Monday, December 15, 2008

12x12 Photo Frame

For my Mum's 60th back in July, I arranged for a Family Portrait, as it was rare that us 4 kids were in the same place at the same time!

I had brought a few of these 12x12 Photo Frames from Lincraft for only $9.95, they come in either black or white.

The base of the layout is a 12x12 piece of Taken with Teal, I have double matted the 8x10 photo on Rose Red and then onto Regal Rose. Using the Eastern Blooms Stamp Set from the Summer Mini (Page 8, $39.95), I stamped the cherry blossom image in Whisper White Ink. The pink flowers are cut out from a sheet from the Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper, some are glued directly down and others a raised using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then finished the layout with a few rub-ons from the Cherished Memories set (Page 141, $19.95).
Anthony thought the layout looked a little too girly as he pointed out there is a male in the photo!

Monday, December 08, 2008

More Samples...

Base of this card is Whisper White, I have used the Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper and matted this onto Pumpkin Pie and Taken with Teal Cardstock. I have used the new Scallop Edge punch along the bottom of the Taken with Teal card, so that the Pumpkin Pie cardstock shows along the base. Again I have stamped the flower image in Stazon Ink and coloured this in with the Aqua painter and Pumpkin Pie Ink.
Stamp Set:Embrace Life
This card was cased from Andrea Walford, again base of this card is Whisper White Cardstock, I have used Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper, matted this onto Certainly Celery and Taken with Teal Cardstock, I have covered the join with Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon. I then matted the smaller Whisper White cardstock onto Old Olive Cardstock.
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life and Easrern Blooms.
Base of this card is River Rock, I have used Groovy Guava, and Basic Black Cardstock and Ginger Blossoms Designer Series Paper. I have finished this with Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon.
Stamp Set: Embrace Life
And finally, base of this card is river Rock, again I have used Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper matted on Basic Black cardstock and teamed with Groovy Guava cardstock. I finished with Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.
Stamp Set: Embrace Life


Here are a few cards I have made using the Eastern Blooms and Embrace Life Stamp Sets and Bali Breeze and Ginger Blossom Designer Series Papers.

Base of this card is River Rock, I have matted the Designer Series Paper- Ginger Blossom onto Basic Black. I have then stamped the flower image in Stazon Ink onto Watercolour paper and coloured in using Groovy Guava ink and an Aqua painter.
Stamp Set: Embrace Life
Base of this card is Whisper White, using paper from the Bali Breeze Designer Series Papers, I again stamped in Stazon Ink onto Watercolour paper and coloured in the flower. I matted this onto Taken with Teal.
Stamp Set: Embrace Life
Base of this card is River Rock, as metioned above, I matted the Designer Seriers Paper-Ginger Blossom with Basic Black, I love the effect this creates. I have also used Groovy Guava cardstock. I have added 3 Square Rhinestone brads - Ice - in the bottom rectangle.
Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms

Embrace Life.... Ginger Blossom

A few more favourites from the new Summer Mini Catalogue are
Embrace Life Stamp Set (Page 19, $45.95) and
Designer Series Paper- Ginger Blossom(Page 18, $11.95)
I just love how these two products go hand in hand!
Coordinating Stampin' Up! Colours: Groovy Guave, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, River Rock( I have also teamed this with Basic Black)

Eastern Blooms meets Bali Breeze...

This are two of my favourite items from the new Summer Mini Catalogue -
Eastern Blooms (Page 8, $39.95) and
Designer Series Paper - Bali Breeze (Page 9, $11.95).
The colours in these papers are fresh and crisp.
The coordinating Stampin' Up! Colours that go with these papers are: Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Regal Rose.

Summer Mini Catalogue

The new Summer Mini Catalogue is now available and runs until the 31st March 2009.
There are some beautiful Stamp Sets which match perfectly with some of the new Designer Series Papers that will make you go ohh and ahh!!
If you wish to receive your copy please email me at

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas Market Day

Recently I was asked to be involved in a Christmas Market Day. This was run by Tina from the Natural Beauty Retreat (who organised the Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser a few months ago)

I had my display table set up with my Stampin' Up! products and then I ran 2 set classes for both Adults and Kids (2 classes for each with max of 6 in each). The day was a huge success and all who attended the classes loved the end product.

The first photo is of the cards in which the Adults made on the day-they made 4 Christmas Cards with matching envelopes (some designs were cased from different blogs, I apologise that I cannot remember which exact ones!)

The second photo is of the Kids Class-they all got to make a 9x9x9 Photo Cube, Mini Cards, Candy Cane tag, and Gift Tags.

And finally my display table on the day! (it looks messy underneath,but these were all the classes bagged and ready to be given to each guest)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Here are a few cards and things I have made recently... they are a mix of items made from Hostess stamp sets, Spring Mini Catalogue items and Current Catalogue items.
I know I keep saying this but I really must try and keep my blog updated!!
I will try.. I promise!!

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

On Saturday the 18th October I was asked to be involved with a Breast Cancer Awareness Morning Tea Fundraiser which was held at Dulong near Maleny here on the Sunshine Coast.
The lady who organised the whole event was Tina Rossiter who runs The Natural Beauty Retreat. The event/morning tea was held on her property, and all the other stall holders were other home based/direct selling businesses from around the local area, the morning tea was $5 per person, I think Tina ended up with about 80 guests, mostly ladies!

Tina was putting together sample bags for everyone who attended on the day, so if you wanted to add anything about your business you had the chance. I made little matchbook holders in pink, when you opened it, I put a few lollies inside and put my details!

The were fantastic raffles which were also donated by local business and all proceeds were donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.
As this was the first time I had been involved with a fundraiser, I was unsure how things worked, but I thought I would see if Stampin' Up! would donate a few products for a great cause, so I was blown away when I arrived home one afternoon to find a HUGE box on my door step, when I opened it I was amazed at how much stock they had donated. I packaged them all up, I think in the end I ended up donating about 8 raffles. The first photo above is of all the raffles donated by Stampin' Up!

The second photo is of a bouquet of flowers I had made especailly for my stall to make it pretty, and this was down by iblossom. It was stunning and quite a few people commented on it also.

It was a fantastic organised event thanks to Tina and everyone had a lovely day!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mum's 60th Birthday Invites

Next month is my Mum's 60th. These are the invitations I made for her party.
Using Wisper White Card, Almost Amethyst Card Stock, Almost Amethyst Ink, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel, Scallop Punch and Organza Ribbon (retired from last year's catalogue), the silver "Coralie's 60th" is a sticker which I got made from a company called Peppermint Products (from Melbourne).
On the inside of the invitation, my sister Angela did the photo of mum (when she was a teenager), I printed this onto vellum and then attached with small silver Heart brads.
For her birthday cake I am doing cupcakes, so at the moment I am trying out receipes and different types of frostings, this is one I made today, the pink frosting is way too bright and flavoured with raspberry! I am going to do a lilac frosting to match the invites, with lilac candied flowers on the day.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Card and Gift Box for Liz

This birthday card and matching gift box I made for my good friend Liz a few weeks ago.The card design I cased from a US demonstrator, Kira Carter, which I saw on a copy of "onstage", I changed the colours and used the Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Alf....

On the 12th January it was my stepdad's, Alf's birthday... Very quick and easy design...

Stamp Sets:Birthday Whimsy and Stamp of Authenticity
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip,Old Olive and Bashful Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Printed Paper: Designer Series DoubleSided Paper: Holiday Thyme
Other:Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon

It's A Girl.....

On Friday the 4th January Anthony's brother Tim and his partner Janine had a baby girl,
Zali May. All are doing well!

This is the card I made for them.

Stamp Set: All in the Family and All Year Cheer 1
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink and Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black
Printed Paper: Designer Series Doublesided Paper:Loves Me
Other: Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Watercolour Crayons: Bold Brights, Aqua Painter, Clear Embossing Powder and Marvy Giga Punch Scalloped Square.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Wild Weather in Queensland

As most of you are aware the weather here in Queensland has been pretty bad lately, we've had rain nearly everyday since Christmas Eve.

On Sunday afternoon, we went over to Coolum to check out the beach! It was blowing a gale,raining and rough.

Here are a few photos from the point at Coolum, even though the weather was crappy and the beaches are closed there were still heaps of people out walking and checking out the beach!!


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