egg, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz(singing Were off to see the the Wizard solo) & a scary monster monster. That’s a lot of costume changes for one play.This is her 4th play for the year. Her 3rd Play this year has performances next week. She is small Alice in Alice in Wonderland a Disney play,so it’s go go go around here. Hair,Make up, Action!June 2011 Vicki & I 006

Challenges this card qualifies for:

  1. http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/craft-challenge-106-fathers-day.html
  2. http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-10fathers-day-andor-masculine.html
  3. http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-challenge.html
  4. http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/11-week-23-fathers-daymans-card.html
  5. http://www.amberscraftsandstuff.com/2011/06/challenge-13-special-man.html
  6. http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-76-magnificent-men.html
  7. http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/designers-choice-challenge/dcc68-fathers-day-challenge/
  8. http://thepapervariety.blogspot.com/2011/06/for-guys.html
  9. http://flourishes.org/2011/06/timeless-tuesday-121/
  10. http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-31-its-all-about-males.html

I’m so proud of myself , I have actually made this card in advance… rather than a last minute job. Wonders will never cease!

Trish Munro