Monday, 31 December 2007

Acetate Box - Chocolates anyone??

I had a thought during the night...scary... about doing an acetate box. What's even sadder about thinking about this box and not sleeping, is that I had to race out after making this beauty and buy some chocolates to fill it!!!.

I know its hard to see from a picture, but the flower image has been embossed with clear and SU glitter.

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Donut cards

Here are two Donut Cards that I knocked up yesterday in between helping the girls with their cards.

Fast, simple and really effective... just the sort of card I like doing!!.

I was hoping to do a few more cards today, but... and there is always a but!, I have a family BBQ to organise. Although, New years Day and the next day are all mine!!! so keep an eye out for more cards to come!!!

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Summer by the Sea

I had always wanted this stamp set, and when I got it I never used it. I love coloring and shading, it brings the kid out in me.!!!

My kids are at my side wanting to make cards, so better make them happy, might even have a few more creations to show you after today.

Tagged by Hope

Well I have just been tagged by Hope.

. So now you have to sit through another 7 facts about myself, please try not to nod off!! LOL.
1 - I love watching Gorden Ramsey cooking shows
2 - I love watching Jamie Oliver cooking shows.
3 - Surprise surprise, I can cook!!!!
4 - Favorite holiday destination - Fiji
5 - My little family outing every Sunday morning - Mum and Dads for a seriously good coffee and whatever homemade treats she has made to go with it.
6 - I have two burmese cats - would have more if I could!!
7 - Have climbed to the top of Mount Taranaki.

Now on to the better bit... heres 7 people I have tagged.... Lou, Bree, Melanie, Tara, Joani, Sharlene, Annie

Friday, 28 December 2007

Quick and easy cards

Christmas decorations are packed away, craft room slightly more tidier! Time for a couple of quick cards, (and I mean quick!! LOL)

Amazing... you here nothing from me for a week and then blog posts two days running. I even made a card today at work, (in my lunch break of course), which I really liked, I will download picture tomorrow and post.

For those of you that have asked, I will start making dates for classes next week, so the first Newsletter for 2008 will be out soon with details.

Have a great weekend
Take care

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Double Slider Card

I managed to get another double slider under my belt before I pick the two of the best to do in a class. I'm not that keen on doing these cards, and I'm not really sure that I even like this card... there is too much white space on the front of this card. Oh well I will put this disaster behind me and move on to better (hopefully LOL) things!!!
I have nothing planned this weekend except stamping with the girls (Cameron got from santa a Simply Sent kit for xmas), so her, me and Bailee will be having a bit of girl power fun!!! (Well at least until they start fighting and driving me nuts... should be, shall we say ummm 5 mins into it!!! LOL) Oh well at least I try to be peace maker!!!

Pocket Notes

I was surprised at how long it has been since my last post. Sorry folks, I do try to keep it updated, I am fighting for the PC at the moment as everyone got MP3 or IPODS for Christmas, so everyone is frantically loading on music.
I had a play the other day with these little Pocket Notes, they are quick and easy for those of you that haven't much time to do a card, but still want a little "of you" added to pressie.
You can purchase these little notes in the Summer Mini for $22.50 (30 per pkg), and you also get little envelopes to go with them. Tooo Cute!!!

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

OK, I give in!!! Here are 10 random's for the SBS6

1 - I am a sensory cheese taster.
2 - Despite I taste cheese everyday... I still like cheese.. just a little more selective than other people!
3 - Daughter no. 1 - Cameron the ballerina princess 8yrs who at this age even cries during a cartoon movie!!! A real softy.
4 - Daughter no. 2 Bailee, or Bee for short. 5yrs - Rottweiler in nature, picks on her older sister and have only just 1/2 hour ago read her last school report "Loud and boisterous", although to be fair... I did warn her teacher!!!
5 - Have been card making for a few years, scrap booking for a few months. Totally addicted.
6 - Getting hair cut and colored tomorrow, hubby wants me to go blonde - so I will go dark. LOL
7 - I used to ride racehorses for a living when I left school
8 - I got married in Fiji, and plan on taking the girls there next year.
9 - Mmmm this is hard, how interesting can one person be???
10 - As organised as I like to be... my craft room is a mess again and I still haven't finished of the Christmas shopping!!!

Thats all folks!!!

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Christmas - Loads of Love

This was my last class for 2007. We made a card, explosion box and I made up treat bags with fudge and chocolates to go in boxes. I called the class "Teacher appreciation". So as you can imagine there will be a few of the South Taranaki teachers getting these treats.!!

Now I have some "me" time... I will sort out a time table for classes next year, so if you are keen on finding out what I have in store for next year and are not on my emailing list for my monthly newsletter which has dates and times, flick me an email and I will add you to the list.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Altered Paint Tin

Here is my first attempt at an altered paint tin. I think it turned out OK but was not really one of my fav. things to do. And as a word of warning to all those who have been playing with the idea of doing a project like this.... make sure your lid is the right way on... yes you guessed it I altered the underside of the lid.!!! LOL . O-well you can't win them all!!!

Im' off to lunch now with my three girls (yes I adopted Marise's girl for the day while she goes santa shopping) , and meeting up with Jamie who I haven't seen since she got back home from America visiting her family...
Take care.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Quick cards

I have found my "new Favorite" stamp set!!! I just can't get enough of it!! My mojo is running strong this month, I have another project on the go and should be finished in a few days. So keep a look out.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Time Well Spent

It really was "time well spent"!!! doing this card. This is a stamp set that was given to all Stampin Up Demonstrators as an appreciation gift. It arrived yesterday in the post and I couldn't get the kids feed and in bed fast enough so I could have a play!!! LOL. I knew as soon as I opened it that I was going to use orange and chocolate.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Mini Pocket Notes

Ever want a quick card to do and can't be bothered getting everything out... well here's a great solution!! Pocket cards. They come in Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla or Pretty in Pink. I used Best Bar Codes Stamp Set on them and it would have taken me about 10 minutes to stamp both and put together.

File Folder Card

After my first attempt... which I ended up throwing in the rubbish with disgust, I tried again and this was the outcome. My first File Folder Card. I used Designer Series Loves Me Paper, and Carte Postale Stamp Set both out of the Summer Mini.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Christmas school treat bags

Today is so humid and muggy outside so I decided to stay inside and do little treat bags for the girls' to take to school while the weeds grow!!. They were only to eager to help, and I don't just mean the stamping... they also had fun sampling the chocolate almonds and Cadbury Roses.
Stamp Sets used were Snowflake Spot and Take Three.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Christmas cards!!!

I have finally managed to knock up a few Christmas cards. I had jokingly said to a few of my friends that they will be receiving Warehouse cards, but I don't think they would let me live that one down!!! Even my hubby had a dig at me the other day saying..."You have a room full of card stock, stamps and gadgets, and you show people how to make nice cards, yet you cant make any cards for Christmas to send away!!!"... As you can imagine... I stated in one of the last posts... I see this as a challenge if my hubby says anything!!!!.
On a different note... has anyone got any suggestions on how to stop my Burmese cats from ripping up my furniture????.. And as I typed this very plea.. I just stopped typing picked up the nearest object (an apple) and hurtled it towards one of the suspects sharpening his claws. Little Miss5 says "Good one mum" LOL

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Gift Boxes

I'm on a roll, you see ... I am trying again to tidy up my craft room, and the only way I can figure out how to do that is stamp some more and eventually I will find those things that are lost, then maybe I can put them away in their correct place.! Huh... don't like my chances LOL.

Here are some little gift boxes I covered with various Stampin Up designer series paper and stamps. If you want to know any information, flick me an email.

Monday, 3 December 2007

Card winners

I have had the most bizarre afternoon... My girls dance teacher Michelle Glover, decided she was giving the class a break from exam work and taught them how to do "Night Fever".... yes John Travolta comes to mind... as if this wasn't funny enough,,, she then decides to get the parents (most too scared to say no to Michelle) up and dancing the moves too!!! I hate to admit it but I really enjoyed it!.
Also, if you could hear the singing in the background.... I am sure you would get off this blog! Bee has had "I saw mummy kissing Santa Claus" on for the last hour, re-running and singing at the top of her voice! Lucky the dogs around here must be tone deaf as the aren't howling YET!!!!

Onto these cards, I ran a little comp. a while ago and there were 3 winners, these two cards were entered by my very talented cousin Marise. Card making definitely runs in the family! Trace M and Trace St were also winners but I have already given theirs back otherwise they would have featured too).

Well must fly, stamping to do, boxes to finish.
Take Care