Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bridal Shower Card..

I also made this card for the bride's bridal shower during my 'all nighter' last night.
The pattern paper is a random sheet I found at a garage sale. I destressed the edges of the paper and the very vanilla cardstock. I used my cricut to cut the tag and stamped on the tag with simply said stamp set. I then coloured it to match added the rubons and the embellishments.

It wasnt what I originally had planned but I think its okay. Inside the sentiments just says 'wedding wishes to the bride to be'

smooches...and *yawns*

Card Box..

OKay so I posted the card at what time was it last night?...8.19pm (not so bad for me right?). The wedding is a 'wishing well' wedding where instead of buying presents the bride and groom just want money. So I was thinking- what do you do? Just chuck the money inside the card? Then I had an idea- I dusted off my cricut which Im sure is feeling quite rejected because its been neglected of late. And in the 'new arrival' cartridge there is a cut for a small enveleope. It fitted perfected! I LOVE THIS! I embossed with the cuttlebug and stuck the tinest bit of velcro to hold it closed. You could use this idea for gift cards as well :)

I love it when you stumble upon good ideas!...well I guess my creative juices were flowing because then I started to think that I would have to make an envelope for the card itself. And I was wondering how to protect the bow on the card and also how to make it look more like a proper gift instead of just a card with cash in it. Look what I came up with! I just measured the card I had made and added 2.5cm to each side. Cut and then scored along the 2cm and folded.
I actually attached the ribbon on the back with adhesive so that it would not move or fall off. And to make it all a little more special I just say some tissue in the bottom of the box and sat the card on top of it.
I have to say I am so TOTALLY happy with this creation :) I LOVE IT!
...surfice to say it was 3am before I got to bed!

What do you guys think?


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Up and coming wedding

Two of my good friends are getting married next weekend. I was cutting it a little short so I thought I better make a wedding card. It's a big affair. There is 17 in the wedding party! Including myself, Dan and Hannah!
I am going to a bridal shower/party thingy on wednesday night so I will have to make another card for then.
I really like the way this one turned out. No stamping on it (which surprising feels weird now! that a sign of withdrawl to my stamping addiction? :)


Stampin Up! Cardstock- very vanilla
Stampin Up! Ribbon - very vanilla
Frenchville patterned paper
Random flowers/pearls/rub ons.
Cricut was used to cut the heart of the very vanilla.
(I used versa mark over the heart and embossed with fairy crystals, repeated three times to make sure it was thick enough and completely covered. I did the same to the flower which was previously white)
I wasnt too happy with the bow so since the photo I have re tied it and its much better!

Hope you like it!


My aunty sent me a belated birthday present in the mail and so I thought I would make her a card.
When I started this card I had a completely different design in mind but it all sort of came together and turned into this!
hehe..this is also the first time I have had to create an envelope to send a card in..hehe I stuffed it up completely but I have word that the card was received in the mail okay, so we just live and learn I guess!

Stampin Up! Cardstock- purely pomegranate, choc chip, soft sky
Stampin Up! Stamp sets- live your dreams/wild about you/short & sweet
Ribbon- choc chip gross grain
randome flowers and gems/brads and kindy glitz.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kinda puts things in perspective huh..

A friend of mine forwarded this to me today at work. Kind of mind blowing really.

craft stuff to come!

EVERTHING that has EVER happened in history happend on this tiny dot

Beyond the sun is a BIG universe!

ANTARES is the 15th brightest star in the sky
and is more than 1000 light years away


Thursday, September 11, 2008

'Oh What a Night'

As you can see from my cards I have been dabbling in stampin Up products and I have been itching to join and become a demonstrator!

Kim (my soon to be upline!) invited me to the Field Training held in brisbane last night. I had an AWESOME time and met some really amazing ladies who are so talented. It was the first time I had met any of them and they made me feel so comfortable and a part of the group.

I CANNOT wait to sign up!

oooh and when we arrived we were given a stamp set from the up and coming mini catalogue! How cool is that!

Stay tuned for cards using these new stamps Im sure there will be a few :)
Below is a photo of me and all the girls (I'm second from the left at the front) at the end of the night.

Thank you all for making me feel so welcome :)


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thank you Julie!

Well Julie you restored my hope that my effort to make sure this blog is updated often has not been wasted! THANK YOU! -I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it wouldnt let me for some reason, so I decided to make this card is for you!:)

The main flowers cut out was a stamp Ive had for a million years and never used, I love it though so think it will be dragged out again soon!

Stampin UP! cardstock- chocolate chip/pretty in pink/whisper white
Stampin Up! stamp sets- short & sweet, simply said
Random flower stamp and scrap piece of white ribbon
Kindy Glitz and bling

(I stamped the main flowers on pretty in pink cardstock with pretty in pink ink, I then used my aquapen to shade the flower with more pretty in pink ink. It worked really well, when the water colour went over the actual outline of the stamp it made it pop out more. I just used purple and pink ink and my aquapen to dot the middle of the flowers and then added the kindy glitz.)

off to create some more!


Thursday, September 4, 2008


Now I am beginning to wonder if I am alone on the net? Call it selfish but I love to know when I have inspired someone SO come on ladies and gents leave me a comment when you stop by!

I'm working on some stuff- I'll post photos tonight!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Hello Ladies & Gents,

Just a quick one today. I wanted to try some new colours.
Hope you like!

Stampin Up! cardstock- purley pomegrante/nearly navy
Stampin Up! prints design paper- regal rose
Stampin Up! stamp set- celebrate everyday/simply said, short & sweet (for the background on the nearly navy)
Dimension Gold Paint
Rub ons
Flower (i added a touch of colour to it but it was already closely matched!)

I am actually really happy with how this one turned out!


.....OMG! Its only like 10pm and I'm off to bed!!! hehehe!