Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hi had a flat out weekend so haven't posted - sorry. We had our Relay For Life this weekend which we fundraise for all year but this was the actual event - a 19 hour relay to raise money and support for the Cancer Council of SA, and guess what?


How fantastic is that! Through the year our team raised over $21,000. I am so proud of everyone. Here is a photo of our wonderful team.

Our theme this year was butterflies and we also won the best dressed tent. See the huge butterfly in the middle - Kathryn made that out of paper mache it took her ages (and then her hubby wanted to put it in the bin!). She is a talented chook.

Well time for another card from some new goodies:

Stamps: Good Friend; Paper: Pink Pirouette, Creamy Caramel and scrap DP;Accessories: 5 petal flower punch, 3/4" circle punch, brad and small hole punch to make the ticket corners on tag.

Oh and to top off the extra busy weekend - Oscar fractured his arm! Poor baby fell off the playgym on Thursday night and fractured it right at the top of his humerus so it can't be plastered. Try having to keep a sling on a 2 year old!

Happy stamping, Bec

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Arrivals

Well I finally got my new sneak peak stuff and set about making something straight away. This is a cute set (excuse the photo). This was for SC218 over on Splitcoaststampers. I used:

Stamps: Window Dressing (Level 3 Hostess Set) & Wonderful Favourites
Paper: Pink Pirouette (new in-colour), Creamy Caramel, Watercolour Paper and some scraps of DP I had lying around.
Ink: Staz-On Black, Choc Chip
Acc: Punches, Watercolour Crayons, Blender Pen

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Always is Back

Well I finally got my new catalogues - it was rather exciting! I was pleased to see that Always made it into the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue as it was one of my favourites from the spring mini and it means I can get it out of retirement! Mum asked me Friday night to make a wedding card by Sunday (no pressure though) and this is what I came up with. I used:

Paper: Whisper White and some metallic gold from my stash
Ink: Versamark and gold embossed the hearts and sentiment
Stamps: Always and Basic Phrases
Accessories: Stick on Pearls (again from that stash), ribbon, paper piercer and template and small oval punch.

I think it looks rather classy and would you believe it exactly matches the present they bought (some glass bowl thingy) so mum was rapt.

Thought I would show you this cute photo of my Oscar driving the V8 wearing my glasses.

Isn't he just precious!

Happy stamping


Monday, March 23, 2009

The Other Pocket Card

As promised here is the other pocket card (the one we did on Friday night). I like these as they aren't hard and are something different from the standard card. Products used are:

Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Sarhara Sand, Fall Flowers DSP
Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive
Stamps: Wonderful Favourites, Sprinkles
Acc: Scallop Edge Punch, 5 petal Flower punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, hemp twine

Thanks for looking - I am still waiting for those new catalogues and stamps!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Isabelle

We are off to Isabelle's 3rd birthday party today. Made this card for her using an old set as love the little cow thought he was very cute. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Very Punny (retired) and Birthday Whimsy (retired)
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White and some DP I had in my scrap box
Ink: Staz-On Black
Acc: Pink Twill Tape, Metal Edge Tag, Number 3 embellishment, Scallop Edge Punch to make border, Watercolour Pencils and Blender Pen
Technique: Watercolouring

Hope you all have a good day thanks for looking.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Pocket Card

Hi folks. I made this card for tonights workshop as wanted a different style card but then decided I would change the whole layout so I will post that one next time! So if you are coming tonight I haven't given anything away.

Cardstock: Choc Chip, Wild Wasabi (for insert piece), Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP.
Ink: Cameo Coral, Soft Sky, Choc Chip.
Stamps: Sprinkles, Scribble This, Short & Sweet.
Acc: Corner Rounder, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Blingy Brad, Wild Wasabi Ribbon.

Hope you enjoy this and the tutorial is on Splitcoaststampers if you want to see it.

I am waiting for the postie to bring my delivery - new catalogue pretty please! Everyone else seems to have theirs!

Happy Stamping

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cutie Pie Hedgehog

How cute is this little guy from the Fun & Fast Notes. Also used Short & Sweet for the sentiment and spinkles for the background on the vanilla. The DP is Afternoon Tea and combined that with choc chip, very vanilla and some choc chip ribbon.
Happy stamping

Monday, March 9, 2009

Long Weekend Wind Down

Just recovering from the long weekend here in Adelaide. We took the family up to Moonta and boy am I exhausted - so much for a relaxing weekend away. Oscar decided he wasn't sleeping in a bed by himself and would only sleep with me and that took a lot of coaxing every night I can tell you. Therefore he took over the entire bed and I slept hardly a wink and he was grumbly all weekend from lack of sleep! Next time I'm going on my own!

It is our wedding anniversary today - 13 years. Here is the card I made for Guy.

Used Rose Red Cardstock for the base and hearts. This was for LSC206 over on splitcoast which was to only stamp a sentiment. I used the hostess set So Many Sayings and punched them out with the word window punch. Some left over wrapping paper and hearts cut out with my wonderful cricut maching, some snazzy silver ribbon and there you have it!

Happy stamping


Monday, March 2, 2009

Retirement List is Here!

Well the list is out. I waited up until midnight on Saturday night to download (I know how sad am I!). There is 2 pages of retiring products. Sad to see some old favourites go but exciting to realise we will get a whole heap of new stuff soon!
If you want to order anything from the retirement list get your order in to me ASAP as it is only while stocks last and heaps of stuff is 25% off!
I made this baby card with Figures of Speech which is on the list so will be going soon. This was the very first set I ever bought from Stampin' Up! That is what started my obsession. Keep tuned for more retirement cards.
Happy Stamping.