Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Bev !!!

This card was made for a lovely friend Bev whose birthday it is today. Thanks Rebecca for your help and inspiration ! and of course the cups of tea :-).
Bev had a Salsa party last Saturday so the card is supposed to have a Salsa theme !!!... it was the best we could do.

Hope you are having a lovely day Bev...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pinwheel Cards

Each month I am going to try and introduce you to a new technique. This month it is pin wheel cards.
These pinwheels can be made in any size just depends how large you make the square.
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This card has a much larger wheel.....

I have used natural toothpicks but you can easily paint them for a more colourful look.

All previous photos by Danielle...many thanks Danielle, just love them.....still have a few left to use.

These gorgeous tiny pinwheels were made by Ineke as part of my 'Girls Afternoon In', a fundraiser for the Cancer Council. Thanks Ineke.

Hope you have fun with them.
Thanks for visiting

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Girls Afternoon In... Thanks

Thanks to everyone that  generously donated to my Cancer Council Girls Night In.

We have raised $1000 !! so far , YAY !!! thanks so much.

So lovely to see so many of you at the Girls Stamping Afternoon yesterday. Thanks everyone who brought cakes and slices. Thanks Sue for all your help and for helping me make two lots of gift boxes !!

Here are some pictures taken yesterday. Sorry i didn't get pictures of everyone.

Everyone made these cards and a gift box
Making the button cards.

Lucky door prizes for everyone...
The butterfly card table.

Battling with the boxes !!
thanks for being so patient :-)
Sue's beautiful cup cakes

My girl !!!
...almost forgiven..

Thanks again for all your support ...
Fiona x

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Girls Afternoon In

As part of the Cancer Councils 'Girls Night In' I am holding a 'Girls Stamping Afternoon In' on Saturday 22nd October from 1.30pm. No cost just a donation to  the Cancer Council.
You will be able to make several cards and a little gift box. There will be afternoon tea and lucky door prizes.

Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October Classes

These are the cards we are making in my classes this month. The Christmas cards are a little less traditional and there is also a choice of a Birthday card to make as well.

Classes this month at my house are full. However if you have a group of friends who would like to learn how to make these cards I am happy to come to your house.

Sorry its been a bit quiet over the last couple of months but I am back now with lots of enthusiasm :-) so stay tuned !!

Thanks for visiting

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Products !!

These cards are made using the new Timeless Portrait designer series paper and
the Forever Young Stamp Set. My current favourite.
There is even matching fabric ! shown underneath. It is so exciting at last having fabric , I hope to show you some easy projects in the coming weeks.

The roses below are so easy and will be featuring in future classes.

Photos again by the very talented Danielle.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Idea Book and Catalogue !!

From today you can start ordering all the beautiful new products from the Stampin' Up! 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue ! There are amazing new punches, stamp sets and even fabric ! Contact me if you would like a catalogue.

This picture was taken by the very talented Danielle....  Danielle took many stunning photos of my new cards yesterday which I hope to show you over the next few days and weeks.
 It was such a beautiful spring day that I thought this picture said it all.
Thanks Danielle it was fun. Such a shame you live so far away....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tessa's Birthday Card

Cards can be hard to make for teenagers but Tessa loves sewing so this stamp set and paper was just perfect for her. Tessa and I have had some lovely sewing days, she is very clever. I hope you had a lovely Birthday Tessa.

I have been struggling with my photos lately but they are about to improve ! I am having a lesson this week, yeah ! No more boring blurry photos on the balcony.

Hope you can come back and visit soon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Felicity !

This was a card I made for my very special friend Felicity in July. She loves sewing and makes some amazing things. So this paper was just perfect for making a card for her. Unfortunately this paper has been retired but if you have some lying around this might give you some inspiration. These buttons are great for both sewing and card making.
Hope you are feeling better soon Felicity !

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Rebecca and Niki !!

Sorry girls this is a bit late ! A couple of weeks ago we had a birthday celebration day for two of my lovely friends Rebecca and Niki. It started with a game of golf in the rain !! These cards look much too sunny they should have had lots of mud on them ! In the evening we went to see the new movie Jane Eyre , thoroughly recommend it, finishing with dinner.
I have used the new Pennant punch to make the flag and trees. I was inspired by a card made by the very clever Cindy.
Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Inklings Weekend Away !

Yeah......... a  weekend of stamping, fun and laughter !!
 Once a year my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators go away together and stamp until we drop.
We take cards to swap with each other so come home with lots of different ideas.
This is a picture of my swap card. I decided to go with a simple Christmas design. This stamp is available in the new 2011-2012 Ideas Book and Catalogue and is called Something for Christmas $19.95.
On sale 1st September 2011.
More pictures to come...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Morning Class !

This is a picture of some of the lovely ladies that came to my morning class last week. It is always lots of fun even though a bit chaotic at times !
We were continuing with Christmas Cards and made a card with a 3d christmas decoration like this .

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Sue !!

It was my very enthusiastic team member's birthday on Thursday and this was her card.
Happy Birthday Sue hope you had a lovely day.

This card was made with papers and a fantastic new punch from the upcoming Ideas Book and Catalogue. The layout was based on Galy's get well card , see previous post, and is proving very versatile !

It has been a very busy month so far with lots of friends birthdays so stay tuned for some more cards ! 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Get Well Soon Galy !

I made this card for our lovely gym instructor Galy who is in hospital at the moment. Hope you are feeling better soon Galy !  Galy has a great website with lots of healthy ideas.

 I found these owls on Kerry's blog and just had to have a go at making them, so cute !

Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Inklings Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop. You may have arrived here from Ryn's blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 16 team members’ fantastic blogs.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Clare here  and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 16 handmade items plus other goodies.

Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!

I have chosen to demonstrate cards and tags using my favourite stamp set 'Welcome Christmas' . Also using my favourite Christmas colour red ! sorry its a bit traditional but so is the stamp set , so its a good match. Also with the aim of showing you really quick and easy elegant Christmas cards.
Hope you like them.

This image is embossed in white on Real Red card stock. Then the back ground is coloured using Champagne Mist shimmer paint on a dauber. The image is then framed with white card and then a wider Real Red card. The Real Red card is coloured with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint to match the image.
The shimmer paint doesn't show up very well but in real life adds a nice soft shimmer. This is a closer view.

The Confetti White card is embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots or Vintage Wallpaper embossing folders. The ribbon is Organza Ribbon and the message from the Short and Sweet Stamp Set or Teeny Tiny Sentiments .

Now for the Wreath Stamp which looks lovely in  red or green. The best fun is decorating the wreath with either jewels or coloured Crystal Effects.

This is a very quick card card and looks lovely finished off with Diamond Jewels.

This stamp set also makes great gift tags .

Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is the lovely
Liz's blog. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

If for any reason you find a missing link on the blog hop head back here to find links to all the members taking part.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Inklings Christmas Blog is coming !!

Visit my blog tomorrow, Monday 25th July  after 12pm, and join in the Inklings 2011 blog hop.

Leave a message on each blog and you will go in the draw to win lots of goodies from the blog hop.

See you tomorrow !

Monday, July 11, 2011

June Competition - 3d Flower Card

Congratulations Jan ! Here are all the other entries for last month, all amazing.
Jan's Card

Ineke's Card

Jo's Card

Annette's Card

Friday, July 8, 2011

First Christmas Card Class for 2011 !!

Can't believe its time to make Christmas cards already !
These are the cards that we are making in my classes this month.

Christmas in July Saturday is coming up on Saturday 23rd July ! Lots of fun.
Contact me if you would like to come.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

April Competition

Congratulations Jan !
Jan's name was drawn as the winner of my April competition to make an Autumn card. Jan will receive a selection of paper and accessories from the new Autumn mini catalogue.

Jans' Card

Annette's card

Sol's Card
Ineke's Card
Well done everyone they are beautiful cards.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Easter

Hope you had a lovely Easter Break. It's been  lovely to have a 5 day holiday, shame about the weather !! We have managed two trips to the dog beach in sunshine , so really shouldn't complain.

I have had lots of fun makingt these Easter Gifts using the Mini Milk Carton die. I was inspired by my team member Ariane, who made this beautiful Christmas Gift Box.

I was going to post the Easter cards I made in my classes but realise I gave them all away before I took photos. Silly me.

I will be posting cards using the new products from  the Autumn Mini catalogue soon. I love the French Foliage stamp set which is very appropriate for this time of year.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Inklings Autumn Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue blog hop. You may have arrived here from Kari's blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

With a new Mini Catalogue out today we thought it would be a great time to showcase the gorgeous new products to all our blog readers.

You can check out the new mini catalogue online here http://www3.stampinup.com/au/ena/543.asp or if you'd like your own copy contact me today and I'll pop one in the mail to you.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Kari karigail@internode.on.net and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for some fantastic handmade cards plus other goodies.
Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!

Ways to use the new Stampin' Up! Pom Pom trim

I thought I would try and show you a few different ways to use the new Pom Pom trim. It comes in three different colours, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight. I am demonstrating the Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango.
The first card is a 4 " by 4" card embossed with the new Framed Tulip embossing folder. The embossing has been reduced to fit the card. (n.b. there are many tutorials on the net to show you how to do this). Then I have used the new Strength and Hope Stamp for the butterfly and words. A piece of Pom Pom trim has been attached to the middle, it doesn't fray so no need to tuck under the card. A very simple way to use the trim

 Another Card using this simple technique.

The trim also makes a nice frame with plenty of texture !

As the trim doesn't fray I tried cutting up the Pom Pom's and came up with these ideas. Firstly they make a nice furry looking body for the butterfly, like this
You can wind the trim around and come up with a centre for a flower

Lastly I made these tiny flowers with a contrasting centre.

Well that’s all from me.  Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Clare.  Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.