Friday, August 21, 2009

Father's Day/Male Cards

I have a workshop coming up and the hostess wants to do some Father's Day/Male Cards, I don't know why, but this is somthing that I really struggle with.
Above are a few cards I have made recently.
I love the new Designer Series Paper, Parisian Breeze from the new Spring Mini,it is such a great pack as it is both feminine and masculine designs, so it works well for both. I just love the co-ordinating colours!

Product for the 3 cards:
Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Just Beachy, Occasional Greetings
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Stazon Black,
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Kraft Cardstock, Watercolour Paper
DS Paper: Parisian Breeze Speciality Designer Series Paper
Other:Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Latte, Linen Thread, Large and Small Oval Punches, Large Star Punch,Curly LAbel Punch Bundle,Daubers

Product for 1 Card:
Stamp Sets: Just Beachy
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Kraft Cardstock
DS Paper: Parisian Breeze Speciality Designer Series Paper
Other:Cuttlebug, Daubers, Square Nestabilities, Scallop Square Nestabilities, Brads- Vintage (SU Retired,Double Ended Tags Nestabilities

Thanks.. Jules

Birthday Cards

Here are a few Birthday cards I made last month for my niece and nephew's birthday's.
The train one was for Kirby. I CASED the idea for this card from the new Spring Mini Catalogue.I think this set Choo Choo is so cute!
The other card was for my niece Courtney, this stamp was from Inkadinkado - Bad or Fattening. This set had nothing to do with birthdays, I just loved the look on the little girls face and hands on the hips, says she has real attutide! The inside of the card just said Happy Birthday! On Courtney's card was my very first attempt of using Copic Markers, I have purchased a few different colours, so I thought I would have a go at using them and see what I thought. You can clearly see that I need lots more practice!!

Courtney's Card:
Stamp Sets:Inkadinkado - Bad or Fattening, Pure & Simple Alphabet Set (Retired)
Inks: Stazon Black, Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Pacific Point
DS Papers: Washington Apple
Other: Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon
Other Other: Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities
Copic Markers: Chrome Orange YR04, Ultramarine B29,Light Blue B14,Pink RV11, Skin White E00, Champagne E71, Cocoa Brown E74 and Colourless Blender 0

Kirby's Card:
Stamp Sets: Choo Choo, Right on Track, Pure & Simple Alphabet Set (Retired), Rough Edges Alphabet(Retired), Party Hearty
Inks: Stazon Black, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
DS Paper: Urban Garden
Other: Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon

Thanks Jules...

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Styrofoam Balls + Glitter = Cupcake Day

But, do we really need a special day to eat Cupcakes?? I think not, but it is for a really good cause!! I don't know if many people are aware that Monday the 17th August is Cupcake Day!
Here in Australia, Cupcake Day is run to help raise money for the RSPCA-Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA is a non-government, community-based charity dedicated to protecting the welfare of all animals - great and small).Here is the link with more detials about the day if you want to get involved Cupcake Day

I saw in a scrapbooking magazine an ad from Doodlebug Designs, and they had made some cupcakes with paper product and glitter (not really sure what they used) but I thought maybe if I covered some styrofoam balls in glue and then rolled in glitter, popped them into a patty case, then maybe they might look like cupcakes. Now believe me this was a pretty messy process!! Oh, and I didn't just do Cupcakes, I also did Sundaes and Icecreams. And the cake I made a few posts ago, well that was made because of the Cupcake Day, that also is in the window. The only thing I didn't have was the cherries to go onto top, I couldn't find anything small enough and then I ran out of time, but they still look good enough to eat!!
Anyway the photos above show you the Before and After, so I was pretty happy with the end product!!

Most people who know me, know that I am a huge fan of anything to do with cupcakes! I have books, aprons, cake stands, etc. This all started last year when I decided to make cupcakes for my Mum's 60th, so I was trying out recipes to come up with the perfect one and then I was making frostings, in all different colours, flavours, etc.
I work partime in a scrapbooking shop, so we are doing our bit to help out on Cupcake Day. We are running classes during the month of August which include Cupcakes and Animals and at every class we are selling Cupcakes for morning tea and supper and all money raised over the period will be going to the RSPCA.
So to get totally involved and let everyone know what we are doing, we decided we needed to go the whole hog and fully deck out the front window with a really cool display! I'm really happy with the end product. Everyone who comes into the store stops and looks at the window display and we have had heaps of comments about it!

Sorry the photo isn't all that great, but I kept getting too much reflection!

(if you click on the photo you will be able to see it in more detail)

Thanks Jules


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