Thursday, December 24, 2009

DVD gift box

I can't believe its Christmas eve today! my kids are sooo excited telling me 1 more sleep till Santa And I must admit I'm still a big kid and can't wait either. I love watching the children's faces on Christmas morning! They are always so happy and excited!!!
Thought I would show you a DVD gift box I designed for UStamp this round. It holds a DVD in the back and microwave popcorn in the front. You always need popcorn when you are watching a movie.he he This will fix those nosey present shakers and feelers that hang around the Christmas tree!!!lol.
Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas day;-)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Christmas goodies

This is a set I made to send to my friend Debbie in the US for Christmas. Inside the box is some favorite chocolates and I found a kiwi decoration in farmers and thought it would be great to send her a kiwi for her Christmas tree!
I have a few more gifts I need to make to send overseas but I have run out of time so now they will have to be for New Years instead;-)
Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend so far!!!
Thanks for stopping by;-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Little christmas treats

Christmas is a time for giving and I love to make treats to give away!!! This little treat box and card was a little gift I made my stamp club ladies;-) I got the instructions from a previous round of UStamp. I had been meaning to make this little treat box that Jenn designed but never quite got the time. Now I can tick it off my All I need to do now is finished the next few things on my list he he.
Thanks for stopping by;-)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Desk top calender

Where have the days gone!!! I have been super busy and have had little time to stamp and create:(. I thought I would show you my first project I created for UStamp! I made one of these calenders for my swap sister last round and everyone seemed to like it so I wrote out the instructions for my first project this round! Alot of people have recreated it this round and they all look fantastic I wish you could see them all;-) We also made these at my stamp club this week and they were a hit there too. A great gift for friends, teachers, work colleagues the list goes on. well I better get to bed another busy day tomorrow, roll on Christmas so everything can slow down!!!
Thanks for stopping by;-)
I will be back in the next couple of days to show you what I make my stamp club ladies!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fun and Fast Notes Christmas Tag

I can't believe its December! Wow I am sooo behind! This is a tag I started a few weeks ago and just finished it off this morning! I have had my son home for the last couple of days so I haven't had the time to stamp this week! But hes on the mend and I hope to finished off a couple of other things I have been working on!
Stamps: fun and fast notes and short and sweet
Card: Chocolate chip, rinding hood red, old olive and whisper white
Ink: Chocolate chip
DSP: Ski slope
Accessories: riding hood striped grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, and gold micro beads
Must go and drop Keisha off at kindy! Then its work for me!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

End of year blowout winners

Sorry this post is late!!! I have been without a computer for a few days because some lovely person gave me a virus:( But my fantastic computer guy Craig has me back up and running Whaaaa Whoooo!!! I must say I was a bit lost with out my computer but its all good now;-)
Any how lets get back to business!
I have used RANDOM.ORG number service to pick my 2 winners!!
And the winners are.......................................
Number 2 and Number 10
So Shelley and Rachael knight are the lucky winners!! Whop Whop!!!
Thanks to everyone that took the time to leave a comment;-)
If you want to sign up or check out what UStamp is about go here!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

End of year blowout Blogcandy

Whaaaa Whoooo Its that time again!!!!!! The next round of UStamp is about to start and I have 2 passes for 2 lucky people;-) So all you have to do to go into the draw is leave a comment on this post saying What you look forward to the most about the new year!! That's it! easy The next round starts on the 1st of December and will run for 28 days so if you have been thinking of joining now is your chance to win a free pass! If you want any info about UStamp go here for all the information and how to join!!
I have made sooo many friends from all over the world and can't wait for the next round to start so we can all chat! I love the live chat rooms;-)
I will use random org to draw my winners tomorrow night. Can't wait!!
Good luck to everyone;-)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Inkspiration Colour challenge # 16

It's been fantastic being on Keesh's design team I have loved every minute of it!!! Thanks Keesh for asking me!!! I have really enjoyed checking out every ones entries and leaving them some comment love;-) And what do you know it's Friday again they seem to roll around far tooo fast. lol. This week was a hard colour challenge for me!! Wayyyyy out of my colour comfort zone. I left it till today to do because I wasn't too sure how to use these colours together! Then it came to me I needed to make my son Nico a birthday card for December so I used him as my inspiration! Sorry the photo hasn't captured the taken with teal its looks blue but I promise it is taken with teal. lol.
Ink: Basic black and taken with teal
Stamps: All in the family and short and sweet
Card: Taken with teal, real red, pumpkin pie and whisper white
Accessories: jumbo brads, real red 3/4" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon and black thread
Check out Keesh's creation and the design teams samples Chantelle, Cindy, Kirsty, Renee and Sarah-Jane.
Thanks for stopping by;-) And I'll be tomorrow night, I have some blog candy to give away so check back to see how to win!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mojo monday # 114

Sorry this will be the quickest post ever!!! I have to get ready for work! Its Mojo time again, So if you have time give it ago!!! I love doing sketches, and this was a fun one!!! Check out the other entries and the fantastic examples from the DT here.
Stamps: Season of joy
Card: riding hood red, sahara sand and very vanilla
DSP: Sweet slumber specialty
Ink: riding hood red and always artichoke
Accessories: 1/2 pearls, kraft taffera ribbon and a bouquet designer button
Thanks for stopping by;-)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Inkspiration Sketch challenge # 16

I can't believe its been a week already!!! Sketches are my favorite challenges so I was excited to have a play this week!!! I decided to use my favorite DSP out of the current spring mini and my favorite stamps out of the new summer mini that will start 1st December. I love having new stamps and was great to ink them up and have a play!!! As you can see I have done a little paper piecing and tolling, just couldn't help myself. he he. A little ribbon and a button finish it off! If you get a chance have a go at the sketch it was fun;-)
Anyway go check out Keesh's blog to see what she has come up with! Also check out the design teams creations Cindy, Kirsty, Renee, Chantelle and Sarah-Jane they are always fantastic!!!
Stamps: Butterfly prints and Hello again
DSP:Parisian breeze specialty
Card: Chocolate chip, baja breeze and whisper white
Ink: Chocolate chip and baja breeze
Accessories: Chocolate chip taffeta ribbon and a bouquet designer button
Thanks for stopping by;-)

Monday, November 16, 2009

My UStamp holiday swaps

Thought I'd show you the holiday swaps I sent to Beth Kern from the US. We had to make a home made gift and a Christmas card and also send some treats from your country! I decided to make a calender for next year for my gift and I made a double pocket bag and filled one side with favorite chocolates and for the other side I made a Christmas card. I always do the swaps its just great fun receiving something in the post!! And you make a new friend too;-)!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Inkspiration inspiration Challenge # 15

How exciting!! I have been asked by Makeesha to be the guest designer for the rest of November, how cool is that!! Thanks soooo much Keesh for asking me!!!! I love doing Keesh's challenges but sometimes time isn't on my side! So one good thing about being a guest designer is I get the challenges early so I can make sure I get them done;-) as soon as I saw this inspiration picture I knew which set to use!! I love it when that happens;-) I have used my versamark pad and clear embossing powder for the decorations in the background on my black card, and versmark and sliver embossing on my hanging decorations. I haven't had my heat gun out in a long time, I had forgotten how much I enjoy embossing!
Stamps: Tree trimmings
Ink: Versamark
Embossing powder: Clear and sliver
punches: Scallop edge
Ribbon: 1/4" basic black grosgrain and silver thread
Check out Keesh's sample and the design teams creations! Renee, Cindy, Kirsty, Chantelle , and Sarah-Jane.
If you have the time have a go yourself;-)
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

UStamp swap sister gift

My package arrived today from my swap sister Beth Kern from UStamp! It's great when you get a package in the post!! I couldn't wait to open it!;-) Beth sent me this beautiful bowl full of treats!!! And a stunning Christmas card! How lucky am I!!! Thanks soooo much Beth!!! I will show you what I made for Beth once I know that she has received it. I don't want to spoil the surprise for her!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mojo Monday # 112

I had abit of time to myself today so I thought I'd have a play! And since its been ages since I did a Mojo Monday sketch I decided it was time I did one! It was a very quick layout, which suits me fine he he. I have paper pieced the flowers and added some crystal iris chunky glitter to the middle of each flower. Check out the other entries here!
Stamps: Simple friendship
Ink: Chocolate chip
Card stock: Chocolate chip, baja breeze and whisper white
DSP: Parisian breeze specialty
Thanks for stopping by;-)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Makeesha's colour challenge # 15

Its time for another challenge from Makeesha and the colours this week are fantastic and I had the perfect stamp set to use!! "Wild about you" is a old fav of mine and has been well used! I have paper tolled out the lion and the wee bird and always wonder to myself what was I thinking cutting out all the little bits but just can't help myself! lol. I used the word window punch to make a gap for the words, I was glad it would punch through 2 layers of card and 1 layer of DSP all at once!! The DSP is close to cocoa prints from last years catty. Check out the design teams and Makeesha's samples here!
I better go get ready for work. Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy new baby

I don't know where the time goes!! One day its Monday and the next it seems to be I made this card at the start of the week and had good intentions of posting it sooner but I never quite got there!! I made this card for a cousin of mine that has just had a wee baby boy. It is a couple of weeks late but I'm sure she will still love it;-) I have had fun and fast notes for quite a while but have never used it and I can't think why! So I wiped off the dust and inked it up. I used the last of my baja breeze card stock and teamed it up with basic grey, love these colours together. Well I must go and put the kids to bed.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bella bleu purse

I did a little blog surfing yesterday and came across this purse on the NZSU site and they are having a challenge so I thought I'd give it a go!!! Its was easy to make and not to fiddly, which is always great;-). Check out the other purses here! I'll be back tomorrow I have a baby card I made last night to show you. I can't believe I actually made 3 things last night!! That has to be a record for Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pun fun birthday wishes

I had planned to spend the afternoon stamping with a friend but unfortunately I had to cancel, but I did manage to slip away into my stamp room and whip up this birthday card that is way late but at least now its done and dusted!! Pun fun is my newest stamp set and I can't wait to use all the stamps in the set!. Now the kids are in bed and I have a baby card to make and a swap for UStamp so I better get cracking. Thanks for stopping by;-)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Countdown

If you click on the picture it will give you a close up look!

Time just seems to slip away from me!! My poor blog!! I thought I would show you my first project from UStamp. I Love the build up to Christmas so I made my own advent Calender. Its a pity the photos don't give it Justice. Now I can't wait for December so I can start using it!! I have to pick up the kids, so this is the quickest post ever. I hope to have some time in the weekend to show my stamp room some love!!
Thanks for stopping by;-)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Makeesha's colour challenge

Aren't these colours gorgeous!! Pun fun is one of my newer stamp sets and when I saw the colours I new I had to use the hippo!! I have had a day to myself today and it has been fantastic;-)!!!! And I made sure I had a bit of time to do some stamping!! I just couldn't help to paper toll the hippo a little!! I have used black thread for the balloon string, it was abit fiddly but worth it;-) Check out the other entries here. I hope to do a few challenges through the week and make a few UStamp projects too!! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

September calendar page

I have a group of friends that I meet with every month or 2 and we decided to do a calendar swap. There is 6 of us and we are each creating 2 pages and making 6 of each of them. In the end we will each get a complete calendar back!!! This is the page I made for my September month. I don't know why I put off doing my pages for so long. I guess I work better under pressure. he he. I can't wait till I get the other pages from our calendar page swap. I will show them to you once I have them all:) If you want to see my June calendar page go here.
Stamps: simple friendship
Inks: bravo burgundy, close to cocoa and old olive
Card: bravo burgundy, close to cocoa, old olive and whisper white
DSP: Close to cocoa and old olive from 2008-2009 catalogue
Embellishments: old olive ribbon and 1/2 pearls
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog candy winner

I don't know where the day I had great intentions to post just after lunch but time was against me today. Thanks to those of you that left comments!! I loved reading them all!!

I used RAMDOM.ORG to draw the winner this time and the number it chose is
......... Number 6
So congratulations Debbie Pamment:)
This is what Debbie had to say........
I LOVE the sparkly decorating-my whole
house gets transformed-I love it!!!
And spending time with family and
friends is a high priority too.
Thanks again to everyone that took the time to leave a comment! You guys rock!!!


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