Monday, November 22, 2010

Birthday Bundle

A work colleague of mine has just celebrated her 21st Birthday and I wanted to do something a bit special for her and ended up with a complete matching set! (I might have got just a 'bit' carried away) ...

I designed the candle first, with inspiration from 'We Stamp for Lara' (see previous post) and totally fell in love with the colour scheme so felt inspired to keep going.

Of course any gift needs a card so I made one to match.

One of the presents I am giving her is her very own batch of my infamous caramel slice (all to herself!) so naturally there needed to be a tag to go with that.

And finally (although not shown here) is a *secret* recipe card that I made with the 'from the kitchen of' stamp set which goes with a new pan so she can make this herself. Pretty lucky lady to be getting my special recipe (wink).

I loved creating these gifts and hope she loves it as much as I do.

This tag is so appropriate 'Just for you ... so you don't have to share'!!

I love this candle ... I want one now!! haha

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Concord Crush
Inks: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations, Short Order Alphabet, Afterthoughts (Hostess), From the Kitchen of
Other: Polkadots Textured Impression; Hodgepodge Hardware; Mistletoe Ribbon Originals

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Candle Delight

I am officially addicted to stamping on candles. I saw a tutorial for this technique on 'We Stamp for Lara' and have had a ball creating a variety of designs. Want to know how to makes these? Click here to be directed to Madonna Dunn's blog.

I made the Season's Greetings candle first then moved on to the Xmas Kangaroo once I realised how easy it was!

Stamps: Gifted; Happy Christmas, Mate
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler; Daffodil Delight; Marina Mist; Crumble Cake, Soft Suede

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gifted Versatility ...

Another creation using products from the Dress Up Christmas promotion ... I am finding the Gifted set so versatile and have a few more projects up my sleeve so I will post some more soon.

Very exciting week this week, as I took delivery of my preorder from the Summer Mini Catalogue which is effective from 1st December. I am having great fun playing with my new products and will post a couple of sneak peeks on these soon, so watch this space :-)

Stamps: Gifted
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Soft Suede; Jolly Holiday DSP
Inks: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Mistletoe Ribbon Original (promo); Hodgepodge Hardware

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Season's Greetings

This was a very quick card to throw together using products from the Dress Up Christmas promotion. How cute is that image showing through the oval punch!

Stamps: Gifted
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP
Inks: Soft Suede; Cherry Cobbler; Old Olive
Other: Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (promo); Extra Large Oval Punch

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Skippy

Another great one ... gotta love Skippy with a pouch full of pressies! I cased the layout from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue but wasn't too sure about the yellow trim to start with. It is starting to grow on me though ...

Stamps: Happy Christmas, Mate
Cardstock: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Watercolour Paper
Inks: Crumble Cake
Other: Polkadot Embossing, Real Red Ribbon, Rich Regals Brads, Stampin' Pastels, Watercolour Pen

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Surfs Up ... Santa!

I have had my eye on this set for quiet some time now, so appropriate for the Southern Hemisphere where boardshorts replace winter woolies, and surf replaces the snow. I thoroughly loved colouring this in using my pastels and watercolour brush and doesn't he looked like one chilled out Santa!

Stamps: Happy Christmas, Mate
Cardstock: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive
Ribbon: Mistletoe(promotional)
Other: Stampin' Pastels, Watercolour pen

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mojo Monday 163

I took delivery a few days ago of some new stamps and products, in particular I finally got a Big Shot! I was so excited I had to get stuck in and the Mojo Monday challenge seemed the perfect thing. So one of my creations from today is this gorgeous card using watercolour techniques and the beautiful Polkadot embossing. Love it!!

(I apologise for the bad lighting, one of the bulbs in my study has blown and I just couldn't get this shot right)
Isn't that little Koala just gorgeous. I had a couple of attempts at colouring him in and finally decided on using the lids of the stamp pads and my watercolour brush and am thrilled with the result. Definitely my preferred method.

Stamps: Happy Christmas, Mate
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Cumble Cake, Early Espresso, DSP Jolly Holiday
Inks: Early Espresso
Ribbon: Sleigh Bells Ribbon (promotion)
Other: Polkadot Embossing

Where for art thou Mojo??

Yep, that's right I lost my mojo for a while there (gasp!). But it is OK, I found it again. I think hubby accidentally packed it when he went away for four weeks with work. Thank goodness he bought it back with him!

Anyway, to follow are a few projects I completed today but the first is a card I made for a work colleague who hurt her back and has been off work for a while now. I wanted to let her know that we miss her around work and as the card says, gets well soon.

I love this stamp set and find it so versatile. It sure is a lot of fun to colour in too and it can be adapted to whatever colour scheme you use.

Stamps: Loads of Bots
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Crumble Cake
Inks: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Ribbon: Soft Suede Polkadot
Other: Clear Buttons, Twine, Eyelet Border Punch, Watercolour Pen